Clash of Clans
Submitted by: David K.
-=Join a Clan=-
Once the clan castle is rebuilt you can officially join a clan and battle to
win more goodies against other users. Then attack with friends and you can take
on targets that otherwise might be out of your range. Keep in mind you'll hit
harder but you also have to supply troops to support others, and it's important
to coordinate any attacks, particularly if your clan plans to place competitively.
-=More Clan People=-
In order to invite your Facebook or Game Center friends, your friend must first
play Clash of Clans, connect to Game Center or Facebook with their account and
have rebuilt their Clan Castle. After this, you can see your friend in the
Friends menu, where you can tap their name and choose Invite from the context
menu. Inviting from global chat works in a similar way: tap a player's message,
and choose Invite from the context menu.
The Shield prevents other people from attacking you for a period of time. You
lose the shield when the time runs out, or when you attack another player. When
your village is destroyed by an enemy attack, you automatically get a new shield
for 12 hours. You can also purchase longer lasting shields from the shop. Also
keep in mind that if you do not have an active shield and you exit the game,
your village will be vulnerable to attacks from other players. The attacking
player will be able to steal some of your resources, but never all of them. You
can protect your village with defensive buildings, walls and traps, or by buying
a new shield form the shop. Terrain obstacles and the edge of the map do not
stop attacking units!
When you build your village, build all your structures close together. It gives
you an edge in defending your villages. If your village is compact, your turrets
will be able to defend more buildings at once. Check out our Defensive Strategy
Guide for more tips.
-=Move and Make=-
One of the coolest features in this game is the ability move buildings, thus
re-arranging your vilage, after you have made it. Use it make the best possible
defense for your village.
Save your gems for important purchases. Don't spend gems to shorten your timer,
since one timer will just be replaced by another. Early on it will be tempting
to use gems left and right to hurry up the process of building and training.
This only gets "worse" over time as things take longer and longer to complete.
The game is designed to play on your impatience and get you to buy more gems
(with real money). While you can get more gems by clearing your area (trees,
rocks, etc.), it's only a few at a time. Hang on to your gems.
-=Focus on Dark Elixir=-
Once you reach Town Hall 7 and beyond, your limiting resource will always be
Dark Elixir. Through normal play, you typically will max out all gold and
elixir-based upgrades long before you acquire enough Dark Elixir to max out
your heroes and Dark Barracks troop upgrades. As a result, you need to place
a priority on Dark Elixir above all other resources, saving your spells and
hero units for when you stand to gain a large chunk of Dark Elixir.
-=Start Matchmaking Early=-
When you first start playing Clash of Clans, you get a three-day shield.
However, thanks to the previously-mentioned Loot Penalty, very few players
will want to attack you even if you drop your shield. As a result, you can
start matchmaking right away when you need resources with no fear of reprisal.
You can skip around and look for a base with exposed resource collectors and
use a handful of Barbarians, Goblins, or Archers to attack them. Even if you
do get attacked, low-level Town Hall players have very little to lose. You
will only lose a tiny bit of resources that can be more than made up for with
a single attack.
Play Clash of Clans on PC:
* Download and install BlueStacks.
* Download AppPlayer for Windows or MAC.
BlueStacks is a program that allow you to run
Android Apps on your PC. You can see more information about their program on
* Download Clash of Clans.
* Just download and install Clash of Clans trought BlueStacks.
It takes around a minute, depending on your PC and internet connection.
* Start Clash of Clans.
* Congrats! Your complete and ready to start up Clash of Clans.