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July 21, 2019
From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for sticking with us until the very end. We could not be more grateful for the love and support you all have shown us throughout the years and for trusting us to give you the best product we were physically and emotionally capable of making. We are humbled by your generosity and willingness to support two fools who had an idea - to give players a healthy and safe place to learn how to get better at Clash Royale without fear of being ridiculed, talked down to, or made fun of. A place for friends and families to learn, grow, and play together, all while having fun doing it! It has been an honor delivering content to you for 3+ years and despite the sad news, we hope you stay in touch with us in game and in Discord! We will never forget what you’ve allowed us to do here and we will forever look back on this huge chapter of our short lives with immense pride. Go to http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/088:-boom!/ for the full show notes.
June 30, 2019
Join us this week, as we discuss a major announcement about the show at length. In summary, we’ve given tremendous consideration to what we discuss, and the decision that we speak about is easily one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and with that, we announce the last episode of Cast Royale. The episode goes into tremendous amounts of details as to what we considered, how we are feeling, why we are doing it, and what’s next. Be sure to listen, and help us celebrate something that we are extremely proud to have been a part of. After we discuss the announcement, we continue with a hodgepodge of everything!! First, we cover our weeks in the arena. Then, we jump into a few topics and challenges that have happened in the game over the past two weeks. We then go through a Meta Check: Final Edition, which tests our knowledge of the history of meta checks over the past 3 years! Of course, we also open a few chests before wrapping up the show with a Deck Spotlight that will bring out the earthquake in all of us. We call it, Quake City! Enjoy the penultimate episode everyone. Boom! Go to http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/087:-dear-friends/ for the full show notes.
June 17, 2019
Happy Father's Day! We’re back from our brief hiatus - and this week, we’ve got a lot to talk about. We kick off the episode with our weeks in the arena. We then move swiftly through a few recent topics that happened in the game, including challenges and the most recent balance changes. Then we discuss the changing meta, focusing on the top win condition, and supporting troops/spells that go along with it. We open up a few chests before wrapping up the episode with a deck spotlight that features big mama PEKKA! This deck will annihilate your opponents with great defense and a great offensive split push. We call it, PEKKANATOR! Boom! Go to http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/086:-pekkanator/ for the full show notes.
May 20, 2019
We’re back - and this week, we’ve got a lot to talk about. We kick off the episode with our weeks in the arena. We then move swiftly through a few recent topics that happened in the game. Next, we bring back Boom it, or Moob it to discuss the recent balance changes. Then we discuss the changing meta, focusing on the top troops at each elixir cost level (1 through 5 cost). We open up a few chests before wrapping up the episode with a deck spotlight that features a loon cycle deck that will surely have your opponent ‘raging’. We call it, Raging Loon! Boom! 💥 Go to http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/085:-raging-loon/ for the full show notes.
May 5, 2019
We’re back - and this week, we’ve got a lot to talk about! Join us, as we discuss our weeks in the arena. We then discuss some of the recent news and topics in the game (pre-balance update) - focusing on the Mega Deck Challenge, and more! Next, we dive into the changing meta, looking at the most recent risers and fallers at the top of the ladder. After opening a few chests, we wrap up the episode with an awesome deck spotlight that will surely add a “spark” to your ladder climb! We call it, Spark It Up! Boom! 💥 Go to http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/084:-spark-it-up!/ for the full show notes.
April 22, 2019
Happy Easter!! The April 2019 Game Update is upon us, and boy do we have a lot to discuss. Join us this week, as we cover the game update in detail. We discuss the new card, new game modes, Trophy Road, and much more! We then cover the changing meta and open a few chests. Finally, We wrap up the episode with a deck spotlight that will surely bring some Order to a normally Chaotic way of playing. We call it, Order & Chaos. Boom! 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/083:-take-me-home,-trophy-road/
April 8, 2019
Happy Birthday... to US!! It’s our THIRD birthday and anniversary episode! We celebrate this tremendous milestone the only way we know how... with a lot of booms and a very special interview with someone who we (and many others) view as a staple in the community. Join us, as we welcome Clash with Ash (CWA) to the show!!! We go through a round of questions about Clash, CRL, and so much more! Then be sure to stick around after the interview for a deck that will surely dominate your opponent!! It’s Year Three baby - let’s go! BOOM 🎂🎉 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/082:-year-three/
March 25, 2019
We are back, and boy do we have a lot to talk about! This week, Clash Royale announced more details about CRL Season 2 and to celebrate, we’ve got another 20-win Challenge (and an amazing new emote)!! With three free entries, and a shot to go pro, how could you not try?? Aside from that, we cover a host of other topics, the changing meta, and open a few chests. We wrap up the episode with a deck that hopes to inspire someone out there with an off-meta deck, that can take them all the way to 20-wins. Its dubbed, 20-Win Galore! Boom! 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/081:-20-win-galore/
March 11, 2019
After an unexpected break, we’re back - and boy do we have a lot to talk about. This week, we discuss our weeks in the area. Then, we cover various challenges and topics that happened over the past three weeks. Also - it was Clash Royale’s 3rd Birthday!! What better way to celebrate, than with an awesome Boom it or Moob it, Meta Check, Chest Opening AND Deck Spotlight sections!! We discuss a Giant beatdown deck that starts off defensive, and then switches to be an offensive powerhouse. We call it, A Giant Problem - Boom! 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/080:-a-giant-problem/
February 11, 2019
Join us this week, as we discuss all things Clash Royale! We start off with some news and topics over the past two weeks, including the January game update! Then, we discuss the changing meta, and take the Meta Check Trivia round to the next level - Get ready for INSANITY Mode!! After that, we wrap up the show with a deck spotlight that allows beatdown players to feel right at home. It’s called Go Getta Golem! Boom! 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/079:-go-getta-golem/
January 28, 2019
Join us this week, as we discuss all things Clash Royale! We start off with some news and topics over the past two weeks. Then, we discuss the changing meta, and take the Meta Check Trivia round to the next level - Get ready for Expert Mode!! Next, we open a few Chests that yield legendary results. Finally, we wrap up the show with a deck spotlight that gives Air attacks a whole new meaning. It’s called, Aerial Assault! Boom! 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/078:-aerial-assault/
January 14, 2019
Happy New Year!! 2019 has arrived, and while it’s a New Year, it’s the Same Boom! Join us this week, as we dive into what’s been going on in the Arena. We discuss the most recent Clash Royale news and topics, go over the 1/7 balance changes in detail, cover the ever changing meta, and spotlight an amazing deck that features… Wait for it… SPARKY! You read that right! It’s a rare occasion, but the New Year called for something a little different this time around. Boom! 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/077:-new-year,-same-boom!/
December 31, 2018
It’s the Holiday Season, but we are still clashing it up! This week, we discuss our weeks in (and out) of the arena! We also touch on Brawl Stars just a bit! Next, we cover a few topics, focusing some good discussion on the newest card, the Ram Rider! We then discuss the changing meta, open a few chests, and spotlight a deck that gives “beatdown” a whole new meaning. Join us in this episode, as we welcome the Ram Rider into the Arena! Boom! 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/076:-welcome,-ram-rider!/
December 17, 2018
December is in full swing, and boy do we have a lot to talk about! For starters, Supercell released their brand new, hit mobile-game, “Brawl Stars” to the global market! If that wasn’t enough, the Clash Royale team was busy working on the December Update, which was released earlier this month! Join us this week, as we discuss the new game, the December Update, the changing meta, and more. Oh, we also spotlight a Brawl inspired deck that “splashed” its way into the arena with the new update. Some may call it Splash Yard 2.0 - We call it Brawl Yard. Boom! 💥 Click below to visit the full show notes! http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/075:-brawl-yard/
December 3, 2018
After our extended Thanksgiving break, we’re back! And boy, we’ve got a lot to talk about! Join us this week, as we discuss recent news and topics, and cover the balance changes in detail, with a “Boom it, or Moob it” segment! Of course, we run through this week’s Meta Check which even has a riddle included! Will you get it?! Finally, we open a few chests, and spotlight a new deck that will teach you how to become a CRL pro! We call it, “Immortal Technique”. Boom!
November 12, 2018
This week - we’ve got a ton of Clash Royale to talk about. The Electro Dragon has officially flown into the Arena, and we received the November 5th balance changes. On this episode, we discuss our thoughts on the Electro Dragon, and how it’s fitting into the meta. We also discuss the balance changes in detail, with a “Boom it, or Moob it” segment! We also play a Meta Check Trivia, open a few chests, and spotlight a new deck that will surely allow you to put your dancing shoes on, and “slide” into the top of the ladder! We call it, The Electro Slide! Boom!
October 29, 2018
“Shocktober” has arrived, and with it came some… shocking new things! We received new spooky quest types, new Electro Wizard emotes, a new style of TV Royale, and of course - a brand new card!! This episode, we cover everything Clash Royale, including our weeks in the arena, CRL, the ever-changing meta, open a few chests, and spotlight a really sweet deck. And of course, we discuss the new card in electrifying detail. Welcome to the arena, Electro Dragon!
October 15, 2018
After a long three week break - we’re back! And boy do we have a lot to cover! We kick things off with our month in the arena and then cover a few topics, including trading cards, emotes, and challenges. Next, we discuss our thoughts on how the balance changes have impacted the game - and cap off the Meta Check with another Clashly Feud! Of course, we managed to save up a few chests for this episode, and open them all! Finally, we spotlight a deck that has just the right amount of heavy, mixed with just the right amount of cycle. It’s a defensive counter push deck that we call, PEKKA’s Playpen. Boom!
September 17, 2018
Labor Day has come and gone, work and school are in full swing, but we continue to clash on! Join us this week, as we discuss our weeks in the arena, our thoughts on the update and some of the things we’ve learned along the way, the changing Meta (Clashly Feud Edition), and open up two weeks of chests. Oh, we also spotlight an incredible deck, featuring the freshly buffed Prince. He’s decided to take his lance wielding talents out of the heart of West Philadelphia to sit on his throne as the Prince of Mort-Air!
September 2, 2018
069: The Goblin Giant by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_069.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: CheggFor $5 OFF your first month’s subscription, go to www.chegg.com/cast and use promo code CAST. Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Joe: ~5000 now, Master 1 * Mortar Mauler * Only play 2v2 and challenges * CRL 2v2 Challenge! Me and Dazed! CR2 Baby! * Boshuda - MS PaperCompany * #2Q9G2LYV Rob: ~4600 this season, Master of None * Bought the other Princess emotes * Giant Emotes * Been staying off Ladder in favor of 2v2 and Challenges * Room A113 * #9UCVVR9Q  Discussion (00:09:31) Challenges and more stuff: * Modern Royale * Pig Emotes! TV Royale (September Update): * New Card: Goblin Giant * Epic - 6 Cost * Tank - Medium Speed * Carries two Spear Goblins * Card Level Changes: Card rarity levels now start at the following: * Common: level 1 * Rare: level 3 * Epic: level 6 * Legendary: level 9 * Max for each of the above is now level 13 (to make the level caps more streamlined). * Clan Wars: Collection and Final Battles now count towards crown chests * Clan Wars: Gold Chests! * Earned at the end of final war day battle * Only able to open it if you complete your final war day battle * Can include either bonus gold OR.............. * ...........TRADE TOKENS!!!!! * Can be earned from Chests, Challenges, and from the Shop * Can work with legendaries * Emote in clan chat? Seems like it!  Meta Check (00:27:55) The Meta Check is brought to us by our boy Sir Devon (LloydChristmas)!! Let’s look at the risers and fallers of the meta over the past six months: At the Top: * Zap * Log * Mega Minion * Fireball * Ice Golem * Miner * Goblin Gang * Ice Spirit At the top for the world, but the bottom for the pros: * Bomber * Bomb Tower * Giant Skeleton * Rage * Elite Barbarians * Royal Giant
August 20, 2018
068: Lava Meltdown by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_068.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Our Patrons! Thank you to all of our wonderful backers on Patreon who continue to support us every month and help keep this crazy train rolling! Without you we would not be able to do what we do and for that we are truly grateful. To learn how you can become a Patron, go to www.castroyalepodcast.com/patreon  Introductions Our Weeks in the Arena Joe: ~4900 now, Master 1 * Mortar Mauler * Touchdown Champion! * Unknown Hero! * Clan War Trophies ~2500 * CAST ROYALE 7 CLAN TAG: #9C08L2CJ (mentioned later in the show) Rob: 4600 this season * Max bats baby!! * New PB - 4914 MASTER 1 * Bought new emotes - Cool Goblin * Two Lumberjacks & a Log * Clan War Trophies: 2,608  Discussion (00:11:00) * Gold rush with Shop Boosts * New Clan War Collection Battles * Mirror Battle * Draft 2v2 * Draft * 2v2 * Rage * New Friendlies * 2v2 Touchdown * Triple Elixir * 2v2 Touchdown Challenge * Hog Rider Emotes  Meta Check (00:22:27) Brought to us by our buddy LloydChristma (Sir Devon!) - Let’s look at the numbers! What’s going on in the arena? Cards: * Trends between Zap, Log, and Tornado! * Cannon Cart Comeback? Meta Check Trivia? * Devon hits us with meta check trivia to test our knowledge of the cards in the game! Three Rounds. To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here.  Chest Openings (00:31:39) We open chests round robin style, starting with the least rare, then moving to “The big dogs”! * Joe - Crown and 4 big dogs * Rob - Crown and 3 big dogs
August 6, 2018
067: Raging Hog by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_067.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: HIMS Go to forhims.com/cr to get a trial month of HIMS & The Complete Hair Loss Kit for just $5 right now while supplies last. See website for full details. Hunt A Killer Go to huntakiller.com and use our code CAST to get 10% off your first month. Promo code: CAST   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our Weeks In The Arena Joe: ~5130 now, Master 1 * New PB!!! For the first time in over a year * Working on fireball to level 11… * Clan sitting around 2300 trophies * MiniBoom! * Supercell ID Rob: 4803 this season * Bats almost maxed * Princess from a war chest! * Warless Weekends * MiniRug! * Clan sitting pretty w/ +2,000 trophies  Discussion (00:11:19) * Hot Fix on the Recruits *  Rum Ham Reddit Post, and our thoughts *  Refund Gems! * Royal Recruit Practice Challenge * Ideas for the game: * Customizable emotes? * War Deck Bulletin Board  * Legendary Day! * CRL Status * AROD N Boom It or Moob It (00:28:53) August 6th Balance Changes * Inferno Dragon: Range decreased 4.0 → 3.5, can be knocked back * Royal Hogs: First attack faster * Baby Dragon: Hit Speed faster 1.6sec → 1.5sec, can be knocked back * Knight: Damage +5% * Tesla: Lifetime shorter 40sec → 35sec, Hit Speed slower 1sec → 1.1sec * Bomb Tower: Elixir cost decreased 5 → 4, Lifetime shorter 40sec → 35sec, Hitpoints -33% * Cannon Cart: Cannon Lifetime longer 20sec → 30sec, transforms into Cannon faster, immune to knock back * Balloon: Can be knocked back * King Tower: Damage increased to match Princess Towers How about a grade?  Meta Check (00:47:05) The Meta Check is brought to us by our boy LloydChrist...
July 23, 2018
066: Royal Recruitment by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_066.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Hunt A Killer Go to huntakiller.com and use our code CAST to get 10% off your first month. Promo code: CAST HIMS Go to forhims.com/cr to get a trial month of HIMS & The Complete Hair Loss Kit for just $5 right now while supplies last. See website for full details. Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our Weeks In The Arena Joe: ~4900 now, Master 1 * Mortar Mauler * Bought the princess emotes * Working on fireball to level 11! Rob: 4646 this season MAX ROCKET BABY!!!! Have enough bats (need the gold!) Bought new emotes (This is Fine) Clan sitting pretty w/ +2,000 trophies  Discussion (00:10:47) Topics! * Giant Emotes w/Giant chest * Rage Challenge * Had a reward for every win (legendary chest for 12 wins) * 100 gems (Legendary = OK!) * New card Royal Recruits! * Royal Recruits Challenge * Unlock at 8 wins (whomping 800 cards at 12 wins & 21,500 gold) * Got the RR, done at 9 wins * 100 gems for a common card, really?? * Discord * It’s a free app for mobile and desktop * There’s channels that act like chatrooms * We have bots that serve specific functions * And you literally can message us like you had our phone number * Tags for getting Trainers to help, Tournament Notifications, 2v2 battles and more * Join our discussion on Discord  Meta Check (00:36:58) LloydChristmas comes to us with another meta check! Let’s talk Trends & Card Values! Trends: * Inferno Dragon * Inferno Tower * Valkyrie * Prince * Dark Prince Card Values: * Let’s discuss the formula! * What does it all mean? * What cards seemed to “stand out” among their peers? To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check
July 9, 2018
065: Be-Witched! by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_065.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Hunt A Killer Go to huntakiller.com and use our code CAST to get 10% off your first month. Promo code: CAST HIMS Go to forhims.com/cr to get a trial month of HIMS & The Complete Hair Loss Kit for just $5 right now while supplies last. See website for full details.   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our Weeks in the Arena Joe: ~4400 now * Finished at 4900 (Master 1) Mortar Mauler as always Working on fireball to level 11!   Rob: ~4400 now Ended season at 4659 Got enough cards for 11 Rocket (I have 78k gold!!) Working on Bats Clan made hit 1800 trophies!  Discussion (00:14:41) * Gold (and gem) Increases are helping a lot! * Gold Rush and Special Shop Offers * Emotes were back in the shop real quick! * Small bug fix update * Climb Up the Arenas Challenge! * Recent Thoughts * Hide Spectators * Quests for spectating games * 100 Gems for Gold? * Clan War Matchmaking N Boom It or Moob It (00:43:51) 7/2 Balance Update Rascals: Rascal Boy - Hitpoints -5.3%; Rascal Girl - First attack slower Mortar: Area Damage -3.5%, Hitpoints -4% Witch: Hitpoints +17%, Spawn Speed increased 7sec -> 5sec, Hit Speed slower 0.7sec -> 1sec Fire Spirits: Area Damage +5% Bomber: Range increased 4.5 -> 5 Mega Minion: Hit Speed slower 1.5sec -> 1.6sec Goblins: Hitpoints -1% Giant Snowball/Royal Hogs: Added to Clan Wars Collection Day card pool And of course - the grade!!    Meta Check (00:56:00) The bi-weekly Meta Check brought to us by our boy Lloyd Christmas! Let’s talk Trends and Defense! Trends: * Rascals * Giant Snowball
June 24, 2018
064: The Little Rascals by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_064.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Hunt A Killer Go to huntakiller.com and use our code CAST to get 10% off your first month. Promo code: CAST   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our weeks in the arena! Joe: Currently at 4800 Trophies, still using the Mortar Mauler * Rascals to level 9 * Won 3x elixir challenge * We made it to Gold! Rob: Hovering around 4200 * We made it to Gold! * Third tier of the 3x challenge * Ice Wizard from SMC * Rocket almost max!  Discussion (00:10:37) Topics! * Radio TV Royale * Collection Day Game Modes! * New mode: Classic Deck Mode * New update doesn’t support iOS 8 or lower or Android 4.0.4 below * If you have this issue - get a new phone June (Summer) Update (Xx) * New chest Rewards * Makes it easier to level up gold/epic cards! * More GOLD!! * Giving us less commons! * Double the chance of getting cards you don’t have a lot of! * Two new cards * Giant Snowball (2 Cost Common) * Knock back, slow down, AOE * Royal Hogs (5 Cost Rare) * 4 Hogs, attacks buildings * New card incoming in July * Changing where card unlocks occur, and in which arena * Changing league reset points! * Trophies above 4K, will be reduced in half! * Ladder OT: 3 minutes! * Replays of war day battles * Spectate enemy matches! * Highlight war tab until game is played! * Missed a war battle? You’ll receive a pop up reminder next time! * EMOTES!!!!! BOOM!!! * 3 bucks a pop? Let’s go! N Boom It or Moob It (00:43:00) 6/20 Balance Update Clone/Heal: Radius increased 3 -> 4 Minions/Minion Horde: Added 0.15sec Deploy Time between each Minion Barbarian Barrel: Area Damage +17%, Barbarian spawn location visible
June 11, 2018
063: A Complexity Situation by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_063.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: HIMS Go to forhims.com/cr to get a trial month of HIMS & The Complete Hair Loss Kit for just $5 right now while supplies last. See website for full details.   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our weeks in the arena Joe: Currently at 4900 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * Level 13! * Ice Golem is next! * 1300+ clan war trophies! Rob: Hovering around 4200 * Season end at 4500+ * Got the rascals * Rocket almost maxed * Princess from crown chest  Discussion (00:20:05) Topics! * Monthly balance changes * Gold rush * Touchdown challenge! * Collection day game modes * Whoops! They did replace the old modes. The more you know :) * Learn more here * CRL in Latin America Complexity Interview! * We welcome Matt Rutledge, Director of Mobile Gaming at Complexity! * Matt Rutledge: @MasteryMatt * Complexity Gaming: @compLexity * Some topics discussed: * History of Matt Rutledge * Favorite card and why? * Role at Complexity * eSports and the Mobile Gaming Industry * Building a team * Live events and a thriving community N Boom It or Moob It (00:52:58) 6/4 Balance Update Spear Goblins: Damage +34%, Hit Speed slower 1.2sec -> 1.7sec, first attack slower Goblin Hut: Lifetime shorter 60sec -> 50sec (2 less spawn, and round 100 damage less) Mega Knight: Jump/Spawn Damage +23%, Area Damage -7.5% Barbarians: Hit Speed faster 1.5sec -> 1.4sec Battle Ram: Can be knocked back (by Barbarian Barrel, Fireball, etc.)
