Meet the Dark Princess!
The Dark Princess is the Dark Elixir counterpart to the Princess, just as the Dark Prince is to the Prince. Her range is the same, but instead of firing flaming arrows, she sports a high-power crossbow that shoots devastating bolts!
The Dark Princess has the same range as the Princess, meaning she can act as a siege unit by standing on the bridge and chipping away tower health. Her attack is different than the Princess' because she doesn't do area damage. Instead, she loads her crossbow and fires bolts, doing high damage in single shots. Her long range, however, means that as soon as she crosses the bridge, she "locks on" to the enemy tower. However, her initial attack comes two seconds after she locks on - this is to prevent a Dark Princess at the bridge from getting guaranteed damage on the tower when played at the bridge.
The Dark Princess can hide in the corner of your side of the arena to defend against tanks. As long as she is out of harm's way, she can deal significant blows to a tank's health. Again, her long range means she is more of a siege unit than a defensive unit.
Defending Against the Dark Princess
Direct damage spells don't work well against her, but a Log can knock her back and force her to retarget. Melee troops defeat her easily when she is on the bridge and focused on the enemy towers or tanks. She is somewhat challenging to defeat if she is hiding because of her shield, so wait for her to come out into the open, then use a swarm or mini tank against her.
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The Dark Princess provides a counterpart to the Princess with completely different attacks. Her slow attack speed balances the troop. She can be used as a powerful siege unit or as a counter for tanks.
This thread was ported over from the official forums - it was made at the beginning of March 2017. I made some significant balancing changes and gave the card image itself a makeover! Meet the new and improved Dark Princess!