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For the Home Village counterpart, see Hog Rider.
For the Clan Capital counterpart, see Hog Raiders.
For the Skeleton counterpart, see Flying Fortress/Skeleton Glider.
Hog Glider info
"The real riders in the sky. They have a good track record in getting over walls, but are not very good at avoiding crashes."

Hog Glider15
Level 15-16
Hog Glider17
Level 17
Hog Glider18
Level 18
Hog Glider19
Level 19
Hog Glider20
Level 20

Summary

  • Hog Gliders are the eleventh and the second last troop unlocked in the Builder Barracks level 11, which requires Builder Hall level 9 to unlock.
  • They are flying troops which target defenses, similar to Balloons. Upon reaching a defense, they crash into it, dealing damage and stunning them for a short period only if the Stunning Glide ability is unlocked, which requires level 2. However, if the glider is destroyed, they will be unable to perform this attack.
  • Regardless of whether or not the Hog Glider is successful in hitting a building, the Hog Rider drops down and continues to attack defenses as a ground troop. Like Hog Riders from the Home Village, they can jump over Walls if necessary.
  • Hog Gliders and Hog Riders 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 Guard Post troops or Zappies. Although the Guard Post is considered a defense, it will not be targeted by them.
    Once all defenses are destroyed, Hog Gliders and Hog Riders 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.

Strategies

Offensive

  • Hog Gliders are best used surgically rather than en masse. If multiple Hog Gliders are deployed onto the same defense in quick succession, most of the Stunning Glide stun from the preceding Hog Gliders will be wasted (as it is overridden by the stun from the last Hog Glider to hit the defense).
    • When attacking high-hitpoint defenses, such as the Crusher, it can often be better to deploy two or three at a time so that the Hog Riders can destroy the defense before the stun wears off.
  • The lack of healing abilities makes the Hog Riders harder to use a masse than their counterparts in the Home Village; Crushers can easily do heavy damage to a group of Hog Riders, whereas Roasters, Lava Launchers and Mega Mines provide splash damage which can add up quickly.
    • Nevertheless, their ability to bypass Walls can still be a useful tool and gives them an advantage over other ground troops, preventing the Walls from easily funneling them (however they are still vulnerable to be funneled by defense placements).
  • Use them to stun key defenses, such as Crushers, to allow other troops to attack safely as long as the defense is stunned. Stunning a Crusher, for example, can prove invaluable to a Raged Barbarian-based attack if the troops can take down the Crusher in time.
  • Be careful of Hidden Teslas, as they can unexpectedly change the path of Hog Gliders around them. When a Tesla appears nearby, Hog Gliders that are still flying may change their target on short notice and stun the Tesla rather than another defense.

Defensive

  • Place your most valuable defenses out of reach of the Hog Gliders to prevent them from being stunned. It can be a good strategy to place relatively unimportant defenses, such as Cannons on the frontlines to get rid of the glider or soak up the stun and damage. However, remember to protect these defenses still, as the resulting Hog Rider may still destroy the defense if poorly defended, allowing further Hog Gliders to reach deeper into the base.
  • Well-upgraded Firecrackers and Air Bombs can prevent the Hog Glider from reaching a targeted defense, however the Hog Glider's speed means doing this will be difficult.
  • A sufficiently upgraded Mega Tesla will be able to take down a single Glider and also severely damage the resulting Hog Rider at the same time, or zap two Gliders out of the sky which prevents the use of their stun ability.
  • Placing Hidden Teslas in expected lines of attack can force the Hog Glider to crash earlier than expected onto the Tesla.

Upgrade Differences

  • At level 1, the Hog Glider consists of a Hog Rider and his hog riding a ratty glider with patches on the orange fabric and rope around the joints.
  • At level 5, the patches disappear and the fabric changes to a more reddish-orange color.
  • At level 9, the ropes in the intersection of the wings are replaced by a metal gear. The inside of the wings appears to be a darker shade of red.
  • At level 13, the gears are golden, and the wings have a bright orange outside with a dark red inside (similar to lava).
  • The spawned Hog Rider also changes appearance as the Hog Glider is upgraded, resembling a certain level of Hog Rider in the Home Village.
    • At levels 1-4, the Hog Rider resembles a level 1-2 Hog Rider from the Home Village.
    • At levels 5-8, the Hog Rider resembles a level 3-4 Hog Rider.
    • At levels 9-12, the Hog Rider resembles a level 5 Hog Rider.
    • At levels 13-16, the Hog Rider resembles a level 6 Hog Rider.
    • At levels 17-18, the Hog Rider resembles a level 7 Hog Rider.

