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"Upset that no one notices him, the Royal Ghost is determined to smash things up until he gets the recognition he deserves. He's so unnoticeable that even walls won't hold him back!"

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Level 1-7

Summary

  • The Royal Ghost is a temporary Halloween troop added for the Halloween 2019 and 2021 season.
  • The Royal Ghost has very high damage per second but very low hit points. However, for 12 seconds after deployment, he is invisible and cannot be targeted by defenses, similar to Sneaky Goblins and Sneaky Archers in the Builder Base.
  • Royal Ghosts have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building. However, once they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes, or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or by being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and instead engage the enemy troops. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, the Royal Ghosts will proceed to attack the nearest structure.
  • Like the Sneaky Archer, the Royal Ghost's invisibility does not prevent him from being harmed by traps or indirect damage (e.g. splash projectiles attacking another troop). While invisible, however, the Royal Ghost is able to pass through Walls.
  • His attacks also freeze buildings similar to the Ice Golem, slowing them down for a few seconds.
  • Like other temporary troops, they cannot be donated to Clan Castles.

The Royal Ghost is also in Clash Royale.

Strategy

Offensive

  • Due to their quick training time compared to other troops, they are viable as farming troops and can be used in a similar fashion to Barbarians and Archers. However, their vulnerability once they turn visible means they cannot feasibly reach the core of a base unless paired with Haste Spells or Rage Spells.
  • Their very high DPS enables them to snipe defensive buildings if they are placed near the outside of the base. This can often help topple war bases with off-center Eagle Artillery and/or Giga Tesla.
  • Royal Ghosts do not trigger Clan Castles while invisible, just like Sneaky Goblins. If the Clan Castle is exposed or otherwise easy to reach, using a Royal Ghost or two to destroy it can prevent defending Clan Castle troops from leaving it and joining the battle. This must be done quickly, because if the Royal Ghost turns visible, it will trigger the Clan Castle. Rage Spells can be used to this end to ensure the Clan Castle is destroyed in this timeframe.
    • Using Royal Ghosts to destroy Clan Castles, compared to using Sneaky Goblins to do so, has the advantage of being invisible for longer and thus one has more time to destroy it; however, Sneaky Goblins have a higher DPS per housing space and preferentially target the Clan Castle in the absence of other nearby resource buildings (which, in this circumstance, makes it easier for Sneaky Goblins to do damage sooner). Whichever turns out to be more useful depends on the placement of the Clan Castle and buildings around it.

Defensive

  • Royal Ghosts have extreme damage, but can be stopped easily by traps (particularly Giant Bombs or Spring Traps), even while they are invisible. Having such traps in front of valuable targets (such as resource storages or key defenses) can force an attacker to send in more Royal Ghosts if they have them.
  • Bomb Towers when sufficiently upgraded can also destroy Royal Ghosts when the tower is destroyed, and as such can be used similarly to traps to mitigate the abilities of the Royal Ghost.
  • Any spawn zones within the village walls can be greatly exploited by Royal Ghost attacks due to their long-lasting invisibility, allowing them to damage units in the vicinity without retaliation. Arrange buildings carefully and use isolated single Wall segments if necessary to prevent such a spawn zone from occurring.

Trivia

  • You could have a maximum of 37 Royal Ghosts at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. On the battlefield, you could clone an additional 16 Royal Ghosts with four fully upgraded Clone Spells (three from the regular spell inventory and one from a max-level Clan Castle), for a total of 53 Royal Ghosts.
  • The Royal Ghost is one of the troops to have first appeared in Clash Royale.
    • The Clash Royale counterpart does not slow down defenses, attacks slower, and is only able to turn invisible if it has not attacked anything for a short period.
  • The Royal Ghost's death sound is same with the sound of the Spooky Tree, the Halloween 2019 obstacle.
  • In the Pumpkin Graveyard Challenge, there was a trap that looked like a Skeleton Trap. When activated, it would spawn one Royal Ghost that would fight against the player.
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 Special Ability Special Ability
None Single Target 8 16 1s 7 0.5 tiles Ghostly
Training Time of Royal Ghosts
1 Barracks 2 Barracks 3 Barracks 4 Barracks
2m 30s 1m 15s 50s 37s
Level Level Damage per Second Damage Damage per Attack Damage Hitpoints Hitpoints Town Hall Level Required Town Hall
1 200 200 110 5
2 280 280 150 6
3 360 360 170 8
4 440 440 190 9
5 520 520 210 10
6 600 600 250 11
7 680 680 270 12
Home Village Army
Elixir Troops BarbarianArcherGiantGoblinWall BreakerBalloonWizardHealerDragonP.E.K.K.ABaby DragonMinerElectro DragonYeti (Yetimite) • Dragon Rider
Dark Elixir Troops MinionHog RiderValkyrieGolem (Golemite) • Witch (Skeleton) • Lava Hound (Lava Pup) • BowlerIce GolemHeadhunter
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Heroes Barbarian KingArcher QueenGrand WardenRoyal Champion
Elixir Spells Lightning SpellHealing SpellRage SpellJump SpellFreeze SpellClone SpellInvisibility Spell
Dark Spells Poison SpellEarthquake SpellHaste SpellSkeleton Spell (Skeleton) • Bat Spell (Bat)
Siege Machines Wall WreckerBattle BlimpStone SlammerSiege BarracksLog LauncherFlame Flinger
Pets L.A.S.S.IElectro OwlMighty YakUnicorn
Temporary Contents
Temporary Troops Ice WizardBattle RamPumpkin BarbarianGiant SkeletonSkeleton BarrelEl PrimoParty WizardRoyal Ghost
Temporary Spells Santa's SurpriseBirthday Boom
Temporary Traps Pumpkin BombSanta StrikeFreeze TrapShrink Trap
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