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How To Reach The Top

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  • May 07, 2014 (41 months ago)
Hello guys, if you have upgraded your town hall too fast and now you regret doing that, dont worry, you can still get back to the top of the people that have the same town hall level as you do, let me tell you some ways to do it:

- You can always gather resources or upgrade your mines, but lets say you have very bad level mines and do not have the patience to upgrade them to the top, but dont worry, you can still gather resources. If you are real bad at gathering resources, dont worry just hunt a little until you get to a league that you are comfortable at, then start the simple archer, goblin and wallbreaker attack to get those resources.

- Let me say that most people are more interested in hunting than in farming, because with hunting comes challenge. Lets say that you are one of those kind of people that like hunting, well you have to sacrifice some trophies to get stronger. Start hunting to a league that almost everyone is in a higher level than you, like crystal league (if you still arent there). After you do that start farming and attack with an archer goblin or archer goblin wallbreaker troop combo and well lose trophies! Try setting a limit for yourself like only attacking people with higher than 200k gold and 200k elixirs and 1000 dark elixir (optional). Keep on doing this until you reach gold III then start hunting then farming again and again and again and continue even more until you get to your ideal level everything.

- If you are at a town hall level higher than town hall level 7, with a dark elixir storage and are struggling to get the barb king or archer queen, either go to a higher league like crystal or master or go down to between 0-400 trophies, Ive done that and tried both and now have a barb king and a lot of dark elixir left to spend.

- Set yourself priorities to upgrade, here is how I like it to be:

Gold Elixir
1. Mortar 1. Camps
2. Wiz tower 2. Barracks
3. Air defense 3. Dark barracks
4. Cannons 4. Laboratory
5. Archer tower 5. Spell factory
6. Hidden tesla 6. Troops & spells
7. Other traps 7. Storage
8. Walls 8. Mines
9. Rest 9. Rest


- Upgrade the troops you need for farming and hunting first then the other troops, because barely anybody uses Valkyrie or P.E.K.K.A in their attack, that is why I like to upgrade them last. I upgrade first archers then goblins then giants then barbs then wallbreakers then hogs then minions and then the rest which I dont really use much.

If you need tips, these are two good tips:


- Use only lightning spells in your attacks, because they can disarm mortars and steal unreachable dark elixir and maybe with a few disarm an air defense. Not many people know how to use the lightning spell for destroying defenses or gaining resources, most people just throw a few on a mortar or air defense and start nagging why the building next to it wasnt destroyed; the way to use the lightning spell at higher levels is to throw one lightning spell between mortar and air defense or some two other defensive buildings then drop the next and the next and so on. Some pro players use the lightning spell to take out the last 1 or 2 percent of a guys base, for example Ive attacked a guy and got 49 percent and lost all troops but still have a couple of lightning spells so I go destroy a low hitpoint building and have the other ones on recourse buildings or save them for the next attack or attacks.

- You should always watch out for four things when you are attacking a base:

1. Mortars: this is obvious because anyone with a town hall lower than level 9 protect them as their best defense, because of their great splash damage

2. Wizard towers: this is mostly because of their great damage per second and splash damage and because they can attack flying units too with splash damage.

3. Air defense: I seriously dont need to discuss this cause you all know that no body wants their hard made dragon, healer or balloon get destroyed or have a ruined giant healer attack strategy.

4. Trap places: well we cannot control our troops when they are in the battlefield but we can always watch out for traps that can get us when we place a troop. If you are sniping town halls to reach a certain league, first place one troop to disarm the traps and then the rest.



If you need to know what not to do, these are two things you shouldnt do:


- Many people at lower levels think that the way of attacking with only gobs is true farming, WRONG. Gobs are just things that you can use to get the last part of loot that you couldnt get or the thing that you use to destroy a base faster or you can have a combo which requires goblins to be in it, for example I have 200 space and I attack with 95 archers and 95 goblins and 5 wallbreakers. This is how my attack works: first I place an archer for every building which defensive buildings cant reach, then I place one archer for every gold mine and every elixir collector and every dark elixir drill until a defensive building hits it then have another one to replace it and the replacement must be fast so that slow defenses such as mortars cannot hit them with the next shot, then when Im out of archers I will deploy 2 or 3 goblins for every mine and collector and drill then replace it fast, now I most probably have about 30-50 goblins left, if I have less I end battle but if in this range or higher, I will have the wallbreakers deliver the bomb and then do this one wallbreaker at a time, when a hole in the walls up to the storages have opened, place 10 goblins at a time until you get the loot in the storages and then we are done with our attack.


