Hello guys, it’s CaptainCP. Currently I am pushing through Arena 8 with this interesting Hog Rider Ice Golem deck. This deck is a very defensive and cheap deck allowing you to turn defense into easy offense by dropping a Hog on top of your defensive troops.
Hog Rider Ice Golem Deck for Arena 8+
Hog Rider: Your main damage dealer. This deck provides a multitude of different troops to push with alongside your Hog. You’re going to want to build up a small push and drop your Hog just as they are all about to reach the bridge or add him alongside your defensive troops after you’ve stopped your opponents push.
Ice Golem: Ice Golem is 99% just there for distraction. at a decent level he provides really good HP for a 2 elixir card and he is great at distracting and allowing your Tower to take out small attacks such as Goblins, Spear Goblins, Mega Minion, Princes, Mini P.E.K.K.A… Distract larger pushes and drop other defensive troops to take them out while they’re distracted. Throw him in an offensive push in the front and let him soak damage and protect your Hog Rider and other troops coming behind. I strongly recommend you take a look at this guide to see all tips for the Ice Golem!
Valkyrie: Probably the main defensive stopper but can also provide a good offensive push when dropping the Hog right behind her at the bridge, only do this when you know your opponent is low on Elixir. For the opponents that like to push with ground troops behind a Giant or any of the tanks, wait for it all to pass the bridge onto your side, drop the Valkyrie behind the Giant to destroy their backup and then deal with the Giant separately with the help of the Ice Wizard.
Mega Minion: Great for both defense and offense. A great offensive pairing with your Hog. If he does manage to get to the tower he can do some serious work or manage some pretty decent damage on your opponents troops along the way. Great for taking out one or two troops on his own along with your tower, or distract their push with the ice golem and let your mega minions do some serious defensive work. Read more about the Mega Minion at here!
Fireball: Fireball compliments this deck very well. Turn a defensive stand into an offensive push with your Hog Rider or send a cheap pairing alongside him and then if your opponent drops some weaker defensive troops at their tower to defend let that Fireball fly, either taking out the troops, or severely weakening them as well as damaging their tower. Even if the troops aren’t completely destroyed and they’re weakened but you don’t think your tower can take them out alone, drop the Ice Golem to buy your tower more time and save Elixir for your next move. Read the in-depth Fireball guide for more details!
Princess (Arrows): Princess or Arrows both work well to take out cheap air troops, or send Arrows/drop your Princess at the bridge to shoot towards their tower if they drop something like Minion horde or Spear goblins, etc to defend your Hog Rider. Use them both defensively for the same troops, make sure the Princess is out of reach of their oncoming attack though. Princess is also good to drop at the bridge of the opposite lane of your push forcing them to either waste Elixir to kill her. Better spent on defending your offensive push or allowing her to do some serious chip damage on the other tower. Make sure you have some Elixir to defend whatever your opponent chooses to defend her with.
Ice Wizard: (Wizard/Spear Goblins/Archers) Used mostly for weak troops both air or ground or to slow and opponents push, great to drop defensively while their attack is distracted by your Ice Golem only . Slowing them further allowing your tower or another troop to finish them off. Throw him in an offensive push with your Hog Rider to buy him some extra time on that tower and maybe get in a couple extra swings. Great splash damage.
Guards: Most of the time only used for defense or rarely used for distraction against an Inferno Tower once you’ve taken a crown tower. Great to take out your opponents offensive tanks like the Giant but make sure you protect your guards from the opponents other offensive troops with your Ice Golem or Valkyrie. Consider replacing Guards with Mini P.E.K.K.A If you still find it hard to remove tanks.
Again, this is not a perfect deck so don’t hesitate to comment and help us improve the deck. Love you guys!