Swefecta Deck for Arena 8+ (Trifecta Remake)

I’m gonna tell you a true story, The Birth of the Swefecta Deck. A little boy, was eating a sandwich before going to sleep. He was thinking of why he just lost so many battles in a row. He thought of a deck, a deck called ”Trifecta”. The Trifecta is a deck featuring Hog Rider, Musketeer, Poison, Cannon, Pump, Valkyrie, Skeletons and Zap. He thought that if he could make a deck, as powerful, as that deck, he would probably win some battles. He choose his favorite card in the game, The Hog Rider, as a win condition, one of the best units to support the Hog Rider with, the Lumberjack, then he choose a third card, the Wizard. Those three cards were the heart and soul of his deck. The name of the boy, was Zigge…

Swefecta Deck for Arena 8

Swefecta Deck for Arena 8+

What up guys! Zigge back with another amazing guide for you guys! I’m gonna show you my new deck called Swefecta. This deck uses a Legendary but I’m gonna show you great substitution for it. It’s an update of the old deck called Trifecta. When you play the Trifecta deck, you spammed Pumps until you had a massive elixir advantage. Then you deployed your Cannon, Valkyrie and/or your Musketeer for defense. You placed your Hog Rider behind your Valkyrie, deployed a Poison spell on their Arena Tower. Then you just had to wait and watch your troops whittle the tower down. Let’s get into it!

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale WizardClash Royale LumberjackClash Royale fireball
Clash Royale SkeletonClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale ZapClash Royale Tombstone

Card Breakdown

Hog Rider – Your main win condition. Use him with Ice Spirit for mini pushes and with other troops, such as Wizard and Lumberjack for a bigger push. This deck is made for you to chip your opponents tower and then finish him off with a big push. The Hog Rider works very well with many troops which gives him a lot of versatility. I most cases, you want to attack the left side. Wanna know why? Here’s the answer: The Hog Rider has a big chance of jumping over the river if you place him on the farthest left side. That chance doesn’t exist if you deploy him on the right hand side. He was used in the Trifecta as win condition. This card is not replaceable due to its unique ability.

Lumberjack – Your secondary win condition. Couple him with the Hog Rider or with the Wizard to create deadly pushes that your opponent will have a hard time stopping. If your opponent leaves this guy alone, he’ll decimate their tower, I can promise you that! His very fast move and attack speed makes him very good with the card you want to use him with; The Hog Rider! The Trifecta was created before the Lumberjack even existed so it was of course not used in the Trifecta but I feel like this is the replacement for Musketeer due do their high point damage they share. This card can be replaced with Mini P.E.K.K.A but LJ is recommended if you have him.

Ice Spirit – Your win condition support. One of the most popular cards in the game. Couple her with the Hog Rider to make small pushes. She’s one of the best cards to use with high, splash damaging troops such as the Wizard, due to her ability to freeze all of the troops she hits. Ice Spirit was not used in the Trifecta but I feel like this is the replacement for Pump as it isn’t that good anymore. This card can be replaced with Fire Spirits if you find yourself weak to Arrow and Zap bait decks or just with swarms.

Tombstone – Your main defense. Good ol’ Tombstone. Tombstone is the nightmare for a Hog Rider user and can cause pain to many other decks. Its ability to spawn 4 Skeletons when it gets destroyed is incredible against many troops. You better protect your Tombstone, it will cause pain to your opponent. Do the usual 4-3 plant against Giants, Golems and Hog Riders and a proactive plant against Royal Giants. Tombstone was not used in the Trifecta. It used Cannon instead. This card can be replaced with practically any defensive building.
Related topic: Why you should use Tombstone

Fireball – Your defensive support. Fireball + Zap was the mother of Poison + Zap. The Trifecta uses Poison + Zap so I decided to go with Fireball + Zap. I mostly use Fireball on defense but sometimes I throw in a prediction Fireball to kill my opponents Skarmy or severely wound their Barbarians. Your Fireball must be the same relative level or higher than the Barbarians or Musketeers in this deck. It plays a big role. This card is replaceable with The Log if you want to.
Related topic: Best Tips for the Fireball

