Golem Lightning Deck Which Got Me To Arena 10 At Level 8

Hey Guys! It’s lightningmaster823 here and today I will be showing you the deck that brought my 2nd account to 3k trophies as a lvl 8!

Clash Royale GolemClash Royale Electro WizardClash Royale LightningClash Royale Baby Dragon
Clash Royale GoblinClash Royale Mega MinionClash Royale TombstoneClash Royale Arrows

ProsCons
Strong against X-BowA little weak against Spell-Bait
Stronger against Hog Rider compared to the meta variantA little expensive at 4.1
Decent against Elite BarbariansHard to Master with no Elixir Pump
Okay against GiantWeak against ExeNado
Good against GraveyardWeak against P.E.K.K.A but can be worked around

Card Breakdowns:

Clash Royale GolemGolem:

The king of beatdown is your main tank in this deck, also your main win condition, never play Golem unless you have 10 elixir.

Because there isn’t an Elixir Collector in this deck, it is harder to get an elixir advantage, and your opponent could rush the other lane when you’re low on elixir.

Clash Royale GoblinGoblins:

These little critters tend to wipe out almost anything for only 2 elixir,

Graveyard? Check. Bandit? Check. Hog Rider? Check.

Yep, they really can do the job, just make sure you don’t play them if your opponent deploys a prediction Arrows or The Log.

Clash Royale Baby DragonBaby Dragon:

IMO the best splash unit to carry in a Golem deck as it deals a decent amount of damage, it is pretty tanky, and it is an air unit, all for the cost of 4 elixir.

If possible, try to use it with the Golem in a push. Use it against swarms like Goblin Gang or Minion Horde.

Clash Royale TombstoneTombstone:

I used this card instead of Elixir Collector as Tombstone is basically a combination of 3 other buildings: Cannon, Inferno Tower, and the Elixir Collector.

It is like a Cannon due to same cost and similar HP, it is like Inferno Tower due to the fact that the skeletons spawned increase over a period of time, thus, being similar to an Inferno Tower, it is like the Elixir Collector due to the sole fact that the skeletons spawned gives you an indirect elixir advantage (due to it being a spawner).

Clash Royale Mega MinionMega Minion:

This fella has quite a bit of power in him, even after being nerfed twice, use him as your main anti-air unit (except against swarms), has a decent amount of HP and can survive Fireball (which is already a negative elixir trade), does a decent amount of damage, and is only 3 elixir.

Clash Royale ArrowsArrows:

Arrows is a quite underrated card as most people would use Zap or The Log, but since I don’t have The Log, I use Arrows.

It can take out every unit that Log can, and has the ability to hit air units as well, especially against those pesky Minion Hordes, which can be quite hard to deal with if you use The Log.

Clash Royale LightningLightning:

What kind of a Golem Deck would not carry Lightning (okay maybe some Golem Rocket decks)?

Use this spell against 2 other cards as well as the Arena Tower, unlike Rocket, it is instantaneous, meaning it will do damage a lot faster, thus being more reliable against counters, especially Inferno Tower (aka the Beatdown Decks’ worst enemy).

Clash Royale Electro WizardElectro Wizard:

Now even though I like Ice Wizard more, I feel Ewiz fits better in this deck as you can use him to reset Inferno Towers placed in the Anti-Lightning Position (as he can snipe the Inferno Tower from the bridge).

You can also use him against Goblin Barrel, it will shut it down with 1 stab (0 stabs if the Ewiz is 1 level higher) if timed properly. He is also reliable against certain swarms as well (including Goblin Gang and Skarmy).

P.S. I originally used Night Witch in this slot, but I felt Ewiz fits better, especially after that huge nerf to the Night Witch back in August and the fact that Inferno Tower is literally everywhere.

General Gameplan:

Beginning (3:00-2:00)

If Golem is in your starting hand, place it behind your King Tower, BUT ONLY IF YOU GET TO 10 ELIXIR!

If your opponent rushes in before you can get 10 elixir (which is usually Hog Rider pushes or Miner pushes), defend the push, then plant a Golem if you hit 10 elixir.

