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Best Clash Royale Decks – From Arena 1 to Arena 12 (June 2018)


Hey guys it’s Will and in this page I’m going to share with you the best Clash Royale decks for all Arena levels from Arena 1 to 11 and beyond, decks that I believe to be some of the best in the game and also usable by almost everyone!

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Best Clash Royale Decks (From Arena 1 to Arena 12)

  • Arena 4: P.E.K.K.A, Hog Rider, Fireball, Arrows, Musketeer, Tombstone, Knight, Goblins
  • Arena 5: Hog Rider, Goblin Barrel, Witch, Minions, Fire Spirits, Skeleton Army, Zap, Fireball
  • Arena 6: Giant, Balloon, Barbarians, Archers, Skeleton Army, Tombstone, Fireball, Arrows
  • Arena 7: Golem, Tombstone, Archers, Zap, Fireball, Guards, Mega Minion, Baby Dragon
  • Arena 8: Miner, P.E.K.K.A, Goblins, Electro Wizard, Poison, Zap, Minions, Musketeer
  • Arena 9, 10, 11 and 12:
    • Battle Ram, Miner, 3M, Ice Golem, Zap, Goblin Gang, Minion Horde, Elixir Collector
    • P.E.K.K.A, 3M, Miner, Ice Golem, Zap, Goblin Gang, Horde, Elixir Collector.
    • Mortar, Horde, Goblin Gang, Spear Goblins, Hog Rider, Ice Spirit, Zap, Rocket
    • Hog Rider, Ice Golem, Fireball, The Log, Ice Spirit, Skeletons, Musketeer, Cannon
    • Battle Ram, Bandit, Dark Prince, Poison, Zap, Arrows, Ice Golem, Inferno Dragon
    • Giant, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Mega Minion, Zap, Poison, Ice Spirit, Log, Guards.
    • Hog Rider, Lightning, Princess, Log, Goblins, Minions, Ice Golem.
    • Golem, Night Witch, Mega Minion, Baby Dragon, Elixir Collector, Lumberjack, Tornado, Zap

These are the decks I recommend that you use for trophy pushing because all the cards in every deck I’m going to share in this article are fairly easy to obtain and easy to level up. And it’s important that you use the best and highest level cards for moving up in Arenas.

The best Clash Royale decks in this article are just my favorite ones and most of them are for Free-to-play players. [adinserter block=”1″]

Top 3 Decks for Arena 1, 2 and 3

For Arenas 1, 2, and 3, I recommend using any one of these three decks. All three of decks are very easy to master and have excellent synergy.

Clash Royale GiantClash Royale KnightClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale GoblinClash Royale ArchersClash Royale WitchClash Royale ArrowsClash Royale fireball
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Clash Royale GiantClash Royale KnightClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale GoblinClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Baby DragonClash Royale ArrowsClash Royale fireball
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Clash Royale GiantClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale GoblinClash Royale MinionsClash Royale WitchClash Royale KnightClash Royale ArrowsClash Royale fireball
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All 3 above are standard Giant Beatdown Decks with support cards that cover the following areas.

  1. A mini tank – Knight that can defend for a positive trade vs common cards like Musketeer. in the back etc and whatnot.
  2. Musketeer: Anti air single target damage to take care of Baby Dragon. Baby Dragon is annoying as hell in low Arenas. Always remember to utilize her range.
  3. Cheap cycle cards – I go with the 1 ground and 1 air idea. Minions and Goblins. You can use Skeletons or Skeleton Army instead of Goblins.
  4. Win condition – Giant, the earliest and easiest to use win condition.
  5. Splash attackers – Witch, Baby dragon or Bomber If you don’t have those ones.
  6. Spells – Fireball and Arrows. Very useful on both offense and defense!

The Best Arena 4 Deck

P.E.K.K.A Hog Rider

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale fireballClash Royale ArrowsClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale TombstoneClash Royale KnightClash Royale Goblin

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There are a lot of Giant decks in this arena so this is somewhat of a counter deck.

There is no real splash in this deck so you want to rely on Arrows and Fireball to deal with swarms.

This deck is very solid. I got my level 1 account to 2300 trophies with it.

Giant Beatdown

Clash Royale GiantClash Royale WitchClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Skeleton ArmyClash Royale MinionsClash Royale TombstoneClash Royale ArrowsClash Royale fireball
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I recommend using the Giant beatdown deck above, as it is the strongest attack strategy in the lower Arenas.

The Giant combined with Witch and Musketeer are incredibly difficult to counter, especially since the biggest weakness to this is the Inferno Tower, but most people either don’t use the Inferno Tower here or have very low level Inferno.

We also have Minions that can be used to distract the Inferno Tower.

While Skeleton Army is also a big weakness to the Giant, but with the Witch, she can instantly destroy those Skeletons with her splash.

The Best Arena 5 Deck

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale Goblin BarrelClash Royale WitchClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Fire SpiritsClash Royale Skeleton ArmyClash Royale ZapClash Royale fireball
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Zap bait in lower arenas is a very easy deck to dominate with.

Typically, most players in Arena 7 don’t know that they ought to save spells for certain cards.

You want to exploit this.

Use whichever tank you like! If you run Hog then Hog use bait. You like Giant Skeleton, Valk or your Giant.

Barrel is your win condition.

You can include other damage dealers too like the Giant and Hog. (Only 1). Up-to you. I think any tank will do well.

Defend, then counterpush with tank in front of troops then use Goblin Barrel and that should work out fine for you!

