Best X-Bow Cycle Deck

Hey guys, today I am going to introduce on of my favorite X-Bow Rocket Cycle deck to you guys. The deck was made and shared by Ash couples of days ago. Currently I am testing this deck on both ladder and Grand Challenges with so many great results. This deck indeed works extremely well in the current meta game, against so many popular decks like Giant Bowler Mega Minion, X-Bowler and any deck containing Lightning. Ash used this deck to get to top 1 in one 1000 players Tournament and #5 in the other.

Best X-Bow Cycle Deck

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The Best X-Bow Rocket Cycling Deck

I am pretty sure that there are so many people absolutely hating the X-Bow but truly the first step to beating this kind of deck is to understand how it works and use it yourself. Although X-Bow is used pretty a lot in the game at the moment, I am still seeing so many people making a lot of mistakes while play against X-Bow.

You can probably see many versions of this deck in Clash Royale right now. They usually use Knight, Guards or Skeleton Army instead of Skeletons. Using Skeletons in this deck helps us cycle a lot quicker. Alongside, we have the Ice Spirit, The Log and Fire Balls, these three low Elixir cards allow us to cycle through the deck very quickly during the double Elixir time. If you don’t have The Log, the best substitute for it is probably the Arrows. This deck uses Inferno Tower instead of the dominating Tombstone since it doesn’t have a lot DPS.
Other more common decks may have Fireball instead of Rocket but at the moment I prefer Rocket because of its insanely high damage which can take out Elixir Collector, the opponent’s X-Bow and large Giant Bowler push coming down slowly.

Since the avg Elixir Cost of this deck is pretty low, don’t worry If you don’t want to play the X-Bow at the starting but you don’t have it in your hand. Drop either Ice Spirit, Skeletons or Fire Spirits down at the back and wait for your opponent’s react. Don’t hesitate to place the X-Bow down first If you can. If your opponent places a heavy troop down at the back, immediately place your X-Bow down on the other lane other to punish him. Don’t place your X-Bow on the same lane otherwise It will be locked on the tank till the next U.S Election.

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I usually place either Fire Spirits or Ice Spirit down immediately in front of the X-Bow to temporarily protect it from any threat.

Below are the best X-Bow placements you can use on offense, 1 tile away from the river and 1 tile to the left/right depending on your side. By using these two, your X-Bow still touches the Tower but also ignore so many unwanted distractions on the other lane. Also, this helps you protect it a lot easier, force your opponent’s melee troops to walk to your side.

x-bow-placements

Immediately use your Rocket If your opponent places down either X-Bow or Elixir Collector. The Rocket is such a key which helps you win against other X-Bow decks. Rocketing their X-Bow not only provides you the equal trade but also takes the primary winning condition from your opponent.

At tournament level, Rocket deals 493 damage and The Log deals 96 damage to the Tower. I usually stop pushing on the lane once I have made it below 590Hp since I can take it out anytime by simply cycling through the deck to Rocket and The Log.

Take a look at the video below for more details:

Hopefully you guys have found this deck useful. Do you have any idea to improve it? Please share with us!

  • Anthony Peterson

    First Comment

    I no have Log…

    D;

    • lightningmaster823

      neither do i, i only have a lava hound as my legendary

    • Will Potter

      xD

  • yousef laidi

    second

  • everways

    these kind of decks are what my sub-account is for. Trolling and messing around. Btw- best deck- Hog, Freeze, Spears, Barbs, arrows/fireball, princess/icespirit/firespirits/log/zap, 3 musketeers, cannon/minions/inferno/mega minion/spirits/horde

    • Dingy

      Stop messing around with the poor nubs like me ;-;

      • everways

        hey its a lvl 7 in arena 7 so im not trolling that badly

    • Will Potter

      Trolling? xD
      I use it for my serious purpose!

      • everways

        yeah the 3 muskets are suprisingly effective

  • iBrunoo

    Can i replace log with princess?

