Mortar Tesla Siege Cycle Deck for Arena 8 and 9

Hi guys and gals Galbers Gaming here. As I often state I only do guides when the deck is capable of reaching 3500 trophies with card levels no more than 10/7/4/1 (although this is becoming harder and harder as Clashers upgrade their cards – I’m currently holding back) which brings me to introduce the Mortar Tesla Siege Cycle Deck.

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This is a really satisfying deck. It went through three different forms before I found this variant and pushed over 3500 with it, but any of those decks should have been capable of reaching 3500 eventually (through luck of the draw), however the final version is in my view the strongest and that deck includes:

Clash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Fire SpiritsClash Royale The LongClash Royale Archers
Clash Royale Mega MinionClash Royale TeslaClash Royale MortarClash Royale Bowler

Looking at the above it’s no wonder I enjoy playing the deck as six of cards (the non building units) are among my favorites and individually they are very strong cards in the game right now, so perhaps it’s not so surprising that this deck is so successful. For those who don’t have the Log you can switch it out for Zap or Arrows, both of which aren’t quite as good as the Log but they will do.

 

Strategy

To put down the Tesla on the river slightly on the inward side of the bridge allowing the placement of the Mortar on the outside and one tile back. From here you use the rest of your troops to protect or delay damage happening to your Mortar.

As with most siege decks there is normally an element of premeditation. By this I am referring to you the siege player knowing what card cycle your opponent is on and what card he or she is going to play in response to you dropping your Tesla/Mortar so that when they do you can hard counter their counter! For example you drop down your Mortar they drop their Skeleton Army which you anticipated and thus mow it down with your Log. And as this is a siege deck there is an element of that premeditation but not nearly as much as other siege decks due to your Tesla which buys you some reaction time, the Ice Spirit also does this too. Another big advantage that you have when playing this deck is the rarity of it, people just don’t know how to respond to it.

It is imperative that you do not lose a tower. Once you lose a tower you have to attack the other side because your opponent now has the ability to drop troops on your Mortar. Losing a tower also allows your opponent more options to attack and to disrupt you Mortar play. So, defend well and efficiently and your opponents will really struggle to deal with it.

Ice Spirit: This you use to cycle through your deck and allows you some reaction time through its one and half second freeze. Before I had the Tesla in the deck I used to drop the Mortar, wait half a second then drop the Ice Spirit and see how the opponents responds, if they didn’t you still get a hundred odd damage from the little spirit on the enemy’s tower.

Fire Spirits: This like the Ice Spirit you use to cycle through your deck and is exception good versus Minion Horde, Minions, Barbarians, Goblins, etc.

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Log: If you don’t need to save it for a particular instance, eg: Princess, Skeleton Army, Goblin Barrel or Barbarians, then use this whenever there is some value (thus becomes a cycle card) and/or you want to delay unit(s) getting to your Mortar in which case you’ll also get damage on the opponent’s tower.

Archers: Supporting units which are difficult to remove from the field which makes them strong. Very good when paired with Ice Spirit. Be wary of the Mega Minion (7) which when at Tournament Levels one shots Archers (9).

Mega Minion: This card is just a beast, again difficult to remove from the field, has big damage and has added value because its move speed is slow thus has longer time over ‘the area of battle’ before getting killed off by the enemy’s tower or whatever.

Tesla: A card which doesn’t see much play but is strong when played in this offensive defensive position, on the river protecting the Mortar! The relatively quick attack speed with the ability to hit ground and air as well as invulnerability when buried makes this card extremely valuable in this style of play.

Mortar: Not much needed here, you want this fella to bombard the enemy’s tower. Value can be gained when it hits troops (as well as the tower) which were dropped at the King’s Tower, freezing troops with the Ice Spirit on the tower is a nice bonus :). Normally place this one tile back from the river, behind the Tesla and make sure not to place behind the stones on the far side of the arena as this is out of range of the enemy’s tower.

Bowler: I have not played with this card that much, missed the boat with Goison. I really like him, he works exceptionally well in this deck due to his knockback (delay) and this deck’s playstyle – funnelling troops on the bridge. He is also very strong in defence and can even tank some hits if need be.

