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Attack Strategies [TH7+]

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  • May 12, 2014 (43 months ago)
Hey there, this is my first guide so please comment if you like it and if you want me to make more! This guide is about attack strategies for people who house 200 army camp space. I will write and categorise 4 strategies that work for me a lot and that I would recommend to other clashers who haven't yet used them.

Contents:
1. Trophy pushing
Balloonion Strategy
2. Farming
Archers Strategy
3. Trophy Pushing + Farming
GOBARCH Strategy
4. None
Mass Healing Strategy

1. Trophy Pushing- Balloonion Strategy
x32 Balloons
x20 Minions
x2 Rage Spells
x1 Healing Spell
This by far is my most favourite strategy of them all. This is so helpful because you don't have your troops trying to break through walls and getting shot down whilst this is happening. You can change the amount of troops you have too, it doesn't really matter at all.

Finding The Perfect Base:
For this strategy it will most likely take a while to find the perfect base. You need to make sure that there aren't too many air defenses that can easily defeat your balloons and minions. So if you come by a base with a lot of loot and you think you can win, check out the air defenses first, if there are highly upgraded and are covering most of the base and are well centralised, you are likely to lose because they can shoot your balloons down too easily. Once you've found the right base, you now need to plan your attack...

How To Attack:
Now you have prepared your army and now you want to attack. You might go through about 50 bases before you find the perfect one (trust me, I do too) or maybe just a few. Now you have found the base that you have wanted, lets start attacking, shall we? First off you need to deploy 1 minion at the Clan Castle to see if there's any troops inside, if there is, put enough minions there to kill them. Another helpful tip to kill CC Troops is to lead them away from defenses so your minions don't get shot down and you have to keep placing more down, then you will lose your minions. Anyway, if they have a hero (that is not sleeping of course) do the same thing as you did with the CC Troops and lure him away from defenses. Now it's time to let out the balloons, as you have read above you should make sure there aren't too many Air Defenses around otherwise your balloons will get shot down easily. Anyway, put your balloons down to make sure you can take out most of the Air Defenses and other nasty towers that can destroy your balloons easily. You should use your rage spells when you get to an air defense so the balloons take it out quicker and put down the healing spell if you get hit by an air bomb or if you are taking mega damage from a wizard tower. By this time your balloons should be finishing the other defenses and you should have a few minions left over. Now you deploy them so they can get some outside buildings and also get the leftover buildings inside the walls e.g. town hall, storages etc. The attack is nearly over and you should've by now destroyed most of the base. If your balloons die and you have minions leftover, make sure you destroy the most important buildings, not try to defeat the leftover defenses with your minions because they can not take too much damage.

Wrap-Up:
This is an extremely helpful strategy (in my opinion) and I recommend this too trophy pushers. At the same time you can get a lot of loot if you destroy the base and this strategy works. This can cost quite a bit of elixir and dark elixir so that is why I am not recommending it to farmers. Please read on if you would like to see more strategies ;).

2. Farming Strategy- Archers Strategy
x200 Archers
(No spells)
This is a good strategy that I have used a lot. People used to get a lot of archers and look for farmers to trophy push, but due to the new clan wars update, barely anyone is farming. So archers are now only good for farming (in my opinion). Why are they good for farming you may ask? Well because they can get easy loot by simply destroying collectors that are full. Also, if you do not like having 200 Archers, put some Barbarians in, e.g. 100 Archers and 100 Barbarians. Anyway, please read on if you are interested.

Finding The Perfect Base:
Now finding the perfect base will take a while with this strategy. You need to find inactive players who have their collectors full. You want to attack full collectors rather than full storages because you get more loot out of collectors, and also most storages would be heavily protected and more centralised. So look for an inactive player who has almost all of their loot in their collectors so you can get big loot!

How To Attack:
Now, you are ready to attack, but how are you going to do it? Well it is all quite simple, attack the collectors. Deploy your archers where they can attack the collectors, if the defenses are in range, you will have to put a few archers down so you can destroy the collectors. This will take a while so keep deploying archers to make sure you destroy the collectors. When they are all gone, and you have about 100 archers remaining, you can choose to end the battle and lose trophies, or deploy a few more to get %50 and not lose them. Now you have ended the battle with a lot of loot and (if got %50 or the town hall) will get some trophies too.

Wrap-Up:
This is an effective strategy because you can get a lot of loot and the army doesn't cost much at all. I have used this strategy before and it worked very well, I was showing my clan mates all my 200k+ raids with this strategy so I would recommend farmers to use it too! It's good for rushed town halls so the person can get some good loot and can upgrade all the buildings etc., then they can easily get back to the top!

