Siege Machine Guide

Here you find all different ways how you can use your Siege Machines and also what troops are working best inside your Siege Machine.

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Siege Machines are adding a new tactical dimension to your attacks as they can deliver troops to a point inside the enemy base instead of just starting somewhere outside the base. In this guide you will learn all the basics you need to know about Siege Machines plus tactical tips how to use them right to get the biggest boom for your bucks.

I updated it with some more tips & strategies 🙂

About Siege Machines

If you want to use Siege Machines, there are two possible ways:

  • Either you’re Town Hall 12 and built the Workshop to create them yourself
  • Or you’re at least Town Hall 10 with a Clan Castle Level 6 and get them donated from another clan member

The Siege Machines are nothing else than a way of transport for your troops that keep them save unless it gets destroyed or you choose to release them yourself.

You will need to decide while scouting a base if you want to use a Siege Machine and which one you’d like to use.

choose the right siege machine

Once the attack is started, there’s no way you can change that again so make sure to not attack too soon.

Once the Siege Machine is deployed it will target the Town Hall directly – no matter of the Town Hall is destroyed or not! When the Town Hall is already destroyed, the Siege Machine will still target that position and also automatically release the troops there (if you don’t choose to release them manually)

You can release your troops manually at the very spot the Siege Machine is by using the green button in your troop bar.

release cc troops from siege machine

Attacking Strategy for Siege Machines

First of all, don’t think that you need to use a Siege Machine in every battle to gain an advantage – it always depends on the setup you’re attacking and the army composition you’re running.

Luckily, you don’t need to decide that while training troops, you decide that during scouting.

What I now want to do is giving you some examples of how you can use Siege Machines extremely effective in your attacks.

Taking out Defenses

When you fill your Clan Castle up with Valkyries, put them into a Battle Blimp and use a Rage Spell, you can take down a defense or even the Town Hall without investing any more troops.

The only thing you need to make sure is that the Battle Blimp will survive the path to the desired structure – so an Eagle Artillery in the middle of the core is no target you can get because the Battle Blimp will simply not get there.

siege machine take down defenses

The nice thing is, you don’t need to mind funneling at all as it will always take the direct path towards the Town Hall.

Pro Tip! Have a look at the shadow of the Battle Blimp, this is the spot where the troops are released when you press the release button 🙂

The Troop-Delivery

The Wall Wrecker can be a great way to deliver extra troops right where the battle is going on – this can be a tank, Valkyries, Hog Rider, Bowler or also Balloons that you want to have right in the middle of the action to support your army.

Cleaning The Town Hall Afterwards

The Town Hall now has a defense built-in – this will prevent many situations where some leftover troops lock on to the Town Hall and take it down.

battle blimp town hall cleaning siege machine

With the Battle Blimp, you can clear a Town Hall after all your army is done as the Battle Blimp will target the Town Hall for sure while heroes sometimes get distracted.

The Wall Breaker

We all know the situation when something bad happens to our Wall Breakers – they sometimes go to another wall piece, walk into a trap or get hit by some splash damage accidentally. This can ruin a whole attack easily, so the Wall Wrecker comes in handy here.

wall wrecker clash of clans

There’s no way it will go somewhere else than the straight path towards the Town Hall and also crushes maxed walls in 3 hits – you only need to support it with something like a Golem that will tank some damage and you will open up the path easily.

What Troops do Siege Machines work best with?

It’s probably too soon to see all the new compositions for attacking and new defensive strategies coming in the next weeks & months, but for now the best combination is Valkyries with a pre-deployed Rage Spell for sure as they will take down every building within a second and no damage output in the world can stop them.

Another great way is using a Golem inside your Wall Wrecker because the Siege Machine then will deliver a great tank directly inside the area where the battle is hot right now.

Conclusion

The Clan Castle troops have become a more important tactical part of attacking with the Siege Machines and it’s very likely that Supercell will add more different Siege Machines in the future. They will force a change in meta due to the fact that they can now crush funneling and take down strategic defenses on their own and force base designs to have different defensive approaches in the future.

This guide was written right after the release of the Siege Machines, so be sure I will add more in the coming weeks here – if you have some things you’d like to add, simply post it in the comments 🙂

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  1. I just built a siege machine and also had cc troops available. When i attacked i saw the cc icon in the lower bar with a double arrow, but no siege machine. If i clicked the double arrow does this mean that the siege machine will appear with the troops inside it?

  2. Can you pre-load your troops into the siege machine before going nito battle? If not, then how do you put your own troops into the machine before the battle starts? (or is it a case of only clan castle troops will go into it?)

  3. Sorry Timmy. So I have to disagree. Just did it again. before the battle starts, if I push the picture of the Wall Wrecker, two boxes pop-up, one with Clan Castle troops and one with the Wall Wrecker. If I choose either one of those the appropriate one will deploy. If I didn’t choose anything, once the battle starts and I push that exact same picture, only Clan Castle troops are deployed. If there’s no way for me to post a couple of screenshots for this, I guess the issue is closed but that is what is happening. thanks for taking the time to reply.

  4. How do I use both a Wall Wrecker I built and Clan Castle troops that have been donated to me? I see before the battle starts that I must choose either my wall wrecker or the donated clan castle troops. I also noticed, that if I choose my wall wrecker, not only are the donated clan castle troops not in it, they disappear after the battle and I will lose them. What’s up with that? Doing something wrong?

    • no you should check again – the siege machines have the clan castle troops inside of them and release them during the battle (when it gets destroyed, reach the Town Hall or you release them manually) 🙂

      • Not working that way for me. I very carefully looked to see what was going on. The situation I’m talking about is only when I have a Wall Wrecker in my Army and someone has donated clan castle troops to me. I’m not talking about when someone has donated both troops and a Wall Wrecker. Before the battle starts, if I want to, I can choose the Wall Wrecker or the Clan Castle troops. If I choose the Wall Wrecker, the Clan Castle troops are not used or available and when the battle is over, the Clan Castle troops are gone. If I do not make a choice before the start of the battle, once I use the button in battle to launch what appears to be the Wall Wrecker and Clan Castle troops, only Clan Castle troops are actually used and the Wall Wrecker is never deployed. I did take a couple of screenshots but not sure if I am allowed to post them here. Thanks again for the comments. I would appreciate any further help.

      • If you have troops in your cc and choose a siege machine, the troops get automatically placed inside it, no matter of that’s your own or a donated siege machine.
        please check again if you really had cc troops inside, in the replays you will see the small cc castle on the map where the siege machine released the troops

  5. So let me see if I got this right, the siege machine will release the troops when it is destroyed or when you pressed the release button?

  6. I’m seeing a lot of typos recently. Do you have someone that helps you edit your guides? Good guides as always

  7. Below the ‘Taking out defences’ heading,
    ‘When you will your Clan Castle up with Valkyries….’

    Didn’t you meant ‘fill’?

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