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Hog Mortar Deck for Arena 8 and Above
This deck has two win condition cards and enough troops that can defend your base and your valuable Mortar.
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on September 8, 2017.
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Overview and Strength:

This deck is shared by Ash - Clash Royale & Clash of Clans for F2P players who don't have high-level epics and legendaries. With an average elixir cost of only 3, you can easily cycle through another card to either defend your base or your Mortar.

The strength of this deck is its two win condition. You can either go and punish your opponent with the Mortar or do a quick Hog Rider push with the Ice Spirit or Minions. You can rely on these two cards to win the game. Or you can alway play for a draw by putting a defensive Mortar.

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Hog Mortar Deck:

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knight.png minions.png mortar.png zap.png

Card Roles:

  • Archers - Use them for defense against flying troops or as a lure for any incoming unit.
  • Fireball - Quickly finishes Minion Hordes and pushes. It can also be a win condition card.
  • Hog Rider - Win Condition card. You can either go to the separate lane for a sneak attack or place him at the middle of the bridge and have him jump towards your chosen tower.
  • Ice Spirit - Cycle card and you can also use it with your Hog Rider.
  • Knight - Your ground tank. Use him for defense and add your Minions for more damage.
  • Minions - Defense support. Make sure that the unit is distracted with your Knight before dropping them. You can also use them against Infernos.
  • Mortar - Another win condition card. You can also use it defensively after putting down a tower by planting it in the middle of your base.
  • Zap - Resets Infernos and gets rid of swarms.

Clash Royale Strategy:

Ideal Strategy:

The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to have your Hog Rider and other units make a push first. Use it to distract your enemy and deal damage. Once you're able, use the place the Mortar at the bridge to smash his tower down. Defend your Mortar and probably sneak in a Hog Rider while you're at it.


Start slow by using the Ice Spirit first to check what type of cards he has. You can start by countering his pushes or with a Hog Rider + Ice Spirit or Minions push. Plant the Mortar at the bridge and defend it with your Knight and Archers. Rinse and repeat.


Use the Ice Spirit to cycle your cards and give your troops enough time to eat away the opponent's HP. The Knight is pretty tanky so use him as a bait while your cheap troops are finishing them. In some cases, you can also put your Mortar in the middle of your base for defense.


This deck's weakness is almost all your troops are low in HP. Make sure you use the ability of the Mortar to lure in heavy tower locking troops and the Fireball. Finish them off with the Knight and Minions.


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Final Overview:

This deck works similarly to 2.8 Mortar Hog Cycle Deck but it uses Goblins for Minions, Arrows for Archers, and The Log for Fireball. You can also try this 2.8 Mortar Cycle if you have The Log available.

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Last modified: 11, 09, 2017

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