Best Graveyard Deck – 5 Straight 12 Wins in Grand Challenges

Hey guys, In this guide, I am going to share with you one of the best Graveyard decks I have used so far in the entire game at the moment. This deck was shared by Ash a few days ago and you can check out the video below to see how he uses this deck. Anyway, he used this deck and got 5 straight 12 wins in the Grand Challenges, which is such a record! Hands down I haven’t heard of anyone getting 5 straight 12 wins like this. This shows you how incredibly powerful this deck is.

Best Graveyard Deck in Clash Royale

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale GraveyardClash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale Mega Minion
Clash Royale fireballClash Royale ZapClash Royale TombstoneClash Royale Archers

The Best Graveyard Deck for Arena 8+

In the current meta game, we face a lot of Golem, Giant and Lava Hound decks. Most players wouldn’t expect a Hog Rider deck dominating. And here we have, the Hog Rider Graveyard deck.

To be honest, this deck has a nearly perfect synergy. You can use it to beat almost any deck at the moment. It has incredible offense and amazing defense. If you are pushing to Arena 9 and you are lucky enough to get the Graveyard, use this deck! I am pretty sure that you can make it to Arena 9 very easily.

Graveyard is definitely a very good card. I think that you should buy it immediately If it shows up in the shop. This is probably one of the best cards in game which can give you easy wins. First, you have to understand when is the best time to use the Graveyard. Usually, the best time to use it is when you are pushing with Ice Golem and Hog Rider. Remember, Graveyard costs 5 Elixir to place down don’t play too recklessly otherwise you will get a heavy counter-push. Truly this is not an easy card to master but once you have mastered the Graveyard, you can see how devastating it is! Graveyard is not only dominating at dealing damage but also at distracting. While being coupled Archers and Mega Minion on a counter-push, the Skeletons can distract the buildings and put your opponent in a very hard situation: “Dealing with the Graveyard, or the incoming push?” since both sides can deal insane amount of damage.

There are lots of great offensive combos you can use in this deck revolving around the Graveyard. Almost everything is possible. Even a simple Hog Rider + Graveyard push can muddle your opponents. The strongest push you want to play should be like this: Hog Rider pushing Ice Golem, Archers and Mega Minion following them and Graveyard.

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At the beginning, If my opponent doesn’t make any move, I usually drop either Ice Golem or Archers at the back and when they are about to cross the river, I drop the Hog Rider (behind the Ice Golem or in front of the Archers). Playing Mega Minion first would be okay but I usually save it in hand to deal with Miner/Hog Rider/Mini P.E.K.K.A or any surprising troop. Try to hide your Graveyard, play your other 7 cards first and see which cards your opponent has can counter your Graveyard. They are usually Skeleton Army, Goblins, Spear Goblins, Archers, Barbarians and Minions. Then, the best time to play your Graveyard spell out is when your opponent doesn’t have the counter in his hand.

At stated above, don’t try to play the full combo which consists of Archers, Ice Golem, Hog Rider and Graveyard. It costs up to 14 Elixir and If your opponent can counter it, It will be over.

Ice Golem is such a beast on defense. He distracts all of the opposing supports, groups them and makes the most use of your Fireball. Ice Golem + Fireball is my favorite defensive combo, helping me deals with lots of 6+ Elixir push. Ice Golem is also very useful at dealing with the opposing Graveyard as he kills all nearby Skeletons upon death. I strongly recommend you take a look at this guide to see the best ways to utilize this card. After a successful defense, If your Ice Golem still has green HP, drop your Archers or Hog Rider behind him, and then use Graveyard on the Tower when he is soaking damage.

I very like playing pre-Fireball to counter anything distracting the Graveyard. If it’s Skeletons/Goblins, you can use Zap instead. I use Fireball in most of my big pushes during the x2 Elixir time.

You can use Inferno Tower instead of Tombstone, that would be okay. But after the recent Inferno Tower’s nerf, Lightning is dominating! Although Tombstone can be destroyed by the Lightning but it will immediately spawn Skeletons to deal with the opponent’s tank. Take a look at this guide to read all of the tips for our Tombstone.

