How to get Epic Cards and Win More

Hey guys it’s Ash and today I just want to give you guys some more great tips about Epic Cards and ways to improve your performance in the game. Especially for those F2P players who are struggling to move up in arenas. And those who are wondering why they are losing so much, why you’re going on losing streaks and how you can avoid them.


So one of the most commonly asked questions is how do I get epic cards fast? How do I get the Prince card? The Baby Dragon? Or the Witch?

These players believe that the reason they’re struggling to move up in arenas is because they don’t have these epic cards or don’t have enough epic cards. Well here’s the truth guys, you don’t need epic cards to climb fast in arenas. Having too many epic cards in your deck is actually a very bad idea. Focusing on getting more epic cards is also a bad idea if you’re someone who wants to move up in arenas quickly.

So why are these such bad ideas? Well you have to understand that getting and upgrading Epic cards is the hardest thing to do in the game. So if you’re caught up with trying to collect the Prince, the Witch, the Baby Dragon, the Pekka, the Giant Skeleton, and so on, then you’re not going to be successful as someone who doesn’t buy gems. Because these cards are so difficult to upgrade, you’re going to spend a lot of time trying to upgrade them and not move up in your arenas.
Another very important tip I want to give you guys is that the level of your cards is the most important thing when it comes to how powerful your deck is. And usually, the level of your Epic cards are the lowest in your deck. I’ve been following a lot of free2play players who have never purchased gems, and they actually made all the way to legendary arena. And one thing they all have in common is that they rarely use Epic cards. Most of them only use 1 Epic card in their deck. While the majority of the cards in their decks are Common cards. Why? Because Common cards are the easiest to level up.
Not only that, simply because a card is classified as an Epic card, doesn’t mean it’s better than a Common card. Some of the best cards in the game are actually common cards, such as the Minion Horde, Barbarians, Goblins, Spear Goblins, Archers, and so on. So if you want to be successful, win more, and climb up faster, then you need to focus on upgrading these Common cards.

So what about Epic cards? Do I ignore them?

No, it’s still a good idea to work on upgrading one or two Epic cards that are your highest level. For example, if your highest level Epic cards are your level 2 Balloon and level 2 Baby Dragon that you use in your main deck, then instead of trying to get more Epic cards, you should be focusing on upgrading only these two Epic cards. If you think you need a Pekka or a Golem to improve your deck, truth is, you don’t.

Now some of you may be thinking that when you watch TV Royale, you see all of these people using high level Epic cards and Legendary cards, lots of epic cards in their deck. Some of them even using up to 5 Epics and 2 legendary cards in their deck. So a lot of newer players would look at these guys and think that this is what they need to compete with. But truth is guys, these guys in TV Royale are not the most skilled players in the game. They are just simply big spenders, they’ve spent thousands of dollars get where they are. And their competition is very limited. What do I mean by this, well there are only a handful of level 11 and level 12 players in the game. Obviously everyone who’s a level 11 or level 12 has spent thousands of dollars. And what these guys do is they battle themselves all the time. They’re basically playing against 0.000001% of the players in the game. While you guys are playing against thousands of different players in the world, so your competition is vast. What I’m trying to say is, while TV Royale will help you understand how to play better, it’s not a best indication of what the best players are in the world and also is a very bad indication of what good decks are. Because they just use legendary cards and very high level epic cards, that will take a f2p player years to obtain.


So now I’m going to tell you guys how you can weigh your cards. How to know if an Epic card is strong enough to use. For example, if your Prince card is level 1 while all your Common cards are level 6, then believe it or not, your Prince is just too weak to use in your deck. So here’s how you weigh them:
Subtract 4 levels from your Common cards. For example, my Minion Horde is level 8, so 8 minus 4 is 4, so believe it or not guys, my Minion Horde is just as powerful as a level 4 Epic card and is much more powerful than my level 2 Baby Dragon or Balloon. To see how your Rare cards compare to your Epics, you need to subtract 2 levels. So for instance, my Wizard is level 5, so 5 minus 2 is 3. So my Wizard is just as strong as a level 3 Epic card. And to compare how powerful your Epic cards are to your Common cards, just add 4 levels. So both of my Epic cards here are level 2, which means that they just simply are not as powerful as level 6 Common cards. However, I still want to use the Balloon and Freeze combo, since it’s a powerful combo. However, I already have the Wizard who’s a level 5 and can does splash damage and targets both air and ground troops like the Baby Dragon. So I’ll swap the Baby Dragon for my level 7 Barbarians, who are an excellent defense and offense against some of the deadliest threats in the game such as Hog Rider, Prince, Pekka, and Golem. So swapping my level 2 Baby Dragon for my level 7 Barbarians will make my deck stronger.

