Top 10 best kept secrets in Clash of Clans (part 2)

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4. Raiding and Town Hall level

Town Hall Level 9

There are a variety of factors that affect how many resources you can steal from an opponent, but there is one huge one: Town Hall level. If your opponent is at your TH level, or 1 level above or below, you get a 100% modifier on what you can steal. However, if your opponent is 2 levels above you get a 125% modifier, and if 3 levels above you get a 150% modifier. Moreover, that same opponent would get a 50% and 25% modifier (respectively) for any attempt to revenge you. Given the current Town Hall level cap, this makes Town Hall level 7 a very attractive level to farm from. It will be hard to take down TH 9 opponents, but there will be the occasional easy target – but more importantly your resources will be relatively safe from the toughest opponents. Your Town Hall level also affects the cost to search for new opponents when matchmaking, which can really start to add up at the higher levels.

5. Lightning Spell away mortars

Clash of Clans: Lightning Spell

After initially tinkering with each spell, you might start to think Rage is the only way to (or Jump if you’ve unlocked it). These spells are pretty powerful, and offer some huge strategic advantages, but they are also quite expensive and take a long time to create. Maybe you’ve forgotten, or given up on the Lightning spell because it seemed too weak. Well it’s time for a second look. A 4+ star Lightning Spell will almost wipe out a level 4 – 5 mortar. If an opponent has placed a wizard tower or second mortar nearby, you can take out the pair with two spells. Wiping out critical splash damage defenses like this can allow your horde troops (barbs, archers, and goblins) to shred the remaining single target defenses.

6. Dropping trophies with heroes

Clash of Clans: Barbarian King

If you play the game long enough, at some point you will probably want to ditch some trophies. The game is basically about bullying people smaller than you, and after a meteoric rise you may find that the competition gets a little too tough for your liking. So you want to lose on purpose, but doing so generally costs you troops, training time, and elixir. Enter the hero. If you are lucky enough to have acquired one or both of these titans, you can use them to drop trophies essentially for free. Start a match, drop your hero, and then end the battle before they take any damage. After the fight, you’ll drop some cups, your hero will be ready to get right back in the action – and it cost you nothing!

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