Best X-Bow Decks in Clash Royale with tips

Clash Royale has still a loyal fan-base and with the new Clan Wars system coming in, it’ll be even stronger. Plenty of cards in the game can be used and in Clash Royale, experimentation is key. However, there can be some misconceptions about how a deck works. Because of this, many face difficulties in climbing the ladder and in tournaments. With events happening frequently, finding a good deck with a good card combination to climb and get your rewards is very important. There are several cards that yield very good results when used in the right manner with a good deck. One of them is the X-Bow, which works as both Offensive and Defensive deck. So, in this article, we have listed five best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale, after trying out the best possible ones.

X-Bow – Bio


The X-Bow card was released on 4th January 2016, along with the soft launch of Clash Royale. The card is unlocked in the Builder’s Workshop (Arena 6). It is a single-target, long-ranged offensive and defensive building with both moderate hitpoints and damage output. It is the only Epic building in the game and has the highest rarity out of all the buildings in the game.

  • Elixir Cost: 6.0
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Type:  Building/Ground
  • Target: Ground only
  • Range: 11.5
  • Deploy Time: 3.5 sec
  • Hit Speed: 0.25 sec
  • Lifetime: 40 sec without damage

List of the best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale

1. X-Bow Inferno Fireball cycle

Average Elixir Cost: 3.4

Best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale Inferno Fireball

This deck is amazing against other cycle decks, and once you take a tower, it is easy to sit back and defend for the rest of the game. Even against tanks, it can be good if you punish immediately when they play a tank or collector in the back. The X-bow is a very strong win condition. This deck is solid on defense, and with two buildings, it is nearly impossible to get through if you change from offense to defense due to playing a hard counter.

Tips for X-Bow Inferno deck

With the deck having a heavier lean towards a stronger defensive potential, you should operate on counters. The deck has enough baits and counters to opponents, so patiently try to null a heavy push. If you’re up against a bridge spam deck, play patiently, make positive elixir trades, and wait for a good opportunity to play the X-Bow such as when they’ve played their tank. With X-Bow being the only win condition, try to lock it to a tower, and then the rest of the troops should be played on the bridge for distraction.

2. X-Bow Electro Fireball

Average Elixir Cost: 3.4

Best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale Electro Fireball

A more defensive deck, with all areas covered which makes it one of the best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale. Ice Golem, Bats, Firecrackers, and E-Wiz can take out most troops and distract them. X-Bow is for both Offense and Defense, taking an opponent tower is something which you have to manage with the X-Bow. Fireball and Zap as your damage spells. Valkyrie is another important card, which does area damage and helps you neutralize a strong push by the opponent. With the main strength of the deck being the quick cycling of cards, it is necessary to utilize elixir at the best.

Tips for the X-Bow Fireball deck

Against Pump cycles, it is often advised to have a good look at his deck first and then go for destroying his pump using Fireball. This is not a hard push deck. So, try to take out the enemy tower as quickly as possible by taking advantage of the Elixir Lead. In the deck, there are no troops that can guarantee you a tower, so if using the deck becomes difficult, try to switch cards that lock to the tower. Try to slow down opponent attacks using IG and Valkyrie. During the double, target for one tower and then lock it down using your X-Bow.

3. Ice Rocket X-Bow

Average Elixir Cost: 3.5

Best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale Ice Rocket Xbow

A very versatile deck, which offers a lot of defensive potentials. This deck focuses on the X-Bow which can be used offensively against towers or defensively against buildings and spawn troops. The Ice Wizard is your main support card and will slow down enemy troops. Save the rocket for collectors, x-bows, sparky, or late game chip damage. Another icy addition is the Ice golem, which is a mini tank for a major elixir lead push.

Tips for the Ice Rocket X-Bow deck

The deck slows down a lot of opponent attacks and is hard to counter. This will give you enough time for a counter. Your main push will require the Ice Golem to tank, ice wizard to support, and the mega minion for backup. In a 2x elixir, try to cycle all your cards and protect your X-Bow. The cycle will be non-stop due to all the cheap elixir cards in your deck. If there are no big swarm troops approaching, use the Rocket and X-Bow to get the towers. When you get a tower early, it is advisable to defend and slow down their attacks.

Here’s a video of a similar version of the deck:

4. X-Bow Tesla Valkyrie

Average Elixir Cost: 3.1

Best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale Valkyrie

The deck has a lot of similarities with the X-Bow 2.9 meta, but with Valkyrie in this. A great deck for those who prefer a quick cycle and good damage, with being very effective in damaging every possible counter from your opponent. A good defensive combination of Tesla + X-Bow and also with Valkyrie + Log provides you enough time to distract the troops and also help you to destroy ground swarms. For air, Tesla + Archers will come handy.

Tips for X-Bow Tesla Valkyrie deck

Although this deck is very powerful for defense, against heavy air swarms, the deck is quite vulnerable. For this, make sure to utilize your Tesla to the fullest, also taking help to Ice Spirit to kill time and spare a second. X-Bow serves to remove to towers too, so use the right time to deploy it. Fireball swarms/pumps at the earliest, gaining elixir advantage which is necessary during the same. Use Valkyrie to take down troops with her area damage ability, find the right time to counter with X-Bow locking to the opponent tower.

5. X-Bow 2.9

Average Elixir Cost: 2.9

Best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale 2.9 Xbow

End of the X-Bow decks in Clash Royale list is definitely one of the longest-running trophy-pushing meta decks in Clash Royale. The X-Bow 2.9 deck is heavily used and is one of the best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale. 2.9 is a stable archetype that will definitely improve your overall gameplay if you can master this deck. Ice golem can offer a lot of value for only two elixirs, he’s basically a quick tank that can be used to distract units. X-bow is your main win condition and can be played both offensively and defensively depending upon your match up. Try to get as much elixir value from your cycle cards by using them to support and protect your other units or princess towers.

Tips for X-Bow 2.9

Most of them have trouble using the deck, as complaints of offensive irregularities often arise. X-Bow is your win condition card, try to lock it to the opponent tower. In some cases, a reset card can be distractions, try to latch on the minimum chances you get. However, avoid supporting your push and leave yourself with no elixir left to defend. The major plus about this deck is its defensive ability. So, if you’ve already taken a tower you can simply defend throughout the rest of the match. For better detail, you can check this video:

Other X-Bow decks in Clash Royale

There are plenty of other options, which with experimentation yield you great results. We have added some of the links below, feel free to check them out if you are interested.

What is your opinion on the best X-Bow decks in Clash Royale list? Do you use any of the above-mentioned decks? Mention it in the comment section below!

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