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Trophy Hunting

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  • Jul 25, 2013 (52 months ago)
Like many of you I wish to move up the leagues and become a more successful player. Moving up leagues can bring big benefits like higher bonus loots and higher staus so you can join more successful clans. This what makes hunting trophies extremely vital. I therefore have a few tips I wish to share with you.

I am currently level 67, town hall level 8 with 1926 trophies and have recently advanced 300 trophies using these main techniques:

1) Pick a Farming base to raid
Farming bases often have an exposed town hall to draw your troops to it and as a trophy hunter you should attack it as it gives you the one star victory needed to gain trophies. you should use as little amount of troops possible to destroy the town hal[l and then move on to the next attack. For example if you use 3 archers to destroy a town hall and gain 5-10 trophies it is much better economy than using around 200 troops (my capacity) to win 20-30.

2) Always choose a base of guarenteed victory
You need to be 100% sure you can win so you don't suffer heavy trophy losses on defeat. Don't be afraid to spend a lot of gold searching through to find the perfect base to attack.

3) Small Raids
When creating a big army to mount a 100% win attempt use small amounts of archers to claim small victories whilst you wait for the tropps to train. this way you can keep the trophies going up. You do need to do big raids now and then to keep gaining resources.

4) Resources
Trophy hunting does cause loss in resources, especially elixir. you neeed to be prepared for this loss and shouldn't be saving up for uprgradeswhen trophy hunting.

5) Levels
Be mindful that higher level bases than your own give more trophes and lower levels give less. Try and attack higher level bases so you gain more trophies but always remember that the victory is most important. If you loose it can be damaging to your trophy numbers.

6) Pure trophy hunter
If you are a pure trophy hunter you need to consider your own base layout. you may expose your resources in order to draw troops away from your own town hall. This means you can protect most of your other buildings better. Make sure your base is well organised as you don't want to lose by more than one star as this takes significant amounts of trophies away from you.

7) Too quick?
The more trophies you get the harder it is to win battles. You also get higher level players attacking you which could lead to more trophy loss as your defences might not be up to strength. Your level as a player needs to match your trophy count so you are able to defend yourself. Be prepared to advance at a steady rate and not too fast. If you are not ready for the league above you could loss significant amounts of trophies from people attacking.

8) Playing time
The more you play the more you can attack. Also when you are online always attack and don't worry about breaking the shield as if you are online they can't attack you. the shields purpose is so you can build up resources again but as you are a trophy hunter you don't need to worry about this as much.

9) Keep attacking to keep Winning

I hope this guide helped, I have one favour to ask- could you guys rate some of my base plans, thanks. KEEP BATTLING
    Posted 46 months ago

    not available

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    29/01/14
    dont attck high lvl player you easily got a revenge and loss more trophies
    Posted 47 months ago

    Alzeer95

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    Hey guys I'm lvl 40 th lvl 5 and I'm in crystal 1 so for all you out there it is possible you just have to not be afraid to spend 20 to 50 gold on searching and you only attack ppl with their TH outside my troops composition is 110 archers and 5 giants (just in case of a hidden tesla) and 1 lightning spell which I don't use often, but the worst part about this is that when people revenge you they can take 40 to 50 trophies from you , so you have to always expect to lose that amount of trophies. Good luck
    Posted 47 months ago

    BlueMist

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    Nice guide!
    Posted 48 months ago

    Jman500

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    Nice guide! Im a current level 80 with a TH 8 bace not maxed out with a trophy recored of 2514. nice info u got here ....... but to all u people that are lvl 5,6,or,7 TH I have seen people with those TH levels in master league. now only people with low TH levels like 5,6,7,or 8 does this work..... with a lower TH to get to master league u can find people that r low level or people that have TH sitting outside of there bases. also to reach an outstanding league u must be very active player constantly attacking people around the clock. the low TH people i revenged were in master league i could not attack because they were so active. now is it easy ??? of course not .... but its possible. remember to keep searching even if it cost u 30,000gold to find an attack. being a TH 8 i don't know what its like to be a TH 5,6,or 7 going that high. but i do know its possible. also for me i could only find people with TH outside of there bases to 2400- or lower WITH a TH level 8........
    Posted 51 months ago

    Dragon.master.

