Looking for Clash Royale Hog Rider deck and really want to play him in a cheap cycling deck, you might wanna consider this. We discuss cheap Hog Rider cycling deck, along with the gameplay strategy. 3.5 Average elixir makes this deck so flawless, and it’s so easy to play. This is it, Hog Rider Rocket Cycling Deck!


Guys, by the end of this article, I will give you the video gameplay to enhance your understanding and to make you gameplay more flexible. Hey there, you are here with me again JohnnyBoy. There are so many Hog Rider deck you can find out there, but this one can really shock you. This time, we combine Hog Rider with Rocket as winning condition.

The defense archetype will be so easy, by relying on Cannon as primary defense building, and other cheap cards like Goblins, Valkyrie, and more. Let’s find out what else we have in the deck matchups.

Cheap Hog Rider Cycling Deck


Average elixir cost : 3.5

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As you can see, we have Musketeer as the only ranger. I highly recommend you to bring at least one ranger to play double roles, she can be a defender and attacker.

Besides, Musketeer deals high damage point. In defending with Musketeer, we will get super fast card rotation. Combining her with Valkyrie and Minions is what I often do.

Minions Card-Clash-Royale-Kingdom

Generally speaking, we have a cheap Hog Rider cycling deck. However, we don’t really bring 1 elixir cards like Skeletons or Ice Spirit. You can’t just defense with that cheap troops. And I think, that would be better if we bring Minions to give small damage on defending.


Besides Minions, I highly recommend you to bring Valkyrie. I specifically use her to be a damage receiver in defense. So, if you face any incoming troops, don’t be afraid, just deploy Valkyrie to receive damage, then launch Goblins, Musketeer, or Cannon to add more damage.

Valkyrie deals small area too. And I utilize her ability to counter Witch or any troops with average HP.


Another card that is also excellent for card rotation is Zap. You can easily diminish Goblin Gang, Goblin Barrel, Bats, or Skeleton Army with one zap. Also, if you play with Hog Rider, you need one area dealer. And in this deck, we pick the cheapest area damage to support Hog Rider in countering.


Next, we have Goblins. They are reckless, use them in defending against everything. But, wait for the enemy to connect to the tower. Then, you send Goblins from behind the enemy cards.

Alright, that’s enough for cards elaboration. Now, let’s talk strategy counter defense.

What to do in early game?

There is no specific strategy here since you play cheap rotation card. The game archetype would be just countering with Hog Rider, then defense.

In countering with Hog Rider, we need to support him with Zap spell in case the enemy sends swarmy to shut the rider.

Or else, for opening attack, we can run bridge spam with Goblins or Minions, just to force the enemy to deploy card. And if they deploy any card, we launch Rocket to kill the troops and get tower damage.


Deploy Minions Hog Rider as bridge spam

In most cases, if I do bridge spam like so, the enemy will deploy any cards. Not meant to kill the bridge spam of course, they want to start counter. And they mostly deploy that card from behind, so we can aim to 2 targets with Rocket.

The countering will be just easy as that. Then, we defend after countering.

In defense, I mostly rely on Cannon and combine it with Valkyrie. Of course, this depends on what comes to your lane. If the incoming troops are Giant Skeleton or Prince Bandit, we can distract them first with Goblins, then send the Valkyrie.


Combine Valkyrie and Cannon to distract heavy troops

If the incoming troops deal high damage, defend the lane with Valkyrie instead of Cannon. And if the incoming troops are building targeting deploy Cannon first, then combine it with Musketeer.


combine Rocket and Cannon to shut X-bow

You can actually use Rocket for defense too. Once again, it depends on what comes to your lane.

What to do in late game?

When you enter 2x elixir, it’s time to start cycling Rocket. Go on counter with Hog Rider, then after the enemy sends defender, you Rocket them all together with the tower.

Or else, you can go on countering with Goblins or Minions and Rocket. That would be so devastating guys, trust me. We actually cycling Rocket, but we kill the defender too.


This is Hog Rider Rocket combo, devastating!

Since the elixir recharge faster, you can go on countering with Valkyrie Hog Rider combo. This is relatively popular combo in Clash Royale. Valkyrie in front of Hog Rider would kill every swarmy, and also receive damage from enemy defenders and tower.

Go on defending again after you run the counter. The defend strategy would be quite similar with what you do in early game. Rely on Cannon, then play the cheap cards to add extra damage.

The defense might be exhausting, but you still win it, distraction is a must!

Or defend with Valkyrie and combine it with cheap cards might be an excellent option too. There are so much cards you can deploy on defend, cycling them.

Card replacement


Substitute Valkyrie with Knight or Ice Golem

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Substitute Minions with Ice Spirit


Herewith, I include a short video gameplay showing the strategy of this deck. You’ll understand how I play this cycling Hog Rider Deck flexibly. And this is so devastating for the enemy. Good luck!


Well, since there are so many cards get buffed and nerfed, this article is made according to the current meta. We can’t just play with so much cheap cards if the enemy play heavy offensive deck. So, we can at least play this deck, cost you only 3.5 elixir, for stronger defense line up.

Higher elixir cost would be no.1 issue, the vital is that you should have strong defense counter line up. I hope you enjoy this article and video gameplay.

See you again soon in another Clash Royale article guide, Have fun!