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Efficient, Effective, and Epic! (Farming Raid Strategy)

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  • Feb 11, 2014 (44 months ago)
You all may have your loot-hunting strategies, and they might work for you. But this strategy is almost universal, and can be used up into high Gold and even crystal. And you're going to be surprised when you see what it is.

200 archers.

No spells, no heroes, nothing but 200 archers.

Now, you can't just plop down 200 archers and expect to win a raid. and since you're farming and looking for loot, you can't just raid any base. Here are some restrictions that you should consider when using this strategy.

-Inactive bases are best, because the loot is almost entirely outside the base. This will often make it much easier to gather loot, as Archers have ranged attacks.
-Don't put all your archers on the loot. You will want to attack outside buildings if you want to walk out with a star.
-Try not to group your archers. Mortars, wizard towers, and all bombs are devastating, and the archers will be gone faster then you can save them.

So, when attacking with this strategy, you may browse bases for a while, depending whether you get lucky or not. Due to the new update, you won't be finding any 1,000,000 of each raids anymore. (good times) But, you can easily score a 300-400k raid if you have the patience. And since the army you are using is extremely cheap, you don't have to worry about making up what you spent, as long as you find the right base. In fact, it's the gold you should be more concerned about. Especially as a higher level player, you will begin to notice that your gold is disappearing. Become more aware of what you spend, and if you aren't getting any hits, exit the battle, and go back a little bit later. I have a theory that I have so far been able to prove true:

Available bases aren't all on one big track, they are on separate, smaller tracks that may have some sort of grouping depending on their loot, level, or other measures. Since there are tons of people playing and raiding daily, there are always hundreds of tracks. Have you ever had a raid hunt where all the bases are too difficult, or have no loot? Well, then I suggest you switch tracks, you may find a lucky base.

Please be aware, this is by no means true, it's just a testable question I have, and if you have ideas, please feel free to post them.

Back to the strategy.

So, when you find your ideal victim, look for primary defenses. Where are the splash defenses? Where is the clan castle? Where is/are the Hero(es)? And most importantly, are there any possible spots for a bomb to be hiding? So, if you are confident, begin to raid.

First off, you will want to encircle the base with the archers. Try to use 30 or less archers, because you are simply scanning to see what's hiding, and what defenses can hit you. Next, single out a specific area where there is a lot of loot. Remember, you have 3 minutes to raid, so take your time and use your troops wisely. 200 is a lot, but it can go extremely quickly if you aren't careful. So, once you single out this section of loot (you may have to break outer buildings first), target another section. Repeat this until all of the external loot is now yours. If there is any loot behind walls, go for it if it's on the outer layer. Archers can't break through walls very easily, so don't go for anything too rash. By now, most of the loot should be yours, and you hopefully have enough archers left to grab a quick 50%. If you haven't picked off free buildings, do so now. Army camps, builder's huts, barracks, and sometimes upgrading defenses will be outside walls. Once all of these are gone, use your remaining archers to single out some single target defenses. If you have a hero, now is the time to use them. Unless you don't mind dropping trophies, use these remaining troops to cinch out a win.

Stats:

Time to train: Minimum of 1250 seconds (20 minutes, 50 seconds)
Cost:
Level 3: 24,000 elixir
Level 4: 32,000 elixir
Level 5: 40,000 elixir
Level 6: 60,000 elixir

Good luck, and happy farming!

-Cap
    Posted 21 months ago

    *Meinsl

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    Posted 43 months ago

    Hman11

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    sorry spelt mortar wrong
    Posted 43 months ago

    Hman11

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    a army that gives me lots of loot is all barbarians 2 healing spells and a lightning spell (optional). It is half the price of archers and easily twice the hit points. It is best against inactive bases but if you see someone with a storage that has decent loot in it and is behind some walls put down some barbs to clear out extra buildings then put down a lot to break the wall and get the storage. When the barbs get low in hit points from wizard towers or morders, then put down a healing spell and heal them.
    Posted 43 months ago

    smellierend

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    thanks this was really help full; i will give it a go.
    Posted 43 months ago

    ImAWalker

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    Another Good Way To Raid Is To Substitute Minions with Goblins. This May Seem Like A Bad Idea , But In Doing So You Create A Faster Raid ( Becuase Goblins Do Double Damage On Resourse Buildings) The Faster You Clear Pumps Or Storages The Better Your Army Will Survive. They Will Survive Much Longer Becuase Mortars ,Your Main Enemy With Strategys Like This One , Have A Slow Attack Rate And Goblins Are The Fastest Moving Troop Which Allows Them To "Dodge The Mortar" . I Could Ramble On And On About This But I Think You Get The Idea. I Hope You Try This Out For Your Self To See How Effective It Is For Yourself !! Please Be Sure To Check My Base Desiegns On My Profile And Leave A Comment On What You Think Is Good Or Bad About It !!

    ImAWalker™ - Clan Elder - Twisted Katz
    Posted 43 months ago

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    In answer to all the people below me....heroes take a long time to revive themselves so if they aren't completely necessary, don't use them. Using heroes for 5K gold might cost your hero taking out a filled gold mine later. Also, spells take forever to make and completely defeat the purpose of this cheap army. In my opinion, BAM is far more efficient as it trains faster and is far lighter on the Elixir load and since Minions can fly, they can get to those well-protected storages. In my opinion BAM is far more versatile as it can take on a base with loot in the mines and pumps or it can take on a storage base.

    -GLHD from UniqueLegacy
    Posted 43 months ago

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    Why not spell down some buildings? or lighting spell the clan castle troops? or use free heroes? Elixer is no problem, heroes respawn for free?
    Posted 43 months ago

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    Nice guid
    Posted 43 months ago

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    Awesome! It would do wonders
    Posted 43 months ago

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    I use a similar strategy but take 5 minions, get his king outside and have him run after an archer while the minions kill him unscathed
    Posted 43 months ago

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    I must say i like this guide as it is inspiring people to start farming the cheap way but make it easier, Get the collectors when they are full, I full 2 Barracks up with Barbarians and 2 with Archers, This way even when I'm attacking troops are being made ready for the new one, Although i like it, I don't understand why you have said no heroes...If you have them ready you may as well use them as they cost nothing...
    Other than that good guide

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    Posted 43 months ago

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    Um,is this for high level guys,intermediate level guys,or low level guys(I am a low level guy),or all of them?
    Posted 43 months ago

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    btw thanks a lot!
    Posted 43 months ago

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    This strategy is awesome!
    Posted 43 months ago

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    16/02/14
    Have you raided a base with mid/high level mortars ans wiz towers?
    Posted 43 months ago

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    16/02/14
    this helps me a ton!!!!!!!!! thx
    Posted 43 months ago

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    Nah,Barch is more effiecient.Cheaper
    Posted 43 months ago

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    i wanna join but i need to win this stupid game . ill try need to check on my game