Cannon Cart Miner control is one of famous deck in Clash Royale. Some of you might not know yet about what exactly the definition of Miner control. Let’s figure out what’s Miner control, how to do that, and of course learn how to play Cannon Cart Miner control deck and strategies that we consider the best so far. 


Hey there, I’m JohnnyBoy back again with another Clash Royale guide. Today, we will figure out what is Miner control and play Cannon Cart Miner control deck and strategies. Also, by the end of this article, I will show you the video gameplay so you can see how to play the deck in real battle. 

So, Miner control is a counter archetype where we use Miner as an absolute tower damage. While he keeps on hitting the tower, he distracts the tower from hitting the rest of our attackers. So, the counter troops will out of tower target and can strike the tower longer.

No matter what, when you send Miner on the tower, he will hit the tower and that’s absolute damage. And now, we will combine Miner as tower distraction with Cannon Cart. There are so many Miner control archetype out there, but in today’s article we will discuss specifically about Cannon Cart Miner control. Let’s see the deck matchups first.

Cannon Cart Miner control deck


Average elixir cost : 3.6

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As you can see, we will have Miner Poison counter as well. Miner Poison is inevitable guys, and you can use Poison after Miner and counter troops are in tower territory. This will give you extra tower damage as well as reducing defenders’ HP.


Next, we will have Electro Wizard. This is gonna be important card for defense. If we wanna have a strong countering line up, we need to create a strong defense first in expectation, we can counter push with Miner.

So, the best counter strategy we will play is to counter push with Miner together with survived defenders.

Alright, we have still more defenders. In defending, I highly recommend you to pick up Knight as a damage receiver. If you want a strong defense, you need to have at least one troop that has high HP.


Another troop with high HP is Executioner. He is no.2 defender that can be crowd control in this deck. Combining him with Tornado will very much secure the lane. While Tornado gather the crowd in the whirlwind, Executioner will throw his axe and deal damage with all the troops in it.


Lastly, we have Bats. I highly recommend you to pick up Bats to give more damage in any countering and defending. Bats is perfect for counter push with Miner. While in defending, you can send Knight as damage receiver first, then deploy Bats to quickly kill any incoming troops.

That’s enough for the cards elaboration. Now, let’s move to the strategy counter and defense.

What to do in early battle?

There are actually no significant different in early game and late game. You’ll counter similarly and in constant with Miner control.

As I said earlier, we start countering by defending first. Let’s call this counter push with Miner.


Send more defender for best protection and hard counter push

However, you can open attack first by sending Miner to the Princess tower in order to bait the enemy sends any troops.


This is good for open attack, absolute tower damage

Then, you go on defending with Knight and Executioner. It still depends on what comes. Just make sure you have more than one defender so you can have a great counter push with Miner.

I also recommend you to defend with Cannon Cart. Deploy Cannon Cart in safe spot so its HP will remain full. You have a tiny tanker already, don’t let the enemy touches your Cannon Cart.

Playing with more than one defender doesn’t mean you are wasting of elixir. It means that you’ll have a great counter push next after.

What to do in late game?

When you enter 2x elixir, you can start cycling Miner Poison. Still, you start every counter from defense first.

Play more than one defender. This will allow you to have extra defense. In defending, make sure to have Cannon Cart and try as hard as you can to protect Cannon Cart so it will remain high HP.

After defending, go on counter push with Miner together with survived defenders. Lastly, you add Poison on the tower and enemy’s defender as well.

This time, the enemy will be so devastated guys because you counter push with an absolute tower damage, Miner.

This is Cannon Cart with Miner controls

You also give the enemy an option. In counter push, you’ll have Miner and Cannon Cart at the same time. Here, the enemy will separate their defender and choose which one to stop first.

If the enemy prefer to stop Cannon Cart, then Miner will have more and more tower damage. Otherwise, if they decide to stop Miner, Cannon Cart will have continuous shoot on tower.

This is absolute damage guys

This will probably happen if the enemy can’t manage their defender. To defend against this, they can deploy two defenders at the same time to handle Miner and Cannon Cart. However, they won’t get extra protection on each single Miner and Cannon Cart.

Card replacement


Substitute Knight with Valkyrie

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Substitute Bats with Minions



Herewith, I attach a short video gameplay to give you a clear understanding on how to counter with Miner control. And of course, how to win more and more battles. Good Luck my friends!


In conclusion, Miner control with Cannon Cart is easy to use guys. All you need to do is to have more defenders, then counter push with Miner.

In 2x elixir, you can add Poison in the counter push to add more tower damage. This counter archetype is popular among high level player, and in the challenge.

So, if you want to try different deck in higher arena or challenge, you can use this Cannon Cart Miner control deck.

Hope you enjoy this article, and please feel free to leave your comment down below.

Have fun!