Golem Bowler Lightning Deck Which Got Me to 4600+ Trophies

Hey guys, Yui from Nova UK here again and today I’ll give you a Golem deck that got me to 4531 as a level 10 and 4647 as a new level 11. This isn’t the exact deck I used to get to 4647, I changed a few cards and it works even better. I will do a guide on the modified deck I am testing soon!

Golem Bowler Deck

Clash Royale GolemClash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale BowlerClash Royale Lightning
Clash Royale ZapClash Royale Mega MinionClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Tombstone

Golem Bowler Lightning Deck for Arena 8 and above

Bowler: With its pushback effect, the Bowler is extremely effective on both defense and. He works very well in the current meta as he takes out Skeleton Army, Hog Riders, Princess, Musketeer, Ice Spirit, Archers, Guards etc. Bowler is one of the best ways to deal with X-Bow/Mortar decks at the moment. He also does a lot of damage if he is left alone. Either I start the Golem from the back and put it behind the Golem or defend with the Bowler and put a Golem in front of it to defend. Not to mention, the Bowler can take out the Tombstone with ease.

Lightning: Lightning is obviously one of the best spells at the moment as it shred Bowler, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Ice Wizard, Mega Minion etc, which are the main parts of so many popular pushes. With 0.5s stun effect, Lightning is also excellent at dealing with Sparky Push, Double Prince push and especially Inferno Tower, the hard counter to our Golems in this deck.

Ice Golem: The Ice Golem provides really good HP for a 2 elixir card and he is great at distracting. The Ice Golem paired with the zap and take out the Minions/Minion Horde. And with his most recent buff, he can take out Skeleton Army which is seeing a lot of usage. You can use Ice spirits or log instead if you want.

Golem: With its most recent buff and Inferno Tower nerf, it has become the most used tank in the current meta. It has the highest HP in the game and probably one of the slowest troops in the game. Since it is so slow, take advantage of the speed to build a huge push. Like the Lava Hound, when it dies there are Golemites which have a decent amount of health which can tank for the Mega Minion, Bowler, Minions or skeletons.

Mega Minion: A great defensively card. For only 3 Elixir, his DPS is insane. With good HP, Mega Minion doesn’t die to most spells in game, except the Rocket and Lightning. It doesn’t get affected by the pushback effect from the Bowler. Excellent against Lava Hound as he kills the Lava Hound very fast as well as soaks all damage coming from the Pups. If you can get a Golem and Mega Minion to a tower, it will destroy the tower very fast.

Tombstone: Beside Inferno Tower, Tombstone is the most popular defensive building at the moment. With it flow of Skeletons, it can distract Mega Minions, Princesses and pull Giant, Hogs and Golem to the middle where both tower can take it out and Sparky. It can also be used offensively as the Golem can tank for the Skeletons. The most interesting part is, the Tombstone can be taken out by the Lightning but the Skeletons.

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Zap is still one of the most useful spells in the game at the moment, beside The Log. Zap is excellent at taking out Spear Goblins, Skeleton Army, Skeletons etc. distracting your Bowler and Mega Minion. Zap + Ice Golem is great at finishing off Minion Horde. Also, when the opposing Inferno Tower is being locked on your Ice Golem, do the timing and play the Zap to pay more time, when you don’t have enough Elixir for Lightning of course. If you have the Log, I strongly recommend using it instead of Zap.

Minions: The Minions are mainly used for defense and offense and can take out a lone Musketeer and Bowler. It works great with the Golem because the Golem tanks for the Minions. Paired with zap, the Minions can take out Barbarians very fast. It can be replaced by the Archers

General Gameplan:

I like to start with the Tombstone, if it’s not in my hand, I try to cycle to it or I start the Golem from the back, it’s risky but I’m a risky player.

  • If he uses the Inferno Tower to counter the Golem, don’t use the Golem until Double Elixir Time because Golem + Lighting is very expensive.
  • If his counter for the Golem is Tombstone or Barbarians, Put the Bowler behind the Golem as the Bowler can take out the Tombstone or Barbarians. Use the Lightning to take out your opponent’s Mega Minion, Ice Wizard, Muskteer etc.
  • If your opponent double lane pressure when you put down the Golem, try to defend it with the lowest amount elixir as possible and go full out on your Golem push because they most likely won’t have a lot of elixir to defend.

