“He lands with a "POW!", stuns nearby enemies and shoots lightning with both hands! What a show off.”
The Electro Wizard card is unlocked from the Electro Valley (Arena 11) or a Legendary Chest. He is a double-target, ranged troop with moderate hitpoints and damage. His attacks briefly stun his targets. He stuns and deals minor area damage upon deployment. An Electro Wizard card costs 4 Elixir to deploy.
Keep in mind that an Electro Wizard zaps two single targets at once. He does not do splash damage. Do not treat him as a splash support unit as he can still be swarmed without having to surround him.
Each of his zaps deal half of his full damage. Thus, when attacking two targets, the Electro Wizard will deal half the full damage to each target.
However, if there is only one target in his range, he will zap that target with both his hands, dealing the full damage.
Since he can attack two targets at once and has decent spawn damage, he is good against small swarms.
The Electro Wizard has moderate health and moderately-high damage. He is capable of surviving a fireball although a Mini P.E.K.K.A will be able to one-shot him. Because of this, Electro Wizard is best used behind tanks such as the Knight or Giant. However, the Electro Wizard still deals considerable damage so don't ignore him.
The Electro Wizard is an excellent support unit in a push due to his ability to reset Inferno Towers. If the player has already destroyed one or two Crown Towers, he can drop the Electro Wizard on top of it and force it to reset and re-target. However, he is vulnerable to Fireball, so defending players should be mindful and space out their troops.
The Electro Wizard is capable of reliably countering Hog Rider, allowing only one hit on the tower. The surviving Electro Wizard can then set up a counter push.
The Electro Wizard can bring slow enemies to a crawl with his frequent attacks. Despite this, troops with slower attack speeds than the Electro Wizard such as the Golem and the Bowler will still be able to attack. Just like a normal Zap, an Electro Wizard's zap does not reset non-charge attacks but rather freezes the attack frame in place for a short amount of time.
When attacking a Crown Tower, the player can send the Electro Wizard in front of other shorter-ranged troops. He will tank a few hits from the tower until the shorter-ranged troop moves in front of the Electro Wizard, after which a hit from the Electro Wizard will force the tower to change its target to that of the shorter-ranged troop.
Although the payoff is potentially high, the risk is equally as high. The opponent can play a troop in front of the unprotected Electro Wizard and quickly take it out with the help of their Princess Tower, leaving the shorter ranged troop also unprotected.
The Electro Wizard's spawn damage, when placed next to a Princess Tower, can hit all 3 Goblins from a Goblin Barrel. The Electro Wizard should be dropped shortly after the barrel's shadow crosses the river, and is around two tiles from it. This will not one shot them, but he will be able to prevent all but one stab on the Princess Tower thanks to his multi attack.
Alternatively, given the Barrel is played on the center of the tower, an Electro Wizard deployed at the front of the Tower is as effective in negating damage, assuming the barrel is the only card coming. It will Zap the front two Goblins and cause them to be taken out by the Tower before attacking, then he will one-shot the last Goblin. This method is much easier to execute.
Before the Electro Wizard's release, Supercell changed its card description. It used to read, "He lands with a 'POW!', stunning nearby enemies, and continues to show off by zapping two at a time! His favorite movie is T2."
The Electro Wizard card was showcased in the Electro Wizard Challenge that started on 8:00 GMT 23/12/16 and lasted for 3 days. In this challenge, players had to build a deck containing the Electro Wizard, and anyone who achieves 12 wins in the challenge had been rewarded with the Electro Wizard card which was included in the top prize.
Anyone that won an Electro Wizard card from the challenge would be able to obtain more Electro Wizard cards from other Chests before its general release.
The Electro Wizard card was then generally released on 30/12/16.
On 23/1/17, a Balance Update decreased the Electro Wizard's spawn damage by 6% and the Electro Wizard's health was increased by 9%.
On 13/3/17, the March 2017 Update removed his ability to permanently stun enemy troops.
On 19/4/17, a Balance Update decreased his hit speed to 1.8 sec (from 1.7 sec).
On 11/8/17, a Balance Update decreased his hitpoints by 2%. This change was mostly made so that the Mini P.E.K.K.A can defeat him in one shot.
On 9/10/17, the October 2017 Update decreased his damage by 4% and delayed his first attack by 0.2 seconds.
The 20/6/18 Update moved the Arena to unlock the Electro Wizard from Royal Arena (Arena 7) to Electro Valley (Arena 11).
He and the Mega Knight are the only troops that deal Spawn Damage. Unlike the Mega Knight, however, the Electro Wizard's spawn damage affects air units.
His Spawn Damage has equal damage, stun duration, and radius as an equivalent level Zap.
The Electro Wizard, Electro Dragon, and the Hunter are the only troops that can hit multiple enemies without doing area damage.
He was the first card to have its own challenge.
The Electro Wizard is the subject of a set of Emotes.