Insane Hog Rocket Deck for Arena 8+

Hey guys! M4SON back again today with my own interpretation of Hog Rocket.  This is your typical Hog Rider, Mini P.E.K.K.A cycle deck. That surprise factor all comes down to the pocket rocket or gamble Rocket. A Rocket at tournament standard does up to 1200 damage to troops and almost 500 damage to an Arena tower! However, being at a whopping 6 elixir use this card carefully and always try to get the most value out of it.  Lets jump into the decklist!

insane hog rocket deck

Insane Hog Rocket Deck for Arena 8+

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale RocketClash Royale Ice Spirit
Clash Royale Fire SpiritsClash Royale ZapClash Royale Inferno TowerClash Royale Princess

Ice Spirit: As always gotta include the best card in the game in my opinion. For one elixir you can cycle your deck, defend insane pushes for only 2 elixir, as well as send in with your hog rider to freeze any defense so your hog can get more tower hits. Great for also stopping Minions / Hordes as well accompanied with a zap of course!

Fire Spirit: A great card for additional swarm clear as well as for barbarians. Synergies well with Mini P.E.K.K.A as well as your Hog attacks. Great on both defense and offense much like its counter part the Ice Spirit.  A well time Fire Spirits + Zap and instantly make some Barbarians disappear. Read more about the best uses of Fire Spirits at here.

Zap: Great overall spell for the classic Hog + Zap combo. Zap away any cheap troops stopping your Hog, or reset that pesky Sparky. Use Zap to also get a few extra Hog hits on the enemies tower. All in all I think everyone knows how to effectively use Zap by now!


Mini P.E.K.K.A: The big hitter of the deck. Use primarily on defense against high hp single target units. Can effectively also stop Barbarians with the help of the tower. Send with Fire Sprits for a deadly push, or throw it in front or behind a Hog attack for additional pressure.

Hog Rider: Typical Hog Rider play. Send your Hog with a Hog push with the Ice Spirit. (Same tile quick drop if you don’t know how to do that check the video!) Or with a standard Hog push using Fire Spirits. Effectively sneak a couple Hogs through and your opponent will be in for quite the surprise late game!

Inferno Tower: Great up and coming card for all the huge tanky cards in the meta game. Great for stopping Giants + Bowlers. Make sure you protect your Inferno against Minions / Horde, with the help of Princess, and the Spirits.

Rocket: The god Rocket. Normally you can use it to deny Elixir Collectors. However, I do like keeping my rocket a secret for most of the time. During end game surprise the enemy by shooting off the winning rocket after you have already snuck your hog through a couple times. If you know your opponents card cycle and how they are typically defending your hog, you can do the prediction rocket and snipe the tower and whatever troop for huge value. Also great for taking out backline Sparky while getting damage on the tower.

Princess: The backup card. Use as a supporting back up to your Inferno Tower. Or back up any of your offensive pushes with helpful splash. Combos nicely with your Mini P.E.K.K.A to get to the tower, or your Hog Rider for additional tower chip. Position Princess carefully so she always adding pressure to the map.

Overall Game Plan:

Starting off you generally want to just start attacking as soon as possible. Often I will open with Princess in the back and protect her with either Ice Spirit or Mini P.E.K.K.A. Then I will start sending my Hog  attacks in, either Hog + Ice Spirit or Hog + Fire Spirits or sometimes just a solo Hog. Begin understand your opponents cards and card cycle because this will be very important when it comes to predicting correcting. Defend using Mini P.E.K.K.A and Inferno Tower, with the help of your Princess and Spirits of course, then counter attack again and again with the Hog Rider. Deny Elixir Collectors if you choose to do so with your Rocket. However, if they don’t use Elixir Collectors save your rocket for the surprise ending to win the game. If the enemy is defending very effectively with Barbarians or Mini P.E.K.K.A, look at their placement for the cards and try to predict late game with a HUGE gamble rocket and snipe those troops of out existence. Overall it’s a very cheap deck so if you do miss a rocket, you can still defend using Ice Spirit / Fire Spirits  / Princess. Good luck and be one with the rocket!

  • Francuac

    A replace for princess?

    • kwugfighter

      Archers or musketeer, but preferably archers

    • Aditya m

      Mega minion

    • CardCounterer

      Fireball or arrows of course. Without princess or another spell the deck won’t work againts miner minion horde

    • LIN/(88


    • Francuac

      Alright thanks!

    • Will Potter

      Musketeer would be decent. Good luck mate!

    • GGgamer101_Mobcrush


  • tmy0007

    Is there a replacement for the ice spirit?

    • Adam


    • Will Potter

      Nah I think it’s a must!

  • Abed Daouk

    If you face hog decks and your opponent send hog and supports troops(valkry,barbarians,min pekka) you can put ice spirit to freeze the hog and support troops and then rocket them and that’s a good defending combo and good elixir trade

    • Will Potter

      Yea but need to be fast :D.
      Thanks for sharing anyway mate!

  • Abed Daouk

    The perpus of the ice spirit is The hog is too fats to get rocketed and some times your rocket might miss the support troops which make you lose

    • K L

      Too fat to get rocketed? Your own hog?

      • Abed Daouk

        If you saw my previous comment you would know that I was talking about countering enemies hog decks by putting ice spirit to freeze enemies hog and his supporting troops so you can rocket them and that a good elixir trade

      • allen zheng

        There should be a challenge where you try to hit a hog with a rocket

  • moose

    any good log decks without any other legendaries? just got the log yesterday. arena 8+

    • Will Potter

      The Log is just a support card. You can literally place it in almost any deck!

      • moose

        Thanks man!

  • -sirius-

    Did you notice that The log cries THE LOOOOG when spawned? (also, PEKKA says butterfly)

    • Francuac

      Holy crap that’s right!

    • Will Potter

      hehe yea xD

    • phloof

      and the mini pekka says pancakes

      • Edison Chan

        Knew it

  • Paul Justin Detkowski

    What are good replacements for an arena 6 version of this without ice spirit or princess?

    • WestPKMN

      I don’t recommend it but:

      Ice Spirit- Zap
      Princess- Baby Dragon/Wizard

    • Edison Chan

      Princess: arrows
      Ice Sprite: Ice wizard/skeletons

  • K L

    This deck is awesome got myself a grand prize in the new challenge tournament

    • GGgamer101_Mobcrush

      Nice mate!

    • Will Potter

      Awesome! Congrats buddy! xD
      I am so glad to hear that!

  • nathan

    could i replace something with miner? struggling to find a powerful princess miner deck, would be great if you could help me Will!

    • GGgamer101_Mobcrush

      The miner would be replaced with the goblin barrel lol

    • Will Potter

      You can try to replace Rocket with Miner. Good luck buddy!

  • nathan

    so as I started playing this deck it seems like the rocket cannot hit the tower and the elixir collector if the collector is played like one would when defending against a miner user. Any way to change that, or am i just doing it wrong?


    • Muhammad Irfan

      That’s how the game works buddy