Giant Sparky Deck for Arena 9 and Tournaments

Hello guys, T-Rex here, back with a Giant Sparky Deck. Please note that I have dropped out of Legendary Arena, as I’ve been trying to learn how to use the Miner, which I recently got out of a Silver Chest. The information about how to counter a particular strategy may differ from how you would counter it in Legendary, as I dropped down to 2700 to face people my level (I’m level 9, I usually maintain 3100, and most of the players there are level 10) so I dropped to where I am now to have a more consistent result. I am slowly pushing back… Anyway, the Giant Sparky Ice Spirit Deck I find to be much more potent in Tourneys, but not as strong in normal ladder.

Giant Sparky Deck

Giant Sparky Deck by T-Rex

Clash Royale GiantClash Royale SparkyClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale elixir collector
Clash Royale PoisonClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale ZapClash Royale Fire Spirits

Otherwise you can use Ice Wizard instead of Ice Spirit and Fireball/Goblin Barrel instead of Poison!

General Gameplan

This deck relies on the ability to bait out an opponent’s zap in order to complete a successful push OR Make two pushes, and make your opponent choose which one to zap. E.G Send a Giant Sparky Ice Spirit Push on 1 lane, while sending a Mini P.E.K.K.A Fire Spirits Push. Making 2 Zap-Bait Pushes is risky, as experienced players will know how to work around this, but if in overtime, it’s the best thing you can do.

I’m going to try a different way of explaining the deck, instead of me explaining the purpose of every card in the deck like my other deck post, which you can find at the start of this post. I’m going to explain how to push and defend, with this deck.


You ideally want to have at least 1 pump on the field when starting a push. When you start a push, you want to start with a Sparky at the back. When the Sparky reaches your Crown Tower, you can do 2 things:

a) Call of the push and leave the Sparky to die on your opponent’s side of field, because your opponent has sent a counter-push/problem down the other side and you need to address that first.

b) Continue the push by dropping a Giant in front and an Ice Spirit next to the Sparky. You may want to back up the Sparky with Fire Spirits if your opponent has Barbarians. However, if your opponent zaps, it will kill the Fire Spirits and reset the Sparky so be wary. If you are using Ice Wiz instead of Ice Spirit, drop the Ice Wizard behind the Sparky after you drop the Giant, as your opponent may lay a mini-counterpush after you dropped the Giant, so Ice Wizard will come last as you can use him to defend.

As you can see above, Option B becomes Option A if your opponent lays down a push after you drop your Giant. The name of the game is to protect the Sparky long enough to either

a) Let your Giant do all the damage, while the Sparky protects the Sparky. This works especially well if the opponent panics and only worries about countering the Sparky, while the Giant bashes the tower. This does not work as well if there is a defence, as the Sparky has to shoot the defence, but the opponent will lay down a troop to counter the Sparky before it gets a shot off on to the defence, as the Sparky is exposed when the Giant runs off to the defence


b) Let the Sparky do all the work, while the Giant acts as a magnet for the Sparky’s counters. Let the Giant tank for the Sparky, while the Sparky blasts away at the tower. This will rarely happen, as most players will counter the Sparky at all cost first.

When attacking, never expect for the Sparky to get at least 1 hit. Out of 10 games I played, I found that my Sparky only shot a Crown Tower in 2 of my games, and in all other 8 I found that it was my Giant or Mini Pekka that would win me that match. (Yes I won all the games, surprisingly this is my longest win-streak, which is quite low.)


Defending varies on which card you have selected (Some cards in the deck have card variation, like the Poison Slot.) Using Goblin Barrel instead of Poison or Fireball will mean that you need to use your Fire Spirits carefully, and only when you need to. Using Poison or Fireball instead can mean taking a low health tower out, but then you only have no distracting troops (Yes I know, Fire Spirits and Ice Spirit can act as distracting troops, but I consider them not since then kamikaze into the troop and die, it only lures troops for a bit, before the Spirits jump into the troop.

Defending against Royal Giant: Usually Mini Pekka Ice Spirit/Ice Wiz will do. The Ice Spirit’s splash radius is quite big, so you can expect for the Ice Spirit to freeze the Royal Giant and several support troops that are close to the Royal Giant. If you are running Fireball or Poison as a slot, Fireballing or Poisoning the support troops is a good idea. Otherwise, the Mini Pekka can take care of the Support Troops as well. I’ve seen people drop Barbarians behind their Royal Giant, so that the Mini Pekka won’t be able to get to the Support Troops. Simply just Fireball or Poison, or if you are running Goblin Barrel instead, Fire Spirits and Zap will also work.

Defending against Hog: Mini Pekka will easily wipe out the Hog. Zap first if you need to kill cheap troops accompanying the Hog. If your Zap doesn’t kill them, Fire Spirits/Ice Spirit with Zap will do the job. For Hog and Minions, drop Mini Pekka to kill the Hog, and Zap or Ice Spirit the Minions to stall them until the tower can kill them.

