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Best Tournament Decks

Chief! Here’s a compilation of best tournament decks you can play starting this year, 2017 onwards. Check this out and get those peak rewards from your max victories!
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What Are Tournament Decks:

Tournament Decks are designed for Clash Royale’s different tourneys. Unlike normal battles, tournament battles can last up to 6 full minutes (3 minutes extra for overtime). This makes any kinds of decks (Slow-Push, Bait, Hog, Building (X-Bow/Mortar), Aerial (Lava Hound) decks, etc) stronger and further viable.

However, there are tournaments wherein you cannot choose the cards you want (Draft Challenge) making it more challenging at some point.

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For standard events/challenges (Classic and Grand) and any default rule events, formulating a great deck is possible.

Important: The Decks Below are fit for the August 2017 Crown Championship Challenge:

Surgical Goblin 3.1 X-Bow Cycle Deck:

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Surgical Goblin went 20-1 in the Crown Championship Challenge using this 3.1 X-Bow Cycle deck. Win your spot too!
Surgical Goblin 3.1 X-Bow Cycle Deck for Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to gain an elixir advantage towards your enemy. This deck is only 3.1 so you have to play smart. The main group here is your Knight, Bandit, and Electro Wizard push. You can also have the Miner to save the push and then add the Poison if you can. Although risky, it can eliminate common cheap swarm units.

3.1 Miner Poison Control Deck:

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Crush your foes in both ladder and challenge, especially the Crown Championship Challenge with this Miner Poison Deck.
3.1 Miner Poison Control Deck for Arena 11, Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to gain an elixir advantage towards your enemy. This deck is only 3.1 so you have to play smart. The main group here is your Knight, Bandit, and Electro Wizard push. You can also have the Miner to save the push and then add the Poison if you can. Although risky, it can eliminate common cheap swarm units.

2.8 Miner Control Deck:

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A deck similar to the popular Miner Control but faster and has Inferno Dragon and Ice Golem for a quick counter-push.
2.8 Miner Control Deck for Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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The strategy here is almost the same as 3.1 Miner Poison Control Deck but it is cheaper and you have a mobile Inferno Tower. Gain an elixir advantage by countering and then counter-pushing. Use your Ice Golem to tank while your Bandit and Goblins / Bats take care of the rest. You can also use the Inferno Dragon to counter tanky units. Before they reach the bridge or when they at the bridge, deploy the Miner to tank for your counter-push. Rinse and repeat.

Electro Hog Lightning PEKKA Deck:

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The Hog PEKKA Combo is making a fuss in the Challenges and Tournaments today. Here is another featured deck we would like to share for this epic mashup with reliable spells and supporting units.
Electro Hog Lightning PEKKA For Challenges and Tourneys

Strategy:

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The ideal strategy for this deck is to play your Hog Rider combo early. Use the PEKKA's ability to counter your enemy and create a massive push out of it. You will need to control the game by using these cards at the right moment. You will need to have the Baby Dragon/Electro Wizard behind as you wait for your spells to be ready to ruin your enemy's counter strategy.

Triple Leg PEKKA Poison Beatdown Deck:

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Devastate your opponent with this epic set of cards ready to bring doom in both challenges and tournaments.
Triple Leg PEKKA Poison Beatdown For Challenges and Tourneys

Strategy:

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The ideal strategy of this deck is to bring pressure early with your legendaries and cheap support cards. As you build your momentum, you will need to chip-in damage to the opponent's towers overtime. Once you have an opening, deploy the PEKKA and let her tank as you prepare your additional troops/spells to make the attack worth it.

Electro PEKKA Hog Deck:

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Bring terror with this Slow-Aggressive deck you can rely on in taking down your opponent in a massive way.
Electro PEKKA Hog For Arena 8 Above And Challenges

Strategy:

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The ideal strategy of this deck is to perform offensive measures with the Hog Rider early. As you chip-in damage to your enemy's tower, you are getting ready to set your PEKKA free to wreck additional havoc later. Prepare spells and support wisely for countering the enemy's answers in each clash.

