Graveyard Cycle Deck for Arena 8+

Hey guys! My name is icantthinkofnamehelp and I usually make card ideas, but today I tried something a little different. I recently got the Graveyard from a Crown Chest (lucky, I know) and can say this card is very high risk high reward. Honestly my favorite card in the game, and it looks so cool! I don’t have any card ideas ready this month, but I do have a deck idea! I’ve used this card in multiple challenges, watching the replays with the deck, trying to see what I did wrong. If I notice something like “Oh this card isn’t needed” When watching it, I replaced it for something better. Of course, this isn’t perfect so feel free to suggest replacements for cards. But I hope you enjoy!


Clash Royale MinerClash Royale GraveyardClash Royale ZapClash Royale Ice Golem
Clash Royale fireballClash Royale Inferno TowerClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Goblin

Graveyard Cycle Deck

Miner: This is the guy that tanks for your troops, and your other cycle cards. This guy is REALLY USEFUL for tanking for your Graveyard, and the “Grave Digger” combo is extremely deadly. “But I don’t have the Miner! Can I still use this deck?” Sure you can! The only reason I put Miner is because the ability to travel anywhere (easy tanking for Graveyard) and 3 Elixir. (this is a cycle deck after all) But there are plenty of replacements! The best replacement would have to be the Freeze. Combination name: The Glaciated Grave! Or maybe Hog Rider, Combination name: THE GRAVERIDER!

Graveyard: Your main way of destroying towers. Easily one of the most destructive cards in the game. This card can even take a tower by itself! Keep cycling to this card and your tank to deal MASSIVE damage together. “But I don’t have the Graveyard! Can I still use this-” No. Just go home already. Find another deck. But seriously, Graveyard is really unique and powerful. Maybe the Skeleton Army? Or Goblin Barrel? But anyways, you really want to cycle to this card and your tank so you can take towers easily.

Zap: One of the most used cards in the game, and for a good reason. REALLY VERSATILE! You probably know that goblins can HARD COUNTER the Graveyard, making it obsolete for only 2 Elixir. Carrying Zap makes the goblins obsolete. Whenever you see those pesky goblins countering your Graveyard, Zap em at first sight! If you’re like me, you hate Minions and hate not being able to Zap em. You can just use arrows, the only reason I put Zap is because easy cycling.

Ice Golem: Originally I thought Ice Spirit would be best. But then… I remembered this beastly mini tank, for only 2 Elixir! He can tank for your Graveyard, and can be really nice on offense. Use him for cycling and tanking for your Graveyard. He can even be used to take out skeleton army, minions and all that! Very good troop, and a nice little extra backup tank for your graveyard and other troops. A nice little thing you can do is use your Goblins to push the Ice Golem faster. Really versatile and nice. Take a look at here to read more about the Ice Golem!


Fireball: This is your support for your Graveyard. “But we already have Zap for support!” I know, I know. But this is for those pesky barbarians. If you know anything about math, Zap cannot kill barbarians. “Fireball can’t either!” That’s why you combine it with Zap whenever you see pesky Barbarians. And that’s not all. Fireball + Zap can kill Witches, Musketeers 3 Musketeers, Wizardss and Ice Wizardss. Fireball + Arrows/High Leveled Zap can kill Valkyries. Fireball just alone can kill Minion Horde. Great support card.

Inferno Tower: My god, this card is amazing! Great card on defense, and really tanky. “But it’s getting nerfed!” I still recommend it. Combine this card with Graveyard and you got an amazing defense that can shut down tons of big pushes. Use this card on just defense. This card is amazing on it’s own too. When someone has a tank, Inferno Tower. Great card on other things too. Let’s say you don’t have Minions and the Valkyrie is heading toward your tower. Inferno Tower it. Mainly a defense card.

Minions: Great card on offense AND on defense! Use this card with Miner tanking for your tower and it can WRECK towers! When someone has a strong, melee troop heading toward your tower just use Minions. Can deal extreme amounts of damage, and a nice card. An amazing bonus is that if Zap and Minions are equal level, you can’t Zap it! Use this for offense and your defense.

Goblins: Last, but not least! Goblins, a great card on defense and offense. Nice and versatile, similar to Minions. These can distract troops with no area damage if you don’t have that inferno ready. Unlike Minions, these can unfortunately be Zapped. Use these to surround troops, like Musketeers, princes, Mini P.E.K.K.A, and even a Wizards if you do it right! On offense, combine it with your Miner and deal massive damage. Try to overlevel these green monsters, because Overleved Goblins + Miner = Good Game! Amazing card. Now onto the the next category….

