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Extremely Cheap Hog Cycle Deck for Arena 11

An amazingly cheap [[Hog Rider]] Cycle Deck for trophy pushing in Arena 11!
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Overview and Strength:

Hog Rider has been a staple card in Clash Royale. It has a lot of variety and the card itself can be paired with several units. He is a dangerous unit to leave in the battle. A Hog Cycle Deck has always been a deadly deck in every arena. Ash demonstrated this Extremely Cheap Hog Cycle Deck for Arena 11 and showed us how good this deck defensively and offensively.

This deck only has 2.6 average elixir cost, which is extremely cheap. It has Hog Rider for quick push to the tower, and we have the Ice Spirit and Ice Golem for defense and support for the Hog Rider push. This is a great deck defensively since you can easily cycle through the cards. It is really effective.

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Extremely Cheap Hog Cycle Deck:

Hog Rider Musketeer Ice Spirit Ice Golem
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Cannon Zap Fireball Skeletons
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Card Roles:

  • Hog Rider: This will be your main unit to deal damage towards the tower. Protect it at all cost so he can deal the maximum damage. Ideally, he should at least hit the tower twice every cycle.
  • Musketeer: This unit is great defensively because of her attack damage. However, she can also be valuable when you are counter pushing since a full-health Musketeer is really dangerous.
  • Ice_Spirit: Ice Spirit is a great support for Hog Rider since it can freeze potential counters. On the other hand, it can stop a push for 2 seconds, which gives your units easier time to defend the lane.
  • Ice Golem: Ice Golem can act as a distraction on defense, and as a glass tank on offense. It is cheap too, so it always has great value.
  • Cannon: Cannon is a cheap, yet effective defensive unit since it packs a punch for its attack. It can also distract building-only units.
  • Zap: Zap is an amazing spell card as it can easily stop low HP units and give your Hog Rider more time to attack. Defensively, it can help your units by delaying the opposing push.
  • Fireball: Fireball is another good spell card for this deck since it can obliterate huge push and potential counters that have decent health.
  • Skeletons: Skeletons are great distractions and defensive unit. They are useless offensively but you may deploy them if you do not have anything to deploy.

Clash Royale Strategy:

Just like usual, make sure to have maximum elixirs before dropping anything at the start of the match. Offensively, there are a lot of ways to use the Hog Rider. You can deploy him solo for a surprise attack and hope that he gets two shots to the tower. Another strategy is to use Ice Golem and Ice Spirit as a support for the Hog Rider. This will delay the counters and it will give the Hog Rider more chance to deal damage to the tower.

Defensively, Musketeer is a great unit to deploy since she has a pretty high damage in a single unit. Fireball is used when your opponent is trying to do a huge push on a single lane. In Arena 11, there are only a few people who use this card so it can surprise your opponent and it will give you a huge elixir advantage. Use Zap and Ice Spirit to delay the push, and use the Cannon and Skeletons to distract the units. You may also kite some of your opponent's units by deploying Ice Golem near the river, make sure it will go to the other lane. Your defense, if unscathed, can be turned into a counter push which is deadly with a Hog Rider. Deploy Ice Golem if you have not deployed it yet, then deploy Hog Rider so he can push the Ice Golem forward. Hopefully, this push can deal so much damage to your opponent's tower.

Once the 60-second mark starts, keep attacking the same tower until it reaches the point where you can just use a Fireball to secure your win. Of course, you have to be quick on your defenses since your opponent is most likely trying to create a huge push after push.


This deck lacks the unit with splash damage, but it has Zap and Fireball to compensate the absence of those type of units. Ice Golem and Ice Spirit can also deal some damage to the opponent. As long as you can cycle with your Fireball, you can pretty much defend your own lane.

Find Similar Decks with Diff. Card Combos:
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Check out different deck combos with the Hog Rider.
Check how to work your way in Arena 11.
How to work your way with the Ice Spirit.


Special thanks to Ash for this featured deck! Extremely Cheap Hog Cycle Deck for Arena 11 starts at 45 seconds of the video.


This Extremely Cheap Hog Cycle Deck is simple to use and it can definitely win you games. If you are a huge fan of Hog Rider and likes to use cycle decks with low average elixir cost, then definitely try this one. You can also use this on Arena 8 and above since most of the cards in this deck are available by then.

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Last modified: 11, 09, 2017

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