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One of the Best Farming Attack Strategies TH8/9 (WiBArch)

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  • Mar 29, 2015 (30 months ago)

I have been farming pretty much ever since I got Town Hall 7. I did rush... may or may not have had some level 2 walls when I got Town Hall 7 before I realised what I was doing. But since then, the most effective farming strategy I have used is WiBArch - my own modified version of the extremely popular BArch. The idea of adding wizards to BArch is to give it that extra power to penetrate bases to storages and such, while still having the flexibility in attack style to be able to use plain BArch.

 

The army composition that I used at Town Hall 8 is as follows (200 troop space):

- 76 Barbarians

- 76 Archers

- 12 Wizards

 

Here's the army composition that I use for Town Hall 9 (220 troop space):

- 80 Barbarians

- 80 Archers

- 15 Wizards

 

No spells are required for this strategy at either Town Hall level because of its strength mixed with that of the heroes. Spells (use Rage or Heal, maybe Lightning for Mortars or Clan Castle troops) can be added for more strength but I wouldn't recommend it due to the extra cost and training time.

 

Step 1: Find a base with decent loot

Because of the cost of this army composition (65-90k elixir depending on troop level and camp space), you have to find a base with loot to cover the cost of your troops. I'd recommend around 150k-200k of each resource. Try to find either a Town Hall 8 or a lower level Town Hall 9 base to raid. (Lower level Town Hall 9 meaning around Town Hall 8 level defences and perhaps mostly level 7 walls.)

 

Step 2: Attacking

The way you attack a base depends on where the loot is - in the storages or in the mines and pumps. So that leaves you with two ways of attacking a base:

 

Attacking mines and pumps

Just carry out a normal BArch raid and take out the outside buildings - placing Barbarians as a meatshield in front of your Archers. You can use your wizards behind the BArch if you want, but it'd probably be better to save them for your next raid and reduce it's training time and cost.

 

Attacking storages within a base

This attack strategy is extremely easy to carry out. Start by checking for Clan Castle troops (standard), then it's a rush from your preferred side. Spread out around 30 Barbarians and Archers then place 6-8 Wizards behind (6 with the Town Hall 8 composition, 7 or 8 with the Town Hall 9 composition), then another 30 Barbarians and Archers, place heroes, then the rest of your BArch and your last Wizards. By the time you have placed all your troops, you should already have destroyed around 20-30% of the base.

 

 

I really hope this guide helped you out. Feel free to drop a comment and a rating - feedback is always appreciated - and tell me how this strategy has worked. I'm interested to know!

    Posted 27 months ago

    happy minion

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    wizards at lvl4 cost alot no way im using wizards

    Posted 29 months ago

    AGENT_BOOF

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    @funkatitsbest - Drawing and killing Clan Castle troops are standard tactics as I mentioned above in the guide. If you want to know more about drawing Clan Castle troops, there is another guide on that. This guide is specifically focused on explaining the army composition and how to use it. In my opinion, Barbarians and Archers are the most cost effective in taking out your opponent's Clan Castle troops. A dragon won't do much damage to this strategy unless you just rush into a raid without checking for Clan Castle troops, which is one of the steps I outlined in the guide.

     

    As for trophy range, it doesn't really matter anymore, considering we are now matched with opponents at our own Town Hall level in the new update.

     

    Also, I'm interested to know how you get 400k loot from a TH9's storages with BArch while being a TH8. That takes skilled raiding! You could probably make a whole guide on that too.

    Posted 29 months ago

    funkatitsbest

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    07/05/15

    and for the comment below, i am a th8.

    Posted 29 months ago

    funkatitsbest

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    i do normal barch and im also able to get 400k loot off the storages of a th9. no need for wiz.

    Posted 29 months ago

    funkatitsbest

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    07/05/15

    nice , but can be a little more detailed.

    eg: if there is a drag in the opponent cc, what should we do ?

    : what cc troops can we take?

    : what trophy range should we do this?

     

    THIS GUIDE NEEDS MORE DETAIL.

    Posted 30 months ago

    LinuxFanatic

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    06/04/15

    I've been doing something similar at Lvl 7 & 8 where I use 8 wizards, 70 barbs, 70 arch, and the addition of 2 healers combined with lvl 5 Barb King.  The healers can make a huge difference when used in tandem ... especially with the king.

    Posted 30 months ago

    AGENT_BOOF

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    Ok, I'll give you the rundown drench15:

     

    TH9 Composition:

    Barracks 1, 2, 3: 18 Barbarians, 17 Archers, 4 Wizards

    Barracks 4: 26 Barbarians, 29 Archers, 3 Wizards

    This will take around 43 minutes to train.

     

    TH8 Composition:

    All Barracks: 19 Barbarians, 19 Archers, 3 Wizards

    This will take around 24 minutes and 30 seconds to train.

     

    I know it takes a while to train, but if you come across a decent base with full storages, this troop composition will get you into the centre of the base to take that loot.

     

     

    BigCountry707 - I like to use BAM as well, but I find that it isn't really powerful enough to get to storages. It's a good composition to get collectors and 50%, but unless it's a TH7 or an early TH8, you're not going to get at the storages. I use BAM when I'm around Gold III or below, but once you get to Gold I, easy loot is harder to find, so you need a sturdy army to steal it. Please correct me if I'm wrong, I just took this from my experiences.

    Posted 30 months ago

    BigCountry707

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    05/04/15

    I use BAM just for the speed of training  fill up 2 barreks with barbs 2 arch 2 minions  cuts training speed down and you can still get into the storages with the minions!  If you attack bases that have at least 200 dark elixer it usually evens the dark costs out! 

    Posted 30 months ago

    drench15

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    03/04/15

    i gave u 4/5, not sure about the training times

    Posted 30 months ago

    Dougard

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    01/04/15

    I like the idea of BArch. Very neat of you to find.

    Posted 30 months ago

    AGENT_BOOF

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    Thanks for the feedback Jeremy!

    Posted 30 months ago

    JeremyIsKing

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    31/03/15

    A well-written, informative guide that is short but gets the point across. 5/5.