Instant Guide to Countering Three Musketeers


People are using Three Musketeers a lot these days, making it from a ‘underused’ card to a top win condition.

It’s not only because of their potentials, it’s also because so many people still don’t know how to deal with Three Musketeers properly…

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Instant Guide to Countering Three Musketeers

Take a look at your deck first

Since most 3M decks come with Elixir Collector, you should have at least 1 hard counter to it. Also, make sure you have at least 2 counters to the Three Musketeers and their combo.

This might sound a lot but to be honest, 3M and Elixir Collector have a pretty wide range of counters… Just find out those counters and the ways to use them then you are good to go!

Let’s use the 2.6 Hog Cycle deck for example!

Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale MusketeerClash Royale TornadoClash Royale Ice Golem
Clash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale SkeletonClash Royale The LogClash Royale fireball

Pump Counters: Clash Royale Hog RiderClash Royale fireball

Three Musketeer Combo Counters: Clash Royale fireballClash Royale The Log + Clash Royale fireballClash Royale Tornado + Clash Royale The Log + Clash Royale Musketeer + Clash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Skeleton + Clash Royale Ice GolemClash Royale Musketeer

As you can see, we actually have a wide variety of counters to Three Musketeers here, meaning we should have a good chance at winning. We can even cycle the Fireball to damage both Elixir Collector and Three Musketeers when needed.

Some more tips for you:

  • Use cards which are good against 3M but are also versatile. For example: Clash Royale ValkyrieClash Royale Barbarians
  • Use cheap deck to control the opponent’s rotation.
  • Do some friendly-battles with your friends.

Best Counters to 3M Decks

It’s the best to think of Three Musketeers as an archetype with several branches, not as a single card.

Some cards work very well against both 3M and their companions, such as Battle Ram or Knight.

Tier S (The best of the best, include in your deck if you can)

Clash Royale The LogThe Log has the ability to do massive area damage, push back all troops immediately when your opponent has a huge death ball push with bridge spam cards.

Use it on their push to deal damage and pay more time for your defending troops.

Clash Royale P.E.K.K.A

In the current meta, it’s obvious to see that P.E.K.K.A is the best answer to 3M and bridge spam.

Use P.E.K.K.A to deal with the over-committed side.

Tier A (Definitely great additions to your deck, but can be outplayed)

Clash Royale fireball

Always great vs massive 3M deathball pushes.


Clash Royale LightningPlay this as soon as possible before the opponent drops Battle Ram.


Clash Royale Rocket

Same as Fireball but a lot better at dealing with huge pushes. Requires some good skills tho.


Clash Royale Tornado

Group everything. Works great with Fireball.


Clash Royale Poison

Great when used with The Log.

Use it on offense to prevent counterpushing.

Clash Royale Valkyrie

Almost always great vs 3M pushes or at least deals enough damage to bring 3M to very low HP.

Always place her on top of the opponents!

Clash Royale Barbarians

Most Three Musketeer decks can’t deal Barbarians.


Clash Royale Night Witch

Can be used to deal with 2 Musketeers very effectively. Works well vs Battle Ram.

Great card overall!

Clash Royale Musketeer

Great vs 2 Musketeers. Great vs Battle Ram.

Couple her with The Log for the best!

Clash Royale Minion Horde

Just watch out for Ice Spirit.


Clash Royale Electro Wizard

Great vs Battle Ram.

Remember to place him behind your Tower tho.

Clash Royale Tombstone

Battle Ram greatest counter.


Clash Royale elixir collector

Use Elixir Collector to Counter Collector. Problem? xD


Clash Royale Bowler



Tier B (Still good options, but are risky or not as effective)

Clash Royale Executioner

Use Bowler instead unless he is level 1.


Clash Royale Giant SkeletonHow can we forget this guy?

Great vs almost any 3M push. However, a bit easy to deal with.

Clash Royale Elite Barbarians

In case you don’t have Barbarians…


Clash Royale Mini P.E.K.K.ANeeds to be overleveled or you will need to weaken the Musketeers first.


Clash Royale LumberjackLumberjack doesn’t have good HP. Needs to be overleveled otherwise you need to damage the 3M first.


Clash Royale KnightDepending on your other support cards… If you have enough DPS, use him!


Clash Royale Battle RamGood against 2 Musketeers.


Clash Royale WizardDepending on their push. You should use Musketeer instead because she is great vs both deathball and spread out.


Clash Royale Skeleton ArmyIn case your opponent doesn’t have Log or Zap…


Clash Royale Goblin GangIn case your opponent doesn’t have Log or Zap…


Clash Royale MinionsGood vs 1 Musketeer. Not a bad choice.


Clash Royale Ice SpiritGood vs Battle Ram or 1 Musketeer.


Clash Royale MinerCounters Elixir Collector


Do you have any other tips on countering Three Musketeers? Don’t hesitate to share it with us!

By PlasmaTicks