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A Fast Effective Way to Hit the Cyrystal League (200 army space)

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  • Dec 10, 2013 (46 months ago)
I'm sure a lot of people would like to get to the Crystal League. In my opinion, it's fairly simple. All it takes is time and commitment. A good defense base would also be very helpful! For a Town Hall 7, I'd prefer TH7 Master and Slave by 2.71828182VA. For a TH 8, I'd prefer Sammysox12's Trophy Base by The Lieutenant. Here's how to do it:

First, as the title says you need at least 200 spaces in your camps. This attack strategy is good for a TH 7-8, as it will easily get you to Crystal League in about 2-4 days, starting from about 1000-1400 trophies. Your army composition:
The classic 100 barbarians and 100 archer strategy, preferably level 4+. It is always handy to have a factory full of lightning spells, the higher the level the better. This method is very successful at getting an easy 1-2 stars, and occasionally 3 stars. How to execute:

Step 1 - Looking for a Match:
Before you go out searching for a match, fill up your barracks so they start training while your in battle which makes it even faster (25 archers and Barbarians for each). Look for a base, a Town Hall 7 or a fairly weak Town Hall 8, don't attack a Town Hall 9-10 becuase you will most likely loose. You have to find a base where a good amount of buildings outside of walls. When your down in the leagues when you have the option look for a base that has 28+ trophies available, that way you can get 7-11 trophies, compared to a base with only 13 trophies available and the one star will only get you 4 trophies.

Step 2 - Preparing for Battle:
First, try to use your archers to destroy some free buildings, for example an exposed builders hut at the corner. This helps out tons, giving you an easy couple percentage. If you see an exposed Town Hall, a farmer for instance, think about attacking it. Think if he were to revenge you how would it be? He could revenge you when you're higher in trophies and you could suffer from a devasting lost. I once lost 39 trophies when a farmer revenged me....yup. Also, if there is lure out the King and Queen. The most efficient way for this is to group them together, at a corner of the base, then surround them both with Barbarians then Archers. This make them have to turn for each attack making them slower.

Step 3: Goin' all out:
Now, here is the most crucial part of the raid. First you MUST start out with Barbarians. This method is easiest with an iPad, as it has a large screen. Zoom out all the way, so you can see the base. Now do the strategy I call F.F.F. (Four Finger Fighting). You deploy using two fingers for BOTH side of the base at once, and make sure you go fast enough to surround the base before your 100 Barbarians runs out fast. And right after that, do the exact same thing except with your archers. You want a base with most of the buildings outside so that way your Barbarians and archers will get all the outside buildings and some inside for a simple 50%. This may seem slow, but after about 30-40 raids like this you will easily get a couple hundred trophies. This will not always win as sometimes the persons clan castle will have something unfortunate like a Dragon.

Step 4 - The Backup Plan:
Now, occasionally you will not hit the 50%. If you watched during your attack, you may see some buildings almost died, (Lower than 50% health). Now here's where your lightning spells come into play. Now if you are nowhere wear 50%, (for example below 43%), then just surrender and don't waste your lightning spells. If you drop a lightning spell at a building with low health, it will get you another 1-2%. Now if you cant find any of these buildings, target the low hp buildings (Hero altars, barracks, builders huts, and sometimes a low level laboratory (probably 5 and below)).

Thanks for reading my guide, if you had the patience to read all the way to the end. I thank you for that. Sorry for making it so long, but I wanted to make it as derailed as possible so you wouldn't lose. Now if you're a Town Hall 7 and at Crystal League, go brag to your friends at your amazing accomplishment!! Happy clashing everyone!!
    Posted 36 months ago

    Ayy_JaiiG

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    Lol I can't get to crystal right now cuz i get raided too much. I get attacked by pekkas and hogs and sometimes max archers/barbs. Im so close to crystal, I just need to be more active and keep attacking. Thx for the guide. P.S. : I have around 1900 trophies and can't get past 1947 LMAO
    Posted 37 months ago

    rooney999

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    Very useful guide. Thanks!
    Posted 40 months ago

    Vmarie5

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    Thank you so much!! Very helpful!
    Posted 42 months ago

    ctc

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    It works! I used this at TH9 and it brought me to masters! I do have maxed troops so yup. This is also known as BARCH!! Favorite attacking method.
    Posted 44 months ago

