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Are you having a hard time against a Bowler in Clash Royale? Here are some tips that will make you ready once you encounter them!


Bowler is one of the newest cards to be added in the roster along with the new arena. He is originally from Supercell's Clash of Clans and he is actually one of the 10 cards that we want from Clash of Clans list. Although we have envisioned him quite differently, the Bowler is still a spam deck stopper.



Bowler's strength is its area damage. He can push back linearly most troops in Clash Royale (except the tanks). He will be a great support for tanks such as Royal Giant, Giant, and Golem since these tanks always head to the tower. They walk in a straight path unless they are distracted by defensive buildings.

He is also going to be a great unit for starting up a counter push. This is most especially when the opponent does not have too much aerial units. His HP is quite high too, although he is much better off as a support than the main tank.

How to Counter:

Defensive Buildings:

Cannon Inferno Tower Tesla Bomb Tower
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Bowler can push back troops when he throws his weapon. However, the rock can only bounce in a straight line. It is advantageous against troops like Barbarians and Hog Rider. You can easily distract him by deploying a defensive tower at the middle of your two crown towers. This way, he will get distracted and you can deploy units on his other side to finish him off. You can also put down defensive buildings near the river if he is used as a support. However, this will be risky since a tank will also be focusing its attack on the building too.

Aerial Units:

Minion Horde Minions
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Bowler is only a ground-type unit so he will be easily countered by Minions or Minion Horde. Of course, these troops can be easily finished off by Arrows. Deploy them at the right time, then you may get atleast one elixir advantage without getting any damage to your tower or other troops.

Surrounding him with ground units:

Barbarians Skeletons Goblins Skeleton Army
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If you do not have aerial units on your deck, then ground units will suffice too. This is also risky since it may not be as effective if he is being used as a support.

Utilizing Zap:


Zap can reset attacks and Bowler has low attack speed. Utilizing Zap against the Bowler will be really useful. You can do a Mini P.E.K.K.A + Zap combo or any of the ground units above. Deploy a Mini P.E.K.K.A near the Bowler, then you can zap him when you know he is about to attack. Mini P.E.K.K.A can kill the Bowler easily but he may get damaged as well.

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In Closing:

Bowler will be a total game changer in Arena 8. Many decks will be built around him and another high HP tank that he has to support. He will be an unstoppable support because of his HP too.

Let us know what counters you can do against the Bowler.

Article written by: KarlSanada

Last modified: 6, 01, 2017



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