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Th8 trophy hunting: Balloonian

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  • May 22, 2014 (40 months ago)
Hello fellow clashers! I have made a very effective trophy hunting strategy for all you Th8's. This strategy is the balloon minion attack (Or the "Balloonian"). This attack strategy is very likely to get you to at least 2 stars and it works very well from th7 all the way to th10.

Just follow the steps below:

STEP 1: ARMY COMPOSITION

An ideal army for a th8 with 200 space is shown here:

~28 Balloons (lv5 or under)
~30 Minions (Lv3 or under)

~2 Rage Spells (Lv5 or under)
~1 Heal Spell (Lv5 or under)

= 200 space

The balloons should take around an hour to train (if you train 7 in each barrack) and the minions should around 13 mins to train (15 in each dark barrack). The spells however, will take around 1-2 hours to create. (NOTE: If you do not have 200 space yet, take away troops proportionally.)

STEP 2: FINDING THE RIGHT BASE

When you look for the right bases, these are the properties you want to look for:

~Low level air defense (4 and under), few air defense (under 3) and/or exposed air defense (not protected by walls)
~Low level wizard towers (4 and under), few wizard towers (under 4) and/or exposed wizard towers (not protected by walls)
~Th8 or under (unless the th9 or 10 is not good)

~Some people might also wanna look for loot and trophies

STEP 3: ATTACKING

Ok, so you've found the right base and it's time to attack. Follow these simple procedures towards success.

a) Drop one minion to check for clan castle troops (And a possible "Archer Queen"). if the CC troops can target air (Archers, wizards, minions, dragon, witch, etc), lure them to an isolated spot and destroy them with some minions or your CC. If the CC troops can only target ground (Barbarians, goblins, giants, etc), or if there are no CC troops, simply let them be.After the CC troops are gone (and AQ), it's time to do the real raiding.

b) First, drop minions on any very exposed buildings (Builder huts in the corner, TH maybe, etc). Next, if there's any exposed air defense or wizard towers, destroy them with your CC troops, your King and Queen or some balloons.

c) After all that is taken care of, start dropping your balloons on the side with the most air defense (you can drop them all on one side or in different places depending where the AD is). Drop your first 2 rage spells near the AD, then follow up with minions in behind. Once it looks like you've gotten 50 percent (or almost), half the base is already destroyed and there are only a few defensive buildings left, drop that last heal spell when you see the remaining balloons have low health.

NOTE: When deploying or minions, never deploy them in the EXACT spot. Spread them out or else they're gonna get killed in a group by wizard towers, air bombs, etc.

This should destroy all the defensive buildings which leaves you to clean up the rest of the base. At this point, you can deploy the rest of your stuff (King and Queen if you haven't already), and give yourself a pat on the back for an epic 3 star!!!

STEP 4: THE AFTERMATH

This attacking strategy should cost you around 225-275k elixir and around 180-240 dark elixir so when raiding, it may not be a bad idea to try and look for bases with a decent amount of loot. Being active and raiding often with this strategy will certainly reward you with a ton of trophies.

Well I hope you all liked this guide! I hoped it helped all of you in any possible way!
Oh, and also please check out my bases that I built myself at Jxy998! Thanks and peace out!

-Jxy998








    Posted 21 months ago

    gemv3app

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    Posted 31 months ago

    JeremyIsKing

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    *Balloonion and nice guide.
    Posted 39 months ago

    Boyaud

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    g rien compris XD
    Posted 39 months ago

    BucketsCOC

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    great guide
    Posted 39 months ago

    joen97

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    Very good guide but I would only recommend this strat for clan wars because as @rjblake33 said your clan mates will not be happy with 1 star when you couldve got 3. Too expensive to use regularly but very good guide and ideal for clan wars.
    Posted 39 months ago

    JOE22ELIAS

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    its rly useful i'll try it
    Posted 40 months ago

    POT $

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    I welt with ballons lvl5 and minions lvl4 for a few ho urs last night and its a fun troop layout but not practical if trying to save any loot other than gold.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Seamus McFly

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    To help combat air mines making a mess of this strategy - try dropping single minions close to the walls in front of your balloons. This will set off the air mines with minimal loss. You only need to do this where your balloons are breaching first because if the balloons reach the other side they have already done their job of destroying defence.
    Of course this doesn't work if the defender has placed their mines in the centre of their base.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Caner Aksoy

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    ı uase this
    Posted 40 months ago

    JJMan

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    Just a couple of thoughts.
    1.) I agree to use the minions to lure out cc, but after that, you should go directly into dropping the balloons so you a) don't run out of time and b) so you can follow up with minions, not pick of outside buildings.
    2.) I also think the rage spell is good, but maybe 2 heal and 1 rage.
    3.) I think we can say MOST people, not some, will be looking for loot as this is an expensive attack.
    4.) The wizard tower are easily the most important because both balloons and minions are extremely vulnerable to splash damage, and should be targeted as to air defenses, they can only target one unit at a time.

