How to Counter the Inferno Tower!

Hi guys , It’s Unstoppable and I’m here with a guide on how to counter Inferno Tower. I’ve heard a lot that it is OP and I will show why it isn’t, why it’s totally okay and also how to counter it.

Inferno Tower Clash Royale

How to counter Inferno Tower

In a long history of balance changes, defensive buildings are being nerfed like crazy. The Cannon was nerfed to oblivion. So was the Tesla. Look at the Mortar now. The Bomb Tower as well. The only defensive buildings used now include the X-bow (more of an offensive building), Inferno Tower, and Tombstone.

The best tank killers in the game are the Mini P.E.K.K.A, Lumberjack, Inferno Tower, Tombstone and Mega Minion. As we all know Mega Minion is OP and will be nerfed soon. It is fragile and shot down by musketeer or killed by another mega minion. Lumberjack is far too fragile. Mini P.E.K.K.A is easily distracted by Tombstone. What do we have left? Only our trusty Inferno Tower!


The reason IT users use it isn’t because it’s OP, it is because its the last reliable defense building that has not been nerfed to oblivion yet!!! So seriously, don’t nerf Inferno Tower. Supercell!

As an Inferno Tower user myself who has lost quite a few times to tank decks, I will give a few tips to all the Giant or Golem or Lava Hound users.

  1. Zap + Tombstone.  Run a Tombstone in your deck. Most of the time the IT will target the Skeletons first unless Skeletons are killed first.
    When it targets the Giant, most likely the IT user’s tower is as well. Thus Skeletons will start spawning behind the Giant or Golem and since they are faster they will reach the IT first. Then zap the IT and the IT will retarget the Skeletons.
  2. Lightning: Most of the time there will be IT and another unit shooting the Giant, lets say Wizard or Mega minion. Lightning the tower, IT, and Mega Minion for a huge positive Elixir trade, and extra damage to the crown tower!
  3. Witch + Giant  : This is not so good in the Legendary Arena, much better in lower arenas however. Most legendary players run Lightning so they will lightning the Witch easily.
  4. Minions/Minion Horde down center. While using your Giant, try it early in the game to check what your opponent’s defense is. If they are using IT, simply run Minions down the center. Often players will place the IT down before the Giant is in range, and then the Minions will distract the IT for a long time and force the opponent to spend extra Elixir countering the Minions.
  5. Graveyard: This one’s a biggy. If you have it, use it with your Golem or Lava hound. Place the Graveyard down as soon as the opponent tower targets the tank. if the IT is already targeting your tank, place graveyard down then zap the IT. It will target the skeletons now.
  6. Best way to defeat IT: Royal Giant + Giant Skeleton! I am in the 4100 trophy range and I have seen some crazy players who have utterly destroyed my Inferno Tower. One of these players uses a pretty crazy deck: The Royal Giant + Giant Skeleton. The idea is to use the Giant Skeleton first to bait out a defensive building in the early game. During double elixer, pretend that you are going for a big tank push with Giant Skeleton all the way behind the crown tower. As he walks to the front, place the royal giant behind him. Your opponent will not be able to counter the Royal Giant directly. The Giant Skeleton’s bomb will take care of Minion Horde, Barbarians, Skeleton army, etc. Defensive buildings will be mauled by the Royal Giant. This is a great way to defeat the Inferno Tower!

Hopefully after reading this post, you can find a few good ways to counter the Inferno Tower.

Cheers and clash on!

  • Ryanmartin12456

    U just told people how to counter my one and only defensive building thanks man!

    • Blaze Stone

      Same here lol

      • Jeff morgan

        XD yeah but most people just lightning it anyways. This guy has some creative counters!

  • Xx bismuth xX

    IT should be nerfed ID needs to have a buff so u see ID

  • Zigge

    So many cards are too weak…

    • bud is wizer

      #makesparkygreatagain #LJistoofragileandneedsabuff

      • Zigge

        #makesparkygreatagain #LJistoofragileandneedsabuff

      • VyᎡen

        Lol.. that’s what I posted #Makesparkygreatagain

      • fatbu

        LJ has incredible hit speed it doesn’t need one

        • bud is wizer

          A little more health would be pretty good, but right now it isnt common at all and is supposedly one of the best legendaries?

