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Air Defense Importance Through Town Halls

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  • Mar 30, 2014 (44 months ago)
I am here today to tell all of you the importance of your Air Defense. First let's go through when you get them. AA = Anti Air (which is Air Defense). Remember Air Defense can only shoot at one target at a time.

Town Hall 4: 1 AA - LV 2 Max - People unlock Balloons
Town Hall 5: 1 AA - LV 3 Max
Town Hall 6: 1 AA - LV 4 Max - People unlock Healers
Town Hall 7: 2 AA - LV 5 Max - People unlock Dragons and Minions
Town Hall 8: 3 AA - LV 6 Max
Town Hall 9: 4 AA - LV 7 Max
Town Hall 10: 4 AA - LV 8 Max

Town Hall 4:
So starting at Town Hall 4 you can buy 1 for 22,500 gold. At this Town Hall you will rarely ever go against flying troops. I recommend getting one, but you do not need to protect it that much. You don't need to upgrade it either yet.
Recommending: 1 AA - LV 1 - Not centralized/Just have it

Town Hall 5:
Your Air Defense become a bit more critical here. Upgrade to at least level 2, and make it sort of centralized. You will start facing lots of Balloons if you don't have it at least inside your base.
Recommending: 1 AA - LV 2 - At least inside your base

Town Hall 6:
Oh boy. Giant-Healer combo is extremely popular this Town Hall. If you don't have a central AA, then you will get wrecked by anyone with a Healer and some Giants. The good thing is, a LV 3 AA will take out a LV 1 Healer in 4 seconds! I highly recommend getting a LV 3 AA in this Town Hall.
Recommending: 1 AA - LV 3 - Centralized

Town Hall 7:
This is starting to get to the point where it seems everyone has Dragons, Minions, Healers, and Balloons to through at you. You also though, thankfully, get a 2nd AA! YEEEAAAaa! Town Hall can be kind of crazy with the pure amount of stuff to upgrade. However, put getting BOTH AA to level 4 a high priority. Also, LV 4 looks very scary to face. If not, then you might as well fly to a different game. See what I did there? Anybody? Ok. :(
Recommending: 2 AA - LV 4 - Pretty central and covering most things inside Walls.

Town Hall 8:
Now it's getting serious. Higher level flying guys are easily available for most. But, you get 3 AA! I recommend the triangle formation just like the Mortars. Get them all the level 5. Even LV 6 if you really feel like it. A common attack is the mass Minion-Balloon attack. Remember, a LV 5 AA will take down a LV 1 Dragon in 10 seconds!
Recommending: 3 AA - LV 5- Triangle formation

Town Hall 9:
Air Defense has never been so important. You get a 4th AA! But sadly this is the point when people have absolutely beast strategies. Don't keep them in the very middle, or they can't touch anything. Do a thing where you put them about halfway out on all 4 sides. DO NOT put them out in the open though.
Recommending: 4 AA - LV 6 or 7 if you feel like it - Quad formation/ Halfway out.

Town Hall 10:
This is the same story as 9. Just here you NEED to have all 4 at LV 7 at least.
Recommending: 4 AA - LV 7 - Same as 9
    Posted 43 months ago

    MCmichaelD

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    06/05/14
    Nothing scares away a giant-healer combo with high level centralized aa
    Posted 43 months ago

    XxYySwagScopeXx

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    15/04/14
    I spell defense with an s... Either way is correct, the game even says defense.
    Posted 43 months ago

    Goblinmuncher

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
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    15/04/14
    Would be good if you could spell defence and centralised correctly
    Posted 44 months ago

    XxYySwagScopeXx

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    13/04/14
    Whoops! Thanks
    Posted 44 months ago

    Destroyer of n00bs

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    11/04/14
    Lots of typos - remember to spell check! For example: "throw" instead of "through" (Wtf?)

    Pretty good otherwise.
    Posted 44 months ago

    XxYySwagScopeXx

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    09/04/14
    Okie dookie.
    Posted 44 months ago

    pancho284

    lvl 6: Giant Sideburns
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    08/04/14
    alright man just let me do the mortar guide and I will be really happy thx ;)
    Posted 44 months ago

    XxYySwagScopeXx

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    07/04/14
    Yap pancho sorry. I guess I didn't read your comment good enough.
    Posted 44 months ago

    XxYySwagScopeXx

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    07/04/14
    Pancho sorry dude. I did read your comment I just wanted multiple peoples feedback. Thanks!
    Posted 44 months ago

    Stinsen

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    114
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    07/04/14
    Actually, you don't need a strong air defense at TH10, because the inferno towers do a great job againist dragons and balloon-minion strategy, but you're right: Air defense IS important.
    Posted 44 months ago

    pancho284

    lvl 6: Giant Sideburns
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    06/04/14
    ? wtf I asked you to do it, you did not even reply and now you take my idea??? why??
    Posted 44 months ago

    XxYySwagScopeXx

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    04/04/14
    I have just made a wizard tower guide. Check it out when it's up.
    Posted 44 months ago

    LiamCoy13

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    04/04/14
    I think wizard towers, because people are arguing whether to put them on the outside to get troops as they r put down, or sort of centralized, or in the middle.
    Posted 44 months ago

    XxYySwagScopeXx

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    03/04/14
    Thank you all for your feedback! What building should I cover next?
    Posted 44 months ago

    Endie

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    03/04/14
    Lol i'm TH6 and lvl 4 air defense

    And I just attacked a noob who puts his air defense out of his base and I throw him 2 healers on the face!
    Posted 44 months ago

    kaylob

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    22
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    03/04/14
    This is great! I totally agree on the importance of air defense :). And your advice is spot on as well.
    Posted 44 months ago

    EXCALIBLUR

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    02/04/14
    asian invasion
    Posted 44 months ago

    Co0lestcat

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    02/04/14
    Some noobs say there wizard towers and archer towers can easily take down a dragon but a aa is the best thing u need u will be toast if u just treat it like dirt
    Posted 44 months ago

    chiapas

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    01/04/14
    yep me too i agree
    Posted 44 months ago

    King E

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    01/04/14
    I agree 100% with Timmy Cai it is an amazing idea I am in town hall 7 and it is working very, very well
    Posted 44 months ago

    Timmy Cai

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    42
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    01/04/14
    im newly town hall level 8 im building my 3rd air defenses right now ppl rarely attack me with flying troops now all thanks to the guide
    Posted 44 months ago

    Williamson2002

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    01/04/14
    Awesome Guide
    Posted 44 months ago

    Clan boy

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    01/04/14
    Right info, thank you for taking the time to type this in and make an attempt to get this into the head of those who keep their air defences exposed. :p
    Posted 44 months ago

    LiamCoy13

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    01/04/14
    This is a brilliant guide, and I, at least, got your pun in the TH LVL 7 section (I really liked it :))
    Posted 44 months ago

    pancho284

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    This is a great guide. It is not so helpful, but just to help people, because this is not a kind of thing people usually care about. This is the first or so guide to talk about one building in peculiar and I think I will follow you with that way and create a wizard tower guide if you don't mind, because this is certainly the most useful defense in game ;) Thanks a lot for this idea and for the helpful guide, tips and summary of the air attacks according to your town hall. This is genius!