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Maximize stars in Clan Wars Guide!!

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  • May 01, 2014 (41 months ago)
So Clan Wars has become a huge part of this game and I know that my Clan is all about war! I have devised a simple strategy to assist any and all clans to victory! This strategy is also assumed that you don’t have any inactive players in the wars. Let’s get started…

1. CC defense troops!
Make sure that only the highest level troops are being donated into your castle! Of course everyone has their own preference of troop that they want to defend so make sure you are letting whomever know exactly what it is that you want!

2. The line-up
So once the match making is finished you have an even number of players on each side in order from highest to lowest overall bases. What’s the best way to attack to maximize the amount of stars you get? Ok I’ll use a 10 on 10 clan war as an example. The total amount of attacks that one side can have is 20 (2 per person), but the highest amount of stars you can get is 30 (3 stars per base). The most effective way to get the most out of your stars is to take the top half of your clan and work your way from bottom to top. Meaning in a 10 on 10 war you want your 5th person to attack their 10th and 9th person, and work your way up. Do it this way because the top half of your clan should be evenly matched, or overpowered compared to the relative match ups according to this ladder (your number 5 clan member should always be able to 3 star their number 10 and 9….and your number one should always be able to get at least one star on the other number one and 2 guy). Now if you get at least one star on any base DO NOT attack that person again!! It will slow the progress of more potential stars down the line! If for some reason you do not get any stars what happens is the next clan member in the chain will drop one base number to pick up those stars! Example: your number 5 guy 3 stars their number 10 but doesn't get any stars on number 9…your number 4 guy will drop his number 7 guy and attack numbers 8 and 9 for easier stars! And this will continue up the ladder leaving your number one guy to face their number 2 and 3 instead of one and 2. In a perfect war your top 5 will 3 star everyone with your low 5 just collecting loot with their attacks.

3. Communication is key!
If you feel kind of iffy about one guy, or feel like you can’t at least get one star let your members know. There could possibly be another match up that you feel more comfortable with that a fellow clan member would trade you with. Or maybe your whole clan would have to drop bases because their number one is overpowered, just make sure you communicate it! Make sure you scout the opponents’ bases on prep day and let your clan members know what possible troops they have in their clan castles so you can prepare for them on your attack! Speaking of scouting make sure that when you scout a base you should always make your troops based off of the base of the opponent! Don’t make troops that you think will destroy every base and expect it to work!!


Conclusion
At the end of the day this strategy is not the absolute best strategy ever…it’s just the easiest way to maximize the amount of stars you get per clan war. And the more stars you get, the more likely it is that you will win!

Side note: This is my first strategy guide I have ever written…ever! So feedback would be appreciated! I’d like actual feedback too, not just people who tell me that this guide sucks or I’m stupid because I spelled something wrong or overlooked a minor detail. If there is any confusion just leave a comment and I’ll try to explain it the best that I can for you!
Also my clan, BL-58 is accepting any and every one currently! You can check out the details in the clan tab, just search us.
    Posted 21 months ago

    gemv3app

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    60
    09/12/15

    Posted 32 months ago

    Ltwingman

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    6
    22/01/15
    Omg! I've seen some stupid people before but some of you are pathetic. If you do not understand this attack method then you are a moron. It makes perfect sense. And so easy to understand. I'm gonna give this method a try. I can already tell it will work. And the best part is the weaker members in your clan can just play for loot and get stronger faster. Genius idea. I do think it will only work if you have a strong top half in your clan though.
    Posted 37 months ago

    Sharknado

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    11/08/14
    We are going to try this. Obviously is a smart idea. The people who disagree have not tried it. Oh and by the way the author didnt promise you'll win every war but you will win more than lose.
    Posted 39 months ago

    NC0990

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    112
    20/06/14
    Yo I understand that most of y'all won't use this guide but it works for my clan perfectly. And it's only a 10 on 10 war....

    @Nogville...your doing a lot of talking but you not saying shit
    Posted 40 months ago

    ThatguyiswrongI'mrig

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    31/05/14
    TheRealJacks:U are fucking wrong. 5 people have 10 attacks in total so they can get 30 stars which is the max so next time do the math, get ur facts right, and fuck off. 30 stars is more than 20 btw.
    Posted 40 months ago

    TheRealJacks

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    55
    here
    25/05/14
    So, top people attack bottom people three stars per attack. 5x3=15 only 15 stars. Plus they get rubbish loot
    If low people attack top people, loses 15 stars available and gets no loot.

