Hilarious Clash Royale Arena 8 Deck: Zap and Arrow Bait

Hello guys, in this article, I am going to show you the new insane Clash Royale Arena 8 Deck shared by Galbers Gaming! This deck got me a Grand Challenge win just a few hours ago!

Clash Royale Arena 8 Deck

Clash Royale MinerClash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale GoblinClash Royale Spear Goblins
Clash Royale Goblin BarrelClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Skeleton ArmyClash Royale Minion Horde

Hilarious Clash Royale Arena 8 Deck: Zap and Arrow Bait

Miner can be swapped out for Knight but the opponent’s Princess will be an issue so even Log and Arrows would work.

Hi guys and gals,I have been playing some pretty serious decks as of late so I decided to switch things up and play a Zap and Arrow bait deck that provides a completely different style of gameplay which is thoroughly enjoyable and effective.

When I first put this deck together my initial reaction was that it’s far too squishy and will not work, a reaction which is still in place as I cast my eyes over the cards above once more! But after ten games with eight wins, one draw and one loss at around 3600 trophies, I conceded that it ain’t a bad deck at all. For me, any deck which plays above 3500 trophies with tournament level troops is a good deck. It used to be known as a troll deck but due to its performance I no longer believe that word should be labelled to this deck.

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I’m going to give the basics of how this Clash Royale Arena 8 deck works because I’m a great believer in KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid – I’m sure a lot of you out there are cleverer than I but when you are playing a new deck I highly recommend that you first concentrate on the basics before turning to harder ‘techy’ points and plays. This deck in the hands of a great player who has a lot of experience with it can go surprisingly high with tournament level cards, at least 3800 with some people posting that it is possible and have even seen this deck at 4000 trophies again with tournament level cards  – pretty insane huh?!

My goals when playing this deck are rather simple:

  • Don’t let your opponent Zap your Skeleton Army
  • Get the opponent in motion to Zap your Goblins, Spear Goblins or Goblin Barrel, the Spears and Goblins obviously being preferable!
  • When the opponent is saving Zap for your Goblin Barrel start messing around with your Goblin Barrel drop locations, for instance:
    • First throw, start bang on the tower,
    • Next time put the Goblin Barrel in the top corner,
    • Follow this with a Goblin Barrel throw bang on the tower again.
    • Carry on mixing up your Goblin Barrels.
    • Win the mind game, win the battle 🙂

The beauty of using this rotation is that the opponent will often pre-emptively Zap their tower in which case if you have chucked the barrel in the top corner his Zap will miss your Goblins allowing them to get damage on the tower for a cost of 1 Elixir (Goblin Barrel 3 Elixir minus Zap’s 2 Elixir cost). After the opponent makes this mistake he or she will be more cautious and delay their next Zap on your Goblin Barrel which may allow enough time for your Goblins to hit the tower when you follow up with a direct Goblin Barrel throw on the opponent’s tower.

Some other tips for you on using this Clash Royale Arena 8 Deck:

  • Don’t let your Minion Horde be hard countered. I recommend saving this card until you know every card the opponent has and then work out when best to play it if at all, certainly not required for a win but is a potential win condition. The reasoning behind this is the card is in the expensive column and you really don’t want to put it down for it to do absolutely nothing due to a well-placed or timed Zap, Princess, Fire Spirits, Wizard, etc. For this reason I will generally play it only defensively to guarantee some value.
  • Hog pushes are difficult to defend if your opponent starts to pre-empt your Skeleton Army, Minions, Minion Horde or Goblins defense, so mix things up. For example, if your opponent Zaps your Skeleton Army, next time use your Minion Horde to defend instead.
  • Get your Spear Goblins locked onto the enemy tower wherever and whenever possible, especially if you are able to get any units in front of them to take a few shots from the enemy tower. With the Spear Goblins’ rapid rate of fire they can do some serious damage and plus the opponent may choose to Zap them allowing your Skarmy or Goblin Barrel one less counter card to worry about!
  • Remember the Ice Golems death kills Skeletons and with the help of the slow mechanic allows your tower to take care of the other squishies.
  • Use your Miner to kill Princess, if the opponent has princess that is your Miner’s only mission, be wary of bait Princess bait.
  • Take the fight to the opponent but do not gift Elixir through hard and easy counters. The reason you take the fight to the opponent is that you do not to allow the opponent to build up their perfect push, you will struggle to defend against it.
  • Do not wait to build up to 10 Elixir before playing your units/cards, this will play into the opponent’s hands by allowing them the ability to build up their ‘perfect push’, thus I recommend never having more than 8 Elixir. However, do not gift Elixir through easy and hard counters.