    • DavidThePro21

      skeletons will come to your house.

      • Zigge


        • Lightning King


  • Francuac

    You forgot to say how to counter the IT while running an x-bow deck. It’s simple, just distract the IT with anything. The x-bow has enough damage to take the IT down in no more than 5 seconds. Skeleton army is the best on distracting the IT, so try to include them in your x-bow deck.

    • 5 seconds? Really? Wow…

      • VyᎡen

        No it takes longer

    • Dingy

      No way, it’ll take at least 10 seconds to kill one.

    • Will Potter

      Gonna add this part soon into the guide above. Thank you very much buddy!

  • AgamveerDaGreat

    Why did I even bother to upgrade it

    • VyᎡen


  • IronWrath

    First of all the fireball + royal giant can work just as well instead of the giant skeleton

  • Yusha

    Sorry guys wanna ask about article above said that mega minion will be nerfed soon. Is that true? Any clue about what nerf is it? Thank you

    • Gamewarrior

      No, most people just assume its op now, so they think Supercell will nerf it.

      • Yusha

        Ok then, thank you mate

  • randy

    nice well done

  • DavidThePro21

    Hmm…well, on the 6th way, we have Tornado now so…

  • Ryan Wong

    I run the tombstone instead of the Inferno Tower, because the tombstone counters the Inferno tower and kills tanks !

    • Adarsharun Umarani

      think of air troops though

      • Gamewarrior

        such as lava hound

  • VyᎡen

    I used to use inferno untill I noticed have effective tombstone was..
    The tombstone is a defensive/offensive building and its great and taking out tanks

    • Lightning King

      can u tell me why tombstone is better than inferno tower? ( I don’t mean this as criticism, just want to see if i can upgrade my deck!) I am an O.K. player, my stats are average, being a lvl 9 at 3200. I play a hog rocket deck, but my main defense is inferno tower. My deck is Hog Rider, Rocket, Princess, Log, Zap, Skarmy, Mega Minion, and inferno tower. Should I sub in tombstone for inferno tower, or keep inferno? And Why or Why Not?

      • VyᎡen

        Ok sure!

        Firstly the Inferno tower is 5 ELIXER while the tombstone is 3
        So the inferno tower is the only tower to pull a hog for a negative ELIXER trade

        Tombstone can also be used on offensive as well.
        A tombstone will completely shut down sparky and princess.
        Pekka is a terror but tombstone would destroy it.. inferno wouldn’t (Pekka zap)
        I personally prefer it cause I run a lavahound deck but it’s mostly based on your playing style and the type of meta you are facing currentaly

        Thanks 😀

        • Lightning King

          Wow! Thx for replying, and nice job replying so fast. Props to u man!

          • VyᎡen


        • fatbu

          the negative elixir trade is sometimes worth it, as the inferno will still be alive when the hog dies

          and your opponents next wave of troops will have to deal with the half-dead inferno first

        • Dylan Ennis

          whats your deck? its always nice to meet another hound player

          • VyᎡen

            Lol thanks..
            Hound, Dragon, MM, Lightning,tombstone, skarmy, minions, zap

          • VyᎡen

            At 2500 level 8

      • Verdant

        You dont need tombstone since you run skarmy. Im at 4k running both skarmy and inferno since they synergise perfectly. If the oppponent has Giant+ Support+Zap i place the inferno wait for them to zap it and the skarmy cleans up.
        Tombstone is better when running decks weak to heavy hitters, yours isnt.
        TLDR, your deck needs an inferno not a tombstone

        • Lightning King

          I played a tombstone, it pushed me from 3000 to 3200. I personally like cheap decks, and found that tombstone works better at princess protecting ( which i mainly focus on). I like inferno too, it’s just that i like the ability for passiveness. Also, I’m planning on swithcing to knight when they nerf skarmy( im sure they will). Plus, I have a lvl 7 tombstone, while i have a lvl 6 inferno tower. Thanks anyways! I take ur advice into consideration, and am constanly thinking and switching between the two of them.