May 14, 2018
062: David & Goliath by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_062.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Audible Go to audible.com/cast or text CASTto 500-500and start your 30-day FREE trial plus get your first audiobook FREE. Promo Code: CAST  HIMS Go to forhims.com/cr to get a trial month of HIMS & The Complete Hair Loss Kit for just $5 right now while supplies last. See website for full details. Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our Weeks in the Arena Joe: ~4100 Been using the Mortar Mauler! XBOW LEVEL 7!!! The Ice Golem 247 Clan War Trophies Rob: ~4100 * Finished the season at 4682 So far away from lvl 10 Rocket Clan Trophies 216 but we are poised to win our 2nd War!  Discussion (00:06:55) Clash Royale League Optional Game Update Battery Improvements Sped up animation for gold counts Removed visible trophy counts Added est matchmaking times when looking for battle Fixed war leaderboard crash Radio Royale Matchmaking  So... We use our our own card levels eh? Only 3 games on Collection Day? Why’d it take so long? * Balance Change impressions Clan Wars Participation  Meta Check (00:37:03) Rob and Joe discuss the current Meta, brought to us by our boy Lloyd Christmas (Devon): RISERS: * Goblin Gang * Minion Horde * Spear Goblins FALLERS: * Electro Wizard * Guards * Bandit To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here.  Chest Openings (00:43:46) 5 Chests opened round robin style - Crown chests then the big guns collected since last episode!   * Rob - Crown Chest & 2 Big Dogs
April 30, 2018
061: Clan Wars by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_061.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Audible Go to audible.com/cast or text CAST to 500-500 and start your 30-day FREE trial plus get your first audiobook FREE. Promo Code: CAST  Squarespace Go to squarespace.com/cast for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code ​CAST​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Promo Code: CAST   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions * Joe: Currently at 4650 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * Fireball is now SO CLOSE to level 10 * Got the barbarian barrel * Rob: Hovering around 4500, using MM * Got the barbarian barrel * Arrows are maxed! * Working on Max Rocket. BOOM! N Boom It or Moob It (00:07:01) * Supercell released the update 1 day late * Dark Prince: Shield Hitpoints -25% * Spear Goblins (affects Spear Goblins, Goblin Gang, Goblin Hut): Hit Speed 1.1sec → 1.2sec * Barbarian Barrel: Range 6.5 → 7 * Knight: Hitpoints +3% * Dart Goblin: Damage +3% * Ice Spirit: Area Damage -4%; Freeze Duration 1.5sec → 1sec * Skeleton Barrel: Skeleton count 6 → 7 * Lightning: Radius 3 → 3.5 * Tornado: Duration 2.5sec → 2 sec; Damage per second +21% (this affects Total Damage -3%) * Magic Archer: hits moving targets better * Spells: can now be played on the river   Meta Check (00:32:21) Rob and Joe discuss the current Meta, brought to us by our boy Lloyd Christmas (Devon): * Fireball!? What’s next? * Fan of Beatdown? So are we! And Giant is the choice! * Ice Golem, boom * Mega Minion, and it’s impenetrable defense * Zippity Zap, don’t talk back To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here.  Discussion (00:39:16)
April 16, 2018
060: Hunt Yard by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_060.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Stamps.com Go to stamps.com and click on the Microphoneat the TOP of the homepage and type in CAST to get your 4-week trial plus $55 worth of FREE postage & digital scale. Promo Code: CAST eHarmony Go to www.eharmony.com and enter the promo code CastR to get your 1st month FREEwhen you sign up for a 3-month subscription. Promo Code: CastR Dollar Shave Club Go to dollarshaveclub.com/royale and get the Dollar Shave Club Starter Set for only $5 (with free shipping). Promo Code: Royale   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our weeks in the arena: Joe: Currently at 4500 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler *  Second time ranked… EVER!! *  Didn’t last long *  Fireball is now SO CLOSE to level 10 *  CRL Fail Rob: Hovering around 4400 *  Got two Magic Archers *  Working on max Arrows *  CRL Fail  Discussion (00:13:41) * Clash Royale League * NA and EU Teams * 20 Game Winners * Update Sneak Peeks?? * App Store Feature! * Reddit Deck Challenge * Touchdown Challenge  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current Meta, brought to us by our boy Lloyd Christmas (Devon): * Hog Ridaahhhh * Ice Golem * Fireball * Tornado * Barbarian Barrel * Dark Prince * Magic Archer To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here.  Chest Openings We open chests round robin style, starting with the least rare, then moving to “The big dogs”! Rob - Crown, Clan, 1 big dog Joe - Crown, Clan, 3 big dogs
April 1, 2018
059: Year Two by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_059.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Blue Apron Go to blueapron.com/royale click on the REDEEM OFFER button to get $30 OFF your first order. Promo Code: Royale  eHarmony Go to www.eharmony.com and enter the promo code CastR to get your 1st month FREE when you sign up for a 3-month subscription. Promo Code: CastR   Use the codes above to directly help support the show! Happy Birthday rendition by Eduard of Eleven Music Project * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxKHybF41e0  Discussion Rum Ham Interview Listen as we kick off the show we an interview with Rum. We discuss the history of Rum Ham, his inspirations, Clash Royale, AND a major announcement! Some topics discussed: * History of The Rum Ham * Favorite Clash Royale card * Biggest inspiration * Draft Royale * Meta history * eSports * "Key tips” for new players  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current Meta, brought to us by our boy Lloyd Christmas (Devon): *  Average Cast Royale community: 4K+ *  Pros vs. Joes! *  The GOOD *  Decent choices, that work for climbing and staying there! *  The BAD *  Might want to change your cards out to climb higher! *  The UGLY *  This one may shock you… To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here.  Deck Spotlight (01:10:13) Fort Knox (2.9 AEC) Cards: Xbow, Tesla, Archers, Ice Golem, Skeletons, Ice Spirit, Fireball, Log Copy to Deck Decksplanation: This deck is an amazing cycle siege deck. It’s 2.
March 18, 2018
058: The Golden Ticket by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_058.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Dollar Shave Club Go to dollarshaveclub.com/royale and get the Dollar Shave Club Starter Set for only $5 (with free shipping). Promo Code: Royale Simple Contacts Go to simplecontacts.com/royale to get $30 OFF your first Simple Contacts order. Promo Code: Royale Stamps.com Go to stamps.com and click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in CAST to get your 4-week trial plus postage & digital scale. Promo Code: CAST   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Joe: ~4612 Been using the Mortar Mauler! Fireball is now level 9 - half way to level 10! (for my XBOW ladder deck) Been prepping A LOT for the CRL tournament. Rob: ~4300 Bought the Magic Archer Got a log from Anniversary Magical Chest Lumberjack from Crown Chest Won Anniversary Challenge - Got Electro Wizard Season End Draft Chest - Royal Ghost Electro Wizard from Crown Chest  Discussion * Anniversary Challenge Retro Royale Modern Royale * 2 Free Chest in Shop (Magical & Lightning) * BOOSTS!!!! * Pro Deck Challenge * eSports! * Clash Royale League Challenge * Reddit Q&A  Meta Check With the help of Lloyd Christmas, Rob & Joe bring you another edition of the Meta Check: * Mega Minion checks in as the number two card OVERALL these last 2 weeks.  * Dark Prince continues to maintain a strong pace this week. * Mortar has been atop the leaderboard at a respectable clip these last 2 weeks. * Fireball is finally starting to show some life, beating out Poison (and Rocket & Lightening combined) this last week. To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here. 
March 5, 2018
057: Yearbook Awards! by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_057.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: SeatGeek Go to seatgeek.com and enter the promo code CAST to get $20 OFF your first SeatGeek purchase. Blue Apron Go to blueapron.com/royale click on the REDEEM OFFER button to get $30 OFF your first order. Promo Code: Royale  Simple Contacts Go to simplecontacts.com/royale to get $30 OFF your first Simple Contacts order. Promo Code: Royale   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Joe: ~4812 Starting to level up my XBOW deck!! I’ve been practicing a lot of challenges with XBOW in preparation for the ladder Rob: ~4547 Maxed out Archers!!!!!! Working on Ice Spirit next  Discussion * Magic Archer Draft Challenge! * Gem Rush! * Fixed Deck Order N Boom It or Moob It This week: A very specially themed BiMi where the guys take ideas from their Discord's 'Think Tank' channel and discuss them! Paracannon Master Builder Bat Cave Wise Man Ice Knight Chicken TheboomMan    Meta Check It's the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the META CHECK!!! We are totally stoked about this one! As far as the numbers go LloydChristmas (Devon) switched it up a little this time around and we’re gonna have a little bit of fun. Without further adieu… It’s time for “YEARBOOK AWARDS!” * Most Likely to Succeed * Most Consistent * Best Couple * Most Changed * Biggest Comeback * Best Eyes * Best Dressed * Best Smile * Most Athletic * Biggest Flirt * Best Hair * Teacher’s Pet * Class Clown To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here. To Devon - Thank you for bringing this incredible se...
February 19, 2018
056: Category 5 by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_056.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: Stamps.com Go to stamps.com and click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in CAST to get your 4-week trial plus postage & digital scale. Simple Contacts Go to simplecontacts.com/royale and to get $30 OFF your first Simple Contacts order. Promo Code: Royale SeatGeek Go to seatgeek.com and enter the promo code CAST to get $20 OFF your first SeatGeek purchase.   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our weeks in the arena: * Joe: Currently at 4500 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * Been playing the Mortar Mauler * Recorded a YouTube video on the balance changes: * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aEbz_FA9Gk * youtube.com/Coltonw83 * Rob: Hovering around 4400 * So close to level 13 Archers! * Got a graveyard from a Crown chest! * Hit new PB of 4816!!!  Discussion * Sudden Death Challenge * Lunar New Year Challenge * Joe Won! * Balance Changes 2/12 * Mega Knight: Spawn and Jump Damage -25%; Deployment radius reduced * Skeleton Barrel: Skeleton count 8 → 6 * Knight: Hitpoints -6% * Inferno Dragon: Switches between targets slower * Valkyrie: Hit Speed 1.5sec → 1.4sec * Bandit: Minimum Dash Range 4 → 3.5 * Dark Prince: Hit Speed 1.4sec → 1.3sec; Hitpoints +5% N Boom It or Moob It Magic Archer: Preparing for the Arena… TOOLTIP: Not quite a Wizard, nor an Archer - he shoots a magic arrow that passes through and damages all enemies in its path. It’s not a trick, it’s magic! *  Legendary! *  7 tiles to target, 11 tiles to hit *  Targets ground and air *  Dies to a fireball *  Width of arrow’s area damage is unknown… 
February 4, 2018
055: Podcaster Challenge by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_055.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: SeatGeek Go to www.seatgeek.com and enter the promo code CAST to get $20 OFF your first SeatGeek purchase. Blue Apron Go to www.blueapron.com/royale and click on the REDEEM OFFER button to get $30 OFF your first order. Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions Our Weeks in the Arena Joe: ~4800 Been playing the Mortar Mauler The ladder rollercoaster is a struggle Rob: ~4700 Dropped Skeletons for Bats Bats are level 11 but can get to 12 waiting on gold Working on maxing Archers  Discussion * Gold Rush * YouTuber Challenge * Balance Changes 1/24 Royal Ghost: Damage -6%; Invisibility delay 0.7sec → 1.2 sec; Hit Speed 1.7sec → 1.8sec Zappies: Targets Ground and Air Hunter: Range 5 → 4; Bullet spread slightly smaller (projectile range remains at 6.5) Night Witch: Initial Bats spawn quicker Bats: Hit Speed 1sec → 1.1sec Lava Hound: Hitpoints +5% Goblin Hut: Spawn Speed 4.9sec → 5sec (one less spawn in total) Mini P.E.K.K.A: Hitpoints +7% Lumberjack: Hitpoints +7% Mortar: Minimum Range 4.5 → 3.5  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current Meta, brought to us by our boy Lloyd Christmas (Devon): * Royale Ghost use rates at the top are down but it ain't over. * Prince and Dark Prince usage is steadily on the incline.  * Skeleton Barrel has enjoyed a solid first couple of weeks but the Goblin Barrel wasn’t far behind. * Miner actually tied the temporary meta dominating troop.  * Poison’s usage rate is higher than Rocket, Fireball, AND Lightning COMBINED. To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here.  Chest Openings We open chests round robin style,
January 21, 2018
054: Golem McStrollem by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_054.mp3  Tonight we are sponsored by: SeatGeek Go to www.seatgeek.com and enter the promo code CAST to get $20 OFF your first SeatGeek purchase. eHarmony Go to www.eharmony.com and enter the promo code CastR to get your 1st month FREE when you sign up for a 3-month subscription.   Use the codes above to directly help support the show!  Introductions * Rob: Hovering around 4500 * Princess! * Night Witch! * Bought the Royal Ghost from Shop * First Lightning Chest Experience * Joe: Currently at 4600 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * So Many CHALLENGES * More and More and MORE on YouTube. Check us out at https://youtube.com/castroyalepodcast * Thank you to Bufarete!! Visit him at https://youtube.com/bufaretegaming  Discussion * Ramp Up Challenge * 2v2 Practice Challenge * Touchdown!!!! BOOM!! * Stats Royale * Bomb Tower * Cannon Cart N Boom It or Moob It * If you finish a Quest while in a match the game should notify you when completed. * As clan leaders, we should have the ability to delete specific chat messages. * The Zappies should die to a fireball. * The flying Machine is a viable card in the current meta.    Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current Meta, brought to us by our boy Lloyd Christmas (Devon): * Royal Ghost…… IT'S EVERYWHERE!! * Zaps are in, Logs are out! * Lightning is fading away. * Inferno Dragon vs. Inferno Tower. Which is better? * Building use rates over the period tell an interesting story!   To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check
January 8, 2018
053: Happy Boom Year by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_053.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions Our weeks in the arena: Joe: ~4200 trophies Hit my PB of 5056!!! Draft Chest - got 24 XBOWs and also got a Mega Knight Mortar Mauler Been playing LOTS of classic challenges Rob: ~4200 trophies Hit my PB 4781 (finished 4646) Got another log! (Finally lvl 3!) Working on a variant of the mortar mauler New shopping strategy  Discussion * Gem Rush * Royal Ghost Mirror Challenge * Joe got the royal ghost * Modern Royale * ROB WON!!!! N Boom It or Moob It In the new meta, Hog Rider seems to be more prevalent than ever. Hog Rider could use a small nerf. The Giant Skeleton Bomb does not deal damage to the RG while he is in ghost mode. The game needs the ability to share replays outside of the game using the share button. Skeleton Barrel seem to be overtaking the meta. This past season ended on New Year’s Eve, and next season will end on the SuperBowl… WHERE IS TOUCHDOWN!?!?!  Chest Openings We open chests round robin style, starting with the least rare, then moving to “The big dogs”! Rob - Crown, Clan, 1 big dog Client & Server are out of sync error Joe - Clan, 2 big dog  Deck Spotlight (00:51:02) POMPEYO4 (3.8 AEC) Cards: Giant, Minions, Minion Horde, Skeleton Army, Sparky, Goblin Barrel, Zap,
December 24, 2017
052: Hunter Be Hunted by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_052.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions Our weeks in the arena: * Rob: Hovering around 4600 * Unlocked Zappies * Still waiting on the Hunter… * 200 more Rockets until level 10 * Joe: Currently at 4800 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * Currently maxing out the Rocket to level 11 * Unlocked Zappies and the Hunter!  Discussion News * Special Boosts are Back! (One was free!) * Hunter/Zappies Draft Challenge * Triple Elixir Challenge Be sure to check out our YouTube video on the awesome deck we used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsfELvj6gc8 Game Update * Electro Valley: Reach this new Arena at 3400 Trophies Legendary Arena: Now Arena 12 with new rewards * The Hunter and the Zappies! * New chests! * The "Daily Gifts" Quest is now always active * FINALLY Cards at max level are less likely to appear in the Shop * Royal Ghost * First impressions on card and concept (PRE RELEASE) N Boom It or Moob It * Hog Rider: Hit speed to 1.6sec (from 1.5sec), first attack comes 0.1sec slower * Knight: Hit speed to 1.2sec (from 1.1sec) * Prince: Hitpoints +5%, hit speed to 1.4sec (from 1.5sec) * Damage Spells (Fireball, Lightning, Zap, Log, Poison, Rocket, Arrows): Crown Tower Damage to 35% (from 40%) * Ice Golem: Death Damage slow effect duration to 1sec (from 2sec) * Skeleton Barrel: Added Death Damage * Giant Skeleton: Hitpoints +5% * Guards: Damage +5%, hitpoints +5%, hit speed to 1.1sec (from 1.2sec) * Goblins (affects Goblins, Goblin Gang, Goblin Barrel): Damage -6% * Elixir Collector: Hitpoints -13% 
December 11, 2017
051: Showstopper by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_051.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions Our weeks in the arena Rob: * Made it to 4711 (PB!!) Currently around 4200+ Got a Sparky from a Giant Chest Finally hit lvl 12!! And man does it make a difference Maxed out his Knight :) Joe: Ended the season in Master 1, Draft Chest:  19 Rockets and 21 X-Bows 4296 currently using the mortar mauler. struggles.  Discussion * CCGS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP * Winner: SergioRamos:) * New Game Update in 1st half of December (no 'real' sneak peeks) * Challenges * Crown Championship Finals Challenge * Sudden Death Challenge  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current meta, brought to us by Lloyd Christmas and Blue Bomber! For this meta check, we have something truly special. Blue Bomber, brings us a CCGS Finals Meta Check - just to see what the Pros at the tippy top of the ladder are using and the numbers are amazing! Disclosure: take everything with a grain of salt since not all players played all 8 cards, so we don’t know what they were. He takes us through the following themes: * The most used cards! * Pro’s hate the pump! * Is goblin hut Meta? * Some surprising additions! * Not much love for siege decks (RIP Mortar) * Miner dominates win conditions! To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here. N Boom It or Moob It * Rewind button in replays * Trophy level caps - King levels being a card cap
November 27, 2017
050: The Big Five-O by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_050.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Rob: Hovering around 4300 * Got another princess * 4,000 more gold for lvl 13 knight * 84 exp away from 12! * Unlocked the Skeleton Barrel * Joe: Currently at 4700 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * Arrows are almost maxed!! 500 more! * 30k EXP from Level 13 king tower. * Been playing SO MUCH mirror friendly matches  Discussion * CCGS 2017 WORLD FINALS * CCGS Fall Finals took place * NA: MusicMaster * Euro: Loupanji * Latin America: Adrian Piedra * Colton Wall defeated Oxalate and will be in London for the December 3rd Arena finals. * Gold Rush * Touchdown is coming this weekend, per a tweet from CR. FINALLY * Skeleton Barrel * Overall thoughts on the card? (Cost, rarity, etc.) * Types of decks it works well in? * Easiest ways to: * Use the card * Defend against the card  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current meta, brought to us by Lloyd Christmas! On this special Meta Check, we compare how the Cast Royale clans’ top decks, compare to the top of the global ladder. What’s different? What’s the same? and What’s in between? We talk through it all. To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here. N Boom It or Moob It * There needs to be at least one more way to gain Experience in this game.
