Clash of Clans is a free premium strategy game released by Supercell back in August 2, 2012, first for iOS and after that on the date of October 7 of the same year for Android.
If you are a new player, you should know that the main goal in Clash of Clans is to build a town that is better than everybody else’s town. The buildings are built using the drag and drop feature, and some of the building generate gold, elixir and dark elixir, which are the main resources.
By using these resources you can build and upgrade buildings or buy soldiers for your army that is made out from various troops like Barbarian, Archer, Giant, Goblin Dragon, P.E.K.K.A or Baby Dragon. In time, you have to complete single player missions in which you have to attack other players’ villages. Also, along the way if you join a clan, you will have to take part in Clan Wars, and then this will bring you a lot more gold and amazing loot. If you worry that your village will be destroyed by an enemy, don’t, because the village will rebuild itself in time.
If you want to take part in this amazing game you will need some help, so here are five tricks to help you be the best.
Keep your gems
One of the biggest problems of this type of Free-to-Play games is the time that you have to wait when you build something or to your troops to be trained, and this time gets longer and longer as you go further into the game. So the game creators introduced premium currency, which in the case of Clash of Clans are the gems, and these gems (if you use them) can make the time go faster.
Of course you can invest money and buy these gems, but if you what to keep your money in your wallet do not use the gems from the first moments of the game, but rather save them for later when you have to build something important fast. Also the gems can be won by completing achievements and destroying natural obstacles.
Up your shields
When your village is attacked and the Town Hall is destroyed, you are going to receive a shield that will last 12 Hours, and if 90% of the village is destroyed you will receive a shield that will last only one hour. While the shields are active, your town can’t be attacked by other players, so use that time to your advantage by improving your village, the economy, the army and of course the defense of your town. If you attack another player while the shield is active over the village, you are going to lose it and from that moment other players can attack you. So be very careful of how you spend that time and make sure that you do not make a mistake and lose it.
Defense is the best offense
The order you will develop your village will vary depending on the type of game you play: either you are aggressive and prefer to attack other players, or just want to collect resources and have some fun. But in any of the two cases at beginning of the game, you should invest a lot of resources in defense and in making it better. So go there and upgrade your Town Hall, build some walls and defense towers: first the mortar, second the archer and then the cannons. Also a good strategy is to leave one or two mines and elixir gatherers outside your village in case someone attacks you just to farm some resources to leave your village alone.
Learn the lay of the land
The core strategy in Clash of Clans is to have the resources and the Town Hall as fortified as possible by many walls. To have the best defense out there first you have to make sure that you leave no spawnable tiles inside your perimeter. In order to achieve this the buildings should be placed tight, and second be sure that the defense structure can cover as many building as possible. Layering your base in small enclaves with upgraded walls will slow the enemy down, giving time to your defense towers to kill them and so saving your Town Hall.
Be careful when you pick your targets
When you search what village to attack, keep in mind that you should take account of some basic rules. The first one is to check the Town Hall, and if it has a lower level than yours, the loot after the attack will be smaller than expected. Before the attack, you will see exactly how many resources you are going to win, make sure that at least you gain back the resources you spent on troops if not more.
Second, before you deploy the first troops keep in mind what resources you want and need, if you want to win trophies and climb the rank leader, what you need to do is invest a lot of resources in troops to be sure that you win at least two stars, if not three. In this case use a few giants to draw the fire from the defense towers, and after that bring on the battlefield the wall breakers to make breaches in the walls and then again giants to clear out the defenses. After everything is clear of defenses, bring wizards barbarians and archers to destroy the rest of the structures.