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3.0 X-Bow Cycle Deck for Challenges and Tournaments
Play with the four newly buffed cards in this X-Bow cycle deck for challenges and tournaments.
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on August 11, 2017.
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Overview and Strength:

Due to recent Balance Changes, the meta completely shifted from beatdown decks to siege archetypes decks. This is where Surgical Goblin's new deck shines. He included four of the newly buffed cards into one deck and won a grand challenge.

The strength of this deck is the X-Bow. It can continuously punish the opponent's tower or go on full defense whenever you need it. It is only at 3.0 average elixir too so you can easily cycle through another card and get a pair of units working together.

Bats Fireball Ice Golem Ice Spirit
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Ice Wizard Mini P.E.K.K.A The Log X-Bow
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Card Roles:

Clash Royale Strategy:

Ideal Strategy:

The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to play it passively. You don't want to go on full offense right away as you still don't know what cards your opponent has. The formula for this deck is to defend and then punish with the X-Bow at the bridge together with the remaining units.

Sometimes you need to place the X-Bow on the other lane just to split the opponent's push.


With this deck, since you don't have a heavy tanker, play it real slow. Learn your opponent's deck and counter and then go for an X-Bow. The trick here is to wait for your opponent to push and then after countering, drop the X-Bow along with the remaining units.


This deck is more on defense. Use the Ice Golem to tank and then put the Bats to deal an incredible amount of damage. You can use the Ice Wizard against swarms and Graveyards and Mini P.E.K.K.A for tankers. Once you've already took down a tower, you can place your X-Bow in the middle of the base for defense.


Since you only have your Bats, Ice Spirit, and Ice Wizard to combat against aerial troops, units such as Lava Hound and Balloon or most commonly known as Lava-Loon is pretty hard to counter. What Surgical Goblin did was to place the X-Bow on offense whenever the opponent tries to push with a Lava Hound. You will then have cheap units to cycle and swarm the Lava Hound and Balloon. Have the Ice Golem tank for the lava pups and the Ice Wizard and Bats will finish them off.


Watch how Surgical Goblin recovered from facing a Lava-Loon deck and winning the game and the rest of the grand challenge.

Final Overview:

Due to the recent Balance Change, the meta was shaken and players try to cope and create new decks. With the X-Bow and Mortar trying to get back in the arena, expect to see counter decks against it like Swarms or probably a hut deck?

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Last modified: 14, 08, 2017

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