Matchups:

Giant Lightning: Giant Lightning is a popular deck in the current meta. If they start it from the back, I will start the Golem from the back so the Golem can soak the damage from the Mega Minion, Musketeer or Bowler and then use Tombstone and Bowler to take out the Giant and Mega Minion or Minions to take care of the support troops distracted by the Golem. And you can use Ice Golem to distract the support troops and slow them down.

Royal Giant: To deal with Royal Giants, I put down Ice Golem, Mega Minion and Tombstone. The Mega Minion will take out the Royal Giant, Tombstone to distract the Royal Giant and Ice Golem to distract support troop and slow them down.

Hogs: To deal with Hogs, I use Tombstone as a Tombstone can stop a Hog Ice Spirits, if you opponent put down a Hog without you having a Tombstone down or in your hand, use Mega Minion unless he has Lightning, use Normal Minions or Bowler as Lightning doesn’t take out Bowler or Minions.

Lava Hound: If your opponent start a Lava Hound from the back, put a Golem from the back to soak up damage from the supporting troops and deal with the Lava Hound with Mega Minion and if he Lightning it, put down Minions. And if you both end up countering each other and getting no damage on the tower, once he put down the Lava Hound from the back, Put Golem+ Mega Minion on the bridge in the other lane and if he Lightning the Mega Minion. Put down Minions after he Lightning it.

Miner Bait Deck: Most annoying deck in the name by far. To deal with this deck, Bowler is important because it takes out Skeleton Army, Goblin Barrel and Miner. To deal with the Minion Horde, use Ice Golem and zap or Minions and zap. And Lightning to take care of the Inferno Tower/Furnace.


Hopefully you guys have found this deck helpful and can push further with it on the ladder. Just remember, practice makes perfect my friend!

  • Alpha_Mark717

    double minion double golem double 0.5s stun spell

  • oussamalion

    amazing deck

    • Will Potter

      Thank you. Please give it a try xD

  • oussamalion

    amazing deck they must make one new deck evry 1day plz

  • Yewa2g

    boring deck
    like 90% play this

    • Will Potter

      This is our new cancer haha.

  • Rashing dude

    fml!!! i got the log from a legendary chest

    • Rashing dude

      Any one got great decks for the log?
      My goal is to push form arena 7 to 8, my lv is currently 7

      • Mirza Omeragic

        The Log is now OP, most decks are good with it. Got any other Legendaries?

        • Will Potter

          Literally can’t play without The Log at the moment xD haha

      • John Smith

        xbow, log, fire spirit, ice spirit, inferno tower, mega minion, rocket, skeletons

    • Rashing dude

      (P.S.)this is my second account

    • Vincent Chen

      Log is op, it’s the second most used card top 100 global behind mega minion

    • John Smith

      how is that fml, use ash’s bow cycle

    • Will Potter

      What?? The Log is so good man!

      • Rashing dude

        yea i know now how the log is great!
        didn’t know how to use it right then.

  • Alexander Petkov

    Nice deck!The only thing i changed is the golem with lava hound(my hound is lvl2) and mega minion with musky

    • yez

      im using this deck:
      Hound
      Inferno drag
      Mega Minion
      elixir collector
      Wiz
      Ice Spirit
      Zap
      Skele Army

      i got many wins with this deck

  • Xx bismuth xX

    I have a different golem deck that is not in the meta and I never 1-crown or 2-crown with this I always if I win 3-crown my battles
    10 (or more) wins
    2 (exact number) losses
    1 (exact number) draw

    This deck is a three crown nightmare and the core of the deck is inferno dragon
    The deck is called:

    Go dragons go (I got the name from the king cup go log go and the fact that we use both dragons in this deck)

    Note this deck has three legends (miner and princess are replaceable with knight-miner and poison-princess(yes seriously)

    Ok now no more blabbing let’s get to the deck: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5ea0fbeef08f2e2a0d543302eeb72cb9e39cf80d8b1ff3aa316c76a0a6865bf5.jpg

    • JustaZz

      how much trophies do u have?

      • Xx bismuth xX

        Almost legend arena (still mostly lvl 8 common 5&6 rare and 2&3 epic so I’m still behind tourney standards

        • Will Potter

          That’s awesome xD

      • Xx bismuth xX

        I’m at 2850 something trophies

    • Vincent Chen

      I would suggest you replace goblins with lightning and princess with archers

    • John Smith

      how far have u gotten in a grand/classic challenge
      with it

      • Xx bismuth xX

        I’ve never done a challenge with this deck yet will do one soon thanks for reminding me

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the great share buddy xD

  • Ishmam

    I heard that Nova clans Wintrade at the top, especially on Twitter. Is this true?