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    I lost 55 trphies
    Posted 44 months ago

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    does this actually work I am in gold 1 at TH 7 and want to know if this will definitely get me to crystal 3 or maybe 2
    Posted 44 months ago

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    Master and Slave works great, obviously a town hall 7 wont win any defenses up in crystal league...but it does prevent 3 stars, occasionally 2 stars. Master and slave is great to help boost trophies overnight, until 1600 range
    Posted 44 months ago

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    Hey! Question, is the base Master and Slave any good? I am thinking of doing this!!!!
    Thanks everyone!!!
    Posted 44 months ago

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    ace i got to crystal 2 using this! helped a lot!
    Posted 45 months ago

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    I am considering using this method.... Anyone know if it works?
    Posted 45 months ago

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    Man I don't usually comment, but I did use your method to get to crystal league. I'm th7
    Posted 45 months ago

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    awesome!!!
    Posted 45 months ago

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    this is great! thanks!
    Posted 45 months ago

    Shuckion204

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    I am now using this idea! Thanks!
    Posted 45 months ago

    Jackonator8

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    Great idea
    Posted 45 months ago

    LazerClasher123

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    I'm doing it
    Posted 45 months ago

    LazerClasher123

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    Great
    Posted 45 months ago

    Issac74

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    cool tip
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    A good way to raid a lot constantly is while you're watching a movie at your house. Sit on the couch and relax. If you're good at multitasking this will work good for you. Train your troops, wait for the notification to ring and search and raid while you're watching. Though it's easier to misclick while you do this! A good 2 hour movie is about 6-7 raids, getting you 50 trophies ;) this is a pretty weird tip but I do this all the time :)
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    bothebuilder you're right in a way, but sometimes you can find the low hp buildings together getting 2 buildings at once! When I make a defense base i always spread out those buildings (laboratory, spell factory, hero altar, barracks, builder huts) away from each other.
    Posted 45 months ago

    stephenw

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    I'm townhall 8 and i was mostly on 1100 trophies, but now i have 1500 trophies easily. Thanks for the really sick strategy!
    Posted 45 months ago

    bothebuilder

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    ok but u spelled crystal wrong but good guide lightning spells only work if there is 47 percent to 49 percent
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    Well...you guys that are just sniping town halls, you're gonna regret it sooner or later. Just wait until you get revenged and loose 50 trophies from one attack...
    Posted 45 months ago

    RampageGamer13

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    Me personally, i got to crystal in a day by constantly attacking with archers always cooking, and i alqyas attacked farmers. To escape revenge, i attack so much and continuously that by the time they revenge me, im already in crystal and im fine. You don't have to worry about revenge TOO much tho until u get around the middle of gold one and higher
    Posted 45 months ago

    Brett Boy2yjm

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    You can also just go for th if its out that's how I got to cystal 1
    Posted 45 months ago

    Stravian

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    What GameLoverHD said. TH sniping with archers works. I hit Crystal while TH5 doing it. It takes time though.
    Posted 45 months ago

    Chips

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    Great guid I'm in crystal 3 it took me a day and a half. GOOD JOB
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    GamerLoverHD, thanks for the tips!! But if you snipe a Town Halls all the way to 2200 trophies, someone will revenge you eventually and you can lose so many trophies. Personally, Town Hall 7's and higher should go to Crystal League, anyone lower doesn't have a need for 2000 trophies. A Town Hall 6 and below would have an extremely hard time not losing too many resources. A Town Hall 7 in my opinion only needs to go to 2000 trophies to get Dark Elixir.
    Posted 45 months ago

