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PART 2: What Armies to Use at 2000+ Range (TH 7-8)

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  • Jan 01, 2014 (47 months ago)
I never really planned on this, but this is PART 2 of "A Fast Effective Way to Hit the Crystal League (200 army space required). I found a little fun in making these guides for some reason.... I guess they don't only help others but it helps me remember what I did...

Here are 3 strong attacks that I used to get past 2000 trophies for a Town Hall 7 - 8.

Town Hall 7 Attacks:

Town Hall 7, personally this Town Hall doesn't have the strongest troops, because a Town Hall 8 has P.E.K.K.A.'s, Golems, etc.
#1 Dragons:
This is a fairly simple executed raid. The army is pretty pricey so I would recommend filling your elixir before you push.
9 Dragons 20 Archers | 3 Lightning Spells.
First when you look for a base, if it is possible look for a base with an AD (Air Defense) upgrading. If not, look for a base with fairly low level air defenses that aren't spread out on the base. Destroy the AD that covers the most ground with your 3 lightning spells. Spread out your Dragons on that side. If there is an AD that is covered by ONE layer of wall then use some archers to destroy the outside buildings and send 1-2 Dragons to destroy it. This attack will almost guarantee a 50%, and usually a 2 - star.

#2 Giants, Wizards, Healer.
This is a very strong army composition if you perform it right. It can easily 2 - 3 star a weak Town Hall 8 - 9.
15 Giants 17 Wizards 1 Healer 1 Dragon 1 Balloon 4 Archers 7 Wallbreakers | 3 Lightning Spells
Look for a base like for the Dragon raid, except that has lower level defenses. Use Archers to pickoff builders huts in corners (if there is). If not use them to lure out the clan castle. Bring them to AD so lightning will destroy CC (Clan Castle) . Place giants on the non - Air Defense side (if there is an air defense that is protected with one layer of walls place your giants there). Use necessary amount of Wallbreakers. Once AD is destroyed, place ONE BALLOON to check for Seeking Air Mine. Once the coast is clear place Healer. Place Wizards where Giants are heading (the giants are the meat-shield while Wizards destroy). If it is a stronger base, place Dragon. Place Wallbreakers as needed.

#3 Hogs:
This army is once again very strong if it is executed correctly, it will guarantee a 2-3 star.
30 Hogs (preferably level 2) 9 Minions 4 Archers 7 Wizards | 1 Lightning Spell 2 Healing Spells
Look for a weak Town Hall 9 base or anything lower. Never attack a base with an Archer Queen as you don't have the army spaces required to take her out. Lure out Barbarian King (BK) with archers. If possible lure CC as well. Destroy CC with lightning spells. Use 4-6 Minions to kill BK. Place all hogs at nearest Wizard Tower. Use healing spells very carefully because you only have two. Use them when hogs health gets to about 1/3 health. Once hogs destroy the defenses spread out Wizards & Minions to cleanup. Also place BK if you have one.

Town Hall 8 Attacks:

#1 Dragons:
A little different from the Town Hall 7 method.
8 Dragons 20 Minions | 3 Lightning Spells
Use lightning spells to do the same as Town Hall 7. If exposed AD use some Minions. Spread out Dragons and place Minions once Dragons get to the middle.

#2 GO-WIPE
Very strong attack, guaranteed 2 star.
2 Golems 3 PEKKAS 14 Wizards 4 Wallbreakers 1 Archers | 1 Lightning 2 Rage
Look for any base with 30+ trophies that has below level 10 or below Cannons & Archer Towers. Place Golems at strongest side of base. Use wallbreakers to let Golem get in. Place 4 Wizards to destroy outside buildings. Use remaining wallbreakers to get farther in. Place PEKKAS slowly, use them so they go into the middle. Once PEKKAS are place use Rage. Place remaining Wizards. Once they get to the center place another Rage. Use lightning on CC once they are out.

#3 Hogs
Exact same as Town Hall 7, just higher level troops. This attack wasn't really #3, so I'll make another one ;)

#4 Balloons
Easy 1-2 star. Very fast training and cheap.
28 Balloons (level 5+) 30 Minions | 1 Lightning 2 Rage
Look for a base with an easy to get to AD. Place 4 Balloons if AD is easy to get to. Find the AD that's behind 2 layers of walls. Place a couple Balloons to check for Air Bombs. Spam the rest. Use Lightning when the CC comes out. Use Rage at the Air Defense. Once one side is cleared place Minions to clean up. Place the next rage when Balloons get to the next AD. If performed correctly you will always get 1 AT LEAST 1 star.

