Mega Spell Bait Deck – MEGA Trophy Rushing!
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
There’s a fatal typo on this guide but i forgot where is it, or the editor has been fixed it.
Nah, I use these card levels, and trust me, I’m not skilled! Maybe Level 9 rares???
Ok, I’ll try what you said!
Maybe, but it actually works well! Probably coz PEKKA can be put to kill supports first and then tank, but you really need to consider the Micro Placement.
Maybe, but considering how much I play, definitely NOT lucky!
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Please stop doing this
This title is the exact copy of HSNA’s deck lol, and pretty similar
because the editor copied it lol
hey….where did hsna’s spell bait deck go?..
Oh it’s still there
Could this work in Arena 10?
I wanna try it.
Seems like a good deck Siegfried!
thanks, i’m glad that finally it was posted
Fifth! No more allowed
As soon as I read Siegfried I thought of the Seinfeld theme
Throwing a Goblin Barrel at the tower when they just spent all their Elixir on countering the Mega Knight is just an amazing feeling!
Especially when the knight tanks for them lmao
That’s the point 😉
Agreed! That’s why I use this deck now!
I will give it a try for sure!
even better when the opponent has spent all his counter on the Giant S and I send a miner goblin barrel. (The deck I use is that)
Haha get it?
I mean what does ‘Badum tss’ mean?
The drum when you make a pun
Really good guide and nice deck! I’ve used Mega bait but never this version so I’ll definitely try it out!
Ok so I found more success with the dart goblin then the princess; the dart goblin counters graveyard poison(keep it out of the poison), can shoot down minion hordes with zap, take down left over troops like knights and mini pekkas, and overall is a better spell bait card. And it can be overlevled. Highly recommend the swap.
Nice guide Siegfried! Or is it Mai Hoan Hai…
new poll : which epic card do you thinkis the most level-independent? I think it’s clone.
I say golem. He’s so tanky from the start you can have him at level 2 in arena 8 and still win.
lol clone because nobody uses it
To be fair one of the top players use a Lava Clone deck. I can’t remember who it was but he’s definitely playing it consistently.
one is more than none, and it shows that the card is viable.
but he uses no small dmg spell
psshh those are for noobs :3
skarmy or clone or giant skelly
A really good deck, but the main reason i don’t use this deck….
I dont have mega knight
lol my 2nd account has mega knight, but doesnt have the other legendaries in the deck
Nice deck, I would use it only if I had more than 3 out of 8 cards in this deck.
6 out of 8 on both my 2 accounts (missing princess on both, inferno drag on 2nd and MK on 1st)
You’re at 3400 or something right?
I’m at 2300 (yay)
guys, im probably gonna rise up in trophies once my zap is lvl 11 (have enough cards, but not enough gold), hopefully i can get to at least 3600 with my 3.0 hog lightning cycle deck
I saw ur deck and it’s pretty good!
does it have Ice Wizard in it? 😀
Of course it does
what’s the full deck list?
Hog, bats, ice golem, mini pekka, ice spirit, zap, lightning, ice wiz
interesting. I would use The Log over Zap since you already have Lightning as a stun.
I don’t have log…
I change my profile pic more often than you xD
One thing for people who don’t have IT: replace IT AND Knight for Ice Golem AND Rocket
both have pros and cons, like good/bad against golem, or 3M, etc
also, Rocket can make your late game easier, just cycle the rocket
Dude u copied my title and u pretty much copied my deck, but u explained it well, so no complaints! Well written, but u shouldn’t have copied my title! Maybe try altering the name a bit next time! BTW maybe u want a high damage spell in case of clutch games
I don’t think he copied the title. Whoever posted the deck must have thought you title was good and used it for the same guide. Nothing to be angry about!
I’m not angry. I complemented him
I just gave him some tips for his future life 😉
So he doesn’t get sued due to copyright 🙂
I think he had another name when submitting but the poster changed it because yours was greater.
don’t complain then 😉
No problem, just think before you act 🙂
Plus, literally everyone I know asks me how I never get angry!
Edit: By that I mean in my family
no, not me who copied your title! He’s the editor lol
and this isn’t the same with your deck, dude
yeah i think i shouldn’t copy anyone’s title, but i can’t write it in the post to make the editor not do that
oh, i’ve seen your later comments about this, so it’s OK, plz make your head cool
That’s ok mate! Sorry!
Who is next in line??
u played Lolman??? on ladder?
Nice job (oh, and charge your phone)
Guess what HSNA? I finally went up against a mega knight balloon deck on the ladder at 4050 trophies! I beat it with my Giant Skeleton Sparky deck
Nice mate! Well done!
I just came on here to let Will know that I need my lava hound flying machine miner guide posted as fast as possible. It has at least 850 words and I really want people to know my 2v2 tips.
850 isn’t enough…
Ya 750 min
guys what do you think about replacing knight with ice golem? if they drop giant minion horde and your princess locks the giant, the your screwed. Icegolem zap is more reliable for dealing with minion horde and it gives this deck more kiting potential and more time for your inferno dragon to melt the tanks.
yes you can, Knight + ID is a solid defensive combo, giving you great counterpushes, but you can replace them with IGolem + Rocket
giant horde is not that good combo since knight is a kiting troop, too, so you can destroy it
its just hypothetical. maybe its hog horde. the horde would kill the knight faster than you can say jackrabbit. ice golem provides more reliable defense against swarms
well it seems like the creator got banned…
it wasnt me who banned him tho..
I’m wondering who banned him
He’s a Vietnamese lol
I think it was sparkyislife