Best Ice Bow decks in Clash Royale

Aakrit Sharma
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The X-Bow is a unique Building card in Clash Royale that you can use for attack as well as defense. The X-Bow is usually paired with Ice cards like Ice Wizard and Ice Golem and we’ve compiled this list of the best Ice Bow decks in Clash Royale.

Clash Royale released the X- Bow from Clash of Clans in 2016. Over the years, the card has naturally gone through several changes but it is still trusted by millions of players.

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What makes the X-Bow so unique as a Building card is its range. It takes a while to deploy and then locks on to the nearest target. If an opponent fails to deploy any troops in time, the X-Bow can even target a Crown Tower (if in range) and unleash an array of quick bullets.

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s take a look at the best Ice Bow decks in Clash Royale.

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Ice Bow Rocket deck in Clash Royale

Ice Bow Rocket deck in Clash Royale

You’ll need the following cards to build the Ice Bow Rocket deck in Clash Royale:

  • Ice Wizard
  • Ice Golem
  • The Log
  • Mega Minion
  • Rocket
  • Skeletons
  • Tornado
  • X-Bow

How to play

Due to the abundance of ice cards, it is evident that this Clash Royale deck revolves around slowing down the enemy’s attack. The Mega Minion deals high damage while The Log and the Ice Wizard pair well with the Tornado.

This might sound unusual, but the X-Bow is your main offensive card in this deck. The goal here is to gain an Elixir advantage over your opponent. When you’re sure that the contender is low on Elixir, place the X-Bow near your Crown Tower and it’ll start targeting the opposite Crown Tower.

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If you’re close to destroying a Crown Tower, the Rocket is a fantastic last-minute option.

Once you get the hang of it, this deck can help you get wins consistently and you’ll be amazed by its versatility.

Ice Bow Hunter deck in Clash Royale

Ice Wizard X-Bow Hunter deck in Clash Royale

You’ll need the following cards to form the Ice Bow Hunter deck in Clash Royale:

  • Ice Wizard
  • Ice Golem
  • The Log
  • Mega Minion
  • Rocket
  • Skeletons
  • Hunter
  • X-Bow

How to play

The Ice Bow Hunter deck is almost identical to the Ice Bow deck but instead of Tornado, we have the Hunter. The Hunter increases the average Elixir requirement but compensates for it by providing brilliant AoE damage.

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X-Bows are usually countered by tanky units which is why it is important to have a potent defense. Another common counter is Minions but the Hunter will take care of them in this deck.

The Ice Wizard can stop the approaching units while the Hunter shreds them with his high damage. On the flip side, the Skeletons and the Ice Golem are perfect for creating quick distractions.

Yet again, the X-Bow will be your main attacker in this Clash Royale deck. Because of the defensive playstyle, do not worry if you’re unable to take down towers in the initial exchanges. The double Elixir stage in the game will let you place X-Bows more easily and with the right strategy, you can annoy any opponent.

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3.0 X-Bow Cycle deck in Clash Royale

3.0 X-Bow Cycle deck in Clash Royale

You’ll need the following cards to build the 3.0 X-Bow Cycle deck in Clash Royale:

  • Archers
  • Fireball
  • Ice Spirit
  • Knight
  • The Log
  • Skeletons
  • Tesla
  • X-Bow

The 3.0 X-Bow Cycle is easily one of the most popular and versatile Ice Bow decks in Clash Royale. It mixes things up by adding cards like Archers, Fireball, Knight, and Tesla into the mix. This deck has been around for years and has regained prevalence with the latest Archers buff and Rocket nerfs.

How to play

The 3.0 X-Bow Cycle, in all fairness, is a very annoying deck to face. Due to the low Elixir requirement, you can set up the X-Bow multiple times and back it up with the Knight, Ice Spirit, and Archers.

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The Skeletons and Tesla help in distracting incoming troops while the Fireball can deal moderate damage in an instant. Overall, the trick here is to constantly cycle cards and gain a massive Elixir advantage.

Exe-Nado Ice Bow deck in Clash Royale

Exe-Nado Ice Bow deck in Clash Royale

You’ll need the following cards to build the Exe-Nado Ice Bow deck in Clash Royale:

  • Executioner
  • Fireball
  • Ice Golem
  • Ice Wizard
  • The Log
  • Mini P.E.K.K.A.
  • Tornado
  • X-bow

How to play

The Exe-Nado Ice Bow deck is the only deck on this list that has a strong defense and excels in the attack as well. Cards like the Mini P.E.K.K.A. and Executioner can trouble incoming troops and you can also set up attacks with them.

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The Tornado is tailor-made for AoE damage dealers like the Executioner. Other cards like Ice Golem, Ice Wizard, Fireball, and X-Bow are also present in the decks mentioned above, and you can use them likewise.

Do note that the average Elixir cost of the Exe-Nado Ice Bow deck is 3.6. As a result, you might have to wait till the Double Elixir stage to witness its true potential.


Well, this was everything to know about the best Ice Bow decks in Clash Royale. For similar content, you can check out how to get Star Points, how to get better at Clash Royale, and the Clash of Clans Pets guide.

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Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].