- Never stop yourself from requesting when you can do it. The best things to request for if you want to attack are wizards and archers and witches and then flying units. Wizards can dish out very high damage if they are in high levels, witches can spawn skeletons and can form an army all by themselves but I prefer to use them when there are no defenses around and then comes the archers, lets face it, archers are some of our favorite things to request for because they can attack from a range or can finish the last 5% of a base, flying units are good too, so you can place them when you have destroyed the nearest or all air defenses. I would prefer witch, wizard, archer, dragon, wallbreaker , minions and valkyrie for being in my clan castle. A well-placed clan castle can have archers come out of it and hide behind walls and shoot, same with wizards. Wouldnt you love it if your army could defend your base from an enemy attack, well thats what the witch is for, being able to summon many skeletons that can form a powerful army by themselves. With no doubt not many people use wizards in their attacks except in high levels, so a dragon can always ruin a persons attack, since archers have lower hitpoints than many other things, they can be easily taken out by a dragon. Wallbreakers can sneak into an army with their high speed then destroy it with an explosion. Minions dont take mush space but have pretty good damage, so you can have lots of them in your clan castle and destroy an army. A well-hidden Valkyrie within a lot of barbs can easily wipe out a fourth of a pretty good army.

If you need to know how to defend for strong troops, these are some ways to do it:

- Ive seen one thing that everyone is worried about, hog defense. It is actually quite simple for defending against hogs, this is the way to do it: think of your base as three parts 1. The center of the base including town hall 2. The mid part which the cannons and archer towers are 3. The outer part which the barracks and other useless stuff are on. The way to build your base is to recognize that when a hog rider destroys a building, it isnt on the building, it is next to it. Have the part 1 of your base farther to the part 2 than part 3, so that when the hogs are done with the defenses, they go to destroy the outside of a base and not the inside, so that you might save one star and the time will probably end since the combined hitpoints of all buildings on the part 3 of your base will be too much and the hogs wouldnt be able to destroy them.

- Dragons are pretty simple to defend for to be honest with you, you just have to have air defenses on part 1 of your base and archer towers on part 2 of your base and anti-air traps on part 3 of your base. As simple as that.

- P.E.K.K.A is to be honest with you, one of the toughest things to defend for, but since they only attack you with these at high levels, you dont have to worry about them but this is the way to do it: have your inferno towers on part 1 of your base and your hidden teslas on mid part 2 of your base, giant bombs actually take a lot out of them, so place some of them in parts 1 and 2.

- Golems are pretty simple to deal with, since they dont have any special powers except turning into golemites, but its still simple. Have your base as you normally have it; stronger defenses on part 1 and other ones on part 2 and you just have to upgrade them.

- Witches are some waste of dark elixir, since 250 dark elixir can be flown away with a simple giant bomb or spring trap or one hit from a high level cannon or archer tower, so the only thing that I can say is for you to upgrade your traps and defenses, thats it.

If you need a troop combination that you can three star everybody in clan wars, here is an idea:

This is a troop combination I prefer to use when there are clan wars going on with 200 spaces:

20 minions
15 wizards
18 giants
5 wallbreakers
3 lightning spells
Clan castle troops: preferably wizard, witch or dragon
Barbarian king

This is how it works:

1. I place down one minion near the clan castle to see if troops come out or not

2. If there are troops that can hit flying units, I place down two wizards and then the barb king, if not, I keep on placing minions.

3. If there is a barbarian king I place down the clan castle troops if not witch or dragon, then place down minions to kill barb king.

4. I place 4 giants for distraction then as many wallbreakers as needed to get into the base.

5. I place all the giants to clear out the near defenses then I place all wizards and all minions and clan castle troops if I havent yet used them.

6. I watch myself getting three stars on the base

*Lightning spells should be used to take out mortars or clan castle troops.

If you need a troop combination to get tons of loot, here is the one I prefer:

This is one of the best troop combinations for farming that I have used to this day and I am still using. This is the troop combination:

90 archers: these are for hitting out of range buildings and mines and collectors and maybe even drills (if the guy is super dumb).

90 goblins: these guys go straightly for resources so I can deploy them to either get the storages or maybe the mines when the archers are out.

5 wallbreakers: I dont know why many people do not know the value of these guys, they can open path to inside mines and collectors and drills and to storages and they can save up to a minute in your attacking time.

This is how the combination works:

1. At first you deploy the archers one for every mine and collector and drill.

2. Then if the defenses could hit the archers, deploy one archer again for each mine to find the blind spot.

3. If the archers keep on getting hit on and on, just put one and wait for the mortar to shoot it then place another one so quickly that the mortar should still cool down. Save 10 archers for the end.

4. If the archers have all been destroyed, place a couple of goblins for every mine and collector and drill (usually between 2-8).

5. When the mines, collectors and drills are all destroyed, place a wallbreaker. Most probably a defensive building would hit it, so place 3-4 gobs then a wallbreaker so the turrets will be attacking the goblins instead.

