I’ve been experimenting a lot these days with different Battle Decks in Clash Royale. The release of so many new cards means that some of the tried and true older decks just don’t work the same anymore.
They’re not effective. I’m looking at you Double Prince Push Deck.
So I’m trying new ones. My current favorite involves the Lava Hound and Poison. Here’s what it looks like:
The average elixir cost is a tiny 3.6 which means you rebound quickly.
The main feature is the Lava Hound, a legendary card. He is backed up with the following troop cards:
- Mega Minion
As with all Lava Hound decks, the key is to wait for an elixir advantage (and with this relatively low elixir deck, you should have one shortly). Then drop Mr. Lava Hound behind your King’s tower and back him up with everything you can as he crosses the river. I particularly like the Mega Minion + Minion combo, which I like to refer to as “Death from Above.” If your opponent is weak on aerial defense, the game is going to be over quickly.
Last week, I wrote about Clash Royale Arenas 1-3 (Goblin Stadium, Bone Pit, and Barbarian Bowl). Now here’s an introduction to some of the later arenas, P.E.K.K.A’s Playhouse, Spell Valley, and Builder’s Workshop.
Arena 4 – P.E.K.K.A’s Playhouse
It’s a land of fiery doom in P.E.K.K.A’s Playhouse and it’s where you unlock the mighty P.E.K.K.A and the crazy and insane Hog Rider. You’ll also get access to your first Legendary cards, the Inferno Dragon and the Lava Hound. Here’s a list of everything that unlocks when you reach P.E.K.K.A’s Playhouse at 1,100 trophies:
- Minion Horde
- Inferno Tower
- Hog Rider
- Inferno Dragon
- Lava Hound
Arena 5 – Spell Valley
Wizards and spells go hand-in-hand, and once you reach 1,400 trophies, you’ll be dabbling in magic on the battlefield of Spell Valley. You’ll gain access to both the Wizard and the Ice Wizard once you reach Arena 5. Here’s a list of all the cards unlocked in this arena.
- Fire Spirits
- Ice Wizard
Arena 6 – Builder’s Workshop
Once you reach 1,700 trophies, your battles will move into the Builder’s Workshop. Here you’ll unlock the mighty Golem and the game-changing Elixir Collector. You’ll also find three new Legendaries among the following cards:
- Elixir Collector
- The Log
Newcomers to Clash Royale often have some challenges understanding the first few arenas in the game. So here’s a quick guide on what you’ll encounter in the first arenas that you play in the game.
Arena 1 – Goblin Stadium
After you complete the tutorial, you’ll be in the first Arena, known as Goblin Stadium. You’ll be playing it until you get 400 trophies and can then access the Bone Pit. This arena unlocks the following troop cards.
- Spear Goblins
- Goblin Hut
- Goblin Barrel
Arena 2 – Bone Pit
The second arena is called the Bone Pit, home to the undead. You gain access to the Bone Pit once you reach 400 trophies.
It’s also where you unlock some serious air power, with the Minions and the Balloon. The game will forever change for you once you take to the skies. Here are all the troop cards unlocked from the Bone Pit:
- Bomb Tower
- Giant Skeleton
Arena 3 – Barbarian Bowl
Once you reach 800 trophies, you’ll be battling away in the Barbarian Bowl. The key troop card unlocked here is of course the Barbarians. But there’s more…oh, so much more…
- Barbarian Hut
You’ll continue fighting in the Barbarian Bowl until you reach 1,100 trophies and unlock P.E.K.K.A’s Playhouse.