LavaLoon Deck That Got Me To 4k Club at Level 10
Hello fellow clashers! I am SiciliaDraco with my first guide. I recently got to Challenger 1 as a level 10 with this old(ish), but gold deck!
This deck is awesome for ladder due to its massive pushes that no one can counter in this meta.
I have been playing Lava Hound combinations since Frozen Peak, so I know the ins and outs of this deck.
Now without any further ado, let’s get to the deck before I start rambling on and on!
- 2nd heaviest deck in the game
- Low Use Rate = Unpredictability
- Incredible offense
- EZ E-Barbs and Hog Defense
- No counters = insta-win
- Practice, Practice, Practice will make you git gud with this deck
- Not for the perfectionists that like to keep every bit of their tower at full health
- Playing against Golem NW is unbelievably hard
The Lava-Lightning Deck
This fat puppy may not be appealing to you at first, but the famous quote says, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”.
This card can tank for air-targeting units and let your Balloon rage bombs on the tower.
If the pups are left ignored they will deal thousands of damage.
Optimal times to drop the Hound is when you have an elixir advantage or when you know your opponent has no win condition.
If you drop your Hound at the very start, your opponent could rush you with E-Barbs + Zap; and if you don’t have your Tombstone or Guards, bye bye tower.
There are no substitutions for this card because Lava Hound is the only major air tank in this game.
This one Skeleton dropping bombs on your opponent’s towers is usually the MVP in this deck.
At the start of the game, one shot with a regular level Balloon is good, but two shots usually wins you the game.
It can be used as a punish card if a high elixir cost troop is placed on the other lane.
You could replace the Balloon with Miner, but Lava-Miner has a different playstyle than Lava-Loon.
Switching from Skeleton Army to Guards is the SOLE reason I easily pushed to 4k.
These beautiful troops are spell-resistant, unlike Skeleton Army.
When my opponent dropped a Hog, I would place Skeleton Army which would be immediately Zapped and I would frantically drop a Tombstone which the Hog would break through like slicing butter and it would still get a pop shot on the Tower.
But, when I used Guards instead of Skeleton Army, my opponents can’t counter Guards due to them being spell resistant. If your Goblin Gang is at a good level, you can sub that in.
Ahh. The magical spawner of white entities is so crucial in this deck.
It counters the Hog Rider and it can successfully counter lone E-Barbarians. Use this building to kite any high damaging troop or kite a tank.
Even if your opponent destroys the Tombstone with spells, the 4 Skeletons pop out and do massive damage.
Only the Log can kill most of the Tombstone, so watch out! But, if they do Log your Tombstone, you have Guards to defend with.(Assuming there is no Witch behind the tank.)
Even though the age of Furnace is long gone, the Tombstone is the cheapest hard counter to it.
This card easily shuts down a viable Sparky and when played right, it can shut down a solo Mega Knight because the Mega has such a slow attack speed and it will constantly keep on jumping on one skeleton at a time.
If you are skilled with a high DPS card that can be replaced with a building such as Lumberjack, Night Witch, Mini P.E.K.K.A, etc., use it in your deck if you want to.
Two words: Minion Horde.
The sole purpose of this card is to use it against Minion Horde.
The Horde is one of the best counters to the Hound, so always Arrow a Horde if it is the cheapest way possible. It can also be used to take care of swarm troops.
If you want to replace with Zap, use Fireball instead of Lightning (no major explanation)
These 3 bolts of Lightning used correctly can decide a game.
Use this card to clip multiple “fireballies” or glass cannons and gain an Elixir advantage.
You can also use it to stun an Inferno Dragon or Tower to give your Hound more health or you can hit a damaged Executioner to kill it.
You can use Fireball/Zap if your Lightning/Arrows are underleveled, but it’s gonna be harder to counter Minion Horde and multiple glass Cannon. (Really no major explanation)
This Minion on steroids has been one of the best defensive cards in the game since its release.
Use it as a cheap counter to glass cannons and if the Mega has a good chunk of health left, you can counterpush with a Balloon if you have enough Elixir.
These 3 flying creatures do massive DPS by throwing Dark Elixir or “bowling balls” at their enemies.
These troops are used in this deck mainly because they are cheaper than the Minion-Horde and they provide a good support and defense with the Hound.
Use them to make “Positive Elixir Trades”.
Early Game – 3:00 to 2:00
Defend and gain an Elixir advantage
Only drop a Hound once you have a sufficient Elixir advantage
Find out what deck your opponent is using and the counters towards your Lavaloon push
The best opening moves to play is a Tombstone in the middle and/ or Mega Minion in the back
Middle Game – 2:00 to 1:00
Once you have gained an Elixir advantage by defending, your opponent should have revealed some or all the cards in his/her deck and you should form a plan to build up your push in Double Elixir time.
