Hooked on Supercell’s amazingly popular mobile strategy game Clash of Clans? Don’t worry, you certainly aren’t alone! With literally millions of players all eyeing off your precious loot, you will need more than just patience to get ahead of the pack. Fear not, as we have 10 invaluable Clash of Clans tips that will have you drowning in gold, elixir and trophies before you know it! For specific tips on Clan Wars, check out our 10 Clash of Clans: Clan Wars Tips here. Let’s get started!
10. Before going into battle, queue up your next batch of troops to save time
So you have just filled your camps with troops and are ready to wage war. Before you rush off however, make sure to give yourself a head start by queueing up additional soldiers in the barracks for when you return. It can take 5 minutes or more to find a suitable target and complete an attack—precious time that you can take advantage of by training troops while you are away at battle. By saving a few minutes here and there you can fit more attacks into each play session.
9. Shuffle your town layout to suit your current situation
In Clash of Clans there is no penalty for moving your buildings around, so take advantage of this fact by reorganizing your town layout regularly. If you have lots of elixir but no gold, why not move your Elixir Storage into the better defended position and leave your Gold Storage relatively less protected? Or if you are upgrading a Mortar there is no need to protect it, so move it out into the open and put a Gold Mine in it’s place. If you are upgrading defenses you can even use them as part of a trap. Giants will prioritize attacking defenses (even when they are out of action), so place them outside your walls and surround them with Springs or Bombs.
8. Do all your attacking in one big burst
Rather than just performing the odd attack here and there, you are much better off combining multiple attacks into one play session, preferably finishing up by spending as many resources as possible on upgrades. This way you can save resources quickly without constantly losing them again to attackers. Throughout your session, make sure to keep your game open while waiting for the next attack, just keep tapping the screen occasionally as the game will close if left unattended. As long as you keep the game open you are safe from potential attacks.
7. Expose your Town Hall for an easy shield
Whenever you aren’t playing Clash of Clans you will inevitably be open to attacks. Regardless, you should always resist the lure to purchase a shield with gems. A good way to earn a cheap shield is to move your Town Hall into an undefended position. The lure of a few easy trophies may invite a low level attacker who is otherwise unable to take much of your resources. Of course this only works if you don’t mind losing a few trophies, otherwise you will want to put your Town Hall in the most heavily defended position you have. Similarly if you have very little resources to defend there is no reason to sacrifice trophies for a shield that you don’t need.
6. Don’t upgrade your Town Hall before it’s absolutely necessary
The thought of expanding your town with new buildings can be quite tempting, but resist the urge to upgrade your Town Hall early. There are percentage modifiers on how much loot you can get from another player based on your Town Hall. If you attack someone at your level or one above, you will get a 100% modifier (essentially no modifier). However by attacking someone two levels above you will get 125% modifier on their available loot, and at three levels above this jumps to 150%! As you can see it is highly beneficial to keep your Town Hall at a low level for as long as possible. Don’t move up a level until you have maxed out all available upgrades first. The sweet spot for farming is at level 7, where you will occasionally get a huge payday from an easy level 9 or 10 target, while simultaneously protecting yourself from those high level players.