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Skeleton Barrel info
"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!"

Skeleton Barrel1
Level 1-9

Summary

  • The Skeleton Barrel is a temporary Halloween troop added with Giant Skeleton in the Halloween 2018 season. It was subsequently made available again for the Halloween 2020 season.
  • When deployed, it moves towards the nearest building, and attempts to attack it. If it is successful, the Skeleton Barrel will deal an initial blow before spawning several Skeletons. However, if the barrel is destroyed by defenses, it will still spawn its Skeletons.
  • The Skeleton Barrel can't be upgraded in the Laboratory. Instead, their DPH and HP are equal to Balloons of the same level. However, starting from level 7, they are unlocked one Town Hall level earlier than Balloons.
  • Skeleton Barrels have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building. However, if 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), and can fight back against them, they will leave their previously targeted building and instead engage the enemy troops. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, the Skeleton Barrels will proceed to attack the nearest structure.

Statistics

Preferred Target Favorite Target Attack Type Damage Type Housing Space Housing Space Movement Speed Movement Speed Barracks Level Required Barracks Range Range
None Area Splash 1.2 Tile Radius (Ground Only) 5 10 6 0.5 tiles
Training Time of Skeleton Barrels
1 Barracks 2 Barracks 3 Barracks 4 Barracks
2m 1m 40s 30s
Tier Level* Level Level* Damage Spawned Skeletons Hitpoints Hitpoints Town Hall Level Required Town Hall
1 2 96 8 180 4
2 3 144 9 216 6
3 4 216 10 280 7
4 5 324 11 390 8
5 6 486 12 505 9
6 7 594 13 690 10
7 8 708 14 840 11
8 9 768 15 940 12

*The "level" column is the numeral level shown in-game, while the "tier" column is for purposes of clarity between different Town Hall levels, which have different statistics. Tier counts from the lowest usable level.

Trivia

  • You can have a maximum of 64 Skeleton Barrels at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. On the battlefield, you can clone an additional 32 Skeleton Barrels with four fully upgraded Clone Spells (three from the regular spell inventory and one from a level 10 or higher Clan Castle), for a total of 96 Skeleton Barrels.
  • The Skeleton Barrel in battle look exactly the same as the opponent Skeleton Barrel in Clash Royale. This is the same as the Giant Skeleton and Ice Wizard.
  • The description of the barrel claims that the skeletons are Harry, Larry, Terry, and a dozen friends. When the Skeleton Barrel was initially introduced, the highest-level Skeleton Barrel spawned 14 skeletons, as opposed to the 15 implied by the description. This discrepancy appears to have been rectified when a 9th level was added in 2020 (which spawned 15 Skeletons).
    • It is also the same amount spawned by Clash Royale's Skeleton Army.
    • In addition to this, the names of the skeletons both end/rhyme with -erry/-arry.
  • The Skeleton Barrel resembles Air Bombs and its projectiles. The barrel itself is also styled similarly to level 6 and 7 Balloons.
  • In Clash Royale, the Skeleton Barrel is a building-targeting troop, unlike in Clash of Clans.
    • Note: as of May 2, 2022, the Clan Capital variant targets defensive structures.
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