Season 47 Books of Clash + Super Champion Hog Rider (May 2023)
Graphic novel collection with Clash chararters to launch in May, and will be the star in May for Clash Royale.season update
A new collection of graphic novels featuring characters from Clash Royale and Clash of Clans will be released in May. To celebrate the launch, Clash Royale will feature cosmetics based on these characters for the May season.
There will be 2 new tower skins, 5 new emotes, and 40 banner items for the season, many of which references characters and story lines related to the comic book series.
Season 47 begins on Monday, May 1st, 2023. There won’t be any balance changes this season. Path of Legends will return to normal battle mode when the April season resets.
Table of Contents
- Video Preview
- Books of Clash
- Tower Skins
- Hog Head (Pass Royale Gold)
- Book Barricade (Shop)
- Pim Pim: Smash, aka Hog Smash (Shop)
- Rokkus: Angry, aka Hog Rider Angry (Gold Pass)
- Rokkus: Laugh, aka Hog Rider Laugh (Path of Legends)
- Terry: Plunger, aka Hog Rider Plunger (Season Shop)
- Terry: Transform, aka Hog Rider Transform (Season Shop)
- Season Shop
- Wild Cards
- Champion Card
- Boosted Cards
- Hog Rider
- Ram Rider
- Banner Items
- High Chance
- Goblin Referee + Trophy Print
- Skeleton Barrel + Skull Frame
- Elixir Golem + Elixir Arena
- Flying Machine + Blue Sky
- Princely Greeting + Flower Fight
- Extremely Rare
- Dragon Dreams + Dream House
- Rock Rider + Michaelhamgelo
- Fresh Cut + Ram Salon
- Season Shop
- Chibi Hog Mountain Book
- Chibi Hog Mountain Chill
- Books of Clash
- Graphic Novel 1 (Free for Pre-Orders)
- Graphic Novel 2 (Shop)
- Graphic Novel 3 (Shop)
- Graphic Novel 4 (Shop)
- Graphic Novel 5 (Shop)
- Suzy Q
- Archer Trio (Shop)
- Girl Power (Shop)
- Skeleton Bomb (Shop)
- Witch Dawn (Shop)
- Diamond Pass Royale
- Monk (Animated)
- Global Tournaments
- Royal Tournament (Standard): May 13-16
- Royal Tournament (Triple Elixir): May 27-30
- Events: Feature Node
- Champion Hog Rider: May 1-7
- Champion Clash (Prebuilt Decks): May 8 - 14
- Mega Monk: May 15 - 21
- Boost Fields: May 22 - 28
- Champion Hog Rider Returns: May 29 - June 4
- Loading Screen
- Pass Royale Champion
Get a preview of the upcoming season with our video. Watch it now before diving into the details!
Books of Clash
The Books of Clash is an 8-volume series of graphic novels set in the world of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale. Volume 1 follows a young Hog Rider named Terry, and his high flying hog Pim Pim, on an adventure filled with legendary battles, unlikely new friendships, and unforgivable family betrayal.
Volume 1 will go on sale on May 30th.
Right now, the book is available in English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Other languages might be added in the future.
You can pre-order Volume 1 of the series at https://BooksOfClash.com. Players who pre-order the book this way will receive an exclusive banner tha’s inspired by the book.
Battles in May will take place at Hog Mountain, which is the current Arena 10. OG players will know this as the original Legendary Arena, when the Legendary Arena was at 3000 trophies.
Since Path of Legends now has its own arena, you won’t really see this arena often besides playing the different game modes at the events tab.
There will be two tower skins available for this season. The first is included in the Gold tier of Pass Royale, while the second one can be purchased at the shop.
Hog Head (Pass Royale Gold)
This tower is literally the head of the Hog Rider, though he wears some nice sunglasses. The princess tower is modeled after the hammer carried by the Hog Rider.Owners of the Gold and Diamond Passes can unlock this skin at Tier 48.
|Hog Head tower skin set. Pass Royale at Tier 48.|
|Hog Head King Tower.|
|Hog Head Princess Tower.|
Book Barricade (Shop)
The tower is literally a stack of books. It’s a bit hard to make out in the game, though certainly unique in concept. It will be available at the shop for $1.99 USD. Prices for other countries will be scaled accordingly to the app store tiers, so it may be more expensive depending on where you live.
|Book Barricade tower skin set. In-App Purchase.|
|Book Barricade King Tower.|
|Book Barricade Princess Tower.|
There will be five (5) new emotes this season. All of them are based on characters from the Books of Clash series.
