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The COMPLETE guide to Farming (FIXED)

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  • Jul 22, 2014 (38 months ago)
"OH JEEZ ANOTHER FARMING GUIDE" Don't worry if you're looking at this you obviously still have questions or are still wondering about how to farm. You won't anymore after this guide! (hopefully) This is going to be quite a lengthy guide so bare with me. I've made this guide before but apparently bullet points show up as some alien language so I'm redoing it.

First things first:
-This works best in the silver leagues, sometimes in gold III, so if you could handle that keep reading.
-If you're in crystal league or higher, you could probably try this cycle in a higher span of leagues but I'm not sure so no promises.
-Make sure you have a farming base or hybrid base set up. (Get them from this website because I do and I'm cool)

Okay let's get it started!
-Since this cycle works best in the silver leagues (preferably silver I) we're going to need to stay in this span of leagues. That means both trophy pushing and dropping. (hence "cycle")
-The MOST IMPORTANT part of farming is knowing which bases to attack. So if you're going to learn ANYTHING from this guide PLEASE learn this: The bases you will be attacking for both modes are bases that have:

1.80,000+ in gold and/or elixir (When I'm farming for elixir I could care less how much gold the base could give me and vise versa)
2.Very little or No loot in the storages. (If you're serious enough to look at this guide you should know by now what that looks like; there should
literally be 2 or 3 gold coins in the gold storages and the elixir storages should look like a small puddle)
3.Elixir collectors and Gold mines on the outer layer of the base.
4.If you happen to get lucky enough to see a base with storages on the outer layer then attack that one too.
5.weak wizard towers or mortars are helpful too but aren't necessary.

TWO modes:

1. Trophy pushing (The "Oh no I'm about to be demoted into a league full of poor cavemen" mode)
-half archers, half barbarians (or 60%/40% respectively)
-total cost: less than 20k elixir (depending on size of army)
-when attacking, use index fingers and thumb on BOTH hands and make a circle of barbs around their base using about HALF your barbs, followed by a circle of ALL your archers, then the rest of the barbs. (When you're done attacking, or if you're bored, watch the replay and
look at how cool it looks)
-99% of the time this will result in AT LEAST 1 star, about 4-11 trophies, and (if you attack the right base) about 60%-90% of loot

2. Trophy dropping (The "Oh no I'm about to be promoted into a league where I have no chances at survival whatsoever" mode)
-7 - 12 wallbreakers (depending on what level you have them on... and because wallbreakers are stupid and sometimes go for a wall that youdon't want)
-the rest are goblins
-total cost: less than 30k elixirr? (Once again depending on your level of troops and how many wallbreakers you make)
-not really much of a strategy for attacking here. Just spawn them where the collectors are, and use a few wallbreakers to get to the storages on the inside. (Goblins will be dying left and right soooo if you cry easily you might not want to do this)
-Carry healing spells while in this mode (rage spell might work too but I never needed it. And the lighting spell... well who uses that anyway?)
-Use a healing spell once your goblins get on the inside where the storages are or if you're out of wallbreakers. (A mob of goblins attacking a wall + healing spell = bye bye wall)
-Again, if you attack the right base, this should result in about 80%-99% of their loot, a trophy lost of 15-35, and no stars! yipee! (To be honest though, I have gotten 1 star a few times using this which is just sad)

This concludes my super awesome and lengthy guide to farming. If you're an active player this should fill up your storages in no time. I'll end this guide with a few extra and important things:
-No clan troops are needed (but I'm not your mommy you can use them if you want)
-Always have an extra builder ready to upgrade walls if your gold storages are close to getting full. (I've only been playing since late May and I'm already working on level 7 walls.)
-Hope this guide helped(: if you still have questions or I made a mistake or if you want to compliment me on this guide or if you want to say hi or if you're bored please comment! I'll reply(:
-My clash of clan name: BOSS (yes this is the important parts....jk)
-My clan: Warpaw
-My level: 47
    Posted 21 months ago

    gemv3app

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    60
    09/12/15

    Posted 31 months ago

    SquallPT

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    05/03/15
    Very Nice guide, thanks :)
    Posted 35 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    11/10/14
    I can't change what it says once I post it or else I would have made numerous edits already haha sorry :/ and farmpaw is a feeder/farming clan for Warpaw so if I'm not in one I'll be in the other(:
    Posted 36 months ago

