Cards:

X Bow

6
X Bow
Nice towers you got there. Would be a shame if this X-Bow whittled it down from this side of the arena...

Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.

About 60.78% of Clash Royale players have obtained this card.

Most Commonly Countered with:

5
Minion Horde
Rarity: Common
Type: Troop
Six fast, unarmored flying attackers. Three's a crowd, six is a horde!
Seen in 32% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Minion Horde
10%
5
Giant
Rarity: Rare
Type: Troop
Slow but durable, only attacks buildings. A real one-man wrecking crew!
Seen in 16% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Giant
10%
5
Barbarians
Rarity: Common
Type: Troop
A horde of melee attackers with mean mustaches and even meaner tempers.
Seen in 24% of the last 50 competitive decks.
5
Barbarians
8%
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
7%
3
Minions
Rarity: Common
Type: Troop
Three fast, unarmored flying attackers. Roses are red, minions are blue, they can fly, and will crush you!
Seen in 40% of the last 50 competitive decks.
3
Minions
7%
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%
6
Rocket
Rarity: Rare
Type: Building
Deals high damage to a small area. Looks really awesome doing it. Reduced damage to Crown Towers.
Seen in 2% of the last 50 competitive decks.
6
Rocket
6%
4
Hog Rider
Rarity: Rare
Type: Troop
Fast melee troop that targets buildings and can jump over the river. He followed the echoing call of "Hog Riderrrrr" all the way through the arena doors.
Seen in 56% of the last 50 competitive decks.
4
Hog Rider
5%
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
5%
3
Knight
Rarity: Common
Type: Troop
A tough melee fighter. The Barbarian's handsome, cultured cousin. Rumor has it that he was knighted based on the sheer awesomeness of his mustache alone.
Seen in 2% of the last 50 competitive decks.
3
Knight
4%

Most Commonly Used to Counter:

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%
3
Cannon
Rarity: Common
Type: Building
Defensive building. Shoots cannonballs with deadly effect, but cannot target flying troops.
Seen in 50% of the last 50 competitive decks.
3
Cannon
6%
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
6%
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
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
5%
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
4%
6
X Bow
Rarity: Epic
Type: Building
Nice towers you got there. Would be a shame if this X-Bow whittled it down from this side of the arena...
Seen in 4% of the last 50 competitive decks.
6
X Bow
4%
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
4%
4
Hog Rider
Rarity: Rare
Type: Troop
Fast melee troop that targets buildings and can jump over the river. He followed the echoing call of "Hog Riderrrrr" all the way through the arena doors.
Seen in 56% of the last 50 competitive decks.
4
Hog Rider
4%
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
3%

Card Usage

Patch Updates affecting X Bow

patch release date description
Jun 21, 2016 - 7 months ago We were a bit brutal with our earlier X-Bow changes, to the point where it's very rarely seen nowadays. We'd like to see it appearing in battles from time to time, but not too often as it is such a specialized card. It will still be challenging to use, but hopefully more viable in the right hands.
Mar 23, 2016 - 10 months ago Range decreased to 12 (from 13) - We want to open the X-Bow up to a little bit more counterplay. A range reduction will mean you can no longer position it behind a Tesla, as well as across the river, and still hit your opponent's tower!
Feb 9, 2016 - 11 months ago Deployment time increased to 5 seconds (from 3 seconds) - X-Bow can be a very challenging card to deal with among low-mid level players. A longer deploy time should make it less frustrating to face.