Best Hog Rider Combos in Clash Royale

Hey guys it’s Ash and in this video I want to feature the Hog Rider as he’s simply one of the best cards in the game and can be absolutely lethal when used properly. So I’m going to share the best ways of playing the Hog Rider, which is with some deadly combos. Many of you guys probably already know about the Hog Rider and Freeze Spell combo, which is one of the deadliest combos in the game, but I’m going to show you guys that it’s not just Hog Rider and Freeze Spell together. There are more powerful ways of utilizing the Hog Rider, and knowing this will make you into a much better player when using the Hog Rider.

Best Hog Rider Combos in Clash Royale

Best Hog Rider Deck Combos in Clash Royale

Hog + Freeze + Goblins (10 Statistics)

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale FreezeClash Royale Goblin

The first combo I want to share is the incredible Hog Rider with Goblins and the Freeze Spell or Zap Spell. This is a ridiculously good combo in which your Hog Rider is a bulky and fast troop, so he can actually shield for the Goblins who are equally as fast as him. Not only do the Hog Rider and Goblins make for a very fast combo, they are one of strongest combos in the game in terms of Elixir cost. It’s just a powerful combo for only 6 Elixir. For example, a level 5 Hog Rider does 155 damage per second, while the 3 level 7 Goblins together deal 240 damage per second, so together they deal a massive 395 damage per second and if you have Freeze Spell, you can deal about 2000 hit points of damage onto a tower with the Hog Rider, Goblins, and Freeze Spell for the cost of only 10 Elixir. So guys next time you send your Hog Rider in with a Freeze Spell, make sure to combine him with Goblins!

Hog + Zap + Goblins (8 Statistics)

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale ZapClash Royale Goblin

What about Zap Spell? Believe it or not, the Zap Spell is just as deadly as the Freeze Spell. Why? Because the Zap Spell only costs 2 Elixir as opposed to the Freeze Spell which is more expensive, costing 4 Elixir. And when you’re investing less into combos, you’re making smarter moves with less risk. For example, say your Hog Rider Freeze combo gets shut down by a measly 2 Elixir Goblins, as the 2 Elixir Goblins are just an excellent counter to Hog Riders. You would be down 6 Elixir, but if you had the Zap Spell, not only would the Zap Spell kill the Goblins, it will also stun the Arena Tower, giving your Hog Rider an additional shot, while not to mention you only paid 6 Elixir for the Hog Rider and Zap combo. So yea guys, don’t underestimate the Zap Spell. Add in the Goblins for 2 additional Elixir, and it will be very annoying for your opponent to deal with.

Hog + Goblin Barrel + Zap/Freeze (10 or 12 Statistics)

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale Goblin BarrelClash Royale ZapClash Royale Freeze

The next very powerful combo is the Hog Rider with Goblin Barrel and Zap Spell. If you guys saw my video on how my clan mate Jordanny, who’s a level 6 player, beating level 10 and level 9 players with this strategy. It is such a ridiculously powerful combo, in which you can directly go for your opponent’s tower with the Hog Rider and Goblin Barrel with heavy damage. Keep in mind that if you’re using this strategy, you must have the Minion Horde in your deck as the Minion Horde baits your opponent into using his Arrows, allowing you to safely use your Goblin Barrel.

Hog + Minion Horde + Zap Spell (11 Statistics)

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Now, the Hog Rider is pretty much shut down by cards such as the Inferno Tower, Barbarians, or Minion Horde. So engulfing your Hog Rider with the Minion Horde can safeguard your Hog Rider from these powerful threats. Add in a Zap Spell and your Minion Horde will always remove any incoming threat to your Hog Rider.

Hog + Mini P.E.K.K.A + Zap Spell (10 Statistics)

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Zap

Similar to the Hog Rider and Goblins combo, the Hog Rider and Mini Pekka combo is just as deadly. Both are fast and bulky troops that deal heavy damage. The Mini Pekka is one of the strongest cards in the game that only costs 4 Elixir. The Mini Pekka is easily distracted by hordes of low HP troops, such as Goblins or Skeletons. So adding in your Zap Spell will allow you remove those threats pretty easily and be able to deal heavy damage onto your opponent.

Hog + Skeletons + Minions + Zap Spell (10 Statistics)

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale SkeletonClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Zap

This is a pretty new combo strategy. Many people are starting to realize just how powerful the 1 Elixir Skeletons and the 3 Elixir Minions are with the Hog Rider. To demonstrate the power of this combo, the Minion Horde costs 5 Elixir, while the 3 Elixir Minions and 1 Elixir Skeletons together of course cost 4 Elixir. But you would be surprised to hear that even though the 3 Elixir Minions and 1 Elixir Skeletons together cost less Elixir, they also do more damage together. In fact, the Skeletons with Minions combo does around 20% more damage per second than the Minion Horde.