So you guys get the idea. So make sure you have a bunch of high level Common cards in your deck. Cards such as Minion Horde, Barbarians, Archers, Goblins, Spear Goblins, will all get you trophies and high up in the arenas very quickly if you focus mainly on leveling them up. It’s just so easy to upgrade your Common cards as you get to request for 10 of them in donations, as opposed to just 1 Rare card. And you’re going to see your clan mates who are just focusing on their Epic and Rare cards are struggling to move up in arenas.

Now the last tip I want to give you guys is something like really important. And that’s how to win more and stop going on those losing streaks. And I know I’ve stated this before in one of my guide as well, but it’s just so important to know. Every player who plays in long sessions usually goes on these horrible and random losing streaks. For example, if you play right now for like 2 hours straight and do about 40 battles, then you’re going to find that although you started off very good and probably moved up like 100 trophies, but at the end you started going on this ridiculous losing streak.

Why do these losing streaks happen? Well that’s a fault of the matchmaking system. I’ve tested this many times and I’ve always found that whenever I’m playing in long sessions, like after I’ve done about 8 battles, if I do more then I start getting paired up against players who are higher level than me more frequently.

Not only that, if you guys look at your activity log and look at your losing streak. For example, say you lost 3 times in a row. If you look at the decks all 3 of these players are using, you’ll see that they’re very similar. For example, they might all have the Minion Horde and Hog Rider in the same deck. While if you look before your losing streak, you’ll see that very few people or probably no one has both of these cards in their deck. And I’ve tested this many times in Royal Arena. Whenever I play in long sessions and lose or draw in two battles in a row, I can easily predict what the matchmaking system is going to pair me up against. For example, if the person I lost to use the Pekka and Princess and Inferno Tower, then it is highly likely that the next person I find also has a very similar deck.

So what’s the best way to play? And how do I stop going on these losing streaks?

The solution is quite simple actually. You just have to stop playing in long sessions. If you start losing 2 games in a row, then you should stop playing. Take a short 30 minute or 1 hour break, and then play again. Sometimes even if you won 5 games in a row, it’s a good idea to stop playing because the matchmaking system knows that you’re on a roll and it will start to pair you up against tougher opponents.
So those are my tips for you guys. Guys who don’t pay a ridiculous amount of money to get to the top. So hope you guys found this helpful, don’t forget to give the video a thumbs up and also subscribe if you haven’t for more great clash royale strategy and tips. Also be sure to share this with your clanmates because they’re probably in the same situation as well and get really frustrated with these ridiculous losing streaks and don’t know why it happens.

So thanks for reading guys, I’ll see you guys again soon. Later!

  • Trump Wall

    What r “F2P players”?

    • Will Potter

      F2P = Free to Play :D.

  • Mr.Randomly Random

    Also thanx a lot for this guide hopefully i will improve fast, and also is a deck filled with all commons and a few rares good enough to reach legendary arena?

    • Will Potter

      Yup. There are lots of players in Arena 8 not using Legendary or Epic cards. Truly this doesn’t matter at all. I don’t care about commons, rares or epics as long as my deck is good enough.

      • Diamond Zac3

        What deck do you use?

        • Will Potter

          I am using a lot of decks. Most of them got shared on this blog mate :D.

  • Samuel

    Very true! Playing as a F2P Player means that you are actually satisfied when you reach a new arena, or get an epic or legendary card. You get a lot more enjoyment out of the game. I haven’t spent any money on clash royale and I am at 2500 trophies, so you don’t need to spend money to be good at the game.

    • Ishmam

      That’s right. A lvl 8 non – gemmer is better at the game & much more experienced than a lvl 12 gemmer. It is just so much more fun & feels less like ‘hacking’.

  • aleander clash

    nice and elaborate guide. it’s good to know that there someone who cares about the F2P players. I haven’t found any other blog on clash royale with so much info. About the famous loosing streak, one should stop playing as soon as you loose 2-3 battles. Notice the time and don’t play during that time. Time is also very important factor. You don’t want to pair up with European players, who have been playing for a longer period of time than the rest as they received the soft launch.

    • Will Potter

      Yes. Pretty true. This is the most amazing Clash Royale blog I have visited so far!

      Just for fun!

