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8 things you didnt know about clash of clans

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  • Feb 28, 2014 (43 months ago)
Attention: This guide is intended for newer players to the game. Please refrain from commenting, "I obviously know all this stuff" and other phrases along the lines of that. Thanks and enjoy! ~_Sir_Cat_


1. Revenge is a dish best served often

Like it or not, it will often be the case that you get attacked while you are away and your shield is down. Sometimes you will get plowed, and that sucks but getting attacked also presents a rare opportunity! When reviewing the list of punks who defaced your village while you were away, you have the choice to Revenge to attack them back. This is a huge strategic advantage, because you can look at their village before attacking, and plan your attack even train different units for a special assault. I recommend checking their storages (which you can do visually, or better yet by clicking on them and checking their levels), and also the location of their Town Hall. Since you may have a big list to go through, check farmers first (folks that attacked you with just a few units then gave up) since they are likely to have big resource stockpiles. If an opponent is shielded or online, just check back later.


2. Raiding and Town Hall level

There are a variety of factors that affect how many resources you can steal from an opponent, but there is one huge one: Town Hall level. If your opponent is at your TH level, or 1 level above or below, you get a 100% modifier on what you can steal. However, if your opponent is 2 levels above you get a 125% modifier, and if 3 levels above you get a 150% modifier. Moreover, that same opponent would get a 50% and 25% modifier (respectively) for any attempt to revenge you. Given the current Town Hall level cap, this makes Town Hall level 7 a very attractive level to farm from. It will be hard to take down TH 9 opponents, but there will be the occasional easy target but more importantly your resources will be relatively safe from the toughest opponents. Your Town Hall level also affects the cost to search for new opponents when matchmaking, which can really start to add up at the higher levels.


3. Lightning Spell away Mortars

After initially tinkering with each spell, you might start to think Rage is the only way to (or Jump if youve unlocked it). These spells are pretty powerful, and offer some huge strategic advantages, but they are also quite expensive and take a long time to create. Maybe youve forgotten, or given up on the Lightning Spell because it seemed too weak. Well its time for a second look. A 4+ star Lightning Spell will almost wipe out a level 4 5 Mortar. If an opponent has placed a Wizard Tower or second Mortar nearby, you can take out the pair with two spells. Wiping out critical splash damage defenses like this can allow your horde troops (barbs, Archers, and Goblins) to shred the remaining single target defenses.


4. Dropping trophies with heroes

If you play the game long enough, at some point you will probably want to ditch some trophies. The game is basically about bullying people smaller than you, and after a meteoric rise you may find that the competition gets a little too tough for your liking. So you want to lose on purpose, but doing so generally costs you troops, training time, and elixir. Enter the hero. If you are lucky enough to have acquired one or both of these titans, you can use them to drop trophies essentially for free. Start a match, drop your hero, and then end the battle before they take any damage. After the fight, youll drop some cups, your hero will be ready to get right back in the action and it cost you nothing!


5. Giving your hero a rest

After the version 3.25 patch, the regeneration time of heroes was significantly reduced. However, even for a level 1 hero, an hour can be a long time to wait. So it can be very frustrating when you are in the middle of an intense raiding session, take a five minute bio break, and come back to find that youve been attacked and your hero is KOd. You can fix this! On the hero pedestal the middle button controls whether the hero is in Guard or Sleep mode. When you toggle it to Guard he/she will defend your village when you are away risking KO. When you toggle it to Sleep your hero will sleep safely on his/her pedestal and remain fully charged and available when next you seek to use him/her for raiding.


6. Saving the Campaign for a last big push

There is a game tip during the load screens which says that if you are need a little more resources you can fight the Goblins in the single player campaign. This is true, but if you played the early missions you probably feel that the resource pay out is ridiculously puny and youd be right. You can win up to 4.8 million gold and elixir in the campaign, but 3 million of that comes in the last 5 levels. These levels may at first seem impossible, but as you upgrade your units to around level 4-5 youll find they arent too bad. Also bear in mind that Im speaking just about poaching them for resources, and not necessarily getting 3 stars. If you save these 5 levels for a rainy day, they can either cover a large portion or the complete balance needed for later upgrades like Town Hall Level 9, Barbs/Archers Level 5, or similar. The fact that you can rack up this loot while you are shielded means that you can get within striking distance while raiding, and then use the campaign to get you to the finish line stress free.


6. Leaving your Town Hall out in the cold

So you want to keep your Town Hall in the deepest most protected nook of your village right? There is no possible reason to leave your Town Hall exposed to the vandals who will defile and loot it right? Wrong. There are several reasons, but the most important is that each time someone attacks and destroys your TH, you get at least a 12 hour shield. If you are trying to save resources for upgrades (and arent you basically always doing that?) then you want to remain shielded as much as possible. If you arent independently wealthy, buying shields is not really feasible so the only way you are going to get them is by losing in a smart way. But what about my trophies? you say. It is a valid consideration, but at least in my time so far Ive not found it to be a significant drag for several reasons. First, like I mention in 1250 trophies is what its all about you can seek opponents just like yourself and recoup lost trophies pretty quick. Second, youll randomly be attacked by farmers every so often that give you a bunch of trophies on their way down. Third, and perhaps most importantly you can balance some losses by being a sneaky bastard. Learn more below in Traps and Teslas, the element of surprise.


