Barbarian Hut (7 Elixir Cost)
- The cornerstone of hut decks, Barbarian Huts are expensive and beefy, and spawn 2 beefy Barbarians every few seconds. Left alone, these Barbarians will do significant chip damage to your tower throughout the Hut’s duration. Backed with some cheap swarm troops for a push or a few Goblin Huts, the game can quickly get out of control. If you don’t have a good elixir advantage once double elixir hits against a Hut deck (and they have a lot of Huts up) you’ll most likely be overwhelmed by your opponent’s ability to double the number of Huts on the board. However, Barbarian Huts are very expensive at 7 elixir and leave your opponent wide open to counter attack. The trick to counter Hut decks is to apply pressure early and keep the number of Huts in control. If you can, Fireball a Hut (or better yet, multiple Huts and some troops) and the tower, it’s almost always worth it. If you’re running it, Lightning or Poison are the end-all-be-all Hut counters, with the ability to take out a significant chunk of the Hut’s duration/health and the ability to easily hit multiple targets at once. Doing so against a Hut deck will put you at a big advantage.