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How much can I steal?

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  • Feb 22, 2013 (69 months ago)
One of the most useful skills Ive picked up on my way to level 100 is anticipating where the resources are, based on the value of resources of available. Knowing this can give you a massive advantage on planning out how to start your attack. It can even give you enough leftover troops to start another battle in 10 minutes, which is the same as getting double the resources due to resources vs time, but I digress...

You can read up and find that storages can hold 25% of their max and pumps and mines can have 75% of their holdings available but... that doesnt really help you very much. At least it never really helped me. All you need to know is that the resources can come from two places: the heavily guarded storage areas or the much easily looted pumps or mines.

If you are a high level player its much easier to gauge all of this due to a cap on how much resources can be obtained from storages. That cap currently does not change based on level of a player (which it should) nor how many storage areas they have.

You can only take 200k of any one resource from a players storages.

So in the event that were only referring to Gold and Elixir, lets assume that a player has 0 pumps or mines. That player has a wealth of 8 million Gold and 8 million Elixer. If you were to find their base via battle and do attack, 200k Gold and 200k Elixir would be available to be looted. Lets delve into that one step deeper. If a player has 2 Gold Storages, each Gold Storage would have 100k Gold in it, ready for looting, which would be the same for Elixer Storages. If that player had 4 Gold Storages, each Gold Storage would contain 50k Gold (50k x4 = 200k). You can quickly see why spreading out your storages can help your overall defense simply due to dispersion of wealth.

All that is fine and good but this is where it really gets interesting.

Lets say the above player did have mines and pumps and instead of 200k of Gold and Elixir, they had 275k of Gold and Elixir. Though I dont like to go off of visuals (because they can be deceiving), lets take a look at his storages. Are they filled to the brim? Okay so we can assume that they have 200k resources in them and the mines and pumps have the other 75k. Being that they have 6 mines/pumps, each one should yield 15k resources upon destruction. You see how we did that? We now know how much each storage container has and how much each mine has and all we had to do was some simple math and take a look around the map. Now take a closer look around. We can now associate resource values to each of those structures and look at the most profitable path towards the storages.

Lets go into some more scenarios.

You find a base and it has 190k resources each. Hmm, thats not an even 200k, how do their storage areas look? Cant really tell? We need to probe a bit. Lets take an Archer or a Barbarian and find a lone mine or pump and attack it. When doing so, watch their resources. If the majority of the resources are in the pumps or mines youll see the resources go down by 500-1k a hit. When this happens, its a great battle because it tells you that you can just send troops after the mines and pumps and you dont even need to go after the heavily fortified storage areas. You can most likely just deploy half of your troops to get destory the 12 pumps/mines, get your resources and surrender.

Probing found nothing

We just found a 200k/200k base. We want to start the probing, just to be sure that the wealth isn't in the mines or pumps. Upon probing we see that virtually no resources are in the mines or the pumps. Excellent! Now we know that all we really care about is the storages. This is both liberating and annoying. Are they heavily defended? Yes but at least we know we can put our full army at that one task rather then having to split a portion of it off to destroy pumps and mines. This knowledge puts us closer to our goal of looting the storages.

Another scenario, the motherload.

The highest resources Ive ever seen in a single battle was 500k gold and 450k elixir. Thats 950k up for grabs. That means that player has 200k in storage areas and 300k in the mines and pumps (of each resource). Most likely its a player who had a lot of resources in his storage areas and that player went on vacation or something and their mines and pumps just never got emptied while they were away. Well, I hope their vacation was worth it because I enjoyed plundering their resources. All I can say is if you see something this brilliant, blow all of your spells to get at it. If nothing else, its obtainment will be worth bragging rights later.

Conclusion

So the next time youre staring down a battle with a ton of resources, do a little thinking before you jump into the battle. A large pot of resources is worth at least a little thought process. The last thing you want to do is go after a 500k resource battle and do it wrong and only get a portion of it. Thats never a fun battle to lose.

Good luck!
    Posted 2 months ago

    Elnora

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    06/09/18

    I don't think that you should do stealing, at all. If you are doing stealing, then you should try it, and do your best to not steal anymore. Stealing is not good, and those who encourage stealing should be punished accordingly.

