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Best Clash Royale Decks (May 2022) – Top Meta Lists!

We're taking a look at the best possible deck lists that you can play right now in Clash Royale!
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Clash Royale is a popular card game that is developed by Supercell, who are know for other games like Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars, and Boom Beach. In this action card game, you will be creating a deck and placing the cards on the battlefield to defend and attack your opponent’s towers. There’s quite a bit of strategy involved, and being able to play a deck correctly is important. However, knowing which cards to play is also a big aspect of winning. That’s where this post will help, because not everyone knows how to build a deck, and we’ll eliminate that aspect of the game for you by presenting the best decks for Clash Royale in this guide.

Best Decks in Clash Royale

Keep in mind that while the decks listed below should all perform well, they aren’t always going to have a favorable matchup or end up needing to be played in a certain way. Just having the “best” deck isn’t going to guarantee you a victory. You will need to learn how to play it in general, and then understand how it functions against specific matchups to get the most out of it!

The April 2022 balance changes are live and it looks like Mirror decks with their ability to create Level 16 Cards have increased in popularity and winrate.

Golden Knight Mirror Deck

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This deck goes heavy on the Barbarians and leans on the newly buffed Mirror. Golden Knight also got some polish in the update, which allows him to dash further at his enemies. You will need to include Barbarian Barrel, Elite Barbarians, Elixir Collector, Golden Knight, Heal Spirit, Mirror, Royal Ghost, and Three Musketeers to run this list.

Golem Skeleton King Deck

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Skeleton King has become quite the powerhouse, and when paired with other cards that can spawn minions, he can be very difficult to deal with. You will need Baby Dragon, Barbarian Barrel, Golem, Lightning, Night Witch, Skeleton King, Tombstone, and Tornado to use this deck.

JuicyJ was able to reach #8 in the world with this list:

Skeleton King Mirror Log Bait Deck

Clash Royale Mirror Log Bait Deck Image

Log Bait is a pretty well-known archetype that looks to force your opponent into using The Log so that you can flood them with additional units. To play this deck, you will need Dart Goblin, Fireball, Goblin Barrel, Mirror, Rascals, Skeleton Army, Skeleton Barrel, and Skeleton King.

You can find the strategy behind this list in the following video:

LumberLoon Double Dragon Deck

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Balloon based decks took a hit but they aren’t dead yet. This version with Lumberjack in it is one of the best. It includes Balloon, Barbarian Barrel, Bowler, Electro Dragon, Freeze, Inferno Dragon, Lumberjack, and Tornado.

If you don’t have Electro Dragon leveled up, you can replace it with Baby Dragon, which is a common variant of this deck list!

Fisherman Giant Skeleton Deck

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The Giant Skeleton was buffed in the April 2022 balance changes, which makes it quite useful and tough to deal with. Earthquake is useful for taking out the Elixir Collectors that are popular in this meta. To run this deck, you will want to have Earthquake, Electro Spirit, Fisherman, Giant Skeleton, Hunter, Royal Giant, The Log, and Zappies!

Watch this deck in action via the following video:

Those are all of the best decks in the meta right now for Clash Royale! We have additional details on a variety of things going on with the game in the Clash Royale section of our website, so be sure to check it out.

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  1. LOVE E-giant

    U have a high skill deck 🙂

  2. imstraighttrust

    I use lumberloon e-giant sparky, e barbs, log bait cycle deck, haven’t lost a game so far. Still hard stuck pekkas playhouse though.