Defending against Miner: Very obnoxious to verse, but you can pull off wins against these decks. You should drop a Mini Pekka behind your tower and hope for the best. Why behind the tower? The Mini Pekka will walk up from behind the tower, and where ever the Miner pops out of the ground (on the left side, on the right side, at the back, at the front of the tower) the Mini Pekka will always aggro on to the Miner. As for the supporting troops coming along with it, e.g Fire Spirits, Goblins, Musketeer, you can either Zap and it should kill all of them, or if the Miner is supported by Medium Hp cards, Zap and Fire Spirits, or Ice Spirit can kill them off, or stall them long enough for the Mini Pekka to run up and take a swipe at the ground support.

Defending against Tank+Three Musketeers: Fireball/Poison/Fire Spirits and Zap will do the job, or you can use Ice Spirit to slow down both the Tank and Three Musketeers, and the Ice Spirit’s splash will damage the Three Musketeers enough so that Fireball can 1 shot it.

Defending against Tank+Sparky: Use your own Sparky to kill the Tank, and Zapping the Sparky and putting a Mini Pekka down will finish the Sparky and the Support Troop. You can also use your Sparky to shoot down the opposing Sparky by Zapping their Sparky. However, Opponents will also zap yours, so be wary of that as a mistimed zap can mean a dead Sparky.

Defending against Lavahound: Just go for a base rush. If you can, kill all the support behind the Lavahound, and rush for the 3 crown. This way, the Lavahound will be at the tower by itself, doing little damage and your opponent won’t have the elixir to support the Hound, because they are busy defending your push.

You can always use Sparky defensively to take out Tanks, and if you’re lucky, support troops stuck behind the Tank. Use Sparky defensively as you would for Mini Pekka, only as a last resort.

Shared by T-Rex!

  • xdxul

    WIll, can you give me a good lava hound deck?


      I think i can help you.

      Lava Hound
      Elixir Collector
      Fireball or poison
      Arrows or zap (I think arrows is better in this deck bc then can kill the Minion Horde)
      Minion Horde (can be replaced for Minions, if the elixir cost of the deck are high)
      Baby dragon (You can replace that with the Ice wizard if you have this)

      • xdxul

        ill try it out thx

        • CHORUME

          You are welcome!

    • Will Potter

      Just use the search button buddy 😀

  • Giant combination with Sparky is very dangerous. At one time I ‘ve ever directly out of the game when I came across two characters above .

  • Witcher

    royal giant, spear goblin, babarians, princess, zap, ice wizard, miner,minions is it good?

  • Terry Bert

    Yes, A deck on the only legendary I have

  • Carl Tenzler

    When running goblin barrel you said u can make an improvised fireball with zap and fire spirits. But what do u replace with zap? And do u use ice wiz or ice spirit when running that option on the deck?

    • Terry Bert

      Replace ice spirit…

  • Blaxeturner

    Good deck but it’s lacking air units. Also, I would prefer zap over the ice spirits.

    • Terry Bert

      Me too

    • Will Potter

      Ice Spirit is better in this deck IMO. It provides 2s stun for the Sparky to take out units.
      Ash tested this deck with Zap before and Ice Spirit is much better.

  • Cliff Voon

    a Lavaloon can crush tis deck well, no offence

  • T-Rex

    Hey, I’m T-Rex and I’ve made a mistake. the Goblins are meant to be Zap.

    • Will Potter

      Okay no problem! I will fix it soon mate 😀

  • Haris Khan

    My deck:
    Giant+ sparky+wiz+barbs+minions+fire spirits+zap+ Valkyrie.
    I send Giant, sparky and wiz. And i am out on elixir so after some time, i send spirits, just in case. It works pretty well. I beat every strategy with it, believe me, except cycle decks, sometimes those too. I was struggling to stay in arena6 and i was on 1656, that’s right a battle away from getting back to arena5 and yes i was lvl6 and i got sparky, i made this deck and got to arena7 the same day, i am on 2700 now, struggling to arena9

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for sharing this dude!

  • Fancy Chinchilla

    My deck is sparky, Giant, Guards,Gob barrel, fire spirits arrows and collecter it’s gotten me to 2200 trophies so far but I keep loosing to lava loons or dragons and lava hounds

    • Ptownmagnets

      I use level 10 minions to compliment my giant and to counter lava hounds

    • Muhammad Irfan

      Use inferno tower

  • Mustang1919

    I have recently hit frozen peak using one of my own sparky giant decks and I was wondering if u could help me with my deck
    Spear Gobs
    Fire Ball

    • Muhammad Irfan

      Use elixir collector to replace cannon
      Replace arrows with zap

  • theENTER

    my poison is just lv 2.. will this deck still works?

    • Muhammad Irfan

      Yeah, but it you will struggle using this deck

  • Andrew Erik

    Eu tenho 3000 trofeus com ele.

