Clash Royale Chests and Arena Levels FAQ

Clash Royale Chests and Arena Levels FAQ by wrathss

There seems to be many players (new and old) that asks the same questions. I have gathered up the top questions and attempt to answer in a simple and practical manner:

Q: Can I remove/skip/delete a chest that is taking up a slot?

A: The only way to “remove” a chest is to open it, either by waiting or paying with gems.

Q: What is the difference between different arena chests of the same type (for example an arena 1 gold chest, a chest you got while playing in arena 1, versus an arena 4 gold chest)?

A: An arena 4 gold chest has a significantly higher payout compared to an arena 1 gold chest.

This is the Arena cards unlock chart:

And this is the payout:

An arena 1 gold chest has 10 cards, 1 of which is guaranteed rare. The 10 cards are determined randomly from the unlocked pool of cards (all the cards under training + cards in arena 1). An arena 1 gold chest will not give any card above its level (so it is impossible to have the legendary ice wizard as that requires level 5 or above chest).

An arena 4 gold chest has 20 cards, 2 of which is guaranteed rare. The cards can be anything that is unlocked for and under arena 4 (specifically all the cards in training + arena 1 + 2 + 3 + 4).

Studying the payout chart, you will find that Arena 4 chests (1100+ crowns) basically returns double guaranteed rewards compared to arena 3. For example a gold chest guarantees 2 rares instead of 1, and a magical 2 epics instead of 1. This doesn’t quite apply to the new chests but same pattern does apply.

In my opinion this is a good reason to get to arena 4 as soon as possible as 2 epics are 2 epics. The higher the level the more the payout.

Q: Is the type of chest being dropped randomly generated, or is there a pattern?

A: This is not an exact science as lists may change (and some posts are suggesting that the super magical chest is completely random. For details please check posts.), but this is generally how the system works:

According to various sources chest drops follow a pre-defined list. It is a list of X chests (posts claim X=240), in a particular order with a specific number of silver, gold, and bigger chests. Every account has the same list and keeps track of the location on the list to determine what chest is generated next for an account.

The idea is that chests is not based on luck. When an account is created, the account starts at a random place in the chest list, so some people may get magical in 5 opens and some may take 50. But once you get to the first magical we know it will take Y cards (Y~80. Details please consult posted lists.) to get to the next one. At the end if two different players open the accounts at the same time and then open the full X number of chests (going through a cycle of chests) they should encounter the same number of chests for each type.

Practically speaking, we do not need to know what chests is coming up next, just that it is best to open and cycle through chests as fast as possible (and also to level up as much as you can) to get the most reward you can. That involves opening chests on time, and use gems efficiently to schedule openings to fit your schedule.

You will get your magical chests and all the chests on this list just like everyone else when the time comes.

Q: My chest slots are full. Does playing the game with full slots affect the chest list or what chests I will be getting in any way?

A: You receive chests in a particular order and you will never “miss” chests no matter how you go about in the game.

If in the chest list your next chest is a gold chest, you will receive a gold chest when there is a slot available.

Q: My chest slots are full. Is there any benefit or harm to play for no reward?

A: Most of the benefits are already mentioned, and I can think of one harm. Please consult the arena cards unlock chart (


  • Suppose you really want a specific epic (baby dragon for example), at arena 1 the chance of opening an epic and getting baby dragon is 1 in 6 chance (the possibilities are prince, baby dragon, skeleton army, witch, lightning, and goblin barrel).

If you are in Arena 3 however the chance of opening a specific epic (baby dragon) becomes 1 in 10, with the introduction of new epics (giant skeleton, balloon, rage and x-bow).

The higher arena you are, the harder it is to open a specific card through chests.

  • Note there is also the fact that if you progress too far into the game when you are not ready (either in terms of cards or skill) that you will face unwinnable opponents with all the best cards and have huge losing streaks.

There is a big argument on the matchmaking system and does have fair points. Sidestepping the argument and looking in a practical sense, we know that for losing we can only lose crowns. We do not lose our cards and we still get new cards and chests like normal. Therefore I do not classify this as a disadvantage.


