Cannon Graveyard – New Meta Confirmed!
Hey there guys Lolman here, yep not dead yet. I’ve made almost all splashyard related guides on CRA and I am back at it again!
I’ve discovered some awesome ways to feature the Cannon card and Ice Wizard with Graveyard!
This deck has gotten me a few back to back 12 wins and a few of my friends, including Will, tested the deck and were successful with it as well!
So without further ado, onto the deck!
In the recent balance change, Graveyard was buffed and nerfed at the same time. But in my opinion, it is still in a good position right now.
The “nerf” somehow reduces the room for error where Skeletons might activate the King Tower. Also, Skeletons will spawn closer to the Tower. Thus, they can walk less and will be able to hit the Tower sooner, making more damage!
However cards like Poison now are better at countering Graveyard.
Graveyard placement is the key. Depending on what your opponent has, you will typically change the placement. But more times than not, you want the Graveyard to spawn Skeletons on both sides of the Tower.
Make sure common counters like Ice Golem, Valk etc can’t get them all at once.
Typical Graveyard Placement
This is probably one of the most popular tanks paired up with the Graveyard.
The reason is that he is one of the best defensive cards and he has a decent amount of HP as well!
He isn’t a fast troop so you can build Elixir for the counterpush!
And because of his low cost, you don’t need to save as much as say a Giant in order to use Poison.
He is brilliant at handling troops behind a tank as well, like Musket, Wizard, Ice Wiz, E-wiz etc.
Spell that synergizes best with Graveyard!
Its duration is only slightly lower than the Graveyard, thus providing a lasting protection.
Poison 1 shots doots, After full duration, it will kill a Musketeer, Wizard, E-wiz etc
Try not to overcommit though! If you cannot kill the troops in the Poison and doesn’t yield a neutral or positive trade, ideally preventing a counter push while you have defensive cards like Tornado if they rush with Hog, you shouldn’t Poison in that case. Try to get value and be very hesitant to Poison something with your Graveyard in 1x Elixir which might end being a bad move like Poison on Bats over a Graveyard or Goblins. However in 2x Elixir feel free to take these negative trades.
Tornado – Tornado is back baby, nado Hog to king, Barrel to king, Miner to king or even let Bandit connect and nado her to the king Tower!
This spell will be your go-to at times.
You want to combo it with Ice Wizard usually, with his slow this can be quite nice just time it properly though!
You can also pull a neat little pull a valk out of the Graveyard as well!
Bats – Cycle card, good if your opponent runs Log nor Zap, you can use this to draw out spells too!
If the opponents use Zap or Arrows to remove them, you can not worry about them doing so to your Skeletons from the Graveyard! Only 2 Elixir good for positive Elixir trades, make OJ proud.
Ice Wizard- 3 Elixir, the MVP of this deck. Utilize his slow and splash!
While you lack DPS, this guy will give you more time to kill the enemies.
Always have some other troops like Knight, Cannon Card tanking for him.
His splash isn’t that big, nor is it that damaging so take care to use him in a way that mitigates damage.
Here I was initially content with using just the Knight vs the Mega Knight (not letting him jump on the Knight, I placed him right at the Mega Knight.) When the Minions were placed, that meant trouble for the Tower, so I drop the Ice Wiz and Tornado it. Ice Wizard survived and cleared out that last wave of Fire Spirits too! Value city.
I use Mega Minion instead of E-wiz simply because carrying 2 Wizards isn’t really something I would like, and Mega makes this deck a bit more free to play friendly.
Of course you can sub in an E-wiz here if you want to.
Mega is mainly for defense and maybe a troop behind the knight when you use Graveyard.
While you can Mega Minion + Graveyard, I tend to prefer not using Mega Minion in an offensive manner unless it’s the only tank I have and I want to rush a Pump.
Similar to the Knight, you can use him to take down troops behind a tank, like a Musket, Wizard, Ice Wiz, E-wiz, etc.
Also pretty good at taking down a Hog but should not ideally be used alone because Hog will get 3 swings on the Tower (over 600 damage!)
This card is surprisingly strong now with its shield surviving a jump from the Mega Knight+ a regular hit this taking
In 2x Elixir, Cannon Cart + Graveyard is a nice play to be honest. It’s incredibly hard to block the Cannon Cart as it moves quite fast. In 2x Elixir, in a 1-1 or 1-0 situation, I love playing Graveyard then Cannon Card in the pocket.
