Giant Rocket Deck Free-to-Play Deck for Arena 8+

Hey guys, I’ve recently been playing with a Giant Rocket deck in Arena 9 to test out its capabilities. It’s a pretty strong deck which is very easy to use due to its mostly defensive capabilities. There’s nothing particularly clever or sneaky about this deck, it simply utilises slow damage and its excellent defensive potential to grind a win. Before we talk further about the deck – watch the two replays in the following video. The commentary provides a guide on how to best use these cards:

Giant Rocket Deck

Clash Royale GiantClash Royale RocketClash Royale GoblinClash Royale Arrows
Clash Royale ZapClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Mega MinionClash Royale Ice Spirit

Giant Rocket F2P Deck for Arena 8+

So as you can see, the central units to this deck are the Giant and the Rocket. The Giant acts as a tank and starts from behind your towers so that you can work up troops with it before it gets to the middle, it will also help bunch up enemy troops if you become under pressure that you can then use your Rocket on. Despite recent nerfs, the Giant continues to be a strong card in Clash Royale and as such is great if and when it manages to reach an enemy tower. If it gets a couple of shots off, there’s some pretty big damage which is ideal.

The Rocket also has a couple of functions. It can firstly be used as a defensive card – if you are becoming overwhelmed, bunch the enemy troops up and release the Rocket for a complete wipe of enemy units. However, the preferred way to use the Rocket is on the enemy tower in conjunction with another expensive card. You can see in the video above that I use it on the tower with an enemy Witch and also an enemy Bowler. It may not kill some of the units with more life but it will do a pretty good job leaving them easy to finish off. The damage that the Rocket applies to the enemy tower can actually solely take it down by the end of a game so it is worth trying to using it wisely.

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The biggest decision you’ll have to make in this deck is when to use the Rocket – make sure you don’t waste it and also refrain from using it on enemy troops such as Giants, Golems or Lava Hounds as they have too much health to make it worthwhile. You’ll notice against the air deck that I never target the lava hound as the hound is only dangerous once it pops so you can pretty much ignore it till then.

The deck I use is as follows:

Now for where I currently am at with trophies (around 3300) my troops are probably quite high but that is due to me dropping by playing around with lots of different decks for content ideas. This does NOT mean you need to have the same level troops as me for this deck to be useful. There are two points to this: Firstly, the deck contains no legendary cards which means it should be accessible to pretty much anyone who wants to try it out. Secondly, the important units in this deck aren’t that reliant on level – both giant and rocket will work extremely well at lower levels as well. The only card here which does matter level wise is zap as you want to make sure it is around the same level as enemy Goblins etc. otherwise it becomes a little bit useless. So to repeat, this deck CAN be used at all levels.

You’ll notice that all the cards, with the exception of the Giant and the rocket are very low cost cards which allows this deck to average out at just 3.1 Elixir – this is so you can cycle through cards and get as many giants out as possible whilst also nearly always having your Rocket ready to use defensively. Cards like the ice spirit, goblins and minions are extremely useful in defense, especially when placed directly behind the Giant.

The reason I’ve opted to use both the Minions and the Mega Minion is because in the current meta we are seeing huge amounts of people playing with the Log and that is very nasty against ground units so, with the exception of the Goblins, I’ve opted for the air units instead.

Let me know if you have any questions at all and as always thank you for taking the time to read this – I hope it’s useful as an easy-to-play deck and if you did enjoy it, please don’t forget to subscribe to Chucky’s channel for more decks and strategy in Clash Royale & Clash of Clans.

  • Zigge

    Look pretty strong. Weak to Poison, Wizard, Arrows etc.

    • Aidan McFarland

      Also kinda weak to Hog Rider.

      • Zigge

        True

    • Wolf

      No one uses poison anymore

      • Zigge

        Some do.

  • herro

    Nice deck. Rocket can be very clutch in this deck

  • TheAsianKid

    I used this deck except I have a variation in which you use fire spirits or princess instead of arrows.

  • Rahul Yaji

    can i replace anything with balloon? and please suggest a (non legendary) replacement for ice spirit.

