Clash Royale decks – all of the best picks

Whether Mega Knight or Ram Rider, our Clash Royale decks list has some great selections

Clash Royale looks like a simple game from the outside. Two players drop units onto the battlefield, and watch as they try to destroy the opponent’s towers. But Clash Royale decks are surprisingly complicated. There may only be eight unit cards in each, but in many ways this actually requires your deck synergy to be more focused and precise. There’s little room for error in good Clash Royale decks.

So what are these magical selections? Well, we decided to put together a list of the best Clash Royale Decks. Whether we’re talking Electro Giant, Royale Delivery, or Golem, we’ve picked our favourite variations based on each of the popular deck archetypes.

Some of these decks focus around bridge spamming, whereas others try to bait enemy units. But whatever strategy they utilise, each one has its own strength, and should serve you well in competitive play. If you enjoy this article, why not check out more of our content? We have plenty of recommendations for other games like Clash Royale in our list of the best mobile card games!

the best decks in clash royale:

Ram Riders in a Clash Royale deck

Ram Rider

Another good Clash Royale deck, the Ram Rider, focuses around a split-aggro unit where the rider targets enemies and the ram targets buildings. Our favourite version centres around quickly cycling cards so you can deploy more units, more often.

  • Cannon
  • Fireball
  • Ice Golem
  • Ice Spirit
  • Musketeer
  • Ram Rider
  • Skeletons
  • Zap

A mega knight Clash Royale deck with spark and a musketeer

MEGA KNIGHT

Mega Knight is an ever popular Clash Royale unit, with area damage and very high hit points. As such, there are lots of decks that feature him as a centrepiece. Here’s a great Mega Knight deck to help you get started:

  • Mini P.E.K.K.A
  • Mega Knight
  • Miner
  • Minions
  • Musketeer
  • Royal Delivery
  • Wall Breakers
  • Zap

A Clash Royale deck with a skeleton balloon, a fireball, a mega minion, and a potion

Royal Delivery

This top Clash Royale deck uses Royal Delivery, a damage and defense spell, to buff your units. Our picked version uses the Royal Delivery to damage air units, and takes advantage of that air superiority with the Balloon and Lava Hound.

  • Balloon
  • Fireball
  • Lava Hound
  • Mega Minion
  • Mini P.E.K.K.A
  • Minions
  • Royal Delivery
  • Zap

An electro giant deck with some skeleton dragons and a fireball

electro giant

This Clash Royale deck is based around the Electro Giant, a powerful unit that stuns and damages enemies in a radius around him. Our favourite version focuses on keeping the giant healed, using the tornado to make groups of enemies vulnerable to area of effect damage, then punishing it with the giant.

  • Battle Healer
  • Dark Prince
  • Electro Giant
  • Fireball
  • Heal Spirit
  • Skeleton Dragons
  • Tornado
  • Electro Dragon

A Clash Royale deck with a dragon, a golem, a tornado, and a barbarian in a barrel

GOLEM

The Golem is a popular unit in Clash Royale for having high hit points and being able to deal decent damage. Here’s a good Golem deck to use in-game:

  • Baby Dragon
  • Barbarian Barrel
  • Golem
  • Lightning
  • Lumberjack
  • Mega Minion
  • Night Witch
  • Tornado

A Clash Royale deck with a wizard, goblins, potions, a snowball, and a knight

Sparky

Sparky is an incredibly difficult card to get hold of – so this deck might not be for you, free-to-play players. However, if you’ve got cash to burn, then this could be a lethal combination.

  • Dark Prince
  • Goblin Giant
  • Goblin Cage
  • Lightning
  • Mega Minion
  • Giant Snowball
  • Sparky
  • Electro Wizard

A Clash Royale deck with a skeleton balloon, skeleton dragons, a potion, and a gargoyle wearing armour

Balloon

This deck involves a Balloon, and then plenty of fiery cards. Lava Hound and Fireball deal big damage, and then you’ve got your Balloon in your back pocket to take your opponent by surprise.