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Other Notes

The only deck that will give you issues is a Lava Hound deck but bear in mind these are generally difficult to deal with. If the Lava Hound player tries to defend against your strategy you can certainly pull off win or a draw but if the player ignores it and just pushes down the other lane, chances are with the opponent.

Versus Giants you want to use your cards cycling capability to get damage on the enemy’s tower, this works because Giant decks are typically all about the big expensive push which you are able to disrupt due to your cheap cycling cards that forces the opponent not to be able to get that big push off. Don’t be afraid to swap lanes forcing your opponent to not get off his/her big push, you don’t want to place your Mortar down only for the opponent to drop a Giant on the Bridge. Also you should bear in mind that your Mortar has a minimum range, if troops are in this range it will ignore them. This is an advantage as it can target supporting troops as well as the enemy’s tower if need be.

In summary, I was really surprised how well this deck worked. The forward Tesla with supporting troops really shuts down just about everything, it is a very difficult style to play against. If you have any questions please just let me know.

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  • jacob ji

    1st

    • GalbersGaming

      Damn!

      • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

        i dont understand

        • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

          wat

          • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

            wat is 1st?

  • GalbersGaming

    Mortar or X-Bow, which siege do you prefer?

    • Ryan Wong

      rocket!

      • Zigge

        I’d also prefer Rocket but it isn’t an alternative…

    • Zigge

      Depends on the rest of the deck. First comment that says ”First”. Also, in the picture, the Tesla should be 1 space forwards.

      • GalbersGaming

        yes it should, not my picture 😉

        • Zigge

          Ok

    • ChaosBlaze

      Xbow Sieges are slightly better at the moment. Mortars are making a comeback tho 😉

      • GalbersGaming

        Apparently higher up there are just as many mortars than x-bows but yeah,I’ll prob be with you on the x-bow side

        • ChaosBlaze

          So what is your definition of higher up? I have two accounts one lvl 10 at 4200 and one lvl 9 at 3500. I still dont see much mortars. But there are a LOT of Xbows tho

          • ChaosBlaze

            I’ve Been Experimenting this deck for a while on my smurf account at 3500. I don’t know if it might work at the 4000s tho Has a decent amount of practice put into it try it with friends before trying it out for real 😉
            Lumberjack Xbow Deck:
            – Xbow (Lvl 4-5)
            – Lumberjack (Lvl 1 “NO PAY2WIN”)
            – Log (Lvl 1)
            – Ice Spirits (Lvl 10-11)
            – Mega Minion (Lvl 8)
            – Fire Spirits (Lvl 8)
            – Princess (Lvl 1)
            – Zap (Lvl 11-12)

          • GalbersGaming

            Lumberjack X-Bow :O amazing! LOVE IT

          • ChaosBlaze

            Thanks for liking it!

            Perfect it and make a deck outta it alright, and credit me also 😉

          • GalbersGaming

            When I get back round to siege decks (it will be X-Bow’s turn next) I will certainly cover a game with that combo, or something similar and obviously will give credit 🙂 NICE!

          • ChaosBlaze

            I don’t know the deck has taken a toll with the mega minion nerf. ill try to perfect it again; ill let u know once i have a good substitute.

          • GalbersGaming

            I reckon still a 3500 deck, maybe slightly weaker but I think Mega Minion is still a good card – let me know when you have time to test it out 😉

          • GalbersGaming

            Tbh i’m basing that on one person’s statement, 7SWORDMASTER7: “Up here at 4600+, mortar is much better imo.” from the SuperCell forum post. So prob not enough data for me to call that out

          • ChaosBlaze

            Well I would actually be just as credible, since I played since January and I have technically reached 4700 in my best season back in September. and my smurf account is actually pushing to 4K

      • mlglolboss

        Im at 2400 and there are practically no mortars used. Spam decks and hog cycle decks

    • DaSlime

      MORTAR OPPPPPPPPPP

    • Will Potter

      X-Bow

  • Zigge

    Depends on the rest of the deck. First comment that says ”First”

    • Dingy

      Telling me to ignore this is like telling me to pay attention.