Trophy Pushing + Farming- GOBARCH Strategy
x50 Goblins
x80 Barbarians
x70 Archers
(No spells)
This is a good strategy for people who would like to get a lot of resources and at the same time, trophies. This one is very similar to the Farming Strategy because you do the same thing, except this time, you try to destroy as much buildings as possible.

Finding The Perfect Base:
So you need to find a base with full collectors because you want a lot of loot, but you also want the base to have a lot of buildings on the outside, e.g. Barracks, army camps etc. You would want most of the buildings outside because you can get an easy 50%.

How To Attack:
Now you are all set to go, and you have found the right base, it is time to attack. Now, you attack the collectors first because that holds the loot. You deploy barbarians as meat shields where the collectors are and put archers behind them, but not too many because they will be saved for later. Now, if the barbarians and archers die, deploy a couple more, than put a few goblins down to finish the collectors off. Ok, now you have destroyed the collectors, but you want trophies too, so you put your remaining troops where there are buildings that they can destroy, e.g. Barracks, spell factory etc. We saved most of the archers before because we also want them to destroy these buildings and, hopefully, they will be out of reach. Once you have got %50 you finally finish the attack, with good loot, and a few trophies!

Wrap-Up:
This is a strategy that will easily clean out the collectors if you deploy the right troops at the right time.I have seen people use this strategy in clan wars too, and they didn't even go inside their opponents walls, but they got 2 stars! I would recommend this strategy for people who want loot, as well as trophies too.

None- Mass Healing Strategy
x18 Giants
x2 Healers
x2 Dragons
x52 Archers
x3 Healing Spells
This is a really good strategy to use, it is called the mass healing strategy because it has 2 Healers, and also 3 healing spells. This means the giants will be very hard to kill. The archers are optional, you can just change the around however you like. The reason why it says "None" above is because it isn't a farming strategy nor a trophy pushing strategy. This is because this army costs a lot, and it doesn't get you too many trophies either. If you want trophies or loot, I wouldn't recommend this, but if you want to attack for the fun of it, read on!

Finding The Perfect Base:
Now for this strategy I would recommend that you should find a base with a lot of loot because this army costs a lot of elixir. Now, you want to find people with their air defenses on the outskirts of the base, so your giants can get there easily, (read below for details). Although, there isn't much else you want to look for, just some loot basically to pay-off all the spent elixir.

How To Attack:
Now you are ready, it is time to attack the opponent. First off you place your giants where you can destroy an air defense on the outskirts, once your giants are trying to break through the wall, and they're taking splash damage from mortars and wizard towers, place a healing spell. After the air defense is destroyed, place the healers down. Now the giants will destroy most of the defenses, so place your archers on the outside buildings. You do this because we don't want the dragons getting drawn to the non important buildings, we want them to go straight for the storages and town hall. If your healers die, (most likely from the other air defense[s]) Just place your healing spells to keep healing the giants until they destroy the rest of the defenses. Now the archers have destroyed nearly all the outside buildings and the dragons have destroyed the town hall and storages inside. So now you wait for the battle to end!

Wrap-Up:
This works really well for me when I use this strategy, it would be really hard to destroy the giants when they keep on getting healed constantly. Only a smart player could defend from the giants by putting spring traps in the right place where you can lose giants, so watch out for these. I would recommend this strategy too if you don't farm or don't trophy push, because it works really well for me!

Good-bye, for now...:
Well I hoped you enjoyed this guide, and I apologise for it being soo long but I put the contents there so you can quickly skip to the strategy you want, e.g. Farming Strategy, Trophy Pushing Strategy etc. I know that heaps of people use some of these strategies but I did not copy them at all, I just have used these strategies before and was very successful so I wanted to give you guys a shout-out :)! Anyway please tell me if you want me to make another guide and please, comment on your opinion!! Peace, ~Bode


    Posted 23 months ago

    gemv3app

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    Posted 40 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    My favourite TH7 base
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    The Goblins are too finish the collectors/mines up if they Barbarians and Archers haven't, and also they can be used like Barbarians if you want, your choice.
    Posted 42 months ago

    CoC Steveteran

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    Other than that, awesome guide man!
    Posted 42 months ago

