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Royal Champion Info

"Over the wall and at them! The Royal Champion is only afraid of four things, and the enemy isn't one of them. Her short ranged is perfect for stabbing defenses up close and personal."


  • The Royal Champion is the fourth Hero in the Home Village. She has moderately high DPS, moderate health, and targets defenses. She can also jump over Walls, much like the Hog Rider.
  • She throws her spear from a distance to attack enemy buildings.
  • She is automatically summoned once the Royal Champion Altar is constructed, which is available at Town Hall level 13.
  • Like the other Heroes, the Royal Champion only needs to be summoned once, but will have to spend some time regenerating her health if she is damaged during a battle.
    • Like other heroes, she is not upgraded in the Laboratory but upgraded with a Builder.
  • Like with other heroes, the Royal Champion will defend the village as long as she is not regenerating health from a previous attack. The Royal Champion only defends her territory around her altar and will retreat if lured too far out. If the village is attacked while she is regenerating health, her altar will be empty.
    • If she is damaged or defeated on defense, she does not need to regenerate health afterwards.
  • Hero regeneration in the Home Village uses an "extra life" system: when fully regenerated, the Royal Champion has two "life bars", each with health equal to her maximum hitpoints. The first life bar is represented by the bar visible next to the Champion's level, with the second (the "extra life") represented by a heart placed at the end of the first life bar, with a "+1" when it is full.
    • Any damage taken by the Royal Champion when attacking is first subtracted from the extra life bar, with the regular life bar only being reduced when the extra life bar is fully depleted. If the Royal Champion is defeated, a full life bar will be depleted; in particular, if the extra life bar is full when this occurs, it will be completely depleted without affecting the regular life bar. If the Royal Champion is damaged or defeated when defending, the life bars will be completely unaffected.
    • Both the regular life bar and the extra life regenerate at the same rate, with the regular life bar regenerating fully before the extra life bar regenerates. The regeneration time listed in-game is the time taken for one of the two life bars to regenerate, meaning the time taken to regenerate both life bars after both have been emptied is twice the regeneration time.
    • For the Champion to participate in battle, the regular life bar must be full. If the regular life bar is not full after a battle, the Royal Champion will have to sleep for a period to regenerate the regular life bar before she can be used for battle, proportional to the amount of missing health on the regular life bar.
    • Hero regeneration after a Multiplayer Battle starts as soon as the player begins 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 below legend where a significant amount of time can be spent searching for such opponents.
  • The Royal Champion has moderate health, but high damage so she is best used as a damage dealer just like the Archer Queen. Most likely, you want to protect your Royal Champion so that she can destroy defenses.
  • As a Hero, the Royal Champion has an ability that can be used once per battle which allows her to regenerate some of her health, and the amount increases at every fifth level. The Hero Equipments that she wields may add additional effects to the ability or a unique passive effect, on top of various passive stats increase.
    • When unlocked, she starts with the Royal Gem and Seeking Shield.
      • Royal Gem grants the ability a vastly increased health regeneration. It gives a passive increase to damage and max health.
      • Seeking Shield allows her to throw a shield with her ability. It seeks out up to four targets - prioritizing defenses - regardless of distance, dealing a large amount of damage to each. It gives a passive increase to max health.
    • Upgrading the Blacksmith to level 7 and 8 unlocks the Hog Rider Puppet and Haste Vial respectively.
      • Hog Rider Puppet summons Hog Riders and grants an increased health regeneration with her ability. It gives a passive increase to max health.
      • Haste Vial greatly increases her move speed and attack speed for a short duration with her ability. It gives a passive increase to damage and attack speed.
    • Additionally, there are Epic rarity equipment which can be purchased with event medals during certain events or gem with the Trader when available.
      • Rocket Spear massively increases her attack range and damage and grants a small splash radius for a few attacks with her ability. It gives a passive increase to damage and max health.
  • If the ability has not been used before the Royal Champion 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").
  • She will prioritize defenses, and will bypass any other buildings to the nearest defense, if there are any remaining. She will not consider the Clan Castle as a defense, regardless of if it summons Clan Castle troops, but will consider the defense of the level 12 or higher Town Hall and the defending Grand Warden as defenses. However, unlike other defense-targeting troops, if she becomes aware of a defending hero, Clan Castle troops, or Skeleton Trap Skeletons (either by being attacked by the troops and/or heroes herself, or by being near a friendly troop under attack by those troops and heroes), she will leave her previously targeted defense (or building if there are no defenses) and instead engage with the troops and/or heroes. Once all of the engaged troops and/or heroes are defeated, she will attack the nearest defense, or building, if there are no remaining defenses.