Pim Pim: Smash, aka Hog Smash (Shop)
Pim Pim is the name of a hog in the book. In the emote, Pim Pim smashes at a huge crown from far above.
Get this from the shop. $1.99 USD.
Rokkus: Angry, aka Hog Rider Angry (Gold Pass)
Rokkus is a Hog Rider from the book series. In this emote, he lifts his glasses and makes an angry face.
Unlock this from the Gold Pass.
Rokkus: Laugh, aka Hog Rider Laugh (Path of Legends)
Rokkus, a hog rider from the book series, laughs. There’s not much to say about this besides that it’s similar to all the other laughing emotes in the game.
Unlock this when you’ve reached League 4 Master 1 on the Path of Legends.
Terry: Plunger, aka Hog Rider Plunger (Season Shop)
Terry, another hog rider from the book series, gets hit by a plunger and becomes dizzy. This is my favorite emote of the season.
Unlock this at the season shop for 8,000 Season Tokens.
Terry: Transform, aka Hog Rider Transform (Season Shop)
Terry, a hog rider from the book series, is transformed into a hog from some magic potion… elixir?
Unlock this at the season shop for 10,000 Season Tokens.
Three cards will be available for purchase:
- Barbarians: 500 tokens (10/10)
- Hog Rider: 500 tokens (10/10)
- Ram Rider: 1000 tokens (5/5)
- 2000 Gold: 400 tokens (10/10)
- 2000 Gold: 800 tokens (10/10)
- 2000 Gold: 1200 tokens (10/10)
- 100 Common Wild: 600 tokens (3/3)
- 100 Common Wild: 1000 tokens (3/3)
- 100 Common Wild: 1400 tokens (3/3)
- 25 Rare Wild: 600 tokens (3/3)
- 25 Rare Wild: 1000 tokens (3/3)
- 25 Rare Wild: 1400 tokens (3/3)
- 5 Epic Wild: 600 tokens (3/3)
- 5 Epic Wild: 1000 tokens (3/3)
- 5 Epic Wild: 1400 tokens (3/3)
- 1 Legendary Wild: 1500 tokens (3/3)
You can get a Common Book of Cards for 10,000 tokens (1/1)
As with the previous season, you can purchase a champion card for 35,000 tokens. Yes, this means that you’d be able to unlock the Monk even at Arena 1.
Three (3) cards will be boosted throughout May.
There will be 40 new banner items for this season:
- Banner Box: 16
- Shop: 16
- Season Shop: 4
- Pass: 2
- Free for pre-orders: 2
Goblin Referee + Trophy Print
Skeleton Barrel + Skull Frame
Elixir Golem + Elixir Arena
Flying Machine + Blue Sky
Princely Greeting + Flower Fight
Dragon Dreams + Dream House
Rock Rider + Michaelhamgelo
One of my favorites for this season. Also superb name for the frame.
Fresh Cut + Ram Salon
Season Shop will have 2 sets of banners. The foreground and background are separate purchases, so there will be 4 items total.
Chibi Hog Mountain Book
- Foreground: 4000 tokens
- Background: 6000 tokens
Chibi Hog Mountain Chill
- Foreground: 4000 tokens
- Background: 6000 tokens
Books of Clash
Banners specifically about the book series will be available. This is the first time I’ve seen banners not having a border. The first one (Graphic Novel 1) will be free to players who pre-order the book. The other 4 will be available for 200 gems each.
Graphic Novel 1 (Free for Pre-Orders)
Receive this banner when you pre-order the book at https://BooksOfClash.com.
Correction 2023-04-28: We have incorrectly stated that this banner item will be free for all the players. It is free to players who pre-order the book only.