The plan will change depending on what deck your opponent is using (More on that on the counter section !)
Start to build up Lava pushes, but don’t place Balloon down unless you know your opponent has no counters for it. Back the Hound with support troops like Minions and/or Mega Minion so you have enough Elixir for a spell
End Game – 1:00 to End
Double Elixir is when Lavaloon shines the most.
Overwhelm your opponents with Lavaloon combined with a support troop and a spell
Tombstone and Guards can be used here!
If vs. Hog Poison, use Mega Minion to defend
If Hog is accompanied with a support troop, Tombstone the Hog and place Guards on the support troops
In dire situations use Lightning to fully counter a Hog push.
Tombstone fully counters these “once” cancerous beings easily for me if opponent Zaps the 4 remaining Tombstone Skeletons, kite the E-Barbarians with Guards
If E-Barbarians with support comes in, Lightning everything and kite the low health troops with Guards so the arena Tower can finish them off
Royal “GG” ?
If RG is deployed in the back, put Hound same lane in the back(Doomsday Machine Theory says you have a huge advantage), support with Minions and Mega-Minion appropriately placed from Hound to avoid a glass Cannon’s splash.
Your troops will destroy the RG first and attack the support, leaving your opponent to deal with the newly popped pups. (combine this with the surviving support troops and Tower down. )
If deployed in front, Tombstone + Guards/Mega Minion will shut it down and counterpush
I sometimes deploy Hound at the bridge same lane to tank for support and put Guards/Minion/Mega Minion to kill the RG and counterpush
Unlike RG players, Giant players are reactive and will only spam other lane if a high Elixir card is played in the other lane
If Giant is deployed in the back, put Hound same lane in the back(Doomsday Machine Theory says you have a huge advantage
If aggressive Giant + support is dropped, place Tombstone to kite and Guards to counter support
If you suspect that your opponent is playing a Giant, DO NOT place your Hound in the back unless you have a BIG Elixir advantage to avoid aggressive Giant plays in the other lane
ALWAYS Lightning the Pump
Your opponent should immediately split his Musketeers, so place your Tombstone on the side that the single Musketeer is on and use the Hound to tank for the remaining 2 Musketeers
If a support troop is deployed with the single Musket, use additional Guards to take care of the push
This deck has no real counter to Lavaloon, except 3-Musks which you Lightning and Minion Horde which you Arrow.
Take initiative in Double Elixir
Always use Mega Minion or Guards to counter Tombstone ; they take a long time to die to Poison or survive Poison, easily earning you a positive Elixir trade
The deck’s main tank-killer is a P.E.K.K.A and a Glass Cannon, so it is very easy to win against this type of deck
If the main tank-killer is an Inferno Dragon/ Inferno Tower, try to Lightning it in Double Elixir along with a glass Cannon. It’ll be all gucci from there
You have Guards for Goblin Gang and Barrel, use Tombstone for the Knight, Mega-Minion the Princess.
This deck’s defense is based on either Rocket-Nado or Inferno Tower.
Lightning the Inferno Tower in a push and specifically try to also clip a Princess or even a single Spear Goblin
If playing against Rocket-Nado, space out your troops, so your opponent can’t get all the troops in the middle of the Tornado
Most people don’t use Mega Knight for offense, so don’t expect them to drop it in the back a lot
If the Mega is dropped in the back, go Hound same lane and place a Tombstone to fully counter the Mega.
This card is found in the common MK Inferno Hog Deck, so you should revise the Hog portion of this guide
Some of my opponents may use the Mega Knight to tank for my support troops and try to kill the Hound with a Inferno Dragon, so be aware of that
The hardest counter to this deck!
Golem NW is usually a 25% win rate because the Night Witch’s Bats will destroy the Hound and when combined with a Lumberjack; it will destroy a Tower
The Night Witch’s Bats also will target and kill the Guards in the air
This deck can handle other Golem decks reasonably
Send Balloon other lane if Golem is dropped to make defending a tad bit easier
Kite Golem with Tombstone and beat it up with a Mega Minion while using Guards to kill the support troop
Well, that’s all guys and gals! Comment down below on how the guide is and have a nice day !!
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very old version of lavaloon lol
ok let me actually read it now lol
second to write
Nice deck Supermarine!
i think i am the only one who comes but never writes first or second
no there is Trainer Lay/Radius
cool, i was wrong then lmao
nice deck man looks great!
lol you comment then read
at least I’m honest
Hey I read it!
lavaloon is my babe (insert heart eyes here)
Lavaloon is cancer
I havnt gone against lava loon in so long
Third! Yeah! I love Lavaloon too.
Expect a guide soon…
Wow. That’s cool. Sure.
Ur gonna write one?
