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How to climb to crystal with literally nothing (TH sniping)

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  • Feb 01, 2014 (47 months ago)
Intro:

Hello to everyone! This guide is to help anyone get from where they are to at least crystal league! If you follow this guide precisely then I can guarantee that you can get into crystal league! So here we go!
So as you have seen previously there have been bases low in town hall (TH 2-3) and are in crystal/masters. You must be asking how they are doing this! HAX?!?!? Actually it is quite simple so let’s go!!!

Cons to this method:

So there are some cons to this method but it is worth it in the end!
1.Requires to play for relatively a long duration of time
2.You are going in high leagues which means your base will get stomped on more
3.May be boring to some people and has a very grindy nature to it.
However after you have hit the trophies you need you are free to drop down again. In fact it would be wise to do so in order to continue farming.

Why:

There are multiple reasons why someone would want to do this. These are:
1.Being proud of yourself from your accomplishments.
2.Showing off to other people.
3.Getting the achievements which give hundreds of gems!

Requirements:

Lvl 1 Archers and at least 40-50 capacity army camp…not that demanding heh?
Now of course the better archers and more troops you have the faster the trophy pushing!

Concept:

So the simple concept is to just snipe town halls however from my own observations this become more and more strategic at higher elo.
Bronze: Basically every base is free trophies other than the odd TH 10. Just spam barbarians/archers and you should be able to 3 star most bases.
From here you should be going 100% archers all the way.
Silver 3-2: Most bases are similar to bronze, you will find an unbelievable amount of rushed THs and you should take advantage of that. This is where you start your sniping career! Look for exposed townhalls (THs that are not covered by any defenses) and just set 5-7 archers next to it.

Silver 2-1: Be careful here, there are going to be a lot of trolls! Giant bombs, teslas, spring traps and clan castles everywhere! You are sniping but be very careful with townhall 7+ in silver. These guys are farmers and will go though the most devious methods to watch you fail!

Gold: Sigh, the amount of trolling here is even more extreme especially in the Gold 3 -2. There are numerous townhalls which are in the corner abandoned and when you plop your archers 2 teslas appear! To deal with this drop one archer first for a couple of seconds. If nothing happens you are free to drop the rest of them. If teslas appear do not panic. Drop archers in a way so that they are targeting the teslas instead of the Townhall. For level 1 archers dropping around 20-30 archers deals with one tesla. However this will come with experience.

Gold 1 and higher: So this is where you need to use strategy and you need focus to be successful.
Situation 1: There is a townhall at the edge of the base but it is protected by ONLY one or two cannons or archer towers. So basically you want place one archer targeting the TH and to make clear any bombs/traps. Once that is done you want to spam a bunch of archers in that exact spot. If you spam enough (40-50) you will knock down that Townhall. Be aware that the canons/archer towers will one shot your archers so be sure to drop enough!

Situation 2: There is a townhall at the edge of the base but it is protected by by one cannon AND a splash defense (mortar). So as usual drop one archer tower to ensure you clear out traps/bombs. After that you send on troop on the side to agro the splash mortar. Mortars have slow attack speed so make sure the mortar is constantly attacking the archer at the side. Then drop the majority of your archers targeting the Townhall. As soon as the archer on the side dies from the mortar immediately place another archer there so the mortar keeps on attacking the archer on the side and NOT the main group of archers. This will take practice to perfect but is very effective at high level townhall sniping.

Tips:

1.The best tip I can give you is PATIENCE. With enough patience you can get to masters with this guide. At the end of the day it comes down to how dedicated you are.
2.Always get around 30 extra trophies so when you log off you get a free shield for like around 9 minutes of work.
3.Do not rage if you lose sniping, people are devious and will try to troll. Do not let it get to you. Take a break and try again.


    Posted 33 months ago

    funkatitsbest

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    165
    here
    16/03/15
    i reached crystal 1 as a th8... then got fired down... now I'm farming in gold 3-2
    Posted 33 months ago

    funkatitsbest

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    165
    here
    16/03/15
    its also good to get to crystal and be there, because now the loot bonus is 35000 gold and elixir, and 100 dark elixir at crystal 3 itself.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Valorous

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    24/07/14
    There's a town hall 2 in the Champion's League. Search "th snipers" in clans. He's the only one in the clan.
    Posted 43 months ago

    Hungarian Horntail

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    21/05/14
    It'll work now because with the new update we have War Bases.
    Posted 43 months ago

    Rhino007

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    659
    here
    05/05/14
    Sadly now this guide doesnt work as well due to the new update Clan Wars. I've tried looking for bases to TH snipe but there is a lot less then before.
    Posted 44 months ago

    Smex y

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    571
    here
    15/04/14
    I went pushing twice, by sniping. and at 2280 trophys, it suddenly stops. First, plenty of town halls outside, after that, all of them are inside for some reason...
    Posted 44 months ago

    nivla555

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    here
    09/04/14
    lol my clanmate is th6, farmer, plays really long everyday, and he went to master 2
    Posted 45 months ago

    SandDemon

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    8
    here
    30/03/14
    Crystal Will Get T You. Its All About Patience. You May Push For Those Gems. But Being Permanent Crystal Is GOOD
    Posted 45 months ago

    C_Henry

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    08/03/14
    Sound good nuff for me , gonna try in in the next Artkillers push
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    17/02/14
    It works I got from gold 3 to crystal in just one day
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    13
    16/02/14
    this guide rocks
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    13
    16/02/14
    just kidding sorry
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    15/02/14
    TH sniping hurts dude...
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    here
    15/02/14
    i am th 5 when i got crystal got 2003 trophies now th6 silver 1
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    21
    here
    14/02/14
    Ok, first off, relatively nice guide, but this is for more of a TH7 or TH8 and Silver I- Gold II. I know that is a little frame, BUT, I am currently a 6-7 month veteran, TH9, and entered Crystal III a few days ago with TONS of effort. You get to Gold II-Gold I, and most everyone has a defensive base, gotta go through like 20 to find one farming base. Crystal III ? Forget this method, I haven't seen ONE person with a full farming base yet. Basically everyone goes pure defense and has very high level bases.

    Anyway, I hope I've helped someone with my insight here, and besides what I've said, yes, it is a pretty solid method.
    If you want, take a look at my TH9 Farming Base (PS, I'm one of those trollers ;) )
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    242
    here
    14/02/14
    can u do this with TH 5-6 or will it not work
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    14/02/14
    sick
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    298
    11/02/14
    If anyone is looking to do the No Defense Challenge, this is a good guide! But I've personally never had much luck with sniping, because town halls are more often inside walls or in range of multiple defenses. And, you may want to note that heroes and clan castle troops will also become and issue as you enter Gold, and even Silver. Otherwise, nice work!
    -Cap
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    63
    here
    11/02/14
    At crystal and th 8 and above, most bases will have there th inside their base
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    here
    10/02/14
    this guide is completely true and really helpful for non experienced player ;)
    -Pancho284
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 5: Goblin Ponch
    898
    here
    10/02/14
    I've given up that thing at 2480 cups, getting 1400 cups in 2 days.
    Posted 46 months ago

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    lvl 5: Goblin Ponch
    898
    here
    10/02/14
    A nice guide, but it won't work at 2450 cups, although it works amazingly below this level. I'm TH8 with Archers 5*, and it's impossible to find an exposed TH at upper Crystal 1. My "record" is 250K spent on searching for one opponent, and 51K bonus doesn't cover it. BTW, do you know any strategies except this one to farm trophies at Crystal 1?
    PS. It is useful to have as many Lightning Spells as possible, and 12-15 Giants plus 5-10 Minions are great to agro covering defenses.