The Best Mega Knight Hog Deck – Perfect for Ladder and Challenges!
Hey guys, it’s Desert Chicken bringing you a deck that has won me countless challenges and has let me reach a personal best on ladder!
Its fairly free-to-play friendly and it has very few counters.
So, without further ado, here’s the deck:
It’s very similar to some of the other Mega Knight Hog decks, but out of all the variations I’ve tried, this one works the best by far.
It’s a good balance of offence and defense, and it’s not too hard to learn how to play.
It also matches well against almost all the other archetypes, as I’ll talk about below. It’s pretty cheap and has good counters to basically all of the META win conditions.
With practice, it’s an easy 12 wins in a grand or classic challenge.
This heavyweight boxer smashes down with the power of 1,000 mustaches.
His main role in this deck is defending pushes and then counterattacking with minions or a hog rider.
In single elixir I only use him 1-3 times because he’s so expensive. His main problem is DPS, so paring him with minions is a perfectly devastating push for only 10 elixir.
I rarely would deploy him in the back because you need to save his landing damage for defending hogs and other attacks.
In double elixir you can easily defend a big push and then throw everything behind him for a massive unstoppable push!
This perfectly tanned bacon-riding menace is your main win condition.
He pairs well with the ice golem, as the ice golem can distract the tower and defending troops while the hog rider slaps the tower.
The zap also works well with the hog because it can take out the swarm troops that your opponent uses to defend the hog.
He can also add to your mega knight push and deal damage to the tower while the mega knight distracts the tower and smashes defending troops.
In double elixir, you can go highly offensive with hog and poison.
This mean green dragon melts tanks easily.
His big role is to take out tanks and mini tanks coming for your tower.
He works well with the mega knight on both defense and offence, as he can take out tanks while the mega knight jumps on support troops and shields for the weaker dragon.
He’s pretty easy to learn and pretty useful too.
This toxin is your main spell.
It’s your main counter to princesses and elixir collectors. I generally try to not use it until double elixir, but sometimes the situation calls for it.
Try to figure out how they defend your hog rider during single elixir, and if they keep countering hogs with squishy troops, then throw poison down around your hog.
Surprising them with this tactic can get you a tower and sometimes even the game!
Their DPS is insane for only 3 elixir!
Their main role is to defend smaller pushes and to get an elixir advantage.
If your opponent ignores full health minions, they can deal 500+ damage to a tower!
They are also the perfect combo behind the mega knight because if your opponent doesn’t have arrows then the minions are extremely hard to stop before they wreck the tower.
This snowman has very high HP for only two elixir.
He is a great cycle card and is a pro at kiting units all around the arena.
If you drop him right in front of a hog rider, then the hog will push him all the way to the tower while the ice golem is soaking damage.
He’s also a last resort to try to slow a massive enemy push.
These high DPS cycle cards can really go anywhere in this deck.
They are decent behind a hog, mega knight, or an ice golem.
They can chip a tower alone on offence, or they can defend and distract units on defense.
Use it with a hog or against infernos that are targeted on your mega knight.
The short stun can give a hog an extra hit too.
Overall a great utility spell and cycle card.
Now that I have covered the individual cards, I’ll talk a little bit about specific match ups.
This deck can beat most other archetypes if played right.
Try to get value poisons on elixir collectors and punish with hog.
The most important thing is to not let them build up a huge push.
Save the Mega Knight and inferno dragon for that massive push. Let the inferno dragon target the tank while the mega knight crushes the support.
Try to take a tower before overtime and then just defend it out.
If played right, this deck can overtake most beat-down decks.
Similar to the beat-down strategy, only its even easier.
Try to deal as much damage as you can without over committing, and then poison or mega knight their musketeer pushes in double elixir.
Overall it’s a pretty easy match up.
Make sure to always stay ahead in tower damage, and keep zap handy for pesky units shielded by miner. Just don’t take too much early damage and then build up a bigger push in double elixir. Mainly use goblins to defend a miner, but be careful if the miner is combined with poison. Overall it’s not too hard as long as they don’t get really far ahead in elixir.