    GameLoverHD

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    You can Town Hall snipe all the way to Crystal II. This strategy consists of finding a farmer and placing down 5-10 archers to take out his Town Hall. You can be Town Hall 5 in Crystal. It is that easy. Personally, when I push, I use BAM (Barbarian Archer Minion). The whole point is it trains ridiculously fast so you don't need to wait. Raid to raid. After 2200 cups, there will be a scarcity of farmers. After Crystal II, BAM is still a potent strategy. Daddy (a famous Clash of Clans YouTuber) has a video on it. You can essentially BAM your way to 2500 cups (Crystal I). After that, I would use GoWiPe or GoWiWi if you have the high levels of troops. If not, you can always use the Mass Dragon strategy. It all really depends on your skill level and what level your troops are. Maxed troops can get you to Masters fairly quickly. Also, you have to make sure you attack the right base and have a good one yourself. When I push for cups, I make sure I have a decent base design. If your defense can somehow stop you from being two-starred then your base is amazing. Pushing is only really for higher-levels because being a Town Hall 5 in crystal league won't help you. It will make the game more difficult.
    Posted 45 months ago

    pancho284

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    Ok thats good to me yeah I could upgrade my minions but I dont use them...
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    Oh yeah pancho284, for your question here's my answer:
    Which ever you're willing to wait for or whatever you use the most. For me I would probably do the troops unless there's another non-dark elixir research.
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    Memons1, if you use Giants, then what is the point of Barbarians? The Giants are much better at distracting, just more expensive and time consuming. In my opinion if there's Giants for this strategy then Barbarians would be unnecessary.
    Also a Barbarian King is great for distracting defenses (Wizards Towers and Mortars mostly). If the mortars aren't high enough level to one-shot your archers, and the storages can offer a decent amount of resources, then you should attack the guy. Usually you do this for Town Hall 8 bases. You can use the Archers to destroy some Cannons, Archer Towers, then send in your Barbarian King to distract the splash damage defenses to save your Archers while they shoot at the storage's.

    Once I get to 2000 trophies, I use Dragon attacks, Hog attacks, Go-wipe, and maybe sometimes balloons. It usually depends on what kind of time I have, if I'm gonna be off for a little then I'll train my strongest army, for example before you go to sleep. My quickest is Dragon or Hogs. The spells take the longest, so I try to stay away from Rage Spells.
    Posted 45 months ago

    Memmons1

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    This is a really helpful guide I tried this and I went from Silver I to Gold II. But instead of using all Barbs and Archers you could have some Giants. They have a lot of health so they make a good distraction for defenses. And instead of all Lighting Spells you could use some Rage Spells or Healing Spells if the troops end up in a clump. And the most trophies you lost was only 39? I once lost 57 trophies from a revenge so be careful about who you raid.
    Posted 45 months ago

    pancho284

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    * haha still got
    Posted 45 months ago

    pancho284

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    Oh ok so you are better than me lol Im not THAT maxed TH8, still hot my archer towers, teslas and air defense to up by 1 lvl but yeah you're right, the main goal is the 50%. Maybe the hero could be a good way to finish the battle if you dont have any spells left! ;) For the dark elixir, I'm pretty good on those upgrades: I just upgraded my hogs to lvl 4, that will help for me to the next trophy push. But I had a single question for you since you are really maxed out : Should we better upgrade the King even if it costs a lot for the upgrade or use the dark elixir for upgrades and to raid with dark troops to be sure to get 100% (baloons-minions, hogs, GoWiPe...)? What is YOUR strategy when you reach crystal 2?
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    A rage spell could be helpful, but remember, your main goal is the 50%. Right now I'm a level 94 town hall 8, almost maxed defenses (one more air defense) not counting walls, 32 level 8's and the rest level 7. Maybe 1-3 months more and I'll be a maxed town hall 8, maybe I'm overestimating though. Still got a decent amount of dark elixir upgrades to make.
    Posted 45 months ago

    pancho284

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    well yeah in some ways you're right. Personally, to climb trophies, I used to destroy only the TH until about 1900 trophies, then I switch to hogs of giant-healer-wizards, but I'll try that for my next trophy push. For the lightning spells, I thought of another way to improve the battle. Instead of lightning spells, I tried using some rage spells. Once my barbarians break into the inside with some wall breakers, I put down a rage spell and it turned out to work pretty well for me and I didn't have to use one for each battle, so I didn't have to way for like 45 min before raiding. Try that, trust me you'll be surprised ;) And btw I'm a maxed out TH8... Where are you at the game? With this info I can better know on which reference your point of view is based :)
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    Thanks pancho for the tips!! But if you don't deploy them all at once, then a lot more defenses will be focused on the small group at once. If you deploy everything at once, then the defenses can only target what's directly in front of them. If you use lightning spells for the mortars, wizard towers, etc., then that defeats the point of a quick training raid because thats an automatic 1 hour for one mortar. For wallbreakers, the leftover Barbarians can just distract the defenses while the Archers (hopefully a decent amount left) destroy the inside buildings. But then again, whatever works for you!!
    Posted 45 months ago

