Grave Rider Freeze Deck for Arena 8+

What’s up everyone I’m Zigge, back at it again with another great deck that I just pushed up from a lose streak using. This deck requires 2 Legendary cards, the Graveyard and the Princess. But I’m gonna show somewhat solid substitutions for them. Let’s get into it.Grave Rider Freeze Deck

Grave Rider Freeze Deck for Arena 8+

Card Breakdown

Hog Rider: You main win condition and one of the strongest offensive cards in the current meta. Will slowly chip away at your opponents tower and constantly apply pressure. Go on a Hog Rider rush if you see your opponent play a high elixir troop in the back to force out cards. You will want to use him very aggressively to chip your opponents tower down. At Legendary Arena, level 7 Hog Rider is recommended while using this deck (he must be able to tank for your Graveyard). Try to couple him with Skeletons/Ice Spirit to do the pig push. Could be replaced with Miner.

Graveyard: Your secondary win condition in this deck. It hasn’t really found a strong role in the current meta game but that’s understandable since It’s pretty new to the game. Spawns one Skeleton every 0.5 seconds over a period of 10 second for a total of 20 Skeletons. One of the hardest cards to counter if you don’t have the right cards for it. Spells will not fully defend against this card. Don’t play the Graveyard at the first push, you need to analyze your opponent’s cards first and see which are the main counters to your Graveyard.
You may want to take a look at this guide to read more advanced tips to this card.
Replace with Goblin Barrel if you don’t have it. Although, the Goblin Barrel is much more easily countered. Any level Graveyard will do the job and a lvl 4 Goblin barrel is recommended.

Ice Spirit or Freeze: Both of them are my personal favorites. Right now I’m using Ice Spirit due to the fact that it’s cheaper. Use the one that fits your playstyle the best. Ice Spirit if you’re very aggressive and Freeze if you like to take it chill and surprise your opponent with a card that will make his cards almost useless (they will still tank his tower) for a couple of seconds. Freeze works better with Graveyard but Ice Spirit better with Hog Rider. If you use Miner instead of Hog Rider, Freeze is strongly recommended. Use the Freeze Spell with your Graveyard right when your opponent plays his counter, this will force him to react with another card or have his tower ripped apart. A level 3 Freeze or a level 9 Ice Spirit is recommended.

Inferno Tower: My favorite defensive structure in the whole game due to the fact that it targets air and shreds through tanks. I used to have cannon in all of my decks but now I switched to the Inferno Tower after the rise of the Lava Hound and the introduction of the Inferno Dragon. Will deal with Golems and Giants without a problem. The Inferno Tower won’t be much affected by the Balance Changes but will be affected by this new ”Electro Wizard” card (I’m so worried). A level 7 Inferno Tower is recommended. Could be replaced with Tesla.

Princess: One of my favorites. I can’t live without her. She takes out Skeleton Army, Barbarians, Minions Hordes etc. Place her in the opposite lane you’re pushing to add double lane pressure into the mix. But be careful with her, she’s your only splash dealing troop in this deck and she is very weak. Replace her with Fire Spirits or Bomber If you want..

Mini P.E.K.K.A: Ah, this little guy who smashes down Giants like butter. I remember how jealous I was in the old arena 2 days when my friends had higher level Mini P.E.K.K.A than me. Anyway, use him to take out Wizards, Musketeers and even Barbarians with the help of a Zap. He is a heavy-hitter but is relatively squishy. Not much else to say about him. You should take a look at this guide for more details.

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Skeletons: Not much to say about these three fast, very weak melee fighters”. Use them to distract any type of P.E.K.K.A coming at you. Or to ”Surround you enemies with this pile of bones!”. Any level Skeletons will do the job as they mostly used to distract your opponents’ heavy-hitters like Prince Mini P.E.K.K.As. Ice Spirit + Skeletons is my favorite combo to deal with Hog Rider when I don’t have the Inferno Tower ready. You could replace them with Skeleton Army, Goblins or Guards.

