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Hog Bats Cycle Deck For Pushing in Arena 8 and Above!
The Bats complement the Hog Rider pretty well in this Hog Bats Cycle deck. Perfect for pushing and defense.
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on July 7, 2017.
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Bats can deal a lot of damage and flies very fast. Players got the taste of their wrath together with the Night Witch. This card had a nerf even though it wasn't released to the public yet. BlueSteve - Clash Royale created a deck that combines the Hog Rider and the Bats. He created such a beautiful and working deck with only 3.1 average elixirs.


As this is a Hog Rider Cycle deck, it only has 3.1 average elixirs. This will make your cycling faster thus giving your opponent a Hog Rider after a Hog Rider. It also has a good amount of counter troops such as the Electro Wizard, Knight, Bats, and the Ice Spirit.

Hog Bats Cycle Deck:

Bats Electro Wizard Fireball Hog Rider
bats.png ElectroWizardCard.png fireball.png hog_rider.png
Ice Spirit Inferno Tower Knight The Log
IceSpirit.png inferno_tower.png knight.png TheLog.png

Card Roles:

  • Bats - For only 2 elixirs, they are fast! They can easily chip down a foe's HP. Use them together with the Hog Rider.
  • Electro Wizard - He is mainly for defense.
  • Fireball - This is for those clump of units. You can also cast it towards an incoming unit like the Night Witch or the Musketeer. Hit the crown tower too if you can.
  • Hog Rider - Your main win condition. Place him together with the Bats or Ice Spirit.
  • Ice Spirit - This 1-elixir card is definitely cheaper than your regular Freeze spell.
  • Inferno Tower - Tankers are becoming popular. Use it as a lure while you set up your defense team.
  • Knight - Another defense card. His HP is chunky too.
  • The Log - Push back your opponents or use it to the most common counter of the Hog Rider - Skeleton Army or Goblin Gang.

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Clash Royale Strategy:

Ideal Strategy:

The ideal strategy of this deck is to pair your Hog Rider together with either the Bats or the Ice Spirit. Defend with the Inferno Tower and other units. Remember, you can also use Bats or the Ice Spirit in defending.


For offense, deploy your Hog Rider at the bridge together with the Bats. The opponent will usually counter with low HP troops such as the Goblin Gang or SkArmy. So you have to get your Log ready just in case. You can also deploy the Log right away if you want to be extra cautious. If Bats are not available, you can swap it with the Ice Spirit.


You can use all of your cards for defense but the main ones are the Inferno Tower, Knight, and the Electro Wizard. The Ice Spirit and Bats can act as a distraction. You can freeze your opponents with the Ice Spirit for an easier cleanup.


The weakness of this deck is aerial troops. This is going to be a total wreck if you're going to face a Lava - Loon. You only have your Inferno Tower and Electro Wizard to counter. If that's the case, you can always use the cheap Ice Spirit or Fireball if things get out of hand.

Minion Horde can also pose a problem as you don't have a ranged AoE unit. If you see the Minion Horde, you can also use the Ice Spirit or Fireball.


Check out how BlueSteve use this deck in a tournament match.


You can now replace your Hog Rider + Skeletons push with the Bats. They are 4 and they move faster. If you're into Hog Cycle strategies, this deck will not fail. It has the usual Hog Rider combos that you're familiar with.

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Last modified: 15, 09, 2017

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