    StickyPancake

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    11
    here
    26/09/14
    BOSS you should probably change what it says your clan is because you are not in WarPaw you are in FarmPaw
    Posted 37 months ago

    BT Supreme

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    71
    here
    04/09/14
    I have used this strategy you posted as soon as I read it, you helped me a lot. I am level 64 named BT in the clan Aether. Thanks for this strategy! Also I have a suggestion to add to this, if you have a town hall level nine or more you have the ability to carry four spells. Instead of an extra rage or heal spell, use a jump spell too! they can eliminate wall bombers if used on the exact right spot.
    Posted 37 months ago

    Alusee

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    22/08/14
    I am a farmer as well Silver 1 (th8). I just like to read what other people are doing t get a different out look. I barracks boost a ton. I have been have been having great luck with 10 giants 6 wallbreakers 100 archers and 38 barbs. I have rarely ever have to use spells. You can find me in the padded room purple and gold logo. Thanks for the guide always like to learn how other people play.
    Posted 37 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    21/08/14
    If you're already farming well then why would you read a farming guide?
    Posted 37 months ago

    ShadesX

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    127
    here
    21/08/14
    I really didn't read the guide, I usually when i attack i find bases with 270k elixir and gold, i steal them all and 300 dark elixir too. I mean i already get lots of resources and i don't think this will get me anywhere.
    Posted 37 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    21/08/14
    thank you lol(:
    Posted 37 months ago

    XxAntoxX10

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    30
    20/08/14
    Very good guide and I was surprised that u re lvl 47 I though u were higher when I was reading the guide ;)
    Posted 37 months ago

    cody h

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    19/08/14
    Jdnd
    Posted 37 months ago

    mehranJ

    lvl 6: Giant Sideburns
    2,072
    here
    16/08/14
    SOMEONE JOIN THE CLAN COMMAND CENTRAL AND TELL THEM TO INVITE NO BØDY BACK BY GOING ON WAR SECTION THEN CLICKING ON THE STAR BUTTON AND GOING TO MY CLAN THEN SEEING NO BØDY THEN INVITE HIM BACK. THIS IS AN EMERGENCE IF YOU DO IT YOU CAN STAY THERE AND I WILL GIVE YOU A LEVEL 2 Dragon IN REWARD AND MAYBE CO LEADER PLEASE DO THIS FAVOR FOR ME AS I REALLY NEED TO GO BACK, THE STORY IS LONG. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
    Posted 37 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    15/08/14
    I've tried uploading a DE guide for TH7's onto here but I guess it was rejected. Anyway to farm for DE without a DE drill just do these things:
    1. fill ur spell factory with lightning spells and only use them when u have all of them ready and only on bases that have 1k elixir
    2. use barch when u see a dark elixir storage with 300 not in the middle. example: say u find a base with 400 dark elixir in the storage and the storage is in the north protected by only one layer of walls. Put all your troops horizontally on that north side.
    3. skip any base that doesn't meet 1 or 2.

    I started off with 2k DE and following this strategy got me my Barbarian King (10k DE) in less than 2 days.
    Posted 37 months ago

    coconut129

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    here
    15/08/14
    hey nice guide!!! I should try this out becuz i have nothing to do and just train all barbs (i don't want to use all of my elixir!) also, what should i do to get DE?
    Posted 37 months ago

    LotusOne

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    6
    here
    15/08/14
    I have a level five Town hall and I'm at the II Silver League... Am I too low for this league? I've been trying to farm and stay above 1000 trophies but it's getting quite annoying. I will try this see how it goes.
    Posted 37 months ago