With the range, each hit will deal 203 damage onto the Tower additionally to the Skeleton chip which will pile up. Unlike say a Knight in the pocket who can be distracted easier than a Cannon Cart. Also, the Cannon Cart in total has more HP than a Knight at Tourney cap!
Vs Mega Knight you want to pull him towards the center, the jump will knock the Cannon Cart back a bit, leaving the Mega Knight in the range of both the towers. You can also just avoid the jump and place it right in front of the Mega Knight, which works just as well albeit there won’t be a counterpush for you!
Early game (3:00-2:00)
Early on, like with literally all decks, you will not want to go aggressively with say a Cannon Cart + Graveyard push, unless they Pump up of course.
They pump up? Punish!
So starting off with something like cycling Bats in the back by either splitting them or putting them on one side is fine. Knight in the back, Mega Minion in the back, etc.
Ice Wizard should ideally not be cycled but more times than not you will not really be punished for an Ice Wiz at the back because you still have Poison and Tornado if they say use a Hog+ Horde push on the other lane!
So gauge your opponents deck while defending.
Unlike beatdown, this deck is a 1-0 deck so you want to avoid as much damage as you can while not making any game changing negative trades.
For example, I would use maybe a Mega Minion to stop Fire Spirits but I would avoid doing something like Ice Wiz + Tornado for Minions
Mid game (2:00 – 1:00)
By now you will have figured out what you are playing against. Try to always keep your Knight and Graveyard in cycle together.
You will want to get some chip damage in this little time range.
Ideally, you want to counterpush like with any splashyard deck.
Unlike other splashyard decks, you don’t really have any slow moving troops like the Bowler though. But all the same, make positive trades.
When you outcycle their counters or are ahead of Elixir, you can simply use a Knight Graveyard push to do a lot of damage!
That being said, this is when you would be changing lanes as well!
Say you punished a Pump, got about 1000 damage on the Tower and they start a Golem in the back?
Because Lightning will kill your Ice Wiz, you want to not deal with that push if possible so you should rush the other lane.
Using a simple Tornado, you can counter that Golem if the situation calls for it, so get your opponent to split his/her Elixir.
If you get the Tower of a lot of damage, you are in a good position to take that 2-1 win if they do manage to take your own Tower.
So in a nutshell, defend and take every opportunity you get to capitalize on opponents mistakes and misplays to get damage!
Late game (1:00 – end of OT)
I would cycle Knight + Graveyard and Poison against whatever they defend with repeatedly, while using Cannon Cart, Mega, Ice Wizard, Tornado on defense.
It should ideally be a GG where you defend then counter push and whittle their Tower away.
In 2x Elixir, with this medium average Elixir cost, you will be able to cycle this relatively quickly using Bats, Ice wiz, Knight etc to cycle back to Graveyard + Poison with your troops tanking and then get what damage you can.
Continuously chipping away at the Tower till you finally get that win.
Golem Night Witch
Vs this deck, you want to punish the opponents pumps without missing a single one!
Using the Graveyard, over simply poisoning it, if possible I would save Poison for defense because Ice Wizard + Poison are enough to kill Night Witch, Mega Minion etc.
Don’t give your opponent Lightning or Rocket value either! Something I like doing is using Cannon Cart will tank some hits from the the Night Witch, Mega Minion etc. When shield comes off, Golem will go to attack the Cannon Cart without the shield while you will ideally use Tornado + Ice Wiz to snipe the back end troops as well, resulting in a rather nice trade for you.
Tornado is your best friend!
Tornado the Hog to the King and you are good to go.
If it’s the P.E.K.K.A Hog, avoid Poison or Lightning value. Same for Mega Knight, use Cannon Cart vs Mega Knight.
Also Knight is a good defense vs the Mega Knight too! Use Ice Wiz+ Tornado if you can get value vs a Hog push but you will want to save the Tornado for the Hog at all times.
Graveyard- Ice Wizard, Bats, Mega Minion and Knight are all good answers for the Graveyard.
Depending on what tank they use, you will need something to kill the tank.
If they use say a Knight, you can use maybe a Mega Minion on the Knight and Knight in the Graveyard or Ice Wizard.
If they use say Archers, you can use Knight on Archers and Mega or Ice Wizard in the Graveyard.
Miner – Like Hog, you should pull the Miner to king but only need to do that once.
Overall, not a difficult match-up.
Just try to keep your Knight saved for the Bandit, otherwise you will be making a bad trade vs her other than that there really isn’t too much you need to worry about when facing a Miner deck.
Tornado Barrel to King first then you can keep doing that to get 0 damage, king Tower should help out quite a lot!
