Legendary, Epic and Super Magical Chest Cycle

Have your received your Legendary chest, yet?

The September update introduced new chests, naming Legendary chest and Epic chest. A lot of players have wondered how to get them in the chest cycle. Some of you may have already gotten them already, while others are still puzzled on how to obtain it. I got my first Legendary card from the Legendary Chest cycle and you can have your own, too!

Before spilling the beans,  you must first know that there are chest cycles in Clash Royale. Every time you win a game in Normal battles, there is a fixed chest reward waiting for you. There is a total of 240 chests in one chest cycle. And theoretically, you can complete the whole cycle in 44 days, if you can open all the chests immediately after the timer, non-stop.

The whole chest cycle contains a total of 4 Magical Chests, 4 Giant Chests, 52 Golden Chests and 180 Silver Chests. Yes, it is a lot of chests we got there. Also, the higher chest arena you get, the better rewards you receive. There is a previous guide where you can find more information about the chests in Clash Royale. You can read more about the Ultimate Chest guide – drop order and tips, here.


Above is a copy of the image where the chest’s drop cycle is shown. Try to find your place in the cycle by the sequence of chests you get. It will be a lot easier for you to know if there will be an upcoming Legendary Chest if you can track your cycle.

How to get Legendary chest?


At first, many players thought that the Legendary chest was given by a low chance rate. A lot of theories came to failure because of having no evidence to support it. However, Reddit user named iMix figured out and decoded the secret in getting Legendary chest.

Legendary chest contains 1 Legendary card in any arena.

He claimed that the Legendary chest is not given in a random order. You must complete some criteria for you to receive one. The first important factor is you have to gain 2000 trophies. Then you must complete 2 chest cycle before getting your Legendary chest. 2 chest cycles means 480 chests to open! It will take you about 3 months to complete!

However, there is an exception. If you happen to be in Arena 9 – Legendary Arena, you don’t have to wait for 2 chest cycle to obtain your Legendary Chest. You can get your reward faster!

Players who finish the whole cycle by staying in Arena 9, without falling to lower arenas, will get a Legendary chest in just 1 cycle! It’s a good reward for players who are in the Legendary arena! Just be reminded that bouncing between arenas will forfeit the cycle. You will be put to the normal waiting cycle of 2 chest cycles (480 chests) before getting the Legendary chest.

What about Epic Chest?


Good news, because Epic chest always comes out after the Legendary chest. Meaning, you have to pass the same criteria in the Legendary chest to get an Epic chest. You have to get 2000 trophies first, then complete the 2 cycles.  Same applies when you are able to complete the cycle while in Arena 9. Legendary arena players will get both Legendary and Epic Chest in just single cycle.

Epic Chest contains 10 epic cards.

I also received my Epic chest right after getting the Legendary chest. I was jumping for joy and I really thought I was extremely lucky to get them both at the same time.


Super Magical Chest


Super Magical Chest has the highest chance to get a Legendary card from all the normal chest. It also gives more than any other type of chest can give.

Arena     Cost     Gold     Total cards    Guaranteed cards
1 1,600 960-1,200 180 6 Epics + 36 Rares
2 2,100 1,296-1,620 243 8 Epics + 48 Rares
3 2,500 1,632-2,040 306 10 Epics + 61 Rares
4 2,800 1,920-2,400 360 12 Epics + 72 Rares
5 3,100 2,208-2,760 414 13 Epics + 82 Rares
6 3,400 2,496-3,120 468 15 Epics + 93 Rares
7 3,700 2,784-3,480 522 17 Epics + 104 Rares
8 4,600 3,648-4,560 684 22 Epics + 136 Rares

Super Magical Chest is a little different compared to all the other chest that have a fixed order of reward.

First, you must reach 400 trophies  for you to be eligible in getting the Super Magical Chest. Next is you have to get a total of 500 chests. That’s more than 2 chest cycles which only have 480 chests.

Now, here’s the tricky part, after completed opening all 500 chests, the Super Magical Chest can be given to you anytime after that. Yes, there’s no definite order when you’ll get it. You will receive the Super Magical Chest before completing another set 500 chests.

Getting the Super Magical chest early is purely a matter of luck. So, it’s not advisable to keep track of your Super Magical chest in your cycle. It will be very confusing, not only that it doesn’t have a fix rotation, it also exceeded the number of normal chest cycles, having 500 chests instead of 480 chests, that’s 2 cycles and 20 chests.

For clarity, here’s an example. If I completed opening the 500 chest cycle, it goes back to 1 again. I can receive the Super Magical chest anytime before I reach opening the 500th chest. And if you’re really unlucky, worst case scenario is that you will receive your Super Magical chest at the 499th.

More tips

• Always keep opening your chests consistently. After unlocking one chest, you should unlock the next one immediately to finish the chest cycle faster. Setting your notification on will help you keep updated with the recently opened chest.

• Use the chest cycle drop list to find where you are in the current cycle. It will help you keep on track on how long you will have to wait to get an upcoming chest, not only Legendary chest but even Giant and Magical chest. So that you can grind your way to the higher arena once you know that a good chest reward will come up, next.

• Always try to stay in a higher arena. The higher the arena you are in, the better rewards you can get from the chest.

• If you want to experiment and try out different decks, just make sure that your chest inventory is full. That way, you won’t get lower arena chest reward if you get demoted from your current arena.

• Lastly, don’t worry about playing even if you don’t have a slot in your chest inventory. You will still receive the chest in the same order. Meaning, you will still get the next chest. You just have to finish opening a chest so that after you received your reward from a normal battle, you will get the next chest in your available inventory.

