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Top 20 Tips for Getting to Legendary Arena (Arena 12)


Hey everyone! Supermarine here with my guide for you guys, people getting stuck in Arena 11 and really want to push to the Legendary Arena.

As you may know, I recently might it to Legendary Arena about a month back, and I am continuing to push up!

However, it wasn’t easy.

I had to do a lot of things and have a ton of patience in order to get there, but all of that anguish paid off big time when I succeeded! So, here’s 20 (one tip per one guide XD) of some of my dope tips so you guys can get there too!

legendary arena

Best Tips for Pushing to Legendary Arena

Use a deck that suits you.

This is probably one of the most important rules to follow, as having a good deck just isn’t enough.

I mean, you probably shouldn’t play a Golem Beatdown if it doesn’t seem comfortable to you.

Play what you feel comfortable with.

Play with a deck that makes you relaxed, not tense! It makes all the difference!

Make sure your deck can counter the popular cards in your Arena

counter elite barbariansNow, I know it’s very important to make a deck that suits you, but it will never be able to win if it can’t counter the popular cards in your Arena.

For example, Elite Barbarians are very popular in Arenas 7 to Challenger II.

These are the some cards that counter the Elite Barbarians:

Clash Royale KnightClash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale ValkyrieClash Royale Skeleton ArmyClash Royale BarbariansClash Royale Goblin GangClash Royale TombstoneClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.AClash Royale BatsClash Royale Minion HordeClash Royale Night WitchClash Royale Mega KnightClash Royale Rocket

Now, I know that’s a lot of counters, but if your deck doesn’t have at least two, do add one or several (Example: Valkyrie+Ice Spirit), because Ebarbs are very popular right now, and it’s better to be prepared even when you don’t see them!

The same applies with other cards too!

Level up the cards you use

It’s much better to level up just the cards you use rather than leveling them all up.

If you level them all up, then you will not be able to make the cards that you use powerful enough in Arenas 10 and 11.

Long term, leveling up the cards that you do use is better, because then they will be more powerful.

Trust me, that Level 10 Hog Rider will be worth it more, rather than getting all of your cards to level 7/5/3/1!

level up cards

Play on Tablets

Now, I’m not insulting all of you who play on their phones, but it’s true!

Tablets truly are better! Their larger screen means that you are much less likely to misplace a card (I have seen MANY people play on their iPhones and misplace a card multiple times).

They are also more durable, with plastic covers that you can use to keep your screen safe from harm.

Also, the screen of a tablet (IMO) is much easier to clean, mainly because the small crannies are not as small and annoying as with a phone, making them easier to clean out.

Trust me, a clean screen means a lot in order to see the game in full depth!

Finally, people can’t call you when you’re on your tablet (most likely)!

Don’t play if you’re stressed.

This is a very important tip because stressed people are destined to lose, making them more stressed than before.

Stress prevents you from focusing on the game fully. If you’re stressed out from something like school or work, DO NOT PLAY!!!

Watch a relaxing sitcom or something like Jason Bourne rather than playing Clash Royale. Heck, you could even play Hay Day!

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Use Ladder Deck

One of the more obvious tips, this is very important. Use decks which are designed for pushing trophies.

You could be using the deck that has the highest winrate and still lose trophies, just because that deck isn’t fit for the ladder!

Instead, use something like Spell Bait (still good!) or MK Hog, which both are fit for Ladder.

You don’t need Legendary cards in order to be in Legendary Arena.

goblin barrelI know! For whatever reason, some people think that they need at least one Legendary Card before they can be in Legendary Arena (probably not the case for you guys).

So not true! Take my clanmate Schmenderick for example. He is F2P and he made it to Arena 12 using an F2P version of Spell Bait! See? Problem solved.

Just make sure your deck works and that’s all.

Never do trophy push during a Gold or Gem Rush event.

I know, I know, you want to be able to get extra cash and bonus gems while pushing.

Well, I have two words for you: BAD IDEA

I’ve crunched the numbers, and during these special events, it is significantly harder to trophy push because you’re going up against significantly harder opponents.