Zap: The most popular card in the whole game. Stuns your enemies for 0.5 seconds and dealing damage to them. Excellent to kill Minions and Minion Hordes with on your side and on your opponents side with a Princess shot too. Perfect against Sparky, Princes and Inferno Tower.

General Gameplan

Try to defend until you know what your opponent has to counter your Graveyard. Don’t show you Graveyard and especially not your Freeze if you use it. Make Hog pushes and try to chip your opponent down to the 1200 or so. Then, when you know you opponents cards. Go in for a Hog Rider + Graveyard + Freeze or Ice Spirit push. The only weakness with this push is, as with Giant + Balloon, that none of the units are that good against troops so your opponents counterpush is gonna be pretty damn strong.

Starting Hand

Your starting hand could win you the game, but as well lose you the game. With these tips, we’re gonna minimize the chances of losing because of your starting hand. Here I’m gonna explain the cards you wanna start with. (In order)

  1. Princess, at the back
  2. Hog Rider or Hog Rider + Ice Spirit
  3. Skeleton split in the back
  4. Ice Spirit in the back
  5. Wait for your opponent or wait to 2x Elixir and drop a huge Hog + Graveyard push

Pros

  • Can make very strong pushes
  • Fast and cheap
  • Very versatile

Cons

  • Weak splash
  • Could cause massive counterpushes
  • Uses legendaries

Guys that’s it for my guide, hope you have a good day! Write in the comments if you need any help!

  • Tai_Phan

    first comment

    • Zigge

      Who cares?

    • Xx bismuth xX

      Can I get your autograph?

      • Zigge

        Lmaooo

    • Will Potter

      xD

  • Zach Swanson

    Would ice wiz be a good sub for princess, or should I use fire spirits?

    • LIN/(88

      ice wiz

    • Zigge

      Ice Wizard

    • Will Potter

      Ice Wizard would be better imo!

  • Charles Solorio

    2 things, Could I replace the Mini P.E.K.K.A with Lumberjack? The second question is, can I use the Miner in this deck? And where would he go?

    • Francuac

      Yes and no

    • Lightning King

      miner for hog, and lj is fine

    • Dingy

      Yeah you can probably replace Mini P.E.K.K.A with Lumberjack since they have similar damage output, same elixir cost and has a rage effect, IMO I would replace Miner for Skeletons, it’ll make it a bit more expensive but you will have 1 main pro and con, Miner is a mini tank for your hog and skeletons but you will have less options to piggy push.

    • Zigge

      Yes, you could replace the Mini P for LJ. You can replace Hog Rider with Miner as mentioned.

    • Xx bismuth xX

      Then this would become legendary quadfecta or if u decided to use ice wiz instead of L jack then u got payfecta graves yep graves ready for dead princesses ice wizards and miners

      • Zigge

        Gravefecta?

        • Xx bismuth xX

          Yes

          • Zigge

            I think we got a new top deck!

    • Will Potter

      You can definitely use Lumberjack instead of Mini P.E.K.K.A. Watching raged Skeletons dominating is so satisfying.
      Hmm I don’t think Miner would fit this deck.

  • Dingy

    Yaaaaay…. *walks to corner slowly and cries*

    • Zigge

      What you mean?

      • Dingy

        Don’t have the legendaries.

        • Zigge

          Oh….

  • Dingy

    I have one question for you Will.
    Do you even play Clash Royale?

    • Zigge

      Why do you wonder? And yes, he is. At least he was…

      • Dingy

        I wonder because he hosts a Clash Royale guide site.

        • Zigge

          He is.

    • Will Potter

      What?

  • Jedi Master Awesome

    Wow this is a good deck thanks Ziggie! Thanks as well for putting in legendary substitutes.

    • Zigge

      Yw dude, thanks for reading.

      • Jedi Master Awesome

        Yeah you should definitely do more posts. Also just realised I spelt your name wrong so sorry about that.

        • Zigge

          Thanks! It’s okay dude.