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Wizard – Your The Runner (nice grammar right there). The Runner is a card that you use on defense then turn into offense, supporting it with other cards. Most of you have probably a low-leveled Wizard due to the fact that he isn’t that good in the current meta. But he works perfect in this deck! Upgrade your Wizard so that he can one-shot Minions where you are on the ladder (so that they are the same relative level).  Wizard is not used in the Trifecta but I feel like he’s the replacement for Valkyrie due to they high splash damage they share. You can not replace the Wizard due to the fact that he’s a part of the Trifecta.

Skeletons – Your versatile response card. Not much to say about these three fast, very weak melee fighters”. Use them to distract any type of P.E.K.K.A coming at you. Or to ”surround you enemies with this pile of bones!. Any level Skeletons will do the job as they mostly used to distract your opponents’ heavy-hitters like Prince Mini P.E.K.K.As. Ice Spirit + Skeletons is my favorite combo to deal with Hog Rider when I don’t have the Inferno Tower ready. Skeletons were used in the Trifecta. You could replace them with Skeleton Army, Goblins or Guards.

Zap –  Your spell (your spell slot in the deck). The most popular card in the whole game. Stuns your enemies for 0.5 seconds and dealing damage to them. Excellent to kill Minions and Minion Hordes with on your side and on your opponents side with the support of a Princess shot. Perfect against Sparky, Princes and Inferno Tower. Zap was used in the Trifecta.

General Gameplan

Play it slowly and defend yourself. Don’t get greedy! Make small pushes to chip their tower if needed. Wizard is one of the best defensive cards in the game and he’ll take out Barbarians with ease. In 2x elixir launch a big, big counterpush with all you got! Wizard, Lumberjack, Hog Rider, Ice Spirit, etc.

Starting Hand

Your starting hand could win you the game, but as well lose you the game. With these tips, we’re gonna minimize the chances of losing because of your starting hand. Here I’m gonna explain the cards you wanna start with. (In order)

  1. Tombstone, the 4-3 right side plant (3 tiles from your right Arena Tower and 4 tiles from the river)
  2. Wizard in the back, left lane
  3.  Skeleton split in the back
  4. Hog Rider or Hog Rider + Ice Spirit, left lane
  5. Ice Spirit in the back, guess which lane?

Pros

  • Very strong defense
  • Strong splash damage
  • Cards synergize very well
  • Makes big counterpushes
  • Very unexpectable
  • Uses only 1 legendary with a great substitution

Cons

  • Weak to Lava Lightning
  • A little bit weak to Hog
  • Weak to Lightning overall

Guys, that’s it for my guide. Hope you all have a good day! Comment if you need any help or advice.

  • Zigge

    I nearly lost all hope of my guide getting posted… Thanks Will!

    • Zigge

      Wizard is substitutable with Princess or Fire Spirits. But Wizard us recommended if you struggle against Minions or Barbarians.

    • Jeff morgan

      Did you write the whole guide or just give him the deck?

      • Lightning King

        you have to write the whole guide ( I think)

      • Zigge

        I wrote the whole guide.

      • Will Potter

        You need to write the whole guide. It should be at least 750 words 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Lmao xD
      Yea there are TONS of guides for me to read, check and post every day. That’s why it takes so long.
      Sorry for the delay buddy!

      • Zigge

        I’m so happy you’ve posted 3 of my guides! More are coming!

        • Will Potter

          That’s great If you can post some F2P decks hehe

          • Zigge

            Ok.

  • Micah Terpstra

    I know it’s a LEG but I swapped Wiz for Ice Wiz and just won a classic challenge. Fun deck. Thanks for posting!

    • Zigge

      Congrats! Nice you had success! Thanks yourself for reading.

    • Will Potter

      Wow that’s so nice. Congrats and thanks a lot for sharing this buddy!

  • Gamewarrior

    a little boy? How old is zigge (u dont need to say it if u dont want to, but isn’t there an age thing to sign up?)