November 13, 2017
049: Clash 101 by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_049.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Our weeks in the arena: * Rob: Hovering around 4000 * 70k gold for lvl 13 Knight * ¼ of the cards for a 10 rocket * Electro Wizard from a silver chest * Graveyard when the season ended * Joe: Currently at 4400 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * Arrows are about half way to maxed * Season Reset - Master 1 * Draft Chest: Got another Princess so i can now level her up to level 3!! BOOM! * Huge Shoutout to: Frosty8 & supercell58 for starting The Clash Podcast  Discussion * Gold Rush!! * Special Power-ups * Spooky halloween challenge! * Awesome one time rewards! * Joe stunk at this challenge * Double elixir Challenge * Joe 9-1 * Rob 6-1  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current meta, brought to us by Lloyd Christmas! They said it couldn’t be done. The odds were too great. There was no chance. THEY WERE WRONG!! Welcome the goblin hut to the club folks! For the first time in 33 weeks, this card has made it to the top of the ladder. Not really sure how, or why - but it’s clearly somehow viable. The bandit! She checks in at 29% (9th most used card in the game) use rates at the top of the ladder, and is featured commonly in beatdown decks. Because she’s only three cost, she also has versatility in other cheap cycle decks as well. Next up, at the top of the card use rates is the log, zap, and ice spirit. They have great value for super cheap cost. The princess is being used 33% of the time, and checks in as the number 4 most used card in the game. She’s heavily featured in the Loblin (zap/spell bait decks). Bats started this trend, and she continues it. Beatdown style spell? The ROCKET!!
October 30, 2017
048: King's Cup by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_048.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Our weeks in the arena * Rob: Hovering around 4500+ trophies * Joe: Currently at 4800 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * Archers are MAXED!! Next up, Arrows! * Been playing LOTS of Kings Cup and Touchdown!  Discussion * Touchdown * Thoughts? * Mirror Challenge * Same Decks * Same Cycle * No Excuses! * King’s Cup * Tiered Challenge * Overall thoughts?  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current meta, brought to us by Lloyd Christmas! The Tesla Tower, out of obscurity has been used a total of 8 times at the top of the ladder. Previous count over the last 6 months - ZERO!! The Inferno tower and the Tesla are the only buildings in the game that can attack both ground AND air! Venus fly trap type card? Sorry.. off topic. Beatdown style decks have been on the decline as of late. Squishy cards are seeing increased use rates. As an effect, inferno tower use rates are seeing a decrease, while the Tesla tower is picking up the pace. This makes sense, since these buildings are good against opposite things (tanks vs. squishy troops). The Flying Machine - for whatever reason - has made the list. There is nothing more to this, than the fact that the cards is now officially more relevant than the Goblin Hut. Tornado use rates are checking in at 28%, 32%, and 28% rates over the last three periods. This makes sense since with the increase in use rates of the squishy troops. Tornado will continue to provide utility to most decks in this current meta. To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here.
October 16, 2017
047: Touchdown! by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Cast_Royale_Podcast_Episode_047.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Our weeks in the arena * Rob: Hovering around 4200+ trophies * Unlocked: Mega Knight and the Cannon Cart * Now has all the cards in the game * Joe: Currently at 4400 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * Max Archers, coming right up! * Been playing LOTS of Touchdown!  Discussion 10/9 Balance Update * Sparky: Hit speed to 4sec (from 5sec), damage -15% * Sparky will no longer one-shot another Sparky. * Tesla: Damage +41%, hit speed to 1sec (from 0.8sec) * Tesla will one-shot Minions and Goblins. * Electro Wizard: Damage -4%, first attack comes 0.2sec slower * No major interaction changes. * Graveyard: Duration to 10sec (from 9sec), radius to 4 (from 5), first Skeleton spawns 0.5sec slower, Skeletons spawn less randomly * No major interaction changes. * Cannon Cart: Hitpoints +5%, shield hitpoints +5% * Cannon Cart's shield will survive a Mega Knight jump and hit. * Lightning: Damage -3%, radius to 3 (from 3.5) * No major interaction changes. * Spear Goblins: Hit speed to 1.1sec (from 1.3sec) * No major interaction changes. * Valkyrie: Damage +5% * Valkyrie will one-shot Princesses and Dart Goblins, and take down Barbarians in three attacks. * FIXES: * Bandit, Mega Knight - FIXED: Bandit and Mega Knight dashing/jumping a shorter distance than they should. * Cannon Cart - FIXED: Troops occasionally stopped targeting the Cannon Cart and very occasionally get stuck behind a broken Cannon Cart. * Troop Pathfinding - FIXED: Troops steering towards an unexpected lane. Behaviour should be more as expected now. * KNOWN ISSUE (at time of recording) * Shield break resets your Inferno Tower’s charge (
October 2, 2017
046 - Flying Machine by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode046.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Our weeks in the arena * Rob: Hovering around 4400+ trophies * Working on Gold for level 12 ice spirit * Stated the quest for level 10 rocket * Joe: Currently at 4900 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler * FINALLY got my rocket to level 10 - BOOM! * Been playing LOTS of 2v2. * Cast Royale 2 Made it to 173 on the local leaderboard!  Discussion * Flying Machine Challenge * Draft Challenge * Gold, Chests, 8 Wins to unlock the Card, and 12 wins to get 100 of them. * How did we Fare? *  Rob * Joe * Let’s discuss the Flying Machine * What impact (S, M, L) will it have on the game? * What roll will this card serve as? * Too strong, too weak, or just right?  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current meta, brought to us by Lloyd Christmas! Super solid deck in the current meta: Hog Rider, Mini Pekka, Princess, Ince Golem, Bats, Ice Spirit, Rocket, and Log. This deck is a really good hog/rocket cycle deck. The presence of the Bats has seemingly made a huge impact on the game. The Princess/Ice Golem/Ice Spirit combo really hits them hard. Also, these tandem allows space for the Log to be used, over the Zap. New version of the “Loblin”: Miner, Minion Horde, Bats, Princess, Goblin Gang, Log, Goblin Barrel, and the Ice Spirit. Underrated Cards: * Mega Minion * Ice Spirit * Fireball * Minions * Electro Wizards * Tornado To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here. N
September 18, 2017
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August 21, 2017
Episode 044 - The Loblin by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode044.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Our weeks in the arena! * Joe hit rank 9500 in the world!! * Rob is sitting at 4400 trophies * Maxed out MORTAR! * Inferno Dragon from Season Draft Chest * 2v2 is coming back! * Triple Elixir Challenge * Crown Championship Challenge (Fall CCGS Qualifiers) * Rob: 9 wins * Joe: 17 wins (at the time of recording - he has since hit 20!!) * roBøt!!! - 50 Kings #2CVY0099 * Vacation!! (We said we'd be back in your feed on the 10th but neither of us know how to read a calendar. WE'LL BE BACK ON 9/17)  Discussion 8/11 Balance Changes * Night Witch: Damage -9%, range -11%, Bat spawn speed to 7sec (from 6sec), spawns 2 Bats on death (from 3) * Battle Ram: Takes a bit longer to begin charging, Barbarians spawn slower * Graveyard: Duration to 9sec (from 10sec), spawns 15 Skeletons (from 17) * Electro Wizard: Hitpoints -2% * Heal: Duration to 2.5sec (from 3sec) * Mini P.E.K.K.A: Damage +4.6% * X-Bow: Deploy time to 3.5sec (from 4sec) * Mortar: Deploy time to 3.5sec (from 4sec) * Dark Prince: Damage +6%, hit speed to 1.4sec (from 1.5sec) * Ice Wizard: Damage +10%, hit speed to 1.7sec (from 1.5sec) * Bats: Bat count to 5 (from 4) We both give an A+ BOOM to this set of balance changes!  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current meta, brought to us by Lloyd Christmas! * The Night Witch, is no more!! From the most used card in the game, to not used at the top. * The Goblins are making their way back up the rankings! Larry (Rip) is gone, and so the pros have started to use the goblins as a replacement. * Biggest up-tick in use rates since the changes were released * Mini Pekka * Ice Wizard * Bats * Top 5 win condition cards: * Hog
August 7, 2017
Episode 043 - Which Witch?! by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode043.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Our weeks in the arena! * Joe got to Master 1 (Season High) - with the Mortar Mauler * He hates…. The Wall * Rob is at 4469 (Season High) BOOM! - also with the Mortar Mauler. * The trophy death spirals are on their way. * Rob got the Ice Wizard, and the Lumberjack this week!  Discussion * Balloon Challenge * Cannon Cart! * Let’s discuss the card, its stats, and some fun stuff about it * Joe got the card, and Rob did not * 2v2 Draft Format * First try free * One time rewards * 100 gems after that * 2v2 Double Elixir Draft Challenge * LEGENDARY REWARD!! * 2v2 is gone...  Meta Check Rob and Joe discuss the current meta, brought to us by Lloyd Christmas! * The unthinkable has occurred: The Giant Skeleton, has made it’s way into the meta check. After nearly 6 months GS is coming back. We think its because of Oxalate #NA CHAMP! * Night Witch, and Log are used 62% of the time, at the top of the ladder. What else is there to say here.. really… * Skeletons use rates over the last three cycles: 68%, then down to 39%, then down to 10%. Supercell has withered them down to a Larryless nothing, and they are officially 6 ft. under. * #BringBackLarry * Interrelated Changes: * The Night Witch increase use rates, also cause increases in poison. * Increased poisons, cause increased heal spell use rates. * This causes a “Rock, Paper, Scissors” meta. * Use rates of buildings over the history of the meta: * The inferno tower and the elixir pump DOMINATE the building use rates. To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check
July 24, 2017
Episode 042 - Tri-Heal by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode042.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Our weeks in the arena! * We’ve been struggling a bit in the ladder * We really miss Larry * Rob got the… NIGHT WITCH!! * Sorry Twitter…  Discussion * We got some challenges! * 2v2 Challenges are just… “Better” * 2v2 Draft Challenge * 2v2 Sudden Death Challenge * So many “Booms”. Rocket Galore! * CCGS Spring Final Regional Champs: * NA: Oxalate * LATAM: Atchiin * EU: Surgical Goblin N Boom It, or Moob It? A new section of the show, where we go topic by topic and say whether we like it, or dislike it - in the form of “Boom it, or Moob it?” * Spring vs. Fall CCGS Winners * Lightning needs to be nerfed * The Heal spell needs to be rebalanced * When donating commons, there should be a “Donate All” button * Invisible option on your friends list when you’re online * Deck confirmation button before entering the game * The Clone spell should be removed completely from the game  Chest Openings Round robin style chest openings! We start off small, and then move to the big dogs: * Rob * Joe  Deck Spotlight (00:36:42) Tri-Heal (4.1 AEC) Cards: Three Musketeers, Ice spirit, Log, Heal Spell, Battle Ram, Elixir Pump, Knight, Minion Horde Decksplanation: Overall, this deck is easily the number one deck in the current meta,
July 10, 2017
Episode 041 - Oxalate & The Giant Skeleton by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode041.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below or click here to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!  Introductions * Happy 4th of July! * Joe moved to North Carolina!! * Happy Canada Day! * This week in the arena: * Rob got another legendary (haha) * Joe is chillin' at 4500 trophies, with the Mortar Mauler. * Joe maxed out his first card! The Mortar!! * We both hit our all time highs last season: * Rob: 4614 * Joe: 5026 * Ladder play discussion * Joe got the Inferno Dragon from the Master 1 draft chest! * Friends of Cast Royale: Join Project926 or Project927  Discussion * Bat Challenge! * We didn't get the bats... sad face... * Thoughts on the bats? How should they be used? * Furnace Challenge! * 2v2 Draft Challenge! * The Summer of 2v2 is upon us!  Meta Check * The Night Witch is sitting strong as the top win condition troop in the game. * What's not used at all: * Cannon * RG * EBarbs * Mortar * Barbarians * These cards get used to get to the top, but are not used at the top. * There is a serious trend increasing use rates of the Knight and a reduction in the Ice Golem use rates. * RIP Skeletons, you've been withered down to a Larriless nothing. To see the stats behind this week's Meta Check click here.  Chest Openings Rob and Joe go round robin style, starting with clans and crowns, and then moving to the big dogs!! * Joe * Rob 
June 26, 2017
Episode 040 - Hog Bandit by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode040.mp3   This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost!   This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena: * Rob got another legendary (haha) * Joe is happy he isn’t death spiraling * Quick Announcement * PLEASE take our survey!! * https://surveyplanet.com/5942e4f8f09d543e1d4eb366 News & Topics * Balance Changes (6/12) * Night Witch: Spawns 3 Bats on death (from 4), Bat spawn speed to 6sec (from 5sec), initial Bats spawn slower * Tornado, Poison, Heal: Multiple of same spell will stack * Tornado: Duration to 2.5sec (from 3sec) * The Log: Range to 11.1 (from 11.6) * Goblin Gang: Spear Goblin count to 2 (from 3) * Skeletons: Skeleton count to 3 (from 4) * Bandit: Hitpoints +4%, Dash initiates quicker * Inferno Dragon: Hitpoints +7%, re-targets 0.2sec quicker * Witch: Hitpoints +5%, Area damage radius +10%, spawn speed to 7sec (from 7.5sec), initial Skeletons spawn slower * Clone: Faster cloning effect * Battle Ram: Damage that destroys the Ram won't affect Barbarians (removed) * Bats: Bat count to 4 (from 5) * Game Update (6/12)  * Summer of 2v2 * Collect chests with your friends! * New Challenges * Extra Battle Deck slots * FRIEND & CLAN INVITES!!! * Clan Chat profanity filter * Card Shop now cycles through all available cards within 3 months * Changes to some of the “Big Dog” rewards * New Cards!!!! * SO MUCH MORE!!!!! Deck Spotlight (00:58:56) Hog Bandit (2.9 AEC) Cards: Hog Rider, Ice Spirit, Bandit, Ice Golem, Musketeer, Zap, Cannon, Fireball Decksplanation: Overall, this deck is very similar to the 2.6 Marcel P deck we featured on a previous episode. The deck is a "control" archetype, where you look to control the map by constantly attacking, preventing your opponent for building up big pushes.  You will also use small cost troops to defend, and cycle back to the hog/bandit. Hog pushes are key. The higher the number of times you play him in a given match, the more likely you are to win. Before double elixir time, the goal with this deck is to cycle cycle cycle. Play the deck quick, defend cheaply (from an elixir stand point), and cycle back to the hog. The goal with this deck is to cycle back tot he hog rider befor...
June 12, 2017
Episode 039 - Nighty Night by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode039.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost! This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena: * Rob got 4 new legendaries in one week! FOUR!!! * Joe is upset about the season reset. * Anti-climactic otherwise News & Topics * Let's discuss the Heal Spell * Best and worst uses for the card * The Night Witch * New game modes! * 2v2 friendlies * 2v2 draft challenges Meta Check * Rob and Joe discuss the vastly changing Meta after the Night Witch release. * Spear goblins have made a comeback! At least for now ? * What's left at the bottom of the totem poll. * The log is slowing down it's roll and the zap and arrows are making a climb again. * How about that Night Witch?? Used in CCGS, Tournies, challenges and even at the top ladder. This card impacted the meta in a BIG way. * Tornado and executioner are used more now, while lavahound and loon are used less. * The lightning is still used and proves to continue as a powerful beatdown card, even through the ever changing meta. * Get the latest meta check here. Chest Openings We open up a few chests - Crown, Clan, and a few big dogs: * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight (00:58:15) Nighty Night (4.3 AEC) Cards: Night Witch, Golem, Minions, Skeletons, Lightning, Elixir Collector, Baby Dragon, Log Decksplanation: This deck is a typical Golem beatdown styled deck however has the minions instead of the mega minion and has the night Witch over the electro wizard. So this deck is less prone to a lightning! The thing with this deck is finding the right balance between taking damage and not taking damage in a match. This deck can take a MASSIVE amount of damage and still 3-crown your opponent. To win with this deck you need your elixir collector. If you have it at first, plot it down immediately. If not, defend while cycling with minimal elixir to get to it quick while mitigating damage to your tower. Once you have your pump down safely, drop the golem in the back behind the king tower. Once your Golem is by your archer tower, drop the night Witch down behind it in the same lane. From there, wait. See what your opponent does to see if the baby dragon, log, or lightning should be used. DON'T drop the skeletons or the minions too soon. Wait for your opponents log or zap/arrows before stopping them down to prevent them from getting good value and you can instead get maximum value for using them. Use the lightning on higher health single troops and the log for ground squishies.