The Best Arena 6 Deck

Clash Royale GiantClash Royale BalloonClash Royale BarbariansClash Royale ArchersClash Royale Skeleton ArmyClash Royale TombstoneClash Royale fireballClash Royale Arrows
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This is the strongest offensive combination for Arena to be honest.

Simply play the Balloon behind the Giant, and it becomes very difficult to stop it from destroying a tower, especially in the lower Arenas where there aren’t many good defensive options.

This deck has lots of very defensive cards.

With Balloon bomb hitting troops, if they stack units, don’t hesitate to Fireball on defense.

The Best Deck for Arena 7

Clash Royale GolemClash Royale TombstoneClash Royale ArchersClash Royale ZapClash Royale fireballClash Royale GuardsClash Royale Mega MinionClash Royale Baby Dragon
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Typical Golem deck. No collector, but if you want collector you can replace Tombstone with it.

Tombstone works better as a passive Elixir advantage generator rather than pump which can get punished easily.

If you think you can handle trading tower damage for Elixir advantages and think you can play well in that sort of manner you can swap out Tombstone for the Collector.

The Best Arena 8 Deck

Clash Royale MinerClash Royale P.E.K.K.AClash Royale GoblinClash Royale Electro WizardClash Royale PoisonClash Royale ZapClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Musketeer

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This is very solid deck. Indeed. This deck helped me win a lot of Challenges.

P.E.K.K.A level isn’t too dependent. Just play cautiously and don’t use her on offense. You will heavily lean on the P.E.K.K.A on defense.

Miner Poison is your main offensive combo to deal damage.

The Best Decks for Arena 9, 10, 11 and 12

Assuming that by now you have opened loads of chests so Legendary cards are not the real problem anymore…

3M Miner Ram Swarm

Clash Royale Battle RamClash Royale MinerClash Royale Three MusketeersClash Royale Ice Golem
Clash Royale ZapClash Royale Goblin GangClash Royale Minion HordeClash Royale elixir collector

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Easily the most the most popular 3M deck right now.

This deck has been dominating since quite a long time now and I guess its safe to say that 3M have etched their name in gold in the Top Tier cards of all time.

This deck is basically baiting out their spells and punishing them hard.

Battle Ram and Miner are the main win cons while Pump and swarms help you bait out their spells so that you can deploy your 3M and devastate the enemies.

Ice Golem=Zap, of the best utility combos available right now.

P.E.K.K.A 3M Deck

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Three MusketeersClash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale elixir collector
Clash Royale Minion HordeClash Royale Goblin GangClash Royale ZapClash Royale Miner

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This is roughly the same deck as the one above. However, since ladder has a lot of Hog and a lot of beatdown, this deck will somehow deal with them better.

This deck will suffer a bit vs bait decks like mortar and x-bow when you pump up and if you don’t have ice golem in rotation but if you get a momentum going it will be rather effective!

That being said, ladder is taken over by beatdown and hog decks so Pekka will shine. Royal giant, e-barbarians somewhat popular in low-mid 4k also countered by pekka letting you get a lot of value.

Play this really smart because the average elixir is very high and positive trades is the name of the game.

2.6 Hog Cycle

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale fireballClash Royale The Log
Clash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale SkeletonClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale Cannon

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Some might argue that there are better Hog decks available, but this is the most popular and most efficient Hog deck for any F2P player as well as any P2W player IMO.

In simple way, keep cycling and attacking with Hog Rider to eventually out cycle their counters.

Cannon can be replaced with Tornado, Ice Golem for Knight and Skeletons for Bats.

The defense of this deck is seemingly weak, but can be strong with appropriate amounts of pressuring, kiting, pulling, distracting and all other tactics that exist in the game.

Mortar Bait

Clash Royale MortarClash Royale Minion HordeClash Royale Goblin GangClash Royale Spear Goblins
Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale ZapClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Rocket

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The strongest and most efficient siege deck in the game right now for both Ladder (may be not so much *Mortar*) as well as Tournament for any F2P player as well as any P2W player.

This deck has somewhat higher skill cap than other decks, but if you can pull it off, you are golden.

Basically, it’s cycling your cards and defending in start until you find the opening to place down your X-Bow and defend it will all your might.

After that, its more or less X-Bow cycling and protecting.

Late game is basically, turtling up and spell cycle.

Dark Bridge Spam with Triple Spell

Clash Royale Battle RamClash Royale BanditClash Royale Dark PrinceClash Royale Poison
Clash Royale ZapClash Royale ArrowsClash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale Inferno Dragon

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The current version of Bridge Spam.

With three bridge spam cards, you can do a whole lot of spamming and with 3 spells, stay safe in this swarm heavy meta.

Basically, its Spam, Spam and Spam or Spam, Spam and Spam. Whichever might suit you.

Ice Golem for tankiness (if that’s a word, but you get the meaning) and utility and Inferno Dragon as a Tank Killer.

Don’t hesitate to use BS card on defense and more importantly, don’t hesitate to Spam XD.

Giant Beatdown Cycle

Clash Royale GiantClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale Mega MinionClash Royale Ice Spirit
Clash Royale The LogClash Royale ZapClash Royale fireballClash Royale Guards

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Classic giant beatdown.

Not very P2W as you can have free to play substitutes.

Great vs Hog, siege, tank decks (with Mini P.E.K.K.A) etc! With triple spell, you pretty much counter bait as well!

Just know how to make smart plays.

