Elixir Collector (5 Elixir Cost)
- The Elixir Collector is one of the most popular cards and very powerful if used correctly. Playing it correctly will give you a big advantage over your opponent, while playing it incorrectly can straight up lose you the game. It costs 5 elixir and gives you 7 elixir throughout its lifespan. While the 2 elixir profit over the course of a minute does not seem like much, the Elixir Collector is powerful because it allows you to cycle through your deck faster, and potentially even get more Elixir Collectors onto the field. It is extremely dangerous in Double Elixir, as it is easy to flood the board with Elixir Collectors putting you at almost permanent max elixir. However, misplaying Elixir Collector (especially Elixir Collector + Mirror) can be dangerous as it leaves you open for a powerful counter for a period before the Elixir Collector pays for itself. Many players will Fireball or Lightning an Elixir Collector that is placed near a tower, however, I’m not sure that is the best play. You are taking out a chunk of potential elixir, but spending a good amount of elixir yourself to do so, and more importantly, cycling one of your important damage dealing cards out of your hand. Instead, I recommend playing troops to quickly push down a lane instead and taking advantage of your opponent’s vulnerability and immediate 5 elixir disadvantage. It is best to play cards that are difficult to take out cheaply such as Barbarians or Baby Dragon in these pushes. To be 100% honest, I’m not sure what the best play against an Elixir Collector is so if anybody has a better strategy, please let me know and I will add it to this section.