Hog + Fireball/Lightning (8 or 10 Statistics)

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale fireballClash Royale Lightning

The last combo I want to share is using a heavy area damage spell card such as Fireball or Lightning with the Hog Rider. The Hog Rider can be easily stopped by buildings. So it becomes imperative that you have a way to dismantle and punish your opponent for placing multiple buildings together. And that’s exactly what the Fireball or Lightning Spell provides you with. Both can easily destroy those annoying building spammers who place defenses such as Inferno Tower and Cannon together.

So I hope you guys found this guide to be informative, and if you’re an avid Hog Rider user like me, then you’re going to have a lot of fun trying out all of these different combos. And remember guys, the best way to play is to start slow, make the proper plays and build up more Elixir than your opponent. And when your opponent is in an Elixir deficit, while you’re leading with Elixir, that’s when you want to make your powerful combo strikes. The best way to attack is to attack in combos, but you also must make sure that you’re not rushing it and you’re not recklessly throwing away your precious Elixir.

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  • Jon

    I already use one of those! aha 😀 I use hog+zap+horde

    • Will Potter

      Nice one xD.

  • Marin Culea

    I created a very strooong deck for A4…
    #Arrows-In Arena 4, a lot of people are using the Minion Horde + S. Gobs combo… Is there a better card to kill them?
    #Fireball-Another strong spell . Can take down Barbarians+Witch+Other troops that are in the same place. Also, can take down a low HP tower
    #Prince : The main attacker in this deck. You can deploy the prince and then use arrows fireball to take down the ones than are trying to stop him.
    #Minion horde-…Strong defensive offensive potential…can be combined with the Prince for a killer combo…you got the idea, a very strong card…
    #Valkyrie-can be combined with the Prince or can be used in defense to take down the Gobs+Witch+Skeleton combos..
    #Baby Dragon – Flying bulky troop with splash DMG.
    #S. Gobs – They can be used in a lot of ways : distraction, defense, offense, support, etc.

    So, this is my deck.. Hope you liked it. I have tested him in Friendly Battles, in normal matches and I found that it can adapt to almost every situation…

    • Will Potter

      Awesome Marin! Thank you very much for sharing this man!

      • Marin Culea

        No problems :-j

        • Will Potter


    • Robmob3000

      The last card seems to miss

  • Joseph P.

    For me almost to arena 7 (2000-3000) I’m at 1900 trophies
    #Barbarians tanky and heavy damage
    #Arrows good for countering minion horde
    #Muskeeter good for taking out single air troops
    #Bomb Tower great at taking out barbarians and skeleton army
    #Mini Pekka great combo with a hog and freeze
    #Hog Rider great combo with mini pekka and freeze
    #Balloon great for taking out buildings and towers with freeze and/or with other troops
    #Freeze can be offensive and defensive cared freezing towers and stopping pushes
    Have fun with this deck and don’t abuse it too! And combo for I ferno is barbs and hog that’s it.

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for sharing this awesome deck! Hope you can push to Arena 7 soon with it mate!

  • Joseph P.

    I have a 7 win streak with this deck right now

    • Bhaala Natarajen

      Which deck?

      • Joseph P.

        The deck I shared

    • Will Potter


  • alex

    I like Hog zap Wizard myself

  • Mathis Craft

    Srry for my pour langage (im a french guy)

    So,this is my arena 7 deck:

    Pekka:Main dps/tank of this deck

    Wizard: Put it behind your pekka for take down Swarm

    Elexir extractor:Put it behind your tower.Can change the battle!

    Freeze spell: Offensive or defensive usage,very strong when the enemy put barbarian

    Arrow:Very strong against Swarm

    Minion swarm:Usefull against Flying troop/tank

    Barbarian:very strong against prince,hog rider,etc…. For offensive usage,put it in front of your pekka to protect him against defense.

    Spears goblin:cheap,pretty Nice against tank

    • Will Potter

      Hello Marthis! Nice deck! Thank you very much for sharing this to us!

  • Catalin

    Is Hog Rider, Freeze, and Minions a good combo?

  • Catalin

    Is Hog Rider, Freeze Spell, and Minions a good combo

    • Will Potter

      Yes it’s a great combo but Minions is still slow. Goblins are much better!

      • Catalin

        Ok thanks, I will keep that in mind.

        • Will Potter

          You are very welcome. Good luck further mate!

          • Catalin

            Thank you!!

  • Trilok Gupta

    HEY WILL POTTER..remember I just commented Over changing xbow target by ZAP.. I am reading your forum guides from last 4 days AND I keep trying all tips. And I was on 1400+ and never crossed 1627trophies that was My best but I was on 1500+ from last 2weeks. I keep changing my deck according to your Guides and after successful Combinations today I reach 1702 trophy and Arena6. Even I defeat my Clanmate friend several time today who earlier tease as I never Won againt him. Finally he copied my Deck still I Won lol xD I Am slow bt I will be best soon 🙂 Thanks for great tips 🙂 Arena &Trophies are temporary bt Skills are permanent.

