Giant Skeleton (6 Elixir Cost)
- It’s not the Giant Skeleton’s attack that is dangerous, it’s the bomb that he drops after he dies. The bomb detonates 3 seconds after his death and will effectively 1-shot the vast majority of troops within its small radius. If the Giant Skeleton successfully locks on to your tower, his death bomb will take out ~50% of that tower’s health. Therefore, countering a Giant Skeleton has to do a lot less with killing it off than it does with luring it away from your tower. In order to take out a Giant Skeleton effectively, you should lure him into the middle of your side of the arena (ideally where both towers can hit him) and keep him there with cheap troops. It’s more important to keep him away from your towers than it is to kill him quickly, so it’s often worth it to just drop troops one at a time as opposed to all at once and let your towers do the damage. Once one set of cheap troops dies, drop the next and keep him in place until he dies. If you overcommit to killing the Giant Skeleton, the bomb will often wipe out your entire push, so be careful of that!