Best Clash of Clans Strategy Guides

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When I started playing Clash of Clans back in 2012, I was addicted to the game (in a positive way). I played it daily, sometimes for hours and I upgraded my village slowly but steady.

After 1 year, I was getting stuck. I just couldn’t pull off 3 Star attacks and my base offered all my resources and trophies to most attackers. That was the point where I wanted to get better, so I started searching around for strategies and tactics to become a better Clasher.

That was very hard, so I thought I would start my own website – allclash.com – to gather together working strategies and news about Clash of Clans. This was back in March 2014.

This very website developed fast and steady; even when my first guides were horrible in the way they’ve been written & edited, but I did not give up and continuously improved. Since that day almost 3 years ago, I spend more or less time daily and a lot of effort to make this a better place for Clashers and today more than 1.5M monthly visitors are speaking a clear language.

I have more than 200 guides here; that’s so much that it’s hard for you to keep all of them, so I started this index to help you find a guide that will help you – no matter if you’re new to this website or a long-time reader.

Below you find the most relevant guides for (*updated with the June 2017 Update):

  • Attacking
  • Defending / Base Design
  • Farming
  • *NEW* Builder Base Guides
  • Clan War
  • Clan Management

Have fun going deep into the rabbit hole πŸ™‚

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Top Tips & Tactics For Every Clasher

Attacking Guides for Clash of Clans

Attacking is the most central part of the game, but there are many aspects of it – an attack starts with a strategy, a plan, scouting and execution. I have separated the guides in these different topics.

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Tips For Better Army Training

I show you my tactic to have the fastest army training and some tips for the queueing system that will improve your donation handling.

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Ultimate Trophy Pushing Strategies

Here you will see some advice when you’re trophy pushing.

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Formula To 3 Star

Do you know the difference between 2 Star attacking and 3 Star attacking strategies? If not, you should read it.

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Keep motivated in Clash of Clans and overcome downs

Sometimes you’re not in the mood to play and it’s hard to motivate yourself to play Clash of Clans? Read this to be more motivated!

Army Compositions

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Find The Best Troop Composition For YOU

You will find an overview of current working attacking strategies here.

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Low Heroes Attacking Strategies

If you’re not the owner of some nice upgraded or maxed Heroes, you might have trouble using some attacking compositions. In this guide, I will show you strategies that work.

Here are detailed guides for the up-to-date-attacking compositions and how you should use them

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3 Star Attacking Guide for LavaLoon / LaLoon
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3 Star Attacking Guide for BoWitch
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3 Star Attacking Guide for HGHB
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3 Star Attacking Guide For GoVaHo

Scouting

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Choosing The Right Side To Attack A Base

My thoughts when I attack a base on how I decide which direction will be better, into what I will attack first, etc.

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Dealing With Dead Zone Bases

Dead zones are pretty popular right now and you need to know a few thing to attack these bases the right way.

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How To Predict Trap Positions

Often trap positions are very obvious, so see here some spots where you can prevent running straight into them.

Last but not least check out here how you should plan with your ranged troops and what they will attack:

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Troop Ranges Guide

Executing attacks

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Funnel Your Troops During Attacks

Sometimes our troops just don’t want to go where you want them to go. Read here how you can make them go where you want.

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Surgical Deployment Guide

Surgical troop deployment is the art of not wasting troops during an attack. Read in this guide how to do it and my recommendations how many you should deploy in which situation.

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Clean Up A Base Quickly

So many attacks fail just because the attacker can’t clean up the base after he destroyed most of it – read here how you can clean up faster & more efficient.

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Troop Control in Clash of Clans

I have gathered everything about the AI of the troops here – sometimes they do weird things, but you only have to understand them.

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The Suicide Attack

This part of an attack is great against certain Hero placements and can be very effective.

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Control Your Heroes With Funneling

Here’s how you can start controlling your Heroes.

Spells in Clash of Clans

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How To Master Spells

A full guide with an intersection on each single spell with some general thoughts on usage.

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Spell Ranges & Effectivity

This strategy guide will show you some small tricks that can make your spells more effective.

Using Heroes

There’s much more about Heroes than just throwing them into the battle – I have summed up all important on Heroes here:

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Big Barbarian King Guide
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Big Archer Queen Guide
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Big Grand Warden Guide

Of course you need to max out your Heroes, so check out this guide that will help you getting it done:

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Max Your Heroes Guide (Upgrade Strategy & Tips)

Defending Strategies & Base Designs for Clash of Clans

Your base is your backup that has to hold tight while your not online. I want to show you some things that will help you make your own base stronger and I also have frequently updated strong base layouts you can use.

Defending Tips

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Trap Upgrading Guide

What trap upgrades are useful and which ones are not?

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Best Trap Placement Spots

Placing traps is the key between success and failure. My trap placement brings me a lot of defensive wins every week.

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X-Bow Ground or Air Mode

Which mode suits you best?

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Inferno Tower: Multi or Single Mode - What's Best?

Some interesting thoughts why Inferno Towers should always be on Multi-Mode.

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Hidden Tesla Placement Guide

There are some nice things you can do with your Hidden Teslas, especially when they are lower level.

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Guide: Perfect Clan Castle troops for defending

Your offensive troops aren’t the troops that defend your base in the best way. Requesting the right defending troops can make a huge difference!

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Optimize The Outside Of Your Base

There are several ways you can improve the outside of your base to get better defensive results.

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How To Defend Against Spells

I listed some big no-no’s here that you should avoid in your own base.