What’s it on what’s it on what’s it on
lol supermarine 13 ppl recommended ur guide but only 1 (me) recommeneded my guide..:(
when you have to recommend your own guide…
That’s cuz they want to see LavaLoon back in the Meta!
How’s this deck?
Would you it’s rather too weak? It has a very quick 2.8 cycle though.
needs a building
Really good deck! if i would have to make a change i would bring in a cannon but it isn’t necessary, nice man
I would say tesla, not cannon. Tesla targets air and one shots minions/gobs and has a fair amnt of health. One elixir more doesn’t really make a difference, you can get the job done vs MK, hog, whatnot.
Yeah gotta get used to the fact that tesla isactually good now
Just be careful. Freeze is a very hard card to use
I am so so so bad at freeze…either I miss the troop attacking my hog or I freeze after the hog is dead. A waste of 4 elixir for me. I never use freeze. It’s very risky if you’re not good at playing it
I never use freeze. It’s bsd IMO
you should have a higher damage spell
Either add a miner or high damage spell for for pumps. Or you could add a tornado executioner combo and destroy
‘The Mega Minion’s high damage and decent HP mean that it can counter cards that the Bats can’t counter, like Baby Dragon.’ says the guide.
Bats can counter Baby Dragon fully if you surround it.
Yea, but that’s very difficult to do. Baby Dragon takes up a lot of space in the Arena (3-4), meaning you could use your Bats on a troop that takes less space instead, instead of trying to surround him with little luck. Just a pointer.
Well no one has bats in arena 3-4 xD
Surrounding the Dragon isn’t that hard. It just takes a little practice. Then you’ll be the new OJ of positive elixir trades!
Will back at it again with the clickbait titles lol
So true xD
He’s the new Eclihpse lol
Kinda. But he’s still doing amazing!
Here is a deck that i made. Its really good for offense pushes but some what good at defense…
1) Lava hound
4) Minion horde
Use minions to arrow/ zap bait and then drop minion horde
imo 4 spells with rage and clone is a bit overkill, i’d reccomend changing rage for tombstone
that’s a little too weak on defense xD and you can often get stuck in bad card hands
You don’t have any ground troops so I would change Rage for something else like tombstone or Goblin Gang. Also you don’t have any heavy spell so I would recommend fireball for zap.
But then he won’t have a low damage Spell…
No he would have Arrows.
Oh wait he will
But what about stuff to reset Inferno?
I don’t think that will be a big problem. I feel like Minions, or Minion Horde will do the trick. Also remember that he has clone, so once he baits out arrows or zap, he can deal some really good damage.
4 spells and only 2 troops that target other troops?! And no ground troops! This looks bad
just a big fat troll deck. Either it works very very well and u three crown or you get completely merked by the opponent.
Isn’t this the original deck but with mini pekka and bats instead of gang and minions
and zap for arrows, fireball for lightning
The fireball zap is one of the versions of the original one
Hey! Which one of these guides are best to use to push trophies above 4k+?
I’m not at 4k yet but if you’re skilled in lavaloon it’s almost impossible to beat, if you have a high RG, try the RG sparky one, and if you’re good at bait, try the sparky bait one.
It really depends on your playstyle, if i had to choose i’d probably go for the bait one, i’m not so skilled at lavaloon and my rg is level 5
ur rg is lvl 5??? xD
Ugh, I don´t have time for reading these guides…So that´s why I´m asking….I´m kinda behind 😀
Try writing a guide! 🙂
My RG is lvl 2… and I have over 500 extras of him without ever requesting
I hate the RG
Yeah i never use it, idk why i ugraded it in the first place
Well, I think that I´m skilled at lavaloon..My RG is lvl 9 and bait….I´m not that good at it…:/
Well this is a LavaLoon!
Probably not my guide (no.3.) it’s more for challenges/2v2
How about this:
ice golem for bandit. gobs for skarmy
and maybe fireball for rocket
How many trophies u @?
your elixir cost is too high. No low damage spell, no tank.
Hey guys, just submitted a miner chip control deck. Stay tuned!
Here’s the link if you want to read the guide early:
Going crazy with the guides man!
Haha fair. Well also coz i want the $20 giftcard as it’s my 5th guide 😛
I literally wrote 1,827 words in 1 1/2 hrs. Went full on, u could say 🙂
Do you even have school…
It’s mid-term break. 2 wks off
Makes way more sense
I once made a 5.7 K word guide and will didn’t post it?!
Well i submitted my sparky bait guide last week, Will only published it today. So there’s been a week gap. Not that crazy tbh xD
Well, you’ve written four guides. I’ve written seven, counting this one.
u already surpassed me… i only have 6
I wrote 5. Overrated cards, xbow furnace, electrifys miner deck, sparky bait, and the one I’m waiting to get published
Well 4 that have been published, yes.
Did u receive your giftcard already? Does Will just email u the link and u click on the link to activate the giftcard?
