Ultimate Guide to Rocket Siege

Hello Clashers! This is KairosTime with a complete guide on how to play Rocket Siege from beginning to end! I’ve been playing around with Rocket decks for awhile now, and have had loads of success both in Challenges and in the ladder with this play style (I’m currently above 4000 trophies). This in-depth guide will help you have the success that I have had.

Rocket Siege Deck

Ultimate Guide to Playing Rocket Siege

Deck Building

In order to understand how to build a Rocket Siege deck, it is important to realize that this type of playstyle focuses on Defense first, and Offense second. This means that the majority of your cards should be focused on creating an unstoppable defense so that you can save up your elixir for guaranteed damage using your Rocket.

After adding the Rocket in your deck, you need to decide between what your deck’s playstyle will be:

  • Rocket Cycle – This deck type relies on cheaper defenses that allow you to cycle back to your rocket and continually remove enemy supporting troops while blasting the tower to smithereens!
  • Double Rocket – With the Mirror added into the deck, this play-style is more defensive and allows you to clear an enemy tower’s last 1000 hp in a matter of seconds. This is probably my favorite because your opponent will be shocked when they see you Mirror Rocket their tower to death.

The next step is to select at least 2 defensive buildings that counter the current meta. Usually you will want a cheaper building (Tombstone, Cannon, or Tesla) and a tanky building to dish out the damage (Bomb Tower or Inferno Tower). That being said, these aren’t the only buildings that can be used. Here is a complete list:

  • Cannon
  • Tombstone
  • Tesla
  • Mortar
  • Furnace
  • Goblin Hut
  • Inferno Tower
  • Bomb Tower
  • X-Bow
  • Barbarian Hut

After you have your defensive buildings, you want to ask yourself what weaknesses your deck already has. Is it going to be weaker to swarms or heavy troops? Once you know, you want to fill your deck with the most defensive troops that balance your deck by selecting some single targeting troops and some splash troops. Usually, the best defensive troops are cheaper cards that move slowly so they stay on your side of the field for the longest amount of time. Here are some of my favorite defensive cards to use in Rocket Siege decks:

  • Skeletons
  • Ice Spirit
  • Ice Golem
  • Knight
  • Archers
  • Bomber
  • Mega Minion
  • Guards
  • Skeleton Army
  • Princess
  • Ice Wizard
  • Miner
  • Musketeer
  • Valkyrie
  • Baby Dragon
  • Inferno Dragon
  • Wizard
  • Witch
  • Bowler

You can definitely have other cards in your Rocket Siege deck, but these are the cards that I have found to work the best. Anything more expensive, or that moves too fast, is usually not the best, but could work if you play your cards right.

If you still need to another card in your deck to balance it out, it’s never a bad idea to have another spell. Having another spell isn’t always very necessary because your other very defensive troops and buildings should do a fine job at defending, but having a spell in every deck is usually a good idea. I recommend either Zap, The Log, or Arrows.


Here are some Rocket Siege decks that I’ve played with and have made successful if you want some examples:

rocket-siege-deck-1 rocket-siege-deck-2 rocket-siege-deck-3

How to Play

The first step in playing a Rocket Siege deck is knowing when to Rocket your opponent’s tower, and when not to. You definitely don’t want to just throw down the Rocket as soon as it’s in your hand, unless your opponent’s tower is nearly gone. Instead, you want to wait until you can clear enemy supporting troops when they’re within Rocket Range of the tower. The more expensive your opponent’s troop, the better it is to rocket it. Obviously, Elixir Pumps and Sparky are the best troop to Rocket when next to a tower, but I’ve even Rocketed 3 cost cards when I had the elixir advantage.

Because the best way to rocket a tower is when it has a support unit next to it, you need to make sure your opponent is committed to a lane before simply throwing down the Rocket. You can make sure your opponent is committed by letting them take some health off of your tower. Obviously you don’t want to just give it to them! Let them work for it, but make sure that when you do, you’re spending less elixir than they are. Once they are committed to a lane, you can start putting up your unstoppable defenses. Having 2 or even 3 defensive buildings up at a time is a great way to let your opponent struggle to get to your tower while you build up enough elixir to Rocket a nice chunk out of their tower.