May 29, 2017
Episode 038 - Splash Yard by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode038.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost! This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena: * Rob went to London!! And hit close to his all time high * Joe hit Master 1, and also made it to the 5k Club * Joe got his Rocket to level 9! * North Carolina?? BOOM News & Clan Updates *  Hog Rider Draft Challenge *  Wizard Challenge *  Mini meta! *  Double Elixir Draft Challenge *  Oh, hello Gold!! *  Mini Pekka Challenege *  New gold style shop offers!!! *  CCGS *  Joe played his bracket *  Summary and thoughts Meta Check * Rob and Joe discuss a few key aspects of the current meta: * The Log is easily still the most used card (64%) * Skeletons and Goblin Gang are now tied for the second most used cards! The versatility of the goblin gang is being recognized by many. And the fast that it's a 3 cost card with 6 troops that attack both ground and air (and don't die to zap) make it superior to the Skeleton army. * The musketeer is on its way down. Thanks lightning! * The hog rider is still the number one used win condition troop; however, the increase in tornado use rates has driven it down by a nice amount! * The giant is still used but at a decreased rate. Deck Spotlight (00:41:43) Splash Yard (3.6 AEC) Cards: Bowler, Graveyard, Baby Dragon, Tornado, Poison, Skeletons, Electro Wizard, Knight Decksplanation: Overall this is a defensive deck with a tremendously high learning curve. With the learning curve comes with and equally high skill cap, and easily makes this decks one of the best in the game. Play it defensively, and reactive and you'll increase you chances of winning by a lot. In overtime, you can play offensive. This deck is used heavily in eSports gameplay like CCGS, and others in the competitive scene. It's also used at the top of the ladder, and is a super solid deck. It's also a REALLY good challenge deck. Bowler- the bowler should simply be used on whatever lane your opponent is attacking. The side of the map they go down is the side you want this bad boy on. He's tanky, does splash damage, and is great for defensive purposes especially on your side of the map. He will also be used to push troops off your knight (which soaks damage for all your troops) - see the knight section below. Also, on offense if you can tornado the opponents troops into the front of their tower, the bowler will not only hit the troop but also will splash the tower. Incredible damage and value. Baby Dragon- This dragon should be used for splash defense,
May 6, 2017
Episode 037 - Pump It Up by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode037.mp3 This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon! Use the affiliate link below to do your regular shopping on Amazon like you normally would. Once you make your purchase, a portion of your payment to Amazon will help support the show. You can directly support what we do just by doing your everyday shopping, at no extra cost! This week on the show: Introductions * Rob is going to LONDON!! * This week in the arena: * HIGHEST TROPHY COUNTS * Rob – 4545 * Joe – 4710 (Challenge III) * Rob & Joe – Knight and Archers level 12 News & Clan Updates * New clan minimum * 100 Donations * New Moderator role * Applications underway! Topic * Heal Challenge * Thoughts on the challenge, rewards, entry fee, etc. * The Crown Championship!!!! * Link to the details: Introducing... The Crown Championship! * SIGN UP HERE: crownchampionship.clashroyale.com Chest Openings Round Robin style, crown chests, clan chests, and…. The Big Dogs! * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight (00:42:36) Pump It Up (3.6 AEC) Cards: Elixir Collector, Goblin Gang, Skeletons, Zap, Hog Rider, Ice Spirit, Three Musketeers, Knight Decksplanation: Overall this deck is a cycle deck, being at 3.6 cost, its very fast. The only reason it is even that high is because of the 3 Musketeers. Never give up with this deck. You can take two towers faster than they can probably take one in the last few seconds of the game. Just keep cycling to the 3M, and make magic happen! Elixir Collector – This is your point of emphasis for the first two minutes of the game, while you wait for the game to get into double elixir time. Ultimately, you just want to use your elixir pump and then defend with very quick cycling troops so you don’t take too much damage on your tower. While defending with your smaller cost troops you are easily able to cycle back to your pump. The elixir generation and elixir resources are crucial to the success of this deck. Without the pumps, you won’t have the resources to have the 3 musketeers effectively on the map. Goblin Gang – This is an amazing defensive card. This should be used vs. a number of your opponents troops; however, you should also be using this to PUNISH your opponent on the offensive side. Skeletons – Skeletons should be used to cycle, and defend. They will not be used for offense in this deck. You’ll want to use these to generate an even higher elixir advantage over your opponent if you can force a spell out against them. Zap – This card CAN be replaced with the log; however, the log is slower when it comes to how quickly it comes out on the map. The zap is instant, and can react very quickly to skeleton army,
April 26, 2017
Episode 036 - Tag, You're It! by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode036.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Sorry for the delay! * This week in the Arena (kind of) * Rob got his Mortar to level 12! * Rob got the Electro Wizard! BOOM * Joe is missing the gold necessary to get his Mortar to level 12.. sad face * Two cool new websites! * www.statsroyale.com * www.starfi.re * New challenges! * Epic Challenge * Valkyrie and Musketeer Mini Challenge * Let's level out the over leveling common problem ? * Radio Royale: It's a Spicy Meat-a-ball! * "The Month of 2v2 is coming!!" * GATS * Nova eSports: * Welcome Hazard and SirTag (our coaches for this season)! * Coaching strategies * Themes of mistakes we make and things we do well * Work on the fundamentals * Check out nova for some lesson if you'd like them for yourself! * www.novaesports.com/lessons Topic - 4/19 Balance Changes * Royal Giant: Deploy Time to 2sec (from 1sec) * Tweaking his deploy time gives the defender a bit more time to react to Royal Giants played at the bridge or in the pocket (on your side of the Arena once a tower is down). Listen to the latest episode of Radio Royale for more insight on this change and some of the others below! * Elite Barbarians: Hitpoints -4%, initial attack comes 0.1sec slower * This change will make Elite Barbarians a bit easier to deal with. They'll still be a threat and can take down big dudes on defense before going on a counter push, but they won't be quite as punishing. * Furnace: Hitpoints -5% * Furnace offers really nice support to your offense, but its high hitpoints also make it a bit too strong on defense. A small tweak will help here. * Goblin Hut: Hitpoints +5% * Goblin Hut has lived in the shadow of the Furnace for long enough! This change, in conjunction with the one above, should make them both interesting and viable options depending on your deck. * Electro Wizard: Hit Speed to 1.8sec (from 1.7sec) * Electro Wizard offers a bit too much damage and control for a ranged support troop. A lower hit speed will tone him down in both areas. * Executioner: Damage +6% * Now that all of the Executioner's bugs have been ironed out, we can return him to his former glory! This will also make him a great option for countering the increasingly popular Lava Hound based decks. * Balloon: Death Damage delay to 3sec (from 1sec) * It's great to see the Balloon become a more viable offense card since the last change; however, we'd like to add a bit more Death Damage delay to allow for better counterplay.
April 10, 2017
Episode 035 - The Aftermath by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode035.mp3 Anniversary Exclusive Click the picture or go to teespring.com/castroyaleyearoneedition and get your exclusive Cast Royale: Year One Edition swag! These limited edition items will be available only for a short time. Not only will you be supporting the show, but 10% of the proceeds will be donated straight to Extra Life, an online grassroots movement working to save local kids through the power of play. Learn more here. This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena! * Rob and Joe have been taking the Mortar Mauler for a spin! * Rob got the Bandit AND the Lava Hound (now level 2) News & Clan Updates * Clash Royale eSport BAFTA AMD Award!! * Supercell Store! * https://shop.supercell.com * Become an eSport caster * supr.cl/CastRoyale  * Retro Royale!! * Rob was rocking Jason’s Deck (Helsinki Champion) * Joe rocked a hog/lightning cycle deck (Boom) * Changes to the 2v2 clan chest requirement * Cast Royale 8!!! Meta Check Top cards are as follows: Log (60% use rate), Skeletons (Larry is a boss, and is used 50% of the time), the Zap (up 20% use rate since the last meta check - and 50% use rate overall). Making an appearance: THE UNTHINKABLE HAS OCCURRED!! SPARKY MADE IT TO THE CHARTS!!! 1 total person, used her in the top of the ladder. Moob. Weak-lings (stay away from these): Spear Goblins, Tesla, Inferno Dragon, Goblin Hut, Prince, Giant Skeleton, Barbarian Hut… and more… Chest Openings Yellow is the theme of this chest opening! * Joe * Rob Deck Spotlight (00:44:50) Miner Control (To Major Tom) (2.9 AEC) Cards: Miner, Knight, Skeletons, Ice Spirit, Inferno Tower, Electro Wizard, Log, Poison Decksplanation: Joe provides a great summary of each cards purpose in this deck! This is a super competitive deck in the current meta, and is used by many pros in the various leagues out there! Miner - This is super control oriented. It is a chip based card, that causes your opponent to react. If they decide to leave it alone, the miner will get sneaky impactful damage in over the course of a given match. It also causes your opponent. Knight - This is your tank. It is your defensive troop. Counters the bowler, musketeer, electro-wizard, etc. that are threats from the river. It can even help stop the graveyard in the back behind your tower.
March 27, 2017
Episode 034 - Year One by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode034.mp3 Anniversary Exclusive Click the picture or go to teespring.com/castroyaleyearoneedition and get your exclusive Cast Royale: Year One Edition swag! These limited edition items will be available only for a short time. Not only will you be supporting the show, but 10% of the proceeds will be donated straight to Extra Life, an online grassroots movement working to save local kids through the power of play. Learn more here. This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena! * Woody * Twitter: @woody_CR * Twitch, Youtube, Reddit: wwoody123 * Twitch Schedule: * TUE & THU: 7PM EST Live * WED: 9PM EST Live (Steal the Crown) * Rob * Joe * Happy Birthday rendition by Eduard of Eleven Music Project * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxKHybF41e0 News & Clan Updates * Cast Royale 7 Topic * We discuss the following topics with Woody: * Favorite card * Clans and communities * Leading a competitive clan * Casual tips * Card balancing * Features we'd like to see in the game * Clash Royale as an eSport * Card and deck skill caps * And so much more!! Meta Snapshot Woody gives us a breakdown of the current meta, pointing out the most popular decks and card synergies that are successful at the top of the ladder. Deck Spotlight (01:09:05) The Mortar Mauler (2.9 AEC) Cards: Mortar, Skeletons, Log, Arrows, Rocket, Archers, Knight, Ice spirit Decksplanation: Woody provides a great summary of each cards purpose in this deck! Mortar - This is the win condition and name sake of the deck. Offensively (mostly) by river towards edge of the map. Typically played offensively because your other cards are support troops. If this thing locks on and is not answered, it will do a TON of damage. If needed, you can use this defensively as well with big beat down decks like the golem, giant, etc. Knight - Mini tank in front of the mortar, soaks damage and deals damage to oncoming traffic. It's really cheap and has a great pool of hit points. Since it's so cheap, you can basically play him with any other card in the deck whenever you want. Can also play defensive verse goblin barrels or GY’s being thrown down on your tower. This card is indispensable in the deck. Archers - Defensive troop, and very rarely will get to the tower. These guys are behind the mortar,
March 13, 2017
Episode 033 - The Growler by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode033.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena! * Rob is struggling a little bit, while Joe is enjoying the 2.6 hog cycle deck! * Deck Shop! * Visit https://deckshop.pro/deck/list * Clash Royale’s Birthday!! * Cast Royale’s Birthday!! * Be sure to check out our next episode: Woody, Leader of Reddit Alpha * Graveyard art provided by yarn of Orange Juice News & Topics * Radio Royale (Official Podcast of Clash Royale) * Outrageous new game mode! * CLAN BATTLES!!! Who’s ready for 2v2?!? * https://clashroyale.com/blog/news/radio-royale-outrageous-new-game-mode Meta Check * Rob and Joe discuss the current state of the meta, in a snapshot prepared by: Devon aka Lloyd Christmas, Cast Royale 2. The log is the most popular card. Shocker. Click Here for Meta Check Spreadsheet Chest Openings Round Robin (Crown, Clans, and then… The Big Dogs!!) * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight (00:51:20) The below decks are all successful 12 win challenge decks. Enjoy! BOOM! The Growler (3.9 AEC) Cards: Bowler, Graveyard, Electro Wizard, Knight, Minions, Log, Poison, Inferno Tower Decksplanation: This deck is super defensive; however, it packs a serious offensive push when the troops switch sides. The best way to handle this deck, is to play it slowly. Utilize the bowler when possible, to defend against your opponents offensive pushes. The bowler is super efficient, and is really able to manage most ground offensive troops. Since is he has a pushback effect, he will not allow your tower to take too much damage. Additionally, since he is super slow at moving across the map, he will allow you to generate full elixir before crossing over the river. Before he gets to the river, you’ll want to drop the electro wizard right behind him. This will make it very difficult for your opponent, since they will have a bowler pushing their counter back, and the electro wizard immobilizing him. Effectively, the only way they can appropriately defend against your push, is with a Minion Horde. If they have that - save your minions for them. Otherwise, once your bowler/electro wizard tandem is about to cross the river, you’ll want to drop the graveyard on their tower. This will instantly cause a reaction from your opponent. If they don’t react to the spell, their tower dies. The cool thing is that your bowler will be soaking the tower damage, and the archer tower won’t kill your skellies. Make sure you time that right! Once your opponent reacts to the graveyard, you’ll want to drop the poison on their tower, and their defensive counter. This will make it extremely hard for your opponent to deal with. On the defensive end, you also have the Inferno tower, and the knight. Use them as needed. Minions should be used sparingly,
February 27, 2017
Episode 032 - 0 To 100 Real Quick by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode032.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena! * Joe got to his new high! of 4311!! * Huge thank you to Marcel_p * Rob needs to hit level 11! * New High for Rob: 4243 * Let’s discuss the value of the archer tower * Rob got the log!! News & Clan Updates * Let’s address the 800 pound gorilla and pink elephant in the room * CLASH ROYALE SHOUTOUT!! Thank you!!!! * That went from 0 to 100 real quick * Let’s talk the specifics of Clash Royale’s impact on our show * We’ve got a 5th clan! * Discord.. and our bot (or two)! * Twitter progress, and continued rebranding * We’ve got 500 followers! * Still not verified.. but that’s okay! * Anniversary episode is up-and-coming! Topics * Radio Royale (Official Podcast of Clash Royale) * Cards we Killed (Mega Pekka, Ghost, Barbarian Launcher, Trojan Pony!!) * Let’s talk about the Goblin Gang! * Did you see OJ’s video? * Skeleton Army vs. Goblin Gang * Rob played the Draft Challenge!!!! AND - he loved it!! * Should they have a game mode that’s 2v2? * Clash Nights * Dev Q&A’s Chest Openings Round Robin (Crown, Clans, and then… The Big Dogs!!) * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight (00:40:28) Marcel_p (2.6 AEC) Cards: Hog Rider, Ice golem, Skeletons, Ice Spirit, Cannon, Fireball, Log, Musketeer Decksplanation: At it’s core, this deck is a hog cycle deck. It’s super quick, since the average cost is only 2.6. There are four cards that cost two or less elixir, which really allow you to 1) cycle to your hog, and 2) defend quickly to cycle back to your hog. Since the deck is so cheap, you’re going to wind up pushing your hog with weak troops (i.e., the ice spirit, ice golem, or skeletons). This will cause you to lose elixir trades when your opponent counters it with their “hard” hog counter; however, the key is that when the opponent counter pushes, you can use your low cost troops/buildings on the defensive side to gain the elixir advantage back. Do not underestimate the power and damage that the archer tower has on the defensive end. So to summarize, you lose elixir when you push, and you gain elixir when you defend. However, the cool thing is that because the deck is inherently so cheap, you will have the ability to cycle back to your hog rider push, BEFORE they will be able to cycle back to their “hard” hog counter. This leaves them with a “soft” hog counter to throw down, which usually can be taken out by fireball or log (or at least displace troops so that your hog can get some hits in on the tower). You really should not play this deck slow. If you do, you’re losing the advantage that this deck has to offer. During the first two minutes of the game, when elixir generation is normal - you have the advantage and can cycle with the hog faster than your opponent can; however, when double elixir kicks in, this really isn’t the case anymore.
February 13, 2017
Episode 031 - Skeletal Equilibrium by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode031.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Our week in the arena * Joe back up to 4k! Using a hog cycle deck. Rob hit a small road bump with purple flame's deck. * Joe got the lava hound!!!! * The Executioner.... * Battle Ram Challenge * Decks that worked.. (EWiz, Giant, and Executioner/Lightning) * New card: Goblin Gang!! News & Clan Updates * Clan 4??!?! * T.N.T - Death From Above!!! * All decks must include Zap, Fireball, Rocket, and Arrows * Twitter (rebranded/revamped) * SUPERCELL FOLLOWED US ON TWITTER!!! HUGE THANK YOU BOOM BOOM BOOM!! * Anniversary episode upcoming! Topic - 2/13 Balance Changes * Executioner: Damage -6%, Range to 4.5 (from 5), axe hit radius -10% * Executioner's power level is clearly too high for a troop that does it all. However, this is partly due to a few bugs that we're fixing in the next update, so we're taking that into account with these changes. Reducing his damage, range and the amount of stuff his axe can hit at once should rein him in. * Poison: Duration to 8sec (from 10sec), Damage per second +24% * After this change Poison will be more reliable at getting its damage down. It'll deal more damage with each tick, but roughly the same damage over the duration. Skeletons will pop in one tick (instead of two), making it much better against Skeleton Army and Graveyard - and a viable alternative to Fireball again. * Witch: Damage +6% * Her use rate is really low in the later Arenas and high-win Challenges, but it's quite good elsewhere. We're looking to give her a small boost without overpowering her in the early game. This change will allow her to one-shot equally leveled Skeletons. * P.E.K.K.A: Deploy Time to 1sec (from 3sec) * We're aiming to make P.E.K.K.A feel more usable and a bit more nimble to play, without breaking her identity as a big, burly robot. * Dark Prince: Hitpoints +5% * He's been considered a lower tier card for some time, as his stats aren't quite there when compared to other 4 Elixir options. More hitpoints should allow him to charge around the Arena with a bit more success! * Baby Dragon: Range to 3.5 (from 3) * Baby Dragon is a fun and iconic card that doesn't see a lot of play. A bit more range should make it more appealing. * Skeletons: Skeleton Count to 4 (from 3) * Since Ice Spirit joined the Arena, the 1 Elixir slot has become more competitive, so we're bringing back the 4th Skeleton! This change (aka, +25% more calcium) will give Skeletons a lot more value as a distraction tool. Ledoot returns! * Skeleton Army: Skeleton Count to 15 (from 16) * A critical change to maintain the delicate balance of "Skeletal equilibrium" within the Arena. **Balance change grade!! Chest Openings Round Robin (Golds, Crowns, Clans, and then… The Big Dogs!!) * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight (00:51:10) Easy Bake Oven (AEC 3.
