P.E.K.K.A Lightning Deck Which Got Me To 4000+ Trophies

Hello guys I am Yui and today I am going to share with you an outstanding P.E.K.K.A deck which got me to 4000+ trophies last season. This deck is even much stronger now since Lightning stuns the targets for 0.5 seconds. I hope you guys will like this deck, it is fairly easy to use to me!

pekka lightning deck

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Lightning
Clash Royale Ice WizardClash Royale elixir collectorClash Royale ZapClash Royale Dark Prince

P.E.K.K.A Lightning Deck

P.E.K.K.A is the main win condition of this deck, obviously. She is excellent against Giant and Bowler combo (Bowler can’t push her back), which is extremely popular in the current meta game. Since she has a very high Elixir cost, I don’t play her until the x2 Elixir time unless I have at least 1 Elixir Collector on the ground. I usually place her at the back so I can have enough Elixir to launch the big push when she is about to cross the bridge.

Ice Spirit is one of the best cards at the moment. It provides a huge advantage with the price, it freezes everything for 2 seconds. Ice Spirit is excellent against Miner, Sparky, Giant… It also deals nice damage to help your Ice Wizard finish off the enemy support troops. On offense, Ice Spirit is also super helpful when coupled with Mini P.E.K.K.A. A deadly Mini P.E.K.K.A + Ice Spirit counterpush is enough to finish off a half HP Tower.

Elixir Collector is probably the most important card in this deck. It runs the deck. It gives you a huge Elixir advantage and force your opponent to attack first. Try to protect it at all cost. Before the x2 Elixir time, have at least 1 Elixir Collector on the ground before using your P.E.K.K.A.

Lightning is the surprising part of this deck. It does great damage to the opponent Tower and his key cards nearby. I usually use Lightning to kill Cannon, Musketeer, Inferno Tower, Ice Wizard or Mini P.E.K.K.A when needed. Sometimes I use Lightning to finish off Towers. The stun effect it provides is excellent against Sparky and Double Prince.

Dark Prince is a must in this deck since he can easily take out ground swarms, the nightmare of the P.E.K.K.A. The reason I use Dark Prince instead of Valkyrie is that he can easily push the P.E.K.K.A faster.


Zap is one of most handful spells in Clash Royale. I don’t know what I can do without it. Zap is excellent at taking out small units such as Skeletons, Spear Goblins… distracting your P.E.K.K.A. Zap is great with couple with Ice Wizard as it deals good damage to Minion Horde and Barbarians so the Ice Wizard can finish off them in just a few hits. Great at dealing with Inferno Tower when there are too many targets for you to use the Lighting.

Mini P.E.K.K.A is another extremely versatile card in the current game meta. Mini P.E.K.K.A is the best tank killer at the moment. Hate Hog, Giant, Royal Giant, Miner, Musketeer…? No worries ’cause Mini P.E.K.K.A is here. Mini P.E.K.K.A + Ice Wizard is one of my favorite defensive combos. This combo is insane against most ground pushes! If you have Lumberjack, don’t hesitate to replace Mini P.E.K.K.A with him. Lumberjack is even better in this deck due to his Rage effect (Rage + P.E.K.K.A locking onto the Tower = GGWP).

Ice Wizard is better than Princess in this deck since he slows everything down, gives you more time to save up Elixir, helps your Dark Prince coming from behind a good distance to make sure he gets the x2 damage effect. He works as a moving defensive building. Excellent against Hog Rider, Giant, Royal Giant, P.E.K.K.A, Barbarians, Minion Horde…

General Gameplan

I always try to get my Elixir Pump down before doing anything else. After I get my Pump down, I try to put my P.E.K.K.A down then my Ice Wizard then Dark Prince which counters the counters to the P.E.K.K.A. During the push, I always try to at least have 6 elixir in the push for the Lighting to take out opponent’s Ice Wizards, Musketeers or defensive buildings.

If you were able to get a tower from the push, Defend as best as you can and since P.E.K.K.A/Mini P.E.K.K.A/Ice Wizard/Ice Spirit are beast at defending, your opponent will have a tough time taking a tower. And if your first push wasn’t able to get a tower, I try to get as many pumps down until double elixir time and start the same push and try to get the tower below 700 as two lighting can take out the tower.

