Push to Arena 9 with Miner Furnace Control Deck

Hello everyone, My nickname is Verdant and today I will be showing you my Miner Furnace deck that’s keeping me at 3.8k with 10/7/3/1. Also, I strongly believe that you can use this deck and get into Arena 9 with ease.

Miner Furnace Deck for Arena 8

Miner Furnace Control Deck – Push to Legendary Arena

So I’ve been this game since March and have always preferred chip cycle decks over Beatdown decks. Before unlocking the Miner i used to run a Hog Cycle deck but ever since i unlocked him, I have been trying to find a perfectly balanced deck for him, and i think i did. Currently I’m on Phonecheetahs and working on my way to 4000 trophies.

Clash Royale MinerClash Royale FurnaceClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Zap
Clash Royale fireballClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Guards

The Deck

Miner (Lv 1): The win condition of this deck. All your pushes should include him. When facing heavy decks running Elixir Collector, always send your Miner to get the positive Elixir trade, force your opponent to react and not form a complete push.

Ice Spirit (Lv 10): Honestly one of my favorite cards in the game. Just for 1 Elixir this card can make a huge difference on offense. Ice Spirit+Zap can completely take down a Minion Horde or take the Guards’ shield. Ice Spirit + Mini P.E.K.K.A is my favorite defensive combo to deal with tons of pushes. I strongly recommend you take a look at this guide for more details!

Zap (Lv 10): By far the best spell in the game. Complements the Ice Spirit perfectly. Always try to add him to your pushes. Very versatile and can be used in almost any situation.

Fireball (Lv7): Used to be overshadowed by Poison but after the balance changes it has become very viable. Use it for Barbs, Mega Minions and huge clumps of Medium health troops, if you used correctly you will get amazing value. Take a look at this in-depth guide for more details about the Fireball!

Mini P.E.K.K.A (Lv7): The staple card of the deck. Your tank stopper and main damage dealer. Excellent at turning defense into offense. When facing Hog cycle decks always try to counter him with Mini P.E.K.K.A and start mounting a counter push with Miner and ice spirit. The best tank killer at the moment! Take a look at here to read more about the Pancake hero!

Minions (Lv10): Completely punishes decks with little air defense. Can destroy ground troops running to your side of the map and turn them into counter pushes. Miner+Ice Spirit+Minions can destroy towers if the opponent isn’t ready for it. If your opponent runs Balloon consider saving minions for defense.

Furnace (Lv7): I’m not going to lie, Furnace is a tough card to play if it doesn’t reach your opponents tower. If your opponent can completely stop your pushes, that is where the Furnace comes in. Forces your opponents to react to a card on your side of the map and letting you form a bigger push. Mainly used for defense or chip damage.

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Guards (Lv 3): By far my favorite card simply because this bad boys counter so many cards. Exclusive for defense the Guards are one of the best cards in the current META. Save them for single target troops. If surround a Sparky with Guards it will take her 4 shots to completely kill them all. Can not be saved which makes them great Hog counters.

General Gameplan

Control the set of the game

This deck is great because it forces your opponent to generally attack you and help you form a counter push. The Furnace will help you get your opponent to either waste elixir or tank 200~ per spirit.

1x Elixir Period

This is your time to shine. You will want to have your Furnace or Miner on your starting hand. If you get your Furnace, play it slow and counter your opponent moves. If you get a Miner you will want to start a push at the bridge just to test the waters and see how your opponent counters. If you do not get either of this cards play Minions or Ice Spirit near your Crown Tower and you should already have a Miner of Furnace on your hand.

During this period you will want to learn all the cards that your opponent has and mess up his cycle. For example, if he has arrows always try to bait his arrows with guards or force his guards so your Mini P.E.K.K.A doesn’t run into trouble. You generally do not want to start pushes from the back nor push with a bare Mini P.E.K.K.A + Miner push.

Ways to play the deck

This is deck is so good because it has many versatile cards and can be played 3 different ways depending on your opponent cards and cycle.

