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Salty 2v2 X-Bow Deck For Arenas 5+ – The Ultimate Chip Deck!


Hi, this is HiPeople MC here with my second guide, X-Bow deck!

This deck does have 4 spell cards, but if used well, can shred your opponent! I was experimenting with decks outside of my comfort zone (no Skarmy or Minion Horde) and I made a F2P NO LEGENDARY Siege deck that actually works!

And yes, I know according to the poll, the least amount of people chose Siege. (I chose Control) So let’s get into it!

x-bow 2v2

Clash Royale X-BowClash Royale KnightClash Royale MinionsClash Royale Musketeer
Clash Royale Goblin BarrelClash Royale FreezeClash Royale ZapClash Royale fireball

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Salty 2v2 X-Bow Deck

Clash Royale X-BowX-Bow

Think you can have an X-Bow deck without an X-Bow? Only if you never play X-Bow!

This card is truly epic if used correctly.

If it locks onto the tower, it can shred it to a few wood planks.

If your opponent(s) can easily counter your X-Bow, you can use another trick up your sleeve of your shirt made of salt (pun intended)!

Clash Royale KnightKnight

The night will be a great X-Bow support and will make other units of your opposers see stars during the… KNIGHT!

But to be serious, the Knight can shred most troops to its main blood, the Elixir spent on it.

Clash Royale Minions3 Minions

This card in this deck is not to bait out a spell, but to be the best support for your X-Bow.

For example, if your opponent plays a Skarmy to kill the X-Bow, your Minions will kill a few small skeletons.

Minions also make for a great synergy with your Knight.

Clash Royale MusketeerMusketeer

The trusty Muskie can kill most air troops while also being a nice Fireball bait.

She can easily take down a Hog Rider or Baby Dragon (Sure, they’ll get some damage done to your tower, but better than almost killing it) and knock out most other ranged troops.

Clash Royale Goblin BarrelGoblin Barrel

This card is your main resort if your X-Bow can’t toss a single arrow at a Crown Tower.

If used correctly, a few Goblins at a time can give the other King’s daughters a visit to the medieval doctor!

Clash Royale FreezeFreeze

Freeze may have a very low usage rate (2.5% in Arena 11), but the masters of Freeze can give their haters (the opponent) a chill up their spine!

Paired up with Goblin Barrel, Freeze can deal tons of damage to the other Crown Towers!

The Freeze spell is also probably the most level independent card in the game!

Clash Royale ZapZap

Your simple spell and your only card to stun an opponent.

If you don’t have Zap/stun card and you’re trying to kill off a Sparky, maybe you finally realize why this is the most used card in Legendary Arena. Zap is your main swarm killer and a great way to kill any offensive Sparky deck!

Clash Royale fireballFireball

If Zap can’t kill a swarm or if your Zap turns out to be still Level 1, and you face people with Level 6 Skarmy (Level 1 Zap doesn’t kill Level 6 Skarmy/Level 11 Skeletons), well, all I got to say to you is… good luck.

If Fireball is your only counter to half the cards your opponent has, you need to learn how to cycle or how to use defensive X-Bow.

General Gameplan


Only play an X-Bow if you are matched up with somebody who turns out to like to play Golems in the back at 2:50.

If their tank is going one way, place the X-Bow on the other side to bait out all their would-be support.

If their most expensive card is 5 Elixir, save the X-Bow and do mini but threatening pushes with Knight and Minions.

Keep Zap and Fireball handy with those types of players.


This is the ideal time to X-Bow chip them to death. If that fails, use the unknown synergy of Goblin Barrel and Freeze to “chip” their tower.

If you know they have Arrows, bait it out with Minions.

In case your opponent(s) play 3 Musketeers or anything expensive, and you know they have no swarm cards, Knight and Musketeer will make for a nice Tower Plower.


Not much here.

Just continue on and try to bait out random cards you don’t know they have.

If you can’t kill their tower with X-Bow, try out defensive X-Bow.

If all else fails, stop using your X-Bow to increase your cycle potential. That will reduce the AEC (Average Elixir Cost) from 3.625 to 3.285714 (3 2/7).


Now is the time to either

  1. Shred your opponent with whichever plan works the best
  2. Defend to the death if you have more towers than your opponent.

For example, against Hog Cycle, keep AT LEAST one X-Bow on the board to prevent a Hog sitting on your grave.

Keep watch of all their troops that only target buildings (I see that no-skill level 13 RG coming) and support your X-Bow with 3 Minions.

Remember, X-Bow is your only building.

Another thing to keep watch is that this deck works best as a support deck for 2v2. In 1v1, any good player will shoot down your X-Bow and kill you.

Remember that your opponents also get double Elixir and they can outcycle you.

Card Replacements:

Clash Royale X-BowClash Royale Mortar

Clash Royale KnightClash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.A

Clash Royale MusketeerClash Royale WizardClash Royale Executioner

Clash Royale GoblinClash Royale Goblin Barrel

Clash Royale ZapClash Royale ArrowsClash Royale The LogClash Royale Tornado




Clash Royale GolemAny Beatdown

Keep defensive X-Bow handy and GB Freeze ready.

