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2016-05-04-08-30-49-2016-05-04-01-24-14-Untitled.jpg The newest Legendary Troop is now in the Clash Royale Arena. Let's find out how to stop this Miner from digging holes!


The Miner is one of the three legendary Clash Royale cards introduced last May 3, 2016. It's a new troop that has the ability to dig a tunnel and appear at any place in the Clash Royale arena.




The Miner's main ability is to dig anywhere on the Arena. Unlike the Goblin Barrel, the Miner is immune to Arrows because he is underground. He can go past towers and enemy troops with this ability.

How to Counter the Miner:

  • ArchersAs soon as the Miner pops-up from the underground, your Archers can shoot him down.
  • Goblins, Spear Goblins, and SkeletonsThey can take out the Miner while he attacks your buildings.
  • KnightThe Knight has a higher DPS than the Goblins/Skeletons. He can also be an offensive troop after he defended your arena against the Miner.
  • Ice WizardHe can slow down the Miner's attack speed, rendering him vulnerable and useless.
  • GuardsThey are also new troops alongside the Miner. They can easily take out the Miner. They also have shields which makes them great for defense.

Clash Royale Strategy Decks that can counter the Miner:

2016-05-03-16-42-11-Alt_Princess.jpg Alternative Princess Deck in Arena 7
A deck with low-elixir-cost like this one is perfect to counter the Miner.
2016-05-02-08-30-16-maxresdefault__5_.jpg Arena 4 Tombstone Deck For A Massive Skeleton Push!
The Miner can only attack one single unit so he is really vulnerable from swarm troops like the Skeleton Army.

Related Card Guides:

2016-05-03-03-32-10-2.jpg The Clash Royale Sparky Guide

One of the three new legendary cards. This one can obliterate crown towers in just a few seconds.

2016-05-03-04-16-46-maxresdefault__2_.jpg The Clash Royale Lava Hound Guide
Another legendary card. The Lave Hound is almost similar to the Golem although this one is an aerial tank.


The Miner has 1,000 HP at Level 1. It's better to use to destroy buildings rather than crown towers. This is due to his attacks to crown towers are lowered to 60%. He's easy to counter with the Freeze Spell or the Ice Wizard as it slows/stops him from attacking.

Have you encountered one of them in the Arena already? Have you used one? How was your experience? Are they a cool new card that is fit to use in a Deck? Share us your opinions on the comments.

Last modified: 6, 01, 2017



  • Completely overpowered character. It has relatively high HP and can go straight for the towers. It seems that making it a rare card is just a blatant cash grab attempt by SuperCell. -- 16:29, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes the miner is strong but its a legendary they are very hard to obtain and why do you think is dps is so low he like every other card can be used incorrectly -- 19:38, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
  • And usually they aim at towers and elixir collectors. :) -- 11:38, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • easy for take down miner.Just follow the trail digging miner do.Miner works perfect with giant -- 05:11, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Players who have the Miner or other Legendary cards do have a somewhat advantage to other players who don't. I guess it's a Clash Royale tactic for the players to buy Super Magical Chests in order to have one.. We better stick on doing good strategies since we're F2Ps. -- 10:55, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  • The miner is the most unfair card of all, especially when I have found 57 of 58 cards and everybody else has him. I just can't defeat a table with 3.0 elixir with an almost immortal miner that destructs the tower and even skeletons can take you down. I can cope with any other troop but not with a very hard to kill that appears to your castle and/or destroys the elixir collectors. It should be at least 4 elixir or not a legendary so everybody has him. -- 08:39, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Haha, but he's a miner xD -- 02:05, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  • This is so stupid.. it is so unfair that the miner can pop up on any location. Especially to counter the miner, the player must release the goblins on the right time which is very difficult.. -- 12:47, 24 August 2016 (UTC)