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Upgrade Those Teslas!

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  • Aug 17, 2013 (49 months ago)
This guide is on hidden teslas. I find in my personal experience of the game that they are the most undervalued and underrated defence in the game.
First of all I would like to start by saying that not enough people upgrade them high enough.
Because of their long build times, hidden teslas are usually built to level one and then not touched again.
However, at max level they have the highest D.P.S in the game (excluding the Inferno Tower which is irrelevant to most players) and only take up a 2 x 2 spacing which can ruin any attack when placed in the right places. They also shoot at a very high rate of fire, one shot per 0.6 seconds, so they are effective for taking out tier 1 troops as well. As the icing on the cake they do DOUBLE DAMAGE TO PEKKAS. Pekkas are one of the strongest troops in the game and a high level will take down a pekka in no time. So please, people, upgrade your Teslas. You will thank me for it when your lvl 6's and 7's start completely ruining your attacker's army.

Teslas have many uses in this game, for all types of base forms. First, if you are a farmer, many people place their teslas next to the otherwise exposed TH. This is a pointless and utterly useless waste of a useful defence as 10 barbs will easily take out an unprotected tesla and the whole point of placing your TH outside your walls is to get a free shield, so please don't do that. A better use for them is to place them in the walls but still covering the TH, which would be placed right up against your walls. This means that while the attacker is focusing on the TH, the teslas can weaken the attack and help you defend your resources. I am a farmer and I use my teslas mostly for killing wall breakers. As a lvl 6 tesla 1 shots a lvl 5 wall breaker, and as teslas shoot at one shot per 0.6 seconds, a high level tesla can take out 3 or 4 wall breakers that otherwise would have breached a hole into your walls.

For the trophy hunters, often there are many 2x2 holes in your base that could hold a hidden tesla.
Looking at the top players in the world, the inside of their base often has many 2x2 holes, which means that the attacker doesn't know where the teslas are, which means you can use them as ninjas, hiding until the last moment then springing up and finishing off those pekkas.

Another use is intimidation. As they are hidden from sight when the player first looks at your base, you might not think that they are very useful for intimidation. However, having one upgrading means the attacker subconsciously assumes that they are all that high level. As a lot of players have low level ones they will be intimidated.

So people, remember to upgrade your teslas. Yes, they are a pain to upgrade and there is nothing worse then waiting 10 or more days for an upgrade, but it is worth it in the end.
Thank you for reading my guide.
    Posted 40 months ago

    abueman

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    15/05/14
    Great guide, a strategy I like use is to have a Tesla with two giant bombs as hog traps, hogs start jumping , Tesla pops up , hogs bounce in none bounce out :)
    Posted 42 months ago

    JJpochara

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    64
    here
    16/03/14
    About udgrading hidden tesla: when you upgrade them,you should move it out somewhere and maybe close that space as well (with builder huts is a good idea becaz of its size) so people like getting ready to attack you soon won't see your tesla location. anyways I am still TH6 xD but getting to 7 and have enough gold to buy a tesla. :D
    Posted 46 months ago

    kskskskd

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    118
    28/11/13
    There is something you should keep in mind. If you have "empty, 2x2 spaces," is can be obvious that a tesla is hidden there. Place your tesla wisely
    Posted 46 months ago

    Sharp Reflex

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    3
    22/11/13
    Yes i agree, teslas should be upgraded after splash. If you get hit hard with alot of archer raids the teslas will take down alot of the archers, the dps is good and the fire rates evan better. Always max your tesla before you upgrade your townhall.
    Posted 47 months ago

    alexander13

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    157
    here
    10/11/13
    check out my base
    Posted 49 months ago

    Always In The Shadow

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    6
    13/09/13
    Its true, people build their Tesla's and leave them from there, unless of course your high in the trophie rankings and you NEED them at a high level. I personally do this, I built my Tesla's and I haven't touched them since
    Posted 49 months ago

    MaxTownsend

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    258
    here
    11/09/13
    awesome guild ill upgrade my teslas right now and i only have 3 lvl 1 teslas tnx alot :)
    Posted 49 months ago

    the_man_p

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    216
    08/09/13
    Obviously you still upgrade point defences as well. If you go down the comments a while I suggest that you expend ONE builder on teslas, and one or two on archer towers/cannons. I place equal importance on teslas as archer towers BTW.
    And if you were good enough at farming, you wouldn't care about the price. The reason that they cost a lot of gold and take a lot of time to upgrade is because they are worth it.

