Sparky Zap Bait Deck – How To Utilize Sparky!
Unreal Giant Sparky Zap Bait Deck for pushing trophies! – Make Sparky Great Again!
Hey guys it’s Cow FTW here for another guide.
Today I will be introducing a really unique Sparky Zap deck which I randomly tested out.
This deck is really good for ladder, duo do its ability to counter many popular win conditions that are very popular right now. So without further ado, let’s get to the deck!
Sparky Zap Bait Deck
Giant – Despite being a spell bait deck, Giant is your main win condition (Sorry guys)
A must have in a Giant Beatdown deck but he plays a very important role in this deck, he’s your tank. Your man goal to slow a push by placing him in the back but throwing him in front a bunch counter pushing troops isn’t a bad idea either.
Throughout the match you should be you should be looking for counters your Giant as well as to your card and keep track of them so you can capitalize on them later.
Heres and example: I have already taken a tower. I notice that my opponent just used there Inferno dragon and Zap. I have Giant, Ice Wizard, zap, Goblin barrel in hand. Knowing that he doesn’t have a good counter to my Giant or any of my swarm troops, I place my Giant in the pocket along with a Skeleton Army and a Goblin Barrel.
Do you see? Not only did I keep track of what my opponent had used, I punish him for using it.
This is how your going to win 90% of your matches so I hope you understand!
Ice Wizard – When in doubt, use the Ice Wizard.
This dude is an amazing on defence allowing you to counter swarms, glass cannon and melee troop from a far thanks to his long range and his cheap cost of only 3 elixir!
This guy is should be your go to defensive card, used to deal this the majority of your opponents push.
Do to his health and his ability to slow opposing troops down, he is outstanding counter to the Royale Ghost on defence for a neutral trade.
Use him wisely as he is very important on defence being one of your two defensive non swarm troops.
This is the key card to baiting out spells so your Sparky, Horde or Skarmy and run ramped on the field.
Send em out before defending a push to either get great damage or bait out there spell allowing defending to be super easy.
Despite not being your main win condition, it is still a semi-reliable damage dealer.
Many people say that Sparky is still terrible despite the massive buff, I would disagree.
Sparky adds a bait element to this deck which makes it very unique.
She constantly keep your opponent on their toes, forcing a reaction or the’ll substance massive damage.
On defence you want to force your opponent to use his spells be able to play Sparky, Horde or Skarmy without risk.
Place her behind a Giant and pair it with your swarm troops for an unstoppable push after your opponent has used their spells.
Know your opponent has a defensive card that counters swarms (Executioner, Wizard, ect)? Throw Sparky into the push and not only she bait spells, if left allowing she’ll take out their defending troops
Use this card to bait out maybe a Fireball, or Arrows etc. Giant + Minions push usually draws out there light spell so if they lack a spell like Fireball or a splash unit it’s a green light to play your Minion Horde.
On defence, these guys work great but if your opponent uses their spells then you Minion Horde can dominate!
Keep track of your opponents counter including their 1, 2 two counters like Ice Spirit + Zap, Ect
Nicknamed Punish Horde and for good reason too!
This swarm of Minions can dominate the battlefield after your opponent has used their counters.
Pair them with Giant for a powerful push after your opponent has used their counters.
You should refrain from using them offensively if you opponent hasn’t use their counters as this will just be a massive negative trade.
All time defensive BEAST!
These guys are amazing on defence and almost always bait out some form of spells or splash damage troop, and if you haven’t caught yet, you want to capitalize on this mistake!
Despite being a defensive card, if caught without a counter, Skeleton Army is super threatening, bragging of being the highest dps card in the GAME! So don’t be afraid to place this card along with Giant in the pocket to pressure the opponent.
Just make sure it won’t end up in a massive negative elixir trade.
Your only spell!
Use it wisely as serves multiple job like clearing swarms and resetting attackers.
3:00 – 2:00
This is not deck you want to rush thing, don’t try out cycle your opponent, don’t try to cycle to cards in general.
Play it slow in single elixir, don’t go to aggressive.
During this time, try to figure out your opponents counter to your Minions/Horde and their spells.
Keep track of their counters and constantly use your Goblin barrel when ever your at 10 Elixir.
If you notice your opponent has used one of his/her counter to your Minion/Minion Horde, punish them!
2:00 – 1:00
By Now, hopefully you have done two things:
- Delt some early damage damage. It doesn’t have to be a lot because this is a beatdown deck where you make a few large pushes to crush your opponent.
- Identified your opponents Giant, Sparky, Minion Horde counters. You will either want to bait out the counters, or counter them with cards of your own, but to do that you need to make sure the cards you use to counter say an Inferno Dragon on a Giant, won’t get Arrowed for an example (to borrow Lolman’s example. You can read his guide on Sparky Zap Bait here!
