Hello guys, I’m DesiredPanda with the Hog Lightning Deck which got me from 3100 trophies to 3700 trophies with only 1 loss.
Hog Lightning Deck
This will be your attacking card, one of the parts of the NewGen Trifecta. I recommend to have at least 1.5 of elixir more than 4 (Hog cost), just in case enemy surprises you. If you know that your enemy hasn’t got elixir, then just attack without checking your elixir (Still not recommended)
The Ice Golem is a really good card on both offense/defense, you can use him to distract/kill swarm troops (ex: Skeletons, Minions, Goblins), This card offers a lot just for 2 elixir, and I love it <3.
The third part of the Trifecta! One of the best, if not the best card at the moment, that will help you on your IceGolem-Hog-Executioner Trifecta!, What can we say about this card.. It can destroy almost ANYTHING, but you need to know that this card is 5 elixir, so, be careful before playing it. Best card at the moment on the game in my opinion.
This card is one of the best defensive cards on the game, but we don’t see him a lot on recent decks. Every time you are defending against tanks, try to drop him on the arena, he will help a lot with his 35% slowdown effect.
This is one of the most important cards on this deck, apart from the Trifecta. The Mini P.E.K.K.A. will be your tank killer, because of his decent HP and his extremely high damage, you can use him for counter attacks too, but he gets easily distracted.
We have got 2 spells on this deck, and this is one of them; The Log is one of the best cards at the moment because his knock effect, his 11.6 tiles reach, and 2 elixir cost, You can use it to support the attack, but it’s not that needed because you’ve got Executioner. This spell is good for killing swarm troops, but he only attacks ground troops.
Him, and the Skeletons, are the cheapest troops of the game with just 1 elixir cost! This card will help you on cycle, defense and offense, his freeze spell will help you on a fast hog push, that can deal a lot of damage!
Your second spell, this card can help you with Three Musketeers, and a group of troops. You can use him as a finisher, but try to drop the Lightning at the border or at a position with no troops. For example, the enemy drops Barbarians behind the tower, and tower is at 300 hp, if you try to hit the tower with the Lightning, you will hit 3 barbarians, but not the tower. He’s helpful at attack, but it is expensive to combine with Trifecta.
I wish to start with Executioner at back, then drop Ice Golem and Hog combo with Executioner on back, this combo is cheaper than old Trifecta, exactly 3 elixir less than old Trifecta, and I feel like it is better than it. If your opponent starts with either Elite Barbarians or Hog Rider, the Executioner will help you deal with them easily.
In case you haven’t got Executioner: Mini P.E.K.K.A. and Ice Spirit works well too!
If your opponent starts an attack from back:
Just ATTACK! If your opponent starts with Golem/P.E.K.K.A, attack with everything you have.
If he starts with Bowler/Executioner, attack but not too heavy, make him waste more elixir and troops, then at defense you will need to deal just with the Bowler, then with the tank.
Lavaloon: Defend it with Executioner and Ice Spirit for freezing both, or Executioner/Ice Wiz
Giant-Exe-ElectroWiz: Lightning and Mini P.E.K.K.A. Simple, or Executioner and Ice Golem with Mini P.E.K.K.A. if no Lightning.
ZapBait: There isn’t a big trouble with this deck I think.
Hut decks: Executioner.. Ice Wiz.. Ice Golem.. Lightning, same as above, and Hut decks don’t appear as much as on the old days.
Fast Hog decks: This could be harder because there’s no building, but you just need to cycle with your chip cards at the same way he does, because you will cycle your Mini P.E.K.K.A. like he cycles his Hog Rider.
P.E.K.K.A./Golem: There could be a big trouble if you don’t play well against the P.E.K.K.A, but distracting him with Ice Golem and damaging with Mini P.E.K.K.A. will be a GG for the P.E.K.K.A. To defeat Golem, it is like defending the Giant combos, but even easier, because there’s no small limit for elixir waste, you can waste more elixir than with Giant, because Golem is expensive, Lightning for support and Mini P.E.K.K.A. for the Golem, if things go hard, you can waste more elixir. Not a big problem.