Resource Buildings

What are Resources?
In Clash of Clans, there are 4 Resources in game you need to manage; Gems, Gold, Elixir and Dark Elixir. Outside the game, you can use your real life Resource (Money) to buy Gems.

Ultimately, there is another Resource which is arguably the most important thing to use in order to play and master Clash of Clans i.e. Time. Interestingly, each Resource can either directly or indirectly convert into another Resource. In this section, you will learn how to gain and utilize each Resource.

Clash of Clans

Gems are basically a pseudo money currency in Clash of Clans. You can use Gems to buy Resources and anything including time i.e. instantly finish your training troops or finish any building upgrade.

Builder’s Hut
Builder’s Hut is the building that is most related to Gems. Learn Builder’s Hut tactics here.

Gold Resource is used to buy and upgrade Defense Buildings including Walls. It is also used to buy Traps and searching to attack other players.
Gold Mine
Gold Storage

Elixir Resource is used to train and upgrade troops. It is also used to upgrade Barrack, Dark Barrack, Laboratory, Spell, Spell Factory, Army Camp and use as ammo for X-Bow.
Elixir Collector
Elixir Storage

Dark Elixir
Dark Elixir Resource is used to buy and upgrade Heroes. It is a powerful version of normal Elixir which can be used to train and upgrade Dark Elixir troops. It is also used to buy Seeking Air Mine Trap and fuel Inferno Tower.
Dark Elixir Drill
Dark Elixir Storage