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The Royal Giant is dominating the higher arenas these days! This makes him one of the most annoying cards to deal with. Showcasing the P.E.K.K.A and Mini P.E.K.K.A's combo, here is a deck that a Redditor shared to counter the Royal Giant the most effective way.


Deck Strength:

The deck can deal incredible damage against RG decks. It can also fairly face a Hog Rider deck. The cards are useful in terms of countering, offense, and defense. It can cycle fast enough so that your needed cards will always be available. The support for the P.E.K.K.A is solid making a combined team hard to counter.

P.E.K.K.A + Mini P.E.K.K.A Deck - Arena 5 & Above:

P.E.K.K.A Mini P.E.K.K.A Wizard Minions
PEKKA.png mini_PEKKA.png wizard.png minions.png
Skeletons Cannon Poison Spell Elixir Collector
skeletons.png cannon.png poison.png elixir_collector.png

Card Roles:

  • P.E.K.K.A: The beefy PEKKA is your main card to successfully wreck the chosen tower. Teaming her up with the Wizard and other cards is a must. This is to make sure she can reach a tower ahead. Deploy her once you have analyzed what strategy you need to play!
  • Mini P.E.K.K.A: Can be used with the PEKKA to annihilate anything in your front. This troop will be the one who’s going to deal with the Royal Giant most of the time. She can kill a Hog Rider in just a few seconds. Utilize her properly throughout the game.
  • Wizard: His splash damage makes him the best support you can give to your main card. He can one-hit a set of Minions or drastically damage the Barbarians. Any low-HP troops cannot do anything against this card most of the time. Be wary of your enemy’s spell cards especially the Fireball.
  • Minions: These flying units can deal harmful damage to towers and troops. Most of the players ignore them, for they see it is not worth to throw Arrows at them. Use them to support your PEKKA or Mini PEKKA if needed. Can also deal with the Hog Rider if not Zapped.
  • Skeletons: This 1-elixir cost card can make a difference in any aspect of the game. They might be weak, but the distraction and extra damage they can provide are very useful. You can pull them out anytime if the situation is asking for it.
  • Cannon: Placing this building card is tricky especially against the Royal Giant. Can make a nice trade against a Hog Rider if played well. The Cannon's cheap elixir cost makes it more effective in distracting any incoming troops. Its damage is good enough to make the RG’s HP decrease more than half.
  • Poison: Mainly used to help your Wizard deal with any swarm troops ahead. With this spell, your PEKKA’s squad can annihilate any low HP troops in just a snap. It an be used in either defense or offense.
  • Elixir Collector. The cyclist of your deck. The extra elixir it provides makes your team combos possible. Aside from that, this can also serve as a defensive structure if the Cannon is not available.

Battle Strategy:

Initially, drop your Elixir Collector behind the Crown Tower to get an early elixir advantage. Wait for your opponent’s answer and place a Cannon if needed. If possible, use only 2-3 cards while defending. This is effective if no big tanks are present in their first push. This will also give you a chance to make a more effective offensive move afterwards. Once you successfully defended your side, prepare your Elixir to make a push.

Place your P.E.K.K.A near your King Tower. Wait until your elixir pumps up, then place your Wizard behind her for full support. Prepare your Mini P.E.K.K.A + Skeletons or Minions to annihilate any other troops in front. You can also use the Poison Spell to slowly kill any counter troops.

In defending against the Royal Giant, place the Cannon where it can reach the range tank. Drop your Mini Pekka and let her kill the RG. The Mini Pekka’s damage alone can bring down this tank single-handedly if not countered. If a Baby Dragon or Wizard is supporting their RG, place the Wizard behind your PEKKAs to help them push forward. Or if not, just let your Mini Pekka do her job. Do not drop Skeletons or Minions for it will be a dead meat instantly.

However, if low=cost troops were deployed behind the RG, use the Wizard to clean them out immediately. You can deal against the Inferno Tower by dropping your Skeleton in front of your PEKKA. Follow it with the Minions. Place these flying objects near the tower to quickly shut it down.

Deck Weakness:

This deck’s challenge might be in dealing with a lot of air troops deck. The Cannon cannot target any air troops. The trouble starts if your Wizard is not available, and your Poison Spell has been just used. The Minions might do the trick but placing them is a real challenge. Getting the first crown tower might be needed, to assure victory in the first place. But do not worry. This kind of deck can 3-crown a base. Patience is needed to get those trophies.


Related Arena 5 Deck Strategies:

The stinky poison spell is effective with any other set of cards. The Prince needed the Valkyrie's AoE and the Witch's splash and summons. The supporting cards are effective in every way.

This spawner deck showcases the huts available now in Clash Royale. While you build for the foundation of your huts, let your cards flow by defending and occasionally pushing to the enemy's lair in the first two minutes. Let your troops gone wild in the last minute of the game.

One of the best decks to try in the early arenas, the Hog Rider's ability to directly wreck a tower entails immense pressure to the enemy. The Giant Skeleton can make a blast against any horde of troops incoming.


Every deck has its weaknesses, but with proper training, you can utilize it to its full extent. It is true that the Royal Giant is dominating the game these days. But rest assured that upcoming changes will be happening to keep the game balanced.

Source article: A PEKKA + mini PEKKA deck that works wonderfully against RG • /r/ClashRoyale



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  • What the hell is elixir collector doing in an arena 5 deck?! It's unlocked from arena 6. -- 21:19, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Mini P.E.K.K.A. is male -- 21:13, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • im gay too -- 14:43, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm gay -- 22:43, 27 April 2017 (UTC)