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Archer Queen info

"This graceful huntress is a master of destructive force, though modest in health. She snipes targets in her territory when defending, and can summon stealth and terrifying damage when attacking once her Royal Cloak ability is unlocked!"


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Archer Queen 3D Gladiator Queen 3D Valkyrie Queen 3D Autumn Queen 3D
Archer Queen Gladiator Queen Valkyrie Queen Autumn Queen
Ice Queen 3D Warrior Queen 3D Primal Queen 3D Clockwork Queen 3D
Ice Queen Warrior Queen Primal Queen Clockwork Queen

  • Summary
    • The Archer Queen is essentially a more powerful version of the Archer. In addition to possessing much higher damage and hitpoint amounts, the Archer Queen also shoots 1.5 tiles farther than a normal Archer (5 tiles instead of 3.5).
    • The Archer Queen shoots 3 rapid arrows per shot (they cannot affect multiple targets, however).
    • She is automatically summoned once the Archer Queen Altar is constructed, which costs 20,000 Dark Elixir.
    • The Archer Queen is an immortal unit, so she only has to be summoned once. However, if she is injured or falls in battle, she must regenerate her health by sleeping for a long period of time before she can be used again. If you attack a village while its Archer Queen is still regenerating, its Altar will be empty.
    • The amount of time she sleeps to regenerate is directly proportional to the health she has left at the end of the battle. If the Archer Queen is not damaged then she is ready to fight immediately; if she gets hit or falls in battle then she must sleep for some time to regenerate. The higher level the Archer Queen, the more time it will take to fully regenerate her health.
      • Hero regeneration after a Multiplayer Battle starts as soon as the player starts to search for a Multiplayer opponent. So, if the player spent some time searching for an opponent to attack before completing an attack, part of the regeneration will be completed by the time the player returns to his/her village. However, if the player cancels the attack by pressing "End Battle" before completing an attack, the regeneration will be reset. This effect is more noticeable in the highest leagues where a significant amount of time can be spent searching for such opponents.
    • You can temporarily quadruple the hero's healing rate for 1 hour by spending 5 Gems.
    • In the January 29th, 2014 update, the Archer Queen gained a new special ability: Royal Cloak. This ability allows her to become invisible to enemy defenses for a short period of time in addition to greatly increasing her damage, restoring some of her health, and summoning up to 16 Archers to aid her in battle. The Archer Queen gains this ability at Level 5 and it becomes more powerful every five subsequent levels.
      • The Archer Queen's Royal Cloak ability summons Archers of the same level that the player has researched in his or her Laboratory. For instance, if the player has researched level 5 Archers, the Archer Queen will summon level 5 Archers. If Archers have not been unlocked in the Barracks, they will spawn at level 1.
      • If the ability has not been used before the Archer Queen is about to be defeated, it will by default automatically activate. However, this feature can be toggled off in the settings (by turning off "Automatically use Hero Abilities on KO").
    • Unlike the Barbarian King, the Archer Queen can attack air units like Balloons, Dragons, or Minions, making her effective in guarding a village against players who conduct air raids.