  • Higher your arena level, the bigger the chest is. Especially important is level 4 chest vs level 3 chest.
  • Entertainment value
  • Practice and play with different decks and cards.
  • You basically get unlimited play so why not?
Other Clash Royale Articles
Clash Royale Clan War Strategy Guide
Clash Royale Tornado Tips and Techniques Guide
Clash Royale Siege Strategy Complete Guide
Clash Royale Mastering Predictions Guide
Clash Royale Ladder Climbing Psychology Guide
Clash Royale Sparkynado Guide
Clash Royale Spell Bait Deck Guide
Clash Royale Princess Ultimate Guide
Clash Royale Cannon Cart Guide
Clash Royale Terminology and Dictionary
Clash Royale How to Datamine Guide
Clash Royale The Log In-depth Guide
Clash Royale Trophy Pushing and Tilt Avoiding Guide
Clash Royale Snowballing Strategy Guide
Clash Royale Knight In Depth Guide
Clash Royale Using Off Meta Decks Guide
Clash Royale Freeze Spell Ultimate Guide
Clash Royale EsoPa Miner Poison Deck Guide
Clash Royale Macro Play and Decision Making Guide
Clash Royale Why Are Low Elixir Cost Cards ‘Better’?
Clash Royale Lane Sealing Guide
Clash Royale Card Synergies Ultimate Guide
Clash Royale Building A Draft Challenge Deck for 12 Wins
Clash Royale Graveyard Basic Guide
Clash Royale Lane Pressure Comprehensive Guide
Clash Royale Countering Graveyard Freeze Combo Guide
Clash Royale Pekka Guide
Clash Royale Bomber Guide
Clash Royale Goblin Barrel Guide
Clash Royale Deck Building Tips from Pros
Clash Royale Inferno Dragon Strategy Guide
Clash Royale Counter Elite Barbarians Guide
Clash Royale Electro Wizard Challenge Tips
Clash Royale Furnace Complete Guide
Clash Royale Graveyard Comprehensive Guide
Clash Royale Miner Complete Guide
Clash Royale Lava Hound Basic Guide
Clash Royale Musketeer and Ice Spirit Techniques and Combos
Clash Royale Ice Golem Advanced Techniques and Combos
Clash Royale Giant Bowler Decks and Counters Guide
Clash Royale Lava Hound Ultimate Guide
Clash Royale How to Use Every Legendary Guide
Clash Royale Mega Minion Guide
Clash Royale Inferno Dragon Guide
Clash Royale Sparky Elixir Management Guide
Clash Royale Ice Spirit Strategy Guide
Clash Royale All Tank Units Guide
Clash Royale Log Spell Guide
Clash Royale Using Each Card on Defense Guide
Clash Royale Sparky Troop Countering Strategies Guide
Clash Royale Global No. 1 Deck Guide
Clash Royale Ice Spirit Guide
Clash Royale Terminology List
Clash Royale Hidden Card Stats List
Clash Royale Slot Method Deck Building Guide
Clash Royale Identify Opponent’s Deck From Opening Move
Clash Royale Lava Hound Tips
Clash Royale Tournament Mode Rewards Analysis
Clash Royale Tournament Chest Payouts List
Clash Royale Sparky Analysis and Guide
Clash Royale Sparky Comprehensive Guide
Clash Royale Reading Your Opponent Guide
Clash Royale Legendary Tips for F2P Players
Clash Royale Furnace Swarm Legendary Deck
Clash Royale Princess Tactics and Tips
Clash Royale Four Factors To Reaching Legend
Clash Royale Balloon Strategy Guide
Clash Royale Giant Musketeer Mini Pekka Legendary F2P Deck
Clash Royale Tips For Legendary Arena Tryhards
Clash Royale Managing Your Resources Guide
Clash Royale Card Upgrade Costs List
Clash Royale Card Levels And Important Upgrades Analysis
Clash Royale Hog Valkyrie Musketeer Trifecta Legendary Deck
Clash Royale Legendary Arena Meta Decks
Clash Royale Lava Hound Control Deck Legendary Guide
Clash Royale All Cards Strategy Guide
Clash Royale Target Separation Technique Guide
Clash Royale Giant Skeleton Strategy Guide
Clash Royale Sparky Guide
Clash Royale Entering Legendary Arena Guide
Clash Royale Fire Spirits Guide
Clash Royale Tombstone Uses Guide
Clash Royale Legendary Arena Most Effective Decks
Clash Royale Tips For Hitting Legendary
Clash Royale Deck Building Template And Guide
Clash Royale Best Counters For Every Card
Clash Royale Countering Royal Giant Decks
Clash Royale Countering Hog Rider and Freeze Decks
Clash Royale Time and Elixir Management Guide
Clash Royale Tips For Reaching Legendary Arena
Clash Royale Giant Skeleton Usage Guide
Clash Royale Countering 3 Musketeers Tips
Clash Royale Hog, Freeze and Valkyrie Deck Guide
Clash Royale Useful Gameplay Tips
Clash Royale Lava Hound Uses and Counters Guide
Clash Royale Countering The Popular Decks
Clash Royale Climbing Trophies Guide
Clash Royale Countering Royal Giant Guide
Clash Royale Shop Card Prices Detailed List And Analysis
Clash Royale F2P 2500 Trophies Hog Zap Deck With No Epics
Clash Royale Legendary Hog Beatdown Deck
Clash Royale Card Collection Principles
Clash Royale Dealing With Stress And Tilt Guide
Clash Royale Deck Building Guidelines With Any Cards
Clash Royale Meta Analysis In Each Arena Level
Clash Royale Helsinki Tournament Champion’s Deck And Replays
Clash Royale 3000 Trophies Arena 5 Deck
Clash Royale Hits To Kill For Tournament Cap
Clash Royale Card Tier List
Clash Royale Beginner’s Battling Tips and Guide
Clash Royale Card Counters List
Clash Royale Tips and Strategy
Clash Royale Basic Tips
Clash Royale Hog and Freeze Arena 8 Deck
Clash Royale Deck Archetypes and Counters Guide
Clash Royale Deck Building Guide
Clash Royale Control Witch F2P Deck Guide
Clash Royale Chest Drop Cycle Guide
Clash Royale Spending Your Gems Guide
Clash Royale Free Player Success Guide
Clash Royale Deck Types Metagame Guide
Clash Royale Basic Strategy and Playing Smart
Clash Royale Plays and Counter Plays for Every Card
Clash Royale Chests and Arena Levels FAQ
Clash Royale Elixir Advantage Guide

Leave a Reply