Matchups:

  • Golem Decks: Once your opponent has placed down the Golem, immediately push on the other lane with everything you have. That’s okay If you don’t have the fast ass Hog Rider, Ice Golem + Archers + Mega Minion + Graveyard would get the job done. Most Golem decks at the moment contains Graveyard so trying to use your Graveyard before him. Don’t forget to use the Tombstone to deal with the Golem. You can see this matchup in the video below.
  • Lava Hound Decks: Same as above. Play aggressively.
  • Three Musketeers: Most decks using Elixir Collectors contain the 3 Musketeers so just don’t waste your Fireball on the Elixir Collector, at the moment. Fireball + Zap gets the job done. He uses all 3 Musketeers on 1 lane? Ice Golem + Fireball.
  • Giant Bowler Mega Minion Lightning: This very huge push is dominating at the moment. Since our deck is very cheap (3.3 Elixir avg), you can always cycle to the Hog Rider quickly to make a sneak push once your opponent places either Bowler/Giant down at the back. Even Ice Golem + Mega Minion + Graveyard would work very well. In addition, defensive Lightning is useless when dealing with our push.
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Okay guys so that’s it. Hopefully you have found this deck helpful. Please comment If you have any advice/question. Pleas help us make CRA better!

 

  • King$7

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  • Dingy

    5 straight 12 wins in grand challenges? you think that’s good? really bro?!!?!?

    Well you’re right if you said yes.

    • Felix Ma

      Lmao

    • logan

      i was so confused the entire time

    • Will Potter

      haha

    • 19Samuel Levin

      what was that about??

    • Djinn Moto

      No, you misread his words. He meant he win 60 straught matches which was 5 straight wins in 12 wins grand challenge. I ce seen this deck from Ash on youtube.

      • Dingy

        I think you missed the bottom part of the comment.

        • Colin in the Wolin

          ha lol xD wow dat comment tho

  • James Jellett

    could i use knight instead of ice golem?

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      Probably. I’m not entirely sure though.

      • PoisonKnight

        no

        • Jedi Master Awesome

          Oh ok then. I suppose your right

        • PoisonKnight

          ice gloem only attacts buildings, and the death damage kills sekkies

          sorry for bad speeling

    • Dingy

      You can but I don’t suggest it since Ice Golem is cheaper for a mini tank and kills Skeletons on death so Skarmies are rendered useless, also Ice Golem can be used for a cheap kiting troop.

    • Will Potter

      You can do that but I don’t recommend. Ice Golem is much better in this deck.

  • TRV0R

    Cool deck. I would play this but I don’t have graveyard. Only legends I have are level 1 ice wizard and level 2 log. I have only spent $5 on this game.

    • Dingy

      I have a Sparky ;-;
      Opposite playstyle for me.

      • DavidThePro21

        u on

        • Dingy

          What?

          • DavidThePro21

            lol

          • DavidThePro21

            😐

    • Blaze Stone

      I have lvl1 miner, lvl1 log, lvl1sparky,lvl1 princess, lvl1 inferno dragon and lvl2 ice wiz. I am f2p player and haven’t spent anything on this game.

      • Dingy

        Jesus mother fleepy flops of Christopher.

        • Will Potter

          rofl this comment made my day

    • Will Potter

      Hope you can get the Graveyard soon. I have been playing around with this deck for a few days. Insane results!

  • TRV0R

    Will, why is the giant skeleton in the top cards in the game thing? Barely anyone uses him unfortunately. 🙁

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      Yeah I know it’s always been like that. I’d say he needs to update it.

      • xCrGaming

        Was getting bored of my golem-lightning deck, so I decided to make a (cancerous) giant skeleton, x-bow deck. Here are the cards:

        Giant Skeleton (lvl 3)
        X-Bow (lvl 3)
        Lumberjack (lvl 2)
        Princess (lvl 1)
        Mega Minion (lvl 7)
        Fire Spirits (lvl 9)
        Zap (lvl 9)
        Rocket (lvl 6)

        Got me to legendary arena ;D

        • Jedi Master Awesome

          That’s a good deck! What replacements could I use for leggies?

          • MaybeDylan

            lumberjack for knight?? or rage spell if u want the rage effect and ill prob replace princess for ice spirit

          • Jedi Master Awesome

            Ok thanks! I’ll give the deck a try it looks good.

