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Choosing The Right Troops

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  • May 31, 2013 (54 months ago)
Choosing the right troops for a raid can be the most difficult thing to do in this game (This guide is intended for lower level players but there ill be things that some higher level players might find useful). Should I bring giants? Archers? Goblins? It all depends on how good your troops are, how much elixir you want to spend, how long you want to take to train troops, and who you choose to raid.

First, lets just start off with the basics. People will be using barbarians at the start. And people will use them for a decent amount of time. Barbarians are cheap, fast to train, and have a good pool of health. Many people will want to upgrade them first, and thats ok, but when you get into the silver leagues, they start becoming obsolete, and we'll move into the next set of troops.

Most of the Clash of Clans community will agree Archers are the best troops to use. They are ranged, relatively cheap, fast to train, are great defensive clan castle troops and do large amounts of damage in mass. The only downside about an Archers stats, to me, is that they have a low health pool. With that being said they are very vulnerable to mortars because their range is farther than the mortars blind spot and wizard towers because they deal splash damage and can destroy groups fairly easily, so you need to know how to use them, but that will not be covered because this is about CHOOSING the right troops.

The next troops are Goblins. Many people hate them, and many love them. Goblins are an all around decent troop who are very fast, deal a nice amount of damage, and deal double damage to resources, but unfortunately have a low health pool. A dozen goblins can destroy collectors, mines, and storages with ease, and once they destroy those can deal great damage on other structures.

Next on the list, and my personal favorites, are Giants. Giants are an all around great troop with a large amount of health, can deal great damage to defenses when with other giants, and their only downside is their slowness. They are great for soaking up damage from defenses and they'll keep them occupied as well so your other troops can destroy more buildings while taking less damage.

The next and final troop, are Wallbreakers. As the name implies, they seek out and destroy walls, and that is their main purpose. Other than that they are pretty useless. But when used right, can be devastating to the enemies defense. wall breakers go good with giants because the giants will absorb most of the damage while the wall breaker get in and open the walls so the giants can get to the mortars.

Since we've covered the basic troops, lets talk about a good troop setup. Depending on how much elixir and time you want to spend there are many different combos. Since we're here I'm going to tell you my setup. I like to use all the troops listed above and they take a while to train, about 20 minutes with four barracks, and they also cost a lot, but with the troops I use you can raid the better places with more loot and more trophies. I tend to run about 21 barbarians, 41 archers, 36 goblins, 9 giants, and 6 wallbreakers. I have used this combo of troops for a very long time and they have always worked for me, so if you're ever bored, struggling with finding a good troop setup, or just want to see if I'm lying to you, try them out. Thanks for staying this long with me so please comment if you found this guide helpful.


P.S This is my first guide so go easy on me ;)
    Posted 23 months ago

    *Meinsl

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    22
    08/12/15

    Posted 35 months ago

    Vannaijem

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    02/01/15
    Help me My troops capacity is 70 Th4. Barracks level 6. Best raiding and clan war troops.
    Posted 41 months ago

    TheGuyYouKnow01

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    30/06/14
    Hey does anyone have a troop combo for me? I am a Town hall lvl 7 and I am getting healers soon. All my troops are lvl 3's besides my wizards, which are lvl 4. I get at least one star but I need more stars for gold league. I am in silver league 1. Got spell factory that can make me some rage spells(lvl1ragespells). Need some help...
    Posted 41 months ago

    BW448

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    12
    28/06/14
    Could you please make a guide for aaalll troops? thanks
    Posted 41 months ago

    jman9877

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    here
    23/06/14
    If you have 160 troop space use this setup 16 giants 2 healers 5 wizards 5 wallbreakers and 22 archers p.s. if you have Dragons then change 20 of the archers into a drag
    Posted 42 months ago

    White 24

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    4
    25/05/14
    U guys said need healers are NOOB I can get 300k loot and don't spend healer I just using 200 archers lvl 5 no spells it's so easy when u get a perfect base for farm
    Posted 44 months ago

    slashrr

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    here
    13/04/14
    And I play the barbarian king cuz I can. This never loses. But you need 200 troop space
    Posted 44 months ago

    slashrr

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    here
    13/04/14
    Pretty good but barbarians and goblins become useless at silver 1. If.you want to keep.going up after that, you need wizards to deal high damage. My strategy: Send 12 giants for air defence(s); deploy 3 healers; send 16 wizards and 5 minions to wreck the enemy base then place 8 archers for backup
    Posted 44 months ago

    epikness

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    61
    here
    10/04/14
    UMM........... mr pie this is dumb cuz it will only work up to silver 2-3
    U NEED A HEALER!!!
    OR UR GIANT WILL DIE BEFORE U FINISH DEPLOY UR TIER ! TROOPS
    Posted 44 months ago

    CoC King!

