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Graveyard Ram Freeze – 800 Trophies A Day


What’s up clashers, ken_the_royale here for my first guide in CRA.

My inspiration for this deck is the Clan Wars where you only can select limited cards you can use for the war.

After a win on the Clan War, I immediately tested this on ladder and it has been a great success because I got from 3000 to 3800 with this deck in just one day.

Clash Royale Ice WizardClash Royale GraveyardClash Royale Inferno DragonClash Royale Freeze
Clash Royale Battle RamClash Royale BowlerClash Royale GuardsClash Royale Zap

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  • Catches opponents off-guard
  • Counters Hog-Lightning very well


  • Weak against Golem Double Prince
  • Requires great sense of timing, positioning and decision making
  • Requires three legendaries

Card Breakdown:

Clash Royale GraveyardGraveyard: Your main win condition.

You might want to use this card in two ways.

First, you might want to use this card on the counterpush with a troop tanking for it.

And second, punish by using Graveyard + Battle Ram If they place a huge tank at the back.

Clash Royale FreezeFreeze: Your pocket card.

This can be used in accordance with the Graveyard.

More info on how to use this card properly later.

Clash Royale BowlerBowler: This purple dude is your MVP on defense.

It knockbacks troops, especially Hog Rider, which is still being used a lot at the moment.

He cannot only do splash damage but also survives to all spells.

Clash Royale Inferno DragonInferno Dragon: Not everyone knows that he synergies very well with Ice Wizard a.k.a Fire & Ice combo.

Use him against tanks but be careful if there is Electro wizard or Zappies behind the tank that will hinder his power.

Only use the Inferno Dragon against Hog, Miner and other mini tanks if you used all other counters.

Clash Royale Ice WizardIce Wizard: The chillmaster of the Arena.

As I mentioned above, he synergizes well with Inferno Dragon.

He is your best counter to the Balloon due to lack of air counters in this deck.

And can counter most of the glass cannons in the game (with the help of your Arena Tower).

Clash Royale Battle RamBattle Ram

Only use this card if there is a surviving Inferno Dragon or to punish the other lane.

He is also a good.counter to Mega Knight and P.E.K.K.A if Positioned correctly.

Clash Royale GuardsGuards

Best counter to glass cannons and mini tanks.

Use them to tank hits from support troops especially Mega Minion, Musketeer and Inferno Dragon.

You can also use them to surround and kill splash damage units.

Clash Royale ZapZap

Use this to support the Graveyard against swarmy troops such as Bats, Goblin Gang or Skeleton Army.


Best starting plays:

  • Ice Wizard at the back
  • Battle Ram at the back
  • Split Guards
  • Bowler at the back

Single Elixir:

First things first, you want to know what their cards are and predict their counters to your Graveyard.

Defend well with Bowler and choose between Battle Ram or Graveyard to push

If you use the Ram, let the bowler tank hits first.

Use the Graveyard if they have Inferno Dragon or defensive building. Time it properly so that the Inferno will target the Skeletons first.

Use Freeze only if you know that they are low on elixir. Misplaying Freeze may cost you the game as it would leave you behind 4 elixir.

Double Elixir:

If both of you haven’t destroyed a tower in the first 2 minutes, then now is your time to play aggressively.

The enemy will also push with more supports and this is where the Bowler and Guards shine.

Use Freeze in every push and try to Freeze the tower and troops at a time for more value.

If you destroyed a tower then you can either choose to play carefully or to get a tower down but thus also depends on how much the opponents damaged your tower.


To Freeze or to add support

Sometimes, you have to choose between using the Freeze and one of the supports to get a successful Graveyard push.

The secret here is the troop/s used to deal with the Graveyard.

For me, if the troop used has splash damage, I will use Freeze to kill it or change the Graveyard placement.

But if it is a single targeting troop then I will change the positioning of the Graveyard so that I can get value from the support troops.

When to Freeze:

If they defend against your Graveyard and their defensive troops are out of the freeze range such as Princess or Magic Archer, don’t freeze. Just abandon the push and defend.

Only freeze if you are sure that it will be a tower down so you will not have to use it again and can focus on defending.

Graveyard on Defense:

In pressuring situation such as a Double Prince push, you may want to defend using Graveyard because Bowler cannot handle them alone.