January 30, 2017
Episode 030 - Dirty Miner by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode030.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Our week in the arena * Joe has been having some trouble with the new meta… But a Giant/GYard deck seems to be working! * Rob can’t get away from the Purple Flame (princess mod) deck… and clearly, it’s doing great for him. * Executioner thoughts * Draft Challenge 1/23 Balance Changes * Elite Barbarians: Hitpoints -4%, Damage -4%, Hit Speed to 1.5sec (from 1.4sec) * While these three changes are relatively small on their own, the combined effect should be noticeable and make Elite Barbarians more manageable. We don't want to make them weak, just a bit less powerful. * Zap: Damage -6% * Zap has been one of the most used cards in the game for a long time. This change will stop it from one-shotting equally levelled Goblins - which includes Goblin Barrel Goblins - and should make other spells, such as Arrows, interesting alternatives. * Electro Wizard: Hitpoints +9%, Spawn Damage -6% * The big news here is that Fireball will no longer take out an equivalently levelled Electro Wizard! Spawn damage reduction is for consistency with the Zap change above. * Mega Minion: Damage -4%, Hit Speed to 1.5sec (from 1.4sec) * Mega Minion is a highly used and very valuable defensive option in need of toning down. Pulling the power from its damage, instead of hitpoints, felt like a better approach and more fitting with his armored theme - he's still a Minion, but a tanky one! * Archers: Hitpoints -4% * Archers are a top tier support card in the current meta. We're looking to pull a little bit of power from them, but also aiming to keep their interactions with Elite Barbarians and Mega Minion the same after the above two changes. * The Log: Damage -4%, knock back effect reduced * Reducing The Log's knock back effect won't change its uniqueness - it'll still be the only card that can knock back ALL troops. Our aim here is to lower how much control and displacement it brings to the Arena. The slight damage reduction will keep its interaction with Archers the same. * Ice Golem: Hitpoints -5%, Death Damage radius and slow duration reduced * Ice Golem is a top tier defensive option and it currently offers too much control and value for 2 Elixir. However, we like the niche he fills as a 2 Elixir tank, so we're tackling this with a hitpoint and control reduction. * Ice Spirit: Damage -10% * Currently a lone Ice Spirit can bring an entire horde of Minions to within one hit each from a Crown Tower! That’s a bit too much of a positive Elixir trade for our tastes. * Wizard: Range +0.5 * The Wizard's use rate is relatively low overall. A bit more range should make him a more compelling choice when stacked up against the other ranged support options. Chest Openings Round Robin (kind of… Rob has so many good chests.. Joe - not so much). * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight (00:46:03) Dirty Miner (3.8 AEC) - for BASEBALL!!!!!!!!! Cards: Barbarians, Miner, Hog Rider, Goblins,
January 16, 2017
Episode 029 - If You Zap, You Lose! by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode029.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Reminder: Busy Season * Rob is 30, with more aches and pains, and no added wisdom. * This week in the arena * New Years! * Star Wars Force Arena! * Dart Goblin: Thoughts and OJ Video Discussion * (We didn’t say it - but Dart Goblin also outranges the x-Bow) * Joe got the LOG!! BOOM! News & Clan Updates * @everyone change in Discord Topic * PodClash 2017 * Rob: 245 * Joe: 254 * Winners: * 1st Place - kelMMjesT * 2nd Place - Yus * 3rd Place - Rider Deck Spotlight (00:34:57) Rider (4.0 AEC) Cards: Elixir Collector, Log, Archers, Ice Golem, Golem, Mega Minion, Zap, Elite Barbarians Decksplanation: This deck requires you to get the pump down. Once you do you'll have the resource generation at your side. Defend with the archers, ice golem, mega minion, and e-barbs as needed. If you can develop a push from the back, you'll want to drop the golem behind the king tower (after getting the pump down), then facilitate the push with archers and the mega minion. After that, and especially in double elixir time, you can counter push the other lane with the ice golem and e-barbs. This push is an "all in" type push, but it's the kind of push that most opponents are 1) not used to defending against, and 2) not prepared to handle it. Take control of the game, and go for the three crown! Oh, and the log and zap are great for defense, but can really help your e-barbs get to the opponents tower. BOOM! Yus (3.3 AEC) Cards: Miner, Log, Princess, Inferno Tower, Zap, Minion Horde, Goblin Barrel, Skeleton Army Decksplanation: This deck is a zap bait deck at its core. It's defense and offense potential are tremendous, and easily make for a very frustrating match for your opponent. The key is to bait out a zap/log from your opponent on your cards. Most decks don't have the ability to answer multiple repeating waves of swarm troops (i.e., minion horde, skarmy, goblin barrel, etc.). The inferno tower in this deck is pivotal. If your opponent doesn't zap your tower to stop it's stream of attack, they will have a VERY hard time getting past it. In fact they might need a fireball to facilitate their push to get them to your tower. Unfortunately for them, if they fireball or zap your inferno tower, you can punish them with plenty of damage from your swarm troops. The princess is super good in this deck, you'll likely want to use her to bait out a log (or if your opponent uses a log on your goblin barrel or your skarmy, she's probably free to shoot from the edge of the river). The miner in this deck helps get solid chip damage in over the course of the game. Don't be afraid to use him along with a fireball to get very good damage in on the tower. Remember, if they zap! They LOSE!!!! Punish them hard. BOOM! kelMMjesT (3.5 AEC) Cards: Mega Minion, Archers, Zap, Graveyard, Giant, Fireball, Tombstone, Skeleton Army Decksplanation: This deck, at its core is simple to play. Defend with your archers, tombstone, and mega minion. At ten elixir, drop the giant in the back behind the king tower.
January 1, 2017
Episode 028 - The 4K Club by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode028.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * It is 2017, and we’ve got resolutions (kind of...) Topics * Electro Wizard Challenge (Joe got 12 wins!!) * TheBoomMan received his first legendary from a SMC!! SPARKY!! * New Card: Dart Goblin * Elite Barbarian Balance Discussion * Clan Chests * The 4k Club now includes the Boom Bros! * Clan Discord Channel Chest Openings 1 Magical Chest from Rob. Boom. Deck Spotlight (00:44:00) ElectroBoom! (3.1 AEC) Cards: Skeleton Army, Log, Mega Minion, Fireball, Furnace, Goblin Barrel, Mirror, Electro Wizard Decksplanation: This is the deck that allowed TheboomMan to get to 12 wins in the electro wizard challenge. At the core - this deck is a zap bait deck. Most people only have one or two cards that can deal with swarms of troops. If you can bait out your opponents typical counters early, you will easily win the game. At 10 elixir, you’re going to want to drop the furnace in the middle of the arena, a few tiles in front of your king tower. The furnace has great chip damage, and will defend against your opponents offensive pushes. Once you’ve set that up, use your goblin barrel to test the waters for a zap/log.  Depending on what your opponent uses, you should mirror the goblin barrel for your opponent to deal with again (only this time one level higher and will not be killed by a zap!). You can also combine the first goblin barrel with a fire ball (especially if your opponent is defending against your goblin barrel with other troops). This will allow you to get massive damage on the tower. Plus - you still have your mirror to fireball their offensive troops, OR you’ve got the skeleton army queued up and ready to go on defense. The best part about defending with the skeleton army, is that your opponent is kind of stuck saving the zap/log for your goblin barrels otherwise they get seriously punished. So - if they zap your skeleton army, punish them hard. Don’t underestimate the value of the goblin barrel - it will allow you to win the game. Also - if your opponent is super offensive, be sure to not attack the same lane they are. Splitting up your opponents big pushes will make them very easy to deal with, since they can’t really develop a push that works. If they ignore your attacks - you win the game. Goblin barrel/fireball/furance is OP! BOOM!! Oh yeah - the Electro Wiz should be used to facilitate defensive counters, and then follow up with a goblin barrel when he crosses the river. The stun/goblin combination is just… brutal. BOOM! The Best Offense Is Good Defense (3.4 AEC) [Brought to us by: Kevin D.] Cards: Furnace, eBarbs, Mega Minion, Fireball, Log, Zap, Miner, Skeleton Army Decksplanation: This deck has a lot of defensive counters. First - you’ll want to play the furnace. This will allow you to lure your opponents troops to the center of your battle field. If they don’t kill it - it will also provide some decent chip damage down the lane of your choice.  The fire spirits that the furnace generates will REALLY help your elite barbarian (e-barb) pushes amazing. The support from the fire spirits will really help the e-barbs get to the tower. The mega minion is really used for support on defense. The fireball is both for offense and defense, depending on the situation of any given push.
December 27, 2016
Announcement - PodClash 2017 by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Annoucement_-_PodClash_2017.mp3 This week on the show: Announcement The Giant & The Stick podcast and Cast Royale have teamed up to bring a holiday tourney as a HUGE thank you for everything everyone has done for us over the past year. This is our way of saying THANK YOU to our amazing listeners across both communities. We hope everyone has a wonderful New Year and we look forward to 2017. TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!!!! Details below: DATE: January 1st PREP: 12PM Prep EST (9AM PST) START: 2PM Start EST (11AM PST) NAME: PodClash 2017 PASSWORD: thankyou Patreon Learn more about supporting us | http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/patreon PayPal If you would like to help sponsor or contribute towards a Cast Royale Tourney please use the PayPal button below. [paypal_donation_button] Resources: Join our discussion on DISCORD: www.castroyalepodcast.com/discord password: legendary Help tailor the show by taking our Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRJGG9P Check out our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9XcdZ9JSFZ-YGjNZPdeng Support our Patreon | http://patreon.com/castroyalepodcast Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes. Connect with us: www.castroyalepodcast.com | feedback@castroyalepodcast.com | @podcastroyale NEW Twitter QR Code: Credit: Cover art image is owned by Supercell under their copyright.
December 19, 2016
Episode 027 - Clone Me Maybe by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode027.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the Arena! * Graveyard talk News & Clan Updates * T.N.T - Clash of Titans (4 cost or more) * Thoughts on the Clone Spell! * Electro Wizard!!! BOOM! * Note: at the time of recording, the tooltip on the new legendary was different than what it currently states (Supercell changed it - conspiracy theorists rejoice!). As such, some of what we discussed may no longer be applicable. We will see when the card comes out. Boom! Topic * Balance Changes (12/15) (Rob: B+, Joe: A-): * Elite Barbarians: Hitpoints +19%, Damage +14%, Hit Speed to 1.4sec (from 1.5sec) * Tornado: Radius +10%, stronger pulling power * Inferno Dragon: Hitpoints +5%, re-targets 0.4sec quicker * Balloon: Death Damage +105%, Death Damage explosion radius +50% * Wizard: Hit Speed to 1.4sec (from 1.6sec), initial attack comes 0.2sec slower * Giant Skeleton: Damage +8% * Lumberjack: Hitpoints +6% * Bomber: Damage +4% * Mortar: Boulder explosion radius +11% * Mirror: Level 8 Mirror will create max level +1 cards (again) * Game Updates: * New Arena - The Jungle! * News Royale (new inbox) * 4 New Cards!! * Dart Goblin and three others. One card will be released over time. No new legendaries. * Epics! * Request/Donate Epics on Sundays * Half Price Epics in shop on Sundays * Magical Chests are now better than ever, and scale with your arena. * Clan Crown Chest?!!?! BOOM! * Crown Duel Challenge (They totally stole Joe’s idea) Chest Openings 1 Magical Chest from Joe. Boom. Deck Spotlight (01:09:00) Rinse And Repeat (2.8 AEC) Cards: Zap, Ice Spirit, Mega Minion, Fireball, Archers, Hog Rider, Ice Golem, Cannon Decksplanation: This is a core hog cycle deck. You use the archers, the ice spirit, and the golem to assist your hog push each time. Since the cost is so low, the deck plays extremely fast. You really want to use your hog rider as often as humanly possible, while using the cards mentioned above to facilitate the push. The hog simply needs to hit the tower one or two times each push in order for you to win the game. The good thing about this deck, is that most of the time - you will make it to the tower. The other thing is that using the hog/fireball combo really ensures damage on their tower, and hurts their defensive buildings/troops. This deck (unlike other decks) doesn’t make you feel like you’re going all in on that combination, since your answers for defense are super inexpensive. Whenever you play the archers as your first card to cycle to other cards, be sure to put them behind your king tower so that they split up. This will give you options on offense, and will be conservative for defense. Ultimately, you will find yourself doing the old “rinse and repeat” - over and over again. Defend with small troops, cycle to hog/ice spirit, or hog/ice golem - and boom boom boom. This deck plays fast, and keeps your opponent on the defensive foot. Also, don’t be afraid to attack the opposite side of the map that your opponent is going for....
December 5, 2016
Episode 026 - Back To Basics by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode026.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Joe’s not at home… Uh oh.. * Happy Thanksgiving!! Gobble Gobble. * Mannequin Challenge * Our week in the arena * New Deck Spotlight Page! News & Clan Updates * YouTube Channel poppin’ (Please subscribe!!) * TNT: Back to Basics! * Arena 3 and Lower * Discussin on the Double Elixir Challenge Topic * Thoughts on Elite Barbarians * Clone Spell Impressions * Quick smack in the face * Balance Changes (11/30) - B+ * Mega Minion: Damage decreased by 6%, Hit Speed decreased to 1.4sec (from 1.3sec) * Elixir Collector: Production Speed increased to 8.5sec (from 9.8sec), Lifetime decreased to 70sec (from 80sec) * Poison: Damage increased by 10% * Tombstone: Spawn Speed decreased to 2.9sec (from 2.5sec) * Lava Hound: Lava Pup Hitpoints decreased by 1% Chest Openings 13 Chests opened round robin style - All free chests first, then all silver & gold chests, then all crown chests, then the big guns. * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight (00:50:58) Dazed & Confused (3.5 AEC) Cards: Minions, Barbarians, Fireball, Fire Spirits, Miner, Ice Wizard, Zap, Royal Giant Decksplanation: This deck is similar to any other Royale Giant (RG) deck; however, this one does allow you to play the RG behind the king tower to start your push! But if you do this, beware, you’ll need to be prepared to defend against a quick counter push. The best defensive cards to use verse this counter push will be your Fire Spirits, Ice Wizard, or Barbarians. Any of the three will get the job done. Minions work too, but don’t really allow you to build a push after they are used. If you don’t use your ice wizard to defend, get ready to drop that guy right behind the RG. This will make a difficult task for you opponent, as they will have to be careful with their defensive choice used to kill your RG. If they drop minions, get your zap ready, since zap plus ice wizard destroys that combo. Having the ice wizard will also cause your opponent to usually drop down multiple units to try and kill your RG (so that it dies faster). If they do that, be sure to punish them with your fireball. If you can, hit the tower, but if you can’t its fine - more important to kill the troops! Inferno tower decks are tough for this deck. Make sure you use the RG on the lane of your choice (on the edge of the lane), then wait a second and drop minions in the middle of the battlefield so that the inferno tower resets multiple times before targeting on the RG. Rinse and repeat - drop the mike, walk away. BOOM! Back To Basics (3.8 AEC) Note: During the cast we incorrectly said this deck was 3.6 cost. We noticed we said the wrong number after the recording, but fixed it here. Boom!! Cards: Archers, Arrows, Knight, Tombstone, Lightning, Musketeer, Minions, Giant Decksplanation: This deck is a very good defensive, counter to offensive deck. Almost every card in the deck can defend efficiently and effectively. For an offensive push, you’ll want to make sure you drop down the tombstone.
November 21, 2016
Episode 025 - Honeyboom (Take 2) by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode025.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Joe’s back from his honeyboom! News & Clan Updates * Patron Skype Call - November 27th * TNT - New Format!! [Thanks Dexology!] * Rules of the Dual * League of Champions * Cast Royale YOUTUBE Channel [Thanks Rodococoloco!] * https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9XcdZ9JSFZ-YGjNZPdeng * Link has been added to Main Menu on Website! * HIGHEST TROPHIES EVER! * New Legendary for TheboomMan * Important Announcement… Topic * Our thoughts on the Torn…[ahem]…Lognado * Elite Barbarians Impressions * King’s Cup Challenge * X-Bowler [Rob's Least Favorite] * Frozen Hog [Joe's Least Favorite] * Ragin’ Balloon * Mirror, Miner, Muskies [Our 2nd Favorite] * Go-Log-Go * Dark Lightening [Our 1st Favorite] Deck Spotlight (00:47:33) Song of Ice and Fire (3.4 AEC) Cards: Mega Minion, Hog Rider, Zap, Ice Wizard, Fireball, Mini PEKKA, Minions, Musketeer Decksplanation: This deck is your typical defense gone offense deck. Five of the eight cards can be used effectively/efficiently for defense - meaning they can do it in such a way that they won’t take much damage. You’ll just need to choose the right card to appropriately defend. By not taking damage while defending, you’ll have the big advantage as they move onto the offensive push. The two spells in the deck should be used both offensively and defensively (as needed); however, you’ll really need the fireball zap towards the later stages of the game in order to facilitate a hog rider push.  The general strategy is simple - defend efficiently, and hog push counter when your other troops make it to the river. If you play this deck offensively, you’ll find that you will fall short of victory. This deck is very frustrating for your opponent to play against, simply because you can easily defend most threats with very cheap answers - and then go on the offense to boom boom boom BOOM! Quadrupleteers! (3.9 AEC) Cards: 3 Musketeers, Musketeer, Zap, Giant, Cannon, Ice Spirit, Mini PEKKA, Minions Decksplanation: Before Double Elixir: At 10 elixir, drop your Giant in the back behind the king tower. Once the giant makes it to the archer tower, drop your musketeer behind it. Then, when your troops get to the river you’ll want to drop you ice spirit (and potentially your minions) to have a heavy push that is tough for your opponent to deal with. Be sure to have your Zap on Queue - for it will surely prove to assist your giant in making it to the tower (especially vs. an inferno tower). Double Elixir: Same push as noted above; however, instead of dropping the regular musketeer, you’ll drop the 3 musketeers. Drop them so that the double musks follow the Giant, and the single musk attends the opposite lane by herself. Then when they get close to the tower, drop your regular musketeer with the other singular musk - causing two very difficult lane pushes for your opponent to have to manage. General: Mini pekka and Minions should be used for defense.