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  • H2 Rothmann

    Epic chest is 1000 trophies my friend got 1 in arena 4 & the picture of the epic chest is arena 5.

  • Joegamer

    I have done my chests nonstop I was in arena 9 the whole time this update came out no legendary or epic chest. BTW: I have been in legendary arena from the beginning of the summer of 2016 and have no legendary NOT ONE AND PEOPLE ASK ME WHY I USE THE MOTAR AND ROYALE GIANT BECAUSE I HAVE NO LEGENDARIES.

    • David Um

      HA HA HA! You should buy a legendary chest in the shop

    • Elek

      Just bad luck…I got 4 legendaries free and I’m not even in arena 9

  • Tony Hong

    I don’t know how but I actually got a second legendary chest just 4 days after getting my first legendary and epic chest. The second one didn’t come with the epic chest and I managed to get a sparky card from both legendary chests. I now have a level 2 sparky!

    • Joegamer

      It’s called luck every game has luck in some way.

  • Joy Lodh

    I did not get a legendary from super magical chest ????

  • donal O’Connor

    I got an epic chest but no legendary chest, epic must not come after legendary chest all the time. Is this talking about when they appear in the shop or drop from battles

    • Aprojyoti Siuli

      first legendary then epic i suppose

  • David Um

    I got a skeleton spell in the magical chest!

    • donal O’Connor

      Nice, I really want that

    • Soham Mukherjee

      I got 3 baby dragons

      Why do I always have to be right about my magicals -_-

  • Tobi

    Funny thing is, I have 4k trophies as lvl 10 account, never got Super magical or legendary chest

    • Aprojyoti Siuli

      its on d way dnt worry

  • Urek

    This Article is BS ive start playing 1month and 2 weeks ago…i was lucky to recv an SMC in Arena 6 and was a couple chest after y receive my 2nd giant chest and bought a legendary chest from the shop in the same arena later..just got to arena 8 yesterday..im a casual player btw…came here to see if there are news about the leg chest and smc to be in the cycle or are random as most ppl says…but all the info written here is FAKE

    • Prabhat Patel

      yes you are right I started playing on nov 21st and I got supermagical, legendary & magical chest within 40 days of playing the game

      • Alexander Gray

        thats pure luck i have never gotten a supermagical chest and ive played since june. but if you got your legendary chest in the shop, it’s nothing to boast about.

      • Alex Liu

        No the article is correct, you can start anywhere in the chest cycle. I played for 3 days and I got a magical chest. And my friend played for 6 weeks and never got one

        • Steven Novaryo

          maybe it was about how many time you play it, i got magica lchest just 2 day after i start my second acc with many battle

    • Hermione Potter

      True, I got a Epic Chest in Arena 6 and then got a Legendary in Arena 7. No epic chest after the Legendary

  • Satajit Bhattacharjee

    According to the post we need to win 480 matches in arena 7 to recieve a legendary chest but I got one today and my total win is 370.

    • ibrahim Hajj

      It can happen cause you actually get it 1 time each 480 chest and not after passing 480 so your first chest in arena 7 may be legendary

      • Alexander Gray

        there might be some aspect of luck?

  • roycla

    There are applications to track progresssion in the cycle of clash royal.
    It’s “Chests Cycle”, avaible on the market SlideMe.

  • ibrahim Hajj

    Actually it isn’t true that epic chest comes directly after legendary cause epic chest can be got starting from reaching 1000 trophie plus i got my epic chest 2 days before getting my legendary and not after it

  • Loose Soul

    i got 6 lagendaries by pure luck and first ice wizard was in silver chest. most of it are in free chest though but I CANT EVEN REACH LAGENDARY ARENA (arena 9)

    • Mustafa

      Wow good for you man! How long have you been playing? what level are you?

      • Loose Soul

        i cant remember when i started playing.. i guess around a year or so.. im a lvl 10.. n started pulling the cards at lvl 9 though 2 of them are from legendary chest. 1 drop n 1 bought with gem i collect for 4 month lol..

        • Mustafa

          Thanks a lot for the info!

  • danish deka

    You are right..i got epic chest just after legendary chest…but i never got a SMC

  • Elek

    I’m in arena 8 and I got my first legendary chest from a battle in October and my second just a week ago so it doesn’t take 3 months. What’s odd is that I didn’t get an epic chest right after getting the second legendary chest but I ended up getting a golden chest.

  • Tom Bau

    I got a silver chest with sparky In it then got my legendary chest 4chest after and got miner after 2months I got lumberjack

  • Kyle McDonald

    I got an epic chest right after a sliver but I never won a legendary from battle. I got a gold chest right after but I still haven’t unlocked the epic chest

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    • Alex Liu

      You didn’t get a legendary because you are not above royal arena

  • Tanish

    I got the super magical chest in arena 3 …………..explain…lol

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  • JoaoEdu2004

    So why did I get my friend a Legendary chest when he only had 88 wins and he was in Royale Arena?
    Aka as less than the “cycle”

  • JoaoEdu2004

    And Ive already gone through the chest cycle 3 times and the SMC never appeared, and so far I only got 1 legendary and Epic Chest, and im in arena 10

  • Thomas

    I just got 2 legendary chests from battles in less than a week. Didn’t think it was possible but I am in legendary arena.

  • Thomas

    I just got 2 legendary chests from battles in less than a week. Didn’t think it was possible but I am in legendary arena.

  • SavageCraft

    If you loose dose the cycle start over