The internet is full of tricks and guides on how you can get Legendary Cards in Clash Royale, but most of them are not working. If you’re a free2play player, you will struggle to get the Legendary Cards, so I wanted to show you some ways how you can maximize the chances to get a Legendary Card.
Chances To Get A Legendary Card
Before we start I want to show you how the Legendary Cards are dealt in Clash Royale and the chances where you can get one.
Getting Legendary Cards from chests is pure luck. I’ve gotten 3 Legendary Cards from Free Chests in Arena 7 so far, but haven’t opened more than 500 of them
Mythbuster! I know there are several tutorials out there that say when you open your chests in a certain order, you will get a Legendary Card – this is just non-sense and is not working (even if a few claim it works). Don’t waste your time on this!
So now let’s take a look where we can actually get Legendary Cards from.
Super Magical & Other Chests
Here are the chances for you to get a Legendary Card from a chest, depending on the Arena you are in.
|Cards||Avg. number of chests for one Legendary|
|Arena 9||Arena 8||Arena 7||Arena 6||Arena 5||Arena 4|
|Super Magical Chest||2.14||2.54||3.13||3.85||10.13||20.01|
|Clan Chest Tier 5*||18||18||18.9||21.4||34.9||59.9|
|Clan Chest Tier 10*||6.8||6.8||7.2||8.2||13.3||22.8|
*Clan Chest: You see that the chances are rising with the amount of Cards, that means you should focus on always getting a Tier 10 Clan Chest and have an active Clan!
Please note that these numbers are changing from update to update a little bit, but it gives you a good idea.
You can see that the chances from a Super Magical Chest are the highest, but still NOT a guarantee that you will get one every 2 or 3 of them – I opened like 10 Super Magical Chests and never got one single Legendary Card from it.
The chances of getting a Legendary Card are not subject of the amount of cards a chest is holding – there is a thing called “Legendary Factor” that shows the odds that one of the cards inside the chests is a Legendary Card:
- Free Chest: 4000
- Crown Chest: 4000
- Silver Chest: 10,000
- Gold Chest: 5700
- Giant Chest: 10,000
- Magical Chest: 600
- Super Magical Chest: 600
- Challenge Chest: 2000
As you can see, Magical & Super Magical Chests have the best chances of all chests to get you a Legendary Card and Silver & Giant Chests offer the worst chances.
You can also see that Challenge Chests offer quite a good chance as well and if you compare the price of a Classic Challenge to a Super Magical Chest, you understand that they are even a better way.
The more wins you can get in a challenge, the higher the odds you will find a Legendary Card in the chest afterwards. Here are the chances (that also change a little bit over time, but not that significantly)
|Challenge Wins||Chances for a Legendary Card|
|Grand Challenge||Classic Challenge|
As you can see this is a great way to get Legendary Cards.
Here’s, by the way a guide, how you can get easier opponents:
Leagues Draft Chest
If you are above 4,000 Trophies, you’re matched within a League and after the season ending, you get a Draft Chest which has extremely high chances for a Legendary Card (or even 2):
- Challenger I 29.2% chance of a legendary
- Challenger II 44% chance
- Challenger III 58% chance
- Master I 73% chance
- Master II 87% chance
- Master III 100% chance of one legendary, 2% chance of two legendaries
- Champion 100% chance of one, 16% chance of two
- Grand Champion 100% chance of one, 31% chance of two
- Ultimate Champion 100% chance of one, 45% chance of two
There is only one single chest inside the game that will give you a Legendary Card for sure – the Legendary Chest.
However, they are very rare to obtain and there are only two ways how you can get one.
One is when it’s a featured offer in the shop for 500 Gems.
And you can also get one to unlock from a regular match, but they don’t come very often:
- 1 Legendary Chest per chest cycle (Arena 9)
- 1 Legendary Chest every 2 chest cycles (lower Arena 9)
The chests cycle in a known way and one chest cycle is 241 chests (right now). This number changes a little bit with every update, but you get an idea.
This takes quite long, because you will not only have to play & win the 241 (or 482 in case you’re not in Arena 9) matches, you will also have to obtain the chests for it and unlock it.
I think you can easily check for yourself how many chests you unlock per day.
Attention! The chest cycle is hard coded and won’t change just because you do a match while you have no free chest slot available! Click to tweet
Buy from the Shop
If you’re in Arena 9, you will see a Legendary Card in the shop every once in a while for 40,000 Gold. The nice thing is that you can choose the Card, but doing more than simply unlocking it is too expensive because the second card will already cost you 80,000 Gold.
Remember, this is only when you’re in Legendary Arena!
Best Ways To Get More Legendary Cards
I think you’re a player that can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars to get a Legendary Card, so here’s what you can do to at least max out your chances.
Always have 40,000 Gold available. As soon as you hit Arena 9, you can afford to unlock a Legendary Card in the shop Click to tweet
Save up 500 Gems and don’t spend them! You can get about 20 gems every day from opening Free Chests and Crown Chests. Once you have the 500 Gems to buy a Legendary Chest when it is a featured offer in the shop, you can start spending Click to tweet
Don’t buy Super Magical Chests to get a Legendary Card! It’s 3700 Gems for a single chest and you’re not sure if you get one, even if you buy 3 or more of them! Click to tweet
The best way to farm Legendary Cards is by farming challenges (but keep at least 500 Gems in your pocket!!). Click to tweet
They are quite cheap as you get enough free gems every day to do 2 classic challenges and you don’t have to wait until the chest unlocks!
There are no hacks or glitches or tricks to get Legendary Cards in Clash Royale, but you can raise your chances a lot if you follow the 4 tips I gave you above.