6. Try to only break walls that are closest to the storage section to both save time and troops.

7. If the path is opened to the storages, place 5-10 goblins at a time to get them and repeat.

8. If you have a high percentage and you might win, deploy the 10 archers to destroy some barracks or some camps or builder huts, or you can save them for next battle.

* It is preferred that you train as many lightning spells or rage spells as you can so you can steal some of the unreachable loot or maybe a mortar or any other defense.

Try to find some good loot even if it means pressing next a 100 times (doesnt usually happen).



- Enjoy the game!!!

Hope you liked my guide, please comment on it and let me know what you think should be added or should be taken out. I spent a lot of time making this (I actually type pretty slowly LOL). Join our clan young volcanoes, hope this guide helps and enjoy the game play.

MehranJ
    Posted 21 months ago

    gemv3app

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    Posted 39 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Thanks
    Posted 39 months ago

    maxstampy

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    GOOD GUIDE !
    Posted 39 months ago

    mehranJ

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    please
    Posted 39 months ago

    mehranJ

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    btw my new clan is named the star 3, you can go in young volcanoes and swear as much as you can cause this clan was rubbish but first plz tell them that i (mehranJ) sent you and then tell ashton (if you see him) that mehranJ is loyal to that clan but then join the clan named the star 3
    Posted 39 months ago

    ClanCrusher248

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    This was very good advice thank you very much it it ok if I join your clan im a gold 2 and yet again thank you very much for this very good advice. THX
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

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    thanks person that i dont know
    Posted 40 months ago

    Bbkk

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    Hi mehran your guide is one of the best and i like it i get it its not knowledgable because if the lower accounts so they understand!!!😜😉😘😘😊😊
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

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    you are all very welcome and ill do a guide on CREATING A BASE after school finishes and for all of you that have finished school, CONGRATULATIONS.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Vmarie5

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    Awesome! Thanks for providing everyone including myself with all of this great info, tips and advice! Thanks a lot!
    Posted 40 months ago

    X_Thad_X

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    i like it it helps me
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

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    30k views thx guys
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

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    This isnt a lack of knowledge it is in a way that the weaker people would understand
    Posted 40 months ago

    Scorch 101

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    i mainly agree with the goblin and archer combo it really works and im a th 8. thx and check out my th 8 "The Vault"
    Posted 40 months ago

    Zelrock4

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    This is not a good guide. Your lack of knowledge of the game is evident.
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Ok
    Posted 40 months ago

    masterzxgamers

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    i mean im farmer
    Posted 40 months ago

    masterzxgamers

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    thx al ot but sorry im armers
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Guys the guide says: how to reach the top and not how to stay on the top and secondly that is a. Very expensive combo you know and time taking while this takes an hour to finish
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

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    that is true fortysixntwo...i got GoWiPed, and the Golem distracts my defenses for a long time while the wizards and pekkas just wreck.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Fortysixntwo

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    This guide is pretty junky, and only people that are bad at the game think it is "good." Your upgrades are out of order, your assessment of higher level troops makes me think you ahve never used them. "Golems are easy" hahaha.
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Dont spam my guide
    Posted 41 months ago

    blah3

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    rate and comment on my plans pls guys :)
    Posted 41 months ago

    blah3

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    k thnx
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Stay in crystal, this was for the people who dont really have much trophies to lose, and crystal, thats cool maybe we can team up in summer. You can find about 1400 DE at no league
    Posted 41 months ago

    blah3

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    how much de do you find in a "no league" raid? cuz i find around 2000 up here in crystal 2. so should i stay at crystal 2 or drop to no league?
    Posted 41 months ago

    blah3

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    nice guide btw
    Posted 41 months ago

    blah3

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    the dark elixir storage has too much hit points
    Posted 41 months ago

    blah3

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    Lightning spelling de storages is usually a fail
    Posted 41 months ago

    master3547

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    goblins are best if u are only going for the pumps so that makes farming a lot faster than going for the storages
    Posted 41 months ago

    master3547

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    yes, lightning spell all the DE!!!!!!
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    its named "for somebody"
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    im actually not in a clan right now, i got kicked for no reason even though i was pretty loyal, you can join a clan im gonna make in summer or early june named ''total perfection'' but ill tell you guys later when it is built and im gonna start making a plan for you
    Posted 41 months ago

    Maka

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    MehranJ, that's an awesome guide you got. It may be big but it is extremely handy for the lower level users. I was wondering - What clan are you in atm? I'm at TH 8, LvL 82. I'm kinda clan less at the moment and I'd like to join you (: Also could you please make a TH 8 farming base please? I've tried so much on them and can never make a decent one. Thanks a lot mate your guide is very high quality. Just please tell me what clan you're in... Thanks mate - Maka
    Posted 41 months ago

    Sal.

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    also can you guys rate my plans
    Posted 41 months ago

    Sal.

