Today we have Lynx on the channel sharing this old school hog bait deck which is not only strong on ladder but also works very inside a challenges. You might have seen this deck with the mini pekka in previous a meta however the knight gives this deck a quicker cycle. You still have the inferno tower and skarmy to help you defend against heavier units and some win conditions like hog rider etc. The goblin barrel and hog rider are both win conditions which allows you to keep up the pressure throughout the match and play defence through offence while controlling the tempo of the match. Almost every card in this deck can be used to bait a spell, if you can successfully bait out a card try to punish the opponent and get some tower chip damage.
Princess can offer a lot of defensive value so you should aim to keep her alive as long as possible and force your opponent to use a spell against her to take her out. Her long range means she can be played opposite lane to help defend or even behind the king tower to defend against a graveyard.
Goblin barrel is your main offensive unit that can also be used to counter elixir pumps. Lynx will also use this card on defence if his goblin gang is out of cycle. Ideally you should bait out the opponents key counters and have knight tanking tower damage. If your opponent has swarm cards for defence you can use snowball to support this the barrel on offence.
Snowball is a great support card for the hog rider and goblin barrel on offence but it also has a lot of defensive power too. It can be used against swarm cards providing their isn't a unit tanking tower damage. It's knock back ability works great against hog rider, battle ram, balloon, lava pups, minions, ram rider etc.
The most important thing to do in single elixir is to identify what small spells your opponent is playing, this will change how you play for cards and let you know what spells you need to bait out or where it's best to place a unit. For example against barb barrel you can use a low skarmy on defence and play barrels off to the side. If the opponent has zap you can also use your inferno tower as a spell bait card. You can start out the match with aaa goblin barrel or hog rider if you have one of them in cycle.
In double elixir you can ramp up the offensive pressure while maintaining a strong defence. Remember to protect your princess and play her as much as possible to try and overwhelm your opponent. Keep using the hog and barrel back to back to force the opponent to defend. Good luck with this deck everyone!