          • Paul Justin Detkowski

            Just guessing here but I would say Arrows for Princess and mini pekka for LJ

          • logan

            it already has the zap so archers i fell would be better

          • logan

            archers for princess and mini pekka for lumberjack

          • Dingy

            Best for lumberjack is Mini P.E.K.K.A because of the similar damage output but will get more easily distracted my small troops, Princess though I doubt has a good replacement since it’s the combination of long range, AoE and damage.
            Archers or Arrows are probably the best replacements IMO.

          • Wild Wolves

            For the LJ i would say maybe elite barbs when they r released. For princess i would sub the furnace

        • Dingy

          Too many legendaries for me ;-;.
          Anyway good job.

        • Will Potter

          Nice deck. X-Bow + Giant Skeleton is such an insane combo haha.

      • Will Potter

        Gonna update it soon. Sadly, the meta game these days only revolving around just a few cards!

    • Matthew Fisk

      He’ll be used much more after clone is released, because a giant skelly paired with clone is double the bombs for only 3 more elixir

      • Hotshot Gamer Boy

        IMO he has a way too easy counter. i use barbarians(behind him) aaaand boom… no loss to my tower btw

        • Dingy

          He means he’ll get an extra 957 damage bomb for 3 elixir wiping out any push that comes his way and make his victims cry, kind of like Tornado+Rocket.

    • RiotGirl

      Man, giant skeleton is my deck right now! If he gets to towers the devistation is awsome. His explosive will take out a tower with just two being dropped. So if he gets to tower and killed no big deal. Than follow with hog to finish it off. I’ve got an awsome tornado deck im using with him. I haven’t seen anyone use it either. Or mention it.

  • PoisonKnight

    what is a 5 straight 12 wins?

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      I think that means he won 5 in a row and then won 12 in total? That’s what I understood anyway

      • IdkAnyNames

        He means that he won 12 win grand challenges 5 times in a row

        • DavidThePro21

          🙂

        • Will Potter

          This one!

      • FredDenny

        watch the video, he got 12 wins on a grand challenge and it did it 5 times in a row

        • Jedi Master Awesome

          Oh ok that makes way more sense

    • RiotGirl

      I think it means when playing the 10 gem challage he won 5 in a row than lost, but got the 12 win total to complete the challage. So he didn’t get 3 strikes, winning the challage.

      • TheAsianKid

        BTW, it’s 100 gems for a grand challenge

        • RiotGirl

          I’m talking about the classic challange. It costs 10 gems. But what does that matter? The challenge’s are the only thing measured at 12 win.

          • TheAsianKid

            When I said that it means he won 5 grand challenges not classic challenge

      • Kim Eojin

        no no, it means he won 12 times 5 times IN A ROW. so 60 times in a row

        • RiotGirl

          Ok. Well now I know. Thats impressive!! If you can get the work of the deck correct you’d be on top with that record!! Wow! Thanks.

    • Blaze Stone

      It means he got 12 wins in grand challenge 5 times consecutively i.e. back to back.

    • Hotshot Gamer Boy

      He got the mazimum number of wins in a challenge(that’s 12) 5 consecutive times

      • Hotshot Gamer Boy

        maximum

    • Dingy

      He won 12 Grand Challenges 5 times, impressive as hell if you ask me, right now I wish I had the Graveyard to get up to 4,000 trophies.

      • Will Potter

        Good luck buddy xD

    • Will Potter

      Not losing a single one.

  • Faffj

    Ice wizard instead of archers?

    • Matthew Fisk

      probably not, just because he kept using the archers as a damage dealing combo with the graveyard, and ice wizard doesn’t do very much damage.

    • Gamewarrior

      If u perfer to play a little more defense, then I guess it would be ok

    • Dingy

      IMO I wouldn’t since Archers are one the the only damage dealing troops and Ice Wizard does as much damage as a wet tissue thrown on someone, which actually is kinda of effective. Archers go great with Hog and with zap will quickly eliminate a Minion Hoard, they can be used defensively and offensively, Ice Wizard is more defensively IMO.

      Never thought I’d say IMO more than 1 time in 1 comment.

  • Joel Donald

    I just got the graveyard in a free chest this morning!

