Get to Legendary Arena with Hog, Bowler and Ice Golem
December 27, 2016
Hello, I’m San aka Ehsan from Gaming w/aSan, and today I’ll be showing you guys my Hog Rider + Bowler + Ice Golem Deck for Arena 8+ which got me to Legendary Arena.
Get to Legendary Arena with Hog, Bowler and Ice Golem
This awesome deck which is made mainly to counter the current meta which is of course Elite Barbarians. This deck consists of Hog Rider, Ice Golem, Ice Wizard, Bowler, Fireball, Zap, Mega Minion and Cannon.
This is my first time posting a deck in CRA, so please show some love and give some feedback in the comments section.
I’ve been trying to surpass 2300s for a long time and I was stuck between 2300s and 2400s. When I made a deck by modifying the Hog-Ice Golem Deck because of Elite Barbs, they turned into my NIGHTMARE and this deck got me into Legendary Arena in just 3 days and hopefully Legendary Arena in no time.
Now, without any delay let’s hop into the strategy of this deck.
In this section I’m gonna explain the cards that I use in this deck and how each card contributes to this deck and some possible replacements for some cards.
Hog Rider: The Hog Rider of course is the Trump Card of this deck and the main tower damaging card you’re going to push.
Because of it’s fast movement and decent damage, it fits in this deck very well.
You will want to couple him with the Ice Golem or Ice Wizard to do the pig push which can easily bypass buildings!
This card cannot be replaced.
Ice Golem: This card is pretty good and because of it being a mini-tank it perfectly fits in this deck.
You’re mainly going to use it with Hog Rider for pushing and for defending against low HP troops like Minions, Skeletons, etc. Ice Golem is also excellent at distracting and kiting troops.
This card can be replaced with the Knight which also a good card but I strongly recommend Ice Golem.
Ice Wizard: This card is currently one of the best Legendary cards in the game and is best known for it’s ability to slow down troops.
You’re mostly going to use it as a defense to slow down attacks as well as build a slow push from the back
And I know most of you guys don’t have this card as this is a Legendary Card and I recommend the Ice Spirit as a replacement for this card which can be used to push with the hog to freeze troops for 1.5 seconds.
Bowler: This card is pretty good and well balanced card in the game. Specially used for it’s ability to push back some troops.
You can use it to defend against Hog Rider, Royal Giant, etc with the Cannon and specially Elite Barbarians for which this deck is mainly made for.
A well leveled Bowler alone can take out the Elite Barbarians (mine is currently Level 3 and counters Level 9 Elite Barbarians too).
This card cannot be replaced too as it is the main defensive card in this deck.
Fireball: This card is one of the best direct damaging cards in the game and used in almost every deck.
You can use it counter the newly released Electro Wizard and many more cards like Wizard, Valkyrie, Witch and take out buildings that are stopping your Hog from reaching the tower.
It can be replaced with Rocket, Poison, Lightning and basically any strong direct damaging card. But I’d rather prefer the Fireball as it offers very good results for just 4 Elixir.
Zap: What can I say about this card? It’s a superb card for just 2 Elixir, it can stun troops for 0.5 secs and can bring many troops to just a single shot from the tower (if it is well leveled).
It can counter Sparky, Inferno Dragon, Goblin Barrel and many more for a good elixir advantage.
You can replace it with Arrows or The Log.
Mega Minion: The Mega Minion is one of the most used cards in the game currently even after the damage nerf.
You can use it to defend against the Lava Hound Combos with the Ice Wizard slowing it down, since it has very less air attacking troops.
You can use it to get some extra shots on the tower if it hasn’t been damaged by any troops or was behind another troops.
You can replace it for Minions or Minion Horde (I wouldn’t recommend using it because its 5 Elixir.)
Cannon: I use the Cannon in this deck to counter and pull building attacking troops such as Hog Rider, Royal Giant, Giant, etc.
A well leveled and well placed cannon can alone take out a Hog Rider if it’s not backed by any other troops.
It can be replaced with any buildings such as Tesla, Tombstone, Bomb Tower and even spawning buildings such as Goblin Hut and Furnace.
The reason I chose Cannon over the Inferno Tower is because of the Electro Wiz and the cost. If you think that isn’t a big deal, you may go ahead and use it.
On offense, you can start a slow push from the back with the Ice Wizard at the back then the Bowler and in front of the Ice Wizard put the Ice Golem and then put the Hog Rider for a superb push but I recommend this push only on 2x Elixir Time or you could just go with the typical Hog Rider+ Ice Golem push, the death damage of the Ice Golem which stops the Skeleton Army from damaging the Hog or just Zap if the opponent uses a Minion Horde.
You can sometimes get very good counter pushes if the opponent is very restless and attacking very often and get 3 or 2 Bowlers on your side and you can push with Ice Wiz, Ice Golem and Hog Rider as mentioned above.
You can almost counter every single push in the game with this deck.
You can defend a Hog-Fire Spirit or Goblin combo with a Zap and a Cannon. Or counter Giant pushes with Cannon, Ice Wizard and Mega Minion.
As I mentioned earlier this deck is a bit weak to Lava Hound combos (such as-Lava-Inferno-Mega Minion Deck). But if you don’t panic and play sensibly, you’ll be good.
You can counter the Elite Barbarians with the Bowler alone if they’re not backed up by a troops which the Bowler cannot push back. In that case, use the Ice Wizard behind the Bowler. Remember to play the Bowler in front of the tower unlike other pulling troops.
If you see the opponent is using the Elite Barbarians, try not to use the Bowler unless they play the Elite Barbarians because you’ll be in trouble if they realize your only counter to the Elite Barbarians is the Bowler.
Bowler – The main defensive card against Elite Barbarians.
Cannon+Bowler+ Ice Wizard – Use this combo to counter big Giant or Hog pushes.
Ice Golem+Fireball+Ice Wizard – Use this combo to counter Elite Barbs if you don’t have the Bowler in rotation.
Cannon+Ice Golem+Mega Minion+ Ice Wizard – Use this combo to defend against Lava Hound Combos.
Note:- All of these combos contain the Ice Wizard (except the first one)
This was it for my Hog-Ice Golem-Bowler Deck.
The last tips I’d like to give you would be:- Not to panic and play in a peaceful place where you don’t get distracted because this deck requires great concentration. And play in a place where you don’t have any Connection problem (unlike me xD).
Comment down below if you have any questions, hope you have a great day. CLASH ON!!