How to Build the Best Decks in Clash Royale


Whenever most people want a new deck they will Google one or come to a popular Clash Royale website such as us to try and find one. The whole point of this article is to explain how to build a deck and what key components to each deck you should have as a basic guideline.

In this article, I will be building two completely different decks in order to show what cards you need in each and every deck.

Building the Best Deck 1: A Tank Unit

This is the most basic of all the Clash Royale cards; you MUST have a tank unit in your deck of some sort. These cards will help prevent the tower from targeting your support damage, along with doing some good damage to the towers as well if they can get there. You want your tanks to blend well with the rest of your deck; for example a lava hound as a tank should go with all ground units.

Tank Units: Hog, Bowler, Giant, Prince, Royal Giant, P.E.K.K.A., Lava Hound, Golem

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Tank

Deck #1: The lava hound is a great tank to start off a deck with.

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Tank

Deck 2: For a fast paced game, the hog makes a great tank.

Building the Best Deck 2: A Secondary Tank

Next up, after you have a primary tank unit, you need to have a second tank unit; one that doesn’t necessarily target defenses, is cheaper, and doesn’t have as much health. These secondary tanks are meant to help you build cheap pushes and basically try to get some chip damage off on the tower.

Secondary Tanks: Ice Golem, Knight, Miner, Dark Prince

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Secondary Tank

Deck 1: The miner and lava hound work well together as the miner tanks for the lava hound’s pups.

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Secondary Tank

Deck 2: The hog and ice golem have great synergy especially when playing ice golem in front of hog.

Building the Best Deck 3: A Large Damage Spell

With every deck you need a large damage spell that can be sure to clear away hordes of units in case you get into a cinch. Right now, lightning and fireball are strong since you can take out a lot of different units with those. While expensive, these spells need to be able to gain you an elixir advantage and help your units get to the tower.

Large Damage Spells: Fireball, Poison, Rocket, Lightning

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Large Damage Spell

Deck 1: The lightning synergizes well with the lava hound, especially when lightninging down the defensive inferno!

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Large Damage Spell

Deck 2: Fireball is great for knocking out barbarians that are often placed to counter the hog.

Building the Best Deck 4: A Small Damage Spell

Right now, two of the strongest cards in Clash Royale are two small damage spells, the log and the zap. These cards are so popular because they can clear out any cheap units that your opponent might play to counter your big pushes. One well timed zap and you can go from being shut down to taking out the first tower.

Small Damage Spells: Zap, Log, Arrows

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Small Damage Spell

Deck 1: With the log, you can take down any princesses or spear goblins used to counter the hound.

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Small Damage Spell

Deck 2: Lots of players will counter hog with skeleton army and a zap can take it all out.

Building the Best Deck 5: An Air Support Unit

So now we begin a range of support units that you need for support on offense and for defense in your deck. A flying unit is always good to have in your deck, but there aren’t many to choose from. Currently minions and mega minion are popular due to their insane value for only 3 elixir. Having these will help you protect yourself against lava hound decks and other air heavy decks.

Air Support Units: Minions, Mega Minion, Baby Dragon, Minion Horde

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Air Support

Deck 1: A mega minion will always help out a lava hound deck.

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Air Support

Deck 2: A hog rider ice golem push, backed by a mega minion can take out most counters.

Building the Best Deck 6: A Ground Support Unit

Like with defending the air, you must have a card in your deck that can defend the ground for you. I would recommend the mini-P.E.K.K.A. due to its high damage and relatively high health or the skeleton army which is a quick counter to just about every ground card. You must have a card that can distract other ground units.

Ground Support Units: Skeletons, Goblins, Bomber, Skeleton Army, Guards, Valkyrie, Mini-P.E.K.K.A., Lumberjack, Barbarians, Elite Barbarians

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Ground Support

Deck 1: Since this deck is mostly air, you need a spam unit that can take out big units.

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Air Support

Deck 1: A mega minion will always help out a lava hound deck.

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Ground Support

Deck 2: Skeleton army is just a great counter to basically any high elixir cost unit.

Building the Best Deck 7: A Ground Air Shooter Unit

Ground air shooters are some of the best units in the game since they can take out any troop in the game. The ice wizard is probably one of the best if you do have him, but a cheap unit like the two spirit cards often helps a lot during a big push. Anyways, you need one of these cards in order to have further support against both air and ground heavy decks.

Ground Air Shooter Units: Ice Spirit, Fire Spirits, Spear Goblins, Archers, Ice Wizard, Princess, Musketeer, Witch, Wizard

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Ground Air Support

Deck 1: The princess is a great way to get rid of any spam units placed against your lava hound.

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Ground Air Support

Deck 2: Archers are really good support behind the hog to clear the way.

Building the Best Deck 8: A Defense

Lets be honest; you almost always are going to need a defense in Clash Royale to defend against defense seeking tanks. Some spawners also work great as defenses, namely the furnace and the tombstone as it sends out troops as well as defending. The inferno tower is strong right now since it can counter every single tank in the game very well.

Defenses: Cannon, Tombstone, Furnace, Tesla, Inferno Tower, Bomb Tower

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Defense

Deck 1: The inferno tower can stop any tank so it is the best choice for a defense.

Clash Royale How to Build the Best Deck Defense

Deck 2: Tombstone synergizes great with the hog as a stream of skeletons flow through.

So that is how you can build a deck, regardless of what arena you are in in Clash Royale! Thanks a ton for reading this massive guide and I hope to see you guys back soon for more Clash Royale content!

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2 thoughts on “How to Build the Best Decks in Clash Royale

  1. My deck has almost all of these except the defense. I think I will need to add the tombstone sometime soon, because hogs and royal giants are really annoying me now.

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