A Massive Guide for New Players (Updating)
Hi guys this is Mohammad Irfan with another guide for new players.
It will cover almost everything from the beginning till around Arena 7. Will continue the series in a few days.
Chossing a Deck
Well starting the game should be fine as all people are on same level (no legendaries for P2P).
The deck I highly recommend using is this one. I used to defeat lvl 6 king tower when I was level 1 myself. All cards were level 1 was just trying to see how high I can go as level 1!
This deck works great in lower arenas. I used this on my second account till around 1400+ trophies (and then replaced a few cards).
Some advice for using this deck:
The Mini P.E.K.K.A is tank killer with its high DPS. If you see a Giant Witch combo coming, kill Witch first then kill Giant, use support like Musketeer or Tombstone if required.
The Musketeer and Baby Dragon are anti-air units in order to deal with Balloons, Minions, Hordes etc.
Knight as always is the mini tank. He helps you earn positive trades with most glass cannon cards in low Arenas.
Tombstone to distract Prince, it counters him completely. Prince is used a lot here. In first Arenas, people don’t know how to counter him or usually don’t have the right counters.
Goblin Barrel and Prince are for offense. Barrel to chip away Tower.
If the opponents have Arrows, a trick that usually works vs new players is to throw Barrel at the corner.
Prince can be used to kill unsupported Giant then go for counter push.Also deals with glass Cannon and counter pushes.Use Zap to support him as people have Skeleton Army to counter it.
Arrows is well self-explanatory, Prince’s support, Skeleton Army killer etc.
Learn how to get positive Elixir trades
Players in low Arenas are not very skilled so focus on getting positive Elixir trades.
Don’t overcommit on any push (unless you use beatdown).
Watch your replays
To see where you lost and sometimes where you won too. It helps you know what could you have done better.
The best part is that you can also see your opponent’s and your Elixir bar and cards which is very helpful. Sadly, not many players do that (watching replays).
Each cards comes again in your hand after playing 4 cards same goes for you opponents.
Keep that in mind for your hard counter or any cards that you have to counter their win-condition.
Keep tracking opponent’s card
Might be tough at the beginning but you will get used to it. This is another reason to watch replay give you a better idea.
Read more about the best tips for tracking opponent’s cards at here.
Keep tracking opponent’s Elixir.
This is even tougher than remembering cards but helps a lot.
Even if you can get a precise idea just a rough idea, it might be enough.
For example if they Zap your Skeleton Army after they reached your Tower (with a huge push), it means they have just barely enough for Zap at that moment.
You can rush the opposite lane or counter their push positively then go for counter push (attacking same lame by supporting left-over troops) or split lane-push (attacking both lane).
Learn the best ways to manage your Elixir at here.
Join a Clan
Joining a Clan as early as possible is very good as you can get cards and level them up quickly enough (especially those commons).
Also at the beginning, Clan Chest is like a blessing. make sure you join a clan that devotes towards clan chest.
You can have a good idea about a clan by looking at its donations/week, clan chest and compare it with other clans.
A decent search in case you are looking for Clan.
Gems and Gold
The two most important things a CR player needs.
Gold can be obtained easily, used for upgrading cards or buying cards in shop. Gems on the other hand is harder to obtain and used for a lot of purposes.
Just because it is easily to be obtain does not means you can waste it!
Do not upgrade cards you don’t use.
I know we can get a lot of EXP but on my main account this was the mistake I did. I kept on upgrading all my cards to level up faster and it costs me now when I don’t have gold to get my commons to lvl 10 etc.
On my second account I did not repeat this mistake and it’s doing pretty decent right now.(3000+trophy at lvl 7 king and lvl 6 commons n lvl 4 rares).I don’t play on that much though.
How to earn gold
- From chests. Almost every chest has Gold. Read more at here.
- Donate cards. 1 common gives 5 gold, 1 Rare gives 50 gold and 1 Epic gives 500 gold. This is another good reason for not leveling up all cards as you can donate the cards you don’t use, especially those Epics.
- Daily Battles: You get some Gold from daily battles. Although it’s pretty low but still everything counts.
