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2.9 Skeleton Barrel Miner Control Deck for Arena 8 and Above
Make a quick and easy Miner push with Bats or the Skeleton Barrel.
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2.9 Skeleton Barrel Miner Control Deck for Arena 8 and Above
bats.png icegolem-card.png mega-minion.png miner.png
mini_PEKKA.png poison.png skeleton_barrel.png zap.png


Category Evaluation
Offense Go with either Miner + Bats.
Miner + Skeleton Barrel.
Ice Golem + Skeleton Barrel
Ice Golem + Bats
Defense Use the Ice Golem as a lure and finish with Bats.
You also have the Mega Minion for tanky aerials.
Mini P.E.K.K.A for ground tanks.
Watch Out For Skeleton Army
Minion Horde
Goblin Gang
Tested Working in Arena 8 - 11 - Last Balance Update after Posting: October 9, 2017


Offensive Cards:

These are the cards you use for offensive pushes or offensive attacks:

miner.png bats.png icegolem-card.png skeleton_barrel.png

Win Conditions:

These cards can let you win the game or beat a tower when ignored by the enemy:

miner.png bats.png skeleton_barrel.png


You use the spell for attacking, defending, or countering:

poison.png zap.png
  • Note - Use the Poison in defense if necessary. Zap to reset Infernos and get rid of swarms.


Defensive Cards:

These are the cards you use for defending or supporting your pushes:

icegolem-card.png bats.png mega-minion.png mini_PEKKA.png
  • Note - Use the Ice Golem to tank and give your units enough time to clear invaders.

Anti- Air:

These are the cards against flying units:

mega-minion.png bats.png
  • Note - Again, use the Ice Golem and then deploy the Miner for a counter-push.

Elixir Collector Counter:

These are the cards you can use against the Elixir Collector:

skeleton_barrel.png poison.png

Three Musketeers Response:

The Three Musketeers can beat towers when left alone. Here's what you should use:

icegolem-card.png mini_PEKKA.png

Note - This deck doesn't have a direct counter against 3M. As an alternative, use the Ice Golem to tank and finish with the Mini P.E.K.K.A.



These are the cards that are normally played together:

Miner Poison Barrel
miner.png poison.png skeleton_barrel.png
Miner Poison Bats
miner.png poison.png bats.png
Ice Golem Counter
icegolem-card.png mega-minion.png mini_PEKKA.png

Card Counter Sheet:

Your Cards Best Against Can Be Countered By
bats.png Ground Units
Aerial Units
Crown Towers
icegolem-card.png P.E.K.K.A
Minion Horde
Crown Towers
Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms
mega-minion.png Balloon
Lava Hound
Baby Dragon
Ground Units
Aerial Units
Flying Machine
Inferno Dragon
Ranged Units
miner.png Crown Towers
Elixir Collector
Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms
mini_PEKKA.png Giant
Hog Rider
Royal Giant
Single Target Units
Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms
poison.png Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms
skeleton_barrel.png Crown Towers
Single Target Units
Ranged Splashers
zap.png Sparky
Inferno Dragon
Inferno Tower
Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms

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  • Hey, how about changing the executioner for the wizard? -- 00:47, 6 December 2017 (UTC)