Push to Legendary with Mini P.E.K.K.A Zap Arena 6 Deck

Hello guys, I am Dessieman and currently I made it to Legendary Arena with this Arena 6 control deck. I can also easily see that loads of players finding it hard to get to Arena 8. This deck uses neither Legendaries nor Epics and you can easily upgrade the main cards in this deck. You will like it for sure!

 Mini P.E.K.K.A Zap Arena 6 Deck

Push to Legendary with Ultimate Control Arena 6 Deck

General Gameplan

Our basic strategy while using this deck is to make the most of Mini P.E.K.K.A, get it to the opponent’s Tower by using Zap and other support troops. As long as your Mini P.E.K.K.A can hit the opponent’s Tower 1-2 times each push, you can easily destroy the Tower. However, most of the time I win because of just 1 good push out of a few attempts. The playstyle of this deck somehow is similar to Hog Rider but personally I find it a lot more flexible!

All cards in this deck are perfect counters to all popular strategies at the moment. You can easily use them to defend and quickly cycle back to your Mini P.E.K.K.A and Zap combo.

Mini P.E.K.K.A is your win condition in this deck. When effectively combined with Zap, she can take down a Tower in just a few hits. I also very like using her on defense against two most popular in the current game meta: Hog Rider and Royal Giant. She can kill a Hog with just 2 hits and take down a Royal Giant in just a few hits, which is a it slower than Barbarians.

Zap is great in almost every any in Clash Royale. This card is just extremely versatile! With just 2 Elixir. While using this deck, I use Zap most of the time to clear path for the Mini P.E.K.K.A to get the opponent’s Crown Tower, remove all distracting Goblins, Skeletons,… nearby! Zap is also great at deal with Inferno Tower, X-Bow, Mortar, Royal Giant, Sparky and it can easily reset their targets and Sparky’s charge.

Musketeer is a great card all around. She supports pushes very well. She is great on both offense and defense. She is a great jack of all trades in game.

Arrows is one of the best cards in Clash Royale. I am pretty sure that we don’t need much of an explanation for it. It’s great at dealing with Princess, Minions and Swarms. You can replace it with Fireball to handle the Ice Wizard, 3 Musketeers,… but personally I like using Arrows because… I am a bit greedy with Elixir!

Goblins is another extremely versatile card on both offense and defense. Goblins are mainly used to support my Mini P.E.K.K.A push!

Barbarians are absolutely needed against Hog and Royal Giant Decks. I use this card on defense most of the time but sometimes, when it turns into a counter-push after a successful defense. Unless my opponent has Fireball and other immediate counters, I rarely use them on offense.

Spear Goblins are great at distracting troops such as Mini P.E.K.K.A, Prince,… and killing flying units. Without Spear Goblins, only Musketeer is not enough to deal with decks having more than 1 flying card. They are also good at supporting your pushes and cycling your deck.


Elixir Collector is very crucial in this deck for 2 reasons:

  1. It is very advantageous to be reactive at the beginning of the battle. It easily forces your opponent to attack first. It allows you to see your opponent’s important cards without using your owns. Also, this is a very reactive deck and you will always want to wait for the right moment to drop your Mini P.E.K.K.A.
  2. Elixir Collector allows you to defer your Elixir, not only gives you extra Elixir. Also, by using Elixir Collector to defend, you can easily gain positive Elixir trades. This is very important If you are trying to reach Arena 8 with low level cards.


Starting Hands Strategy

I strongly believe that knowing your starting hand is very vital in consistently climbing on your way to Arena 8 in Clash Royale. While using this deck, your starting hand revolves around whether or not your Elixir Collector is in your starting hand. I am going to show you the thought progress I go through at the start of each battle.

Do you have an Elixir Collector in your hands?

  1. If your opponent plays small low-cost card (Skeletons, Spear Goblins, Goblins,…), let your Tower soak the damage. If your opponent drops his Elixir Collector very early, place your Mini P.E.K.K.A down and go all in with her. I have won loads of battles with this.
  2. Drop your Elixir Collector down at 10.5 Elixir. I usually play starting cards at 10.5 because my opponent usually scrambles to try and counter cards I play but it takes too and he will waste 1 Elixir.

You are going to get the Elixir Collector in the next turn?

  1. If you have Spear Goblins in your hands, play them at 9-10 Elixir. Hopefully your opponent will counter them with a low-cost card and in which case, you will have an Elixir advantage. Revert to the section above.
  2. Play the smallest cost card and follow the step 1.

Do you have Musketeer in your hands?

Place Musketeers at 10.5 Elixir and behind your King’s Tower. Play defensively until you know what kind of deck your opponent is using. Hold back on playing Elixir Collector at this time because it would put you at low of Elixir and you won’t have enough Elixir to defend against sneak attacks (Remember, at this point, Elixir Collector is not your starting hand nor in your next turn).

It’s going to be a hard game man!

  1. If your opponent plays Elixir Collector at the beginning, because you have cheap and slow troops, it’s going to be a hard game and you have no choice but go all in with your Mini P.E.K.K.A.
  2. If your opponent plays high cost card, consider launching a counter push on the other lane.

