Episode 033 - The Growler
This week on the show:
- This week in the arena!
- Rob is struggling a little bit, while Joe is enjoying the 2.6 hog cycle deck!
- Deck Shop!
- Clash Royale’s Birthday!!
- Cast Royale’s Birthday!!
- Be sure to check out our next episode: Woody, Leader of Reddit Alpha
- Graveyard art provided by yarn of Orange Juice
News & Topics
- Radio Royale (Official Podcast of Clash Royale)
- Outrageous new game mode!
- CLAN BATTLES!!! Who’s ready for 2v2?!?
- Rob and Joe discuss the current state of the meta, in a snapshot prepared by: Devon aka Lloyd Christmas, Cast Royale 2. The log is the most popular card. Shocker. Click Here for Meta Check Spreadsheet
Round Robin (Crown, Clans, and then… The Big Dogs!!)
Deck Spotlight (00:51:20)
The below decks are all successful 12 win challenge decks. Enjoy! BOOM!
The Growler (3.9 AEC)
Cards: Bowler, Graveyard, Electro Wizard, Knight, Minions, Log, Poison, Inferno Tower
Decksplanation: This deck is super defensive; however, it packs a serious offensive push when the troops switch sides. The best way to handle this deck, is to play it slowly. Utilize the bowler when possible, to defend against your opponents offensive pushes. The bowler is super efficient, and is really able to manage most ground offensive troops. Since is he has a pushback effect, he will not allow your tower to take too much damage. Additionally, since he is super slow at moving across the map, he will allow you to generate full elixir before crossing over the river. Before he gets to the river, you’ll want to drop the electro wizard right behind him. This will make it very difficult for your opponent, since they will have a bowler pushing their counter back, and the electro wizard immobilizing him. Effectively, the only way they can appropriately defend against your push, is with a Minion Horde. If they have that – save your minions for them.
Otherwise, once your bowler/electro wizard tandem is about to cross the river, you’ll want to drop the graveyard on their tower. This will instantly cause a reaction from your opponent. If they don’t react to the spell, their tower dies. The cool thing is that your bowler will be soaking the tower damage, and the archer tower won’t kill your skellies. Make sure you time that right! Once your opponent reacts to the graveyard, you’ll want to drop the poison on their tower, and their defensive counter. This will make it extremely hard for your opponent to deal with.
On the defensive end, you also have the Inferno tower, and the knight. Use them as needed. Minions should be used sparingly, since they fly too quick across the map, you won’t be able to develop a push by starting with them (all your other cards are pretty slow). The log can be used to assist the offensive push, or for defense. Do as you wish!
Gang Up!! (3.5 AEC)
Cards: Goblin Gang, Knight, Goblin Barrel, Princess, Dart Goblin, Inferno Tower, Rocket, Log
Decksplanation: At its core, this is a solid bait deck. The goal with this deck is to keep your opponent constantly not their back foot, by using cards that bait out their counters. Once they use their counters, you drop down another card that would typically be countered by the SAME card they just played, and they will not have an efficient answer for it. This causes your opponent to play awkward answers to your offensive pushes, and doesn’t really allow them to develop good, and synergies, pushes. The key to this deck, is to not play it slow. It needs to be played fast, otherwise you will find yourself on the defense, and not the offense. If your opponent can develop their push, they you are losing the advantage this deck brings to the table. Common plays with this deck are to drop the princess at the river, and see what they do. If they log – then you can immediately throw out the goblin barrel/knight combo. This will allow your knight to tank the tower damage, while goblins destroy the tower. If you don’t want to do that combo right away, you can simply drop the goblin gang. Typically your opponent will respond to the gang, since they do massive damage if left attacking. Remember one thing – all of your cards will die relatively quickly (they are meant to). This deck is meant to constantly chip away at your opponents tower. Every once in a while, you’ll get a really good goblin barrel that can’t be defended (or you make them miss a zap or log) and the tower will take huge damage. For defense, you have the inferno tower. This will save you in many tricky situations. Use it sparingly though – its pretty expensive for this deck. If you can, defend with the knight, or the dart goblin. They are typically pretty good on defense. If your opponent uses a spell to kill your defending dart goblin – punish them on offense with the goblin barrel/princess/goblin gang (whatever you have open). To cap off this deck, you have the rocket. This is your mavericks ace up the sleeve. Use this to punish the tower, when your opponent plays a musketeer, mega minion, etc. behind their tower and walking past the tower. You kill the tower + get tremendous value by killing the troop. This card is also super good as a win condition late in the game.