- Gold Rush:You can get a decent amount of Gold from this event.
- Free Gold Booster:Like the one we just got on CR 2nd anniversary. It gives 21k gold in bonus which is huge.
Where to spend gold?
- Buy Cards you use: In shop, if you see a card that you use in your deck, buy it immediately with gold.
- Upgrade cards: Spend gold on the cards that you want to upgrade obviously. And make sure you will stick with those cards for a long time. If you have enough Gold to either upgrade card A to level 9 or card B to level 6, upgrade the card A to level 9.
- To buy Legendaries in shop. As a F2P player, this is the only way to get the specific Legendary you want.
The ultimate currency in almost any game right now.
Can be obtained via various ways.
How to earn Gems?
- By unlocking Chests. Read more at here.
- By completing quests.
- By gettinig it for free sometimes in shop.
- Playing in Gem Rush event.
How to spend gems?
You should take a look at this guide for more details.
In short, spend them all in Challenges.
Cards You Should Focus On First
As a new player, you will want to focus on cards which can be used on both Challenge and Ladder. Also, the cards shouldn’t lose their powers throughout updates/metas.
Your deck should not contain a lot of Legendaries and Epics.
The best decks I would recommend to use are Three Musketeers Deck. They have lots of variations so you can easily use various combinations to see what you enjoy to use.
Also, Three Musketeers can be easily leveled up. It remains the power throughout so many metas.
The topic was cards not deck why?
Well cards are building block of decks so you want to start requesting cards from your clan mates keeping the long term goal in mind.
So start from beginning to request cards that you will use in your ultimate deck. Prefer the win condition over normal cards.
Between 3 Musketeers and Battle Ram, get 3 Musketeers to lvl 7 first as Fireball will completely kill musky below it.
Same goes for Epics.
Another deck I would highly recommend is Log bait.
It uses Princess and The Log but still you can buy Princess from a shop or if you are lucky you can get her from a chest.
The Log can be replaced by Fire Spirits. IMO Fire Spirit are better they can take care of Barrel too, even if it’s a tricky Barrel.
These two decks have not changed throughout metas. These two can be used in Challenges as well as ladders.
Strongly recommended guides
- 20+ Best Battling Tips for New Players
- Top 5 Useful Tips for New Players
- 4 Essential Tips That New Players Should Keep In Mind
First reply! I really feel like someone should have beaten me here…
Will I noticed in this deck guide there was a link on how to spend gems. I just wanted you to know that that guide on how to spend gems is outdated. Also nice guide Mohammed.
I will update it. Thank you a lot Heiny!
Will! Didja get my email?!?
Nice guide, but I think most people in Jungle Arena and lower still don’t really know how to play imo.
Do you guys have any tips for getting to league 2? I’m missing mega knight and magic archer, and bandit, ewiz, and ghost are level 1, as well as a level 3 inferno dragon. Here’s my deck: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64cd91d5c27f5a751087d01cf21b3045894763d9acdea6058ad6bcb6a02dc187.jpg
people below jungle dont know how to play well but thats why we need to teach them. Tips for hitting league 2: Stick to a deck you know how to play. Dont constantly change because its meta or something
That’s a great overall tip
Play that deck , looks like it is nicely lvled up
To be honest, If you are above 4k, just keep reading tips and decks on CRA. Really nothing else we can help you xD 😛 😛
Well I see it as epic heavy and not good for ladder but you do have cards upgraded nicely
How can you get zap when you are below 1400 trophies it makes no sense
Who said u could
wot no u can’t
How long does it take most people to get from league 1 to 2? I have been in league 1 for like 3 months and I feel like I should be progressing.
Its normal, stick with same deck and upgrade your cards
Probably season reset bro
Only to 5
can anyone help me i have a lvl 8 in hog mountain and im trying to push to electro valley
i only have 2 legendaries e-wiz and magic archer. any advice?
Pekka ewiz hog exe skarmy fireball zap log, got me to legendary arena
thanks ill give it a try
Wth u hv magic archer!?
