Clash Mini, one of the three new Supercell games to become well-known globally, has now become the talk of the town in the Supercell community. More and more players are joining the game, and are trying it out. It is available in only 6 countries right now: Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Norway, and Iceland. Since more players are getting into the game now, we present to you our Beginners Guide to Clash Mini. Let’s get into it.
Introducing the Basics of Clash Mini
Clash Mini is almost similar to Clash Royale, but instead of 3 towers, you have to play on a chess-like board with 5 lanes. You can place your units anywhere, and so can the enemy place their units anywhere. The strategy element comes in when you have to properly position your units so they don’t get hit by powerful abilities or units like the Miner. Since we have started talking about battles, let’s see what a Battle Deck exactly means in our Clash Mini beginners guide.
A Battle Deck in Clash Mini consists of a Hero and 5 Minis. The Heroes are sort of the leaders/champions of the deck and have more powerful, game-changing abilities, unlike other Minis. Minis also have their own set of abilities. These abilities can be unlocked as the level of the Heroes and Minis increases.
Heroes are figures that players always will have on the board. These are the most important and each one has a very powerful Super ability that can be upgraded by increasing the Hero’s level. However, due to all the extra power given to them, you can only have one Hero in your deck at a time. There are 8 Heroes that are currently available to play in Clash Mini. They are:
- Barbarian King
- Archer Queen
- Royal Champion
- Skeleton King
- Shield Maiden
- Wave Master
Minis are figures that players in Clash Mini use to battle against each other alongside the centerpiece, the Heroes. Each Mini has an Elixir cost, which shows the amount of Elixir needed to deploy that Mini in a battle. Elixir costs range from 2 to 4.
Some of them have a Clash ability, which is used at the start of a battle, and some of them have a Super ability, which is activated when their energy is full. Some Minis also have a Passive ability that can be triggered either at the start of a round, end of a round, or when conditions are suitable.
Minis have star upgrades. These star upgrades are unlocked when you upgrade your Minis by using fragments. Star upgrades unlock different abilities on your Minis, making them more powerful. You can purchase Mini fragments from the Shop.
Once you unlock a Star Upgrade for a Mini, you can also upgrade them to that star level during battles, by purchasing multiple copies of them with Elixir. These upgrades give the Minis access to their abilities, making it a very important aspect of the match. There are 27 Minis that you can use in your Battle Deck to climb the ladder and vanquish your opponents. Some of them are familiar, while some are new to the battlefield. Let’s take a look at them:
2 Elixir Minis
- Ice Wizard
- Spear Goblin
- Skeleton Guard
3 Elixir Minis
- Dart Goblin
- Giant Skeleton
- Golden Giant
- Healing Ranger
- Mini P.E.K.K.A
4 Elixir Minis
- Battle Healer
- Electro Wizard
- Magic Archer
- Mega Knight
All Minis can be upgraded to higher levels, using Fragments. These upgrades lead to unlocking new abilities for the Mini. After you use 11 Fragments. the last Star upgrade for a Mini is unlocked, and the Mini is maxed out.
Understanding the Interface of Clash Mini
The interface of Clash Mini, similarly to clash Royale, is divided into 5 different parts:
- Shop Tab
- Collection Tab
- Battle Tab
- Trophy Road
- Clan Tab
Let’s see what each of these tabs consists of in our Clash Mini Beginners Guide
Each time you log in to the game, you will be on this tab. Let’s break down what this Battle screen is made up of:
- Player Profile: At the very top, in the left corner, you can find your profile. Here you can check your wins in the two different game modes of Clash Mini, Rumbles, and Duels. You can also find your player ID here, in order to add friends you will need this ID. Your current, in-use Battle deck is displayed here.
- Gold: Here you can see the amount of Gold you have in-game.
- Gems: The premium currency of Clash Mini. Gems can be used to progress faster.
- Crystal Coins: The primary use of Crystal Coins is buying special, flashy skins for your units in the Shop.
- Settings: Here you can check out the basic settings of the game on your phone. You can connect your account to your Supercell ID here.
- Mini Pass: Right below the above-mentioned knick-knacks, you can check out the Mini Pass for the ongoing Season. You can activate the Pass from here. The current Mini Pass theme is Down Under, where you get the Skeleton King if you buy the Pass.
- Mini News: Just to the right of the Mini Pass tab, is the Mini News tab. If you need to check out the latest announcements about game updates and patch notes, this is the tab you should go to.
- Quests: At last but not definitely not least, in the line of Mini Pass and Mini News. is the Quests tab. This is one of the most important tabs in the game. The quests from here will greatly help you progress, by granting you Minis and Hero fragments as rewards. Always make sure that you complete as many quests as possible before they refresh. This will grant you the maximum possible rewards for that quest cycle.
