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An Improved P.E.K.K.A Balloon Combo Deck for Arena 9

A new and improved P.E.K.K.A and Balloon combo is back! They are now better and deadlier than before!
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Overview and Strength:

P.E.K.K.A has become a really good card now, especially in defense, after the recent update. Chief Pat brought the classic combo with P.E.K.K.A and Balloon back to life and he actually created a decent deck alongside new cards.

This deck is surprisingly cheap, considering that it only has 4.0 average elixir cost with P.E.K.K.A, Balloon, and even an Elixir Collector on the deck. P.E.K.K.A, with the recent update, became a very good defensive unit since his deployment time is a lot quicker. The Executioner is a perfect support when you are pushing with the P.E.K.K.A and Balloon combo.

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Improved P.E.K.K.A Balloon Combo Deck:

P.E.K.K.A Balloon Executioner Zap
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Fire Spirits Tornado Elixir Collector Ice Golem
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Card Roles:

  • P.E.K.K.A: This card is the main tank and main damage dealer of this deck. However, she can easily be distracted so it is best to pair an Executioner with her.
  • Balloon: This card should be deployed behind the P.E.K.K.A so it does not get attacked by the tower. Ready your Fire Spirits ready to counter Minion Horde or Minions.
  • Executioner: Always deploy this unit when your opponent is doing a push mixed with ground and air units. It is a great support for Balloon and P.E.K.K.A
  • Zap: This spell card is still one of the best out there. Plus, it can really help in crucial moments and it stuns opposing units and even buildings so they reset.
  • Fire Spirits: This cheap card is really useful against Zap Bait decks and even spawn decks. It is a good card to stop Minion Horde and Minions.
  • Tornado: This card creates an amazing combo for the Executioner. Also, you can use it against Hog Rider and Miner to activate your King's tower.
  • Elixir Collector: This is an essential card for this deck. Always deploy it when you have a chance and before the 60-second mark starts.
  • Ice Golem: This unit is your glass tank and it works well when distracting units and protecting the Balloon from being targeted.

Clash Royale Strategy:

As usual, when you have Elixir Collector on your hand, deploy it at the back of your crown tower. Otherwise, you can drop P.E.K.K.A to intimidate your opponent. People usually go defensive mode when they see this unit because she is really scary. Deploy the Executioner once P.E.K.K.A reached the bridge. However, when your opponent tries to do an off-lane push, you can use Executioner and Ice Golem to defend the lane. Of course, the opponent is endangering himself if you manage to stop his opposing push since he does not have any counter for your P.E.K.K.A anymore. Well, unless he tries to defend it and exhausting his elixirs more. Balloon is best used with Executioner since they make a good pair. Tornado is also a good spell card to pull all units in one area. A hit or two from the Balloon or P.E.K.K.A is always good.

Defensively, P.E.K.K.A and Ice Golem will be a great defense against ground units. However, Executioner will still be your best bet as he damages both air and ground units. You can easily counter push with the P.E.K.K.A, then ready your Balloon. The crown tower will target the P.E.K.K.A, and hope that the Balloon reaches the tower. Ready your Zap to reset units and make them retarget P.E.K.K.A, if possible. Fire Spirits are good supporting units for the Balloon as they can eliminate Minion Horde easily.

Keep pressuring the opponent and keep deploying Elixir Collector if you have excess elixirs. Once the 60-second mark starts, try to be more aggressive if you still have not destroyed a tower. Otherwise, it is better to stay on defense and do a counter-push later.


This deck lacks a direct damage hitter like Hog Rider or a spell card like Lightning. You just have to really defend the Balloon as it is the only card that is building-only in this deck. Make sure not to overcommit on offense because you only have P.E.K.K.A as a tank and a good defensive unit.

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I would like to thank Chief Pat for featuring this deck!

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This new and improved P.E.K.K.A and Balloon deck is really fun to play, but quite risky as you do not really have direct damage, and you will really rely on this two cards and the Executioner to win the game. Nevertheless, this shows how good P.E.K.K.A has become better defensively after the update.

Article written by KarlSanada

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Last modified: 12, 09, 2017

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