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What to Upgrade First using gold, elixir, and dark elixir

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  • Sep 07, 2013 (49 months ago)
Hello. Today, I will be teaching you on what to upgrade first in Clash of Clans. There is no right way; everybody is different. However, some choices are better than others. Lets start with gold (defenses).

Gold Priorities

Priority 1 - Splash Damage
When you get a new town hall, buy everything needed, then upgrade your splash damage towers (wizard/mortar). These do significant amounts of damage to goblins, barbarians, and archers. They also do great damage to bunches of giants.

Priority 2 - Clan Castle
With the right troops inside, clan castles do the highest DPS (damage per second) out of all towers. Make sure to max this, as it will also help on offense.

Priority 3 - Air Defense
These are very important, as they are the only ones who significantly damage drags, balloons, and minions. Air assaults are getting more frequent, so you will need high-level air defenses.
Priority 4 - Single Targets
These are the defenses who damage, golems, pekkas, giants, hogs, etc. Cannons, Arch Towers, and Teslas are important, but not as important as those above.

Priority 5 - Walls
Do your walls. They intimidate.

Priority 6 - Elixir Storages and Mines
Pretty self-explanatory.

Elixir Priorities

Priority 1 - Laboratory
Upgrade your lab to get higher level troops, which will help you attack more advanced bases, thus, getting more loot.

Priority 2 - Army camps
Hold the most spaces your can possible hold.

Priority 3 - Dark Elixir Drills and Storages
Dark elixir is very important on both offense and defense, because you need them to upgrade your heroes, which are strong.

Priority 4 - Barracks
You can train more troops, including dragons, pekkas, golems, witches, etc.

Priority 5 - Gold storages and Mines
Self-explanatory.

Dark Elixir Priorities

Priority 1 - Heroes
I suggest having the barb king 5 levels higher than the archer queen, but its definitely up to you.

Priority 2 - Troops
Leveling up your dark troops will help, especially minions and golems.

Thank you. Hope you enjoyed this guide and liked it.
    Posted 23 months ago

    MeikonFax

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    Posted 43 months ago

    junyab

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    So basically upgrading everything is pretty important. Thanks!
    Posted 47 months ago

    Sub_Zer0

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    05/11/13
    I think the dark troops should be before the Heros because there more expensive
    Posted 47 months ago

    sc lee

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    And upgrading to lvl7. I love the idea of lab first. It saves more time. As for the walls it doesn't matter it's #1 or #5, it came I between. Just do the math
    Posted 47 months ago

    sc lee

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    I think the priorities also depends on what TH level you are and whether your previous TH is premature or not. I currently have a maxed-out lvl6
    Posted 47 months ago

    Dragovian

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    I think storages should be pretty high, because then you have more range to attack players with lots of resources and fill them up. I recently upgraded to th7 and I upped the storages soon after i built everything needed and upped lab and other essentials. I farmed 4 mil gold and elix, along with 2k balck elix, in 2 days.
    Posted 48 months ago

    Baasonic

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    10/10/13
    I would put Gold Storages up with laboratory. If you have more gold storage you can farm and store as much gold as possible when you're builders are working. When you have a free builder you plan what you're going to build/upgrade next and put the rest of the gold into walls. Then Repeat. Best way to maximize your time
    Posted 48 months ago

    HunterxTrick

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    08/10/13
    I like this guide! It puts you on track if youre lost or to set your priorities/goals. Love it!
    Posted 48 months ago

    aznvico

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    07/10/13
    lol you put wall on 5...
    that tells alot about how much u don't know how to play

    if your farming correctly your resource is unlimited
    and u can put walls at #1 and still do other things at the same time.
    Posted 48 months ago

    sippe3000

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    Great guide
    Posted 48 months ago

    Sir_Ghghp

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    Awesome!
    Posted 48 months ago

    PokeyzRule

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    29/09/13
    Nicely done!
    Posted 48 months ago

    N4th4n357

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    28/09/13
    Thank you so much I'm now ready for town hall 8 so now i know to upgrade the splash damage units first! Thank you for the great guide now i know how to use my resources well and sufficiently. Awesome thanks man!
    Posted 48 months ago

    Electral

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    Please check out my Youtube channel: electral23. Thanks.
    Posted 48 months ago

    Electral

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    @Th3 Meatboy:
    I suggest mortars, but its your preference.
    Posted 48 months ago

    whitech0c0lat3

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    22/09/13
    thanks this will help a lot espically since i just moved to th 8
    Posted 48 months ago

    isaknilsson

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    21/09/13
    Good guide
    Posted 48 months ago

    TH3 M34Tb0Yy

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    18/09/13
    What should i do first mortars or wiz towers?
    Posted 48 months ago

    philipjychoi

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    18/09/13
    Nice guide. I wish i realised this order earlier.
    Posted 48 months ago

    Sir Dangalang

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    17/09/13
    Good job this guide will help any non experienced player understand the proper build order for their new town hall levels ..also it would be good to suggest to max everything before moving to the next th level to minimize the punishment they will take from higher lvl players and the loot penalty that comes with higher town hall levels. Great job!
    Posted 48 months ago

    theradcat 1

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
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    16/09/13
    thank you for the advice
    Posted 48 months ago

    the_man_p

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    15/09/13
    It can be summarised with

    Splash>then the rest.
    Posted 48 months ago

    awss

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    15/09/13
    i think you should upgrade ur storages when you have an upgrade thats is more then whatyou have now
    Posted 48 months ago

    bob brothers 2

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    14/09/13
    I'd say upgrading storages should be more important because some upgrades will need much more gold and elixir
    Posted 48 months ago

    Staylor

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    13/09/13
    Perfect order from what I see :) great guide!