    You can't compare teslas to archer towers. They are two very different defences, designed for different things.
    Posted 49 months ago

    1i3to

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    129
    here
    06/09/13
    Quote: // Obviously splash damage is the most important thing to upgrade (Mortars, then Wizard towards). THEN, and only then, you start upgrading your teslas //

    Wrong. Granted remotely comparable damage its always better to upgrade archer towers and, taking into account build time and price, — cannons.

    Pros of doing archer first:
    1.5x range.
    1.5x faster to upgrade
    1.5x cheaper to build

    Cons:
    Doesnt do double damage to pekas, which you see like once every 20 battles.
    Takes 3x3 space, which costs 1 extra wall in a lot of scenarios (compared to 2x2)

    Really? Who in his right mind would upgrade fkin tesla when upgrading archer adds SO MUCH MORE to your base FASTER?
    Posted 49 months ago

    MrZero74

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    21
    here
    05/09/13
    great job man, really useful and informative guide. im at th8 right now and i have all teslas up to level5 .. and upgrading to level6. its true, they are in my opinion the best defensive structures after splash defense units
    Posted 49 months ago

    vir

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    05/09/13
    fuck this shit
    Posted 49 months ago

    ahmadd98

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    30
    04/09/13
    teslas are great, but i think we should upgrade the main defense structures (cannons,archer towers) first then take care of the tesla
    Posted 49 months ago

    Kimhuot

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    03/09/13
    All my tesla are level 2 !!:D I need more gold to upgrade it all to level 3 !!
    Posted 49 months ago

    the_man_p

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    216
    01/09/13
    1i3to, I never stated that you have to upgrade your teslas first. Obviously splash damage is the most important thing to upgrade (mortars, then wizard towards). THEN, and only then, you start upgrading your teslas, only spending one builder on them, so it doesn't at all take over any other upgrades. You then also spend a builder or 2 on point defence. The point I made was that people, like you, neglect them because the think they are "shit". Does an archer tower or a cannon do double damage to PEKKAS? No. Does it only take up a 2x2 space? No. They are designed for different things, and as such have different uses, advantages and disadvantages. Please read the guide PROPERLY before making any more spurious comments please.
    Posted 49 months ago

    BlueXDShadow

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    16
    here
    01/09/13
    All my hidden teslas are level one. ^_^ I need to upgrade them lol
    Posted 49 months ago

    TbillingsClyde

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    153
    here
    01/09/13
    i need lvl 5 archers first... :( i spent too much on my lvl 5 wizards..
    Posted 49 months ago

    Dynamite

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    33
    here
    31/08/13
    I'm looking for a clan. Normally Gold 1 but farming in the silvers. 1500-2500 donations per season, usually over 2000. Town Hall 7 but all troops maxed. If you are interested, please comment on one of my plans.
    Posted 49 months ago

    danyuse

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    86
    here
    31/08/13
    and please see my plans
    :)
    Posted 49 months ago

    danyuse

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    86
    here
    31/08/13
    i began to upraged those teslas, before i thought that the teslas arent as good i see now
    Posted 49 months ago

    1i3to

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    129
    here
    31/08/13
    The article is quite honestly crap. Only point you make is that people need to upgrade their teslas and by this i assume you mean that you need to upgrade your teslas before other defenses. I dont think you are silly enough so lets assume you are still upgrading mortars and wizard towers in the first place. So xbows and infernos aside (which most people wont have) we have turrets and archers left. teslas.

    Lets compare:
    Upgrading archer from 8 to 9: 48 8 dps, 11 tiles, 1.5 million gold, 5 days
    Upgrading tesla from 3 to 4: 48 7 dps, 7 tiles, 2 millions gold, 8 days
    Its tricky to compare it to cannons because cannons dont shoot air, but you can upgrade 3 cannons for the price of one tesla upgrade and it will take 5 less days.

    TLDR: teslas are sht, upgrade them when all your other defenses are already upgraded.
    p.s. thats what all smart people are doing anyway but i guess you are not of of them.