Guys, any feedback on the guide?
IMO, Gob Gang is still better than Mini Pekka in this deck as it provides an arrow/zap bait aspect to the deck so your lava pups don’t get arrowed/zapped and they can deal loads of damage if they aren’t dealt with.
You dont need to bait spells with lavaloon and it might feel awkward until it solos a golem for you.
MP vs Golem still equals taking roughly 600-800 dmg. Inferno Tower is better than MP. 1 elixir more but targets air, more efficient at taking down tanks, more HP. But it’s a building.
There is still a tombstone and so many other cards.
Tombstone is less reliable than Cannon on defense
Not really,ive shredded a golem with tombstone and witch countless of times(well not countless)
“ive shredded a golem with tombstone and witch countless of times (twice)”
you got to 4k comments!! congrats!!!
jk i don’t give a **************************
Hey! There’s no Poison in this deck!
Did u submit the guide w/ poison then there wasn’t in the published version?
guys i submitted my guide on how to counter mega knight, hope it gets posted
Little too late for that…
People kinda know how to counter it already
But because you do doesn’t mean everyone does, players in jungle might find it useful
Was just thinking it would have been more helpful if written earlier
i was busy writing it at that time
yh. He’s sorta easy to counter.
I politely don’t hope it gets posted because I’m a big mega knight fan and I don’t want his meta to end 😉
i’ve seen lavaloon going back into the meta, i kinda find it surprising its flying (lol) back into the meta despite inferno tower increasing in usage due to lightning nerf
I dislike LavaLoon with a passion
then i dislike you with a BIGGER passion
then i dislike you with a BIGGER BIGGER BIGGER BIGGER passion
Funny how the one thing that wrecks me and doesnt cooperate with me actually gets good reviews and what not.
While all my decks have been frowned upon and always had “something needing improvement” compared to other decks. So technically, I’m a peasant compared to everyone else
Don’t even bother, person who’s typing.
Thats what I thought
No need to be all dramatic about it….it is what it is….Criticism is not mean to offend, but rather to help. It’s your choice if you take it the wrong way. Can’t help you there.
You don’t need to write about how everyone hates your guide in EVERY. GODDAMN. SINGLE. GUIDE.
I’ve only said it in this one, dude
Your decks are not bad, just too unique and hard for some to use
dude all decks need improvement in some way no matter how good of a player you are. There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism its just to make you a better player 😉
I’m.not gonna argue
Out of all heavy tanks, i think lavahound is the worst, because it has very small damage and the lava pups can be killed very easy
Lavaloon is still quite good tho, unlike lava miner which i think is quite weak
It has to be that way though because it’s the only heavy tank in the air. If an air tank were as powerful as say, golem, it would be massively overpowered.
Paired with balloon it’s still an awesome tank.
Well hound isnt meant to do dmg, its just to be a tank for units behind it and the pups do a great job for tanking as well.
Heyy… is there no more challenger of the month?
yep. thank god for that
Why? too many spammers?
LAVALOON STRIKES BACK!
srsly tho, i’ve been using lavaloon for a while now(half a year maybe) and the bridge spam meta was the WORST, dropped 500 trophies, and couldnt get back up, thank god that’s over
This is really similar to the deck I made when switching up frisk’s deck to fit how I play.
Nice. I can finally wreck mk
Yes u can!
Do u play coc?
Yes I do!
might start using this deck even tho i havent really played beatdown on my main for quite a while (and have use for my lvl 2 lava hound)
seems interesting tell me how it works!
Lavaloon is the only beatdown type I’m good at. Giant? Golem? I’m so bad at dex w/ pump
ehh 4.1 average…
I had an X-Bow deck with the same cost and it broke the troublesome 3K wall. Giant Skeleton tanking X-Bow and tesla to tank hogs and kill minions and bats. Twas a terror combo.
This deck is nearly exactly what I’ve been running lately, it’s spectacular.
I’ve faced all the decks and cards that counter lavaloon decks, electro wizard/executioner/inferno/tornado even mega Knight, (which is stupidly overpowered btw), it beats them all.
I know this is not related but who here plays coc?
me, i am th9 and th7 (2 accounts)
I’m th9 in ten days, rushed
I have a question for y’all:
When did you last see megakninght on ladder? I think he is gone now when Spark got buffed
Mega knight isn’t good on ladder because of the level difference since it’s fairly new
nah he isn’t new imo
Nobody has him at ladder standard except for gemmers and it’s only been like a month
thats why i made my guide on how to counter mega knight lol
in the last 40 mins
2 hrs ago
lavaloon is back in meta after 1 or 2 months
yea cuz bridge spam meta died, but now the meta is right now is hog and MK
yeah its devastating i mean hog and mk
but a great guide tho!
