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The Ward Strategy (Wizard, Archer, Dragon)

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  • Sep 01, 2014 (37 months ago)
This guide is an attack strategy guide primarily used for clan wars, but can be used for trophy pushes, and due to its high cost, it is not recommended for farmers or town halls other than 8.

The troop and spell content is (with a level 3 spell factory, and level 6 army camps):

8 Archers
8 Wizards
8 Dragons
1 Lightning Spell
2 Rage Spells

*The barbarian king, and clan castle (preferably archers or wizards) are also highly recommended, but not mandatory.

How to choose the right base to attack with this strategy:

The base should first be a TH 7 or 8, TH 6 can be attacked with this strategy, but it would be overkill and not worth it. Also, TH 9s should really be avoided, because they may have 4 air defenses, 2 X-bows set on Ground & Air, and an Archer Queen, which can all destroy your dragons very quickly. If the TH 9 has a bad base set-up or is relatively new, then you might be able to get away with a 2 star, but most likely not.

The right base should also have either air defenses behind one or less layers of walls, not build, under construction, or low level (3 or below). Its clan castle should also be able to be lured out easily with minimal damage to your troops. If the base does not meet these requirements then it should not be attacked.

Now that you've found the right base lets move on to attacking it:

1) Lure out and destroy the opponent's clan castle troops:
-Place archers strategically inside the clan castle's activation range, but where they are not able to be killed by your opponent's defenses.
-These archers will proceed to draw out the opponent's clan castle troops from the castle.
-Use a few more archers to clump up the clan castle troops, then lightning spell them.
-If that did not kill all of them, then feel free to drop a few more archers, or either your clan castle or barb king (but try to save them if possible!).
-Drop any remaining archers on out-buildings (buildings not protected by defenses)

2) Drop rest of troops (except dragons & rages) to destroy one or more air defenses:
-Drop your barb king or clan castle to destroy any junk buildings protecting exposed air defenses.
-Follow up with a few wizards to actually destroy the air defenses.
-The goal is to remove all air defenses possible to save your dragons the trouble later.
-Drop anything not used on out buildings.

3) Drop your dragons!:
-Try to drop your dragons as close to any remaining air defense(s) as possible to ensure that they are destroyed before your drags are killed.
-It is recommended that you supplement them with a rage spell to make them get to the air defense and destroy it even faster.
-It may sometimes help if you send the dragons in two waves, one to clear non-air defense buildings from in from of the air defense, and one to go for the recently opened-up air defense.
-If you still have a rage spell, feel free to save it, or drop it on a group of archer towers, or high-health buildings (like town hall, storages, and clan castle) when your dragons get to them.

Now that you have dropped all of you troops and spells, feel free to sit back and watch the destructive power of your dragons! This strategy will definitely get 1 star, almost always get 2 stars, and should get 3 stars if used properly, so enjoy! If you have any questions, or just want to share how it worked for you, please comment!

Bye!
    Posted 27 months ago

    happy minion

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    this is a great idea of troops

    Posted 33 months ago

    BlizzardWizard

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    Thank you all for commenting, the reason why I subbed out some of the dragons for other troops was to help destroy some of the air defenses before you attacked, and to take care of out-buildings, clan castle troops, and even to help funnel the dragons into the opponent's base, so they don't do that annoying thing where they go around the sides, without touching the Town Hall.

    Thanks for commenting,

    Blizzard Wizard
    Posted 33 months ago

    Zac da man

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    No offence, but ur a noob! This is mass dragon basically.
    Posted 34 months ago

    bold

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    oh!!man it requirs a lot of time!
    Posted 36 months ago

    Atai

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    22/09/14
    I have 331 War hero. 2 rage 1 heal and all drag work much better.Sometimes i use 3 Lighting Full drag depends on base.
    Posted 36 months ago

    Da Boss

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    @BlizzardWizard-Unlike most of the people commenting, I like this strategy.

    My suggestion is that you swap a single wizard and archer for a hog. This will allow you to reach farther into the base, therefore making it easier to get troops out. Also, instead of using a valuable spell to destroy the troops, just use the wizards and archers to that. Then you will have 3 rage spells to use with your dragons, which is the center of your attack.
    Posted 36 months ago

    Atai

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    Full drags with rage and heal work much better.Deployment and spell timing is a key.I have 310 War hero and use only drags in war.Till i research other good heavy tolls for war attacks.
    Posted 36 months ago

    xechrom

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    bloons are bettter suited with drags than wizards. that way, you wont need to bother with mortars, cannons, giant bombs, spring traps, etc...
    Posted 36 months ago

    jestyn

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    this is basically mass drag lol
    Posted 36 months ago

    Hiro Papillon

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    a better cw stratagy would be all dragon. this is an expensive army and is not to affective.
    Posted 36 months ago

    mike1001

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    10/09/14
    thanks it helped
    Posted 36 months ago

    Beef-5051

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    If you're still on low level. Doesn't matter what troops you use, as long as you know how and when to deploy them.
    Posted 36 months ago

    BurningFlare

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    Not That Good....
    Posted 36 months ago

    Gavin The Great

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    08/09/14
    nice
    Posted 37 months ago

    BlizzardWizard

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    First of all, it is NOT a raiding army, just to clear up that confusion. If you want to use it for raiding, be my guest (although, you probably won't profit much!), I only ever intended this strategy for clan wars, and trophy pushes, where Elixir doesn't matter much. If the cost is concerning you, then use another strategy!