    B.N.B

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    91
    here
    14/08/14
    Great guide! I'll have to try this out! I usually use giant/healer/wizard (im TH7), but this looks good! BTW lightning spells are good for DE farming or for all drag attacks (what i use in clan wars) to take out an air defense. idk just what i do. Thanks for this guide! Btw for all you who are curious, my strategy is 14 giants, 1 healer, 10 wizards, 10 wallbreakers, 15 archers, rest goblins. ik its a bit expensive but its powerful.
    Posted 37 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    13/08/14
    My custom hybrid TH 7 base in case anyone is looking for one:

    Protects your TH and your loot. Almost impossible to 3 or 2 star, only by TH8 that are way ahead.
    Posted 37 months ago

    GP2590

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    13/08/14
    I find that attacking storages with bam lv5 archers and barbs works too 3 star rating DONT ISE SPELLS WHILE FARMING
    Posted 37 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    12/08/14
    @BO$$ MAN though that does sound effective, that army probably takes almost an hour to make, not to mention double the cost of barching.
    Posted 37 months ago

    BO$$ MAN 9922

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    7
    here
    11/08/14
    What I use in a attack which is like 50k (I'm high lvl) What I do is make 30 barbs 40 archers 9 balloons 5 hogs 5 minions
    1 drag barb king of course and cc troop and also 10-15 goblins. What I do is take out the stuff that is out of range... then which ever side has most collectors or mines (which ever I need) I put 10 goblins down 10 barbs and then 10 archers behind them then they create a huge hole on the outside of the wall... thats when I put in 5 hogs then put healing spell on them! Next throw in balloons, minions, and drags with rage spell and then barb king with rest of barbs then use archers all round base! I win every time! I call it my air strike attack!


    Its complicated but effective!
    Posted 37 months ago

    hunterskingdom

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    11/08/14
    JOIN titens unite
    Posted 37 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    10/08/14
    @Professor Epic yea lately I've been using just barch as well. Since I get close to full storage quickly my farming base (With it's TH out in the open) gets attacked constantly so i guess that's my way of trophy dropping. As for spells I rarely use mine too but always have them ready just in case(:
    Posted 37 months ago

    Professor Epic

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    14
    here
    10/08/14
    I usually just barch, it seems to be the quickest, easiest (least amount of skill to do) and most cost efficient, using spells takes too long and can kill your elixer if you do it continuously.
    Posted 38 months ago

    YoungSoul

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    67
    here
    07/08/14
    Best guide ever :D
    TY Broh!
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    06/08/14
    i use giants myself sometimes but only while trophy dropping with goblins just to distract defenses while goblins raid.
    Posted 38 months ago

    PianoDude1011

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    10
    06/08/14
    My brother is a trophy drop attacker, although if he can help it he will get those trophies. He just uses 4 Giants, 2 Wallbreakers, and 4 archers (for if the person is a farmer). The rest are goblins. Yes, he uses a healing spell at times, but what use are those against wizard towers, mortars, etc? lol
    But nice guide anyway, I might want to try these stuff out.
    Posted 38 months ago

    DaPopMan

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    06/08/14
    This was amazing. Thanks.
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    05/08/14
    Loving the comments! I'm glad it's helping so many people(: Keep the comments and ratings coming :D
    Posted 38 months ago

    Jago

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    05/08/14
    Boss, great guide. This helped me tremendously! I added the 2 hour boost (40gems) to each of my four barracks and used this guide. I was able to get both Tesla towers, Dark Elixir, and two archer tower upgrades and half full storage before the two hours were up. Thanks for that boost!
    Posted 38 months ago

    Shawn2 15

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    05/08/14
    This was great ! Thanks man!
    Posted 38 months ago

    Frank 1

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    6
    04/08/14
    I would say that if you are little higher lvl(like th9) you can get a ton of loot if you are able to keep your trophies up with a farming base, so low lvls that make trophy push in gold I or crystal will only attack you your town hall and you will keep your loot(works for me :P). Theres a lot of guys that are not active or that have quit CoC around 1700 trophies.
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    04/08/14
    You're welcome glad it helped(:
    Posted 38 months ago