Statistics

Hog Glider

Number of Units per Army Camp
Troop Capacity
Preferred Target
Favorite Target
Attack Type
Damage Type
Movement Speed
Movement Speed
Range
Range
Builder Barracks Level Required
Builder Barracks
Special Ability
Special Ability
2 Defenses Melee (Ground Only) 24 0.25 tiles 11 Stunning Glide
Level
Level
Damage
Damage
Hitpoints
Hitpoints
Stun Duration
Time
Research Cost
Builder Elixir
Research Time
Time
Star Laboratory Level Required
Star Laboratory
15 180 600 5.0s N/A N/A N/A
16 220 650 5.0s 4,000,000 5d 12h 9
17 220 650 5.0s 4,200,000 6d 9
18 220 650 6.0s 4,400,000 6d 9
19 220 650 6.0s 5,400,000 6d 12h 10
20 260 700 6.0s 5,800,000 6d 12h 10

Hog Rider

Spring Weight
Troop Capacity
Preferred Target
Favorite Target
Attack Type
Damage Type
Movement Speed
Movement Speed
Attack Speed
Attack Speed
Range
Range
12 Defenses Melee (Ground Only) 32 1s 0.75 tiles
Level
Level
Damage per Second
Damage
Damage per Attack
Damage
Hitpoints
Hitpoints
15 112 112 1,267
16 112 112 1,267
17 125 125 1,393
18 125 125 1,393
19 139 139 1,533
20 139 139 1,533

Trivia

  • The hog that he rides is most likely a "Phacochoerus africanus" (common warthog). Common Warthogs are smaller than boars but more agile which might explain why the Hog Rider can move particularly fast. Warthogs also have tusks, which is like the Hog Rider's hog in Clash of Clans.
  • Hog Glider is a clear pun on Hog Rider and hang glider.
  • The Hog Rider bears more than a passing resemblance to Mr. T and Zangief from Street Fighter.
  • The addition of Hog Gliders alludes to the fact that the Hog Rider, seen in the video introducing the Builder Base (two years before the update that added it), did not make an appearance in the Builder Base until then.
  • Interestingly, the Hog Riders spawned from the Hog Gliders are named "Hog Rider" in game files; Hog Riders in the Home Village are called "Boar Rider" in game files.
  • According to an AMA response by Darian, the Hog Glider was inspired by a scrapped idea for a main village Goblin Glider.
  • As a Hog Rider troop, his mohawk is orange at level 9-16 and appears with headband at level 17-18. But with the hang glider, the his mohawk isn't orange at level 9-16 and doesn't appear with a headband at level 17-18.
  • In Hog Mountain, 2 Hog Rider statues can be seen behind the enemy's King's Tower in Clash Royale.
  • In Clash Royale, the Master 2 League badge resembles a Hog Glider's hammer.
  • Despite the Builder Base not having Dark Elixir, the Hog Rider from the Glider creates a Dark Elixir bubble explosion upon death.
    • This is likely due to the fact that Hog Riders are made of Dark Elixir.

Comparisons

  • They are the only troop to only spawn one unit, as well as the only flying Builder Base Troop to turn into a ground troop in the same battle.
    • Unlike the Siege Barracks from the Home Village, the Hog Glider can be attacked by Air targeting defenses.
  • The Hog Glider and Power P.E.K.K.A/Builder Base are the only Builder Base Troops to have the least level upgrade differences.
    • However, the Hog Rider (without the glider) has five visual changes like most other Builder Base troops.
  • The Hog Glider, Dragon Rider, Mighty Yak, and the Battle Machine are the only units that don't appear in loading screen images, excluding the Super Troops (with the exception of the Super Giant and Rocket Balloon).
Builder Base Army
Troops Raged BarbarianSneaky ArcherBoxer GiantBeta MinionBomberBaby DragonCannon CartNight Witch (Bat) • Drop Ship (Skeleton) • Power P.E.K.K.AHog GliderElectrofire Wizard
Heroes Battle MachineBattle Copter
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