If Golem is NOT in your starting hand, cycle Goblins or plant a Tombstone 3 tiles from the river in the center to accumulate an indirect elixir advantage. If neither of the 2 options are available, then just wait for your opponent to make the first move, use emotes if necessary.

Middle (2:00-1:00)

This is when you start trying to make pushes, take some damage if necessary, but defend as much as you can, just keep trying to cycle to the Golem.

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Keep the pressure with the Golems, even though this deck is a little expensive.

Double Elixir Time (1:00-0:00)

This is when this deck really shines, place the Golem in the back if neither of the enemy towers have been taken down, if 1 tower is down, place the Golem on your opponent’s side, your opponent would have to deal with the push.

Overtime

Same as x2 Elixir, but you can also Spell-Cycle with your Lightning, especially if it’s in a challenge.

Matchups:

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.AP.E.K.K.A: Hardest matchup.

P.E.K.K.A shreds Golem decks, she is currently the 2nd hardest counter to Golem (1st being Inferno Tower). The P.E.K.K.A counterpushes are also very threatening but you can also counterpush and attempt to outcycle the P.E.K.K.A.

Occasionally I manage to take out the tower with other cards like even Goblins. If too hard, then play for a draw.

Clash Royale Goblin GangSpell-Bait: Hard for 1 reason: the Beatdown Decks’ worst enemy is in almost all spell-bait decks. And they will often outcycle you.

The 1 tip I will give is to just save the Arrows for their Barrel, use Goblins, Baby Dragon, and Ewiz on other Bait Cards, use Lightning or Ewiz on their Inferno (although with Ewiz, their Knight could be a problem).

Clash Royale Elite BarbariansElite Barbarians: Decent matchup

Ebarbs do almost the same job as P.E.K.K.A but for 1 elixir less, they are also fast, but you can try to make a Golem push and use Lightning to severely weaken them, you can also use Goblins and Tombstone against them.

Clash Royale Hog RiderHog Cycle: A bit hard as they tend to be fast…

But unlike the meta variant, this one is easier to deal with Hog Rider as it uses Tombstone rather than Elixir Collector, you can also use Ewiz, Goblins, or Mega Minion on their Hog as well.

Clash Royale Three MusketeersThree Musketeers: Decent matchup as long as you save the Lightning for their 3m, but if they put a Battle Ram right as you play your Lightning…

…well then you’re screwed

Clash Royale GiantGiant: Not too hard as long as they don’t outcycle you.

Use Tombstone for the Giant and Mega Minion, Goblins, Ewiz, and/or Baby Dragon on Supports; however Witch can be a headache to deal with.

Clash Royale Lava HoundLava Hound: Not that bad!

Save your Mega Minion and Ewiz, but beware of Lightning, you can also pull the Hound with Tombstone.

Clash Royale Royal GiantRoyal Giant: SAVE THE TOMBSTONE FOR THE RG

You will take a bit of damage, but focus on Golem Pushes, place Golem on the same lane as RG to tank the supports.

Clash Royale GolemOther Golem Decks:

Which one cycles faster will probably win; otherwise play for a draw.

Read this guide for more details!

Clash Royale X-BowSiege: By far one of the easiest matchups as you have so many hard counters to their win condition (which would be X-Bow or Mortar).

Just be aware of Inferno Tower or Inferno Dragon. Support the Golem with Ewiz all the times.

Clash Royale Goblin HutSpawners: You won’t encounter this a lot, but if you do, Lightning would be your best friend here, along with Baby Dragon.

 

Clash Royale GraveyardGraveyard: you have 3 hard counters (Goblins, Baby Dragon, Ewiz), not that big of a problem unless they outcycle you.

 

Replacements:

  • Golem: None
  • Goblins: Skeletons, Ice Spirit, Goblin Gang
  • Baby Dragon: Executioner, Wizard, Ice Wizard
  • Tombstone: Cannon, Tesla, Elixir Collector
  • Mega Minion: Minions
  • Arrows: The Log, Zap, Tornado
  • Lightning: None
  • Electro Wizard: Ice Wizard, Lumberjack, Night Witch, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Archers

Conclusion

Hope you enjoy my 5th guide! Hope you can gain trophies and not screw up.

Clash On, everyone!

-lightningmaster823