A pretty easy match up.
You’ll have plenty of counters for the graveyard as long as you don’t over commit or fall behind in elixir.
A pretty even match up. Use Mega Knight in hogs if you have enough elixir, or if not then use high DPS troops to take out the hog.
Just don’t let them get too many hog swings and get positive trades on defense and then you can send in your own hog rider to take a tower.
It’s an even match up, so just practice a lot and get better than the other hog users out there and you should be good.
This is a super easy one to defeat. just use the ice golem to distract siege cards and burn them up with inferno dragon.
The mega knight is also tanky enough to distract siege.
Basically just don’t be stupid and you’ll win.
This is going to be the hardest match up by far, because bait is pretty much the counter to this deck.
Never ignore a goblin barrel or you’ll basically lose, and always send a hog behind an ice golem so that they can’t tornado it to the king tower.
In double elixir the best way to take a tower is to try to build up a huge mega knight push, but be careful of inferno towers.
If they try to rocket cycle, punish with your hog.
With practice, this deck is a challenge-farming machine and will also boost you through the leagues.
One last thing to note is that the most important cards in the deck to level up in my opinion are poison, minions, and hog rider.
The mega knight is also an important one because he’s the backbone of this deck.
I hope this guide helped you guys!
Lol im late
Ive been thinking
If you are lucky enough to have any legendary in arena 4
First (im handsome)
First reply to the person who wrote ??
first reply to the first one
What are lava decks? Hybrid? Bait? Beatdown?
Lava loon is beatdown, but ive seen some lava miner poison decks
Yep, and lava miner is control
ahhh at these times I wish pekka doesn’t exist
Nice deck! looks good
My current deck:
Mega Knight (2)
you should use inferno dragon since there aren’t any tank killers.
Great deck m8, also 3rd
Hey NebulaNoodle, when did you submit this guide?
Submitted on Sunday, posted today
well guys, i got my ewiz to lvl 2 today after pulling one from a crown chest
now theres a point to using it now…
ewiz is just good in general
I used to not really use it often cuz I had almost always preferred ice wiz lol
oh yeah you love ice wiz
Bummer. Late. 🙁
Hey guys: new poll: which quest(s) do you like the LEAST?
I hate the combo quest
Same I always skip them
Unless it’s a Ice Golem+Goblins, as I use the P.E.K.K.A Hog
I just hate how you have to use cards that could work or not work at all when synergize and how you have to make a deck that works in order to win and could potentially lose the match that loses trophies
I never got the combo quest lol
I got one once. Freeze+Hog.
I currently have freeze + graveyard
combo quests that require witch lol
Using specific cards in 1v1 battles, i’m very conservative about my trophies
I totally agree!
Open those chests.
Mega knight isn’t old, he’s just two months old
the deck is younger.
Yea compare it to ice wiz, who is like 1.5 yrs old (in terms of release dates lol)
He is a little baby…
Will wrote that go complain to him lol
Poll: which quest do you like the most?
Open those chests
Just the Free Chests lol
Open those chests
i got a lava hound from a free chest today
guys, what should i buy next? (i have 42k gold rn)
b. 2nd ice wizard (get to lvl 2)
im thinking either a or b cuz log is just SOOOO good but then i need lvl 2 ice wiz so badly and dont really need princess rn but kinda want to play original bait
It depends on the deck or the people u face. If I were u maybe log since it is effective against log bait
Level 2 ice wiz does not really help very much, go mega knight, bandit, or electro wizard
um… i have lvl 2 ewiz and lvl 1 bandit, but i dont have MK
If you have mega knight and bandit then I have a deck that made my friend get to 4300 trophies
MK doesnt really fit my playstyle, learned it the hard way on my 2nd account
Which archetype fits you the best?
