The Bomb Tower is a defensive building which houses a bomber on the top. It has decent range and hitpoints so it will destroy swarm troops such as skeletons and goblins. It will also make light work of Barbarians and Guards. Its obvious weakness is air troops as the Bomb Tower is defenseless against them. Minions and Minion Hordes will take them down in seconds and the Baby Dragon can destroy a poorly positioned Bomb Tower without crossing the river.
Bomb Towers are unlocked very early in the game (Arena 2). They are used widely in the early arenas with lower health troops as the bombs make short work of them. It is also a good counter against cycle decks, as most of these decks contain a lot of cheaper units to get the cycle moving. A lot of those type of characters wont even make it to the tower without being killed.
The bomb towers range is OK against most ground troops but it is not the best. Several troops and defensive buildings can damage the Bomb Tower without taking any damage themselves. These include the X-bow, Mortar, Princess, Dart Goblin and Royal Giant.
It is unwise to deploy the Bomb Tower early. It allows the opponent to choose the right counter or to avoid it completely meaning it would just be wasted elixir. Play the Bomb Tower after the opponent has made an attack. Distracting a Hog Rider or Giant is a common use for it. It can also take out Elite Barbarians but it may not completely survive and require the tower to do the last bit of damage depending on the respective levels. This is still a positive elixir trade however with the elites costing 6 elixir and the Bomb Tower only 5.
Bomb Tower Stats
|Cost||Rarity||Hit Speed (sec)||Lifetime (sec)||Deploy Time (sec)||Range||Target||Type|
Damage and Health Stats by Level
|Level||HitPoints||Area Damage||DPS||DPS with slowing effect
(eg from ice wizard)
|DPS with Rage|
The Bomb Tower is an averagely used card, appearing in 4% of the most popular decks according to the stats at ClashRoyaleDeckBuilder.com. Data taken at time of writing and subject to change. Updates ton this page are made after balance updates come in to effect.
Bomb Tower Balance History
- 2/2/16 – Hit speed increased from 1.8 to 1.7 seconds.
- 9/2/16 – Hit speed increased from 1.7 to 1.6 seconds.
- 3/5/16 – Lifetime of the Bomb Tower decreased to 40 seconds from 60 seconds + Range decreased to 6 from 6.5.
- 4/7/16 – Hit Points increased by 6%.
- 13/3/17 – Projectile speed increased by 66%.
All base level (Tournament Level) stats can be found here. Tournament level stats are the same for all players when playing in tournaments and friendly battles.