So, unless you want your rear end kicked by a guy with a Lvl 7 Golem (actually happened to me once), don’t trophy push during Special Events!

Buy cards from the Shop whenever you can

The Shop is a very under appreciated tool that works so well when trophy pushing, as it allows you to spend Gold to get the cards you need.

This allows you to upgrade your cards quicker.

Take a quick look at here for more details.

Buy the Hog Mountain pack

The Hog Mountain pack contains a Legendary Chest, 100,000 Gold, and 1200 Gems.

Such awesomeness, and very useful for upgrades too!

To be honest, buying all Arena packs are worth it.

clash royale arena pack

Watch good plays on TV Royale

It’s like a wise man once said: “Buying chests and leveling up can only get you so far.”

Learning from others is always one of the best ways to learn.

Who knows, maybe you’ll find a deck that you may want to use on Ladder too!

Watch your own replays

Most players haven’t done this at least once.

When it comes to losing, nobody likes it. But, you’ll keep losing if you don’t figure out what you did wrong during that match in which you lost.

Watching the replay will help you figure out what you did wrong and fix the mistake, so you’ll be ready for another round!

Trust the Experts

Sometimes, when somebody finds an interesting deck, they tend to play it differently than the way it’s supposed to be played.

Make sure you watch and re-watch the video to make sure you are playing the deck right.

And, don’t purposely try to find a new way to play a deck when you CLEARLY know how it’s supposed to be played.

Just trust the experts.

Keep the volume on when you play.

Trust me, this could mean the difference between winning a match and losing a match.

It allows you to detect that pesky Goblin Barrel much easier than through your eyes.

It’s like Ben Kenobi once said, “Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.”

Try not to change the deck too much

You see a deck and you think “Wow! I wanna use that!” Then you realize that half of the Commons in that deck are tourney standard, and those same commons for you are only level 4.

It’s fine to switch decks every once in a while, but don’t switch too much, otherwise you’ll just be wasting valuable Gold.

Have faith in your current deck. Practice by doing friendly battles. Whatever deck you are using, stick with it unless it just isn’t working anymore (which would be 3 days without any wins).

Wait a couple days between Ladder battles

This is actually a great way to trick the game.

I’ve done this neat trick before, in which  I wait a couple days between battles to make the game think I haven’t been winning any matches, so when I battle again, I win more.

It’s simple Clash physics. Try It for yourself. You’ll see!

lava hound

Join a Clan

Yeah, sure.

Some people get along just fine without ever joining a clan.

But, in the long run, joining a clan is much more helpful, as it allows you to receive more cards and upgrade them quicker, along with the joyous feeling of practicing all of your decks in Friendly Battles. But, perhaps the best part of being in a Clan is the clanchest, as it gets you tons of Gold, cards, and even has a decent chance of a Legendary Card! That’s how I got Royal Ghost!

Make use of troop aggro

Aggroing is a very useful skill that one should learn, as it allows you to distract troops, activate your King early, and do other things that were previously thought to be impossible.

For example, you can use just Skeletons and Ice Spirit to counter a Mega Knight by making use of the aggro technique, giving you a massive advantage.

You can also use Ice Golem+Skeletons+Fire Spirits to counter an Elite Barbarians+Hog Rider push, giving you another massive trade.

Now you know the potential of aggro!

Watch Orange Juice’s video on micro and macro.

Yes, this is a very helpful video, filled with very helpful techniques that will certainly give you an advantage in battle.

WATCH IT!!! I even put it below for you guys!

Ask somebody here on CRA!

Yes, that’s right! CRA, this is is one of the greatest resources one can use apart from the Clash Royale Wiki!

There are many experts here who can help, and any one of them is willing.

Whether that’s through using the comments section of a new guide or chatting through the Discord (which I never use), help is all around you! Use it!

So that’s all for this guide! As always, be sure to leave a comment if you guys enjoyed, and also abide by these tips! In terms of my new deck series, it will be coming soon, and remember, I may not work alone on that one! See you guys later!


