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DragRiders - A Clan War Attack Strategy by BOSS

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  • Oct 12, 2014 (35 months ago)
Hey guys, BOSS here back with another guide for you all! Pretty sure I'm not the first who has tried this strategy but I haven't seen a guide about it yet, so I guess I'll be the first to introduce it to you all.

DragRider

1. What is DragRider???

- DragRider is the name of a Clan War/Trophy pushing strategy with an army made of only Dragons and Hog Riders (hence the name...if you haven't guessed it already lol).

2. What level village is DragRider used against??

- Of course once you've unlocked both troops you can use this on any Town Hall level but that would be pretty stupid considering the amount of elixir and Dark elixir this bad boy uses. The best villages to use this against are Town Hall 8's during Clan Wars and during Trophy Pushes if you have the resources to spare. You also have to make sure at least one of the air defenses is outside the base or within the outer layer of the base.

3. Strategy behind DragRider:

- When you're dealing with a mainly Dragon attack, the most important thing to look for is Air Defenses. Your dragons will plow through one of them easily but two might take them down and/or prevent a 3 star. When attacking a Town Hall 7, you only have two Air Defenses to worry about. One can quickly be taken out by simply using 3 Lightning spells. (3 level 3 lightning spells will take out a level 6 or lower air defense. 3 level 4 lightning spells will take out a level 7 or lower.) That leaves one left for your dragons to demolish. Now with attacking a town hall 8 you have 3 air defenses to worry about. Again use 3 lightning spells to take out the 2nd Air Defense but what about the 3rd?? This is where the Hog Riders come in. They'll destroy the outermost Air Defense leaving only one for your Dragons to wreck :D

4. Army Composition (considering you maxed out all 4 of your army camps and have 200 space):

- With level 1/2 hogs: 8 Dragons, 8 hogs
- With level 3+ hogs: 9 Dragons, 4 hogs.
- I also want to note that although level 1 dragons can be used with this army, it's best to use at least level 2 dragons, especially when you have only level 1 hogs.

5. Process of DragRider:

-1. Find inner most air defense, and use 3 lightning spells on it.
-2. Find outer most air defense. If there's enough space for a giant bomb, spawn 1 Hog Rider to spring the bomb. Once sprung/If there isn't enough space for a giant bomb, let out the rest of the Hog Riders to destroy the air defense.
-3. On the side where the last air defense is located, spawn Heroes first to soak up any possible archer and wizard tower attacks. Then, spawn all your dragons right behind the Heroes.
-4. Get 3 stars and brag to your friends and clan mates how much of a badass you are.

6. Extra Information:

- If you're a Town Hall 9 and you have 4 spells available, 3 should be lightning, and the 4th should be either a healing spell or a rage spell for your Hog Riders
- Please do not use this strategy while farming.
- If you're attacking a Town Hall 7, please save your Dark Elixir and use the 3 lightning spells instead of the Hogs
- I haven't tried this strategy on Level 9 or 10 Town Halls because of X-Bows and Inferno Towers. If anyone has, or will try it on them, please comment the results(:
- In Game Name: BOSS
- Clan: Warpaw/Farmpaw (I'll be in either one to help or answer questions:)




    Posted 27 months ago

    NewLekz

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    Posted 31 months ago

    SquallPT

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    Been using it with rage spells. It works great :)
    Posted 31 months ago

    JeremyIsKing

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    The attack works in theory. A good attacker could execute this attack flawlessly. For all of you haters, have you even tried it? There are tons of unorthodox attacks out there that can be more consistent than GoWiPe given the right player is using them.
    Posted 33 months ago

    PRODlGY

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    I personally preferred using 18 hogs, 10 archers for luring CC, 5 dragons, 2 heal spells and a rage spell at TH7. Worked most of the time!
    Posted 33 months ago

    Shukla IX

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    17/12/14
    Interesting. I would put more hogs, because they jump over walls more defenses will shoot at them than normal. I think it also kind of depends on the opponent's layout.
    Posted 33 months ago

    reredf

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    Oops, just commented twice, lol. BTW if you want to join my clan as we donate great during clan wars( they are once a week), it is Confetti with a purple symbol. Plus, now that th7s get the de drill, hogs are reasonable.
    Posted 33 months ago

    reredf

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    Really good strategy. I am a th7 and this works great against th8s that I try to three star in clanwars. However, I carry 2 rage and 1 healing just for my dragons. As my clan is awesome, I always get a lvl3 or lvl4 dragon in my clan castle and then I have 8 dragons in my army. Then I include 7 hogs and 5 archers. Like you said, I put one hog rider to trigger a possible big bomb and then use the rest of them to take out an exposed AD. Then the dragons do the rest as I first use a rage/heal when they start getting hit by the last two AD. A final rage is used to sped things up. And of course the archers hit any builder huts. Balloons don't really work because they take a while to get to the AD while your drags are taking damage. All in all, this is a great strategy for th7s that want to three star th8s. :)
    Posted 34 months ago

