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Spiky Ball
"Shoots a Spiky Ball which bounces between buildings"

Summary

  • The Spiky Ball is an Epic piece of Hero Equipment for the Barbarian King. It was first seen in the first level of Haaland's Challenge, and made its debut in the Clash with Haaland medal event on May 7, 2024. Since July 9, 2024, it may appear in the Trader, where it is obtainable for 1,500 Gems.
  • The Spiky Ball allows the Barbarian King to launch a spiked ball that ricochets across multiple buildings, damaging each building hit.
    • The Spiky Ball will not target defending troops unless it has already hit every targetable building. Buildings cannot be hit twice by the Spiky Ball.
    • If the Spiky Ball does attack troops, it can only hit ground troops, and cannot attack air troops.
  • In addition to the ability, the Spiky Ball grants additional damage per second and hitpoints to the Barbarian King.

Strategies

Offensive Strategy

  • The Spiky Ball has more damage than the Giant Arrow, but less damage than the Fireball. As a Hero Equipment providing direct damage, it has its own niches to excel in where the other two may struggle; because it chains between nearby buildings, it can clear irregular clusters of buildings that the Giant Arrow and Fireball might not. The Spiky Ball is also not as timing-dependent as the Giant Arrow, making it somewhat easier to use.
  • It can be effective in ZapQuake attacks to weaken compartments and buildings for the Lightning Spells to destroy, and because of its high damage, it can be good at taking out entire compartments.
  • It is quite unpredictable at first if you have not funneled and routed correctly and is a challenging piece of equipment to get high value off. However, if you have a correct funnel and a correct timing, it could be extremely effective at dealing with tanky buildings, defenses and taking out crucial targets.
  • It can be used in the core of the base to damage many defenses in the core, assuming if you have destroyed most of the outside.
    • However. sometimes it might hit some core defenses but then go out to hit other buildings closer to the edge, so make sure you funnel the buildings properly or block them with an Overgrowth Spell, or you might not get much value out if it!
  • It is comparable to the Royal Champion's Seeking Shield, since they both hit buildings, dealing damage. While the Seeking Shield hits defenses only and deals less damage, the Spiky Ball deals more damage, hits more targets, but targets any building, which can be a double-edged sword.
  • It has an impressive HP increase of 1/4th of a maxed King when at max level, and the highest DPS increase of any hero equipment, so these passive boosts are great for any attack, even if you do not get the most value from this ability, so just keep that in mind.
  • Using Invisibility Spells and Overgrowth Spells can also help to path this ability, which can gain more value for the Barbarian King's ability.

Defensive Strategy

  • You can try and put high-HP buildings to try and direct it away from core defenses, storages work really well for this purpose due to their high HP and it will protect your most important defenses.

Statistics

User Ability Type Rarity Unlock Requirement
Barbarian King Active Epic Buy in Clash with Haaland event for 3,100 Res Golden Boot Medal
or purchasable from the Trader for 1,500 Gems
Level
Level
Ability Attributes Hero Boosts Upgrade Cost Blacksmith Level Required
Blacksmith9
Projectile Damage (per Target)
Damage
Number of Targets Favorite Target Damage per Second Increase
Damage
Hitpoint Increase
Hitpoints
Shiny Ore
Shiny Ore
Glowy Ore
Glowy Ore
Starry Ore
Starry Ore
1 1,000 3 35 365 N/A N/A N/A 1
2 1,000 3 38 478 120 - - 1
3 1,250 6 42 590 240 20 - 1
4 1,250 6 45 703 400 - - 1
5 1,250 6 49 815 600 - - 1
6 1,500 6 52 928 840 100 - 1
7 1,500 6 55 1,040 1,120 - - 1
8 1,500 6 58 1,153 1,440 - - 1
9 1,750 7 65 1,265 1,800 200 10 1
10 1,750 7 76 1,378 1,900 - - 1
11 1,750 7 88 1,490 2,000 - - 1
12 2,000 7 101 1,603 2,100 400 20 1
13 2,000 7 112 1,715 2,200 - - 3
14 2,000 7 124 1,828 2,300 - - 3
15 2,250 7 135 1,940 2,400 600 30 3
16 2,250 7 148 2,053 2,500 - - 5
17 2,250 7 159 2,165 2,600 - - 5
18 2,500 8 171 2,278 2,700 600 50 5
19 2,500 8 176 2,390 2,800 - - 7
20 2,500 8 182 2,503 2,900 - - 7
21 2,750 8 188 2,615 3,000 600 100 7
22 2,750 8 194 2,728 3,100 - - 8
23 2,750 8 199 2,840 3,200 - - 8
24 3,000 8 205 2,953 3,300 600 120 8
25 3,000 8 211 3,065 3,400 - - 9
26 3,000 8 217 3,178 3,500 - - 9
27 3,250 9 222 3,290 3,600 600 150 9

History

Date Description
May 7, 2024 Made the Spiky Ball available in the Clash with Haaland event.

Trivia

  • Out of all the Hero Equipment, the Spiky Ball gives the highest increased health when equipped, in the game.
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