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ThunderBow – Sparky Siege Is Back!


Hey guys, it’s RohanReigns back at it again after a long time with another guide for you all, this time sharing an amazing X-Bow deck that I use to rock with in challenges and tournaments but you may want to use it in ladder too if you wish.

So let’s get into it!

x-bow sparky

Clash Royale X-BowClash Royale SparkyClash Royale ArchersClash Royale Mega Minion
Clash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale The LogClash Royale fireball

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X-Bow Sparky Deck:

Clash Royale X-BowX-Bow : You main win condition.

X-Bow is a really annoying card to face against.

As a siege deck, your objective while playing it will be to have a stern defense and making a successful counterpush with X-bow. Don’t recklessly drop down this card since it costs a hefty 6 elixir.

I recommend playing this card in the following scenarios:

  1. When your opponent drops a Golem at the back,
  2. When they have used their win condition and you successfully defended it with your troops.
  3. When you have troops remaining after a successful defense.
  4. Make sure you do heavy Xbow pushes only in 2x elixir.
  5. To defend their siege weapon (Xbow, <ortar)

X-Bow comes handy in defensive situation too. Place it in the middle of your crown towers to snipe away their troops.

This allows you to form constant elixir advantages and thus you can spell-cycle your opponent. Easy as that!

Clash Royale ArchersArchers: Your She-Guards!

The fact that Archers are resistant to light spell makes them a better option in siege decks. Your opponent has to overcommit in order to get rid of them.

Also, splitting them at the back is always a safe, neutral starting move.

You know the rest about these meany girls. (Wink wink)

Clash Royale Mega MinionMega Minion: Another light-spell-resistant defensive guard.

This card boasts a pretty decent DPS and a mediocre hitpoint stats, making them a nuisance to get rid of, for your opponent. Due to its low cost, you can use it as your starting move too.

Mega Minion has always been in the meta despite of it’s brutal nerfs due to the fact that it can defend well in your side and can wreck their tower if left ignored or tanked for.

It does 500+ damage to their towers when ignored at tournament standard.

Clash Royale SparkySparky: Sparky is now a usable card and acts as a Tank Shredder in this deck

Ice Spirit + Sparky can counter Ice Golem+Hog+Goblins push completely and you can create a counterpush out of that.

Moreover, Sparky acts as Rocket Bait card. Your opponent is forced to either rocket your sparky or your X-bow.

Just make sure you don’t group xbow and sparky together when your push.

Clash Royale Ice SpiritIce Spirit: Freezes troops for a second and half, allows you to react before your opponent’s troops do any damage.\

Also, a good card to guard your xbow due to it’s stalling ability.

Clash Royale Ice GolemIce Golem: Replaceable with Knight.

Also a stalling troop, soaks enemy damage and slows them down a bit for you to take them out before they do any damage.

Can kite Pekkas and melee troops effectively to the other lane.

Ice Golem+ Mega Minion+Archers and your Xbow can take out a healthy PEKKA before it even touches your Xbow. So, a pretty much worthy card of it’s cost.

Clash Royale The LogThe Log: Swarm clearer.

Use it to kill Princesses, GGangs, GobBarrels and buy a bit of time during defense.


Clash Royale fireballFireball: Replaceable with rocket but increases the Average Elixir Cost.

Use it to damage Pumps, kill 3M, Minion Hordes and also to spell-cycle them out.

General Gameplan

I usually play this deck as defensively and passively as possible.

Let them do the first move although you can split your Archers back first, if you have them.

Defend their every pushes and try not to show your Xbow before 2x elixir. The exceptions include when they place their Golem at the back or they Pump up and you don’t have Fireball in hand.

Try to assess their deck and find out their win condition.

If possible, try to know all of their 8 cards (by counting as they place it) and most importantly, their spells.

1x Elixir Time is primarily for knowing your opponents’ decks and making a plan to outplay them or penetrate through their defense.

I recommend using your spells often in 1x elixir to chip down their towers.

Use your Sparky to defend ground pushes, and if you’re lucky, you can take out their tower with just a Sparky blast! 😆

Try not to overcommit in defense. Try to make positive elixir trades with your Sparky.

Once 2x Elixir hits, you can use your Xbow offensively.

