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Skeleton Barrel

“It’s like a Skeleton party in the sky, until all the balloons pop… then it’s a Skeleton party on the ground!”


The Skeleton Barrel card will be unlocked from Builders Workshop (Arena 6). The Skeleton Barrel is a flying, building-targeting troop that drops a group of skeletons once it is destroyed or reaches a building, similar to the Battle Ram. A Skeleton Barrel card costs 3 Elixir to deploy. It appears to be a black, spiked barrel tied to several team-colored balloons. The barrel has a white painted skull on the front of it.


  • Even though the Barrel itself won’t reach the Princess Tower by itself, the Skeletons will deal massive damage to the tower even when sent in alone.
  • The Log, Zap and the Giant Snowball are the best spells to counter the Skeletons from the Skeleton Barrel since its death damage doesn’t deal too much damage, and these cheap spells can easily destroy all of the Skeletons for a positive Elixir trade. The player must account for the 1-second animation where neither the Barrel nor the Skeletons are considered as entities; if the spell spell is cast during this phase it will not affect the Skeletons.
  • Similar to the Goblin Barrel, the Skeletons will only spawn when the the barrel falls to the ground and splits open.
  • An excellent synergy is with Zap. The Skeleton Barrel’s death damage combined with a Zap will take out Goblins and Minions. If the opponent is caught off-guard, this can inflict heavy damage to their Crown Towers. This synergy can help protect cards such as the Hog Rider and the Lava Hound.
  • The Skeleton Barrel excels at distracting the Inferno Tower and the Inferno Dragon since the Skeleton Barrel targets buildings and drops several Skeletons which the Inferno Tower cannot deal with on its own. This can force out a card that the opponent doesn’t want to play, such as a Valkyrie or Zap.


  • The Skeleton Barrel was playable in the Mirror Challenge on 17/10/17, before its release date, as an unintended glitch. Supercell fixed this glitch with a maintenance break.
  • The Skeleton Barrel is one of the 11 cards associated with Skeletons, including the Skeletons, Bomber, Skeleton Army, Witch, Tombstone, Bomb Tower, Giant Skeleton, Balloon, Guards, and Graveyard. The Bomber and the Graveyard are the only ones among them not given as one-time rewards in the Halloween Draft Challenge.
  • The Skeleton Barrel has the same deploying sound as the Balloon.
  • The Skeleton Barrel has the same number of hitpoints as an equal level Barbarian.
  • The Skeleton Barrel and the Royal Giant are the only Common Cards that only target Buildings.
  • The Skeleton Barrel loses one balloon for each one third of its total hitpoints depleted. That means a Cloned Skeleton Barrel only has one Balloon to start with. These balloons do not regenerate if a Heal spell is used to bring the Skeleton Barrel up to at least one-third (or two-thirds) health.
  • The Skeleton Barrel’s visual appearance resembles Clash of Clans’s Air Bombs and its projectiles. However, they function very differently.
  • The Skeleton Barrel could be inspired by Clash of Clans’s Drop Ship, which also does damage and summons skeletons when destroyed. Both are called “Skeleton Balloon” if the language is set to Chinese.
  • The Skeleton Barrel’s death damage is the same as an equal level Skeleton’s hitpoints and damage.


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Deploy Time
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3 Medium (60) 1 sec Buildings Air Troop Common

Skeleton Attributes

Hit Speed
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1 sec Fast (90) Melee Ground x7 Ground

Card Statistics

Skeleton Barrel Hitpoints
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Skeleton Barrel Death Damage
Death damage
Skeleton Hitpoints
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Skeleton Damage
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Skeleton Damage per second
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1 300 32 32 32 32
2 330 35 35 35 35
3 363 38 38 38 38
4 399 42 42 42 42
5 438 46 46 46 46
6 480 51 51 51 51
7 528 56 56 56 56
8 579 61 61 61 61
9 636 67 67 67 67
10 699 74 74 74 74
11 768 81 81 81 81
12 843 89 89 89 89
13 927 98 98 98 98
Skeleton Barrel
Article Name
Skeleton Barrel
The Skeleton Barrel is a flying, building-targeting troop that drops skeletons once it is destroyed or reaches a building. It can only damage buildings once, similar to the Battle Ram.
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Clash Royale Guides
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