Current Clash Royale Meta DecksJanuary 19, 2020 - Updated view of the best Clash Royale Meta Decks
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Current Clash Royale Meta Decks - What we do and why
This page is a snapshot of the current Clash Royale metagame. It's an up to date view on what meta decks the top players from the top 20 clans (almost 1000 players!) are using right now.
By looking at the top Clash Royale players' deck, we can get some insight on what meta decks might be the best positioned deck at any given time, taking card level out of the equation (since players in this range will almost always have their decks maxed out). Make sure you keep this in mind when trying to use these decks on ladder, as lower card levels may severely affect a deck's performance.
If you want to brew a deck, this list can also help you figure out what decks you should try to counter.
The meta decks in Clash Royale are constantly shifting around to gain some advantage over each other. As balance changes are made and new cards are introduced, you need a way to stay on top of the latest meta in 2018. Knowing what strong decks are out there now will let you make a good decision on what deck to play on ladder and in challenges.
If you're not sure what deck is best for you, take a look at what the top players are using today. It should give you a good idea of what you're likely to face, which can help you to pick a new deck or tweak your own list to win more games. You'll also see the changes that top players are making to their Clash Royale decks to beat the current meta.
We really hope to help everyone using our site to win more games of Clash Royale, but if nothing else, it's a great resource to understand what's going on in the meta Clash Royale 2018, and to find some fun new decks to try.
Whether you like control, beatdown or siege, whether you play giant decks, golem decks, lavaloon decks, dark prince decks, 3 musketeers decks, P.E.K.K.A. decks, x-bow decks, mortar decks, log bait decks, miner decks, graveyard decks, or bridge spam decks, the latest build for your deck is here. Follow your deck in the current 2018 meta Clash Royale and see how it evolves!
Clash Royale Tier List or Meta Snapshot
At this point, you hopefully understand what our clash royale meta page hopes to capture, but you've probably also heard the words 'tier list' thrown around, and you're probably wondering what's the difference between this metagame page and a true clash royale tier list.
The differences between a metagame and a tier list are subtle. A Clash Royale tier list (just like our metagame snapshot) aims to tell you what are the best decks for Clash Royale, and what are people playing. The difference is that a metagame snapshot like this shows you what are the top decks actually being played by top players. The decks with the most people playing them will also usually correlate very strongly with the best decks in a format/metagame.
A clash royale tier list, however, attempts to set decks into different buckets (called tiers), usually based more on power level than on usage. This means that if someone thinks Mega Knight control is the strongest deck in the meta, they may put it high up in their tier list, but if almost no one is using it, it would show up much lower on a meta snapshot, like the one we've got here. The advantage for the metagame snapshot, in this case, is that it's not based on anyone's opinion, it's purely data. So while there's a chance it could miss out on sleeper hit decks, as soon as they're found out and become popular, they'll show up here, and it doesn't have the risk of someone poorly evaluating the strength of decks using their own biases and opinions.
Again, the meta or tier list you use to pick decks are both trying to accomplish the same thing. They'll both highlight strong deck choices and help you decide which cards to upgrade to stay relevant and improve your win rate in clash royale. A meta can also be used AS a tier list, by simply chunking it down by rates of usage (e.g. S Tier decks are ones that see > 10% usage, A Tier decks > 7%, B Tier > 4% and F Tier below that). Separating it like that can be helpful to understand if a deck makes up a huge portion of the field, it's probably one of the best clash royale decks, with few really bad matchups.
Another large advantage of a Clash Royale meta snapshot (over a clash royale tier list) is that it helps you pick a deck that will work really well against the field. For example, if a giant beatdown deck is way at the top with 20% of the metagame share, you should probably either be playing that deck OR making sure the deck you do play has a great matchup against giant beatdown decks.