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Clan War Tips and Tricks

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  • May 04, 2014 (41 months ago)
Ive tried to make this a concise guide to provide new and even some veteran players with a good intro into the realm of Clan Warring. This is by no means a complete guide, as I'm sure will soon be noted in the comments section, which btw are quite welcome.

A> 1st things 1st; If you want to be a warmonger you need to be in an active clan you can count on for 90% participation or you may as well hang up your spurs now cowboy.

B> COMMUNICATION...PLAN your attacks with your members, don't be afraid to ask for advice or suggestions from your clanmates if you're not 100% sure you can zero someone... discuss where traps may be hidden, spell use, troop composition, you name it, there are no dumb questions.

C> This may be hotly disputed but as a general rule, I would advise attacking the hardest opponent you can reasonably assure you can zero and don't attack any target that has already been at least one starred unless that is your only option. Work your way from the bottom to the top, allowing your weakest members to be the first to cherry pick so your big guns can play cleanup if necessary.

D> Place your CC so that your troops cannot easily be drawn out. Defensive war CC troops should be MAX LEVEL types; wiz or dragons with support troops is generally your safe bet, as unchecked they will lay waste to attacking troops of any type.

* Note: CC troops deploy in order of type ie. in order of the housing space they occupy, (ever notice how long it can take for 25-30 single housing space units to deploy?) so having a few barb or archers in your CC can be beneficial in slowing down their deployment and force the attacker to waste extra fodder to make sure they draw out every troop in the CC or suffer the consequences as even a couple of wiz left unchecked can contribute greatly to your defense (Since they move slower than archers, I prefer to have 5 or 6 barbs inside and the rest maxed wiz).

E> If your base has weak defenses in relation to your TH level, make sure your use a DMZ type design to maximize your chances vs hogs and make sure your trap placement is effective; it doesn't cost you anything to re-arm em so make sure they are deployed where they WILL get used (doubled up giant bombs can mean the end of a hog assault)

* NOTE: A DMZ type defense utilizes a ring of non defensive buildings around your heavy weapons as a buffer zone to keep troops that target defenses on the perimeter. These include: Giants, Hogs, Golems and Balloons.

F> The easiest and most effective attack type vs all TH9 and lower defenses is Hogs and plenty of well-timed, well-placed heal spells.

G> In general, the most effective attack types vs TH10 defenses are GOWIPE, GOWIWI and the Dragon/Hog combo.

H> When attacking, the FIRST thing you have to do is draw out and kill the K, Q and CC troops, no exceptions. Use a few hogs to draw them out and isolate them, then a few wiz, barbs and a raged King can usually deal with them.

I> Spell selection is crucial: hogs need to be healed, dragons need to be raged, GO strats need a bit of both or a well timed freeze spell to assist the attack.

J> Units cannot be healed WHILE under fire from Inferno Towers; BUT, the damage CAN be healed once the IT targeting them is has been destroyed or the unit moves out of range of them so don't just write off your units if you see them under Inferno fire, they can often be saved.

I> FYI, the clan loot bonus is calculated by adding up the bonus' from the top two 3 star kills your clan achieves. But remember, you don't get the bonus unless you win the war, concentrate on victory first, the res reward remains as a secondary objective.
    Posted 21 months ago

    gemv3app

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    Posted 34 months ago

    vycax18!smash

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    22/11/14
    not so helpful
    Posted 35 months ago

    blazemaster9210

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    none yet
    10/10/14
    can someone join me? my clan is warrior with the red fire shield.
    Posted 36 months ago

    Always In The Shadow

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    02/10/14
    I found this guide too be great! It really helped.

    Thanks
    Posted 36 months ago

    StickyPancake

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    28/09/14
    I told my clan about this guide and so far we are doing very well in our wars.
    Posted 39 months ago

    Goddess80

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    08/07/14
    Great Guide! My clan has won 25 wars, but it's nice to have something that outlines all the basics. Thanks!
    Posted 40 months ago

    DukeSmellington

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    07/06/14
    Re: Xyro.

    Supercell is aware of Clan Jumping during war and will be fixing code soon to prevent this. I always lock my clan membership and tell my officers to deny all entry requests during war. Worse than donating gobs, a leader from a clan we were at war with joined with us as soon as war was declared, blatantly lied to a co-leader about needing to get Elder temporarily to invite a friend, then booted everyone in the war.

    Need to add to the tips that in addition to full participation in attacks, all clan members must have defense-only war base completely different from original clan base to minimize stars won against you.
    Posted 40 months ago

    JJMan

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    01/06/14
    Hello, your guide is very nice. On the hog strategy, do you think for th8s you could just train about 16 barbs and 12 archers along with 8 wizards to kill the reinforcement troops as well as barb king with cc troops? It is more efficient and you can still deploy 28 hogs...
    Posted 40 months ago

    Durer03

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    none yet
    23/05/14
    in our clan we move up in our recommended at least 2 ,cuz most of us are hog player...:)
    Posted 40 months ago

    CBD

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    21/05/14
    Dragons in the defense cc is a huge mistake. They are easy to lure, easy to kill. Last war we fought the opponent was loaded with dragons. We lured them out and killed them easily. Remember dragons take 20 and thus it empties a cc fast. Thus you don't have to worry if you got them all.