  • Rómulo Escobar

    Interesting, you’re right! If you’re a F2P don’t try to copy any t.v. royale deck or focus in rare or epic cards. But! You have to think that all chest gives you common cards but not epics, if you think about the upgrades can wait, cause your cards always be there, but an epic in store not… IMO if you wanna go fast in the game (kind of rush) go higher arenas at level 7 with a couple upgraded cards if you have no plans to spend any $ in game and also think in the future you should wait and try to complete key epics and rare (like farming in coc and not rushing) and then ask for commons and upgrade thems. Because probably in the future in legebdary arena you will have some struggle cause your deck has no diversity. Thats my oppinion Im a level 8 and im still at arena 7 and im focus in epics in rares farming mode lol.

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the great share as always buddy!

  • Ist AviX

    You say how to compare commons with epic and rares with epic… But how do I compare rares with commons and legendary to commons?

  • Will Potter

    Hello! I will make a detailed guy about getting to there soon.
    Truly getting to 2100+ trophies is just the same at getting to 2500+ trophies. It’s just about your playstyle buddy. Keep watching your replays and learn from your mistake :D.

  • Ishmam

    Hey Will, is there any good F2P way I can get some rares quick? I have lvl 5 rares (only important ones) & I feel that getting 1 rare per request is too low. So I have to request 50 times for a lvl 6 rare! (Unless I get one in a chest, of course). Do u recommend buying them from the shop?

    • Will Potter

      Hello buddy!
      If you are doing well with a deck, I recommend you buy cards from shop to upgrade it! It’s totally worth it!

    • nathan podgurny

      Hurry up to arena 5 and get 2 rares per request

      • Ishmam

        Excuse me but I’m in arena 9 now! Also u get 2 rares starting from arena 4, not 5! My comment is 5m old….

        • Mark

          hehe xD ptw

  • Noobslayer

    You get them faster by using the best card in Clash Royale….the credit card

    • Will Potter

      Next level Legendary Card in game!

    • Muguet


    • azwan G5 .0

      Hahahahahah nice one fella

  • radicaldreamer

    Just wanna discuss my deck. I’m F2P player and right now using 4 epics in my deck, Witch (2), Baby Dragon (2), Prince (2), and PEKKA (1)…the rest are Collector, Wizard, Goblin, and Zap. Got stuck in 2000 trophies (max i can get is 2200). The idea of this deck is wait for the right time, counter enemy’s push and launch a super big push with PEKKA, Baby, Witch, and Wizard to snowball until king’s tower. But the biggest problem is defensive decks such as hog freeze or mortars. Can’t really get into the towers because of the thick defense I can break through but sometimes if they made a single mistake, boom 3 crowns. So what do you guys think? maybe I should substitute some of the epics for commons, but don’t know which one since all of them are important parts of my game plan

    • Will Potter

      Your deck has some problems. Hard to counter attacks with it truly. Many you want to replace your high Elixir cards with something cheaper. Replace the Witch with Bomber for example.

      • William Ryan

        I’m in Arena 4 and the deck I’m using currently consists of: Barb hut (5), Barbs (6), Rage spell (1), Witch (2), Goblin hut (4), Fireball (4), Musketeer (4), and Minions (6). Should I change it up some or not, and how high don you think I can get with this deck?

        • Mark

          dont use huts, rage spell or epics try hog trifecta or maybe even your own version of my deck; inferno, valk, fireball, musketeer, hog rider, barbarians, minions (not minion horde), giant. 😉 good luck

  • Courier_6

    I actually won 7 games in a row in Arena 6 and would have won 8 and went into Arena 7 if the game didn’t time out 🙁

    • Will Potter

      lolol. GOod luck next time man!

      • Courier_6

        That was a week ago. Then yesterday I made it into Arena 7.
        I then stayed up there until an hour ago, then lost 6 in a row

        • Will Potter

          You should close your game immediate when you get a losing streak :(.

  • Super Sayian

    Hey ! I’m just a beginner … I wanna ask if we moved to Arena 2 so is there any chances we can unlock the troops of Arena 1 or just we can unlock troops of Arena 2.
    (Troops = Cards)

    • jchen5012

      you can still get the cards, it would just be a smaller chance.

    • Will Potter

      Hello mate!
      When you are at Arena 2, you still get cards from Arena 1. When you are at Arena 8, you can get all cards in game!

    • ExtraCheese

      Lol noob. Of course u can unlock lower arena cards. I am in arena five and just got witch yesterday!!!!

  • Anggi Anwar Hendra Nurdika

    What do you think about my deck : Freeze (2) Poison (2) Hog rider (5) Valkrye(5) Muskeeter (5) Arrow (8) Minion (8) Spear Goblin(8). Should i subtitute some card ?

