Card Popularity Snapshot #11 – Elixir Collector Is Back On Top!

Reddit Clash Royale Card Popularity Snapshot #11 from Global Top 100 battle decks currently being used. Posted by Wwoody123

This list may help answer questions regarding which cards you should request from clanmates, purchase with gold, and ultimately include in your deck. Check out card tier list to know more.

Elixir Collector is back on top!

The nerfed Miner is no longer a reliable counter to the pump, especially now that many players pump between their Arena Towers and counter with the ever-popular Guards. The popularity of Zap was cut by 30%, but the card remains more popular than Arrows, which enjoyed a significant uptick as a counter to Princess, Minions, and Minion Horde. Meanwhile, Poison suffered a huge setback, perhaps in response to a metagame that favors high hitpoint troops. The Mini P.E.K.K.A and Musketeer remain staple defensive cards that support a counter-push in almost every deck archetype–they were found in over half of the decks surveyed.

Princess and Miner were knocked far down in the rankings because of their recent nerfs. The Princess nerf will be dialed back slightly so that she can hit Very Fast troops again, but the Miner can no longer be relied upon to neutralize pumps or Princesses. The popularity of Giant as the main tank of beatdown decks has continued to rise and has brought the re-balanced Bowler to prominence. The Ice Spirit is becoming a fast favorite for tempo/control decks and is often paired with the Ice Wizard. The Hog Rider has made a minor comeback along with Freeze, as many decks eschew defensive structures like Cannon and Inferno Tower altogether. Lastly, Rocket began to make headway back into the metagame as experimentation with Goblin Barrel largely came to a close.

Suggested decklists

You should see Deck Archetype to know what they are!

Giant Beatdown (THIRTY appearances of this deck archetype): Giant, Zap, Elixir Collector, Guards, Musketeer, Poison then ADD: [a] Bowler/Mini P.E.K.K.A (18 appearances); [b] Prince/Mini P.E.K.K.A (8 appearances); [c] Ice Wizard/Barbarians (4 appearances).

Miner Tempo (Nine appearances of this EXACT deck): Zap, Cannon, Miner, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Elixir Collector, Spear Goblins, Princess, Minion Horde (Swap out Cannon for Mortar to make this a Siege-Tempo hybrid!). More Miner Decks can be found here.

Hog Trifecta (Seven appearances of this deck archetype): Hog Rider, Valkyrie, Musketeer, Elixir Collector, [Ice Spirit OR Skeletons], [Cannon OR Inferno Tower], [Arrows&Freeze OR Zap&Poison]. Check out Hog Trifecta Guide here.

Miner-Furnace Tempo/Siege (Five appearances of this EXACT deck): Zap, Miner, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Guards, Musketeer, Poison, Furnace, Minions. Here is your Miner Furnace Deck Guide.

Hog-Freeze Control (Five appearances of this EXACT deck): Guards, Musketeer, Minions, Arrows, Freeze, Ice Spirit, Hog Rider, Bomber. Another Hog Freeze Deck if you haven’t had Guards yet.

P.E.K.K.A-Double Prince Beatdown (Four appearances of this EXACT deck): P.E.K.K.A, Prince, Dark Prince, Freeze, Arrows, Minion Horde, Princess, Elixir Collector

Three Musketeers Beatdown (Four appearances of this EXACT deck): Three Musketeers, Knight, Skeletons, Ice Spirit, Poison, Princess, Elixir Collector, Miner. You can find other Three Musketeers Decks here.

Hog-Bowler Control (Four appearances of this EXACT deck): Zap, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Bowler, Guards, Ice Spirit, Hog Rider, Ice Wizard, Rocket.

What conclusions do you draw from these numbers?

Card Appearances Change
Elixir Collector 78 15
Zap 67 -31
Guards 60 -10
Poison 57 -24
Mini P.E.K.K.A 54 -23
Musketeer 52 17
Giant 38 6
Princess 29 -21
Miner 27 -26
Ice Spirit 26 4
Bowler 23 19
Hog Rider 23 10
Arrows 22 20
Minion Horde 22 9
Cannon 19 -13
Ice Wizard 19 10
Prince 19 5
Minions 18 -2
Freeze 16 14
Skeletons 12 1
Barbarians 11 4
P.E.K.K.A 10 6
Three Musketeers 10 0
Inferno Tower 9 5
Spear Goblins 9 4
Valkyrie 9 0
Rocket 8 7
Dark Prince 7 5
Goblins 6 -5
Bomber 5 4
Furnace 5 3
Baby Dragon 4 4
Goblin Barrel 4 -13
Golem 4 2
Knight 4 -3
Balloon 3 1
Fire Spirits 2 1
Lumberjack 2 2
Tombstone 2 2
Fireball 1 -2
Mortar 1 0
Rage 1 -1
Skeleton Army 1 0
The Log 1 1
Archers 0 0
Barbarian Hut 0 0
Bomb Tower 0 0
Giant Skeleton 0 0
Goblin Hut 0 0
Lava Hound 0 -1
Lightning 0 -2
Mirror 0 0
Royal Giant 0 -1
Sparky 0 -1
Tesla 0 0
Witch 0 -2
Wizard 0 0
X-Bow 0 0

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