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NEW Valkyrie attack strategy (GoWaV)

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  • Jul 03, 2014 (39 months ago)
As many of you know, a recent update changed the way Valkyries attack. Even though Supercell did not buff the Valkyries stats, they are now vastly improved and quite strong. You can make full use of the Valkyries’ splash damage, as they now specifically target between buildings, allowing them to destroy 2+ buildings at the same time. This improvement vastly improves the Valkyries, which already have decent stats. I present to you a new attack strategy: GoWaV (Pronounced “Go-wave”)

GoWaV consists of Golems, Wallbreakers, and Valkyries, although the main focus is on the Valkyries. It is a TH8/9 strategy.

Troops/spells:
1 Golem
16 Wallbreakers
16 Valkyries (+2 Valkyries if TH9)
2 barbarians
2 wizards (+1 wizard if TH9)

2 healing spells
1 rage spell
(1 jump spell if TH9)

How it works:
This strategy is similar to GoWiPe and GoWiWi, where the Golem attract enemy fire, allowing other troops to destroy buildings behind them. However, it has several key differences. (1) The Golem is not intended to destroy enemy defenses; it is purely there to attract fire. (2) More Wallbreakers are used (compared to other TH8 strategies). This is key, because they will open up the base, allowing the Valkyries to spread out more and take advantage of their splash damage). (3) This strategy allows for relatively easy disposal of heroes, which will no longer be able to be dragged out.

Step by step:
1) Drag out clan castle (if possible) with 1-2 barbarians, and then take out the CC troops with either barb king + 2 wizards (to save Valkyries) OR 0-2 Valkyrie(s) + 2 wizards.
*Note: use your own clan castle as needed (depending on its contents)
2) Drop the Golem and about 3 Valkyries on the side you wish to attack. If you are not sure where you should attack from, attack on the side nearest to the heroes.
3) Once the Golem reaches the wall, drop about 6-9 Wallbreakers in groups of 2-3. This should open a hole in the outside wall, as well as 1-2 side compartments.
At this point, your 3 Valkyries should have destroyed the buildings outside the open wall segment. It is possible that they will go into the base, but they will likely continue around the outside. Don’t panic! You WANT those Valkyries to go around.
3a) If the Valkyries go around the outside of the base (optimal scenario): Drop 3-5 Valkyries, which will go inside the base.
3b) If the Valkyries go inside the base: Drop 2 Valkyries on the outside rim, where they will begin to clear around the base, and drop 2-3 Valkyries so that they go inside the base.
4) After those Valkyries head inside the base, drop all the remaining Wallbreakers in groups of 3, so that they head to the middle section of the base.
5) Recommended: drop rage spell where the Valkyries and Golem are and where the Wallbreakers are headed. Most importantly, this will speed up/increase the damage of the Wallbreakers.
6) Drop your remaining Valkyries, so that they head into the base. Heal as needed.
7) If necessary, drop your heroes behind the Valkyries OR use them to clean up the outside of the base.

Result: Depending on the base difficulty, your Valkyries should get you 3 stars, tearing through multiple buildings and moving around easily do to the open spaces brought about by the Wallbreakers. If you are a TH9, you may opt to drop a jump spell later in the battle to facilitate the movement of the Valkyries.

Pros:
Strong for trophy hunting/clan wars
Easy elixir/gold
Fun to use
Don’t have to worry about heroes

Cons:
Takes a long time to train
Costs a lot of dark elixir

    Posted 21 months ago

    gemv3app

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    Posted 31 months ago

    jmumme43

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    I am a TH8 and I used this attack with 10 valkyries, 2 golems, 10 wallbreakers, 16 wizards, 1 archer, my BK, 2 rage spells and 1 heal spell (this is including my clan castle troops). Hit a lower level TH9 in clan war and absolutely destroyed his base. This is definitely one of the best attack strategies around and a great guide to go with it. The only thing that might be a little controversial about this strategy is that the CC troops really have to be taken out if your valkyries want to survive long enough to 3 star the base. Great guide and much easier to control than GoWiPe!
    Posted 31 months ago

    Kasperc10

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    Yea if air cc ware to come out wich is common in clan wars. Would make for a bad day. I personally take wizards just in case and I've been having success with 10 valkaries
    Posted 32 months ago

    --Wiki

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    Any air unit in the cc and this strategy falls flat. Interesting concept though.
    Posted 35 months ago

    truen

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    I've used 22 Valkyries and 24 archers. 2 jump, 1 rage, 1 heal. save the rage for when the valkyries lock on the the town hall and heal for when the bigger group get to about half health. jump is to get a straght shot to the town hall and incase you mess up on the placement of 1 you drop the other to save yourself.
    Posted 35 months ago

    Rilz10

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    Very good strategy. I have used this with great success!
    Posted 36 months ago

    Carter Whitten

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    i normally use 7-12 valkyres and the rest wizards
    Posted 36 months ago

    Beef-5051

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    Even if they upgraded valk it's still nonsense to use them. Expensive, costs time to cook and die easily.
    Posted 37 months ago