I like using light-medium control decks
Try P.E.K.K.A, miner, poison, ice golem, gob gang , knight, log, minions
Do you have mega knight?
on my 2nd account, yes
Mk level 1 is useless actually goodie challenges only. I guess MK max or lvl 4 would be best in ladder
most decks i face are ppl with lvl 10 skeletons (lvl 5 skarmy and witch, lvl 2 GY, lvl 8 tombstone), lvl 11-12 ebarbs (sometimes lvl 13), hog lvl 8-9
Log. It’s the best spell in the game right now.
Do you have a level 1 or level 2 log right now
No I don’t have it at the moment
Then get the log
Log bait is the meta all the time…
I would suggest princess, log bait brought me to league…
In my opinion ice wizard is level independent
He is great because of the slowing effect, killing skeletons isn’t his business lol
Lv2 log isn’t that useful…u won’t face lv13 goblins anyway xd
I don’t have log nor princess, my ice wiz is lvl 1
my buddy andrew had his first four legendary cards all as the ice wiz all within like a week so good luck with that
ice wiz is NOT level independent!!!
do log, log is quite like an essential card
id say princess as zap may not be the perfect replacement but it still works
Log, so many uses
ice wiz bc overleveled minions suck if you don
‘t have much splash
too late, i already bought princess…
log is good but zap is arguably better
in the kings cup two more people (there all pros or famous youtubers used zap)
Hey guys! So sorry I’ve been damn fllipping inactive for like a week or two, there have been lots of problems lately. I’ve had to change browsers, do lots of things, but I may be back. But I might just be almost completely inactive. But anyway, new poll : what do you think is the best card right now in your arena? I’d say prince is op in peak.
Best or OP? There’s a differants
in terms of OPness, I’d say overleveled cancer is the strongest in legendary arena.
Hey guys, I busy with my study nowadays as my exams are on so I don’t visit and comment much. However, they are gonna be over soon so I will be active and start writing guides!
Definitely not old…
Will wrote that
Really liked the guide NebulaNoodle, just one thing, its not necessary to always save log for Barrel, sometimes situations arise where you need log desperately and at that time use log to kill those troops and then receive a bit of chip damage by using say goblins to counter the barrel.
But it’s always good to avoid damage so your opponent can’t rocket cycle easily. I always save log for barrel as I don’t want to take too much damage or have to fireball.
Sometimes using MK on the barrel (and killing all 3 goblins) is a better option because you can counterpush without fear of your opponent striking you on that lane. This also lets you Log other troops without worry.
Not sure why you can’t win vs royal giant with this deck…
id personally go with like electro goblins and then mega knight if thy drop support troops and always go for really harsh counter pushes only drop mega knight if there are cards with good trade
It’s just really hard to avoid a lot of damage w/o a building vs RG. Espeically lvl 11-13 like the ones i face. It’s not that you can’t win, it’s just really hard to win
plenty of dps in this deck…
i dont think this deck is “OLD BUT GOLD”
upvote if you agree
It isn’t really “old” lol
its not that old…
yeah thats the point i m talking about
Will wrote the ‘old but gold’ part
anyone has a max legendary in the game?
I don’t think so…
i know i don’t 🙁
radioactive aka storm does
No he doesnt
guys, is this version better than the common version?
thats all opinion
idk what d’you think
too many glass cannons in yours
i feel like my mega hog deck also inspired this a bit, especially when i read to never play mk at the back o yea also im at 3854 trophies on my best acct 3132 on my 2nd and 2304 on my worst. 9290 trophies in total
What’s your Mega Hog variant?
mk hog inferno dragon skarmy minion horde zap arrows fireball
I never said to not play mega knight at the back.
im pretty sure u did tho i think at the start of the match
u think i partially inspired ur deck? im making another guide
it’s pretty different
still mega hog tho
o yea i got proof, at the beginning of the general gameplan part, “Never start with the Mega Knight because your opponent can simply punish and the Mega Knight is too valuable on defense.”
I never said ‘at the back’
i did a straight copy and paste
Guys I changed the title due to the fact many complained that the deck was not ‘old’
Who has less than 3630 PB here on CRA?
whats pb stand for?
