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Avoid Trophy Loss When Jumping Leagues

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  • Aug 26, 2013 (49 months ago)
Have you ever jumped from one league to the next and found that your strategy in silver just doesn't pan out in gold? If so, you are not alone!

It is important to realize that when you make the jump from one league to the next your competition gets tougher and stronger. Most likely you are at the bottom of the new league in trophies, and you are likely the lowest in defense. This makes your base vulnerable to attacks and pillage!

How can you insulate yourself from devastating trophy losses? Here are a few strategies that I picked up along the way:

1. Upgrade everything to the max before upgrading your TH.

WHY: This will ensure that your defenses are maxed out, and most importantly that your walls are maxed out. It can be tempting to upgrade your TH from 6 to 7 to gain access to dragons, but why do that at the sacrifice of so many calculated battles and trophies?

2. Take the time to farm.

WHY: You will need resources on your journey to the next level! If you find yourself creeping up on the next level and you know your defenses and troops are not ready, change your strategy to farming and build base strength!

3. Lean on your clan.

WHY: You will need to lean on your clan members to donate strong defensive troops to pump up your defensive effort. Nothing hurts more than going to bed without a shield and waking up to trophy losses. If you commit to a strong clan, and they accept you, their high level troops can be a game changer!

4. Pick your spots to attack.

WHY: Because revenge can hurt, badly. If you jump leagues and you did so by preying on farming bases, be prepared for revenge strikes. A base that is farming is not a base that won’t bite back, and if you jumped leagues then your weaker base is ripe for a quick strike!

5. Accept Free Shields.

WHY: If you are on the fence of staying in your new league and do not want to fall out let those free shields from being attack run their course. The longer you can stay protected the easier it will be to avoid devastating losses until your defenses are built to fight back!

I hope this helps and happy trophy climbing!
    Posted 47 months ago

    4Joey4

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    200
    04/11/13
    The forth tip is important relating to revenge strikes is among the most important. I run a farming base in the gold 2 league aimed and getting weak players to attack for the purpose of striking and taking 40 trophies for amusement. If you attack a strong player that is farming, if you continue to gain leagues, that player can drop a few leagues and take 60 trophies with a single devastating strike.
    Posted 48 months ago

    ImaFarmTard

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    17
    07/10/13
    Helpful guide. I am currently farming in silver 1, normally gold 1 and this guide might help me get to crystal, thanks a lot!
    Posted 48 months ago

    Phantom Waffle

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    58
    27/09/13
    Really helpful thanks
    Posted 49 months ago

    King 0

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    16
    13/09/13
    Hey! My name is Dalamar.. add me gc.. __!Dalamar!__ GUYS.. if you think that pushin from crystall to master is hard... try master to champ.. im in Quantums Web.. Im a champion
    Posted 49 months ago

    MAXZ99

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    here
    12/09/13
    crystal to master is so much harder
    Posted 49 months ago

    MAXZ99

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    here
    12/09/13
    i win more battles in crystal than in gold
    Posted 49 months ago

    guldnos

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    11
    here
    12/09/13
    wrong if you come from gold to crystal it be a big change you loser the man i gonna take you so easy
    Posted 49 months ago

    the_man_p

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    216
    12/09/13
    Doesn't matter what league you jump. It is still the same. The toughness of bases goes up gradually.
    Posted 49 months ago

    MrP21KIER

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    11/09/13
    we all know you like them
    Posted 49 months ago

    MrP21KIER

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    15
    11/09/13
    penis
    Posted 49 months ago

    tanay the great

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    10/09/13
    bbbeiwy.jcebhdhjsbf3budrvyitvyc
    Posted 49 months ago

    doggydudu

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    131
    here
    09/09/13
    nice
    Posted 49 months ago

    Micstar

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    244
    here
    09/09/13
    That was a heaps bad guide
    Posted 49 months ago

    Ultimatedray15

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    09/09/13
    the_man_p im pretty sure he's talking about higher leagues... like gold to crystal, or crystal to master... not silver to gold lol
    Posted 49 months ago

    the_man_p

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    216
    08/09/13
    Are you kidding me? Jumping leagues does not affect you as much as you would think. I regularly jump from silver one to gold two, and I find no difference in competition apart from a few more TH9s and TH10s. Your base will not be torn apart. You will be pretty much right in the middle of the trophy range as well, (for example if you go up to gold three from silver one you will be at 1400 trophies, while some will be lower, and some will be higher). As for your comment regarding revenges, I find that if your base is good enough, a farmer won't go for an all-out attack on you as it is simply not financially viable to attack a strong farmer such as me. Picking off THs is the easiest way to gain trophies. Do it. Grow a pair. If your base gets torn apart by a revenge attack, then it evidently wasn't good enough.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Noonaa

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    284
    here
    08/09/13
    Same with me staylor.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Staylor

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    496
    here
    06/09/13
    not bad Niki... i found this whole article funny cause it makes me feel old :), i started playing before there were leagues lol... but i like them, i tend to find the best gold in gold 3... nice guide, definitely upgrade everything before the th!!! and farm almost always with occasional trophy pushes for practice/fun :)
    Posted 49 months ago

    Niki

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    149
    here
    06/09/13
    If I want Gold and Elixir i stay in Silver 1 or 2 If i want Dark Elixir i climb to gold 3,2 or 1