Bone Pit (Arena 2)
Air & Ground
“Three fast, unarmored flying attackers. Roses are red, minions are blue, they can fly, and will crush you!”
How to use (Strategy)
This cheap troop is loved and hated by many players. The low cost of 3 elixir makes them a very versatile card to play at almost any level of Arena. Minions are strong against ground heavy decks, in fact, they can almost fit in any deck, they are very useful. For only 3 elixir, you have a high-DPS, three-units flyer that requires a totally different counter than your land-based tank. Amazing, isn't?
Some people prefer Minion Horde, as they are more widely used and the elixir/creature trade is better. However, Minion Horde is a more risky card, they will be easily traded by arrows (losing 2 elixir in exchange), where Minions will have an equal trade (3v3 elixir). I do love Minions because people just usually won't arrow them.
Minions are glass cannons, they have high damage but they die as soon as something touch them. That is why they are just perfect to take down troops such as Golem, Hog Rider, Knight, Valkyrie, Royal Giant, Giants, Skeleton Giant, pretty much any ground troop. They also behave really well against Skeleton Army. Be aware that minions can take down the Prince quite fast but is recommended to have any ground troop to stop him before he reaches the tower, a good choice might be a Knight or Valkyrie.
Remember that Minions is a defensive card, in fact, one of the best ones. However, they also are a good support for pushes. The combinations are endless and the results pretty good for a low elixir.
To counter minions just use a Wizard, or any troop able to attack flying troops with splash damage, like the Witch. Also, arrows kill them in one shot but most of the time it doesn't worth the elixir.
Overall, it's a powerful and cheap card, but squishy. Play it wisely and you will love it as much as I do.
Minions can counter many troops in the game at low cost.
They can do plenty of damage if left unattended.
Squishy and susceptible to arrows.
Weak against splash damage.