Personal best (trophies)
my pb is reletively similar to yours, im at the 3530 area rn, but my pb was 3660
my pb is 3856 (im playing more and doing less CRA, i dont have infinite time, aka school) and thank my mega hog deck which that guide was replaced with this one ;(;(;(;(
to say “2nd”
2nd to say that this deck hates the nerf
nope you’re 3rd
Oh yea, Third then
Love the guide (and the name!)
4th then lol
nah it’s fine
Fist reply to first comment!
first reply to the first reply
Ahh damnit my guide got replaced xD
What does that mean?
Sometimes will replaces older guides which are similar to the new guide.
Aaaand hog is getting nerfed tommorow and this happens…
(edit)Also isn’t bait going to die?
Lets see who claims 5th
Thats not it
yes, you were kicked
Can’t wait to see if my guide gets posted…
is it the miner hut deck? it’s gonna be posted very soon
no it’s loon exe nado… i am a nub… i don’t think it will get posted
New poll : Best win con after the balance changes
BTW, for me it would be my x-bow cuz i use an x-bow poison deck.
With the pump nerf? How even?
(edit) Oh yea the spell nerf
Some golem decks like the one on my lvl 9 acct don’t even have pump XD
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I’m going to say giant because it’s the cheapest beat down win con. The reason I say giant over gilem is because golem is a bit more pricey and heavily relied on the pump. Graveyard poison will be strong also
ice golem is fine
no its not lol. I just put some random name. Why would I be the sky?
ice golems death dmg is untouched.
MK’s not a win con, or is it?
Its a support killer
My fav deck, but I’m using Bats instead of Minions. Nice guide!
Minions aren’t nerfed?
Probably to act as zap bait for the ID.
The original MK hog has bats instead of minions
then what was the original mk hog? i thought mine was the original
The exact same deck as this deck, but with bats instead of minions
when i posted my guide, i never knew about mk hog before and also, welp my first guide
Okay, yea true, everyone was using pekka MK in the MK challenge lol
except for me… i used bentimm1s deck. it was mk bandit and got 12 wins thats why i have a lvl 2 mk on a f2p account
I used MK miner lol
i feel like the only one (other than bentimm1) that didn’t use mk pekka and got 12 wins
not the original.
than show me the link to the original pls
that doesn’t really change the interactions. Only the bandit gets it’s dash.
With what can i replace inferno
Mega minion? Idk
Isn’t PEKKA control the main counter against this deck?
A gut mkminerloon deck-
if I don’t have mega knight I could replace it with pekka? and also I don’t have inferno dragon
i think u can use pekka and inferno tower to replace that
I would just not use this deck lol
look for pekka hog decks then
thanks for reply, I will do tests with pekka hog then but when I get Mega Knight I will do that deck, I have few time in game
like the deck!
But i dont have mega nigth.
Anyone have a good deck for arena 10 if I have sparky, log, inferno dragon, ice wiz, and princess
I have unlocked all the other common, rare, and epiccards.
Here’s a good deck:
Giant, Sparky, Ice Wizard, Poison, Zap, Mega Minion, Guards, Tesla
Giant sparky inferno dragon zap electro wizard fireball skeleton army poison.
I use this deck for ladder but instead of minions bats and instead of poison fireball . It got me to 3953 trophies
I think Fireball is better for Ladder, while Poison is better than Challenges.
A deck with 2 legendaries is not f2p lol
Both Mega Knight and Inferno Dragon are pretty level dependent, so it can be.
It’s a meta deck with Bats instead of Minions. Minions are more versataile, but Bats synergize better with the Hog Rider and are cheaper.
“Try to get value poisons on elixir collectors and punish with hog.” I’m using hog bandit lol
That deck has hog as win con, not MK
Still probably won’t suffice
friend got 18/20 wins with this deck in the 20 win challenge 🙂
Yea it’s more of a secondary win condition
It was a bit funny how they they nerfed the death nova of the ice golem. The while reason why ice golem was op was because of its massive hp for 2 elixir
I’ve won 5 games in a row with this deck, thanks for the amazing deck!
My ladder deck, which brought me all the way to 4300 <3 old but gold