Push to Legendary Arena with Royal Giant F2P Deck

Arena 9 is where we all want to be in Clash Royale. In order to get to 3000 trophies the question often is – what deck should I use to get there? There is no single answer for this as multiple decks will work but I want to show you a deck that is particularly easy to use and powerful, especially sub-3000. I know a lot of people use Legendary cards below Arena 9 now but I think it is only fair to use cards that everyone will have access too which is why I’ve made this guide without using any Legendary cards.

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 Clash Royale Royal GiantClash Royale MinionsClash Royale GoblinClash Royale Arrows
Clash Royale ZapClash Royale TombstoneClash Royale Fire SpiritsClash Royale Musketeer

Push to Legendary Arena with Royal Giant

Post 2000 trophies, this is a very good, easy to play deck that should be able to get anyone to Arena 9. You don’t need high levels and you don’t need any Legendary Cards. It’s a simple deck based around Royal Giant, Musketeer and the Tombstone and in terms of getting those 3000 trophies, this should get you there if played correctly (and potentially beyond!).

In the video, I’m playing at around 3200 trophies and so my units are rare lvl 7 and lvl 11 common which does make it somewhat easier, but further down, you should be fine with lesser levels as the important units here don’t diminish in their capabilities too much.

General Gameplan

Place your Royal Giant behind your towers and try and put down your tombstone in the middle of your side with the Skeletons going to the same side as the Royal Giant. Place your Musketeer close behind the Royal Giant and she will both protect and cause serious damage to buildings and units. Use the other units as necessary to defend and attack depending on the cards they release. Be ready with your spells to take down smaller units or Zap Inferno Towers/Dragons and Sparkies.

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Royal Giant, Musketeer and Tombstone:

The Royal Giant plays two functions in this deck. Firstly, it is the tank and should take most of the hits providing cover for other units to creep up. If played well, the enemy tower will focus the Royal Giant whilst units, including Skeletons from the Tombstone start to build up around it and inflict large amounts of damage. Secondly, it provides a steady stream of damage to the enemy towers / buildings – if the enemy properly defends it won’t get too many shots off on the tower but the 3 or 4 it does get off will add up to get down a tower by the end of the game.

The Musketeer is a vital card and whilst there are some spells that will counter it such as Fireball, you should do everything you can to keep it alive as long as possible. Whilst pushing, place the Musketeer behind the Royal Giant so that it doesn’t get targeted by the enemy troops, it will then help destroy both air and ground troops as they approach the Royal Giant. It also has a good range on it so can help take down other range troops and buildings. In defense, place it down slightly behind the front line of your tower so that the tower takes the brunt of the attacks whilst the Musketeer acts as DPS toward incoming attacks. It’s especially good against air such as Loons and Lava Hounds as it provides a lot of damage at a fast rate.

The Tombstone is a highly under-rated yet fantastic card to play with. It can do pretty much everything except fire at air. In defense it provides countless distractions for incoming units such as Knights and Valks as they hit each skeleton as it comes out giving you enough time to finish them off with other troops. It also helps distract hogs, Royal Giants and Giants by taking their focus away from towers. In attack, if you have troops taking hits from the enemy towers, the skeletons can start to pile up behind them and if they get onto enemy buildings they actually start to provide pretty good damage.

Top Tip: Your musketeer is absolutely vital in both defense and offense – make sure you use her wisely, with cover so that she can inflict the most damage possible.

Good luck and let me know how you get on! If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to Chucky’s channel – I cover strategy for both Clash of Clans and Clash Royale.

  • logan

    firdt

    • AdminCharlie

      Just beat me

      • Will Potter

        xD

    • Xrehaanx Xrajax

      U rushed the first comment and u failed

  • logan

    nice deck i might try it out

    • Will Potter

      How are you doing with it buddy?

  • logan

    anyone wanna good arena eight deck2600 trophies up

  • logan

    my deck is
    Log
    Lumberjack
    archers
    furnace
    fire spirit
    ice spirit
    mini pekka
    fireball
    double elixir gwt two furnaces down and try to have them deploy at the same time then drop in lumberjackmini pekka iice spirit fore spirit does tons of damage and kills towers in seconds.

    • Xrehaanx Xrajax

      Seems a good deck but can easily be shit down

      • logan

        how fireball

        • logan

          if they counter i spam in double elixir

          • TRV0R

            This deck in my opinion can be good at catching your opponent without elixir. Yes, LJ, Mini PEKKA, and both spirits are a good combo, but Fireball is the death of this deck. Lightning as well.

          • TRV0R

            And with Lightning climbing in the meta, I wouldn’t personally use this deck.

