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"Did someone say Barrel Parade? It's a Skeleton party in the sky, until all the balloons pop... then it's a Skeleton party on the ground!"

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Level 1-5


  • Skeleton Barrels are troops available in the Clan Capital, available when the Skeleton Barrel Barracks is constructed (this requires the Balloon Lagoon district to be unlocked, and consequently requires the Capital Hall to be upgraded to level 4).
  • Skeleton Barrels are similar to their Home Village counterpart; they move towards the nearest defense and attempts to attack it, doing damage if it succeeds. Regardless, the barrel will be destroyed, releasing a large number of Skeletons. In the Clan Capital, Skeleton Barrels can only be deployed in squads of three.
  • Skeleton Barrels 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 troops stationed in defense posts (Super Giant, Raid Cart, and Super Dragon Posts). Note that the defense posts themselves are not considered defensive buildings, regardless of whether or not their stationed troops are still alive.
    Once all defenses are destroyed, Skeleton Barrels 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.



  • Skeleton Barrels can be used to bypass Walls and take down single-targeting defenses by the swarms of Skeletons they release. They can also safely take on air-only defenses (like Air Defenses) that are defended only by defenses that are weak to swarms, such as Cannons or Hidden Mega Teslas, allowing passage for other air units.
    • However, using these to pass bodies of water is not advised, as if the barrel is destroyed, the skeletons will not spawn on water, wasting the key purpose of using barrels. Rocket Balloons are better for this purpose.
    • They can also be used to distract key defenses if needed.
  • Rage Spells can be used to increase the damage done by Skeleton Barrels and speed them up, allowing them to more easily reach targeted defenses.
  • Released Skeletons should be aided by high-hitpointed troops when near splash defenses.
  • Skeleton Barrels can create excellent distractions for Graveyard Spell-based strategies, since the Graveyard's skeletons spawn as soon as the barrel pops. For example, a popular strategy against the Dragon Cliffs district is to use them alongside Inferno Dragons; the Skeletons can easily distract Super Dragons from Super Dragon Posts allowing Inferno Dragons to lock onto and kill them.


  • Splash defenses are unquestionably effective against the spawned Skeletons as almost any defense will one-shot Skeletons. Super Wizard Towers can destroy ten Skeletons with each hit and are similarly effective. Inferno Towers when upgraded to level 3 or higher are surprisingly strong as well, as they will one-shot Skeletons even in its first stage of damage (this is not the case with level 1 or 2 Inferno Towers, since they require two ticks of damage instead).
  • One can hide Mines among a group of single-target defenses, which can entice attackers into attacking the defenses with Skeleton Barrels. When the Mines are triggered, they will destroy the mass of spawned Skeletons and spoil the attack.
    • Another good combo is the air mine with the Log Trap: the air mine destroy the barrels, and the log trap will kill the spawned skeletons. Slight usage of terrain might be needed for the log to get all skeletons.


Squad Housing Space
Housing Space
Units Deployed
Troop Capacity
15 Skeleton Barrel x3

Skeleton Barrel

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, just Harry, Larry, Terry and a dozen friends, heading for the nearest building in a barrel of bones!"

Preferred Target
Favorite Target
Attack Type
Damage Type
Housing Space
Housing Space
Movement Speed
Movement Speed
Defenses Melee (Ground Only)
Splash - ? tiles
5 8 ?
Spawned Skeletons
1 324 8 700
2 486 9 800
3 594 10 850
4 708 11 1,050
5 768 12 1,200


  • The Skeleton Barrels squad was added on May 2, 2022 with the launch of the Clan Capital.



  • You can have a maximum of 16 groups of Skeleton Barrels at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps.
Clan Capital Army
Troops Super BarbarianSneaky ArchersSuper GiantBattle Ram (Barbarian) • Minion HordeSuper WizardRocket BalloonsSkeleton Barrels (Skeleton) • Flying Fortress (Skeleton GliderSkeleton) • Raid Cart (Siege CartBarbarian) • Power P.E.K.K.AHog RaidersSuper DragonMountain GolemInferno DragonSuper MinerMega Sparky
Spells Healing SpellJump SpellLightning SpellFrost SpellRage SpellGraveyard SpellEndless Haste Spell