Tips for Players Who Are Getting Stuck

I have seen lots of players who are getting stuck in low Arenas, especially Arena 4. Instead of complaining about everything else, I want to share with you some great tips hoping you can make it better!

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Top Tips for Players Who Are Getting Stuck in Clash Royale

I am Kovalevy and I am currently in Arena 8 as a level 9 player. My best trophy record is 3403 and my favorite decks are the low cost ones. I consider myself as a Hog Rider player before but I have been switching to Miner + Mini P.E.K.K.A lately, with lots of good results. My commons are still level 8, Rares are level 5-7 and Epics are 2-3.

  • The higher level cards you have, the easier your battle is. Try to join an active Clan that requests cards and donates a lot. Join our Clan Recruitment Group If you haven’t, you can easily find lots of great Clans there. You should focus on no more than 2 decks, keep requesting cards for your decks. Focus on upgrading a certain card before switching to the others. When I was in Arena 5, I requested Hog Rider only and took the advantage of what high level Hog can do.
  • I strongly recommend reading this guide in order to know how to choose the best cards to upgrade! You “should” focus on your Commons, they are better than Epics. You can make a deck of 8 Commons but it’s very hard to make a deck of more than 2 Epics.
  • In the current meta, your Deck’s Average Elixir Cost shouldn’t be more than 3.5. If it’s more than 3.5, make sure you also use an Elixir Collector in your Deck. Also, you should have at least 1 building targeting card in your deck, such as Giant, Royal Giant, Hog Rider, Miner, Goblin Barrel,… otherwise you will find it hard at destroying your opponent’s Tower (although I have seen lots of great decks which don’t have building targeting troop, such as this one). Honestly, it’s much easier when you have a unit that loves buildings.
  • Be patient, don’t rush, learn the game. Don’t spam your cards when you have enough Elixir for them. If your opponent is smart, he can always counter your attacks with less Elixir and make the counter push right after that.

Here are some basic examples for you: (for more details please learn how to counter push and take the Elixir advantage!)


Distracting: If your opponent’s Mini P.E.K.K.A is running towards your Tower, use your Skeletons to distract and prevent it from destroying your Tower.



Pulling: When the opponent’s Hog Rider running towards your Tower, place your Inferno Tower down in the middle to pull the Hog Rider and kill it.


Sniping: A Knight is coming down your way and being followed by Archers. drop your Mini P.E.K.K.A right on those Archers to snipe them.

  • Reading guides on Clash Royale Arena is definitely one of the best ways to improve your skills. Also, watching replays from top players is a great way to learn new tricks. Don’t forget to watching your replays everyday to see your obvious mistakes.
  • Always try to fight in your side of the Arena. With the help from Arena Towers, you can win the fight much easier.
  • Skeletons is the best cards in Clash Royale. This is hands down, no matter If you have Legendary or not. Why? Please take a look at this in-depth post of top 10 cards in game.
  • Last but not least, stay calm, never over commit! If you are level 9 and still getting stuck in Arena 7, this is probably your biggest reason.

This is my Hog Rider deck I used before to push to Arena 8. Actually I strongly believe that it works in every Arena so just give it a try If you like Hog Rider!

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale BarbariansClash Royale SkeletonClash Royale Spear Goblins
Clash Royale fireballClash Royale CannonClash Royale ZapClash Royale Musketeer

Small note: If you usually face Hog Riders, always prefer your Barbarians over Cannon because you will get a 5 Elixir counter push of full HP Barbarians right after defending.

Okay thank you very much for reading guys! I hope you have found my tips helpful!

  • Yo Nik

    WHAT is FML in “NO,FML!”

    • Will Potter
      • Lone Wolf

        Found an absolutely amazing 3 musk PEKKA rage deck in crash royale for arena 7 – 8.
        -Ice wizard
        -elixar collector
        -3 musketeer
        -skeletons (1 E)

        Plz give it a go!

        • Alpha_Mark717

          looks nice, raging 3 musk can wreck most things
          “crash royale” i know right

        • Will Potter

          Looks pretty nice. I will give it a try!
          But, seems like it’s pretty hard to defend If we don’t have Ice Wizard.

          • Lone Wolf

            yes you are right maybe it can not be swapped

      • Brian


      • LostWinter

        Lol I like the animation

        • Will Potter


      • Yo Nik


      • Alpha_Mark717

        “fix my lighthouse” urban dictionary

  • Robmob3000

    Could I replace zap with arrows or freeze?

    • Will Potter

      Zap is a must for all Hog Rider decks. I don’t think you should do that buddy!

      • Viscmad Singh

        I dont have Zap yet @ arena 4 :'(

        • Will Potter

          It is such a super useful card. I hope you can get it soon man!

      • Ant

        i dont have zap in my hog deck and pulverise level 7’s even thought i am lvl 6. Anyway here’s my deck…
        Hog rider (lvl 4)
        Musketeer (lvl 4)
        Inferno tower (lvl 4)
        valkyrie (lvl 4)
        giant (lvl 4)
        archers (lvl 6)
        fireball (lvl 3)
        bomber (lvl 6)
        Oh btw i am stuck in arena 6 and 5.
        Could you please check my deck and out and give me advice?!! Thx.

  • PrimalSceptile 254

    RIP Skeletons. Guess you’ll be changing that last part, huh?

    • Will Potter



    this cheap hog deck is really really awesome! with this deck i push from 1800 until 1950 with lvl 7 commons! and lvl 5 and 4 rares! this deck can easily stop the mini pekka,barbarian,hog but against giant its bit weak but you deal it,an important thing that you should know it always is: use your fireball and your zap correctly becaze with fireball you can just kill barbarians or group of troops so if you dont use it correctly you’ll use the game i think all players must test it even for one time !

    these are my cards!

    • Will Potter

      xD I am very glad to hear this. Thanks a lot buddy!

  • Yo Nik

    new tip for u

    if ur tower is gonna be crushed and he left a prince and u only hav hog then leave the hog behind him and he will…

    follow him till hog’s death means till he reaches his own king tower or arena tower and till then arrange another card

    ; )

    • Will Potter

      Yea this is a nice trick! Thanks for sharing this Yo Nik!

      • Yo Nik


        • Will Potter


  • LostWinter

    Skeletons wont be the best card anymore.


      R.I.P. Skeletons

    • Will Potter

      Yea, sadly!

  • max

    Will.. is there any way to send you my replay. For the past few days i only have draw and defeat and never win. I drop from arena 5 to arena 4. The deck i used for pushing does not work anymore. Please help me.

    • Will Potter

      You can try to upload them to Yotube and then post them here buddy!

      • max

        Sorry. Just found out my device does not support screen recorder. Thanks anyway

  • Muhammad Usman

    what i can use instead of zap

    • Will Potter

      Zap is one of a kind!

  • Jason Cole

    I do not have hogrider. What should I use? Also, your deck didn’t work for me.

  • Flaze

    I just can’t bear pay2win. I always win in friendly battles because of the limits, but I am stuck at 2600-2750 trophies because of the card levels of my opponents. They usually have level 10-11 commons, level 7 rares and level 4-5 epics while I have level 8 commons, level 5-6 rares and level 2-3 epics. I often play better than my opponents, but, when reaching 2750 trophies, their card levels are just too big and I still lose. Once I lost against someone who countered my witch and ice wizard with a minion horde and countered my mini pekka with a zap…….. Can you tell me how to beat those fucking players?

  • RenonPlayz

    I found it really hard countering giant prince decks with Hog cycle… but it kinda works out when I add the mini pekka because it offers higher point damage than the prince but less cost.