        • Terence Werence

          Nice trophies! Also could you give me an example for a good deck?!

  • h1v

    i play a lot of IT and the best unintentional counters to it is when they defend my push with barbs and rush the lane with a hog or something. the inferno tower will melt to the barbs and hog and it usually amounts to a dead tower

  • fatbu

    i’m in frozen peak…
    but i don’t use inferno anymore

    • VyᎡen

      Ahh.. ok that clears it up..

  • Terence Werence

    Well im in royal arena so i like to use minion horde or just guards.
    I think that tombstone will help a lot for you guys because its great for distraction!

    • Will Potter

      Yea! Tombstone is definitely great against Inferno Tower!

  • Paul Justin Detkowski

    I would like to hear more about this Giant Skeleton + Royal Giant deck!

  • Hamish

    I use a witch + giant deck in my second account. The same deck has brought me to arena 7 with lvl 5 commons, lvl 3 rares and lvl 2 epics(witch).

  • Hazeeb

    Is my deck good, it’s a chip cycle deck, i call it the goblin barrel control deck,

    Im only a level 8, i was at builder workshop then went up to frozen peek at 2600 trophies using this deck.

    Archers – LVL 8

    Zap LVL – 8

    Knight – LVL 8

    Fire Spirits – LVL 8

    Goblin Barrel – LVL 2

    Valkyrie – LVL 5

    Musketeer – LVL 5

    Tombstone – LVL 5

  • Laurent Mikami

    One other way to do is use hog in the early game forcing your opponent to use inferno tower but it’s not guaranteed he’ll use it tough

  • Muhammad Usman
  • Subtornado007

    The best way to counter inferno tower in my opinion is to do lightning(2x elixir only!) because it basically kills the inferno tower and a couple of the troops around it.If you can, use zap when it’s not 2x elixir, because zap is amazing!!!(until it gets a huge nerf!)

    • Will Potter

      Yea, you are right. This is probably the best!

      • Subtornado007

        Or another good way is to have the tombstone trickling skeletons and the inferno tower gets sooooo confused.

  • opdragon463

    Hey I just wanted to share my deck~ it’s gotten me to arena 6 with a few tweaks as i got new cards.
    Goblins (for distracting prince, mini pekka while inferno/dragon kills them) also used to cycle cards
    Wizard (to support prince and to deal with minion hoarde ect)
    Zap (for taking out skeleton army or weakening minions, also used to make sure there aren’t any small distractions like spear gobs distracting inferno tower)
    Inferno tower ( to kill tanks, I usually place them as the tank reaches the bridge so it doesn’t lose too much health)
    Baby Dragon (good to kill ground swarm troops or just to help finish any other troop off. he also does massive damage when combined with musketeer and wizard)
    Musketeer (to kill opponent’s baby dragon but also great on the offensive side)
    Fireball (multi purpose spell, used for me just to kill off a weak tower during sudden death but i also use it to severely weaken big pushes so my tower can one shot them)
    Prince (used mainly on the offensive side, i usually pair him with wizard since my opponent usually places skeleton army or minions to counter him)
    Hope this helped 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Nice! Thank you a lot for sharing the deck buddy!

  • Orlando Frenandez

    I dont care what anyone says. You shouldnt have to build your deck around one fucking card. The IT is way OP. So much so its not even fun to go against. IF its not OP then why does every second fucking person use it? Im in the legendary arena and every second person has a fucking IT. Its bullshit. They do way to much damage. Like it can take out my lvl 6 golem in seconds. Thats retarded. I Shouldnt have to build my deck around one fucking card, Stupid.

    • Lolpotato12

      Personally, i dont see a problem with it. Its not like the counters to it are bad cards, they are all good cards that your deck could benefit from.

      • Zigge

        That’s why RG is gaining popularity. But everyone’s switched Minions to Mega Minion so that’s not a problem for my Inferno Tower either.

  • McDonald Trumpet

    you could just use swarms to defeat inferno tower