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Clan Wars! How to Survive and Thrive

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  • Apr 18, 2014 (41 months ago)
After fighting in 3 wars (2-1) and scoring 14 war stars I thought I would create this guide to help you plan your strategy. The guide is still new but the strategies we employed after a first war loss helped us win the last two wars. The guide is broken into two sections: preparation day and war day. War day is the most important.

Preparation Day:
1. The best defense is a good defense. The nice thing about clan wars is that if you are upgrading your defenses are still active (even x-bows and inferno towers) on the previous level.

2. Base Design: Look everyone knows that you will have troops and if they are good they will try to draw out your troops. There are a lot of good plans on the builder find one and use it. But keep the following in mind:
a. Keeping the clan castle absolutely centered is vitally important, even more important that keeping you Town Hall absolutely centered. The best way to check for this is from the village edit screen. If you select your CC (clan castle) make sure there is solid white all around it.
b. Use the collectors (gold and elixir) as shields. I know hogs, giants, etc will pass them by, but no one else will, use them in the second level of defense to tie up attackers. Remember the goal is to keep them from 2 stars
c. Center your king/queen, same reason as (a)
d. Have at least two layers of defense to blast through before your TH, time is stars people!
e. Repeat after me there is great defense from hogs! So use your spring traps around your outer defenses to try and kill as many as possible

3. Filling the CC: now that you have the perfect design what should I fill it with. Simple, high level wizards. I know some folks prefer dragons, but, L5 wizards are nasty and can go in five directions, dragons are slower and cannot. I have seen balloons in the role as well. They suck.

4. Who does the filling? This will be quite a burden, but basically whoever has the highest level troops should give. Usually this ends up being leadership. NEVER go in and just start filling with troops actually look at what the person is asking for and wait for direction from your leadership.


War Day!

This is the most important section, and also for you who hate reading, the shortest! Remember the goal is 3 stars, but at least 2 stars.

1. When attacking. Get a dragon for your attack, bring them in once the air defense are down. They wreck shop in a clean up role. For smaller castles, high level wizards. Remember the burden of providing the high level attack troops will probably still rest with leadership.

2. What is the order of battle?
a. the bottom 10 people in large clans, 3-5 in smaller clans should ladder attack from the bottom. What I mean is this, they begin the attack at #50 of a 50 member clan. The weakest in your clan attacks first, once that base has two stars they move up to #49 and etc. You get the idea, and so on. NO ONE ELSE SHOULD ATTACK THIS LEVEL!
b. The folks in the middle (not top 5-10) attack whomever (except the bottom 3-10)they want but make sure in the first attack is a guaranteed 2-star before going in, after that challenge yourself
c. The Top tier (5-10 top players) SHOULD NOT ATTACK AT ALL the first 18 hours. They should act as the arsenal for the rest of the team. During the last 6 hours they pick off all targets of opportunity. Sometimes there is a low level player on the opponent side that has been skipped, easy three stars.

Finally, remember it is all about stars! Win and get a mucho grande payout, lose and life just plain stinks!

Finally, finally: I have started a new clan called Red Dwarf (Red and white shield, Red on the right). It will be a serious war clan. If you are looking for experienced leadership, high level troops and good camaraderie, join me. After 20 members we will go to invite only, right now it is wide open.
    Posted 33 months ago

    CBD

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    Latest update:30-2-3 in war. I hate losing like I hate Beeber.
    Posted 34 months ago

    ya_local_troll

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    CBD what is your current war record and please can you tell me your clans tag. thanks, im lvl91 th9 saving up for lvl 6 archers and wizs. currently in clan "314" clan tag, #8COUP8PG. Cheers my ign is "yo" btw.
    Posted 36 months ago

    ser bob

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    24/09/14
    Don't want to run into you join my clain mine is sir bob
    Posted 37 months ago

    coconut129

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    hey i like your guide!I can't make any of my own...
    Posted 38 months ago

    CBD

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    31/07/14
    15-0-1 in war. King we will look for you. Mention this guide in your request.

    Dragons dont work, too easy to pull. Wizards are best. We have L6.
    Posted 38 months ago

    Tree41

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    24/07/14
    Nice guide!
    Why are dragons good defenders? My clan tried using them but they are slow for attacks, we use lvl 3 dragons.
    Tree41
    Posted 38 months ago

    King BC

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    22/07/14
    Hey. I requested. Im King BC and your clan sounded great and i want to help.
    Posted 38 months ago

    CBD

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    18/07/14
    We are 13-0-1 in war now and have fought clans using some of the other approaches and they fought hard. But the above strategy works everytime (so far).

    A couple caveats have emerged:
    1. We have a strict policy of miss 2 wars in a row and your kicked, but welcome to rejoin when you can be active
    2. We have implemented an offsite call sheet and integrated it into our clan website. Helps members to war calls
    3. First attack war call is only good for 12 hours, then it erased and second calls are good
    4. Last 6 hours is a free for all. Everything left is open first come first serve. If we are far enough ahead then looting is on as well.
    Posted 39 months ago

    Ethan Dorman

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    check out my TH7 Baseā€¦
    Posted 39 months ago

    CBD

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    26/06/14
    10-0-1 in wars. Proven strategy
    Posted 40 months ago

    CBD

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    05/06/14
    7-0-1 in wars. One tie. 36 members, 56 personal war stars (some from an earlier clan)
    Posted 40 months ago

    CBD

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    Xcite, I will open it to you right now we are closed but I will make a space for you
    Posted 40 months ago

    Xcite

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    29/05/14
    CBD, are you still recruiting? I'm interested in joining.