Like Musket range for pushing opposite lane, well times Ice Spirit + Zap pushes. Guards placement for splash attackers etc. When to rush, when to not and all!

Fairly cheap deck so cycling is pretty easy.

Weak to Lavaloon but it’s not a popular ladder deck so not too much to worry about! But that being said just pressure other lane!

Hog Lightning

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale LightningClash Royale The LogClash Royale Princess
Clash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale MinionsClash Royale GoblinClash Royale Ice Golem

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Easy enough Hog cycle to learn!

Not too level dependent. Just be aware a +2 level with will survive Lightning. Ie- Level +4 Musket survives lightning etc. You shouldn’t really ever fall that far behind however!

Mini P.E.K.K.A level isn’t dependent. However if your Goblins get 1 shot by Zap, consider using Guards. However Guards are not better on offense, having lower DPS.

Get value with your Lightnings.

Try to play it not too aggressively in the early game!

Clayton’s Golem Beatdown Deck

Clash Royale GolemClash Royale Night WitchClash Royale Mega MinionClash Royale Baby Dragon
Clash Royale elixir collectorClash Royale LumberjackClash Royale TornadoClash Royale Zap

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This is the deck that Clayton used to finish #1 in the world with, Golem Beatdown.

The key to playing this deck is being able to protect your Pumps well until Double Elixir, then finish the opponent’s defenses with one crushing push.

Night Witch provides a ton of value behind Holem, while Baby Dragon and Tornado will take care of any air troops attacking your push.

Send in the Lumberjack as soon as your opponent runs out of Elixir when they defend to crush their remaining support troops, or to destroy their tank like Giant or Golem.

Once the Lumberjack dies, it rages up your support troops, causing an absolutely unstoppable push.

Mega Minion is great on both defense and offense.

If your opponent has a lot of support troops like Three Musketeers killing your Golem, use Tornado to nado everything to your Golem, using the death damage from your Golem and Baby Dragon splash to finish them off.

More detailed General Gameplan of each deck is being updated… Feel free to join the discussion of the best decks to use at Clash Royale Decks Forum.

Bonus: Turn Your Deck into the Best Clash Royale Deck Ever!

Wassup Guys! It’s B-Yacht’CH (aka DabMaster2) back at it again with another guide for your guys. Today I’ll be explaining how to improve your deck, finding weaknesses, and overall making a better deck! Keep in mind, this is not a guide about how to make a deck, but this is only a guide to making a better deck.

Let’s get into it!

Noticing Card Weaknesses and How to Fix Them!

The best way to find out your deck’s greatest weakness is while using the deck in battle. Play against many different decks and find out what card(s) your deck struggles with the most. It doesn’t always have to be a certain card, it could be a deck archetype like beatdown.

Once you have that figured out the weakness, swap in a card which can help you counter your weakness.

To find out what card to swap out for, think: Which card is the most like the card I’m swapping in?

Cards have separate roles they fulfill (I’ll talk more about it later). Some role examples are: Tower killer, splash damage, and main defense.

For example, you swap out a Tombstone (main defense) for a Cannon.

Your substitutions don’t always work. Keep play testing your deck to find the most suitable cards to use.

Choosing the Right Spells for your Deck!

Spells are one of the MOST IMPORTANT parts of your deck. They define your attack and defense.  They are used to fill in the weaknesses of your deck and fulfill certain card roles that your cards don’t.

Clash Royale Decks can use either 1 spell, 2 spells, or 3 spells.

Too many, or no spells can be bad for a deck.

1 Spell – With only one spell, you will need to use a versatile direct damage spell. Examples are: zap, arrows, fireball. Having only one spell allows for the use of more troops but weakens your ability for direct damage and to damage your opponent’s troops with spells.

2 Spells – 2 Spells are the most common amount used in a deck. One spell is a high-damage spell while the other is a low-damage spell. This gives you a versatile spell arsenal.

3 Spells – Having 3 spells gives your deck a lot of spell versatility and allows you to control the battle more. You have 1 high-damage spell that you reserve for certain situations and 2 versatile spells to use on the fly.

To decide exactly what spells to use, first identify what type of archetype you are using or what the playstyle is.

Beatdown decks tend to use Lightning, Control decks can use a wide variety of spells, and Siege decks usually use spells to defend the siege weapon and a rocket as a backup plan to damage the enemy tower.

Use spells which fill in weaknesses in your deck!

For example, if you are using a Golem deck, use a Lightning spell to be able to take out an Inferno Tower. If your deck lacks splash damage, use Fireball and or Zap/Log to make up for the lack of splash damage. If you are using a “special effect” spell (Rage, Freeze, Clone, etc.), use Arrows or Zap for a versatile spell or use two other spells to give you the ability to use a high-damage spell and low-damage spell in combination with your “special effect” spell.

Creating Synergy

What is synergy? Synergy is when the combined effects of cards are greater than the sum of their separate effects. Some examples are: Tank + Graveyard, Miner + Minions, and Executioner + Tornado.

Your deck in Clash Royale doesn’t always need to have every single card synergize. Too much synergy can make your deck too offensive or too defensive. Most decks are built around 2 or 3 cards which synergize very well on offense. The other cards are made to support that synergy. Now, look at your deck. Does it have a combo which synergize well? If not swap out cards to make a good synergy.

Decide of you want to use synergizing spells or synergizing troops, or both. Synergy of spells will help with fast decks and synergy of troops are more for counter pushing or building up a strong push.