Once your opponent is close to 1000 hp on their tower is when things get tricky. When they know that they are close to losing their tower, they will do anything to stop you from getting enough elixir to both defend, and throw down the rocket. At this point, I’ve even had people switch lanes when both my tower and their tower are below 1000 hp. It is important that you keep your cool and try to defend while spending as little elixir as possible. This is when your cheap defensive cards will really come in handy. If you play your cards right, you should be able to throw your rocket down and sit back and watch as the rocket slowly makes its wait to the enemy tower.

Thanks so much for reading this! If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comment section of any of my videos and I’ll them as soon as I can!

Ticking By,


  • Noa Hallam


  • LIN/(88

    First Comment

  • LIN/(88

    JUst saw the video on Utube and notification’s up

  • animefreak

    i will take these tips and continue your legacy. thank you

  • Zigge

    Very, very great guide. Good job Kairos! I’m a huge fan of Rocket!

  • Jeff morgan

    Those decks look awesome! I recently got inferno dragon so maybe I will try it in a rocket deck. Do you know what I should pair with it?

    • Spectral

      baby dragon

      • Jeff morgan

        Well duh but what types of cards should I have in the deck?

        • Spectral

          Inferno dragon is surprisingly great in rocket siege because a. its slow b. it can tear apart tanks c. its cheap

          A good regular deck with it could be: a tank (perferably giant), baby dragon, inferno dragon, musk, valk, zap/ spell of ur choice, building of your choice, minions

    • Will Potter

      I think it’s better for you to take a look at here: http://clashroyalearena.com/guides/inferno-dragon

  • Haha Me

    How to beat lightning?

    • Gamewarrior

      lighting and what? Lighting is a spell, so you cant beat it, what deck with lighting are you talking about.

      • Haha Me

        If they lightning your two buildings + crown tower or troops such as musk, wiz and mega minion.
        Then you are screwed…

        • Will Potter

          Lightning counters most siege decks. You are asking how to counter the counter.

          • Haha Me

            Or how to avoid

  • Zach Swanson

    What’s a better sub for princess in the deck used in the video, fire spirits or zap? Or something else…

    • Gamewarrior

      what arena are you?

      • Zach Swanson

        Either legendary or frozen peak, depending on when you read this… I go back and forth.

    • herro

      arrows are good, but archers/ musketeer will work too. Princess is really not replaceable, but there are some good substitutes

    • H2 Rothmann

      Arrows or fire spirits

  • animefreak

    i think this profile picture just makes you think that

  • Matt Mini

    Karios Time your beast

  • Matt Mini

    i dont like the rocket very much and i used to think it was cheap but as i started getting better at clash royale i dont refer to it as a cheeky card anymore

  • Matt Mini

    how do u find the Kairos Kingdom server on discord

  • Koveet Roeun

    How is this deck megamin,ice spirit,princess,miner,log,rocket,inferno tower,and knight. I have alot of success with this deck.

  • Zigge

    Rocket, Princess, Ice Spirit, Tombstone, Ice Wizard, MM, Skeletons and Arrows. What do you think?

    • The C.I.A

      Zigge plz can you help me

      • Zigge


        • The C.I.A

          Someone already helped me

          • Zigge

            With what?

    • Will Potter

      Sounds stunning xD
      I will give it a try!

  • sealos

    I’m using the deck in the video and it is seriously wrecking my opponents. Out of 8 matches, I lost 1. Thanks Kairos!

    Hopefully this will get me past my Arena 8 slump and get me to Legendary.

    • Will Potter

      haha that’s awesome buddy
      Glad to hear that. Good luck on the road to Legendary Arena!

  • The C.I.A
    • Jerry Xu

      try doing a lava hound double dragon all air deck. You want to start out defensive, then finally overwhelm them with a full push.