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Type Epic
Tourney Stats HP (977), Shield HP (266), Area Damage (206), Charge Damage (412), DPS (147)
Technical Details Type (Troop), Targets (Ground), Speed (Medium), Hit Speed (1.4 sec), Range (Melee)
Other Details The Dark Prince has a wide area damage and similar to the Prince, he has charge damage as well. Learn how to use him here.


The Dark Prince is a ground troop that deals area damage with additional charge damage on the initial attack. He can only target ground troops but his attack can cover a wide area. Additionally, he has a shield with a separate HP. When the enemy attacks the Dark Prince, the shield's HP gets depleted first. Only when the shield is gone will the enemy able to target the Dark Prince's HP.

Dark Prince Stats:

Card Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
HP 735 808 889 977 1,073 1,176 1,293 1,418
Shield HP 200 220 242 266 292 320 352 386
Area Damage 155 170 187 206 226 248 272 299
Charge Damage 310 341 375 412 452 496 545 598
DPS 110 121 133 147 161 177 194 213

Balance Updates:

  • On the August 2017 Balance Update, the Dark Prince's damage is increased by 6%. Hit Speed is also increased to 1.4 sec from 1.5 sec.
  • On the February 2017 Balance Update, the Dark Prince's HP is increased by 5%
  • The Dark Prince first appeared in Clash Royale via the March 2016 Update.


The Dark Prince can absolutely deal greater area damage and can easily get rid of all opposing low HP troops. However, he is weaker than the Prince, albeit protected by a shield. He can also be easily distracted by buildings and can be effortlessly dealt with by deploying flying units.

The Dark Prince is BEST PAIRED with the following cards:

Witch Giant Prince P.E.K.K.A
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The Dark Prince is BEST AGAINST the following cards:

Wizard Prince Bandit Elite Barbarians
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The Dark Prince is WEAK AGAINST the following cards:

Electro Wizard Minion Horde Knight Valkyrie
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Popular Dark Prince Decks:

P.E.K.K.A Double Prince Miner Deck for Arena 7 and Above
A mighty heavy push with the Princes and the Pekka!
Golem Double Prince Beatdown for Arena 7 and Above Graveyard Hog Freeze for Arena 7 Dark Giant Beatdown Deck for Arena 7 and Above
Dark Prince + Prince + Golem!
Distract the towers with the Hog Rider while the Graveyard do their work.
Dark Prince + Giant in this deck that brings back the DP in the Arena!

Dark Prince Deck for Arena 9:

P.E.K.K.A Double Prince Hunter Deck for Arena 9 and Tournaments Double Prince Triple Wizard Hog Deck for Arena 9
An unstoppable P.E.K.K.A Double Prince
Bringing back the power of the Double Princess backed by the Hog Rider and Ice Wizard.

Dark Prince Decks for Arena 11:

P.E.K.K.A Dark Prince Control Deck for Arena 11, Challenges and Tournaments
The Pekka and Dark Prince, along with Poison to deal with creeps.

Dark Prince Decks for Challenges and Tourneys:

Dark Golem LumberJack Deck for Arena 8 Above, Challenges and Tournaments TMD YaoYao Dark Mortar Deck for Challenges and Tournaments
Protect the Golem with the Dark Prince. Make it fast when the Lumberjack dies!
A Championship Deck with 2 win conditions!

How To Counter The Dark Prince:

Perhaps the biggest way of countering the Dark Prince is to distract him on the ground while aerial units attack him. The Minion Horde is perfect for destroying the Dark Prince.


The Dark Prince's splash damage is also a key to increase the success of a particular push. Pairing him with the right troops is a must to keep him rolling.

Last modified: 25,08,2017

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