Best Elite Barbarians Decks and Strategies

Hello guys it’s Ash and today I am going to show you the best Elite Barbarians decks I have been using these days. Since Elite Barbarian were released, I have been tirelessly testing tons of decks evolving around the Elite Barbarians. Below are the 3 decks that I have been getting the best success with the Elite Barbarians.

Best Elite Barbarians Deck

Best Elite Barbarians Decks

But first, I want to give you guys my humble opinion on the new Elite Barbarians. After lots of tests, I feel like these new guys are pretty horrible. They are totally not deserved their 6 Elixir cost. However, this is a common card, which is always easy to be leveled up. Although Elite Barbarians have a huge offensive potential but they are common, they should be great on ladder, not in Tournaments or Challenges. Let’s talk about the Royal Giant! He is a big problem to lots of players on the ladder because of people playing very high level Royal Giants. Level 9 Royal Giant doesn’t do it very well in Challenge/Tournament. That’s why I feel like the Elite Barbarians can be great on the ladder but not in Challenges/Tournament.

Also, I have a small note here  for you If you want to build your own Elite Barbarians deck. They work best with fast troops. They are just so fast to build up for big pushes with Golem, P.E.K.K.A etc. Hog Rider, Fire Spirits, The Log and Lumberjack are the best companions of Elite Barbarians.

  • Hog Rider and Elite Barbarians are all very fast. Hog targets building only and Elite Barbarians shred through most high dps defensive troop. Elite Barbarians can be placed in front of the Hog to soak damage.
  • Fire Spirits have the same movement speed as Elite Barbarians. They do splash damage, remove any swarm blocking the Elite Barbarians. Fire Spirits + Elite Barbarians is one of the cheapest pushes you will want to use.
  • Lumberjack works amazingly with Elite Barbarians If played correctly. Lumberjack drops the Rage Spell upon death, giving Elite Barbarians a lot more DPS. Under the rage, they can even take out small units such as Goblins or Skeletons very fast.
  • The Log remove all small ground units, especially the Tombstone, giving Elite Barbarian a clear path to the Tower.

Elite Hog Freeze

The first deck I want to show you is the Elite Hog Rider Deck. Truly this deck is not very elite haha but personally I have found that Elite Barbarians and Hog Rider have a great synergy together since they are both very fast troops. Also, Freeze Spell is excellent when coupled with fast units. Once either Hog Rider or Elite Barbarians locked on a frozen Tower, you can quickly take it out in seconds.

If you don’t have The Log, you can absolutely replace it with Zap. Log works better with Hog Rider since it can remove the weakened Tombstone and also all of the Skeletons left.


Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale Elite BarbariansClash Royale FreezeClash Royale The Long
Clash Royale fireballClash Royale CannonClash Royale ArchersClash Royale Mega Minion

Elite Miner Bait Deck

The next one is another fast paced deck, Miner Elite Barbarians Bait Deck. I have found that the Elite Barbarians work best in this type of deck. You have lots of moves to bait out spells and when you have a potential push with the Miner shielding damage for Elite Barbarians, you can quickly take out any Tower.

Clash Royale MinerClash Royale Goblin BarrelClash Royale Elite BarbariansClash Royale Tombstone
Clash Royale Skeleton ArmyClash Royale Minion HordeClash Royale ZapClash Royale fireball

Elite Giant Beatdown

The last one is Elite Giant Beatdown deck. The best thing I like about this deck is that it is not weak to Lightning. If you have a Elite Barbarians, Giant and Musketeer push, the Lightning won’t hit the Musketeer since she has the lowest HP.

Clash Royale GiantClash Royale Elite BarbariansClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale Minions
Clash Royale ZapClash Royale The LongClash Royale fireballClash Royale Tombstone

 Here are some great guides on Clash Royale Arena you should read first before using these decks:

More details on using these decks:

Hopefully you guys like my Elite Barbarians decks! Good luck!

