If I get even with someone who attacks me, and I destroy all of his village, what is really seen on his screen? Have I really destroyed anything? Does it cost him? Aside from draining some of his resources, how else do I hurt him?
tl:dr You have not really destroyed anything other than sprung traps, but you have cost the opponent all resources and trophies you stole.
If you use the "Revenge" option on an opponent, it is no different than a regular multiplayer "raid" that you access from the "Attack" button, with the one exception being that opponents whom you attack with "Revenge" can not attack you back (they are not given that option, since they already attacked you once).
Your opponent will see his village in ruins for a very brief period of time until the village is quickly "rebuilt". This is less than a minute, but they will have to wait before they use the buildings you destroyed.
You've destroyed any traps that you triggered and any troops you killed in the clan castle.
You've wasted a little of his time (less than you spent destroying the place), taken resources, reduced his trophy count, triggered his traps, and killed the troops in his clan castle so that new ones will have to be requested.
Revenge is useful in that you don't have to pay to attack, otherwise they probably aren't paying attention enough to even notice that you are doing a revenge attack. But if you are dead set on hurting them, there are 2 ways to "hurt" someone most:
1) Make sure you destroy whatever it is they have the most protected. That's what they value most.
2) Raid but don't "Win" - winning gives them a shield and protection for a time. Losing leaves them open for someone else to come in and raid them again, taking even more of their resources.
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