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Clash of Clans Tactics: Attack Tactics

April Updates

New Trophy Leagues

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Clash of Clans Tactics: About us

Clash of Clans: May Updates

New Town Hall level 10

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Clash of Clans Tactics: Defense Tactics

Clash of Clans: June Updates

New Freeze Spell

Clash of Clans: Two Years of Clash!

Happy Anniversary, Chief!

Clash of Clans: December Updates

Clash of Clans Tactics: Winter is Here!

July Updates: The Witch

Clash of Clans: July Updates V4.74 The Witch

The Witch!
New Dark Elixir unit: The Witch! Skilled in the dark art of necromancy, the Witch reanimates the skeletons of dead warriors. Commanding her undead horde, she’s a fearsome sight in battle!
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The Witch Fact
Damage per second = 25 (level 2 = 30)
Hit Point = 75 (level 2 = 100)
Training Cost = 250 Dark Elixir (level 2 = 350)
Attack Range = 5 tiles // Splash area = 0.3 tile
Movement speed = 12
Summon 3 skeletons, maximum no. of skeletons = 6
(Level 2 = summon 4 skeletons, maximum = 8)

The Witch level 2 Upgrade cost = 75,000 Dark Elixir, Upgrade time = 10 days

Summoned Skeleton Fact
Damage per second = 25
Hit Point = 45
Attack Range = 0.4 tile (melee attack)
Movement speed =24

Dark Barrack level 5
Available for Town Hall 9 and above, upgrade to Dark Barrack level 5 to unlock the Witch!
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Upgrade cost = 2,750,000 Elixir, Upgrade time = 8 days

Wall Breaker level 6
Knock down immovable objects with the unstoppable force of level 6 Wall Breaker! Exclusive for Town Hall level 10 only.
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Required Laboratory level 8
Upgrade cost = 6,750,000 Elixir, Upgrade time = 10 days

Wall Breaker level 6 Fact
Damage = 60
Damage against Wall = 60 x 40 = 2400 Damage
Hit Point = 54
Training Cost = 3500 Dark Elixir

Interface improvements
  • Share your coolest battle replays with your clan members in clan chat!
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  • You can now temporarily mute a player in global chat. Their messages won’t be displayed on your screen
  • Top Players leaderboard now displays “Attacks Won” and “Defenses Won” statistics, similarly to League rankings
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  • Your opponent’s name and clan are now visible during a replay
Balance tweaks
  • Decreased Hog Rider’s housing space requirement from 6 to 5
  • Increased Valkyries’s attack damage (all levels)
  • Decreased Valkyries’s traning cost (levels 1, 2 and 3)
Valkyrie level 1 Attack increased from 60 to 65, Cost reduced from 100 to 70
Valkyrie level 2 Attack increased from 66 to 73, Cost reduced from 120 to 100
Valkyrie level 3 Attack increased from 72 to 82, Cost reduced from 140 to 130
Valkyrie level 4 Attack increased from 80 to 92, Cost no changed

  • Decreased the upgrade cost of Dark Barrack (level 2, 3 and 4)
Dark Barrack level 2 upgrade cost reduced from 1,500,000 to 1,250,000 Elixir
Dark Barrack level 3 upgrade cost reduced from 3,000,000 to 1,750,000 Elixir
Dark Barrack level 4 upgrade cost reduced from 4,000,000 to 2,250,000 Elixir

Many other small tweaks and fixes

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July Updates Sneak Peeks

Better late than never.......UPDATE time! after long break.

SHARE REPLAYS TO CLAN CHAT - Attack & Defense!!!
Want to discuss the finer points of Clash of Clans Tactics? Now you can do so with a visual aid!
Coming soon: share your attack and defense replays with your clan mates!
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Leaderboard Stats - Attacks & Defenses Won!
Chief! You wanted to know what it takes to be on top! Now you'll know with all the attack and defense stats on the leaderboard! How many attack/defense victories do you think it takes to make your local leaderboard?
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Wall Breaker level 6! Better stats!
What's bony, bomby and coming for your walls? Level 6 wall breakers, that's what. Coming soon with bigger boom! How many WB do you use in each raid?
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New Dark Barrack level 5!
Let the speculation begin! What new troop will it unleash?
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The Witch! Summons Fallen Warriors!!!
Introducing: The Witch! With the power of Dark Elixir coursing through her veins, this fearsome enchantress summons fallen warriors to do her bidding. Coming soon to a Dark Barracks near you!
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It's time for the update!
Read here for complete details of July Updates: The Witch!
http://www.clashofclanstactics.com/2013/07/july-updates-witch.html