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    Nice guide! Plz check some of my bases. Just leave me a comment or rate.
    Posted 51 months ago

    stvya

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    only a baby wouldnt know all this!!!
    Posted 51 months ago

    Electral

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    What army would you use?
    Posted 51 months ago

    SugarClasher

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    Loved your guide
    Posted 51 months ago

    John8214

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    Nice guide
    Posted 51 months ago

    angrygamer

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    meow
    Posted 52 months ago

    Ruben le killer

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    this is the best guide for trophy hunting thank you so much i will use i every time now.
    Trophy I m coming !!!!
    Posted 52 months ago

    Aiden the great

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    Great Guide And Could you Please Give My Trophy Hunting Base 5 Stars because Im Town Hall 7 And I got To Crystal League And Never Lost A Battle!!!!! :)
    Posted 52 months ago

    Vegaskorpion

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    Hey guys check my lay out of my trophy base that I uploaded here its called Leader's Base. Also go see the video of the base def that I put together on youtube. search for 702 Spam Musubi leader's base and also watch the replay attacks I had that gave me good amount of trophy.. Pls. Rate my base. Thank you very much!!!
    Posted 52 months ago

    dudedman

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    Thank you that helped a lot
    Posted 52 months ago

    EL MEJOR 55

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    HI
    Posted 52 months ago

    EL MEJOR 55

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    GOOD THINGS YOU SAID
    Posted 52 months ago

    Thy BlackArcher86

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    Wags that's a bit harsh but I have to agree to some extent. The Sunnard took way more than 5 mins to write this out and he didn't to that for himself. He did it for us. He gave us his tips which I find helpful but show more thanks to him for writing this out. You didn't even have to spend that five mins writing your comment. I found it helpful and I found your counter arguments helpful but saying the opposing side's point of view is a little too critical for my likings.
    Posted 52 months ago

    deifieduandi

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    Thanks for sharing this experience! This is exactly what I will do to bring my trophy up to 2000. After reading the article as well as the criticism, I thought a more correctly informative title for this post: " Preparing for trophy hunting ". Apparently, this article focused on max 2000 trophy range where it is usually a preparation stage of the "real" trophy hunting. If you go to any occasional trophy hunting clans (most time they do farming but hunt trophy once in a while), the description would be something like: "trophy hunting starts in xx days, please raise your trophy to 2000 before the weekend".

    I have my ultimate respect to the Sunnard, the author, and would like to hear what he thinks about hunting in crystal. Also, ads here, join LOW PROFILE if you are active and donating, we are regular farmers and occasional hunters.
    Posted 52 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    Daelor you are correct in thinking this guide is up to 2000 trophies as that is all I have experience in, I would like to make a higher trohpy hunting guide up to 3000 but I don't currently have that experience. Maybe I will consider it in the future. In the mean time I am planning on making other guides that I have more experience in.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Daelor

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    Thanks for sharing, one small comment.
    You are referring to 2000 trophies max from your experience and i think you should mention it in the begginning of your guide. Otherwise it may cause some misunderstanding and lead to trolling in comments :) Keep sharing, i would love to read about getting to 3k cups as a th8, cause i'm upgrading to th8 soon :)
    Posted 52 months ago

    Wags

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    I'm sorry, but I think that this is a mostly useless guide. I think that the basic trophy level to aim for is in the crystals, probably crystal II. Up here there are virtually no farmers. Sure there are inactives, but no farmers. As for your second point, it is true that attacking "easy" bases can and will sometimes get you more trophies, going for harder bases is more rewarding and fun. There's no challenge in attacking an underleveled town hall 9 with two air defenses with a mass dragon strategy and it seems unfair, to me at least. I believe in bigger raids. Sure, I can use the golem archer strategy and get 6 trophies every hour, or I can get 48 after one solid revenge attack. Small armies are useful under 2000 trophies, but not small raids. The goldstar army can two star most bases there. Your point about resources is just pain false. When I started trophy pushing, I did not have a single black wall, not I have thirty. Also, somehow I managed to upgrade my rage spell to level 4, and all three of my teslas at the same time. This happened within two days at 2200 trophies. Level of a base is irrelevant to the number of trophies gained. All that matters is the number of trophies. I could attack a maxed out town hall ten and gain 6 trophies, or I could attack a mid-range town hall nine for twenty-four. I think that leaving resources outside is useless unless you are a gemmer and don't mind spending the 11000 dollars to max out a base. You do not need to be skilled to get into a higher league, there are plenty of attack strategies that require only dropping troops and choosing bases (mass witch or mass dragon). Defense does not matter, look at the leaderboard, most people have 5 times as many attacks won as defenses. Don't always be online to avoid being attacked, that's basically cheating. And if you do, you have no life outside clash. If you keep attacking badly and lose, you never win. It's stupid to continue. After I lose an attack, I never attack until the next day. I'm more likely to choose a bad base because of my anger at getting 49% or mis deploying my spells. So, thanks for wasting the five minutes of my time that it took to type this response out. I hope that you are a better clasher than strategist. Don't bother responding because I rarely go to online forums and I'll probably never find this website again, nor would I want to. I mean it's bad enough that I waste time clashing when I could be reading 10k's or literature. "To think is to differ" Goodbye
    Posted 52 months ago

    Pigeater52

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    Im usually gold league 3 but i have a lvl 6 town hall i always get attacked, check me out at The clan Swarm Crazy, my user is !Pigeater52! Please help
    Posted 52 months ago