Strategy and Combos

All strategies I am using with this deck are very simple and they all revolve around getting troops to opponent’s Towers faster.

Goblin + Mini P.E.K.K.A Push: Drop your Mini P.E.K.K.A right on the bridge then immediately drop your Goblins on top of your Mini P.E.K.K.A. Your Goblins will be configured in a triangle around your Mini P.E.K.K.A If placed correctly and push Mini P.E.K.K.A forward. This is is pretty effective because:

  1. It gets the Mini P.E.K.K.A to the opponent’s Tower faster.
  2. It allows your push to deal with Archers, Wizard and Cannon more effectively. Your Goblins will help Mini P.E.K.K.A take those troops out faster.
  3. Goblins can soak damage and protect your Mini P.E.K.K.A

Barbarians + Goblins push: If your opponent has just used his Fireball, you will occasionally want to use your Barbarians + Goblins push. Barbarians are just too slow on their own to reach the opponent’s Tower so you will want to place your Goblins right behind to push them faster!

Okay so that’s everything I want to share with you so far today. Hopefully you have enjoyed the guide! Practice makes perfect! Keep practicing and you can make it to Legendary very fast my friends!

  • aleander clash

    Nice detailed explanation. I always believed mini PEKKA to be a very effective card. Thanks for this deck. Something new besides all those legendary, royal giant, hog+freeze decks.

    • Will Potter

      xD I hope you will give it a try soon man!

  • Nikkanen

    Won 8/10 games, the 2 losses were probably just because of my mistakes, went from 1650 to 1850, it’s nice to play something instead of hog decks, thanks.

    • Will Potter

      I am so glad to hear this. Thank you man!

      • Nikkanen

        Yeah well i dont know what happened, i got up to 2000, then with the same deck to 1600. 1930 is the furthest i have gotten now with multiple decks.

  • Septic Venom9

    the guy shown above in legendary arena isnt even using this deck and dropped down to 2961 cups…
    why is this guy being showed?

    • Snowstorm 64

      Because this deck got him to legendary arena

    • Luis Plaza

      He is using it

    • Will Potter

      Why does he have to use it all the time, right?

      • Septic Venom9


  • Luis Plaza

    Can anyone say how this worked out for them

    • Will Potter

      I can confirm that this deck works!

  • Get Wrong

    Why is it arena 5 control deck when the elixir pump is in the deck…


    the first test for this deck was awful for me!but i think this deck is good,maybe because this deck have mini pekka and its very good for royal giant and hog! at the first test my enemy had giant skeleton-baloon-and giant! every thing was ok until the sudden death in the game! he made a big rush he put giant and giant skeleton then balloon! what should i do?:| if i put mini pekka maybe his giant skeleton would be died but his bomb will be destroyed every thing! i think this deck is weak against this kind of decks and against royal giant and hog i think it works good! however im going to test it again! but i have a question! why this guy didnt put bomb tower instead of elixir collector? because this deck doesnt have tankers for stoping heavy thing for example against valkyrie+wiz+giant(or golem) i think this deck its so weak against these rushes and needs something for defence(sorry if my english wasnt good:D)

    • SilverSmoke

      Mini Pekka to take out the giant, then move on to the Giant Skeleton. Then use Spear Goblins & Musketeer to take out the balloon. Adds up to 10 elixir. I would replace Arrows with Fireball if you haven’t already by the way, I’ve seen a lot of Witch, Wizard and Giant decks, which counter this deck so well, but a Fireball can wipe them all out.

    • SilverSmoke

      Also Bomb Tower is not needed when Mini Pekka counters the Royale Giant & Hog Rider. When up against a Spawner deck when he puts down a Barb Spawner rush the other side with Mini Pekka and Goblins. Zap whatever troops he puts down for a free Tower. Then just deploy all of your troops on the other side to counter the spawners.

    • Florian Hess

      I just posted myself about play experience with the deck and encountered similar issues. I have taken the Arrows out and put Fireball in to counter Wizard & Barbs specifically. Fireball also helps with any of the heavy hitters like Prince or Giant.
      Maybe give it a try as well and see if it helps in the match-ups 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Practice makes perfect my friend! Hope you can master this deck in the near future and thank you a lot for sharing these great tips!

  • gigel

    would wizard instead of musketeer work with this build?

    • Will Potter

      You can try to do that mate! It’s up to you!

  • ryanashton

    OMFG – that Barberian push trick is AWESOME!!!!

    I like this deck – a lot!!!

    Thanks for the great tips.

    • Will Potter

      xD You are very welcome man!

  • Florian Hess

    I liked the idea and combos of this deck while looking for something new to get a break from Hog + Freeze & Giant + Wizard so went and build it with all lvl 5 rares and lvl 8 commons.

    At first i got smacked quite a bit but starting to learn how to play it properly. Now after about 10 games i felt like i am really struggling to effectively counter Barbarians and Wizards so switched Arrows for Fireball. I believe it provides a better answer to both while Zap does the same the Arrows where doing.

    What would be your thoughts on this? 🙂

    • Will Potter

      That would be great. If I face Wizard , I wait until he has cross the river and drop my Barbarians right on top of him. I rarely use them on offense.

