How to reach Legendary Arena

Finally I reached legendary arena today after playing Clash Royale since the launch. A lot of people have done it faster, even free to play players, but I am still really happy reaching legendary arena now. I have played a lot of different decks and had a lot of fun moving through the different arenas in Clash Royale.

Reaching a new arena in Clash Royale is always difficult, at least from arena 4 and above, and it’s a nice feeling to finally move up in the rankings. In this short article I’ll just go over a couple of things that I believe are the most important to focus on if you want to reach legendary arena as a level 8 or 9 player.

The deck

Hog-Rider-Rare-Card-Clash-Royale Elixir-Collector-Rare-Card-Clash-Royale Spear-Goblins-Common-Card-Clash-Royale Skeletons-Common-Card-Clash-Royale
poison-new-clash-royale-card Zap-Common-Card-Clash-Royale Cannon-Common-Card-Clash-Royale Minions-Common-Card-Clash-Royale

This is the deck I used from 2700 to 3000 today, you can find the article about the deck here. My hog rider is level 7, all the commons level 9, elixir collector level 6 and poison level 3.

Keep playing when you are winning.


I am guessing this is the same for most players. At least for me, I often have long winning streaks when I am playing really well. Once you are on a winning streak you should keep playing till you lose and then take a quick break after the first loss. Yesterday I had 8 straight wins, then 6 straight losses. If I had taken a break after the first loss my results might have turned out differently.

The reason I suggest you take a quick break after ending a winning streak, is because you’ll most likely be playing worse and be impatient to get the lost trophies back. When you are playing impatiently you will usually make mistakes and lose a lot of games.

Stick to one type of deck.


As you can see on this website there are a lot of different decks that I play. However, most of the decks are of the same type. They are fairly low elixir cost decks that are fast to cycle through. Most of my decks also include the hog rider, so they share the same main strategy for taking out the enemy towers.

I have noticed that any time I am switching decks often I end up dropping down in rankings. That is not necessarily because any of the decks I am playing are bad, it is just because I’m not experienced playing them. I heard that the winner of the recent Clash Royale tournament SuperCell hosted had played his winning deck in 2,000 games! That’s a lot of games for sure, and it shows that experience with the deck you are playing matters a lot.

Other tips.

I know several readers also reached Legendary Arena recently, anyone have some more tips to share? Also please leave a comment if you have any questions.


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  2. Hey Oyvind, curious to get your thoughts on:
    – Skeletons vs Goblins. I haven’t totally loved the Goblins, but I suspect I could be using them incorrectly most of the time
    – Lv6 Fireball vs Lv2 Poison
    – Cannon vs Tesla due to recent Cannon nerfs

  3. Very good articles!
    What about the next update with this deck? HP of elixir collectors will be downgrade 20%
    Do you think that with this update you will have to change the deck?

    • This is Hog Rider Royale lol with the upcoming cannon and bomb tower nerf, hog rider goblins zap combo will be everywhere

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