    John82

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    Very nice guide sunnard
    Posted 52 months ago

    bibbler543

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    Nice job Sunnard! I happen to not like attacking farmers since its boring lol. Im more like lets go do 5 cheap attacks and then go bomb a base with like 40 baloons. Check out my bases and tell me what you think! And thank you again Sunnard you helped me get to crystal 3! :D
    Posted 52 months ago

    DanLeSword

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    Higher Level bases doesn't mean more trophies, the higher the person is in trophies, the more you get, bases with lower trophies than you, means you get less. Say, you were a th9, attacking a th8, if the th8 was at 2000 and you were at 1900, you'd get more trophies.
    Posted 52 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    Theminecraft100: I'm sorry you feel that way but if you wish to leave criticism please make it constructive and explain why. After all I have put time and effort into making this guide and any improvements abd suggestions would be a appreciated as all oc our clash of clans experience together helps more than just mine. So please don't make sarcastic and inappropriate comments. Help your fellow players by suggesting improvements. If my guide is such a wadte of time why not share what you? If you think you know it all help us...;-) thank you to everyone else who appreciates my efforts
    Posted 52 months ago

    theminecraft100

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    thanks this really... WAS A WASTE OF MY TIME!!
    Posted 52 months ago

    Poocannonjack

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    Ok i like a strong solid base i will look
    Posted 52 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    I have bases level 1-9 if you want to look poocannonjack
    Posted 52 months ago

    LUCAS#22

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    poococannonjack farming or cups hunting? i can make both
    Posted 52 months ago

    Poocannonjack

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    Also i am going to check all your base plans i am town hall 7 reply if you do one
    Posted 52 months ago

    Poocannonjack

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    I will try that
    Posted 52 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    What are you on about ashir1ayman2?
    Posted 52 months ago

    ashir1ayman2

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    MIT!!!!
    Posted 52 months ago

    ashir1ayman2

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    Wit!
    Wit?
    Posted 52 months ago

    ashir1ayman2

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    Wat
    Posted 52 months ago

    ashir1ayman2

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    Wit!
    Posted 52 months ago

    LUCAS#22

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    Good job man covered about everything u need to know!! props for taking your time
    Posted 52 months ago

    >Zach

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    I got from silver 2 to gold 2 in a 2H
    Join My clan, DallasDragons
    Posted 52 months ago

    dArKrEpUlSeR

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    I got from 1700 trophies to crystal league in an hour by purely raiding farmers
    Posted 52 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    @staylor yes you are correct in your points. Also it can be very difficult to find farmers as you say but thats why you need to be prepared to spend gold on finding the righ battle. So as i say in the guide you need to build up big armies to attackweak bases so you can get 3 stars, when the troops are training serch through to find farmers. However if you can't find a suitable base stop searching and try a bit later. It is harder as many farmers rop their trophy level to 1200-1400 to avoid major defeats. You could look for weaker bases instead but even these can be hard to come by...thanks for your feedback
    Posted 52 months ago

    ::[ollie34]::

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    Thx so much :)
    Posted 52 months ago

    Staylor

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    @The Sunnard, trophies won is based purely on your own trophies compared to the opponents. (I am about the same level, near max th8, ect, just btw...) However attacking a higher town hall does give you a loot bonus (and a penalty for a lower town hall). The penalty is never displayed in game, but it determines how much is available for you to raid. Also, something entertaining I found was a crystal 2 at about 2500 trophies who merely one-starred everyone by using barbs and archers two destroy buildings that were outside and in the first layer with the King and Queen as backup :P. I can also say that it begins to become very difficult to find farmers above 1600ish trophies.
    Posted 52 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    I am looking to make more guides, any suggestions on what you would want a guide on?
    Posted 52 months ago

    CRazYMoNkEy

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    You are correct, but as what you wrote on number 4 its the resources letting you down im currently on lvl 81 at 2547 trophies but im not attacking farmers with there town hall outside of they're base i use 20 wizards 4 dragons and the rest archers and im getting 2-3 stars or lvl 9 town hall bases with 2 or so x-bows and thats putting my gold up but not my eliexer Thanks hope you enjoy.....
    Posted 52 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    Reply to jambozambo: If you defeat people with higher level town halls than your own this will give you more trophies and if town hall level is lower than yours you will recieve less. But your point is correct that in the guide i did meant to say trophies. So just to clarify if you defest a base with more trophies than you, you will recieve more trophies as a reward. but if you defeat on eith less trophies than your own you will recieve less trophies as a reward.
    Posted 52 months ago

    jambozambo

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    Item 5 is incorrect, unless you are referring to trophies instead of 'level'.
    Posted 52 months ago

    zombiekiller912

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    Thats some good help there.
    Posted 52 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    Comments on guide and my bases would be appreciated ;)
    Posted 52 months ago

    Dmanleif

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    like the last direction lol