Now it’s time to play more offensively. Now you should constantly be throwing Goblin Barrels try to bait out their spells to enable to you to play your ‘Spell-able’ cards on defence along with offence. It’s important that you that start getting damage early because without a heavy spell, it is difficult to get damage.
1:00 – End of the Game
You should start being really aggressive now, making Giant pushes often but not being suicital with them going all in only to be flattened on the counter push.
Constantly throw Goblin Barrels, try to get chip damage and bait their counters.
Use Sparky aggressively whether its on defence or offence she will be able to get loads of value if used properly but play here smart!
If you know your opponent has Rocket don’t play her next to your tower! Same with every other spell, don’t give them value!
Keep pushing but play smart
9/10 games your going to win from baiting out their counters to one of your cards allowing you punish them and finish of the tower.
Instead of match up i’m going to quickly go over the mind set your going to want to have while playing this deck because as a bait deck, it is very important.
On defence you want force your opponent to use his spells to be able to play Sparky, Horde or Skarmy without risk.
There is a bait element, but your end goal here is to get your opponent into a position where they have no good counters to you Minion Horde or your Sparky behind that Giant and then crush your opponent.
Try to keep track of there counters to your Minions so you’re able to punish your opponent after spending them.
Keep track of their 1, 2 combo counters that are able to counter your Minion Horde because once one is used BAM!
As I said probably 100 times in this deck guide, your able to punish your opponent.
Well that’s all guys! If you have any questions about the deck or certain matchup feel free to ask it down in the comment section below! – Cow FTW
1st on my own guide
FOR THE ONE WHO IS LIVING ON A FLYING TACO @nahuperez:disqus
You are so palurd @disqus_wuqJUbWnrL:disqus
u just dont understand what they r saying. stop eavesdropping
Sparkyislife…plz ban frederico..
i can also ban ppl u know
yh do it then
i speak spanish. I learn it in school. As a foreign language
What is that federico guy even saying??
FOR THE ONE WHO IS LIVING ON A FLYING TACO!
i speak french since grade 4
But he wasn’t spamming! @Frederico Lamas was!
Don’t spam weird stuff srsly
That dude was spamming
I flagged that..
Mods, pls ban @Federico Lamas…he’s spamming tacos and burritos
taco’s and burritos? xD
FOR THE ONE WHO IS LIVING ON A FLYING TACO
First reply! No one claimed XD
dude that doesn’t count lol
4th i guess
6th 🙂 LOL XD i know i cant count i am too late!
the “sparks” are here
a few typos but over all a great deck and guide (I GOT MY FIRST LEGGY CHEST it will be my first leggy to im so excited)
I prefered Inferno Dragon vs Inferno Dragon as it costs 1 elixir cheaper
I meant inferno dragon vs tower lol
you spelled preferred wrong
I hope u get a leggy out f it!
uh wut xD
U have every right to be dude!
3rd cuz you cant claim 3rd before 2nd
HS aka derpboy already claimed 3rd after nahu perez claimed 2nd, so idk what you’re talking about. And actually, you CAN claim 3rd before 2nd, it still counts
come on come on….lol so serious
Probably a good time to be serious.
Dude I wasn’t joking
OMG are you actually kidding me lol
The world isn’t about claiming places in CRA. Even if it’s fun to do. It’s not a life-or-death situation.
Yet I claim first reply to make people annoyed at themselves for not paying enough attention to the comments.
xD i’m sorry got a little too serious there
claim your place!!!
Skeles ftw got 5th
no because they miscounted
Maybe he prefers doing something more quality than claiming these idiotic places?
Nvm skeletons ftw got 5th
Hey guys, any ideas for my next deck guide? 🙂
No offense but x-bow is not an easy matchup with this deck.
I can outcycle your rocket, log your troops and still be able to defend your barrel with my small troops. I personally don’t think bait is a hard matchup for it and the only really hard sparky matchup is medium giant sparky decks.
I agree and I would also say you can Rocket away Sparky and punish Hidden Barrel
Fair enough xD
I guess I didn’t pay enough attention to the little details :
Ultimate u gonna make #2 of F2P Friendlies? You said you were doing a series
Still thinking of ideas and seeing if scarlett will return. Working on a different guide for now
it doesn’t seem like scarlett will return. Why, do u need her to write this guide?
It’s something we were doing together but im not writing it because I haven’t been really thinking of any ideas for guides
Yes! Finally! A deck with Clutch Combo!
Rocket plus Barrel.
The most popular deck in the meta uses that combo
Just check the top 200
LITERALLY 40 COMMENTS HERE ABOUT CLAIMING omg wtf xD
supposed to be only up to 5th place….