    Eli10

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    10
    here
    04/08/14
    thanks for your help it worked out great
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    04/08/14
    Yo
    Posted 38 months ago

    HeyImToastted

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    03/08/14
    Yo wassup
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    01/08/14
    Chrasin'Clans yes you should. This way, attackers are more likely to save their troops and time by just attacking your wide open, defenseless town hall and in turn giving you a free shield to protect your resources while you sleep, etc.
    Posted 38 months ago

    Chrasin'Clans

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    16
    here
    01/08/14
    This is a great guide. Thanks so much for the advice. I have one question. To farm should I put my town hall far away from my base?
    Posted 38 months ago

    bobb12221

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    225
    31/07/14
    There is no more loot in crystal. Farm in masters league 2 or gold league 1-2. Upper Champion is also good as people throw storages on the outside and barching is easy.
    Posted 38 months ago

    FaddedLyric

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    30/07/14
    I am a th10 lvl 100 and i need a trophy range for farming i am not finding anything in crystal
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    30/07/14
    We lowered our trophy count limit to 1000 so anyone who wants to join go for it. We have wars back to back and friendly active members who'll donate(:
    Posted 38 months ago

    Dropattack

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    11
    here
    30/07/14
    Wow boss this looks like a nice farming strategy thank you for it. Also I saw your base it looks like you just get you gold and elixir by this strategy that is great I would also like to join your clan because it looks like a pretty nice clan to be in so if maybe you lower the trophy count for me to 1200 so I can join that would be great

    ~Dropattack
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    29/07/14
    Melikan I can't really help you with that because I'm not a really good base designer. But there's some really great farming base plans on this website that I use(:
    Posted 38 months ago

    Melikan

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    29/07/14
    Im lvl 60 myself but my farming bases are like silly shaped walls plus some buildings!can you update the guide and add (how to build a good farming base)?
    Posted 38 months ago

    Sir Bode

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    298
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    29/07/14
    HAi im bored :)
    Posted 38 months ago

    Tree41

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    29/07/14
    Good
    Posted 38 months ago

    Siu' Hang

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    366
    here
    29/07/14
    max,barch is considered a farming strategy right?NO goblins,barbarians and archers flat(unless you add some wall breakers of course)yet it's the most popular one.Farming strategies have gone past the goblin due to long training time.However yes,they are still in some.
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    28/07/14
    If you're LVL 85 I think it's time YOU should be making guides instead of looking for some lol
    Posted 38 months ago

    Flathead Clark

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    28/07/14
    Thats not true I do this basically and im lv 106. I am close to max th 9 with mostly lv 9 walls and 600m gg. stay in silver 1 attack bases with 100 k plus gold,It works. Ive only been playing for 6 months on this account so it works very fast as well.
    Posted 38 months ago

    AntMan2720

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    here
    28/07/14
    This has no benefit to players LVL 85

    AKA a guide for noobs.... Learn to play please before you make a guide.....
    Posted 38 months ago

    skyhigh1120

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    28/07/14
    nice!
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    28/07/14
    Max I know it's called the FFF. It's not a farming strategy it's just a general attacking strategy that I found VERY useful so I decided to include it. Your idea of one barb, 5 goblins, and archers is not only time wasteful but easy to defeat as well. Defenses will destroy that ONE barbarian like nothing; and since gobs don't go after defenses they'll be destroyed easily as well. The point of FFF is to easily get one star with as little elixir use as possible which works while farming because destruction of the TH and all defenses aren't necessary to get 90% of the loot, if you attack the right base.
    Posted 38 months ago

    Vince597093262

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    here
    28/07/14
    Ikhtiar I once as a TH 7 83 percented a TH 10 but now ima TH 8 getting level five giants
    Posted 38 months ago

    Vince597093262

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    here
    28/07/14
    I'm pretty sure farming is just basically going for loot only and getting free shields when u are TH sniped also I just go with a normal strike force 18 giants 11 wiz 1 healer 1drag and 6 wall breakers and I get usually 75% and most of the loot I raised over 2 mil elixir in 11 raids
    Posted 38 months ago