If your opponent starts with a Giant from the back, start a P.E.K.K.A from behind the king tower as P.E.K.K.A destroys the Giant so fast then you can start a huge counterpush which would be hard to stop

If your opponent is also using a P.E.K.K.A deck, use your Lighting on their Pumps (unless they’re using P.E.K.K.A Three Musketeers)  so they can’t build as big of a push as you, and since most people who use P.E.K.K.A use P.E.K.K.A to counter P.E.K.K.A, you can cycle and place down another P.E.K.K.A before they can since they don’t have pumps and you can overwhelm them.

If your opponent is using a Hog Rider or a Royal Giant deck, just use Mini P.E.K.K.A and Ice Spirits or even Ice Wizard if necessary.

Okay my friends hopefully you will enjoy the deck. Don’t hesitate to comment If you have any question!

  • Yash Pratap Singh

    Seems like a good deck! I’ll surely try it

    • Will Potter

      Nice. Please give it a try and post the result here buddy!

    • Vincent Chen

      Yeah, it’s a good deck, I got to 4000 trophies with it

  • Micah Terpstra

    I’m in the same boat as you so I swapped in Princess for Ice Whiz. Like he says in the guide, Ice Whiz is better than Princess in this deck but Princess has worked pretty well for me. You might not be able to push 4,000+ trophies but you’ll still have a solid deck.

  • Yash Pratap Singh

    Thanks to this deck, I three crowned a guy and got a legendary chest!!

    • Aidan McFarland

      Awesome! Hope you get something good!

    • Norvelas

      save it! wait for the new legendary to come out if you want to inferno dragon!

    • Edison Chan


    • Will Potter

      xD Woohoo!

  • Berry Allan

    What are the card levels?

    • Micah Terpstra

      I would assume they’re at tournament level.

      • Berry Allan

        Figured. Thanks.

  • elcabro

    Hi, can u tell us your current card levels using this deck?

    • Will Potter

      Tournament Card Levels :D.

  • Frosty Tuber

    What can I sub for dark prince and ice spirits?

    • Bhaala Natarajen

      You can sub valkyrie but is is not recommended but ice spirit is unchangeable.

    • Will Potter

      Dark Prince is a must since he can push the P.E.K.K.A faster.
      Ice Spirit is another must.

  • Paul Murphy

    I don’t have the ice wizard or princess. What could I switch in for now ?

    • Sameer Siddiqui


  • Nathan Williams

    What can you replace the ice wizard with if you don’t have him?

    • Bhaala Natarajen

      Sub in princess for ice wizard

    • Will Potter

      Minions or Mega Minion would be nice. Good luck!

  • H2 Rothmann

    What can i sub for ice spirit and ice wiz?

    • Francuac

      I don’t think so

    • Bhaala Natarajen

      U can try to sub in princess for ice wizard but ice spirit is essential to the deck.

  • Ben

    She is an excellent against Giant and Bowler . . . ?

    Anyways, seems like a great 3 crowner deck even though not my type.

    • coffeeclubber

      Does not get knocked back by bowler.

      • Ben

        I know, but the grammar.

    • Will Potter

      Thanks. Already fixed it 😀

  • arena 8


    im not sure if it works, but its safe for sure. i checked with mcafee scanner

  • Lone Wolf

    Yes this deck is great. Here are a few things a changed for frozen peak which is where i am (2400)

    Lightening i replaced with Rocket- I just like rocket more.
    Mini p i replaced with lumberjack- as reckomended the lumberjack does great!

    I tried this deck as i have both ice wiz and lumber jack as my only legends. I like PEKKA a lot and the deck is fun and good! Thx for sharing!

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the great share Lone Wolf xD

  • Ryu6901

    GUYS MY FRIEND/CLAN MATE HAS ALL OF THSE LINED UP. We are going to do a live opening tomorrow on an app called shou around 10 pm est. my username is ryu6901 this is crazy that he got all of these! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d97da192abd8baa318f8a44bf41cbadf249695486b3ec5e96204dafc44c8f84.png

    • GamerDaily

      What a lucky bastard!! 😛

  • coffeeclubber

    Can wizard replace Ice Wizard?