Here are most important things to consider for your synergy:

Are they both card countered by the same card?
Is there a better synergy?
What is the elixir cost? Is it too expensive?

If your notice any weaknesses, go through the process of eliminating that weakness by having other cards to support.

For example, LavaLoon is hard countered Minion horde, so bring Arrows into your deck.

Role Fulfillment in Clash Royale Deck

What is role fulfillment? Role fulfillment is the purpose that a card is in a Clash Royale deck. A card can serve one purpose, or more!

card roles in clash royale decks

I see many decks using too many of one role.

For example, they have Wizard, Bowler, and Executioner in one deck. That’s way too many splash damage! Instead replace them something else more useful. The deck may lack a high damage card.

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Sometimes, role fulfillment can influence card usage.

For example: The Hog Rider. He is a very popular win condition and is used in every meta. It’s because Hog Rider fulfills two important card roles: Win Condition and Tank. Hog Rider can be used to damage a tower and has enough health to tank damage for other glass cannons like Musketeer.

The same can be said for a card which is barely used. The Dark Prince does splash damage and spell-resistant but doesn’t have enough health and damage to be a win condition. To be honest, Dark Prince doesn’t do much.

When assessing your deck, notice the roles that your cards have. Are you missing a role or do you have too many of one role? Use this knowledge to your advantage and see if different cards may work better.

Ladder vs. Challenge Decks?

People may classify decks as either ladder or challenge. What is it really that separates ladder from challenge?

Let’s start with the differences of ladder and challenges. Ladder only has a 1-minute overtime while challenges have a 3-minute overtime. In ladder, it’s easier to play for a draw but in challenges the longer overtime allows more time for more opportunities to damage a tower. Another difference is card levels. In ladder, cards can be drastically over-leveled, but in challenges, cards are capped to Tourney standard to keep the playing field equal.

Ladder decks rely on higher damage cards to get as much damage to the enemy tower as possible. The reason why Miner Poison decks are only used for challenges is because these decks use small chip damage on the enemy tower to whittle it down having a total of 6 minutes to do so in a match. Ladder matches only have a total of 4 minutes so miner poison chip damage isn’t as effective.

Another thing to note is if your ladder deck is weak to certain card(s), it’s no big deal. You can take a loss from time-to-time, but in challenges, you can only lose 3 times before it ends. Challenge decks need to be very solid to be able to counter a wide variety of archetypes.

Consider the Meta

The meta is an important thing to consider when assessing your deck.

What is the meta? The meta is the strategy which Clash Royale players have found to be the most effective throughout the balance changes. Some previous metas are: Giant Poison, Royal Giant (*shudder*), PEKKA Double Prince, and Hog Trifecta.

The meta can sometimes vary between different trophy ranges. For example, in the trophy range of 3000-4000, elite barbs are used in almost every single match, while in the top 200, Elite Barbs are barely used at all.

Since the meta is used very frequently, if your deck is weak to the meta, your deck won’t see much success. If you are in the trophy range of 3000-4000, use a deck which can counter elite barbs since they are seen EVERY WHERE. In the current state of Clash Royale, the top 200 has a very wide variety of meta (finally, Supercell made the game balanced).

You may also choose to use the meta. Since the meta is the most effective strategy, it’s the most like to get you wins, right? You can also modify the meta decks in Clash Royale as much as you want to fit your playstyle.

Have Faith in Your Clash Royale Decks

The last thing I want to mention is to have faith in your deck. When you are using it, believe in yourself and have confidence.

Playing the same deck for a lengthy period lets you play it much better. While your playstyle improves, you will fix the weaknesses and mistakes that you normally make. Through much practice, you finally play the deck better than anyone else would.

The reason why changing decks can cause you to lose trophies is because you will still need practice to master it. You will need to face many situations to figure out how to play in those situations.

Every card has many different uses beyond what you think you know. Using the same deck many, many times, allows you to discover secret tactics. When 3 Musketeers first came out, no one new that splitting them in the back allows for a powerful double lane push.

Of course, there are still disadvantages or specializing in one deck. Once that deck gets pushes out of the meta and starts to have little success, you will need to find a new deck when you have not practiced in any other archetypes. By generalizing in wide variety of decks in Clash Royale, you won’t specialize in any but will still be able to play well in every archetype.

Hopefully you have chosen the best Clash Royale deck for your play style after reading this page!

Don’t hesitate to comment and show us your favorite decks in the game.

I will post them into the main article If the are deserved!


      • i would proably die if i did that (not using skarmy and minion horde in my ladder deck, well for one thing the only deck i use on ladder is my mega hog deck from earlier) but if u want to replace like that, go do it. also did u mean replace horde for 3 minions or bats and skarmy for inferno tower?

  1. does anyone realize on the arenas 1 2 and 3 decks, 5 of the cards are always the same? i understand giant and the spells, but gobs and spear gobs on all those decks gets… kinda weird.

    • most ppl in my trophy zone (im hovering around the 3500 mark) carry lvl 8-9 3m, while i have lvl 7 fireball, thats why i use rocket 🙂

  2. that doesnt work, i learned that the hard way… (i spammed everything behind the giant and everything got rekt by a valkyrie)

  3. What do you guys think of my deck? i’ve been using it since arena 7.. i’m currently in arena 9..

    Hog rider
    Fire spirits
    Mini pekka

  4. Inferno dra, mirror, minion horde, prince, ele. Wizard, princess, skelton army, gob barrel

  5. This my deck…
    Dart Goblin
    Spear Goblins
    Goblin Barrel
    Goblin Hut
    Goblin Gang

    (It’s my TROLL DECK!)