Is my 1st acc at 3250 trophies decent as a lvl 10 with mostly 10/7/4/1 cards? I’ve been playing for 7 months.
Better than overleveled lvl 10s with lvl 12 cards
Where’ve u seen those?? How many trophies u at?
Pb is 3680 something
dude if you haven’t then you have not faced the true cancer.
I faced max rg when I was at 3050 and the guy spammed the crying face.
Yea but he’s a troll or utter garbage
same, except i also faced max ebarbs and rage in that same battle :C
i JUST faced maxed ebarbs today, but i won cuz i just kept countering them with rocket 😛
nice, is lvl 7 rares good for A10?
depends on how lvl-dependent the card is
then probably not cuz you will face a lot of lvl 8-9 fireball… even my lvl 1 ice wizard isnt safe as it dies to lvl 9 fireball
yh, a little over tourney standard is good for a10. I see so many p2w’s there so well done.
Yeah, I have the same levels on my second account and I’m at 3495
That’s exactly what I do
well better than me at least
What’s ur trophies?
I’m 3500 but I’m lvl 11 now lol
im at around 3500 as a lvl 10…
Im now 3600
mine is 10 (with lvl 11 zap)/7/4 (with lvl 5 goblin barrel)/1.5 at 3500, i suck cuz my account is 1.5 years old
Did u play from the beta?
No, I started in late April of 2016
lvl 9 , stuck in hog because of an overload of cancer
started playing in october 2016, right before reality drove off a cliff 🙂
First account (4873): 12.5/10/6.5/3.25
Second account (3495): 10/7/4.5/1.5
ahhh I am better just at lvl 10 with 3253 trophies and 10 and 9/7 (and 8 but i dont use them)/5 (almost 6)/1 (and 2 but i don’t use them) cards. I’ve been paying for almost a year though. I only aggressively playing in March 2017
how many wins do you have?
heheh. Well ppl could still unlock him thru the challenge. But it’s unlikely an a9 player got 12 wins in mk challenge xD
They could have also gotten mk thru leggy chest, or if they had once been in a10 and got mk then dropped back down.
feel 4 u :((
Should I make a guide on this hybrid MortYard deck? Let me know in the comments 😉
How about with Knight instead of Ice Golem? I think that would work better.
the deck looks cool,but there are no high damage troops to counter beatdown, and it would be weak to bait since it doesn’t have a light spell. my suggestion is replace skeletons with log/zap, and bats with archers. and maybe replace tesla with mini pekka?
Well this deck cycles so fast and has 2 buildings, it has a solid defense.
how would 2 teslas and a mortar beat golem? and without a light spell, you really are screwed if you go against bait, which is pretty popular at the moment
Look at surg’s deck. He’s using an even cheaper, lighter defense deck.
does not mean we can use it if he can
Yeah he’s one of the best
And the mortar wouldn’t be the main win condition
How about now? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c0f558f6b29356d4ff10915ce3e887c7fbf3e374bc2df37a0361420262d4cac0.png
I think this is your best one. Knight can block damage to maximize your tesla and if played right has really good defense along with the ability to quick cycle with mortar or spam quick graveyard attacks. I think this deck synergizes very well!
yea thx. Stay tuned for this guide! It might be awhile before i submit it because i just submitted one. Miner Chip!
Question: How does Bandit Bowler work? xD
I saw it on your profile: @bowlerbanditftw
Pretty good here’s the deck I always keep it around and play it every now and then.
Royal Giant or Giant I switched them out often.
This one is guide worthy! RG bowler is nice. Bandit doesn’t really fit in though, I would say use something like Ice Wizard instead. Or Furnace.
I also use this one from time to time. Triple B deck.
Would you say either one of those is guide worthy? I’ve used them a lot and had success but I’d like to have someone else’s opinion before I write a guide on it.
Not stopping you from making a guide! Make a guide on whatever you think is suitable 🙂
Or how about now? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6786b670b8386c32f122e3cfeff853d6f7dfc888472b985d40e23a4006abe1f.png
How about this one? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ae97bbf8783f5068a1ca199e35bb87e27b86453936a65a422b6405c7a4e5d5b.png
Maybe log instead of zap because princess does the job that arrows does
just go with inferno dragon
Better, but I recommend not using IT. Use ID to make it cheaper
Which of the three revamped variations do u like most?
You need a high damage card
Poison is enough. Plus I have a revamped, better variation below
Why do i sometimes get paired up with a lvl 1 vs a lvl 1 team in 2v2?
2v2 matchmaking is so bad rn
Great deck and guide Supermarine!