Wow this was a really long guide....sorry about that. Hopefully you only read for your Town Hall level. I'm a Town Hall 8, so I have no experience with Town Hall 9. Comment below if I missed something! If you had the patience to read it all then congrats! You just became (maybe) *that* must better at Clash. Happy New Year!!!
Don't be hating if I had a typo.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    28/01/14
    That's 5 spells, and only th10 has that. Th10's should have no problem getting to masters. This guide is more for a th7-8
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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    23/01/14
    balloon/minion works great in master.... im getting more luck with that than with hogs. generally a 1 star, and stay away from infernos. 28 loons, 40 minions, 2 rage, 2 heals, and a lightning for cc troops. find a base with either offset infernos or no infernos, and try not to attack a base with maxed wiz towers and/or air defense. send in the loons to clear out the defenses (rage them into the base and heal them when needed) then finish up with minions. generally get 4-7 trophies and 100k (without win bonus)
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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    23/01/14
    For balloons and minions must be level 5 hogs must be at least lvl 3
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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    23/01/14
    Guys for town halls 7-8 just snipe town halls using half barbs half archers my friend is town hall level 4 and made it to crystal 2 for town hall 9 great army are hog riders or balloons and minions for hogs i use 32 hogs 10 wizards 10 barbs and 10 archer barbs and archers are to get the clan castle troops and heroes then hogs once heroes and cc troops are gone gets you to about 3000 trophys same as balloons and minions just for them look for low level air defences balloons and minions will get you 1-2 stars sometimes 3 as hogs are a guaranteed 3 star sometimes 2
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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    271
    19/01/14
    I don't think level 4 balloons will work, sorry! Now that air bombs can be upgraded, a group of level 4 Balloons that runs into an air bomb can loose half their health from only ONE bomb, so yeah...I tried using level 4 balloons once, and Got about 40-45%.
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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    67
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    19/01/14
    Would lvl 4 balloons work?


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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    271
    18/01/14
    Dude below me, sorry I can't see your name because this thing is a little glitchy.
    I can guess 2 things from your comment.
    1: You are (mostly) sniping Town Halls. This I rarely ever do because you can and will get revenged eventually, and you will loose a devastating amount of trophies. I went from 1400 trophies to 2600 without destroying a single town hall that was exposed. If you want to know an easy way to gain a couple hundred trophies real fast, read the (part one) guide: A Fast Effective Way to Hit the Crystal League (200 army space) i use this method all the time to get to crystal. We all have our own ways, so if sniping town halls always worked for you then great. Ive never had the patience to look for the exposed town halls once you get higher in trophies.

