Today we have Soaking back on the channel sharing this Lava Hound deck that is insanely strong right now! Hound is back due to the nerf of executioner Tornado that we saw so much last season! This deck works so well because you have the miner to support all your units in this deck or you can use him to acquire chip damage. The Tornado and poison gives you a great counter to the three musketeers if you go up against them. Use the zap spell to reset inferno units or charging units like the sparky, prince battle ram etc. The Tornado synergies very well with the zap and baby dragon as well. You can’t play hound in the back if you have good defensive units in hand, some people preen tic play her at the bridge on a counter push but it entirely depends on your preferred play style. Against graveyard you have the poison, try to play opposite lane to avoid giving them a counter push opportunity. If you’re up against bait it’s very important to activate your king tower. Use the hound to tank damage and the baby dragon to support.
Hound is your main tank and also your win condition. You will mainly use her in double elixir when you can invest more elixir into supporting her as much as possible. Spells can be crucial in keeping the pups alive too so try to have them in cycle.
Night witch is the ultimate support card for heavy units like the lava hound. Use her in the back to start building up a big push. Her spawning bats can force an early arrows, zap or snowball from your opponent which means they can’t use it against your lava pups.
Mega minion will be your main defensive unit and you’ll rely on him for preventing your opponent pressuring opposite lane.
Early game I definitely recommend trying to activate your king tower as early as possible. Play fairly passively and only use the hound if you have a good elixir advantage. Use the miner to apply light pressure and support your counter push troops. The main rule for single elixir if just don’t over commit, I prefer to play it was a miner poison deck in single elixir especially against quicker cycle decks.
Double elixir you can start to synergies your miner and lava hound combo, have your spells ready to support your troops. You might need to tower trade, remember this deck is stronger in double elixir so if your tower is already fairly low then it’s better to invest the elixir offensively rather than defensive.