Hi, I’m me and this is my first Clash Royale strategy guide to a deck that has helped me get to arena 10 at just lv 8. It’s very versatile and can counter elite barbs very effectively. You have to be very patient with this deck so it’s not for everyone.
Giant skeleton – Your tank, and one of your win conditions. Very useful offensively and defensively because of its bomb. It is very easily distracted but if you gain a big elixir advantage and can get it to the tower it can deal massive amounts of damage. It is a very underused card. This is good because it allows you to catch your opponents by surprise when you deploy it.
Skeleton army – Your main elite barbs counter. Although it is zappable, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing if it’s zapped. This is because it allows you to get in a counter push with your goblin barrel or minion horde when they dont have their zap. Only use it to defend against things other than elite barbs if you’re confident they aren’t using elite barbs.
Goblin barrel – another win condition. Use it very carefully. Make sure only to use it when the opponent’s spell has been baited out or you are at an elixir advantage. It works very well in conjunction with the giant skeleton
The Log (If you don’t have it use arrows)- Your only spell. Don’t waste it as it is one of the two splash damage cards in your deck. It is very useful defensively as it can get massive value. If your opponent always counters your giant skeleton with cheap cards you can play a prediction log to get him/her to waste their elixir playing new cards.
Ice wizard (baby dragon is a good replacement) – your second form of splash in your deck and your only form of air splash. If your enemy has minion horde you’ll be in for a lot of trouble with only ice wizard to counter it. but i find minion horde users are very rare at my trophy count.
Minion Horde – Very good zap bait but a bit pricey. If you are really desparate to bait their zap you can use it, but I prefer using it when their zap is already baited. It is also useful defensively as a tank shredder, but be wary of splash.
Spear goblins – Very versatile. Use them offensively AND defensively as a cheap damage card. You can also use them on their own to get in a bit of chip damge. When placing them unsupported you can try placing them in the back. This gives your opponent plenty of time to react to them and sometimes they zap them. If they zap them it allows you to get in a huge amount of damgae with your goblin barrel.
Inferno tower – Your defensive structure. I use cannon instead but only because i have low level inferno towers. They are interchangeable imo. Using them is very simple, just plant them in the kill zone to defend.
Pros and Cons
Pros – Effective in both high and low arenas.
Good in x2 elixir
Good vs elite barbs
Little used and therefore your opponents dont have reactive countering it
All the cards can be unlocked by arena 6
Cons – Weak to air troops
Weak to splash damage
High skill cap
Your friends call you a noob for using the giant skeleton
Giant Skeleton (at the bridge) + Goblin barrel (The staple combo of your deck) – Use this when you have baited out their zap. Try to get the tower to lock onto the giant skeleton. This combo is where a lot of my damage come from. Play the giant skeleton at the bridge.
Giant Skeleton + Minion horde – This combo costs 11 elixir so use it when you are at an elixir advantage. You will need to place the giant skeleton a bit further back (I like to place it next to the crown tower) so your elixir will build up to be ablt to afford the minion horde in time.
Ice wizard + Spear Goblins – Use this when you have just defended with your ice wizard and you wish to turn it into a cheap counter push. this combo can deal a surprisingly large amount of damage.
Spear goblins + goblin barrel – A cheap attacking combo that can pressure your opponent and deal chip damage. Not really much to say about this one.
Goblin barrel + Minion horde – VERY RISKY – use it when their splash is out of cycle and it can take towers.
I hope you guys enjoyed this guide, I worked hard on it and i hope you guys enjoy this Clash Royale strategy!