    Elijah2025

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    03/12/14
    Wow This Worked Extremely Well For Me! Thanks! The Hogs Do A Great Job Luring Clan Castle Troops And Taking Out The Air Defense!
    Posted 34 months ago

    billbert

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    Nice work! I have had great luck in clan wars using the following:

    20 hogs (lvl 04)
    5 dragons (lvl 03)
    3 heal spells
    CC full of archers

    Use one hog to trigger CC, then drop your own CC full of archers in a corner.
    When the opposing CC troops get near drop one dragon.
    Drop all hogs near the nearest air defense. If their health ever drops to half, drop a heal spell. Repeat if necessary.
    Once all the air defenses are out drop your dragons and any heroes.
    Collect 3 stars.

    Thanks for starting this thread, I love this troop combo right now.

    Look up my sweet TH08 base designs and let me know what you think!
    Posted 35 months ago

    thejeff

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    1. Send hogs in FIRST, taking out an AD and triggering the CC.
    2. have 5 barbs on hand (instead of 1 hog) and use them to get the cc troops to stand on a second AD.
    3. NOW use 3 lit spells to take out AD and CC at the same time.
    4. proceed. (this works fine on th9 as well, depending on how maxed it is, of course. Inferno Towers Hogs = Bacon, tho)
    Posted 35 months ago

    riju305

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    AWESOME LY GREAT GUIDE DUDE
    Posted 35 months ago

    Ikhtiar

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    good guide!
    Posted 35 months ago

    cooltool97

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    hi
    Posted 35 months ago

    Warriors!

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    I think you need to include clan castle troops. If there were wizards or archers in the clan castle the hogs wouldn't go for them and the clan castle troops could end up killing all the hogs
    Posted 35 months ago

    J-My

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    you forgot to mention clan castle troops in war, and I agree with the others that this probably will work on only a few (weaker) th8's. if you did destroy an external ad with hogs, it could work. At least in war you can scout the base beforehand.
    Posted 35 months ago

    NinjaStar

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    So... the whole point of this guide was to develop a noob battle strategy for noobs, against noobs? I don't get it.
    Posted 35 months ago

    Galvatrons

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    this guide is created by a noob? only noob will use both land n air troop together.
    this way your troop are getting max. damage from land bomb n air bomb. good luck to your troop
    Posted 35 months ago

    litoses38

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    25/10/14
    idk why people use anything but all drags on a th8. all u have to do is send heros in on both corners( if u only have 1 hero use a drag in the spot of the aq) of what ever side u are going in on and once they kill 1 building each slide ur finger across the side and let ur drags out. auto 3 star almost every time


    ps use all rage spells and try not to lay one down untill the ad are hitting ur drags
    pps u are trying to spread out ur troops and much as possable on one side. putting 4 drag on one building is useless they pretty much 1 shot smaller buildings anyway
    Posted 35 months ago

    BOSS719

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    @Fortysixntwo: did you not read anything at all this whole page? I stated in the guide that " You also have to make sure at least one of the Air Defenses is outside the base or within the outer layer of the base. " and I also admitted in the comments that I never thought of using balloons instead but now that someone's brought it up I totally agree balloons would work better in most situations.

    Also after using your hogs/balloons and lightning spells, with only one air defense left, you don't need to destroy surrounding buildings to make sure your dragons go a specific path. That one air defense will not prevent a 3 star no matter which path they take. Of course if you decide not to follow this guide and stick with leaving all 3 or even 2 air defenses then yes obviously you will want to clear the other buildings out the way of your dragons's paths. And as to your last statement, simply looking at someone's base doesn't tell you the bases they've gone up against? I have gone up against well designed TH8s and that's why I never recommended using DragRider against them in this guide.
    Posted 35 months ago

    Feed the Beast

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    A better strategy I call Hogdra, it is made up mainly of hogs, only two dragons, it works well for bases that your hogs need a long time to destroy the defense, the drags will clean up well.
    Posted 35 months ago

    Dr. CHUD

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    Gotta go with fortysix on this one. Any well designed TH8 war base will be equipped to defend against both Dragons and Hogs, which means centralized ADs and double-stacked Giant Bombs. You aren't going to take out anything of value with so few Hogs, even if you do miss the Giant Bombs. Basically, the only army that gives you a chance at 3-starring a good TH8 is a GoWiPe. Drags/Hogs is a 1-star at best; you'll either pick off the outer junk for 50% or get your drags torched going into the core without Rage spells.
    Posted 35 months ago

