Welcome back to the most meta deck series where today the best deck in Clash Royale is a hog executioner cycle deck! The meta is always changing in Clash Royale and the decks reflect it. Here is the current meta hog executioner deck, with gameplay and strategy to go along with it!
Hog Executioner Cycle Deck Overview
This deck is obviously based around the hog as your main offensive unit. You will want to do a lot of solo hog pushes as you cycle through your cards in order to bypass your opponent’s defense. No units should really be combined with hog except the ice spirit. Log or tornado should always be at the ready with your hog so you can clear away any defensive troops.
The log and tornado can mostly be used for both offense and defense but the lightning needs to be used solely for offense. If your opponent plays a musketeer, wizard, witch, or another unit of similar health, the lightning should be used to take out the unit as well as damage the tower.
Within this hog executioner deck, the knight is your primary defensive unit. The knight can take out a whole range of units for only three elixir. The best combo in this deck is the heavenly executioner-tornado which can tear apart big pushes by grouping the troops for the executioner’s deadly blade. Your last two troops are skeletons and ice spirit which can be used for defense or for cycling. A few skeletons and a spirit can go a long way towards stopping a push.
Quick Hog Pushes
So as I mentioned before, one of the keys to this deck is having quick hog pushes to slowly chip down your opponent’s tower. Here are some pushes you can do with your hog (from least expensive to most expensive)
- Solo hog (4 elixir)
- Hog+ice spirit (5 elixir)
- Hog+predictive log (6)
- Hog+executioner (9)
All of these pushes can work super well from you, but personally I prefer the hog with the predictive log!
Of course, if your opponent is constantly countering your hog with a cannon don’t play a log. But if you are seeing a goblin gang or skeleton army show up time and time again to shut down your hog, playing the classic hog log combo can do unheard of damage upon the tower. Just figure out what works throughout the battle against your opponent’s specific deck!
Tornado Executioner Combo
Out of any combo in Clash Royale, tornado-executioner has GOT to be the most powerful! The tornado lines up all the troops while your executioner can shut them down with some severe damage to infinite amounts of troops. You have to utilize this combo to shut down big pushes since there is no defense in this hog executioner cycle deck. First off, you want play the tornado to group together all of the troops that will be coming towards your tower.
Play the tornado so that it will pull the troops away from the tower, clumping them all together where the executioner can dominate them. Once the tornado is played, drop your executioner so that it lines up for the kill.
You can kill hoards of troops with this combo so make sure to utilize it well. Don’t waste the tornado on spear goblins or singular units. Use it to clump together big pushes where your executioner can damage them all.
How to Counter Popular 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.
Hog-Goblin Gang Cycle: The goblin gang has been on the rise ever since it came out and when paired with the hog it is a formidable combo. Simply log the goblin gang while damaging the hog and put in skeletons to clean up the hog rider!
Golem Beatdown: Without the inferno in this deck, it makes dealing with the golem kind of hard but you can still take it down! You need executioner positioned so it targets golem and baby dragon while the knight chips away at the golem.
Bowler-Graveyard: Just like golem beatdown, you want to counter this push with the knight and executioner. Have the knight distract the bowler up top while the executioner clears the skeletons from the graveyard.
LavaLoonion: Despite having tornado and executioner, lavaloonion is hard to counter due to lack of air troops in this deck. Regardless, you still want to use executioner and tornado to beat this combo.
That’s going to do it for our guide on this awesome hog executioner cycle deck in Clash Royale! I hope that you guys can use this deck to push past your high. Thanks for reading and comment below what kind of deck you want us to cover next!
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21 thoughts on “Most Meta Deck #11: Hog Executioner Cycle Deck”
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This deck got me 300 trophies in one day :
Hog Rider , Executioner , Ice Spirit , Skelentons , Log or Zap, Fireball , Tornado and Knight
Does anyone knows that in the meta executioner is way better than bowler?
Yes! In fact he can’t be swarmed by skeleton army unlike bowler
And his damage is 2 times higher
Anyone thinks that hog rider need a nerf?
Personally, no, I think it is a strong, but balanced unit.
What about executioner?
Pretty balanced also, it is strong like the hog though!
But executioner’s usage is much higher than bowler (one of the best cards), even without his bugs! making me feel it’s way too powerful
Supercell Please nerf the executioner a bit, he’s better than bowler nowadays even without his bugs
I don’t get why wizard is used so often right about now
It’s not even good
I know right, witch is soooooooo much better than wizard, but more underrated though
Anyone agree that witch is a lot better than wizard?
wizard is stronger, witch is weaker but more versatile, ice wizard even weaker but much cheaper and better on control, electro wizard is not only powerful , a bit cheaper, versatile but also dramatic and funny
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Haha, I just used an executioner tornado deck for clan wars!
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You know what trolls for real with tornado? Pull troops to king tower or wait giant Larry to die then tornado them all to the bomb or just before sparky attacks tornado them all
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