    • Not completely because you may just be overleveled; but even then getting to 4-5k is a impressive task but it cannot be completely decided by Arena.

    • Yes it can, but not that much.
      For now, the best skill test is friendly battle because of being level independant Or grand challenge for the same reason

    • Not until about legendary arena, or even beyond.
      I think skill is determined by card levels and your arena. If you are a level 6 at frozen peak, then you are skilled. If you are a level 9 at Challenger One, SKILLZ. But then theres always a level 9 with max RG and barbs with furnace

    • No,having higher arenas doesn’t skill who knows that someone skillfull might be trolling or someone is lucky enough to be in a high arena

    • In hog mountain, there’s practically no such thing as “skill”, cuz maxed ebarbs literally everywhere

  1. You climbed by using Lavaloon with Rocket instead of Lightning. How did you deal with Inferno Towers and those annoying players that put 2 or more splashers into their deck?

  2. I change my decks very frequently. At some point it’s not a trophy thing it’s just a matter of not getting bored with the game.

  3. Tip 14 is untrue in some cases tho. E.g. If you’re running golem 3m you’d obviously go for 3 crown cuz u wanna farm crowns or whatnot. But if you’re running Miner or Xbow or Hog you obv wanna go for 2.

  4. Good pt on Tip 12. If your opponent places something and you STILL wait then he goes back to 10 elixir, whilst he is up ahead by however much elixir he placed down basically. I see loads of ppl just WAITING AND WAITING and meanwhile his opponent has a Golem down and loads of support troops and he thinks HOW THE HELL does he have so much elixir???? Well m8 it’s coz u only can hold 10 elixir.

  5. I still remember having the problem when I use Skarmy to counter E-Barbs, but my Skarmy gets zapped. I don’t know if I made a mistake attempting to counter the E-Barbs with skarmy, or I should be using Skarmy at a opportunity.

  6. Your deck is really good, my deck is hound,balloon,log,knight,ice spirit,EWiz,Arrows,ID it pushed me up from arena 9 to 3500 but now I’m at 3680 with your deck!

  7. tip 6: have a good deck
    tip 9: dont use bad cards
    tip 12: put something down during a battle
    tip 15: use good wifi
    tip 19: don’t upgrade nothing
    I totally didn’t know these tips

    • I guess I m the only arena 10 with all cards tournament std except 3 commons. And I m a lvl 10 facing lvl 13 RGs

  8. I’m in Challenger One…

    Especially liked how you used rocket instead of lightning bc rocket is just that god

  9. In deck guides, do I have add the pictures of the cards in the deck guide, or does the editer do it? Same thing with the graphs, is there a web site for that, or does the editer add that? Same thing with picture too.

  10. why is clash royale even a game when it’s so stressful? After I got to higher trophies, I just got so nervous every battle, and if I lost I am really raging a lot. And some people just see clash royale as a task like the top players. They think they have to be the top players and they have to spend so much money and not lose trophies. Youtubers like Chief Pat, Molt, and Nickanyte had said “I HATE THIS GAME NOW” or “I AM NOT ENJOYING CLASH ROYALE”

  11. DISCLAIMER: JUST BECAUSE THESE ARE TIPS DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THEM. EG: Rule number 2 is probably the least important. I only put it in there because that’s the most consistent way to prevent Royal Giants and Elite Barbs from killing your towers.

  12. You know, sometimes players can have no win conditions, sometimes you just face a Giant Golem RG deck like me yesterday xD

  13. Mate you’ve just inspired me. I use nearly the same deck as you (lightning instead of rocket). Thanks for such an inspirational post

  14. Can someone tell me how you guys have so clear pictures of cards for website? Like one in the bottom of the page with more, about and copyright thing.

    • These are only tips to break 3800 trophies. Once your cards are all maxed out a building isnt something that’s necessary.

    • I used Hog Exe nado. No Building at all but still I prefer tombstone because it makes defending so easy.

  15. tip 1 Instead of swarm you can say High DPS troops. seems more logical as mini pekka is so good in hog cycles.