    • Zigge

      Fire Spirits for Ice Spirit and Balloon for Minions.

  • Yewa2g

    i used this deck with this cards:Giant, Rocket, goblins, zap, musketeer, megaminion and fire spirits (i love fire spirits) and icespirit.

    and i think thats pretty good

  • Thompson Cawley

    ice spirit isn’t a legendary.

    • TheAsianKid

      Yes, what’s your point

      • Thompson Cawley

        Rahul asked for a non legendary replacement for the ice spirits, ice spirit isn’t a legendary card.

        • TheAsianKid

          Oh, I didn’t notice that since he didn’t reply to Rahul

          • Thompson Cawley

            No worries sir. I was just trying to explain my comment. Fire spirit would be a great sub

        • FredDenny

          he wasnt implying ice spirit was a legendary, just that he isn’t in frozen peak yet and wanted a replacement for ice spirit (one that wasn’t a legendary)

  • logan

    anyone got a good non trifecta ice wiz deck
    this evening i got the ice wiz out of a free legendary chest i also have log and lumberjack
    currently im likely to use ice wiz lumberjack furnace fire spirit archers mini pekka log and fireball i have all cards other then legendaries that i did not mention also im at 2700 plus trophies

  • TheAsianKid

    On a completely unrelated topic, does Will make a profit off of this website? Since I know he gives away gift cards and it costs money to host a website.

    • Kim Eojin

      people get money from ads on their websites, some get money for views.

      yeah, he probably does.

  • martinmach_111

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3317e1546819db6efa185bc751c3f99dada6f59e04f5cd82cae9e56a31029913.png Ok, I alredy wrote on this site about my old deck that I have used in the workshop, now I am here again and I have the same request, could you please rate my deck? (I am f2p player, those legendaries were just luck, also used 500 gems to get legendary chest once)

    • FredDenny

      not too bad, pretty pricey though… 4.3? I would recommend switching minion horde for normal minions and rocket for like fire ball or poison. Lastly… where is your tank? most people put sparky behind a tanky ground unit like a giant so it has a better chance of getting to the tower. Give it a try?

    • Thompson Cawley

      that seems expensive and perhaps tough to cycle. not sure but then again I personally prefer a fast cycling deck. My thing is, if you win with it then it gets a good grade.

      • Thompson Cawley

        I agree with fredDenny. really should have a tank. and like is said a faster cycling defensive strategy.

    • Firebreeze13

      looks really good. The cost isnt too bad but the deck is well balanced im guessing it rotates around the sparky. Its just a little on the edge with the elixir cost but looks like it works. Your number one weakness here would be a lightning spell as it will ruin sparky and a few other cards behind. Aka princess or BD. But i cant think of anything else on its own that could stop this deck. I might actually try this deck out myself. Good luck with it

      • Firebreeze13

        actually a giant skeleton might hurt you a bit here and any air tanks like inferno dragon or mega minion along with arrows as the arrows, well they will be able to stop your main def against them the Mh

        • SivHawk Gaming

          To help this he could replace musketeer for mini pekka or dprince.

        • martinmach_111

          Minion horde can take out inf. dragon easily, also can help with mega minion

    • SivHawk Gaming

      C-

      Not enough splash bro

      • SivHawk Gaming

        Lol

    • SivHawk Gaming

      It actually looks a bit heavy. Try replacing MH for minions and rocket for fireball. If it wins it does the job though.

    • Francuac

      Too expensive

    • Ben

      why sparky – princess and log work better with hog cycle imo so maybe exclude dark prince and baby dragon and simply rework your deck also upgrade your ice spirit a lot because you’ll be using that in hog cycle but after all its your deck

  • Dingy

    Pls God, more Hog Rider decks.

  • Xrehaanx Xrajax

    Would replace arrows with fire spirits

  • SivHawk Gaming

    Guys, what can I replace for giant? I don’t have it.. :/

    • Ryan Wong

      seriously?

