Inferno Miner – Challenge Winning Deck

Hello Clashers! KairosTime here, with a Miner Inferno deck that has proven to win the 12th round of a challenge! This deck is fantastic at putting constant pressure on your opponent with chip damage that makes it hard for your opponent to keep up! With some practice, and this guide, you can take this deck to with the 12th round of any challenge, as my buddy Haybola did! This deck comes with a video guide on a YouTube series called “Challenge Winning Decks” that includes the winning 12th round replay that you can find it below! Feel free to check out my YouTube Channel for more video guides!

Miner Inferno Deck

Clash Royale MinerClash Royale PrincessClash Royale Inferno TowerClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.A
Clash Royale MinionsClash Royale Fire SpiritsClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Zap

Challenge Winning Inferno Miner Deck

Miner – The Miner is one of the most versatile cards in the game! If ignored, he can take out an Elixir Pump anywhere on the map, be used to counter princesses, or even be used as a mini tank to distract towers long enough for other troops to take out a tower!

Alternatives – Although the Miner is the primary win condition, this deck is still fun with the Goblin Barrel, or even the Rocket!

Inferno Tower – With the meta consisting of a lot of Giants, the Inferno Tower allows this fast paced deck to defend against big pushes! In my opinion, the Inferno Tower is a must have in a lot of decks right now!

Princess – Even with her nerf, the Princess is still a very powerful card worthy of being called “Legendary”. She takes a lot of skill to counter for a positive elixir trade and can do some massive damage if ignored.

Alternatives – Ice Wizard, The Log, Mega Minion, Minion Horde, Spear Goblins (In that order)

Mini P.E.K.K.A – The Mini P.E.K.K.A is a fantastic runner, meaning that he goes from offense to defense very quickly! He’ll go “Pancakes” on Hog Riders, Royal Giants, or nearly any other card in the game!

Minions – Minions are a very well rounded card that can’t be ignored! Paired up with a Miner as a distraction, the Minions will quickly clear a tower! If you have a leveled up Mega Minion, try switching them out for it!

Fire Spirits – These little guys do a surprising amount of damage and a wise opponent won’t ignore them if they can. Pair them up with the Mini Pekka for some burnt pancakes!


Zap – The Zap is a powerful card and can be used in many different ways. Using it to clear Goblins, Spear Goblins, and Fire Spirits is one of the best ways to use it!

Ice Spirit – For 1 elixir, even with the recent nerf, the Ice Spirits still provide a ton of versatility in the deck!

So Many Pushes!

This deck is a very fast paced and specializes in lots of chip damage that comes from multiple sources!

Miner + Minion – This is one of my favorites because if it is countered wrong, or your opponent doesn’t have something that can deal with the Minions, this combo will take out a tower super quickly! Place the Miner by the tower or Elixir Collector, and drop the Minions at the Bridge. If your opponent is too quick to drop a Princess or Ice Wizard, the Miner will be targeted and the Minions will be ignored, which is perfect for you! If your opponent has the Fire Spirits, be prepared with Zap, and if they have Arrows, don’t do this push unless it is out of their cycle because they used it on your princess

Miner + Fire Spirits – The Fire Spirits do a lot of damage on the tower and have a big radius! If my opponent defends against the Miner with Barbarians or the Mini P.E.K.K.A , I’ll do this push so that the Fire Spirits will severely damage my opponent’s defending troops along with doing over 500 damage to the tower at the tournament standard. Because Fire Spirits can only be defended for an uneven trade with the Ice Spirit and Skeletons, this isn’t a bad push to try ou!

Mini P.E.K.K.A + Fire Spirits – This combo is a deadly one to deal with for a lot of decks! It’s even stronger if you can have the enemy tower distracted with a Miner. The best way to play this push is after your Mini P.E.K.K.A has defended against a push and still has the majority of his health. Then, right after he gets to the bridge, play the fire spirits and no sooner! People often defend against a Mini P.E.K.K.A with smaller troops that are susceptible to the splash damage that comes with Fire Spirits so if you play the Fire Spirits, they will defend with something tankier. If you wait to play the Fire Spirits until right after the Mini P.E.K.K.A gets to the bridge, your opponent may have already dropped some minions or goblins which will quickly be cleared by the Fire Spirits. Timing is everything with this push!

Mini P.E.K.K.A + Ice Spirits – This one is similar to the Fire Spirit push, but is better if your opponent defends with tankier troops like the Valkyrie or another Mini P.E.K.K.A. A frozen troop can’t defend against a Mini P.E.K.K.A going pancakes on them! Because the Ice Spirit doesn’t one-shot Minions or Goblins, be prepared with Zap! This push is surprisingly difficult to defend against if your opponent doesn’t know it’s coming!

Princess + Fire Spirits – This is by far the sneakiest and meanest combo but requires a lot of skill to pull off! The idea behind this push is to wait for your Princess to lock onto the enemy tower and drop the Fire Spirits around her right before. If your opponent tries to get an elixir advantage against your Princess with Goblins, Spirits, or Skeletons, your Fire Spirits will quickly take them down and they’ll be rushed to try and find a different counter. If they have a cycle deck and have multiple counters, be prepared with Zap ready to launch at the bridge if they drop anything!

