If you have been confronted by too much Prince and Giant Skeletons, the perfect counter is none other than the Skeleton Army Deck.


The Skeleton Army deck is a deck that can be used defensively and offensively.

From a Giant that has huge amounts of HP, to a Mini P.E.K.KA and Skeleton Army that can destroy/take down troops easily, this deck is a perfect counter to many Arena 3 players, who mostly either have Spam Decks or the Prince / Giant Skeleton.


The Skeleton Army are cheap but they can deal a lot of damage. They can also be used as either for offense or defense, whether to take down Giants or Princes, or to swarm your enemy's crown towers.

Skeleton Army Deck:

Skeleton Army Mini P.E.K.K.A Bomber Archers
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Goblin Hut Giant Musketeer Arrows
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Card Roles:

Skeleton Army- The spotlight troop of this deck. Even though they are easy to counter, you can use them to counter Giants and Princes. You can also use them to force your enemy to use their elixir just to take out your army of skeletons.

Mini P.E.K.K.A- These Mini P.E.K.K.As can take down crown towers quickly due to their fast attack speed, fast movement speed, and high damage ratio. They can also be used to pull enemy troops away from your arena towers.

Bomber- The Bomber can be used to support your troops from the background with its splash damage.

Archers- Since it is common for Arena 3 players to have air units, you'll need more than one troop that can take them down. The Archers can shoot them down if paired with other anti-air units.

Goblin Hut- Due to its continuous ability to spawn Spear Goblins, you can use them to provide support for your troops also.

Giant-: Every deck needs a meat shield, and the Giant is the perfect one. It can absorb damage from Princes, Witches, and the Baby Dragons.

Musketeer- Archers have low health and damage, so you might want to bring another troop that can save you from more enemy air units.

Arrows- If you don't have any troops to counter MOBs and other air type units, you can use Arrows to take them out or atleast damage them a bit.

Battle Strategy:

When the game starts, never drop anything unless you have 10 Elixirs. If your opponent drops their troop, counter them with low-elixir cost troops like the Archer or the Bomber. Otherwise, wait until you have full elixir.

If they drop down a Prince, you can use the Archers to pull him to the center of your Arena. In this way, the Prince can be attacked by both of your arena towers.

If they drop down a Giant, you can use a Mini P.E.K.K.A or a Goblin Hut to take him out bit by bit.

If they manage to drop down a lot of troops, make sure you counter it smartly. Make sure you don't use more elixirs than they did. Once you manage to do that, you can destroy their arena towers much easier.

You can drop down a Giant behind your king tower. When it reaches the bridge, drop a Musketeer around 2 - 3 steps behind. Continue building this momentum by dropping down troops bit by bit. If they try to counter push on the opposite lane, your Skeleton Army is there to take care of them.

Once the 60-second mark hits, keep a defensive play. If they use MOBs, trade it with a Bomber or Arrows. Once they waste all their elixir, take them out easily with a Mini P.E.K.K.A, Skeleton Army, and a Musketeer.

Deck Weakness:

The main weakness of this deck would be the Bomb Tower. They deal huge amounts of splash damage and has high HP.

You'll need to take it down using a Giant and/or a Musketeer immediately. Otherwise you won't be able to destroy your opponents' arena towers using this deck.

Related Deck Strategies:

Clash Royale Spam Deck Strategy


The spam deck is for Clash Royale players who like to overwhelm their opponents with sheer numbers.

Here's another deck where you can use Spam/MOB cards like the Skeleton Army.

Easily Push to Arena 4 With this Low Elixir Deck


Tired of getting beaten all the time in arena 4? You don't have any strong or epic cards? Well, we have the best deck for you my friends.

Having a hard time trying to get to Arena 4? Check out this other deck that has low-elixir cost and see if it works better for you.

Clash Royale's Giant Deck Strategy to Push for Trophies in Arena 3!


The Giant is a formidable defense and offense particularly in Arena 3. Learn how to use the Giant Deck strategy here.

Another deck that can help you in Arena 3. Check it out and you may create a new strategy with your Giant on this deck.

Overall, if you think the Average Elixir Cost is too high for you, you can change the Mini P.E.K.K.A for a Fireball and the Goblin Hut for Spear Goblins.

This deck is not mainly a proactive deck. You might want to save up your elixir and wait for your enemy's attack to come up with a better counter and strategy.

Also, like every other deck, you'll need some time to get the hang of it, so it's okay if you don't achieve victory at the first try.


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  • penis -- 14:24, 3 October 2017 (UTC)