  • Miner+Mini P.E.K.K.A + Ice Spirit: Main push, deals great damage if your opponent doesn’t have a good counter. Can run into trouble when facing Guards, so what you will want to do is either time the fire spirits that come out of your furnace to help your push, or Ice Spirit+Zap to break the Guards’ shield. If your opponent keeps countering this push try using the next one.
  • Miner+Ice Spirit+ Minions:  Very similar to the first type of push but this one focuses on punishing decks weak to air. If your opponent has Arrows completely stop using this type of push and try using the one above. The Miner will tank and even if the minions are zapped they will survive with 1hp and the ice spirit will freeze the tower. Can completely take a tower if it isn’t countered correctly. In case that your opponent runs both Arrows and Guards refer to the last type of push.
  • Furnace Cycle: The last method to reach your opponent tower ( and the most defensive one). What you will want to do is stack up 2 furnaces on the same lane and constantly pressure your opponent. Even though this method is mentioned last it can be as effective as the first two mentioned. When playing at tournaments this method isn’t recommended since it takes a lot of time to take a tower and time is gold when playing against the clock.

Matchups

  • Lavahound Control decks: When facing a Lavahound immediately  start cycling furnaces. Lavahound decks generally run Arrows, Guards/Tombstone; making the first two pushes obsolete (unless you force your opponent to waste any of this cards). The constant pressure shouldn’t allow for a big Lavahound push and fireball should kill all the pups when they spawn.
  • Trifecta: This deck destroys trifecta if used correctly. First of all you should know that Trifecta is based on counter pushing, so you will want to push the opposite lane, forcing your opponent to split damage your towers. If your opponent plays a bad Valkyrie , take advantage of it and push with Mini Pekka+ Ice spirit+ Miner. If he/she plays an Ice spirit/Musketeer on the back, immediately send a Minions push down the opposite lane. Lacking of air coverage your opponent will not only be forced to use a Valkyrie to kill the miner but will also need to Zap the minions ( Zap and Valkyrie are huge assets for Trifecta to work correctly.
  • Zap Bait decks: This deck is incredibly at dealing with big amount of troops. First you will need to establish what cards you’re gonna use on defense. Here a few good counters for spam decks:
    • Skeleton Army: Minions and Zap are perfect answers
    • Goblin Barrel: Zap and Guards clean up nicely
    • Minion Horde: Furnace, Fireball and Zap+ Ice spirit destroy this fragile card
    • Witch behind a tank: Guards surrounding the witch or Mini Pekka+Zap can easily take her down
    • Three Musketeers: Fireball+Zap completely destroys them

Personal Tips

  • Get to know your opponent ‘s deck and his counters. This deck is based on having a perfect read on your opponent’s deck and how he defends. Usually you will want to focus on one type of pushing method during the entire game.
  • Make the best of your Ice Spirit. I cant stress enough how good this card is on offense. Adding it to a push can determine the difference between 3 Mini Pekka hits on a tower and none. Always have Zap to go with this troop.
  • If you get a tower down to 300~, stop pushing that side. I’m surprised not many people do this but not destroying a tower when it has very little HP can actually win you the game.
  • Once the first Crown is taken, your opponent’s King is activated and while it doesn’t matter when running a Beatdown deck, Miner decks are different and your attacks are much weaker when two cannons are shooting at your only tank. If you can hold on to taking a tower, do it.

Alright guys this has been it, hope you enjoyed this deck and hopefully give it a try. If you have any questions don’t hesitate on posting a comment!

  • Danial Master

    Can I replace minions with mega minion?

    • Verdant

      It would change the way the deck works but yeah. Mega Minion should be used for defense only and then forming a counterpush. If you want you can also check the Super Magical’s Cup final, Mega Minion saw a lot of use alongside with Miner and you might like a deck. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWQjS0e6iiE

  • Zigge

    Nice deck dude.

    • H2 Rothmann

      What can i replace princess with

      • Delta Taka

        try log, arrows, goblins, or fireball

    • Verdant

      Smooth way to promote your deck! xD

  • GameProfessor

    Are your card really only at that level to reach 3.8k? Because that would be really amazing, great skill you have. This is very useful for me because those are the exact cards I have, at same level. Definitely will try it. I’m going to replace mini pekka witht lumberjack though. That’s the other legen I have. Thanks for the post.

    • Zigge

      10/7/3/1 is pretty standard to reach 3.8k if you’re f2p.

      • GameProfessor

        I’m at barely 3k and it’s already very very common to see 11/8/4 🙁 That’s why I don’t see much hope going as far as 3.8k further with just 10/7/3.

        • Zigge

          I’m facing 11/9/5/3 at 3400 – 3600.

    • Verdant

      Hope you like the deck! The reasoning behind Mini Pekka instead of Lumberjack is that you would need to make a push like Miner+Lumberjack+Minions to utilize the Rage, but definitely let me know how it goes.

    • Will Potter

      I have seen a few players getting to 4000 trophies with Tournament standard cards xD

      • Eplotic

        The Mminion Giant Poison ones? Or what kind of deck?

