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Premature TH9- AHHHH

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  • Aug 07, 2013 (52 months ago)
Hello Clashers-

My in-game name is Death from the clan Welfare Monkeys (yes, chief pats clan.) I was about as premature as you can be except for the ridiculous gemmers who have like one cannon and a mortar with TH9. I was rocking some level 4 mortars, level 3 wizard towers, level 2 air defenses, and level 7 archer towers. Everyone makes these guides, but as a fellow premature TH9 I wanted to share my personal method of rising to the top. Here is how I became a much more successful clasher and get tons of loot to upgrade my towers and troops.

1. Builders
Duh. Increase the number of projects you can have going at one time. I have five because of the gems that I bought. As a premature TH9 you probably have some gems left over, so I highly suggest using those on builders, the best use of gems in this game. If you do not have any gems remaining and do not have the five builders, I would just sink the extra 20$ into the game for the last builder(s). I almost always keep all my builders busy so that they are always upgrading my defenses.

2. X-bows
Get those suckers up ASAP. Even if they are only level 1, they can frighten and intimidate potential attackers and possibly make them not want to attack you. Upgrading them is less important as you have much more needed upgrades in the other defensive areas.

3. Farm
You have to be a farming base. Take the 12-hour shield and lose the trophies. Then attack when your shield is close to being finished. Reach a trophy count at which you can successfully attack with your troops which are most likely lower level. If you have level 1-3 troops I suggest farming the 1000-1250 range. If you have level 4-5 troops, farm the 1250-1500 range. If you have level 6 troops from gems or successful farming, farming anywhere above 1500 (I suggest 1750) is advisable.

4. Defensive Towers and Wall Upgrading Strategy
Upgrade the ones with the shortest build times first. If you have a bunch of level 5 cannons and archer towers, get those done to at least level 7 before you do the longer upgrades like mortars and wizard towers. This is a grind, not a race. Try to keep as many builders as possible busy at the same time so that you can accomplish more tasks simultaneously. If you have a free builder and are about to go offline, dump any excess gold into walls. Get all walls to level 6 (i.e. cannot be destroyed in one hit by level 5 wallbreakers) before you get any walls to 7 or 8. For the Clan Castle, always keep it centralized because that means that your troops in there are more difficult to lure outside the Castle and that you have at least 20 troops helping you on defense (assuming that you have at least Clan Castle level 3). Definitely upgrade your clan castle as much as possible because it is very helpful on both offense and defense.

5. Air defenses are a whole different animal. Very important at the higher trophy counts due to giant-healer, mass drag, or balloon/minion/dragon combo, all of which can be very effective against a base with weaker and/or exposed air defenses. If you are farming anywhere below 1500 trophies do not worry about getting your air defenses past level 4. If you are farming above 1500 trophies I would suggest getting them to level 6. As I am farming the 1750 trophy range, I always try to keep one air defense upgrading because mine are currently level 3 and 4: two at each level. At all trophy counts centralize those air defenses and splash buildings.

6. Mortars/Wizard Towers
Must be centralized at all times unless upgrading. Keep the mortars in the very center of the base and keep the wizard towers near both the center of the base and the resource storages. Especially at lower trophy levels you will see a lot of mass infantry attacks, which are easily dealt with by centralized splash buildings.

7. Try to get all towers at the upgrade levels needed to max a certain town hall level. For example, I am currently working on maxing my defenses to town hall level 8 standards: level 6 mortars and wizard towers, level 10 cannons and archer towers, level 8 walls (all walls are already level 6), and level 6 air defenses.

8. Attack Strategy

Use a cheap, quick to train army. I use 84 archers, 60 barbarians, 20 goblins, 8 giants, and 8 wallbreakers (220 army capacity.) Take out the goblins if you have only 200 space. If you have less than 200 capacity, adjust by taking out equal numbers of archers and barbs. This army takes about 17 minutes to train, which is actually quite quick. Sometimes I go to 100 of both barbs and archers if I am raiding at a time when there are many collector bases (all resources in mines/collectors) to attack, which usually happens during the night. If at all possible, raid at night (US only. I'm not sure about the best time to raid for international players to raid) because there will be tons of resources in the mines and collectors.

8. Troop Upgrades
I am sure that you like me are very far behind on the most basic upgrades like archers and barbarians. The first thing that I did as a Town Hall 9 was to get my archers to level six since they were already level 5. Try to get the tier one troops (barbarians, archers, goblins, and giants) to a high level before upgrading high level troops like PEKKA and dragons. If you attack with giant-healer at lower trophy counts, get your giants and healers to higher levels first. I suggest getting archers, barbs, and giants to level six before anything else goes to max level. Then focus on the auxiliary troops like wallbreakers, wizards, dragons, healers, balloons, and PEKKA to high level next in that order. Bear in mind that the higher level the troops are, the more they cost.

9. Join a good clan
If the clan you are in has 50/50 inactive players and active players, your clan castle will not always be full. I suggest Welfare Monkeys (current requirements are level 6 archers and 2500 trophies for a trophy push), a Reddit Clan (password on Reddit), or any other good active clan with decently high level players who will donate consistenly.

10. Heroes!!!
Heroes are a big part of both offense and defense, especially at the higher town hall levels past Town Hall 7 and in the higher trophy counts. Since you are a Town Hall 9, I suggest getting the Barbarian King first then the Archer Queen. Don't save up the dark elixir for the Queen first because she costs 4x as much as the King. If you can, centralize these heroes within your base so that they are not easily lured outside the base to be killed. On offense, you can use the King as a tank for damage while the Queen sits back and shoots down the defensive towers and resource storages. Alternately, you can use them after all the defenses are down to speed up the process of getting the resources in a base. The second method is only advisable if you are going for a 3-star because otherwise you are wasting your heroes and their offensive potential.

