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"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 1-11


  • 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, and once again in 2022, alongside the Royal Ghost.
  • The Giant Skeleton is a defense-targeting troop that has high hit points. It carries a large bomb, which explodes upon the Giant Skeleton's death, dealing massive damage.
  • Like other temporary troops, the Giant Skeleton cannot be donated through a Clan, and can't be upgraded in the Laboratory. Instead, they depend on the player's Town Hall level.
  • 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 activated Town Hall weapon (if any) 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 and can fight back against them. However, they will not switch targets to enemy units until their previous target was destroyed.


Preferred Target Favorite Target Attack Type Damage Type Housing Space Housing Space Movement Speed Movement Speed Attack Speed Attack Speed Barracks Level Required Barracks Range Range
Defenses Melee (Ground Only) 20 12 2s 3 1 tile
Training Time of Giant Skeletons
Barracks available Barracks upgrading
30s 1m
Level Level Damage per Second Damage Damage per Attack Damage Death Damage Death Damage Hitpoints Hitpoints Town Hall Level Required Town Hall
1 22 44 800 1,000 2
2 28 56 1,000 1,200 3
3 38 76 1,200 1,400 4
4 48 96 1,400 1,700 6
5 62 124 1,600 2,200 8
6 86 172 1,800 3,100 9
7 100 200 2,000 3,600 10
8 114 228 2,200 4,100 11
9 128 256 2,400 4,400 12
10 142 284 2,600 4,700 14
11 156 312 2,800 5,000 15


  • You can have a maximum of 16 Giant Skeletons at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. On the battlefield, you can clone an additional 4 Giant Skeletons with four fully upgraded Clone Spells (three from the regular spell inventory and one from a level 10 or higher Clan Castle), for a total of 20 Giant Skeletons.
  • In the picture, his hat is brown, but in battle icon, he wears a red one, resembling an opponent's Giant Skeleton troop in Clash Royale. The same situation applies to the Ice Wizard and Skeleton Barrel.
  • 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 from Clash Royale 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 was added to Clash Royale on 4/1/2016, the date of the game's soft launch.
  • The Giant Skeleton does equal damage as a Giant of the same level, but has 2.5 times the hitpoints.
  • The spawning sound and the attacking sound of Giant Skeleton used to be shared with the Giant until his 2022 return.
  • The bomb and barrel of the Giant Skeleton appear to be taken from a Giant Bomb.
  • He appears to have an under bite, as his Barracks image shows.
  • Giant Skeleton can be found at Judo Sloth Challenge as the clan castle troop.
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