ThunderBow – Sparky Siege Is Back!
Hey guys, it’s RohanReigns back at it again after a long time with another guide for you all, this time sharing an amazing X-Bow deck that I use to rock with in challenges and tournaments but you may want to use it in ladder too if you wish.
So let’s get into it!
X-Bow Sparky Deck:
X-Bow : You main win condition.
X-Bow is a really annoying card to face against.
As a siege deck, your objective while playing it will be to have a stern defense and making a successful counterpush with X-bow. Don’t recklessly drop down this card since it costs a hefty 6 elixir.
I recommend playing this card in the following scenarios:
- When your opponent drops a Golem at the back,
- When they have used their win condition and you successfully defended it with your troops.
- When you have troops remaining after a successful defense.
- Make sure you do heavy Xbow pushes only in 2x elixir.
- To defend their siege weapon (Xbow, <ortar)
X-Bow comes handy in defensive situation too. Place it in the middle of your crown towers to snipe away their troops.
This allows you to form constant elixir advantages and thus you can spell-cycle your opponent. Easy as that!
Archers: Your She-Guards!
The fact that Archers are resistant to light spell makes them a better option in siege decks. Your opponent has to overcommit in order to get rid of them.
Also, splitting them at the back is always a safe, neutral starting move.
You know the rest about these meany girls. (Wink wink)
Mega Minion: Another light-spell-resistant defensive guard.
This card boasts a pretty decent DPS and a mediocre hitpoint stats, making them a nuisance to get rid of, for your opponent. Due to its low cost, you can use it as your starting move too.
Mega Minion has always been in the meta despite of it’s brutal nerfs due to the fact that it can defend well in your side and can wreck their tower if left ignored or tanked for.
It does 500+ damage to their towers when ignored at tournament standard.
Sparky: Sparky is now a usable card and acts as a Tank Shredder in this deck
Ice Spirit + Sparky can counter Ice Golem+Hog+Goblins push completely and you can create a counterpush out of that.
Moreover, Sparky acts as Rocket Bait card. Your opponent is forced to either rocket your sparky or your X-bow.
Just make sure you don’t group xbow and sparky together when your push.
Ice Spirit: Freezes troops for a second and half, allows you to react before your opponent’s troops do any damage.\
Also, a good card to guard your xbow due to it’s stalling ability.
Ice Golem: Replaceable with Knight.
Also a stalling troop, soaks enemy damage and slows them down a bit for you to take them out before they do any damage.
Can kite Pekkas and melee troops effectively to the other lane.
Ice Golem+ Mega Minion+Archers and your Xbow can take out a healthy PEKKA before it even touches your Xbow. So, a pretty much worthy card of it’s cost.
The Log: Swarm clearer.
Use it to kill Princesses, GGangs, GobBarrels and buy a bit of time during defense.
Fireball: Replaceable with rocket but increases the Average Elixir Cost.
Use it to damage Pumps, kill 3M, Minion Hordes and also to spell-cycle them out.
I usually play this deck as defensively and passively as possible.
Let them do the first move although you can split your Archers back first, if you have them.
Defend their every pushes and try not to show your Xbow before 2x elixir. The exceptions include when they place their Golem at the back or they Pump up and you don’t have Fireball in hand.
Try to assess their deck and find out their win condition.
If possible, try to know all of their 8 cards (by counting as they place it) and most importantly, their spells.
1x Elixir Time is primarily for knowing your opponents’ decks and making a plan to outplay them or penetrate through their defense.
I recommend using your spells often in 1x elixir to chip down their towers.
Use your Sparky to defend ground pushes, and if you’re lucky, you can take out their tower with just a Sparky blast! 😆
Try not to overcommit in defense. Try to make positive elixir trades with your Sparky.
Once 2x Elixir hits, you can use your Xbow offensively.
Let them push first, defend with your units and place the Xbow in front and watch them panic defending your push.
