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3.0 Fast Cycle Balloon Deck for Arena 9 and Above
Deploy that Balloon to give your opponent's tower a beating together with the Knight, Night Witch, and Executioner for a quick beatdown.
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on July 24, 2017.
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Overview and Strength:

The Balloon, once connected, can deal a massive tower damage. With the Knight for just 3 elixirs tanking for your push together with the Night Witch and Executioner, you will surely get that well-deserved crown.

The Strength of this deck comes from its quick cycles. You can easily make a push or make a counter. Think of this deck as a quick and easy beatdown. You drop a Knight as a semi-tank and you can follow up with the Balloon or Night Witch. The Executioner is there against the usual counters.

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3.0 Fast Cycle Balloon Deck:

Balloon Executioner Ice Spirit Knight
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Night Witch Skeletons Tornado Zap
night_witch.png skeletons.png tornado.png zap.png

Card Roles:

  • Balloon - Main win condition. You can deploy the Balloon at the back of your crown tower or at the bridge. It depends on the cards your opponent has. You don't need to worry if you put it at the back as you have the Executioner just in case your foe counters it with the Minion Horde.
  • Executioner - The answer for every usual counter. The most common counter for this deck is the Minion Horde.
  • Ice Spirit - Cheap freeze spell. Use it for defense or offense.
  • Knight - Your mini-tank. For just 3 elixirs, the Knight can tank for your Balloon and Night Witch.
  • Night Witch - Second win condition. Just like how you play a beatdown deck, place her at the back of your Knight. Your Knight will tank for her and her Bats.
  • Skeletons - They can act as a lure or kite troops away from your tower.
  • Tornado - Use it as a clutch to pull opponents away from your tower. It works wonders with the Executioner too for a positive elixir trade.
  • Zap - Inferno Dragons are becoming popular. Use the Zap spell to counter.

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Clash Royale Strategy:

Ideal Strategy:

The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to have this push: Knight + Balloon + Night Witch + Executioner. Of course, this is for ideal situations. If you can't have this push, you can have the Knight together with the Balloon + Executioner. If the Balloon is out of the cycle, you can have the Knight + Night Witch + Executioner. The remaining units are just for additional damage or defense.


Start off with a Night Witch at the back of your king tower. Place the Knight at the middle of your base to lure and tank for any incoming pushes. The Night Witch will help out. Just before they reach the bridge, drop the Executioner or the Balloon for that ultimate push. Add the Ice Spirit if you still can.


This is where you can use the power of the Tornado. Combine it with the Executioner as much as you can for a good positive elixir trade. You can use the Knight to lure units in the middle, have the Night Witch to help out. This is a start of another push.


As I played this deck, the only weakness I can share is the Tornado. It can pull your units away from their tracks. The best way to counter it is to not put your Balloon together with the push but instead, stick with the Knight + Night Witch + Executioner. If the opponent is holding their Tornado for your Balloon, just continue pushing with it if you can. Anyway, you can cycle it out faster than him, unless if he's also using a cheap cycle deck.

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This is truly a good deck to use. I used this deck in my own ladder matches and I've countered bridge spams and Golem + Night Witch with ease. Just make sure to use your Tornado along with your Executioner to punish them!

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