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.

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Base design – Anti-dragon base design tips and attack stratagies

TH7 and early to mid level TH8s are almost always attacked in war with dragons. Designing one’s base with that in mind is paramount. For TH7s, one is most limited as they only have 2 air defenses. With the ability to take out one with lightening spells immediately, one is just not enough to protect the base. A well-thought out base can fool some people, but good players will 3 star every TH7 with ease. For TH8s, base design is critical.

It is important to create you base so that dragons path away from the air defense, but stay within its range. Watch the video below to see how.

Video 1: Dragon Pathing – click to watch

Lavaloonion 3 star war attack on TH8

This is a really strong attack that can take out TH8s with ring shaped defenses. This is a perfect example of this attack.

This attack has 3 components;

  1. Lure and kill the clan castle troops
    1. You can use Royals (BK and AQ), balloons, and/or minions to do so
  2. Release one lava hound to attack one air defense, and another Lava hound against another
  3. Release balloons BEHIND the lava hounds. I like to spread them out and surgically strike defenses (2-3 per defense).

Watch the video of BeastyPro36 destroying this TH8:   TH8 3 starred in war using lavaloonion

How to make the best clan in clash of clans: Tips to making a great clan–secrets revealed

So many try to make their own clan. Many try several times. Most fail. Why? To put it simply, it is not easy!!! It takes a lot of work, careful planning, and a good team around you. So many have asked me what the secret is. Here are my clan making tips.

  1. Get a partner: It is very very difficult to start a clan alone. Even one other trusted clan-mate can make the difference of succeeding or failing. Three is better than two, etc. A partner can be a friend or someone that you know from CoC as long as there is trust.
  2. Friends: It is always fun to play with friends. But, it is also hard to get rid of one if he/she is not cutting it. So choose wisely and look at the other criteria below.
  3. Trophy Push: It is human nature, people want to be with winners. So as a clan you have a few things to make you a winner or at least appear like one. For those who are recruiting in global chat, the higher your trophies (especially when recruiting TH7 and lower) the more attractive you look.
  4. The top must be strong: The top half of your clan must be ROCK solid. If so, you will win wars. So, it is here that you must choose very very carefully.  For example, if you are a TH7 and starting a new clan, you could TRY to make it TH7 only, or take TH7 and lower. To be safe, you would want 5 of your first 10 to be STRONG TH7s. By doing this, the bottom 5 don’t matter. They don’t have to get a single star in war. The top half will win your wars–if they are STRONG.
  5. Keep THs close: In a perfect world, a clan would be all the same TH and the same level (i.e. Maxed TH7). That works great. If you can’t do this (nearly all can’t), at least keep the top half of the clan (that will be in wars) VERY close (i.e. TH8 and TH7). If you start spreading it out, you run the risk of bad match-ups. Even better, if the entire group can be close (i.e. all TH9s and TH8s; or TH8s and TH7s). As a leader, it would be optimal for you to be the top player, if not then you should be very close and the top player is a trusted player.
  6. What to look for:
    1. Scout Base
      1. Not rushed—TH and defenses are in check (Not TH7 with level 4 walls). RUSHED bases will KILL the clan if they are in the top half!!! If there is one piece of advice that you take from this, this is it!
      2. Camp size–are they at max troops for their TH level or really close? If not, consider passing or keeping them out of war.
      3. Spell Factory–maxed for their TH level. Spells are SO important in war and should NEVER be underestimated.
      4. Base design–if the base is not well designed, well expect the same for their war base.
    2. Profile
      1. War stars(bottom left on profile page)–after all, if you are going to war, you want someone that actually does WELL in wars. Anyone in the top of your clan has to do well or the clan will not.
      2. Troops(type and level)–do they have troops that are appropriate for their TH level? Are they maxed? This is very important.
      3. Attack Wins–are they active? Are they in a league? If they are not, they might be very LAZY–just rely on war for base growth. These type of players are not the best for the clan.
      4. Level–this does not have ANY indication of a good or bad player. Usually, it means that someone donates troops or does not. Someone who donates is GOOD for the clan, someone who is a taker, is not!
  7. Make rules: This is so often overlooked. Make rules for who can join, who can be in war, how one gets elder, how one gets co-.
    1. I am not in favor of giving elder or co- away. It can kill a clan if it is in the wrong hands. Everyone must be on the same page of the rules–who to accept and who to reject–or only a few have this responsibility.
    2. Early-to get your first 10, you may have to give away Elder. Once you get to 10, tighten the reigns and give NOTHING away.
    3. ELDER–I recommend giving with donations, solid play, and some loyalty (3-4 weeks). With more mature clans, make it longer.
    4. CO-LEADER–this is a very serious position. I do not recommend giving it to ANYONE that has not proven themselves to the clan–donations, leadership, trust, and GREAT war play.