Laboratory

What is Laboratory?
Laboratory is the most important building for your attack. You can spend Elixir to research/upgrade normal Troops and Spells, and spend Dark Elixir to research/upgrade Dark Elixir Troops. While the research cost is very expensive at high level, it is always worth the cost because after research, your Troops will be permanently upgraded to have better hit points, better damage (training cost is increased as well).
  • Unlike troop training and building upgrade, you cannot cancel the research in Laboratory. 
  • You cannot start any research when Laboratory is being upgraded. 
  • Similarly, if you upgrade Laboratory when research is in progress, the research will pause and resume after upgrade is completed.
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What dark secrets do the Alchemists hide inside their Laboratory? Nobody has dared to look. All we know is that their research makes our spells and troops harder, better, faster and stronger!
Laboratory Fact
Laboratory becomes available to be built at Town Hall level 3, and can be upgraded for one more level at each Town Hall level.

Town Hall level 3 = Laboratory level 1 = Allow upgrade Tier 1 Troops to level 2
Town Hall level 4 = Laboratory level 2 = Allow upgrade Tier 2 Troops to level 2
Town Hall level 5 = Laboratory level 3 = Allow upgrade Tier 1 Troops to level 3
Town Hall level 6 = Laboratory level 4 = Allow upgrade Tier 2 Troops to level 3
Town Hall level 7 = Laboratory level 5 = Allow upgrade Troops to level 4, and Tier 3 Troops to level 2
Town Hall level 8 = Laboratory level 6 = Allow upgrade Troops to level 5, and Tier 3 Troops to level 3
Town Hall level 9 = Laboratory level 7 = Allow upgrade some Troops to level 6
Town Hall level 10 = Laboratory level 8 = Allow upgrade Tier 3 Troops to level 4

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How important I should prioritize and upgrade Laboratory?
  • Without using Gems, you will struggle when you just finish upgrading Town Hall. This is because you move on loot penalty level while has the same level of attacking Troops.
  • Perform research/upgrade in Laboratory is not required free builder. Actually, the one who do research is Alchemist inside Laboratory. 
These are the reasons why you should immediately upgrade Laboratory right after you finish upgrading Town Hall, in order to unlock new upgrade level in Laboratory.
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Any recommendation on Research Sequence?
Research whatever troops you use the most. If you use mainly Goblins, just research Goblin first. Basic research sequence is Archer, Barbarian, Giant, Wall Breaker and Goblin.

Using your intuition, you never go wrong with research sequence. However, as mentioned about weak troops when you reach new Town Hall level, make sure that you research all troops you use before moving on to next Town Hall level. Upgrade to Town Hall level 8 but has only troops level 3 will suffer badly from loot penalty.
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Do we need to research Spells?
Unlike Troops, research Spell is not much necessary. Max research everything is ideal, but if you are a farmer, you can skip some Spell research without much disadvantage. If you complete upgrading all troops, we recommend upgrade Lightning, Rage, Heal, Jump, and so on.

How about Balloon, Wizard, Healer, Dragon and P.E.K.K.A?
  • While Balloon and Minion tactics is interesting, you don’t have much chance to use Balloon. Put Balloon in low priority order.
  • Try upgrading Wizard to max level. Wizards are useful all around, even in high trophy range. It's also cheap to donate if you are not in farming session.
  • Healer is nice combination with Giant & Wizard; if you like Healer combo, try upgrading Healer to max level. (After reducing Healer’s housing space to only 14, we found 2 Healers army work well against base with Air Defense weakness. It takes about 30-40 minutes training time which can be a good timing for non-hardcore farmer who want to some chore or work in between attack session.)
  • Dragon is fun flying troops. Max upgrades them; it’s good in high trophy range. Also if you try to max upgrade everything before upgrading Town Hall. You will have Elixir overflow at the end of Town Hall level 7 and 8, this allows you train mass Dragon army overnight. Donate to clan mate, they will always happy with this flying troop, or you can 3 star revenge any bad luck guy in the morning.
  • P.E.K.K.A is similar to Dragon. However, it’s harder to use with normal troop setup and mass P.E.K.K.A is not powerful as mass Dragon. Also 25 housing space is harder to donate to clan mate.
How about Dark Elixir Troops?
  • Minion is great for farming. Upgrade them to max if you like it, otherwise medium priority.
  • Hog Rider is one of hardest troops to use. Upgrade them only if you know how to use the jumping Mr.T.
  • Valkyrie is expensive for farming purpose, low priority.
  • Golem is expensive but has its use with combination of Wizards & P.E.K.K.A. Max them to use in high trophy range.
Defense Tactics for Laboratory placement
Laboratory has very low hit point compared to other buildings. The good thing is it has 4x4 spaces, so you better place them outside Wall 2 space apart to further extend the deployment area of enemy.

