Clash Royale has a huge bunch of cards, so it can be a little daunting to figure out which ones are right for your deck. But don’t worry, we’ll help you out. Today we’ll tell you about the must-have cards that all players should be using in the starting arenas.
When you start out in Arena 1, you’ll have access to almost all basic cards using which you can win your early games. The trump card amongst these will be the Giant.
Once you have that in your deck, now you need some cards to assist the Giant and make sure he reaches the enemy towers. For this purpose you can use archers and minions.
While your team is on its way to the enemy tower, it’s also important to have a few defensive cards to ruin your enemy’s plan of taking you down. You should try having a knight to stop the enemy troops, accompanied with the Arrow or Fireball. Arrow and Fireball are good for wiping out lower health units, and can even destroy the tower once its health is low enough. So you should have at least one of these in your deck.
If you have unlocked Hog Rider, you can use him in place of the Giant, or add to your offensive force and keep both in your deck, since Hog Rider is one of the best cards in the game for an offensive strategy.
While deploying your ground troops, you should also send accompanying air units so they can provide support and prevent them from taking a lot of damage. For this, the best card is Baby Dragon, which you unlock once you reach Arena 2.
At this level, it’s important that you start experimenting with your deck. Giant, Archers, Baby and Hog Rider are all great cards for starting out, so you should have them in some combination, as you have more options apart from them. Don’t worry too much about losing, as your aim in the beginning should be to understand your cards and how they can best complement each other.
The more you try different decks, you’ll get a better understanding of what combinations work for you. This way you’ll be able to figure out what lacks in your deck and make changes. And you’ll be able to defeat your opponents with no problems.
One thing you should keep in mind is the Elixir cost. Always keep the Elixir cost between 3.5 to 4 so you have a good mixture of high and low cost cards and you won’t have to wait for too long to use them.
Another important thing is to join a clan. This will give you more experience, gold and cards, and help you progress faster in the game. After a point you’ll be able to play 2 V 2 matches too, so you can partner up with a higher level player and learn from how they play.
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