Their Inferno Tower can be pesky though. Poison out Princesses early on.
So that covers this deck guide guys, this deck was really fun to play and I wish you all the best when testing this deck out!
I have a question ?
Is it PEKKA – Mega Knight still in meta or not ?
And is PEKKA – Mega Knight still good after new Balance Changes ?
1. Yes, I think so
2. Yeah, it’s my ladder deck, I use it with a lot of success
pekka and mega knight with arrows or zap/log is a decent mix of troops because mega tanks or pekka tanks then the mega knight takes care of swarms while pekka builds up the heavy hitting swings
yeah, it’s still good.
Not claiming, first is still free
1st no one claimed
i have all but graveyard and i wiz
lol i have both
Very good deck! Synergizes well with ice wizard and graveyard.
Btw deck of the week hasn’t changed for like a month now….
It’s another will week lmao
this deck should be the deck of the week
in my quests a leggy chest popped up so once i get 500 quest points i can get my first leggy (i got like weeks though)
400 quest points
good luck, hope you get something good like ice wiz
yes me to!
whoa cool! and I’m stuck with a giant chest..
i feel you bro
lol I hope I get a good chest after giant chest->gold chest
i want a legendary chest or smc, even tho it will take a crap ton of work
hopefully something good m8
noooo always late
5th cuz a reply doesn’t count as a comment
commenting with a reply you have been dethrowned of a worthless title
what is that grammar?
sorry its so complicateed i watch rick and morty
i cannot apprehend what you are trying to say
i dont know either
How Ninja-Goes it CRA?
Yeah, I went and seen THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE for a third time.
Sorry I don’t like LEGO Movies much. Is it good?
Depends on your tastes. I loved it.
PLZ POST MY GUIDE (unless ur still working on my box).
What is its title buddy?
New Meta LavaLoon Deck-The Legend Returns is the title. BTW how’s the author box comin’?
will did u get my spell-bait deck
that movie isnt even what the real story for LEGO ninjago is. go to lego.com or go to the older lego magazines the story isnt right at all
Is cannon cart a meta???
I haven’t seen it except for touchdown
A bit clickbait but this deck is so good. I am playing with it right now!
dirty clickbaiter xD
supercell plz nerf
It works very well with Graveyard!
cannon cart really is a good card if have something to tank/deal with swarm troops
Looks like a great deck! Now all I need to do unlock cannon cart. Is there any replacement for the cannon cart? Bowler?
Nice name tho
Thanks! Hey, I was wondering, I am currently writing a guide but I don’t know where to put my email and stuff. Also is 20$ after 5 guides still a thing?
It is. Lightningmaster got his $20 recently. (I think)
I haven’t used my gift card yet, but yea I got the gift cards after writing 5 guides
I’d say Musketeer
I’d say Musketeer too. Which arena r u in?
Hog Mountain, however I haven’t unlocked the Cannon Cart
I’d say Bowler, maybe musket like they’re saying, or even try Baby dragon
i would go either bowler or even exe
lvl 4 bowlers (if oyu have one) are good at countrolling a lane full of swaarms and low health glass cannons i use him in my x-bow deck and its great)
and good against the ebola barbs
Might give this deck a shot sometime
It’s a really solid deck, you should try it immediately!
i can only get a lvl 2 cannon cart, im probably gonna wait until its lvl 3 or 4
Hog-GY is super strong too, splashyard is also back, i’m now working on a sparknadoyard deck
Nice guide man
I love sparky yard!
Yea it’s alot of fun!
i might make a loonyard deck
Lol I got 12 win challenge achievement from having 9/10 on touchdown then getting a 3 crown win
haha! I didn’t knew that worked!
me too! felt really good
I keep getting like 11 wins or something…
they fixed it i tried this specifically to get the 12 win i always lose at 11 and they fixed it so it doesnt work
ik they did, before the fix, i got 11 ;(
Well explained but you failed to mention this is actually ChiefBoyYouTubes deck and was featured on CWA Gaming…
Nope! This is DiegoB’s deck!
My bad wrong video 😛
still deserves credit though
Zigge reinvite me to CRA Discord i am banned…
cuz they thought i was “annoying”
lol probably right 😛
i rarely go on the CRA discord so i wasnt sure what happened
DM me on Discord.