Attack Tactics against Laboratory
There is nothing much, just smash through them like a cheese.

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Barrack

What is Barrack?
Barrack is one of the most important buildings for your attack force. You use Elixir to train troops from your Barracks, and march them over enemy’s villages.

You can upgrade Barracks to unlock advanced troops and have more queue length. However, while upgrading, that Barrack will stop training troop which significantly slow down your troop training capability. Some players consider using Gems to speed up Barracks upgrade to avoid this downtime. Or you can try to schedule Barrack upgrade during your vacation or busy time to lessen the impact from Barrack downtime.
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The Barracks allow you to train troops to attack your enemies. Upgrade the Barracks to unlock advanced units that can win epic battles.
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Barrack Fact
Level 1 unlock Barbarian
Level 2 unlock Archer
Level 3 unlock Goblin
Level 4 required Town Hall level 2 / unlock Giant
Level 5 required Town Hall level 3 / unlock Wall Breaker
Level 6 required Town Hall level 4 / unlock Balloon
Level 7 required Town Hall level 5 / unlock Wizard
Level 8 required Town Hall level 6 / unlock Healer
Level 9 required Town Hall level 7 / unlock Dragon
Level 10 required Town Hall level 8 / unlock P.E.K.K.A

Town Hall level 1 = 1 Barrack
Town Hall level 2 and 3 = 2 Barracks
Town Hall level 4 to 6 = 3 Barracks
Town Hall level 7 and above = 4 Barracks
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Queuing Troops
Queuing Troops is one of the unique elements in the game that need both art and science. For easy and simple purpose, some players prefer to train specific troop in each Barracks, for example 2 Barracks for Archer – 1 for Barbarian and 1 for Goblin. Some players prefer to train same amount of combination troops in each Barracks in order to get same amount of training time.

You should always queue your troops in the Barracks for the following reasons;
  • Less waiting time; as mentioned in Basic Attack Tactics, while you are attacking, Barracks continue training troops for you. This reduces waiting time for your next attack.
  • Elixir Hiding; because you can cancel any troop training and still get 100% Elixir in return, if your Army Camp are full, you can simply queuing any troops then cancel later. Enemy will see less available loot of your Elixir especially if you are low on Elixir Resource. This doesn't work if you have too much amount of Elixir.
  • Overnight / between sessions training; Troops such as Balloon, Wizard, Dragon and P.E.K.K.A take very long time to train and are not practical to use in farming purpose for Resource. However, you can queue them overnight or between sessions to try new tactics, have some fun or do a painful revenge!
How important I should prioritize and upgrade Barrack?
With basic army composition of Barbarian, Archer, Goblin, Giant and Wall Breaker, you should at least upgrade all Barracks to level 5 to be able to train any of basic troops from any Barracks.

Looking at upgrading time, some may consider upgrading all Barracks to level 7 (1 days for Barrack level 7). This helps increase queue length to 50 and allows you to queue and train mass Wizard if wanted.

Finally, upgrading all Barracks to level 9 or 10 will allow you to train mass Dragon or mass P.E.K.K.A overnight for fun attack or revenge in the next morning.

Defense Tactics for Barrack placement
Barrack has very low hit point compared to other buildings. Better place them outside Wall 2 space apart to further extend the deployment area of enemy.

Attack Tactics against Barrack
There is nothing much, just smash through them like a cheese.

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Army Camp

What is Army Camp?
Mahatma Gandhi quote;
“Strength of numbers is the delight of the timid. The Valiant in spirit glory in fighting alone”

However, we are sorry to say that in Clash of Clans you need Strength of numbers to defeat enemy village! Army Camp is the key building for your attack in term of quantity. More number of Army Camp and more upgraded level provide you more troop capacity.

Easy math here, more troops is better. With maximum troop capacity, if you attack weak base, you have the luxury to deploy less troop. However, without maximum troop capacity, if you don’t have enough troops at the end of your attack, you will feel bad to lose at 49% or stare at undefended Storage.

Notes that troops in Army Camp are for attack purpose only, they will never help defend your village and you will never see any troops in Army Camp of enemy village when you attack them.