- Battle Deck: Your Battle deck takes up the most space on the Battle tab. You can see what your deck looks like here, and you can also easily replace your Minis and Heroes, just by tapping on them and replacing them with the desired units.
- Game Modes: Below the Battle deck you will find the Game Modes tab. You can switch between playing Casual and Ranked Rumbles and Duels. We will talk about the game modes further on in the guide.
You can find all of your owned and unowned Heroes and Minis in the Collection tab. You can classify your Minis by Elixir Cost increasing/decreasing You can upgrade them from here, and that is pretty much it. The Collection Tab is located to the left of the Battle Tab.
As the name suggests, you can buy stuff in the Shop. Different offers, the Mini Pass, Minis, Heroes, Gems, Gold (by using Gems), etc, can all be bought here. Mini Fragments are generally bought with gold, while Hero fragments are bought with Gems, typically you can buy 25 Hero fragments for 100 gems.
Trophy Road Tab
The Trophy Road is an excellent way for players to earn rewards by playing Ranked games. As you climb the Trophy Road, you get better rewards, and the effort you put into the climb will be worth it. It resets in a Season, hence making it a high priority if you want all the free rewards. This tab is located to the right of the Battle tab.
This is where you should head to if you want to join a clan or start one. Clans, like in Clash Of Clans or Clash Royale, add a fun social aspect to the game, and you can also play with your clanmates. In addition to that, you can do Clan Raids with your mates.
The Raid Boss is a Clan game mode with a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 10 participants per raid. Each raid endures for 48 hours. Once you join a raid, you will stay in it until the complete time duration runs out or until the Boss is defeated. The raid endures 48 hours regardless of whether the Boss was defeated or not.
If the Boss was defeated before 48 hours, the raid’s remaining time appears in a countdown clock. You can only create or join a new raid when the remaining time ends. Only the player who created the raid can kick it off. Now that the interface explanation is done, let’s get into the game modes of Clash Mini.
Clash Mini game modes
Clash Mini has two game modes for now, and both of them are a bit different from each other in terms of how they play out. Let’s take a closer look at both the game modes in our Clash Mini beginners guide.
Rumble is a mini tournament of 8 players. First, 2 groups of 4 players (Group A and Group B) get selected randomly. Then, each player fights another player from the same group. There is a total of 3 rounds. In the first round, 2 pairs of players will face each other in each group. During the second round, the two winners and the two losers will face each other. In the third round, the player with 2 points will face the player with 0 points and the two players with 1 point will face each other.
After the 3 rounds, the 2 players with the most scores in each group go to the semi-finals, while the other 4 get eliminated. If you get at least 2 wins, you will always move to the Semi-Finals. Then, a player from Group A fights a player from Group B. The winners from the two matches go to the finals.
Thus, Rumble is a test of skill against different players to see who the best of the best is. Rumbles are more fun since the 8 participants including you, can bring whatever they can to win, the battle. The unpredictability is the best aspect of Rumbles. You can toggle between Casual and Ranked Rumble, as mentioned before.
Duel is a 1v1 game mode in Clash Mini. This game mode uses BO5 (Best of 5) as its rule. You battle it out for 5 rounds against the same player. Duels help to focus more, and they help to understand the mindset of a 1 vs 1 Clash Mini battle. Just like Rumble, you can toggle between Ranked and Casual mode for Duels.
Clash Mini Beginners Guide: Tips and Tricks
Here are some of our tips in our Clash Mini Beginners Guide to help you, newbies, to kickstart your journey.
1. Complete as many Quests as possible
The rewards for completing Quests are far too valuable to let go of. So it is highly recommended to finish as many of your Quests every single day. It is especially necessary for earlier progression. Also, completing Quests about specific Minis has to be the highest priority on your list.
2. Choose your starter Hero carefully
Choosing a starter Hero, although it won’t matter much in the long run, does matter in the early progression stages. Try to choose a Hero that you like that’s also strong and can hold themselves on the battlefield without much protection.
3. Prioritize upgrading your Minis
A niche mini can be a good investment if you are going to play a single deck for a long time, but it is better to go for a Mini that is versatile so that even if the meta changes, your deck won’t be adversely affected.
4. Make your deck cheap but effective
Using more lower Elixir Minis with a powerful Hero is the ideal way to progress, as lower elixir Minis can be upgraded quicker than more expensive ones during Battles, leading to more wins. But this doesn’t mean you should completely skip the stronger expensive Minis. Always maintain a healthy balance.
5. Use Minis with Clash abilities
Clash abilities are abilities that trigger at the start of a battle. These abilities can often have a huge impact on the outcome of the fight. Some Minis with Clash abilities include Spear Goblin and Bowler.
So go ahead and give it a try! If you find trouble, don’t hesitate to fall back on this Clash Mini Beginners Guide for tips.
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