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What Are Meta Decks:

Meta Decks are decks that are usually the best strategy deck to use in Clash Royale. The meta is an evolving process in the game since Supercell tries to balance the game and add several things every time they update the game. A little balance update changes the whole aspect of the game and the interaction of each card to one another. Basically, a Meta Deck is never constant and there are times that a Meta Deck may not be used for quite some time.

The Decks below are the meta decks that became popular because of the August 2017 Balance Update

3.1 Hog Rocket Cycle Push for Arena 11:

Keep your Rocket accuracy on the dot as you destroy your opponent with this Hog Rocket cycle deck. - 3.1 Hog Rocket Cycle Push for Arena 11

Synergize the Hog Rider with the extremely buffed Mini PEKKA. Quickly cycle and bash your enemy with the right spells in your hand.

Hog Mega Knight Beatdown Deck:

This deck similar to a Hog Rider + PEKKA deck but is using the Mega Knight to do a heavy counter-push. - Hog Mega Knight Deck for Challenges and Tournaments

This deck is featured by CWA in the best decks to use in the Mega Knight Challenge. If you've played Electro Hog Lightning PEKKA Deck, this deck is pretty similar but it uses the Mega Knight instead of the P.E.K.K.A and the Goblins in replacement for the Ice Spirit.

Mega Knight Miner Control Deck:

A brand new Miner Control type with the Mega Knight instead of the P.E.K.K.A for a more devastating counter push. - Mega Knight Miner Control for Challenges and Tournaments

Since some players already unlocked the Mega Knight, Surgical Goblin decided to include it in his Miner + Poison deck for Challenges and Tournaments. He replaces the P.E.K.K.A with this heavy jumping tanker to do an almost unstoppable counter-push.

P.E.K.K.A Bridge Spam Deck:

Even after the Battle Ram nerf, it is still a great card to use with the Bandit and the P.E.K.K.A to do a counter to counter-push. - P.E.K.K.A Bridge Spam for Challenges and Tournaments

Keep the pressure with the sneaky ability of the Bandit. Create a solid counter-push with the PEKKA tagged along with the Battle Ram. Counter 'counters' through the stinky Poison Spell and the zapping power of the Electro Wizard.

2.9 Mortar Cycle Deck for Arena 8 and Above:

A deck full of commons for F2P players with just the Rocket as the rare card. Climb up with this Mortar Siege deck. - 2.9 Mortar Cycle Deck for Arena 8 and Above

Blast and smash with this Mortar Cycle Deck effective starting from the Frozen Arena. Deploy support against units who will take down your main tower knocker. Finish them off with devastating power of the Rocket.

3.1 Ice Hog Cycle Deck for Arena 10 and Above:

An effective cycle deck that even Arena 5 (with Ice Wizard unlocked) players can rock in the arena. - 3.1 Ice Hog Cycle Deck for Arena 10 and Above

Even though the Rocket challenge is finished, this Ice Wizard + Hog Rider cycle deck is still rocking the arena. It is so fast that you can land a bunch of Ice Wizards and Mega Minions to defend and to support your Hog Rider.

Mega Knight Aerial Deck:

Spam with your aerial squad showcasing the Mega Knight's ability in challenges,tournaments and ladders in-game. - Mega Knight Aerial For Challenges And Tourneys

Make those aerial troops effective with the Mega Knight. Split. Swarm. Repeat.

Giant Mega Knight Leg Mashup For Arena 11 Above:

Team-up the Giant with the Mega Knight along with the best legendaries in the game today. - Giant Mega Knight Leg Mashup For Arena 11 Above

Here comes the Mega Knight with some of the notable legendaries. Pressure the enemy with the Giant and create a surprise attack later with the Mega Knight. Build a squad with intense and useful abilities in one.

Knight Princess Bait Cycle For Arena 11:

Into fast-cycle swarm strategies? Try and make this classic cycle deck reign once you reach the newest arena in the game today! - Knight Princess Bait Cycle For Arena 11

Bait cycle decks are one of the most used strategies today. This Knight Princess Cycle is one of the most common things you will see in upper arenas. Let your enemy cast their spells early as you formulate a stronger attack in your next moves. Do not forget to plant that Inferno Tower to counter bulky units. Blast them up with your Rocket and other troops intact.

Exec Hognado For Arena 9 Above:

Rock the arena with this popular deck today, the Cycle Hog with the Executioner! - Exec Hognado For Arena 9 Above

Cycle and create a solid counter-push against your opponents with this set of cards we featured. Pressure your enemy with the Hog Cycle strategy on offense and the Executioner-Nado mash-up during defense. Learn it all right here in this recommended strategy.

Electro Hog Lightning PEKKA Deck:

The Hog PEKKA Combo is making a fuss in the arena today. Here is another featured deck we would like to share for this epic mashup with reliable spells and supporting units. - Electro Hog Lightning PEKKA For Challenges and Tourneys

Create a massive split push with the mighty PEKKA and the Hog Rider. Support them with your cheap supporting units and devastating spells. Here is a deck you can count on during challenges, tourneys, and even in ladders.

Hog Bats Cycle Deck For Arena 8 and Above:

The Bats complement the Hog Rider pretty well in this Hog Bats Cycle deck. Perfect for pushing and defense. Make way for this popular set of cards and bag trophies in each battle. - Hog Bats Cycle Deck For Arena 8 and Above

This deck showcases the ever popular Hog Rider with the Log and Electro Wizard. Depending on your Arena, substitutions can be in place. Such as putting the Goblin Gang when you finally acquire it, replacing the Ice Spirit.

