Common Card: The Ice Spirit
Clash Royale doesn’t revolve on playing solely offensively and also defensively as you also have to rely on support troops and spells as well. The Ice Spirit is not the mere opposite of the Fire Spirit because those little critters burn incoming opponents and deal a significant amount of damage upon, thus being an effective unit against hordes of troops whether land or air-based. The cousin of those spirits, which are the Ice Spirit rather freezes those pushing army, rendering them vulnerable to attacks. It is best to utilize them when a massive push is being done or those fast moving threats such as the Prince or the Hog Rider.
“The Ice Spirit is one of the two cheapest cards in Clash Royale, wherein the other one is the Skeletons Card.”
Basically, the same principle is applied of that of the Ice Wizard, only this time, the Ice Spirit would cost you lower elixir and also a single use troop. This troop cost a mere 1 elixir, which everyone can afford, making it a great game changer, due to the fact that you can build up your own pushing army if you manage to counter the enemy push. Although temporary, the Ice Spirit would freeze opponents for 2 seconds, which is already a big gap of time to deal much damage. If you place your damaging troops such as the P.E.K.K.A, Mini P.E.K.K.A, or Valkyrie right after, they could punish those enemy troops that stand frozen upon.
You might wonder why this troop is worth using since it works basically much like the Ice Wizard yet you just need 2 more elixir to have a troop that is not a single use troop. Now if that is your concern, first and foremost, the Ice Wizard is a Legendary Unit, which you might not have on your deck. The Ice Spirit is a common card and can be acquired once you reach the Frozen Peak which is arena 8. As they both deal splash attack, the Ice Spirit freezes the enemy totally, while the Ice Wizard only slows the opponent. Having all of that being laid out, the Ice Spirit is still one worth keeping as it is a great alternative for supporting your army.
Playing with Offense
We have focused more on defense and support, so let’s move on the offensive side. The Ice Spirit being paired up with the Hog Rider is a marvelous combination. Knowing the nature of the Hog Rider which focuses on the enemy structures, he is vulnerable to counter attacks. Placing those frosty spirits along side him would freeze enemy defensive troops that would try to take the Hog Rider down. It is crucial to max out your Hog Rider though as a Low Level one would not deal that much damage due to its low Health Points. It serves as an amazing alternative for Zap as it costs half the elixir cost, enabling you to halt those Minions to take your Hog Rider down.