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Attacking for Dark Elixir

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  • Apr 21, 2014 (41 months ago)
*PART ONE*
You will need your spell factory filled up fully with lightning spells (max amt. 5)

Train archers and barbarians ONLY. Have more barbarians than archers.

For example: if you have 180 army camp space (which I do) train 100 barbarians and 80 archers.

Use your barbarian king and/or clan castle troops if you have (optional)

-100 barbarians
-80 archers
-all lightning spells you can possibly make (to fill spell factory)
-barbarian king and clan castle troops optional

*PART TWO*
Obviously you want a base that has a good amount of dark elixir. Depending on league, that amount may vary.

DO NOT USE LIGHTNING SPELLS TO HIT DARK ELIXIR STORAGES!! They are not very effective and barely get you any dark elixir.

Look around the vicinity of the dark elixir storage, find the wizard towers and mortars.

Why wizard towers and mortars? Those defenses do splash damage.

Use the spells with strategy: if you have 3 spells and there is only 1 mortar surrounding it, take out the mortar with all 3 spells.

Place barbarians down in a diagonal form:

\BARBARIANS
[ DE STORAGE ] \BARBARIANS
{MORTAR (DESTROYED} \BARBARIANS
\BARBARIANS

The barbarians will take out the walls and then place archers. Even though the splash damage defenses are out, do not place troops all together since they are still vulnerable. That is why we use diagonal and spread apart.


ARCHERS ARCHERS ARCHERS
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
\BARBARIANS
[ DE STORAGE ] \BARBARIANS
{MORTAR (DESTROYED} \BARBARIANS
\BARBARIANS

Soon, the dark elixir storage will be taken out and you will get the dark elixir.

That is a great way to get dark elixir on a raid especially for upgrades.

HOPE IT HELPED!!

SHOUTOUT TO FIELDS OF GLORY
    Posted 37 months ago

    NSN1999

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    30
    here
    04/09/14
    Healing spell 2 rage spells with mostly barbs helps alot to push to the center. Also it helps to send the barb king in along with all of the barbs so they all are hit by his iron fist ability.
    Posted 39 months ago

    yo53ph

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    26/06/14
    Yeah i agree with bont, if you have healing spells, they work better against splash damages. If you're barbs get close to a wizard tower, drop a healing spell and they wont die easily
    Posted 39 months ago

    bont

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    20/06/14
    one thing though, i'm at TH8 and level5 lightning spell and instead of 3 lightning spells i would rather use 1 heal spell and 2 lightning spell for taking out mortar/WT that is near the dark elixir. and ofcourse heal for barbs.. barbs are strong when they're in group..
    Posted 40 months ago

    White 24

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    4
    25/05/14
    I not really agree ant this guide I think the best way to get DE is get trough the storage and destroy the storage but it must use powerfull troops so remeber to get at least the same amount of elixir when u spend them overall good guide
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    77
    here
    18/05/14
    but with hogs, GiWiPe, or miniball, i CAN get to the storage
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    77
    here
    18/05/14
    the only way i get de from barching is when it is inside the high lvl de drills...i almost never get to a de storage with barch
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    77
    here
    18/05/14
    lightning spelling de storages is a fail
    Posted 40 months ago

    Schnoll

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    16/05/14
    I cant stole the Dark Elexir with this method. I am a lvl 90 th9 and, you can trust me, the best way to farm DE is to look for 3 stars or lightning spells.
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    77
    here
    14/05/14
    guys, just go up to crystal and youll find these huge inactive bases with around 300k of both (600k total) and find these guys with lvl 6 drills :) - they can be worth up to 2k dark total.
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    77
    here
    14/05/14
    uhhh...it is very hard to get a lot of dark elixir from a DE storage with barb arch
    Posted 40 months ago

    kral arthur

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    here
    13/05/14
    since they finally brought clan wars, i can get dark elixir easily! i just attk to guys who has their town halls out and BAM! 1000 dark elxir
    Posted 40 months ago

    Tauer

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    12/05/14
    Oh and I have level 4 lighting spell
    Posted 40 months ago

    Tauer

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    12/05/14
    I lost to that but when I tried to get the dark elixir with my lighting spell I got more
    Posted 40 months ago

    AlexisAWESOME

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    11/05/14
    Dude Your advice sucks reason everybody keeps there dark elixir in the deepest part
    Posted 40 months ago

    GodOfSwag

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    526
    here
    10/05/14
    Sorry but I'll have to agree with NateDiggity.. It would be very hard using BARCH to get DE Storages inside people's bases, and there are 3 mortars and 2/3/4 wizard towers, you can't destroy them all with Lightning Spells. Anyway, this is a pretty good guide but I would still recommend using the Lightning Spells on storages... (Just my opinion, sorry).
    Posted 41 months ago

    CivilMonkey

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    100
    here
    03/05/14
    tortor dinosaur, makes no difference if the dark elixir storage is next to or not next to the town hall
    Posted 41 months ago

    tortor dinosaur

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    129
    here
    01/05/14
    what if dark elixir storage is next to town hall then what? also you can just zap the stuff around the dark elixir and go right to it because idc if i lose a raid as long as i get lots of de.
    Posted 41 months ago