    • lamepotato

      i heard that almost everyone wintrade at the top

      • Will Potter

        *just a few Clans. And we all know them!

    • Will Potter

      Everyone knows this haha

  • KekTheTurtle

    KekTheTurtle’s Legendary Log:

    Currently in Arena 8

    Lava Hound: 9/15/2016 via Crown Chest

    Princess: 10/28/2016 via Free Chest

    Inferno Dragon: 11/1/2016 via Legendary Chest won from battle

    NEW! Log 11/11-2016 from Battle-Won Giant Chest!

    Things are looking good so far…

    • Hotshot Gamer Boy

      My Legendary Log:

      Currently in Arena 8 (2657)

      Got a SMC: No Legendaries (btw that was in arena 7 and a few months back)

      Got another SMC in this arena: No legendaries

      Got many Magicals: No Legendaries

      Got many Giant Chests: NO_GODDAMN_LEGENDARIES

      • Rayan Farhan

        CURRENTLY IN ARENA 7
        MY LEGENDARY LOG!
        1.LAVA HOUND via silver chest …..arena 4….
        2.LAVA HOUND via crown chest …..areena 5
        3.MINER via magival chest arena 7
        4.MINER via legendary chest arena 8 bought it for 500 gems

        Having 31000 gold
        Hope that I will reach legendary arena and buy a legendary.

        • Andrija Gajic

          OMG you are insanly lucky!!! Thats one of the best combos in game!

          • yw zhen

            I know right? So far, my only good counter to that is Mini Pekka Wizard. It’s because I use a Giant Sparky deck. Almost at Legendary Arena with it! I know many people hate on Sparky, but you need to actually use her before you realize how much skill it takes.

            #makesparkygreatagain

          • John Smith

            sparky is kinda bad now in my opinion
            if i would use her, i would use her with mortar if anything

          • yw zhen

            Well, I’m almost at Legendary Arena because of her. It takes a lot of skill to use her and I enjoy it. Personally, I think she takes more skill than any of the others because of her huge weaknesses.

          • Will Potter

            Yea It’s a great combo but personally I don’t want to use Miner at the moment because there are tons of Tornados on the ladder xD

          • Jeff morgan

            My legendary log
            Ice wizard, arena 8 magical chest
            Princess, battle-won legendary chest
            The log, legendary chest
            Ice wizard, SMC arena 8
            Princess, free chest arena 8
            the log, free chest arena 8
            Lava hound, free chest arena 8
            Ice wizard, legendary chest special offer arena 9
            Inferno dragon, shop arena 9

          • Jeff morgan

            Oh and this was all within a month for the princess down.

          • Rayan Farhan

            Haha thnx

            Well u like barcà?

        • Hotshot Gamer Boy

          pls.. i cannot bear this torment any longer!!

      • Rayan Farhan

        CURRENTLY IN ARENA 8
        MY LEGENDARY LOG!
        1.LAVA HOUND via silver chest …..arena 4….
        2.LAVA HOUND via crown chest …..areena 5
        3.MINER via magival chest arena 7
        4.MINER via legendary chest arena 8 bought it for 500 gems

        Having 31000 gold
        Hope that I will reach legendary arena and buy a legendary.

        • Hotshot Gamer Boy

          are you all trying to make me cry?

          • Rayan Farhan

            Hehehehhehe
            Well man in which areana u r?
            Can u join mah clan.
            Fox warriors with a tree with yellow background (clan logo)
            I am RAYANTHEGREAT.

    • Anon

      My Legendary Log (don’t quite remember the exact dates, these are rough estimates)
      Current Arena: 8 (2864)
      Level 10 (loads of donations gave me the level, currently 19k and rising)

      Lava Hound: 5/7/16 via free chest

      Ice Wizard: 6/3/16 via Giant Chest from battle

      Lava Hound: 7/1/16 via crown chest

      Ice Wizard: 8/10/16 via free chest (again)

      Ice Wizard: 9/17/16 via Golden Chest

      Princess: 10/20/16 via Grand Challenge 7 win chest

      Ice Wizard: 11/3/16 via free chest (yes, 3 free chest legendaries total) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7761e8132a9dcccad74b9cf842362d26b2906b5a644078750320279c73bb039.png

      • Will Potter

        This is awesome Anon!