November 7, 2016
Episode 024 - The Boom Deck by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode024.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Our week in the arena! News & Clan Updates * Patron Skype Call * TNT * Joe’s Honeymoon * Graveyard impressions (now that we’ve faced it) Topic (00:15:18) 11/1 Balance Changes * Ice Spirit: Freeze duration decreased to 1.5sec (from 2sec) * Ice Golem: Death Damage increased by 74% * Rage: Effect increased to 35% (from 30%) * Lumberjack: Rage effect increased to 35% (from 30%) * Inferno Tower: Hitpoints decreased by 6% Game Update * SPECIAL EVENT CHALLENGES Introducing the first special event challenge: King's Cup! King's Cup is a limited time challenge with special rules Enter each battle with a fresh deck we've created for you Your first King's Cup challenge is free to enter (starts Nov 4) * FOUR NEW CARDS Tornado available on Nov 11 One new card will be released every two weeks! * IMPROVEMENTS During a Friendly Battle, both players' cards are leveled up (or down) to the "Tournament Rules" for an even playing field Muting your opponent's emotes will now fully mute them Unlock three new achievements Request cards from your Clan every 7h (from 8h) Clan Trophy requirements can be set to 4000 Deck Spotlight (00:38:20) The Boom Deck (3.3 AEC) Cards: Minions, Mega Minion, Musketeer, Fireball, Zap, Miner, SKARMY, Hog Rider Decksplanation: WARNING** High skill-cap deck that is meant to chip away at the towers over time. This deck doesn't necessarily have a specific cycle as it can be different every single game. Mega Minion, Musketeer, and Minions are used for defense. Miner is used for distracting and tanking especially when dealing with counters such as Valkyrie or Wizard. Use this in conjunction with Musketeer to overcome cards that counter your deck. Miner & SKARMY combo on a tower is strictly saved for a final tower finisher. Hog rider & Fireball (or Zap) are used together when going after a tower but make sure the spells are strategically placed so if your opponent throws down troops, they are also damaged. ItsJimmyBoy (3.6 AEC) Cards: Fireball, Archers, Spear Goblins, Barbarians, Knight, Hog Rider, Tombstone, Wizard Decksplanation: At 10 elixir, start with a Tombstone in the middle of your two archer towers. If you don't have a Tombstone up front, defend and cycle to get it. Once back at 10, drop your Knight and Archers on one side of the arena. Once your opponent is defending the first push you can begin your second push in the other lane. The second lane should receive the Hog Rider followed up with Spear Goblins. Your Barbarians and Wizard are strictly used to defend as they take care of pretty much every card in the game. Reviews (2) Mutqu - BOOM (5 Stars) This podcast is seriously awesome. I recommend this to anyone who plays whether casually or competitively. Very informative and helps my gameplay so much. Thanks for doing this podcast, guys. I love it. CameronSolu - BOOM! (5 Stars)
October 31, 2016
Episode 023 - Feedback Frenzy: October by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode023.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Our week in life * Joe got an apartment! * Our week in the arena * Highest trophy count :) News & Clan Updates * Clan donations * Patron Skype Call * Graveyard impressions Emails & Reviews Emails (13) Lord Richard Stoneway Dear Cast Royale, I know your busy with making new (awesome) podcasts and giving ideas. But I have ideas, for cards, of my own that I think could be big in Clash Royale! I do hope you read this message and put the ideas in one of your new podcasts, so I guess I'll hear for myself! Also this sort of goes with an arena that may become real, a water arena. The berserker goes with this and I was thinking of another card with a shield and trident, but still not to sure about that. Berserker (level 1) - "A dangerous sea-fairer that isn't afraid to put up a fight! Don't get in the way of his path or you'll be pancaked!" ~Statistics~ Hitpoints - 320 Damage - 110 Damage per second - 83 Hit Speed - 1.8 Speed - Medium Deploy Time - 1 sec Target - Ground Elixir Cost - 4 Count - x1 Type - Troop Rarity - Rare Description (Hey I'm not the best at doing this, so can you make the description for both of the cards?) Gladiator (level 1) - "A very ravishing, bronze-armored melee fighter that loves a good challenge." (I know, it's practically copying the prince.) ~Statistics~ Hitpoints - 650 Damage - 95 Damage per second - 80 Hit Speed - 1.4 Speed - Medium Deploy Time - 1 sec Target - Ground Elixir Cost - 5 Count - x1 Type - Troop Rarity - Epic Description (Add your own description if you want!) ((P.S. Don't put my email but you can put my name in the cast, Lord Richard Stoneway.)) As always, Keep on Clashing! - Lord Richard Stoneway Austin Dean Sam_Cro First off I wanna say hey rob and Joe! Love the podcast, you guys do a terrific job! I wish I could I join in with u guys sometime on the podcast! I'll try to keep this short and sweet. My question is this...With all the new cards coming out do u think switching up strategies and decks would be a good idea or just go with what's got u this far?  I'm currently a level 10 using a RG/hog deck at 3100 trophies. Also I would love a spot in one of the BOOM clans, but I believe in loyalty to my current clan. Hopefully I can join u guys in battle soon. Would love to talk to u guys. Any reply would be amazing! Thanks guys and see ya in legendary arena ?? Lloyd Christmas Rob! Joe! What's up fellas, hope Vegas and the wedding were a grand success and life has been treating you well inside and outside of the arena. BOOM!!! I wanted to talk to you about a finding I've had in the Legendary Arena. Recently, I leveled up to 11 and have been steadily movi...
October 24, 2016
Episode 022 - Lognado by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode022.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes News & Clan Updates (00:04:10) * Thank you Tracorre! BOOM! * T.N.T. * Bring your best deck! * Congrats Longa :) * Clan Donation Minimum: Raised to 25! * If you have 2 accounts, don't hold clan spots Topic: New Cards & 10/20 Balance Changes (00:13:06) * Impression of Ice Golem… and its height * Thoughts on the Legendary Spell: Graveyard * How will it impact the meta? * Balance Changes * Giant: HP Decreased 5% * Poison: No more slow…. No more “Goison” * Elixir Collector: Now costs 6 Elixir, Generates 8 Elixir, and Lasts 10 seconds longer * The Log: Faster, Further, and more Powerful * Skeleton Army: Now costs 3, is +5 Levels, and has 16 in total * Ice Golem: Death damage hits air * Golem: Same as Ice Golem Chest Openings 7 Chests: Golds, Crowns, Tourneys, Giants….. and a special surprise! BOOM! * Rob * Joe [Mini] Deck Spotlight (00:53:35) Mmmmm, Pressure Cooker (3.4 AEC) Cards: Mega Minion, Fireball, Spear Goblins, Miner, Hog Rider, Mini PEKKA, Musketeer, Minions Decksplanation: This is a very quick deck that has a lot of versatile options. Start with defense. You can either defend with your Musketeer, Spear Goblins, Mini PEKKA, and Minions. Once they are done defending and they are approaching the river, the Miner should be thrown on the opponents tower to absorb damage while your troops destroy your opponent. The next time that you do this push, switch it up and throw out the hog rider instead of the miner! If your opponent wastes zap on your minions, punish them with a quick spear goblin attack. The mega minion and musketeer combo can pack a serious offense punishment after a successful defensive stance. The fireball should be used defensively most of the time, unless you’re going for the game ending Hail Mary to end the game. BOOM. Reviews (0) None :( Patreon A huge thank you to our current Patron for donating to us!!!! Scott “chaser” Fleischman!!!! Learn more about supporting us | http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/patreon PayPal Tourney Sponsor If you would like to help sponsor or contribute towards a Cast Royale Tourney please use the PayPal button below. [paypal_donation_button] Resources: Join our discussion on DISCORD: www.castroyalepodcast.com/discord password: legendary Help tailor the show by taking our Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRJGG9P Support our Patreon | http://patreon.com/castroyalepodcast Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes.
October 17, 2016
Episode 021 - Here Comes The Boom by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode021.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * “Here Comes the Bride Metal Version” Credit: Chris Barker * https://soundcloud.com/demonfingers * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90z5we_jnsk * TheboomMan is MARRIED!!!!! * We love GoT News & Clan Updates * Skype Call - Sunday Oct 30th * Last Sunday of Every Month * Laowinning - Made our Cover Art this week!!!! THANK YOU! * TNT recap * Rob took luck out of the equation! * NEW CAST ROYALE TOURNEY * Boom Tourney * Saturday Oct 22nd * Prep 10AM EST * Start 12PM EST * PW: megaboom * Special Offer Temptation Votes are in * 23 - 2 for Yes, BUY IT ALREADY Topic - New Cards * Mega Minion (3 Cost - Rare) * Inferno Dragon (4 Cost - Legendary) * Ice Golem (2 Cost - Rare) [Not out at the time of the recording] * Legendary (Not known at the time of the recording - GRAVEYARD - 5 Cost) Deck Spotlight Elemental Spark (3.6 AEC) Cards: Ice Spirit, Fire Spirits, Zap, Poison, Elixir Collector, Mini PEKKA, Sparky, Giant Decksplanation: At 10 elixir, place the elixir collector in the back. Then wait for 10 elixir again. In the meantime, use the Mini Pekka, zap/poison for defense until you’re ready to go. Now that you’re set, you’ll want to drop the Sparky in the back behind the king tower. Once the Sparky gets a little past the archer tower, you’ll want to drop the Giant by the river in the same lane. Follow that up quickly with the ice spirit, and then drop the fire spirits slightly behind the Sparky. This will allow the sparky and fire spirits to not both get hit with their zap (which is crucial). Otherwise, you could always bait out an opponents zap with a Mini Pekka/Fire Spirit push. Then do the original push that we described above now that you know their zap is down. MEGABOOM (3.5 AEC) Cards: Mega Minion, Minions, Giant, Minor, Zap, Musketeer, Poison, Mini PEKKA Decksplanation: At 10 elixir, place the giant in the back, behind the king tower. Follow that up with your musketeer, and mega minion. Be ready to poison/zap combo whatever your opponent drops; however, don’t drop them too quickly otherwise the value will be lost. Placement and value of these two spells will determine the outcome of your game. Use the versatility of the deck, with various attack combos. For example, Minions/Miner, Minions/Mini Pekka; for a few changes that will surely throw off your opponents cycles. Use the miner to take out a few pumps when possible. Defend with Musketeer, Minions, Mini Pekka, and Mega Minion before going on the offensive push if your Giant is not available. Reviews (4) Entertaining and informative (5 Stars) - Lilybell777, United States Great podcast. Easy to listen to and enjoyable from start to finish. Thank you for tips and tricks. Keep up the great work! Boom! Amazing!! (5 Stars) - fried BaconBitz, United States You guys are absolutely amazing!
September 26, 2016
Episode 020 - Viva Las Vegas by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode020.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * What happens in Vegas… News * Upcoming Break * Rob got a legendary!!!! BOOM! * Should we, or Shouldn't we...THAT is the question * Click Here to take our poll! Topics Balance Changes 9/19 * Giant: Damage decreased by 5% * Rage: Elixir cost decreased to 2 (from 3), effect decreased to 30% (from 40%), duration decreased by 2sec * Lumberjack: Rage effect decreased to 30% (from 40%), Rage duration decreased by 2sec * Lightning: Stuns targets for 0.5sec * The Log: Knocks back ALL ground troops * Bomber: Hitpoints decreased by 2%, Damage increased by 2% * Mirror: Mirrors cards 1 level higher than its own level Game Updates * New Tournament Mode: “Challenges” * Current Tournament Mode Revamped * Four New Cards; released overtime every two weeks * New Chests & Shop Offers (Legendary/Epic Chests, Arena Packs, and More!!) * Friendly Battles! And an awesome friendly spectator feature * Other cool changes! Emails & Reviews Emails (2) Roberto Dash Hello guys, I’m from Brazil and have been listening your podcast for a few weeks. You guys are doing an AWESOME job. Well, in the following lines I’ll explain the deck that brought me to the Legendary Arena, and would like that you talk about it in the ‘deck spotlight’. The deck consists in (actually): Giant, Bomber, Fire Spirits, Ice Spirit, Knight, Elixir Collector, Zap and the Ice Wizard. Previously I used the Witch instead of Ice Wizard (until the icy guy appeared for me in the shop) and Minions instead of Ice Spirit. So here’s how the deck work: Put the Pump down in the Arena and play in defensive mode until you learn the opposite’s deck and/or have a great advantage of Elixir. Your defense will consist on Bomber for the ground units and Ice Wizard + Ice Spirit for air troops. The Knight is also a good defensive and offensive card that help to stop large pushes. When you crush the opposite’s push then put the Giant in the bridge and support him with the Ice Spirit to bait Zap. After this, put the Fire Spirits and the Bomber to follow the Giant and see the BOOM. Also, when you have the opportunity, put the Ice Wizard to help the push. Normally this formation will destroy any troops put in the Arena, like Barbarians, Minions or Minion Horde, usually the most used defensive units in the low arenas. Since this deck’s cost is 3.0, it will cycle very fast and the cards can be used to put a pressure that makes the opposite player go on defensive mode. I said that used to put the Witch and Minions in formation, right? That is because I’m using this formation since Arena 6. In the Frozen  Peak incorporated the Ice Spirit and, already in Legendary, bought the Ice Wizard. Something important about it is that the deck is so strong that I could gain trophies using a ridiculous lvl 2 Witch! And that’s why stopped using her and switched for the Ice Wizard. Since this deck’s good against almost everything that I faced, here are the formations that have destroyed me: Pekka + 3M and the Trife...
September 12, 2016
Episode 019 - World of Witchcraft by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode019.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena News & Clan Updates (00:03:28) * No ClashCon for 2016 * https://clashroyale.com/blog/news/clashcon-2016 * ESWC “The Royal Path” Tournament Curcuit: Paris, France * https://clashroyale.com/blog/community/the-royal-path * WE’RE GETTING A MUTE BUTTON!!! * https://clashroyale.com/blog/news/rethinking-emotes * T.N.T. (It’s dynamite!) * http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/t-n-t/ Chest Openings (00:18:43) Round-robin style: 15 Chests!! 4 free, 2 silver, 3 gold, 2 tournament, 2 crown… and 2 big dogs!! Rob (because the little brother never leads) Joe Deck Spotlight (00:31:26) World of Witchcraft (4.1) Cards: Golem, Witch, Mini Pekka, Musketeer, Ice Spirit, Poison, Zap, Elixir Collector Decksplanation: At 10 elixir, drop the elixir collector down to start generating some resources. If you don’t have the collector at first - play defense until you can cycle to it; otherwise, you will feel short on elixir. Defend with Mini Pekka, Musk, Musketeer, and Ice Spirit. At 10 elixir again, drop the Golem behind the King tower. At almost full elixir again, drop the Witch behind the Golem. Witch (and it’s summoned Skeletons), in this deck is a support unit that assists your Golem in getting to the tower. Poison should be used to take out barbarians and spread out troops. Minions/Minion Horde should be Zapped immediately so that your Witch kills them in one shot, and you have a huge elixir advantage trade. Don’t be afraid to use the Ice Spirit to cycle and assist the Witch/Golem push. Witch and its Skeletons can do massive damage when the target they are killing is frozen for two whole seconds! BOOM! In the episode, we say AEC is 4.3 - 4.3 was based on Royal Deck Builder's calculation, which has the musketeer at 5 elixir for some reason... false. Good catch Rodocoloco!! All For One... (4.5) Cards: PEKKA, 3 Musketeers, Fireball, Zap, Elixir Collector, Barbarians, Goblins, Spear Goblins Decksplanation: At 10 elixir, drop the elixir collector down to start generating some resources. If you don’t have the collector at first - play defense until you can cycle to it; otherwise, you will feel short on elixir. Defend with the Barbarians, Goblins, and Spear Goblins.  After that, you have one of two ways to play the deck. Options one and two can be alternated each cycle push, which will make your strategy difficult to read. Also, your opponent will have less time to react, since your push is not consistent each time. They won’t be as “ready” for it when you switch it up: Option 1: Drop the PEKKA down first, behind the King tower. Once you have 10 elixir again, drop the 3 Musketeers down behind the PEKKA in the same lane it is attacking. Once this combination is down,
September 6, 2016
Episode 018 - The Super Bowl by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode018.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * This week in the arena * Impressions of balance changes News & Clan Updates * Changes to the Princess * Legendary Trophies reset at 4000+, instead of 3000+ * Discord Chatter! - link in Resource section below * Man Down - Book :( * The Elder Curse Deck Spotlight (00:24:32) Air Force One (4.0) Cards: Balloon, Baby Dragon, Arrows, Skeletons, Minion Horde, Fireball, Barbarians, Inferno Tower Decksplanation: Defense first - 1) Inferno Tower, 2) Barbarians, 3) Fireball, and 4) Skeletons. You can use the minion horde as both offense and defense. At 10 elixir, you’ll want to drop the Balloon at the river, followed up by the Baby Dragon. If you can, try to add the Minion Horde behind this to create a swarm of air troops that becomes very difficult for your opponent to deal with.  This is tricky, and can get wiped out by AOE troops; however, your balloon will likely survive the massacre and deal the one or two hits it needs to each push to let you win the game. The deck is simple to play - defensive at first, shift to offense with the three cards mentioned above. If you need to distract some ground troops, add the skeletons to the offensive push. Otherwise, the skeletons should be used defensively to simply distract troops towards the middle of your side of the arena. Patch your badges on boys and girls, air force one will surely let you sore! The Air Force Two (4.3) variant would swap in the Lava Hound for the Minion Horde or Barbarians. The Super Bowl (4.0) Cards: Bowler, Giant, Guards, Elixir Collector, Mini PEKKA, Musketeer, Zap, Poison Decksplanation: At 10 Elixir, drop your elixir pump (if you have it). If not, that’s fine. Cycle to the Bowler/Giant combination. If you don’t have the combination, play defensively to cycle to it. Use your defensive pushes to go on offense (just like any other deck), whenever you can. When you have said combo, at 10 elixir, drop the Giant behind the king tower. Wait as long as possible before dropping the Bowler next. From here, drop the musketeer, and wait for your opponent to react. If they drop something swarms (like the minion horde or barbarians, then you drop your Poison over as must as possible (try to hit the tower as well, if possible). If your opponent plays the inferno tower, you have two options - 1) use your Guards right in front of your Giant, or 2) perfectly time the zap to cancel the damage from the inferno tower and let the bowler/giant/musk combo destroy. The bowler + poison + musk is simply a dirty combination. Practice your best celebration dance ladies and gentlemen, this deck will surely 3-crown you to the top of many arena Super Bowls!! Emails & Reviews (00:39:53) Emails (6) Jfranklin6 Just started listening to the podcast, on episode 6 now, and it's great. Really like how you start from being a newbie without the smug knowitall attitude other podcasts have. Send me an invite if you get a spot open in one of the clans. Thanks MICAH Hay boyz My name is Micah my in game name is MICAH And I wanted to say thank you for the great podcast I listen to it every time a new episode comes out OK now that that's out of the way if you could have any legendary and you had to built a dec...
