The Prince-Nado! Best Tornado Deck for Arena 8+

Hello Clashers! This is KairosTime coming out with a deck guide on the Prince-Nado deck! It uses consistent tower damage with the Hog Rider and features the Prince-Nado combo that’ll completely blow your opponent away! This powerful combo isn’t easy to master, but with this guide, and the video, you’ll be able master it with some practice!

The Prince-Nado

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Prince Tornado Deck for Arena 8+


Legendary Replacements:

The Log – Switch this for Zap if you don’t have it. Although they don’t act exactly the same, they are both good cards, and the Zap can be used to clear a Skeleton Army quickly, which makes it another solid choice.

Using the Tornado

The Tornado is a high skill, high reward card. That means that if you don’t know how to use it right, it’ll fail you and you should practice. If you know how to use it, and can use it right, you’ll be able to completely throw your opponent off guard. The trick is to place the Tornado where you want your opponent’s troops to move, rather than where they are, like you do with other spells. I’ve learned of 2 strong ways to use it that works extremely well with this deck!


  1. Pull troops behind the tower – I have a perfect example of this in the video I included, so you’ll want to watch that. Often times, people counter the Prince by placing a tankier troop like the Bowler or Mini Pekka in front of, and just to the side of your tower. By placing the Tornado to the side, and next to the tower, you can pull the enemy troops behind the tower so that your Prince can land a hit on the tower. This is a purely offensive way to use the Tornado, so you’ll want to have enough elixir to prepare for a counter-push.
  2. Pull distraction troops to the other lane – The other way that people frequently counter the prince is by placing small troops like Goblins in the middle of the arena. Because the Tornado moves troops that aren’t moving the best, this should be done before your opponent drops the card so that the distraction troops will be pulled to the other lane so they won’t distract your Prince. By doing this, your opponent will have to move quickly to prevent him from landing his mighty lance in their tower.




Starting Out

Although they don’t act exactly the same, you want to find out what counters your opponent has to the Hog Rider and the Prince. In particular, you want to know what defensive buildings and distraction units are in their decks. Usually, the easiest way to do this is to send out a lone Hog Rider to the tower and see what your opponent uses to counter it. I don’t recommend playing your Prince right in the beginning unless it is in response to a quick tower rush. If you don’t have the Hog in your opening hand, you can always play a defensive Musketeer behind your king’s tower and build up a push. Once you know what counters are in your opponent’s deck, it’s time to play around them.

Playing Around Counters:

The Tombstone – The Tombstone is a very popular card right now and it does an excellent job at countering both the Hog Rider and the Prince. One of the best ways to counter The Tombstone is to wait until it is around half health. Then, you can send the Hog Rider, along with The Log. The Log will finish off The Tombstone along with the Skeletons spawned by it, and the Hog Rider will have a free pass to the enemy Tower

Skeleton Army – This is another card that counters both the Hog Rider and the Prince. Although the Tornado will clear a Skeleton Army, I wouldn’t recommend using it to clear the Skeleton Army. Because of the mechanics of the Tornado, there are so many little Skeletons that Tornado does very little to move them out of the way, which will mean that your push will most likely be stopped before the army is destroyed. The best way to deal with the Skeleton Army is with The Log. This can be done preemptively if you know your opponent is going to use it, or reactively if you are fast with it.

Inferno Tower – This also counters both cards pretty well. The best way to deal with a defensive tower with a lot of health like the Inferno Tower is to build up a push with your Musketeer. Once the Musketeer is about to cross the bridge, you want to place down your Hog Rider so that the two of them will work together to clear the Inferno Tower pretty quickly.

If your opponent has only 1 of these counters in their deck, it’s just a matter of waiting until they use their defense to stop the Hog Rider or Prince, and then striking with the other when it is out of their deck rotation. If they have multiple counters, you’ll have to be creative about which cards you play. I’ve found that building up a big push with the Musketeer, Ice Golem, Mega Minion, and either the Prince or Hog Rider is a good way to handle these types of decks.

Deck Matchup

Golem and Giant Decks – These decks are hard to stop, but if you know your opponent has this type of deck, the best thing to do is to wait for them to place their tank, and counter attack the other lane with your Hog Rider. Then, you’ll want to prepare for their push. The best thing you can do is use the Ice Golem to separate their Mega Minion from the tank, and use the Musketeer to clear that Mega Minion. Then, you’ll want to use your Prince to clear other support troops so that he can then clear the heavy tank.

Lava Hound Decks – Once again, rushing the other lane is going to be very helpful once they drop their Hound. When it comes to defending, my favorite thing to do is to use the Fireball and Tornado to clear both the Lava Pups and the supporting troops. I prefer this method because it is less likely to be countered by the Lightning. A Fireball and Tornado will clear most support troops that are used with the Lava Hound, including the Ice Wizard and Mega Minion. If needed, you can use the Fireball to finish off the Lava Hound and then use the Tornado to pull them away from the tower along with finishing off those nasty support troops. It also works to use the Tornado first to pull all troops into one spot, which you will gladly fireball afterwards.

Other Decks – For most other decks, you will want to use the Prince defensively and pair him up with the Tornado for a powerful push. When the right cards are out of cycle, you’ll want to use your Hog Rider and Log or Fireball to finish off the enemy tower.

Thank you so much for reading this guide! I hope you learned something and enjoyed the guide. If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave it as a comment in my video and I’ll respond as soon as I can!

Ticking by, KairosTime

  • Robmob3000

    First comment!

    • Aidan McFarland

      Don’t spam

      • LIN/(88

        how is that spam

        • FredDenny


          • Dingy

            I don’t get this chain.

