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Hog Rider Puppet
"Summons a stampede of Hog Riders"


  • The Hog Rider Puppet is a piece of Common Hero Equipment for the Royal Champion. It is unlocked when the Blacksmith is upgraded to level 7, which requires Town Hall level 14 to do so.
  • The Hog Rider Puppet enables the Royal Champion to summon a number of Hog Riders when using her ability. Additionally, upon activation, she turns invisible for a short duration, which, among other things, allows these Hog Riders to tank for her, all while distracting defenses from targeting her.
  • In addition to the ability, the Hog Rider Puppet grants additional hitpoints to the Royal Champion, and also increases the amount of health she recovers when using the ability.


Offensive Strategy

  • The Hog Rider Puppet can be used to add some extra punch to a solo Royal Champion. The summoned Hogs can assist her in clearing out entire compartments, in addition to tanking for her. Because the Hogs target defenses, they can help destroy them, especially if the Champion is distracted by defending troops or Heroes in said compartment.
    • However, compartments with a lot of splash defenses isn't very good nor is it effective for said ability to be used, and compartments where you think might contain a lot of traps is also not good, as the Hogs will be destroyed quickly.
  • If you have leveled up other equipment to a high level and would like to use this, it might be better to level up this equipment to a similar level and then use it, as a low level puppet might spawn weak Hog Riders that aren't as effective as a high-leveled one, and they will probably just die to the high number of splash defenses inside the base.
  • In hybrid attacks featuring combinations of Hog Riders, Miners and/or Super Hog Riders, one can use the ability immediately to summon more Hogs to start the main hybrid phase, freeing up space in Army Camps for additional support. However, this wastes the health regeneration of the ability, which is significant on the Royal Champion. However, you won't generally use it until you get into the core of the base.
    • Alternatively, you may want to use this in the center of the base or tackling a key compartment, as then the Royal Champion will have taken some damage than, and some of the Hog Riders will have been destroyed by defenses, so it will add more Hog Riders into the attack, potentially making the attack more effective, and also the Royal Champion will also negate some of the damage from the core defenses.
      • However, if the damage is over 50% or if the Town Hall Weapon has been activated beforehand, the Town Hall will activate and this could direct some Hog Riders over, which can make this late ability a double-edged sword: In one hand, the Hog Riders can take out the Town Hall and Trigger the Devastating Poison bomb early, but if they don't, you will get another strong defense for your main army to tackle.
  • Pairing this with the Haste Vial isn't advisable, since the Royal Champion will run ahead of the Hog Riders tanking her, thus causing a premature death of the Champion and perhaps less damage or even loss of a battle.
  • It can also be used to stop defenses from targeting her, such as single-target Inferno Towers, as this ability turns her invisible for one second. The Hog Riders can also be used to destroy said defense quickly due to their speed, as well as to distract other defenses.
  • It can be Paired with the Seeking Shield, since the Shield can take out or cripple some Defenses, of which the Hog Riders will take out in quick succession.

Defensive Strategy

  • Use what you would normally use to counter Hog Riders: Giant Bombs, Bomb Towers, and Spring Traps work very well to defend this ability and make it not as effective. Try to put the traps where the Hog Riders would go after the ability has been activated.
    • Alternatively, using Spell Towers set to poison will also help negate some of the damage done by the Hog Riders, and this might even cripple the Royal Champion, assuming it is going to the direction of the spell Tower.
  • If the Super Minions fire at the Royal Champion, they can still hit her because their long-range shots can still pierce through the ability, so be careful.


User Ability Type Rarity Unlock Requirement
Royal Champion Active Common Blacksmith level 7
Ability Attributes Hero Boosts Upgrade Cost Blacksmith Level Required
Summoned Hog Riders
Troop Capacity
Hog Rider Level
Hitpoint Increase
HP Recovery Increase
Shiny Ore
Shiny Ore
Glowy Ore
Glowy Ore
1 7 4 60 180 N/A N/A 7
2 7 4 90 220 120 - 7
3 7 6 120 270 240 20 7
4 7 6 150 320 400 - 7
5 7 6 180 370 600 - 7
6 8 7 210 420 840 100 7
7 8 7 240 470 1,120 - 7
8 8 7 270 520 1,440 - 7
9 8 9 300 560 1,800 200 7
10 8 9 330 610 1,900 - 7
11 8 9 360 660 2,000 - 7
12 8 11 390 700 2,100 400 7
13 8 11 420 750 2,200 - 7
14 8 11 450 800 2,300 - 7
15 9 11 480 850 2,400 600 7
16 9 11 510 900 2,500 - 7
17 9 11 540 950 2,600 - 7
18 9 13 570 1,000 2,700 600 7


  • This is the fourth equipment which summons units, the others being the Barbarian Puppet, Archer Puppet and the Healer Puppet.
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