    CoC Steveteran

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    if you use the barbarians/archers to take out the collectors, then what do you use the goblins for? The Goblins should be used to get the collectors/mines. then the barbarians and archers can get the other outside buildings to get the 50%.
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Thanks for the comment and the base! Well, about your strategy, I just made a guide about my favourite strategy in clan wars (not sure if it will be approved). It consists of 10 Dragons and 2 rage spells and 1 Healing Spell. When I started using it I haven't got less than 3 stars, and I have been using it for over a month! If my guide gets approved, please check it out if you're interested! ~Bode
    Posted 42 months ago

    ep1cduck

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    this is my favorite clan wars base
    Posted 42 months ago

    ep1cduck

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    i normally farm and i use three barracks filled with goblins and one with archers in case i find a farmer and i get loot quickly around 1250-1450 and then i use 6 dragons, 10 wizards, and 8 balloons and 2 rage spells and 1 healing spell in can wars, it usually works but is very expensive
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Thanks a lot Blitzerlex! And KIKZ, please do not advertise on the guides.
    Posted 42 months ago

    KIKZ

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    Join My Clan "TheDangerArmy" For Amazing Donations......
    Posted 42 months ago

    Blitzerlex

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    it worked for me...thx.....now i get like an average of 400,000 loot per attack and 7 trophies...thx again :)
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    It works for me, what level are your troops?
    Posted 42 months ago

    Raiderx_11

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    I like the ballonion strategy, it works. But the healer one only gets me 1 star, I want 3 stars. And the other too don't really work.
    Posted 42 months ago

    Casick

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    This almost easy
    Posted 42 months ago

    the jag village

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    Ur sucks


    Suicud!,,,
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    No, because Goblins can be taken down easily so you need to use Barbarians as a meat shield and the Archers to help take out the collectors or get the quick 50%.
    Posted 42 months ago

    CoC Steveteran

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    Shouldn't all of the goblins be used for the collectors and mines for the "Trophy Pushing Farming" strategy? Because once the collectors are destroyed, the rest of the goblins will be useless unless it is a trophy base. Just a thought ;)
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    It takes a long period of time to train all the troops, that is why I put it on non-pushing because you would have to wait for a while.
    Posted 42 months ago

    akels

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    i disagree with mass healing having none. I have gotten to crystal with that strategy
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Thanks 40Seven ;) It also works well for me.
    Posted 42 months ago

    40Seven

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    I use the Farming/Archers strategy ALL THE TIME. Its is a great strategy for looting and I tell everyone in my clan the same thing about full collectors and mines. If you find the right base you can pull off big steals. I usually get 200k (each) raids and a couple of times a week I can find a 350-400k(each) raid. I may try out the other strategies soon. Personally, I love this guide. Keep Clashing!
    Posted 42 months ago

    username taken

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    I have a town hall level 8 and this still worked well
    Posted 42 months ago

    Deadly Matter

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    I dont have Rage Spells
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Yeah they are unfortunately :/
    Posted 42 months ago

    blah3

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    and i think healing and rage spells go better with miniball because balloons are really EXTREMELY slow
    Posted 42 months ago

    blah3

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    captain piggy i haven't made any guides yet
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Thanks for the comment ;) I may try it out!
    Posted 42 months ago

    Blsater

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    for farming i would recommend 100 Gobs 16 barbs 10 WBs and 64 archers (optional 2 healing and 1 rage spells) (and all my troops are lvl 5 except WBs and i am silver 1 - golden 3)

    u would forget abt ur strategy if u try this one

    its how i roll, and i could show u many 300k attacks (and by that i mean 300k gold and 300k elixer)

    and when i focused on DE i managed to get 4k DE in 6 attacks last morning for the BK lol

    u should avoid bases with lvl 7 mortars and ones who has a lvl 6 mortar with a wizard tower next to ur target, this would be ur limit

    other than that if anyone has his collectors full or has all his storages in one place with 3 or less layers of walls, that will be ur target thou make sure that u do not let ur WBs get caught by the mortars or cannons. and then the next step would be to thank me and the one who taught me this strategy thou he is not registered here i think.
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Thanks a lot lord of bacon! ;)
    Posted 42 months ago

    lord of bacon

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    For farming i use 100 archers and 100 goblins because it is less risky as the collectors go down faster although its harder to come out winning a battle afterwards! As well its a fair amount cheaper if you are farming for elixir
    Posted 42 months ago

    lord of bacon

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    I love this guide GodofSwag and hope you continue to make more as this is very thoroughly thought out and put together well. Clash on!
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Yeah I used 3 lightning spells too JH34D but decided to use healing spells and rage spells.
    Posted 42 months ago

    Endie

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    I use 21 Giants 2 Healers 1 Wallbreaker 17 Barbs and archers and 4 wizards
    Posted 42 months ago

