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Using Heroes Effectively

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  • Feb 20, 2013 (69 months ago)
The most recent patch has left us with Heroes that need 60 minutes to recover after theyve been fully "depleted". Since that makes the Heroes a much larger part of our every day battle strategy, I figured Id go into a little detail on my views of heroes.

Defense

Im not really going to go into a lot of stuff about defense here because its pretty hands off. All Ill say is keep in mind of how easy it is to kill a Hero outside of his base. That being said, if you want to put a hero on defense, you may want to place them towards the middle of your base. That way if someone has the misfortune of getting to your hero then they have to deal with your hero as well as all of your defenses, at the same time. If placed on the outskirts of your base, it will just cost them 5 Archers and 5 Barbariansto keep in check.

Offense

Hero Recovery Time

Heros arent wrecking crews but they are steady damage. Basically, they are an advantage that you cant live without. So optimally we want to ensure that you have both Heroes joining you in every battle. Lets see how we can pull that off.

So lets look specifically at the Barbarian King. He has 1,500 hit points and at level one, a 60 minute recovery time. So for every 375 hit points he loses during a battle, hell need 15 minutes to recover (375 is a fourth of 1,500). Okay, okay, that makes sense. So at level one he can lose one fourth of his hit points before you have to end the battle. 375 hit points is around 6 Archer Tower shots, or a few Mortars. Its not much at all. Im sure the thought of having your Heroes survive till the end of the battle seems outlandish to some players but thats my main goal when I enter a battle, well, other then steal all their riches.

Hero Deployment

So as mentioned, Heroes cant sustain a lot of damage before they are out of the fight so you cant throw them into the fray ahead of the crowd. They should always be the last of your troops deployed. That way the little guys take all the beatings and your Heroes just add damage to your existing path of destruction. In fact, its not a bad idea to give your army a significant head start before tossing your Archer Queen out there because she will have a much better shot of surviving the fight unscathed (since shes ranged).

Now that we know we want to let be patient with our Hero deployment, its time to know when to stop. If youre farming, stopping is the when your heros hit points have become more valuable than the resources that your army has yet to obtain.

I have surrendered battles with over 80 of my troops alive and had only two enemy structures left standing. Why? Because my Archer Queen somehow got in front of my troops when confronting a Tesla Coil. I want my Archer Queen in the next fight more so then I want to three star my opponent and Im always making sure that their survivability is a prominent factor as my finger hovers over that Surrender button. Nowadays I rarely finish a fight out to its full duration. At least a fourth of my troops are alive with every battle surrendered. I get the resources I want, my heroes are alive and I throw in the towel. I always have at least one star but the most important thing is that, at the very least, my Archer Queen will be tagging along into the next battle.

As mentioned the Archer Queen is easier to keep up. Your Barbarian King will inevitably take more damage because he has to get into melee range. To better your chances of his survival, only deploy him when things look rather easy. If your troops have been shattered against the Walls and at the last 50 seconds youve made it into the core of their base, might as well let the King sit that one out. If youre 60 seconds in to the fight and two Mortars are dead and their resources are all but taken, let the King go nuts. Just watch his health and know when to surrender.

In Conclusion

Its not hard to keep your heroes alive, it just takes some practice and adds another paradigm to your battle tactics. Its a great addition to the game and if you can keep your heroes in every battle, youll see a massive shift in your success ratio.
    Posted 25 days ago

    robticker

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    Thank youuu!!!!!

    Posted 2 months ago

    Elnora

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    Posted 2 months ago

    Elnora

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    Using heroes effectively is a difficult thing to do in this day and age. You can do that well only if you know how to use weblink, and I am sure that most of the people don't know how to use that right now. It's simple.

    Posted 27 months ago

    Blaze Destroyer

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    AWSOME

    Posted 27 months ago

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    Blaze Destroyer

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    When I get a hero i placing it first.

    Posted 46 months ago

    WightSage

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    Great job
    Posted 46 months ago

    neggs

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    very gravy, i say
    Posted 55 months ago

    jackilus

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    Very nice
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    cool
    Posted 58 months ago

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    absoulutely brilliant well done in creating that. it was amazingly good
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    Isac

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    No
    Posted 63 months ago

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    Bad:)
    Posted 63 months ago

    John8214

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    Great guide really helped check out my clan pekkas n cool
    Posted 64 months ago

    John82

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    Nice
    Posted 64 months ago

    ashir1ayman2

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    I use a lvl 18 barbarian king and a lvl 16 archer queen and i can hold two hundred troops in my army camps. I usually use about 2 pekkas 15 giants then twenty barbs and thirty five archers and and then a drag. I usually raid places with a lot of loot. Sometimes once in a while when i am in a hurry to raid and another ten archers and another ten barbs take less time to train then a drag i use them instead. These troops have always been successful for me.
    Posted 64 months ago

    mezz

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    i dont have a archer queen yet, i just got TH9, for the most part i treat my barb king as a PEKKA, sending out the meats first then have him following quickly behind, this usually keeps the fire off and speeds up destruction, i am not a full blown farmer so to me im ok with a 30-45 minute healing time since its free
    Posted 65 months ago

    my name is

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    i only keep archer queen centralized so i let my barb king be a meat shield i just surrender if theres not more than 100k resource and my archer queen is taking a big beating
    Posted 65 months ago

    pearson

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    helped a lot
    Posted 66 months ago

    King fishy

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    Need help recruiting people it is so hard to do so!
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    Posted 66 months ago

    MR. AWSOME

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    Jeez, WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING ALL MY COC CAREER? I did what you said exactly what you said NOT to do. I have some serious thinking to do. Thanks! :D Check out my plans guys
    Posted 66 months ago

    Leaderofscorpianempi

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    Thanks this will help me alot
    Posted 66 months ago

    Death215

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    It's ok i guess
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    marklucas0802

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    oops much
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    marklucas0802

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    thanks soo muck
    Posted 67 months ago

    skillswiper

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    A great trick to keeping your archer queen in and not have her killed in battle is just to get het to sleep when afk. This tends to help me when trying to quickly raid. Please check out my base named "Hoarder's Heaven". Thx!
    Posted 67 months ago

    aimandi255

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    Bravo
    Posted 67 months ago

    superstras

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    thx for the cool guide
    Posted 68 months ago

    JMonster

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    Well my opinion is that when the golem comes out place 1 golem and the barb king so the golem takes the hits and the king does the damage make sure to provide other infantry
    Posted 68 months ago

    Colamillions

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    I sometimes use my barb king as a distraction when I don't have any giants in my army, is this a bad idea?
    Posted 68 months ago

    PETE895

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    Cool
    Posted 69 months ago

    Dragon King

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    Awesome.Thx
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    Sweet
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    IM A GOBLIN!

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    Thanks!