So do I
Try versions of cheap Magic Archer-Hog cycle with like ice golem/knight, cannon/Tesla and cheap troops;fireball+log/zap. Its possible to reach 4.3k or even 4.6k with lvl8 hog but upgrading it to lvl9 and later lvl10 will help a lot
my hog is lvl 9 at 4k-4.1k region
My hog is lvl 6(I use it in my one and only deck) and I am in 4.1k-4.3k
mine is lvl 8 at 3.9k
I just got my first lvl 9 rare halfway thru lvl 12
U have MA but only one other leggie????? Wow
My former clanmate Schmenderick only has Magic Archer (he got it from the Magic Archer Challenge) and Sparky (out of a silver Chest) 😛
new poll : what card do you think should be used more? I think fire spirits. Of course.
But also the Giant Skeleton. He’s actually good! (Believe me)]
guards, pretty good card, especially with the shield mechanic
guards are meta
Any card that counters my most hated cards as in over lvled witchs, minion hordes, and wizards
Aka fire spirits
Bomber and GS
I pushed with giant skeleton, bomber, witch, rage to arena 11, of course now I use pekka which hard counters it:-).
Barbarian Hut…quit good if used right.
🙁 CR is losing people…
don’t think so
yea the game is becoming stale and the ladder is old
what no it isn’t. It’s thriving and probably better than ever
Stop being so pessimistic!
Imma say 2.718282…th
Ok not tying to be mean but it’s probably not gonna getbposted die to a guides already posted on that.
it needs to be updated, due to many new cards
NO PLEASE NO HOG EBARBS IT is ULTIMATE CANCER
NO PLEASE NO HOG MORTAR IT is ULTIMATE CANCER
NOOOOOOOOOOO GOSH PLZ NO HOG EBARBS!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
As the world runs dry,
As our loved ones die.
Go on and rest your head.
You’ve seen enough bloodshed.
For so much pain,
So little did you gain.
This cruel world I will reset,
So please never forget.
Are you the CRA poet now?
I could start too, I was the 3 year champion of my school in the poetry slam and also do Eng Lit GCSE with a lot of poetry..
NOT looking forward to eng lit gcse. Seriously. Lmao
Mine’s or your education?
not looking forward to all the coursework and demanding requirements. So much work to do.
true, it’s dreadful…
Ultimate Loser v2.0
lol i made this poem after dropping from hog mountain to frozen peak
Oh, ok. That makes MUCH more sense! If that happened to me tho, I would,..
But I was talking about the guy Ultimate Loser, you know/remember him?
Yea i remember him
you and the pole guy are needed here
These poems are so dumb
Why may I ask
Are you intent on this task
To belittle another in this way
Striking a tendril of dark
Into their day
Like, come on dude
do you have to be rude?
Let’s all just be nice
That is all I ask
No insults and that will suffice
You’re honestly fine
It was just a single line
I can’t actually rhyme
And this poem is not being serious
Uhhhh… ok? Is poetry ever good or trying to be serious? I have no idea. Too deal for me lol
I made this poem just to make a poem. I honestly don’t care what you said.
note the i can’t rhyme
A non MA guide??? Wth
sorry guys abt the guide been very bus at school hahahaha
IMO if your opponent has inferno tower to defend and knight to soak hits in defense, you will get hard countered bro. Also, your deck in modern royale helped me a lot. Thanks!
Well you still have goblin barrel for dealing damage.I also very rarely see Infernos in lower arenas(in fact i started to see people using infernos after 2500+ trophy).Out cycling their inferno would be an option.
And i am glad that my deck helped you in modern Royale.Feel good to be of some help 🙂
You need a profile picture
Yea, that seems like one of Thebes best defenses. That with a cheap spell I have no idea what would get past.
I used MK Miner Poison in Modern Royale and went 6-1.
