3 Star TH9 with GoHo (Golems & Hogs)

One of the most powerful attack troops in the game is the Hogs. Why? Simple. Walls do not matter and it goes right for the defenses. Almost perfect. What’s the problem? It ignores clan castle troops and the royals (Barbarian King and Archer Queen). Is there another weakness? Yep. Sure is. It is the Giant Bombs. Before the update in early 2015, Hogs were ripping through bases with ease. So they increased the damage caused by Giant bombs to Hogs. This slowed down hog attacks tremendously. Before, anyone could do it without a problem. Now, it takes careful planning.

Watch the video below and see how it is done.

Surgical TH9 attack with Lavaloonion

With any successful attack, careful planning is required. In general, one has to deal with the cc troops, Archer Queen, and air defenses with air attacks. If one plans well, the chances of success are much greater. I have already shown the pentalavaloon attack earlier.  This is a more surgical attack, requiring careful planning. Watch this great attack.

3 star TH9 attack with lava hounds, balloons, and minions

What is GoWiPe? How do I GoWiPe? Simple strategy for TH8s and new TH9s

This is a th8 guide-for those new to GoWiPe. Now, I am not a HUGE fan of GoWiPe. Why? It is a great strategy to 2 or 3 star maxed TH8 and 2 star weaker TH9 bases. Our clan 3 stars bases. Period! We have lost wars when we 3 starred every base except one, which we 2 starred. We have won several where we won by one star. So, using an attack strategy that is good for 2 starring, but not for 3 starring is not one that I prefer. That being said, may player like it. May use it. Some are pretty good at it, but I think it also holds many players back from thinking outside the box, evaluating bases for weakness, and exploiting them to get the 3 stars.

Nonetheless, it does have usefulness in showing ways of getting into the core of the base. The major drawback of this attack with 200 troops, is that one often is shorthanded–in need of a few troops more to get the job done. But, it is a good introduction to the use of Golems, which acts as a distraction to attract fire from defenses, while the real attacking troops can do their damage. In addition, they work well to set off bombs and traps, which they are largely unaffected by. Hopefully, you will think of this as an INTRODUCTION and not your final stop–meaning that you will use some elements from this strategy to incorporate into other attack strategies, and not just rely on GoWiPe or even  GoWiWi. If you do that, you will maximize your potential in war, using not one, but several different attack strategies based on the base that you are attacking. Most will have 2-3 different strategies that they must master at TH9 in order to be extremely competitive-usually focused on either Hogs (as with Golems/Hogs or GoHo, Hogs/Balloons or HoLo) or Balloons (as with Lava Hounds/Balloons or Lavaloon, Hogs/Balloons or HoLo), with supporting troops.

Here is the GoWiPe strategy:

To put it simply, one uses Golems, usually 2, to attract fire. They are like tanks in that they take a lot of hits, but damage they cause is slow. They go towards defenses. Wizards clean up to create your funnel, much in the same way we deploy dragons to funnel towards the center. In the center, we use our Pekkas and Royals (Barb King and possibly Queen) Long with wallbreakers to get into the center of the base.

For TH8, you have less spells than TH9, but rage is great to have. You can bring lightening to kill cc troops.

This is a simple video that explains:  Simple Guide to TH8 GoWiPe

Watch one of our new TH8s wipe out a TH8 using GoWiPe:  TonyA TH8 GoWiPe 3 star war attack on TH8

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How to 3 star TH9s with 5 LavaHounds and Balloons

This is a great new strategy that utilizes 5 Lavahounds, 19-20 balloons.

I have seen so many Hound-Loon attacks fail. Why? What was going wrong. Here are some easy steps to improving your hound-loon attacks.

1. Draw out CC troops and kill them with your Heroes. YOU MUST KILL THE CC! If you can’t kill them with your cc, use a balloon or bring ground troops. In most cases, use the IRON FIST on your Barb King along with your Archer Queen. If you can kill the Archer queen, great, if not see #2.

2. Lavahounds-–Deploy 2 for 2 of the air defenses. If the Archer Queen is well protected (central), the hounds explode into pups, you RAGE to kill the Queen. This is a very important step so I will clarify. When the hounds explode into pups, rage them so they can kill the Queen.

3. The balloons take out the base.

The videos below are great–watch both!.