P.E.K.K.A Three Musketeers Split – The Anti-Meta Deck [Arena 8+]

Hey friends, its ya boy M4SON back with another deck. So after the update and playing in some random tournaments I got sick and tired of playing against Bowler Giant so I tried to craft an anti-meta deck against the giant! Anyways I felt with P.E.K.K.A buffed, being unable to get knocked back from bowler, and generally good against Giants I built the deck around her. Next up with any P.E.K.K.A deck you need to choose your back line. So after being inspired by darthjarjar, I decided to rock it out with 3 Musketeers. Following up with Baby Dragon / Barbarians as secondary tank, and Princess, Ice Spirit, Zap, Elixir Collector, as support cards.  So without for her a do lets just into the deck list analysis.

pekka three musketeers deck

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Three MusketeersClash Royale Baby DragonClash Royale Barbarians
Clash Royale ZapClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale PrincessClash Royale elixir collector

P.E.K.K.A Three Musketeers Split Deck for Arena 8+

Stolen template from edihau because I’m a thief scumbag Youtuber

Slot [1]: Win Condition – Three Muskteer
Even though this is a P.E.K.K.A deck I feel the Three Muskies are really your number one win condition. Having not touched this card until recently I never realized the amazing split push they offer. Split them either behind the king tower, in front of the king tower, in the middle or even at the river depending the situation. Always try to have a tank like Baby Dragon or P.E.K.K.A to tank for the Musketeers. Even without your main tanks an Ice Spirit can do wonders against a single arena tower.  If the enemy decides to Fireball / Poison your Elixir Collector or Barbarians, situationally you can go all in on one side without splitting them. However, I still do prefer to split them because of the versatility it offers.

Slot [2]: Win Condition 2 – P.E.K.K.A
I feel there hasn’t been to many good P.E.K.K.A decks besides PPPP, and being super underrated in both ladder and tournament I wanted to give her a try. Like I mentioned earlier with her recent buff, being immune to knockback from Bowler, and being pretty effective against Giant I decided to give her a try. In this deck P.E.K.K.A is mainly used for setting up your pushes and being the big tank to protect your Musketeer. Set her in the back and let her slowly walk up. Generally, I like putting her into the weaker lane so she can defend and then counter push.

Slot [3]: Win Condition Support – Elixir Collector
With the deck running a average elixir of 4.5 an Elixir Collector is a must for this deck. The one struggle that I am still unsure of is not having a great Elixir Collector defense against Miners. Which is why I generally will position my Elixir Collector in the middle so I can use my Ice Spirit and arena towers to protect it. Situationally if I have enough elixir I will drop the P.E.K.K.A to protect it or even Barbarians. However, be careful of the VALUE TOWN Poison / Fireball. If the opponent does use one of the spells capitalize with the Three Musketeers.

Slot [4]: Main Defense – Barbarians
Now as mentioned previously Barbarians are one of the cards I am unsure of.  I tested Valkyrie, Mini P.E.K.K.A and Knight in this slot. I found these alternatives worked better at protecting your pumps, but didn’t offer the capitalize factor you can do if the enemy does a bad Poison / Fireball. But let me know what you guys think! Anyways Barbarians I use to protect my pumps, guard against Hogs and Royal Giants. During double elixir with Elixir Collectors down you can use Barbarians offensively to protect your Muskies. But be careful of the Poison / Fireballs!

Slot [5]: Defensive Support – Princess
Princess as the only legendary in the deck offers great versatility and support. Set her in the back and build up your push. Also great at baiting out Miners so your Elixir Pumps will go unharmed. During double elixir drop her more aggressively in the front middle so she can offer support to the split lane push.


Slot [6]: The Runner (Defense to Offense) – Baby Dragon
So this is actually the second card I’m not too sure of. But, I really love the baby dragon for a couple reasons. With the recent buff she doesn’t gimp out as much anymore. Also in this meta game I feel a lot of decks don’t have too much answer to air. Alongside being one of the few air tanks (other only being Lava Hound?) I feel the baby dragon offers insane versatility to the split push because it involves an aerial aspect. As well as her splash being great against Barbarians, Minions, Horde, etc.