    • Zigge

      I’m in 5th grade (11)

      • Gamewarrior

        Wow! an 11 year old in arena 8 , nice! I’m 12 and stuck in arena 8 too!

        • Zigge

          I’m in Arena 9, 3500. The deck is for Arena 8+

  • Jeff morgan

    Ziggeziggezigge! Wow awesome deck congrats man! Hopefully my deck will get posted next.

    • Will Potter

      I haven’t read your guides yet since there are so many decks which need to be read first. Gonna post it If it’s good enough buddy!

  • Anthony Nguyen

    Good deck, but when I tried this, a Bowler deck pretty much dominated me. How do I beat the Bowler with this deck?

    • Zigge

      Defend Bowler with LJ + Ice Spirit. Let them use their Lightning offensively and then you go for a big push. Be patient with your cards so he’ll only lightning 1 or 2 at the same time.

      • Anthony Nguyen

        Ok, thanks for telling me.

        • Zigge

          😛

          • Anthony Nguyen

            😀

  • Lightning King

    #ZiggeRocks!

    Nice deck man…. love ur enthusiasm, and amazing introduction.

    • Zigge

      Thanks dude! Thanks for reading!

      • Lightning King

        np man

      • Lightning King

        np man!

  • Felipe Milhomem

    My first battle with this deck, and I faced Lava Lightning.

    • VyᎡen

      Lol #Riseofthelava

    • Zigge

      Against Lava Lightning, you have to be very aggressive and rely on your Wizard for defense. This deck is very cheap so if he uses a Lightning on your tower + Wizard, you just cycle back to anothah one.

      • Felipe Milhomem

        Ok, I’ll try this. Thanks!!!

  • William Hou

    I want to try this

    • Zigge

      Then do it.

  • Alpha_Mark717

    “1. Tombstone, the 4-3 right side plant (3 tiles from your right Arena Tower and 4 tiles from the river)
    2. Wizard in the back, left lane
    3. Skeleton split in the back
    4. Hog Rider or Hog Rider + Ice Spirit, left lane
    5. Ice Spirit in the back, guess which lane?”
    does this mean you could do the symmetrical opposite of those if I like to do offence on the right and defence on the left?

    • Zigge

      You could if you want to but it’s recommended to attack the left side because the Hog Rider a a bigger chance of jumping over the river even if not pig pushed.

      • Xx bismuth xX

        Yea most noobs and average players don’t know this tip that can be win or fail

  • Blue

    Uh, I tried this deck and failed. It’s because the opponent uses Bowler, Inferno Tower, and Lightning. It’s a Giant, Bowler, Lightning deck.
    If you’re using this deck and you found A Giboli deck, try to get a draw.

    • Zigge

      Completely true.

  • Ben

    Best intro ever.

    • LIN/(88

      ya

    • Zigge

      Yesh ikr lmao

      • Xx bismuth xX

        Awesome intro with:I’m gonna tell you a true story…

        • Zigge

          The story is true…

    • Xx bismuth xX

      I agree

    • Will Potter

      haha

  • fatbu

    i just had a 400 trophy losing streak ;-;

    • Zigge

      With this deck? Are you sure you played it right? Also, your comment fits your profile pic very well…

      • fatbu

        not with this deck
        i was using ash’s golem graveyard deck until i dropped to 2700
        then i continued to drop but its stopped now lol

        • Zigge

          Oh ok…

        • Xx bismuth xX

          What legendaries do u have? I have:
          Ice wizard
          Princess
          Inferno dragon
          Lumberjack
          Miner

          • fatbu

            wow so lucky

            level 1 graveyard
            level 1 hound
            level 2 log

          • bud is wizer

            Level 1 inferno dragon
            Level 1 lumberjack

            #imallskill

    • Xx bismuth xX

      I hope you get back up

      • fatbu

        haha thx

        • Zigge

          Good luck!

        • Xx bismuth xX

          I got to 2 k with a pekka deck probably is bad in the current meta by the way

          • Zigge

            Very… With all the Skarmys and Barbarians…

          • Xx bismuth xX

            Actually I was thinking about lightning the deck was called pekka trifecta

          • Zigge

            Lightning what?

