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Golem Minions: Insane New Meta Beatdown Deck


Hey guys, it’s xXCasualClasherXx here with my first guide! For the 1st one, I thought, how about my battle deck?

This deck keeps me solidly in the 4300-4500 range throughout the seasons. So let’s get right into it!

golem minions

Clash Royale GolemClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Minion HordeClash Royale elixir collector
Clash Royale Electro WizardClash Royale The LogClash Royale KnightClash Royale fireball

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Good against beatdown,  Miner Poison, Lava hound(not that we see that much anymore), and 3 Musketeers.

Weak to P.E.K.K.A, spell bait, some RG decks, and Hog Exenado. Arrows and Fireball together in one deck is the bane of this deck.

Golem Minions Deck

Clash Royale GolemGolem

Your main tank.

Use this guy to start your pushes. ALWAYS put him at the back, unless you’re finished defending an attack and have enough elixir to put him in front of the remaining troops.

Clash Royale KnightKnight

Your main defensive tank.

Use him to kill Hogs and Miners, couple him with Minions or Electro Wizard for Giant and Royal Giant, or use him with Minions to kill Elite Barbarians.

Clash Royale elixir collectorElixir Collector

This card is the MVP.

Use it to gain huge elixir advantages, or to bait spells if you need to.

If they use Fireball on your pump after you have Golem up and moving, throw Minion Horde and watch the destruction.

Clash Royale Electro WizardElectro Wizard

This lightning-shooting menace is your main offensive support troop.

Use him to reset Infernos (dragon or Tower), Sparkies, or any other single troop in your way.

Protect him as much as you can without giving the opponent spell value or overcommitting.

Clash Royale MinionsMinions

Your mini-DPS kings.

These low-cost flying creatures are excellent against squishy troops, Knights, and any other single-target DPS troops trying to kill your Golem.

Also these guys can be used to bait out Arrows to make way for your Minion Horde.

Clash Royale Minion HordeMinion Horde

Your main tank shredder.

This group of flying attackers has insane DPS and can kill any single-target troop or tank relatively easily.

Use them on defense most of the time, to kill tanks.

Only use them on offense if you’ve baited their spells or splash attackers out.

Clash Royale fireballFireball

This is your main offensive tool for clearing out troops.

With the help of The Log, kiss goodbye to Minion Hordes, Barbarians, Night Witches, and any other glass cannon.

Only use it on Pump if you know they’re not running 3 Musketeers. Don’t waste it. Ever.

Clash Royale The LogThe Log

Your main squishy troop shredder. Use it on pesky Princesses, Goblin Barrels, Archers, and any other squishy troop.

But, when you’re up against Log Bait, Only use it on the Goblin Barrel. Unless Princess and Goblin Gang are in the same lane. That’s the one exception.


Okay, that’s the main cards! Now, let’s get into the matchups you’ll face

Clash Royale GiantGiant Beatdown

Don’t use Minion Horde unless you know you’ve baited their spells.

Use Knight on the Giant, and Minions on the support.

If the support is a splash attacker, use Knight on the splash, and Minions on the tank. Use Electro Wizard if necessary.

If they Fireball or Lightning your pump, wait for them to attack first. Defend, then counterpush with Golem if you can. If you don’t have enough Elixir, just Pump up and wait. In Double Elixir, counterpush off every push they make.

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.AP.E.K.K.A

One of the hardest matchups, since they almost always have splash and Arrows along with it.

I just play for the draw, unless I know the opponent has made a mistake and given me an opening.

Clash Royale Hog RiderHog Cycle

Push hard at the start to take a tower, then play defense for the rest of the game. This doesn’t always work, depending on the deck.

Against Hog Exenado, play for the draw. Exenado is very deadly to your pushes, and they almost always have Lightning for your Pump.

Against normal Hog Cycle, try to take a tower early on. In double Elixir, it will be very difficult for you to attack, as they’ll spawn new troops for all the ones you kill before you can take a tower.

Clash Royale Three Musketeers3 Muskies

Pretty easy. Fireball the 2, Use Knight on the other side, If they drop Goblin Gang on the 2, Log to kill all of it.

If they use Ram on the side with 1, use Minion Horde to clear up the Ram.

If they don’t have Miner, use your pump freely.

Fireball the Minion Horde if they have one.

NEVER waste your spells. It will cost you if you do.

Clash Royale Lava HoundLavaLoon

Easy. Bait their arrows with Minions, then drop Minion Horde on the Balloon.

Use Ewiz if necessary.

Save Log for their Tombstone/Goblin Gang.

If they have Miner, use Knight on it.

Clash Royale Goblin GangLog Bait

Fireball the Princess, Log the GB, and use Knight for everything else.

Wait to push until Double Elixir, as they always have Rocket to kill your pump.

This deck can be difficult to defeat if you can’t take out their Princesses or Inferno Towers.

Try to use Minion Horde to confuse the Inferno Tower when you can.

Clash Royale MinerMiner Control

Use Knight on their Miner, bait out Poison with Pump or Ewiz, then use Minion Horde on offense.

This matchup is relatively easy. If they have Inferno, then protect the Ewiz. Save it for the Inferno.

Clash Royale Mega KnightMega Knight

On offense, kill it with Knight and E-wiz. Same on defense.

If you don’t have E-wiz, use Minion Horde.

