Use the Guards and Ice Wizard mainly for defense. The Guards are great for taking down tanks while the Ice Wiz will take out swarms (Skeleton Army, Minion Horde) while slowing down pushes in the process. Hog Rider and Elite Barbs are your main offensive troops. Deploy them with Fire Spirits or the Princess for support. Make sure to keep the Zap spell in handy in case the opponent counters with a swarm deck. Save the Lightning Spell for when the Crown Tower's health is low enough to be taken out in one shot. This deck has a great balance between defensive and offensive troops; if you play the cards correctly, you can turn a defensive play into a devastating counter attack.