          • Xx bismuth xX

            Lightning spell

          • Zigge

            Wait what?

          • Xx bismuth xX

            Pekka trifecta it was
            Pekka
            Dark prince
            Wizard

            They could destroy dark prince shield first and then lightning dark prince and wizard for positive trade and severely weaken pekka and distract it with other troops

          • Zigge

            Oh…

          • Xx bismuth xX

            Swarms like scarmy could be decimated easy with wizard and dark prince

          • Zigge

            Yesh

          • Xx bismuth xX

            Zigge are u really a boy? Note choose age group
            0-24yrs
            25-49yrs
            50-74yrs
            75-99yrs
            100+yrs
            If u don’t want to I understand completely

          • Zigge

            0-24yrs, I’m 11…

          • Igraxx

            Im 12_13 well what arena are u?

          • Zigge

            9, 3500

          • Igraxx

            GG I am arena 8 with a huge trophie lose 🙁 i was 2600 and now i have 2300

          • Zigge

            🙁

          • Zigge

            Hope you get up again.

          • Boaz Yang

            How about piefecta

    • Will Potter

      I am so sorry about that buddy.

  • Zigge

    Damn nice profile pic!

  • Xx bismuth xX

    How did u do that?

    • Zigge

      Photoshop…

    • Francuac

      Do what?

  • Xx bismuth xX

    Great idea Zigge but unfortunately hog doesn’t fit my playstyle

    • Zigge

      What fits your playstyle then?

      • Xx bismuth xX

        Snowball

        • Zigge

          You mean counterpushing? Proxy control? You can replace Hog Rider with Miner if you want to. But you’ll have to adjust your playstyle a bit.

          • Xx bismuth xX

            Yes I have miner and I like counter push and huge pushes starting from king tower

          • Zigge

            Then you could try this!

  • Xx bismuth xX

    Zigge I have a awesome idea! What about the story of how the inferno dragon was made? I’ll post it maybe in the future after I think of it. Will do u think this would be good for CRA?

    • Zigge

      That could be funny!

      • Xx bismuth xX

        I posted it now it’s up to will to post it or not I hope will does I think it will be great for cra because then cra will differ from other sites about clash royale

        • Zigge

          Maybe they add another tab below the Cards, Group and Quiz that says ”Stories”

      • Xx bismuth xX

        If it gets posted I will change my profile pic to inferno dragon

        • Zigge

          Or to a storyteller… Lmao

          • Xx bismuth xX

            Ha ha good one!

      • Giray

        Dude, thx so much! I was looking for a lj deck for a month and this works perfectly

        • Zigge

          Nice! I’m glad to help you!

  • Pallomenos

    I have tried many decks since July 2016 I started playing CR. I tried even random decks. Cheap and expensive decks. F2P and P2P cards.

    Have watched great players at 3000+ trophies with underleveled cards and now IMHO I am convinced that success is mainly to :

    a) figuring out your opponent
    b) position the very right cards at the very right place the very right moment
    c) elixir management
    d) believing and practising your deck again and again

    I used the very same simple f2p deck when I started and within 2 months I reached 2000 trophies knowing my cards and tactics inside out. After I got into buying legendaries and trying out new cards and new decks every week I somehow lost my winnining streaks and I’m now stuck at 2300 trophies. I think this is because although I still manage (a) and (c) I’m doing poor on (b), (d) due to messing around with too many cards too soon eager to test new decks looking for the holly grail. Now as I watch underleveled but experienced players at 3000 trophies with simple f2p decks kikcking ass I am divided between the excitement of new cards and my winning rates.

    Please share your thoughts

    • animefreak

      You forgot most important thing
      -Confident

      • Zigge

        Confidence*

        • animefreak

          Yeah i havw bad grammar

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the great share Pallomenos. I really appreciate it!

  • LavaHoundJB

    Wow. Some great decks here. Problem for me is my Lava Wizard Princess is so good I never get to use these!