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    nice guide btw
    Posted 41 months ago

    Sal.

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    4 drags rest wiz :P
    Posted 41 months ago

    Sal.

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    im level 97 and I like using expensive armys against weak ppl
    Posted 41 months ago

    Sal.

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    hi lol
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    well thats one person that agrees with me
    Posted 41 months ago

    crunchytaco442

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    Yeah, I dropped to no league once and saw a whole bunch of DE. Though, I was at a much lower level than i am now.
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    This is the most frequently asked question but trust me this is the reason that many people place one archer and surrender. There are tons of DE there, i promise, it wont be bad
    Posted 41 months ago

    LOAU

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    How can you find DE in 0-400 trophies?!?! the best place to find DE is in Crystal. Anyways, awesome guide. It really helped me alot
    Posted 41 months ago

    LOAU

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    لؤي العراقي
    Posted 41 months ago

    LOAU

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    How To Reach The Top
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Thanks
    Posted 41 months ago

    aston11

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    awesome guide
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Im gonna make a guide on th10 pretty soon too, actually on every TH level, comes out in june actually, sorry guys ive got exams
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    a lot of farmers are in that place, I tried it with my lab rat (weaker account).
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    EJM are you hunting or farming?
    Posted 41 months ago

    ThEbOyInBoUNtYHunTER

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    and I just wanna know does farming for DE work at 0-400 trophies?
    Posted 41 months ago

    ThEbOyInBoUNtYHunTER

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    I love the guide mehran but u focused a lot on th 7-8-9 I am th 10 so what u do here???lol


    join my clan, TheBeerShop :)
    Posted 41 months ago

    EJM

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    Great guide! Think you could tell us about a TH6 attack with 135 housing space? I'd appreciate it!
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    Yeh maybe
    Posted 41 months ago

    Clash my Clan

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    lab should be the first thing u upgrade with elixir, this allows u to upgrade ur troops earlier
    Posted 41 months ago

    PEKKA1000

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    im regretting badly upgrading my town hall to level eight except now i have pekkas
    Posted 41 months ago

    ken.barr 74

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    thanks for the help now I know what to do
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    bad grammar and too long, im a town hall level 9 at level 98 and i told you guys everything i know at beginner skills, thanks a lot
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    no
    Posted 41 months ago

    WizardAx1

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    Meranj you should switch mortar with Dark Elixir Storage
    Posted 41 months ago

    WizardAx1

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    Way to long and bad grammar and it just needs some work
    Also check out some of my bases
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    CAN EVERYONE GO TO MY CLAN ''YOUNG VOLCANOES'' AND SAY SOMETHING VERY VERY BAD TO OUR LEADER ASHTON PLEASE, HE KICKED ME FOR NO REASON
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    i dont know, i prefer cannons because they can hit one unit more exact
    Posted 41 months ago

    Co0lestcat

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    This is a very big guide the way i would upgrade though is archer towers be4 cannons cuz they can attack air and I'd do lab then spell factory first
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    this is a base for every town hall seveners:
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    should I make a guide about how to create a succesful base design, its gonna be better than all the other ones
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    a lot of farmers are in that range, that is why many people place an archer or another troop then surrender, to reacha low league, btw my weaker account is there and i see tons of DE there, too bad i dont have the storage for it :-(
    Posted 41 months ago

    Cole73

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    awesome guide. thanks alot
    Posted 41 months ago

    Baby Draggy

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    How can you find DE in 0-400 trophies?!?! the best place to find DE is in Crystal. Anyways, awesome guide. It really helped me alot
    Posted 41 months ago

    mehranJ

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    thanks cheezeknight
    Posted 41 months ago

    CheezeKnight

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    I thought the guide was great, even though it wasn't the greatest help to me. I like to use a similar strategy when farming with barbarians, archers, goblins and usually wallbreakers. I usually deploy a single barbarian to check the clan castle, then place barbarians all around collectors, mines, and other buildings that may be outside, then place archers behind them. Usually, if the base has higher or closer defenses, by the time I get to the archer placement, most of the barbarians are dead. I continue to deploy periodic barbarians and archers (though I haven't mastered efficiency with using them yet), and goblins to help get more loot from collectors or storages. If their is a significant amount of loot within a base, I usually attempt to throw a few wallbreakers at walls near it. After that, I deploy some barbarians to be a initial force within the base and to take out defenses, some archers to support them, and small group of goblins and maybe a few more wallbreakers If i find it necessary. I typically get a guaranteed 50% on lower bases, and easily can steal 100,000 gold and elixer from them. My current farming range that I prefer is 1,125-1,200. I have found it working pretty well, and get tons of loot from it. I recommend not using this strategy on heavier defended bases with high level walls and defenses, since it usually fails without even getting a 40% (depending on design, wall level and defense level).