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Your troops are stationed in Army Camps. Build more camps and upgrade them to muster a powerful army.
Army Camp Fact
Level 1 Troop capacity = 20, Hit point = 400
Level 2 Troop capacity = 30, Hit point = 500
Level 3 Troop capacity = 35, Hit point = 600
Level 4 Troop capacity = 40, Hit point = 700
Level 5 Troop capacity = 45, Hit point = 800
Level 6 Troop capacity = 50, Hit point = 1000
Level 7 Troop capacity = 55, Hit point = 1200
Level 8 Troop capacity = 60, Hit point = 1400

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Town Hall level 1 and 2 = 1 Army Camp
Town Hall level 3 and 4 = 2 Army Camp
Town Hall level 5 and 6 = 3 Army Camp
Town Hall level 7 and above = 4 Army Camp

Town Hall level 5 – Maximum troop capacity = 45 x 3 = 135 troops
Town Hall level 6 – Maximum troop capacity = 50 x 3 = 150 troops
Town Hall level 7, 8 – Maximum troop capacity = 50 x 4 = 200 troops
Town Hall level 9 – Maximum troop capacity = 55 x 4 = 220 troops
Town Hall level 10 – Maximum troop capacity = 60 x 4 = 240 troops

How important I should prioritize and upgrade Army Camp?
As mentioned about Strength of numbers, you should focus on upgrade Army Camp to get more troop capacity as soon as possible. Either you are trophy hunter or farmer; you need to rely on army to attack other player’s village to gain trophy or Resources.

Why I heard that Town Hall level 7 is a best place to stay and farm?
Town Hall level 7 has significant advantage over Town Hall level 6 by access to an additional Army Camp. Fielding 50 more troops increase attack power by 33%. This is one of the reasons some players say that you don’t need to stay at Town Hall 6 for too long.

Try to upgrade everything at Town Hall 7 before moving on because Town Hall 8 gives you zero increase of troop capacity while Town Hall 9 gives you 20 more troops which equal to only 10% increase.

Defense Tactics for Army Camp placement
  • Army Camp has high hit points which help slowing enemy advancement while your defense buildings shoot at them.
  • Army Camp is the only buildings in the game that occupy 5x5 spaces. It can be placed outside Wall 2 space apart to further extend the deployment area of enemy.
Attack Tactics against Army Camp
If Army Camp is out of any defense building range, try to deploy few Archers to destroy it before launching full assault.

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June Updates Freeze Spell Analysis

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June Updates: Freeze Spell

It is time to go to Town Hall 10!
Supercell really adds lot of goodies for Town Hall level 10 in this update. High level player who seek trophy cannot stay at Town Hall level 9 to fight 3rd X-Bow, 2nd Inferno Tower, and Cannon level 12. The attack power of Town Hall 10 is also increased from Army Camp level 8 and P.E.K.K.A level 4.

We believe Town Hall 10 will definitely get more attack and defense power in the next few updates.
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But I am just a farming player? 
Be patient. Rush to Town Hall 10 gives you loot penalty. At Town Hall 9, you better upgrade every Defense Buildings including Wall level 9 or 10, to later have more strength at high trophy range.

How about the impact from new Freeze Spell? 
A lot!!!...for high trophy player.

4-6 second of freezing seems not much. Yes, it’s not much but you can use 2-3 freeze spells consecutively, combining with Rage Spell can be devastating. Reaching centralized Town Hall is relatively easier than ever.

For defensive layout, you should rethink about just putting every Defense Buildings in the middle core. One Freeze Spell can effectively disable group of defense. Basically, it is a good tactic to consider spreading defense building in order to lessen the disability from Freeze Spell.

Are you kidding about Wall level 11?
Yes, it’s real. While the cost is too much, sooner or later, new level of Wall has to be introduced eventually. Wall level 9 and 10 were introduced since Jan 2013 which is 5 months ago.

Hit Point of 7,000 is very high and can hinder advancement of ground troops. These electrified Walls are well worth the cost for top leaderboard. Combining with compartment layout and Cannon level 12, these lead to flying attack tactics. Dragon army becomes viable once again to ignore the Walls. If you can afford Wall level 11, make sure you also properly position Air Defenses for aerial coverage.

Speculation for Next Updates 
Supercell continuously release new contents every updates without sign of holding back. While it's hard to guess which new elements they can add to the game. We believe it's about time for new Dark Elixir troop, seeing that mighty Golem was released since April 2013. Goblin, Wall Breaker and Wizard are also possible to get new level very soon.

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