  • LavaHoundJB

    XD

  • Blue

    You have to be enraged with Asian Tryhard mode to play this deck against lightning. The opponent can tilt.

    • Zigge

      I’m using a lot of emotes to make my opponents rage quit… I don’t have that much of a problem against Lava Lighting… I’m a Swedish Tryharder…

      • Will Potter

        You dirty ass.

        • Zigge

          Hhahaha lmao…

      • Xx bismuth xX

        I’m doing that too
        Here are some of combos I use
        Well played + oops
        Good game + laugh
        Take tower + cry + angry emote
        Opponent makes mistake + laugh
        Opponent makes mistake/good luck + oops + laugh

        • Zigge

          After the game: Good game + Thumbs up (if I win) or crying face (if I lose)
          In the start: Good luck + Thumbs up
          When I take a tower: Crying face (Not to BM just wanna tell them that I’m sorry)
          When they f**k up: Thumbs up
          When I f**k up: Angry face + Oops
          When they take tower: Crying face
          When I win if they BM: Thumbs up + Well played + Good luck

  • Blue

    *Opponent plays lavahound*
    *Pig push other lane*
    *Gets countered*
    *Cry in the corner*
    *Lavahound is over the bridge*
    *Deploys wizard*
    *Get killed by lightning*
    *Cries in the corner*

  • Boaz Yang

    Why is this deck called the Swefecta?

    • Zigge

      Cause I didn’t have a good name and I’m from Sweden. xd

  • TicTac

    Awesome, but a hound deck with lightning would destroy this.

  • Colin in the Wolin

    am i the only person in legendary arena with a level 5 hog?

    • Zigge

      Idk…

    • Igraxx

      i am arena 8 hog lvl 6

    • Colin in the Wolin

      whatever who uses hog when u have lv 2 sparky and lv 2 princess?

      The answer: everyone but me

      • Xx bismuth xX

        The last time I used hog…I can’t remember…oh wait I never used hog I hate it!

        • Zigge

          I love the Hog (no gay), I use him in every deck…

          • DaSlime

            yea

          • Dingy

            lmao

      • Zigge

        And that means?

    • Will Potter

      No, If you don’t usually use him!

  • Zigge

    What is so funny?

  • Igraxx

    FINALLY a good lumberjack deck thanks croyale arena!!!!

    • Zigge

      Who’s that? You know that I posted this guide..

      • Xx bismuth xX

        I know a good deck name for this it’s the HoLuW
        Hog lumberjack and wizard
        Hog=Ho
        Lumberjack=Lu
        Wizard=W

        • Zigge

          I’d like HoWLu better

  • Igraxx

    YUP but i only make decks in clash royale a well thanks zigge for making this deck

  • Igraxx

    if i dont know cryale arena i wouldent get this deck

  • Igraxx

    Hey ur sweedish no?? i lived in norway 🙂

  • Igraxx

    How many legenadires have you got zigge??

    • Zigge

      7, and you?

      • Xx bismuth xX

        I have 5 leggies

      • Igraxx

        Only 1 D: the lumberjack couse i havent so many luck

        • Zigge

          I’ve bought most of mine from the shop…

      • Hitler-sama

        I also have 7! 😀

        • Zigge

          Nice

          • William Hou

            I have 6 and I just can’t get my most wanted one, the ice wizard though I even have two level 2 legendaries. Good thing I have the lumber

    • DaSlime

      i have 2 as a level 7: log and inferno dragon lol 😀

  • Igraxx
    • Zigge

      It is…

      • Igraxx

        I think it will have splash damage (very low) he will kill 2 skeletons in 1 hit /couse he makes 2 lightnings and he will slow a little bit example: minions go 3 tiles per second and with the lightnings 2,5 tiles

        • Zigge

          Idk…

    • Xx bismuth xX

      Yes it is true

    • Colin in the Wolin

      Why does ice wizard look cool but his brother, the electro wizard, looks like that it just came out the hospital? (no offense, electro wizard)

    • Very Unlucky

      I srsly thought he was an electric pirate because of his hair lel

      • Zigge

        Lmao

      • Will Potter

        hahaha yea me too

  • Xx bismuth xX

    Would it be okay if I used ice wizard instead of wizard and miner instead of hog since hog is not my playstyle

    • Xx bismuth xX
      • Colin in the Wolin

        Too expensive i guess…

        • Xx bismuth xX

          But it heals other troops

          • Colin in the Wolin

            imo it would be better as a spell

      • Norbysweg

        9 elixir holy heck
        can she heal arena towers/buildings?

