I know many of you don’t use third party tools alongside Clash of Clans. I have had my problems with using them as well. Most all have certain things lacking (hard to handle, awful design or usability) and all of them require a ton of manual updating and initial set up. In this post, I want to show you the ClashTrack toolkit which I believe will become one of the essential tools for every Clasher.
Clan Management With ClashTrack
I’m going to come right out and say it – Clash of Clans doesn’t offer enough tools to manage your clan or plan a Clan War in a professional way. The chat itself is not very handy and that’s the only way to plan inside the game.
Many tools and apps want to become a tool that fills that gap, but most of them fail. Some are only available on Android or iOS, others are a website that doesn’t open well on mobile devices, and so on.
Also, there is always the problem that all of your clan members have to download the tool/app or register themselves on the website.
This is where ClashTrack comes in, a brand new tool I’m really enthusiastic about.
- It’s available as a website that also works great on mobile devices; and
- Is available as both an iOS and an Android App.
But…the most important thing is that it uses the Clash of Clans API – this means you can automatically add all of your clan members by simply entering your clan tag. They can also join and claim their village, but if they don’t, the clan leader is not the one sitting there for hours setting the clan up, updating new members and removing those that have left.
What I really love about ClashTrack is that you have all of the useful tools out there in one single place – and there are a bunch of them:
- Troop/Spell Cost Calculator;
- Tactics Editor;
- Clan Management;
- Friendly Battle Tracker (With Tournaments coming soon);
- War Planner;
- Arrange Clan Wars; and
- Much more
Some of them have already been available somewhere else, but keeping track of 5 or more tools is just annoying and I believe a reason why not many of you use them frequently.
In ClashTrack you have all of them in one place – enough reasons to convince many of your clan members to sign up.
Let me show you some of the tools you can find there and how helpful they will be.
The troop calculator is updated with the most recent training times and costs and can easily help you optimize your training:
You can also use it perfectly if you want to boost your troops to see how much you can get out of it with the smallest gem investment:
Also important to mention, the calculator offers the setup as a shareable list and you can also save the army composition (so you don’t have to set it up again the next time).
This is the tool I appreciate most, because it helps putting attacking strategies together!
You can set up tactics for weaker clan members or work out an attacking plan with different people.
You can even go so far that your good attackers are checking all of the attacking plans of your clan members to make sure the attack is planned perfectly. 4 eyes see more than 2! 🙂
The Tactics Editor also offers additional features:
- choose which TH level the tactics will be drawn for and the higher TH level troops will hide;
- scaling for better spell coverage (can test with earthquake – place EQ and then scale until it covers 8 walls, then other spells will be in correct radius);
- arrows and extra icons for showing planned troop path;
- counts used troops and spells; and
- inside editor is connected with specific war opponent where anyone can upload a picture.
When it comes to managing your clan you will find a broad variety of tools and features. Of course, there are the standard features that you will find on most clan website tools:
- Clan Showcase;
- Clan Chat; and
- Private Admin Section.
This is nice if you want to use this link when you are recruiting in forums or other communities so you can directly link your clan website. All visitors directly see what your clan is all about.
The nice thing is that the API call will directly get all your recent information from the game (members, clan description, clan level etc.) – this saves you a lot of work.
You can also set ex-members, in case they left the clan shortly to visit a friends clan and come back later.
This is already pretty good, but there are some other features that you may find useful:
- Setting up a link collection of useful guides (e.g. from AllClash 😉 ) that all of your clan members can see;
- Friendly Challenge Mode (with tournaments coming soon); and
- Progress Tracker.
With the Progress Tracker you can easily set up a showcase for your base, with all defenses and troop/spell level you have. Perfect to use in forums or when you apply for a professional clan.
The Progress Tracker offers:
- shows upgrades at a players TH level;
- priority list;
- total resources and time needed;
- filter by upgrade type; and
- how many resources spent to achieve current progress.
Just give them the link and they will see everything you have.
The war planner is one of the key features that will make your battle day more organized – and more effective.
Simply add your participants and then you can start organizing:
- Add tactics and notes;
- Call/Lock certain opponents for yourself; and
- Assign Attackers.
Together with the Tactics Editor this will give you a powerful (and also fast way) to work out a strategy for your clan war.
Arrange Clan Wars
Arranging Clan Wars is a feature that’s highly demanded in the Clash community. Right now it’s possible to arrange a war between certain clans, but it is sometimes hard work to calculate the war weight.
In ClashTrack you will find a built-in solution that will do this for you – all you need to do is enter the data and it will calculate your war weight.
You see how much you can do with ClashTrack and it’s working with a clean and fast user experience (where many other tools have some old fashioned interfaces).
You can check it out here:
What I also want to mention is that ClashTrack gets updated often. The update history is available and you can see that there are pretty much daily improvements:
You might see the entry on June, 25th about the co-operation with AllClash.
That’s right. I’m sure some of you are thinking about how much I got paid to write this. The answer is nothing!
I contacted the creator of ClashTrack because I really liked his work and thought the tool is awesome – and he agreed to integrate the latest posts from allclash.com dynamically.
This article is the first overview, and I will post more about ClashTrack tools and how to use them best. In the meantime, I recommend checking it out and I’m sure you will find it helpful 🙂
Thanks for editing: Punchy, EnchinsuOcha