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Elite Hog Deck for Arena 9 and Above
Elite Barbs can still wreck through the arena especially if combined with the Hog Rider, Wizard, and other support cards.
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on August 7, 2017.
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Overview and Strength:

The Elite Barbarians still dominates the arena even after countless of nerfs. This deck can go on full offense or defense by just changing the placement of cards. It also has the Hog Rider for a quick change of lane just in case the opponent went on full defense against your Elite Barbarians.

The strength of this deck is the Elite Barbarians' direct offense. Pair them with the Fire Spirits to do a quick major tower damage. You can also have them partnered with the Dart Goblin just in case your Fire Spirits are not available. If you don't have the Elite Barbarians, your Hog Rider would gladly accept the challenge.

Elite Hog Deck:

Dart Goblin Elite Barbarians Fire Spirits Goblin Gang
Dart_Goblin.png elite_barbarians.png fire_spirits.png Goblin_Gang.png
Hog Rider Ice Wizard Wizard Zap
hog_rider.png ice_wizard.png wizard.png zap.png

Card Roles:

Clash Royale Strategy:

Ideal Strategy:

The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to go on full offense. You have to drop your Elite Barbarians together with the Fire Spirits at the start of the game to have a tower advantage right away. If the Fire Spirits are not available, you can replace them with the Dart Goblin. If the Elite Barbarians is not in your hand, you can use the Hog Rider + support.


Start with the Elite Barbarians + Fire Spirits or Dart Goblin to get the initial advantage. Your opponent will surely counter and have your Wizard and Ice Wizard ready. As your Elite Barbarians are still out of cycle, use the Hog Rider + Dart Goblin or Fire Spirits push to finish the tower. Rinse and repeat.


Your main defense card here is your Goblin Gang and your two Wizards. The Ice Wizard will slow things down and do splash damage while the Gob Gang and the Wizard do the rest. You can also use the Fire Spirits against swarms and the Dart Goblin against the Graveyard.


Swarms, Inferno Tower, and Inferno Dragons are this deck's weaknesses. Against swarms, you have your Fire Spirits and Wizard. For the two Infernos you can use your Dart Goblin from a range or the Goblin Gang.

If you're facing tanky units, make the Elite Barbarians go on defensive and make your Hog Rider go on full offense.


Clash With Musa Tube is wrecking it in Arena 9 using this deck. He even won against a level 10 player.


I've been facing a lot of Elite Barbs decks even in Arena 10. I've lost to some especially with the Elite Barbs + Fire Spirits combo and then go on offense again with their Hog Rider. I can vouch for this deck to earn you a lot of trophies because I've lost mine against it. You can definitely change the Ice Wizard to another card of your liking.

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Last modified: 8, 08, 2017

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