I think Lumberjack would be better instead of Mini PEKKA since he can rage up the entire push and overall, he’s better in beatdown decks.
and also he can be used as a tank killer with a huge push sometimes where tombstone doesnt works
Golem Lumberjack is very good. Lavajack also works, the lumberjack’s rage rages the pumps. Tanked by miner, the raged pups are veeeery dangerous..
and then arrows
but lumby doesn’t fully counter MK
yeah thats true
yeah lumberjack is better
nice. almost got me to arena 11 from mid hog in a few hours (missing about 90 trohies still)
good luck dude
Amazing mate! I’m in Mid Hog on my second account too, so guess I should use it (3495)
my last legendary on my main was a 2nd lava hound, which was 2 months ago
I notice this deck doesn’t really have a solid answer to graveyard decks. Bats are a good counter but only if the graveyard is a solo play, which rarely happens. Otherwise, I’ll probably try this out, since my old hound deck suffered a huge hit in effectiveness over the past few metas
so you still have this deck??
I’m definitely using this. Thanks so much
It’s a great deck and I think it’s gonna do so well in the meta!
Sweet Lavaloon deck!
Awesome deck! Just the issue of graveyard, tho……
R.I.P Mega Knight
i like you lavaloon
guys how can i stop a giant skeleton and lumberjack push with this deck???
Tombstone, mega minion, mini pekka, bats
after the edit/whatever that made it give people notifications about it
Pretty good deck right here. However, how do you counter double Minions players (like me)? they would bait out your arrows with Minions, then drop MH to take out your push. That’s how I defeat Lavahound in the current meta.
Use Minions or Mega Minion to counter the Minions, then arrow the Horde.
Nice guide Siciliandraco. Love the lavaloon deck, I think I’ve seen it in top 200 gameplay! Keep up the great guides!
Hey would anyone be interested if I made a guide about a night witch lavaloon deck? It recently helped me push into challenger II.
Yeah. I need more LavaLoon decks to play with !
Ok I have a guide typed up, I just need to edit and add screenshots.
oh that ranker deck with miner? sure, I’d love to get out of challenger one
No it doesn’t use a miner actually, if you want to see it I can send you a picture.
can you send me the picture? it sounds interesting
It looks just like lavaloon
It’s a bit different easier to defend against ground troops with night witch instead of minions and goblins instead of gang adds a cycle card.
Pretty much played like normal lavaloon decks, except you usually don’t drop the balloon in single elixir and do a lot of night witch lavahound pushes.
When your wannabe younger brother signs on to your account on another phone because he knows your password and starts playing LADDER instead of 2v2 Matches. 🙁
then welp u
Lol I have no brothers or sisters so that’s not a problem for me lol
Lucky! I have four others and live with my moms boyfriends 2 boys.
I hate my life
I have a sister (23) who visits on wknds
I have a friend who is a noob, and he dropped my trophies to arena 10 a few months ago
I suppose he isn’t ur friend anymore…
we are still good friends
This deck actually has a lot of hard matchups. And also, poison would reck this deck making the guards NOT spell resistant. Overall, nice guide:)
If you’re playing against hog poison, use Mega-Minion to counter the hog
It still will get shots off. They will deal more damage consistently
Except you don’t want to overcommit when defending w beatdown
Yea I agree. But how was That statement relevant? Lol
8 elixir for 3 elixir. Favors Lavaloon player since they just got a ‘free’ lightning to counter your inferno tower.
@hybrid_ftw:disqus The only hard counter matchups there are : Executioner-Nado, Double inferno cards, and Golem NW. IMAO Tornado needs a nerf because it has a higher use rate than all buildings except inferno tower
Ehh I think it needs a rework
Yeah, maybe make its range smaller
That’s a nerf… @ECW11:disqus
Hog is a hard counter. And Miner poison.
Having three hard counters means it’s a pretty risky deck to play already…!
Wait did that actually happen?
Yes, I still won tho
2 weeks in a row my clan didn’t get 10/10 on CC :/
Mine did. I got Royal Ghost out of mine.
My friend did too
I got the royal ghost out of my draft chest
Finally got a NW out of a clan chest ! @garebear13:disqus Hoping you publish that LAVALOON NW guide !
Lol I already got 4 NW on my lvl 11
wtf how lmao
1st from 5-win chest in bats challenge, 2nd from legendary chest, 3rd from a quest super magical (a bit pissed), 4th from 6-win sudden death chest (was very pissed)
If I get lvl 3 night witch before I get mega knight, I will actually get off the game for a week or so cuz of how triggered I would be
Join Stu’s Army! They really good
Problem is i’m the clan leader 🙁
I wouldn’t be in a clan where I didn’t get 100% every time even if I was leader
Lol ur in which one ?
ditch your clan or kick some lazy people OR you could forgive them cuz not everybody has a ton of free time for CR
My clan was once very active and we once got tier 10, but now our clan is only half as active and we now only get tier 2
One time getting tier 10 isn’t that good lol
I always get cause I hop hop hip
Join Salty Seamen- req trophies 3400, feeder to top 10 clan in UK, Salty Pirates! I’m in that clan. Always 10/10.