    CivilMonkey

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    100
    here
    30/04/14
    NateDiggity, actually I have tried and it works 98% of the time. Someone in my clan who is th8 uses this method against th8 and th9 bases. And 3 star raids and lightning spells is not the ONLY way to farm dark elixir. so in that sense you are wrong. This method has been tested by my clan on many bases and it works 98% of the time. Yes, 3 star raids and lightning spells are 2 of the methods but not the only ones. supercell updated the game making it not as easy to zap dark elixir storages btw.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Billybobjo

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    404
    here
    29/04/14
    2 lightnings will take out any mortar and most wizard towers... And zapping is fine if you have the extra elixir. Trust me, I'm TH9
    Posted 41 months ago

    NateDiggity

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    29/04/14
    sorry but, this i guarantee that you will have a very low success rate using this strategy. Almost everyone keeps their dark elixir storages within the deepest part of their base. Barbarians and archers will NOT get you there unless you're raiding a TH 7, which rarely ave a lot of dark elixir. The only way to farm dark elixir is to go for a 3 star raid or drop lightning spells on the storage. BTW: lightning spells are actually quite effective against storages that are low level (1-3), with four spells you could potentially steal 1000-2000 dark elixir.
    Posted 41 months ago

    corry

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    92
    here
    29/04/14
    Lightning a dark elixir is a must in gold 2 were all the hard bases with 3000 dark stuff
    Posted 41 months ago

    Paul007

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    308
    here
    28/04/14
    also have a look on my flexible th8 and th7 bases ;)
    Posted 41 months ago

    Mike Goddem

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    27/04/14
    Im confused...
    Posted 41 months ago

    CivilMonkey

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    100
    here
    27/04/14
    midget psycho: thats why you take out the splash damage units
    Posted 41 months ago

    Midget Psycho

    lvl 5: Goblin Ponch
    1,149
    here
    27/04/14
    I think you should bring about 10 wall breakers, because you can loose many troops while they try to break a wall.
    Posted 41 months ago

    MikeandIke1

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    30
    26/04/14
    If the dark elixir storage is near the outside of the base, BARCH may work effectively on taking out the storage. But if the storage is in the middle, a simple BARCH probably will have a very hard time getting to the middle, especially if the base is highly upgraded.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Kotis

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    11
    26/04/14
    or you could just go to gold league which reeks of abandoned strong bases with level 6 dark elixir drills and get 1000 out of each level 6 drill you find. No zapping, usually no castles, archers and barbarians army only. The drills are usually not protected by walls, only a couple archer towers/cannons. Even if you have half your army ready, you can still get lots of DE and never mind losing some trophies - you can always regain them in your next raids for gold/elixir, making an easy 50% victory with another abandoned base!

    Peace.
    Posted 41 months ago

    CivilMonkey

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    100
    here
    24/04/14
    Posted 41 months ago

    CivilMonkey

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    100
    here
    24/04/14


    I am using this base at the moment
    Posted 41 months ago

    CivilMonkey

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    100
    here
    24/04/14
    JD Rocks, if you want i will make you a base

    nimbus.PH, for this you aren't zapping DE storages... you are zapping splash damage units around the storage

    Stinsen, I have th7... i don't rush town halls
    Posted 41 months ago

    nimbus.PH

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    58
    here
    24/04/14
    I seriously hate when my DE storage is being zapped because I think it's stupid and lazy. And I will get my revenge on anyone who only zaps my DE either he has loots or none.
    Posted 41 months ago

    JD Rocks

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    here
    24/04/14
    coo1 I will try that and you have exactly the same troop/ spell captivity do you do base builds
    Posted 41 months ago

    Baby Draggy

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    187
    here
    23/04/14
    the best league to farm dark e is in crystal or gold 1, gold 2 and below protect the DE with their whole base, while Gold 1 and up would have always have it (except for townhall snipers). youll get crushed by level 90s though.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Thunder Bolt

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    81
    here
    23/04/14
    When I attacked for Dark Elixir I took 200 Archers with me and 3 level 4 Lightning Spells. I only looked for bases with over 500 DE and either a farmer, or just a lot of things on the outside so I can easily get 50% (I was in Gold I)
    Posted 41 months ago

    Stinsen

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    114
    here
    23/04/14
    Using BARCH is a good way to farm dark elixir, when the troops are high upgraded. According to your army camp you must have a TH7 or a too early upgraded TH8.

    Farming dark elixir is very hard on TH7, I started farming DE heavily on TH8, because the drill and the high-level troops makes it easy to farm(Level 5 troops and dark troops)

    But if you really want to farm dark elixir with TH7, change your base into hybrid, get as much trophies as you can and max out your troops.
    You find easily 1200 DE bases in 1600 trophies and higher.

    Use cheap and fast farming troops (BARCH or BAM) to destroy the drills and 50% the village. If you find a village, which has 1800 DE in the storage, put 3 (or more)lightning spells on it. But watch out for lvl 5 or lvl 6 DE storages! Zap them only when there are 2000 or more DE inside.


    *** If you're looking for a serious and detailed DE guide from a experienced player search "Brandon's journey to 10 Million DE" in the official coc forum or just google it. ***