UPDATE: As of March 2016 this is not my favourite deck anymore for Arena 5 and higher. This deck still works, but if you haven’t already, definitely check out my Arena 4-7 deck as well. My win rate with that deck is much higher than with the Hog Hut deck. I would also like to recommend this arena 5 deck, I have had a lot of success with this deck as well.
This deck is great for play for free players and the only high level card needed is the hog rider, and that is just a rare and it’s not that hard to get. It’s been tested and it shows that it works really well on arena 5 and 6. If you don’t have the hog rider you can replace it with a giant or prince as well. The only epic needed is lighting, but replace this with fireball is definitely a good option.
When you have elixir advantage you can use this card to split push. Put the hog rider in one land and the rest of your troops in the other. Other times in the game it’s best to save it to kill X-bows and other immediate threats.
The other card I’ve used to name the deck is the goblin hut. This card is great for keeping some pressure in one lane while you focus on the other one. It can also be used to distract troops, but generally you want to use the tombstone for that.
Lightning is used both to kill tower and strong enemy troops. For instance if your opponent pushes with wizard or witch behind barbarians you can use lightning to kill two barbarians and the witch / wizard.
The tombstone is used as always to distract troops like the prince, balloon, hog rider, etc. You can also use the card to open cheap before you see what your opponent does.
Arrows are great to take out swarms of your opponent’s troops. I usually find room for arrows in all of my decks.
Archers are squishy so you better know how to use them. They work great sitting behind your tower killing melee troops.
The barbarians are your tanks. It works really well to push with these with archers and / or spear goblins behind them.
Your spear goblins are used to take out enemy air troops. If your opponent doesn’t have many air troops you can use them to push behind your barbarians.
How to play the Hog Hut deck.
The Hog Hut decks is a reactionary deck that should be played defensively from the beginning. The means usually starting out with one of the cheaper troops like tombstone and spear goblin and then see what your opponent does from there.
Take note of what air your opponent has early, if they have a lot of air you should save up your archers and spear goblins to keep them ready for when they push with a lot of air troops.
The goal of your play style should be to get elixir advantage and then push with your hog rider in one lane and the rest of your troops in the other lane. With and elixir advantage in this situation your opponent will have a really hard time defending and you will seriously damage or destroy a crown tower with this push.