At the dawn of the Spring Festival of the Rabbit Year, Clash of Clans, the globally well-known strategy mobile game, launched a series of brand new Spring Festival-specific content, including hero skins, village sceneries, decorations and challenge events. Among all of the Spring Festival-limited content, the limited hero skin Lunar Queen must be the most eye-catching one!
This skin, specifically designed for the Spring Festival of the Rabbit Year, inherits the design philosophy of the Barbarian King skin of the Tiger year and adopts the image of the zodiac “rabbit” to correspond with the theme. Besides, the Chinese-style costume, styling, and arms of the Lunar Queen make it more iconic. However, different from the Tiger King with maximum combat ability launched last year, the Lunar Queen features high combat ability and the personalities of cuteness and naughtiness. Is the Lunar Queen, who integrates all the features so seamlessly, loveable?
Speaking of the Archer Queen, she is the most well-known hero of Clash of Clans. Though the Barbarian King is the first hero to be unlocked, his popularity is not comparable to that of the Archer Queen.
The Archer Queen can be unlocked only if a player reaches Town Hall Level 9. As a ranged hero, her attack distance is farther than that of the Barbarian King, and her excellent attack speed also allows her to have higher DPS than the Barbarian King of the same level. When reaching Level 5, her own ability, Royal Cloak, can be unlocked. After activating the skill, the Archer Queen will be invisible for a period of time, and her offensive ability will increase greatly. At the same time, she will also summon a group of archers to assist her in combat. At the moment when the skill is activated, a certain amount of her HP will recover. All these characteristics facilitate the Archer Queen’s having a longer survival time on the battlefield, enabling her to win the battle.
Due to the attributes of the Archer Queen, players are always willing to let her be the vanguard of the battle. Whether it is to quickly clear the opponent’s reinforcements or break through the opponent’s complex defense, the Archer Queen can do it very well. Of course, she can’t fight alone and needs to cooperate with other troops to win. Among all the troops, the Healer is undoubtedly the best partner of the Archer Queen. “Archer Queen + Healer” is the most common combination of heroes and arms in Clash of Clans. For the Archer Queen with excellent offensive ability, her low HP value is the shortcoming. Even if she can protect herself by using her special ability, she needs someone to heal her continuously on the battlefield to keep sustained combat ability. The Healer is just up to the task.
The Archer Queen usually goes out with 5 Healers, so as to ensure that she can receive continuous and effective treatment from the Healers without taking up too much housing space. After unlocking the Archer Queen at Town Hall Level 9, players can try the combination of the Archer Queen and the Healer in practice mode. The practice tutorial will teach players how to make full use of the Archer Queen’s attack characteristics and the Healer’s healing function, which is very practical for rookies. But if players want to get better, further learning in actual combat is inevitable.
When using the combination of “Archer Queen + Healer” in actual combat, it is often necessary to match some air units, such as the Balloons or the Baby Dragons. The role of these units is mainly to help the Healer eliminate traps such as Air Bombs and Seeking Air Mines, so as to prevent the Healer from losing in battle and putting the Archer Queen in danger. At the same time, these units can also help the Archer Queen clear up some of the enemy’s defensive buildings so that she can funnel ahead according to the route designed by the player.
For players who often use the “Archer Queen + Healer” combination, Rage Spell may be their most frequently used spell. When the Archer Queen is facing a large amount of concentrated firepower from the enemy’s defensive buildings, the Healer’s healing will often seem powerless. At this time, covering the Archer Queen and the Healer with the Rage Spell can not only help the queen quickly clear the opponent’s defense but also greatly improve the Healer’s healing effect, ensuring that the Archer Queen will not die.
If you are a veteran of Clash of Clans, you must be familiar with the term “Queen Walk”. “Queen Walk” means that the cooperation between the Archer Queen and the Healer and the player’s careful operation enable the queen to funnel through the enemy’s defense according to the designed route, and cause the most effective blow to the enemy’s village. In some wonderful battles, the gurus can even use “Queen Walk” to directly destroy half of the opponent’s buildings. This kind of gameplay is not only very ornamental, but also very practical. It is almost a must-have skill for master players. In the 2022 Clash of Clans World Championship Finals, the final champion team is called QueeN Walkers, demonstrating the importance of “Queen Walk” among Clash of Clans players.
Of course, merely having the Queen and the Healer doesn’t absolutely guarantee victory. In Clash of Clans, there are also ground troop-oriented schools such as the combinations of “Hog Rider and Miner”, “P.E.K.K.A and Wizard”, “Bowler and Witch” etc. The combination of the “Archer Queen + Healer” can perfectly match most ground troops, which is a very versatile offensive combination.
In the update of Clash of Clans in recent three years, various new game contents such as Siege Machines, Pets, and Super Troops have been launched successively. The Unicorn, as a hero’s pet, can heal heroes injured in battle, with a similar function to the Healer, so it usually goes out with the Archer Queen. The Log Launcher, as a siege machine, can help the Archer Queen open the opponent’s walls and quickly attack the opponent’s formation. After the Town Hall 15 update in 2022, Clash of Clans has added more game content, including troops, spells, pets, and defenses, enriching the Archer Queen’s offensive methods and combat scenarios in the game.
In the past ten-year course of Clash of Clans, the Archer Queen has played an irreplaceable role. She is the most reliable hero in each battle for players as well. Therefore, on the occasion of the New Year of the Rabbit, Clash of Clans also brings this festive Lunar Queen skin to all players. In addition to Lunar Queen, a brand new Warrior series hero skin—the Warrior Champion—also made a big debut in January’s Gold Pass. The Royal Champion, who holds a shield and a broadsword, turns into an ancient Chinese general and guards the player’s village together with other heroes.
In the Spring Festival of 2020, the Warrior Queen, the first skin of the Warrior series, started the paradigm of launching Chinese-style skins in Clash of Clans during the Spring Festival. After the Warrior series skins of the Barbarian King and the Grand Warden were launched one after another, the appearance of the Warrior Champion also completed the last piece of the puzzle for this series.
During the Spring Festival in recent years, Clash of Clans has been committed to bringing players game content that conforms to this festival tradition and new ideas. In addition to two Chinese-style limited skins, the limited stylish Chinese New Year village sceneries and Chinese New Year decorations will also be launched simultaneously during the Spring Festival. Whether you are a veteran or a freshman who just joined the game, don’t forget to enter the game during the Spring Festival to experience the wonderful limited content and celebrate the New Year of the Rabbit with other players!