Which card in Clash Royale should never appear in the starting hand?

Clash Royale currently has two cards that will never appear in the starting hand:

  • Elixir Collector (nerfed in a balance change)
  • Mirror (logic)

Do you think that there should be more? If so, which card(s) do you think should not appear in the starting hand? Why?

We will summarize your responses here, from Twitter, r/ClashRoyale, and r/RoyaleAPI when the survey is over in 24-48 hours. Thanks for your help!

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Mirror, elixir collector isn’t a bad first play. Mirror is just useless tho if its the starting hand

Lava Golem Giant Goblin-Giant Electro-Giant

Fixed starting hands is the best solution, but if not clone and freeze shouldn’t be in starting hands for obvious reasons.

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Any direct damage spell (spells that don’t spawn a troop). You never lead with a direct damage spell, so it gives you less choices to start an affective attack and get the game going. In extreme cases where it happens badly to both players it can lead to stand offs on who goes first.

Any win condition card which require a quick answer from opponent, just like golem, hog rider, etc.

The reason: Many times mi rival play golem and it may happen two things, i dont have in cycle something for pressing at the contrary tower or i dont have any card in cycle to defend golem like pekka o inferno dragon. The same with the hog rider, if my opponent play hog rider and i dont have tornada, fisherman or any structure that damage could make me lose.

Cards exile high tricky to initial play.

Any win condition card which require a quick answer from opponent, just like golem, hog rider, etc.

I disagree. I’d rather have win cons in the starting hand. It gets the game going quickly and allows me to attack. If neither person has a win con in their starting hand it forces one person to make a crap start with cards that won’t amount to anything, giving the advantage to the other person.

There should not be any cards that never appear in the starting hand.

I think that Elixir Collector can be put in the starting hand if it wasn’t a high risk high reward card. Making the building cost 5 elixir and generate 6 would be my personal change.

Mirror could be in the starting hand if it couldn’t be used as the first card in a game.