    I'm in a clan right now that is pretty high level, but it's only because they've been around for awhile. They use no strategy for Clan Wars, and it does suck to lose consistently.

    I read your strategy guide about a week ago (which I completely agree with by the way) and tried to convey it to the clan, but there's not enough people who take it seriously.

    So anyway, I'm very active (with 5 builders) and am looking to join a clan that will dominate Clan Wars. Let me know if you have space. =)

    (In-game name is also Xcite)
    Posted 40 months ago

    CBD

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    24/05/14
    6-0 in wars, 33 members. 46 war stars
    Posted 40 months ago

    CBD

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    17/05/14
    Update: 5-0 in wars using this strategy. Seems to be working pretty well :)
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    01/05/14
    Balloons are too slow to be good defenders.
    Posted 41 months ago

    rjblake33

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    30/04/14
    Also, when you talked about donating balloons CBD, did you mean they sucked as in are terrible for defense, or stink when you are attacking against them?
    Posted 41 months ago

    rjblake33

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    30/04/14
    I think that supercell is going to create some kind of leaderboard for most clan wars won or something like that, that would be cool
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    30/04/14
    Update: new clan 2-0 in wars. Strategy working pretty well. Last clan we beat had 7 war wins and we are able win 56-51. Great participation from clan members in war (>90%). Now have 26 stars in 5 wars.

    Have 27 members, will close after 30. I feel that 50 is too big for a new clan. No elders yet.
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    30/04/14
    ihop, looked at your clan. Pretty freakin good. How often do you war per week. I am doing two wars/week with my clan. Anything more I think strains the clan. But looking for input.
    Posted 41 months ago

    ihopness

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    This guy actually knows what he's talking about. My clan WAR FREAKZ is an extremely good war clan, we are 7-1. Every clan that we've ever beaten uses the same war strategy, just 3 star all the th9 and th8, and just leave the th10. THIS NEVER WORKS!!!!! In the first 12 hours of the war day, the opposing clan will be up about 40-12 give or take a few, but then they run out of people to raid, and we end up crushing them 70-50 or something like that. Good guide btw.
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    28/04/14
    Weare at 27 members, so it is invite only. If you want to join please mention this article in the request. We are closed after 30.
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    Good input ninja, we will add this to our war prep. Thanks!
    Posted 41 months ago

    LORDJUSTIN

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    Wow I love it. VERRY THROUGH!
    Posted 41 months ago

    IronicNinja

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    Our clan donates:
    10- 2 wizards 1 minion
    15- 3 wizards 1 minion 1 archer
    20- 5 wizards
    25- 6 wizards 1 archer
    30- 7 wizards 1 minion
    35- 8 wizards 1 minion 1 archer.
    Its that simple :] But that's because our clan doesn't donate dem witches.
    Posted 41 months ago

    IronicNinja

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    What if you have 10? 15? 30? 35? What type of troops combo would you use?
    Also witches are amazing at defending a base. The skeletons they summon are super annoying once they are lured out. Plus if you have it centralized, it will be hard to lure out.

    Posted 41 months ago

    IronicNinja

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    lol guys try copy-pasting the URL into the comment section :D
    Posted 41 months ago

    Singhlion123

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    25
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    Monkey, good points but vs. an air assault Valkyries are not helpful. You need troops that can attack both. Been up against dragons a few times. Easy to draw out and kill. Still prefer high level wizards. If the enemy has to use a lightning spell it is an overall good thing. Gives them one less heal or rage spell to use later.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Monkeyman117

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    24/04/14
    i personally like a drag or valkyries for my clan castle. the valkaries are like running moving over powered wizard towers. they are really good at taking out the tier one troops and they can easily take groups of giants or hogs because they do splash. i like dragons because they do a lot of damage and have a lot of health. wizards and witches are amazing when the opponent doesn't have lighting spells, if they do then they are useless.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Errrrk

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    23/04/14
    thanks :D
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    Hey froster.
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    Good point nimbus, but I was considering L3 clan castles, which is a default size and 1 dragon vs. 5 wizards. Prefer wizards for these. For L4 cc's you are probably right. Good advice and thanks.
    Posted 41 months ago

    nimbus.PH

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    22/04/14
    i must disagree about the Wizards as best defense. For me the best defense is a combination of Dragon,Wizards, and Archers. Because wizards don't work well with out a meat shield that is why you need archers to cover for them since archers run faster they will reach the troops faster and will be attacked first. For 25 CC capacity i use 1 Dragon/1 Wizard/1 Archer trust me it works very well. :)
    Posted 41 months ago

    King Red

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    21/04/14
    Join Fallen Death
    Posted 41 months ago

    Thunder Bolt

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    21/04/14
    Thx for da guide i will tell my clan mates!
    Posted 41 months ago

    Mohab The Boss

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    21/04/14
    Thnx! That is a nice guide for not only players but the whole clan!
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    21/04/14
    Agree, if I could edit I would.
    Posted 41 months ago

    IronicNinja

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    Nice guide....BUT DON'T ADVERTISE YOUR CLAN. GO TO THE CLAN PAGE AND NOT HERE TO ADVERTISE YOUR CLAN D: ): ):