^the only p2w staple is Book of moon. If you can't afford a single backrow removal even with gems, I doubt you will even pass platinum level. And who said anything about money?
Being f2p doesn't mean you can't have backrow removal, duh.
I used backrow removal and hit other battle traps he had. I’m baffled there are players shaming others for not being a coward refusing to attack. I still won, it was just very annoying to receive all 3 full 2400 debuffs.