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Air Sweeper in Clash of Clans

A new defense was added for TH6 and up. The Air Sweeper. It is very interesting little defense. that blows a puff of air every 3-4 seconds. The radius is similar to a mortar–shoots pretty far.  But, it only covers 33% of the circle. To clarify, it will COVER approximately 120-degrees. i have put a picture below which is of a sprinkler–which has similar coverage.  It only shoots forward in the direction that it is aimed. Once set, it will cover the range that it is set for. When activated, it shoots a narrower puff of air, about 1/3 of the coverage area, to push back the air troops.

ATTACKING THOUGHTS:

  1. Balloons are affected most.
  2. Dragons are also fairly affected as are minions.
  3. Heavier flying troops are less affected.
  4. STRATEGY:
    1. For air attacks, you must attack outside of the range of this. Scout the direction that it is covering, then attack from another angle. If you don’t know the direction, use a minion to scout it out.
    2. Alternatively, the air sweeper will lock onto a target and its affected area is very small (maybe 20-degrees). Therefore, if you attack from different angles (outside portions of its coverage), one of your attackers will be unaffected as it focuses on one target in a narrow blast.

DEFENSE THOUGHTS:

  1. This will clearly change the way that bases are defended, especially in war.
  2. The idea in protecting against Dragon air attacks is to slow the progress of the Dragons. Previously we used high hitpoint buildings (i.e. storages) and placed them within the range of the air defenses, NOW, you will still probably do the same, but use the sweeper as an adjunct — to further slow troops.
  3. For TH 7s, I would put the blower such that it blows OVER the air defenses and TH–thus protecting them from all directions–no matter which way the Dragons come in to attack, it will get blown back.  I personally like to have the air sweeper blowing over the TH as well.

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Once a target gets locked on, the area that is blown is much smaller that the wide range that it has–maybe 1/3.

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CC troops are flawed: How to kill clan castle troops EASILY.

Since the late 2015 update, killing most cc troops is easy for TH8 and above. POISON. Two will usually do. Pull the cc troops out, drop a poison, then a second. Gone! This is the most efficient way as you lose the fewest number of troops possible, thus saving them for your attack. Otherwise, look at strategies below.

In clash of clans, the troops that come out of a clan castle to defend the village or war base are programmed to only attack one unit at a time. Well, that is if you gather them together. If you allow them to spread out, they will attack multiple targets. That is why it is critical, with some exceptions, to get them together and destroy them early. The same holds true for heroes, obviously.

So what is the best way to kill clan castle troops? Well, that depends upon your TH Level.

TH10 & TH 9: Two poison spells are the easiest way to kill CC troops. Witches are a great way to kill cc troops. Witches produce skeletons. ALL of the cc troops target ONE skeleton. What a waste, right? Most use witches in combination with barbarians, wizards, or archers. Minions work great too as they go right at the troops, keeping the witches back to let the skeletons do all of the work. The skeletons serve as a distraction. The CC troops attack the skeletons while your other troops can kill them.

TH8: Depending upon your troop availability, you can use the TH9-10 strategy or TH7.