Graphic Novel 2 (Shop)
Graphic Novel 3 (Shop)
Graphic Novel 4 (Shop)
Graphic Novel 5 (Shop)
This is likely a collaboration with an artist named Suzy Q. We don’t have more details about this artist at this time. We’ll update this post once we know more.
Each of these sets will be available at 200 gems each at the shop.
Archer Trio (Shop)
Girl Power (Shop)
Skeleton Bomb (Shop)
The season shop will have some banner items as well. We don’t yet know the prices for them.
Witch Dawn (Shop)
Diamond Pass Royale
Diamond tier of Pass Royale will have an animated banner. It will feature a monk that throws air punches like Goku in Dragon Ball.
Unlock this at Tier 49.
Royal Tournament (Standard): May 13-16
Royal Tournament (Triple Elixir): May 27-30
Events: Feature Node
For this sneak peek, we can only show you the game play for the Champion Hog Rider happening next week. We can briefly describe what the other challenges are about. Some of these new game modes are really innovative and I hope that you’ll like them as much as I do. Gameplay videos for the other modes will be available a couple of days before the other challenges start.
Champion Hog Rider: May 1-7
Our first Super Champion! Terry is the main character from the Books of Clash graphic novel that’s featured in this season.
In this game mode, Terry is a Super Champion Hog Rider that plays like a regular Hog Rider, except that he has an ability called Hoggy Height, which throws himself to the sky, and drops down to the ground to deal area damage.
When we say high, we mean really really high.
So high that he could disappear from the screen. Yes, we’re talking about regular phones here.
His deals area damage when it arrives on the ground.
Here he is hitting a tower.
…and the opponent activated the ability while he is still hitting.
That landed him back onto the tower, dealing area damage to both the defending Musketeer and the tower. At challenge level, that’s 600 damage.
He will be the main event for the first week of the May season. We expect that special challenges will be available in the weekends.
Terry costs 4 elixir to deploy. His ability costs 1 elixir to activate.
Hoggy Heights gives a dash distance of 99.99 tiles. When it lands on the ground, it deals 600 area damage.
Here are his stats at tourney level compared to Hog Rider:
|Hit Time||1.6 sec||1.6 sec|
|Speed||Very Fast||Very Fast|
|Range||Melee: Short||Melee: Short|
Champion Clash (Prebuilt Decks): May 8 - 14
10 prebuilt decks with Champions will be available. You’ll play with one of them randomly. Some of these decks are really bizarre.
We’ll post content about this on Saturday, May 6th.
Mega Monk: May 15 - 21
A chunky Monk spawns at the back of the map. The monk has more health than the regular Monk, but he moves and attacks slower, and only targets buildings.
The Mega Monk’s deflect ability costs 2 elixir, but it has a larger radius and will deflect everything inside it. It also gives all friendly units a damage reduction bonus — or it’s a bit like a Heal spell.
Like all champions, there can only be one on the battle field at any time. Once one dies, another spawns a few seconds later.
We’ll post more details about this game mode on Saturday, May 13.
Boost Fields: May 22 - 28
Boost Fields is played in a map with no rivers or bridges, but with towers. Players can only deploy units close to their own towers (like in touchdown). Boost bottles drop periodically at the center of the map, and troops will be able to pick them up.
Boosts include, Rage, Invisibility, Clone and Heal. Three troops are disabled in this mode: Miner, Goblin Barrel, Goblin Drill.
This is one of the most original game modes I have seen in Clash Royale in recent years. It’s a lot of fun. I can’t wait to share the game play with you. Check back on the weekend before the challenge starts. We’ll post content about this mode on Saturday, May 20th.
Champion Hog Rider Returns: May 29 - June 4
Terry returns to the game at the end of the season.
The new season's loading screen features Terry as the main character. Using a combination of 2D comic art style combined with 3D contour shading, it’s one of my favorite loading screens in recent years!
Pass Royale Champion
You’ll unlock the Monk at Tier 121 of the pass if you buy the Diamond Pass Royale.
Here’s everything for this season in a convenient checklist to you can check your collection progress:
Let us know what you think about this season. Do you like the new cosmetics? What about the new super card? Tell us in the comments section below.