For video reference:

If you are looking to switch things up I highly recommend playing this Clash Royale Arena 8 Deck, the game-style is completely different to most decks and can be played at a high level, good luck and have fun 🙂

Galbers Gaming

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    1st comment

    • Zigge

      Can I get your autograph??

      • Sample_Text

        haha

        • Zigge

          I was ironic… That shit is so annoying…

          • Sample_Text

            Glad to hear it.

          • Zigge

            Lmao

      • GalbersGaming

        Not this again 😛
        Can I get your autograph of your autograph??

        • Zigge

          Oh… I haven’t got it yet….. :/

          • GalbersGaming

            Ugh, I hate chains…!

          • Sample_Text

            Who wants an autograph -_-

          • Zigge

            chains?

      • Will Potter

        haha savage

        • Zigge

          Lmao

    • Sample_Text

      I take no blame for cancer as a consequence from this thread

    • Will Potter

      nice

  • jacob ji

    2nd

  • jacob ji

    hai

    • Lightning King

      こんにちは御元気ですか? 好むNarutoをか。

      • Lightning King

        translate 4the win.

        • Lightning King

          jk

      • Jeff morgan

        Umm what does that mean?

  • jacob ji

    HERRO hARRO HELLO HALLO HI HAI

    • Jeff morgan

      DERP

  • TheAsianKid

    How to defend against giant pushes and since there are no spells how do you stop hordes?

    • GalbersGaming

      You should not allow the opponent a rest to get up to 10 elixir where and when he would liek to play Giant. But if he or she does, you have hordes to kill the Giant very quickly, also you must play aggressively and force him/her to put troops in the other lane.

  • H2 Rothmann

    I replaced miner with x bow and goblins with arrows

    • GalbersGaming

      Ah, the “standard” bait deck with an X-Bow twist, I like it! 🙂

    • King Bapalapashamalamadingdong

      haha i just came up against that deck, almost won but drew in the end

    • Will Potter

      Wow you totally change the deck. How are you doing with it man?

      • H2 Rothmann

        Fairly well. still cant get past 3200

        • Will Potter

          Haha nice!

  • randy

    Hey

  • PRINCE HAWLLEN

    What shall I use if no miner and also I need to ask there a chest plan to super magical chest and ledendry chest even when can we get those realy thanks SUPERCELL TEAM

    • TheAsianKid

      “Miner can be swapped out for Knight, but the opponents Princess will be an issue so even Log and Arrows would work” Read fam and to your second question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONK3-WX07rY

      • PRINCE HAWLLEN

        But Asian I hv seen this video but stick they r out my brain plz gv an easy way to obtain smc and ledendry chest plz try my bro

        • Jeff morgan

          No ez way just luck. Nothing people can do to get it quicker.

          • xCrGaming

            WTF, that video is bs. I have 1200 wins, in legendary arena, yet I still have never gotten a super magical chest. >.<

          • Jeff morgan

            It doesn’t matter how many wins you get, just how many chests. Also, when they changed the chances to get the SMC it reset everyone so you could have been pretty far into the cycle but then got reset to the beginning. I did not get a SMC until legendary chest was released and I have been playing almost since it came out.

          • Spectral

            NEVER? That shouldn’t happen

        • Lightning King

          Try free my apps or buy gems.

          • Will Potter

            Haha this is always the easiest way!

        • TheAsianKid

          Not to be mean and all, fix your English, and really the only way to obtain SMC’s and leggy chest are just luck or as people said, buy gems.

    • Xrehaanx Xrajax

      Knight or hog

    • Paul Justin Detkowski

      I am going to try this deck with log instead of Miner. Primarily because the miner is used to take out princess. Log does the same 🙂

  • PRINCE HAWLLEN

    Thanks Asian kid

  • Jeff morgan

    So pointlesss!