There isn’t even a sparky lol
Yeah my b wrong video, still deserves credit to DiegoB tho
isn’t this DiegoB’s deck before the balance update?
yes it is!
uh huh uh huh uh huh
I actually saw Blaze using this deck and wanted to try it XD
Hey nice deck wish I had the graveyard and cannon cart unlocked- need some help tho
Im an average player that likes to try new things all the time right now I’m really trying to get this nightswissarmy clone drop double lane pressure to work I’m level 9 around 3k trophies right now been playing about 2 months and have super underleveled cards but that being beside the point I’m curious what you would do to make it work better while waiting for 2x. Right now it’s-
Night witch, skarmy, baby d, inferno d, gaurds, e wiz, ice spirit, and obviously clone.
Have had some serious fun with it but sometimes just feel like I’m waiting for 2x and if they are chip deck it can struggle imho
Great against beat down cause of the obvious problems it can cause to the other lane while effectively defending, causing spells to be used to defend the tank.
Not sure how to compress the screenshots to show examples
i think you upload your images to imgur and put the links in where you want the pictures, and will does the pentagon graph for you
I always find icenado to be very underrated, does almost the same work as exenado for a cheaper cost, it does lacks about 40% of the damage that exenado has, but slowdown makes up for it
note: i actually took out a lavaloon combo with icenado before
Then there’s Wiznado, which obliterates everything but get wrecked by a high-level Fireball.
then theres sparknado, which demolishes everything except air
And then there’s exenado, which wrecks almost everything….
icenado pretty much does the same job for a cheaper cost, however, maybe a bit harder to pull off
Much less damage IMO, and not as good at large groups
not really…ice wiz always needs support
Not all the time, ur just a fan of ewiz huh…
I dont use ewiz anymore I’m just saying an ice wizard isnt going to kill a lavahound and balloon even with tower support.
thats where the nado comes into play
Still wont stop the push
wait, why are we even arguing about this nonsense?
then theres bombtower + nado but nobody does it
than theres rocket nado, but its too much elixir
and its wasted if chief pat uses it lol
I just tried icenado for the first time and love it, super cheap ez defense after you go heavy on opposite side
lemme calculate that…
more like 60
i said ABOUT 40%
edit: okay maybe 50%
Cannon cart more like trash can on wheels amiright?
lol jk. nice guide lolman
trash cannon on wheels
new poll : what coomon card do you think will impacct the meta the most if it’s buffed? I think rg obviuosly.
What is coomon
i think he means common lol
I know. XD
kumon is an online as well as a Brick N Mortar learning area which sorts kids out based on their intelligence level. Have fun!
common lol he had a typo
1 elixir skeletons (if buffed back to 4 skeletons)
Maybe like ice spirit. I remember how op the 2 second freeze was
well main problem would be that it would have to be good in tournaments challenges and ladder play so royal giant and elite barbs would only rampage ladder again its also really dependent on like how a card gets buffed for example if minions were buffed to take one hit from the wizard they would be the most powerful card in the game no doubt as wel as minion horde maybe they would then also be able to take an arrows so clash royale would likely then buff the arrows obviously
Skellies or RG
matchups: graveyard… u forgot about poison
defensive poison is a last resort i think
it wasnt mentioned in the guide soo… i think i just started a great cataclysm… or just ppl use the deck like they think they want to. havoc gaming says poison is pretty much just good against a graveyard with it lasting 8 seconds
You want poison for offence
if they use miner gy tho… what happens if u just spent like 9 elixir and poison was 4 of that?
Tbh, I love the cannon cart, even under leveled (mine’s 3 at 3400) because it shuts down mega knight and no one knows how to deal with it. I use it with hog or miner control decks, and it is so much fun.
Mind sharing your deck?
With some variations…
I am good at everything except for everything
i feel ya man
wtf is a doot it says that poison one shots doots
Boi A doot is a skeleton They are called doots
doot = skeleton
doot comes from the skeleton trumpet noise, thats why they’re called doots
Doot is a skeleton
i tried this deck and i got demolished by overleveled ebarbs, or that its probably cuz i have lvl 2 cannon cart
Sad! But Knight works for Ebarbs
um, ebarbs are almost never sent in alone
It’s called: Knight + Ice Spirit + Crown tower!
Cannon cart also work decent with 3m.
I didn’t like it 🙂
CRA is really inactive these days
What has happend?
btw,WHY THE HELL THEY DIDN’T BUFF LUMBERJACK?
Even though he is not very good right now, I don’t think he is bad enough that he needs a buff.
i think he should get an HP buff so he can survive an additional shot from many units and a damage buff so he can 1-shot princess and d goblin
This is my main deck right now and its working pretty well, I countered MKs fairly easily (I lost once against MK cuz I misplaced my cannon cart)