  6. My deck is hog rider arrows goblin barrel minions knight archers baby dragon and goblins. I used it in arena 5 & 6 and won virtually every battle

  7. My two decks: (I’m in legendary arena, close to challenger 1)

    DECK 1 Cost (3.6)
    Royal Giant level 12
    Minions level 12
    Zap level 11
    Elite Barbs level 11
    Fire Spirits level 11
    Musketeer level 8
    Log level 2
    Lumberjack level 2

    DECK 2 Cost (4.6)
    Zap level 11
    Elixir Pump level 7
    Golem level 5
    Witch level 5
    Mega Knight level 1
    Inferno Dragon level 1
    Bandit level 2
    Log level 2

  8. I have a fairly good deck that I have been using since arena 5 and until now in hog mountain (im now at 3096 trophies) but replace some cards with others form higher arenas:
    hog lvl 7
    balloon lvl 5
    knight lvl 10
    zap lvl 10
    bats lvl 10
    executioner lvl 4
    skeleton army lvl 4
    inferno tower lvl 6 (no need to lvl up too much — same effect)
    try it out and see how it works 🙂

  9. You should add rage spell in the decks. Rage spell with balloon or skeleton army is unstoppable if you don’t counter it properly.

    • Best decks sometimes don’t have replacements. Ie- E-wiz being a very niche legendary, miner as well. You will have to make-do with combos like musket+ zap in a deck without e-wiz etc. It will lost a lot of effectiveness if that becomes the case, hence making it not as good as before.

  10. In the release of the ghost card(about 8 days) I’m going to try to unlock a super giant chest… Yes it sounds like a made up chest but ima. Try and see if it’s possible… Ima. Make a video on it too.. So if you have any apps i can send vids.. Too tell me an ill friend you… Or i can just send a screenshot of the chest… Giant chest usually give like 300 cards.. But a super giant chest gives 1000

  11. There is something fundamentally wrong with this best. You can’t have more than one deck that is the best per arena. Best is superlative. So many decks cannot be considered the best, as only one can be the best. You should have given it the title of “The decks with a higher success rate “

    • I get what you’re saying, but you’re wrong. If a few decks are equally good, they are all the best decks. It’s like in a competition; if two people run the fastest in the world, and they’re equally fast, it means they’re both the best.

      The other thing is that he says, and I quote: “decks that I believe to be some of the best in the game…”. Clearly he means some of the best decks, in no specific order.

      Hope my explanation made sense, it feels good to be back 🙂

      • best
        of the most excellent or desirable type or quality.
        “the best midfielder in the country”
        synonyms: finest, greatest, top, foremost, leading, pre-eminent, premier, prime, first, chief, principal, supreme, of the highest quality, superlative, unrivalled, second to none, without equal, nonpareil, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, peerless, matchless, unparalleled, unbeaten, unbeatable, unexcelled, optimum, optimal, ultimate, surpassing, incomparable, ideal, perfect;

      • No two decks can ever be equally good. And in a game such as this you can never have a best deck. As soon as you decide that yours is the best one, someone will come up with a better one and beat you. It’s variable in CR. As for your racing analogy, it’s wrong. No two people have ever been equally fast. There has, and will, ALWAYS be a time difference, however minute it may remain (0.0002 milliseconds or whatever). At the risk of sounding like a Sith, I’ll say this. Best is absolute. Usain Bolt is the best racer and will be until someone breakers the 958. Don Bradman has the best batting average and will have until someone attains a higher one. Einstein’s theory was considered the best, but now isn’t as quantum physics has replaced it and become he best. Koenigsegg has the best, or rather, unrivalled speed record until Bugatti breaks it again. There is only ONE best. You can’t have two winners. You can give as many participation certificates as you want, but there will be only one with the gold, only one who performed the best, and only who one who is unsurpassed. ‘Best’ can always change, but that’s not the point. The point is that there’s only one that can be the best.
        Hope that was clear.

      • You seriously make big deals about stuf like this

        But I do have to admit, that comment does make me think ur really smart

      • The category for best isn’t arena but the deck type. And an arena is just a place where they all coincide. No deck is the best. It depends on the player and his play style what deck is the best. All these decks are equally good in general. Your play style will determine which is the best for you! It is like if you are a hog player, you will feel hog deck is best; if you are 3M player, you will feel 3M deck is best and so on. You can’t compare decks of different archetypes and apply best to only one! The lower arenas have only one deck as the meta and deck types aren’t that distinct! What you are saying that you are saying comparing say Roger Federer and Ronaldo and saying one is best sportsperson. You can’t do that as they are in different sports and each is the best in his game! So appropriately you would use best sportsmen and not best sportsman!

      • “no deck is the best”
        There. You said it yourself.

        I’m trying to say that individual players can have decks the they SUPPOSE are the best, for example I feel ebarbs decks are the best. Then, that is my own subjective opinion. You cannot objectively state that there are 3 or 4 best decks for whatever arena. Because if we look at the fundamental meaning of best, it means unrivalled. There can only be one. You should’ve have said good decks for arena x, decks currently performing well in arena x etc

      • Best is an adjective that can be applied to either a singular or plural. You are wrong by only saying it can be applied to the singular. For example, one definition of the word is “pre-eminent”. There can be multiple pre-eminent scientists in an era. The noun best can also be pluralised. For example, today at the Olympics a bunch of athletes all set their personal bests.