    Currently i have level 8 archer tower and level 3 tesla
    Posted 49 months ago

    Allen

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    474
    here
    30/08/13
    how do you make a thing like this
    Posted 49 months ago

    BK

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    191
    here
    30/08/13
    I had an idea where you place your hidden tesla's in the corners because since attackers don't know they are there until 50% or if they trigger them which is uncommon and they probably already deployed all their troops by 50%. Also if attackers finished of your main base, they will have less troops left so the hidden tesla may save you from 100%
    Posted 49 months ago

    SDSxMrChaos

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    190
    here
    30/08/13
    I completely agree, mine are currently lvl 4 and soon going to 5 as those are my last to def to max out at townhall 8. I also think that are treated like an air defense to some players, a long unnecessary upgrade, but they do work when upgraded.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Silkmaster45

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    4
    here
    30/08/13
    I didn't really get anything out of this other than it's a good idea to level up your teslas. I'll give you kudos for mentioning how high the dps actually is compared to other end-game defenses, but there isn't any useful information in this. Sorry.
    Posted 49 months ago

    BigHowie

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    29/08/13
    So gay. Go get a real job loser, this guide sucks pig balls. Sneaky-Dave agrees.
    Posted 49 months ago

    the_man_p

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    216
    29/08/13
    No offence meant man but any clan called "Menace2society" is not one on my "To Join" list.
    Posted 49 months ago

    !sf13!

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    305
    29/08/13
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ check out Menace2societY !! red and white flag!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Posted 49 months ago

    UltimateSource

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    135
    here
    27/08/13
    thx
    Posted 49 months ago

    the_man_p

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    216
    27/08/13
    A good tactic for TH8s that I have heard about is to constantly upgrade a tesla one at a time from the beginning of TH8 to the moment you upgrade to TH9. With 5 builders, you can max out TH8 in roughly three months - and assuming you have maxed teslas at TH7, the time to max teslas at TH8 is also three month. So constantly upgrade a tesla and you will have them maxed easily. An advantage of their long build times is that you have plenty of time to save up the gold you need to upgrade.
    Posted 49 months ago

    KevinD33

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    2
    27/08/13
    Thanks for this wonderful guide!
    Posted 49 months ago

    JAH2002

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    121
    27/08/13
    👍 I Agree Teslas Are Very Important
    Posted 49 months ago

    Niki

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    149
    here
    27/08/13
    My 2 teslas are level 1 soon i will upgrade them to level 2 and level 3 Nice guide the_man_p
    Posted 49 months ago

    Lord moldybutt

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    21
    27/08/13
    finally someone who agrees with my tesla strategy. I'm a new town hall lvl 8 but when i was th 7 i maxed them out and people started to say i was wasting my gold and time but i truly believed that they are one of the best defensive uits in the game to date. i like how even lvl 3 teslas can already wreck havoc on an unsuspecting attacker.
    Posted 49 months ago

    nSCHOEDER

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    231
    here
    26/08/13
    This is a really great guide! Nice work!
    Posted 49 months ago

    sharp_thingzz

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    18
    26/08/13
    esp at th7, level 3 teslas will dominate up to crystal, because no one will expect them to be so high.
    Posted 49 months ago

    129914

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    172
    here
    26/08/13
    YOU ARE THE MAN P! my boy.
    Posted 49 months ago

    CLETUS

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    618
    here
    26/08/13
    Great points. I upgraded(neglected) my teslas to level 3 over a 3-month time period. I went on a trophy push and battled against high level teslas. It was on that trophy push that realized my mistake. Since that Trophy run ended, I have had 3 and 4 builders working non-stop on my teslas for about 1.5 months. Another 3 weeks, and I will have all 4 completely maxed out. I am looking forward to having them maxed more than any other defense on my base. They deal major damage, and destroy troops. Definitely make them a priority in your upgrades. You can check my base at Clashdatass, to see their progress.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Kick butt

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    26/08/13
    join battle on barbs
    Posted 49 months ago

    Phuthuan

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    26/08/13
    Thks bro!
    Posted 49 months ago

    deadconsumer

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    100
    here
    26/08/13
    this made me rethink a lot of base strategies. Thanks!
    Posted 49 months ago

    OrangeFire

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    here
    25/08/13
    awesome guide! i think teslas are also very valuable
    Posted 49 months ago

    J0sh

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    347
    here
    25/08/13
    Very good guide. I agree to upgrade your teslas even though they are expensive and have long building times. For me the best element of the tesla is the element of surprise. I recommend when making a base you hide them or trick your opponents. Great guide 👍
    Posted 49 months ago

    the_man_p

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    216
    25/08/13
    Thanks for the positive feedback guys!
    Posted 49 months ago

    Only Asian

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    388
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    24/08/13
    This is very true
    Posted 49 months ago

    The Sunnard

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
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    24/08/13
    A really nice debut guide
    Posted 49 months ago

    Kplayer

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    30
    24/08/13
    Good post.