    I would change a little bit on your guide, but maybe that's just me, those tips are just to increase the efficiency of the tactic.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Isuru

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    Funny, i use the exact same strat.
    Posted 40 months ago

    marcos tryu

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    BOO THIS DOESNT WORK READ MINES....ok the healing spell must be put when a air bomb hits a group of ballons
    Posted 40 months ago

    LeoPelle

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    I use ballonion and I train 35 minions 1 dragon and 22 balloons. It works out pretty wel; with ballon I destroy alla defenses and then I drop dragon and minin behind to clean and if there's some defenses left no prob cuz my dragon will take them out
    Posted 40 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Joshbrandt11, it works really well if you know how to attack well. Your Balloons are probably dying from CC Troops, or splash damage from Air Bombs and Wizard Towers and you put the Healing Spell at the wrong time maybe?
    Posted 40 months ago

    Joshbrandt11

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    This doesn't work. I have tried it three times and it hasn't worked at all. Balloons have too little health
    Posted 40 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    IronicNinja, I have already seen and read his guide and first, he DIDN'T get mad, and second, he did not copy other guides because his strategy was different.
    Posted 40 months ago

    IronicNinja

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    @GodOfSwag go to the newest guide (how to get DE). Look what I said to iRaze. I said he sorta copied someone elses (pretty much copied it completely). Then he got all serious and mad about me criticizing him...
    @appleman123 we aren't the people who suck at raiding. 1 hour 30 minutes per raid (at least per 3 healing spells) is like me waiting for 8 PEKKAS ): and since when do you not lure the clan troops?
    Posted 40 months ago

    rjblake33

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    For all of those people saying BAM is better use BAM, thats not entirely true. I agree, BAM is good for farming (barch too for dark elixir), and BAM (or barch) is also good for trophy pushing. However, the point of BAM and barch is to get one star! If you are in clan wars and using BAM, your clanmembers won't appreciate it! With Balloonion however, you can get 2 or 3 stars.
    Posted 40 months ago

    HomeSkillet_98

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    Great guide. Will use when trophy pushing.
    Posted 40 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    It has already been shared and I think some people who have already seen it, don't want to see it again.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Jxy998

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    I have not even seen your guide and if it happens to be "the same as yours", so be it. I just like sharing what I normally use at Th8. What's the point of copying others?
    Posted 40 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    And this guide sounds the same as mine... Excuses?
    Posted 40 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    You did not 'make this up' because I and others have mentioned this exact strategy in our guides (if not convinced see my guide "Attack Strategies [TH7 ]) so this shouldn't be approved in my opinion...
    Posted 40 months ago

    Jxy998

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    The number of balloons and minions you use can depend on your preference and your TH level. But this is what I enjoy using and I've 3 starred Th9's using this. But anyway the troops and spells can be modified and thanks you all for the positive comments and constructive criticism :). Peace out
    Posted 40 months ago

    2110Eutawst

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    appleman123, what your problem? I use this strategy a lot. Level four air defenses are the limit. Level five will do a ton of damage before they're destroyed. And if there are wizards, or a dragon in the clan castle, you're toast. ALWAYS LURE CC TROOPS AND HEROES. Great guide, I love this strategy.
    Posted 40 months ago

    KIKZ

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    Join My Clan "TheDangerArmy" For Amazing Donations......
    Posted 40 months ago

    appleman123

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    u suck at raiding..........................what a fat sack chump. 32 balloons and 20 minions work way better. gto to crystal 2 with that. plus, 3 heal spells are ideal, and you shoyldnt have to lure anything, and lvl 5 air defenses are ok
    Posted 40 months ago

    csu

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    @ironichinja ikr! Barch or bam gets you tons of loot. You just have to look for the gold ol' abandoned base, or as i call them, collector guys
    Posted 40 months ago

    Scorch 101

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    thx and the guy below me is right
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

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    itd balloonion not balloonian
    Posted 40 months ago

    IronicNinja

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    FYI It's balloonion not balloonian. This is hard to push with because it takes so long to train (and it costs a decent amount). More minions would be ideal. Great guide on this strategy, but still BARCHing is probably better. You can get a crap ton of loot, it is cheap, you can th snipe, and you can go for the 50%.
    Posted 40 months ago

    Mohab The Boss

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    @csuit I don't think it costs that much! BTW, I am the 7 and I am using balloonion raids with level 3 balloons and level 1 minions! I am only doing practice attacks on great loot, I'm saving elixir fr upgrading balloons to level 4. Nevertheless, balloonion is a beast strategy from town hall 7 to even town hall 10!!!
    Posted 40 months ago

    csu

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    This seems like a pretty decent strategy. Never saw the point of balloons really. Every defense can get it except for cannons and mortars. Anyway, good guide, but for 225-250k elixer per attack, way to expensive. Bam (barb, arch, minion) is the most effective trophy/farm strategy
    Posted 40 months ago

    Co0lestcat

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    Wizard towers are a big problem for me cuz i only have lvl 4
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

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    Air bombs wreck balloons, especially if they are lvl 5 and below.
    Posted 40 months ago

    blah3

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    it is hard to use minion balloon (miniball) effectively without at least four spells
    Posted 40 months ago

    Baby Draggy

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    You could just use Barch Strategy. Its more efficient compared to this because you can attack every 15 Minutes. Great Guide.
    Posted 40 months ago

    eliteplayer7

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    I love this attack i use it alot along with Barch at TH 8