      • A bunch of athletes set THEIR OWN( singular) records.
        Usain Bolt is THE BEST athlete(again, singular).
        Best is supposed to be an objective,not subjective term.

        And FYI, best
        of the most excellent or desirable type or quality.
        “the best midfielder in the country”
        synonyms: finest, greatest, top, foremost, leading, pre-eminent, premier, prime, first, chief, principal, supreme, of the highest quality, superlative, unrivalled, second to none, without equal, nonpareil, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, peerless, matchless, unparalleled, unbeaten, unbeatable, unexcelled, optimum, optimal, ultimate, surpassing, incomparable, ideal, perfect; More
        to the highest degree; most (used with verbs suggesting a desirable action or state or a successful outcome).
        “they named the pictures they liked best”
        synonyms: most, to the highest/greatest degree
        “the food he liked best”
        that which is the most excellent, outstanding, or desirable.
        “buy the best you can afford”
        synonyms: finest, top, cream, choice, choicest, prime, elite, crème de la crème, flower, jewel in the crown, nonpareil; More

    • It says best decks. There is no *best deck* there can be most dominant deck but that most dominant deck can be hard countered. Does that mean hard counter deck is the best? The hard counter deck might have multiple counters etc. It’s subjective, different situations can have different decks as the *best deck* so yes there can be multiple decks that work great in the arena and depending on the situation and archetype you like playing can be considered the *best deck*. If you are a control player, giant beatdown isn’t the best. If you play beatdown then siege isn’t the best etc.

      • That’s what I’m trying to say! There can be multiple decks that work great in an arena but for a deck to be the best there are two conditions. 1-there can be only one deck that’s the best 2- It has to be unbeatable. Forver.
        Since that isn’t possible in CR, people shouldn’t say BEST DECKS for an arena and so on. Hey should say multiple decks for an arena that work great depending on the situation.

      • best
        of the most excellent or desirable type or quality.
        “the best midfielder in the country”
        synonyms: finest, greatest, top, foremost, leading, pre-eminent, premier, prime, first, chief, principal, supreme, of the highest quality, superlative, unrivalled, second to none, without equal, nonpareil, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, peerless, matchless, unparalleled, unbeaten, unbeatable, unexcelled, optimum, optimal, ultimate, surpassing, incomparable, ideal, perfect; More
        to the highest degree; most (used with verbs suggesting a desirable action or state or a successful outcome).
        “they named the pictures they liked best”
        synonyms: most, to the highest/greatest degree
        “the food he liked best”
        that which is the most excellent, outstanding, or desirable.
        “buy the best you can afford”
        synonyms: finest, top, cream, choice, choicest, prime, elite, crème de la crème, flower, jewel in the crown, nonpareil; More

        Note the words, unrivalled, unparalleled etc. They mean that no other thing is equally good. Best is objective.

    • I didn’t bother reading all the comments(so good chance just stop reading now), because I saw Lolman and he’s way smarter than me, didn’t want risk him saying something against my comment. In Clash Royale, best is up to the player entirely. There can be multiple “best” decks in this game because not everyone can necessarily use every deck. In other words, yes, multiple “best” decks is possible, it’s up to the player to decide which one is the best for them. Or that’s how I see it.

      • Nothing wrong in saying something against someone, you are just expressing your opinion and thoughts…we are just trying to make him understand the actual thing so it wouldn’t have harmed by Lolman saying something against you and vice versa

    • first, pump up and gain elixir advantage by sacrificing some tower damage(let the tower kill some of their troops on its own), and when the double elixir hits, put down golem at the back, and build your push(actually put in down just before double elixir). if you use lightning, be sure to save your elixir for it, and defend hogs with gobs or light troops and you’re good.

  12. I think there is a problem either this post. For each arena the deck is switched completely. That means people will take time to get their cards to a good level and changing a deck after every arena is not a good idea. A better idea is to post a series on similar deck types

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  14. Hey peoples I’m back! Decided to take a break for a while, but now I’m currently writing a guide on a Miner Balloon deck, featuring Zappies! Opinions???

  15. https ://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e197071aedc96a1b8b526028d1efdfb704fc39459d02324ea11a0b69a5fc8d26.jpg l
    My 20th Legend (f2p)

  16. What about the balloon rage? I use balloon rage minion and Skelly army zap Tesla and call, and it seems to be working very well so far

  17. In the picture about card roles, the word SPELL was misSPELLed. Please SPELL words properly

  18. new poll : what is your favorite deck here?
    I don’t really know, that X-bow one seems good, I kinda like siege, but especially the mortar.

  19. These decks suck. Especially the 3m deck. I dominate with my Gollum 3m. I tried all these decks with less than 50% wins. My Gollum 3m with swarms 85% wins. I don’t recommend these decks. Giant skeletons are my nemesis with my deck. Don’t see it in his decks

    • Your wins don’t depend on your decks particularly, they also depend on your skill. If Giant Skelly is the hard counter, find a card that counters it, like Minion Horde or Inferno Tower/Dragon. Percentage of wins does not matter as it depends on skill, as said earlier.

  20. Also their is a class action law suit being filed against clash royale. Basically people spend money to upgrade cards and than they get nerfed. That’s theft and unethical. Get involved

    • Good luck with the lawsuit. It was their decision to spend their money, and Supercell did not force them to. Redditors complained that the cards were too overpowered, and Supercell has a habit of listening to the Reddit community for balance change suggestions. Also, my friend got into League 3 without wasting a penny on any mobile games, so it’s not mandatory to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  21. Just spent a ton of gold and leveled up the goison double le Prince deck and literally dropped 800 trophies in 30 min, HOW THE HELL DO YOU PLAY THIS CRAP? IT HAS ZERO COUNTER TO MINION HORDES, SKELETONS, LITERALLY ANYTHING FLYING. Wtf, someone explain because I am so damn tilted right now. I literally can’t win against anything with this horrible deck. Am I just stupid? How the hell do you play that deck?

