Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck Which Got Me to Legendary Arena

Today I wanted to talk to you about the Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck that I first took to legendary so long ago and did it again last week! I call it “HUT”. Why is it called HUT? Because people hate Hut decks…and it uses Huts. Before we get into playing HUT, let’s break it down card by card!

clash royale arena 5 deck

Clash Royale Goblin HutClash Royale Barbarian HutClash Royale GiantClash Royale Ice Wizard
Clash Royale SkeletonClash Royale ArrowsClash Royale fireballClash Royale Musketeer

Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck and Strategies – Giant Hut Deck

I want to let you know that I try to break down my decks by siloing the cards into two categories: Staples and Complimentary/Utility cards. Staple cards will not be changed out; they are a mainstay in the deck and pivotal to its effectiveness. Complimentary/utility cards can be rotated out to fit the Meta.

So let’s get into it! First up are the staple cards. Again, these are mainstays in the deck and will not be rotated out.

Staples

Goblin Hut

Placement: Corners. Right next to your King Tower.

Just so you readers know, I can feel your blood starting to boil. And I love it.

Goblin Hut is a solid Tower unit that spawns spear-chucking minions every few seconds. Goblin Hut has good survivability (only dies to Rocket), is a great counter to cards like Lava Hound, and forces your opponent to burn Elixir to deal with it. Only play at the start of a match if your opponent drops a high Elixir tank or you have Barbarian Hut (or another defensive card) on your board (or in your hand).

If your opponent plays spells or minions that cover a large surface area then you should place the hut right next to your King Tower. A misplayed Fireball, Rocket, or Arrow can result in your King Tower being active. A nice trick to play on Miner decks is to wait for them to take down (if they can! Haha!) your Goblin Hut (located next to your King Tower) and then pull the Miner to your King Tower with a card like Skeletons or Goblins. Let’s just say you gave yourself a defensive boost…

Speaking of defense…

Ice Wizard

Placement: Defensively. Behind Tower. Towards middle / sides of the map.

Ice Wizard isn’t the most dominating legendary card, but it is arguably the most versatile. It is a phenomenal defensive card with great survivability and serves some offensive purpose. You can also cycle Ice Wizard to help you find cards for different situations and not completely loose value with his defensive presence. Used best as a means to support Towers and units that are already engaged in fights.

Giant

Placement: Behind your Tower or in front of over-committed push. At the bridge for a counter push.

Giant is one of the main damage dealers in this Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck. Even with the health and damage nerf, Giant is still an incredibly viable tank at 5 Elixir. In the late game, use Giant as protection for your minions to spill over the bridge and swarm your opponents Towers. Defensively, Giant is one of the most important cards in this deck. Use giant as a way to divide your opponent’s push at the bridge. An example being:

Your opponent drops a large tank (Golem, Lava Hound, Etc) with support units behind it. As the tank crosses the bridge and is engaged by your Tower and huts, you drop your Giant behind the tank to isolate your opponent’s support on the other side of the bridge. Now your minions and Tower get to quickly make work of the tank without interference. This should buy you enough time to destroy the tank and then have your minions engage the enemy support units as they finish you’re your Giant.

I will also use Giant in place of my central defensive hut (Barbarian Hut/Tombstone) if neither is available. If my opponent pushes (with a minion that targets other minions) and I don’t have a defensive Tower available, I will drop Giant in the middle of the map to pull agro and allow my Tower to kill the unit(s) while I gain Elixir and cycle to the needed card.

Good right now because there is less Inferno Tower.

Utility

Barbarian Hut

Alternatives: Tombstone

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Placement: Center map. 3-4 tiles up from King Tower to either the left or right side.

Ideally, you want this card in your hand at the start of the match. If you don’t have it, you need to try to cycle to it. This will stop an early Hog Rider rush, Royal Giant rush, etc. It is arguably the most pivotal position in this Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck as it acts like a rudder, steering your opponent one way or the other and can split the map in two to make your opponent spread out their resources.

