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  • Our weeks in the arena
    • Rob: Hovering around 4500+ trophies
    • Joe: Currently at 4800 Trophies, still using the mortar mauler
      • Archers are MAXED!! Next up, Arrows!
      • Been playing LOTS of Kings Cup and Touchdown!


  • Touchdown
    • Thoughts?
  • Mirror Challenge
    • Same Decks
    • Same Cycle
    • No Excuses!
  • King’s Cup
    • Tiered Challenge
    • Overall thoughts?

Meta Check

Rob and Joe discuss the current meta, brought to us by Lloyd Christmas!

The Tesla Tower, out of obscurity has been used a total of 8 times at the top of the ladder. Previous count over the last 6 months – ZERO!! The Inferno tower and the Tesla are the only buildings in the game that can attack both ground AND air!

Venus fly trap type card? Sorry.. off topic.

Beatdown style decks have been on the decline as of late. Squishy cards are seeing increased use rates. As an effect, inferno tower use rates are seeing a decrease, while the Tesla tower is picking up the pace. This makes sense, since these buildings are good against opposite things (tanks vs. squishy troops).

The Flying Machine – for whatever reason – has made the list. There is nothing more to this, than the fact that the cards is now officially more relevant than the Goblin Hut.

Tornado use rates are checking in at 28%, 32%, and 28% rates over the last three periods. This makes sense since with the increase in use rates of the squishy troops. Tornado will continue to provide utility to most decks in this current meta.

To see the stats behind this week’s Meta Check click here.


Boom It or Moob It

  1. Regardless of Tower level – you are always able to attain max cards.
  2. Mortar is broken. Fix it!
  3. Update causes card drop to be delayed.
  4. When you are on a losing streak, SC says they match you with someone that is also on a losing streak.


Chest Openings

We open chests round robin style, starting with the least rare, then moving to “The big dogs”!

  1. Joe (Ha!)
  2. Rob

Deck Spotlight


The Tomahawk (4.3 AEC)

Cards: Golem, Zap, Elixir Pump, Mega Minion, Poison, Bandit, Night Witch, and Lumberjack

Copy to Deck

Decksplanation: This is your ultimate beatdown style deck. The main goal with this deck is to defend (minimally) while trying to gain an elixir advantage. On top of that, the goal is to get the elixir pump down so that you can expand the elixir advantage. This deck can take damage and still roll through to win the game. The reason is because you can seriously overwhelm your opponent with Night Witch, Lumber Jack, Bandit behind the Golem. Big push entails the Golem in the back behind the king tower. From there, you need to throw down the Night Witch, then the Lumberjack, and lastly, the Bandit. NW first to generate annoying bats. LJ next to let him get the nitty gritty (plus when he dies he helps everything else), and bandit last because you don’t want her to be targeted. She also wrecks everything when she’s left last. Mega Minion is good to use, but mostly on defense. Poison and Zap are 100% situational depending on what your opponent has for defense. Mass squishy troops = Poison. Inferno Tower or Inferno Drag = Zap.

Don’t get greedy with too many pumps down. You only need one successful one down to keep the pain going on your opponent’s end. If you have too many pumps, you have less troops on the field consecutively, so the pressure isn’t on the map. Set up one, protect it, then boom the rest of the way through!

Rinse and Repeat!

Reviews (11)

Clash On

Cory Butter237 from USA

Awesome content, love the way you guys connect with each other and, who’s inside the flying machine, keep making great and awesome hodgepodge of everything….HOG RIDAAAAAAAAHHHH BOOOOM


NinjaRelish from USA

While I am not from Australia I still do love your podcast and am always look forward for the next episode. I love the great mix of seriousness and goofy 13 year old humor. While I may only be in challenger one your tips and advice have really helped me progress. Mortar mauler for life baby.

One of the only podcasts worthy of this great game!


I have been listening to Cast Royale for about a year now, and I can truly say it is one of the best podcast I’ve ever listened to. Rob and Joe synergize perfectly together, and bring listeners great analysis, strategy, and news for all aspects of the game while still being extremely entertaining. Listening to this podcast has taught me many of the finer points of the game and helped me to better understand it as well. The community of listeners is also very good and friendly (I am currently in the Cast Royale 4 clan). I would highly recommend anyone looking for a Clash Royale podcast to give it a listen. BOOM! P.S. Here is a great deck that has almost gotten me to the legendary arena (just a couple hundred more trophies to go) that I recommend you using for a deck spotlight (I don’t have a name for it yet): Electro Wizard Log Hog Rider Fireball Skeleton Army Furnace Bats Knight

Very well done.

Trailminer from USA

I’ve been listening to you two fools for a while now, and I just wanted to say this is one of the funniest podcasts I’ve listened to in a while. The commentary is great, and the segments are gold. Keep up the great work! -Rob, from the USA Boom?

Dear Rob and Joe

Megaghostman from USA

This is the best thing I ever discovered in HISTORY!!! I think you should make a new clan because I’m waiting to get in to your clan. I would also like to know how to use battle ram efficiently.

From Southeast Asia Singapore!

Fir164 from Singapore

Hey guys! I really hope you read out my review in the show. Anyway keep up the good work. Definitely one of the best, if not the best clash royale podcast. The content has a good mix for casual and pro players. The connection you guys have is awesome which not only makes the show entertaining but more also engaging. One of the podcasts I look forward to! Keep it up and keep BOOM-ing! Firdaus, a fan from Singapore

Best Podcast Ever

Nathan Kassa from USA

If you are a casual or competitive player you will love this podcast. These dudes know what they are doing and add humor in with their content. Keep up the great content and B??M!!!

I love it

PhantomZon€ from USA

This podcast has really helped me make an amazing deck. In Clash Royale.

Love that podcast!

Stuborn_Kid from Poland

Im loving this podcast, i like to listen to it while im playing clash royale! Cheers from poland!

Absolutely amazing.

Toby773629 from USA

I can’t get enough of your show. It’s perfectly balanced: some talk about recent updates/new cards, in-depth strategy talk about certain aspects of the game, and of course, the the neverending stream of BOOOOMS!!! Every week, I try to ration it out to listen a little bit every day, but I find myself listening to the whole thing and knowing there won’t be another for a bit. Keep doing what you are doing, you are providing very quality material for the Clash Royale community 🙂 BOOM ? ?

From A_Rex6

A_Rex6 from Italy

Love it Ps:B??m Pss:HOG RIDDER


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