    2: No offense bud, but I think you rushed your Town Hall. Before upgrading to town hall 8, getting level 4 troops is a must. Also, right when a you upgrade your town hall you want to farm and get all the new buildings up, and upgrade your troops to level 5.
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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    42
    18/01/14
    Seriously???? I am a really new TH8 (2 days ago became), I dont have riders, and a mixture of lvl 3 and 4 troops. I am normally a silver-2 farmer, but right now standing at 1972 cud (for those crystal achievement gems). Let me share how I gained 800-900 cups in 3-4 days.
    15 lvl 1 minions, 5 lvl 3 wbs 1 barrack wizards, 3 barrack archers. Simple, isnt it??? Now look for bases with town hall outside, or th only protected by cannons mortars (or unprotected AD) and spread archers to take down the TH. 40 archers take down ANY town hall while 2 archer towers are attacking them. While you will attack a base, your next army will be ready, while you easily need over an hour to produce this guide's army. Trust me, this pushing is easy, I have used it. And this is also far cheaper thsn you think. The whole gold is full of farming bases and the resources spent on finding a base are faaaaar less then the resources you are spending on making army.
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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    18/01/14
    guys i use a slight variation of the giant healer wizzie, this is how i do it, first check clan castle troops and barb king, use a couple of barbarians to distract the king and then 3 wizzies. lightning the clan castle. next drop 1 giant at the closest air defence to check traps, follow this up with the rest of them. then place wall breakers then place 3 wizzies to the left and right of the giants, this is so all wizzies dont go to the side. after this deploy your dragon and healer and then make sure your wizzies follow through to the middle of the base
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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    125
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    17/01/14
    great in-depth guide for attacks. I am a town hall 9 but in the crystal 2 range. I hope this is effective enough ;)
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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    152
    here
    14/01/14
    I had no problems getting into Crystal League even in th 7 but when I tried to get in master with th 8 base, it took really long time and expensive attacks. Only because you see Master League bases in Crystal 1 and they are about 95% almost maxed out th 10 villages and impossible to get through. And the 5% are maxed out th 9 bases. Must to find a th 9 village because only way to win is to avoid those multi target inferno towers (they wipe out 30 Hogs in 20 seconds only!). I used 30 Hogs (lv 4), 6 Wizards (lv 5), and rest were (lv 5) Archers, also boosted with 3 (lv 5 Heal Spells), also Barbarian King (lv 5) and 25 archers in cc. First I lured out CC-troops and then I put all my hogs from almost same place all of them and healed them with heal spells. Right after that I put my wizards to destroy rest towers. That way I got almost all the time 1 star and sometimes 2 or even 3. Finding good prey would sometimes take 30 mins and also you will notice that you see same bases again, because there is not much players in these trophies. Hope this helped those who try to get to master or further from the 2000 trophies. Gl all! :P
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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    11/01/14
    I'm laughing at your last line. "Don't be hating if I had a typo." Most haters language is to poor to recognize a mistake like that. :)
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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    11/01/14
    Awesome! I really liked this. I was able to get to crystal using GoWiPe alone, so I can relate to this. I made a guide about gowipe specifically, and really like it, so I'm glad you gave it a mention. Overall, great guide!! :)
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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    11/01/14
    Looks Neat!
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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    271
    09/01/14
    In my opinion, a good level 65 Town Hall 9 can easily get to crystal in above...usually town hall 8 or below struggle to get to crystal. And im a town hall 8, i have no idea what town hall 9 is like
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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    46
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    09/01/14
    Im town hall lvl 9 pls give tips for town hall lvl 9 thx..
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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    271
    07/01/14
    Nice! I'm glad you understood my writing, I never considered myself as a 'great' writer...
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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    57
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    07/01/14
    nice im TH 7 i used ur hogs and drags strats and won a town hall 8 base 3 starred and a town hall 7 base 3 starred
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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    271
    05/01/14
    Hm...no idea why the hog strategy isnt explained! Oops haha....I'll just do it in this handy-dandy comment section lol

    30 Hogs (preferably level 2 ), 9 minions, 4 archers 7 wizards, 7 wizards, 1 lightning spell, 2 healing spells.
    Because you only have 200 spaces in your army, you don't have enough troops to lure out the CC and Archer Queen. So when looking for a match, look for one w/o an Archer Queen. If the base has tombtstones around it, it generally means the base has already been attacked, and (hopefully) the last attacker destroyed the CC. If you don't want to take this risk, look in revenge list and look at their CC.
    First, use the 4 Archers (and maybe to lure out CC if there is one) to lure out the BK. If there is only archers in the CC, use a lightning spell. Kill the BK with 4-6 minions. Drop all hogs at the strongest side of the base, or where the strongest Wizard Tower is. Place healing spell ONLY when the main group(s) of hogs gets below 1/3 health. I would ALWAYS avoid attacking bases with Inferno Towers (any attack method), especially hogs. When the healing spells are place, place, place them where the hogs will be so they will get maximum healing. Once most of the defenses are destroyed, place remaining troops (BK included if you have one) where the side of the base has no defenses. Spread them out! If you didn't use a lightning spell, and your hogs didn't completely destroy the last defense, use the lightning spell ONLY if the buildings health is below 40-60% left.

    I apologize for forgetting this attack! I dunno what happened...
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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    05/01/14
    wow .....great ideas cant wait to try them out :) been playing over a year, and although obvious to many...I never thought of using a balloon to hunt out the balloons before using a dragon.....cheers :)
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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    271
    04/01/14
    If you use 10 Dragons and those spells, it will drain your elixir extremely fast. The Archers/Minions are so you can pick off buildings unprotected, and can easily get a few buildings in case you didn't get 、50%
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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    04/01/14
    For dragons i suggest using 10 dragons and 3 healing spells or rage spells
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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    55
    04/01/14
    Nice job, keep at it!