      • ChaosBlaze

        Lel

      • Zigge

        It was just a comment that didnt make any sense

  • Ryan Wong

    I don’t have the bowler, what can I replace it with ?
    By the way, I’ve been in Frozen peak for over a month now, sitting comfortably at 2700 trophies, and still no Bowler. It doesn’t even show up in the shop. Why is the last epic so hard to get?

    • BadAssNanny

      Lel I have lvl 4 bowler (courtesy of smc)

    • GalbersGaming

      It was the last epic I got too. My previous iterations of this deck had: skarmy, furnace, princess, (but I think you could also have:) ice wizard, wizard, knight. Depends on your preference.

      • Matt Mini

        Bowler was my second to last epic

        • GalbersGaming

          what was your last?

      • fatbu

        I’m currently sitting at 3000 and I would like to know if this deck works with a 9/6/2/2…

    • TheRSVA7

      I am at 2500 trophys, got the bowler and 3 leggys but still dont have pekka

      • DaSlime

        same

    • DaSlime

      bcuz supercell is drunk

    • DavidThePro21

      I think a Wizard or a Bomber

    • mlglolboss

      I am sitting at 2400, been playing for 3 months now. Dont have any leggies or baloon. Im only lvl8

    • Will Potter

      It is hard to get because its droprate is just like 5%. Trust me, the card you don’t have is the easiest one you can get!

  • BadAssNanny

    First comment that starts with first

    • BadAssNanny

      First reply to the first comment that starts with first

      • BadAssNanny

        First reply to the first reply to the first comment that starts with first

        • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

          first reply to the first reply to the first reply to the first comment that starts with first

          • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

            first reply to the first reply to the first reply to the first reply to the first comment that starts with first

          • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

            first reply to the first reply to the first reply to the first reply to the first reply to the first comment that starts with first

          • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

            What am i doing with my life?

          • Gamewarrior

            spam much?

          • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

            No. Yesterday I actually had the time and energy to.

          • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

            Normally I cant be bothered

          • Adam

            That sounds like me

          • DaSlime

            first comment to what the hell is this

          • aaaaaggggghhhhh_its_the_nanny

            first reply to first comment that says what the hell is this

          • DaSlime

            first reply to the first reply to thefirst comment that says what the hell is this

  • mlglolboss

    Hog cycle decks are the best. They don’t require rare cards and are really good. I am lvl8 and i have 2450 trophies, no leggy and lvl 8 commons. That is how good i am right now with my hog cycle.

    • mlglolboss

      Deck: Hog, Fire Spirits, Zap, Inferno Tower, Skarmy, Goblins, Lighning

      • mlglolboss

        And fireball

        • GalbersGaming

          Since when did the Hog Rider, Inferno Tower, Fireball cease to be rare cards?

          • Wray Blake Rogers

            magic

      • GalbersGaming

        Interesting deck (with the inc Fireball below), for me its a bit heavy on the spells and defense, I like to carry no more than three in total, there are four (fireball, zap, lightning, inferno tower) in yours. What level are those cards at?

  • Ronaldo Tabo

    hi guys, need suggest for may deck to improve
    fireball, tombstone, musketeer, miner, zap, mortar, minion, barbarian

    is this good for push or tounament deck? im at 2500 lvl9 9/6/1
    thanks

  • OmegaPyxis

    WHAT?!? PEOPLE ARE STILL USING MORTAR!?! I thought that it sucked though… mine is still level 5

    • Will Potter

      Mortar has been always “Okay”xD

    • Mr.Randomly Random

      Mortar is my number 1 favourite card, it got me from 2400-2900 easily. Lots of skill is needed tho you get good at it pretty quick. I beat lvl 11s with lvl 12 commons and lvl 9 rares and 4 leggies in their deck with the mortar. I am a lvl 8 just for you to know.

      • OmegaPyxis

        Wow

        • OmegaPyxis

          Skillz

      • OmegaPyxis

        Wait there are people with level 12 commons at 2900 trophies? Even at 3300 trophies (where I am at) I very rarely see level 12 commons…

        • Mr.Randomly Random

          Yes there are, even at 2500 trophies you could find lvl 11 commons and lvl 9 rares

          • OmegaPyxis

            Wow my highest level commons are only level 9 and my highest level rares are level 7… Even though I’m a level 10