        • Zigge

          Nope…

        • Xx bismuth xX

          Nope

      • Xx bismuth xX

        This should be in the game we need a legendary building…it’s a spawner…similar to tombstone like a better version of the tombstone building and it’s called the guard hut (obviously by now spawns guards) (I made this myself with a card creator)
        images/bb842b358060f0736545b1df9fa3a8e52c167123dfde0d374cb27e59f793e897.png

      • Dingy

        Supercell declared they wouldn’t be adding any healing cards since battles would last a hell of a long time.

    • Zigge

      You can try. It should work decent

  • Zigge

    EDIT: I replaced Wizard with Princess and Ice Spirit with Fire Spirits. Works better than before. Just wanna say that Fire Spirits is a must if you use Princess.

  • Hagu Goosh

    I’m looking for a deck with no legendaries… I have every card except the legendaries and Guards up to Royal Arena. What do you suggest is good?

    • Zigge

      I’m working on F2P decks.

  • DarthTaz

    Hay, I have the lumberjack, inferno dragon, and the sparky. Any good decks for them (and I have all the current available cards except for the other legendaries)

  • logan

    wtf does swefecta mean like i get tri fecta it says three main cards but what is swefecta

    • Zigge

      I has no idea of a name so I just picked one and I’m from Sweden soooo… Why not? xd

      • William Hou

        You put the valk picture and the name is Swefecta so at first I thought your deck is all about the Valk

        • Zigge

          I didn’t make the picture…

  • MusicGamer367

    My deck is a pretty good one against “GiantWitch” decks. Hog Rider, Fire Spirits, Valkeryie, Knight, Mirror, Skeletons, Zap, Inferno Tower, and Rage. I based it off one of GamingWithMOLT’s Hog Cycle decks. I’ve tried changing it up a bit but couldn’t manage to keep it good enough. Hope you enjoy!

    • Will Potter

      Pretty nice deck. Thanks for sharing it buddy!

  • Muhammad Usman

    find free tourneys no hack glitch spam
    https://youtu.be/7fMCVHAs8AY

  • KonU1987

    I want to use ice wizard but what should I replace?

    • Zigge

      Wizard, but then it’s recommended to replace Ice Spirit for Fire Spirits for that extra splash.

      • lolguy123

        I don’t have ice spirit… (this is my other account)

        • Zigge

          Ok

          • lolguy123

            Wait I made a mistake XD I get it

          • Will Potter

            hehe xD

  • DaSlime

    i havr no god dang legends on my main, but OF COURSE SUPERCELL GIVES ME 2 ON MY LVEL 6!
    lumber replacement?

    • Angshu Adhya

      When in doubt, see above. (first reply!)

  • Norbysweg

    just found out about this, maybe I will try replace the LJ with the Mini Pekka and try something. can I replace Fireball for the Poison since it got buffed?

    • Zigge

      Mini P.E.K.K.A is kinda dead because of all Tombstones and Skarmys. Poison for Fball is fine!

      • Norbysweg

        Balloon then! although it might not get to the tower

        • Zigge

          Balloon? Oh wait that could work if you replace the Wizard with Baby Dragon and then push the Balloon. I really like that strategy!

          • And replace the poison with freeze and skeletons with skarmy and baby dragon with ice wizard and ice spirit with ice golem and tombstone with inferno tower and boom you got my deck! I’m a real genius, am I?

          • Zigge

            Hah xD

    • Will Potter

      Yea you can definitely do that xD