  • kwugfighter

    yay 5th comment (lol)

    • Zigge

      Please. Stop.

      • kwugfighter

        fine

        • Zigge

          Thanks. <3

    • Xx bismuth xX

      It’s just as annoying if I said the word infinity infinity time

  • Dangerbreaks

    Just checking – does the submit deck button work? I just submitted a super long RG guide but my last two decks weren’t posted. Hopefully this will as it’s super detailed.

    • Will Potter

      Yes. it is still working very well buddy!

      • Dangerbreaks

        Ok thanks, hopefully mine will make the cut as I’ve not seen any RG decks on here since the nerf!

      • Verdant

        Dude, thanks for sharing my deck!!

        • Will Potter

          xD

  • AlBert Aynstayn

    what can i replace for guards?

    • Verdant

      Guards are a huge part of the deck because they are not zappable. I would say ever since the new balance changes skarmy (Skeleton Army) is pretty good and serves the same purpose but its riskier.

    • Will Potter

      Skeletons, Fire Spirits, Goblins… maybe. But I don’t recommend doing that at all. They play a huge role in this deck!

  • H2 Rothmann

    You only have level 1 miner. I faced a 6 with a level 2 miner

    • Xx bismuth xX

      Then he was P2W or just lucky like mad

      • H2 Rothmann

        There arent many level 6 P2W

        • GamerDaily

          What about a lvl 1 with 5 legendaries on TV royale??

          • Asdfire

            When was that?

          • H2 Rothmann

            Yesterday frozen peak

          • H2 Rothmann

            He wants to stay lvl 1

          • GamerDaily

            But, he payed thousands of dollars for those chests…

    • Will Potter

      Then he is super lucky!

  • xxshadowxx

    I’m stuck at 2150 trophies as a F2P lvl 9 with cards 8/6/2. My deck is:
    Royal giant, Witch, Wizard, Cannon, Barbarians, Zap, Valkyrie, Prince.
    What should I change thanks 🙂 I have no legendaries btw

    • Asdfire

      Try not to have so many epics. If you are F2P you will have a lot of trouble battling other players with LVL 4 and 5 epic. Back when that was me I used a RG deck, I forget what it had but it was really cheap, 3.0 elixir

      • xxshadowxx

        I actually used the deck and got to 2350 trophies, I just changed my play style and now I’m in Arena 8 🙂 Are there any good decks I can use now that I have arena 8 cards

    • Verdant

      First of all your deck its pretty unbalanced.
      Wizard is in need of a buff (that’s why not many people use it) try switching him for an ice spirit because your deck its too heavy and doesn’t run an elixir collector, an ice spirit should help.
      Valkyrie doesn’t complement the RG well because she gets stuck behind him while hes shooting at the tower.
      Also ever since the RG and Giant nerfs, people have started using cheap decks and your deck is pretty expensive and doesnt run a pump.

  • Darren2726

    How are you beating level 10+ with level 7 furnace?

    • Verdant

      I’m not gonna lie, you will need months of experience but its possible. I mainly use it for defense and use the last wave of spirits to push.

    • Will Potter

      Upgrade your Furnace then!

      • Verdant

        Cant 101/200. F2P struggle

  • Eplotic

    can you add me on facebook so I can watch you and learn how to play your deck? I liked it a lot https://www.facebook.com/pablojavier.pereyrasuarez

    • Verdant

      Sorry dont have FB

      • Eplotic

        I what clan are you playing right now? I was stalking you to see your progress and if you make any modification to the deck xD but you are not in phonecheetahs anymore 🙁

        • Verdant

          Quit for a while but nothing new. Probably gonna play when the new update comes, even tho ice spirit is getting a nerf it wont make any difference.

  • Blaxeturner

    With the poison nerf, I actually prefer lightning and arrows instead of fireball and zap.

  • DappaKid

    Hi guys. Im only in Royal Arena so can u guys provide a replacement for ice spirit? Plz tell me if fire spirits would work. Thx in advance 😛

    • Verdant

      Sure or once you get the princess. Basically any type of cheap splash

    • Will Potter

      Yea you can somehow try to use the Fire Spirit instead. If you have Ice Wizard, you can use him too. Good luck!

  • MunadAli

    how can we deal with hog cycle decks ,and its attack like hog,ice spirit or hog, minnions, or hog,minnions,icespirit,or hog,mini pekka,minnions,ice spirit and also zap with all these pushes

  • Jay Sakarvadia

    Hi, can i implement my princess in this deck? If so what card?

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