The Clash of Clans May 2016 update provided a minor buff for the Bowler. Supercell were obviously disappointed with its impact, saying that the new Bowler troop landed a bit softer than they liked.
There were two issues when the Bowler was initially released. Firstly, it wasn’t very good and secondly, there were better options available for the cost and camp space.
These deficiencies might have been overlooked, with some clashers devoting a little more effort in developing effective strategies. However, it was released at the same time as the new all-conquering Valk. All eyes were firmly on the ferocious redhead.
So, how are the Bowlers post update. The verdict is still just as ineffective, with most opting for a couple of max wizz instead.
Supercell said in the May release that they will continue to watch how strategies evolve with this new troop, a faster first-attack speed (similar to the recent Valkyrie buff) will make sure Bowlers don’t lag behind the rest of the army.
Don’t be surprised to see another Bowler buff in the coming weeks.