    JH34D

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    I prefer using lightning strikes with Balloonions. I think being capable of getting rid of clan castle troops in one blow is quite great, and if they're not in there or you've taken enough troops to take them out, 3 will take down an air defense, which is Balloonions worst enemy ;-)
    Posted 42 months ago

    ardal

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    GodOfSwag im gonna upgrade balloons...sounds good
    Posted 42 months ago

    ardal

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    ?
    Posted 42 months ago

    ardal

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    what the jake1992
    Posted 42 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Ok cbaer19er ;) But this guide isn't about TH7, it's for people who have 200 army camp space.
    Posted 42 months ago

    cbaer19er

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    for TH 7 i use 17 giants 10 wizards 1 healer 5 wallbreakers 21 archers 2 healing spells and one rage spell. i go for 3 stars and i succeed most of the time and get 200k wins for elixir and gold. i basically break down as many walls as i can and send the giants to the middle of their base to attack their defenses while all my other guys put in work everywhere else. its definitely a really good strategy for farming and trophies. give it a try
    Posted 42 months ago

    AttackinDef

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    I don't use those strategies. I use my own strategy for a th7. My strategy is 18 wizards 18 goblins 3 wall breakers 14 giants 1 healer
    Posted 43 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    There are still inactives around, I see a lot, some of you must be in a bad trophy range?
    Posted 43 months ago

    CaptainPIGGY04

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    blah what is one of your guide names?
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    ive started to have a harder time, so i moved up to farm in crystal and voila! i find inactives again :)
    Posted 43 months ago

    Dumas are beast

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    Not sure about you guys, but ever since clan wars i have had an extreme difficulty in finding inactive players. Before the update i could find a base with full collectors in a few minutes; however, now i am lucky to find one in the span of 20 minutes.
    Posted 43 months ago

    Snoddles

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    For the all archer attack i have tried it before and it was ok. It if the wizard towers or mortars are in range they destroy the archers so i prefer to use 8-10 giants 7 wall breakers and 20 or so barbs with 20 or so gobs and the rest archers. The giants take out the mortar or wizard tower and the barbs and heroes as back up then put gobs in to get resources and then archers to get a few stars and the rest of the loot I find this far better it is my main strategy for getting elixir
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    ?
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    but will use miniball for sure when i get lvl 6 balloons
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    i like hogs or GiWiPe better :)
    Posted 43 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, and I use the Balloonion strategy a lot and even in clan wars too, and it always works for me and I get mega loot, not sure why some of you don't...
    Posted 43 months ago

    Whazup?!

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    Awesome!
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    and btw, the way miniball works is 1. u lure cc and archer queen (bk doesn't matter) and kill them. 2. u send in balloons AND minions behind them as backup, NOT for cleanup. 3. u use ur heroes for cleanup. At least thats how i do it...☺
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    i agree with u jvk, and also three spells doesn't cut it for miniball
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    even with lvl 5 balloons and lvl 3 minions i had a hard time getting loot: you really should wait until u have lvl 6 balloons at the very least and four spells before trying miniball
    Posted 43 months ago

    blah3

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    uhh...miniball sucks with lvl 4 balloons and lvl 2 minions...
    Posted 43 months ago

    jvk1996

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    Honestly, I feel this guide is coming from someone who hasn't tried all of these strategies enough to truly make a guide on them, especially the balloonion strategy. It doesn't truly become effective until Town Hall 9 when you get level 6 balloons. It can be effective at town hall 8 with level 5 balloons just if you're trying to learn it and try it out on smaller bases for practice before you hit the big leagues trying to trophy push but other than that
    the balloons are mostly toast until level 6.
    Posted 43 months ago

    jvk1996

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    Your "none mass healing" strategy is actually a very effective push strategy; I know because i use it for trophy pushing. The giants are very tough to kill with the healers and heal spells. the wallbreakers get you in. The dragons will do massive damage for you while the archers will back the giants and clear out any outer buildings. The GOBARCH is more a farming strategy that will pick you up a few trophies so you can stay in that range. I've seen people farm and push with the all archer and barch strategy because it'll easily get you 50% and you'll almost always profit because it's inexpensive. If you're like me you use the swarm tactic with the barbs in barch to get into the base for any storages that are farther outside.
    Posted 43 months ago

    L0N3_W01F

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    As for me, I push using 8 Giants, 4 WBs, 30 Minions and Archers (the rest), using Lightning Spells. It is extremely useful when u meet an opponent with full collectors or even storages, as those 6* Giants are really mighty, being accompanied by Heroes. (yep, I'm a middle TH9)
    Posted 43 months ago

    nimbus.PH

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    I don't know why a lot of people make guides and bases here who obviously lack knowledge. Everything stated here were included in the guides before so there is no reason in repeating them.