Best Clash Royale decks (March 2023) – Hog Rider, Royal Giant Ghost, LavaLoon

Clash Royale is a mobile dek builder where players attempt to battle each otherSupercell

Are you wondering what the best Clash Royale decks are to help you climb the leaderboards? Look no further as our list has some of the best picks to give you a massive boost on your way to the Legendary Arena as of the current meta in March 2023.

Progressing all the way up to the upper ranks 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.

With many different deck combinations to choose from in Clash Royale, our guide will help you to learn and master some of the most effective strategies in the game. From cautious and patient play to utilizing an overwhelming barrage of units, our picks for the best decks contain a variety of ways to control the board and outplay your opponents.

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Before jumping into the best decks, we have a variety of Clash Royale character guides that will help you master these high-rated troops before the next update rolls in with a change to the meta. 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.


Is there a best deck in Clash Royale?

In Clash Royale, both gameplay mechanics and the meta itself 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.

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But don’t worry, as you’ll find plenty of popular decks that we’d recommend bringing in to play to help you on your way to securing a win in Clash Royale.

Best decks in Clash Royale (March 2023)

Hog 2.6 Cycle

The Hog Rider 2.6 Cycle is one the most efficient decks for inflicting constant damageSupercell
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:

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

Royal Giant Ghost Deck

Royal Giant Ghost deck consisting of Electro Spirit, Fisherman, Royal Ghost, Hunter, Lightning, The Log, Royal Giant, and Skeletons cardsSupercell
The Royal Giant Ghost deck is highly versatile and is excellent for both attack and defense.

The Royal Giant Ghost is a balanced deck in Clash Royale, focusing on both attacking and defensive styles of play. The main objective of this deck is to overwhelm your opponent with massive numbers and hitpoints combined with a rock-solid defense. The Log and Lightning can easily push back and fry opponent cards. On the other hand, the Royal Giant acts as a tank while the Royal Ghost, Fisherman, and Electro Spirit can wreck both opponent cards and towers.

Featuring an average elixir cost of 3.3, it is safe to say that is one of the strongest Clash Royale builds in March’s current meta, especially for duel decks that were introduced in the summer update.

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

  • Electro Spirit
  • Fisherman
  • Hunter
  • Lightning
  • Royal Ghost
  • Royal Giant
  • Skeletons
  • The Log

Monk Graveyard Ice Wizard Phoenix Deck

all character cards used for the Monk GY IWiz Phoenix deck in Clash RoyaleSupercell
This is one of the best decks in Clash Royale.

This deck is centered around the latest Champion, Monk. He has the ability to push back and deal damage to opposition cards from time to time. The bonus sustainability from Phoenix and Ice Wizard combined with the exasperation of the Tornado and Tombstone 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:

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  • Barbarian Barrel
  • Graveyard
  • Ice Wizard
  • Monk
  • Phoenix
  • Poison
  • Tombstone
  • Tornado

Lava Hound Balloon Deck

Lava Hound Balloon is absolutely devastating in the current Clash Royale METASupercell
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 know about the best decks in Clash Royale for March 2023.

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

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