Best Clash Royale decks (August 2022) – Hog Rider, Electro Giant, LavaLoon

Alec Mullins
Clash Royale is a mobile dek builder where players attempt to battle each other

Our list of the best Clash Royale decks will help you in grinding up the leaderboards in July 2022, with these picks helping to give you a massive boost on your way to the Legendary Arena.

Making your way to the upper echelon of Clash Royale can be a grueling experience, but knowing what decks are performing the best at any given time can give you a serious leg up on the competition.

From cautious and patient play to an overwhelming barrage of units, our picks for the best decks in August 2022 contain a variety of ways to control the board and outplay your opponents in the game.

Before jumping into the best decks, we have a variety of Clash Royale character guides that will help you master these high-rated troops. Be it the aggressive Hog Rider and the Valkyrie or defensive troops like the Princess and Elixir Golem, we have you covered with all you need to know.


What is the best deck in Clash Royale?

In Clash Royale, gameplay mechanics and the meta change relatively often, so it’s important to know which decks are best to use. Because of this, though, choosing a particular ‘best’ deck is not something you can easily do.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some recommended decks that are quite popular to help you on your way to securing a win in Clash Royale.

Best decks in Clash Royale (August 2022)

Hog 2.6 Cycle

The Hog Rider 2.6 Cycle is one the most efficient decks for inflicting constant damage
The Log can easily get rid of low-hp troops in Clash Royale.

There’s no doubt that Hog 2.6 Cycle is one of the most elixir-efficient decks in Clash Royale. Once you master the deployment time of your troops, this combination of cards can be a force to be reckoned with.

By holding onto your big hitters until after your opponent has used their elixir, you can deliver some real damage to the opposing, enemy towers.

This is what you’ll need to pull it off successfully:

  • Cannon
  • Fireball
  • Hog Rider
  • Ice Golem
  • Ice Spirit
  • Musketeer
  • Skeleton
  • The Log

Electro Giant Mirror deck

cover art for the electro giant mirror deck in clash royale
The Electro Giant Mirror deck can be extremely useful after the recent balancing changes.

This deck is focused on a much more defensive style of play. Trying to overwhelm your opponent with massive numbers and hitpoints combined is the main objective of this deck. However, the huge splash damage provided by Bomber, Tornado, and Rocket can be very useful in offensive scenarios to lay waste to your opponent’s troops.

Featuring an average elixir cost of 3.4, it is safe to say that is one of the strongest in-meta builds, especially for your duel decks that were introduced in the summer update.

To build this particular deck, you’ll need to use the following cards:

  • Electro Giant
  • Golden Knight
  • Bomber
  • Skeletons
  • Cannon
  • Mirror
  • Tornado
  • Rocket

Ice Bow deck Clash Royale

all character cards used for the ice bow deck in Clash Royale
The Ice Bow deck is one of the strongest defensive strategies in the game.

This deck is centered around the X-Bow and its ability to deal damage to towers from across the river. However, the bonus sustainability from the Ice Golem and Ice Wizard combined with the firepower of the Mega Minion and the Rocket makes this deck extremely efficient in defensive situations.

These are simple rules of the game, but playing them perfectly will open up plenty of avenues that more reckless players simply will not have.

If a carefully measured playstyle is your strong suit, try out these cards:

  • Ice Golem
  • Ice Wizard
  • The Log
  • Mega Minion
  • Rocket
  • Skeletons
  • Tornado
  • X-Bow

Lava Hound Balloon Deck

Lava Hound Balloon is absolutely devastating in the current Clash Royale META
LavaLoon is another great deck for punishing eager opponents, but this one is a little more active than before.

You’re mostly relying on Lava Hound to get the job done with this one, but the supporting cards make a huge difference in how effective this strategy turns out to be.

While it’s fairly easy to figure out how to play LavaLoon, mastering the timing of Fireball and Lightning will be what really determines your skill level when using this deck.

If you’re interested in trying it for yourself, this is what it’ll take:

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

So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to about the best decks in Clash Royale for August 2022.

For more tips and tricks, make sure to go through our various guides.

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