General Gameplan

Strategy: The strategy for this deck is, well, as the name implies, cycle to your Graveyard and your tank! For this at the beginning of a match, what I usually do if I have my tank and my Graveyard, I just go with it. Right now, people are still figuring out how to counter it. So surprise them with your luck, and wreck their tower. Of course, some people watched Yarn’s video on how to counter it, (Curse you, orange juice!) so it will become more of a risky play. But even if they are prepared, this deck counters all the things that make Graveyard obsolete! If you play this deck right, then Graveyard can easily take a tower. For example though, Zap kills goblins, fireball + Zap kills barbarians! But the main strategy is to cycle to the cards you need. You can’t just send a Graveyard alone. Well maybe now cause people don’t know how to counter it, but later on people will just get used to it. Similar to Sparky, in how she is feared when you first see her, but when you calm down and get used to it, the opponent will have wasted 6 Elixir. But you need your tank and your support spells. Like I said earlier, people don’t know how to counter it, so maybe a tank plus Graveyard could work. However, in testing this deck in challenges, I saw some players that could counter it very well. So just in case they are one of those good players, always bring your support spells. But with Graveyard, you really need to BE CAREFUL. One slip up and you could activate the king tower. So make sure you don’t try to quick play it. Practice first if you want to be able to do that, like I did.

DECIDE YOUR POSITION: Grow up. For Miner it’s just so much simpler. He can go 4 positions, and only 2 actually work. Grow up. For Graveyard, cause of it’s bigger radius, SO MANY POSITIONS. Grow up. So I recommend watching OJ’s video and deciding on what position to use. Stick to 2 or 3 positions, cause you want to be unpredictable. GROW UP. Oh not you, I mean myself. And it always feels good when you take destroy their tower. Heheh, I think I really need to grow up. Or grope up! Ahahahah. I’m not funny. Enough with the dirty jokes that are going to get me downvotes. Please no. I spent 100 gems on challenges to test this deck. Seriously, decide on 2 or 3. Deciding on one can be fine, but you don’t always know that. Switch between your positions randomly, and you can disorient your opponent.

PRACTICE: Practice makes perfect. Practice everything you want. Because with Graveyard, you don’t want to go into a battle knowing nothing, you will probably lose. Practice in the training match. Have time to practice with it and develop strategies. When you think you can go into a match, do it. When you lose, look back on your replays, to see what you did wrong. DEFENSE: Graveyard…Isn’t that good on defense unfortunately. It can be, but when you place it the first skeleton spawns after 2 seconds. Not very good as a reactive card. However, it can be a complete god on defense combined with the tank killer, Inferno Tower. It can completely shut down tanks and big pushes. HOWEVER, keep in mind Graveyard + Inferno Tower = 10 Elixir. So only use this combo on things you don’t think you can stop with either Inferno Tower or Graveyard without receiving lethal damage. Only use this combo on big pushes that are worth more than 10 Elixir, or you think you can’t stop. A good example of this is P.E.K.K.A Double Prince. 16 Elixir, and can shut down it completely. When a very close match is ending, you can use the defensive combo to serve as a distraction. Even Graveyard alone if they don’t have a buildings only troop.

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  • Nesox

    First comment xD

  • randy

    2nd comment xd nice but i want grave yard dude

  • Norbert Szewczyk

    inferno dragon for tower an mega minion for minions will work too?

  • Zigge

    Grave digger combo. Very, very nice name dude.

  • Anthony Peterson

    I love the deck even though Graveyard is a WHOLE lot harder to use than it seems

    • Gamewarrior

      agreed, but I managed to get to 2500 with it

      • Gamewarrior

        of course, I was only 2300 anyway


      my friend got it: and this is his deck

      • Tema K

        awful sound but vid is k

        • MLGMLGMLG

          yeah he needs help with that xD

  • Ray Kim

    guys try my deck its royal giant, ice spirit, minion horde, zap, lumberjack, princess, ice wizard, and log i got to 3600 with it

    • Francuac

      4 legendaries?! *__*

      • Andrew Barnes

        No wonder he’s at 3600

        • Ray Kim

          i only have 600 battle wins unlike most ppl so my cards arent very high lvl. like everyone i battle has like a minimum 1000 battle wins

    • FredDenny

      i got to 3930 with LH and MN

  • TheAsianKid

    Is there any replacement for graveyard… No I’m just kidding

    • Aidan McFarland

      Actually, maybe you can use goblin barrel… but I have no idea.

