Behold... the Shield Spell!
Have you ever placed down a skeleton army or minion horde, only to have them wiped out by arrows moments later? Ever wished your golem or giant had a little bit more health? Ever wished there were more defensive spells in the game?
Well, ladies and gentlemen, your prayers have been answered. Behold... the Shield Spell! It affects all troops in its radius, giving them a shield like the Dark Prince and Guards have - for a limited time. As soon as the spell is cast, the shield's hitpoints start to drop, so don't waste any time! The shield hitpoints are relative to their base health, but the amount of hitpoints the shield constantly decrease by is always the same.
Using the Shield Spell
This spell has many applications: protecting your swarm troops, strengthening your tanks, etc. Minion hordes can no longer be taken out by a fireball or a hail of arrows as long as you have this card. Tanks get a significant buff, since the shield is relative to their base hitpoints, meaning your giant can get one or two extra hits off that enemy tower and win the game.
The best deck to use this spell in is a beatdown deck. It supports the tank and support, giving the entire push a huge advantage.
Countering the Shield Spell
Countering this card is difficult, especially against swarms. One strategy is to place a decoy or meat shield and wait for the shield to fade. The Valkyrie isn't bad, but since the troops can survive a hit, they might be able to overtake her. You can use multiple area damage troops or spells, but the easiest way to counter shielded swarms is... the Poison Spell. Dealing continuous damage takes out the fragile shields, then the actual swarm.
Against a beatdown push, you probably will have to spend more to take out the support, so don't expect to get many positive trades against them.
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This card takes an existing feature of the game that appears very rarely and expands its use in a balanced way, creating all new strategies in many different deck styles.
This thread was my first thread and was posted at the start of March 2017.
I edited the strategy to include more variety and doubled the decay rate to prevent shielded swarms for being too strong. Check out the new and improved Shield Spell!