Sometimes you’ll have your Barbarian Hut and Goblin Hut pushing a single lane. If your opponent plays minions with large splash damage (Bomber, Wizard, Etc), don’t waste too much time pounding your head against the wall by continuously sending your Barbarians and Goblins down the same lane, only to bottleneck at the bridge, and neutralized by a single minion.

Split the map in two by slightly shifting your Barbarian placement to the other side of the map or switch sides with your Goblin Hut in order to push two separate lanes. This will make your opponent spread out his resources and eventually give you the advantage as you work one side or the other.

Skeletons

Alternatives: Goblins, Ice Spirit,

Location: Anywhere on top of the enemy!

I love these little goofballs. Not as good post nerf (four skeletons to three) but still amazingly effective on cards like Miner or as a means to pull enemy minions. Skeletons can also be a sneaky way to do some impressive damage to tanks or unsuspecting minions engaged with other minions.

Arrows

Alternatives: Zap, Fireball, Log

Location: Wherever Princess, Minion Horde, Skeleton Army, Etc. are.

Right now arrows is more versatile than Zap as it kills the princess, minion horde, and other bunches of small annoying creatures!

Fireball

Alternatives: Ice Spirit, Zap, Bomber

Location: Large grouping of weak minions. Disruptor for an enemy with long start-up animation – P.E.K.K.A, Molten Tower/Dragon, Sparky, etc.

Solid utility spell for almost any Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck. Great for resetting enemies. Great for stopping Goblin Barrels. If high enough level, Zap can wipe out Skeleton Army, Minion Horde, etc. I strongly recommend you take a look at this guide for more details about this card!

Musketeer

Alternatives: Mini-P.E.K.K.A, Mega Minion

A powerful long-range unit, Musketeer is great on offense and defense. Very solid damage with a high rate of fire allows for great flexibility – just make sure that she is protected!

Final Thoughts

“Bend but don’t break” is the mantra of this Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck. Your opponent will more than likely pressure you —don’t panic. Don’t overspend Elixir to save a few points of damage on your Tower. Setting up your defense is the most pivotal part of playing this deck.

Treat your Tower health as a resource. There will be times where you will sacrifice multiple hits to your Tower (make sure it isn’t by P.E.K.K.A/Mini-P.E.K.K.A…), but know that you will win many games by the skin of your teeth! If you stay the course, play patiently, and know when to push – you can easily hit legend with this deck (and make plenty of enemies along the way!)

I hope you all enjoyed my write up on my newest deck! The deck is a lot of fun, different, and open to interpretation. Keep checking in as I plan to contribute as much ass possible. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @peterlivingston and especially my gaming YouTube Channel.

If you have any great Arena 5 Deck want to share, don’t hesitate to comment

  • randy

    Hey

    • Pete L

      Hi!

      • randy

        What’s up

  • randy

    I am 1st and 2nd comment

    • Pete L

      And I shall be the first to congratulate you! May you always be my first commentator!

      • randy

        Lol thanks dude

  • Francuac

    Welcome to the dark side!

  • Alpha_Mark717

    back to the spawner decks… oh yaaaaaaah

    • Pete L

      We all have our secrets…and I know that deep down we all love playing some spawn decks 😉

    • Will Potter

      hehe

  • RoyalyLegendary

    I feel like such a beoch using troll decks….. I love it…… MWAHAHAHAHA

    • Pete L

      If it gets you to legendary arena…does it matter!? Use the salt from their tears as fuel!

    • Will Potter

      haha

  • Ps Revanth

    I don’t have ice wiz is there any other option?

    • Gamewarrior

      I think Wizard

    • Ivan

      Archers/Princess

      • Pete L

        What Ivan said. Typically Archers, princess, or Mega Minion.

