Best Hog cycle decks in Clash Royale

With the increasing number of players in Clash Royale, there are a lot of decks which are experimented and not all achieve good results with it. Even though finding a deck which suits you isn’t a hard task because of the number cards and combinations the game has, equal importance has to be given considering levelling up cards, as some could lose powerful key interactions because of under-levelling. Most of them will have their top priority card, considering the amount of success they’ve achieved. In this article, we have listed five best Hog cycle decks in Clash Royale, tried and reviewed by our team GamingonPhone.

What are the best Hog cycle decks in Clash Royale?

Hog Cycle deck by Grax (Youtuber Challenge deck)

Average Elixir Cost: 3.0

One of the best hog cycle decks in Clash Royale
Grax’s YT challenge deck

Grax’s Hog cycle deck is one of the best Hog cycle decks in Clash Royale and also in Youtuber Challenge because of its efficient cycle and cost. Grax’s Deck is the solution to many if you are, as of now struggling to find a good F2P ladder deck, because it has that sheer prowess of getting a good push under elixir run. This might an old deck to start with but definitely worth a shot.


Try practicing it out in friendly challenges, because not many would get the instant knack of it.  You also can use archers and firespirits as they provide solid counters to bandit, ram rider and battle ram. Since it would be very efficient to null heavy attacks thanks to the Inferno and Knight, make sure your hog gives maximum damage by fireballing the defenses out and clear out the path for your Hog Rider.

Mini Hog cycle deck

Average Elixir Cost: 2.6

mini Hog Cycle deck
Hog cycle deck

Less cost but a big push cycle when you take full advantage of the 2x, with pekka acting as a tank. A mere 2.6 elixir deck, which is very quickly cycled which makes it good for both offense and defense. Hog is again used for taking out enemy towers, whereas Cannon-Freeze combo is cycled back to defend. Its offers you an upper hand if you are able to distract opponent cards with efficient elixir utilization.


Using Mini Pekka as a tank to defend is sometimes a gem of an idea. It is because that Mini Pekka would remove out heavy rushing troops, for example, the Elite Barbarians by dealing maximum damage and giving you the elixir advantage. Advised to not to heavily rely on tower defending because of the limited defensive options.

Hog Princess deck

Average Elixir Cost: 3.1

Hog Princess cycle

A popular ladder deck and was one among the most used decks in Clash Royale for climbing trophies, still takes a place in our list of best Hog cycle decks in Clash Royale. Most of them failed with this deck because of the lack of offensive awareness and due to mismanagement of cards and priorities. Another reason was that because both Legendary cards (Log and The Princess) were not often utilized well resulted in the deck’s downfall.


With limited defensive options, try to figure out distractions as quickly as possible. The mini pekka is recommended to be used to take down tanks but you will often need to distract their push with the ice golem because you don’t want to rush into mistakes by trying to get offensively. During double elixir time, cycle back to hog and pressure and take out his crown tower.

Hogging the Mortar

Average Elixir Cost: 3.0

hog mortar deck
Hog-Rascals-Mortar cycle 3.0

Another quick cycle deck which would provide great offensive and defensive potential, with the correct use of the elixir cycle. One of the best f2p cycles in the list, the deck is also easily upgradable. The Rascals + Mortar is one of its major defensive strengths, so that would bring all other cards cycle quickly and thus can target the opponent crown towers easily. Very appreciated and surprisingly has been versatile throughout


Do not quickly try deploying hogs if there is a big push from the opponent, as patience is very necessary for consistency. Avoid unnecessary spamming your cards because it can easily cause your opponent to have a large elixir lead. The deck would struggle against heavy elixir decks because of not having enough defensive options so recommend you to hit them on the counter and take advantages at the right time as quick as possible.

Musk-Hog cycle

Average Elixir Cost: 2.6

2.6 hog cycle, the best hog cycle deck
2.6 Musketeer Hog cycle

One of the evergreen decks in Clash Royale, the 2.6 cycle takes a place in our list of best Hog cycle decks because of its versatility and defensive potential for a low-cost cycle. If you have faced this deck, you would have got annoyed because of the repetitive distractions of those 1 elixir Skeletons and Fire Spirit. Still acknowledged as one of the best ladder decks, make sure you experiment it out in friendly battles because to ensure you are confident in trying out for pushing.


Good against both air and defense, because you can easily break them if they are hoarding attacks all along by distracting them with your ice golem and kill majority of the attacks with your musk. Try attacking as much as possible to take full advantage of the X2 and outcycle the opponent. If necessary, replace Log with Zap.

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