Best Deck For Each Arena in Rush Royale

As you climb trophies in Rush Royale, you’ll reach new Arenas that give you the ability to unlock different cards. Many of the best decks in the game contain cards that aren’t unlocked until higher Arenas. So what’s the best deck to use for each Arena in Rush Royale? We’ll break them down below.

One of the strongest cards in the game at the moment is ‘Robot’ which is only unlocked through the Royal Trials event. Since it has no arena unlock stage and is incredibly powerful in most decks, we’ll only be looking at decks that don’t include that card.

Best Deck For Arena 1 (Seeker)

When you’re just starting in Rush Royale, you’ll only have a handful of cards to work with and you’ll likely be facing opponents running similar decks. If you’re having trouble beating them, you could be playing against the bosses incorrectly. Make sure to check out our Boss guide for strategies on how to play against each one effectively.

  • Archer, Cold Mage, Lightning Mage, Priestess, Reaper

Best Deck For Arena 2 (Recruit)

Arena 2 is where you’ll unlock your first Legendary and one of the strongest Epic cards in the game – Engineer. Incorporating the Engineer card into your deck will help you build one of the strongest decks for Arena 2 and will become even stronger as you unlock other cards along the way.

  • Engineer, Cold Mage, Priestess, Lightning Mage, Reaper

While Frost is the first Legendary card unlocked in the game, you’ll notice we didn’t incorporate it into this deck. That’s simply because Cold Mage is a stronger card. You are able to stack crowd control (CC), so if you really want to slow the enemies down, add Frost in with the Cold Mage.

When playing Engineer, it’s important to remember that damage is increased for each one that is connected. Keep this in mind as it can effect the way you merge other cards together.

Best Deck For Arena 3 (Cadet)

Arena 3 is where you unlock your first buff card. You also unlock Bombardier which can be a huge help when fighting against bosses. You’ll still be running Engineer in this Arena but making some slight adjustments.

  • Engineer, Cold Mage, Bombardier, Priestess, Banner.

Best Deck For Arena 4 (Rookie)

You’ve made it to the Boreas unlock Arena, one of the first decent Legendary cards. If you’ve yet to find Boreas in a chest, don’t worry, as this also unlocks Sentry – what I call the very budget Boreas. No, it’s not nearly as good as Boreas, but it’s a decent placeholder.

  • Boreas, Cold Mage, Bombardier, Banner, Priestess
  • Engineer, Cold Mage, Bombardier, Priestess, Banner

You’ll notice I included the Arena 3 deck again, that’s because it’s still a solid option. If you put Boreas against Engineer, you’ll often find that Boreas will be dominate in the early game but Engineer get’s stronger the later matches go. If you find your games are going a while, keep using Engineer.

Best Deck For Arena 5 (Brawler)

Once you reach this point, you unlock a key mana card – the Vampire. He will be replacing Priestess until we get to unlocking stronger legendary cards in later Arenas.

  • Boreas, Chemist OR Alchemist, Bombardier, Vampire, Cold Mage
  • Engineer, Chemist OR Alchemist, Bombardier, Vampire, Cold Mage

The Alchemist is one of the first area of effect cards (AOE) you can start incorporating into your decks and can make a huge difference, especially in the early game.

Best Deck For Arena 6 (Cutthroat)

Arena 6 is where you unlock Grindstone, which is used in future decks with other legendary cards. It’s also where you unlock Executioner, who can help take down bosses with his, well, execute.

  • Boreas, Plague Doctor, Executioner, Vampire, Cold Mage

Best Deck For Arena 7 (Duelist)

In Arena 7 you’ll unlock another important buff card for the current meta – Hex. You’ll also unlock Thunderer. And thanks to the recent meta shake up, you’ll also be unlocking Crystalmancer which is currently top tier, however you’ll need a few more cards unlocked in Arena 12 before the deck is complete.

  • Thunderer, Grindstone OR Hex, Boreas, Cold Mage OR Bombardier, Vampire

Thunderer hits an extra target for each merge rank, so it becomes increasingly better the higher the merge rank. With that said, you’ll want to make sure to get a merge rank of two or higher early on, as the level one merge rank is no good.

Best Deck For Arena 8 (Watchman)

If you haven’t had luck finding a Boreas this far in, you’ve now unlocked another budget Boreas – Wind Archer. You’ll also unlock Dryad which is a very powerful PVP card. The other two cards that become available are Zealot and Demon Hunter, which are great for some CO-OP Decks, but don’t really have a place in the current PVP meta.

  • Engineer, Dryad, Grindstone OR Chemist, Cold Mage, Vampire
  • Thunderer, Grindstone OR Hex, Boreas, Cold Mage OR Bombardier, Vampire

If you want to change things up and run something different from Arena 7 and utilize that Dryad, bust out Engineer again.

Best Deck For Arena 9 (Warrior)

It’s time for Harlequin, the absolute strongest card in the game that is utilized in every top deck around and opens up a lot of versatility. Once you have this card in your possession is when you can really play with the big dogs.

  • Harlequin, Dryad, Thunderer, Grindstone, Bombardier
  • Harlequin, Dryad, Boreas, Hex, Priestess
  • Harlequin, Corsair, Executioner, Trapper, Bombardier

Best Deck For Arena 10 (Veteran)

Another milestone with the current meta, it’s time for Inquisitor. At the moment, most of the top decks in involve some variation of Inquisitor. If you’re new to playing it, make sure to check out our Inquisitor deck guide.

  • Inquisitor, Harlequin, Dryad, Grindstone, Cold Mage
  • Inquisitor, Harlequin, Dryad, Hex, Cold Mage
  • Inquisitor, Harlequin, Dryad, Corsair, Grindstone

Best Deck For Arena 11 (Eliminator)

This is where you unlock another very powerful card utilized in a lot of decks – Summoner. While it doesn’t directly give you mana, I still consider this a ‘mana card’ because it helps save you a lot of of it. We’ll still be using Inquisitor, but throw Summoner into the mix.

  • Inquisitor, Harlequin, Summoner, Cold Mage, Mime
  • Corsair, Summoner, Harlequin, Mime, Executioner
  • Corsair, Summoner, Harlequin, Trapper, Executioner

Best Deck For Arena 12 (Destroyer)

  • Inquisitor, Knight Statue, Chemist, Dryad, Harlequin
  • Inquisitor, Harlequin, Summoner, Demonologist, Stasis

Best Deck For Arena 13 (Conqueror)

Congratulation, you’ve done it. You made it to the end and have every card available to you now. You’ve also just unlocked one of the most annoying cards in the game – Shaman. At this point if you’re facing a lot of Inquisitor decks, you can start to incorporate Shaman to try and counter them.

Arena 13 is also where you unlock Scrapper, a newer card to the game which is included in some of the top decks.

  • Inquisitor, Knight Statue, Portal Keeper, Chemist, Scrapper
  • Shaman, Harlequin, Summoner, Engineer, Mime

Again, I would only run the Shaman deck if you’re looking to counter Inquisitor.