This deck generally has a higher skill cap than the traditional Xbow cycle decks. Against the more difficult matchups you will rely on the rocket more than your xbow for tower damage. You don’t have the Tesla to support your xbow which can make it more difficult to get that tower lock. However getting a single lock and even just getting their tower down to 2kHP can be enough to play defensively and spell cycle your opponent. Barb barrel is a huge pain in the backside for this deck and if you see the replays in my video Karnage will play log then skeletons to stop it locking onto your xbow. He is also very happy to play defensively and build up positive elixir trade and slowly spell cycle your opponent throughout the match. The ice golem should be used as a mini tank to buy yourself more time to take out the opponents troops and try and get that tower lock. It can also be used to kite troops across lanes if you chose to use him defensively.
Xbow is your main win condition. Trying to get xbow locks and knowing when to play aggressively or defensively is the key to understanding this deck! Check out the video to see how karnage uses this deck. Defensive xbow can be used later game to kite units like giant or golems, it can then be used to supprot your offensive xbow if you can cycle back to one in time.
Tornado is a grest defensive card and should be used to activate your king tower during single elixir if you get the opportunity. It also synergies very well defensively with the ice wizard and it can be used to pull three musketeers into a single lane.
Early game try to act your king img tower and make positive elixir trades while figuring out what deck your opponent is playing. Use your defensive troops to counter push and try and get an early tower lock. Of the opponent places a tank behind their towers then try to punish them opposite lane with he xbow if you like to play aggressively, or if you prefer defensive then play the xbow further back but still on the opposite side.
The play style during double elixir can vary massively, if you’re got their tower HP under 2k and they have a strong defensive deck you will need to start spell cycle. Often the safest way of playing is using your defensive units to help support your counter push. Goodluck running this deck and don’t forget to check out the video!