  • Balloon
  • Barbarians
  • Fireball
  • Lava Hound
  • Mega Minion
  • Skeleton Dragons
  • Tombstone
  • Zap

A Clash Royale deck with skeletons, a graveyard, arrows, a giant, and bats

Giant

This deck has great synergy between the Graveyard and Skeleton Army, but the most important card is, of course, the Giant. This gentle-looking fella is perfect for rushing an enemy and dealing a big chunk of damage. Just be careful, as this deck lacks any really powerful defensive buildings.

  • Arrows
  • Bats
  • Giant
  • Graveyard
  • Mini P.E.K.K.A
  • Musketeer
  • Skeleton Army
  • Giant Snowball

A Clash Royale deck with pugs, barrel wearing soldiers, spells, and siege equipment

royal hogs

We just had to include a Royal Hogs deck – they’re pigs with helmets! We’ve had a lot of fun with this deck, and it’s a great option for free-to-play players. You’ll rely on the eponymous porkers for most of your damage, but watch out for opposing flying attackers, as you lack any real anti-air defence.

  • Barbarian Barrel
  • Barbarian Hut
  • Fireball
  • Flying Machine
  • Heal Spirit
  • Royal Hogs
  • Royal Recruits
  • Zappies

a Clash Royale deck with fisherman, goblins, a knight, a wizard, and a graveyard

MEGA Knight graveyard

As always, Mega Knight decks continue to be strong, and the Graveyard/Knight combo is still a great one. Both the Mega Knight’s ability to put pressure on your opponent, and the Graveyard’s skeleton spawn can be a lot to deal with individually, let alone you playing both at the same time.

  • Barbarian Barrel
  • Electro Wizard
  • Fisherman
  • Goblin Cage
  • Graveyard
  • Hunter
  • Mega Knight
  • Poison

A Clash Royale decks with mortars, goblins, knights, musketeers, and skeleton barrels

Mortar bait

As you might guess, this deck is all about the humble mortar, and using it to force your opponent to respond and potentially over-commit trying to counter and defend against it. You can then punish that over-commitment using cards like log, fireball, and skeleton barrel.

  • Fireball
  • Goblin Gang
  • Knight
  • The Log
  • Mortar
  • Musketeer
  • Skeleton Barrel
  • Spear Goblins

Skeleton dragons

This top Clash Royale deck is all about Skeleton Dragons, a versatile unit with decent damage, low cost, and the ability to fly. Our preferred version maximises the effectiveness of the dragon’s model count by spamming the bridge and trying to funnel your enemies into a damage choke point.

  • Bandit
  • Fireball
  • Firecracker
  • Ice Golem
  • Prince
  • Battle Ram
  • Skeleton Dragons
  • Zap

A royal ghost deck with a giant, a mega minion, and a prince

Royal ghost

This deck centres around the Royal Ghost, an area of effect damage unit that hovers and remains invisible until he starts fighting the enemy. This gives you a huge advantage in attacking, especially if you have the fast-moving prince – who pairs well with splash damage units due to his single-target attacks – and if you use your giant to cover him. The flying electro dragon also provides a speedy source of damage.

  • Royal Ghost
  • Giant
  • Mega Minion
  • Poison
  • Prince
  • Skeletons
  • Zap
  • Electro Dragon

An electro spirit decks with goblins and the log

META DECK OF THE WEEK FOR CLASH ROYALE: ELECTRO SPIRIT

This section of our Clash Royale decks guide is dedicated to showcasing something meta-relevant, that people are using to great effect right now. We’ll keep this updated weekly with what’s hot so you can keep up to speed with what to build – or how to counter it.

This Clash Royale deck centres around the Electro Spirit, a low hit point, low damage unit that sacrifices itself to stun enemies. Our favourite version of this deck follows up by crushing those stunned enemies with The Log.

  • Goblin Barrel
  • Electro Spirit
  • Goblin Gang
  • Knight
  • The Log
  • Princess
  • Rocket
  • Tesla

CLASH ROYALE DECKS BUILDER

Building decks for yourself to try out different combinations is super useful when it comes to deciding what to bring to battle. If you’re looking for a useful tool for online deck-building, deckshop.pro has a great one, along with a full card list.

And that’s our list of the best Clash Royale decks. If you want to play the game for yourself, you can download Clash Royale on Google Play and the App Store.

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