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Giant Minion Attack Strategy

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  • Apr 24, 2014 (43 months ago)
Hello. I am going to show you the attack strategy I use when pushing and in clan wars! I'm also going to explain how to attack with it and tips when using it. When using these troos I always get two-three stars. More commonly 3. ;) (This is my first guide so tell me what I can do better and any advice you might have.)

The troops I use are wallbreakers, giants, barbarian king, minions, archers, and wizards. The spells i use are 2 heal and a toss-up between rage and lightning. I also personally like to have a dragon in my clan castle.

I am a TH 7 and currently hold 200 troops, so I use 22 giants, 8 wallbreakers, 25 minions, 6 wizards, and 5 archers. If you have 180 camp space, take out 2 giants, 2 wizards, and 2 archers. I also have a level 3 spell factory to hold three spells.

Giants- I use them to clear out all of the defenses so that my infantry can go in and tear it up!
Wallbreakers- Obviously I can quite easily break open walls for my troops and make a path to the town hall.
Minions- They are my main infantry, taking out all of the buildings behind the giants. They can also fly over walls which is a great bonus.
Wizards- I use these guys to take out any clan castle ranging from P.E.K.K.As, to dragons, or to tier 1 troops(because of their splash damage).
Archers- These lure out the King, Queen, and CC troops. They also serve as a distraction while my wizards take the enemy troops out.
Barbarian King- Once I clear all of the excess buildings out of the way with the minions and wizards, this guy should have a clear path straight to the town hall. If the giants are far enough ahead of him, there should be no defenses shooting and trying to stop him from getting that star.
Dragon in CC- Along with the Barbarian King, the dragon will go straight to the town hall with no distractions allowing for the easy two stars.
2 heal spells- These are the lifeline of the giants. Once you see their health at around 25% immediately drop one and get back to full health.
Rage or Lightning spell- Depending on the clan castle troops, (although its hard to tell when you don't know) you pick which one you need more. The lightning spell will help out with the opposing clan castle while the rage can help speed your giants up and get more damage done. It really depends on your preference, though. I usually go with rage because my wizards can take out the clan castle troops.

Now on to the attack strategy!
First you want to identify the air defenses and second where the town hall is. Use the thirty seconds to plan out your attack but remember your main objective is that air defense. Once the battle begins lure out the CC troops and the king and/or queen with the archers. Draw them to a corner then beat them up with either your lightning spell or wizards. Now drop your giants so that they will be in a viable location to get to the air defense. Drop a few wallbreakers to blow up walls, and place the rest of your archers/wizards to start taking out outside buildings. Once your giants enter the wall drop a rage if you have one to move them through the first layer of defenses to the air defense. Drop some more wallbreakers if they need help getting through the walls. Once the giants destroy the air defense check to make sure their health isn't too low. Drop a healing if you need to. Since the main threat is eliminated, drop the minions to start paving a way for the barb king and dragon. Once there is a clear shot to the town hall drop the King and dragon from the clan castle. Once again check on the giants' health. Check to see if they made their way to the second or third air defense, also. If they have, there should be no problem for your dragon. By now you are at two stars and if not, close to that 50%. Your remaining dragon, Barbarian King, minions, and any leftover troops you have, should tear that base up into a pile of ash!

Thanks for reading and hopefully this strategy can work for you. Keep clashing on.
    Posted 23 months ago

    gemv3app

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    Posted 42 months ago

    joen97

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    Oops posted that twice sorry guys
    Posted 42 months ago

    joen97

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    Btw maybe replace archers with barbs because the barbs go as close as possible to buildings making it easier to draw them out
    Posted 42 months ago

    joen97

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    What if your opponent has heroes? Just use wizards to take them out?
    Posted 43 months ago

    HellHound

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    I am a th8 with lvl 6 camps that are capable of housing 200 troops, yet I can't manage to fit all the troops you say you are using in my camps
    Posted 43 months ago

    camjm21

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    I think that you haven't seen any of these attacks because i created it first was trying to spread awarness about this strategy. Now since people noow how to use it they can start attacking with it.
    Posted 43 months ago

    Hutner

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    I would also like to know why i have not seen many "minion/giant" raids.. I know my base may look pretty good at lvl 8 max, but honestly if someone with max troops wanted to 3 star me they really could. I usually see a lot of giants/hogs/archer or mage attacks but not usually anything with minions? If i had to take a guess I would say that people are more concerned about saving their dark elixir for more important things.
    Posted 43 months ago

    rjblake33

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    30/04/14
    Is there a reason I have never seen any giant minion attacks?
    Posted 43 months ago

    camjm21

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    Chances are, in clan wars, your clanmates will be eager to donate to you. So i'd suggest using them for offence. I'd say dragon because then you can still have a wizard with it and an archer. Also it's a flying unit so it bypasses all ground defenses.
    Posted 43 months ago

    Timmy Cai

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    im a town hall 8 with level 4 clan castle should i request for dragon or pekka?
    Posted 43 months ago

    Timmy Cai

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    should i really use my reinforcement or save them for defence
    Posted 43 months ago

    Memmons1

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    Ok thank you very much camjm21
    Posted 43 months ago

    camjm21

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    Thunder Bolt and Memmons1: In the info tab, there is a link to the FAQ and it talks about an approval process that the guides go through. You need good grammar and the like but if you think you did all of that, maybe talk to Neggs.
    Posted 43 months ago

    Memmons1

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    I have the same question as Thunder Bolt. I've made 3 different guides that in my opinion can help many users. None of them have showed up on the guide listing. Mind telling us how you got yours on?
    Posted 43 months ago

    Thunder Bolt

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    Im gonna sound like a noob here, but how do you create a guide? Because I spent ages on a guide once and supposedly created it and it didn't turn up:( By the way nice attack strategy
    Posted 43 months ago

    Baby Draggy

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    I would really recommend using Giants And alot of Wizards for the clan wars for a getting sure three star. man i saw those level 5 Wizards tear out a decent level 8 townhall. great guide.