Anyone here have a good active clan i can join? i am lvl 10 with 3700 trophies? my clan right now is half dead half active so yea lol
I just joined a random active clan for brazil but I don’t under stand a word they say
10/10 clan chest finishes friday afternoon or saturday morning
GOLDEN NUGS is pretty good LevyT we get 10 out of 10 normally by sunday.
how bout firingrange 3. Join the one with 40k clan pts. most ppl are between 3500-4300. New clan, feeder 2 to the best clan in the uk, firingrange. rn we are full but they will kick one, once they kick request join and say inflictro invited me in the request (inflictro is my ingame name)
ewww zigge’s in that clan family
ahhh alright ill try it
join succ city 1000, really amazing. probably top 200 USA
Stud Army! IV
AE Pleiku SG is very active, and we ALWAYS get 10/10 clanchest (I got Royal Ghost twice out of two if these clan chests)!
“1 in a minion” if you can push to 4000
we are almost in the top international
Thanks for linking my articles XD
Overall great article, we needed a one after the balances and updates since my articles.
P.S. Please correct the spelling of choosing
Really appreciate the support.Thank you.
My pleasure 🙂
finsihed and submitted my guide phew…
Lucky me, I have most of the cards. (Hoping Magic Archer pops up in my shop) One tough thing though, I get so mad after losing that I am just to raged to even care or watch the replay because of my anger issues.
I could probably blame a fictional character though…
BTW, looking to practice in the Pro Friendly Challenge
Don’t play when you are tilted
who loves Musicmasters deck it is so good!
I hate it personally
someone hates xbow
I use X-Bow lol
I hate it because it’s not that great of a deal with the golems and there is no rocket in the meta.
well true…but it is fun in the challenge
Yea I beat it and won with it every time. Went 9-1 in the challenge it was too easy
bro it is the reason why i got 8-3
cause of musicmaster s deck
idk that lol waiting for march 14th tho
I am BACK Y’ALL!!!
There was this stupid error that popped up called a 403 Forbidden when ever i tried to access the site at home or school. But, then (thank you Jesus), my father recently changed our Internet Service Provider, meaning the error is gone! Still won’t be as active as I once was due to the fact that the error still pops up at school…
ahahahhaha lol but at lest good right we can see you now. It is like that some networks don’t llow to certain sites sadly
Certain websites blacklist certain ISPs, and the one that I was previously using got blacklisted about a month back so that’s why the error popped up. Ironically, my school uses the same (blacklisted) ISP that my house once used.
Bro you can use psiphon or apps like that
It must solve your problem
That was happening to me…
Dude, just use Arrows in place of Log!
i think arrows are much better thx to their speed buff and the rise of minion hoarde
One more elixir cost.
I’m on my last train
I hope it gets rid of my pain
I’m not very happy
So this poem might be a little crappy
But I am very mad
And little bit sad
The reason why
Is because I always cry
Why must I suffer
I might not be tougher
But I’ll try tell my end
To find my family
I don’t want to lose this
Falling into a dark abyss
Please help me
Or you can leave me be
I made this with my heart
So pray that you and your family never part
Nice guide محمد عرفان
but tracking opponent’s elixir is a pro tip than many players even in 4000 and above don’t do that!
Here are some of new players common mistakes:
1st:A really important one is trying not to overspend elixir. I mean you should track the elixir you use for defending and the elixir that your opponent has spent for their push.
for example, you shouldn’t use a 5 elixir witch to defend a 3 elixir knight esp if you don’t have something like giant in your hand so you can’t use it for counter push!
instead you can use 1 elixir skellies to defend him, for a tasty 2 elixir trade!
place your tanks (Giants, PEKKAs, Golems and…) in the back so you’ll have time to build a massive push that can easily wreck your opponent .It’s not a good idea to play bridge spam in low arenas 🙂
I mentioned that tracking elixir is very tough ( i am also not expert on that).
The other two points overcommiting and posoiive trades were also mentioned.
Thanks for the help though 🙂
I waiting for the next part of this guide to come.This one helped me especially cards section. I am around 2000 so i feel next part will be more useful for me.
Also do you really get giftcards after writing 5 guides or just bluff bybCRA i mean how do they send u gift card do they keep track of the guides you wrote or u hv to mail them to remind them.?
The next guide indeed will cover around 1800-2800 trophy range.
It will take some time as my exam gets preponded and was busy had to write pro decks challenge tips too.
Any senior writer will be able to help you with giftcard part.I am new writer here.