  • Wiktor Świątek


    • Gamewarrior

      first to reply to the 1st comment

    • H2 Rothmann

      CAn i get your autograph

  • bud is wizer

    Why so many spells? Giant witch or inferno golem or golem lightning would all easily beat most of these decks.

    BTW first real comment.

    • SivHawk Gaming

      Lol do you know anything about this game. Elite barbarians are used as a defense that turns to counter push. And Ash said that this deck is fine against lightning, and it is. For defense against golem lightning, use tombstone, musk, and elite barbs.

      • DaSlime

        well said sir

      • bud is wizer

        Sry I keep thinking that elite barbarians have less health than they really do.

    • Will Potter

      That’s pretty normal in the current meta game. The late game is usually the spell race!

  • Braxton Gutierrez

    Well no sh*t. I was so excited for the release of them. I thought they would be like 2 lumberjacks without the rages. I was really disappointed when i finally got them to tournment standard and realized they were two pieces of crap. I wasted all my gold for that.

    • Hotshot Gamer Boy

      They are not really crap. IMO they are better than barbarians for offence and defense both.

      • Braxton Gutierrez

        But for thier six elixir cost no. I like the reg barbs because you can surround giants, sparkies, hog riders, etc. The elite barbs need a buff or a lower elixer cost.

        • XK Yeoh

          Lower Elixir cost!

        • Hotshot Gamer Boy

          That is true but if their cost was lowered they would be too OP.

          • Ñinja §quirrel

            I dont think it would because think about it, the barbs cost is 5 and there is four of them. The elite barbs cost is 6 and there is two of them and they are faster and stronger. But wouldnt make sense to make the elite barbs 5 even though they are stronger, but there are only two of them

          • Hotshot Gamer Boy

            If their cost was lowered to 5 elixir then most of the players would replace barbarians as it is better than them in every way except quantity. It can take out tanks faster, can destroy towers faster(if they reach there) and survive splash troops like valkyrie. But still, that’s my opinion

          • Ñinja §quirrel

            I like how we just got into an argument about batbarians

          • Hotshot Gamer Boy


          • Ñinja §quirrel

            Sometimes quantity is better than quality. Which takes down a giant faster. Pekka or Skarmy

        • Neeo

          Six elexir is a bit off, I agree with that tho it would be fine if they lowerd that price to 5elexir as classic barbarians like only difference here is that
          4barbarians=2Elite barbarians so why not 5 elexir ?=P

  • Joshua Tellez

    Well, there’s one deck that I can actually use, because I do have the miner.

    • DavidThePro21

      same here.

  • H2 Rothmann

    elite barbs are crap

    • Francuac


      • XK Yeoh


  • Technimation Gaming
  • VyᎡen

    Hey clash community, any pros out there?? 😀
    Ok Im 400 away from legends and Im level 8: My goal is legends as a level 8
    And my deck could do with a little help..

    Lavahound (level 1, dont change)
    Lumberjack (Level 1, dont change)
    Lightning (OH THE Ls)
    Fire spirits
    Skarmy (Dont change if you dont need to)
    Mega minion (Level 6)
    Tombstone (REALLY GOOd card)

    Wish me luck on making legends as a level 8 😀 Any advice would be appreciated 1

    • Ñinja §quirrel

      I would honestly go with archers or minions, instead tombstone or Skarmy because you really dont have a air defense. Or you might even change the tombstone with the inferno. And good luck making it to legends. I made as a lvl 8 just two days ago.

    • Abed Daouk

      Your deck is great and you don’t need to change anything but you need to Make mega minion lvl 7 because mega minion lvl 6 die by lvl 8 fireball

  • Neeo

    Yo guys Im lvl 9 and I would like to hear if anyone of u tried deck with Elite Barbarians+Ice Spirit ?
    If anyone has any advice for me feel free to comment down below =P (I have all cards expect any of legendary ones)

    • Gerald Mckinney

      I’ve used ice spirits well