    Ralf340

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    Instead of hog riders try loons they also get the job done if you don't have much dark elixer
    Posted 35 months ago

    KoningFabian

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    I would like to mention the ability to get some stronger hogs in your clan castle while using your own dragons as your main army.
    Posted 35 months ago

    Fortysixntwo

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    20/10/14
    This is a really ad strat that is used only for very specific bases... ones with really exposed ADs. Plus you are doing a huge no-no (mixing ground troops with air troops). Like a previous poster stated, loons work just as well as hogs, and enjoy not being hit by cannons or mortars, will fish out air bombs and cant get hit by big bombs. Lighting spells on ADs are for TH7s, never TH8s. as a lot of TH8s pretty much expect to be hit by drags in wars, you will find that most will have a way to divert things to the outer ring around the base. Putting your hero in then spawning all of your dragons in one spot is an absolutely horrid idea. The dragons will concentrate on the outer ring of junk instead of going central. You want to cut off the outer ring on any base and send the dragons in so they go to where the ADs are. Spawning all the dragons in one spot means you arent even thinking of guiding them at all.

    This would work against TH7s and very low TH8s, but it would fail against well designed TH8s, and TH8s with centralized ADs. I checked your base in game and can see why you owuld write this terrible guide: you are a new TH8s and simply have not gone up against well designed and well developed TH8s yet. Once you do, you will re-write thiis guide so that it works beyond TH7.
    Posted 35 months ago

    BOSS719

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    @Migets_short: i say a dragon and hog/ dragon and archer and wiz. Doesn't matter as long as there's another dragon in there
    @anuj1997: you know what I never thought of that that's a good idea as well. I guess it depends on which troop is stronger in a player's case (which of course is dependent on their levels).
    Posted 35 months ago

    anuj1997

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    The strategy with loons is more or less the same
    Posted 35 months ago

    anuj1997

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    I think 9 drags with 4 loons plus cc full of loons is a much better strategy than this as it can also disarm air bombs and mines
    Posted 35 months ago

    Migets_short

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    What would you recommend having in the clan castle that can hold 25 troops
    Posted 35 months ago

    Georgeee

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    it is great if done correctly...been doing this for a long time. however, we NEVER use a rage spell with a hog....just not worth it...use healing spells though.
    Posted 35 months ago

    Dim

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    I like number 4 of the process
    Posted 35 months ago

    BOSS719

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    Thanks for spreading the word about the strategy Yoshie! and you and your brother are very welcome(:
    Posted 35 months ago

    yoshie213

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    hello boss719 this attack strategy is really really great i told my brother about it and he seemed impressed when i told him about the strategy so he tried it in clan wars and got a 3 star and my brother thanked me and i told him i got that strategy from my friend boss and now he whants to thank you for the cool strategy so yah keep it up thanks for the great strategy bye
    Posted 35 months ago

    tacoguy339

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    14/10/14
    Lol I was talking to my brother about this strategy this morning. I was like, dragons plus hogriders seems like overkill. Whadaya know, here's a brand new guide for it. Good job!
    Posted 35 months ago

    jmurph26

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    13/10/14
    ive tried it, works great
    Posted 35 months ago

    BOSS719

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    Thanks for the positive comments guys :) keep them coming and please rate the guide 5 stars if you liked it :D
    Posted 35 months ago

    Atai

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    Good guide
    Posted 35 months ago

    daddy g

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    nice and breif to the point...great info and i gotta try it!
    Posted 35 months ago

    Rhino007

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    12/10/14
    Love the title of the Guide. The clan im in atm is called Dragon Riders. Great guide though. Im trying to save up de atm but might use this later.
    Posted 35 months ago

    Killer2002

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    12/10/14
    Hi there i am a th 6 player plz make one for people like us
    Posted 35 months ago

    BOSS719

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    good luck Jatin and hope it works out for ya! :D
    Posted 35 months ago

    Mac Listo

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    12/10/14
    I currently have a TH-10 and am Crystal 1 and use 4 Dragons and the rest Hogs. All troops are maxed out. I use 1 lightning spell to kill as many of the CC troops as I can, 3 heals for random spot healing of the hogs and a rage spell to push the inferno towers down. The strategy isnt too effective at TH-10 in the Crystal League but I still use it in Clan Wars because the bases are set up differently and I can still 3 star people.
    Posted 35 months ago

    jatin_rocks

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    12/10/14
    I am the first one to read your guide so.....i will try your guide for war and see how well it goes and it is kind of risky trying to do something new....because i do full drag raid in war with level 2 or level 3 drag in cc and 2 healing spells and 1 rage spell which is quite helpful.....well we just started a war after finsihing a war 12 minutes ago.....so lets see :)