Being a veteran Clash of clans player I have decided to give back to the community by helping out the new coc players, as this is a very complex game having a bad start could hinder your progress down the road. Figuring out the bast strategy for a new base is essential.
One of your major priorities should be upgrading your camps and troops as fast as possible, as the stronger your troops are the easier its going to be to steal the resources. As for the troops you can upgrade them in the lab.
The next thing to do would be after you upgrade your Town Hall is to get the new defenses and buildings first before you upgrade existing buildings and then you will have to catch those up to speed as well. Just make sure before you upgrade your town hall that all of your buildings are maxed out and you can tell by tapping on the upgrade button which is going to say “You need to upgrade your town hall to the next ll first”.
A lot of people upgrade their town hall prematurely because all the extra buildings you get but that’s not a good idea because you get a loot deduction when attacking bases to Town hall lvl’s lower than you. For example if you have a lvl 6 Town hall you can attack lvl 5 and upwords before being loot deducted so if you upgrade your town hall prematurely it will be harder to get resources because your troops won’t be ready for these stronger bases.
Bushes and gems
When you first start out the tutorial the game is going to try and make you spend gems don’t do that, save your gems because you want to start to saving them for the extra builders. Make sure to cut down all the trees and bushes when they pop up so you can get the extra builders quickly. Also make sure you don’t forget about your walls as they are very important.
For the first attack you will be using barbarians and arches, what you should do is train one of the barracks full of barbarians and the other two full of archers that way you keep a constant ratio of one barbarian per two archers. Town hall 1-7 trophies are not that important, what is important is getting the resources and upgrading your base as quickly as possible so you don’t necessarily need to get the win. You should go for only bases of 50 000 or more of each resource, anything less than that is not worth your time and when you’re searching for a base the more patient you are the better the loot is. With the barbarian and archer attack you will be deploying your barbarians first and archers second that way the barbarians are going to distract the defenses while the archers shoot over the walls and take out the buildings.
One thing that you need to look out for is Splash Damage, the wizard tower and the mortar especially. With the barbarian archer combo you should focus on the outer layers of the base first picking off the buildings one by one like the collectors and maybe even some of the storages as that’s from where you are going to get your resources from. In my opinion barbarians and archers for attack is the best beginners attack army as it is easy to use, it’s cheap and effective and it trains quckly.
If you are just starting out with clash of clans this is the best strategy to follow, it will take a little bit of experience as of what strenghts of bases you can and can not attack but eventually you will figure it out and it doesn’t matter if you loose because trophies doesn’t matter when you are first starting out. After you got all the resources from a base simply end battle.
The second attack will be stronger than the barbarian archer combo as you will also use Giants and wall breakers. First break off the first wall compartment with the wall breakers and deploy right after your Giants focusing on their defensive buildings. The cool thing about Giants is that they have a ton of hit points and they go for defenses first so the’re going to take out the defenses quickly after which you will use your barbarians and archers to clean up the other buildings and they will also speed up the process, the one thing you have to look out for with this attack combo is the Clan Castle Troops they are donated by your clan and will help protect the base, but these can also be used in attacks.
The Clan Castle Troops are alerted when you get to close to them and they will go after your Giants and take them out since the Giants only target defenses first and they will not fight back so the Clan Castle Troops will kill them fast. An other option should be to bring a lighting spell with you in the attack, wait for the Clan Castle Troops to bunch up and then drop the lightning spell on them.
The Archer, Barbarian, Giants and Wall Breakers for Clash of Clans army combo will walk trough low level enemy bases, although it is definitely stronger then the base Archer and Barbarian army but it is much more expensive and trains slower so you need to consider the cost to loot ratio factor. But if you consider in the cost to lot factor than the Archer and Barbarian army is the way to go.
As you climb up in trophies you will be put against stronger opponents and when that happens and the bases begin to be to difficult to defeat all you got to do is drop a troop and lower your trophies to an easier trophy range.
Wall upgrade efficiently, at this point you should have one Builder left focus first on upgrading your wall after which upgrade your Cannon.
These are some of the most important tips I could think of hope you liked it, feel free to share on social media if you did.