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    03/04/14
    I am town hall 6 with only three barracks: levels 7, 5, and 4. What should I do?

    Posted 44 months ago

    Joe1973

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    19/03/14
    I have lvl 6 town hall and only 120 housing space how many should i use?
    Posted 45 months ago

    not available

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    16/02/14
    I have lvl 4 town hall and 70 troop space i have lvl2 archers and barbs but lvl1 goblins giants and wall breakers what should I use
    Posted 46 months ago

    not available

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    23/01/14
    i use 15 giants, 1 healer, 10 wallbreakers, 20 barbarians, 30 goblins, 41 archers
    Posted 46 months ago

    not available

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    22/01/14
    Hey I have a Town Hall six with 130 troop space and lvl 3 troops. My highest barrack is level 8. What will be a good troop combination for me. I would appreciate it if someone can help me.
    Posted 46 months ago

    not available

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    7
    21/01/14
    hey does anyone have a set of troops I should use. I have a town hall seven. 180 troop space and all lvl 4 troops and lvl 2 healer. Lvl 8 barracks is my highest, and lvl 1 dark barracks. What should I use to trophy push. I would appreciate the help.
    Posted 47 months ago

    --JD18--

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    67
    here
    23/12/13
    I use 20 giants 1 healer 7breakers and the rest archers.Also 3 lightning spells
    Posted 47 months ago

    rmc286

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    16/12/13
    And 2 lightning spells, and a rage spell and I have never lost for the past month ;)
    Posted 47 months ago

    rmc286

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    16/12/13
    I raid with 20 hogs, 2 pekkas, 15 archers, and 5 wall breakers
    Posted 49 months ago

    alexander13

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    167
    here
    10/11/13
    check out my base
    Posted 49 months ago

    ImaFarmTard

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    17
    08/11/13
    Its a good guide for lower lvl players, and even though im lv 84 I still found it helpful, my setup is 2 pekkas, 20 minions, 10 hogs. along with 3 rage spells, i find that setup very effective, last push i got crystal 2.
    Posted 50 months ago

    King Ronin

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    21
    18/09/13
    Does anyone know a good clan that requires 1200-1400 trophies to join?
    Posted 50 months ago

    King Ronin

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    21
    18/09/13
    Never use all archers. The mortars slaughter them.
    Posted 50 months ago

    King Ronin

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    21
    18/09/13
    Bottler, use 16 giants, some archers, and two healing spells. It works for me 90 percent of the time.
    Posted 50 months ago

    Bottler

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    here
    16/09/13
    Anyone have a good attack strategy for me I have 120 troops space and when I make my own they always lose so plz tell me one i have 120 troop space
    Posted 51 months ago

    JoshGroves

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    310
    here
    18/08/13
    I normally use 20 giants, 1 or 2 healers, 2 dragons, 12 wall breakers, and the rest archers
    Posted 51 months ago

    The_attacker797

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    18/08/13
    I use 3 lvl 1 dragons 2 lvl1 healers 2 lvl2 pekkas 5 lvl4 wizard 1 lvl 3 lightning spell and the barbarians king is lvl 7
    Posted 52 months ago

    chegs27

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    37
    here
    09/08/13
    i use 10 lvl 2 giants 45 lvl 3 archers and 15 lvl 2 goblins
    Posted 52 months ago

    DanB

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    05/08/13
    Mature active clan with L6 trps L3 drags
    Posted 52 months ago

    DanB

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    05/08/13
    I tend to go with about 120 L6 rcher 7 giants 7 breakers, a L3 dragon or some gobs, works very well
    Oh, and a Healer of course !!
    Posted 52 months ago

    Noonaa

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    284
    here
    30/07/13
    i also use 2 lvl4 spells to destroy the mortar
    Posted 52 months ago

