the Electro Wizard is coming to the game very shortly and it's likely we'll see a few of them flying about before Christmas given the fact that anyone who wins 12 games in the upcoming Electro Wizard Challenge will automatically receive it as a reward. This is a great reward from Clash Royale as it really gives people an incentive to play the challenge in the hope that they'll get the new legendary before anyone else.
The Electro Wizard Zap:
At level one the E-Wiz lands with a zap that stuns for 0.5 seconds and thus stunning units and buildings (hint – good bye spark and inferno!). It does 169 damage which is the exact same as a level 9 zap and will kill goblins and skeletons as well as severely damage minions and kill them if they are under-levelled. This is incredibly powerful considering that after it zaps it will then take out two units at a time. This zap will be especially good at countering Inferno Towers, Inferno Dragons and Sparkies as the zap will also reset their damage timers due to the 0.5 second stun.
Hitting two targets & hit range:
This may seem like not such a big deal consider a wizard of an equivalent level will hit all the targets straight in front of it but there is a huge difference here. As the video shows, the Electro Wizard can hit targets on opposite lanes from each other. This means that despite technically only having a 5 tile radius, it can hit targets over a 10 tile space as each lightning bolt from its hands is capable of 5 tiles. This will be utterly brilliant against split pushes. Imagine for a second that you have a 3 musketeer split push coming your way – normally something to make the most calm amongst us panic. You can plonk the Electro Wizard down in the middle of the map and it will hit the musketeers in both lanes. Essentially it will cover the entire width of the map making it a seriously powerful defensive unit. Bear in mind, that you'll ideally have some cover like a tank or a heavier duty unit in front of the Electro Wizard so that it doesn't take damage. The range of this unit should not be underestimated.
One of the more subtle differences between this unit and the normal Wizard is that his has a fast movement speed instead of medium. This means it will be useful behind a Lumberjack or better yet Elite Barbarians as it will be able to keep up with them whilst providing cover fire to both ground and air. Combine this with a clone and you'll see 4 heavy hitting barbarians with 4 lightning bolts constantly striking the air around them. There is a lot of different decks to play with using this unit.
As with all cards, whilst it's nice to concentrate on the strengths and what they will bring to the game, it's also important to look at the weaknesses and what could stop this from being useful in any given situation.
The first thing must be that the Electro Wizard has very low life – lower than a wizard. At just 550 HP he will be unable to survive Fireballs, Lightning or Rocket attacks and will be quickly killed by a variety of units once they target him. He definitely needs to have protection whilst he gets off his lightning bolts.
The second weakness is his hit speed. He hits every 1.7 seconds which is fairly slow for a lighter unit character and to put it in perspective, the musketeer hits every 1.1 seconds meaning it will get 3 shots off for every 2 shots the Electro Wizard manages to get off.