MK Bait but with Sparky instead of Mega Knight :3
But there’s also Inferno Dragon instead of IT, Bats instead of Log, Ice Golem instead of Knight, Sparky instead of Princess. Those r the differences from classic logbait.
MK version is just logbait w/ mk instead of knight
I just realized that there is a Wizard behind that Sparky in the pic, but no Wizard in the deck! Illuminati confirmed?
i did not see that wizard xD
Well there’s no Knight in this deck either
Who thinks the content in my guide is too serious? Am I the only guide writer who’s written about sparky who doesn’t make gender jokes?
Gender jokes, we are too cool for those.
DAB DAB 21 DEEZ NUTS 420
wat wat wat
but in all honesty, I don’t write sparky guides because she’s not consistent enough to be played at a top level. Your opponent has lots of reset or rocket and your defense is completely nullified. Sparky decks can be good just a bit too explosive for me; and I love bait. Been playing since 3200 and made it to 4.8k
Sparky is really good in draft because she requires specific counters.
Guys, should I make a guide on this deck? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4c5e21e61e71e292e1424aec6cf4dc75ddbed783d1caa76fa1fb44fae2b08438.png
Needs a tank
Why would u use miner on defense
Well u could..it does work on dfense. 1000 health and 160 damage @ tourney standard to troops/buildings. Also decent attack speed.
So you’re saying you should waste your only win condition that doesn’t even do a lot of damage and needs to chip over the course of the entire game on defense.
You always like a good argument xD
Heck yea I do
You always win 🙁
plz add some offence cards like hog etc
It’s a challenge deck so miner poison is enough. Slow trickle dmg!
Log and mini pekka for skellies and IT or log and knight for skellies and one of the spirits
I didn’t want this deck to be too legendary heavy. Miner seems like a good enough tank for this deck.
Meh zap instead of log works the same if not better
Also i like the Inferno Tower+ Princess synergy. IT kills tank while Princess kills swarms distracting IT.
Yeah that’s a good point tho
I’m writing the guide rn.
You need a knight or ice golem
Oops! Already published b4 i saw the comment.
Replace the Fire Spirits with a Knight and your deck will do well against a lot of decks.
How’s this deck? It’s my ladder deck for around 3250 (my trophies.)
bro my deck is similar tho!
This is basically the deck i reached 3000 with on my 2nd with lvl 5 musket instead of ewiz, all my card levels were like 2 or 3 below tourney standard
I went from 2800-3250 w this deck. It’s Soo goodddd
Ikr it’s really op
Not op just good
so to speak
RohanReigns posted a similar deck with Tornado instead of Inferno Tower. Is it still worth posting? 😐
Should I write a guide on this deck? There’s a very similar one posted already.
Hey what’s your card level
lvl 10 ice spirit
lvl 10 gobs
lvl 10 knight
lvl 6 fireball
lvl 8 hog
lvl 6 inferno tower
lvl 1 log
lvl 2 e wiz
“I prefered Inferno Dragon vs Inferno Dragon ”
Wow ….. Just wow ……
Just a typo..I meant ID over IT
Wow! I got a deck very similar to this on Mirror Mode only an hour or two ago. I wish I read this before then…
Do you mean two legendaries at the top?
i haven’t been on CRA for soooo long, and already i see so many new people in the comments
Oh wow it’s been a long time. Bet u haven’t seen me before either xD
Nice Guide! I still havent upgraded my sparky to level 2
A spell bait deck should not be expensive if you’re trying to throw out barrels and minions. I’d rather use Sparky implemented in a 3M deck like the RDHS (Ram Duo Heavy Swarm). The deck also loses to AOE glass cannons and Tornado. With a simply trick of a Exenado with a squishy ends an entire sparky push with further support on the giant with barely any health. Poison is also chopping the meta into pieces, making bait decks into only the best of the best being viable (like the prince bait and mortar bait).
Sparky should be left untouched until the hog cycle sparky or FurnaceBait Sparky Returns in my opinion.
And what is your highest trophies? I’ll bet mine is better and I use Sparky in every deck
Wasn’t talking to you. And I am not going to mention anything like that, because you’re probably gonna make your owns higher to the amount I have given.
Mine is 4609. You can check. Ninjamage in clan Pretzel Sizzle
I sense someone is triggered
Hey, that’s my line! 😉
Not triggered. Just pointing out facts
Hog cycle was Sencer’s deck that got lots of support from Sparky fans, the furnace was one of the most played decks back when Miner/Furnace/Horde was killing it. Just cuz u play Sparky doesn’t mean you speak for everyone who does ;)))
I like to think I speak for most Sparky users. As I am one of the few users of Sparky (me, Sparknado FTW, Sparky Is Life, Cow FTW) on this site, someone has to be a voice for Sparky users out there. #NotATrashCan
Look, you’re just a dude from the internet and am some grill from it, we don’t have to start a classic argument. I am a skeptical person and I try to give my questions as clear as possible to the extent of my knowledge. Also I meant generally all Sparky users in the game.