    Noonaa

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    284
    here
    30/07/13
    I use 1 Healer, 14 Giants, 4 Wall Breakers, 14 Goblins, 20 barbs, 20 Archers, and maybe one Wizard. I attack places where air defenses arent protected much. I'll send 10 giants to destroy it, then the healer to heal the giants, and then archers and barbarians and goblins to get everything else. i'll only use wizard if i'm in the last 50 seconds and the giants are failing
    Posted 52 months ago

    Chili Dog

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    98
    27/07/13
    I train 1 level 2 healer, 9 level 4 giants, 8 level 1 minions, 20 level 4 archers, 20 level 4 barbarians, 5 level 3 wbs, and 25 goblins.(With a level 3 lightning spell and level 1 healer spell.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Norwich City

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    27/07/13
    I use lvl 2 Wizzards, lvl 3 Giants, and mostly lvl 2 Archers but sometimes i use lvl 2 Goblins instead of archers but it works better for me when i use archers i find this a great set up i admit it isnt 100% perfect it sometimes fail but not very often it usually because i am inpatient and attack before i have a full house but anyway you should try it, it is a fairly good set up
    Posted 53 months ago

    Izb10

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    40
    here
    10/07/13
    I use 16 giants 2 healers 6 wall breakers 20 minions
    Posted 53 months ago

    felipecqf

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    22
    here
    10/07/13
    I use 14 giants, 6 bombs, 2 healers, 60 archers and 30 goblins. 20-25 minutes to get ready.
    3 lightings spells in the bag.

    1st - Take down the nearest air defense with all the giants and the needed boms for it.
    2nd - Unleash the 2 healers
    3rd - Start to deploy the archers right next to the giants so they destroy everithing while the immortal giants take all the attention.
    4rd - If needed, just if needed unleash your goblins to compleat the wipe out

    Lighting Spells:
    - If the air defense cannot be taken easly, and th raid worth it, use 3 lighing spells and take it down.
    - With 1 lighting you can take down the castle clan troops
    Posted 53 months ago

    burhehehss

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    08/07/13
    i use 14giants 1healer 2healing spells 4wb the rest archers. i always target the air defenses. air defenses are always packed with a lot or towers around the so i deploy the giants together with healing spells followed by the archers. when the air defenses are gone i deploy the healer. looting is only good if their base is completely wiped out. my troop cap is only at 185. :)
    Posted 53 months ago

    71Dueces

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    10
    08/07/13
    This in only for guys that have lv 7 town hall cause its 155 space and u cant have that much in lv 6 th
    Posted 53 months ago

    Adidas123

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    22
    07/07/13
    the best is : 12 giants, 5 wallbreakers, 40 barbarians, 40 archers, 40 goblins
    Posted 53 months ago

    Yew

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    7
    06/07/13
    babarians are still useful in silver but needs archers and giants to go together and it will easily but your guide is very good too.
    Posted 53 months ago

    soccertom16

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    30/06/13
    Thank you soooo much for this guide. I tryed the strategy and it is awesome. I already got so much better in a short ammount of time. Thanks again.

    -Tom
    Posted 53 months ago

    Dhyan

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    29/06/13
    I use 10 wall breakers,20 giants,1 pekka, 1 lvl 2 dragon and 45 lvl 3 archers
    Posted 53 months ago

    D-Dude26jhg

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    25/06/13
    i use 44 archers 15 giants and 3 wallbreakers it hasnt failed me yet
    Posted 53 months ago

    rodrigo zarzur

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    30
    24/06/13
    How about the spells?
    Posted 53 months ago

    Ten pound chicken

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    22/06/13
    Maybe ill be sexy with cleaning
    Posted 53 months ago

    MurderousPie

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    247
    21/06/13
    Holy crap. I didn't expect this to actually go through and get accepted. Thanks for all your support guys. I just noticed and this is really cool! :D
    Posted 53 months ago

    David Tang

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    91
    20/06/13
    This guides seems to be very useful, but to despite that fact is that i don't have enough housing space and i'm pretty much screwed. How about the other troops, like balloons, wizards, and others? I have a level 6 town hall! I hope you make for quality guides so i can learn more! Thank you for such a quality guide! :)
    Posted 53 months ago

    f145hdrive

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    32
    20/06/13
    when i hunt for gold and dont mind spending elixer i use 1 healer, 15 giants, 30 barbs, 30 archers, 6 wall breakers, and the rest goblins,
    Posted 54 months ago

    G0d

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    29
    14/06/13
    Barbarians don't become obsolete. A single barbarian has a higher dps than a giant does, yet it has more health than an archer. You use barbarians along with archers to attack buildings not guarded by splash buildings, where the barbarians will take hits for the archers. Giants are the only effective "basic" troop against splashing defenses and it is much easier to see its uses, but it pales in comparison to barbarians when attacking the bigger towers.

