Mega Knight is a fairly old card at this point in Clash Royale and has received a few nerfs to keep it in line. However, this unit’s power still makes it a terror on the battlefield, with only a few good options to counter it effectively. If your opponents seem to be pulling Mega Knights out left and right, follow our quick guide on countering their strategy.
Countering Mega Knight in Clash Royale
The Mega Knight has a somewhat unique jump attack that is the primary reason behind its popularity, power, and infamy. This jump only occurs if there are no units within close range. With no units nearby, the Mega Knight charges and jumps on any ground unit between three and five tiles away. This powerful jump deals almost as much damage as a Fireball, allowing the unit to finish off most low-health opponents quickly.
The best way to counteract strategies that use Mega Knights is to prevent it from jumping to your units. Here’s how you can achieve that:
Use a P.E.K.K.A.
The P.E.K.K.A. is one of the few tank units that can survive one-vs-one combat with a Mega Knight and win. All you have to do is place it right in front of the Mega Knight. This will prevent it from jumping on top of your vulnerable units. With a few Towers or other units helping, a P.E.K.K.A. makes short work of a Mega Knight and can then even push Towers on its own.
It should be noted that while using a P.E.K.K.A. is a great way to counter Mega Knights, improper use can lead to you getting countered in turn.
If you deploy a P.E.K.K.A. first, the enemy can place a Mega Knight in a different place. There are very few other options remaining after deployment to survive either unit, considering the units’ high Elixir costs. Since the Mega Knight deals more damage to other units than a P.E.K.K.A. and its later placement probably means it gets to jump first, you’ll be at a disadvantage.
Tank It With a Knight
Knights or similar tank units like Golems or a Mini P.E.K.K.A. are also a great way to counter a rogue Mega Knight. By placing the Knight directly in front of the enemy Mega Knight, you stop it from jumping. Due to the Knight’s tankiness, it can survive for long enough to allow your other units to kill the enemy. The only tank that won’t work here is the Ice Golem.
We recommend pairing the Knight with a Princess Tower or even Goblins behind him. With proper positioning, the Mega Knight isn’t much of a problem.
Use Aerial Supremacy
If you have a few air units and a tank to draw the Mega Knight’s aggro, we also recommend using those. The Mega Knight can’t reach air units, making it helpless even if it defeats the tank.
Mega Kite Against the Mega Knight
The best way to defeat Mega Knights is to prevent their jumping mechanic from proccing. Proper positioning and clever tank use will allow you to beat the Mega Knight with fewer Elixirs than the unit’s cost, giving you a slight edge in combat.
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