    Second, in my clan wars, there are always other TH 8's that I can attack and 3 star, if I leave enough time for the dragons to run around. There may even be a TH 9 that can be 2 starred, I did that a couple of times too, so this strategy is by no means a low-level only strategy and can help a lot in a clan war where you are one of the top members in your clan.

    Finally, if you pick the right base to attack, then 2-3 archers is plenty to draw out the clan castle troops (maybe 10 or so troops per archer?). Add one more archer to that to group the troops up and draw them out further is all you need. Hit them with a lightning spell, which will eliminate all low-level wizards and all archers. Finally, with your remaining about 4 archers space them out a lot around the remaining wizards (if any). While the wizards all target one archer the others kill one or two, and repeat process until they all are gone. They are spaced out, so the wizards splash damage is useless.

    Those were my responses to some of the biggest concerns, if you all have any more, please feel free to comment again, thanks for reading this!

    Just FYI:

    I have level 5 archers, wizards, lightning, and rage spells, and level 3 dragons.
    Posted 37 months ago

    TbillingsClyde

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    07/09/14
    1.Lightning is useless since wizards wont die from it(which are usually the biggest problem against dragons, other than a higher level dragon maybe. 2. if you have to attack bases that bad then your probably not going to get much loot and or help your clan in clan wars (you'll be taking low bases from the lower players in your clan leaving them with nothing to attack) 3. you should keep to only using air troops with air troops, unless mixing hogs with dragons. 4. if you deploy dragons properly and use spells in the right spots you can take any base with average troop levels. especially when you mix in some loons or hogs. (use all rage btw). thats my 42 thousand and 67 cents, thanks :)
    Posted 37 months ago

    KILLFACEX

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    06/09/14
    I'm reading comments here about using this a raid strategy, and I don't get it - why would anyone raid with dragons? Further, why would anyone raid with anything but barbs, archers, a few lighting spells if ready and their barb king if they are only th8, as this guide is limited to?

    Even if your lab is not upgraded to level 6 yet as a th8, you can still easily farm or trophy push with level 4 barbs/archers. What is the payoff of wasting a ton of elixir and even more time raiding with dragons? You can hit 'next' for 580 coins. Doing that and finding a base you can wipe or make a killing from would probably cost less than hitting next until you find a base that makes a dragon raid worth the investment of time/elixir.

    Is there an aspect to this I am missing, or do some people only like to raid twice a day? I'd rather do a bunch of raids in a short time while working on something else, have my troops ready to train before going to battle so they train as I attack, rinse-repeat-profit.
    Posted 37 months ago

    blah3

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    ★★★☆☆
    Posted 37 months ago

    blah3

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    ☺ Good guide though ☺
    Posted 37 months ago

    blah3

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    btw you should get 3 rage spells, because as i mentioned before, dragons will easily take care of cc. normally, such as when giants or hogs are used, you should lure before dropping the main attack force, but in the case of 8 dragons, they will attack the cc troops and incinerate them in like 2 seconds.
    Posted 37 months ago

    blah3

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    06/09/14
    and if you are using a mass drag attack, you usually don't need to bother luring cc because dragons are good at killing any cc because of their splash: i have seen 30 archers die instantly by one dragon because they always clump together when they come out of the cc.
    Posted 37 months ago

    blah3

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    lol archers are not good at luring cc if it is centralized. Also, you said that this should be used primarily for clan wars...so it is not only likely that there is something in it, it is likely there is something strong in it.
    Posted 37 months ago

    TrentCoC

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    06/09/14
    Thats the DrArWi* attack strategy
    Posted 37 months ago

    Laserv

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    S
    Posted 37 months ago

    Barbarianarcherclan

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    No matter if you are a newbie or an oldie but Goldie fan of Clash of Clans, there is one thing you need to know: farming resources will get you far!
    Posted 37 months ago

    Legoagent2000

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    good strategy but 4 drags,6 archers, and the rest wizards for 200 army camp space is the one i find really good
    Posted 37 months ago

    Dim

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    I really don't like dragons as they just don't work imo, they are way too unpredictable. i do like this strat better than a normal mass drag tho, i guess it would work for people used to raiding with dragons
    Posted 37 months ago

    neggs

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    good guide
    Posted 37 months ago

    Mohab The Boss

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    lol, i should say use a few more archers, that would be better because 8 archers are quite few to clump the cc trops, lure them and kill any survivors of the lightning spell
    Posted 37 months ago

    BOSS719

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    03/09/14
    lol I just use 3 lightnings and all dragons or 8 dragons 8 hogs depending on air defense placement. Elixir is not a problem if you know how to farm correctly lol
    Posted 37 months ago

    mehranJ

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    03/09/14
    Costs toooooooo much i used 12 balloons 2 rage 1 heal spell 20 archers 30 minions and the rest drags in wars costs a loooootttttt less than this who agrees
    Posted 37 months ago

    Rhino007

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    Yes but they should be enough to get the clan castle troops out which is there main point. 1/4 times there isn't any troops in the cc anyway. Yes they may not complete EVERYTHING but it will still do its main job. The picking off of the buildings is just a side thing that doesnt really need to happen but it helps.
    Posted 37 months ago

    BOSS719

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    8 archers is hardly enough to accomplish everything u want them to do