Wizards can be effectively used to help your higher hitpoint cards, such as Giants, by eliminating enemy troops in their way. He also acts as a powerful defense against high hitpoint troops supported by other melee troops, such as a Giant supported by a Mini P.E.K.K.A. or a Valkyrie.
To deal with big swarms, you must place him at a good range since he has a low fire rate.
The Wizard is effective at taking down Balloons due to his high damage per second.
When defending against a Wizard that has locked on to your Tower, do not place your unit behind the Tower as the Wizard's splash radius will splash the unit as well.
Due to their moderate hitpoints, Wizards are very vulnerable to moderate to high damaging spell cards such as the Fireball. A higher level Fireball will always destroy a Wizard.
When trying to counter a Wizard, deploy moderate to high hitpoint troops to eliminate him, such as the Mini P.E.K.K.A. or Knight.
The Wizard deals moderate area damage, so it is not advised to use multiple-unit cards such as Minions or Barbarians unless it is absolutely necessary since your troops will be destroyed or critically weakened, allowing the opponent to take the better end of the trade. Despite having area damage, it is still possible to eliminate a Wizard by surrounding him with troops with low or moderate hitpoints such as Barbarians or even Skeletons due to his relatively small splash radius.
The Wizard is very similar to a Bomber, so use him in most situations where you would use a Bomber, plus with air troops. However, surrounding the Bomber with low or moderate hitpoint troops is not advised, as the Bomber has a larger splash radius than the Wizard, and will be able to hit most or all of the troops you surround him with.
One cheap way to counter the Wizard is the Musketeer, due to her fast hit speed and decent damage, making an easy 1 Elixir profit. An equal level Wizard, however, will leave the Musketeer with little to no health.
The Wizard pairs excellently with the Tornado, as the Tornado drags troops into the middle while the Wizard splashes all the units in the center of the Tornado.
The Wizard is a great counter against the Lava Hound since he has high damage per second and deals with swarms (the Lava Pups). If timed perfectly, the Wizard's fireball will launch before the pups have a chance to spread out, killing all of them before they can do any damage. However, the chances of this occurring are very low.
One way you can counter the Wizard for a 3 elixir profit is use the Barbarian Barrel, place it so that the roll hits the Wizard and the Barbarian pops out behind the Wizard, distracting him. The Barbarian and the Princess Tower combined will be able to kill the Wizard.
You can also counter the Wizard with Fire Spirits, making a 3 elixir profit. Once the Wizard has crossed the bridge, surround the Wizard with Fire Spirits, and because of his small splash radius, he will only destroy one Fire Spirit while the other two eliminate the Wizard.
The Wizard was added with Clash Royale's soft launch on 4/1/16.