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What to NOT do in Clash of Clans

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  • Jan 17, 2014 (46 months ago)
This is a guide on what to avoid in Clash of Clans, that people who cannot play the game well will do such things.

#1: RUSHING TOWN HALL
This is extremely common. Have you ever seen a level 8 Town Hall player with level 4 Walls? Players rush their Town Hall because they want to unlock more buildings, or they want to progress faster in the game.

These are the downsides of rushing your Town Hall:

-Match Cost
Every time you upgrade your Town Hall, your Match Cost increases. The Match Cost is the cost of pressing the 'Next' button when finding a base to raid in Multiplayer. Imagine that you rushed your Town Hall to level 10. Each time you press that 'Next' button, you lose 1k Gold. If you press it 100 times, you would lose 100k Gold! That would not be a problem for high level players, but for a rusher, it is extremely costly.

-Loot Multiplier
The higher your Town Hall level is, the lesser loot you get from bases that have a lower Town Hall level than yours. This problem is carried forward to the next step.

-Competition
As you cannot get good loot from the lower leveled Town Hall bases, you have to get the loot from higher leveled bases, meaning that you have to increase your trophies. But then again, these high leveled players can demolish your rushed base and you have no way to get back at them because your troops are too low leveled to hardly destroy anything! This makes looting tougher.

What to actually do:
Max out at least
-Your Mortars, Wizard Towers, Archer Towers and Cannons.
-Walls, Air Defenses and Hidden Teslas can be 1-2 levels away from the max upgrade.

before upgrading your Town Hall.

#2: PROTECTING TOWN HALL WHEN FARMING
Some would place Bombs and Hidden Teslas near their Town Hall, and even wall it up, even though they are farming have their Town Hall outside. The point of placing your Town Hall outside is to obtain a shield when it is destroyed, so you should always make it easy for your enemies to attack it. You can have your Town Hall in range of defenses, so long as the defenses are placed there for mainly other purposes. If necessary, place your Town Hall at an undefended corner.

#3: NEGLECTING AIR DEFENSES
Air Defense may not be a problem until Town Hall level 6. Air Defenses are able to target:
-Balloons
-Healers
-Dragons
-Minions
Air Defenses deal a lot of damage, that even a level 1 can deal 90 damage per second!

The problem is, some people do not understand how important it is to have an Air Defense, and once they build it, they put it outside and never upgrade it again.
If Air Defenses are not well protected an centralized, attack strategies such as Giant Healer, Mass Balloon and any strategy with Dragons in it will decimate your village. So always have your Air Defense well centralized and upgraded.

Thanks for spending your time reading this guide. Hope it helps!
If you happen to be a clan-less player, check my former clan out. It's 'A$$Raiders' who is looking for level 50+ players. If not, check my current clan out. It's 'DRAGONFLOWER' who is looking for level 75+ players.

Have a great day! :D
    Posted 19 months ago

    HOG RIDERRRRRR!

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    100
    25/04/16

    walls are like impossible to max out without a max base and trust me, dont bother about walls when they are lvl9+. focus on your defences and 2walls lvl 11 cost the same as a IT. so... just uograde walls to lvl9 and inore them

    Posted 34 months ago

    DesertAlli

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    133
    here
    20/01/15
    This is what NOT to do but people still do it. They are not forced to do these things they can play however they wish. Now I'm not saying this forum is saying you have to follow what it says.
    Posted 36 months ago

    inches

    lvl 5: Goblin Ponch
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    16/11/14
    me 2
    Posted 42 months ago

    Legoagent2000

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    29/05/14
    I max out my base every town hall.
    Posted 43 months ago

    GallicWarrior

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    11/05/14
    So I'm a pretty smart guy
    Posted 43 months ago

    hiandbye

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    62
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    27/04/14
    Jimmy D, Dont, let your friend rush. Once his town hall is more upgraded, he will be attacked more.
    Posted 44 months ago

    beast farm for life

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    34
    26/03/14
    join farm for life
    Posted 44 months ago

    IAmAwesomeGuy

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    20/03/14
    Stuff to add on: Rushing isn't that bad till Town Hall level 6, 7 is bad, 8 is worser, 9
    Posted 45 months ago