      • Dingy

        Jesus Christ

        • Anon

          Update: Just got the log out of a Crown Chest

          • Will Potter

            haha nice

          • Anon

            8 f2p legends

    • DavidThePro21

      DavidThePro21’s Legendary Log

      Currently:Arena 8

      Somewhere in September: Miner via Legendary Chest

      ;-; why can’t I get any legendarys other than Miner?

      • Gamewarrior

        at least u got one

        • DavidThePro21

          true.

          • Dingy

            I mean, at least you got a good legendary.

          • DavidThePro21

            🙂

      • Dingy

        Dingy’s Legendary Log.

        Sparky Arena 8.

        Expect anything else? ;-;

        • DavidThePro21

          Well, grab a wizard because of minion hoards.

    • VyᎡen

      Vyrens Legendary log:

      Currently in arena 8 (2450)

      Lavahound : 17/11/16 via legendary chest
      Yes.. Its today
      Im a proud lava user and its my favourite legendary.. its just so unique and fun, oh and the card itself looks really good.. Just wanted to say that

  • yw zhen

    Not too bad buddy. I have a Giant Sparky deck that boosted me up to 2800+. I’m hoping to make it to Legendary Arena with it. I got my Sparky when I was in Builder’s Workshop from a Crown Chest and got a second after buying a Legendary Chest from the shop (for 500 gems). Now it’s Level 2. Takes quite a bit of coins and gems to upgrade.

  • John Smith

    hi

  • John Smith

    John Smith’s Legendary Log:

    Currently in Arena 9

    Lava Hound: crown chest
    Princess: silver chest
    miner: shop
    Inferno dragon: shop
    ice wizard: giant chest
    log: super magical from battle

    going pretty good, seeing as i spent a grand total of 10 dolluhs

    • Will Potter

      xD

  • Michael Berk

    Where is the best place to put the tombstone? I always have a hard time figuring out where to put it

    • Gamewarrior

      like where u put a building/ spawner. Mostly between the crown towers

    • Will Potter

      Just take it easy! Place it in the middle, 2-3 tiles in front of your King’s Tower.
      Sometime if it’s too late, place it on top of the Giant/Royal Giant to force them to re-attack your tombstone.

      • JustaZz

        Will, can you make me a good deck? I am using this deck now its hard to win, I was at 3713 trophies yesterday, now i am at 3528 :/. ( I have 2lvl ice wizz , 1lvl princess and inferno drag. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d420f674cfe3f45c702c055e24b16c4c06fb0ccfaaf25414703514e83b43d116.png

        • Will Potter

          Try to replace Ice Wizard with Ice Golem? I don’t know man. I don’t know how to improve your deck haha. Maybe you should use Ice Golem instead of Goblins.

          • JustaZz

            I don’t know too :/. Maybe I should buy miner from the shop and make deck with it?Btw I got some more trophies and I have 3639 now.

          • JustaZz

            Or maybe should I try golem deck? My golem is lvl4.

  • Rashing dude

    Guys actually, the log can go well in golem decks!
    golem
    log
    fire spirits
    skeleton army
    lightning
    musketeer
    valkyrie
    tombstone

    • Rashing dude

      my luck wasn’t that bad, even though i didn’t get a lumberjack.

  • Bobhob

    Please help. I have 4 legendaries (ice wizard, miner, log, princess) but I’m in low legendary. Got any suggestions?

    • Will Potter

      You can use The Log instead of Zap. The other ones don’t fit this deck very well imo!

    • Ben

      You can also try Payfecta 😀 (it sort of fell out of the meta tho so just use log)

  • Crimson

    Can someone share a deck with lava hound , ice wizard and sparky to push to arena 9 i am stuck in 2400 trophies highest is 2700

    • Crimson

      P.S. IF I GET TO LEGENDARY ARENA I CAN BUY TWO LEGGYS AS I HAVE 80K GOLD PLS HELP

      • animefreak

        You are gonna love this deck

        Lavahound baby dragon archer
        Lightning mega minion arrow
        Tombstone ice spirit (if you have log use log instead of arrows

    • Will Potter

      Why would you put both Lava Hound and Sparky in one deck man?

  • jikinleong

    hi..can this be used at arena 8?

