Clash Royale’s meta is always changing and today we have the newest meta deck for Clash Royale! This is the best hog goblin swarm cycle deck, featuring the hog rider along with three types of goblins in the deck. I’ll be explaining the strategy and gameplay behind this hog cycle deck!
Hog Goblin Swarm Cycle Deck Overview
This hog goblin cycle deck definitely lives up to its name, offering three different goblin cards within the deck! The hog is the main offensive unit within the deck, which you should try to cycle through to get 1-2 hits on the tower every time it comes up in your hand. The goblin barrel is also a great offensive unit, especially if you can bait out your opponent’s log/zap/arrows with your skarmy and gang. The skeleton army and goblin gang also serve the purposes of defenses though; they are great with defending against giants! Lastly, the dart goblin should be used to take out air units, since you don’t have much air support in this deck. He works great with the hog on quick pushes.
As for your spells, the rocket should be used to slowly help chip down your opponents tower. Try to take out a unit along with hitting the tower every time you launch it. The log is just a great defensive card to have in any deck. Use it to take out a defensive skeleton army or tombstone. Lastly, the inferno tower is a great defense, offering you support against golems, giants, and lava hounds.
So the main way you are going to get damage on your opponents tower is by cycling your hog. Having quick hog pushes is super important to do with this deck. Sometimes you can send out a solo hog and wait with a log, depending on what your opponent plays. Most of the time though, you want to have your hog backed up by a dart goblin.
Ideally, you want to try and get this push off 5-6 times throughout the game. The dart goblin is a great support unit because he can take out any minions or archers that are often counter to the hog. If the DG can get through the support and lock on the tower, expect a good 1000 damage from your push!
Don’t be afraid to throw down hog-goblin barrel as well. Even though you don’t have any support units, the two offensive units can do a ton of damage by themselves, even under fire. Goblin barrel should be used to get about 500 damage every use, as long as it isn’t counter by a spell.
Using Goblins to Defend
Since this is such a goblin heavy deck, the goblins are going to be your main defensive answers, minus the goblin barrel. Also, the skeleton army and goblin gang can be used kind of interchangeably. For the most part, you want to use skarmy/GG as a counter to any ground based attacks: hog, princes, miner, etc. With the dart goblin, you completely need to rely on this to take out any air troops. The real problem defending with this deck is against LavaLoonion, which you need to rely and save your dart goblin for the main push.
Rocket Chip Damage
In this hog goblin swarm cycle deck, you have the rocket, which is the highest damage dealing spell in Clash Royale. You definitely need to take advantage of this, using the rocket to slowly chip some health off of your opponents tower. The best play for the rocket is when an opposing troop is passing back, hopefully something high in health like a musketeer or witch.
You only need 6 rockets to completely take out a tower, so if you get 2-3 rockets a game, you are really doing some serious damage. Just don’t rocket the tower alone, that will set you back a ton of elixir and leave you open to a big push. Just try to get a positive trade!
Countering the Best Decks
In order to win with any deck, you still need to know how to counter the most popular decks and combos with Clash Royale at the moment. Here are 4 of the most popular combos right now and how you can beat them with this deck.
LavaLoonion- Like I’ve said many times in this article, this deck sucks against air. You have the utilize the air targeting units in this deck, like the inferno tower and dart goblin to beat this combo.
Giant-Musketeer- Giant musketeer is a great combo but since you have inferno it is VERY easy to counter. Honestly, you should be able to counter this whole combo with the inferno, but you should throw in skeleton army on the musketeer, just to be safe.
Golem Beatdown- Again, since you have the inferno tower, this combo is very easy to shut down. Unfortunately, it features the baby dragon which is obviously air. Play dart goblin just to help take that out.
Hog Freeze- Freeze has been on the rise recently within the ladder. It’s hard to plan how to counter the freeze spell, but if you play it right, you can shut down this 8 elixir push. First play goblin gang and once frozen drop skeleton army or vice versa and pray they don’t have zap.
That’s going to be all for our 9th meta deck installment. I hope that you guys can use this deck for ultimate success in Clash Royale! Thanks a ton for reading and comment down below what deck you are currently using.
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