Never use Graveyard on defense. People usually use Graveyard despairingly and it will just make it worse.


Clash Royale Hog RiderHog Decks: The easiest one because you have Bowler, Ice Wizard and Inferno Dragon.

If it is the Hog lightning, only use Ice Wizard and Guards.

If it is the 2.6, you should rely a lot to the Inferno Dragon on Hog and Guards on the support.

Clash Royale Goblin GangBait Decks

Bowler on the Goblin Gang, Zap the Barrel.

The Princess is the hardest to counter here but bait decks have weak defense only relying in Inferno Tower.

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.AP.E.K.K.A Decks: You are lucky if they use the P.E.K.K.A defense because you can freeze it, allowing Skeletons to clump the Tower and the P.E.K.K.A.

Change the Graveyard placement so that the support troops can also assist in killing the P.E.K.K.A.

Giant decks: Giant Double Prince can be annoying as hell. Inferno dragon on the giant and ram and guards for the princes. Dont use bowler defend because it will change its attack direction of the giant is close enough.

Clash Royale X-BowSiege Decks

Use Bowler to tank and Inferno dragon the building. Ice Wizard on the swarms.

Freeze will be your MVP here.

Clash Royale GolemGolem Decks

This can either be the race to three crowns or race to kill the win conditions first.

Inferno Dragon on the Golem and Ice Wizard , Guards and Ram on the Princes.

If it’s Lumber Witch then you are screwed. The only way to defeat them is to get 3 crowns asap.

Clash Royale GraveyardGraveyard Decks

Poison is your worst nightmare here and you may want to play for the draw because they will hard counter all of your troops.

If it is a mirror match, Zap and Ice Wizard on the Graveyard.

Clash Royale Mega MinionAir Decks: The hardest matchup.

You cannot pressure the other lane because a Balloon will be supporting the hound. And you cannot guarantee that the Ice Wizard and Inferno Dragon can defend well because of the rise of Lightning.

I guess no deck is perfect right?

This is the end of my first guide.

Hope this helps other clashers.


  1. wow…i can’t believe it..my deck is now in CRA..thank you for approving it..I will continue to create more guides in the future..

  2. tbh…hog mountain to legendary is quite easy. its legendary and above that it is quite hard.

    • Not true, so u saying if I was at 3799 it would be easy but one match later it would be hard?

      • Ok fair point. But it’s pretty easy compared to legendary. That u can’t deny

      • Once you hit legendary, you get swamped with gemmers

      • my point exactly. The most satisfying thing in this game is beating a max RG Eretards user with underleveled rares and a Sparky

      • the most annoying is dropping to electro because supercell pairs you up with what seems like the perfect counter to your deck. its easy to get back up, buts its so annoying

      • I used to drop back to 3800, but once you hit 4300, it’s a lot easier to stay 4000+, even after season resets. I’ve actually never played a ladder match in Electro Valley or Jungle Arena

      • wow the, ur good. maybe because im a lvl 10 in legendary and everytime i push i face freaking lvl 12s. you have no god damn idea how times i have lost due to them having higher health. i just had 3 matches where the 12 tower has 300 health left.

      • Lower level is definitely a disadvantage… EValley and Jungle came out after I hit 3800

      • So true, I keep falling in between challenger 1 and no league but still legendary arena due to those cancer mains

      • He is saying that in general, 3000-3800 is easier than 3800+. Obviously, 3700 is going to be harder than say 3500, but in general Legendary and above is harder

      • yes thats what im saying. there is no one one that can say hog is difficult to get out of. but a bunch of players are stuck between the 3800 -4000 point(cough,cough, me)

      • Yes, are you playing golem? That’s the reason I was stuck bc of those dam elite barbs

  3. I’d consider zap -> Arrows far more reliable with your yard with freeze. Then battle ram -> Minions, zappies or something for stuff like inferno dragons

    • If they have inferno to counter gyard, I use freeze.if they use it on bowler,then I have zap and ice wizard

    • my minions ans zappies are underleveled (lvl 7 and 9 respectively) and arrows is good for minion horde but I cant really react instantly due to overcomitting

  4. Unrelated, but I got a draft chest this season (challenger 1) and got a legendary from it

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