  • Offensive Strategy
    • The Archer Queen is basically like the counterpart of the Barbarian King and vice versa. The Archer Queen is the damage specialist, while the Barbarian King is the tank specialist, with the Grand Warden as the support specialist.
    • She has a better range than an Archer (5 tiles instead of 3.5), so a good strategy is to place a group of Giants, P.E.K.K.As, Golems, or the Barbarian King as a meat shield, then a group of Archers, and finally the Archer Queen. That minimises the chance of her being defeated or even hit and may allow you to use her many times in a row without waiting for her to regenerate.
    • You can use an Archer Queen with a Royal Cloak Ability in raids to help you clean up buildings for 50%. As damage approaches 50%, simply deploy your Archer Queen and use the ability immediately so that she can destroy a few extra buildings, not taking damage at all.
    • The Archer Queen and Healer combination, better known as Queen Walk, is a very viable strategy when you're targeting for loot. She can rip apart cores of bases with the assistance of Rage Spells and make sure the Healers aren't touched. This, however, requires a high-level Queen due to the fact that the Queen alone cannot deal enough damage and will eventually run out of time. Air Defenses Bombing the Healers can easily destroy this, but this does not happen very often since the Archer Queen's range and the Healer's range allow the Healers to stay out of most Air Defense's range.
      • Seeking Air Mines can also destroy this. Periodically place Balloons to soak them up. These balloons are often called "Coco Loons".
    • The Royal Cloak Ability prevents Defenses from targeting the Archer Queen, but she can be affected by splash damage; for instance, if the nearby Archers summoned by the Archer Queen via her Royal Cloak are targeted by a Mortar, the splash projectile of the Mortar will damage the Archer Queen if she is in range, regardless of whether her ability is active or not. Royal Cloak does not prevent the Archer Queen from triggering Bombs and Giant Bombs and she will still be damaged by them if she is in range when they explode.
      • The Royal Cloak ability will also not prevent any projectiles (such as Cannon shots) that are targeting the Archer Queen at the time of the ability's activation from hitting her. If the Eagle Artillery has already locked on and fired on the Queen, activating the Royal Cloak will not prevent the shots from hitting, which will result in great damage against your Queen. Activating the Cloak just before it fires will stop the Eagle from firing on your Archer Queen, however, and render the Queen temporarily untargetable by the Eagle as normal.
    • The Archer Queen is not affected by the Spring Trap, like all other heroes.
    • A good idea is to put the Archer Queen with the other heroes. The Barbarian King soaks up hits, the Archer Queen attacks from behind, and the Grand Warden supports them with his Life Aura. If there are troops in the Clan Castle, they also get benefits from the Grand Warden and they can assist the Barbarian King and Archer Queen in terms of defending and stalling.
      • Sending the Archer Queen and any other heroes like this with little support(Up to about 25 Housing Space) Is known as a Sui Queen. This is best used to destroy outer portions of the base and a few key targets further in.
    • Beware of the Barbarian King, as he can kill the Archer Queen with in a 1v1. If you are going to 1v1 the Barbarian King, place healers to support the Queen or place Wizards or any other high-damaging troop to quickly defeat the King.
    • The Royal Cloak ability's mechanism will cause her to be considered as a new target different from the original Archer Queen. Against a defending Electro Dragon, this ability may backfire, as it may cause her to take two hits from the Electro Dragon's Chain Lightning ability.
      • The Royal Cloak is excellent against single-target Inferno Towers. When used, the Inferno Tower's damage will not only reset, but is often redirected onto a summoned Archer. The queen can quickly finish off the Inferno with her damage under the cloak, while the Archers can provide great cover and overwhelm the Inferno if it is not defended well by splash defenses (or other multi-targeting Infernos).
  • Defensive Strategy
    • The Archer Queen is more suitable for defense than the Barbarian King because of her faster attacks and harder hits, and she is able to attack from a longer range (as well as being able to strike air units), but she has dramatically lower health than the Barbarian King. The Queen's altar must be placed 3-4 spaces from the nearest wall to prevent the Queen from jumping out and getting targeted by melee troops.
    • Protect your key defenses by keeping them more than 5 tiles away from the nearest open space, so the queen cannot snipe them.

  • Against an Archer Queen
    • The best strategy against an Archer Queen is often another Archer Queen. A Queen Walk or an Archer Queen behind a tanking troop can take down an enemy Queen quickly, especially if the Royal Cloak ability is activated.
    • Tanking troops can be of some use, but they will not last long against an Archer Queen. For example, a maxed Golem will last only 10-11 seconds against a max-level Archer Queen, not accounting for any other defenses that may be targeting it.
      • If you are using a similar level, using the Barbarian King as a tank and the enemy Archer Queen is not hiding behind a wall, then the Barbarian King himself will be sufficient to defeat the Queen unless nearby defenses or the defending Clan Castle troops or Barbarian King are also attacking him. Activating the King's ability will allow him to defeat the Queen quicker.
    • Consider bringing a spell or spells to make the takedown process easier, such as a Poison Spell to slow the Queen's attacks, a Skeleton Spell to distract her, or a Freeze Spell to keep her from killing your troops too quickly.
    • The Grand Warden's Eternal Tome ability can keep troops alive while they destroy an Archer Queen. Because the Queen's health is so low, the short duration of the Eternal Tome ability is rarely a problem.
    • You can kill the defending Archer Queen with high leveled Lightning Spells if she is low leveled. However, this isn't a recommended strategy because you cannot easily guarantee that she will be hit by most of the strikes.

  • Trivia
    • If you tap on the Archer Queen, she will yell a high pitched battle cry and stand still for a moment, similar to the Barbarian King. Her default skin will wave a hand towards the player.
      • If she is wearing her Gladiator skin, she will instead bow down towards the player.
      • If she‘s in her Valkyrie Queen skin, she’ll raise her modified X-Bow and stand tall.
      • The Autumn Queen skin will spin counter-clockwise, with a bow in hand.
      • If she is wearing the Ice Queen skin, she will pull her hand up to her face.
      • If she is wearing the Warrior Queen skin, she will bow down to the camera.
      • If she is wearing the Primal Queen skin, she will put her hand on her costume and look up.
      • If she is wearing the Clockwork Queen skin, she will load and fire her crossbow.
    • If the Archer Queen attacks while her Royal Cloak ability is active, her arrows change from their normal Elixir-like color to bright orange.
    • When she is injured or falls in battle, a small explosion occurs, she yells in pain, and a red beam shoots to the sky. After that, like all other heroes, the Archer Queen stands still and a "dizzy" animation is engaged.
    • While attacking, if your opponent's Archer Queen Altar is empty and the Archer Queen wakes up during the battle, the Altar will have a short sparkling animation but the Archer Queen will not appear to defend the base.
    • If your Archer Queen wakes up while you are in Village Edit Mode, a sparkle will appear wherever in the Altar's original location (even if you moved it already).
    • Each successive upgrade of the Archer Queen adds approximately 2.1% health and 2.5% damage, but every five levels add a constant two minutes to her total regeneration time. As a consequence, the Archer Queen's regeneration rate changes as she levels up.
    • AQRegenChart