P.E.K.K.A Bridge Spam Deck:

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Even after the Battle Ram nerf, it is still a great card to use with the Bandit and the P.E.K.K.A to do a counter to counter-push.
P.E.K.K.A Bridge Spam for Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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The ideal strategy of this deck is to spam the bridge with your Bandit + Battle Ram and if possible a Poison around them. The P.E.K.K.A is there as the main defense unit that has the capability to counter-push. Always drop her in the same lane as the Golem, Giants, and other tanks. If you're battling against Hog Riders, be cautious in using your P.E.K.K.A as they can always out cycle you.

TMD YaoYao Dark Mortar Deck:

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Three of the newly buffed cards are in this TMD YaoYao's deck that has 2 win conditions. Get ready to win CCGS with this one!
TMD YaoYao Dark Mortar Deck for Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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TMD YaoYao uses this deck offensively. You drop your Mortar at your chosen lane and defend it with the Ice Spirit first and then The Log to push them back. Use the Bats together with the Baby Dragon to finish them off. You can have your Dark Prince if you want to make a push too.

Pompeyo Bats Miner-Loon Deck:

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Don't get lost in the current meta. Play with Pompeyo's brand new deck featuring the Miner-Loon with Bats and Mini P.E.K.K.A to keep you sane.
Pompeyo Bats Miner-Loon Deck for Arena 11, Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to have a tanker like the Miner or Ice Golem for your Balloon push. The ideal formula is: Miner or Ice Golem + Balloon + Bats. This formula, of course, is when your opponent is not trying out anything or simply trying to lose but that is the ideal push you want to make.

Miner-Loon Control Deck:

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Steer away from nerfed cards and win by countering and punishing your opponent with this Miner-Balloon Control deck.
Miner-Loon Control Deck for Arena 9, Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to counter attack and then go for a push. You first counter with your units to learn more about your opponent's deck. Lure out aerial counters such as Minions, Minion Horde and range units before you deploy your Balloon. Play passively or go on full offense just in case your opponent drops an Elixir Collector. Use your Miner against it.

The ideal formula here is to counter and then go for a counter-attack. Drop the Balloon at the bridge together with the Executioner. Make sure that the opponent's hand doesn't have any counters too or low on elixirs.

3.0 X-Bow Cycle Deck:

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Play with the four newly buffed cards in this X-Bow cycle deck for challenges and tournaments.
3.0 X-Bow Cycle Deck for Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to play it passively. You don't want to go on full offense right away as you still don't know what cards your opponent has. The formula for this deck is to defend and then punish with the X-Bow at the bridge together with the remaining units.

Sometimes you need to place the X-Bow on the other lane just to split the opponent's push.

2.8 Mortar Hog Cycle Deck:

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After the balance changes, the Mortar is getting back in the game more than ever. Here's a Mortar Hog Cycle deck perfect for this incoming meta.
2.8 Mortar Hog Cycle Deck for Arena 11

Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy here is to not place your Mortar immediately. If you have a Hog Rider in your hand, you can place it together with the Ice Spirit at the bridge and wait for your opponent to counter. If he/she has a tower locking unit or a tank, do NOT place the Mortar in the middle of your base. Instead, put it near the river in the mid-part. Make sure it can target the crown tower. Placing it there will still lure the units and then use your counter units such as Goblins and Ice Spirit to get rid of them. Finally, pummel them with your Hog Rider.

4 Musketeers Beatdown Deck:

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A deck that doesn't have any legendaries and still able to pull 20-1 in the CCGS 20 win challenge.
4 Musketeers Beatdown Deck for Challenges and Tournaments

Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to play your normal Giant + Musketeer + Mini P.E.K.K.A during regular elixirs while also trying to pump with your Elixir Collector. You can use the Bats to cycle your cards or to counter units. Once you hit double elixir and you have 1 - 2 Elixir Collectors, drop the Three Musketeers in front of your King Tower and then have the Giant tank for the 2 Musks and your Ice Golem to the single Musk. You can also have the Mini P.E.K.K.A together with the single Musketeer.

Zap Log Bait Deck:

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A working Zap and Log Bait Deck to work against the current meta with just the Princess as Legendary.
Zap Log Bait Deck Arena 9 and Above

Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to bait out the opponent's Zap and/or The Log. You can start by having the Princess to check if he/she will counter her with a spell. Next is Goblin Barrel straight to his/her tower. If he/she finally uses a spell, go with the Knight + Goblin Gang push.

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