    JJpochara

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    64
    here
    16/03/14
    I think i am a bit of TH rush , now I'm level 34 and upgrading my TH to 7 which will be done tommorrow,i am saving up gem and can buy the barbarian king. Anyways I think i put my gold to my walls a lot , 80 of them are lv.5 and the rest lv.6 but here is my (low level) defensive buildings : cannon 6,6,4 archer tower : 5,5,5 mortar : 3,3 air def:1 (planning to upgrade) wizard tower:1,1 I got 1.2m gold. anyways,month ago i found a pretty cool TH rusher:TH9 with like 20-40 lv.1 walls and a lv.8 walls (which is not neccessary to destroy) , cool full collectors ,drills , mines. with a lv.1 king and queen. all the defense are lv.1-3 I used half off my army to win :D total loot is 200k sorry for long comment xD
    Posted 45 months ago

    Jimmy D

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    05/03/14
    Okay so my friend has only been attacked once (he won) and is at trophy level twenty. Since he's not raiding should he rush his town hall?> I'm so jealous that he's never been raided. I could easily raid all of his gold with around 20 goblins.
    Posted 45 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    28/02/14
    Good guide thanks for the tips i always had a funny feeling upgrading had its consequences thanks dude
    Posted 45 months ago

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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    22/02/14
    This was a good guide.
    Posted 45 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    20/02/14
    Great guide i changed my bomb locations thanks
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    05/02/14
    This is a great guide, although I was more reading it for pleasure! Heh. But yes, you bring up a lot of good points. I feel bad for those gemmers who have level 4 walls and a town hall level 10. Being that I have maxed every town hall, I sometimes cringe at the low life a gemmer leads.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    05/02/14
    Ok
    Pretty bad
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    05/02/14
    Guys new guide on Reinforcement troops! Pls check it out!
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    358
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    05/02/14
    Guy who said that his town hall is lv3, you should not go above 400 trophies, so your attackers should only be at most lv5 town hall
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    11
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    04/02/14
    Now I get very high people to attack
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    04/02/14
    I rushed my town hall too. I have lvl 3 and 2 walls my town hall is five. my trophies are really high 966 I guess I rushed my trophies too
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    04/02/14
    Hi hAve no walls I'm a level 7name is nick if you want to raid me you can
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    04/02/14
    hey i have a tow hall of level 3
    what level should my attackers be
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    03/02/14
    I saw this guy with a TH 9 and 1 cannon level 1. LOL
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    159
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    03/02/14
    Level 9 THers 1700 trophies is so insane! For farming this is...