  • Yash Pratap Singh

    Ok guys, so I got my legendary chest about 14 hours ago. Now, I have the ice wizard (since I’m already using this deck), but I really want another legendary like the miner or the lumberjack. But 9 days later, the inferno dragon is coming out. Personally, I don’t really like legendaries that cost more than 4 elixir, but the inferno dragon seems really cool. Should I wait 9 days to open my legendary chest, or should I open it tonight?

    • Sameer Siddiqui

      open it tonight

      • Yash Pratap Singh

        Are you sure?1

    • AgamveerDaGreat

      IDK But i am sure your curiosity will give in so try to hold it till you can

    • Paul Justin Detkowski

      Correct me if I am wrong but doesn’t the RNG for the chests run when you get the chest so once you get it, it’s decided and a new legendary coming out won’t have a chance to be in a chest acquired before it’s release?

      • coffeeclubber

        No, rewards are decided once the chest is opened.
        I would suggest opening it before the inferno dragon, as I don’t think it is a good card.

    • Will Potter

      If you really like the Inferno Dragon, just save it buddy!

  • Lone Wolf

    jusy an update with the deck. (Take in mind i use rocket for lightening and lumberjack for mini pekka) I Have not lost a single game with this deck and i have played over 10. I won a torny with it as well great deck!

    • Will Potter

      That’s awesome. I am so glad to hear that. You are the man!

    • Vincent Chen

      Lighting is better than rocket in my deck as lighting takes out the ice wizard, musketeers etc

  • 210577

    Could you fit a wizard in here instead of the ice wiz? It’s better against hordes and barbs, and it isn’t legendary.

    • Muhammad Irfan

      The main purpose if ice wizard here is to slowdown enemy’s troops, and it costs two elixir less than wizard.

    • Will Potter

      You can try to do that but IMO Minions/Mega Minion is the better sub!

      • Pork is Awesime

        do you mean minion horde or just minions?

        • Will Potter

          Minions, not Minion Horde.
          I never use the word Minions to talk about Minion Horde.

  • Anjana Dolintha

    im in royale
    arena what can i replace for ice spirt

    • -sirius-

      wich arena?

      • Anjana Dolintha


      • AgamveerDaGreat

        He means ‘Royal Arena’ not ‘Royale arena’….. Anjana minus the ‘e’

  • kwugfighter

    Is it ok if I only have lvl 2 epics in frozen peak, or should I try upgrading them first?

    • coffeeclubber

      You really need level 3 epics to stand a chance in frozen 🙁

      • kwugfighter

        Well, I just won two battles in frozen 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Upgrade what you use man!

  • DraKo

    Awesome Deck, but, you can post my Deck?, i don’t speak english very good at all, and its hard to me.

    This is my deck: Golem, Poison, Fury, Mini PEKKA, Inferno Tower, Minions, Ice Wizard, Zap

    Average Elixir cost: 3.9

    Thank you very much 😀

    • Will Potter

      I will post it If it’s good enough. Thanks man!

      • DraKo

        Thanks! My nickname on Clash Royale is Mr. DraKo 😀

  • Alberto

    It looks like a pretty good deck but what if your opponent has an air deck?
    ice spirit, zap and ice wizard are enough to counter a lava hound/minion horde?
    or lava hound/ballon?

    • Will Potter

      Rush on the other lane!!! xD

    • Vincent Chen

      Then you’re probably screwed xd

  • Edison Chan

    Sadly, I don’t have any legendaries so I can’t copy the deck… But I’m happy I’m in arena 8! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9074ccdcfdf2442265c636a2b2eb23223cd9e0aca14e71fca01c0f05a2229d88.png

    • Ben J.

      Just stop. This is the 2nd post in a row you’ve found an excuse to share your profile. Stop bragging, move on. Lots of people are way better than you,

      • Pork is Awesime

        Why can’t he brag? Because he’s better than you?

        • Ben J.

          No. Actually I’m in the clan Reddit Inferno and I am in A9. My in game name is Cap’tn Blood. It just gets annoying and repetitive.

          • Gropaga Anthony

            ikr, im arena 8, lvl 8. Someone in my clan is arena 8, lvl 7. So what.

    • Will Potter

      Good luck further buddy!

  • herro

    i lost to a miner user. this deck is hard against small elixir and beatdown decks. It’s ok though.

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the feedback buddy!