    • Kim Eojin

      nobody cares!

      stop making the comment section a bragging section.

      • FredDenny

        I just got graveyard after reading your comment!

      • Wild Wolves

        If u have nothing nice to say then say nothing in the first place

      • Grant Smith

        I just got the graveyard out of a legendary chest!

    • Wild Wolves

      Dude thats awsome!

    • Will Potter

      Awesome!

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  • RiotGirl

    Is there any other clash discussions going on that someone can mention that I can follow?

  • Ryan Wong

    graveyard seems like a cool card, but I don’t have it, and I get the feeling that it’s irreplaceable. That’s okay, I can’t use the deck anyways because I don’t have archers.

    • Dingy

      Okay, you can replace Archers with Clone Spell.

    • Wild Wolves

      You could probly sub it for gob barrel but it does a considerably lower amount of damage than graveyard (comig from a graveyard user)

  • John Smith

    how am i able to post stuff on clashroyalearena

    • Dingy

      There is a Submit Decks in gold on the top right corner, You have to pass for it to get on CRA and Will can provide you a picture if you can’t do it.

    • Will Potter
  • John Smith

    please respond will, i have an amazing deck
    i think… at least…
    its zap bait
    i am thorough at explaining things

  • VyᎡen

    Hey Clash Community:

    Im trying to legends (500 trophies away, HEY i can dream right?) and i need some advice on my 1900 to 2500 deck (I subbed the troops as the new arenas came) You could recommend other decks or tell me some subs for cards.. Thanks!

    Giant (Beast high hit point for elixer card)
    Prince (Pushes the giant beast on offence)
    Mega minion (Very versatile)
    Guards (could be replaced?.. level2 )
    Inferno tower (BEAST)
    Fire spirits (They pack a punch, Prince + Fire spirits is a good combo)
    Fireball (Underused actually.. very good card)
    Zap (Well i mean.. its zap, Could be replaced?)

    Thanks!.. Wish me luck guys and dont hesitate to change my deck BELOW

    • Dingy

      You can dream, in your dreams. jk

      You can always use Giant Lightning, annoying af but a great deck. It is used often in Legendary Arena and is basically the new Giant Poison

      Giant – Obviously, High HP for elixir cost, good damage
      Bowler – Giants main support troop, great for dealing with small troops and good against Barbarians too.
      Lightning – Still obvious in the name, used for killing things, usually use it in overtime since it’s 6 elixir, can be used to gain an elixir advantage and render inferno towers useless
      Mega Minion – 2nd air defense, basically a flying knight, great card
      Tombstone – Great card, probably one of the best buildings in the game, you can use them to actually kill Barbarians if the tombstone is left alone, rips to sparky and inferno dragon.
      Zap or Arrows – Arrows are good for minion hoards since they can usually be a counter, zap is for killing cheap troops if your Bowler isn’t fast enough and can reset inferno for cheaper.
      Ice Spirit – Resets Inferno if it can get there, stops troops temporarily for 1 elixir, worth 1 slot.

      Also you can use a top Hog Rider deck, this is the one I use and can easily get you to Legendary Arena too.

      Hog Rider – Obvious choice for a hog deck no crap, good for it’s 4 elixir cost, fast and great at chipping down towers, support it please.
      Archers – Great card, accompanied with zap on a minion hoard and it’s done fast, can’t be arrowed or zapped and has been used much more frequently lately
      Mega Minion – It goes well with Hog Rider for me and can’t be arrowed like minions, good damage and like a flying knight.
      Ice Spirit – Goes great with Hog Rider, place down a Mini P.E.K.K.A, Barbarians? They freeze and you’ll probably get 1-3 hits for 1 elixir.
      Ice Golem – Great card for kiting, cheap af with 2 elixir and will kill a skeleton army, one of the cheapest ways to get rid of one with zap too, It’s death damage and zap will kill minions or any other small defensive troop.
      Tombstone – Great card, can kill Barbarians when placed properly and screw over Sparky and Inferno Dragon. Cheap like the cannon but I find it much better since it can still solo a Hog Rider, If you zap a Mini P.E.K.K.A when your Hog is there, there is a chance it’ll retarget the Skellies and get your Hog a good hit or two.
      Fireball or Arrows – Fireball is a great card for killing support troops, you can always pre-fireball if you have enough elixir and damage things like minion hoard and barbarians, make sure your opponent has them thought. Arrows are good for killing minion hoards, pre-fire them too.
      Zap or Lightning – Zap great card, if your opponent places down Spear Goblins, Goblins or Skeletons there dead, resets Sparky and Inferno Dragon. Lightning is a great card, good for taking out inferno towers, killing troops and resetting Sparky.

