Clash Royale Deck Building Guide

Hey guys! New to Clash Royale and wondering how to make a deck that can help you raise your rank with as little cost as possible? This Clash Royale Deck Building Guide will provide you with tips, strategy guide, sample decks and more! Feel free to post your thoughts at the bottom of this page if you have questions or tips you would like to share. I hope this deck building guide for Clash Royale can help you in any way. Cheers!

So lets start off with my experience on the game and my first Clash Royale deck that helped me raise my rank from 1000 to 1700 trophies. Its not very expensive and I got all these cards without spending any money to buy chests. Although you need some bit of luck or time to get all these cards but its really worth . I suggested this deck to my friends and it helped them out a lot so I hope it will do the same for you.

Sample Clash Royale Deck  Build- 1 Tower Win Deck

So this deck was created by me and its mostly a defensive deck and its aim is to defend as much as possible and aim to take down only 1 tower deck of your enemy. A win no matter if you destroy 2 towers or 1 tower is still a win and will increase your trophy. This deck is not for gamers who likes to rush things. One needs patience in making this deck work. If you think you are that person, check out this Clash Royale deck build below and enjoy!

Clash Royale Deck Building Guide

  • Giant Skeleton I usually use this to destroy towers or group of enemies. Sometimes if I got this at the start of the game together with the archers or goblins, I would try for a rush. When I reach 9 elixirs, I would throw down the GS then the archers as backups to help kill any minions deployed to stop GS. Its a 50/50 chance for the GS to hit the tower but if it does, its a big help. If it doesnt, its still ok because the surprise attack affected the plan of my enemy in one way or another.
  • Tesla main defense and I always put it on the field as soon as it is available. Why? Because I believe that it somehow destract the enemy. Like for example they are planning on rushing or have a plan on how to attack me with a combo or something but then they see the tesla and they will surely have to hesitate and make a new plan on how to deal with the tesla first. They wont attack rashly thus I get time for my elixir to refresh and ready to either attack or defend.
  • Skeleton army I usually use them for defense from Hog Rider, Prince, any big minions or anything at all that goes near my tower. They are the best though in stopping Hog and Prince. Just make sure that your enemy doesnt have arrows or has already used them before you use skel army.
  • Fireball Used mostly for destroying groups of minions or buildings and finishing towers.
  • Archers Mostly for defense against air and land minions. Also backups for GS.
  • Spear Goblins Same as archers.
  • Arrows Best against group of minions.
  • Goblin Barrel Used to test if enemies have arrows or fireballs and good for destroying towers.


Clash Royale Deck Building Guide

Deck building in Clash Royale is not all about having the best cards at all. It’s about making all cards on your deck work together. Sure Epic cards are the strongest but having all epic cards on your deck does not mean it’s a sure deck especially if they do not sync with each other. Like you can’t have control and rush cards on one deck. You can either go control or rush deck. Of course, you can’t just throw any cards on a deck. Study your cards and form a combination with them that works well with each other.  Check out some tips on Clash Royale deck builds below.

Defense! Defense!

If youre new to the game, I would suggest you focus first on your defense rather than thinking of the fastest way to defeat your enemies. Chances are, a lot of your enemies have played the game longer than you and knows tons of strategies on the game. So while starting, its best to first make sure you have a good defense so you can somehow feel the game and see how your enemies play and what their strategies are without getting easily trampled. The Clash Royale deck build above is one example of a defense build that could help you out rise on trophy rank fast even if you are new to the game.

Average Elixir Cost

When my friends played the game for the first time, they of course asked for some guide from me after a week of playing. One of the questions that I asked them is How much is your average elixir cost? and they answered back Eli what?? Whats that??. So for those new to the game or even those who have been playing the game for weeks already, its still safe to say that some dont know what elixir cost is. Let me explain.

Check out one of your cards. On the upper left side you will see a purple tear with a number inside. You will see a value from 1-8. That is the elixir cost of individual cards. Meaning, you will need that much elixir to be able to use that card on the battle field. Now when you have a deck, each card will have an elixir cost and the game automatically combines all cost and divides them up with the number of cards on the deck. The total is your decks elixir cost.

clash royale elixir cost

Why is it important? Well if you have a high total elixir cost, that means you will be waiting longer on the game before you can deploy your troops. Advantage is high elixir cost cards are usually pretty strong. Disadvantage is if your enemy has low elixir cost cards, he or she can deploy a couple of minions already while you are still waiting for your elixir to be enough to deploy just one minion. You have a higher chance of getting attacked first.

If want a rush Clash Royale deck build then its best to have an average elixir cost less than 3.5 and if you wish to have a control deck, the ideal average elixir cost is 4.0 and above. So always make sure to watch your average elixir cost when creating your Clash Royale deck build.

Know your cards

Dont put anything on your Clash Royale deck without knowing what that card does or because it looks cool or something. Thats stupid. Make sure you know the advantages and disadvantages of each card and what other cards work best for it. Check out some important information below:

Splash Damage Cards Best at hitting multiple enemies at once

  • Giant Skeleton
  • Baby Dragon
  • Wizard
  • Bomb Tower
  • Bomber
  • Mortar
  • Witch
  • Lightning
  • Arrows
  • Fireball
  • Rocket
  • Valkyrie
  • Zap

Anti-air Cards Best against air type minions (Always have at least 2 on your deck)

  • Inferno Tower
  • Musketeer
  • Witch
  • Baby Dragon
  • Wizard
  • X-Bow
  • Archers
  • Tesla
  • Spear Goblins

High HP Cards Best used as meat shields. If possible, put backups behind them.

  • P.E.K.K.A
  • Giant Skeleton
  • Giant
  • X-Bow
  • Golem
  • Prince
  • Inferno Tower
  • Goblin Hut
  • Cannon
  • Bomb Tower

So thats it guys! I hope this small information on Clash Royale Deck Building Guide somehow helped you on deciding whats the best deck for you on the game. I will leave you with a video below of this cool guy Ash on youtube explaining some basic information on deck building. Cheers!

Please leave a comment below if you need help with anything or if you have thoughts regarding my guide above. Cheers!

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