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Welcome to the first ever post in strategy and deck building! Today I'll be discussing a new deck brewed in my basement, the Dark Baitdown!
Here it is:
This is a Beatdown (duh) with a little bit of Bait involved.
: It's a walking tower that explodes into miniature versions of itself. This card is a BEAST. It takes forever for your opponent to kill it, especially when you clear out those swarms with zap and log.
: Extremely versatile utility / cycle card. Ice spirit resets inferno tower/dragon (the biggest threat to your golem), clears swarms, deals chip damage, cycles, and does just about everything else.
: This deals MASSIVE damage when tower is locked on to anything else.
Hard countered by Log, Soft by zap. Use this to your advantage! They will try to reset your dark prince with these two cards, hence the bait part of the deck!
: With spell bait running rampant, it is very important to have this in your deck. Kill Goblins, Princesses, Spirits, Skeletons, reset charge units, and do more technical things.
: Way underrated card. He takes out medium health units with a charge and a hit! (Or just 3 hits) Sometimes an opponent might let a low health Dark Prince get a charge off on their tower, which is great for you! This card can't be surrounded while charging; He does 360° splash. He also does an amazing job of clearing the swarms off of your Golem.
: This little monster one shots anything that's not a tank! Very high dps also helps take out anything else. Note: Replaceable with goblin gang to make the deck more baity, or with sparky / knight if your mini P.E.K.K.A is underlevelled.
: Wonderful utility card that takes out swarms, resets targeting, and stuns troops. Also looks cool whole doing it.
If the opponent has minion horde, THIS IS YOUR GREATEST TOOL!
: I'm kind of using this as a placeholder because I don't have Electro wizard. Electro wizard is a much better alternative. Seriously, use Electro wizard. He is a walking Zap.
Musketeer is a high dps card that usually goes behind your golem. When you play this with dark prince and golem, you have a pretty unstoppable push going. Anything they place gets eaten up pretty quickly by musketeer.
: Defend, defend, defend! Cycle and get chip damage with the bait aspects of the deck. Playing your Golem in the first minute is pretty detrimental to yourself. Use this minute to learn your opponent's deck!
: Playing your Golem here is optional. If you would like, you can wait until double elixir and keep baiting. If you want to play your Golem now, make sure you know your opponent's counters so you can prepare in advance.
Example: Your opponent has a minion horde. You place a musketeer behind your Golem. Musketeer doesn't one shot minions, so you also place ice spirit. They deploy their minion horde, which gets frozen by the ice spirit and cleared out by the musketeer within 6.6 seconds, 1.5 of which the minions are frozen.
: Playing your Golem is a necessity now. Use the same prediction strategies I explained in minute 2, and Take the win!!!
This is a difficult matchup due to the P.E.K.K.A; We don't have many cards to stop it. Use your Mini P.E.K.K.A to deal with their Hog rider. I would refrain from playing your Golem until they place their P.E.K.K.A in the opposite lane: it will just get eaten up by their P.E.K.K.A if you use it in the same lane. Use the bait part of the deck to your advantage! Chip away for the win! If you really need to kill that P.E.K.K.A, use a Dark Prince/ Golem to take the hits while your Mini P.E.K.K.A or Musketeer / Electro Wizard destroys her!
This matchup is way too easy. You have zap AND log, plus dark prince. Log the Princess, Mini P.E.K.K.A the Knight / Hog, Dark Prince the Goblin Gang, and Zap the Goblin Barrel. Inferno tower poses a problem for your Golem, but your Ice Spirit, Zap and Electro Wizard should take care of that.
You have a Mini P.E.K.K.A
Just run the general gameplan.
Again, you have a Mini P.E.K.K.A, which destroys those buildings in a heartbeat. (you can also exploit the mortar bug
) Use general gameplan.
They WILL outcycle you with their Hog. You can alternate countering Hog with Mini P.E.K.K.A and Musketeer / Electro Wizard. They can't stop your Golem!
Use the musketeer's very long range to your advantage. She can snipe the miner from the other lane, out of range of the Poison, and then counterpush. Your spells, Dark Prince, and Ice Spirit can take out any small troops.
You should have Electro Wizard for that Battle Ram, and your Mini P.E.K.K.A obliterates Night Witch and Bandit.
-3 Musketeer Battle Ram
Use something, ANYTHING to tank the shots while your dark prince three shots them. Also, 2 Dark Prince Hits / 1 Charge + Log will kill them. Your Mini P.E.K.K.A crushes Battle ram. This matchup could pose a small problem, but you'll do fine. (I hope...)
-3 Musketeer Heal
Same as above.
Use something, ANYTHING to tank the shots while your dark prince three shots them. Also, 2 Dark Prince Hits / 1 Charge + Log will kill them. Your Mini P.E.K.K.A also crushes musketeers. This matchup could pose a small problem, but you'll do fine. (I hope...)
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You don't see much of this, but it is most likely the toughest matchup; You don't have many air targeting units. Use your Musketeer / Electro Wizard Wisely! Make sure it targets the Balloon BEFORE the Lava Hound. If you really see this deck a lot, consider swapping Mini P.E.K.K.A for Mega Minion.
-Hog Executioner Tornado Lightning
This is difficult. Mostly reserve your Dark Prince for Executioner and Mini P.E.K.K.A for Hog Rider. Your Musketeer / Electro Wizard is the only troop vulnerable to lightning, so they won't get much value out of that.
-Mega Knight P.E.K.K.A
You're screwed. Three crown them before they three crown you.
-Giant Sparky / Hog Sparky
Zap sparky, take it out with a Dark Prince (His shield is useful), or do both. Reserve your Mini P.E.K.K.A for Giant / Hog.
You have log and zap. (and, hopefully, Electro Wizard) Use the Mini P.E.K.K.A to take care of the tanks they use. (Musketeer / Electro Wizard if they use Baby Dragon
Post any decks you think I missed!
Who wrote this crap?
I'm meMEGAMIND, an avid Clash Royale player with a thirst for numbers and strategy. I enjoy helping other people get trophies! On weekdays I eat, sleep, go to school, and play CR. On weekends, I eat, sleep, and play CR.
I hope this thread helped you!