Miner Deck That Got Me To Top 1

Hello guys, today I am going to give you an insane Miner Deck which helped Trudahamzik push to the top 1 of the world today. People have been asking a lot “How the heck this guy can run a very cheap deck to beat without any defensive building to beat those Giant decks?”. I am going to give you everything in details about how this deck really helps him push that far!


Miner Deck That Got Me To Top 1

Pushing to Top 1 is a lot harder nowadays because of the win trades from several top Clans in Clash Royale. And doing that with a very cheap deck like this one is very impressive truly!

Anyway, it requires lots of practices to master this deck. This is not an easy-to-use deck and full proof win deck so just don’t expect too much before using it. You will lose If you make any mistake!

Card Breakdown

The Ice Spirit is such a very powerful card and I always try to put it into most of my decks. I think that Ice Wizard will be extremely popular in the upcoming update as I think Zap might get a nerf soon.

Mini P.E.K.K.A + Ice Spirit is my favorite combo to deal with Giant and Hog Rider. Zap + Ice Spirit is very useful at dealing with the Miner + Minion Horde combo.

Minions: This cheap card will be your key on both defense and offense. This card is very effective at dealing with ground troops and a lone Musketeer. You can use them to defend and then launch a counter push right after that with Miner. Don’t forget to back them up with the Zap.

Basically we have:

  • Miner + Minions + Zap (Attack).
  • Minions + Miner (Counter Push).

Miner is the core of this deck, obviously. We need him to take out Elixir Collector, Princess, …. and do the great pushes with your Minions.

Fireball: You can replace Fireball with Poison but IMO Fireball is better in this deck because it’s much easier to upgrade Fireball. Fireball also helps kill units immediately. Use it on Elixir Pump when you don’t have Miner in your hand. Fireball is also very useful at taking out 3 Musketeers, Barbarians, Minion Horde, …. Read more about the Fireball at here!

Zap can be the core card in every deck! It is great for both offense and defense. It’s hard for me to play without the Zap these days xD. Use it to support your pushes and defenses!

Princess is another core card in this deck. She helps you chip down opponent’s deck. Great for both offense and defense. She is extremely useful at dealing with Minions, Goblins, …. You should always place her down on the opposite lane that you are pushing (on offense) or the lane your opponent is not attacking (on defense) to protect her and make the pressure better.

Mini P.E.K.K.A is the main damage dealer of this deck, on both offense and defense. She is the Hog and Giant Killer, especially when coupled with the Ice Spirit.

Barbarians is the best defensive card in this deck. Use them to deal with Hog Rider and other high damage troops such as Mini P.E.K.K.A, Prince, P.E.K.K.A, ….
Barbarians + Ice Spirit is a great combo for killing Giant and Hog Rider.
You should place your Barbarians behind your opponent’s Giant to deal with the support troops behind first, while your Mini P.E.K.K.A and Ice Spirit is taking out the Giant.

Why not Goblins or Fire Spirits?


Because, it makes this deck un-zappable. Trudahamzik wants his opponent to use Zap + something to counter. That helps us screw up their decks’ summoning order.

General Gameplan

How to play this deck?

Just keep rotating to get your Princess and Miner. If you have Princess in your starting hand, place her at the back to see how your opponent reacts.

Miner + Minions + Zap is the best combo to deal damage in this deck. This combo will help you wither any Tower down.

Use Mini P.E.K.K.A and Barbarians to defend. If they survive, you can use them in the counterpush!


Trifecta Decks or Giant + Mini P.E.K.K.A:

If your opponent summons a Giant at the back of his King’s Tower, launch a push on the other lane immediately to take the advantage of Elixir! You can push with either Mini P.E.K.K.A + Ice Spirit + Zap or Miner + Minions + Zap. When the Giant is about to reach the river, simply use Barbarians + Ice Spirit to kill it. Repeat to chip down the Tower then use Fireball to win the game!

The same when you fight against Trifecta. Use Mini P.E.K.K.A and Ice Spirit to kill the Hog Rider!

Miner Decks

Basically most Miner Decks have a Princess. So, use Fireball on her and the Tower nearby first. After that, use Miner + Minions + Zap combo to push. Use Mini P.E.K.K.A to deal with Miner then turn it into a counter push.

Lava Hound Decks:

We have a trick here that really helps and it is pretty simple! Just IGNORE THE LAVA HOUND and push on the other lane. Don’t ever try to kill it because If your opponent can kill your Minions, it should be Good Game. The Lava Hound is not deadly itself but the Lava Pups. Just use your Minions when the Lava Hound is about to be killed. Otherwise Ice Spirit + Zap can do the job well and kill all Lava Pups immediate If you can do the timing well.

Giant + Balloon:

Personally I very like fighting against this combo because they are the easiest matchup to this deck. All you need to do is to drop the Mini P.E.K.K.A/Barbarians + Ice Spirit down. Ice Spirit will freeze them both. After that, use your Minions to take out the Balloon. After that, counter push with Zap and Miner.

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