Hi everyone, my name is WestPKMN. I am a level 10 player in Legendary Arena. I am so lucky to have been able to save up enough gold to buy a Legendary from the shop once I hit that magical number of 3000. And that legendary was the Graveyard. Today, I will be showing you a huge beatdown deck to instantly tear down opponents.
Golem Graveyard Deck
Golem: Win Condition. The Golem, even after its huge buff, doesn’t quite seem to get the recognition it deserves. It has the highest HP in the game, death damage (around 300 in tournament standards) and splits into Golemites. Many of its counters like the Inferno Dragon, Inferno Tower, etc can be easily countered as well, making it what I believe to be the best tank in the game.
Graveyard: Golem and Graveyard are a pair made in heaven. While self-explanatory, once the Golem is targeted by a tower, place your Graveyard. It is important to NOT hit the King Tower or place it where the other Arena Tower can hit it. Only play defensively as a last resort.
Mega Minion: Oops, I’m sorry, I know you guys like the term “Meta Minion”. This is your star air defense. Use it to deal with Lava Hounds and Baby Dragons. On defense, use it to counter a Hog Rider or other support troops. More: Ultimate Guide to Mega Minion
Minions: A Minion Party! Minions are your other air defense and help out great in pushes. However, in this case they are more for defensive uses only. It is important to remember to never place a Golem unless your Cannon, Minions, or Meta Minion in your hand as well.
Fireball: Fireball counters Barbarians and Minion Hordes that are trying to destroy your precious Golem. Paired with Minions, it leaves a wide-open chance for your Golem to lock onto that tower. I strongly recommend you take a look at Fireball Guide for more details!
Cannon or Tombstone: There ya go comments section, an instant substitute. Self-explanatory buildings. Use it with other cards to deal with Royal Giant, Hog Riders, etc.
Archers: These bow-wielding gals are perfect for countering Minions and Minion Hordes if you don’t have the Zap ready. And guess what? They are perfect to counter other Graveyards. Split your Archers behind the King Tower to use offensively.
Mini P.E.K.K.A: Spoiler Alert for Substitutions– I personally use Lumberjack. But Mini PEKKA works just as well. Mini Pekka helps counter offensive threats such as the Royal Giant and Hog Rider. Pair with a Cannon to counter tanks. Also, when pushing, if your opponent has Barbarians, place a Mini PEKKA behind your Golem, then Fireball all troops.
Common Substitutions, and Why or Why Not You Should Do Them
Lava Hound for Golem: Shouldn’t – Unless your Golem is a very low level, stay away from this common idea. While trading some HP for Lava Pups and a 1 Elixir difference seems amazing, Lava Pups don’t single out defenses compared to the Golemites. Golemites also have a huge HP advantage, and usually you will find them instead of a full Golem tanking for your Graveyard. You wouldn’t be able to do a Minions push either as a Zap is too much value for your opponent.
Lumberjack for Mini P.E.K.K.A: Should – In the real version of this deck, I use Lumberjack. It’s higher hit speed allows it to support pushes better. Rage effect with a Golem and Graveyard is nearly unstoppable.
Princess for Archers: Shouldn’t – Princess fires too slow to make up for the Archers’ real purpose: Luring out troops to the middle and other Graveyards.
Log for Archers: Maybe – While testing this deck, I have found that Archers and Log are a 50-50 switch off.
Anything for Graveyard: Shouldn’t – Graveyard is too amazing of a spell to replace.
Any other building for Cannon/Tombstone: Shouldn’t – These buildings don’t consume a lot of elixir. This deck by itself will already be around a 4.0 average.
1x Elixir: Figure out their strategy by playing defensively. If they play a Lava Hound, play a Golem on the other lane. Don’t play your Golem first unless absolutely forced to. If that happens, place in the center so troops like the Prince can’t make a quick charge on you. In the end, it is all about luck when it comes to the first hand. Easy pushes to do are:
Mini P.E.K.K.A + Graveyard
Minions + Graveyard
Golem + Graveyard (only when you have an elixir advantage)
2x Elixir: It’s time to destroy. Place your Golem behind the King’s Tower when you have defensive cards ready. Wait to see if they make a quick counterpush on the other lane. If they don’t, place your support troops in the back, and once the Golem is targeted, place the Graveyard. If they have an Inferno Tower, place Graveyard to surround it (this does not apply to other buildings). Rinse and repeat until a tower goes down. Only attempt to go for the other tower if your buildings are as good as dead. If not, play defensively until the match is over.
Royal Giant: Although you have more than enough cards to shred tanks, the Royal Giant’s HP will almost always guarantee big damage when caught off guard without a Cannon/Tombstone. I strongly recommend you take a look at this guide for more details: Best Decks to counter Royal Giant
Prince: Graveyard panic button. Thankfully not used often, but it can be quite hard to stop a charge without Archers and Cannon. If behind a tank, use your Graveyard.
Sparky: Also not used often, but you will often have to sacrifice your Archers in order for your Minions/Meta Minion to kill it before a blast cuts your tower in two.
Valkyrie: This woman puts Graveyards in graveyards. Try to place the Graveyard away from a Valkyrie.
Thank you for reading guys! Hope you guys like this Golem Graveyard Deck. Please ask questions if you have any. Keep Clashing!