      • Ryan Wong

        of course not, your just joking

      • fatbu

        i think he’s kidding
        but you can replace it with royal giant, hog rider or golem

      • SivHawk Gaming

        Does lava hound work

        • Ryan Wong

          hahaha

          • Lightning King

            lol

          • Lightning King

            replace the giant for skellies.. they do the same job, protecting your other troops with a huge amount of health.

          • PBP_671

            Yes, VERY HUGE amount of health. Even more than 78572345785765243685287695487965348762354876536472785786253478234572654327689345978 HP. Anyone agree?

          • Will Potter

            lmao

    • GGgamer101_Mobcrush

      WAT

    • Kim Eojin

      that’s like saying “I don’t have any goblins” :/

      oooh, maybe he donated them all whenever he got them?

      • Ben

        You can donate a card at level 1 if you only got 1 copy of it and still have the card at level 1

        Also, I don’t have a knight :/

        • Felix Ma

          WHAAT

          • Ben

            lol

          • The HeroDestroyer

            ??? Ya and I don’t have archers

        • Jemobulas

          I don’t have Knight either. Arena 8…

          • Will Potter

            You don’t have Knight?

    • Dingy

      You can replace it with the Knight.

      Wait you don’t have it either.

    • Wolf

      You can tell he is joking when you get both knight and giant as the starter deck for all new players. Its giant, knight, musketeer, fireball, archers, and arrows if I remember correctly. The musketeer may actually be bomber.

    • TheAsianKid

      Highly recommend 1 elixir skeletons instead…

    • Billy Mays

      arrows is a great replacement for giant, it is a great tank!!!

  • Xrehaanx Xrajax

    Awesome deck to get to 3000 trophies
    Giant
    Prince
    minions
    Fire spirits
    Zap
    Tombstone
    Fireball
    muskateer
    Try it out as I had quick succession on my second account

  • Harsh Negi

    Any place for ice wiz.

    • Felipe Lousada

      minions or mega minion, ice wizard is a good support in any deck

  • Schwersinske

    I’ve lost 200 trophys and haven’t won a match yet with it

  • weirdo

    how do you not have the giant?

  • Ryan Wong

    one thing I don’t get , is how do you defend against giant or royal giant without a building in this deck? ice spirit+goblins does not take it down fast enough.

    • PBP_671

      replace gobs with inferno tower. thats what i did with it and it got me to legendary.

      • Will Potter

        xD

  • Joshua Tellez

    Good news is, I just got to Arena 8 (as an F2P), which means I can unlock even card an F2P player can get, including the very hard to get Legendary cards. How I got there was by using a Giant Ballon deck, along with some amazing advice from Clash with Shane. After my recent promotion, I actually went back and watched some of my defeats. Now, I knew I did mess up my defenses and offenses, but I feel that the common cause for this effect is cockiness. Overconfidence, if you will. And I have a feeling that kind of confident attitude causes reverberating problems. Sometimes it is terrible offense, sometimes defenses, both of which can determine the tide of the battle. In my defeats, I do end up getting nervous, as an effect of my brash plays. Despite these setbacks, I was able to pull through, and push all the way to Arena 8.

    • Chariman Meow

      That’s great dude, but just saying there are a lot of f2p players in arena 9 though. Good Luck out there!

    • Ryan Wong

      I think you mean arena 9, or legendary arena. because pushing to arena 8 isn’t rocket science

  • John

    Great video. You made that look easy. Can you provide a link to your YouTube channel?

  • Billy Mays

    any non-legendary replacement for giant, minions, goblins, or arrows? i’m at legendary but i need replacements

  • PBP_671

    When I first saw this deck, it looked really weak, so I just replaced goblins with inferno tower and it worked PERFECT it even got me to legendary arena in a week! I went from 2764 al the way to 3196 in just a whole week! WOOT WOOT

    • Will Potter

      Wow that’s nice. Welcome to 3k club buddy!

      • PBP_671

        hi hehe

  • ARQyuil

    In this deck, im worried about bait decks.

    • Will Potter

      You can use Princess instead of Arrows to be better against Bait decks!