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Lava-Graveyard Deck for Arena 9 Tournaments

The deck that can deal an ultimate damage with the Lava Hound and Graveyard combined!
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Lava-Graveyard Deck for Arena 9 Tournaments
flying_machine.png graveyard-card.png guards.png lava_hound.png
mega-minion.png poison.png tombstone.png zap.png


Category Evaluation
Offense You can use the LumberJack to tank for your counter troops.
After the Lava Hound dies, it lets out the Lava Pups that can deal a lot of damage.
You can make a Lava Hound beatdown with additional help from the LumberJack
Defense The Tombstone is your reactive card against tower locking units such as the Hog Rider and Giant.
Flying Machine for both ground and aerial units.
You also have the Mega Minion and Minions to shred your opponents to pieces.
Watch Out For Three Musketeers
Cycle Decks
Inferno Dragon
Inferno Tower
Tested Working in Grand Challenges - Last Balance Update after Posting: February 12, 2018


Offensive Cards:

These are the cards you use for offensive pushes or offensive attacks:

lava_hound.png flying_machine.png graveyard-card.png mega-minion.png
  • Note - Use the Flying Machine to cycle and support your push. Place the Lava Hound at the corner of your base to start a push. Once the enemy's tower is distracted drop the Graveyard. You can also support your push with the Mega Minion. Plant a Poison around your GY once you have enough elixirs.

Win Conditions:

These cards can let you win the game or beat a tower when ignored by the enemy:

lava_hound.png flying_machine.png graveyard-card.png mega-minion.png


You use the spell for attacking, defending, or countering:

zap.png poison.png
  • Note - Zap is to reset Infernos and for swarms. Poison for air and ground swarms and for chip tower damage.


Defensive Cards:

These are the cards you use for defending or supporting your pushes:

tombstone.png flying_machine.png guards.png mega-minion.png
  • Note - Use the Tombstone as a reactive card only. To distract ground units, you can use the Guards while you use your Mega Minion to shred them to pieces. This move may continue to a counter-push.


  • Note - Spawns Skeletons and your defense building against tower locking troops.

Anti- Air:

These are the cards against flying units:

mega-minion.png flying_machine.png
  • Note - Use your spells if necessary.

Elixir Collector Counter:

These are the cards you can use against the Elixir Collector:


Three Musketeers Response:

The Three Musketeers can beat towers when left alone. Here's what you should use:

poison.png guards.png

Note - This deck doesn't have a direct counter against the 3M. Alternatively, you can use the Poison to deal chip damage and Guards to keep them within the Poison.



These are the cards that are normally played together:

Ideal Push
lava_hound.png graveyard-card.png mega-minion.png
Lava-GY Poison
lava_hound.png graveyard-card.png poison.png
tombstone.png mega-minion.png guards.png

Card Counter Sheet:

Your Cards Best Against Can Be Countered By
flying_machine.png Balloon
Lava Hound
Baby Dragon
Ground Units
Aerial Units
Aerial Swarms
graveyard-card.png Crown Towers
Dart Goblin
Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms
guards.png Single Target Units
Tower Locking Units
The Log
lava_hound.png Crown Towers
Minion Horde
Inferno Dragon
Inferno Tower
Ranged Units
mega-minion.png Balloon
Lava Hound
Baby Dragon
Ground Units
Aerial Units
Flying Machine
Inferno Dragon
Ranged Units
poison.png Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms
tombstone.png Tower Locking Units
Ground Units
The Log
Tower Locking Troops
Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms
zap.png Sparky
Inferno Dragon
Inferno Tower
Ground Swarms
Aerial Swarms


CWA features Jay Kay's deck wrecking it in Grand Challenges and bagging 12 wins using this deck. CWA advices that if you face a 3M deck, you have to take down a tower within the first 2 minutes of the game. If facing against a cycle deck, he said it's fine to go on double elixir and even overtime. Watch the video to learn how to counter difficult match-ups.

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