Farming Elixir Strategies & Tips

Farming regular Elixir is getting harder and harder and here you will find the best tips to get Elixir.

Clash of Clans farming elixir strategies

If you’re Town Hall 10 or above you might have a problem gathering enough Elixir for your upgrades – TH11 & TH12 especially has a lot of problems upgrading the Grand Warden and the new levels for the troops.

With every upgrade to your troops and every Army Camp space you unlock, the cost of your army is getting higher and higher in Elixir and that results in lower profits in Elixir – sad but true.

Grand Warden, Siege Machines, ARmy Camps and the Lab Upgrades don’t come in cheap, so I decided to put together this guide here to help you farm the Elixir needed.

Elixir Farming Basics

Let’s start with some basic tips first before I will show you the strategies for farming.

I know quite a lot TH11+ farm in Crystal League which is totally fine if you’re going for Gold or Dark Elixir – regular Elixir, however, is a little different to farm as you always have at least 200,000 Elixir in army costs, no matter if you’re farming with Goblin Knife or any other cheap composition.

I recommend you to go up to Champions League as a big part of your profit in Elixir is coming from the League Bonus and the Star Bonus – and both are connected to the league you’re in.

star and league bonus

I’m personally farming in Titan League and you see that the League Bonus is making up completely for my army cost and all resources I find in a base is my net profit. The Star Bonus also comes in daily with a nice extra 850,000 Elixir and that let me farm additional 6-10 million Elixir per week – just by farming in Titan league instead of Crystal league as a Town Hall 12.

Of course, if you’re TH10 you should go to Champions League to find good bases to attack 😉

All you need to do is to get 70% destruction and you will have all your army costs back in your storages and that’s something you can get against pretty much all bases.

I know many people out there love to farm in the lower leagues to get the whale bases offering 1M loot, but you see that when you go for Elixir you will need to cover your troop costs and when you find a base offering 300k in ELixir (which is already pretty good and nothing you see around every corner there), you will only make 100k profit because the league bonus will not cover your army costs.

That’s just my opinion and experience after many years of clashing 🙂

Army & Attacking Tips for Farming Elixir

First of all, you army is the second big thing you need to adapt when farming Elixir.

Migh you remember my Dark Elixir Farming Guide? There’s a good explanation why the army should be cheap in costs of what you’re farming.

Wrapping it all up, you can’t effectively farm Elixir if your army is expensive in Elixir.

So, obviously, the only thing you can do is adapting it so you use more Dark Elixir and get the costs in regular Elixir lower. I’m not saying your army should only cost Dark Elixir (this would also make you broke in Dark Elixir), but you can easily adapt armies.

Let’s take a look at this army adaption here:

farming with lavaloonian troop setup th9 th10 th11

With pretty much the same army and attacking strategy, you can 70,000 Elixir by investing 700 Dark Elixir – a deal that will make you a good profit over time.

Let’s say you do 4 attacks per day, you will save 2 million Elixir without changing one single habit or style of attacking per week – and you can go even further by using more Haste Spells and Minions.

With such army adaption, you can change pretty much any army easily.

Attacking Strategies for Farming Elixir

I personally recommend you to use these two attacking strategies:

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I personally prefer LavaLoonian as you can also use this while heroes are upgrading because it’s not dependant on the Queen Walk and can still get you the 70% 1-Star & 2-Star needed with a nice profit in Elixir.

Still, BoWitch is less expensive in Elixir and those of you who are really into Bowlers can use it to get loads of Elixir.



Farming Elixir is a pain, especially when you just upgraded to a new Town Hall and see all the new stuff you need to upgrade while still paying for your army. I really recommend you to make a priority list of what you want to upgrade with your Elixir as it’s not possible to farm dozens of millions of Elixir that fast – I always have like one Elixir Upgrade and Lab research active.

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Written by TimmyEatWorld

I love to play Clash of Clans since 2013 and write here about latest strategies, news and base designs. While my troops are training, batteries are loading I like to keep myself busy with skydiving.
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  1. i use 3 wall breaker, 5 healers, and the rest max goblins, + queen cost only 93300. yes i must brew rage spells, but on most circumstances i rarely used that, i farm at cyrstal 1,2,3. and it’s easy ti find dead base to milking with goblin.
    and I’m new th 11.

  2. How are you tim. Hope you remember me. I used to visit your site from builder base update. I like you and like your site. You realy help me to be a good player at coc. I have learned many guides from here and currently farming at th9.5 coltrolling war weight for upgrading hero( thanks for good advice now queen at 36 and king 30) and also doing war as my opponent at th9 and 3 staring them with dragon without hero’s. And as i have argued before about farming this time with some prove hero. Now i am using 4 account (th 10 and 8 at crytal is mine) and th11 at champion and th12 is in titan other’s. 1. My th10 account since 1.5 year and i upgrade every wall to level 11 within 2 months (152 with 3 M) using gaint wizard 26/26… I get almost 500k gold and elexir and 2.7 k de every attack profite (-200k elixer) and else. And my other account at at th 8 also get good loot. 2. Other 2 account i have been using since 1 month… In th11 account was in crystal getting loot like my other account and i push it over champion to see what happend and i frustrated only a few rare base have 1 million plus lot and rest of them have only some DE and lesser than 100k gold elixer (still attacking)… Th12 account i only borrow from my neibour to exparience the Titan legaue… Using it from 1 month and i have same result almost empty strorage and get some super jackpot base rarely….i also get it over titan 2 and stay at titan 3 still the same… I know farming at higher league is a smart decesion but it’s not the best option (in my opinion)… We can farm more easily and quickly at crystal league. 2 months ago i upgraded my th to 10 and my 275 walls are at level 11(also ar camp troops barracks etc) when i tell them i upgraded all my walls they were saying ‘wow musanna how could you’. ‘You are a cool guy friend’ etc. And i have done it with gaint wizard… Ok i am not saying farming higher league is stupidity … It’s good but not the best… I compare them 1 month… I only right this because i want you to suggest other’s to farm in lower league. And i am not a hater of you… I am a big big and big fan of you…. I respect your exparience… Love you after ‘Leonel Messi’.

  3. My problem with Titan is the cloud issue. Especially bad during clan games. Gibarching in crystal has been easier for me, even at TH12. Cheaper/faster army, and heroes aren’t always needed so I can get more attacks in per boost.

    • It also depends on the time and the timezone you’re in – I’m in Titan 1 for like 7 months now and waiting times are always less than 2 minutes except very busy times during Clan Games when Asia is rushing hour, then it’t up to 10 minutes. But I don’t next usually as Titan offers enough resources in pretty much all bases you see there

  4. I was in titan 2 and dropped down to Crystal. I have 42/42/6 heroes. I was only getting on average 250k Elixir or less with the occasional. The league bonus makes up the army cost but some bases only have 20k Elixir and you have to next and cloud for a while. I maxed out my storages in less time in a lower league.

  5. I like to go up and down in trophies while farming. I Lavaloon up to champion when I don’t need elixer and have upgrades on the go. Then when I have a day or two left and need elixer soon, I just Barch my way back down to gold. Seems to work well. Never have my lab down for more then a few hours.

  6. I’m TH11 and stay around 3200 trophies. I agree that lava based attacks are good when the queen is down. If I’m going for dark, then its queen walk with miners; if its regular elixir then I’m using queen walk with hogs. The attacks are pretty interchangeable and have no problems destroying the eagle/infernos and coring the base.


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