One of my favorite tactics in Clash Royale is to utilize double-lane pressure. This is a technique that is sadly under-used. Selectively attacking in both lanes keeps your opponent on his heels and can dramatically alter the course of a battle.
The Best Way to Use Double Lane Pressure
Double Lane Pressure is a strategy by which you force your competition by utilizing both lanes. Normally, most players exclusively concentrate on attacking among their challenger’s towers. In this video, I’m going to show you guys a group of instances of ways to use both lanes and when is the best time to attack both lanes and win.
The first example I would like to give is when your opponent deploys an expensive troop like the P.E.K.K.A, Giant, Golem, or Sparky. All these cards are easy to counter, or are not cheap in Elixir price and require support. As an example, the P.E.K.K.A is a really simple card to cope with when he’s alone. But when he’s coupled with another troop for example a Wizard, he becomes a a danger that is much bigger. Otherwise, you easily counter him with very little Elixir.
Then when your opponent deploys an expensive troop like the P.E.K.K.A, then the first thing in your head should be to Double Lane Pressure. When your opponent deploys the P.E.K.K.A, he spent 7 Elixir, leaving him with only 3 to defend. So what you should do is force and to attack your opponent on another lane.
For example, if he deployed the P.E.K.K.A on the right lane, then you certainly should attack and force the left lane. What this will do is, it’s going to force your opponent to react and defend the left lane. This can be when your opponent is most vulnerable because he’s just going to have about 4 Elixir to stop your push.
So so long as you force your opponent on the left lane and keep pressuring him on the left with your Elixir edge, your competition is going to have a very difficult time supporting his P.E.K.K.A, or Giant, or Golem, or Sparky. And then after it is made by that troop to your own side, it is simple to counter it now because it’s going to be unsupported as your competition spent all of his Elixir.
Another similar example is when your opponent deploys a costly support troop like the Wizard or Witch. You can instantly attack the opposite lane and force pressure on your competition. This will then result in your opponent failing to support their Wizard or Witch a tank this kind of Giant, permitting you to easily counter that threat.
Whilst you are able to see, the Double Lane Pressure technique can be used any time your opponent deploys a troop that needs support to be effective or pose a lot of danger. A card such as the Hog Rider is rapidly and doesn’t want support to hurt you badly. So Double Lane Pressure ca be n’ted by you against a Hog Rider push. For that, you have to focus on Counterpushing, not Lane Forcing.
One other example I want to share about Double Lane Pressure is when you should initiate assaulting both lanes. When is it the best time to attack both lanes?
This one is somewhat more advanced because it requires you to first scout your challenger’s deck as well as your challenger’s moves.
As an example, say you’re using the Hog Rider and Prince in your deck. Both the Hog Rider and Prince will do a lot of damage if they make it for your challenger’s tower, but that’s the main challenge, getting them to your own challenger’s Arena Tower.
So say that your competitor has Barbarians and Minion Horde to easily counter both your Hog Rider and Prince. So what you must do now is form a strategy and Double Lane Pressure your competition to get to their Arena Tower. Because if you do Lane Pressure, sending your Hog Rider and Prince jointly in one lane will allow your competition to easily counter both of them because both Prince share similar weaknesses and the Hog Rider with ease.
So what you should do is first send out Prince with a combo in one lane or your Hog Rider. This will drive your opponent into defending that lane. So say you deployed your Hog Rider on the lane that is left to fundamentally bait your opponent into using his Barbarians or Minion Horde.
Your competition likely believes that he countered your Hog Rider push very easily and made a clever move. But what you’ve done is created an opening on the right lane. As those Barbarians were deployed, leaving your opponent with just a Minion Horde to defend your Prince push your opponent no longer has Barbarians. So you send in your Prince on the right lane and couple him with Fire Spirits to instantly wipe out the defending Minion Horde and deal incredible damage to your own challenger’s tower.
If you did not Double Lane Pressure this would not happen to be possible. If you had sent on an identical lane with Fire Spirits in your Hog Rider and Prince, then your competition would have easily countered that with his Barbarians and Minion Horde.
And recall, since you’ve pressured your competition on the right lane with your Prince, this disallowed of supporting his Barbarians your opponent, making it very easy to also counter the Barbarians that were unsupported.
So this is how you Double Lane Pressure. It’s more something you’ll learn to master more of as you keep playing Clash Royale, of an advanced technique.