    • Gamewarrior

      sure, since they can all sweep up cheap troops up pretty well

    • Will Potter

      Yea you can try to do that buddy but The Log is far way better in this situation!

  • DavidThePro21

    every deck needs a clash royale picture with a the text in the front. Why this gots be required?

    • KekTheTurtle

      he provides it for u, even tho i posted a screenshot of my deck and it instantly became the thumbnail. thanks so much random person who verifies the decks >:(

      • Dingy

        Will verifies the deck so thank you Will.
        Why is there a mad-sad face on your text?

        • Will Potter

          It’s a devil face. I think. Haha

      • DavidThePro21

        oh. I posted a deck and it didn’t post. I thought it was the image. Lel

      • Will Potter

        xD

    • Will Potter

      I will do that for you 🙂

      • DavidThePro21

        ok then

    • Will Potter

      You don’t need to worry about this part

  • Wolf

    Just wondering, this isn’t pertaining to this page, but I’m wondering. I’m seeing more and more people replacing their zap for arrows. I like zap, but I see some valid arguments that the arrows are more versatile as they can kill minion hordes and princess. Which is better, zap or arrows? (No, I don’t have log, that isn’t an option).

    • lightningmaster823

      idrk, zap is cheaper and has a stun but does less damage, and arrows cost more, lacks the stun, but has better range and damage, i guess it depends on what you’re facing, honestly, i’d suggest zap (i use it in my deck), or even fireball (i also use that)

      • Dingy

        If you’re using Zap I suggest using fireball too since it can kill most support units.
        Zap is cheaper, has a stun, faster deploy rate but does less damage and a smaller range, arrows on the other hand can give you good values, counter the Princess, and does damage similar to The Log and you can pre-fire arrows to kill random crap. Really depends on what you face against.

    • Francuac

      Use both xD

    • Will Potter

      People use Arrows in decks which are weak against air. Also, in some decks, people use Lightning as a winning condition and they choose Arrows instead of Zap.

  • lightningmaster823

    hahaha good pun on us electon XD (p.s. i have 7th comment)

  • Fath Safaa

    Anyone please tell me the deck to push to legendary arena my leggies are miner ice wizard princess and sparky

    • Francuac

      I have a good one. Its:

      Hog
      Valkirie
      Ive wizard
      Tombstone
      Ice spirit
      Mega minion
      Arrows
      Lightning

      It got me from 2800 to 3100. Good luck!

    • Blaze Stone

      Try this: miner, ice wiz, Valkyrie, mega minion, fireball, zap, inferno tower, goblin hut.

    • Rashing dude

      miner
      ice wizard
      princess
      inferno tower
      valkyrie
      hog rider
      zap
      ice spirit
      skeleton army

    • Will Potter

      Try the deck above xD

  • KekTheTurtle

    KekTheTurtle’s Taunt Spam Pattern

    Starts with “Good Luck”
    If does not respond positively and if I win, will laugh at the end.
    If does say “Thanks!” or “Good Luck!” as well, will always end the game with “Well Played!”

    If opponent is using scumbag deck, (Like Golem + Graveyard ARGGG or RG Sparky (Tho I usually win), will Laugh and say “Thanks!”.

    In a clutch moment with a scumbag opponent and win, will spam laugh emote.
    In clutch moment with a mannered opponent and win, will say “Good Game” and “Thumbs Up”
    In clutch moment with a mannered opponent and lose, will say “Good Game” and “Crying” Emote

    When about to projectile a tower and win with scumbag, say “Oops” before shooting and laugh afterward.
    When about to projectile a tower and win with mannered opponent, say “Good Game”.

    When facing a douche altogether, just mute them.

    • Rashing dude

      LOL, nice bro

    • Ahmad Zaki Akmal

      I’ll try this LOL

    • King Bapalapashamalamadingdong

      must include more thanks cry face and well played

      • Lightning King

        wow! Thx for this awesome share man… ur awesome

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      Hahaha really good pattern Kek LOL

    • Will Potter

      LMAO this is so hilarious!

