Brief History Clash 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.
|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|
Generally 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.