Hi guys, Golem FTW aka Radius here with the 3rd episode my new series on Clash Royale Arena – Deck of the Month!
In short, this page will be about the 3 best and most popular decks in the current Meta. Don’t hesitate to show your opinion about this in comments. Without further ado, let’s go!
- Decks are from both ladder and challenges. Decks’s versatility is a factor of selecting. A deck which works only in Challenges or only in ladder will not be selected.
- Just because you don’t like any of these decks doessn’t mean it is weak.
- My opinion can be different than yours and that’s fine. If you disagree with any of points, share it in comments.
Vote for the Deck of the Month!
P.E.K.K.A Mega Knight
First of all, it finally happened! Supercell released a balanced card!
Mega Knight is a very interesting cool card, with high HP, splash damage, monstrous spawn damage (which is similar to Fireball), and the absolutely cool jump effect!
Also he has so many pros, he has also cons. He is weak against air troops and high DPS melees.
How to prevent this positive elixir trades and destroy opponent’s Tower? Put PEKKA in front of him! This combo is really strong and needs a lot of Elixir to counter.
But what if they build a big defensive army to stop this? Apply pressure on other side by Bandit and they’re doomed!
But how do defend the meta cards? Mega Knight? PEKKA, Meta Knight, Ice Golem + Minions, just too many options!
- Hog Rider + Ice Golem? Well-placed Mega Knight will allow the Hog for only one swing!
- Three Musketeers? Both MK and PEKKA counter them really really well. Use one of them to counter the 2M lane and Minions for 1M.
- Golem? PEKKA for the tank, MK for support. Defended easily.
Now time for some in-deep guides!
Check out this great PEKKA Mega Knight guide by our mod, ̶L̶m̶a̶o̶m̶a̶n̶ Lolman!
Hog Mini P.E.K.K.A Princess Cycle
This deck finds out really OP, surprising and countering the meta pretty easily! It’s mainly based on making aggressive pushes on the bridge.
Counters the MK easily, Ice Golem + Bats is one of the best counters for this big boy.
You want to play this deck like a typical Hog cycle – push every time you have Hog, Ice Spirit and Ice Golem in hand.
Ideally, you want to make counter pushes.
Example of counter push opportunity: Opponent just used Hog Rider, you counter it with Bats, add Ice Golem and Ice Spirit to the push and opponent is in really tough situation. But let’s assume he somehow defended it, by using Executioner + Tornado. Then your ultra-fast cycle comes handy. Princess, Bats -> Ice Spirit -> Hog Rider and you have another push ready and their main counter (exenado) is outcycled. GG, thanks!
Mini PEKKA is just so solid card on defense, especially when paired up with Ice Golem/Spirit.
Let’s watch this video gameplay from Crown Championships – Global Series.
Good old spell-bait. It was already here, always good, but in this PEKKA and Mega Knight meta, it has the best momentum ever.
Actual stats of this deck is just amazing – 50.65% win rate of 21593 GAMES! It has 4x more usage than the second deck in the world! (By popularity)
I think everyone knows what’s spell baits about. Try to bait Log with Princess/Goblin Gang, if they’ll Log it, punish with Goblin Barrel. If they’re keeping Log just and only for the Barrel, try to attack them with the push like Knight + Goblin Gang, Knight + Princess. These pushes are hard to stop only by troops.
Inferno Tower, Princess, Knight, Goblin Gang, Ice Spirit… Probably the biggest advantage of these decks is the card versatility. Except for Inferno Tower, this cards can be used for both offense and defense. Some examples of defense:
PEKKA + Electro Wizard + Bandit: Use Inferno Tower for PEKKA (remember to place it low, otherwise EWiz will hit it across the river and it will be just useless negative elixir trade. Use Knight and Goblin Gang for the supports.
3M – Rocket the 2M lane and Princess + Knight for the 1M + supports. Best placements for Princess is behind Arena’s Tower.
If you wanna train Spell-Bait, watch Adam’s games. He’s an absolute legend of this deck and best spell-bait player in the world.
And here’s some of his games from Crown Championships:
Share in comments if you want more meta decks of the Month. Also, don’t hesitate to comment and help me improve the list!
I’ll reply every question/opinion!