Slot [7]: Versatile Response Card – Ice Spirit
Probably one of the best cards in the game right now. Always vouching for the strength of the Ice Spirit. For only 1 elixir you can cycle your deck, freeze for 2 seconds and can be used on defense and offensive. Use it to accompany either split push depending on the situation, or just solely on defensive. Great for trading with a single Musketeer, or even stopping Prince charges and Mini P.E.K.K.A.

Slot [8]: Spell – Zap
Gotta have one of the best spells in the game. Not much to say about zap. Use it to protect your Musketeers from cheap troops like goblins. Or use it to reset that scary Inferno Tower or Sparky shot. A well time Zap, can give you those extra Musketeer shots to win you the game.

General Game Plan:

Ideally you want to get your Elixir Collector down as your first play to gauge what your opponent is running, following up next is to protect your Elixir Collectors. If you don’t have a Pump in hand, you can either cycle with Ice Spirits or open with a backline Princess and let your opponents make the first move. Starting off with a Three Musketeer split right at the start can work too, but you will only be able to afford using your Baby Dragon and Ice Spirit to assist them.

Generally you want 1 Pump down and running to get the general split push up. Once you have a pump set up, drop P.E.K.K.A in the back behind the king tower. Then once it reaches the arena tower you will have enough to split your Three Musketeers in front of your king tower. The preferred split I enjoy doing is 1 behind the P.E.K.K.A and 2 into the other lane. Just as the 2 Musketeers reach the bridge you will have enough for a Baby Dragon to tank for them. Now this is where the utility cards Ice Spirit and Zap come into play. Put / use them accordingly based on what your opponent does. During Double Elixir you’ll be able to setup this same push with the added assistance of Princess and even Barbarians.

If the opponent plays a bad Fireball / Poison make sure your capitalize as much as you can with either the Barbarians or Three Musketeers. When you are able to take one tower down you can do the quick cheese Three Musketeer and Ice Spirit drop on the enemy sides of the map. This can catch some people off guard, as they will panic drop a troop and that troop will most likely get frozen. At times doing this quick tactic can net you an easy second tower.

That’s pretty much it guys, give the deck a try and let me know how it goes for you! M4SON OUT!

  • Adam

    Nice deck! Once I get to arena 7 (almost there!) and get my silly Pekka to lvl 3 not 1 I might try it out.

    • Delta Taka

      Level 1 Pekka is enough. My level 7 acc just hit arena 7 with level 1 epics(trust me i’m not a tryhard)

    • Will Potter

      xD Hope you can get this deck a try soon man!

  • WestPKMN

    Personally I still prefer Golem to PEKKA because of it splash damage when it splits and when Golemites die. But still nice deck

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the advice buddy. Hope you can get this deck a try soon!

  • 42Ducklover

    Replacement for princess?

    • Stuart Morris

      I’d go with arrows everytime, if I’m needing a replacement for princess.
      Which is generally all the time now since the nerf made princess pretty horrible and arrows have a much high radius

    • Chained Chaos

      Fire spirits

    • Will Potter

      Arrows or Ice Spirit would be nice. Good luck!

  • Stuart Morris

    lol first match I try this deck in, opponent drops inferno and x bow
    Htf am I supposed to deal with that

    • Delta Taka

      Zap obviously

      • Stuart Morris

        Well of course zap. But that only halfway solves the problem, even if your getting timing right. Your PEKKA is still going to take a lot of damage and if your lucky may only get one hit in on the tower, then hope your musk is still kicking to get some shots off

        • Delta Taka

          …Inferno is screwed fast. One shot from pekka and a few from muskets and zap means bye bye in seconds. And x-bow, not gonna do real damage to your pekka.

          • Stuart Morris

            Yeah true. I dont know why but inferno tower has always been my biggest weakness, since day one. I never had a single issue taking out an RG or Sparky. Just them damn inferno towers lol

          • Murilo Neves

            Don’t zap it immediately. Slowly count 1, 2, 3, then zap. Inferno tower damage has a slow curve, so you can capitalize on that by waiting as long as you can, and zap just before the damage starts getting bigger. This way, it will reset to the poor damage phase again, and the damage overall done to your P.E.K.K.A won’t be much.

          • Will Potter

            Exactly! New players should note this tip down :D.