    • Will Potter

      I think you should replace Poison with something else… Goblins for example!
      How are you doing with this deck mate?

      • Subhan Abbas

        Bro what do you think about my deck… (1) Hog lv 5. (2) Valkyrie lv 5. (3) Arrow lv 7. (4) Inferno lev 5. (5) Barbarians lev 8. (6) Princess lv 1. (7) Freeze lv 2. (8) Elixir Collector lv 5…. This deck helped me push to 2700 but still would like some ammendments so i can do better..

        • Will Potter

          You used this deck to push to 2700 trophies? Nice man! You rock!

      • Anggi Anwar Hendra Nurdika

        I already replace Poison for Ballon and muskeeter with archer, now i stuck in arena 5

  • Dev Sharma

    Hey Will,
    I am lvl 6 and struggling on arena 4 pls advise me on my decks or suggest one
    I have these decks:
    1.Prince(2)-Valkyrie(5)-Mini Pekka(4)- Baby Dragon(2)-Minion Horde(6)-spear gobs(6)-Musketeer(4)-Skeleton Army(2)
    2.Goblin hut(4)-barbarian Hut(3)-Spear gobs(6)-Bomber(7)-Baby Drag(2)-Barbarians(6)-Minion Horde(6)-Rage(1)

    • Will Potter

      Hello Dev!
      I have posted a few nice Arena 1,2 and 3 Decks here. Did you try them all?

    • Mark

      dont use huts prince or baby dragon or minion horde or skeleton army your welcome 😉

  • Yotti Motti

    I’m a level 6, I have every single card that unlocks on arena 3 and I’m stuck on arena 3. Even though I don’t play for hours, I win like 2-3 times then I start to lose again. 🙁 My current trophy score is 920 right now and I really wanna push to arena 4 without losing too much. Can anyone help me?
    So the deck I use is the Mini Pekka-Ballon and rage spell combination;
    -Mini Pekka
    -Rage Spell
    -Goblin Barrel
    -Baby Dragon
    -Skeleton Army
    I have every card that unlocks on arena 3, 2 and 1. I always get destroyed by those annoying hut spammers, and the game ALWAYS chooses them.

    • Brady Anderson

      I’d swap the balloon for the giant, and minions for spear gobs. A deck similar to that took me to arena 4 added the minion hoarde to my deck, and then got to arena 5 with ease on my second account. As for hut decks, just play cheap defensive troops on whichever lane they place the huts, and then push hard on the other lane the moment they place the barb hut.

      Basically you have to learn what cards counter other cards the best, and then keep playing and improving your skill.

    • Will Potter

      I have posted a lot of decks on Clash Royale Arena. Did you try them all mate?

    • Demon

      I use an equally offensive and defensive deck. The deck I use has taken me from the bottom of arena 4 to near the top of arena 5. So find what works for you, maybe watch some YouTube videos and learn strategies to win. I would recommend a deck with barbarians, they are an all around good card to have in a deck. Also don’t put so many epics in you deck, mine has 2: A level 2 prince and a level 2 freeze. Then I have the musketeer. The rest is common cards. Side note: Use arrow cards, they will wipe the floor with low elixer cost/ low hp cards.

      • ExtraCheese

        What is ur full deck?

    • Dotoka

      You use too many epic card…just replace the barrel with high HP cards like giant or giant skeleton…you also need arrow/fireball/zap to swipe down the low HP card…

  • Defender_GX

    Hey guys im currently using lvl 5 babarian hut, lvl 5 fireball, lvl 2 prince, lvl 1 baby dragon, lvl 7 minion horde, lvl 7 spear goblins, lvl 7 barbarians and lvl 7 cannon. Im doing good thus far, having climbed from 1200+ to 1700+ in 5 days with less than 5 losses. How do i still in prove me deck?
    I’ve got lvl 4 bomb tower, mini pekka, golblin hut, valkyrie, musketeer, hog rider and inferno tower.
    I also have lvl 2 xbow, pekka, balloon and giant skele 🙂 the rest common lvl 6 or 7

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the great share mate!

      • Defender_GX

        No problem! 🙂

  • Dean Anzon

    Is my deck good I have: lvl 4 hog, lvl 4 valk,
    lvl 3 balloon, lvl 7 bomber, lvl 8 barbs,
    lvl 5 wiz, lvl 1 freeze, and lvl 7 spear goblins.

    Any suggestions on what should I change to make it better?

    • Will Potter

      You should replace Balloon with a defensive building. Tombstone for example. Good luck man!