Offensive Strategy

  • The four Home Village heroes serve different roles in raids. The Archer Queen is the damage specialist hero, while the Barbarian King is the tank specialist, the Grand Warden is the support specialist, and the Royal Champion is the defense specialist. Deploy her behind the Barbarian King as he tanks the damage while the Royal Champion does the damage.
  • The Seeking Shield can destroy weak defenses such as the Mortar and Hidden Tesla in one hit.
    • This allows the Royal Champion to set up funnels. Sending her like this without much backup is known as a suicide (or sui) Champion.
  • Similar to the Archer Queen Walk, the Royal Champion can be assisted by multiple Healers in a Royal Champion Walk. However, due to the shorter range of the Royal Champion, the Healers can easily get in range of Air Defenses.
    • As with the Archer Queen, this is useful for taking out outer buildings before the main attack.
  • Send her in with the main pack of a hybrid (Hog Riders and Miners) as they will tank for her and she will deal massive damage to the defenses. She also can attack heroes that are attacking the pack, and then will also follow the pack due to also targeting defenses. She will also protect the pack from defending air Clan Castle troops.
  • Often it is better to send her later in the attack, where the main army is starting to lose power getting to the backend defenses to take out said defenses. Deploy her when some of the defenses are attacking the main army. Sending her in too early may result in a quick death.
    • One way to do this is when you have a Siege Barracks in your army, fill that with Hog Riders and then when they deploy, place the Royal Champion with them.
  • When at a sufficiently high level, she can single-handedly take on and destroy the Town Hall's Giga Tesla/Giga Inferno if it is alone in a compartment, provided that she does not get distracted by anything else in doing so. Keeping a Rage Spell on hand can help ensure that the Town Hall gets taken down in this manner, and can be used if the Royal Champion is low-leveled.
    • Her Seeking Shield ability can also get rid of any Hidden Teslas that might appear to protect the Town Hall in such compartments. However, if the ability is used before the Hidden Teslas appear, it will not target them, so time it wisely.
  • If a single-target Inferno Tower is preventing a great placement, bring one Earthquake Spell and two Lightning Spells. This will allow her ability to one shot the Inferno Tower at not that much of a costly investment if you can use them properly.
  • If you do not need to use her ability during battle, you do not always need to. If the battle ends and she does not use her ability, after battle she will recover health equal to the ability recovery.
    • If you allow her hitpoints to deplete in order to automatically activate her ability, be wary that her shield throwing animation takes a few seconds to complete. If she is taking very heavy damage during this animation (which most often occurs when under fire from a single-target Inferno Tower), she will be defeated before being able to throw the shield to do damage, effectively wasting the ability.

Defensive Strategy

  • Defend possible places where a Champion may be used with lots of high DPS defenses, as she has low health.
  • Defend your outer defenses with splash defenses, as the Royal Champion is commonly teamed up with Hogs from a Siege Barracks.
  • Use low power defenses such as the Cannon, Mortar or Archer Tower to soak up possible seeking shields, as they will protect higher value defenses. They can also stall the Royal Champion herself.
  • The Royal Champion throws her spear very slowly, so use Skeleton Traps to distract her for a long time. The best place to use this is near a single-target Inferno Tower.
  • The best way to defend against a troop or hero is to defend the strategies they are used in. In this case, Hybrid and Lalo. Those strategies are common also, but the ways the Royal Champion is used in them are quite different.