    • Vincent Chen

      Yeah, I have trouble with miners :p

  • UndeadClasher

    what do you do if you don’t have ic wiz

    • Vincent Chen

      Minions or princess if you have her

    • Will Potter

      Mega Minion or Princess would be nice. Good luck!

  • SpoonserTheGoat

    Hey bruhs. I’m stuck at 2600 trophies and need a good deck. Im using a giant poison deck and im stuck. I have 9/6/3 and im a lvl 9. Any suggestions? i have every card in the game. All commons lvl 8 and 9, rares lvl 6, and epics lvl 2 3 and 4. i also didnt gem at all.

    • Xrehaanx Xrajax

      try hog trifecta
      muskater/ice wizarfd
      ice spirit
      inferno tower
      elixir collector

    • Will Potter

      Practice more my friend! That’s all I can say!

  • вlαzιηgFire

    Can I replace the Ice Wizard with the Princess?

    • Will Potter

      Yes you can try to do that buddy. Good luck!

  • Vincent Chen

    Thanks for posting my deck 🙂

  • Jerry O Brien

    how would this deck perform against an all air deck via lava hound.

    • Vincent Chen

      Pretty bad xd

    • Will Potter

      Rush on the other lane!!

  • Ari

    What level cards?

    • Vincent Chen

      I was able to get to 4k+ with this deck with level 10/11 commons, level 8 rares, level 5 epics and level 2 legendaries

  • Alex

    What is your strategy against Giant+Balloon, or Lava + some air units? Ice wiz can’t stop them alone

    • Will Potter

      Rush on the other lane and pray!

  • Khoi Le

    Hi there all,
    Is there any way to replace the ice wizard and ice spirit in this deck? I’m at the edge of builders (two matches away from Royal,) and I need a deck that can propel me through Royal. Thanks!

    • Will Potter

      Sorry but you can’t use this deck If you have neither. It’s better to use the other decks man!

  • Zeus 325
    • Will Potter

      The Log is great now IMO xD

  • Onkar

    Any substitution for ice wiz i dont have it…..

  • Paulo

    Hey, nice deck!
    Whats the best substitute for mini pekka? (mine is only lvl 3)

  • Hayden O’Reilly

    How does this deck deal with lava hound?

    • Will Potter

      Push on the other lane xD

    • Vincent Chen

      You don’t xd

  • Basel Noeman

    What do you think of minions instead of ice wiz (dont have him yet) and poison instead of elixer collector

  • After my post in the other article (https://disqus.com/home/discussion/clashroyalearena/in_depth_guide_for_underdogs_in_legendary_arena/#comment-2913231363 ) I ended up dropping out of Arena 8 again, I then decided to change my deck up for sure this time.
    So, I went with this one, albeit, I don’t have an Ice Wizard.
    So, I substituted the Ice wizard for a Mega Minion, and saw some shaky wins, and devastating losses.
    I realised that even with the Mega Minion I was lacking air defense.
    So, what I’ve done is taken the Black Prince out and replaced him with the Wizard.
    The deck now looks like this:
    P.E.K.K.A Lvl 3
    Lightning Lvl 3
    Mega Minion Lvl 5
    Elixir Collector Lvl 6
    Wizard Lvl 6
    Ice Spirit Lvl 8
    Mini P.E.K.K.A Lvl 6
    Zap Lvl 9

    I’ve since won all my games either 1-0 or 3-0 and am back in Arena 8. Will see how it goes from here.
    I’ve played one match against a Sparky which I normally struggle against and won 3-0. The hard part comes from when I play against a Lava deck which I also tend to struggle against.

  • Tyuankeo

    Guys i love u so much i got into legend arena with this deck at card levels of 9-10/7/3/1

    • Will Potter

      Nice one. I am so glad to hear this. Thank you a lot for sharing this man!

  • James Hare

    I don’t have ice spirit ice wizard or dark prince what are some substitutes

  • NemNem

    Im gonna try this deck. It seems promising. But im gonna try the valkyrie first because my Dark Prince still weak

  • Egres

    Is it good idea to replace the ice wizard with the princess?

  • Egres

    Is it a good idea to change the ice wizard with the princess?

  • Abed Daouk

    I tried to use pekka Lightning and I was almost coming to legendary arena but on the last match I lagged aggainst lvl 8 player with weak hog deck I was 2984 then

  • Abed Daouk