Who Says Mobile Games Can’t be Strategic?
What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of mobile gaming? It’s usually any variety of fast-paced puzzle games or objective-based simulators. However, Clash of Clans is undeniable proof that it doesn’t always have to be that way.
You’ll build a fortress, erect walls to safeguard your territory, man you defenses, scour the land for resources, and train a variety of fierce warriors who live only to win glory in your name. When your army is sufficiently equipped and trained, you may then send them out to loot, pillage and burn the countryside of either your world or the world of another player. Roll out the maps and start drawing up battle plans; you’re about to go to war in Clash of Clans!
Set Up Your Base
No horde of barbarians ever began a wave of terror without first establishing a home to build their strength from. In Clash of Clans, you’ll spend a fair amount of time designing and setting up a base where you can gather resources, train your troops for battle, and discover new weapons of war.
- Accumulate three resources from the environment: gold, elixir and dark elixir.
- Be on the lookout for incredibly rare and precious gems. Exchange them for other resources or use them to speed up the process it takes to construct new buildings and train new troops.
- Put down Builder Huts to recruit Builders, the backbone of your military. They will be responsible for erecting all the stations for your base.
- Set up Army Camps and Barracks to house and upgrade your soldiers.
- Build Laboratories and Spell Factories to train wizards and create new spells.
- Defend you base by building the proper structures, including cannons, archer towers, mortars, and more.
- Build walls to keep invaders from setting foot upon your sacred soil.
- Create more space for your base by clearing out rocks and trees.
- Spruce up your base with a variety of decorations, like flags, torches, flower beds, statues and so on.
Build an Army
Nothing says power better than a few hundred men at arms ready to answer to your beck and call. Clash of Clans lets you assemble your armed forces using a nice variety of units, all of which have their areas of expertise.
- Amass a legion of Barbarians to act as your infantry.
- Recruit the eagle-eyed Archers to attack enemies from a distance.
- Raise a horde of dragons and use them to rain fire down from the sky!
- Train wizards and have them hurl balls of fire at all who oppose you.
- Bring forth the Healer fairies to heal your troops’ injuries and keep them alive longer.
- Summon powerful Heroes to your side, like the Barbarian King and Archer Queen.
- And much more!
Put a Spell on Your Enemies
The army might be the source of most of your strength, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to spend the whole campaign sitting off to the side. Over time, you can learn how to cast an assortment of awesome spells.
- Smite enemy units with Lightning magic.
- Save any soldiers that are in peril with a Healing spell.
- Give your warriors the gift of the fleet foot with the Jump spell. Get over those pesky walls quickly and efficiently!
- Fill your soldiers with Rage to turn them into killer machines that show no mercy.
Turn the Web into a Battlefield!
The computer will pit you against many fierce opponents, from roving bands of goblins to enemy clans. However, no army will prove to be a greater challenge than one that is led by another human. In Clash of Clans, you will have the opportunity to go online and face off against other players in a variety of multiplayer matches. Throw down the gauntlet, declare war, and prove the superiority of your army!
- Fight another player using the random matchmaking service.
- Be the first player to destroy the opposing base down to the last building.
- To the victor go the spoils. Win trophies and loot resources from conquered players.
- Did somebody conquer you in a previous game? Play a Revenge match to get some much-needed payback!
Prepare for War
If there’s one thing that Clash of Clans is ready to declare war on, it’s the idea that real-time strategy action has no place in the mobile gaming world. It has everything that the genre is known for: deep base construction, a creative variety of units to train and arm, mighty heroes to control, and a lot of viable strategies that can earn you one victory after another. The ability to challenge any player in any location adds even more longevity to a package that’s already highly likely to last you for a long time.
Get Clash of Clans now; it’s a winning strategy!
Guides, Strategies, and Hints
Walkthrough Beginner's Guide
A playlist series from a Clash of Clans expert. Walks you through the very start of the game and the best choices to make to get a good base design and best use of your resources. Excellent for anyone just starting the game. Updated for September 2014.
Raiding For Resources Guide
How to use inexpensive armies to gain maximum resources from your raids.