Against a Royal Champion

  • Use several troops or troops with high damage, as she attacks pretty slowly and has low HP compared to relative troops. Dropping a Poison Spell decreases her attack speed further, giving your troops the upper hand.
  • Using several Lightning Spells to take her down can also be viable, but it is best used if there are other buildings of value nearby (such as the Eagle Artillery and/or Scattershot).
  • For defense-targeting troops, trying to speed past a Royal Champion is a very viable strategy but may be risky if you fail or if they slow down while still in the radius of a Royal Champion.


Preferred Target Attack Type Attack Speed Movement Speed Range Search Radius
Defenses Ranged (Ground & Air) 1.2s 24 3 tiles 9 tiles
Damage per Second
Damage per Hit
Health Recovery
Regen Time
Upgrade Cost
Dark Elixir
Upgrade Time
Town Hall Level Required
Town Hall
1 340 408 2,508 400 30m 60,000 N/A 13
2 350 420 2,550 400 30m 70,000 8h 13
3 360 432 2,593 400 30m 75,000 12h 13
4 370 444 2,635 400 30m 80,000 16h 13
5 375 450 2,678 500 32m 90,000 20h 13
6 380 456 2,720 500 32m 100,000 1d 12h 13
7 385 462 2,763 500 32m 110,000 2d 13
8 390 468 2,805 500 32m 120,000 2d 12h 13
9 396 475.2 2,848 500 32m 130,000 3d 13
10 402 482.4 2,890 600 34m 140,000 3d 13
11 408 489.6 2,933 600 34m 150,000 3d 13
12 414 496.8 2,975 600 34m 160,000 3d 13
13 420 504 3,018 600 34m 165,000 4d 13
14 426 511.2 3,060 600 34m 170,000 4d 13
15 432 518.4 3,103 700 36m 175,000 4d 13
16 438 525.6 3,145 700 36m 180,000 5d 13
17 444 532.8 3,188 700 36m 185,000 5d 13
18 448 537.6 3,230 700 36m 190,000 5d 13
19 452 542.4 3,273 700 36m 195,000 5d 13
20 456 547.2 3,315 800 38m 200,000 5d 13
21 460 552 3,349 800 38m 205,000 6d 13
22 465 558 3,383 800 38m 210,000 6d 13
23 470 564 3,417 800 38m 215,000 6d 13
24 474 568.8 3,451 800 38m 220,000 6d 13
25 477 572.4 3,485 900 40m 225,000 6d 13
26 480 576 3,519 900 40m 230,000 6d 12h 14
27 483 579.6 3,553 900 40m 235,000 6d 12h 14
28 486 583.2 3,587 900 40m 240,000 6d 12h 14
29 489 586.8 3,621 900 40m 245,000 6d 12h 14
30 492 590.4 3,655 1,000 42m 250,000 6d 12h 14
31 495 594 3,681 1,000 42m 260,000 7d 15
32 498 597.6 3,706 1,000 42m 265,000 7d 15
33 502 602.4 3,732 1,000 42m 270,000 7d 15
34 506 607.2 3,757 1,000 42m 275,000 7d 15
35 510 612 3,783 1,100 44m 280,000 7d 15
36 514 616.8 3,808 1,100 44m 285,000 7d 12h 15
37 518 621.6 3,834 1,100 44m 290,000 7d 12h 15
38 522 626.4 3,859 1,100 44m 295,000 7d 12h 15
39 526 631.2 3,885 1,100 44m 300,000 7d 12h 15
40 530 636 3,910 1,200 46m 305,000 7d 12h 15
41 533 639.6 3,936 1,200 46m 315,000 8d 16
42 536 643.2 3,961 1,200 46m 325,000 8d 16
43 539 646.8 3,987 1,200 46m 335,000 8d 16
44 542 650.4 4,012 1,200 46m 345,000 8d 16
45 545 654 4,038 1,300 48m 355,000 8d 16

Hero Equipment

  • When attacking, the Royal Champion can use two of the below pieces of Hero Equipment, which change the abilities she has and grants additional stat bonuses.
  • The Royal Champion does not use any Hero Equipment when defending.
  • Select the equipment below to learn more about the abilities and stat bonuses that each piece gives.