TH7: Most attacks during war will be with dragons and I do not recommend even thinking about clan castle troops with an all dragon attack at this TH level. I’ll repeat that. If you are doing a dragon attack on a base, do not worry about the cc troops. Forget about it! Your dragons will take care of them. You can of course drop a poison on them, but you should not lure the cc troops out–just start your attack. For ground attacks, you can use barbarians or, better yet, a giant to soak up hits while wizards quickly wipe out the cc troops. Archers can be used or minions, which I don’t recommend if one suspects as air assault. To defend against air troops, such as dragons, minions, and balloons, a ring of archers works great, although wizards would work well too.

TH6: Many will lure out the cc troops and use to use a lightening spell  against ground troops. Well, no more since the early 2015 update as lightening does not work on troops any longer.  Usually barbs (cheapest and very durable) and archers is all that you will need, but one can use barbs and wizards as well. I never like to have wizards attacked as they have relatively low hitpoints. Archers do as well. I would rather a different troop soak up damage (i.e. let the cc troops target the stronger defense troop), while archers or wizards clean up. When the opponent has a clan castle that can hold 20 spaces, always have anti-air troops ready–i.e. archers and/or wizards. Have the dragons target tougher ground troops (barbs or even a giant), and use wizards or archers to take them out. In reality, nothing really hurts a dragon unless you have Level6 wizards.

TH5: Same as TH6, although you will rarely attack a base that has a clan castle that can hold a dragon, although minions are possible. Always have archers on hand for this reason, especially in war. Alternatively, wizards will do just fine.

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How to 3 star EVERY TH9 The Hogs are back, with Golems

Our high TH8s and TH9s have had trouble with TH9s–with good reason. They are really tough. Rarely, we encounter a clan that has tough TH9s that are able to destroy our TH9s. This is not common, and the successful ones are likely using xmod and practicing attacks. This has become more and more common, especially with overseas clans. Rarely, we just get matched with a great clan.

We have always tried different strategies against the maxed TH8s and TH9s with no consistent 3 star success. Once I saw a clan 3 star every TH9 with GoHo. Here is how to do it.

One thing that is clear using any ground attack:

1. kill the cc troops; and

2. kill the Queen.

Period.

With hogs, you must know where the giant bombs are and, especially, any double giant bomb sets (when 2 giant bombs are next to each other).

The cc troops can mess up any ground attack. A high level Queen can be rip through hordes of hogs super fast and even one wizard not killed from the cc will wipe out all of one’s hogs.

Are high level Hogs back in? You bet they are!!! Before the giant bomb upgrade, they would destroy almost every TH8 and 9 base, easily. Watch this youtube video, although it is a TH10 attacking, and see a different strategy using hogs that relies on Golem, PEKKA, balloons, and, of course, many hogs, in addition to other troops. But the basic premise is Hogs and Golems with other troops to destroy the cc and Queen.

What’s the key to this attack? Let’s simplify the attack in steps.

  1. Kill the cc troops. Lure them out, and use whatever your preference is as a kill squad–witch(es) and wizards, wizards and archers, etc.
    1. Kill the Queen. If you kill the queen, you will likely 3 star the base. Figure out what you need to do to get to her as easily as possible with the fewest number of troops. If only a few wallbreakers will do it, then use em. If not, use a jump spell. Use Golem to get queen to attack. Use your Royals (King and/or Queen) to kill the Queen. It is a huge benefit if you can get the xbows to attack the golem while your hogs do them in.
  2. Hogs:
    1. Do not release them all in one place. Use at least a two finger drop.
    2. Avoid going across two giant bombs (when together), trip them, or path your hogs around them.

https://youtu.be/E7yWH9R8j5Y

This attack used 30 Level 5 hogriders, 1 PEKKA, 1 Golem, 4 balloons, 7 wizards, 7 barbs, 7 archers, 4 wallbreakers, 3 heal and 2 rage spells.

Yes this is a TH10 versus 9.  No big deal, right? I agree. But, will it work for TH9-versus-TH9.

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TH8 versus TH9.  Hogriders x 20, Golem x 2, ….  Hogriders are still the king.

https://youtu.be/ALK-T-Curr4

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BONUS: TH10 attack

Try this one out – TH9 versus TH10  Lavahound with Balloons. Interesting combo that seems to work. Lavahounds seem to get the balloons going around and then to center.

https://youtu.be/7gq9UV4ubN4

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