      If you’re using Lightning I suggest your use arrows, if you’re using fireball then use zap.

      Yeah that’s my essay for you that I wrote in 10-20 minutes.

      • Dingy

        WTF WHY IS THIS THING SO LONG I THOUGHT IT WAS SHORTER JESUS CHRIST
        IT’S LONGER THAN ALL OF MY THREADS AND MY GUIDE THAT I SUBMITTED COMBINED.

        • VyᎡen

          Dingy lol i really appreciate it. :D.. you should consider writing some guides for CRA lol

          • Dingy

            I wrote 1 actually.

          • Felix Ma

            Which deck? can u reply me?

          • Dingy

            It was the deck 2nd deck I mentioned. A few top 200 players use it IMO it’s a great Hog deck for any arena.

          • Will Potter

            Hey Dingy,
            Your submitted guide was great, indeed. But it’s pretty short so I couldn’t post it. So sorry about that!

          • Dingy

            Okay, thanks for the feedback, I’ll try to make the next guide I make longer! 😀

          • Will Potter

            Thanks for the great work Dingy!

        • Will Potter

          lmao
          Great work! I really appreciate it!

      • logan

        ok you like meta we get it lol

        • Dingy

          I actually sort of dislike Giant Lightning, it’s like Giant Poison but a bit weaker. The Hog Ice Golem deck isn’t used too much so I won’t consider it a meta.

      • Will Potter

        Wow thanks for the super helpful comment as always Dingy!

    • Will Potter

      Old school deck but very nice. I think you should consider replacing Fire Spirits with Ice Spirit. Good luck!

  • Dingy

    If I ever get known on CRA or Clash Royale, just mentioned by muiltiple people who aren’t my friends or friends of other peoples friends or friends of other peoples friends of other peoples friends I’ll be proud.

    • Will Potter

      I got from 4400 trophies to 4700 with this deck in just 1 day. Hope you can get the Graveyard soon!

    • Alexander Gray

      im in frozen peak and need a good deck, the legends i have are sparky lumberjack and graveyard and im struggling to find a good deck any help would be apprecited

      • Dingy

        Uhh, then use this deck, if Will can get to 4700 then you can probably get to 3000 at the least. We’re on a Graveyard deck guide :/

  • Jake

    Hi I’m trying to get a legendary chest – and graveyard – I have enough gems when will it appear I. The shop?

    • David

      It appears every month once usually but twice if your’e lucky

      • Rio Farawi

        It appears once in 3 weeks.

      • Jake

        Ok

    • Dingy

      It’ll appear at the least once a month, twice if you’re lucky, you can always save up 40k gold, not that hard actually, takes about a month to save up that much.

      • Rio Farawi

        He said “chest”

        • Dingy

          Still mentioning other options, what if he got a legendary he didn’t like?

      • Jake

        Ok! Thanks!

    • Rio Farawi
      • Jake

        AWESOME!!!

  • Paundra Akbar

    i have graveyard, but my archer at lvl 9, tombstone lvl 6 o.o does it still works? o,o

    • Felix Ma

      Yep.

    • Will Potter

      For Challenges or Ladder? If you use this deck for Challenges, that’s totally great!
      For the ladder, that would be okay below 3500 trophies.

  • Felix Ma

    ARENA 8
    Giant Skelly Mirror Witch Furnace OP
    (If anyone wants to use it, and please comment to improve)
    Giant Skeleton 6
    Witch 5
    Furnace 4
    Mirror (counts as 1)
    Mega Minion 3
    Miner 3
    Archers 3
    Zap 2
    Real cheap, 3.4

  • Vector

    Need a Tornado Log deck ~ Arena 8

  • Paul Justin Detkowski

    Is there any room for Princess in this deck? Ever since I got her, I love her lol

    • Paul Justin Detkowski

      Or Log?