Golem Beatdown! (4.1 AEC)
Cards: Golem, Minions, Log, Mega Minion, Baby Dragon, Elixir Collector, Lightning, Skeletons
Decksplanation: This is the ultimate beatdown deck. The golem is 8 cost (obviously), and so you’ll need to get the elixir pump down to really be able to feel comfortable doing anything with this deck. Otherwise, it might feel too slow. The key with this deck is to defend (cheaply) with minions, and skellies, while you cycle to your elixir pump. Once you have the pump down, you’ll want to get to 10 elixir, and drop your golem in the back behind your king tower. While that is walking forward, you’ll want to drop the mega minion behind it. As it gets closer to the river, you’ll want to drop the baby dragon behind them. In tandem, the three of those troops 1) soak damage – Golem, 2) have massive single target damage – Mega Minion, and 3) deal with AOE troops – baby dragon. The combination is deadly. Once you see what your opponent is using to defend, you’ll want to queue up one of the spells in your hand (i.e., the log or the lightning). If your opponent is using swarms troops to defend, you’ll want to use the log to assist in destroying them. If they are using a few single troops (i.e., electro wizard, musketeer, witch, etc). to defend, you’ll want to queue up the lightning! Your biggest threat with this deck is the inferno tower. If your opponent has this, make sure you save the lighting for the right time to ensure your golem doesn’t get killed. If you play the deck too fast, you’ll run out of elixir, and will not be able to use the lightning when you need it most. Play calm, and you’ll be fine. Remember, the golem has massive amounts of HP, and when he dies, two more show up. Play the game slow, and its in your favor.
Once that push is done, make sure you drop down another pump. Without them, you’ll be fishing for elixir towards the end of the game!
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Thanks by JackWredberg10, United States
Thanks for the great podcast and keep making great shows. This podcast has increased my enjoyment of the game and has helped me get better. I am using a hog-cycle deck like the one mentioned on the show and it has helped me reach an all-time personal record of 3300. I wanted to throw out a idea for the game, and maybe you guys could give your opinion on it. Many people complain about the luck in the game especially with chests. To eliminate this I think players should choose the cards they get in a chest. For example I get a common in a chest, I should be able to chose between 3 cards( knight, ice spirit or barbarians per-say) for a rare: 2 options same for a epic and with a legendary you shouldn’t have a choice. Again thanks for the podcast and keep the good work up B??M.
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I have loved this podcast since episode 3, and I have loved the impact this podcast has had on my gameplay and thinking of this game. I love this community and I thank all who are hearing this, especially the patrons, for supporting them and letting them do this, and I hope I am able to contribute too. But I just ask for a favor. Could you please make me an arena 9 deck for me, with the only legendary available being the ice wiz. I have been using a Hog, Bowler, zap, arrows, e barbs, archers, skarmy, and ice spirit, but it keeps being beat by this new meta. You don’t need to, but it would be a great help! Happy aniversary. Below this line is optional to read——— Shoutout to the clan IntoTheDarkness, a clan my friends and I made that has around 40 active, friendly members. If you want to be in a nice community that also has a perfect 10/10 clan chest record, Join and have fun. Keep up the amazing work guys, and see you in the arena… Not, since I am not at your level or your clan. So hear you in the discord!
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