when your guide doesn’t get posted…
how to counter my mk hog deck? i have fireball arrows and zap so tombstone wont work well
Then use lightning and arrows . (its expensive, but it works)
what if whenever u use lightning, i punish with hog?
depends on what I use lightning on
on a crown tower + inferno tower
that doesnt mean anything the only card that is considered a true counter to the tombstone is the log as if you do the otheres to early you will have skeletons that you have to deal with
the log is not the only counter to tombstone
what else what can counter the tombstone almost indeffinetly if its low enough on health theres other counters but nothing nearly as good as the log as its the only spell that will always kill skeltons if the tombstone is about half health
still log is not the only counter to tombstone
I’m a PEXNado player and when I see a lavaloon I see a sure win.
PEXNnado is one of those hard hard hard hard counter matchups 🙁 (along with rocket-nado)
what is pex supposed to be pekka?
boizz i won the 2v2 touchdown mode 1 lss 9 wins, (all random team mates to)
WHOAAAAA!!! MLG PRO!!!!!!!!
Pekka exe nado = PEXnado
Pexnado gets wrecked if you have the lightning arrow variation of lavaloon, since lightning + arrows takes out executioner. They have to cycle back to executioner, and tombstone and guards or minions if necessary easily counters pekka.
In other words, lavaloon easily wins since pekka doesn’t attack air. Those control decks rely on counterpushes, and you don’t really do that, because you are forced to play like beatdown. In fact, the pexnado player is really the one being counterpushed!
OOOOoooh another advanced Lava=Loon player in the house !
If your only support is exe, you’re not a smart player.
Mega minion and bats cover for the lost Exe if needed, and the win cond. Isn’t PEKKA anyway but Hog/Battle ram/LJ Etc.
Just saying, I win 4/5 games against it. If you want to prove your case, send me a friend request and let’s friendly battle.
When ur 11-0 and you lose three in a row
When the cancel button dosen’t work!
When SC acknowledges the problem but doesn’t fix it
when you drop the phone and somehow the battle button gets pressed….
not possible. The touch screen is only sensitive to human press!
when ur phone glitches and presses battle and you can’t deploy troops because its glitching
When you realize that you need a life……….
GG, nice to see lava hound on CRA. it really deserves to shine 🙂 I always wanted to master this deck, it is a dream come true! thanks. and also guys, please give me guide ideas to work with, I want to buy supercell’s 2nd birthday offer
decks good and nice work Draco on lavaloon . I find it a high risk a high reward deck to ply so not a fan i apologise lavalooners out there
Agree. Lavaloon is easy to play but too easy to counter. One bad matchup and u basically have a 95% chance of losing (like vs Hog Exenado which usually has rocket)
Lavaloon is NOT easy to play. One bad decision usually loses you the game unlike quick cycle decks where 1 mistake won’t destroy you.
In Hog Cycle 1 mistake can destroy you. One bad cannon placement? Rip tower
Dude ..My deck got me to 4300 at level 10
What’s the deck?
whats the levels
what leggy should i buy (the ones i have are MK, GY, LJ, Miner,Log,LH, Electro wiz, ice wiz)
ID. Rocking the meta, specially in Zap Bait decks (popular now)
I would go inferno drag or ghost (I would’ve gone ghost tho cuz my inferno drag is at 2/4)
i have lavahound but lvl 1, i dont like playing big air push decks as i enjoy having MK counter pushing/control decks
Good guide, I still like the goblin gang variant of this deck better tho. Also I finally hit 5200 this weekend!
Wow, gg bro. Lemme guess the deck: Miner Skele Barrel Bait, Miner Mortar, or Hog Mortar?
nope! my own self made deck.
three musketeers 10
ice spirit 12
fire spirits 12
stab goblins 13
I like it! But very weak to Exenado…and Rocket?
yes week to exenado but not really to rocket i usually win against rocket. The decks I lose to are usually hog cycle with high level fireball
hog cycle with overleveled fireball is my pet peeve
I wouldv use GG, but its underleveled 🙁 @ff_jahoots:disqus
I opened a super magical chest and got another Sparky. Ugh! I just wanted another miner or an Inferno Dragon!
Sparky is great in the right decks! Give her some love :)))
I know, I made a deck guide on her remember? Still, i’m currently using Mega Miner Skelly Hut deck with Bandit so she doesn’t really fit to well in decks like that.
MK Miner SB is rocking meta! Love that deck
I’m loving it too! Sadly I don’t have RG or Inferno Dragon so I added Bandit and Goblin Gang to add even more of a bait element to it!
BTW u at 4K?
Sadly I’m not. I’m currently 3827 trophies but I’m pushing!
