Royal Giant Trifecta Deck – Push to Legendary Arena with No Epic!

Hello guys,

Today I am going to show you another very easy-to-use Royal Giant Deck for Arena 7 and above. This deck was shared by usc1313 after he got it to Arena 9 with level 8, 9 Commons and level 6 Rares, which is very impressive! Since lots of players are complaining about how difficult it is to get into Arena 9 without Legendary Cards.

This deck is not for everyone, for sure, because I know that lots of players really “hate” Royal Giant. So, If you are not interested in this deck, please just go back to the homepage and browse for the other ones. There are lots of other greats decks on CRA waiting for you :D.

Royal Giant Trifecta Deck

Clash Royale Royal GiantClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale ZapClash Royale elixir collector
Clash Royale MusketeerClash Royale ValkyrieClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Cannon

Card Breakdown

Royal Giant is the main win condition of this deck, obviously. I rarely play Royal Giant before the x2 Elixir time while using this deck because of his high Elixir cost and other cards’ versatility. During the first 2 minutes, try to memorize the key defensive cards of your opponent. Try to predict which ones he will use to stop your Royal Giant and build your main push based on the prediction. Basically, build the push which stops your opponent key’s defensive cards.

Zap is the best spell card in game at the moment. I literally can’t play without Zap, always try to put it in most of my decks. Zap is just so versatile. You can use it to kill small Skeletons and Goblins. Using Zap on Minion Horde also helps your Tower 1 hit them later. Moreover, Zap can reset Sparky, Inferno Tower, Prince, Mortar, X-Bow, … Anyway, you should save it for the opponent’s air cards first as this deck is pretty weak against air.

Cannon is still very good even after so many nerfs. Level 8 Cannon + level 6 Mini P.E.K.K.A is a great combo to prevent opponent’s level 10 Royal Giant from getting any hit to your Tower. You can somehow replace Cannon with Inferno Tower to deal with Lava Hound and Giant + Balloon combo better.

Ice Spirit is a very hot pick these days. It has so much value with the price. This card will be extremely hot in the upcoming update, If it is not getting nerfed of course. Ice Spirit helps us stop Minions, Goblins, Spear Goblns, … When coupled with Mini P.E.K.K.A, we have a perfect combo to stop Hog Rider, Royal Giant and other super annoying pushes. You can use it to protect the Royal Giant and any other push any time!

Musketeer is such a beast on both offense and defense. I usually use her on defense and then transform into a counterpush right after that. She can easily take out Balloon, Baby Dragon, solo kill Cannon and deal tons of damage to any tankers. Behind either Royal Giant or Musketeer, she can easily remove almost any distraction. When left alone, she deals hundreds damage to the opponent Tower.

Valkyrie is the splash support in this deck. She can easily remove swarms, Barbarians, Wizard, Witch, Musketeer and lots of other troops. This is definitely an all around card. You always can use her as the shield for the counterpush by placing Mini P.E.K.K.A and Ice Spirit behind her. Anyway, If you have either Princess or Ice Wizard, you can replace the Valkyrie with either, it would be even much better!

Mini P.E.K.K.A is one of the best tank killers. Especially when coupled with Ice Spirit, she can easily shred Hog Rider, Giant, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Royal Giant, … If your opponent has Mini P.E.K.K.A also, save her to deal with it! She is also a perfect counter to Miner. She is the must have card in almost any deck at the current meta. Why? Please take a look at here!


Elixir Collector: Seems like this is an obvious choice for most of Clash Royale players, especially when you are in the Arena which has lots of higher leveled players. This card is the best move to force your opponent to attack first while gaining and Elixir advantage. Take a look at this page to see the best Elixir Collector placements!