Hero Skins

Skin Availability

Below is a table that lists all Hero skins for the Royal Champion and the month in which they were available, in chronological order. Skins are divided into three classes:

  • Gold denotes a skin that was featured as a Gold Pass skin in Season Challenges.
    • All Hero Skins from the Gold Pass since April 2023 have been available as the first reward on the Gold track.
    • Prior to this, they have all been the last reward on the Gold track unless specified.
    • All Gold skins are available permanently for purchase at a price of 1,500 Gems exactly a year after the skin was originally offered in the Gold Pass.
  • Standard and Legendary denotes skins not available from the Gold Pass that were available only through a special offer or event.
    • Unless otherwise stated in the notes, these skins' special offers were available in the season listed, and cost the equivalent of $3.99 USD for Standard skins, or $9.99 USD for Legendary skins. The notes section may also include additional context of an offer.

Key for highlighted entries:

  • Entries that are highlighted denote that the skin is available in the current Season Challenges season.
  • Entries marked with a Coathanger Coathanger denote a Standard or Legendary skin that is permanently available for re-purchase in the cosmetics tab at the original price when the skin was originally offered.
SkinClassSeason AvailableNotes
Winter ChampionGoldDecember 2020
Rogue ChampionGoldApril 2021
Jungle Champion CoathangerStandardApril 2021The Jungle Champion was available in a special offer after the Town Hall 14 update.
Gladiator ChampionGoldSeptember 2021
Shadow ChampionGoldMarch 2022
Primal Champion CoathangerLegendaryMarch 2022
Summer Champion CoathangerStandardJune 2022
Party ChampionGoldAugust 2022
Pixel Champion CoathangerLegendaryAugust 2022The Pixel Champion was available in a 10th Clashiversary offer in August 2022; costing $4.99 USD (or equivalent), half of the usual price for Legendary skins.
Magic Champion CoathangerLegendaryOctober 2022The Magic Champion was available in a special offer for the release of Town Hall 15.
Pirate ChampionGoldNovember 2022
Jolly Champion CoathangerLegendaryDecember 2022
Warrior ChampionGoldJanuary 2023
Painter Champion CoathangerLegendaryMarch 2023The Painter Champion was available in a special offer in March 2023 as part of the Color Fest event. Alternatively, it could be purchased in a bundle with the other three Painter skins for $24.99 USD.
Dark Ages Champion CoathangerLegendaryMay 2023
League ChampionLegendaryJune 2023The League Champion is permanently available in the Clan War Leagues Shop starting from the June 2023 update. It costs 2,000.
Goblin ChampionLegendaryJuly 2023
Future ChampionLegendaryAugust 2023The Future Champion skin was available in a special offer for the 11th Clashiversary in August 2023.
Ghost ChampionGoldOctober 2023
Champions' ChampionGoldNovember 2023
Gingerbread ChampionLegendaryDecember 2023The Gingerbread Champion skin was available in a special Clashmas offer in December 2023.
Dragon ChampionGoldFebruary 2024
Space ChampionLegendaryMarch 2024
Egypt ChampionLegendaryApril 2024
Football ChampionGoldMay 2024
Wild West ChampionLegendaryJune 2024

Royal Champion Skins

Alternatively, see Royal Champion/Skins for a gallery.

Royal Champion Skin Features

  • Yes: Feature is fully customized from the original
  • Partial: Feature is subtly customized from the original
  • No: Feature is not customized from the original
Skin Preview Animation Pose Animation Selection Animation Walking Animation Attacking Animation Ability Animation Knockout Animation Resting Animation Constant Effects Preview Effects Pose Effects Selection Effects Deployment Effects Walking Effects Attacking Effects Ability Effects Knockout Effects Resting Effects Preview Sounds Pose Sounds Selection Sounds Deployment Sounds Attacking Sounds Ability Sounds Knockout Sounds
Winter Champion Icon
Winter Champion
Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Rogue Champion Icon
Rogue Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Jungle Champion Icon
Jungle Champion
Yes Yes Yes Partial No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Gladiator Champion Icon
Gladiator Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Shadow Champion Icon
Shadow Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Primal Champion Icon
Primal Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Summer Champion Icon
Summer Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Party Champion Icon
Party Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pixel Champion Icon
Pixel Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Magic Champion Icon
Magic Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pirate Champion Icon
Pirate Champion
Yes Yes Yes Partial Partial Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Jolly Champion Icon
Jolly Champion
Yes Yes Yes Partial Partial Partial Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Warrior Champion Icon
Warrior Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Painter Champion Icon
Painter Champion
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No