That is how this deck works; defend and counterpush.
Hog Decks: Easy matchup but Hog Cycle decks with Rocket can be problematic.
Use Sparky in front of your King’s tower (to avoid rockets) to defend their Hog pushes and counterpush with Xbow in front. Make sure you have enough elixir to use your spells before dropping that Xbow.
Golem Decks: Easy Matchup.
Sparky wrecks Golem in a couple of blasts. You can either push with your Xbow if they drop their Golem at the back or defend and counterpush. The former strategy is useful when they have Heavy Spell (Like Rocket or Lightning) in their deck while the latter one works well if they have medium spell. So its important to know their spell before pushing.
Spell Bait: Medium/Hard Matchup.
Depends upon how well your gain elixir advantages with your Sparky. In fact, against Spellbait, I push with my Xbow if they rocket my sparky even in 1x elixir because they can cycle rockets real quick in 2x elixir. Never drop your Sparky at the back against such decks. They can’t spell-cycle you out in this matchup, but you can! That’s how you win sometimes against Spellbait.
3M: Easy/medium matchup.
Fireball their collectors and use Sparky for their 3M. You can even use your Xbow defensively to snipe their muskies, if you don’t have Fireball in hand.
Nice deck! Too bad I don’t have the sparky. Would rocket suffice?
that kind of gets rid of the uniqueness of the deck. but yeah rocket can be used in place of sparky
Does pekka work instead, because the sparky works as a threat card too. Thanks of the info for rocket though!
Uhhh not really…Sparky is hard to replace. It has unique uses and strengths.
no. sparky is there as a tank killer. If you want to substitute it, go for mini pekka, inferno tower, or inferno dragon.
Where are you in India?
no i dont do silly things like that
Thanks bro, I hate this stupid trend too!
Yea I’m probably gonna join u guys, considering I’m older than a lot of u guys (except for a few)
Thought you were only 14??..
Meaning youre not that old lol
*john cena voice* Are you sure about that? 😀
Will machine has malfunctioned
We should have seen the signs… now this, but first the will machine’s perception of time was badly damaged… thus creating the will week, an unknown period of time of when the deck of the (will) week will change
you sound like an illuminati conspiracist lmao
And you sound like there is a nebula inside a noodle… for obvious reasons
A nebula inside a noodle? xD
Well yea 😀
4th no one claimed lol!
Where do you normally live?
first reply to the first reply
lol i live in gujarat
i suck using siege tbh
yup u r 5th
thanks for the confirmation haha
welcome bro np xd
what r u saying bro
Why are you banned on Discord?
lol how can….. i mean
now ur messing haha
wow me too
All pundes ahha
Me three! I live in Hyderabad though.
Thanks!*In a sarcastic voice*
New poll : Which is the best arena 0 (training camp) card in the game? For me, this would be the fireball.
prince imo or giant
Prince is just too easy to counter
But not in arena 1 and training camp
New card! The fiyaball!
knight all da way
Knight for sure. Value city
It show a Mortar in the picture, but then an X-bow in the deck! What is this madness!
rohan wrote it lol idek why it says i wrote it
There’s a difference between writing and posting.
I didn’t WRITE the guide.
or post it
Disclaimer: I did NOT write this deck! Credit to Rohan!
I saw that, the author box said it was you.
Why did Nebula posted (posted, not writed) this guide, because Rohan has his own one?
Only Will can post things, me, Norbysweg and NebulaNoodles (idek if hes an editor or just has an author box) can only edit guides and wait for Will to review and post them.
i’m not editor. Just have an author box.
Who are the actual guide editors btw (meaning they can see and edit every guide?) Is it Zigge, Norby, Will, and you?
No, just Norby me and Will
despite having 7 guides posted, i still dont have an author box…
note that it says to contact him.
i DM’ed him on discord
Ask Will to make one for you
So author box basically doesn’t give any extra options?
Has his own what?
His own author box.
