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How far can the Bowler go with the Hog Rider wrecking towers starting in Arena 8?

Overview and Strength:

With the Bowler’s popularity rate increases, here’s a nice combo we can share to make it far more effective.

With the Bowler’s annoying ability, the Hog Rider will have a bigger chance to reach a tower easily. As your Hog focuses on the tower, this big blue dude will wipe out any counters single-handedly. The deck’s cheap with only 3.5 average elixir cost. This will give a quick cycle for your cards making perfect combo that are hard to counter.

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Bowler Hog Rider Deck Arena 8 and Above:

Bowler Hog Rider Mini P.E.K.K.A Minions
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Miner Fire Spirits Fireball Zap
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Card Roles:

  • Bowler: The Bowler will serve as your main support in this deck. He will be in charge of knocking down any kinds of ground units hindering the way. Packed with beyond an average HP, he can also serve as your tank while pushing and/or defending.
  • Hog Rider: This unit needs a hand most of the time so deploying it must be planned. Most players still choose this card to have an easier access to the enemy’s crown tower. Deploy it once you analyze what kind of strategy that your enemy plays.
  • Mini P.E.K.K.A: The Mini Pekka’s lethal damage is important to provide constant pressure throughout. Her existence is enough for your enemy to carefully drop their troops. This will make them think twice before moving. Can also be used to kill beefy tanks such as Royal Giant, Golem, or Giant.
  • Minions: This three minions will be a pain in the neck if ignored. Can be used to send out ample amount of damage to big tanks. Can also be used to counter Barbarians or a horde of other kinds troops. These Minions are useful most of the time in any kind of situations.
  • Miner: The Miner will serve as your mini-tank supporting your Hog Rider. It can also serve as a distraction for your other units be free in attacking your main target. Can demolish Elixir Collectors, too.
    • Miner Alternative Card (Choose 1): Ice Spirit, Archers, Bomber, Guards
  • Fire Spirits: Will be in-charge in killing low HP units in air or ground. Can severely damage Barbarians or any other units if dropped timely. The Fire Spirits are an easy way to weaken push troops effectively. With only 2-elixir cost, this card is a good trade against horde of troops. Place them wisely to expand broaden their damage.
  • Zap: The Zap is one of the most powerful spell card in-game today. For only 2 elixirs, it can kill low HP troops instantly. Timing is everything with this one. Frequently used to support your Hog Rider or Miner to deal additional blows to their targets.

Clash Royale Strategy:

First off, drop your Bowler behind your King Tower. This will let you load up elixirs to make sure you can support it and make a successful push. As the Bowler approaches the bridge, place your Miner in the back of your enemy’s tower. Immediately drop your Hog Rider or Mini P.E.K.K.A with Fire Spirits at the side of your Bowler to make a big push. The Fire Spirits will quickly annihilate low HP troops that will try to distract your Mini PEKKA. Any counter troops will be dead even if it will be placed on a sweet spot avoiding your Bowler’s attack. This will free up the way for you to smash the tower. Given that the crown tower’s focus is on the Miner, your duo in front will surely crash that targeted building.

After the offensive play, wait for your enemy to make an initial move. Counter them accordingly by choosing the right troops. If a beefy tank has been dropped, prepare your Mini Pekka to kill it. If being distracted by some low HP troops around, drop your Zap at the right moment. You can also use the Minions to counter them if possible. Barbarians or Minion Horde will be easy to deal with by casting your Fireball on them. Once defended, make a counter push out of your live units. Drop your Miner behind the enemy’s tower to tank it. This will help buy time for your initial troops to reach the tower.

Run this kind of strategy up until the last minute of the game. In order to ensure successful attacks, support the Bowler every time you utilize it.

Deck Weakness:

There might be a challenge when dealing with Royal Giant or P.E.K.K.A Decks. Running a deck without a defensive building might be difficult. We suggest that you counter them by initializing pressure in every situation. As we all know, high-elixir cost decks will be deadly in the last minute of the game. Make sure to wreck a tower before this happens.

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Every deck might have flaws but practicing to make it more effective is worth a try. This new deck will surely be popular in upper arenas in the future. Do you have a Bowler deck you can share? Share us your thoughts below!

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Last modified: 12, 09, 2017

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Comment on this Article:


  • Bowler, hog rider, ice wiz, bandit, inferno dragon, log, fire spirit, zap. 3.1 Elixir deck. Zap, log, fs supports hog or bandit. Bowler takes care of e-barb, hog and spawners. ID takes out big tanks. Ice wiz is all purpose defense and good synergy with bowler and ID. Bandit takes care of ranged units behind big tanks and second attacker in case of opponents using inferno tower. -- 08:20, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • The deck I use is Bowler, lumberjack,witch, wizard, zap, log, knight, hog rider. When placing these cards carefully in a defensive position and turn into a big push and it can counter almost any deck. -- 21:57, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi you can go here for Arena 9: -- 15:23, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Arena 9 decks -- 06:09, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Bowler,Ice Golem,Ice Spirit,Archers,Cannon,Hog Rider,Zap, -- 19:45, 22 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Bowler,hog rider,mega minion,inferno tower,elixir collector,ice spirit,zap,poison -- 09:26, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Bowler,hog rider,mega minion,inferno tower,elixir collector,ice spirit,zap,poison -- 09:26, 11 October 2016 (UTC)