How to use the Clone Spell Effectively!
(Cloned Lava Hound Strategy)
This is a unique battle strategy adopted by Chief Pat where the clone spell can help in literally destroying your opponent. If your looking for 3 stars and highly offensive deck, then this is that deck!
This battle strategy can be used in Arena 8 and higher.
Lava Hound + Lightning Spell + Zap Spell + Clone Spell + Tombstone + Archers + Mega Minion + Miner or Minions
As you start off to go into battle, make sure you know this new deck well. You can go ahead into your offensive push if you have the right cards with you. Its important to not be hasty with this kind of a deck and to take your time. You may drop the lava hound right from the back and give your more time to build elixir and support the lava hound. The Lava hound can be effectively supported by the Mega Minion and the archers. A Final use of the Clone Spell can help you claim your tower early on.
Use and role of each card:
1.The Lava Hound:
The Lava Hound is a troop that can win you matches single handedly. However, as a player you must realize that the damage caused by the lava hound is significantly lower while in comparison to the lava pups.
The Lava Hound will form a part of your offensive strategy. The Offensive strategy will not only help you win but it will also help you claim towers in a quick span of time. The Lava Hound is vulnerable to troops like the Minion Horde. However the defensive units like zap spell and the archers will make up for this weakness. Similarly all weaknesses are tackled in this deck making it a strong and a dangerous deck.
The Lightning Spell comes at a heavy elixir cost of 6. However, the value of this card is priceless when used correctly.
The Lightning spell can come in very handy at a later stage in the game when you need to finish off your opponent quickly and when the time is running out. This card can deal in heavy damage and is also extremely useful in taking out an offensive push. A group of
units charging towards your tower can be taken and to make matters more convenient, it can also result in an elixir advantage.
The main use of the zap is three fold. The two main roles are in the defensive department. This card is commonly used to take out the skeleton army which will ultimately result in a +1 eleixer advantage.
The second role is to stun the minion horde or the minion and let you tower finish them off. You can also use this card to take out units with small hit points like the goblins as well. The last role is to ensure a safe victory. At rare instances when your opponent has just 50 or lower hit points on his tower left, you can quickly zap the tower to claim it. It may deal in low damage but is extremely useful at that time.
The Clone spell is a newly introduced card. The emphasis of this card is quite extraordinary simply because of its multiple damage capability. This card can clone any troop that falls under its range.
When your offensive strategy consists of units like the lava hound and mega minion you can be rest assured that towers will be claimed in a matter of seconds. Not to mention the relentless attack of the lava pups as well. If you thought 6 lava pups were dangerous, imagine 12!
5.Miner or Minions:
The legendary miner is a very handy card to have especially when you have the clone spell at your disposal. Imagine cloning your attacking strategy and the miner as well. As you keep using the miner you will love it more! The miner comes at a low elixir cost of just 3.
The minions are an alternative choice you can use. The minions can be used to take out any ground unit and cause significant damage to the tower in quick time as well. Watch out for the zap spell, the fireball and the arrows card.
The archers play the second hand role of a supporter in this deck as well. The archers can be sent behind the lava hound or the mega minion as well.
It can also be used to weaken flying units from a distance. Apart from the defending aspect it can also be used along with the offensive push.
The mega minion can be sent right behind the lava hound. While the lava hund soaks up the damage, the mega minion can take out the threats. This a card that is not very high on hit points. Although it comes at this disadvantage the damage the mega minion can cause is quite severe in nature.
I would recommend sending the mega minion behind another card or simply using it for defensive purposes against cards like the giant.
The tombstone is a card that should be used for defensive purposes by distracting troops like the giant, the prince and the hog rider.
While the other attacking combinations can quickly create pressure on your opponent, the tombstone can add to your defensive combinations and options.
Offensive: Lava Hound+ Mega Minion + Clone spell
Although, this offensive push comes at a high elixir cost, it is definitely worth it! As you would have noticed in the video, it can guarantee 3 stars. Remember to send your lava hound first, it has the ability to soak up damage while the supporting units take out the threats. The clone spell can be used on the troops when they reach the opposing tower. This strategy can put immense pressure on your opponent and is extremely difficult to defend against.
Defensive: Tombstone, Zap + Archers
This defensive strategy can come into play against any kind of card that your opponent may throw at it. This deck has options to take out small as well as high hit point troops. Each defensive card can be used in the following way:
Tombstone(Can serve as a distraction as well) –- Giant, hog rider, Prince etc.
Zap –- All flying units and small units like the skeletons, goblins.
Archers-- The archers can help support the zap spell and take out any specific troops from a distance.
1.Send out the Lava hound from the back and give it good backup.
2.Attack one lane while carefully defending the other.
3.As it is a combination strategy remember to use each card to supplement the other.
3.Use your final sixty seconds wisely, don’t let your opponent rush you.
4.Watching videos and understanding the role and the weaknesses of every card in your deck will greatly help you.
5.Look to win Elixir Trade offs and don’t focus too much on just attacking.
6.Last of all, like I always say, Have fun, share and comment away!
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