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The most-loved air combo from Clash of Clans is now possible in Clash Royale! Have you tried using the Lava Hound? Here is a great deck introduced by a clasher and the result is fantastic!


The almost unstoppable duo is now here in Clash Royale! The Hound + Balloon in this kind of Clash Royale deck is far more effective with the help of its supporting troops. Let’s see and break down every detail in this new Clash Royale deck!

Deck Strength:

The HP that the Hound holds make any other cards safe for support giving a lot of advantage while on offense. Even the defense phase of this deck is balance and can turn any cards from defending to a pushing state. This deck puts real pressure against any decks that does not possess a lot of cards to counter air units.

Lavaloon Deck - Arena 7 & 8:

Lava Hound Balloon Princess Inferno Tower
Lava Hound Balloon Princess Inferno Tower
Knight Goblins Archers Arrows
Knight Goblins Archers Arrows

Card Roles:

  • Lava Hound + Balloon. Your main duo in this deck. This near uncontrolled pair can simply wreck a tower in just a snap. Play them accordingly after knowing what kind of cards your opponent have.
  • Princess. Her range makes her special and can deal with any kind of troops on site. Can provide support for your LavaLoon strategy from afar. Be aware of any kinds of Spell Cards especially the Arrows.
  • Inferno Tower. This building card will melt any beefy tanks within its range. Drop it timely and wisely. Can also serve as a distraction for any incoming troops.
  • Knight. His damage and bulk HP can help you defend against any ground units ahead. Help him out with the Goblins or Archers, if needed.
  • Goblins. Can deal critical damage against any beefy tanks. Though their HPs are low, their damage is one of a kind so pairing him with the Knight will be much fine.
  • Archers. Same with the Goblins, but can deal with air units. Their damage must also not be taken for granted for they can annihilate any air units in just a few seconds.
  • Arrows. Mainly used against the Minion Horde and any swarm troops. This card is versatile and can be used at any time.

Clash Royale Lavaloon Deck Strategy:

Initiate battle by dropping either your Knight or Archers behind your King’s Tower. If your enemy makes a full push, prepare your Inferno Tower with any of your supporting troops. The Inferno + troops are a nice blend for stopping any troops. To deal with the Barbarians, drop your Princess afar with your Archers, as well.

Once defended, wait until your Hound + Balloon is available and let them fly. Drop the Lava Hound behind the King Tower to gain enough elixir. Follow it by dropping your Balloon near the river. 

In the second minute of the game, you must keep the pressure to distract the strategy of your enemy. You can deal with any kind of air troops by using your Arrows and Princess. With this you can weaken any counter troops that will hinder your Lavaloon combo. Aim to wreck a tower before the game reaches its final minute. 

The start of the last 60-second mark will give you a big advantage. A possibility to see a double Balloon or Double Hound is high. Keep the pressure flowing by performing the combo while defending. There is almost a ‘no-way’ to stop your offensive team once the last minute has been reached.

Deck Weakness:

Just like any other big Clash Royale decks, the main challenge is dealing with an Inferno Tower. If your left your Hound unarmed, it will be annihilated in just a few moments. You will also have a difficulty pushing their way to the towers if there is a lot of air troops to counter them. Once you have analyzed the cards of your opponent, make sure to be careful in dropping yours to fully defend your base. 

Related Clash Royale Arena 6 Deck Strategies:

Sparky + Miner Deck For Arena 6 & Above!


The Sparky + Miner Deck will surely give your enemy some surprising combos!

The Sparky's enraging power will be your opponent's main problem when they with this deck. The Miner's surprise visit to a targeted tower will also make your enemy feel uneasy; distracting the strategy that they have brought to defeat you.

The Dirty Hog Miner Deck - Arena 6 & Above


So you have seen how the Hog Rider and Miner wreck tower easily with a Bomb Tower as a defense, but how about an Inferno Tower, instead?

By using the Miner, your Hog Rider will have his additional blows towards a tower, making their duo hard to deal with. While on defense, let your Inferno Tower and Minion Horde deal with any of them. Those pesky troops will be annihilated easily, trust me.

Clash Royale Arena 6 Deck Strategy, Tips & Review


Being smashed a lot these days in Arena 6? How about checking this article for some great tips from RockU Mediacraft!

Arena 5 is tough, but can you still handle Arena 6 knowing a lot of cards and decks are being used in daily battles? Check our separate article for Arena 6 where you can find tips, tricks and strategies that can help you climb and reach Arena 7!


Clash Royale - LAVA HOUND LOON DECK - Air Domination! Lava Hound Gameplay

Source: BenTimm1 Using new cards for your own main deck gives great progress for your gaming experience. Being versatile in each way is needed if you plan to reach the top, stay and deal with the high-end players up there. 

Special thanks to BenTimm1 for this awesome deck!

Last modified: 9, 03, 2017


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  • This deck is working fairly well for me, though since i dont have the princess, I'm using the musketeer -- 16:17, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • This deck is working fairly well for me, though since i dont have the princess, I'm using the musketeer -- 16:17, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • i hate the princess why i dont have here pfft -- 08:09, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Hi you can check our list here: https://www.clashroyalepedia.com/Deck_Strategies/Card_Deck_Strategies -- 11:35, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • pekka -- 21:47, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Sorry, there are other decks in the site. -- 15:01, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • This deck is complet garbage -- 07:50, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Hey if you want the list you check it out here: https://www.clashroyalepedia.com/Deck_Strategies/Card_Deck_Strategies -- 11:50, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
  • princess -- 04:20, 23 August 2016 (UTC)