With the introduction of the new Electro Dragons, it looked like they are too overpowered and after a while having them available I can tell you they are not that overpowered that spamming them in a no-brainer for 3 stars, but with a little practice and skill you can do it.
In this guide, I will show you what you should take an extra look at and how to make very powerful attacks with Electro Dragons.
How Electro Dragon Attacks Works
Timing and building a funnel is the key to success with Electro Dragons – if you mess that up you will not fail the whole attack, but for a solid 3-Star you will have everything working fine.
Basically, you want to build a funnel by dropping an Electro Dragon in one corner and Heroes with CC troops in another one and then send in all your other Electro Dragons with some Balloons in between to go for the core.
Then spell placement and timing is key and you’re good to go.
I’ve also learned that choosing the entry point in the base is the make-or-break part of this attack so I will also give you some advice regarding this 🙂
Which Town Hall Levels does Electro Dragons work?
Town Hall 11 & Town Hall 12
Main Purpose Of This Attacking Strategy
Clan War (Primary) & Trophy Pushing
Pros of Electro Dragons:
+ Easy (kind of mass) strategy
+ Safe 2 Star, when you know how to build a funnel, with 3 Stars possible, even against maxed TH12 bases
Cons of Electro Dragons:
– Requires upgraded Electro Dragons & Heroes
Troop Composition for Electro Dragon Attacks
There are a lot of small detail adaptions that you can work with depending on the base you’re attacking:
- Balloons with Clone Spell
- Battle Blimp/Valkyrie takedown Eagle Artillery (when it’s not centralized)
- and many more
Bottom line, if you’re skilled enough with this strategy you will see when you can use them right but the main strategy with a few Balloons will also give you your successful attack. The small adaptions are only for raising the chance for the 3-Star if you’re used to this attack.
Your army setup is:
- 8 Electro Dragons
- 4 Balloons
- CC filled with Bowlers
- 5 Rage Spell
- 2 Freeze Spell
- 1 Poison Spell
This is the basic version and it will do it for you, that’s what I can tell you.
Electro Dragons Attacking Step by Step
Now let’s take a look at the different steps that this attack requires. The most crucial part of this strategy is not the timing of deployment, it’s that you build a right funnel on the outside.
Electro Dragon attacking consists of these 3 steps:
- Building a funnel
- Send in the Electro Dragons
Let’s have a closer look at these steps.
The Side To Attack From
The side you attack from is pretty easy to find as you have to mind:
- Pull CC with your CC troops & Heroes
- Fast path to the Eagle Artillery
- Prevent directly attacking into an Air Sweeper
The Electro Dragons only have a few deadly enemies.
Air Sweeper will force you to use a Rage Spell and with the wide-spread layouts of TH11 & TH12 bases you will need them later, so try not to directly attack into one of them if possible.
Single-Target Inferno Towers are not that big of a problem with the 2 Freeze Spells you have to reset their high damage – the bolts from the Electro Dragons will take them out fast enough so 2 Freeze Spells should do the job for the 2 Inferno Towers.
The Eagle Artillery is something you need to mind at any attack, so taking it out early by attacking right into it is the best choice you have.
Building your funnel
With that in mind, you can easily choose your side to attack. One example here:
You can see that the single Electro Dragon in the corner will clear a lot of trash buildings just by himself while the above section is covered by the CC Bowlers & Heroes.
The main reason for attacking from the right side is to attack in the back of the AirSweepers with the best way into the Eagle Artillery 🙂
Now it’s about time to make it rain – deploy your Electro Dragons & Balloons in between the corners with the direct funnel into the core.
That’s now the point where you need to be super careful about your spells.
Do not drop the Rage Spells too close to the Electro Dragons as their bolts will rush through the lines of buildings and make them move forward quite fast and you want to get the most out of it.
Especially Skeleton Traps can be annoying at this point so make sure you don’t drop Rage when Skeletons are on your Electro Dragons.
The Freeze Spells are primarily for resetting Single-Target Inferno Towers – so in case you can clear out one of them without taking much damage (e.g. with the Archer Queen) or there is a Multi-Target Inferno Tower in the house you can use it to reset the Eagle Artillery.
This will be enough to take out the base 🙂
I have here some additional videos that will show you plenty of attacks that will help you:
- Scorpion Gamings Electro Dragon Strategy (video here)
- Halo Okraheads E-Drag Pro Guide (video here)
- JudoSloth Electric Dragons vs maxed TH12 (video here)
If you’re pretty much maxed and have the resources and capacity to go for Electro Dragons, I can recommend it – but if not, still Miners and Hog Riders are really strong right now and you should not cancel everything to get the Electro Dragons maxed as I personally expect a smaller nerf for them in a not-too-distant balancing update.