16 Best Tips for Hitting Legendary Arena!

Hello guys, today I am going to share with you the best tips for hitting Legendary Arena in Clash Royale as many of you guys have requested this lately.

Legendary Arena Clash Royale

How to hit Legendary Arena!

The Meta

So at this trophy level the vast majority of your opponents are going to be utilizing primarily one of the two following win conditions (and sometimes both together): Hog Rider or Royal Giant. Occasionally you’ll meet some fringey strategies like Lava Hound Clone, Three Musketeers, or the classic Bait deck.

However based on the meta perhaps the most important thing to learn is methods of countering the Royal Giant. It is very important that troops and buildings are placed properly to counter this guy, and slight misplacements can prove extremely costly.

Don’t know how to counter Royal Giant properly? Please read Ultimate Guide to Countering Royal Giant

Also you need to recognize certain patterns in play and decks so you know what to expect. If your opponent plays something like Goblins or Skeletons far in the back, have your Hog counter ready at a moment’s notice in case he’s setting up for that. There are a lot of fast-twitch reactions in this game and the first step to mastering those is being able to read an opponent’s play, it sounds like a simple skill but a lot of players have trouble with this.

In the crucial 2800-3000 range where a lot of players get stuck, most opponents will be at level 10. Commons are usually 10 or even 11, Rares 7-8, Epics 4-5, and Legendaries 1-2. This makes it extremely difficult for new level 9 players and lower to compete up here, but it is totally possible to make it to Legendary Arena even as a level 9 so don’t give up hope.

Recommended Decks

In this section I’m going to go over what I believe are the 3 most potent strategies at this trophy level, and then I’ll list out the specific deck I used from the archetype to get over 3000 trophies.

Now, I would never recommend jumping right into ladder with a deck you’re unfamiliar with especially if you’re close to 3000 right now. Take it into games with your clanmates, preferably ones at a similar level and trophy level as you but just games in general can help you to get a hang of the flow of things.

Deck 1: Hog Rider + Freeze

Many of you have likely seen a whole bunch of a sorta similar Hog Cycle strategy that utilizes Zap and Fireball over Freeze and Arrows, but frankly I think Freeze is just too potent of a defensive weapon in this meta being an excellent answer to a Royal Giant that’s rumbling into your base.

Freeze can be a very punishing card to misplay, so I recommend training a lot in games with clanmates before betting precious trophies on it.

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale FreezeClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Ice Golem
Clash Royale MinionsClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale Zap

Please visit this page to read more about this deck!

Deck 2: Royal Giant + basically anything

I think a lot of us are aware of how powerful Royal Giant is right now. There are a whole bunch of combinations you can play around him that are extremely good. My personal favorite is the Royal Giant Furnace Deck which was posted a few weeks ago on Clash Royale Arena:

Clash Royale Royal GiantClash Royale FurnaceClash Royale Fire SpiritsClash Royale Skeleton Army
Clash Royale ZapClash Royale ArchersClash Royale Mega MinionClash Royale Lightning

Chucky even used this deck to push to 4000 trophies. The Royal Giant + Fire Spirits + Log combo is fairly easy to use, especially against the most popular decks at the moment.

Deck 3: Hog Trifecta Deck

Hog Trifecta has been always “okay” as it utilizes the most versatile troops at the moment: Valkyrie, Musketeer, Fire Spirits and Ice Spirit, which can help you deal with almost any problem. The deck also uses Hog Rider as the primary damage dealer. The Hog Rider can literally couple with any troop in this deck to make a potential push.

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale ValkyrieClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale Ice Spirit
Clash Royale GoblinClash Royale ZapClash Royale Fire SpiritsClash Royale Inferno Tower

To read more about this deck, please take a look at here!

Some other tips from Nitrome95 for you!

Hey! Nitrome95 back with another Clash Royale Guide/Tips to improve your skills. In my last few guides, the strategies I talked about required at least some practice, so I decided to write an article about quick and easy things you can do to improve your game without practice. Yup, you heard me right! Getting better without practice. So let’s get into the tips.

#1 Check the Current Meta

It’s pretty easy. Just go to the TV Royale of your arena and see what cards are used often. Chances are, if it’s used often, then it must be good!

Also, you always can find the best decks to deal with the Meta decks on Clash Royale Arena.

#2 Check Your Average Elixir Cost


Ideally, you want to have your average elixir cost for your deck at 2.8-4. Any deck above 4 elixir should use a pump.

#3 Listen to Music

This has been something that really helps me concentrate on the match by blocking all outside sounds with something I enjoy. Ideally, you will want headphones to listen to the music. If you really don’t like music, turn the game volume on your phone. The point is is that you want to immerse yourself into the game for full concentration.

#4 Stick to One Type of Deck

Somewhere down the road, you will want to find the deck archetype that fits you (Check here to learn what a deck archetype is). Why? You will get good at one type of deck, instead of average at several decks. You will also know what cards you should focus on the upgrade based on your archetype, allowing you to save up more gold and have higher card levels.

#5 Watch Good People

And no, I don’t mean your friend that always beats you at Clash Royale. I’m talking about people that crush it at tournaments. You can check out Clash with Ash’s YouTube channel where he invites some of the most Elite Clash Royale players to do interviews with over gameplay. You can mimic some of the skills they use.

#6 Pig Pushing

I would always suggest using this technique when using the Hog Rider; it allows you to bypass buildings. Check here to learn how to.

#7 What to Buy at the Shop

You will get the most value for your Gold for buying the first 3 commons and rares at the shop. Only buy an Epic or a Legendary if it is used commonly in your deck archetype (Bowler and Graveyard are commonly used in Giant beatdown.)

#8 Prince

Prince may seem really OP in Arenas 1-3, but don’t buy it from the shop. It is rarely used in later Arenas.

#9 Play on a Tablet

If you have access to a tablet, it is better than playing on a phone. It is much less likely to misplace something, and your hand won’t block the screen.

Take a look at here to see the best tablets for playing Clash Royale!

#10 When to Play Clash Royale

Don’t play Clash Royale when walking or when you don’t have time to play a whole match. Sound simple? You would be surprised on how many people play Clash Royale while walking.

#11 Use the Cheapest Counter

For example, if you have a Witch and Fire Spirits in your hand and your opponent sends in Barbarians, use the Fire Spirits because they are cheaper. Check out the best guides on Clash Royale Arena for more details!

#12 Buy the Arena 9 Pack

Why? You get a Legendary Chest, 1,200 Gems for 2 more Legendary Chests, and 100,000 Gold for 2 Legendaries of your choice. All of that for $10. Really worth it if you don’t want to waste money.

#13 Test Your Decks in Classic Challenge.

Please don’t kill your trophies, they haven’t done anything to harm you.

#14 Losing Streaks

If you lose several matches in a row, stop for an hour. Playing more will just make you more frustrated.


If you practice one of the two decks above enough they are more than capable of hitting Legendary Arena. However there are plenty of other decks that can do it too, so at the end of the day what matters most is knowing your deck inside and out and having acceptable card levels (good luck hitting 3k with a deck using level 1 P.E.K.K.A/Prince for example).

I hope this post helps some people when considering the meta and some of the better decks to use. Just don’t tilt and tell yourself this game isn’t going anywhere and a loss of trophies today isn’t impossible to make up.