    If you attack people around your level then you average two stars. 10x2=20 which is better than 15. So this guide really is not helpful
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    77
    here
    18/05/14
    i agree with u clurichaun, that is what my clan does, the top 10 save their second attack for clean up, or for pushing ahead in a close war. i get 1 lvl 2 witch, 3 lvl 6 wizards, and 1 lvl 6 archer in my lvl 4 cc, but when my cc upgrade finishes to 5 in 6 days, i will get 2 lvl 2 witches, 1 lvl 6 wizard, and 2 lvl 6 archers for defense.
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    77
    here
    18/05/14
    6 wizards, and 1 lvl 6 archer.
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    77
    here
    18/05/14
    In my opinion...
    lvl 1 cc: 2 lvl 6 wizards, 2 lvl 6 archers.
    lvl 2 cc: 3 lvl 6 wizards, 3 lvl 6 archers OR 1 lvl 2 witch, 3 lvl 6 archers.
    lvl 3 cc: 1 lvl 4 dragon OR 1 lvl 2 witch, 2 lvl 6 wizards OR 5 lvl 6 wizards.
    lvl 4 cc. 2 lvl 2 witches, 1 lvl 6 archer OR (my favorite combo that i currently use) 1 lvl 2 witch, 3 lvl
    Posted 40 months ago

    Clurichaun

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    180
    here
    15/05/14
    @Nogville Ok lets look at what we have both said.

    1) I want to know what you are doing only having level 1 dragons at lvl 71, Im lvl 40 and only about a week and half away from unlocking dragons.

    2) No where have I said to have you clans higher members attack the enemy clans lower members. I said to attack from bottom up, leaving your highest third players to run clean up. The simple idea is to get as many stars as possible. If you are in a clan as the number 1 player, and your clan mates have 3 stared every enemy except number 1 and number 15, I say have your number one attack their number 15. Only because 3 stars is 3 stars no matter who attacks or who gets defeated. By NO means should you have your high players start off attacking enemy low players, just save your high level attackers to the end so they can clean up as many untaken stars as possible.

    Like I said, you being lvl 71 with only lvl 1 dragons is no bragging point, maybe spend some of your time upgrading instead of making comments calling people stupid when you obviously misread the original comments. And my clan just got a clean sweep 90 star (30 people) against a clan that had higher level troops in CC, doesnt matter how high a level troop is in the cc if they dont know how to make a base that can properly utilize them.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Nogville

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    7
    13/05/14
    @Clurichaun You're either not very smart or a noob.

    1) We get matched against very bad clans? We are currently matched against a very active clan with 12 war wins and put max level troops in every castle (mostly max dragons). Our clan mostly has lvl 4 troops and we put mostly lvl 1 dragons and lvl 4 troops in each castle. With odds stacked like that most clans would be getting their butt kicked, but we took initial lead and have held on to it the entire war and currently have a 20 point lead. Feel free to join and confirm everything I say is true.

    2) Obviously you don't have a deep capacity to think things all the way through. If everyone 3 stars all the players at target #17 and under you have 16 bases with zero stars. You know have 48 lost stars, and your strong players used up their turns and weak players can't dent those bases.

    I'm a level 71 and the top donator in our clan. We get matched almost every war where other leader is level 100 and also the top donator, yet we keep winning. Let's see you win wars where there is 2 level handicap in both offense and defense clan troops.

    Normally I wouldn't waste my time replying to someone talking out their stinkhole, but was afraid someone might believe the nonsense you were saying.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Clurichaun

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    180
    here
    12/05/14
    Nogville, it sounds like you are fighting against some very bad clans! If your players all attack the highest target they THINK they can 3 star, first good clan you face you will lose. 3 star on a #17 target is better than a 2 star on a #10 target. Clans using the strat layed out here in the guide and comments can consistently get within a few stars of the max, and momentum or not you are going to win way more wars than you lose if you leave less than 5 stars on the table.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Nogville

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    7
    12/05/14
    Wow, this is really bad.

    So your top 5 attack weakest 5. Your weakest 5 can't beat strongest 5, so you end up with 15 stars. Your top guys get crap war loot and your bottom players get nothing.

    If enemy clan attacks people around their own level and average 2 stars on every base they get 20 stars and you lose.

    Really well thought out strategy guide. NOT!!!

    I have to respond to dumb comment also. Forcing all strong players to wait until the end of war is a very bad strategy. Have your strongest players take 1 turn early on to take out their leader and most active players really defeats enemy clans morale. Once this happens they lose motivation to take turns, make mistakes out of anger, and attack weak players out of desperation.

    I have witnessed this all first hand and our clan (Iclanoclast) have won wars 104 to 30 so I know what I'm talking about. Getting as many people to attack during first hour of the war will give you a lot of momentum. When we start out way behind clan energy drops and when we start out with a huge lead like 60 to 10 in first hour I've seen enemy clan just give up.