August 29, 2016
Episode 017 - Welcome to the...Gallimaufry by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode017.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Rob’s back from Vacation!! * Drum roll please…………..Joe got a Legendary! BOOM! News & Clan Updates * Clash Royale sales in decline * Hodgepodge Tourney * Open Discord to Public!!! * http://www.castroyalepodcast.com/discord/ * password: legendary Topic - 8/24 Balance Changes * Royal Giant: Hit Speed decreased to 1.7sec (from 1.5sec) * Zap: Stun Duration decreased to 0.5sec (from 1sec) * Princess: Area Damage radius decreased by 25% * Ice Wizard: Hit Points decreased by 5% * Miner: Deploy Time increased to 1sec (from 0.7sec), Hitpoints decreased by 6% * Baby Dragon: Hit Speed increased to 1.6sec (from 1.8sec) * Dark Prince: Damage increased by 7.5% * Bowler: Elixir cost decreased to 5 (from 6), Hitpoints decreased by 7%, Damage decreased by 10% * Lumberjack: Speed increased to Very Fast (from Fast), Hit Speed increased to 0.7sec (from 1.1sec), Damage decreased by 23% * The Log: Cast time decreased by 66%, travel speed increased by 20% * Golem: Hit and Death Damage increased by 5%, Hitpoints increased by 1% * Golemite: Hit and Death Damage increased by 8%, Hitpoints increased by 3.2% * P.E.K.K.A: Damage increased by 5% * Tombstone: Spawn Speed increased to 2.5sec (from 2.9sec) * Archers: Damage increased by 2% * Prince: Damage increased by 2% Chest Openings Round Robin style... although Rob only has 1 chest haha Rob Joe Deck Spotlight - (00:57:10) Cosine (3.4) - 3rd place Giant * The Log * Ice Wizard * Sparky * Mini Pekka * Fire Spirits * Zap * Goblin Barrel IanTheTall (3.8) - 2nd place Miner Ice Spirit Three Musketeers Zap Tombstone Mini PEKKA Giant Minions Au$tin (3.8) - 1st place Guards Mini PEKKA Musketeer Giant Princess Zap Poison Elixir Collector Emails & Reviews Emails (12) Matthew Yung (YungGrumpa) Hey guys just suggesting to do more chest openings. You should should also do a strategy spotlight, where you explain how to deal with cards that many people have trouble with, or go over how to make a good deck. Hoooooog Ridaaaaaaaaaaa! BOOOOOOOM! Louis Lee Hi fellas, It's Louis again congrats on a successful tourney. Have a question for you guys to think about in between rage quits.. An evil sorcerer have sent the both of you to parallel universe that is infested with zombies. The only way to escape from this world is to reach a portal that is located 10 miles from your current location. You have been given a choice to summon a troop (unlimited times) to protect and escort you to the portal. Which card will you choose and why? Thanks! Louis Karl Frank Hey guys,
August 14, 2016
Episode 016 - Feedback Frenzy by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode016.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Join us for a different kind of episode - a Feedback Frenzy - if you will :) News & Clan Updates * Revamp the Training Camp… but there’s bigger fish to fry! * The Rules of the Duel * Our Next Tourney!! * Last week’s recording debacle… oops! * New Elders: BooK (CR2) and Tracorre (CR) Tourney Details Date: Sunday August 21st Length: 8 Hours Prep Time: 10 AM EST Start Time: 12 PM EST Size: 150 People Name: Hodgepodge Tourney Password: bowler Emails & Reviews Emails (15!!) Justin Hey. Sorry if I seem obsessed with you and your podcast; it's only because I am. Just kidding, I just really enjoy what you guys do. I'm listening to the new podcast and coming off a trophy death spiral, I thought that the viewers need a really solid, dependable deck to use whenever they're stuck. I didn't make this deck, but I've used it a lot and am pretty good with it. Definitely my most used deck. I'm sure you guys have played with it, heard it, or at least seen it. I like to call it, "The Trifecta." That's because it revolves around 3 cards. The cards are skeletons (or goblins), musketeer, valkyrie, elixir pump, poison (or fireball; it's personal preference. Even a freeze could work, but I recommend poison), zap, cannon, and of course, hog rider. If you guys already have played with this deck, just explain in your own words. If you haven't, reply and I'll give you a guide and video. Lucas W. Hey this is ItsJimmyBoy from frosty freezing Canada. To start off this email, I love this show, been listening since episode 000, and have been amazed at how great you guys are. When you started, I was in arena 4. Now I am in arena 5, while (praise the gods) TheBoomMan has been in legendary arena. Don't get me wrong, I don't suck (I think), but there are way too many level 8s in arena 4. I have a question. Have you tried the "lure the arrows" decks. They are amazing now that goblin barrel is down to 3 elixir. I recommend trying them out, although I don't know how well they work in arena 8/9. Mine is: Goblin Barrel Minion Horde Skeleton Army Rage Spell Zap Spell Valkyrie Goblins Fire Spirits You place goblin barrel, see their answer to it, the try skeleton army, then do minion horde (on separate sides of the map) then, place rage on the one that gets to the tower. Defend with fire spirits (they wipe out almost everything), then Valkyrie, then place goblins behind the Valkyrie for heavy damage to the tower. Zap anywhere and everywhere you need, and your opponent will probably rage quit. By the way, I just joined Cast Royale (the original) and love the community, my ingame name is ItsJimmyBoy. Boom, HOG RIDAAA, and keep up the great show. One question and it will probably take you no time to answer - why was your episode called “Return of the Jedi”? ClashMutt You are incorrect in telling your listener to play games while your chests are full. Doing so, you are raising your trophy count,  increasing the difficulty of your opponents,
August 7, 2016
Episode 015 - Return of the Jedi by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode015.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * This week, we’re back after a two week break! Rob is finally moved in, and we’re kicking the tires again. News & Clan Updates * Drum roll please……….. WE’RE LEGENDS!!!! BOOM! * Boom Tourney! * News (Thanks Tim, from SuperCell) * First ever: Clash Royale Commercial! * Congratulations to BooKhockey - Cast Royale’s first member to break the 4,000 trophy mark. BOOM! * Joe realized after we recorded he only said 7 cards for the deck that took him to legend. He is upset he didn't give you all the information. He cried about it actually. So we are here to add that Joe also uses BARBARIANS in his deck. BOOM. Deck Spotlight Duckets - 3.8 - 3rd Place Cards: Giant, Witch, Elixir Collector, Skeletons, Fireball, Zap, Minions, and Minion Horde. Main Cycle: At 10 Elixir, drop the Elixir pump in the back (of the place of your preference). Next, you’ll want to drop the witch behind the towers, so she will generate skeletons while walking towards the river. Just before the troops are at the river, you’ll want to drop the Giant in front of them all, so the skeletons push the giant forward, and protect them. You may drop the other skeleton troops with this as well (to bait out a zap, or arrows). At this point, wait and see the best card to use. If they waste their zap/arrows, minion horde and minions will absolutely destroy your opponent. If they drop barbs, your fireball and witch will surely do the job. Whenever playing defensively, plan on switching to offense with the giant at the river, just as the troops are ready to go. The key to this deck, is the giant - everything else is just difficult for your opponent to deal with becuase of it. SMOKEBOMBER - (3.9) - 2nd Place Cards: Lava Hound, Balloon, Minions, Zap, Arrows, Elixir Collector, Goblins, and Mini P.E.K.K.A. Main Cycle: At 10 elixir, drop the pump in the back. Defend with Mini P.E.K.K.A and distract/defend with goblins/Minions. For offense, use the lava hound in the back of the map. This will maximize your ability to gain resources while it crosses your side of the map. Once it gets to the river, drop the balloon further to the edge of the arena. At this point, your opponent has two “key” cards they need to deal with - and if you time it right, your lava hound will absorb the damage that your opponent wants to place on your balloon. Use minions to push the balloon forward (it will surprise your opponent). Be ready to zap or arrow your opponents minions or minion horde. Don’t be afraid to let your lava hound pop - that’s the goal! Drop the mic, then walk away. Taktaz - 3.4 - 1st Place Cards: Giant, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Skeletons, Musketeer, Bomber, Elixir Collector, Arrows, and Zap. Main Cycle: Use the Mini P.E.K.K.A, Skeletons, Musketeer, and Bomber defensively. These will be your defensive troops that will allow you to go on the offense to facilitate a giant push forward. If you begin your push before defending, start with the Giant in the back behind the tower. Follow that up with the bomber, and the musketeer shortly thereafter. Be sure not to push up the bomber and musk, otherwise a fireball or valk placement will hurt you. If you notice that your opponent is using a Mini PEKKA to kill your Giant,
July 18, 2016
Episode 014 - Boom Tourney by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode014.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions News & Clan Updates * Tips for joining a Tournament * 7/7 Tournament Changes! * General thoughts on Tournaments * Our First Official Tourney: * Date & Time: * Date: Saturday July 23rd, 2016 * Start Preparing: 10:00AM EST * Start Tourney: 12:00PM EST * Length: 1 Day (24 hours) * Name: Cast Royale Boom Tourney * Password: lumberjack * Description: The 1st official tourney from Cast Royale! * Size: 150 People (depending on how successful this one is, we will increase slots moving forward!) Chest Openings Chests opened round robin style – free chests first, and we work our way up to a Magical Chest: * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight Royal Pain (3.8)/(4.0) - Credit: Devon “Lloyd Christmas” Cards: Zap, Fire Spirits, Furnace, Guards, Mini Pekka, Royal Giant, Ice Wizard (Wizard), and Rocket. If you don’t have the Ice Wizard, swap it out for the Wizard. Main Cycle: Drop the Furnace down on the side of your choice. Try to place in between your two archer towers (and in front of your King Tower), as this will help distract Hogs/RG’s. Defensive cards are the Guards, Mini Pekka, and Ice Wizard (if necessary). Rocket can be used defensively in dire situations, but should really be used as a game-ending punisher - Drop the mic/walk away type thing (make it a surprise when possible). Cycle to your Royal Giant, and make sure you have your Ice Wizard (or regular Wizard if you don’t own the legendary) behind the RG to support it. You will not only get in some good damage, but you’ll win the trade in the long run. Whichever side your Furnace is pumping Fire Spirits on, is the side you should attack with the RG. Electric City (3.3) - Credit: Erik “ Rath” Cards: Fire Spirits, Spear Goblins, Barbarians, Tesla, Fireball, Zap, Minions, and Hog Rider Main Cycle: At 7 elixir, use the Hog along side Fire Spirits OR Spear Goblins (whichever you have available). Later in the game decide which option works better vs. the deck you’re playing. Make sure the small troops escort the Hog so it won’t be distracted by Cannons/Tesla’s etc. The key with this deck is winning the elixir trade while your opponent defends against your Hog pushes. The Fireball/Zap can be used to assist the Hog’s push; however, only do this when you think you have control in the game - or it could put you at an elixir disadvantage. Defensive cards are Minions, Tesla, and Barbarians. Use them interchangeably so your opponent can’t predict your moves! Handsome Bald Giant (3.6) - Credit: Dan “ Handsome Old Man” Cards: Giant, Barbarians, Valkyrie, Musketeer, Archers, Minions, Arrows, and Zap Main Cycle: At 10 elixir, Giant all the way in the back followed up with a musketeer, then followed by archers and minions (these should be closer to the middle of the river instead of on top of the lane). The key is to spread out so you’re not massively affected by arrows or a fireball (remember this can be played similar to a Jason’s deck in that regard). Valkyrie in front of Giant if you need more help with the push against opposing barbs. Valk should also be used for defense, especially vs.
July 11, 2016
Episode 013 - KABOOM!!! by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode013.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Our week in the arena News & Clan Updates * TOURNAMENTS!!!!!!!!!! * Detailed discussion of the 7/4 balance changes (highlighted below under “Topic”) * Four new cards: The Ice Spirit, The Bowler, The Lumberjack, and The Log!! * Other Changes * New Arena! (Frozen Peak - unlocks at 2300 trophies and includes three of the cards listed above). * New Achievements (mostly related to tournaments listed above) * Top Players are now featured more commonly in the TV Royale for the Legendary Arena * Choose your arena when doing friendly battles within the clan! * Sort your cards, Confirm your requests, and more! Topic: 7/4 Balance Changes  * Skeleton Army: They found the 21st skeleton! Great… right? * Goblin Barrel: Elixir cost decreased from 4 to 3, goblin deployment time increased from 1 to 1.2 sec, and removed impact damage * Giant Skeleton: Damage increased by 20% (Does not impact Bomb death damage) * Dark Prince: Damage increased by 8%, and no longer is affected by pushbacks (fireball, bowler, etc.) * Bomber: Damage increased by 9% * Wizard: Attack speed increased to 1.6 seconds from 1.7 seconds. * Inferno Tower: Hitpoints increased by 6% (but now resets damage when frozen or zapped) * Elixir Collector: Impacted by speed slows and increases! * Tombstone: Hitpoints increased by 9% * Bomb Tower: Hitpoints increased by 6% Chest Openings Chests opened round robin style – 3 free chests first, then a gold chests, then 2 crown chests, then…. the big guns. * Rob * Joe Deck Spotlight Bombs Awaaaay (3.6) Cards: Giant, Barbarians, Minions, Fire spirits, Wizard, Balloon, Spear Goblins, Zap Main Cycle: The key to this deck is to make sure you have your giant before starting your cycle. If you don’t have the giant, cycle to it, and just defend until then. Barbarians, Zap, Spear Goblins, Minions and Fire spirits can be used defensively as needed until you have your cycle. When your Giant arrives, drop him in the back by your king tower. Follow that up with a wizard behind it, some fire spirits, minions/spear goblins, and then be prepared to Zap! Do not use the Balloon until the second cycle - so you will see what air defense your opponent has. Then… drop bombs on them, as indicated in the name :) KABOOM!!! (4.0) Cards: Prince, Hog Rider, Freeze, Rocket, Spear Goblins, Arrows, Bomber, Barbarians Main Cycle: This is a defensive deck (with the exception of the hog rider). Use everything defensively, and counter what your opponent is doing. If you are at full elixir, make sure you cycle with cards like the bomber, the hog rider, and the spear goblins. Counter with the prince when possible, he will lead the way to victory on the other end of the battlefield. Save Rocket for the end when possible, but if you need it to kill 3 musketeers or a sparky, if needed. Remember, when you win, you must yell out, KABOOM!!! And then walk away. Hey, Whatever Works. (4.1) Cards: Royal Giant, Bomber, Arrows, Zap, Witch, Musketeer, Elixir Collector, Barbarians
July 2, 2016
Episode 012 - Pick Your Poison by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode012.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Our week in the Arena :( / :) * The good bad and the ugly News & Clan Updates * Tournaments are coming!! * We switched back to our original homes Topic: What We Want * Highlights of our discussion around the things we would like to see in the game: * More robust friends list * More ways to share decks * Better card sorting * New arena * More features for clans * Much, much, much more
June 25, 2016
Episode 011 - R.I.P. Hog Ridaaaah by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode011.mp3 This week on the show: News & Clan Updates * Clash Royale Tournaments (teaser!) * Tencent bought Supercell * donaldtrumpfeelstheburn (our Twitch Streamer!) * Clash Stash Winner: Tracorre!! (link was in the
June 19, 2016
Episode 010 - Where My Legendaries At... by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode010.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * We have a special guest!!! News & Clan Updates * Squelch those emotes! * I stream, You stream, We all Stream for... * Total Deck Strength (TDS) Calculator * How much would you pay for Supercell? * We switched clans!! * Clash Stash giveaway | Password: secret Deck Spotlight Dark Prince Rises (3.4) Cards: Dark Prince, Minions, Arrows, Valkyrie, Cannon, Giant, Musketeer, Skeletons Main Cycle: Giant in the back, Valkyrie in the back when giant gets to Arena Tower, Dark Prince behind Valkyrie as soon as she gets to the river. Vast & Furious (3.3) Cards: Zap, Cannon, Hog Rider, Fireball, Goblins, Musketeer, Minions, Mini P.E.K.K.A Main Cycle: At 10 Elixir, Hog at the river with Goblins chauffeuring on the outside. Zap opponent's tower and squishies (Skeletons/Spear Goblins), or fireball their tower and stronger units (Barbarians/Wizard). Royal Rumble (3.9) Cards: Royal Giant (RG), Barbarians, Arrows, Fireball, Archers, Minions, Spear Goblins, Elixir Collector Main Cycle: Elixir Collector in the corner to start, at 10 Elixir, RG at river backed up by Archers followed by Spear Goblins. Fireball near RG to ward off opponent's Barbarians. Chest Openings 19 Chests opened round robin style - All free chests first, then all silver & gold chests, then all crown chests, then the big guns. Rob Joe Special Guest Emails & Reviews Emails (5) Osiris Hey guys, you are one of the highlights of my podcast week.  You have found the perfect balance between entertaining and informative.  And this may seem like a small thing to some, but the family-friendly nature of your show means that I recommend it to everyone that I know that plays Royale, not just a select group of adults.  Currently, I'm mired/stuck in Arena 6 (although I've been as high as 2134), and even though I'm a level 9 player, and I have mainly 8/6/3 cards (and the Miner), I feel that I'm missing some strategy that better players possess (or maybe I'm just not that good - haha).  I tried over the weekend to get into Cast Royale 2 because there was 1 spot open, but the game wouldn't let me submit my join request.  I was/am in Bilbo's previous clan, and thought it would be fun to battle some fresh talent, and get some pointers from more active players.  I appreciate your hard work every week in trying to make us all just a little better, and, oh yeah, BOOM!! Will W. Hi!, Just wanted to stop by and say that you guys are doing a great job! Keep up the good work. No complaints at all about the podcast. I would like to see some guest speakers and chest openings come to the show as well! A cool thing you guys could do for a part of a episode is prepare 3 decks (1 for each slot), and battle each other in a friendly battle live on the show! Anyways, keep the episodes coming! Boom!, Will W. (wtw098 on Clash Royale, Clan: Foe Cleavers) Foo - Hi guys, 2 part question here. 1) How do you feel about draw games? Do you ever resort to playing for a draw when you realize you can't win?