      Regeneration rate for each level; click to enlarge

      The Archer Queen's regeneration rate fluctuates each level, with drops in the regeneration rate every fifth level and small increases for every other level. From an initial regeneration rate of 72.5 HP per minute at level 1, it reaches a maximum of 77.1 HP per minute at level 4 and shows a downward trend up to level 25, where there is a minimum of 59.65 HP per minute. Beyond level 25, the drops at every fifth level are outweighed by the increases from the other levels, eventually reaching 88.16 HP per minute at level 74 before dropping once more to 84.75 HP per minute at level 75.
    • The Archer Queen's regeneration time has been reduced multiple times. The most recent reduction occurred on June 22nd, 2020.
    • Before Archer Queen's texture was converted into a 3D model, it had visual changes at levels 10, 20, and 41.
    • Initially, the Archer Queen is similar to a giant Archer, but with a modified X-Bow, a silver crown, purple hair, and a green dress.
    • At level 10, her crown became golden.
    • At level 20, the stock of her modified X-Bow became golden as well. Her shots used to change from Elixir-colored to gold.
    • At level 41, her cloak received a golden rim, and her golden modified X-Bow stock became a darker gold color or gained a purple glow outline.
    • The total upgrade time for the Archer Queen to get from level 1 to level 75 is 396 days.
    • The archer queen is the only hero to appear barefoot without a skin for a shoe.
Archer Queen1 Archer Queen10 Archer Queen20 Archer Queen41
Levels 1-9 Levels 10-19 Levels 20-40 Levels 41-60
Preferred Target Attack Type Movement Speed Attack Speed Range Search Radius
None Ranged (Ground & Air) 24 0.75s 5 tiles 10 tiles
Level Damage per Second Damage per Hit DPS in Ability Hitpoints Regen Time Ability Level Upgrading Cost Dark Elixir Upgrading Time Town Hall Level Required
1 160 120 N/A 725 10m N/A 20,000 N/A 9
2 164 123 N/A 740 10m N/A 22,000 12h 9
3 168 126 N/A 755 10m N/A 24,000 12h 9
4 172 129 N/A 771 10m N/A 26,000 1d 9
5 176 132 476 787 12m 1 28,000 1d 9
6 181 135.75 481 804 12m 1 30,000 1d 9
7 185 138.75 485 821 12m 1 32,000 1d 12h 9
8 190 142.5 490 838 12m 1 34,000 1d 12h 9
9 194 145.5 494 856 12m 1 36,000 1d 12h 9
10 199 149.25 554 874 14m 2 38,000 2d 9
11 204 153 559 892 14m 2 40,000 2d 9
12 209 156.75 564 911 14m 2 42,000 2d 9
13 215 161.25 570 930 14m 2 44,000 2d 12h 9
14 220 165 575 949 14m 2 46,000 2d 12h 9
15 226 169.5 642 969 16m 3 48,000 2d 12h 9
16 231 173.25 647 990 16m 3 50,000 3d 9
17 237 177.75 653 1,010 16m 3 53,000 3d 9
18 243 182.25 659 1,032 16m 3 56,000 3d 9
19 249 186.75 665 1,053 16m 3 59,000 3d 12h 9
20 255 191.25 738 1,076 18m 4 62,000 3d 12h 9
21 262 196.5 745 1,098 18m 4 65,000 3d 12h 9
22 268 201 751 1,121 18m 4 68,000 4d 9
23 275 206.25 758 1,145 18m 4 71,000 4d 9
24 282 211.5 765 1,169 18m 4 74,000 4d 9
25 289 216.75 846 1,193 20m 5 77,000 4d 12h 9
26 296 222 853 1,218 20m 5 80,000 4d 12h 9
27 304 228 861 1,244 20m 5 83,000 4d 12h 9
28 311 233.25 868 1,270 20m 5 86,000 5d 9
29 319 239.25 876 1,297 20m 5 89,000 5d 9
30 327 245.25 965 1,324 22m 6 92,000 5d 9
31 335 251.25 973 1,352 22m 6 98,000 5d 12h 10
32 344 258 982 1,380 22m 6 106,000 5d 12h 10
33 352 264 990 1,409 22m 6 114,000 5d 12h 10
34 361 270.75 999 1,439 22m 6 122,000 6d 10
35 370 277.5 1,095 1,469 24m 7 130,000 6d 10
36 379 284.25 1,104 1,500 24m 7 138,000 6d 10
37 389 291.75 1,114 1,532 24m 7 146,000 6d 12h 10
38 398 298.5 1,123 1,564 24m 7 154,000 6d 12h 10
39 408 306 1,133 1,597 24m 7 162,000 6d 12h 10
40 419 314.25 1,238 1,630 26m 8 170,000 7d 10
41 429 321.75 1,248 1,664 26m 8 180,000 7d 11
42 440 330 1,259 1,699 26m 8 182,000 7d 11
43 451 338.25 1,270 1,735 26m 8 184,000 7d 11
44 462 346.5 1,281 1,771 26m 8 186,000 7d 11
45 474 355.5 1,394 1,809 28m 9 188,000 7d 11
46 486 364.5 1,406 1,847 28m 9 190,000 7d 11
47 498 373.5 1,418 1,885 28m 9 192,000 7d 11
48 510 382.5 1,430 1,925 28m 9 194,000 7d 11
49 523 392.25 1,443 1,965 28m 9 196,000 7d 11
50 536 402 1,556 2,007 30m 10 198,000 7d 11
51 547 410.25 1,567 2,058 30m 10 200,000 7d 12
52 558 418.5 1,578 2,110 30m 10 204,000 7d 12
53 570 427.5 1,590 2,163 30m 10 208,000 7d 12
54 582 436 1,602 2,218 30m 10 212,000 7d 12
55 594 445.5 1,714 2,274 32m 11 216,000 7d 12
56 606 454.5 1,726 2,331 32m 11 220,000 7d 12
57 619 464.25 1,739 2,390 32m 11 224,000 7d 12
58 632 474 1,752 2,450 32m 11 228,000 7d 12
59 645 483.75 1,765 2,512 32m 11 232,000 7d 12
60 658 493.5 1,878 2,575 34m 12 236,000 7d 12
61 671 503.25 1,891 2,639 34m 12 240,000 7d 12
62 684 513 1,904 2,705 34m 12 240,000 7d 12
63 698 523.5 1,918 2,773 34m 12 240,000 7d 12
64 712 534 1,932 2,842 34m 12 240,000 7d 12
65 726 544.5 2,026 2,913 36m 13 240,000 7d 12
66 739 554.25 2,039 2,980 36m 13 250,000 7d 12h 13
67 751 563.25 2,051 3,040 36m 13 260,000 7d 12h 13
68 762 571.5 2,062 3,095 36m 13 270,000 7d 12h 13
69 772 579 2,072 3,145 36m 13 280,000 7d 12h 13
70 781 585.75 2,151 3,190 38m 14 290,000 8d 13
71 789 591.75 2,159 3,230 38m 14 292,000 8d 13
72 796 597 2,166 3,270 38m 14 294,000 8d 13
73 802 601.5 2,172 3,310 38m 14 296,000 8d 13
74 808 606 2,178 3,350 38m 14 298,000 8d 13
75 814 610.5 2,244 3,390 40m 15 300,000 8d 13

