What is Clash of Clans?

Brief History clash-of-clansClash of Clans is a popular game created by the developer Supercell. The video game company is based in Helsinky, Finland and Clash of Clans is their most popular game. The game can be played on the iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Android platforms. It is also available on iOs and Android devices. It has been available for free at the iTunes store and on the Google Play Store since it’s initial release on both stores. It was first released on the iTunes store on August 2, 2012, and on the Google Play Store on October 8, 2013. Since then, the game has been consistently one of the top downloads on both stores. Although the game is free getting gems and other in-game currency from sites like Taste3 will really help the player advance much more rapidly than if he didn’t make any purchases. Purchases are usually made via credit card in the Apple/App Store or Google Play Store in the form of In-App Purchases. It was reported that Supercell made $2.4 million per day because of the combined income from purchases made for Clash of Clans and Hayday, another Supercell game. Basic Gameplay The core gameplay of Clash of Clans is very similar to most real-time strategy games of it’s kind. Players construct their village and expand it to make it mouch more powerful as a base of operations for their clan. To aid in village construction and upgrading, they can also unlock various warriors and other classes. The classes differ in abilities ranging from combat abilities, to defense, to construction.They can also unlock various defenses for the village. If the player is skilled the village can quickly expand and he can unlock more powerful warriors and classes. The player can also raid other villages or join other clans to form groups which are much more powerful than a single player. The player can also create his own clan and invite other players to join him. Following are the troops used in the game from Tier 1 to the most powerful Dark Elixir and Hero troops. Also following are the various spells used in the game.

Game Troops
Tier 1 Barbarian, Archer, Goblin
Tier 2 Giant, Wall Breaker, Balloon, Wizard
Tier 3 Healer, Dragon, P.E.K.K.A.
Dark Elixir Troops Minion, Hog Rider, Valkyrie, Golem, Witch
Heroes Barbarian King, Archer Queen
Spells Lightning Spell, Healing Spell, Rage Spell, Jump Spell, Freeze Spell, Santa’s Surprise

downloadGenerally speaking, the weakest troops are Tier 1 troops. They are relatively cheap and easy to train. “Training” in the game is actually the load times before a certain troop is produced. The stronger the troop, the longer the training. Because of this, they are good for swarming tactics and single targets. However, their low HP makes them easy to kill especially if the opponent has stronger defenses and troops. The troops get progressively stronger from Tier 1. Troops also vary in strength and abilities. Keep this in mind when unlocking troops for your battles.

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Clash of Clans Guide – Choosing The Right Troops

Here is a brief summary of the various troops you will use in Clash of Clans:

Tier 1:

Barbarian

The Barbarian is the first unit to be unlocked in the barracks. As ground troops go, they are generally well-balanced all around. They have a tendency to attack the closest buildings in sight. They are however, quite weak at taking down walls.

The barbarians are pretty efficient attacking in groups or hordes as they are cheap and easy to produce. They are efficient in swarm tactics. And though a single barbarian can easily fall, groups of them can act as a poor man’s giant, taking some hits before they all fall.

troopsArcher

The first ranged unit to be released in the barracks. Archers have much less hit points than barbarians or giants. Because of this they are not so good as distracting troops as they can easily be killed. They can however fire over walls and have good range in their attacks. Keep them at a good distance and use their range to your advantage.

Goblin

The goblin has low hit points as well, but more than makes up for it with his speed. The goblin is the fastest ground troop in the game and is excellent for triggering traps, and looting enemy bases.

Tier 2:

Giants

Giants are great for soaking damage and distracting enemy defenses because of their high hit points. This is balanced out by their slow movement and susceptibility to traps.

Wall breaker

The wall breaker will attack enemy walls, making cracks for other troops to get inside the enemy village. They are suicide troops, killing themselves to take down enemy walls. When they blow up and die, they deal splash damage to a wide area. They are great to use with the giants.

Balloon

Balloons are wall breakers, only dealing damage from the air by dropping bombs. They are the first aerial troops to be unlocked in the game. When they are destroyed, they still deal splash damage. They are also the slowest troops in the game.

Wizard

Similar to the archer, only shooting frieballs that deal more damage. The wizard can deal ranged and splash damage. The wizard however, needs a lot of support because of his low hit points.

Tier 3:

Healer

A flying unit that heals troops from above. She has relatively high hit points but has no attack abilities so can also be easily taken out.

Dragon

The dragon is a very strong aerial unit. It has a lot of hit points and can deal splash and ranged damage from the air. They are essential in high level combat and don’t really have any glaring weaknesses.

P.E.K.K.A.

She has the strongest armor and damage among the elixir based troops. However she is quite expensive and training time for her is relateively long. She does have a weakness against electric attacks.

Dark Elixir troops

Minion

minionThe minion is a relatively cheap dark elixir aerial troop that attacks by spitting dark elixir. Because of it’s low hit points it’s relatively easy to kill as well.

Hog Rider

Relatively balanced in attacks and in hit points, the main attribute of the hog rider is his ability to jump over walls using his hog.
Valkyrie

A very strong and powerful warrior. She has a good amount health points and can deal good damage with some splash in it as well. She does not have any unusual offensive attributes however, so often good base design can keep her at bay.

Golem

A tank type unit with very high hit points that explode into two upon death. The resulting golemites continue to do battle and when killed, these also explode and cause splash damage.

Witch

A summoner that raises dead warriors to aid her, she has low hit points and is best used as a support unit.

Heroes

Barbarian King

The Barbarian King is much more powerful barbarian. One of only 2 immortal units, he cannot be killed. However, if he falls in battle he must sleep to regenerate his health. Because he is immortal you can only summon one unit. To smmon him you must have the Barbarian King altar.

Archer Queen

Just like the Barbarian King the Archer Queen is an immortal queen and must sleep when she falls in battle. You must have the Archer queen altar to summon her. She is a more powerful version of the archer.