Lightning P.E.K.K.A Deck for Arena 5

Finally made it to Legendary Arena with this Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck after grinding for too long. I had a lot of fun playing this deck, and thought I’d share for a sick brag. But no, just wanted to pitch this deck and hopefully give to anyone else who enjoys playing control decks. I’ve also included a tryhard/casual tips, as unfortunately, from 2800-3000 requires being a tryhard. I kinda feel like it’s a straightforward deck, but if you have any questions feel free to ask!

Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck - Lightning P.E.K.K.A

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Clash Royale Arena 5 Deck

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.AClash Royale LightningClash Royale fireballClash Royale Barbarians
Clash Royale MusketeerClash Royale Minion HordeClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Baby Dragon

Casual Tips

  • Play passive in beginning to scout out what deck your opponent is playing and see what counters they have. Definitely never want to over-commit early i.e. start off with a P.E.K.K.A push. Defend until you know what you’re playing against
  • Win condition consists of making good elix trades throughout the match, then by using at least (+3) or higher saved up, sending a pekka in the back paired with troops. (Best time to push is double elix)
  • If you want to make it a cookie-cutter deck, be persistent on going second. Use counter troops made by whatever opponent throws at you for a solid push
  • Don’t be upset when making mistakes or faced w/ higher lv opponents. Even if you lose a tower early, don’t give up. There’s still time on the clock plus it’s fun playing as the underdog. Plus sometimes people let their guard down when they’re ahead and make alot of mistakes thinking it’s over
  • Minion Horde is a defensive card and when zapped, place a baby drag in front of the horde to make your opponent panic! Baby drag + minions is a deadly combo
  • For Pekka Push, make sure it’s paired with Baby Drag, Minions, or sometimes horde? The timing of baby drag/minions should be about 1 tile behind as the pekka crosses the bridge. This ensures that the baby drag/minions don’t just go for the tower, but support the pekka
  • Using Lightning effectively is best used to take out pesky cards like wizard, ice wizard, and cannon. For wizard it’s fine to lose 1 elixir and for ice wizard/cannon, most of the time they’ll play additional troops, so wait, or bait these cards out of rotation when making a pekka push
  • If you know your opponent is holding AoE, don’t play into him, but instead play 3 cards vs 3 cards until they use it
  • Take a break on tilt. No point of playing while miserable. It’s not worth it

Tryhard Tips

  • So definitely try to memorize your opponents cards once they play them, and know what to hold to meet your win condition. I.E. If they have inferno tower, when you do go for pekka push, have barbs to place in front of Pekka. Understanding your opponents deck or playstyle is a key to winning
  • Placement and Timing is KEY. Working on the timing to play barbs in front of hog so it doesn’t hit the tower will net you 1 elixir barbs! I recommend watching high level players to find out more tips and tricks! One thing I learned watching PhoneCarts was to tap, press & hold opposed to dragging out troops.
  • Higher level people means every troop counts!
  • Whenever you do lose, try and go back & analyze games to see where you can improve. You can always find something that’ll maybe help you in the next battle

This guide was made 2 weeks ago, but since then swapped out musketeer for archers. Made the deck alot easier to play. Also thinking about adding Flame Spirits somehow as it’s a great addition w/ Pekka

But yeah, most important tip though is to have fun and enjoy the game. Except when you’re tryharding though, don’t panic and stay solid!

  • -sirius-

    Flame Spirits+elix=clash royale n00b

    • Will Potter

      Seriously man?

      • -sirius-

        yea, because my name is ‘serious’

        • Will Potter

          LOL

      • -sirius-

        did you read it correctly, Will? FLAME spirits+ elix__

  • Luis Plaza

    Where can i put a collector in this deck

    • Will Potter

      You can somehow replace Lightning with it but I don’t recommend doing that If you usually face Hut Decks!

      • Luis Plaza

        Why not just use fireball then,you can fight barbs and minion horse with drag

        • Will Potter

          It’s a good choice but you are asking about Fireball???

          • Luis Plaza

            Im saying you can replace lightning with collector, then use the fireball for those pesky huts. To take out minion horde then use baby drag

  • Get Wrong

    This isn’t relevant but I got a golem before the pump… Damn Supercell

    • Will Potter

      Good luck next time man!