    Jack Harrell
    Clan : top 50 supermax
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    02/02/14
    I rushed my base as well. HUGE MISTAKE, at first i had trouble getting to silver 1!!!! As a town hall 8 with town hall 5 defenses, at level 45 with lv 4 walls. Now im town hall 9 with level 6 walls and mostly town hall 8 defenses and some town hall 7 defenses. But only managed to upgrade by farming my ass off.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    02/02/14
    Yeah I was lvl 43 town hall 8 with level 5 walls it was hard then it was hard because more people attacked me frequently but now im lvl 56 with all my walls lvl 6 and i got like 60 lvl 7 my defense was bad but im getting better each day !
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    25
    here
    01/02/14
    i did the mistake to rush my TH ... i wanna downgrade it ...AHH!! -.-
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    29/01/14
    Your name should be IAmGeniousGuy great guide! Keep it up!
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    29/01/14
    I like maxing out my important walls and just keeping the other ones 2 levels below.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    29/01/14
    My clan may suck but with the help of some awesome people like you guys we can make it an awesome clan please join my clan is called Asended Angels and my coc name is amazon88
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    28/01/14
    cool thx dat helped me alot
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    169
    here
    28/01/14
    If anybody is struggling for loot while farming, try these trophy ranges for each th. th6
    th6= silver 3
    th7= silver 2
    th8= silver 1 or low gold 3
    th9= gold 2
    th10 high gold 2 or gold 1
    i find these trophy counts are great for farming at each of these town hall levels. hope this helps!
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    26/01/14
    just started a couple weeks ago and i try to keep everything balanced this helped me a lot.thank you
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    26/01/14
    No problem guys! :)
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    26/01/14
    HI IM TH 10 U GAVE GOOD ADVICE
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    26/01/14
    Thanks, helped me a lot!
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    25/01/14
    Really helpful thanks
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    25/01/14
    Nice guide
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    23/01/14
    i put my townhall outside so that i dont care if i lose trophies but i give im portance to my gold and elixir storages put them in the middle then walls around them then defenses around them then walss around them and i save a lot of resources
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    23/01/14
    This was very helpful thx soooo much for sharing it
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    23/01/14
    Thanks for all the feedback! But for those annoying clan advertises who keep saying 'join us', at least give some feedback first before advertising, like the guy from HAINDALF
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    358
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    23/01/14
    For the guy below me, well now you know :)
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    here
    22/01/14
    I really didn't know that. I rush my town halls a lot.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    22/01/14
    Well, I'm in Gold 3 just to win more gold and elixir because every attack that I do is from 200k to 300k and sometimes more. Okay, I have to skip like 40 times but believe me, it worths. Nice job dude, join us, HAINDALF
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    22/01/14
    join our clan [MHS] andromeda
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    20/01/14
    join my clan dynamic wave
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    20/01/14
    nice guide
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    358
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    20/01/14
    Lol haha
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    86
    here
    20/01/14
    I find it funny seeing people with TH 10, maxed defenses, half level 11 walls and then their credit card ran out because the rest of them are level 1. They also have a shit-useless layout that a TH 6 could beat.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    506
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    19/01/14
    If you're th9 and thinking about th10 cause of hogs and this last update. A. switch to an anti-hog design as soon as possible or B. don't save up dark elixer and gold at the same time but try to stay at th9, post-loot update at th9 i was finding good collector bases with BAM in low gold 2, it takes quite a bit of searching (20-30 skips sometimes) but is still worth it... i went to th10 for infernoes rushing nothing but my walls which are lv8 :( and i regret it because of th10 loot... for now, im using hogs and spell boost with gems i got for xmas, but it seems the only other option is balloonion and that is much slower from personal experience... the search times are maybe a little better than w/ th9 bam but the loot is not... try to totally max, and do as many walls as possible!
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    309
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    19/01/14
    I have one guy in the clan with my second account. the guy is lvl 31, but has TH10, just for the inferno. However, having a main at TH8 at gold III, i have quite some trouble finding gold loot(elixir is maxed)
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    358
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    19/01/14
    Im at Town Hall 8 and its already hard to obtain loot at Gold III.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
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    19/01/14
    Sure I'm upgrading all to max without even thinking about TH10 but it's very hard with the new update. I can hardly find people with great loot since I'm TH9.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    358
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    18/01/14
    Yeah i can't see people's names too. Plus the account settings are making me take the liberty of some plans and owning them, but these plans I have never seen before ~ IAmAwesomeGuy
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    271
    18/01/14
    Hmmmmm....am i the only one that can't see people's names in the comments? It's just blank, no name. If you I'm not alone say something please! Call me Crimson Shadows

    Overall, great guide. You obviously know what you're doing in Clash. Good job
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    42
    18/01/14
    Also, my clan leader shared his attack in which he destroyed an x-bow in a base where all walls were lvl 2 and archer towers lvl 4. Guess it was a gemmer.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    42
    18/01/14
    Excellent guide, and Quite true and helpful. My newly lvl 8 base has 3,2,1 air defences and now when the dragon comes and laughs at my lvl 3 and 2 air defences, I immediately feel I should have got lvl 4 atleast. Its useless, I keep it well protected but a single dragon can wait 15 seconds easily and destroy it by himself.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    348
    here
    18/01/14
    i just attacked a rushed town hall 10, he had lvl 2 to 6 wals, and even my th7 base is stronger
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    358
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    18/01/14
    For the guy below x2 me, yeah get your defenses maxed, mainly your lv1 air defense, level 1 wizard tower, level 6 archer towers, then deal with the rest.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    571
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    18/01/14
    At the guy under me, just upgrade all to the max before you go level 10. It's as easy as that :p
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    here
    18/01/14
    What should I do if I made a Town Hall rush? And it's lv.9 right now.
    I wouldn't say my defenses are bad, but I don't think it's too good for TH 9.
    Mortars: 6,5,5.
    Wizard Towers: 3,3,2,1.
    Air defenses: 4,3,3,1.
    Cannons:9,8,8,8,8
    Archer Towers: 7,6,6,6,6,5
    Xbow: 1.