      • logan

        you could put log over either of the spells maybe both and then put in ice spirit and have no fireball or zap and then put princess on archers basically for air defense

    • Will Potter

      You can try to replace Fireball with her but it’s not recommended!

  • logan

    can you replace archers with princess

    • logan

      or does it matter that my archers are level 10 and princess is level one which of these two would be better

      • Dingy

        Listen to the man that is over 4.5k

        • logan

          what level crads though

          • Will Potter

            upgrade them to the equal level as your opponent’s

    • Will Potter

      Archers are much better, in this deck!

  • logan

    did this deck actually have no losses watsoever or just won 5 challenges with less then three losses per challenge

    • Ivan

      does it matters? 12 wins in a grand challenge it’s very difficult anyway

      • Will Potter

        haha yea

  • jesus lizarraga

    can I use it if I don’t have the Ice Golem? And how can I replace it?

  • Paul Justin Detkowski

    Any more tips on playing this deck?

    • Will Potter

      Truly I don’t have many tips on playing this deck since this deck is pretty easy to use!

  • Dingy

    I mean at least you have a better legendary than me.

    • Jake

      What do you mean ? Do you have the log or something?

  • Nelson

    any replacement for the ice golem?

    • Will Potter

      Knight, maybe. But I couldn’t find any great replacement for him.

  • James Jellett

    What could I substitute for ice golem. I am only in arena 7

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      Do you have the ice wizard?

      • Brandon

        Should I use ice wizard if I don’t have ice golem?

        • Will Potter

          You should use Knight instead

    • Dingy

      I suggest Knight, good HP like Ice Golem so it can tank, can kite and will 1 or 2 support units depending on what they are for +1 elixir. Probably your best choice for now.

    • Will Potter

      Knight, maybe. Good luck!

  • Incepticon147
  • Incepticon147

    I only got 8 wins with this 🙁

  • Jake

    Hi!!!!! Is there an easy free way to get gems that you guys know?

  • Dingy

    Anyone have a 7 dollar google play store card I can have?

  • Brandon

    Can you replace ice golem with anything? I just hit arena 7

  • Benji

    Could giant work instead of hog?

    • Will Potter

      Hog is better in this deck, to fit with the supports!

  • Benji

    How would you defend against giant bowler lightning musketeer? or instead of tombstone should i use inferno tower?

  • 19Samuel Levin

    you can use furnace instead of tombstone if you use this deck in challenges. The furnace will be much better since its only 1 more elixer and it can do an incredible amount of damage to the tower.

  • MartínSerrano

    What should be the best replacement for Mega Minion and Ice Golem, actually I don’t found these cards.
    Im starting to arena 7

  • Franklin

    What can you change he mega minion and ice golem with?

    • Mohammad Abbas

      I think you could use knight and minions

    • Will Potter

      Sorry but I think you can’t find any good replacement for them!

  • Mohammad Abbas

    Can I replace hogrider with miner

    • Will Potter

      Hog Rider is a reliable damage dealer of this deck If you can’t push with Graveyard. Since Miner damage is a bit low, I don’t recommend doing that!

  • Mohammad Abbas

    Can I use miner in place of hog

  • DappaKid

    Hey guys, I am still in arena 7, so obviously don’t have the ice golem, and my knight is way underleveled. Any other suggestion? Plz and thx.

    PS my knight is level 5 while i am 1000xp away from level 9 🙂

    PPS My leggies are miner and graveyard (duh)

    • Will Potter

      Try to use Valkyrie instead of Ice Golem. I think it’s your best bet! Good luck!

  • Inferno HD

    Hey will I’m arena 6 can I replace i CE golem with knight? And mega minion with minions? I’m level 6 with 756XP

    • Zigge

      Yes you can try that.

  • Royale god

    can i replace ice golem with fire or ice spirit if i dont have it

    • Zigge

      The Ice Golem is a very hard card to replace in this deck as he’s very versatile and unique and is a good tank for your Graveyard. Try replace him with Knight.

  • Sebastian Chia

    hi can you suggest on how do you counter the current meta of skarmy miner and gob barrel hog with these deck