  • GalbersGaming

    That sounds like variance to me, keep playing probably just bad luck

    • Jeff morgan

      Actually, I three crowned both of those battles and one I got a legendary chest from! It will be my tenth!

      • Jeff morgan

        Not tenth legendary chest, tenth legendary XD

        • xCrGaming

          Lol, ok

  • Storm_Gaming

    I also made a golem double dragon deck last week and I have seen none other so far. what arena are you using it in?

    • GalbersGaming

      What trophies are you using it at?

      • Storm_Gaming

        I am currently at 2400 but when I started using it I was at 2100

    • Jeff morgan

      2900-3200

      • Storm_Gaming

        ya I submitted my golem minion baby drag deck which has worked pretty well I got me into legendary on my main account

        • Jeff morgan

          I have submitted 2 decks with different accounts but none have been posted

          • Storm_Gaming

            when did you submit them?

          • Jeff morgan

            One was a month ago, and one was yesterday

          • Will Potter

            They will be posted If they are good enough. Not too short normally.

        • Will Potter

          Gonna post it If it’s good enough. Thanks a lot buddy!

    • Jeff morgan

      I have not battled any double dragon decks but I have seen other golem baby dragon decks

    • Jeff morgan

      I’m using it at 2900 to 3100

  • Sora

    (Anyone correct me if I’m wrong on this) but I do believe that the Clash Royale matchmaking algorithm tends to place you against players using a deck good against you if you’ve won a round or two. When you changed your deck, different cards became more effective against it, so the Royale algorithm switches up and places you against those decks.

    • Ricna

      Absolutely right! The algorithm detect your deck and choose some similar deck IF possible in the moment. As exist a LOT of players, almost all times the algorithm can find the most similar opponent for you.
      I have an very powerful deck with Lava Hound and Inferno Dragon… In the first battle probably the opponent is not similar, but if I keep the deck in the next battles Lava Hound appears.
      Anyway, sometimes seems that it choose a battle with very different decks but with good defense for both… The only thing that is very unfair is the fact that is not considered the level of cards… I don’t have any common card with level 10, all cards that I like are level 9, and rare cards are level 7… Then I need to fight against decks with level 11!!! Not only one card, but almost all cards… rares level 9, commons level 11, against my level 7 and 9? It’s very unfair.

      • Jeff morgan

        Yeah but that’s just how high you are on the ladder. I didn’t realize the golem baby dragon was being used a lot until today. I actually made the golem deck with the inferno dragon guide here on CRA.

      • Jeff morgan

        Yeah but why does everyone use archers now? I looked at TV royale and they are now everywhere!

    • Jeff morgan

      Well actually I found out by looking at TV royale and seeing every other deck being golem baby dragon. Still, I wonder what made archers so popular.

  • FredDenny

    erm… golem baby dragon mega minion was created by a player named yao yao for the kings cup tournament weeks ago. after winning the tournament people started using his deck…..

    • Jeff morgan

      Oh really? I didn’t even watch the tourney I thought that one of the YouTubers won. Last I heard chief pat was near the top.

      • FredDenny

        yeah think he placed 4th, he actually lost to yao yao in the semi finales

  • herro

    this deck is so hilarious. it shutdowns any lavahound deck, destroys hog decks, and is such a troll.

    • Will Potter

      I always love playing troll deck haha

  • Frank

    Not gonna lie, this deck is kind of squishy as you said on the beginning, but it is good.

    • Will Potter

      Haha yea

  • AlBert Aynstayn

    try my deck, miner, princess, inferno tower, skarmy, zap,fireball, mega minion, ice spirit, i used it from 2500 to 3100.

  • Ryan Wong

    wow so unconventional : no damage spell and no building

  • logan

    where did the inferno come from on the intro picture

    • Will Potter

      Just ignore it hehe

  • Dylan Ennis

    probaby just a bit extra

  • Dylan Ennis

    im ignoring it and focusing on a great deck if i can get a miner but i use a hound deck so it probably wont get used

    • logan

      i actually got inferno this morning i payed a lot of gold

      • Will Potter

        Awesome

  • DarthTaz

    I’ve got the Lumberjack, inferno dragon, and sparky. Anyone got a good deck for them?