      • Get Wrong

        I wonder if I could push to Royal arena without getting the pump lol

        • Get Wrong

          Wow now I say that I get the pump D: rip my dreams

          • Will Potter

            LOLOL

        • Will Potter

          Of course man. There are loads of good decks which doesn’t use the Elixir Collector! xD

      • Lone Wolf

        Will can you plz check out this deck and possibly post it? It has gotten me on a crazy win streak and has got me to royale arena! I recomend to use it in arena 5 and up!
        Thanks for your time!

        -PEKKA

        -Ice Wizard

        -Spear goblins

        -Goblins

        -Elixar collector

        -Fireball

        -Bomber

        -Wizard

        Plz check it out !

  • Giovanni

    Aaaand lv1 pekka makes my reading of this guide useless 🙁

    • Will Potter

      🙁 I hope you will give him a try soon!

      • Giovanni

        Sure, just need 1 more ez 😀 maybe it’ll be faster to wait for another guide, i mean they’re all pretty great

        • BestManEver

          Same here. Have been playing since the very beginning of February but got pekka only from the shop, and it only appeared there once.
          p.s.: arena 7, got all the cards in the game except legendaries, and all other epics I have are lvl 3.
          p.s.s.: the randomizer in the shop is really weird. I happened to get the same epic for 2 and even 3 days in a row, but there are many epics that I haven’t seen in the shop even once, though I haven’t missed a single day.

          • Get Wrong

            A theory that someone had about the shop was that you can find the cards you have a lot of but you can’t find the cards that you don’t have a lot of.

          • -sirius-

            I got mirror in the shop 5 times in a row:(

          • Will Potter

            Seriously? You are super unlucky man!

        • Will Potter

          xD

  • BestManEver

    Why you don’t make videos anymore? Reading all the new articles, especially if you haven’t visited the site for 2-3 days is kinda annoying to be honest…

    • Get Wrong

      The video’s are not done by Will but by you tubers that post their guides with their videos that they made on the topic. If you click on the video on this site then click open in YouTube you can find the more videos

      • Will Potter

        Thanks for the comment mate! I did some videos actually but most of them are from the authors!

    • Will Potter

      I am so sorry man. I am pretty busy at this time! I will do a lot of videos soon!

  • mynameisjeff

    How can I add the fire spirits to this deck in an effective way? Is archers or musketeers a better choice for this deck?

    • Will Potter

      You can try to replace Lightning with Fire Spirits mate! Cheers!

  • Saad Hussain Sirhandi

    all of the defense on this deck can be taken down by a fireball

    • Will Potter

      Then you should want to place them wisely man!

  • azwan G5 .0

    WHY DID I HAVENT GOT THE PRINCE,PEKKA,POISON,MIRROR!!
    but the other Epic I got..

  • Ankush Barman

    Please suggest some tips for my deck

    Pekka, Dark Prince, Poison, Wizard, Barbarians, Inferno, zap, Spear Goblins.

    strategy- pekka pushed by dark prince + wiz
    weakness- inferno tower

    inventory- lv4 lightning,lv1 princess, lv3 baby dragon.

    current trophies – 2940 (i am unable to reach 3000 , always falter at this stage)

  • Ankush Barman

    your articles on the best and worst cards in the game should be updated. Royal Giant is in the worst cards section !!!

    • Will Potter

      Yea, I will update it for sure man1

  • -sirius-

    I think that the theory of card drop rate doesn’t work for rares in free chests. I haven’t gotten a hog rider for months, but I only have him level4! (I’m arena 6)

    • Will Potter

      How about your other Rares mate?

      • -sirius-

        lol I have also lvl 1 furnace

  • Aayush Rai

    Can i start using it from arena 4?

    • Daniel Gao

      Pekka, barbs, arrows, bomber
      Tesla, spear goblins, goblins, knight

    • Will Potter

      Yes, please give it a try mate!

      • Aayush Rai

        Sorry but it did not work.

  • Aayush Rai

    Please suggest me some PEKKA decks which I can use to push to arena 5,6 or 7 from arena 4. Please answer fast…

    • Will Potter

      You can try all decks I posted on this blog buddy! They are all great!

  • matrixcode

    thanks for dropping me back to arena 4

    • Will Potter

      I don’t think that it’s because of this deck mate!

  • Muhammad Usman

    check this out pekka deck
    https://youtu.be/1-6hW8whbD8

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