    Reiska

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    16
    28/07/14
    Im lvl 101 and if i farm i farm on crystal 3-2 :D well sometimes on gold 1-2 but best loot in crystal compared to amiunt what enemy clan steal lol
    Posted 38 months ago

    max smith

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    62
    here
    28/07/14
    The attack where you use four fingers to attack is called the fff, four fingered fighting. It got me to masters 3 and it is not a farming strategy. A farming strategy, in my opinion, must include some goblins. the way it works is you fill up two barracks with gobs, one with archers, and another barracks with barbarians. And you place 1 barb on a collecter, follow it up with 5 gobs, and leave an archer behind. Then you do that to all the other collectors. This guide wasnt really much of a farming guide. When using your strategy, you almost always get one star unless he has a giant bomb on the outside of the base
    Posted 38 months ago

    Oo ooo

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    81
    here
    28/07/14
    @jitsu, i suggest using balloonian, which is a strategy many th9's and some 8's use. It consists of roughly 30 balloons and 40 minions, although minions are a dark troop roughly 1000 de can be raided so profit is quickly made, I'm sure there is a guide on this strategy so take a look at that,
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    27/07/14
    If you guys liked this guide would you mind rating it 5 stars? I really appreciate it(:
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    27/07/14
    Jitsu I don't think I could help you out wince you're so high up but what I do for getting Dark Elixir, since I don't have a DE drill yet, is find bases that have 1000 DE in the storages and put lightning spells on them. Also if drills or DE storages are on the outer layer of their bases i attack them too. Other than that Idk how to help you out
    Posted 38 months ago

    Jitsu

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    230
    here
    27/07/14
    I feel lame not knowing btw
    Posted 38 months ago

    Jitsu

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    230
    here
    27/07/14
    Hey guys this is a good strategy for silver but i really need some help getting dark, maxed TH9 exept heroes an din masters 2 please reply thnx.
    Posted 38 months ago

    Ikhtiar

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    500
    here
    27/07/14
    Thanks! my b brother followed the trophy pushing one who is th 5 and can win atleat 1 star with th 6 !! Believe it or not he once won a 1 star against a th 7!!!!!!
    Posted 38 months ago

    FreenBean

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    26/07/14
    Join "Justice Crusade" NEW CLAN looking for troops. Bronze league
    Posted 38 months ago

    RandomUsername

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    17
    26/07/14
    But anyway nice guide if you spam 200 barbs and archers around a th6 you'll have an easy 3 star unless they have maxed centered splash and full crystal walls
    Posted 38 months ago

    RandomUsername

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    17
    26/07/14
    If you do use lightning don't use it on th8 like me or I'll revenge and destroy your entire base and take all the loot ;D
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    26/07/14
    I didn't really go over Dark Elixir but yea i forgot to mention that's the only thing lightning is good for.
    Posted 38 months ago

    mehranJ

    lvl 6: Giant Sideburns
    2,072
    here
    26/07/14
    yeah i am farming in crystal, btw i either use 1:1 ratio of archer and goblins. crystal has great loot
    Posted 38 months ago

    blubutter

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    103
    here
    26/07/14
    lightning spells are useful to get dark elixer from dark elixer storages and from mines/collectors and storages you didnt get kill clan castle troops and you always need giants to be a meat sheild
    Posted 38 months ago

    special nicky

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    23/07/14
    ok
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    23/07/14
    Yea gold III has more gold/elix/dark elix but they're usually more protected too. I mean if you could barch in gold III and get enough loot then by all means go for it. I'de say this guide is for those below lvl 50
    Posted 38 months ago

    dan13

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    144
    here
    23/07/14
    Silver one has the gold and elixir mines maxed with lots in them, but I prefer gold three. Gold three can give you a lot of loot in gold, elix, and dark elix.
    Posted 38 months ago

    BOSS719

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    387
    here
    23/07/14
    I know right if only there was a way to delete your old guides. I'll put a link to this one in the old one
    Posted 38 months ago

    SSAce

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    240
    here
    23/07/14
    Yay the bullet-dash thingys are fixed!