    Posted 57 months ago

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    Best TH7 Farming base
    Posted 57 months ago

    Zach101

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    BEST TH7 FARMING BASE!!!!
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    Posted 62 months ago

    Burnout935

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    Or you can just look at the wiki and it will tell you all this stuff for the most recent version of Clash Of Clans. The numbers have changed quite a bit in 7 months
    Posted 62 months ago

    Micstar

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    nice guide
    Posted 63 months ago

    ramfan102

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    OK SERIOUSLY! the reason u can get more than 650K of each resource is because of loot penalty. If the person has maxed out resources and you are 2 town hall levels below that person, you will get 150% of his loot. 650000 x 1.5 = 975,000 of each resource. And if you are a lower town hall this will be even more. So everybody is right!!
    Posted 64 months ago

    Ben_CoC

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    On YouTube there is a 1 million gold raid poocannonjack so check there maybe you havn't looked hard enough.
    Posted 64 months ago

    Poocannonjack

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    All you people that say you have seen more than 650k look on google, wikipedia, youtube and i will say one thing my dad works for supercell and he knows this stuff. If you still disagree with neggs find a different website its his so f off
    Posted 64 months ago

    The_Stich_Stich

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    I have got 1m Elexir i a battel......
    Posted 64 months ago

    lega

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    18/07/13
    aha, found it.

    From storages you can steal 30% of its content, (with a maximum of 200K)
    From mines you can steal 50% of its content.

    Maximum lot its 200K 6 * 75K = 650K (per resource).

    nice and easy.
    Posted 64 months ago

    lega

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    damn! confusing and not easy to understand.

    can't this be translated into percentages? (almoust sure it can)
    Posted 65 months ago

    antonio12217

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    shut up noobs what he says its 100% right the max you can steel in a base is 650k gold, 650k elixir and 5.6k dark elixir when all storages, mines, collectors and drills are full its simple math
    Posted 65 months ago

    rodrigo zarzur

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    i already raided a guy that had 850k elixir and 1,586,702 of gold this is a lot right?
    Posted 66 months ago

    I will lose (:

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    Dont listen to this crap ive been farming since level 35 and im now level 53 andi know for a fact you can steal way more than 200k because on a daily bases i find one base with at lease, AT LEAST 250-350k from what i know is you can take 200k from each STORAGE! Not in total, what a butt load of lies
    Posted 67 months ago

    71Dueces

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    Haha lol you plundered his base
    Posted 67 months ago

    Savage

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    what sucks even more is when you accidentally hit next... lol

    @Louiskiiid

    There are loot penalties as you increase your TH level. For example when a TH9 attacks a TH8 the max they can steal from the storages is 150K. When a TH9 attacks a TH7 the max they can steal is 100K from storages. The opposite is true for a low level TH attacking a higher level. The best I have come across (I only saw a picture of this) was a TH6 who found a TH9 that was inactive. There was 950k of BOTH resources available. You we're most likely in the same situation. When a low level TH attacks a higher level the max resources you can steal is increased. I don't believe you are actually stealing more from them, but rather the game is giving you somewhat of a handicap. Hope that makes sense.
    Posted 67 months ago

    louiskiiid

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    I once attacked someone with 650k gold and 400k elixr and there was more than 200k in his storages maybe an update changed it I'm not sure
    Posted 68 months ago

    my name is

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    thnx helped alot
    Posted 68 months ago

    koop88

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    this has some good info, but if you go to clash of clans wiki they explain it exactly, and how the town hall level of your vs theirs affects how much you can loot. The march 25th maintenance break changed the TH looting effects yet again. so look it up in the wiki!
    Posted 69 months ago

    flaminfury

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    10/03/13
    you can tell where the majority of ress. are by looking at the mines/pumps if theres gold in that small square or the pumps are filled inside thats were its all at. and if theres not any gold on the side of mines in that little box thing but they have alot of ress and gold storage looks low then you can probe or do w/e you want but if they have high level mines its almost garunteed in the mines not storages