Clash Royale Royal GhostRoyal Ghost

Use Knight and Minion Horde to kill any push that has this guy in it.

Knight to reveal the Royal Ghost, and Minion Horde to kill whatever’s with it. Sometimes it’s Ram, other times it’s Bandit.

Clash Royale Royal GiantRoyal Giant

If they have Arrows, bait them out with Minions, then use Knight and MH.

If they have Elite Barbs too, use Knight and Minions on defense.

If they use them to counter your Golem, use Knight and Minions to take them out.

Most matchups are easy with RG. If they have Arrows, it will be more difficult. If they have Arrows and Lightning, you’re in trouble.

That’s all the information I’ve got for you about my deck.

If you have questions about this deck or have improvements you’ve found for it, please let me know.

Thanks for reading and see you guys later!


  1. “Against Hog Exenado, play for the draw. Exenado is very deadly to your pushes, and they almost always have Lightning for your Pump.”
    Nobody uses Lightning now, it’s only Rockets

  2. “Most matchups are easy with RG. If they have Arrows, it will be more difficult. If they have Arrows and Lightning, you’re in trouble.”
    They don’t have Lightning, only Fireball

  3. u cud replace knight with lumberjack ( for more exenado proof and upon death, rage) or with night witch(not recommended)…and replace minions with bats! then it cud be better

  4. This deck literally has like NO defense (Minion Horde isn’t reliable defence), and Knight doesn’t really work with the rest of the cards in this deck (perhaps add NW/Lumberjack for better defence?) but I like it other than that. Nice job for ur 1st guide.

    • I have tried out LJ instead of knight before, but LJ seems more of an offensive tool than defensive. Also, knight is much more F2P friendly. I do not have NW, so I couldn’t test that. I preferred minions to bats since minions are zap-resistant. My Mega Minion is underlvld, otherwise I’d use that instead of minions. Thanks tho.

      • Lj could also be a decent tank killer if u distract support, plus he drops rage when he dies on defense, raging ur other defensive troops too. If u don’t have nw, maybe try bandit or ghost if u have one of them? Also I would suggest zap not log, as since u have so many swarm troops you can reset the inferno onto the minions. Although u can’t kill barrels or princesses, bait has left the meta so zap is just fine, and if u have overleveled zap it kills goblins a level lower.

  5. I love when they zap your minions and I’m just like IF ONLY YOU KNEW IF ONLY YOU KNEWWWW MAHAHAHAHHAHA and then I put down horde and 3 crown them.

    • I made it to 3803 yesterday but I dropped to 3600 this morning, I legit faced a lvl 13 with maxed knight, maxed hog, maxed goblin gang, lvl 4 princess, lvl 6 tornado, and I don’t remember everything else

    • Nice!!! I’m comfortably sitting round 3800-3900ish. I suggest getting an E-Barb or PEKKA counter deck, because those are all around this trophy range. Also, don’t play ladder if you lost three or more games in a row. You will just keep tilting and tilting and may not get back up for quite a while. Better to play 2v2 or take deep breaths. When you’re tilting it may feel like the end of the world, but remind yourself it’s just a game and everything will be alright.

      • Mortar miner is great for ladder! But I really suggest playing more games in a12 to get more comfortable so u don’t make silly mistakes in games and or stress out. Focus on ur main!

  6. Played royale ladder for four hours straight trying to get to four k but only ended up with 1 more trophy than were I started at at the end

  7. Hey guys, i need à clan, I am at 2300, my in gamename is Larry, if you have thé clan please give me the name. I would like a clan that is active and donates a lot.


    • my clan name is asylum royale, if you’re willing to collect crowns, donate, and basically be active, then you are welcome to join!

    • Hey Larry would you like to join my clan at now it’s full but I will clear a space for you my clan tag is #2C2VR9GP

      MY name in game is GT Rex and Yash I am on arena 9 and arena 8

      and my clan name is Royal Family

  8. SOmetimes translating english to chinese makes the translation inaacurate and incomplete. Sometimes the chinese to english translations on google translate are also incorrect. It’s near to impossible to fully translate perfectly off the internet, unless you want Scarlett to translate everything by hand…something she will most likely not have the time on hand to do…

    • Well I want to practice translating things, and I think this story is a starter-friendly one. So I decided to start my first practice project by working on a translation of A Cannon’s Dream…

      • Oh right! Of course, you can translate it yourself. I thought you meant get Scarlett to do it. Whatever you like, hope the fanfic becomes popular on the Chinese forum!


  10. You mentioned pushing with golem in 1x elixir. With which troops? Hope you respond. Also, how do you play this deck in 2x elixir?

    • Okay, here’s what I’ve got. In 1x elixir, if you have a pump on the map and your opponent isn’t attacking, Drop Golem at the way back. Then, once It passes the Princess Tower on whatever side it’s on, drop Knight behind it. Then, drop either Ewiz or Minions once Golem crosses the bridge. Don’t use Minion Horde on offense, as I said, unless you know the opponent doesn’t have any spells or troops to counter it in their hand.
      In 2x Elixir, do more Golem pushes the same way, but make sure you’re defending as well. SInce you’re in 2x elixir, you can defend their push and support yours at the same Time. Don’t drop Pump in 2x Elixir. It’s unnecessary, unless your hand has pump, your spells, and Minion Horde. In that case, get Pump out of your hand and prepare to defend. Once you have Golem, start another push.
      I hope that helps you @Sirius.

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