Base Layouts

Before I show you the galleries of the base layouts, please read here how you should use them the right way:

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5 Tips for Internet Base Layouts

Here you’ll find a special Clan War base section:

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Anti 3 Star Base Layouts For Clan War

Here you’ll find all kinds of base layouts depending on your Town Hall level. They all get updated once per month.

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TH6 War Base & Farming Base Layouts
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TH7 War Base & Farming Base Layouts
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TH8 War Base & Trophy Farming Base Layouts
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TH9 War Base & Trophy Farming Base Layouts
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TH10 War Base & Trophy Farming Base Layouts
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TH11 War Base & Trophy Farming Base Layouts

Farming & Upgrading

Farming is a very important part, because every upgrade and progression costs you resources – and the only way to get these resources is by raiding your opponents!

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Ultimate Loot Farming Strategies

Find here the best strategies when you want to get loot.

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Loot Scouting Tutorial (Visual Indication)

Here’s how you can find out where the loot in a base is and how to get it.

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Best Trophy Range for Farming

If you’re farming in the wrong trophy range, you might lose a lot of loot – here are the trophy ranges I recommend.

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Farming Without Heroes / Low Heroes

Upgrading a Hero is always bad when you want to farm, so here are 2 strategies that work even with only one active Hero.

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How to get more loot in Clash of Clans

Some general tips to improve farming and make more profit in attacks.

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Dark Elixir Farming Tips and Base Designs

All about Dark Elixir, how to get it and protect it.

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Upgrade Priority For All Town Hall Level
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Gearing Up Guide - What Mode Works Best?

Spending loot is nice, so I have written a complete priority guide that will show you what to upgrade next.

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Farm War Alliances - Farming With Clan War

A nice way to get some extra loot is to sign up for a farm war.

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Resource Management like a Chief

Do you actually know how much loot you need to make in a raid? Here’s how you know which attacks are profit or not for you.

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Finding Dead (Abandoned) Bases

The truth about inactive bases and how you find them.

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Focus While Farming For More Profit

If you focus on certain strategies you will earn more loot, here are some examples.

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When to Break Your Shield While Farming

Lower your losses when you take a break and time your shields.

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Advanced Builder Management

Some planning strategies that will improve how you upgrade your base.

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Find the best time for farming

A nice tool that will show you when the time for farming is good or not.

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Loot affection from changing language or country

The myth that changing your language or country will change the loot is wrong – I tested it myself.

Free Gems

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How to get CoC Gems worldwide

The only working way to get gems without buying them in all countries.

Builder Base Guides

The Builder Base is the latest big new feature that was released for Clash of Clans, adding a secondary base for every one of us where we can do Versus Battles. I spend a lot of time to write some helpful guides that will help you beating your opponents and maxing out your Builder Base.

First of all some solid Base Layouts:

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BH3 Base Layouts - Builder Base 3 Designs
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BH4 Base Layouts - Builder Base 4 Designs
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BH5 Base Layouts - Builder Base 5 Designs
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BH6 Base Layouts - Builder Base 6 Designs
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Trap Placement Guide (Builder Base)
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Builder Base Upgrade Guide

Working Attacking Strategies:

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Attacking Strategies for BH2 & BH3
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Attacking Strategies for BH4
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Attacking Strategies for BH5

How to use your Battle Machine right:

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Big Battle Machine Guide

Clan War Strategies

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Updated War Weights Calculator & Upgrade Priority for Clan Wars

Here are the war weights that show you which upgrade will help you in Clan War and which ones will not.

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Get higher Clan War participation

Is your clan not fully participating in Clan War? Read here how you can change this.

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The .5 Strategy & Base Designs TH8.5 TH9.5 TH10.5

The .5 strategy is the best way to get better clan matchups, read here how it works.

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Best Clan War defending Clan Castle Troops

Which troops work best in Clan War Castles? Here are some strategies that will help you.

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Grouping - The Best Clan War Battle Day Organization?

Organizing the attacks is a lot of work – here’s a simple way to get that done with just a small effort.

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Why ClashTrack Will Improve Your Clashing

The best tool for Clan War.

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How to Clean Up in Clan War

Cleaning up bases in war is an essential part that will decide between victory or defeat.

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Prevent Clan War Matchmaking Mismatches

All about the matchmaking algorithm and what you can do to get less poor matchups.

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Scouting Enemy Clans in Clan War

Here’s how you can see what clan you’re facing.

Clan Management & Other Guides

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How to handle Troop Donation in your Clan

Donations are one of the biggest points of discussion in many clans – here’s how you can solve this easily and donate more.

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Clan Alliances In Clash of Clans
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How to be a true Clan Leader
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Creating a good Clan Description in Clash of Clans
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How To Find A Good Clan
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Clan Management Made Easy with Delegation
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Good Clan Rules For Your Clan
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Create your free Clan Website and Forum in 5 Minutes

Thanks for editing: EnchinsuOcha

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    • Mass Drags is the best Strategy for Th7. You can either use 3 Lightnings or 3 Rages. Get yourself into some FCs and see what works better for you.

  1. 1)Hey bud can you suggest me some 2 armies for E farming and DE farming for Th8?
    2)Is it important to upgrade MY PEKKA to lvl 3 cause it’s really high E required for that if I want to hit th9 later after maxing my other troops and Defs?

  2. Timmy You should really make this into a book. It would be really cool to have access to all these tips and tricks when you are away from a device.

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