    • You have electro wizard and mega minion right? If you punish them by doing giant pushes, it is easier to defend because they will focus on your push and allow you to counter their push relatively easily. Dark Prince is your friend against ground swarms. Mega Minion is the ultimate support troop. Giant, Double Prince, Ewiz, Mega Minion, Poison, Zap, and Bats is what I would use. It is a very powerful deck

    • You require to have at least 1 counter to swarm air units like arrows. For other air units, use anti-air defence/offence cards like executioner and valkyrie. To stop swarm troops you can use zap or fireball (Last resort). Replace ur deck with some of these cards.

    • Reason is cause you used wasted gold on a deck you copied off the meta cause you’re too lazy, when you should have spent your gold upgrading cards which you use on your regular ladder deck which you know how to play better so you won’t end up dropping 800 trophies in 30 min, and that you’ve obviously never played the deck before and don’t know how to use it.

    • I know this comment is old, but I won against countless lavaloons and hordes with this:
      giant prince dark prince spear gobs goblin gang bats poison zap
      it has no solid air counter, but if you rush accordingly and bait out their spells then you can go 3 crown with bats defending their push

  22. Best deck tht I used and beat these ones posted. Prince, P.E.K.K.A, Rage, Minion Horde, Fireball, Wizard, Skeleton Army, The Log. Works pretty good with me for a power play and they all work well with each other. So if your looking for a power striker this is good.

    • Honestly, this deck is not that good unless you’re in Jungle Arena or smth, where decks are bad or the player is a noob. Rage, minion horde, wizard, and prince don’t fit in any pekka deck with the exception of pekka double prince, where prince is used. Also, I hate to insult the favorite card of millions of clash royale players, but wizard is terrible with its subpar stats.

  23. I use valkyrie, mini pekka, skarmy, gob barrel, arrows, archers, spear gobs, and bomb tower. I made this deck in arena 2 and it got me all the way to legendary arena. Its really weak against balloon decks.

  24. Tell me if this is a good deck
    Inferno dragon
    Goblin Gang
    Wondering if I should change it. Stuck in higher up Electro Valley.

  25. new poll : what is the best spell in your opinion.
    I find arrows extremely versatile, and I use them a lot.

  26. You people should ban Hybrid… He’s so rude and disrespectful…upvote or comment if you agree!


    then i aced a science test, finished an sbac, finished another test, and got a student of the week award



    :insert every single royal giant meme here:

  28. There were two guides that were put up after the lavaloon deck. As far as I can tell, the site reverted back to the state it was at when the lavaloon deck got posted, because both guides disappeared and nothing new has been posted for over a week. Is the site okay? This is my favorite deck site. I just want to make sure someone in charge is taking care of whatever is wrong. Or maybe those two guides just got removed for some reason and nothing new has come down the pipeline yet?

    • idk what happened but my lavaloon guide is still there…

      but i do remember that

      also i noticed the small icon thats supposed to look like the “social” tab in game is missing (the icon that shows up on the webpage tab)

      • The two decks were mortar/miner bait, and a really sweet xbow deck. I’ve been running the xbow deck since it went up, the mortar miner one is still in my saved decks. I’m just really hoping the site isn’t dead. Maybe something happened and they’ll notice it after this holiday is over? I love this site I’d be so sad if it was gone. It could just be a normal long break, but those decks disappearing followed by a long break is scary. It’s like something broke.

      • yeah… im not a big siege player (my friends hate siege), but whatever happened, i hope gets fixed. i keep telling my friends to come to this site, but for some reason they never come…

  29. Hey guy , i found a cool web site for you to troll. its clashroyalekingdom.com , and it post guide from arena eight noob with level eleven commons . you should check it out .

  30. Yea i posted a miner guide too and nothing is happening, i just hope this sites doing good because i put a lot of hardwork in the guide. Will isnt on either pls do somethinf cause i rly like this site

  31. I didn’t visit for some time and still no guides??? maybe they got bored of CR?(I’m kinda bored of it now)

      • I was already way more interested in nintendo lol, if supercell doesn’t come up with a game-changing update I’m deleting CR

  32. I even emailed Will 2-3 times to make sure he got the email and it wasn’t my wifi. I also submitted 2 decks but nothing is happening and he isn’t responding. If he is going to stop the site can’t he at least tell us?

  33. This is actually bullshit. Not only is Will being super lame by not telling us anything, but I was super close to my gift card. WILL!!!

  34. Hey guys you forgot this deck.This is one of the top decks too-
    Mega Minion

    This is one of the best decks with a very high skill cap. If you manage to master it then you can be above 5000-something always.

  35. Hey everyone am back, I have been busy with GCSEs for a while and will be for another couple of weeks, but have been working on some insanely successful decks for this patch WITH rascals.

  36. So where’s a new guide? I see Off-Meta Madness will be starting soon…

    This website dead or something?

  37. I can’t get past Arena 4 and keep getting kicked down to Arena 3. How do you play the suggested Giant Beatdown deck? The recommended Giant + Witch + Musketeer combo costs a whopping 14 elixir. Is there a way around it? In what order does one play those cards?