  • ChaosBlaze

    Hey T-Rex or Will,

    -How I used your deck: Giant(lvl 7), Sparky(lvl 1), Ice Spritis(lvl8), Fire Spirits(lvl10), Fireball(lvl8), Arrows(lvl9), Elixer Pump(lvl7), Mini-Pekka(lvl7).

    -Some More Information: I have lvl 2 Poison (Can Upgrade to lvl3), I have Goblin Barrel lvl3, and Zap lvl 9, I do have another legendary cards besides Sparky; I have the Lumberjack.

    I love this deck, and I just have a few questions about this deck and how it works:
    – I would like it if you would tell me the purpose of Poison, as I see it being used by many top players. So I just want to see why it might benefit the deck.
    -Another Thing is would a lumberjack be better or worse than the Mini-P in this deck, as they’re similar and it might even help the sparky and giant with the rage and the faster hit speed.
    -And could you give me counters for the following strategies: Giant Baloon, spawner hybrids (Hogs spanwers, Royal Giant spawners)

    Thank You For Being An Amazing Community,

    • ChaosBlaze

      Hope You Will Reply, Even Though I’m More than a Month Late

    • Will Potter

      Why do you use so many spells buddy? Remove Fireball and use Musketeer instead :D.
      You can also try to replace Mini P.E.K.K.A with Lumberjack. Good luck!

      • ChaosBlaze

        Thanks for the reply,

        I only have 2 spells in the deck arrows and fireball.

      • Ivan Ramos

        Will if u think u are so” PRO” Then why are u on this website, this website is only just for help but it seems like u dont need it so why you just make the deck helpers feel bad?

        • Omega

          He Is A Mod For A Reason And You Are Not He Must Be Very Helpful So He Is A Mod So Deal With It Amateur

        • Will Potter

          No offense, I don’t think I am pro. I am not pro, indeed. Just want to share my opinion, that’s all!

  • UndeadClasher

    nice deck but how will it do with a lavahound

    • Will Potter

      This is not a Lava Hound deck buddy…

      • He asked how this deck can beat a lava hound

        • Will Potter

          Oh thank you buddy!

    • Will Potter

      Rush on the other lane!!

  • Udhay Sankar

    I have level 2 sparky and an ice wizard. I have all level 9 troops except zap, and level 7 Rares. Yet I’m struggling with get to legendary. Please suggest suggest good deck. Will the deck given in this article work?

    • Will Potter

      The deck above works for sure, If you are good enough :). Good luck!

  • Oatmeal.

    Hello! I was considering posting my own Sparky deck, and I would like to know how you got such neat and clean pictures of the cards. Even if my deck doesn’t end up being recognized, I would like to present myself in a consistent manner with the rest of the site. I don’t see any option to add images in the deck submitter in the first place, so assistance in using the submitter in general would be nice, actually.

    • Will Potter

      You can upload your images to imgur and post the links in the guide buddy!

  • DerpedUpBoss

    Really good deck! I used it in Royal Arena, using Giant(6), Sparky(1), Spear Goblins(8), Zap(8), Poison(2), Elixir Pump(5), Mini PEKKA(5), and Fire Spirit(8)[I used Spear Gobs in replace of Ice Spirit since I didn’t have them.] Now I’m at Frozen Peak! Thank you for making it and it helped me reach this Arena! Also, I protected my sparky like no tomorrow and i usually got (out of 10 games) 6 total hits in 10 games, by placing giant first so they don’t know it, then adding tiny support… little by little. But Thank You for this deck! 😀

  • ace

    Hi Will/T-Rex, did some tweak in your deck as follows: Giant L7, Sparky L1, Prince L3, Minion Horde L10, Goblin Barrel L3, Arrows L10, Spear Goblins L10, Ice Wizard L1. It got me from Arena 7 to Arena 8 and currently sitting with 2,691 trophies (my highest so far, Woot!). Love the way the Prince push the Giant there to be followed by Ice Wiz or Sparky whoever is available. Support the push with Goblin Barrel or Spear Goblins. When defending, I’m using Ice Wizard or Sparky. This deck is awesome! Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

  • Hell

    Hello , I Have Ice Wizard And Sparky , And My Giant Is Not In A Good Level
    But I Use Royal Giant
    Can U Tell Me A Deck Like Ur Deck And Have Ice Wizard , And Royal Giant ?
    For Normal Matches Not In Tournemants
    ( I’am In Arena 8 Wanna Go To Legendry Arena )

    And Tnx 🙂

    • sremmy 159

      By legens arena every one knows how to counter sparky-rg. So I suggest using just trifecta (hogs,poison,valk, musk, and a defensive building). You can use sparky or ice wiz in one of those left over spaces if you wish. GL


    My Giant sparky deck is: Giant (lvl 6), Sparky (lvl 1), arrows (lvl 8), Mini P.E.K.K.A (lvl 6), Valkyrie (lvl 5), Barbarians (lvl 8), Wizard (lvl 6), and Ice wizard (lvl 2). This deck has served me very well and am now 100 trophies away from Frozen Peak!