Hmmm, well good to see your guide got posted and I’m just here to say….HOG WILL RULE FOREVER
Too bad for me, don’t get hog a lot, only level 6 hog ;-;
I have lvl 8 263/400 hog! I want lvl 9 so i can fully use hog mortar on ladder.
Morter cycle is deadly to me. Hog cycle is crap against. MOrter hog cycle, I don’t know. 😛
Mine is lvl 7, I always donate, and my clan mates often request hog so I have no intention of using it cuz it’s so underleveled for my trophy range
I have level 4 Hog cuz I never play it on ladder… BUT I love playing quick cycle Hog In friendly’s and special challenges. It gives me a break from beatdown to have some fun 🙂
THX on the first part.
Bro, against a MK deck, this deck it dead
Nah, this deck is all about taking some damage if that’s what you’re thinking about, and this deck can out speed mk decks in a 3 crown race. This deck is all around good, and a player should be able to beat most other decks with it, except my Hog deck because I have trained myself to beat lavaloon
Against golem nw you would need an inferno dragon to kill the golem and the guards to kill the nw or just lightning the nw and inferno dragon the golem.
Any time I use lavaloon I just go all in right away, beat them in the 3 crown race, screw defense
So this deck you made is basically a three crown race, all about offence and very little defense.
I didn’t make it, I just play lavaloon sometimes, but yes, there are some decks you have to defend very little of, and just pressure them
I used a lavaloon deck to get to arena 9, I’m almost at legendary arena. The lavaloon deck I used to use had more defense than this deck but mostly offence still. I now use a Lava Dragons deck, an aerial deck that is very offensive and defensive.
I used to use Lava Dragons but realized the problem when lvl 11-13 ebarbs came about…
Eh, I just use tombstone and ice spirit the e-barbs when the tombstone is destroyed. I sometimes use mega minion to help. E-barbs rage for some reason I suck against.
But most E-Barbs users have zap or log to kill tombstone. Then you’re vulnerable. Obv to ebarb rage.
And then there’s me who hasn’t even got the lava hound yet. Need that and the lumberjack
@a_random_nerd:disqus I”s only a 3 crown race against Golem.
I don’t have ID 🙁 #STILLSALTYANDTRIGGERED
one of my friends in arena 10 doesnt have ID either… but i want them to use my mega hog deck… ;(
tombstone is very good against Mk
I beat a MK Pekka deck with this deck. Git yur facts right.
once… or many times…?
The guards and tombstone do a good job distracting the mega knight and/or pekka
At least have like an inferno dragon in this deck as a tank killer
Take some dmg w this deck, it’s fine. Better to tower trade than overcommit on defending.
Or just go all in on the three crown but if the opponent can defend the deck well, preety much screwed.
Yeah. Like Hog Exenado Rocket (popular meta deck rn) hard counters LavaLoon. Then u don’t wanna go for 3 crown race lmao
@a_random_nerd:disqus Sadly I STILL DON”T HAVE THE INFERNO DRAGON IN MY COLLECTION. #STILLSALTYANDTRIGGERED
lightning to counter the inferno tower……
News about my first draft chest:
No legendary (even if I did, the choice probably would’ve been inferno drag or night witch due to my extremely bad luck), but I am able to get my balloon to lvl 5 now
I got a second royal ghost
d’oh u lucky ice spirit
… ok now im triggered I WANT THAT GHOST IN MY SHOP THIS INSTANT
im not getting inferno dragon in shop since 2 months 🙁
u have ID? or no
i do not have inferno drag still
neither does one of my friends dont worry
since it wasnt coming in shop i bought a miner and u posted a deck of miner so probably going to use it 😛
@lightningmaster823:disqus I still don’t have the Bandit, E-wiz, ID, or RG. I get a Leggie in my draft chest And I get…… Log 2/2 or Graveyard 1/4 🙁
My night witch and inferno drag are both 2/4 and I am still missing mega knight, sparky, lumberjack, and royal ghost
my first draft chest: i got the choice of 2 logs or 2 miners (arena 12 value pack YEEEEEĘÊT)… i went log to win a challenge against my friend (who can get lvl 2 log first) over miner to get it to lvl 3 (now i can, but i need gold in case royal ghost comes in my shop, so not yet)
my first EARNED draft chest: miner or bandit (yes im lucky) i chose miner to get 4/4 (bandit would make it 3/4 screw it) and next thing u know, i can get lvl 3 legendary
my 3rd draft chest: UTTER GARBAGE NO LEGGY
my probably next draft chest: LÊGĖÑDÂRŸ KÎŃGŠ ČHÈŚT ŸÆÊÉĘĖT
Anyone play Chaos Battle League? It’s the same as CR except easier
5700 pb guys! Tilted a lot when going for champion, but I got an ewiz and lots of epics
Sweet! Used to love this deck but lightning ;p
lightning? wtf do you read the balance changes