2.8 Hog Cycle Deck for Arena 8 and Above:

Pound your enemy with Hog Rider after Hog Rider with this quick 2.8 average elixir deck with no legendaries! - 2.8 Hog Cycle Deck for Arena 8 and Above

The increase of Hog Knight cycle is being seen in the limelight right now. This cheap deck will help you gain a lot of victories if you play it well. The power of the Tornado and supporting cards will fully distract your enemy once you roll them out.

Zap Log Bait Deck Arena 9 and Above:

A working Zap and Log Bait Deck to work against the current meta with just the Princess as Legendary. - Zap Log Bait Deck Arena 9 and Above

Bait and swarm! Weaken your enemy's tower and finish it with a bang! This deck never gets old and right now, it is rampaging in the current meta! Control and make an epic comeback with the cheap cards altogether and rocket the enemy often or by surprise.

Goblin Gang Cycle Bait Deck for Arena 9:

Cheap and Chip! Bait decks are coming back and GAMINGwithMOLT made a deck together with the Goblin Gang and the rest of the party. - Goblin Gang Cycle Bait Deck for Arena 9

Here is another Bait Cycle you can count on during Ladder Matches. Let the Miner and Princess help your squad to have a higher chance of getting those towers quickly.

Gravy Bats Cycle Pressure For Arena 10:

Fan of fast-cycle deck? Here's a Knight Gravy set of cards featuring the Bats effective in higher arenas today. - Gravy Bats Cycle Pressure For Arena 10

The rising popularity of the Bats is making this Knight Graveyard mash-up even stronger. Cycle your way through the top as you pressure the enemy with these cheap yet effective cards all throughout the battle.

Gravy Electro Cycle For Arena 11:

Use those legendaries extreme power to their extent! Here is a deck showcasing multi-legends together with the cheapest yet useful cards in the arena today! - Gravy Electro Cycle For Arena 11

Having two-three legendaries is a common thing now in the arena. With the classic units intact, making a strong deck is possible.

Same with this Gravy Electro Deck, its firepower is stable and can deal with almost all popular decks today. With the Knight serving as your tank, supporting troops will always be available and viable when you need them.

Electro Hog Barrel Cycle For Arena 9 Above:

Swarm. Wreck. Cycle! Make the Hog Electro mashup great again in this set of featured cards for Jungle Arena and above. - Electro Hog Barrel Cycle For Arena 9 Above

Do not underestimate the power of the Electro Wizard even after the nerf it has received. With the right combination, making a huge positive outcome is still attainable. Here is a deck that can give proof of his ability.

Lightning Lava Deck Ft. Miner Log Arena 7 Above:

Can’t get enough of the Lava Lightning combo? This deck can help you push trophies and win tournaments as well! - Lightning Lava Deck Ft. Miner Log Arena 7 Above

It is back! One of the most used decks in the arena is now back in the present meta. Distract your enemy to make your available cards support the Hound all the way! With the annoying ability of the Miner, making a surprise comeback will be your strength in taking down opponents.

New LavaLoon Raged Deck:

Let us bring back the glory of Rage with this new Lavaloon Deck! Counter your enemy's swarms to make your own Swarm Squad! - New LavaLoon Raged Deck

Yes, Lavaloon decks are still a thing in mid to higher arenas. A level 1 Lava Hound is viable enough if teamed up with the best units. Mainly, the deck consists of aerial units. Thus, it can deal well with ground troops. Most of the decks today includes ground units like the Elite Barbarians, Skeleton Army, etc. With a lot of air troops and splashers in this deck, smashing today's popular combos are easier than before.

Ultra Heavy Golem 3M Deck for Arena 9

Go on extra heavy with this Golem Three Musketeers deck with the Battle Ram and get to three crown your enemy. - Ultra Heavy Golem 3M Deck for Arena 9

This deck is literally heavy, but it is worth it. Create a massive push with the Golem and the Three Musketeers. Bombard your enemy with cheap counters/pressure early as you invest for the right amount of elixir before you cast havoc.

Miner Ram Bandit Synergy For Arena 11:

The Miner Bandit mashup is getting out of hand in various arenas! Here is a deck from Coltonw83 of Youtube that can be used in Tourneys and even Ladders! - Miner Ram Bandit Synergy For Arena 11

Worried about the Ram and Electro Wizard's nerf? Fear not! This synergy can still have you win further. Let the Bandit and the Miner help you out along with the nastiest spells in the arena today.

Golem Night Witch For Arena 9 Above:

Mix the Night Witch with the Golem and create a new mashup you can count on during Challenges and Ladder Rankings. - Golem Night Witch For Arena 9 Above

This new duo is taking the arena by storm along with some of the best supporting cards in the game today. The nerfed Night Witch might be a bit different, but its power is still handy in such situations. Let this help you reach the Legendary Arena by showcasing its Golem-based power!

No Legendary Golem Baby Dragon For Arena 9 Above:

Looking for a Golem Baby Dragon set of cards without any legendaries? Check this deck which can help you bag trophies from tourneys and ladder matches. - No Legendary Golem Baby Dragon For Arena 9 Above

No legendaries? No problem! Here is an effective Golem Lightning Classic without any legendaries to lean on. Mainly composed of aerial units, collect extra elixir and make a powerful squad at the right time.

Overall - After the August 2017 Balance Update:

After the Night Witch's nerf, we are still seeing a lot of Night Witch-based decks especially, in higher arenas. The Golem is undeniably one of the best cards today in terms of tournament or ladder rankings. As for the Hog Rider, it is still one of the most effective cards in bagging trophies.

We are also monitoring the current usage of spells such as the Heal and the Poison. We are sensing a boom of Mirror users to execute the stack abilities of this spells.

Hope to see a new twist in the Clash Royale meta.

Keep on playing, Chief!

How about you? Are there any more decks you are facing a lot these past few days? Share it below in our comment section!

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Last modified: 30, 09, 2017

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