  • RoyalyLegendary

    Last comment, hehehehe….. Losers

    • Zigge

      Lmao…

  • KekTheTurtle

    nice

  • John

    He is wrong zap is not the most popular card in the whole game

    • Blaze Stone

      It is actually..in legendary arena at 3400+ most of the opponent have zap. By the way what do u think is most popular.

      • VyᎡen

        Actually i reckon zap is dying in legends (I made it in).. Its being overpowered by log

        • Zigge

          Congrats on Legendary Arena! Zap is not dying out. Take a look at TV Royale…

      • John

        Im at 4200 imo the most popular card is log

        • Blaze Stone

          It might above 4000+ but here at 3400+ I see zap more than the log. I think it’s cuz we see sparky more than u see at 4000+ .

  • Jedi Master Awesome

    Hey Zigge is there any chance you could do a guide for a golem deck for arena 6 up with no legendaries? I would really appreciate it

    • Zigge

      Okay. Do you mean Arena 6+ or what?

      • Anthony Peterson

        Yes, he means for Arena 6+

    • Zigge
      • Jedi Master Awesome

        It’s good but as I have said above I don’t have all the cards

    • Zigge

      Or should I make one?

      • Jedi Master Awesome

        Hi thanks for replying! I would prefer if you made one the one you shared is good but I don’t have all the cards. I have all the cards up to arena 6 bar the legendaries and the tornado

        • bud is wizer

          Here is a F2P deck that got me to arena 8 from 6!

          Golem
          Witch
          Baby dragon
          Fireball
          Tombstone
          Goblins
          Minions
          Archers
          In 2X elixir make a golem witch baby dragon push or golem baby dragon minions (I prefer golem baby dragon minions).

          Hope this helps

          • Jedi Master Awesome

            Thanks bud I’ll definitely give it a try!

          • bud is wizer

            It actually got me to 2500 trophies then I got my first legend from a crown chest (I got lumberjack).

          • Timothy Quek

            Honestly not worth the risk using tombstone… people with lightning or any spell can easily take it out, i recommend using an inferno tower instead

    • Timothy Quek

      I have used this golem deck throughout A7-9

      Golem
      Zap
      Minion horde
      musketeer
      firespirits
      ice spirit
      inferno tower
      archers

      • Will Potter

        Nice. Are you a true Golem fan?

        • Timothy Quek

          Kind of :V i use it in 2 of my decks (graveyard/inferno drag), while my third deck is a xbow deck :/

    • Timothy Quek

      Theres another really strong golem deck

      Golem, tombstone, baby dragon, zap, lightning, archers, inferno tower, mega minion, and the log(you can replace with any other spell)

  • Halfdan

    Hey guys try out this incredible deck with no legendaries.

    Giant
    Witch
    Archers
    Fireball
    Mini P.E.K.K.A¨
    Spear goblins
    Goblins

    If you have any substitutions let me know:)

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for sharing the deck Halfdan!

  • Zigge

    Thanks!

  • Gamewarrior

    can u subistut skelly with ice golem?

    • Zigge

      That could be a good idea as heavy-hitters are dying out. It also gives you one more tank for your Graveyard.

    • Will Potter

      I don’t recommend doing that but yea you can!

  • Gamewarrior

    Finally! Graveyard decks

  • Storm_Gaming

    this is one of your best guides zigge, thanks for all the input for the graveyard I recently acquired it could not find a deck that worked well with it

  • Timothy Quek

    Just got graveyard from a free chest. Currently using a golem graveyard deck in A9, have not lost a match so far

    • Moemen Namy

      deck ?

      • Timothy Quek

        Golem
        Graveyard
        Fireball
        Zap
        Wizard
        Mega minion
        Minion
        Inferno tower

        You could change zap for log, but i like instant damage

    • Will Potter

      Awesome! Can you shaer your deck buddy?

      • Timothy Quek

        Golem, graveyard, fireball, zap, wizard, mega minion, archers, inferno tower/inferno dragon