Ok, I agree. Let’s stop now
Let’s be real, sparky is not very good. However, it def is usable. It requires a very high skill cap so if you have success with it, good job ur an above average player
Sparky is great if used right
I don’t use sparky on my lvl 11 cuz I don’t have it 🙁
I think it would be better with miner than giant
Giant can’t 100% to tower and easily countered by inferno
Meanwhile, miner is cheaper and is more versatile in offense or defense
Claiming 2nd btw
Hmmm, it doesn’t seem like a bad sub at all, however the Giant Sparky combo would be broken which is a really big punishing push and is how you take a tower with ease. You could, but I would recommend sticking with the original deck.
I’m pretty sure I saw this deck somewhere, so it must be a good deck! GG
It was featured in CWA Mobile Gaming channel
yep and I’m pretty sure it was featured on tv royale too
3rd to claim
But double small spell decks are common rn, plus bait is dead (Mortar decks usually have two small spells.)
I wouldn’t say dead but it isn’t as strong as it once was. However I urge you to give this deck a shot. It really does work, I have had lots a success with it against many popular decks, including Prince bait against Prince bait. (Prince bait isn’t dead either, despite being bait) But I do see what you mean, bait is pretty hard to use in this meta but still give it a shot!.
I wrote a paragraph. do you mind reading it?
I sense someone is triggered
Are you the original SparknadoFTW?
No. I just stole his name and put a number after it
I did. Sadly I don’t really agree. I’m not going to say why because I thing @travisaldrich:disqus did a fine job explaining.
Bait is dead? You serious?
Bait is mostly dead
Bait ain’t dead, there’s even a fireball bait deck, original is still viable , and prince bait is still strong. I hate bait but it is def not dead
I’m claiming 5th. Also, surprised no tornado in this deck. Great guide though!
Replacement for IceWiz? I don’t have him
Probably Musketeer, Mega Minion, or Electro Wizard
Or BabyD or Archers
Anything that won’t die to light spells (Arrows, Zap, Log Ect) and that’s good on defense.
Anyone know any sparky xbow decks
I think ChiefPat used one on youtube a while ago…
Hey Ninja what’s your current Ladder sparky deck? I have been looking for some new decks to use to push up from where I am stuck.
(Also I do have all the cards if you’re gonna ask about which ones I may be missing)
My most successful one is:
A bit confused with how the first one is to work.
Counterpushing. Defense first. When in doubt, start prince in back and put Mega Knight in front. Thinking about writing a guide on that one
Sounds like a cool deck, you should give a go at trying to upload it. Soon gonna try it on a few classic challenges, and if it suits me (probably will since I play all those cards a lot) I’ll give it a go at Ladder.
Got 120 trophies, thanks 😀
There’s a real nice one I like it’s:
I used to use one
Uhh a guy got ultimatr champion with this deck a season ago. You did not just “randomly test this out”
Key work “tested” I never claimed I made it. This deck was originally made by some dude in Ultimate Champion (I don’t know his name, its in Chinese/Japanese) But yes, I was not the original deck creater.
Just got to legendary arena for the first time with this deck! 😀
sparky and Ice wizard
hey, where’s torny?
Not here clearly!
can i switch something with sparky?
It ain’t a sparky zap bait without sparky
If you don’t want to use sparky, then a sparky deck isn’t for you.
Find a deck that isn’t built around lil sparky.
Surprised there isn’t a tornado in this deck, it works wonders with sparky and ice wiz
no help pn types of decks you should go up against, and kinda short, but its a sparky deck, expect low xD
I don’t like adding matchups for decks as simple as Hog cycle(only do for word count), ppl play differently so there’s no need. But referring to expecting low, this deck is rather good. I did well with it on ladder and in challenges
yay giant sparky is back (trying to)
why does every sparky deck have an ice wiz and that is the only 2 leggies i don’t have for a long time (very long)
What’s the 2nd?
bandit and now royal ghost just came out so it’s three
also serves as a guide for kiokio’s deck in the youtuber challenge.
The YT Challenge came out after I posted this deck but yes that is true.
Argh, I can’t get through this article – considered proof reading before posting??
Still a fun deck though. I used much of January testing it out, although I prefer it’s variant without the gob barrel which is also well known.
I did a lot of challenge tests with it, before finally dropping it as a candidate for the ladder.