Clash Royale and Hearthstone are both games that can help you relax after a stressful day, or even start your day by playing a few matches before you prepare for work or school. However, while there are some similarities between the two, there are also a lot of differences that we are going to over in this article.
By the end of the read, those who weren’t familiar with the games will have a pretty good idea about what they’re about.
Both games get their background from already established games. While Clash Royale is based off the popular mobile game Clash of Clans, Hearthstone features a more intricate lore and collection of characters, as it is based on Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, a popular MMORPG.
Hearthstone has players create a deck of 30 cards which they will use to face other players. Each card has its own unique design and intricate artwork, and pretty much every card is directly linked to something with the same name found in WoW. Players can choose from different classes, and each class comes with its own available cards.
There are also common cards that can be used in any class deck. The available classes are Druid, Shaman, Priest, Warrior, Paladin, Rogue, Mage and Hunter. The game works like a basic card game, with players throwing down cards during their turn then ending their turn. Players gain 1 mana crystal each turn, but can get more with the help of some cards. Mana crystals are what you use to play cards, with each card having its own mana cost, players only being able to play cards if they have enough mana crystals available. The combination of cards from both yours and your opponent’s deck, as well the interactions that take place between the various cards and card abilities make for very entertaining outcomes.
Clash Royale on the other hand has only 8 cards in a player’s deck, but that’s because cards aren’t the game’s focus as they are in Hearthstone. Clash Royale is more goofy looking with pronounced cartoon aesthetics . This game does not use turns and both players can attack at the same time.
The objective is to destroy the opponent’s towers first by using your cards and your elixir. Elixir is the game’s resource, similar to how mana crystals work in Hearthstone. Both players gain elixir at an equal rate throughout the match.
Both games feature micro-transactions and offer players the ability of buying cards with real money. Hearthstone also lets you grind out gold for your card packs, but it is obviously way more time consuming than just buying them. Still, it’s great for players that can’t afford to whip out their credit card constantly.
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