Let them push first, defend with your units and place the Xbow in front and watch them panic defending your push.

That is how this deck works; defend and counterpush.

Defensive Matchups:

Clash Royale Hog RiderHog Decks: Easy matchup but Hog Cycle decks with Rocket can be problematic.

Use Sparky in front of your King’s tower (to avoid rockets) to defend their Hog pushes and counterpush with Xbow in front. Make sure you have enough elixir to use your spells before dropping that Xbow.

Clash Royale GolemGolem Decks: Easy Matchup.

Sparky wrecks Golem in a couple of blasts. You can either push with your Xbow if they drop their Golem at the back or defend and counterpush. The former strategy is useful when they have Heavy Spell (Like Rocket or Lightning) in their deck while the latter one works well if they have medium spell. So its important to know their spell before pushing.

Clash Royale Goblin GangSpell Bait: Medium/Hard Matchup.

Depends upon how well your gain elixir advantages with your Sparky. In fact, against Spellbait, I push with my Xbow if they rocket my sparky even in 1x elixir because they can cycle rockets real quick in 2x elixir. Never drop your Sparky at the back against such decks. They can’t spell-cycle you out in this matchup, but you can! That’s how you win sometimes against Spellbait.

Clash Royale Three Musketeers3M: Easy/medium matchup.

Fireball their collectors and use Sparky for their 3M. You can even use your Xbow defensively to snipe their muskies, if you don’t have Fireball in hand.


  1. What legendary should I get from the shop next (btw I’m at around 65000 gold, so I can get another one afterwards soon)?

    I currently have:
    night witch
    ice wiz

    All of which are level 1.
    I’m thinking about getting miner, since I really want to play miner control.
    What do you guys think?

    • to be honest, sparky miner seriously rocks. combined with e wiz, its a hard thing to counter. inferno d might not be a bad choice, but you might want a lava if you want inferno. they synergize really well.

    • if you want miner, go for it. you already have 2 essential legendary, log and ewiz. miner is a good card in general, too.

    • Hmmmm ok
      Thanks for the replies!
      After miner, should I go for bandit? I know some players play miner bandit…..

      Also, is mega knight a good choice? Recently the only legendaries I’ve been getting in the shop are ice wiz, lava hound, and night witch (and though I do play golem nw beatdown, I don’t think nw is very good rn), so I’m getting a bit impatient…. If mk is still meta, I might get it if it appears first.

  2. i agree, it’s kinda hard to substitute sparky, and it’s one of the three cards im missing(sparky, lumberjack, princess)
    even got skeleton barrel before sparky :C

    • dont feel bad, im missing ONE more card compared to you…
      missing log, MK, sparky, lumberjack (bought princess today)

  3. Card idea: X-Sparky
    Hitpoints: 1500
    Damage: 1000
    Hitspeed: 0.8 sec
    Range: 11.5
    Cost: 6

    It’s an x-bow that shoots sparky charges! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  4. guys, i have no idea on how im gonna push, im stuck at around the 3400-3600 area (sry bout being off-topic, i am desperate rn)

    my legendaries right now:
    lava hound lvl 2
    ice wizard lvl 1
    graveyard lvl 1
    miner lvl 1
    inferno dragon lvl 2
    night witch lvl 2
    electro wizard lvl 2
    bandit lvl 1
    princess lvl 1

    ps i have all the non-leggy cards including skeleton barrel

    • I kinda feel like it’s too defensive and heavy for a Hog Rider deck. Generally you want to have a cheap cycle so you can pressure your opponent with Hog Rider frequently. I suggest you replace Baby Dragon and Inferno Tower with Tesla and Ice Spirit.

      • This deck is kinda a hybrid between beatdown and chip, so it has a hard time getting damage onto towers but it has a solid defense. Most of my games are actually draws sooo…

  5. I have seen this deck with Fire Spirits and Tornado instead of Ice Spirit and Fireball. Tornado has better synergy with Sparky than Ice Spirit does and Fire Spirits vs. Fireball is just personal preference. I’m interested in how you would deal with Hog Rocket decks without Tornado. The Sparky can be rocketed and neither Archers nor Mega Minion is an ideal Hog counter. @lum1nos1ty:disqus

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