Hello, guys! It is me, Siegfried, with my first deck guide about Mega Knight spell bait deck. I think many people have seen someone with the love of bait decks commenting regularly, but not with the name ‘Siegfried’…
This deck is very popular right now, taking the classic cycle variant’s spot in the high Arenas.
Like many other spell bait decks, the offensive side of this one is pretty simple to understand, so I’ll talk about defense first.
Mega Knight: This card is the thing that makes this deck OP. When going with Goblin Barrel, it’s very deadly. It made this deck unlike the other spell bait decks, you can deal.
However, you shouldn’t simply place him down like the Golem since he is expensive, has decent speed, and is easy to counter. Instead, use him to defend, and counterpush afterward.
Another thing to say about this, he’s not enough, and not good to stop tanks like P.E.K.K.A or Golem (many people try to damage the Golem with MK). Instead, use other cards to destroy the Golem and use MK to tank the supports.
Inferno Dragon: The tank killer of this deck.
You should use this card as wisely as you can, because it is what can shut down your opponents’ push, either nothing other than a weird flying dude, and you have nothing else for their tanks.
Mega Knight is good against low-medium health troops and this cute Dragon is for the high ones.
Some people would prefer the Inferno Tower, but in this deck, Inferno Tower is not that good! You can’t make counterpushes with the IT, and the Lightning can shut down it with ease.
Knight: This is my favorite card.
For 3 Elixir, you have so much health (1399 at standard level) and great DPS (144), much more value than Valkyrie, Mega Minion. Unlike the Ice Golem, he can kill glass cannons on his own.
You can cycle him behind the King’s Tower as a decent first move, and when he reaches the bridge, throw the Goblin Barrel. However, most time you will avoid doing that because it helps very much on defense, with Inferno Dragon.
However, most of the time you should avoid doing that because he helps very much on defense, with Inferno Dragon.
Princess: The staple of bait decks.
She is slow, so place her behind the King Tower is a very good first move.
Use her to clear swarms, and try to protect her as long as you don’t overcommit on that.
Goblin Gang: This is usually the profile picture for spell bait decks in the ‘Match-up’ part…
Pair then with Knight to easily stop the Ebarbs. Goblins and Knight will have some health left for a counterpush.
Many people use Zap on this card but IMO it’s just not good since the leftover Goblins still can do their job perfectly.
Don’t let them have too much value with The Log, like clear out both Princess and Gob Gang etc.
If you want to use this deck on ladder, this would be the one that needs to be upgraded first, or second because overleveled Zaps are everywhere!
Bats: These little buggers offer insane value! For this deck, it is even better!
Know what? It has higher DPS than a Mini P.E.K.K.A.
An Inferno Tower down against your Mega Knight? Drop this, and you will be fine.
On different match-ups, you will have to decide whether you should use them for Baiting or not
Goblin Barrel: A very staple card for spell bait archetype. There aren’t many things to say about this.
Sometimes, it is the answer for your opponents’ pumps, because there isn’t any heavy spell in this deck.
Change the placement of this card, but make sure that it will work.
Zap: In this deck, it’s better than the Log, because it can reset Inferno stuffs, charges, etc, and Bats are everywhere now..
hmm, I don’t want to say more about this.
Beginning (3:00 – 2:00):
Play passively, and identify out your opponent’s deck.
Try to prevent any damage to your Tower.
Only use Mega Knight if you absolutely have to do so
Mid-game (2:00 – 1:00):
Be more aggressive, but always make sure that you can defend.
Try to chip down their Tower, but don’t overcommit or it will cost you the game.
Late-game (1:00 – Overtime):
Bait out their spells, defense and counterpush hard!
Use your MK more frequently because you have more Elixir now for their pushes on the other land.
If you run Ice Golem + Rocket instead of Inferno Dragon + Knight , it would be more simply: Cycle Rocket, but be careful that your opponent might go all-out.
Golem: Easy match-up
Pressure the other lane, try to destroy their pumps and defend their Golem with Inferno Dragon, and MK with supports.
Be careful with their Lightning.
This deck is generally great against Golem decks.
Giant: Easy match-up
You can’t pressure the other land that much because Giant is much cheaper.
But unlike Golem, you don’t have just Inferno Dragon for them, because Giant doesn’t have the death-damage.
If it’s a quick variant, then keep in mind that they would try to out cycle your MK.
Lavaloon: Medium matchup
You have Bats, Princess, Zap and Inferno Dragon for this match-up. Try to destroy the Balloon first because Lava Hound is easier to deal with.
Hog Rider: Hard match-up.
Annoying, if they have P.E.K.K.A.
MK would be a hard counter to this deck if they don’t have P.E.K.K.A. Try hard to bait out their Log.
Spell Bait: Medium match-up
Your MK is the key. The one with more skill would win.
Siege: Medium match-up, Easy if it’s a spawner deck.
Men, I hate Siege very much.
You have MK, try to destroy their X-Bow or Mortar with him, as well as support cards.
Don’t let them out cycle your MK, because he is very important for you in this match-up. In case of that, tank with Knight, and destroy their building with the other cards.
Bridge Spam: Easy match-up
Not many things to say, this deck can counter Bridge Spam well with MK and swarms but remember it was called ‘bridge spam’ because it can punish you hard if you overcommit on one lane.
Miner: Knight, Inferno Dragon, and Goblin Gang are good Miner counter. Keep in mind that they have Poison.
Mega Knight: Medium match-up
Knight, Inferno Dragon and Bats. You’ll have a hard time on offense, so try to out cycle their MK.
I think I’ve covered all usual match-ups that you would face in this Meta.
Please write something about this guide so I can do better in the next time.
Thank you for reading!
Siegfried a.k.a Mai Hoàn Hải