  • Nic3Tony

    Yo, i have a Anti Princess Lava Hound deck.
    Lava Hound Mega Minion The Log Arrows Zap Furnace Tombstone and Archers.

  • Raven157

    I’m a F2P player what level should I make my cards for each rarity?

    • Ben

      what arena?

      • Raven157

        Arena 8

        • Ben

          maybe try to get them to around tournament standard so 9 common 7 rare (6 might be fine) 4 epic (3 should be fine) 1 legendary – or if they are already at those levels, you are probably all set 🙂 Rare and epic really depend on if you are sticking to a certain deck because if you do and you get used to that deck then you’ll only need to invest the coins in the epics/rares you usually would use so it would be easier to climb the ladder

          • Raven157

            Alright thanks!

    • Will Potter

      What is your current Arena?

      • Raven157

        Frozen Peak

  • Kenny Irawan

    super deck

  • Kenny Irawan

    tq for sharing this deck, i love u xD

  • Granit

    My Legendary Log:

    Currently in Arena 9

    Sparky: 6/11/16, from Kings Cup chest (9/12)

    Log: 12/11/16. from Legendary Chest (Legendary Pack with coins + gems)

  • Jedi Master Awesome

    Hi guys does anyone have a good golem deck for arena 6 with no legendaries and no tornado? It would be great help thanks.

    • Will Potter

      If your Golem is low leveled, it’s better to use any other winning condition. Even If I give you a good Arena 6 deck, you still can’t push further.

      • Jedi Master Awesome

        True. Would you consider a lv2 golem low levelled?

        • Ben

          I have a Golem lvl 2 in arena 7 😀 try to use Golem Baby Dragon Mega Minion Archers Tomstone Lightning Arrows and Zap works for me (even tho I got tornado and replaced it for arrows when I got it recently)

        • Will Potter

          At Legendary Arena, yes. Below Arena 9, you will be fine xD

  • Someone

    Can I use Ice wiz instead of ice golem? i need something that would take down minion horde.
    Wizard is too expensive but ice wizard + zap can take down minions as they demolish a golem push if they have no arrows, and besides its my only lvl 2 legendary

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      My advice would be to try both cards with the deck (if you have both) and see which works best

    • Will Potter

      Ice Golem is much better in this deck. Ice Golem + Zap takes out Minion Hordes! Wizard is not good enough to soak damage and lure high DPS troops.

  • Paundra Akbar

    i have lvl 3 golem lightning, and lvl 4 bowler o.o does it work? o,o

    • Jedi Master Awesome

      What arena are you in?

    • Will Potter

      Yea that would be okay man!

  • Someone

    How would you shut down Trifecta and Hog cycle with this deck?
    I guess use bowler and minions/mega minion and optional tombstone.

    • Will Potter

      Lightning counters trifecta very well! After that, use either Mega Minion or Minions.

  • Eugene Debono

    I have been playing with this deck recently, I switched out the zap for the log as suggested but I have a big problem with air units, mainly minion horde. with zap I could just zap + ice golem but without zap I find my self lacking horde removal.

    Can you kindly help me with my issue?

    • Will Potter

      If you don’t have Zap, use Ice Golem then Mega Minion/Minions to lure Minion Horde to the middle. That’s what I usually do while using this deck!

  • Juan Pablo Bello

    Hi friends. Im new to arena 8 as a level 7 with level 5 specials. I just got 8 golems from an epic chest. I was using hog but cannot get pass 2400. Can i use this deck with lighting and bowler level 2 and specials at 5? Thanks

    • Will Potter

      Yes, you definitely can use this deck. Good luck buddy!

  • Ben

    Archers for minions, baby dragon for bowler, log for ice golem for the generic deck xD

    • Vincent Chen

      Yep lol

  • John

    This deck isn’t even 3000+ trophies. Your levels are obviously super high.

  • Lord Zralox

    Zralox’s Legendary Log:

    Currently in Arena 8

    Lava Hound via Magical Chest in Arena 4

    Ice Wizard via Legendary Chest (bought with Gems) in Arena 6

    Sparky via Magical Chest (got it on the same day as Ice Wizard!) in Arena 6

    Another Lava Hound (grrrrrr!) via Legendary chest (free one) in Arena 7

    Once more an Lava Hound (I threw my phone away because of the frustration) in Arena 7 or 8

    Now I’m waiting for a Lumberjack to pop out in a chest…