Episode 036 - Tag, You're It!
This week on the show:
- Sorry for the delay!
- This week in the Arena (kind of)
- Rob got his Mortar to level 12!
- Rob got the Electro Wizard! BOOM
- Joe is missing the gold necessary to get his Mortar to level 12.. sad face
- Two cool new websites!
- New challenges!
- Epic Challenge
- Valkyrie and Musketeer Mini Challenge
- Let’s level out the over leveling common problem 👊
- Radio Royale: It’s a Spicy Meat-a-ball!
- “The Month of 2v2 is coming!!”
- Nova eSports:
- Welcome Hazard and SirTag (our coaches for this season)!
- Coaching strategies
- Themes of mistakes we make and things we do well
- Work on the fundamentals
- Check out nova for some lesson if you’d like them for yourself!
Topic – 4/19 Balance Changes
- Royal Giant: Deploy Time to 2sec (from 1sec)
- Tweaking his deploy time gives the defender a bit more time to react to Royal Giants played at the bridge or in the pocket (on your side of the Arena once a tower is down). Listen to the latest episode of Radio Royale for more insight on this change and some of the others below!
- Elite Barbarians: Hitpoints -4%, initial attack comes 0.1sec slower
- This change will make Elite Barbarians a bit easier to deal with. They’ll still be a threat and can take down big dudes on defense before going on a counter push, but they won’t be quite as punishing.
- Furnace: Hitpoints -5%
- Furnace offers really nice support to your offense, but its high hitpoints also make it a bit too strong on defense. A small tweak will help here.
- Goblin Hut: Hitpoints +5%
- Goblin Hut has lived in the shadow of the Furnace for long enough! This change, in conjunction with the one above, should make them both interesting and viable options depending on your deck.
- Electro Wizard: Hit Speed to 1.8sec (from 1.7sec)
- Electro Wizard offers a bit too much damage and control for a ranged support troop. A lower hit speed will tone him down in both areas.
- Executioner: Damage +6%
- Now that all of the Executioner’s bugs have been ironed out, we can return him to his former glory! This will also make him a great option for countering the increasingly popular Lava Hound based decks.
- Balloon: Death Damage delay to 3sec (from 1sec)
- It’s great to see the Balloon become a more viable offense card since the last change; however, we’d like to add a bit more Death Damage delay to allow for better counterplay.
- Skeleton Army: Skeleton count decreased to 14 (from 15)
- Another critical change to maintain the delicate balance of “Skeletal equilibrium” within the Arena. Probably.
- Lumberjack: Hitpoints +4%
- He’s strong, fast and drops an interesting Rage effect, but in many situations he simply lacks the hitpoints to be really effective. A few more will help!
Top cards are as follows: The log is consistently at the top of the meta check. Tied for second best, is the goblin gang!! These goblins are tied for second with the ever so loving, skeletons!
Ladies and gentlemen – sparky, has left the building.
Electro Wizard is still easily the best defensive unit in the game.
The musketeer is trending down, steadily. This is because the 2.6 hog cycle deck is becoming less popular as the meta continues to changes. Archers seem to have taken her spot, at least for the short term.
Elixir beatdown decks and three musketeers have become slightly more popular in the meta!
Deck Spotlight (00:50:03)
Tag, You’re It! (3.3 AEC)
Cards: Knight, Furnace, Skeletons, Archers, Electro Wizard, Log, Poison, Graveyard
Decksplanation: Overall, this deck is super control based and the goal is to counter your opponent while you set up some offensive play.
Knight – This is your only tank in the deck. It is your main defensive troop and is used for three main purposes: 1) Soak up some damage 2) in front of your archers so you can poke damage at your opponents towers and 3) at the end of the game it will tank for your graveyard.
Furnace – This allows you to have versatility in the deck. Defensive presence on the map and makes it difficult for your opponent to deal with. It’s chip based in nature and will force your opponent to react. Sometimes they don’t have the answer they want and forces them into a position they don’t want to be in. This card needs to be used to lure big tanks units into the middle of the map. This card can facilitate offensive pushes, or can be used to split up your opponents pushes into multiple lanes.
Skeletons – Distract, annoy, defend, and… of course… Larry. These should be used vs Golem, Giant, hog rider, musketeer, electro wizard, etc. distract while your tower and other troops destroy the enemy.
Archers – Pivotal to the deck, they are great for cycling. They are super good in the current meta and will save you from GY decks. They force spells out of your opponent especially if you can get your knight out in front of them.
Electro Wizard – Absolutely insane. The versatility is tremendous and stops your opponent from doing anything at all. Use this well vs zap bait decks. Don’t always resort to a spell or building for the same impact an electro wizard could have. The troop creates threat for your opponent. Use him well!
Log – Use this card. It is a MUST HAVE. What more is there to say? Do a little damage and displace troops. There’s so much you can do with this versatile not-so-hand-crafted piece of wood!
Poison – Use this in tandem with the knight and the GY at the end of the game. Drop the poison on whatever is used by you opponent to defend vs your GY. It makes your GY Shellie’s get awesome value, and kills your opponents defense so they can’t be effective on their counterpush.
Graveyard – SURPRISE! Use this only after two minutes. If used too early your opponent will counter you easily. The main push with this deck costs 12 elixir (knight 3 + GY 5 + Poison 4). In normal elixir time you can’t afford that push, and will lose on defense.
Decks to watch out for: Valkyries or Lava Beatdowns. Use of archers will be key in these matchups.
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