    I also disagree with strategy guide to let people pick their war castle troops! No!! As the leader it's your job to know which troops work best for a war defense, and make strict rules as to what is allowed to be donated.

    As others in comments said... pick a base you know you can 3 star. I will modify that statement for better results "attack the strong base you THINK you can 3 star"... but keep in mind CASTLE TROOPS!! I have seen this first hand mostly with bottom players. They attack a TH6 they could normally 3 star (using lvl 3 troops) and out comes level 6 troops and they don't know how to deal with them and get 0 stars or 1 star. So when picking a base pick a little easier than you would in a normal raid because you are pretty much guaranteed to have very strong clan troops to deal with.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Clurichaun

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    180
    here
    11/05/14
    @NC0990 Thanks for the nod, I hope it works out for you. Glad I could help!

    @Player_name even if the clan follows it you most likely will not win a war with everyone attacking the recommended target. The recommended target in Clan Wars seems buggy. This past war I was ranked #23 out of 30, TH 6 and my recommended target was the enemy clan's #30 TH 4 player, as was he the recommended target for most of our players. I ended up 3 staring the #20 enemy, leaving the #30 for one of our lower members to get who would of never stood a chance against #20. If you want everyone to attack a set target without leadership input, better solution is attack the enemy with the same rank, then have everyone use their second attacks where needed.
    Posted 41 months ago

    NC0990

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    112
    07/05/14
    Clurichaun dude that's the best feedback I've heard yet! I think I'll incorporate that into my current strategy and see how it works out
    Posted 41 months ago

    JPete

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    31
    here
    05/05/14
    I think the strategy will work pretty well. I'm going to try it out.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Donald1234

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    05/05/14
    My clans 5-1 and Attacking best person you can 2-3 stars works great for us on are clan wars.
    Posted 41 months ago

    John Destiny

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    46
    here
    04/05/14
    Simplest strategy: attack whoever you know you can get 3 star on. The only rule is that you can't attack the same base twice.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Player_name

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    here
    04/05/14
    My strategy is just to attack whoever is your recommended target... Of course my clan never follows it anyways... And thats how we lost all our wars 😭
    Posted 41 months ago

    matty126

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    04/05/14
    suk a dik
    Posted 41 months ago

    A11ynC

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    158
    here
    04/05/14
    i think attacking the highest guy u know u can three star is a good idea
    Posted 41 months ago

    lord raider

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    03/05/14
    Hey nice in so. E ways but we go for the opposing Ayer in rank we are 10 and 0 then second attack whoever a leader or Co says to attack k
    Posted 41 months ago

    Clurichaun

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    180
    here
    02/05/14
    I think a good way to meld the two ideas is this. Take NC0990's guide and still apply it, but before hand have all your lower level members attack what they can. Have the bottom 5 in his example in the first 12 hours attack what they want. In his guide they wouldnt attack at all, so even 1 star from them is better, but if you get 1 or 2 3 stars then thats just gravy. Then after the first 12 hours THEN follow his guide above, but skip the targets that have been 2 or 3 stared by the lower players.

    So to sum up, First 12 hours: Lower 5 attack whoever they want. Last 12 hours: The upper 5 attacks any targets with 1 or 0 stars, until every target has 2 or more, then clean up the last few stars as you can.
    Posted 41 months ago

    NC0990

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    112
    02/05/14
    Thank you everyone for your input! I completely understand how this wouldn't be as effective for clans with a higher number of members, and I also understand the idea of allowing your lower tier members to 3 star if they have the chance too. This was just a strategy to get the easiest and maximum amount of stars possible. If your top half cant 3 star a lower base then how would your lower members be able to? It's just a model based on the ranking system of each clan. And in a perfect world every member should be able take on their respective rank and get the maximum amount of stars, but seeing how that's a rare occurrence I made this strategy to eliminate the need to rely on a possibility of stars and instead allow for more definite stars. Everyone has 2 attacks to do so why not play your best for an easier win? It's like sports...why would I play my bench first when I know I have the upper hand with my starters, and if for some reason my starters aren't capable of performing then I'll go ahead and play my bench to keep us in the game.
    Posted 41 months ago

    TDM

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    196
    here
    02/05/14
    As a few people have (correctly) said, the best thing to do imo is go from the bottom upwards.
    Posted 41 months ago

    ClashDre

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    75
    02/05/14
    I love when people use this strategy against us. Basically cuts their team in half and really doesn't give you a chance at more than 50% of the available stars. The bottom of your roster will get zero stars using this method. If your lower level players aren't getting stars against your opponents lower level players, they aren't getting stars at all (unless someone made the mistake of leaving their town hall out). This strategy has not worked against a 35-45 member active clan like us at all.