  • Damien Kim

    Hi,

    I am at 2800 – 2950 and I am trying to find a deck which does not contain any Legendary cards that I don’t have. I searched all of the decks posted after 11/1 and I could not find any deck which does not use the Mortar, does not use the Hog and does not use any Legendary which I don’t have. My only Legendaries are the Lava Hound and Inferno Dragon. I tried a modified airfecta without the Miner but it is very difficult to get up to Arena 9 without upgrading my Zap to level 10 (which I don’t want to because I am saving up for a Miner).

    I need a deck which is good in the current meta which does not use the Mortar or Hog because these are the two types of decks which I absolutely hate and suck at using. My card levels are 8.5/6/2.5. King Tower at level 9.

    P.S. Golem decks are preferred because mine is at level 4.

    • Darsh

      Hi Damien,

      Just asking, Do you have all the Epics, Rares and Commons

      • Damien Kim

        Yes I do.

        • Darsh

          This deck is currently the meta; http://clashroyalearena.com/deck-building/giant-bowler-lightning

          Push: Giant and Mega Minion
          or Bowler
          With Ice Spirit

          It’s a very good deck… Read the site and practice to get better at using it

          • Darsh

            Personally I don’t like Golem but I do use him often. A good would be http://clashroyalearena.com/deck-building/golem-playground.

            Using Golem and the spawners to push with a couple of Support troops.
            Due to the variety and amount of building you should be able to defend Majority pushes

            Weakness; Spell Bait Decks

          • Will Potter

            You don’t like him but you often play him? xD

          • Will Potter

            Yea, It’s definitely our new cancer in this meta game. LOL

    • Rashing dude

      golem
      lightning
      zap
      valkyrie
      ice spirit
      bowler
      fire spirit
      skeleton army

      • Rashing dude

        Or
        lava hound
        inferno dragon
        arrows
        zap
        cannon
        barbarians
        ice spirit
        valkyrie

    • Lightning King

      the golem skarmy gob barrel is a great deck and fun to play. it’s on CR arena.

  • Sudhead

    seen this deck with mortar instead of bow lol

    • Will Potter

      Yea that would be okay but personally I find that X-Bow is much better at the moment.

  • Brennen Carmel

    I’ve been sitting near 2400, my legends are Lumberjack, Inferno Dragon, Lava Hound, Princess, Sparky, any deck recomendations not using Giant or golem or Hog?

    • Dingy

      Airfecta?

    • Will Potter

      You want to push with your Legendaries? Then try some Lumberjack Lava Hound deck I posted before. Good luck!

  • Jedi Master Awesome

    Hello all! This is a little bit off topic but I am an arena 6 player (about 1950 trophies) and I am looking for help getting to arena 7. I am a f2p player with no legendaries and all the other cards up to arena 6. My current deck is xbow, lightning, knight, minon horde, arrows, musketeer, tombstone and skeleton army. Is there any improvements I could make to this deck? Or should I use a different deck entirely? Your help would really be appreciated. Thanks! 🙂

    • Dingy

      How are you playing with this deck?
      What are your card levels and King Tower Level
      I used Trifecta to get to Frozen Peak but it’s been nerfed so I don’t have a deck for you
      Sorry.

      • Jedi Master Awesome

        Well I tend to play fairly aggressively (that’s my style). I’m level 8 and my card levels for this deck are: xbow (lv 2), lightning (lv 3), knight (lv 8), minion horde (lv 8), arrows (lv 8), musketeer (lv 5), tombstone (lv 6) and skeleton army (lv 2).
        Thanks Dingly anyway don’t worry about it 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Ah I think you can try to use Minions instead of Minion Horde and Inferno Tower instead of Tombstone. Good luck!

      • Jedi Master Awesome

        Thanks I’ll try that definitely

  • oussamalion

    guys any pekka deck? for pushing to legend i suck in 2500 tr

  • TheAsianKid

    is there anyway to replace a miner in the deck