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How To Farm Effectively!

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  • Aug 31, 2013 (49 months ago)
In general, the bases you raid should have around 100k Gold and Elixir and require around 30 Goblins and 30 Archers. Your Barracks should be constantly pumping out Troops, two Barracks for Goblins and two for Archers. To improve the amount of Troops being produced at a time, you may want to also have Minions training at the same time if you can afford it.

When you are looking at resources available in a village, keep in mind how much your attacking army costs. Two good figures to keep in mind are the total cost of your whole army, and 1/3 of that number. This can be particularly helpful when farming for elixir, so you donít make negative progress from a botched assault. There is a pretty good calculator for pricing out different army scenarios here. In particular, be very careful about use of spells when farming for gold. The loots need to be pretty phat for spells to be worth it.

Since Iím sure you are following our advice and overtraining, itís a great idea to keep in mind how many troops youíll return to. If you are in an active raiding session and you are leaving your village without full camps, you can count on troops training that full time. That could mean ~5 seconds looking for a target + 30 seconds planning out your attack + 3 minutes beating on your unsuspecting victim. Your mileage will vary depending on various factors, so I consider 3 minutes of troop training to be a good typical value. So for example if youíve got four barracks, that means you can spend 28 archers on a raid and return to your village full and ready to raid again immediately. I look at these troops as disposable farmers for quick smash and grabs on exposed resource collectors.

Seeing an enemy base with a large cache of resources can present a psychological challenge during the tense 30 seconds you have to decide about whether to attack. When farming for higher level upgrades, it helps to focus on one of the three resource types as a goal and make that your singular focus for several reasons:

One good raid of any resource is unlikely to buy you anything but walls
Your builders get tied up in long build times, and you may not be able to spend more than one resource
Having a little of every resource makes you a target for all other farmers, not just those seeking one resource
Spending too many troops on a resource you canít use may cost you the chance to harvest goal resources on your next attack

For all these reasons it pays to be single-minded and pass on villages that donít have much of your goal resource, even though it hurts a little.
The difference of a few hundred trophies can have various impacts on your farming effectiveness. For example: Ė Certain resources are much more prevalent in certain ranges Ė The difficult of defenses in opponents villages tend to vary by trophy range Ė Once your farming session is over and your village exposed, the goals of other attackers will vary based on trophy range

Once you find a range that seems to be working for you stay there. Since you may lose trophies frequently when focusing on resources, be sure to mix in the occasional raid for trophies to keep you in the range. It is easier to do a little bit at a time, then all at once when you realize you are hundreds of trophies away from where you want to be.

In many ways Clash of Clans farming raids are like a poker hand played against another player. Neither of you know exactly what the other is packing when the raid starts, money is on the line, and there is an element of chance even when one side starts with the advantage. As time passes during the encounter, what once seemed an easy mark might become a bigger challenge then you expected. In these cases, a good farmer knows when to hold Ďem (with spells or larger or more expensive troop deployments) and when to fold Ďem (minimize losses and move on to the next raid).
    Posted 44 months ago

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    lvl 1: Loincloth
    12
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    22/01/14
    This is an awesome guide. I like my strategy better though. My strategy is 18 giants, 1-2 healers, rest archers. My base setup also helps out a lot too. Currently I am using Saving for lvl 6 wizards. I made that base also. Its a very good setup. If you want to know what my base looks like in COC, my clan is PALM tree, we have two Champions, and my COC name is JJSB.
    Posted 47 months ago

    firelizard

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    111
    11/11/13
    Nice guide
    Posted 49 months ago

    Always In The Shadow

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    6
    13/09/13
    I am a farmer myself, I found this guide very helpful. Loved it

    Thanks
    Posted 49 months ago

    MaxTownsend

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    258
    here
    11/09/13
    thx awesome guild :)
    PS: U should make that a speech.
    Awesomeness
    Posted 49 months ago

    the_man_p

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    216
    08/09/13
    I like the analogy at the end. However you should never specify a certain amount that you need to get out a raid. It should be more about how much will you get with the least troops possible. I will go for a 30k raid if i can get it with 5 archers.
    Posted 49 months ago

    RageFace

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    29
    here
    08/09/13
    Hudder- 5-10 bases is hardly anything. I usually end up skipping about 50 or so before I find a reasonable amount. Also, you might want to try going up in trophies.
    Posted 49 months ago

    segar

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    07/09/13
    i love this
    Posted 49 months ago

    Hudder9

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    07/09/13
    None of the bases I raid ever have more than 25K gold or elixir. I'm passing on 5-10 bases per raid because they're all at around 7K gold/elixir. Any thoughts?
    Thanks!
    Posted 49 months ago

    Staylor

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    496
    here
    06/09/13
    I'm lv82 now, and have farmed all the way here, this is a great guide! I like to see the part about what resources to save, cause I can tell you gold 3 (1350-1500) is where iv always found the best loots of gold and elixer. However, with there people there, if you want to farm there as a lv50-70 or so, you should probably try to spend all of one resource before getting off each day, and put your th outside of course... It will save you loads of time and resources on the way!