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Updated Graveyard Freeze Deck for Arena 8 and Above
Even after its nerf, the Graveyard still fits in the current meta and it's more powerful with the Freeze spell around!'
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on August 22, 2017.
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Overview and Strength:

Even after the Graveyard nerf in the August Balance Changes, the Graveyard still holds a place in the current meta. In this deck, CLASHwithSHANE breathes a new air of life to the classic Graveyard + Freeze.

The strength of this deck is its ability to hold the opponent's counters to your Graveyard which are usually splash units and swarms. It also has Arrows to counter against Minions and Minion Horde. You can also choose between two tanks, either the Knight or the Ice Golem.

Updated Graveyard Freeze Deck:

Archers Arrows Electro Wizard Freeze
archers.png arrows.png ElectroWizardCard.png freeze.png
Graveyard Ice Golem Ice Wizard Knight
graveyard-card.png icegolem-card.png ice_wizard.png knight.png

Card Roles:

  • Archers - They are there to make a cautious start to any game. They can also do a good amount of damage if left unattended.
  • Arrows - If your Freeze is not available or if you don't want to push too much, you can use your Arrows to counter swarms.
  • Electro Wizard - He is still a great card even after his nerf. Use him for defense.
  • Freeze - Aside from the Graveyard, this is your trump card. Use it to freeze counter troops to give your Skeletons time to swarm and chomp down his/her tower.
  • Graveyard - Main win condition.
  • Ice Golem - Cheap and effective card to tank or to kite. You can use him to distract units while your other units counter them.
  • Ice Wizard - Slows down his/her troops. With his recent buff, he can now deal a good splash damage.
  • Knight - Another tanker in the team. Use him to finish off tanky units.

Legendary Alternatives:

Clash Royale Strategy:

Ideal Strategy:

The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to have either your Knight or Ice Golem distract the tower archer and then go with your Graveyard and Freeze. You can then hover your Arrows spell just in case they still want to counter your Graveyard with the Minion Horde. The remaining units are there to counter.


Start slow by deploying your Archers at the back of your king tower. If they decide to attack on the other lane, go to the other by having the Knight + Graveyard. Save your Freeze in double elixir time. This will give you enough time to learn what cards your opponent has to counter your Graveyard. Sometimes, he/she might hold it before you plant your Graveyard, that is what the Freeze is for.


Use the Ice Golem to distract and your Electro Wizard, Ice Wizard, and Archers to counter. Sometimes, they are good units to use as tanks for your Graveyard. Make sure to always use the Ice Golem to tank if possible.

Additional Tip:

CLASHwithSHANE shares that this deck is used in winning 1 crown. After toppling one tower, use the remaining cards for defense.


This deck doesn't have the Zap spell but only an Electro Wizard. If the opponent has a Sparky in his/her deck, you can save your Electro Wizard for that purpose and still defend with the remaining units.


Watch CLASHwithSHANE use this deck in his own ladder matches in Arena 11 - Legendary Arena. He faced off with Royal Giants and more!

Final Overview:

It seems like this deck requires advanced players. You should know when to push to the other lane and still able to defend to the other. It is all about smart plays just like with all decks but this time, since your main push costs a total of 9 Elixirs (GY + Freeze), you should have a set of troops at the other lane.

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Last modified: 23, 08, 2017

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  • graveyard freeze deck -- 07:48, 23 July 2018 (UTC)