          • Tali’Zorah

            You’re a potato. I’m amazed you know what chain means.

          • Dingy

            Sarcasm or not?

          • Tali’Zorah

            Oh yes! 😉

          • Dingy

            I still don’t get it.

      • Lightning King

        u literally did it on other ones too….

    • Xx bismuth xX

      Can I get your autograph?

      • Robmob3000



      notice how he has only made one comment and that was “First comment!”

  • Jedi Master Awesome

    Cool deck Karios!

  • Gamewarrior

    I wonder how these people get these new cards so fast…

    • Awonycoy Huggywuggy

      i got it from a crown chest two days after the release. thought it was a legendary but it was the tornado

      • Gamewarrior

        lol, tornado is good, but not a legendary good though

    • Xx bismuth xX

      They get it from release offer mostly

      • Gamewarrior

        Where they get all those gems! Beside P2W people…

        • Spectral

          its only 400 gems. People who save up or have never used their gems can afford it

    • logan

      also whenever a ne card is released the game is programmed to help you level it up really fast

      • Gamewarrior

        well I have not gotten graveyard yet and I opened like 5 crown chest and 4 golden chest.

        • Spectral

          … that is nothing…
          be patient. Crown and golden chests have low legendary drop rates

          • Gamewarrior

            my bad I meant tornado. I already got graveyard from legendary chest so I dont know why I said graveyard.

        • logan

          its called legendary cause its really rare and good

  • h1v

    just got tornado in the shop. bought 2 =]

    • Will Potter

      Haha nice xD

  • torchicdude

    Any substitute for the Log?(Edit:NVM)

    • Hotshot Gamer Boy

      Zap or arrows

  • Hotshot Gamer Boy

    Why can’t ANYONE make a non-legendary deck to push to arena 9? i am at 2650 and have EVERY card except all the legendaries and tornado. Any suggestions? (btw my epics are 3,commons 9-10, rares 6-8)

    • Awonycoy Huggywuggy

      Why can’t you make a deck yourself? People here are trying to make decks, but most of them have legendaries (especially the log). You’ll get a legendary soon- but while you wait, try some of the old meta decks and have fun while upgrading your cards. youll find a good deck with no legendaries one day. good luck!

    • logan

      what rares of yours are level eight

    • Slime Gaming

      yo i just got to arena 9 the other day no recent balance changes have you tried the meta
      golem deck the one that dos’nt have the log that’s what i used bye

    • Dingy

      All you have to do is play 1-540 games to get a legendary. Try making a deck to counter the Frozen Peak meta if you can and also try using some popular cards in Legendary, there’s a deck builder guide on CRA if you need it.

    • Scooth harrison

      I don’t use any legendaries….. barbs, hog, lightning, fireball, cannon, fire spirits, dragon and mega minion….. sitting comfortably around 3600 trophies

      • esco – Clash Royale

        Ice spirit giant mini pekka zap musk mega minion rage bowler legendary arena there u go

  • Vector

    I asked yesturday for a tornado-log deck and here it is ^_^ hell yeh!

    • Will Potter


  • Xx bismuth xX

    Good idea kairos it’s truly stunning if played right it’s like your opponent can get rid of your prince but his troops are delayed

  • Dingy

    So you can use Prince-nado, Hog-nado, Fire-nado, Log-nado and the best of all,


    • Joshua Tellez

      And Gob-Nado?

      • Dingy

        and Knight-nado and Arrow-nado and Giant-nado and Witch-nado and Valkyrie-nado and Bomber-nado and Musketeer-nado and Mini P.E.K.K.A-nado and Skarmy-nado and Baby Dragon-nado and Spear Goblin-nado and Goblin Hut-nado and Lightning-nado and Minion-nado and Skeleton-nado and Bomb Tower-nado and Tombstone-nado and Balloon-nado and Barbarian-nado and Cannon-nado and Barbarian Hut-nado and Rocket-nado and X-Bow-nado and Minion Hoard-nado and Tesla-nado and P.E.K.K.A-nado and Freeze-nado and Firespirits-nado and Wizard-nado and Furnace-nado and Poison-nado and Mortar-nado and Golem-nado and Royal Giant-nado and Three Muskies-nado and Dark Prince-nado and Ice Spirit-nado and Bowler-nado and Ice Golem-nado and Inferno Tower-nado and Mega Minion0nado and Guards-nado and Zap-nado and Lavahound-nado and Inferno Dragon-nado and Ice Wizard-nado and Graveyard-nado and Miner-nado and Princess-nado and Lumberjack-nado.

        Top 3 in my opinion are.

        • Dingy

          How you like them tornadoes?

          • Ben

            wb shark-mato 😀

        • esco – Clash Royale

          Wow can u be my blog writer u have a wild imagination

    • Very Unlucky


    • Gorgaritch

      Good one! XP

    • Dr. Troy
  • Ben

    replacement for ice golem? 😀


      valkyrie or zap

      • Dingy

        Knight since the similar HP for +1 elixir, it’ll also kill a glass cannon.


    i call it the tomato spell which brings up a new idea for a card.
    tomato is a building that does nothing except distract and when it expires (after a minute) it spawns a poison spell

    • Dingy

      I have an idea, it’s called the Developers Build, it allows you to study cards and learn advanced tactics with new cards, it cost 10 elixir and +1 million subs.

  • Dr. Troy

    Tornados need a buff so they can actually kill minion hordes and have a greater strength. I had a Sparky-Tornado deck in frozen peak but the tornado just failed me 🙁 #MAKE_SPARKY_GR8_AGAIN