Each player has their own playstyle which drives the decks they like to play with. Some make their own decks, and some players try out decks used by professional Esports players which have seen a decent success rate. With a plethora of cards currently available in Clash Royale, you can form countless combinations with these cards. If you prefer to use fast cycle decks where you can easily rotate around the cards, read on as we take a look at some of the Best Decks Under 3.0 Elixir in Clash Royale.
Hog Cycle (2.6 Elixir)
The Hog Cycle deck is undoubtedly the most popular, and also maybe the best deck, for under 3.0 Elixir. As is obvious from the name, this deck is perfect for those Hog Rider fans who want a fast cycle. Indeed, with an average Elixir of just 2.6, you’ll be able to get the Hog Rider out A LOT! See the table below for all the cards that make up this deck, along with their Elixir cost, and what arena level they become unlocked at.
In this deck, your primary motive is to keep rotating around the deck and pull out the Hog Rider as many times as you can. By following this rotation, you will eventually find an opportunity where the enemy does not have their Hog Rider counter in their hand at that point. Since the enemy has to use the same counter every time you deploy the Hog Rider, they will eventually lose the battle due to the faster cycling of your deck.
To perform the magic behind this deck, start with an Ice Golem near the bridge followed by the Hog Rider behind it. Regardless of the outcome, have a Musketeer in hand just in case the opponent comes with a counter-push.
If the enemy follows up with a counterattack, place the Cannon in between your towers and then all the other cards for defense. Once you have defended the tower, quickly drop another Hog Rider and Ice Golem, and repeat this process till the match ends. You have to be quick as timing is crucial in cycle decks.
Wall Breakers Miner MA Cycle (2.8 Elixir)
The Miner is an instant favorite for anyone who likes to keep bugging an enemy’s towers. Combined with Wall Breakers, the Miner, and some additional well-thought-out cards, this deck can quickly become one of the Best Clash Royale Decks for under 3.0 Elixir. See the table below for all the cards that make up this deck, along with their Elixir cost, and what arena level they become unlocked at.
This deck requires high precision as it is quite challenging to deal damage using the Wall Breakers. Indeed, given the Wall Breakers’ high damage potential toward buildings, players usually restrict the Wall Breakers from coming closer to their towers.
Your primary motive with this deck is to keep pushing using a combination of the Miner and the Wall Breaker with other cards saved for defending against any counter pushes. The Magic Archer is the sole versatile warrior here, for he can deal a lot of damage in the front, while also being a vital asset at the back. However, you must place him at the right spot to be able to damage the tower from your lane.
The Valkyrie, on the other hand, is the lead tank for the deck. With her capacity to tank and deal AoE damage, you don’t have to worry too much about swarm attacks as she can take them all by herself. In the case of a Mega Knight, or a similar high DPS troop approaching your tower, place your Bomb Tower and make sure that it is distracted away from the lane so as to make it easier for you to take it down.
Hog Rider MM Cycle (2.9 Elixir)
Next in this list of the Best Clash Royale Decks for Under 3.0 Elixir, we introduce you to another Hog Cycle deck. However, the strategy for this one differs slightly and comes with a marginally higher average Elixir cost of 2.9. See the table below for all the cards that make up this deck, along with their Elixir cost, and what arena level they become unlocked at.
This deck consists of an above-average defense on the ground, but a poor defense mechanism against air attacks. Nevertheless, cycle decks, especially those below an average Elixir cost of 3.0, can never cover all aspects of the game. With this deck, the Hog Rider has a greater chance of making it to the tower without any distractions using the help of the Earthquake spell.
Here, pushing the towers using a combination of the Hog Rider and Earthquake is the primary source of attack, while the other smaller cards can be used as support. If you are able to land the Mighty Miner on the enemy tower then you will quickly gain the upper hand as the enemy scrambles to counter this threat.
With more concerning threats in your deck, the Firecracker can go unnoticed at times and be left to chip away decent damage from the enemy’s towers as they anticipate another attack from your Hog Rider or Mighty Miner. You can attempt this trick to test the enemy’s move and repeat it if they do not react.
In defense, the Bomb Tower is the main card in the deck that will help take down an army of ground troops with ease. Furthermore, it can also distract and take down the tower-targeting cards such as the Ram Rider, Battle Ram, Goblin Giant, etc. Note that you will have to be pretty quick when going against a deck with heavy cards and strategy decks such as X-Bow, Mortar, etc. as you want that Bomb Tower to shield your towers from any harm.
X-Bow Cycle (2.9 Elixir)
The most popular deck among pro players that costs under 3.0 Elixir is none other than the X-Bow cycle deck. Indeed, due to its popularity in the pro scene, it is pretty obvious that this is one of the Best Fast Cycle Decks in Clash Royale for Under 3.0 Elixir, however, it does require a lot of skill to master it to its full potential. See the table below for all the cards that make up this deck, along with their Elixir cost, and what arena level they become unlocked at.
With the X-Bow Cycle Deck in Clash Royale, you need to be accurate with your card placements, elixir trades, and timing. Deploying the X-Bow when your enemy is low on Elixir will reap huge benefits and, at the same time, its large radius, allows you to place it centrally to hit all incoming troops.
Once you find the right time to drop the X-Bow, place it first followed by the Tesla just beside it. Soon after, place an Ice Golem to distract the defensive troops that your enemy would use to destroy the X-Bow. Additionally, the spells in your deck can assist you with taking down swarms and other weaker troops.
When it comes to defending, you can either save the X-Bow for a counterattack or place it in the middle to deal damage to incoming troops, using your support units to fight alongside it. The latter tactic can be followed if you wish to go all in for defense. This deck is a godly combination in all forms, and learning to use it not only increases your skill level and precision but also helps you understand the movements of your opponents better.
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