    • Jason Bundy Jones Connolly

      yes i think arrows are the most useless card available now. fireball much better option

  • -sirius-

    can you swap arrows for a fireball in this deck?

    • Will Potter

      Yes you can do that!

  • Ceriks

    I’ve been playing this deck for 2 days now, and I find the barbs usually end up sitting in my hand and never really do anything useful. For the hog and rg decks I’ve just been using the mini pekka to counter. I was thinking of trying the skeletons to replace the barbs and have the mini pekka cycle even more quickly, do you think it would work?

  • Mees Kees

    Hi guys! This deck looks great.
    I want to share you guys my perfect deck. This deck is just so great, these are the results:

    19 games
    3 draw
    5 loses

    I took this from (almost) the best player in the world and made some changes to it. I think everyone can use this deck when you have the elixer pump.
    Good luck guys!

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for sharing this mate~! I will give it a try for sure!

      • jchen5012

        I use the same deck but valk instad of minion horde

        • Will Potter


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  • Bulletz4breakfast

    tank you very much dude when I use this I got in the Arena 6 I was stuck in Arena 5 now I’m in Arena 5 thank you very much dude!!!
    BTW my combo in this deck is barbarians,mini P.E.K.K.A,and spear goblins or mini P.E.K.K.A,musketeer,goblins,and spear goblins promise it will work and put the elixir collector at the back

  • Vicente Arriagada

    I realy liked this deck!!, at first it took me a hile to learn how to play it, but now i’m getting a hand on it and starting to enjoy it very much.

    • Will Potter

      Awesom! I am very glad to hear that! Good luck further man!

      • jackietheboss23

        is their any deck i can use thats good agau=inst spam huts any trops inclusing lava hound like im at rena 6 my deck is good for arena 5 and 6 but its not good to with arena 6 7

  • ExFaker

    can i replace arrows with fireball or poison?

    • Will Potter

      Yeap you can try to do that buddy!

  • Reza Muhammad Prasetyo

    This deck is awesome, I usually use mini pekka, barbarian and goblin

    • Will Potter

      Thank you so much for the feedback buddy!

  • Fade

    Hi all! This eeck has been by far the most successful for me since I started playing. I have tried many decks but this deck is hands down the best for me. I use it virtually as instructed here. I have played well over 50 games with it . I play 5 or 6 matches in a row and usually win 4 or 5 with more draws than losses in the non wins. The key to this deck is a counter push with the gobs and mini pekka, or if you are patient, building to 2 elixir collectors then pushing with barbs and musketeer in one lane and the mini pekka and gobs in the other. I do not get a lot of 3 crown wins, but its very easy to take out a tower and defend with this deck. Peace

  • Fade

    This deck has been great for me. If I didn’t get bored so easily I would be well into 2000s by now with it. I like to switch decks but this is my go to deck when I need to get trophies back. I usually like to build until I have two collectors and launch an attack with barbs/musqueteer in one lane and then surprise attack the other with Goblins/Pekka after the defender commits to the first push. I can almost always steal a tower this way.

    • Will Potter

      Thank you so so much for sharing this man!

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  • khoa phạm

    can i use fire spirit instead of goblins ?

    • Will Potter

      Yes you can do that mate! Good luck!

  • Jean Mendoza

    So you know recently I got this deck… Winning, losing and even drawing.
    I think the biggest problem I’ve been having is dealing with Giant (tank) bomber, wizard( behind tank) or even witch if to not one of those its Valkyrie lol, so how do you deal with them what’s goes first if they all do really really good splash damage? Other than that the deck is good.!

  • Ollie Williams Holloway

    Hey guys it would be great if you could respond. My new deck that I’m trying out at the moment is a mini Pekka cycle deck, the cards that I am using are: Musketeer, Mini Pekka, Fireball, Zap, Elixir collector, Cannon and Archers. What I would like some help on is whether to use goblins or the firespirits, I am a lvl 8 at around 2000 trophies and I don’t know whether this helps but I have been facing a lot of wizards at the moment.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Will Potter

      Hello mate,
      Try to replace Fireball with Fire Spirits. Good luck!

    • Will Potter

      Also, you mentioned only 7 cards.

  • Rowan Adams Waters

    No way! That’s a good win – lose ratio! Congratulations!

  • Jishnu V

    Hey bro how to add miner in this

    • Will Potter

      Goblins, maybe. But it’s better to use another Miner Deck!

      • Jishnu V

        Can you suggest me a good miner CYCLE deck.. I tried many but can’t find a good one…

        • Will Potter

          Did you try all Miner decks on CRA buddy?

  • Joseph Culala

    Can you help me build a deck for level 7 i got lower when i was at arena 6 i have ice wizard though

  • Joseph Culala

    What card can i replace this deck for ice wizard

    • Will Potter

      Try to replace Spear Goblins with Ice Wizard mate! Good luck!

  • Ben

    Can I replace arrows with fire spirits and anything with valk?

  • AW01silver

    I prefer tesla to arrows since you already got zap

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the advice buddy!