          • Ultimit☆Cuest

            Totally feel you there, but one day i tried a deck with inferno in it and now I love it. If it was easier before, it’s a LOT easier now! If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

    • Will Potter

      LOL. Good game well played!

  • Alex P

    what could i use instead of princess for arena 9?

    • Will Potter

      Ice Spirits or Arrows. People are using Minions a lot now xD

  • D-Mate19

    Hey will, what deck do you use? Could you share it?

    • Will Potter

      I am using this deck at the moment. Very fun!

  • Ultimit☆Cuest

    I don’t have the princess(like most) what can I replace it with? Also where can i throw in a miner?(if i can)

    Anyway, it seems like a good deck, and I even have enough pekka for lv3

    • Will Potter

      You can use Arrows instead of Princess. I don’t think that Miner would fit in this deck buddy. I am so sorry!

      • Ultimit☆Cuest

        I made my own variation :

        3 musk
        Fire spirits

        This worked incredibly well, I tried it at 2400 and it worked well(my max was 2800 though, and I have yet to use it there)

        • Will Potter

          Sounds great buddy :D. I will definitely give it a try!

          • Ultimit☆Cuest

            Thx lol. Also, it seems that your a little inactive on the Cocland… Could you post more content, or at least cycle though content like always?

            Also, I’m working on a th9 version of Mario pipes. It’s tough to design a base with buildings you didn’t buy yet lol, and I can’t quite find a place for xbows , lol I’ll figure it out, or make another one for th9. Also, I got jump earlier and am practicing gob knife with lv4 gob(kinda tough but I’ll get lv5 tomorrow)

            Keep up the good work on the websites 😉

    • Deker Yo

      Hey it’s me Dekervo, do you mind helping my clan become more active again? really want to improve it

      • Ultimit☆Cuest


        Ok, I’ll try. And congratulations on A9!! But have to say, having a clan in CR is tough. No global chat to recruit. You have to rely on 3 party like reddit. I’ll join next time I’m online


        • Deker Yo

          Thanks for doing that, I may try recruiting from 3rd party sites when possible

          • Ultimit☆Cuest

            Yes, i just requested to join, please accept soon. Also, do you play CoC?

          • Nicholas Tann

            I Play CoC, Im maxed out th9, Just got Th10 and got inferno towers, My clan is called legion stride your welcome to join, My name is agent 007 my clan level is lvl 6 with 72 war wins, 43 Losses.

  • GamerDaily

    My sister just got a ice wizard from a free chest!
    #FreeChestOP #NeedNerf #JK

    • Will Potter

      Wow she was very lucky man!

      • GamerDaily

        Yeah 😛 now I need the Ice wizard on my main account 🙁

        • Will Potter

          Hope you can get him soon. Good luck man!
          By the way, just upgraded my Ice Wizard to level 3. Got 1 from the Free Chest yesterday. Cool!

  • Sara SaOud

    guys pls join my clan kings of dubai its really active 8000 donation per week

  • Terry Bert

    I got lumberjack out of crown chest 😀 😀 😀 😀
    He’s so fun
    Im running lumberloon now And I’ve gotten really good with it

    • Will Potter

      Awesome. Congrats buddy!
      He is definitely one of the best cards now xD

  • Ashwin Umaselvan

    Excellent deck been having a lot of fun with it. would recommend lvl 4 pekka and lvl 7 3 musketeers

    • Will Potter

      Glad to hear that. Thank you a lot Ashwin!

  • Greenlazer

    Don’t have ice spirit or princess should I use fire spirits and wizard instead?

    • Will Potter

      Ice Spirit is a must in this deck. You can try to use Fire Spirits instead but I don’t recommend doing that at all!

  • Greenlazer

    Ok will, but it worked for me when I tried, I hope I can get it, I’m in arena es even so it might be a while

    • Will Potter

      Good luck with it dude!


    I’m going to try out this deck.. Also, i have just gotten the lavahound but cant find any good decks for it so someone should post theirs. (and will, if you ever read this, the goblin barrel in your top cards section on the right hand side says 4 elixir but the cost is actually 3 elixir)

  • oussamalion

    i dot have princess what i can replace it “sorry for my bad english”

    • Will Potter

      Spear Goblins or Ice Wizard, maybe, but Princess is a must of this deck. I think it’s better to use another deck If you don’t have the Princess!