  • kwugfighter

    Aww, come on. ANOTHER cancerous deck?

    I lost to so many Royal Giants that I’ve been starting to hate it.

    Top 3 cards that I hate to play against:
    1. Sparky
    2. Three Muskets
    3. ROYAL GIANT

    • kwugfighter

      Especially to hate to play against 3 muskets when im lagging

      • Ishmam

        Wait, Sparky? Sparky is dead in the meta. Too easy to counter!

        What is ur problem with countering her? I could help u…..

        • kwugfighter

          They always put tons of troops behind the sparky (e.g. Wizard, MM) and my troops just die in an instant. I even use Guards and Ice Spirit, and they just die.

          • EthanoSmo

            That’s dumb sparky is like a glass cannon. U should not put stuff behind a sparky to tank for the other units. Btw that’s so easy to counter all u gotta do is use zap and fireball and their push is gone. If u don’t use fireball any heavy hitter and zap will do.

          • kwugfighter

            My “heaviest hitter” is a Musketeer, and I don’t use fireball

          • EthanoSmo

            Well then u should consider replacing ur cards for a mega minion or mini pekka cuz with just musketeer as ur main point damage I am afraid u will not have much success in climbing higher.

          • kwugfighter

            Well, it’s working out for me if I’m not facing Sparky.

            How many trophies do you have? (just curious)

          • EthanoSmo

            I am currently at 3224 with 9/6/3/1. How about u? Btw if u have trouble with sparky why don’t u change ur deck a bit so u have less trouble against her. Like start using mega minion or something. U can easily take out sparky with mega minion.

          • kwugfighter

            I use Guards and I’m at around 2700+ with 9/6.5/3/1 and I’ve decided to switch to Hog Trifecta for now.

        • kwugfighter

          Sometimes they also put LJs behind the Sparky.

    • D-Mate19

      I can live with the other too for the skill they require but Royal giant is by far the easiest card to play

    • Zigge

      I hate:

      1. The Muskets. (Fk them)
      2. Furnace (Sooooo annoying)
      3. P.E.K.K.A (I can sometimes handle her)

      • Xrehaanx Xrajax

        Learn to counter them

        • Zigge

          Trying to.

      • bud is wizer

        Use fireball on the muskets

        • Zigge

          I don’t use fireball

          • bud is wizer

            Maybe do

          • Zigge

            Man I don’t need tips. Doing fine without them.

    • Xrehaanx Xrajax

      Well learn to counter them

    • bud is wizer

      Use fireball and tombstone!

    • TRV0R

      My top 3 cards:
      1. SPARKY
      2. Any of the 3 spawners (gob/barb hut and furnace)
      3. Giant Skeleton (this thing isn’t too common in the game now, but it is EXTREMELY annoying)

    • EthanoSmo

      All of which are easy to counter. There are plenty of YouTube videos that give tips on how to counter certain cards.

    • EthanoSmo

      Bruh how is RG cancerous after the nerf, I’d say it is balance. If u run a defensive building in ur deck, with the right placement of cards u can easily shut down a RG before it does too much dmg. Stop complaining about these cards and learn how to counter them. Damn I hate people like u who always talk crap about cards you don’t know how to deal with. It’s called YouTube look up some tutorials bro.

    • Will Potter

      The current meta is pretty plentiful. Personally I don’t find which one is really annoying xD

    • Dingy

      Top 3 cards I hate
      1. Bomb Tower
      2. Bomb Tower
      3. Bomb Tower
      4. Bomb Tower
      5. Bomb Tower
      6. Bomb Tower
      7. Bomb Tower
      8. Bomb Tower
      9. Bomb Tower
      10.Bomb Tower
      I think I’ve made my point clear.

      • kwugfighter

        Why? Just use air!

  • D-Mate19

    “You don’t Have to have very high card levels” yeah, except for Royal giant.

  • kwugfighter

    Hey Will, can you update all the pictures to make them have the current art, because right now, I think the Musketeer looks just plain ugly.

    This is just a suggestion btw

    • Will Potter

      My bad. Gonna update this very soon. Thanks buddy!

    • Will Potter

      Everything is okay now xD

  • Fafa Papa

    I’ll give it a try, been toying with Giant Royal for a while without ever being really satisfied.
    Would you replace Gargoyles by Mega-Gargoyle or is it too slow?
    Same thing for arrows vs Ice Wizard.
    Thanks for the deck !

    • logan

      doesnt matter

    • lamepotato

      we call it minions

      • Fafa Papa

        Yes, thanks, you’re right 🙂
        But in French it’s Gargouilles, which explains my mistake (as I play in French).

