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Giant Skeleton info
"Big boned from early age, the Giant Skeleton was always destined to blow up more than just walls. His massive bomb damages everything around him after he is destroyed."

Giant Skeleton1
Level 1-8

  • Summary
    • The Giant Skeleton was a temporary troop that was available during the 2017 Halloween, along with Pumpkin Barbarian. They were made available again during the "Jack Skellingboom" event, along with the Ice Wizard, which lasted from 12/28/17 until 1/3/18. They were made available once again on Halloween 2018, along with Skeleton Barrel.
    • They have high hitpoints, and do massive damage upon death.
    • Giant Skeletons prioritize defensive structures above all other targets, and will bypass all other types of enemy buildings and troops while any defenses remain on the battlefield. This is true even if they are under attack by enemy Clan Castle troops, heroes or Skeleton Trap skeletons. Note that like all troops that prioritize defenses, Giant Skeletons do not consider the Clan Castle to be a defense regardless of whether or not it contains enemy troops, but do consider the defending Grand Warden and the level 12 Town Hall (if its Giga Tesla has been triggered) to be defensive buildings.
      Once all defenses are destroyed, Giant Skeletons become like any other troop with no preferred target; they will attack the nearest building to them regardless of type, and will turn and attack enemy units if they become aware of any nearby.

  • Trivia
    • You could have a maximum of 14 Giant Skeletons at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. This number increases to 16 if you include the 2 that could fit into a fully upgraded Clan Castle. On the battlefield, you could clone an additional 3 Giant Skeletons with three level 2 or higher Clone Spells.
    • The Giant Skeleton can't be donated, due to being temporary.
    • Like all other temporary troops and spells, the Giant Skeleton can't be upgraded in the Laboratory. Instead, they depend on the player's Town Hall level.
      • To calculate the health and damage statistics, two factors are considered: the base statistic and Town Hall multiplier.
      • The base statistic for each Town Hall level equals the DPH and HP of certain levels of Giants.
      • Each base statistic is multiplied by a fixed multiplier for each Town Hall level; the multiplier follows a roughly linear scale. For Town Hall level x, the multiplier is $ (\lfloor 30 + (x-1)*70/11 \rfloor)/100 $. Once the multiplier is applied, the statistic is rounded down to give the final statistic.
      • Note that other statistics, such as training cost and death damage, are not multiplied by the multiplier.
    • The Giant Skeleton is the third temporary troop that comes from Clash Royale, after Ice Wizard and Battle Ram. It's one of the two temporary troops that prioritize defenses in Clash of Clans but doesn't only attack buildings in Clash Royale, the other is the Ice Wizard.
    • The Giant Skeleton does equal damage as a Giant of the same level, and has 2.5 times the Giant's hitpoints.
    • Unlike his Clash Royale Counterpart, he attacks only defenses instead of everything.
    • In the picture, he wears a brown Russian hat. But in the game, he wears a red one and even make a resembalance to the Opponent GS troop in Clash Royale. This is the same situation as the Ice Wizard
    • The spawning sound and the attacking sound of Giant Skeleton is the same as the Giant.
Preferred Target Target Attack Type Damagetype Housing Space Housing Movement Speed Speed Attack Speed Attackspeed Barracks Level Required Barracks13 Range Range
Defenses Melee (Ground Only) 20 12 2s 3 1 tile
Training Time of Giant Skeletons
Number of level 3 or higher Barracks that aren't under upgrade Training Time
1 2 minutes
2 1 minutes
3 40 seconds
4 30 seconds
Level* Level Damage per Second Damage Damage per Attack Damage Death Damage Deathdamage Hitpoints Hitpoint Training Cost Elixir Town Hall Level Required Town Hall12-5
1 7 14 800 360 25 2
2 11 22 1,000 504 75 3
3 18 36 1,200 686 125 4
4 20 40 1,200 770 125 5
5 29 58 1,400 1,037 175 6
6 32 64 1,400 1,156 175 7
7 45 90 1,600 1,628 225 8
8 68 136 1,800 2,480 300 9
9 87 174 2,000 3,132 350 10
10 106 212 2,200 3,813 400 11
11 114 228 2,200 4,100 400 12

*The "level" here does not match up with the in-game levels. This is for purposes of clarity between different Town Hall levels, which have different statistics.

For additional statistics and information, see the Unit Calculators page.

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