Today we have Hazard back on the channel sharing this insane Pekka Hog cycle deck that he's been using on ladder! Try to play this deck similar to the 2.6, the pekka offers insane defensive value which also provides a huge counter push potential. You have a lot of air defence in this deck which makes it a solid deck if you're up against lava hound or balloon. If the opponent is playing lava hound pressure the bridge as soon as they play their hound. I also recommend trying to protect your musketeer in almost all match ups yo ensure you get maximum value from her. You can use you snowball to help protect the hog rider from units like bats, goblins or minions, as the match progresses you can also start to make prediction plays. It's knock back effect also works well against balloon. If you're against beat down decks then you can use your pekka defensively, use your mega minion and musketeer to help protect the pekka from the support troops. You should also apply immediate pressure when the opponent drops a tank in the back to force them to spend elixir defensively. If the opponent has graveyard try to stop their tank at the bridge then play you musketeer to help take out the spawning skeletons, you can also use the snowball on the skeletons too.
Use the hog rider to apply pressure throughout the match. You will win battles by slowly chipping away at their towers throughout the match. You can also use him to kite units like pekka away from your tower. Hog is your main win condition and due to the speed of this deck you can easily cycle back to him to keep applying that pressure!
Earthquake synergies very well this the hog rider. Against ground decks it allows the hog rider to get an extra hit or two where it normally wouldn't. This card does a huge amount of damage against defensive building so you should use it to support your hog rider. It also helps acquire the chip damage throughout the match which is very important when using a hog deck.
Ice golem is a great mini tank that also offers a lot of defensive value. He can be used to kite units and his frost nova is also capable of taking out smaller units like bats. Use him to tank damage for your hog rider on offensive pushes.
Early game wait around ten seconds to see if the opponent makes the first play, if they din't you can cycle skeletons or mega minion in the back. You'll be wanting to try to control the tempo in most matches however try not to over commit especially in single elixir.
Double elixir you can begin to support the hog rider more and play your spells more offensively. Check out the video to watch Hazard coach me playing this deck!