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Ice Golem

“He’s tough, targets buildings and explodes when destroyed, slowing nearby enemies. Wears a fashionable collar of coal to match his nose and nails.”

Summary

  • The Ice Golem is unlocked from the Frozen Peak (Arena 8).
  • It is a building-targeting, melee troop with moderate hitpoints and low damage that deals small death damage when defeated.
  • The Ice Golem is a mini-tank that explodes when killed, dealing area death-damage like the Golem, while additonally slowing down anything nearby for around 3 seconds.
  • The Ice Golem costs 2 Elixir to deploy.

Strategy

  • A simple strategy is to put the Ice Golem in front of a Hog Rider as the Arena Towers and any other troops will target the Ice Golem, giving the Hog Rider more time to deal damage and it will also slow defending units
    • Once the Ice Golem is eliminated, the Ice Golem’s slowing effect of the supporting troops and buildings will give the Hog Rider 1-2 extra hits.
    • Also, a common counter to Hog Rider is the Skeleton Army, and the Ice Golem will take care of that once the Ice Golem dies.
  • The Ice Golem can be used defensively as a slowing tank for any attacking troops and buildings.
    • If you put the Ice Golem in the center but in the opposite lane, melee troops will chase the Ice Golem to the other lane giving you and your Crown Towers more time to kill it.
      • This also places the enemy troops into the kill zone, where both towers can target the troop.
  • The Ice Golem can be paired with ground troops such as Prince and Mini P.E.K.K.A. to kill swarms that were deployed to execute the troop. If the opponent uses Minions, the Ice Golem’s Death Damage and a Zap can kill the Minions.
  • It can be used with cheap, fast troops such as Goblins and Fire Spirits to deal high damage to a Crown Tower.
  • The Ice Golem is useful for kiting all units, primarily slower troop targeting units like P.E.K.K.A., to the adjacent Arena Tower due to its slow movement speed.
  • The Ice Golem is a good counter to the clone spell as his death damage can kill the clones easily.
  • If the player encounters a lone Ice Golem, they can simply ignore it, as it does minimal damage to a Crown Tower.
    • If they must defeat it quickly, they can use Skeletons or Spear Goblins.
    • Bear in mind that its death damage can kill Skeletons at tournament standards.
  • The Ice Golem counters many solo mini-tanks such as Mini P.E.K.K.A. and Valkyrie. Pulling the troops to the center of the arena lengthens the time it takes for the units to reach the tower, as well as bringing them within range of the other tower. This can also be done to counter small melee units like Goblins or Minions.
    • However, to counter ranged troops like the Musketeer, placing the Ice Golem directly on top of the troop is more beneficial, as it slows down the troop after it dies, allowing the tower to finish it off.
  • The Ice Golem should not be used to attack solo, as his damage is very small. He is much more effectively used to tank for other troops.
  • An Ice Golem with Fire Spirits can easily take out Three Musketeers. Place the Ice Golem first so the Musketeers lock onto him, then quickly drop the Fire Spirits to cripple the Musketeers. The Ice Golem’s death damage will slow them down and damage them even more, if not finish them.
  • As it is the cheapest mini-tank, it can be an addition to cycle decks, which usually lack high hitpoint units.
  • Due to its low cost, it is disposable. While defending, its death explosion can slow down surrounding troops. During attacks, it can tank for a while and slow down surrounding troops, giving you an upper hand. In addition, it can be used as a lightning rod – attracting one hit from the Lightning due to its high hitpoints, and possibly saving another more valuable troop – such as a Musketeer or Wizard.
  • The Ice Golem is not a replacement for a Golem in any deck, and their play styles are very different. Ice Golem costs much less elixir, has fewer hitpoints, does less death damage, has no golemites, and slows troops. Golem serves the role of being a huge tank for a large, tower-taking push, while the Ice Golem is the cycle deck’s mini-tank that is useful on both offense and defense for cheap and reactive enemy control.

Trivia

  • The Ice Golem’s slowing effect does not stack with the Ice Wizard attack’s slowing effect.
  • The Ice Golem is the cheapest Rare card, costing only 2 Elixir.
    • It is also the cheapest building targeting card.
  • The Ice Golem has the lowest hitpoints out of any building-targeting troop.
  • The Ice Golem is the cheapest and only slow-speed Mini-Tank.
  • The Ice Golem has the lowest damage per second in the game, even less than Spear Goblins.
  • When compared to a single Golemite of equal level, the Ice Golem has slightly lower HP, equal damage per second, and equal death damage. However, when comparing at tournament levels, the Ice Golem has more health and does more damage per second and death damage.
  • Unlike the Golem, the Ice Golem attacks with both hands, where as the Golem only punches with one hand.

Statistics

Cost Hit Speed Speed Deploy Time Range Target Count Transport Type Rarity
2 2.5 sec Slow 1 sec Melee Buildings x1 Ground Troop Rare

 

Level
LevelIcon
Hitpoints
Icons stats hp
Damage
Icons stats dmg
Damage per second
Icons stats dmg dps
Death Damage
Death damage
1 595 40 16 40
2 654 44 17 44
3 719 48 19 48
4 791 53 21 53
5 868 58 23 58
6 952 64 25 64
7 1047 70 28 70
8 1148 77 30 77
9 1261 84 33 84
10 1386 93 37 93
11 1523 102 40 102
Summary
Ice Golem
Article Name
Ice Golem
Description
The Ice Golem is unlocked from the Frozen Peak (Arena 8).
Author
Publisher Name
Clash Royale

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