  • The Royal Champion was revealed with the Town Hall 13 teaser trailer, but only her chin and her waist are visible. Another teaser picture showed her blue hair and her golden headband, both times with other heroes in their full portrait, and the Royal Champion's photo being torn.
  • Her "Seeking Shield" ability is very similar to Captain America's shield throw.
  • She could be named after a Clash Royale league of the same name.
  • Her name is labeled as 'warriorprincess' in the game's files.
  • The Royal Champion is voiced by Bonnie Bogovich, an actress and composer known for I Expect You to Die, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, and Free Fire.
  • Once the Royal Champion uses her ability and throws her shield, she will continue fighting without the shield (this is only a visual detail, however, and has no effect on her stats). If defeated after having used the ability, the shield will be absent from her knocked out animation.
  • According to The Making of a Hero, the Royal Champion was originally going to be a "Valkyrie Queen". Her design was also inspired by Xena: Warrior Princess and the Wakanda warriors.
  • According to The Art of Supercell, the team was looking for a Wonder Woman or Amazonian type character as the game's fourth hero.
  • Unlike the other heroes, she can take out Hero Altars and Builder's Huts (while not weaponized) in one hit at any level.
  • Royal Champion is the first hero/unit to be 3D at the original release. Because of this, the Royal Champion does not have upgrade differences at the original release.
  • In promotional artwork, the Winter Champion carries her shield in her left hand and her spear in her right hand, which is the opposite of how the skin appears in the game.
  • The default ability sound of the Royal Champion is identical to the last charging sound made by the Eagle Artillery before activating, but with a 50% increase in pitch and a 20% increase in tempo.
  • If the last building in an attack is made invisible and the seeking shield is activated, the shield will always fly towards the top corner of the base.


Home Village Army
Elixir Troops BarbarianArcherGiantGoblinWall BreakerBalloonWizardHealerDragonP.E.K.K.ABaby DragonMinerElectro DragonYeti (Yetimite) • Dragon RiderElectro TitanRoot Rider
Dark Elixir Troops MinionHog RiderValkyrieGolem (Golemite) • Witch (Skeleton) • Lava Hound (Lava Pup) • BowlerIce GolemHeadhunterApprentice WardenDruid (Bear)
Super Troops Super BarbarianSuper ArcherSuper GiantSneaky GoblinSuper Wall BreakerRocket BalloonSuper WizardSuper DragonInferno DragonSuper MinerSuper MinionSuper Hog Rider (Super HogSuper Rider) • Super ValkyrieSuper Witch (Big Boy) • Ice Hound (Ice Pup) • Super Bowler
Heroes & Hero Equipment Barbarian King: Barbarian PuppetRage VialEarthquake BootsVampstacheGiant GauntletSpiky Ball
Archer Queen: Archer PuppetInvisibility VialGiant ArrowHealer PuppetFrozen Arrow
Grand Warden: Eternal TomeLife GemRage GemHealing TomeFireball
Royal Champion: Royal GemSeeking ShieldHog Rider PuppetHaste VialRocket Spear
Elixir Spells Lightning SpellHealing SpellRage SpellJump SpellFreeze SpellClone SpellInvisibility SpellRecall Spell
Dark Spells Poison SpellEarthquake SpellHaste SpellSkeleton Spell (Skeleton) • Bat Spell (Bat) • Overgrowth Spell
Siege Machines Wall WreckerBattle BlimpStone SlammerSiege BarracksLog LauncherFlame FlingerBattle Drill
Pets L.A.S.S.IElectro OwlMighty YakUnicornFrosty (Frostmite) • DiggyPoison LizardPhoenixSpirit FoxAngry Jelly