Royal Giant Trifecta Deck

General Gameplan

How to deal with the most popular counters to Royal Giant:

  1. Barbarians = Zap + Ice Spirit + Mini P.E.K.K.A.
  2. Mini P.E.K.K.A = Ice Spirit + Mini P.E.K.K.A.
  3. Inferno Tower = Ice Spirit + Musketeer + Zap
  4. Minion Horde = Ice Spirit + Zap
  5. Cannon = Musketeers

And here are some popular matchups you may face every day:

Hog Trifecta/Cycle: This is the easiest matchup for this deck IMO. With Mini P.E.K.K.A, Cannon and Ice Spirit, you can easily stop any Hog Rider push. Even trading Towers favors you because Hog Rider is worse at getting the second Tower. When the full Trifecta is coming, use Cannon to lure the Hog Rider to the middle then drop your Mini P.E.K.K.A for Valkyrie and Valkyrie for Musketeer, easy right?

Royal Giant Decks: Cannon + Mini P.E.K.K.A + Ice Spirit would do the job pretty well. Use Zap to reset its target If needed. Just let your opponent over-commits with his Royal Giant then counter attack with survived troops and your Royal Giant.

Royal Giant + Hog Rider: Another easy matchup since the opponent needs to spend at least 10 Elixir on the push which can’t defend itself.

Three Musketeers Decks: If they are not split, use Zap + Valkyrie + Ice Spirit. Otherwise, use Cannon on the side which has 1 Musketeer and use Zap + Valkyrie on the other side.

Miner Cycle: Place your Elixir Collector in the middle, right in front of your King’s Tower then try to use Mini P.E.K.K.A to protect it. If your opponent have level 10+ Goblins, save your Valkyrie or Fire Spirit for them! It’s a lot easier If your opponent uses Hog + Miner!

Giant Poison: This is a pretty tough Matchup. Try to pull the Giant with your Cannon then use Mini P.E.K.K.A + Ice Spirit to take the backline down as soon as possible, after that, your Mini P.E.K.K.A will go towards the Giant.

Lava Hound: Push on the other lane! Just do it my friends!


  • Adelani Turner

    good deck. though im more interested in how to counter it. my current deck is minion horde, ice wizard, miner, zap, cannon, elixir pump, mini pekka, and spear goblins. been facing a lot of RG decks lately. his range is scary. just drop him at the bridge unannounced and boom…….the end. also why do keep meeting players with lvl 10 commons and lvl7/8 rares can anyone explain this?

    • herro

      If someone over commits with this deck, you could probably counter it with inferno/fireball/zap. It will give you positive elixir and shut down the push. Or you could fireball the musketeer and ice spirit and use minion horde. Zap the royal giant if it locks on your tower. it’ll reset its target and get stunned for 1 second.

    • Will Potter

      Sorry for the late reply buddy.
      Are you still finding it hard to deal with him after the balance update?

  • Nebx 5

    Hi what can i replace the ice spirit with?

    • Vluonx

      try fire spirits.

      • Lightning King

        skellies or fire spirits

        • Lightning King

          or golem…. JK

    • Will Potter

      Yea, Fire Spirit would be nice!

    • Muhammad Irfan

      Try this deck, it help my buddy pass arena 9 :
      Royal Giant
      Minions Horde
      Skeleton army

  • Alpha_Mark717

    where’s lightning in the poll?
    and rage
    and maybe the goblin barrel

    • Lightning King

      lightning and rage wont get much votes.. bt i agree with the gob barrel.. its a good spell card

    • Will Potter

      Yea I forgot them. So sorry buddy 😀

  • King Tee

    Yeah thats a good deck but i hate the RG My Deck: Fire spirits, zap, Ice Wizard, Mini Pekka, Elisir collector, Wizard, Giant, Sparky.

    This is a great deck i have used this deck to finally push to arena 9. If you try to use this deck don`t forget to always play defensive first.

    • Will Potter

      Yea your deck is pretty cool. I was using it for a few days before. Lots of 3 crown wins 😀

      • King Tee

        Thx man 😀

  • Chained Chaos

    RIP RG you will not be missed.