Royal Cloak Ability

Ability Level Damage Increase Health Recovery Ability Time Summoned Units
1 300 150 3.6s 5
2 355 175 3.8s 6
3 416 200 4.0s 7
4 483 225 4.2s 8
5 557 250 4.4s 9
6 638 275 4.6s 10
7 725 300 4.8s 11
8 819 325 5.0s 12
9 920 350 5.2s 13
10 1,020 375 5.4s 14
11 1,120 400 5.6s 15
12 1,220 425 5.8s 16
13 1,300 450 6.0s 17
14 1,370 475 6.2s 18
15 1,430 500 6.4s 19

Skin Availability

The below table denotes the months in which Archer Queen skins were available. They typically could only be obtained by reaching a predetermined tier of Season Challenges after purchasing that season's corresponding Gold Pass.

Skins that are still available from an ongoing season are highlighted in yellow. Skins that are not available from a Gold Pass are highlighted in blue. Skins that are purchasable with Gems are highlighted in green.

Skin Season Available Gem Cost Gem
Gladiator Queen May 2019 1,500
Valkyrie Queen July 2019 1,500
Autumn Queen September 2019 - - - - - - - -
Ice Queen November 2019 - - - - - - - -
Warrior Queen¹ January 2020 - - - - - - - -
Primal Queen March 2020 - - - - - - - -
Clockwork Queen June 2020 - - - - - - - -

¹ The Chinese style skin available in the 2020 Lunar New Year (literally "Heroic Mulan", but simply known as Warrior Queen outside of China) was only available through the Shop as a separate purchase; it cost $9.99 USD (or equivalent depending on your country).
For additional statistics and information, see the Unit Calculators page.

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