  16. Tip 21: Have a good battery charge. If your battery dies, you’ve pretty much cost you (and your teammate if playing 2v2) a game. Also, bring a battery pack at full charge so you can charge it up when it’s getting low. ;D

  17. Wait a couple of day between ladder matches. I play like 12 matches in one go and then take a brake. That’s just how I play!

  18. As a 4k player I could confirm most of these tips (except the mountain offer) and one more indirect tip from me: Make your deck Ebarb proof!!!

    Upvote so others see!

  19. I use a very unorthodox deck that has gotten me to about 4260 trophies

    Prince, Witch, Skarmy, Valkyrie, Arrows, Graveyard, Miner, Inferno Dragon

    I know it has three legendaries, but that also allows the deck to not be that level dependant. The witch and the skarmy need to be a higher level the higher you go up. A tourney standard witch vs a high lvl fireball will be one-shotted, and the skarmy needs to be up so it survives ice golem death damage.

    I went more in depth on the “Graveyard Bridge Spam Deck – Hybrid Horrors #3″s comment section

    • I also use an unusual deck that helped me get to 4200 trophies.

      Pekka, Sparky, Executioner, Tornado, Zap, Log, Electro Wizard, and Bats

      Sparky is in this deck as a surprise/pressure card.

    • Add a win condition like hog. Royal ghost is not that good due to its poor utility. Witch was is not that great either, so I would place an executioner instead

  20. Oh no SuperMarine is encouraging people to become paid to play players!!! I AM TNA F2P!!! Are there any fellow f2ps willing to buy that pack cause don’t

  21. I used my Prince Bait (NOT THE META ONE) to get to 4k (BEFORE THE PRINCE BUFF)–Prince, Fire Spirits, Ice Spirit, Gob Barrel, Princess, Inferno Tower, Log, Skarmy

  22. Gettin smashed by rares higher than my commons dosen’t bother me. I won against a level 11 giant and a level 7 prince with my prized level 10 mortar. The only thing that got me into legendary was skill. If you are a level 12 elite barbarian user, I can tell you I beat you around 87% of the time because all you do is spam stuff at me.

  23. Guys i am currently using this miner poison deck:Miner, Ice golem, ice spirit, bandit, tombstone, tornado, poison, and executioner. I think this deck can counter most decks and want you guys to list some hard matchups for me

    P.S Graveyard hut poison isn’t a hard matchup bc I can just poison the huts and shut down their Graveyard push everytime by tornadoing the ice golem out of my princess tower range and drop a defensive bandit or miner

  24. I used level 10 cards as a level 9 to get to 4K. As a level10 with higher level cards, I’m still here. pb only went up 200 trophies 🙁

  25. new poll : what is the worst card you could face when overlevelled in your opinion? Minion horde or bomber for me.
    (I know you want to say elite barbs and rg, but PLEASE find something else. I want variety.)

  26. i have a solid deck (its a pekka miner poison deck) with good synergys but im strugglign to get to leggy arena (im 2 battles below it and cant get any higher) i have got to it 2 times with a golem deck? (i am slightly under lvled)
    these tips help (and i use about half of them before this came out) but im going against lvl 11 and 12 with almost maxed cards and i am lvl 10

  27. Stuck in Electro Valley and ebarbs are everywhere (i play lavaloon, i dont wanna change the deck since i have the deck leveled up highly), any tips to counter these richarded bois? (goblin gang and mega minion is 6 for 6 and still damage on tower, tombstone mega minion kinda prevents the damage but i still have a hard time countering sometimes)

    • I draw them to the center of my grid with a Night witch. If u place it right in the center, both princess towers will deal damage. Between both towers, the night witch, and the 4 bats she leaves, the ebarbs die off right as they get back to the tower. ***Although, if u get an opponent who has bumped them up a lvl higher than the average in your arena, you may have to drop an ice ghost, gobs, skelles.. or hit them with a zap to finish them off.
      Good luck! Ebarbs can be extremely annoying!! Lol

  28. Awesome guide Supermarine. Most of these points are things im always telling my clannies. Although there were also a few tips I wasnt familiar with. Thx! A+

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