    • Will Potter


  • Terry Bert

    This make no sense Zap is a card that isn’t easy to use, Its one of the most balanced card and they nerf it cos alot of people are using it??, What a dumb reason

  • PineapplesRBoss

    Hey Will, I’ve Posted a few decks, and none of them have been posted. I was wondering if I was doing something wrong? I am PineappleKing or PK, and most of my decks use three musketeers, and recently, ice wizard and miner. Also on a side note, a lumberjack deck I could use?

    • PineapplesRBoss

      Also nice deck

    • Will Potter

      Hello buddy,
      If your deck doesn’t get posted after 1 week, it means it is not good enough. I am so sorry about this and I hope you can understand this. Hope you don’t mind also. Okay my friend?
      Did you try the new Lumberjack I posted yesterday?

  • -anime4theiwn-

    Really i dont understand why people are hating on the royal giant that much (im a giant user so no need to reply with hate), hes not that op and i dont have that mcuh trouble countering him to be honest (a9 3200 trophy range my deck is lev9 commons lev 7 rares no epic or legendary goblins-zap-arrows-elixir collector-musketeer-valk-mini pekka-giant) i actually think miner is much worse literally every second opponent i have uses miner+princess the other half are RG or Hog users.

    • Will Potter

      I don’t think people hate Royal Giant because he is OP… 😀

      • -anime4theiwn-

        why do they it makes no sense

        • MrGXS7yLE

          Royale Giant itself is not hard to counter with. What make most people so hate Royale Giant is the follow up support combo for the Royale giant. And this what make level 10/11 Royale giant so deadly. Placed high damage troop like mini pekka, musketeers/mini pekka to support it. Placed multiple unit like minion/horde/goblin, witch/wizard to support it. And this variation so far only use troop as examples, not to mentions we still have spell to support him. I don’t hate to deal with it, if you want to debate with me. I just write down what is running through others people’s head and what they feel about Royale giant.

          • Will Potter

            This is very true.
            Also, in the current game meta, I have no problem at all while dealing with Royal Giant xD

          • MrGXS7yLE

            Yeah, still no problem at dealing with Royal Giant. But it still can be really annoying when royal giant paired with dark prince/princess + freeze spell together with it.

  • IK

    Hey all, I use a very similar deck to this with skeletons instead of the Ice spirit and Poison spell instead of the Mini Pekka. Ive been using the exact deck for over 2 months now playing about 500 games with the deck. Im currently a Level 9 with 3.2k trophies and Ive got the deck I mentioned above fully to tournament standard. For me the most important card in this deck is the Poison spell and thats why I wanted to share my version of the deck. Getting just 1 epic to Level 4 wasnt too big of a pain even as a F2P player and IMO at tournament standard Epics have a slight advantage over Commons, rares and even legendaries. If you plan to use this deck i definitely recommend you to use poison instead of mini pekka as it also helps to defend air troops.

    • Will Potter

      Thank you a lot for sharing this my friend! That’s great If you can write a guide about it.
      I really appreciate your share man!

  • Agnik Banerjee


    • Will Potter

      Fire Spirits, maybe 😀

  • BanditGames4G

    i replaced ice spirit with ice wizard

    i won the 1st battle in royal arena :DD

    • Will Potter

      xD Luckily you got the Ice Wizard. Good luck further man!

  • BanditGames4G

    also someone rushed me with golem 3 muskets and which and bomber and i rushed the other side adn came out with a 3 crown

    • Will Potter

      Wow really? That’s so cool!

  • 42Ducklover

    What can I replace with the elixir collector. I have it but I’ve never liked it and I just don’t get it.


    • Luke Whittingham

      skellies or gobs

    • Will Potter

      Elixir Collector is a must in this deck buddy!
      If you really want, try to replace it with Ice Spirit. Good luck!

  • Colin Leon

    is this deck still good after the royal giant nerfs.

    • Will Potter

      Still very good buddy!

  • Bob Armstrong


  • Nelson

    fire spirits instead of ice spirits? since i dont have it lol

    • Will Potter

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