    Also, what can I substitute for P.E.K.K.A in the “P.E.K.K.A Hog Rider” deck while I wait to get that card? And how would I play that deck?

    • I remembered when I was stuck there for quite a long time, you don’t have to use these decks, they’re just suggestions, you can try this hog trifecta deck that I had used and reached from arena 4 to arena 6:
      Mini pekka
      Minion horde (use 3 elixir minions if you don’t have horde)

    • Start with the giant in the back. You aren’t going to pull off any 14 elixir push right at the bridge. In the pekka hog deck, use mini pekka instead.

    • as people said, play giant behind the king tower to build up a push(when your elixir is full of course), and add support along the way. and as for defending similar pushes, play mini pekka to kill their giant and play Valkyrie on top of their support cards, this combo shreds any push

  38. Hey guys, since Will is busy in other stuff, it might take some while. So why not use this as a way to communicate and discuss. Help the new ones who visit and point out good guides in our huge collection.
    Guide writers should post their guides on reddit while mentioning CRA. This is for a while and we should be good soon.

  39. I’m Currently saving up for Magic Archer. It seems like a good control card that can guarantee me some chip against RG and other things i face on ladder.

      • I don’t have a ladder deck for you, but I got something to tell you: Magic Archer is 100% skill. I don’t think it will work well for chipping RG, but if you place it right next to the RG and between the RG and the tower, you can kill the RG faster while getting LOTS of chip damage on their tower (maybe 500-1200).

    • I dont have any good decks, but it can be fireball/poison bait, so you can use something like 3M or goblin hut with it

  40. What do you guys think about this deck:

    Prince (6)
    Princess (1)
    Goblin Barrel (6)
    Ice Spirit (11)
    Fire Spirits (11)
    Tesla (11)
    Log (1)
    Skeleton Army (6)

    Any feedback is appreciated!


    that clash bible book is being advertised on this site (adblock does not get rid of that)

  42. this has probably been asked many times but what happened to Will and do we know when he’ll be back?

    • It’s simply a beatdown deck, with one heavy tank and too much support (witch and ice wiz can be defeated by valkyrie easily). I was using similar deck till arena 8. It’s HARD to reach tower

    • I agree with the Valkyrie problem, but that’s why I have Knight. 😛 And, Sometimes I CRUSH my opponents using Giant Skelly, Witch, Fire spirits, Ice Wiz and when all of them get to the tower, I clone. 😛 TOTAL DESTRUCTION!!!! DUn dun dun….. 😛

      • its not beatdown, its just really off meta. dodsn’t mean its bad, just different.

      • That’s not how you use Clone Spell! Everyone knows that you should use clone as a tool to help your desired troop get to the Tower! But again, I am biased kinda…

      • What!?! It’s awesome. 🙂 When I beat you, I’ll show you. 😛 LOL. Just kidding.

    • This really won’t work above mid hog mountain unless you’re extremely skilled. As a level 7, I got to Electro Valley, and along the way, I faced someone who wasn’t even that bad and had terribly high level cards that used a similar deck. Guess what? Easy win for me, with a level 5 pekka and miner ewiz cycle. When I was short on elixir, I just played an executioner to kill everything, and when it was about to die to the giant skelly, I simply plopped an ice spirit in front of it. Nothing hard to counter.

      • I’m actually in Arena 10 right now. I also have another deck that might be better, which might have constituted to my being in Hog mountain. I’ll post it later in this post. 😛

    • I made this deck for you gskel, nw, zap, archer, tesla, minion, hog, valkyrie. It’s control deck. Hope you can climb to legendary arena :v im waiting

      • Who are you talking too? Also, if it is me, I don’t have nw yet, waiting for it in the dealership. Additionally, don’t really enjoy hog decks. Sorry, just a preference.

  43. I can’t get used to the new card-arena placements, those just look out of place lol, FREAKIN GOLEM IN ARENA 3?!?!?! HOG AND HUNTER IN 1????? this feels so weird

  44. Can anyone improve this deck:
    Mega knight(3)
    Goblin gang(12)
    Inferno dragon(3)

    Currently stuck on 4400 with tower lvl 11

  45. Also anyone looking for a clan? We are 60% legendary arena and looking for members so we can start wars. Only 5 people so far…

  46. You know, I’ve played every type of deck, I think silly downplay bridge spam. I have never thoughtlessly spammed, like so Many claim. That wouldn’t work at all. It takes no less talent to play bridge spam than say, golem, or miner poison.

    • That’s not true. Bridge spam is simple to play because you don’t have to know much about cars rotation, countering, and when to attacking. The thing to do is just to spam bandit+ram when they play anything over six elixir. How this differs from other archetypes is very distinct, for miner poison would mean knowing when to attacking, counterIng efficiently, and cycling thoureghly. Hopefully this helps

  47. I played a golem
    He played elite barbs
    Froze my mega minion
    Then this bish mirrors his freeze

  48. You guys realize even if will came back, this site will just be with the og members and it will still be dead

  49. A shame people are saying this site is dying. I just recently decided to go back to making guides, not sure if that many people remember me.

  50. is this deck good?
    electro wizard
    skeleton army
    goblin barrel
    inferno dragon

  51. Hello, I’m new here. Is there someone to show me around(metaphorically speaking)? Or should I just join in discussions?

  52. Ok guys, this website is now dead 100%. No way will it get revived, even if Will does come back. Nowadays, CoC has a larger player base than CR, so how about just revive CoCland. I know many people who still play

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