Today we have the pro player cheese cake on the channel who got a top 100 finish using this deck which is off meta and also has the most ELITE card in the game in my opinion! At only 3.1 elixir this deck can easily keep up with cycle decks, you should use the royal hogs to apply pressure at the bridge and try to bait out cards like bomb tower, mega knight, valkyrie or fireball. You can easily apply dual lane pressure with this deck if your opponent has a couple of counters to your main offensive units. Try to take all the spell value you can, remember earthquake can slow down units which will result in your units getting more damage. Learning to cycle with this deck will really improve your game play so practice with your clan mates and friends. When cycling you should always try to get value from every unit you play, the skeletons can be used to help soak up damage while the e-spirit can be used to support your units or reset units like sparky, inferno dragon or a charging prince.
Firecracker is a great support card for the ebarbs or the royal hogs. Her long range and knock back ability backs her hard to deal with and will often force the opponent to play a spell against her. You can cycle her in the back if you don't have another good play to make.
Hunter will be your main defensive unit against heavy tank like golem, giant, hound or even the balloon. You can use skeletons to tank hits from heavy hitting units like pekka or prince while keeping the hunter alive for as long as possible. His shotgun spray means he can also be used to counter swarm units like minions or goblins.
I highly recommend checking out the video to see how cheesecake uses this card throughout the match and how he chooses to uses them in different situations. Mainly he will use them to defend with and then counter push with unless he recognises the opponent is low on elixir or doesn't have a good counter in cycle. Try to support them on offence to get maximum value for your elixir.
For the first 10-15 seconds of the game I like to wait ti see if the opponent makes the first play, if they don't you can cycle skeletons, e-spirit or firecracker to see how the opponent responds. One mistake I made while using this deck is going too aggressive in single elixir and then been behind for the rest of the match. Learn what deck the opponent is playing and what counters they have to your royal hogs and elite barbarians.
In double elixir and over time you should start to ramp up the offensive pressure and start to use your spells more. Try to out cycle the opponents counters and punish them if they make a mistake. Good look with this deck everyone, please let me know in the YouTube comments how you guys find this deck!