11. If none of the above steps have worked for you, you can reset you iOS device to factory settings and make a new gamecenter account with which to start a new village. I do not suggest this method because of the loss of everything (literally everything) on your phone is quite hard to recover from. I did reset my device and start a new account which is now Town Hall 7 that maxes everything before going to the next Town Hall level, the most advisable strategy in Clash of Clans. However, I lost all my texts, apps, etc. Overall, I do not think it was worth it, but it is your choice. Also, remember this is a game that is meant to be played for a long time. Do not think that it is impossible to overcome a premature TH9; it is possible. Just follow the above steps.

Thanks for reading. I really hope this helped. Comments? Questions? Critiques? Leave them in the comment section below or email me at [email protected]
Stay Calm and Clash On!
    Posted 46 months ago

    not available

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    05/02/14
    Aren't giants tier two
    Posted 51 months ago

    supasaiyan

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    03/09/13
    You got to get lvl 7 walls now cause new shitty wallbreakers destroy lvl 6 walls like paper
    Posted 51 months ago

    BlueXDShadow

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    01/09/13
    Make a guide about what to upgrade first, I always have trouble with choosing which thing to upgrade first.
    Posted 51 months ago

    Sliderknob

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    28/08/13
    Nicotjuuh: What should I make the new guide on?
    Posted 51 months ago

    KevinD33

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    27/08/13
    Oops
    Posted 51 months ago

    KevinD33

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    27/08/13
    Thanks

    Posted 51 months ago

    Nicotjuuh

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    new guide :)
    Posted 51 months ago

    Sliderknob

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    20/08/13
    Also guys do you want me to write another guide about something you guys want to hear about? If you do, just comment it and I will be sure to get started on it ASAP as long as it is not stupid or anything :)
    Posted 51 months ago

    Sliderknob

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    178
    20/08/13
    Executioner: I only get that message when I switch between my two accounts. It says it will "delete" the other village (it actually does not delete the other village. Just log out of the current gamecenter account and into the other gamecenter account and reload CoC. That way you can play both villages on one device)

    Billybobjo: ya well some of us aren't rich and only have the one ;)
    Posted 51 months ago

    Billybobjo

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    19/08/13
    You can use another device and make a gamecenter and start COC on that device. Then, log in to that account on your current device. No reset needed.
    Posted 51 months ago

    Executioner

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
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    18/08/13
    Hey, when you reseted your device to factory settings, everytime you login to clash of clans, do you get a pop up saying to load your previous TH? I have had this message for a while and it is quite annoying. Know how to fix it?
    Posted 52 months ago

    alext190

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    16/08/13
    You forgot Step 0: Don't be a fucking idiot in the first place by upgrading your town hall too soon.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Sliderknob

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    15/08/13
    Starship Condor:

    I actually love to use minions. When I am in school, I will build a GOWIPE army also (Golem, wizard, pekka.) The use of minions with dragons, balloons, lightning, and rage spells is an awesome way to trophy hunt.
    Posted 52 months ago

    coc boomer

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    14/08/13
    sliderknob... this was truly amazing but i just made a guide on how to get good loot for a premature TH 9 so plz check it out anyone before reseting your game ;)
    Posted 52 months ago

    Spit3fire

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    13/08/13
    I got barb king at TH7 and it is awesome
    Posted 52 months ago

    Sonefiler

    lvl 1: Loincloth
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    13/08/13
    You could've saved all your texts, emails, etc. and keep your old account
    Back up your iDevoce to computer
    reset it to factory settings
    Log into a DIFFERENT GameCenter account from your last account and start a game there, finish tutorial.
    Now put all your info back on your iDevice. You can switch between GameCenter accounts and change accounts! Simple.
    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST ACCOUNTS
    Posted 52 months ago

    John82

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    13/08/13
    Nice guide
    Posted 52 months ago

    Hiram Abiff

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    13/08/13
    Good job and thanks 👍
    Posted 52 months ago

    Starship Condor

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    13/08/13
    Very good guide!

    Miss only one thing here.
    What about the Dark troops?
    I have Minions now (I am TH9) and have used them very successfully and are upgrading to Hog rider.
    Have tried Hog riders from Clan members they seems to be very good too.

    Have you (or any other) used the dark troops?
    Posted 52 months ago

    Staylor

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
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    12/08/13
    I like this guide, seems pretty helpful and focused. Chief Pat can be a bit rude sometimes though :/... And there are lots of great clans out there, so I wouldn't advise just those... My clan requires all members to donate at least 3/4 of what they recieve which is very fair cause then no matter how much you recieve you donate a fair amount as opposed to an (example) everyone donates 200 a season clan where you see people 200/40 and 200/1000... and the main reason i mention other clans is just cause a lot of clans will deny rushed bases it seems, and the ones you mentioned are typically full or closed...
    Posted 52 months ago

    Fevi

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    12/08/13
    My troops are maxed for th9. I find 1400 to still be the best place
    Posted 52 months ago

    ross is da boss

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
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    12/08/13
    This is a GREAT guide! You not only give advice for premature th9's or 10's, but you also give some farming and overall advice to the common player. It seems like you know your stuff, and I completely agree with you on pretty much everything, ESPECIALLY getting the 5 builder huts. There's only 2 things that I slightly disagree with you on:
    1.)farming with level 6 troops (My clan mates and I can do really good farming below 1500 with level 6 troops)
    2.)the amount of giants you use (I use 5 giants and that is enough meat and damage to do well, but 8 giants is still a good amount of giants)

    This is probably one of the most effective guides here (I'm not going to include my 4 guides in this running because I would probably be bias)! Good job! and way to include the reset of your clash on there! very useful tip that I already knew but will DEFINITELY help some other people! Great guide!