    • Trilok Gupta

      AND Deck is capable to Stop Hut spammers.. Air attack.. Hog attack..Giant attack.. ONLY MY CLAN LEADER DEFEAT ME EVERYTIME 🙁 🙁 DECK IS Bomber Tower, Minion, Minion Horde, Barbarians, Spear goblins, Zap, Lightening(for building, huts)

    • Will Potter

      Hello mate!
      Yes this is very true. Your skill is the most important! Stay calm and everything will be fine!

      Also, I am very glad to hear that. Congrats mate!

  • Trilok Gupta

    After so much struggle I reached to Arena 6 now 1702. I knw I will go down again. Even I dont knw What deck opponents have in Arena 6. Please tell what should I have in My deck To go Up. I HAVE EVERYTHING COMMON lvl8… RARE lvl5.. EPIC lvl2..
    CURRENT DECK -Lvl5 Bomber tower, Lvl8 Barbarians,lvl8 Minions,lvl8 Minion horde,lvl2 Lightening, lvl7 Zap, Lvl5 Hog, Lvl8 Goblins..

    • jchen5012

      Use this Hog deck
      Spear Goblins
      Elixir Collector: or bomb tower

  • Trilok Gupta

    Use lightening when someone put both hut+target crown too.. As light damage 3 high point things. Giant skekton is not so good if u stop it on the way.. better if u use bomber tower as a defensive building 🙂 currently I m on 1900.

    • Arne Wessel

      What’s Your deck then

      • Trilok Gupta

        I keep changing my deck.. I m in arena 7 2100 up down… currently using Giant witch deck

  • Damien Kim

    Hi Will, I would really appreciate if you post more creative decks centred around the Balloon as the main attacking troop (besides loon-freeze). The balloon is one card I love to use and is my specialty, but I am currently stuck in arena 5 as everyone knows how to counter my balloon. I have virtually no experience with using hog rider or pekka, and dropped 300 cups when I tried using the hog freeze. I hope you could try posting more creative decks for me and the other Balloon users.

    • Will Potter

      I will do that for sure buddy! Just posted a new Balloon deck a few hour ago. You should give it a try man!

  • Hiro Takanata

    ugh i am in arena 4 but i keep getting demoted does anyone have any good decks surrounding hog and freeze. thanks for the help

    • Jason Jiang

      minion horde
      spear gobs
      i use elixer collector, but u dont have that so probably use a valk, minions or something

    • derpy chu

      Gobowen barrel
      Spear gobs

      • derpy chu

        Got me to areana 6

  • Jason Jiang

    use a bomb towr instead of cannon

  • Arne Wessel

    What’s you deck then.

  • Brandon Wu

    What do you do if your opponent places barbarians in front of the tower but not close enough to the tower to use zap or freeze efficiently. Also how do you counter rocket control decks.

    • Will Potter

      If your opponent doesn’t drop his Barbarians next to the Tower, wait until they get there and use Freeze.
      Barbarians are Melee and I strongly believe that you can control them with your Freeze.
      Also, there is no way to counter Rocket, literally, try to keep the pressure on your opponent!

  • Brandon Wu

    Hi guys. Just made an awesome deck using fire spirits, zap, goblins, spear goblins, cannon, hog rider, Valkyrie, and minion horde.

    Always start off with spear goblins or goblins or cannon.

    The goal of this deck is to Keep cycling ur troops for a counter attack with zap, fire spirits, goblins, and hog rider, and what ever troop is left after defending against enemy push.

    Always save Valkyrie for defense and zap and minion horde or zap and minion for defense along with cannon.

    Fire spirits are simply awesome.
    Just cycle. It’s easy to use.

    • Will Potter

      Thank you so much!

    • mini_hog^^

      um… your main push can get shut down by zap + goblins…lolol
      but well, its pretty good overall.
      or u can just try a valk in front, hog in back, and then fire spirits.
      the valk will get pushed by the hog and get to the tower faster while
      it also kills any lower health troops like gobs and skellys.
      fire spirits for added damage/support

  • Stas Filippov

    I’ve got a deck easier to play with that Marin’s + good vs lava hound killer combos.
    *Minions*-good for defense or you can support any of your troops.
    *Hog Rider*- the main damage . Can be supported with any but better with Spear Gobs&Zap…
    *Mini Pekka*-best way to use it in defense Princes/Witches/Musketeers & other… I use pekka with minions little but really powerful push!
    *Bomber*- Best defense it is cheap and powerful can’t be killed with Zap/Arrows so you can kill Barbs & skeletons…
    *Spear Gobs*- defense/distraction and can be used in hog combo.
    *Barbarians*-Good to stop enemies push and hogs. Best way to kill tanks
    *Zap*-Can be used effectively vs minion horde and other low hp units.. and can be good in hog push to kill gobs & other…
    *Inferno Tower*- insane damage. Don’t have barbs need to kill a tank… place a tower! I used it mostly to get lava hound assholes or balloons or other tanks..

    I got to arena 8 with this deck started from 5


    nice job updating the goblin barrel picture

    • Will Potter


  • Qasim

    Deck for arena 8? With miner?