7. Traps and Teslas, the element of surprise

The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he did not exist.
Charles Baudelaire
Supercell gives you many strategic options for defense, but perhaps the most powerful is the element of surprise. Traps and the defensive Hidden Tesla do not appear to opponents when they look at your park, and while there are tricks to figure out where they are, a matchmade opponent will only have seconds to try and figure it out. Psychologically, many will find it hard to keep focus on the hidden as they struggle to analyze and consume all of the visible defenses and plan their attack. Use this to your advantage. Funnel units through a weakness in a wall, then blast them with Bombs. Leave your Town Hall out in the cold, but surround it with Teslas to punish unprepared attackers. Clash of Clans is a game about raiding, and the odds are stacked against defenders. You wont win every assault, but if you use the hidden elements in your arsenal wisely, youll win a good quantity often a majority or at least enough to remain trophy neutral.
    Posted 21 months ago

    *Meinsl

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    Posted 30 months ago

    hog rider #1

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    supercell pls
    give us gems 2000
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    hog rider #1

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    hahaaa
    Posted 30 months ago

    funkatitsbest

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    instead of just dropping the hero and ending the battle while trophy dropping, u can:
    drop it on the nearest builders hut and let it destroy it, then u end the battle because there is an achievement for destroying a certain number of builder huts.
    if u think your hero will lose little strength, rage him/her up at the last moment and end the battle. He/she will have full energy left.
    Posted 32 months ago

    DesertAlli

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    I knew all this....
    Posted 37 months ago

    skydoesminecr

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    Join my clan its north evolution CW WINS 28
    Posted 37 months ago

    skydoesminecr

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    After reading all these comments I have nothing to say but LOL

    Posted 38 months ago

    Alairiana

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    6 is repeated twice
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    SnyderM

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    even though i know it it is good for beginners
    Posted 41 months ago

    Bikerviper

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    there is 8 tips (the ones that every one knows) its just that 6 is repeated
    Posted 41 months ago

    Ik70702

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    If you're rocking heroes... Teslas and ish like that and Didn't know any of this then you are a noob
    Posted 42 months ago

    THA_BEAST

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    you have 1,2,3,4,5,6,6,7 so 2 times 6.
    Posted 42 months ago

    Venomben

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    you forgot to tell people that you want to keep heros along with your clan castle in the heart of your base so when they are used on defense, they cant be drawns out by a single archer into a swarm of stuff
    Posted 42 months ago

    Capricus

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    Hold on, where's #8?
    Posted 42 months ago

    Cowsrfluffy

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    Oops, I just looked at the bottom, there r 8, but a huge error in saying 7 is 6 and 8 is 7.
    LOL
    Posted 42 months ago

    Cowsrfluffy

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    I counted 7, not 8 things that I already new at town hall lvl 2.
    Posted 42 months ago

    Riprath

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    Stop whining about it being copied! Does this affect any of your lives in any way at all? No. So shut up and leave if that upsets you. Also, did you notice that he did NOT say he wrote it, as in the first few sentences, the author is listed as _Sir_Cat_. The repost simply placed it into the Latest Guides so that it's easier to access, which is easier than having to specifically search for it.
    Posted 42 months ago

    StommeGamerz

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    Join wijtweewell we stand on the 10000 place on earth
    Posted 42 months ago

    lord ethan

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    it what i didn't know i already knew all of that stuff
    Posted 42 months ago

    cam13484

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    this says 8 things you dont know about clash of clans... there are only 7
    Posted 42 months ago

    Only Asian

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    THIS PLAN IS COPIED GO TO ORIGINAL GUIDE.
    Posted 42 months ago

    1237

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    copy paster! copy cat!
    Posted 42 months ago

    Anjelika

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    Hey all you clashers! Join the Black Lotus Family!
    Posted 42 months ago

    PercyJacksonFan

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    It good but 2 things- if this is for newbies then how can they attack TH 7? Plus newbies don't have heroes, teslas and not that big reason to farm. ¡¡
    Posted 42 months ago

    Timmotie

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    lol i recognize all of these tips from anather post, nice copy paste work
    Posted 42 months ago

    Timmotie

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    If these were really thing you didn't know about coc you are pretty nooby
    Posted 42 months ago

    ethjosh1

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    Definitely*
    Posted 42 months ago

    ethjosh1

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    Im Deffinately following at least Three of these tip, becuz im only LVL 5TH
    Posted 43 months ago

    rhino reed 10

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    nice job the next step is how to highlight things and delete them



    GOOD LUCK
    Posted 43 months ago

    TheKGamer

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    Awesome Tips!
    Posted 43 months ago

    [email protected]#$%^&*()

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    that is a good notice for me
    thx
    Posted 43 months ago

    da clasher

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    knew all of that with anyone telling me and just want to congradulate you on learning to copy and paste!
    Posted 43 months ago

    rjs

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    What a load of ass holes commenting on here,so they are copy's so what, it may be that they have not being seen anywhere else by some people.Thanks been a help to me any way ass holes
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    Neisha523

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    Join our upcoming clan. Looking for silver II and up. Must be loyal, active and mature.
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    ok, why did you mention teslas and heroes if this guide is for beginners? most beginners are NOT town hall 7 . lol. I congratulate you on figuring out how to use the "copy and paste" function. ☺
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    lol sir cat, you posted this again?! dont you bother to read the comments? on your previous one too? (which is the exact same thing)
    Posted 43 months ago

    Clash my Clan

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    guides*
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    Clash my Clan

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    The fact that people are copying designs shows the lack of creativity in this world
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    *FEARZ*

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    what a fool
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    You copied the guide and you didn't even change the fact that there are two 6's
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    Bossboy75

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    Congratulations! You know how to copy and paste someone else's guide! *Round of Applause*
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    ROBO_SPARTAN

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    oh no he copied the guide were all going to die!!!111!!!11!!!!!1 seriously grow up kids
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    Razer

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    U copied the whole thing
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    Electral

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    What's with the copying of guides? About 3 of these guides are copied!
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    msalomon1228

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    you copied the entire guide
    you really suck
    Posted 43 months ago

    noahsiano

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    pretty good tips man, thanks