Finding the Right Village to Attack
When attacking, find the right village to match your troops capabilities, balancing this with the amount of gold and elixir on offer. The following may assist:-
Don’t be tempted: If you come across a village with considerable amounts of gold and elixir on offer, don’t just jump in. Have a careful look at the defence – if the walls, wall structure, and armoury are too advanced for your attack, move on to the next village. You may end up using and losing all your troops and have nothing to show for it – a very frustrating experience.
Be patient: Take time to find the right village. This may mean cycling through many different villages until you find a suitable village to attack.
Plan your attack: You only have 30 seconds before the battle begins, and 2 minutes of battle time goes quickly, so study the village. Look for the weak points in the defence and see where best to deploy your troops – you may also want to deploy your troops in batches at different points around the village. If using aerial attackers, deploy troops in the right place to avoid them from being destroyed by aerial defenders.
Time the deployment of your troops: Take note of the aerial defences such as the archer towers, wizard towers, and air defence. You may need to target these before deploying your flying attackers and healers, otherwise they will get destroyed. Don’t just dump all your troops on the battlefield in one go – by deploying the right troops at the right time in the right place you are more assured of victory and you will probably use less troops to get the job done.
Easy penetration: When scouting for villages to attack, have a look inside the village first. Some people build a massive perimeter wall but leave open gaps inside the wall for you to deploy your troops without having to get through a wall first! These areas can be seen in red border inside the village. It some cases it may be a tiny square, but nonetheless, it’s there for you to deploy troops and start taking down the defence and stealing gold and elixir.
The easy wins: Don’t just use the amount of gold and elixir on offer to assess whether you attack a village or not. If it’s gold or elixir you are after, some people will put their gold mines, elixir collectors, and even on occasions their gold and elixir storages, too far away from their defence. This makes for very easy pickings. Deploy a few goblins, barbarians, or archers, and sit back and watch the gold and elixir come in. Once the battle is done (you will obviously be defeated overall), you only have a few troops to train and you’re back in action with a full army compliment and little time wasted.
Training troops whilst attacking: Once your army is full with your mix of troops, you can start training further troops before going to battle. Once the first troop in your barracks has been trained, only then will you see the barracks are full. As soon as you begin a battle and deploy your troops , your new troops in the barracks will continue to train. This will save you some time in training up your next batch of troops.
Improving your defence
If you have been attacked, have a look at the replay and to see how this went down. By looking at the replay you will see potential areas for improvement in your defence.
Keep your bombs, spring traps, and air bombs scattered around your village to cover your vulnerable areas of defence.