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Machine Golem Lightning For Arena 9

Support one of the toughest units in the arena with the air-sniping ability of the newest card, the Flying Machine.
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on September 22,2017.
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Overview & Strength:

The mighty Golem just got even better. In this featured article, we will be gearing up the famous Golem Lightning combo with the newest unit in the arena, the Flying Machine.

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Flying Machine Golem Lightning For Arena 9:

Golem Flying Machine Baby Dragon Minions
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Skeletons Lightning Arrows Elixir Collector
skeletons.png lightning.png arrows.png elixir_collector.png

Card Roles:

  • Golem - Tank Support. Use the Golem's ability to take down the enemy's towers mainly.
  • Flying Machine - Air/Ground Support. Deploy the Flying Machine and let it take down units from a great distance.
  • Baby Dragon - Splash Support. Deploy the Baby Dragon behind the Golem during offense or near the Crown Tower during defense.
  • Minions - Cheap Aerial Support. Use the Minions' strength to take down some ground or aerial units in the arena.
  • Skeletons - Kiter, Cycler. Deploy the Skeletons to somehow distract incoming units. You can also use this to cycle your other important cards swiftly.
  • Lightning - Smasher. Cast the Lightning to defeat mobs, towers, and other planted buildings within range.
  • Arrows - Swarm Cleaner. Cast the Arrows to take down popular swarm units like the Skeleton Army, Goblin Barrel, and the Goblin Gang. You can also use this against Princesses.
  • Elixir Collector - Extra Elixir. Plant this building card and pump additional elixir to support your team's solid push.

Clash Royale Strategy:

Ideal Strategy:

The ideal strategy of this deck is to have at least one or two Elixir Collectors planted in your base. Create a strong push with the Golem along with the Baby Dragon. Cast the Lightning Spell if countered with a building or a team of strong counter units. Finish your opponent's counters by having the Flying Machine and/or Minions behind.


For offense, deploy the Golem behind the King Tower. Support it with the Flying Machine if the enemy casts a single unit counter. If a swarm is seen, deploy the Baby Dragon or the Arrows for quick reaction. Save the Lightning Spell to take down their towers as well as buildings during your push. Plant the Elixir Collector to support your team hereafter.


Deploy the Baby Dragon to wipe out swarm units on both air or ground. Use the Minions to spam ground units such as the Hog Rider, Prince or the Mini PEKKA. Do not forget to deploy the Skeletons to distract incoming troops. While dealing with the Elite Barbarians might be a bit hard, you can use the Lightning Spell to eliminate them quickly. Cast Arrows to defeat swarm units like the Goblin Barrel or the Skeleton Army. You can also use this spell in killing the Princess. If times are tough, you can use the Golem as the damage absorber during defense. If possible, support it with your other units later.

Additional Tip:

Guard your Elixir Collector especially before the clock double elixir starts. Let the enemy create their initial attacks and wisely defend your towers if achievable.


This deck might face trouble against Building-based and Splash Decks. The best way to defeat these kinds of enemies is to play defensively in the first two minutes. Try to make a way to plant your Elixir Collector to gain extra elixirs you will need in the last minute of the game. Create a solid team with the Golem along with your supporting units later. Do not forget to prepare your Lightning Spell to take out buildings/units who will try to stop your massive push.

The other option is to have the Flying Machine behind your Golem

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The deck is quite strong especially if the enemy does not have enough cards to take down air supporting units.

As an additional tip, you can use the Flying Machine's ability to snipe cheap counters during your Golem push. Also, try to cycle your cards quicker with the Skeletons if possible. Regularly support the Golem with the Lightning Spell if possible. Your instinct is your key in winning in these situations.

Good luck!

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Last modified: 27, 09, 2017

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  • With skeleton army this deck is great 69% to win rounds -- 20:23, 18 January 2018 (UTC)