    A better strategy is to let your lower guys get as many stars from their lower guys as they can. Your upper guys attack in the range of their recommended target that they think they can 3-star for their first attack. Then bigger guys mop up their little guys at the end if there are easy stars left to get, or shoot higher if the little guys are all 3-starred.
    Posted 41 months ago

    MimoBG

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    448
    here
    02/05/14
    The problem of this strategy is that it doesn't utilize the power of the lower level players (not it helps in developing your lower players' skills). What if your #10 player is able to 3-star their #10 and/or #9 for example? If they do so, you higher level players will have more attacks (chances) on the enemy higher level bases. ;)
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    233
    here
    02/05/14
    Additional addendum, probably a good small clan strategy
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    233
    here
    02/05/14
    So, bottom line: eliminate opportunity for your less experienced members, force top players to get 6 stars to have a chance and don't bother trying to hit their top players. I like it.
    Posted 41 months ago

    nimbus.PH

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    58
    here
    02/05/14
    Our strategy is simple, attack you number's counterpart on the opponent clan. For example you are number 1 guy, you should attack the number 1 guy on the opponent.
    Posted 41 months ago

    push2thefelt

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    02/05/14
    @Gannicus
    I think you and I think along the same lines. I haven't divided my clan into 3 like you, but the principles are the same. 24 hours is a long time, and you have to take advantage of it. The lower players have to attack first, the stronger players should play the "wait and see" game. I know it's not all that fun to sit on the sidelines watching all of the action, but strategically it's the best play.
    Posted 41 months ago

    GannicusL

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    7
    here
    02/05/14
    This attack strategy (the line up) may work on 10v10 or on clans that center around an average (all are mostly TH7, with two TH5 and some TH9).

    However, if you are a clan of 35v35 and above or a huge deviation from the lowest player to the highest (my clan our lowest is TH4 and our highest is a nearly maxed out TH8), then this strategy doesn't work, and it isn't fair to all those in your clan.

    A better strategy if you fall into either of the two previously mentioned categories would be as follows:

    Divide the clan up into three factions, lowest, middle and highest.

    Say, for example, you are a 45v45 clan. The lowest 10 members take the opponents lowest 15, and start at the bottom and work their way up. Each time the lowest opponent left has be 3-starred they move up the chain to the next opponent. They continue this process until the lowest 15 have been all 3-starred. Even if there are opponents that have two stars, let the lowest try for that third star. Better that take a base that they can at least achieve one star on and receive war loot than attacking an opponent far too difficult for them and receiving none of the share.

    Once the bottom 15 opponents have all been 3-starred, or all 10 lowest players have attacked, the middle 25 members take their pick of the what's left of the middle section (the middle 20 opponents' bases). If some of the bottom 15 haven't been touched, they can go for the easy 3 stars. But these middle 25 should only attack bases that have no stars. Then if they've reached a situation where no bases are left within their ability level that haven't been touched then they can tackle the bases that have one star or two.

    Finally the last faction, the top 10 players, should clean up. They should attack within the last hours of the war preferably and by doing so can go for any easy bases that haven't been touched so they can get an easy 3-star. Then they should climb the rest of the war map accordingly. As in the 10th best player attack their 10th and 9th best. And each player after them would take what is leftover that hasn't been 3-starred.

    Ideally, this would leave a ladder from the bottom up of 3-stars. But it's easy to understand that these situations don't always occur. Sometimes people aren't available, sometimes it's impossible to coordinate an actual attack strategy. So, for the most part, if you just divide your clan into three fractions, and just remind them that bottom only attacks bottom, middle takes what's left that you can 3-star, and top clean up or only take the top, then your clan wars should be successful. :)
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

    lvl 6: Giant Sideburns
    2,072
    here
    02/05/14
    wizards and dragons are best for defense
    Posted 41 months ago

    push2thefelt

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    02/05/14
    It would be more clear if you described the two clans as clan 'A' and clan 'B'. Example:
    Round 1:
    A5 v B10, A4 v B09, A3 v B08... etc.
    I personally don't agree with this plan though. Everyone in my clan is active, we play 25 v 25. We are very spread out, however. Our Top guy is TH 9 and we still have like 5 TH 5's. We are UNDEFEATED. Yes that means we have 10 wins, soon to be 11 due to the sheer domination. The problem arises when we are up against another clan and they have TH 5s too (it happens almost every war). Am I supposed to have my #15 guy (a high TH 6 or 7) take out that TH 5? I know that I could have one of my TH 5's take care of business, get the easy stars and save multiple attacks for the higher opponents. My TH 5's aren't sweating the loot b/c they can't even hold that much anyway, and the higher TH's get bigger loot bonuses (as it should be).
    Posted 41 months ago

    akels

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    here
    02/05/14
    i see how this can work. nice guide