Unfairly? good joke
You think I forgot your racist jokes?
What legendary should I get from the shop next (btw I’m at around 65000 gold, so I can get another one afterwards soon)?
I currently have:
All of which are level 1.
I’m thinking about getting miner, since I really want to play miner control.
What do you guys think?
to be honest, sparky miner seriously rocks. combined with e wiz, its a hard thing to counter. inferno d might not be a bad choice, but you might want a lava if you want inferno. they synergize really well.
i would say princess, miner, or inferno dragon cuz all 3 are good rn
If you want to play miner control, then get miner. It’s a great card anyway, so you won’t regret your decision.
if you want miner, go for it. you already have 2 essential legendary, log and ewiz. miner is a good card in general, too.
Thanks for the replies!
After miner, should I go for bandit? I know some players play miner bandit…..
Also, is mega knight a good choice? Recently the only legendaries I’ve been getting in the shop are ice wiz, lava hound, and night witch (and though I do play golem nw beatdown, I don’t think nw is very good rn), so I’m getting a bit impatient…. If mk is still meta, I might get it if it appears first.
Mega Knight Miner Balloon works very well. Give it a shot if u buy MK!
Just depends on what playstyle and deck archetype you like
i agree, it’s kinda hard to substitute sparky, and it’s one of the three cards im missing(sparky, lumberjack, princess)
even got skeleton barrel before sparky :C
dont feel bad, im missing ONE more card compared to you…
missing log, MK, sparky, lumberjack (bought princess today)
the first option for Xbow is a bad idea honestly from experience.
not doing it is even worse
actually feel inferno towers in xbow decks can help this.
inferno is not too great right now. you can see in how little it’s used now.
that is why some use should use
things like mini pekka and sparky provide more value
pretty bad if you dont have a reliable tank killer but its even worse if you dont put the xbow to punish the opponent.
I have had much success dropping an X-Bow when your opponent plays a Golem at the back. I don’t know what you’re talking about.
claiming places is pointless
Legendary Arena level 9! 4k is next?
should be hard if card levels are too low 🙁
corrosive logic once interviewed a guy who went to 5200 trophies lvl 9 with sparky(before the buff)
He had like near max cards
still, he had a lot of skill.
Yeah you can be a huge gemmer and be a lvl 8, it’s all fine
then hes a god at this game
Only 200 trophies
Go home Will, youre drunk.
yay you finally got a profile pic
I had it a month ago
sorry rohan xD
What do you mean?
Coz usually I can only edit my published decks but since will put me as the writer I can edit that guide but Rohan can’t even tho he wrote it.
Btw reached almost 5k (4980) this previous season yay!
Wait rohan why do you have so few comments despite being a well-known and respected CRA member?
Because he doesn’t comment very much
Well duh xD
Card idea: X-Sparky
Hitspeed: 0.8 sec
It’s an x-bow that shoots sparky charges! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Make the elixir cost 11 xD
just make an x bow splash damage and air lol
get the hitspeed to 1.1 and we be cool man
This card is just wrong
How can it target buildings and do splash damage??? That’s my question
It’s X-Sparky after all, nothing’s impossible ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
It can do splash damage if a troop is near the tower, you know sorta like the bomb tower splash hitting the tower?
that’s just a too complicated mechanic for the game.
So… it’s possible it’s like an executioner hitting a tower – it could also hit anything between itself and the tower!
Can someone recommend a hog deck for arena 9? I have the ewiz, night witch and miner.
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
E-wiz not Archers. But Archers work equally fine. I just find E-Wiz to work better. IN this meta tesla might work better too
I would recommend placing Inferno Tower in the deck cuz it shreds tanks more easily.