Other Strategy Notes

This deck specializes in mini pushes that will land some damage with every push until your opponent’s tower has no health. Because a lot of the troops are easily cleared with Arrows or even Zap, I recommend only making one small push at a time. Once your opponent has cleared it, be ready to do another. If you keep the tempo up, your opponent won’t stand a chance!

When playing against heavy decks, like Giant Poison, it is important that you do not let your opponent get supporting troops behind their Giant. If they drop a Giant in the back, you should rush the other tower so they have to use their support troops to clear your mini pushes. Then, once their Giant crosses the bridge, drop your Inferno Tower or Mini P.E.K.K.A and keep playing!

This deck does the best in 1x Elixir which is ⅔ of the game without overtime, so try to have at least 1 tower down before hitting 2x Elixir. Once 2x Elixir hits, offense will be your best defense against heavy decks. If you’re facing against someone with a similar deck, or a Hog Cycle deck, feel free to play a bit more defensively after you get a tower.

Thanks for taking the time to read this guide! I hope that you have found it helpful. This is KairosTime ticking by! See you in the Arena!

  • Fardeen Siddiki

    Im first

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  • Mujtaba Omar

    Man,if I had these two legends,I would have already been above 4k trophies but unfortunately……

    • Purple N’ Gold

      How many trophies do you have right now ?

    • Will Potter

      Pushing to 4k is not easy my friend. Anyway, good luck!

  • Rambo Vorsta

    I hope this deck will win me a few challenges and get me my 500 trophies I need to get to Legendary!

    • Will Potter

      Good luck my friend!

  • Arkel

    Seen the same version in the tv royal a week ago but with goblins instead of minions. Tried both versions and this one works better

  • Rohan –

    Wt# I only have Ice wizard!! And others card are upgraded to lvl. 8 so instead of princess & Miner any other suggestions?

  • lamepotato

    seems like a very promising (and fun to play!) deck.

  • Ishmam

    When did ice spirit get a nerf?!

    • Noa Hallam


  • Will Potter

    There is not really much thing we can do about this my friend 🙁

  • PhantomKiller

    Why does this post says ice spirit got a nerf? it never did

    • Will Potter

      Yea that was a mistake. Thanks mate!

    • allen zheng

      It should though

  • Gody

    I just got Lumberjack. Is it possible to play him instead of Mini Pekka?

    • Will Potter

      Yes, you can do that mate!

  • Alexander Kassios

    I don’t have miner either, and use a very similar control deck to this (ice spirit instead of valk because i only have her in lvl6).
    Very sound deck.

  • NemNem

    I have a story for you guys.

    Yesterday, a legend chest show up in shop and the releasing of Inferno Dragon is 4 hours left. In that time, i’m playing Clash Royale in class. Because im too overreact, i buy it and guess what? I got the miner again. Even though i wanna princess or ice wiz or lumberjack, the game gives me the miner. Cant resist my anger, i shout so loudly that the teacher surprised. After that, somehow the class is so quiet. The teacher ask me why im screaming. I said there was a cockroach walking around. But, thank god, a cockroach shows up and start running around.

    That’s my story, how ’bout ya guys?

    • Will Potter

      Seriously? Wow haha. Anyway, sorry about that. Hope you can get the Legendary cards you want soon!

      • KoreanSniper


    • Dingy

      You got really lucky because of the cockroach,

  • Kuhn

    Sadly enough princess is almost essential cause it can keep pressure on so easily, i bought a legendary chest but got the lumberjack instead of Princess, still beats a 3rd miner…

  • Will Potter

    Lots of good deck don’t have a single Legendary card xD

  • KoreanSniper


    • KoreanSniper

      ALREADY HAVE A MINER Anyone know a good miner inferno dragon deck????

      • TicTac

        My inferno dragon is lvl 2 (2/4) but I don’t have lava hound so he’s completely useless

        • KoreanSniper

          I dont have lavahound either and i have about 2500 trophies
          Do u gem?? Because there is no way you got four inferno dragons without using money

    • Will Potter

      Wow nice. Good luck with him mate!

  • Tyler Maynard

    How does this deck do in ladder? Can it help me climb in a9?

    • JHMark

      I am currently sitting at 3450 with this deck.
      Ice 9
      Fire spirit 10
      Minions 10
      Zap 10
      Mini pekka and Inferno 7
      Legendaries 1
      So yeah it works in ladder, but it is really hard to play. Giant poison can be countered but 1 mistake and you’re dead.

    • Will Potter

      If you are good enough, of course. I am testing it on the ladder. Everything is so great!

  • TicTac

    How to defend against 3 musks?!

    • KoreanSniper

      Fireball, poison, or tank plus fire spirits

    • Will Potter

      Miner + Zap + Fire Spirits