    Healers are very useful and should be used with giants when you get them. Just be sure to eliminate all anti-air towers before deploying them. Air bombs aren't really a threat to them- five air bombs are required to kill healers.
    Posted 54 months ago

    michaeboy.

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    14/06/13
    bedankt voor de gids !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posted 54 months ago

    glb

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    13/06/13
    what about rock golems
    Posted 54 months ago

    MR. AWSOME

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    42
    11/06/13
    Really great guide, THANKS! :D
    Posted 54 months ago

    AstralAuroxAlpha

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    11/06/13
    Murderous Pie - Troops setup helped a lot. Look forward to reading more of your posts
    Posted 54 months ago

    willywash

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    10/06/13
    What about healers?
    Posted 54 months ago

    stalkerzombie

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    116
    here
    09/06/13
    Thanks for this but I am gold and i still use barbarians to raid.
    Posted 54 months ago

    Agent

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    09/06/13
    I depend on my balloons as well, what I do is get like 6 giants for the air defenses, and then 7 or 8 balloons to take out archer towers themselves and once they take out the stronger defenses (mortars, high lvl cannons etc.) send in 30 barbarians to make sure I definitely win. Though always check if there are troops in the clan castle (I HATE IT WHEN I PUT ALL MY BALLOONS DOWN AND 15 ARCHERS COME OUT THE CLAN CASTLE!!!!)

    LOL
    Posted 54 months ago

    libertyinc

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    09/06/13
    Balloons all the way! I usually go out there with an army consisting of just balloons. If you're capable of putting them out a bit strategicly and know a bit about the splash damage mechanics etc, it's fairly impossible to lose a battle
    Posted 54 months ago

    JaxonC

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    18
    06/06/13
    MP - thanks for the guide on troops. This is a great army make up. I've used one similar many times to great effect. Another make up that I like is 2 dragons, 20-25 minions, the rest archers with a few barbs. I keep two barracks running dragons back to back and the other two for the infantry. The archer and barbs are great to have to thin out the buffer buildings or air defense and archer towers. They are also great for getting the free resources when you come upon an easy abandoned base. The dragons when deployed properly are incredible. The minions are great for archer towers and clean up...but be ware of wizard towers. Don't deploy them all at once because a balloon bomb can wipe them all out. I'm a level 7 TH and regularly get 700k or more on a raid with this type of army. Sometimes I'll do a quick snatch and grab from mines and collectors and drills and only deploy infantry. When this happens I end up with 4 dragons the next time I go out. This is fun. I will also que up all dragons when I go to bed so that the first raid of the morning can be with 6-8 dragons. Those are always fun.
    Posted 54 months ago

    chompchomp05

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    06/06/13
    i use archers a lot there the best
    Posted 54 months ago

    Wicuber

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    06/06/13
    I play w Barbs at 2k trophies - not all barbs, but a few.
    Posted 54 months ago

    PokeyzRule

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    121
    here
    06/06/13
    and btw the housing required for his setup is 155 :)
    Posted 54 months ago

    PokeyzRule

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    121
    here
    06/06/13
    Seems legit... I hope i have enough housing space lol
    Posted 54 months ago

    MigsStifu

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    35
    05/06/13
    im gonna try it for my 450 gem achievment
    Posted 54 months ago

    xXtheblazeXx

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    05/06/13
    good setup
    Posted 54 months ago

    Breezy

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    176
    04/06/13
    OK
    Posted 54 months ago

    {JEC+}

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    04/06/13
    Eh
    Posted 54 months ago

    oliverl8

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    10
    04/06/13
    that is also my strategi
    Posted 54 months ago

    Vianeey

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    10
    04/06/13
    Hi Im a high level player but the troop setup helped me a lot:)