Try the standard 2.8 Hog Cycle deck with Knight, Fireball, Archers, Cannon, Zap, Ice Spirit and Bats OR Goblins
I am finally in Legendary Arena
This is like rocket baiting out your opponent
guys, i have no idea on how im gonna push, im stuck at around the 3400-3600 area (sry bout being off-topic, i am desperate rn)
my legendaries right now:
lava hound lvl 2
ice wizard lvl 1
graveyard lvl 1
miner lvl 1
inferno dragon lvl 2
night witch lvl 2
electro wizard lvl 2
bandit lvl 1
princess lvl 1
ps i have all the non-leggy cards including skeleton barrel
Use spell bait with arrows. Today, I pushed with it to Legendary Arena. I had 3600 trophies
thats almost my current deck (with zap instead of arrows)
I like using Pekka hog it got me 600+ trophies
it has a 70 percent win rate
hm… might give it a shot, thnx (although i pulled out my old lavaloon deck and won a few matches)
nice I pushed 600 trophies with it it works for me.
according to statss royal
i feel you. I have been stuck there. what usually happens to me is I tilt three games and then start winning again
i have a 3 strikes you’re out method, lose 3 times in a row, then just get out of ladder and do something else like 2v2
haha 2v2 makes me rage more than anything else because my partner noobs wonder, “I wonder what would happen if I used a deck with all spells”
i play 2v2 whenever im tilting cuz u dont lose anything if u lose
true I just don’t like how many troll teammates I get
Sad 🙁 but then you can play with your clan mates or me, I am not a noob… probably…
my clanmates ARE noobs…no jk
Sad… maybe you need a better clan that actually deserves you!
I live in UK. I find i push trophies better in the morning here because all the Americans are asleep, and when the Americans are awake i just keep losing because theoretically Americans spend tons of money on the game, right? Therefore lvl 13 e barbs?
And lvl 6 Loons
Yeah there are so many of those
i lost against a guy with lvl 10 giant and lvl 7 loon this morning…
I pisses me off when people have maxed balloons and then rage them
kind of unrelated but I beat a level 12 yesterday
i once beat a lvl 12 with lvl 9 hog, lvl 9 valk, lvl 8 mini pekka, lvl 11 knight, lvl 9 musketeer, lvl 9 wizard (which he never used), lvl 12 ebarbs, and maxed minion horde
haha the level twelve I faced has a maxed minion horde and a….wait for it…. UNDERLEVELED royal giant!!!!!
like lvl 6?
7 it was stupid
Most players get stuck in that area (I did too). My best tip is just to focus on leveling up one deck and sticking with it. Whether it’s beatdown, siege or control, that’s up to you.
im running a hog trifecta deck
Hog Trifecta? Really? Is it the original list?
Hog, tombstone, dart gob, ggang, gbarrel, ice spirit, arrows, fireball, feel free to experiment with this deck. I pushed 350 trophies with it really fast
Knight Rocket bait
I use that deck right now
Lol i didn’t write this deck as you probably already figured out, Will just messed up
How much did you climb with trophies?
With this deck?
I think this deck is more of a challenge deck than a ladder deck.
How’s my new deck?
I kinda feel like it’s too defensive and heavy for a Hog Rider deck. Generally you want to have a cheap cycle so you can pressure your opponent with Hog Rider frequently. I suggest you replace Baby Dragon and Inferno Tower with Tesla and Ice Spirit.
This deck is kinda a hybrid between beatdown and chip, so it has a hard time getting damage onto towers but it has a solid defense. Most of my games are actually draws sooo…
I have seen this deck with Fire Spirits and Tornado instead of Ice Spirit and Fireball. Tornado has better synergy with Sparky than Ice Spirit does and Fire Spirits vs. Fireball is just personal preference. I’m interested in how you would deal with Hog Rocket decks without Tornado. The Sparky can be rocketed and neither Archers nor Mega Minion is an ideal Hog counter. @lum1nos1ty:disqus
I didn’t write this, Rohan did! Will messed up
Hehe, I am good at using both… Thx m8, I will surely get to Arena 10 now.
yup, that other one was mah first post