Best Cards To Use With Mirror

As we all know, Mirror got a huge buff in the last Clash Royale update which allows it to mirror cards to 1 level higher at Tournament Standard. Due to some important card breakpoints, use Mirror to take that huge advantage as well as rebel your opponent’s mind.

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Best Cards to use with the Mirror

After using the Mirror for a while, I decided to make a tier list of troops you should mirror and shouldn’t mirror.

Tier S: Fire Spirits, Princess, Goblin Barrel (Tournament level), Ice Spirit

These cards’ effectiveness and extremely cheap costs will be immensely versatile when get mirrored. Mirroring them is a low-risk move, which gives you the potential of the high reward. You can use these cards initially on defense then you can mirror them for the counterpush.

Mirroring the Goblin Barrel in Tournaments/Challenges is such an insane move since Zap level 10 can’t 1 hit the level 11 Mirror Goblin Barrel.

Tier A: Miner, Goblins, Spear Goblins, Skeletons, The Log, Goblin Barrel, Mega Minion

Hands down it’s very hard to deal with 2 Miners at the same time. Although it would be wary to mirror the Miner at the starting, this strategy has won me loads of games in the Challenges at the moment. Most decks right now have no more than 1 counter to the Miner, which is usually Mini P.E.K.K.A or Guards.

If your Spear Goblins, Goblins and Skeletons got zapped, you can definitely mirror them to strengthen the counterpush. Plus, mirrored Goblins at Tournament level can’t be zapped!

Mega Minion? Solid defensive unit and very cheap. Excellent in almost any situation. Why not!

Tier B: Knight, Archers, Minions, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Arrows, Lumberjack, Fireball, Valkyrie, Hog Rider, Bomber, Musketeer, Guards, Ice Wizard.

Knight, Archers, Minions, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Lumberjack, Valkyrie, Hog Rider, Bomber, Musketeer, Guards and Ice Wizard are decent cards to mirror in some desperate situations. Use them If you don’t have any better choice. They are so versatile so I believe you can handle almost situations with them.

Arrows and Fireball: Indeed, it’s pretty expensive to mirror these cards but due to their versatility, it’s totally worth it in so many situations!

Tier C: Bowler, Minion Horde, Wizard, Dark Prince, Baby Dragon, Barbarians, Witch, Elixir Collector


Minion Horde and Barbarians: Although it’s very expensive to mirror them but If your opponent is about to launch a huge push. Mirroring them is necessary to defend the 10+ Elixir pushes. Just don’t place them too close in order to deal with splash damage cards, especially the Poison!

Elixir Collector: It’s pretty risky to mirror the Elixir Collector but this move has lots of potentials, especially If your deck is expensive.

Bowler, Wizard, Dark Prince, Baby Dragon, Witch: If you have the Elixir advantage, mirroring one of them could devastate your opponent in one push. However, due to their Elixir costs, If your opponent has the answer to them, you will have a hard time defending.

Tier D: Inferno Dragon, Poison, Balloon, Prince, Buildings

Mirroring buildings is usually a really bad move. You can simply place your building down and use them cheap troops to do the same exact job, with the benefit of having your troops alive, being ready for the counter push. What is the point of having 2 buildings sitting in your side?

Mirroring Balloon is another bad move unless you already have a strong meatshield for the Balloon. Most of the time, If your opponent has the answer for your first Balloon, he/she will usually can take down the next one easily.

Inferno Dragon is a great card but not good enough to be mirrored. His retargeting is crap.

Poison: Since the slow effect doesn’t stack and its Elixir cost is pretty high, it’s not worth it at all to mirror the Poison. Spending 9 Elixir for pitiful slow and meaningless damage? Nooo!

Prince is incredibly expensive to mirror. It is also very easy to counter him for the Elixir advantage.

Tier F: Golem, Lava Hound, P.E.K.K.A, Giant, Sparky, Freeze, Skeleton Army, Lightning, Three Musketeer, Rage, Giant Skeleton, Royal Giant.

Golem, Sparky, Giant, Lava Hound, 3 Musketeer, Royal Giant, Giant Skeleton are all too expensive. You will get punished really bad.

Rage/Freeze effects don’t stack. I really don’t want to spend too much Elixir for the meaningless effects.

Rocket/Lighting: Mirroring them is only useful in the double Elixir time but due to their very high Elixir costs, I don’t recommend mirroring them at all!

Skeleton Army: We all know the answer.

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  • Francuac

    Even after the buff, i don’t like mirror

    • Zigge

      I do neither.

      • Cory van Langen

        do neither i

  • Alpha_Mark717

    “Skeleton Army: We all know the answer.”
    Yes, we do know the answer…
    Skelly army should be moved to A or S tier for zap/poison/AOE bait purposes

    • natocn5

      Not really. Skeleton army can be destroyed by a bunch of cards. So even if the opponent has zap it doesn’t mean that they are going to use it. They could just use Valkyrie or Wizard to take them out.

      • Virgiro

        when u see somebody attack with skeleton army -_-

        • Will Potter


      • MOHAMMED

        You can also stop a whole skeleton army by just putting spear gobs right next to your tower, saved my butt a couple of times

    • SivHawk Gaming

      R u dumb. Those aren’t the only cards that deal splash lmao

    • Will Potter

      Is it really worth it?

  • Ronnie Liotti

    I Didn’t saw the buff. I’m coing to test it right now.

    • Will Potter

      Take a look at the Mirror page on CRA and you can see all changelogs there xD

  • D-Mate19

    Shouldn’t rocket be higher? Mirrored rocket is extremely powerful as a rocket combo

    • Lightning King

      yes i agree

    • SivHawk Gaming

      Not necessarily. First, what are the chances that mirror and rocket are in the same deck? Very little. Also, the only other reason it would be good is to take down a tower in OT. Otherwise, the opponent would punish hard.

  • Aidan McFarland

    Rage should not be F, if you have a huge push you can mirror it once the 1st rage is done! After destroying an arena tower, you can mirror it to start work on the king tower.

    • Jeff morgan

      Yes and same with freeze. I used a Pekka double prince mirror deck and it saved me so many times.

    • Will Potter

      Great idea but imo it’s not enough to get Rage to the better place. Also, you need a very huge push to use Rage twice, which requires lots of works.

  • Micah Terpstra

    Anyone have a solid mirror deck for tournaments/challenges?

  • Stuart Morris

    Who came up with this stupid mixed around alphabet..
    couldn’t we just have like a 1-10 list lol
    Anyway I only mirror legendary cards as all my other cards are matched or higher than what mirror can produce

  • Scrublord

    I have never liked the mirror, I unlocked it a couple days ago and i used it and i lost 200 cups

    • Will Potter

      It’s not easy to use the Mirror effectively actually!

  • Blaxeturner

    Mirroring furnace should be higher up as two furnaces, one level 7 and one level 8, will do a good 2000 worth of tower damage on a tower.

    Mirrored freeze can very well finish your opponent. They may not stack, but if you place the mirrored freeze right after the first one finishes, you’ll get double the freeze time and surprise your opponent.

  • XK Yeoh

    Master of mirror!Almost never lost with mirror!

    • Will Potter

      xD can you share with us one of your decks?

  • David Um

    But you can’t win the hog mirror witch deck!

    • Will Potter


  • Hermione Potter

    Miner to me should be under F especially if you are above 3000 trophies.

    • Will Potter

      I have been facing lots of 2 Miners deck above 4000 🙁