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Hog-Gob No Legendary Deck for Arena 5

Zap bait decks are becoming more and more popular in ladder matches. Test out your opponent's spells by sending out your Hog Rider with the Goblin Barrel and low HP units.
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on May 15, 2017.
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Overview and Strengths:

Bring the Zap deck strategy from the high arenas to Arena 5. This deck has three "Zap-able" units to lure your opponent's Zap/Arrows out and deal damage. It has the Hog Rider and Goblin Barrel for a direct tower damage.

Baiting out the Zap or Arrows spell to render the opponent defenseless is the strength of this deck. Aside from that, by using the Hog Rider as a tank to your Goblin Barrel works perfectly just like the Miner-Goblin Barrel strategy.

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Hog-Gob No Legendary Deck:

Arrows Bomber Goblin Barrel Hog Rider
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Mini P.E.K.K.A Minion Horde Skeleton Army Zap
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Card Roles:

  • Arrows - A precaution just in case the opponent also has a Zap-Bait deck. Arrows are more expensive than Zap but it can cover a larger area. Great against Skeleton Armies or Minion Hordes.
  • Bomber - SkArmy is one of the most used defense in Clash Royale. Using the Bomber can clear them out and it can also deal a great amount of damage to any foes and tower.
  • Goblin Barrel - Perfect for that direct attack. These three Goblins can stab the towers down together with your Hog Rider. Sometimes you must deploy them at the farthest corner of the opponent's arena to dodge any Zap spell.
  • Hog Rider - The partner for your Goblin Barrel. He has enough health to tank and a couple of hits from his hammer can destroy a tower.
  • Mini P.E.K.K.A - Great for tankers. Packs a huge amount of damage. If your opponent has an AoE troop, use the Mini P.E.K.K.A to get rid of it.
  • Minion Horde - The usual counter against the Minion Horde is either Zap or Arrows. If the opponent zaps them, they can still fight with a sliver of health that can destroy a tower.
  • Skeleton Army - Another Zap bait card. Once the opponent used his Zap/Arrows to your Goblin Barrel or Minion Horde, they can chip a lot of damage to a tanker or tower.
  • Zap - Cheap and effective card against low HP units. Can also stun.

Clash Royale Strategy:

Ideal Strategy:

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The Ideal Strategy of this deck is to push with a Hog Rider together with the Bomber. Just before they reach the Tower, deploy the Goblin Barrel. This will make the Tower Archer lock on to the Hog Rider. The combined damage from the Hog Rider, Bomber, and the Goblin Barrel will surely demolish the opponent's crown tower.

Always have your Zap or Arrows ready for a direct counter.

Offense:

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On offense, drop the Bomber at the back of the King Tower. Just before he reaches the bridge, deploy the Hog Rider and then the Goblin Barrel. Have your spell cards ready for any counters. You can also add the Minion Horde during this push if the opponent already used Zap. If the opponent has AoE units such as the Wizard or Witch, use the Mini P.E.K.K.A against them.

Defense:

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The Mini P.E.K.K.A is used primarily for defense. You can also use the Bomber. Use them against the Witch, Wizard, Valkyrie, Hog Rider, and other tankers. The Skeleton Army and the Minion Horde are great against tankers and other pushes alike. Just in case the Minion Horde still has some health, pair them with the Hog Rider and then Goblin Barrel to create a counter-push.

Additional Tip:

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You can use the Hog Rider to lure the opponent's units away from your tower.

Weakness:

As this deck is built around low HP units, the weakness is AoE troops. Use the Mini P.E.K.K.A and the Bomber to take them out. If you're countering the Witch with the Mini P.E.K.K.A, make sure to place the Mini P.E.K.K.A behind the Witch, as she can get distracted by the Skeletons.

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How to work your way with the Goblin Barrel.

Gameplay:

Check out this short video from RoyalZoyal.

Overall:

Zap bait decks are not only effective in the higher arenas but in Arena 5 too. Make sure to counter the Splash units with your Mini P.E.K.K.A and Bomber for this deck to be effective. Lure out the Zap/Arrows and your Hog Rider-Goblin Barrel to deal more damage.

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Last modified: 12, 09, 2017

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