    pancho284

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    this is a quite good guide, but there are some modifications I propose you: first, you say that with this strategy, you can earn up to 1000 trophies in 2-4 days. that seems to be reasonable since I once did that without gaming all day, but the fact is that if you go straight up to crystal league by attacking a lot of people they will get revenge and steal you up to 59 trophies for a 100%! So I think you'd better take at least a week to get to crystal 3 or 2 and then you will be alright to go further. Secondly, dont use your lightning spells to destroy building at the very end of a battle, thats a total waste. You better use them at the beginning to destroy defenses such as mortars and wizard towers that will get an easy shot on your tier 1 troops. Secondly, you must bring some wall breaker to help out barbarians to destroy inside, even if they are there just to distract defenses. Finally, DON'T EVER DEPLOY ALL YOU TROOPS AT ONCE USING THIS STRATEGY!!! this strategy is made to destroy the most building possible in a long period of time. deploy 30-40 barbarians at a time and follow with some wall breakers and as much archers as barbarians, then repeat this method until you dont have troops anymore and DONT FORGET THE KING! :) Btw please check out my new plans such as Fortress I think its an awesome base I made myself and it deserves to be known. Thx for taking care of this comment ;)
    Posted 45 months ago

    dominater523

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    can u guys help me out just made a new clan called xxElite2xx plz join it help me get members
    Posted 45 months ago

    mynd i fawredd

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    how do i join clans
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    Yeah gianni, it gets tough at 1900 looking for matches, you have to be careful. You have to be patient, and your work will reward you later on. Once I get to 2000 trophies I start doing other armies, GO-WIPE, Balloons, Hogs, Dragons, etc.
    Posted 45 months ago

    Gianni452

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    Looks good! I'm just surprised that people would be able to use BA at 1900 , I had to use Giant Healer or BAM. Maybe I'm just impatient with searching xD
    Posted 45 months ago

    The Colnel

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    Can I see your Town Hall 8 bases plz?
    Posted 45 months ago

    Crimson Shadows

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    Thanks for all your comments guys/girls!! And yes Baby Draggy, when there is a Dragon, PEKKA, etc, in a Clan Castle, treat them like a Barbarian King, that's what I usually do. For a dragon probably about 15-20 archers, Barbarian King would require about 10-15 archers :)
    Posted 45 months ago

    Clan Wrecker13579

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    I have transferred all my bases to my account Crimson Shadows, so now technically this guide is by Crimson Shadows. Clan Wrecker13579 isnt the most attracting name so...
    Posted 45 months ago

    hansolo128

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    This is pretty much what I do when I am farming as well, I just prioritize full collectors instead of 25 trophies. It's very rare to have a situation where I don't get 1 star, and I usually am not making that a priority. If I am not saving DE for something, I also produce Minions from my dark barracks to fill my camps faster and have and more versatility.
    Posted 45 months ago

    Baby Draggy

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    I use this attack strategy for farming and/or trophy pushing. To kill a dragon, first, lure it out of the base, then sorround it by 20 archers (dont hold your fingers on the screen like the F.F.F. strategy cuz if you do, youll gonna need to use 40 or more archers so just drop the archers on at a time). I also use this also for revenge because you could get more trophies on revenge than finding a base to raid using the multiplayer battle. I got 42 trophies by revenging on a TH 6 player and im TH7.
    Posted 46 months ago

    JustinCoCs

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    Nice, but to take this strategy even further i would have minions being produced in the dark barracks, they are just amazing!
    Posted 46 months ago

    Clan Wrecker13579

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    Sorry for the typos, the title should say be Crystal, and somewhere else but I forgot....I couldn't figure out how to edit the guide :/
    flyingpig22 sorry I don't know how to show you a picture except actually showing a raid for you in battle.
    Posted 46 months ago

    flyingpig22

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    i cannot find the th8 base
    Posted 46 months ago

    flyingpig22

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    and nice guide
    Posted 46 months ago

    flyingpig22

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    can u post the URL of the bases?