    Clan Red Dwarf, 6-0 in wars. Wrote the first war guide. Mention you saw this if you want to join. 33 members and invite only.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Xyro

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    20/05/14
    Another tip.

    Send one of your clanmates to the other clan and have him donate the clan gobs at the last second. Also, have him tell you the position of their traps via email.
    Posted 40 months ago

    The_Real_Slim_Shady

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    19/05/14
    hi
    Posted 40 months ago

    Tat2dread

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    19/05/14
    Just wanted to say thanx for the guide,as i was writing one for my clan i trolled and saw yours which resounds in my sediments...Sooooo im stealing this one and i dnt have to type it up....LoL..Clash On
    Posted 40 months ago

    Eddie$

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    19/05/14
    I would suggest adding a strat. of lightning spells and dragons for someone with a poor base/gemmed
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    13/05/14
    but if there's a dragon in the cc...
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    13/05/14
    i agree with u cbd: i know that one of my clanmates doesn't even bother to lure, just sends all the hogs, and when the maxed enemy wizards come out, that clanmate simply drops 2 lvl 6 lightning spells on them and kills them all. ive never seen it fail!
    Posted 40 months ago

    hawk7271

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    images
    Posted 40 months ago

    hawk7271

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    sdlol
    Posted 40 months ago

    hawk7271

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    erreer
    Posted 40 months ago

    hawk7271

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    sjte
    Posted 40 months ago

    CaptainJohn

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    11/05/14
    Hey guys, sorry about spamming the message board but join Blue Velvet in clash of clans, we need members. If you donate 300 troops you may get elder. We talk, and we donate. Please join!
    Posted 40 months ago

    Rbw8

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    11/05/14
    This is a very good guide. It's essentially what my clan does. We have a couple techniques that aren't listed but I'm not telling everything ha. If you go by this guide then you'll be good. We beat clans that were overall better than us by simply having more people participate. Were 9-1 and the 1 was from people not playing. We boot those people. If someone says they have something to do ahead of time, we boot them and let them rejoin after the war. Participation is the most important thing. A good CC defense can make all of the difference. I've seen TH10's only 1 star a TH7 bc we loaded his CC with good troops and they didn't take that into consideration. Always lure CC first and wipe them out. Also, there is NO reason a TH 10-9 needs to be taking out TH 7's. Leave those for the little guys. If the little guys don't have anyone to attack then your overkill 3*'s costed the clan a potential 6*s... The top guys should work down and bottom guys work up.
    Posted 41 months ago

    Mohab The Boss

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    09/05/14
    @sval: GOWIPE stands for golem, wizard and pekka while GOWIWI stands for golem, witch wizard. Both of these are highj level town hall attack strategies
    Posted 41 months ago

    Sval

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    07/05/14
    What does GOWIPE and GOWIWI standard for?
    Thanks a lot for this!
    Posted 41 months ago

    DKTurtle51

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    136
    here
    06/05/14
    Loot bonus is dependent on your attacks. Each opponent has an amount of each resource they give you for beating them. It only takes one star to collect the entire bonus if your clan wins the war. Personally, I sandbag. Obviously the entire clan can't do this or it would be very difficult to win any wars. I wait until there are about 2 hours left. If we have the war in hand, I will attack the top 2 villages that I can 1 star. There are usually a couple farmers near the top. A lot of times I can get maximum loot payout with an army on the cheap. If my clan needs the stars I will attack for stars, but if the war is in hand I am out for myself.
    Posted 41 months ago

    KnowYourFacts

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    06/05/14
    Le better hog killer = Two giants bombs next two each other, in a common pathway that hogs will follow c:
    Posted 41 months ago

    Cormwell81

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    06/05/14
    Good guide bro!
    Posted 41 months ago

    CBD

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    06/05/14
    Good guide. Couple of additions:
    1. Have a lightning spell ready to attack cc troops that are very centered. You don't always draw them all out
    2. Have a dragon in your attack cc. Good for clean up and hitting the cc.
    3. Defense: make sure to have spring traps between defenses. Good giant/hog killer. Leave a space don't put a wall
    Posted 41 months ago

    Gandh!

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    06/05/14
    CORRECTION NOTICE*: Thanks to rjblake33 for pointing it out, the war res bonus is calculated individually, for each or your two attacks that you score at least 1 star on you receive the corresponding war bonus listed per defender.
    Posted 41 months ago

    ds123-123dur

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    06/05/14
    really nice guide bro!
    Posted 41 months ago

    chintan619

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    06/05/14
    nice guide gandh!
    Posted 41 months ago

    rjblake33

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    05/05/14
    I thought the clan loot bonus depended on how much you got by yourself, not distributed evenly throughout the clan
    Posted 41 months ago

    Pureness

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    05/05/14
    Thanks This Sure Will Help. I Am A Leader Of A New Clan And Looking For A Clan Wars Strategy And I Just Found One Thanks Alot! The Clan Is: Dark Creation And The Leader Is Zak If Your Interested!

    Thanks Alot Gandh!