Cards:

Lightning

6
Lightning
Bolts of lightning hit up to 3 enemy troops or buildings with the most hit points in the target area. Reduced damage to Crown Towers.

Seen in 16% of the last 50 competitive decks.

About 66.9% of Clash Royale players have obtained this card.

Most Commonly Countered with:

1
Skeletons
Rarity: Common
Type: Troop
Four fast, very weak melee fighters. Swarm your enemies with this pile of bones!
Seen in 44% of the last 50 competitive decks.
1
Skeletons
13%
4
Skeleton Army
Rarity: Epic
Type: Troop
Summons an army of skeletons. Meet Larry and his friends Harry, Gerry, Terry, Mary, etc.
Seen in 2% of the last 50 competitive decks.
4
Skeleton Army
7%
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Mirror
Rarity: Epic
Type: Spell
Mirrors your last card played for +1 Elixir
Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.
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Mirror
5%
2
Goblins
Rarity: Common
Type: Troop
Three fast, unarmored melee attackers. Small, fast, green and mean!
Seen in 50% of the last 50 competitive decks.
2
Goblins
5%
2
Zap
Rarity: Common
Type: Spell
Lightning zaps enemies, dealing damage inside a small radius. Reduced damage to Crown Towers.
Seen in 62% of the last 50 competitive decks.
2
Zap
5%
3
Arrows
Rarity: Common
Type: Spell
Arrows pepper a large area damaging everyone hit. Reduced damage to crown towers.
Seen in 30% of the last 50 competitive decks.
3
Arrows
4%
4
Fireball
Rarity: Rare
Type: Spell
Annnnnd... Fireball. Incinerates a small area, dealing high damage. Reduced damage to Crown Towers.
Seen in 18% of the last 50 competitive decks.
4
Fireball
4%
6
Lightning
Rarity: Epic
Type: Spell
Bolts of lightning hit up to 3 enemy troops or buildings with the most hit points in the target area. Reduced damage to Crown Towers.
Seen in 16% of the last 50 competitive decks.
6
Lightning
4%
2
Spear Goblins
Rarity: Common
Type: Troop
Three unarmored ranged attackers. Who the heck taught these guys to throw spears!?! Who thought that was a good idea?!
Seen in 24% of the last 50 competitive decks.
2
Spear Goblins
4%
7
P.E.K.K.A.
Rarity: Epic
Type: Troop
A heavily armored, slow melee fighter. Swings from the hip but packs a huge punch.
Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.
7
P.E.K.K.A.
3%

Most Commonly Used to Counter:

5
Goblin Hut
Rarity: Rare
Type: Building
Building that spawns Spear Goblins. But don't look inside. You don't want to see how they are made.
Seen in 2% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Goblin Hut
16%
7
Barbarian Hut
Rarity: Rare
Type: Building
Troop building that periodically deploys Barbarians to fight the enemy. Time to make the Barbarians.
Seen in 2% of the last 50 competitive decks.
7
Barbarian Hut
10%
3
Mortar
Rarity: Common
Type: Building
Defensive building with a long range. Shoots exploding shells that deal area damage. Cannot shoot at targets that get very close!
Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.
3
Mortar
7%
5
Bomb Tower
Rarity: Rare
Type: Building
Defensive building that houses a Bomber. Deals area damage to anything dumb enough to stand near it.
Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Bomb Tower
7%
5
Elixir Collector
Rarity: Rare
Type: Building
You gotta spend Elixir to make Elixir. Boots Elixir production.
Seen in 54% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Elixir Collector
7%
4
Tesla
Rarity: Common
Type: Building
Defensive building. Whenever it's not zapping the enemy, the power of Electrickery is best kept grounded.
Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.
4
Tesla
5%
4
Skeleton Army
Rarity: Epic
Type: Troop
Summons an army of skeletons. Meet Larry and his friends Harry, Gerry, Terry, Mary, etc.
Seen in 2% of the last 50 competitive decks.
4
Skeleton Army
5%
5
Inferno Tower
Rarity: Rare
Type: Building
Defensive building, roasts targets for damage that increases over time. Burns through even the biggest and toughest enemies.
Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Inferno Tower
3%
5
Witch
Rarity: Epic
Type: Troop
Summons skeletons, shoots destructo beams, has glowing pink eyes that unfortunately don't shoot lasers.
Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Witch
3%
5
Balloon
Rarity: Epic
Type: Troop
As pretty as they are, you won't want a parade of THESE balloons showing up on the horizon. Drops powerful bombs and when shot down, crashes dealing area damage.
Seen in 6% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Balloon
3%

Card Usage

Patch Updates affecting Lightning

patch release date description
Feb 19, 2016 - 19 months ago Damage to Crown Towers reduced by 20% - This is the first and most important step towards reinstating our "offense over defense" philosophy.