    • Will Potter

      What are Gargoyles?

      • Fafa Papa

        Sorry, they are Minions. I’ve been using their French name.

  • Zigge

    Dude how much have you spent? You have 2 levels higher than me and I’m at 3500 – 3600 and you have most cards 1 – 2 levels higher.

  • Gabriel Yin-Dolvig

    You guys seriously think this guy is good using lvl 11 commons and lvl 8 rares, yet barely able to push past 3000 trophies?

    • Zigge

      Nope.

    • herro

      Lol im at 3000 with level 8-9 commons and level 5 rares

      • Aidan McFarland

        What deck (or decks) do you use?

        • herro

          i use the xbow deck and a custom miner cycle deck

      • bud is wizer

        What level are you?

    • Fafa Papa

      That’s not the point of the article.
      Guy is sharing a deck, you can comment on it, its strategy, how to improve it but what’s the point of talking about his level/card levels? Especially that it fluctuates very quickly.
      Good decks are good no matter the card levels, same thing for bad decks.

    • johnnyb1

      He’s a YouTuber isn’t he – presumably makes content with lots of different decks rather than pushes for trophies – i’ve tried this deck when he released it on YT and it worked pretty well for me and I’ve got much lower levels.

      • Aidan McFarland

        What card levels do you have?

        • johnnyb1

          9s and 6s

      • Will Potter

        This is what I want to say!

    • bud is wizer

      I played a lvl 9 like that and he is at only 2500 trophies

    • Ethan

      ikr, I have no level 11 commons or level 8 rares but I still manage to get to 3500+ trophies 😛

      • Will Potter

        xD

  • Anthony Peterson

    Mega Minion over Musketeer, and Minions any day

  • bud is wizer

    What is a good lumberjack deck? I am at 2500 trophies. I got it last night as my first legend! #nolog!

    P.S. Do not include giant because mine is level 4 and I only have 29/20.
    P.P.S. I have lvl 4 golem if that helps

    • logan

      pump golem lumberjack witch freeze musketeer mini pekka fire spirit or furnace and ice spirit put any of theose into a deck and you should be good

      • bud is wizer

        Thanks

        • bud is wizer

          Any others?

      • bud is wizer

        What is the elixir cost?

      • bud is wizer

        Any others for me?

        • logan

          your average spam deck would be good with lumberjack

    • Xx bismuth xX

      Try this out:
      Lumberjack
      Golem
      Wizard
      Ice spirit
      Furnace
      Elixir collector
      Mega minion
      Guards

      Play defensively with furnace and try to let furnace chip tower and get pumps down until you can play golem behind king tower and start your push with
      Golem
      Lumberjack
      Wizard
      And spirits from furnace
      (Also use mega minion in X2 elixir time if u can and dump whatever else you can too for max support but don’t over commit)

    • Will Potter

      Try to put him into any Hog Rider deck. Lumberjack is not really a win condition so I think you can use him in almost any deck!

      • bud is wizer

        I don’t have a high level hog rider but I found my rhythm while everything is hitting golem/golemites, lumberjack kills the tower.

  • Nelson

    can i fit a princess in here somewhere?

    • Bruno

      instead arrows maybe?

  • bud is wizer
    • EthanoSmo

      U need direct damage man. No deck is good without it…

      • bud is wizer

        Thanks, I used that for one battle so far, and it has worked well. I drawed, against a sparky that he used on defense mostly.

        • EthanoSmo

          No problem

  • Dr.Pain

    sounds like an awesome deck. my musketeer just got to lvl 8 and I have a lvl 9 RG… I think I’ll give this deck a try. Though, my Gobs & Zap are really low levelled. Gotta lvl them up.

  • Ryan Wong

    If you are trying to counter a hog rider with a tombstone, instead of pulling it to the middle, place it directly in front of the tower. Not only is it easier, the skeletons also do more damage because the hog rider is running directly into them, rather than running away from them. By doing this with a same-level tombstone, the hog rider gets zero hits on the tower!

    • VyᎡen

      Really?.. Might try it out Thanks! 😀

    • Will Potter

      Hmm what If your opponent has a spell?

  • Tee Jin Xuan

    can i replace princess?

    • Tee Jin Xuan

      with something

      • Francuac

        Replace fire spirits or arrows by her

    • Ryan Wong

      what r u talking about theres no princess

    • Will Potter

      If you have Princess, try to replace Arrows with her!

  • Tee Jin Xuan

    and goblins can be replaced by what card?