  • Blaze Stone

    ‘Grave Digger’ nice name

  • Gamewarrior

    uhhh. i recently unlocked the graveyard, but no miner

    • Gamewarrior

      what can I replace miner with

      • Firebreeze13

        gob bar or knight

      • SivHawk Gaming

        probably knight or mini pekka, or something similar to that

      • Zach Swanson

        Hog rider is my favorite, or another mini tank. The article suggests freeze so you could try that as well.

        • Gamewarrior

          Thank you!

      • Jēkabs Jansons

        Try this:
        Mega minion
        Regular minions
        Hog rider
        Ice golem
        Got far with this.
        And ice golem kill damage + zap on minion horde is deadly(only if minion horde is not very high lvl).

  • SivHawk Gaming

    Haha I loved this share! I haven’t tried the deck since I don’t have graveyard, but loved how you wrote the thing. But you do seriously need to grope up bro 😉

  • Firebreeze13

    I was battling in arena 8 and i won nearly all 10 of the matches i played expert i lost 2 times. One was to a person with a miner graveyard combo. I did my best but i had amost no cards to stop him. The best i could do was place my minion hoard but he still did around 200 or 300 damage to my towers each time. How can i stop this combo, miner and graveyard, without changing any of the cards in my deck?

    My deck
    Miner lvl 2
    Lava hound Lvl 1
    Minion hoard Lvl 8
    Gob barrel lvl 3
    Tombstone lvl 6
    Skelarmy Lvl 2
    Arrows lvl 8 (almost lvl 9)
    and Lightning lvl 4

    Thanks for any help you guys can give.

    • SivHawk Gaming

      How did Grave Digger do 200-300 damage with ur MH on defense? Did he have a spell?

      • Firebreeze13

        the minions hit the miner not the skeletons and several skeletons hit my distracted tower and he had already done damage to my tower as i played the minion hoard. Im watching the replay rn. The first time he did 600 damage not 200 or so and he did about 200 by the time i had the elixir to play the mh. By than at least 4 skeletons had hit the tower and the mh attacked the miner allowing the skeletons to dish more damage totaling my tower down 600

        • SivHawk Gaming

          If you know his deck doesn’t have minion horde or skarmy etc. you can use the arrows once there is a good amount of skeletons alive. By the time more get onto the tower the minion horde will be on the tower. Thats 8 elixir for 8 elixir and you have MH ready for a counterpush.
          Or, place skarmy around your tower whicih should protect it pretty well. 8 elixir for 3 elixir plus some skeletons alive for a counterpush.

          • Firebreeze13


          • Spectral

            Yeah, skeleton army wrecks graveyards

  • SivHawk Gaming

    I saw a card idea that Flameblasta shared on an earlier post. It’s a spell that is called the Totem. When you place it down over an area, it completely nulls all spells in that area for a couple of seconds. The opponent will still have the card in their hand, but they can’t play it in that area.

    • Firebreeze13

      nice idea

    • Zach Swanson

      But overpowered, and zap baits are strong enough already. With goblin barrel, it would always damage the tower.

  • Zach Swanson

    I use this deck, but with hog, ice wiz, mega minion for miner, ice spirit, minions. With 9/6/3/1 card levels, I’m right at 3000. Is ice spirit better?

    • Kuhn

      check out ash’s deck: it spretty similar to what you’re running I’d recommend this over what you use now

      • Zach Swanson

        Thx for the video… I saw the guide on that deck posted on CRA the next day! Really wanna try it, but archers/tombstone are under leveled.

  • Halfdan

    Can i swap out ice golem for ice wizard maybe?

    • trionic

      Have you tried? I have the same doubt

      • Halfdan

        I mean you have to have the ice wiz but if you have him it works just perfectly. This deck’s only like weakness is minion (horde) and barbs so it’s good to have a zap, Fireball and him.

        • addad

          Why is there a weakness to minion horde and barbs? Use fireball on the horde and fireball + zap to take out barbarians. I made this deck so it could counter almost anything they throw at the graveayard.

          • Halfdan

            You might not always have the elixir for that, so of you have an ice wizard slowly going up while your elixir charges, he with the help of a zap, can take out a minion horde

          • Ricardo Murguia

            Plus, Fireball + Zap is Negative Elixer

  • Jackson Roberts

    Someone make me a deck with graveyard, miner, inferno dragon and log

    • Will Potter

      I faced Graveyard and Miner deck yesterday. Pretty annoying.

  • Luke Mannell

    i found that using archers and skeleton army instead of gobs and ice golem works well. they will more likely use their zap on the skarmy, meaning the gravefreeze is free to wreak havoc 🙂