June 5, 2016
P.E.K.K.A Boo by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode009.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * If at first you don't succeed... cut it and do something else! * Take our community survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRJGG9P * Become a Patron http://patreon.com/castroyalepodcast * Help make "Baby Espo Guaranteed" a reality https://www.gofundme.com/espoivffund Deck Spotlight * Toil & Trouble (3.4) * Cannon * Witch * Skeletons * Zap * Spear Goblins * Minion Horde * Hog Rider * Elixir Collector * P.E.K.K.A Boo (4.0) * P.E.K.K.A * Minions * Rage * Spear Goblins * Zap * Elixir Collector * Three Musketeers * Skeletons * Led Zeppelin (3.6) * Giant * Balloon * Freeze * Arrows * Cannon * Spear Goblins * Musketeer * Bomber Emails & Reviews Emails (3) Collin - Where’s Jaaaaaaames????? Help! I've fallen, and I can't get up! So I told you about my deck in a previous email. I took that deck to arena 7, but I fell out and can't get back in. I have two questions. 1.Could this deck be not as viable with the recent balance changes 2. Can you give me suggestions on another deck I can try(with no Legends,Dark Prince,or Guards cause those are the only cards I don't have)? Keep the podcasts coming:) You'll be hearing from me again, because, alas, James is everywhere? OneOldMan Hey fellas! Love the podcast. I am curious on your take or knowledge of the win/lose streak theories out there. Everyone in my clan and all of my friends have experienced this: you are crushing people, flying up the ranks, you feel unbeatable, and then...you can't seem to win a match to save your life. I recently had this experience. I gained 300 trophies in a day, pushing myself to 2098 trophies and into royal arena. (At this point I was even able to upgrade a couple cards in my deck) And then it all started going wrong. The next two days I dropped 400 trophies and nearly went back down to spell valley. All the time playing with an upgraded deck than what I had been winning with. Theories online believe that supercell is responsible for these fluctuations. And without any better explanation I am starting to believe them. I know that there will always be streaks in games (and believe me, I've played a lot), but no other games that I have played, has streaks like this one. Others claim that it is due to the time of day that you play, but I play at the same time almost everyday. Is supercell trying to add to the addictive nature of the game? Just curious as to your thoughts and theories. Regards, OneOldMan Stegoman Hey Guys, First off, great podcast. I noticed you had your two clans, but they are usually full. Any plans to make clans 3, 4, and 5? Just checking :) Also,
May 29, 2016
Episode 008 - Horde of a Good Time by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode008.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Thoughts on the 5/18 balance changes News * Tournaments! * Take our community survey! (In the Resources section below) * Become a Patron | http://patreon.com/castroyalepodcast Arena Round-Up: P.E.K.K.A's Playhouse * Tesla * Minion Horde * Inferno Tower * Hog Rider * Freeze * Lava Hound * P.E.K.K.A. Deck Spotlight * Horde of a Good Time * Skeletons, Bomb Tower, Musketeer, Valkyrie, Freeze, Arrows, Minion Horde, Hog Rider * Mr. Freeze * Freeze, Musketeer, Cannon, Bomber, Valkyrie, Arrows, Elixir Collector, Hog Rider * Royal Giant Meta Deck * Royal Giant, Fireball, Hog Rider, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Minions, Tombstone, Spear Goblins, Zap Emails & Reviews Emails (3) Ryan (Nightmare) Hey guys. Huge fan of the podcast since day one. Been working on my game using a lot of techniques from your show. I was wondering if I could get an invite to discord.  I'm already in a clan but would love to have access to ideas throughout the week. Also having a hard time with my timing for troop placement. Like you say in the show learning from your mistakes is best. Keep it up guys and hope to discord it up soon Spartan H10 Hey guys! Just wanted to stop in and say that you guys are amazing! I started on the first arena roundup and immediately subscribed. The podcasts are always fresh and exciting. I've used your "hut you see is hut you get" deck, and I skyrocketed to arena 5! Since your 10th episode is coming up, why not celebrate it with a special guest/ guest host? It would be nice to have someone new to talk to and discuss royale with new friends every other week or so. Sadly, I have some complications with the podcasts... I would love to vote in your survey monkey poll, but I can't access the hyperlink through the show notes. Is there any way you can find a way for me to access it? Either way, I love the show! Keep up the great work, and looking forward to future episodes of cast royale! Radagast Hi there! Enjoy the podcast, you guys are a great team! It's almost as if you are brothers... A podcast suggestion: It would be great if you can start a section to cover the common deck archetypes in the meta today (like hog-freeze, swarm/hut, cycle decks, mortar, giant/balloon, etc) - what makes this type of deck work, how it shifts through the arenas, and good counter strategies. You touched upon this with the arena-specific decks, but a focused look on the different deck types might help folks as they progress through the arenas. Carry on the great show, and Boom! Radagast Reviews (4) Drazzie - Great podcast great clan (5 Stars) Hey guys, Very nice podcast and very nice clan to join! Keep up the good work! Greetings from holland (ramada) LiquidAnalog - Wonderful cast and a great show (5 Stars) Rob and Joe are a charm together.
May 21, 2016
Episode 007 - Golden Eye by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode007.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions Topics * Balance Changes (prior to release) * Royal Giant: Damage decreased by 4% * Freeze: Duration decreased by 1sec * Furnace: Elixir cost decreased to 4, hitpoints decreased by 14% and lifetime decreased to 40sec * Fire Spirits: Area Damage radius increased by 25% * Miner: Hitpoints increased by 6% * Lava Hound: Hitpoints increased by 3% * Lava Pups: Hitpoints increased by 9% * Elixir Collector: Hitpoints decreased by 9% * Knight: Hitpoints increased by 10% * Bomber: Damage increased by 10% * Cannon: Hitpoints decreased by 5% * Tesla: Hitpoints increased by 5% * Golem & Golemite: Hitpoints increased by 5% * Witch: Damage increased by 10% * Skeletons: Hitpoints and damage increased by 5% * Tombstone: Hitpoints increased by 10% * Card Upgrade XP: Fixed for Epic and Legendary Cards * Take our Community Survey! (In Resources section below) Deck Spotlight * Witch Way to the Bomb Tower * Hog Rider, Valkyrie, Minions, Spear Goblins, Zap, Archers, Bomb Tower, Witch * Golem Nation * Golem, Archers, Wizard, Minion Horde, Fireball, Skeletons, Spear Goblins, and Elixir Collector Clan Updates * We are officially full... x2 * Discord! Emails & Reviews Emails (3) Mezegis - Deck Spotlight commentary First off, love the podcast, as I said in my previous review.   The purpose of my email is to provide a bit of feedback on the Deck Spotlight.  I enjoy hearing your ideas and the "how to play" portion of each deck.  My only concern is that in at least one deck, (xbow deck), you use cards from higher level arena, like the elixir pump.  While it does make it an effective deck, it seems counter intuitive for a "Good deck from Arena 3 cards" list to include cards above that Arena. My recommendation would be to focus on using only cards that are from the Arena in review or lower.   Thanks! Boom! Mezegis/Malfeas Kristoffer S. - Join CR2 Hi. Big fan of your show from Sweden :) Can me and my friend join Cast Royale 2? I'm at around 2000 and he is around 2700-2900. Our name is Sherekhan and haer. Regards, Kristoffer Collin Church - Wheeeeeere’s Jaaaames? Hey guys! Just wanted to tell you about my sweet deck! Level 2 Giant Skeleton, Level 6 Barbarian Hut, Level 5 Musketeer, Level 7 Spear Goblins, Level 8 Barbarians, Level 5 Goblin Hut, Level 5 Mini Pekka, Level 7 Arrows The game plan is to get a Goblin and Barbarian hut running simultaneously and use your other cards defensively to gain elixir advantage. Then generate a huge push with either a swarm of troops or Giant Skeleton tanking for backup troops. While I could write a book on the ins and outs of the deck(I.e. How to play against  certain decks or cards or combos) I won't now. The deck takes practice and high-ish level cards, but is very rewarding. Currently a level 7 player, and I just made Arena 7(with a little bit of sloppy play along the way:). P.S.
May 12, 2016
Episode 006 - Where My Guards At... by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode006.mp3 This week on the show: Topic: May Update! * Talk about remote… Joe’s in Delaware! * In-depth discussion of the 6 new cards! * Sparky * Lava Hound * Miner * Fire Spirits * Furnace * Guards * Lesser known goodies of May’s update: * Drop rate increase Giant and Magical chest * Max gold cap increase to 1 million! * No tomatos, but lots and lots of confetti * Cupid Shuffle… Not really but now you can shuffle your decks * Legendary card info available without the game * New clan badges * Shop costs increase in a linear fashion * 20 minutes to kick? * Take our Community Survey! (In Resources section below) Emails & Reviews Emails (2) UphillBuffalo Hi Guys, I just found your podcast the other day when episode 005 came out. It was really helpful since I am making my attempt to push into arena 4. Every time I get to arena 4 I lose that match and go back to arena 3 on a down streak. My deck as of late has been Spear gobs L6, musketeer L4, Bomber L7, Witch L2, Fireball L4, Mini P.E.K.K.A. L5, Skeletons (the 1 elixir ones) L7, and Giant Skeleton L2. This deck gets cold sometimes for me but whenever I try a new deck out I hit a wall. This has been the only one that I can go on streaks with, that is, until I'm on the cusp of lvl.4. Any tips or ideas of how to plant my foot into arena 4 permanently? Thanks for the help and keep up the good work, Buffalo Tracer Hi! I've been listening to the podcast for a while now and I find you two guys entertaining while somewhat educational about the game. While I enjoy the breakdown of certain decks and cards, I would like it if you two could talk the competitive area of the game. For example, the breakdown of the metagame of some arenas or a metagame deck. Anyways, keep up the great work. Reviews (2) Legaciii - Long Overdue (5 Stars) Hey guys, first off I just want to say you guys have a great podcast. You guys deserve five star reviews left and right. I would like to see a little more advanced strategy discussion, I fee like it could appeal to more players and listeners in my opinion. Still the best podcast I have listened to. Keep up the good work - Donald Trump EpicBeanz KF2.0 - Keeps Getting Better (5 Stars) If you enjoy Clash Royale, you will love this podcast. It started off well and keeps getting better with every cast. I have implemented strategies from this show and I am no longer experiencing the trophy death spiral. Enjoyable and helpful - keep up the great work! EpicBeanz Clan Farmhouse 2.0 Honorable Mention: diggerderrick - Good (5 Stars) Audio is good. Information is more aimed at new players. Worth a listening to. Resources: Help tailor the show to you by taking our Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRJGG9P   Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes.
May 4, 2016
Episode 005 - It's Not Rocket Science by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode005.mp3 This week on the show: News * Encouraging fair play using Psychic Octopus * Tournament Guidlines * Consistency at the Top...of a mountain * Balance changes (sorry we're late) Arena Round-Up: Barbarian Bowl * Cannon * Barbarians * Rocket * Barbarian Hut * Rage * X-Bow Deck Spotlight * It's Not Rocket Science * Rocket, Barbarians, Cannon, Arrows, Archers, Minions, Spear Goblins, Baby Dragon * Hut You See Is Hut you Get * Barbarians, Barbarian Hut, Goblin Hut, Rage, Arrows, Minions, Spear Goblins, Archers * X-Bow Marks the Spot! * X-Bow, Rage, Elixir Collector, Fireball, Archers, Valkyrie, Spear Goblins, Giant Clan Updates * New Clan Expansion: Cast Royale 2 * Check our website for more details :) Emails & Reviews Emails (4) Mike Hey guys, Love what you're doing. Would also love to join the clan if a spot opened up or if you started a new branch. I'm a level 7 with just under 1500 trophies, pretty casual, but completely addicted. And I want to get better. I usually make between 150-200 donations a week in my current clan. About me: I'm a dude, in my 30s, live in Michigan. I clash when I should be watching my kids, etc. Thanks guys. Mike game name "Osprey" Lucas Hey fellas, I'm really enjoying the podcast, good info for someone fairly new to the game like myself. I particularly like last episode where you broke down the tournament winning deck, all great info and also a pleasant surprise that non-epic decks are viable even at the very top of competition. Also, I would love to join the clan if a spot becomes available. My username in the game is Brash. Be nice to be part of an actI've clan with people who understand that donating benefits everyone! Cheers, Lucas. KennedyClub - Cast Royale is King KennedyClub here from the iTunes review. I just listening to your most recent episode and I meant every word. This podcast has continued to be incredibly refreshing and insightful. Your breakdown of the Helsinki tournament 2016 was brilliant. The expansion of your website and vision you have for your clan shows the dedication to your craft. And at the same time, emphasizing the casual play and above all, having fun. I can't say enough good about what this podcast and you as gentlemen embody. If it happens that you find yourselves looking to fill another spot in your clan before you expand, I'd be delighted to join. P.S. Boom!!!? Nic from Illinois Hey guys, any word on if you will be starting a second clan? Im a 2200 cup player looking for an active clan. Let me know and great work with the podcast! Reviews (8) Kyle earlz - Way better than a slap in the face (5 stars) Love the podcast. I’ve only been playing for like a week and have progressed quite a lot thanks to you guys. Hoping to join the clan. Uhaw Na Lumpia - Hog Rider!! (5 stars) Very clear, Fun,
April 20, 2016
Episode 004 - Helsinki Tournament 2016 by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode004.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Thombie Themed Birthdays... * Wedding Invitations: Unnecessarily Complicated News * More Rules, More Rewards, More Donations! * Clash Royale - That's Billions... with a B. Helsinki Tournament 2016 * Thoughts and observations on the 1st official tournament. * Breakdown of how the tourney was setup: * Quarter Finals Winners - Naazime, Steroidi69, Jason, Elfe * Semi Finals Winners - Steroidi69, Jason * Finals Champion - Jason * A full deconstruction of Jason's 9-0 Deck: * Elixir Collector * Minion Horde * Hog Rider * Giant * Spear Goblins * Archers * Barbarians * Arrows * Analysis of Steroidi's 3 decks: * Deck 1: Mortar, Elixir Collector, Ice Wizard, Zap, Skeletons, Tesla, Inferno Tower, & Minion Horde * Deck 2: P.E.K.K.A, Goblins, Princess, Freeze, Tesla, Wizard, Three Musketeers, & Fireball * Deck 3: Tesla, Minion Horde, Hog Rider, Fireball, Barbarians, Zap, Goblins, & Freeze Clan Updates * Minimum 1 donation/week is the new clan membership fee :) * New dedicated Clan page on our website to set the foundation for expanding. Emails & Reviews Emails (4) Lori W. - Tournament Rules Hi guys, Love the show. Just wondering if you had seen the blog post about Tournament Rules and what you think of their proposed level caps. https://clashroyale.com/blog/news/competition-and-clash-royale I think it's interesting at least in the sense that it gives you an idea what appropriate level gaps between common, rare, etc levels should be in your deck. Like, based on this, I would want to phase out an epic that was level 1 or 2 if my commons and rares were at 8 and 6. Would love to hear your thoughts. ~Lori Aaron B. Hey guys I have a question for you... So I really enjoy a lot of games that can get quite competitive such as Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering, because of this I tend to try to make my decks as efficient as possible. So are there cards that are simply better than others and what is the best way to maximize the quality of  my deck? Side Note: have you guys considered doing a deck spotlight where you take a deck that is strong this patch and break it down explaining each card in it and how to play it? Great show, you guys sound like professionals already. Artie How do I join the clan? I'm a big fan of the podcast! Colton J Hey! Colton here, just wondering if you would accept me into the clan.. I enjoy the Podcast. What I want to hear on the show is you guys talking about your own experiences in the game and maybe do a few battles and commentate on them.. That would be interesting. Thanks! Reviews (3) KennedyClub - BOOM! (5 Stars) This is the easiest 5 star rating I've ever given. I'm blown away (pun intended) by the level of profess...
April 13, 2016
Episode 003 - Arena Round-Up (Pt. 2) by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode003.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * We played a lot of Clash Royale this week * Bachelor party weekend and tons of food! News * We touch on the upcoming live Spectator mode * Thoughts on tournament rules for friendly battles Arena Round-Up * Arena 1 - Goblin Stadium * Spear Goblins * Goblins * Valkyrie * Lightening * Goblin Barrel * Goblin Hut * Arena 2 - Bone Pit * Skeletons * Minions * Giant Skeleton * Balloon * Tombstone * Bomb Tower Emails & Reviews Emails (3) Thomas W. - Podcast Hello cast Royale Podcast, I love listening to your podcast and keep up the great work! Jay Hey! Love the podcast and a new player to Clash Royale. My buddy and I are looking for a clan and I was wondering if we could join your guys clan. Thanks! FlashInYeva - Question for the show Hey guys, loving the podcast and enjoying my time in the clan as FlashInYeva. I am very new to the game and have a strategy question. Would you say that I am better off upgrading all of the cards that I have so that I level up my towers and such, or is it better to only level the cards that you regularly use? Not sure which will put me in a better spot over all as cards continue to become more and more expensive to upgrade. Side note: I broke down and spent a few dollars so that I have a larger pile of gold but I dont want to dump it into cards that dont get used outside of arenas 2-4 since im assuming those are the "beginner" arenas? Reviews (5) antchmayo - Excellent clash cast (5 Stars) A great show that really helps explain the basic core play of clash royale. Keep up the awesome work guys! GUAC clan - EMPYREAN’ #20UVPC2 - Great podcast ! (5 Stars) I use to love listening to clash of clan podcasts but since royale came out I'm pretty much done with clash of clans. I was very glad to find a clash royale. Thanks guys! Lady_Law - Very relatable (5 Stars) From the first test episode you guys made me feel right at home and the way you talked about your own experience made me think, “Oh good, I’m not alone!” You continue to provide a true casual perspective and I love that this has the feel that we as listeners can learn and grow with you as the game and our understanding of it continues to evolve. Thank you for taking things slow and through the basics and keeping it real for the casual player. Pedreska - Awesome! (5 Stars) Being such a novel game, it’s awesome that you are making a podcast for players that seek help or simply are part of the hype! Yt 35 - Good, could be great (5 Stars) Should be pretty good if the guys ever stop defining what the troops are as if listeners have never played the game. Get past the kindergarten level soon please. Other than that, enjoying the jersey pronunciation of hog rida and the trouble with the word hearthstone, over and over. Will be good if they ever get into higher level discussions. Resources:
April 6, 2016
Episode 002 – Arena Round-Up (Pt. 1) by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode002.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Juice, Juice, Juice and more Juice... * TheTaxMan got a new Mic!! News * New 4/1 balance changes (Just kidding) * Join/Create a Clash Royale Tournament * Online deck builder * Say goodbye to colored user names :( Arena Round-Up: Training Camp * Detailed look at the following cards and their strategies: * Knight * Giant * Bomber * Archers * Musketeer * Mini P.E.K.K.A. * Baby Dragon * Prince * Witch * Skeleton Army * Arrows * Fireball Emails & Reviews Emails (1) Manny V. - Great Podcast!! Hey guys im Manny from Florida! Just wanted to start by saying awesome job on the podcast! Ive been listening to podcast for a while and you guys sounded like seasoned podcasters, im looking forwarded to tuning in next week. As for clash royale I currently have 1700 trophies and play on a regular basis, I also have a friend who is about the same level wise. We are currently looking for a more active clan and are wondering if you guys would take us in? Keep up the good work! Reviews (1) Vastidious - A Great Start To A Great Podcast Hey this is Vastidious, from Legend of the Innkeeper Podcast and I have to say you guys are off to a fantastic start! I'm super excited to see how the show progresses and will be sure to listen frequently. I am a super casual player and am still trying to figure out what works best. You guys are already helping me tweak my game for maximum effect. Specifically you praised the baby dragon and I had not used it in my own decks, because I didn't think I had it. I looked again and low and behold, I did! So it's now in my deck and is incredibly useful! Thanks for the tips and I look forward to many more shows. Resources: * www.challonge.com/games/clash-royale/tournaments# * clashroyaledeckbuilder.com Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes. Connect with us: www.castroyalepodcast.com | feedback@castroyalepodcast.com | @podcastroyale Credit: Cover art image is owned by Supercell under their copyright.
April 6, 2016
Episode 001 – Welcome to the Show! by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode001.mp3 This week on the show: From the bottom of our
April 6, 2016
Episode 000 – Testing 1, 2 by Cast Royale http://media.blubrry.com/cast_royale___the_clash/traffic.libsyn.com/castroyale/Episode000.mp3 This week on the show: Introductions * Why we made a podcast :) * Where we're at in the game * What's in our deck * Cast Royale Clan! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes. Connect with us: www.castroyalepodcast.com | feedback@castroyalepodcast.com | @podcastroyale Credit: Cover art image is owned by Supercell under their copyright.
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