If they Log the GB, try the trolly corner placement. If they Arrow it, make sure you punish them with X-Bow when they place their tank.

Clash Royale Goblin GangSpell Bait: YOUR ZAP AND FIREBALL ARE YOUR LIFE.

Zap the Gob Gang and Fireball the Princess + Tower.

Use Knight, Musketeer, or Minions to kill anything else.

Clash Royale X-BowOther Siege

Instant X-Bow and Defensive X-Bow work well.

Use Minions on their Siege unit and Knight in the middle to protect your Crown Tower from the deadly range of the Siege unit.

Make sure is their Siege unit is Mortar, play your Knight on the other side of the arena, but near the middle to bait out the Mortar shells.

Use Muskie or Minions to kill the Siege unit as there is no Siege unit that can target air troops.

Clash Royale Hog RiderHog Rider:

X-Bow has lots of HP. Use that to your advantage.

If you have all 4 of your spells in your hand and they play Hog Rider, I recommend to use Freeze.

Freeze does not need a buff, it’s just underused and underrated.

Your best Hog killers are X-Bow and Minions. Knight also has good DPS.

Only use Zap, Fireball, or defensive GB on emergencies.

Clash Royale Three Musketeers3M/3M Heal

Whenever they play 3M at the back, X-Bow them to death.

If they play it at the front, Fireball. If they have Heal, Use Zap then Fireball at around the same time.

As long as both the spell damage can kill it, using both at the same time will for sure kill the 3 Musketeers.

Clash Royale GraveyardMiner/Graveyard

If Minions or Knight are not in your cycle, well… good luck not losing a tower. If it’s lone Miner, use Knight. If it’s lone Graveyard, use Knight, Muskie, Minions, or Freeze on horrible emergencies.

Clash Royale BalloonBalloon/LavaLoon/Raged Loon

Use your Minions to knock out the Balloon. If it’s LavaLoon, wait until you know the Minions will target the Balloon until you play the Minions. Also, you have an X-Bow and a Muskie.


Siege may be the least liked archetype, but that says nothing about how well it works. Since it’s least liked, that means it’s the 2nd saltiest strategy (behind RG Ebarbs). Good luck to those F2P players who need a salty deck and not at arena 7 yet!


  1. freeze imo is not the most level independent card in the game. Every level to freeze add 0.3 seconds on its duration. It may not seem like much, but it will add up. Take for instance level 1 and level 4 freeze. Level 1 freeze has a duration of 4 secs. Level 4 has 4.9 sec. That’s almost a whole second added on to the freeze. It may not seem like much on paper, but in game you will fear a over leveled freeze. ( max freeze duration is 6.1 secs.)

  2. Goblin Barrel Freeze doesn’t really work imo. Even if you freeze a skarmy, there are so few goblins that the gobs will just go for the skellies. Also, if you opponent has a spell in cycle all the time the freeze is just useless. And this deck isn’t a bait deck.

      • well this is not spell bait deck except for the gb (not spell bait) also no rocket means chief pat can actually use this deck

      • The mortar rocket deck you normally see is one of the hardest counters to log bait I think. Any triple spell deck too.

        -Arrows and log means there should be no hope of barrel damage unless big mistakes are made.

        -The mortar player can freely take spell value with log or arrows e.g log a goblin gang and ice spirit + tower chip, or arrow 2 princesses you were trying to stack defensively) knowing that the other spell is there for a barrel.

        -That mortar deck cycles slightly faster than bait, so rocket cycle is better for them.

        -Chip damage from arrows or log on princesses and goblin gangs makes it even easier to accumulate damage alongside rocket-cycling.

        -Defensive mortar can get great value cleaning up princesses and stray goblins.

        – With knight and archers, they can defend anything you throw at them even without log or arrows in cycle. So even if you catch them out where they waste log and arrows, it’s difficult to punish with logbait.

        Hog exe-nado is strong against it too but mortar is the hardest counter for me.

      • I am every spell bait deck’s nightmare. I use a hog exenado triple spell princess chip deck.

      • mortar has a bug, it does not shoot anything when a troop is in between blind spot and shooting range

      • You can rocket xbow for a thing, and mortar has blind spot
        Besides im using spell bait, which is rekt by mortar

  3. guys, I’m looking for a good ladder deck that is lvl independent, because those are my lvls:
    princess lvl 2, gang lvl 10, knight 10, IT 7, rocket 7, ice spirit 10, log 2, barrel 4. other win con lvls: hog 7, golem 4, giant 7, miner 1, 3 musk 8, GY 1, mk 1, mortar lvl 10, xbow 4.
    my trophie range: 3900, just before challenger 1. help pls!

  4. Siege is not salty,its likes are low due to its inconsistency todeal damage.Why do you think its salty if you need skills to use it?

  5. Why would you make a deck that is the least liked archetype?(in the poll) (But I understand if you were trying to make a deck that is different).

  6. When you try to make a clash royale deck but you need to pee really bad and you’re on drugs. But I’m very curious to how well it works, my guess is not very well. But I can’t judge without trying it.

  7. Okay true, I do have a phobia of spiders lol

    Also I have seen a few racist jokes, although I’m not sure if ur jokes are racist cuz I wasn’t there when it happened

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