    • EthanoSmo

      guards

  • XXX

    Hey I want to share my deck that got me to 2864 trophies
    I call it Ice Hog Lumberjack Cycle
    Lvl 6 Hog Rider
    Lvl 6 Ice Golem
    Lvl 1 Lumberjack
    Lvl 9 Ice Spirit
    Lvl 2 Princess
    Lvl 9 Zap
    Lvl 7 Inferno Tower
    Lvl 6 Mega Minion

    This deck can stop defensive barbarians

  • Paul Justin Detkowski

    Is there any room in this deck for ice wizard or inferno dragon? Also, I am replacing Arrows with The Log

    • EthanoSmo

      The replacement with log is not a very smart idea since the main use of arrows is to kill minions and minion horde instantly and prevent them from destroying ur push.

      • Paul Justin Detkowski

        Alright thanks for the advice.!

        • EthanoSmo

          No problem man!

          • Paul Justin Detkowski

            Can you recommend any good decks with ice wizard and inferno dragon and the log? And /or lol

          • EthanoSmo

            Well I don’t really have much experience using the inferno dragon, but I do know this hog rider rocket deck that is seeing quite a bit of play right now. The deck is: Ice Wizard, Log, Skeleton Army, Rocket, Hog Rider, Princess (can be replaced with fire spirits if u don’t have her), Mega Minion, and Ice Spirit. This deck may need some getting used to but u can watch a video on it here if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX8LxChmHPA

          • EthanoSmo

            Btw if u have lava hound you could use inferno dragon and ice wizard in a lava hound deck.

          • Paul Justin Detkowski

            Thanks for that I’ll try that deck out . I wish I had lava hound lol

          • EthanoSmo

            Ur welcome 🙂 I think once u get the hang of the deck you will do really well. This Hog Rocket Deck got me to 3300 with card lvls of 9/6/3/1 (common/rare/epic/ legendary)

    • Will Potter

      Try to use Ice Wizard instead of the Tombstone. Good luck!

  • MagikStik

    Bad deck… can’t even defend.

    • EthanoSmo

      The deck is pretty good but u can replace minions with mega minion so u r less vulnerable to splash damage.

    • Will Potter

      You can use everything in this deck to defend.

  • Artur Cunha

    Just tried it on arena 7. It’s not terrible, but it’s really hard to defend.

  • 454599999

    I loves my deck but i stuck in arena 8 for 2 weeks T_T. Here is my deck :
    – Ice wizard
    – Zap
    – Valkyrie
    – Musketeer
    – Giant
    – Princess
    – Guard
    – Elix collector
    How can I improve my deck so I can went to next arena or at least beat my 2385 trophies?? T_T

  • OmegaPyxis

    What can I replace for ice wizard?

    • DaSlime

      theres no ice wizard

    • Will Potter

      Tombstone/Goblins

  • Bobhob

    I have log and miner and am stuck at 2600-2700 trophies. What deck should i try? I can’t beat people using sparky.

  • Muhammad Usman

    best deck for everyone without legendary
    https://youtu.be/eOVTN8AzaBo

  • Kevin Song

    I NEED a sparky deck, I have tried but failed a lot. I have a level 2 sparky and a ice wiz and every other card except the rest of the legendarys I am in arena 8 and stuck

    • Kevin Song

      I am desperate and willing to try to learn it at any cost

    • AJ

      Try this one:
      Giant – Sparky – Musketeer – Valk
      Zap – Arrow – Fire spirit – Ice Wizard

  • Grumpycat

    Can i share a gaint witch deck

  • Civan Aydın

    Which level of cards are enough for push to arena 9? I have lvl 6 commons and lvl 4 rares except lvl7 zap and lvl5 giant, mega minion and hog rider 🙁

    • Ryan Wong

      with a lot of skill you can push to legendary with tournament levels, with insane mad amount of skills you can do it with cards one level below that.
      with your levels you could definitely push to arena 8, but probably not much further 🙁

  • chad knoles

    Just stared using this deck today won 4 in a row so far I swapped out arrows for princess because mine is lvl2 and it’s suggested on video and zap for archers lvl9 zap doesn’t kill all skeleton army

  • Nick S.

    Do you think it would be possible to swap minions with mega minion, to prevent splash?

    • Will Potter

      Yea you can do that Nick!

      • Nick S.

        Thanks, been using this deck for a long time, got me past arena 7 to arena 8, 300 trophies up! Thanks mate ;3

        • Will Potter

          Awesome! Glad to hear that buddy xD

  • Tong156390

    I have sparky princess ice wizard and miner my deck is royal giant zap miner princess ice wizard babarians minions fireball any deck suggestion pushing to arena9 I’m f2p