Hey guys, it’s Logan3717(aka Jeff morgan), and I have not been on Clash Royale Arena for a while, but I thought I would share this deck that has been working very well for me at 3500.
This deck works very well against archetypes such as RG, GG(Golem Graveyard), and Bowler Graveyard. It is decent against fast decks like Hog and chip decks, but is a little harder to play against.
Burning P.E.K.K.A Deck
P.E.K.K.A: I have been a fan of this card for a long time, and was lucky enough to get it in arena 4 pretty quickly, and played a P.E.K.K.A deck all the way to legendary! Of course now it is Hog mountain, but still a big achievement. In this deck, it is mostly used on defense, but it is helpful to split push after defending with P.E.K.K.A Poison and Miner Dart Gob. Use the P.E.K.K.A to soak supports and bust tanks. Easy counter to Elite Barbs and still have most of its health.
Miner: Usually my first card I play. Good for chip and getting Princesses. If you have a P.E.K.K.A but no support for it, send the Miner to the tower to get good damage while the tower is focused on the P.E.K.K.A.
Poison: Use this card for incredible elixir trades. Once you have put down a Miner or P.E.K.K.A, he will panic and place a bunch of troops next to a tower, then you Poison them so they are very weak and a Dart Goblin or tower can finish them off.
Dart Goblin: Fast, hard to counter, and high damage. One of my starting cards if I don’t have Miner in my hand. If you have both, use the Miner to distract and chip while in 5 seconds the Dart Goblin deals 300-400 damage. A good support for P.E.K.K.A due to its fast speed and attack, plus high damage. It’s high range stops the other player from baiting the P.E.K.K.A with something like archers.
Electro Wizard: Super good on defense, and a very popular card right now. Fireball usually takes him out because it is hard to level him up, but good at slowing cards like Hog and RG and giving your P.E.K.K.A or other troops more time to kill them. Another good support for P.E.K.K.A. If the other player arrows or Poisons your Minions against Graveyard, use the Zap to take out more and tank for the tower.
Minions: This is your main air defense, so use them wisely when facing air decks. Super good counter to Graveyard, but low health. When you are facing Hound Balloon, use the Cannon to split them up and use the Minions to pop the Balloon. Decent counter to Hog but I recommend Cannon or Electro Wizard with them to give them more time to beat the Hog. Paired with Miner or P.E.K.K.A, you can deal tons of damage to the tower.
The Log: It’s The Log. It’s awesome.
Cannon: Cheap counter to Hog, but if the Hog has supports or freeze with it, put down Minions to beat it. Good for taking some damage, distracting tanks, and pulling troops.
Miner+Dart Gob/Poison: Cheap, low damage, but nice chip.
P.E.K.K.A+Miner: the P.E.K.K.A tanks after defending, and the Miner does about 300-500 damage each time depending on how much elixir he used to kill the P.E.K.K.A.
Split push: Use P.E.K.K.A+Electro Wizard/Poison/Dart Gob on one side after defending and use Miner+Dart Gob/Electro/Poison on the other.
The P.E.K.K.A push: P.E.K.K.A+Dart Gob+Poison+Electro. If he keeps stopping your Miner pushes, try this to break through his defenses and make him panic and rage.
Counter pushing: Usually, my Minions are still alive after defending and you can support using Miner or P.E.K.K.A. P.E.K.K.A is a bit risky, but a huge payoff and the Minions will clear cheap troops. Miner is safer and good in regular time. If you just countered a push with the P.E.K.K.A, use the Poison and Dart Gob in regular time.
RG, GG, Hog: Super easy. Counter the tanks with the P.E.K.K.A, use the Minions to kill the Graveyard. One thing I like to do aga instead Bowler Graveyard is put the P.E.K.K.A at the bridge so the tower can’t see the Bowler, and use Electro Wizard to kill the Graveyard. If he puts the Graveyard as soon as the tank crosses the bridge and you don’t have Minions or Ewiz, Log the tank back and the tower will mostly kill the skeletons. If you already have a Cannon down, it should take care of them pretty easily. Use the Cannon to distract RG and Hog and if needed use the P.E.K.K.A to finish it.
Log Bait: A bit harder to play against, but if his main attack is Gob Barrel, use the Electro Wizard to Zap two of them, and he will target both and kill them before they hit the tower. The other Gob will get a hit or two, but you will need your Log on offense. If needed, let him think you only have Log for splash and once you use it, he will put down lots of cheap cards and you can Poison them all for huge elixir trades. This will pretty much win the game for you and you can do a P.E.K.K.A push because he used all his cheap counters and Elixir.
Inferno Tower: This card needs it’s own section because you have to play very differently. You cannot push with the P.E.K.K.A, so if he survives the defense, don’t support him. Let the Inferno tower kill it and you will have gained a bit of Elixir, and most times they don’t put the tower close enough to hit a Miner on the tower. This just means you have to use Miner and Poison and use the Dart Gob or Ewiz after the defending troops cross the bridge. This deck can be very cheap, and you might be able to cycle back to the P.E.K.K.A in time to get it to the tower before he can get back to his Inferno tower.
Miner chip: Use the Ewiz to make the Miner retarget onto the Ewiz and it will take care of him. If he supports the Miner with a cheap troops like Goblins, Goblin gang or Princess, use the Ewiz to stop them and use Minions to take out the Miner. Most Miner chips use Inferno, so it might be hard to get a win. If he just keeps countering all your pushes, go for a draw. Try not to let him get any damage on his pushes.
This deck is not super good at getting 3 crowns, but with the P.E.K.K.A it’s not too hard one you have gotten 2 towers.
I have not tried it out in a challenge yet, but I think it should do well due to its ability to control the battle. P.E.K.K.A is not super popular, but I think that people are underestimating its value.
I hope you enjoy this guide and please try this out!