  • Ps Revanth

    I don’t know im stuck in royal arena for months im not even moving forward im geeting trophies and loosing trophies im sick of it .my deck is zap,witch,skeletonarmy,gaintskeleton,fireball,babydragon,spear goblins and valkrie anddar

    • Dingy

      Giant Skeleton is meh now, takes little to counter it and is about as distracted as a Mini P.E.K.K.A, try using elixir efficiently.IMO I would replace Baby Dragon for Mini P.E.K.K.A or Mega Minion yes it’s a completely different playstyle Mini P.E.K.K.A kills everything, except fo r air troops and Mega Minion is a great air killer, support-ish troop, can’t get arrowed or fireballed (Unless some high level fireball) and cheap.

    • Jeff morgan

      Try using this deck that got me to legendary.
      Pekka
      Dark prince
      Mega minion
      Freeze
      Barbs
      Princess
      Mini Pekka
      Elixir collector
      Get the elixir collector down as fast as possible. Use mini Pekka, mega minion or Barbs on defence, then slap a Pekka in front for the counter push with dark prince pushing the Pekka faster. Use freeze on stuff like inferno and minion hordes but be careful of fireball. If he fireballs your push, the Barbs and mega minion will die if they have any damage on them and any air troops will kill your push. If you don’t have princess, use fireball.

  • Will Potter

    When you come to see a new deck but it’s a hut deck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4

    • Zach Swanson

      This is my jam!

    • Ben

      lolololol

    • logan

      will you are now officially the best clasher ever i love this song sang by disturbed

      • Will Potter

        I have no idea why but every single time I listen to this song, I laugh so hard!

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      Hahahahahaha Will you are hilarious that is so true

    • Maurice Legalig

      i used to listen to this when i was 8 xD

      • Christian Aleman

        wow how old are you?

    • Kai

      What determines if a deck is considered good in the deck submission section?

      • Will Potter

        Hello Kai,
        Make sure it’s long enough and wasn’t posted before first 😀

    • Pete L

      You must embrace the darkness! Once your eyes adjust, its not so bad 😉

      • Will Potter

        xD

  • Dingy

    Welcome back to P.E.K.K.A’s Playhouse. House of spawners, Playhouse of misery, Areeeena of high and low levels, Room of low trophies, low level legendaries. Home of some good cards.

    • Zigge

      You want help or what?

    • Pete L

      I just want you to know that I love your avatar. Keep posting so I can see that happy little spud. I’m assuming its a potato…? its awesome!

      • Dingy

        This potato is a picture of dreams.

  • Dingy

    When you come to see an Arena 5 deck and you’ve been stuck in Arena 5 for a month and find out it has Ice Wizard.

    • logan

      if you have decent level cards you could simply trifecta i did and slowly rose up all the way up to arena 7 a while back and now currently dropping between 8 and 9 with different decks

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      Yeah I know! Clicked into this and was like yes! Saw ice wizard and was like SERIOUSLY!!! ;-;

      • Pete L

        First off, I’m incredibly honored to have a jedi master read my articles. THANK YOU! Secondly, try rotating Archers, Bomber, Mega Minion if you don’t have any legendaries! I appreciate the comment. Don’t get discouraged; remember that there is no one way to legendary!

    • KuK Siano
      • Dingy

        It’s a joke, I’m in Legendary.

        • Christian Aleman

          meta meta meta meta!!!!!!!!

          • Will Potter

            hehe

    • Will Potter

      Haha

  • Anthony Peterson

    Could I replace Ice Wizard with Princess?

    • Pete L

      I say you could replace with Archers, Princess, Mega Minion

  • BossKillCody

    can ice wiz be replaced?

    • Pete L

      I would say Archers, Princess, Mega Minion

  • logan

    what level cards are suggested

    • Pete L

      Hello Logan! All Rares are lvl 7, ice wizard is lvl 1, commons are level 10! Cheers!

  • Zigge

    Strange deck…

  • ControlFrEQ

    Hut deck…. TRIGGERED!!!!!!!!!

  • Dylan van der Linde

    IT WORKED FOR ME, IM NOW AT 3039 TROPHIES AND IM LEVEL 7!