    Nico The Great

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    I havent tried this attack strategy yet however i would just like to compliment you on this well-written guide. Congrats mate.
    -Nico
    Posted 38 months ago

    dan13

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    Not very good guide, too costly. GiWiPe is better, and I am writing a guide on it in a few days.
    Posted 39 months ago

    archer22

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    Wow. I just 3-stared 17 bases in a row with this guide. Even though I only have 12,512 DE left, I gained 361 trophies!
    Posted 39 months ago

    Cool J

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    Sounds good... hmmm.. might try it
    Posted 39 months ago

    Awesome_Clasher

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    interes,,ting
    Posted 39 months ago

    Avneesh singh

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    YOU ARE STUPID N DONT KNOW ANYTHING
    Posted 39 months ago

    drawgs

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    I have been doing pretty well using 10 Valks, 4 healers, rest wiz, 2 heal spells, 2 rage. who cares if cc troops exist, the valks kill em fast. Healers keep them alive, plus they have great health as it is. Wiz do clean up and get behind walls, while the valks are busting through them. BTW, this is from a TH9 that literally went to TH10 on the day of the release.
    Posted 39 months ago

    GerritTheTaco

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    For masters league i should use GoWiVa, it uses golems wizard walbreakers and wizards, here are the details in the troop compasition:

    Th8: 2 golems 10 wizards 10 wallbreakers 10 valkery's 2 rage and 1 heal
    Th9: 2 golems 10 wizards 20 wallbreakers 10 valkery's 2 rage 1 heal and 1 jump
    Th10: 2 golems 15 wizards 20 wallbreakers 10 valkery's 2 rage 2 heal and 1 jump

    i tested it in masters league and it didnt failed once, 4 out of 6 where 3 stars, so i hope that it work for you also :D
    Posted 39 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    Sweet strategy ;).
    Posted 39 months ago

    Redemption

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    I don't see this strategy working at all in Masters league or higher. First of all, the army is inefficient. It costs too much DE and takes way too long to train. The Valkyries are not a very good or strong unit, hence the reason not many people use them. This might work for lower levels/leagues like Gold 1 and below, but I don't think this will work on a strong base. Anyway, this guide was a very well written guide, if this strategy works for you, then great! :)
    Posted 39 months ago

    jadon the elf

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    Cool i will try this!
    Posted 39 months ago

    shambeezy

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    i have tested some valk raids myself. I am lvl 9 t.h. with 200 troop space..this is my break down..

    first was 14 valks.. 2 healers.. 3 pekka.. 6 archer.. 1 wiz.. (thats with a 25 slot c.c) 2 healing spell..1 rage..1 jump..
    ok so this raid was ok.. dropped in 2 pekka's and heros to clear outside.. then i dropped rest of troops.. the valks make quick work of the base.. then when getting close to t.h. drop the jump spell, easy work there.. however i did not get a 3 star on this base.. (should have just kept all troops on inside of base none for clearing outside).. oh this was a max lvl 9 t.h.

    then the next one was epic.. here is the breakdown...

    23 valks..2 healers..3 wiz..1 archer..heros.. 1 jump spell and 2 healing spells..

    i dropped all valks at the beginning.. then with their splash they opened a wall.. they stopped going for outside buildings..all valks go inside base..releasing rest of the troops to join..jump spell by t.h. then healing spells if needed.. the valks made super quick work to this base.. was a maxed out t.h.9 as well.. but with all troops in middle there was nothing stopping them.. king lasted through whole battle with the new update, he regained all his health.. didnt even lose alot of troops.. at the end i think i counted like 18 valks.. thats really good..


    the raid does cost a bit, however it is a really fun raid to watch!!!
    Posted 39 months ago

    United Union

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    verynice but i would use two golem
    Posted 39 months ago

    Hauw

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    Instead of golem i think it's better to use pekkachus. More DPS although not as high HP, and most importantly, no DE cost!
    Posted 39 months ago

    ds123-123dur

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    coooooolllll
    Posted 39 months ago

    SHITmy face like me

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    use 9 VAlks instead and added golem and archers
    Posted 39 months ago

    willion

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    boooooo too much too overpriced pooooo oops boooooooooo
    Posted 39 months ago

    mehranJ

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    its a very good attacks strategy for people that are made out of dark elixir. LOL too expensive
    Posted 39 months ago

    Stryker

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    The biggest weakness I see in this strategy is the speed of valks vs speed of golem. The golem would be good for the first wave of defense buildings, but the valks will streak right past it afterwards and end up attracting all of the defense towers. I've been using valks for a little while and this is the biggest issue I've run into.

    If you're worried about the DE cost, you can consider swapping the golem for some giants. This means a loss of a lot of hp though, especially for higher level golems.
    Posted 39 months ago

    FluffyBER

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    Looks like top players will have to redesign their bases now if they want to defend against these.
    Posted 39 months ago

    Jxy998

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    Ha very interesting indeed. Creative :)
    Posted 39 months ago

    __EnderBoss__

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    If it would take less dark elixer i would use it! to bad its so expansive!