If you’re able to trait Webspinner, that would be a very strong combination with The Wild Queen, who doesn’t need to be traited to be extremely powerful. Look at the Webspinner’s traits, and if you have any available, consider using wisdom orbs until you have the 3rd trait. Essentially, the web will resolve prior to the 3rd trait being calculated and he always does triple damage to enemies not immune to status effects. This, combined with The Wild Queen’s cast, will make for serious damage potential and should cut through most kingdoms very easily.
One thing I would recommend would be equipping a class. I believe even if you aren’t using a hero (which you should be, so you can level your classes, as those class traits become much more powerful than most troops) you can still earn the weapon, which for plaguelord is the Essence of Evil. It inflicts all negative status effects at once and explodes the board, which generates mana for your troops. This will stun the top troop (turning off their traits like invulnerable and reduced skull damage), place hunters mark on them (increased your skull damage to them), and entangle them (preventing them from returning skull damage). It’s widely considered one of the best weapons in the game, and pairs very well with The Wild Queen. Add in the mana generation from the explosion of the board and it’s verging on ridiculous. Just don’t temper it to the level with Hex, it almost ruins the weapon and most people wish they could reverse that tempering level.
If you’re not already in a guild, join one, and make sure they’re active in weekly events. Events are the best ways to get orbs of wisdom to unlock troop traits early on as traitstones are harder to get. You can use these with impunity as they tend to drop with pretty regular frequency. Just hold on to orbs of ascension as the increased stats aren’t worth as much as the troop you can create in the soulforge later on down the line, despite how appealing they look on paper.
As well, you have Cedric, which makes another very strong early-midgame team, which is:
Hero equipped with Skeleton Key and Thief class
Greed (some people use leprechaun, but I typically stick with Greed)
The way you get the Skeleton Key is by winning 250 battles with the Thief class equipped. It doesn’t need to be tempered to be good, and once you fill your gold meter in the match (the number at the top by the gold icon), it hits for around 100 damage to the top and bottom unit which increases as you increase your stats. Mine currently hits for around 140. Thief is a great class to level up for later on in the game anyways and works with several top-tier teams.
Hope this helps, the early game can be a bit confusing. A guild will also usually have a discord or other chat app and most people in this game can be very helpful when they want to be as we were usually helped by others on our way up the ranks. Ask all the questions you can and return the favor later on by helping out newer players when they show up, it’s a great way to build the community and hopefully foster more positivity here!
Edit: I also recommend checking out the subreddit. The official forums have a few community representatives that have more of a direct line to the developers so most of the discussion is from a dozen or so people who want to see mechanics in the game work differently and those threads tend to push questions for help down to the point where they get lost and go unnoticed like it seems this one did. The subreddit at this point is a much better resource for new players and any further questions you have if the guild you get doesn’t end up having a whole lot of communication (though I would strongly recommend finding one that does have a discord or line app discussion!)