    • Delta Taka

      lol really? proof plz?

    • Aktaram

      You haven’t even had the time to try it out properly…

    • Will Potter

      This is super impressive man!

    • Pete L

      Awesome Dylan! I’m excited to hear about your success. Keep up the grind, my man! Also be sure to check back here for more guides and also head over to my youtube page for more content.

  • aCTiV4t3

    I can throw this deck down the toilet with my own one (even more bastard if used correctly) :

    * Goblin Barrel
    * Rocket
    * Barbarians
    * Fireball
    * Arrows
    * Tombstone
    * Minion Horde
    * Zap

    (Got to 3800 trophies a week ago)

    • Pete L

      I would not recommend that! Might back up your plumbing! Cool deck though!

      • aCTiV4t3

        Thanks ! 😛

    • Christian Aleman

      wow that is dirty

  • Jeff Holmström

    worked at 9000 now

    • Alpha_Mark717

      9000…???

    • Zigge

      Dammnnn… What a skilled player!!!

      • Will Potter

        haha

    • Luis Gabriel Dahmer Hahn

      Nice job, bro… Super God arena??

    • Lightning King

      can u give me some tips….. srry to bother u, but i’m only at 8764 trophies

      • Will Potter

        Pushing to 9000 is so easy. You noob.

        • Lightning King

          im srry, I’m really bad at the game….. can u give me a good deck? I have lvl 1423 commons, lvl 967 rares, lvl 65 epics, nd lvl 17 legendaries….

    • Pete L

      Did you say…9000?!

    • DavidThePro21

      u fake bruh
      I no believe u

  • Shay Raja

    dont call spear goblins- minions

    • Andrew Hong

      ikr

    • Pete L

      Noted, Shay Raja! Thanks!

  • Jordan Asher

    Is there any replacement for the ice wizard?

    • Pete L

      I would say archers, princess, or mega minion. Maybe even bomber

  • Kai

    Good job. It’s great to see a spawner deck make it to the legendary arena.

    • Pete L

      Thank you Kai! Much appreciated. Be sure to check out my youtube page for more decks and content.

    • Christian Aleman

      i see too many spawners in legendary arena XD

  • DavidThePro21

    Wait, if the Arrows can be changed with Fireball, then we have to substitute the fireball.

    • adam alias

      Rocket lvl. 7 can 1 shot most troop including lvl. 1 Sparky and deal massive damage to tower (most player will drop their troop at the end of field).

      • DavidThePro21

        😐

  • Wolf

    Is log or zap better in this deck at tourney level

    • Christian Aleman

      they are both equally AWESOME!!!!

    • Pete L

      What christian said. Depending on the decks you’re facing, those cards can be devastating! Try out both, Wolf! Thanks for the question

  • Wan23

    I made it to legendary Arena without legendary card because legendary card will never drop if you will not spend money buying chest

    • Luis Gabriel Dahmer Hahn

      Sorry, but i dropped 2.. 1 in a free chest and another on a crown chest 🙂

    • Pete L

      Wan that is amazing! Happy to hear about your success. Keep coming back here for more articles and be sure to visit my youtube page for more content. Happy grinding!

  • Christian Aleman

    nice you got to legendary arena with the 2 most cancerous cards cheers!!!!
    (not trying to be mean I’m just saying that i personally think those cards are for lazy people but please don’t take it personally)

    • Pete L

      None taken! As the old saying goes… “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” haha

      Check out my replay video at legendary arena for a breakdown on my thought process on my youtube page! Keep coming back for more articles and videos, Christian. I appreciate it bud.

    • Will Potter

      cancerous cards? hehe

  • okthen

    What can i use to replace the ice wizard?

    • Will Potter

      Archers, maybe!

    • Get Rekt >:)

      You could replace him with a wizard I guess?

  • Sujan Stunned Das
  • mohanad elbery

    How do we get legendary cards easily + try out a double hog deck for arena 7and below.