    • Dean Anzon


  • Drew_Davis

    This deck took me to the Royal Arena (Arena 7) and I am a F2P player:
    Hog rider, Minion Horde, Zap, Arrows, Valkyrie, Musketeer, Goblins, Connon
    I also use this deck because I got lucky enough to obtain a golem:
    Golem, Elixir Collector, Wizard, Arrows, Goblins, Spear Goblins, Skeletons (Not the army).
    I’ll warn you, the second deck requires much more skill than the hog deck. I strongly reccomend the first deck because it has easily obtainable cards (The hardest to get may be the hog rider) and uses no epics!
    Hope this helps! Happy Clashing!

    • Will Potter

      Pretty nice! Thanks for sharing this mate!

  • azwan G5 .0

    Like an Lv2 baby dragon,destroy an Skeleton army XD

  • Dean Anzon

    Ok I’ve been playing around with my deck and idk if it’s gonna work on Biulders
    It has lvl 8 barbs lvl 3 elixer collecter lvl 5 wizard lvl 8 archers lvl 8 spear goblins lvl 8 zap lvl 5 fireball and lvl 6 Valkyrie ( got the collecter from a crown chest )

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for sharing this man!

  • D-Mate19

    This title is a bit misleading. It is saying don’t upgrade your epics, not how to get them

  • jchen5012

    yeah i just use one legendary miner

  • LostWinter

    Best Clash Royale post ever.

    PS: The title can be misleading a bit.

    • Will Potter

      Good luck further man! I hope you can get there soon!

  • Quinn Johnze

    Uhgg! Finally some validation in my matchmaking system theory! I argue this all the time in my clan. Unfortunately I am the type of person who knowingly continues to play for far to long, especially when that losing streak starts (like 350-400 trophy losing streaks). I always felt that the system was completely modifying it’s matchmaking to throw wrenches in the works. Are you aware of any actually times that I should stop and reset the matchmaker program…30 minutes, 5 minutes, re-logging?

    • Will Potter

      I usually stop playing for at least 30 minutes every time I feel it not right xD

  • SpicySauce


  • Sonu Singh

    i have my deck as follows pls advice
    prince lvl 4
    witch lvl 3
    baby dragon lvl 4
    mini pekka lv 6
    minions lvl 10
    musketeer lv 6
    valkyrie lvl 7
    goblin barrel lvl 2
    i reached arena 5 with this deck but now am stuck near border of arena 5 pls advice

    • Will Potter

      Replace Goblin Barrel with the Bomb Tower and give it a try buddy!
      Also, you maybe will want to replace Baby Dragon with Fireball!

    • Alexander Taylor

      Your deck is way too heavy, you need to trade out some of your high elixir cost cards for lower ones, will give your deck more flexibility in battle

  • NinjaBoy 33


    • Will Potter

      Can you show us your deck?

    • Andy

      This arena 4 deck got me to arena 7:
      Baby dragon
      Skeleton army
      Spear goblins
      Bomb tower
      Hog rider

      Im not kidding. Just use the deck a lot and get some strong pushes going and youll be in arena 7 in no time.

    • Scrublord

      Lol my lvl 3 account is better than u

      • Scrublord

        Use a trifecta deck. It helped me when I was a lonely lvl 7 noob in arena 4.

  • Nishank Singh Sisodiya

    I’m in arena i use this deck:

    Giant (6)
    Elixir collector (4)
    Wizard (4)
    Arrows (8)
    Fire spirits (7)
    Barbarians (9)
    Inferno tower (5)
    Zap (7)

    its a good deck but, whenever i lost 2 battles i stop playing after an hour i started playing again lost first 2 battles and it was happening again and again :'(

    • Will Potter

      I think you should use Mini P.E.K.K.A instead of Barbarians and Valkyrie instead of Arrows. Good luck!
      Your deck is missing something!

  • Shreehari Shetty

    I pushed from 2300 to 2900 with this deck :Hog rider (7),freeze(3),valkyrie(6),mini pekka(7),Lumberjack(1),cannon(8),arrows(9),minion horde(9).I always reach the 2800 to 2900 range but then start losing . Help please!

    • Will Potter

      Long time to see Freeze :D.
      This is a great deck but I think you should use Poison instead of Freeze, Ice Spirit instead of Minion Horde and Musketeer instead of Cannon. Good luck!

  • Muhammad Safi

    i am in arena 4 and this is the best deck
    skeleton bomber minion horde spear goblins giant mini pekka baby dragon skeleton army barbarians

    • Scrublord

      if ur in arena 4 u cant have a good deck cuz my lvl 3 account is in arena 5