Clash of Clans is a strategy game for iOS and Android created by SuperCell. The goal of the game is to cultivate a camp and train troops in order to attack goblins in an NPC campaign mode, as well as other players in a PvP mode.

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What happens when I get attacked by another player?

I'm currently in the grace period where I have a "shield" that prevents attacks from other players. When this expires, I assume that I'll start getting attacked. What happens when another player ...
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Clash of Clans: Take a break

What is "playing too long"? How much is too long? How long is "rest for a few minutes"? What is the purpose of this feature? Player benefits? Account maintenance?
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How is Clan War Map position determined?

I am #10 in my clan (cause I'm farming) but I am #2 in clan wars. I don't have the strongest troops in my clan. I'm just wondering how the order is set up, the only thing i can think of is that it is ...
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Is there any benefit to keeping resources in my clan castle?

With the new clan wars update, any resources won will stay in your clan castle until you withdraw them. When you withdraw them, the game asks "are you sure?" which led me to wonder if there is any ...
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Does placing buildings next to the coast work in Clash of Clans?

Upon visiting the village of someone who attacked my village I noticed that they had placed their buildings next to the coast, with only three sides of the building surrounded by walls. The coastal ...
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Are buildings currently being upgraded able to function during clan war?

If a war is started and some of my defensive buildings are being upgraded, are they able to defend my base during war? I know they don't function in normal play until the upgrade is finished, but war ...
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What is the best raiding strategy to get gold at townhall level 5?

I am at level 5 Townhall, and I want to upgrade my walls. I'm not good at raiding. Which would be the best troops to train to get gold?
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What are some best practices when constructing your defense?

Are there any pointers to think about when placing defensive structures? For example, should all defensive structures be walled off from each-other? Obviously it is ideal to have walls between every ...
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How much gold and elixir can be stolen when raiding other players?

I was wondering what's the maximum amount of loot that can be stolen while raiding a player or while being raided by another player. If I have 500k Gold and 600k Elixir, would that mean that they can ...
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Can I avoid attacks indefinitely by remaining online?

Sometimes when I attempt to attack an opponent, I get a message along the lines of "Can not attack, opponent is online". I've also of course observed that I never seem to get attacked while I am ...
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What happens if I take revenge and destroy all the attacker's facilities?

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 ...
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Requirements for a clan war?

I am currently in a clan with three members. When we tried to initiate a clan war it said we had insufficient clan requirements. Does anyone know what the full requirements are? Is there a minimum ...
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What benefit does upgrading walls have?

The cost for a level one to level two wall upgrade seems huge - 1000 gold per segment. The upgrade screen displays an increase in hitpoints but is this really noticeable? Can a wall breaker still one ...
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How does Wall Breaker aggro work and how do I build “lure” walls effectively?

Like all units, Wall Breakers choose the nearest "preferred" target, in this case walls. Since you don't have direct control of any units, nearest is determined by some type of aggro algorithm. At ...
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Restarting with new account

I downloaded Clash of Clans to my iPad (IOS7) this past weekend and started playing. Of course after a couple of hours I realised I made some newbie mistakes that are fatal to my future success. I ...
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What does the Santa Strike do in Clash of Clans?

Per the new holiday update, Santa Strikes were introduced into the game. What do they do / how do they work? The in-game information & the patch description on this is [intentionally] ...
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How can I get gold faster in Clash of Clans?

I want to know how to get gold faster in Clash of Clans, so I can upgrade my town hall to level 8. I tried upgrading my mines but it made no difference. I attacked people with 200k loot but it made ...
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What is the best way to level up in Clash of Clans

How do I gain levels quickly and effectively?
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How can I control where enemies place troops?

What effects the line around your property that troops have to be out outside of? Somehow people are placing troops inside my fencing? How?
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What is the most effective raiding strategy/loadout to earn resources?

I've been playing the game a while, and as you get to higher levels there is a significant need to stockpile large quantities of resources before you can start the higher level upgrades (Town Hall ...
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The Goal of Clash of Clans?

I've been playing Clash of Clans for 4 days now. After the 3-day beginner's shield was lifted, I was attacked and suffered 100% damage. I thought, that was it, this attacker has taken over my village ...
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In clan wars, on the war map, what do the troops standing outside the base represent?

When looking through the various townhalls, some of the bases have one barb, some have two and some have none. What do these represent?
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How is clan XP calculated?

They just added clan levels to CoC. XP is awarded for clan wars. How is the XP calculated for clan wars? (Looking for the mathematical formula) Also, is there any strategies to boost awarded XP?
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How much does Town Hall Level 9+ reduce the loot from opponents?

I noticed that the game tells me that upgrading my Town Hall to level 9 will reduce the loot obtainable from TH level 8 and below. How much is this decrease?
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How are 'Most Heroic Attack' and 'Most Heroic Defence' determined in a clan war?

When you open the clan war menu and press the little star at the top of the screen for war info, at the bottom of the 'War Stats' tab it has featured battles, showing 'Most Heroic Attack' and 'Most ...
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Is it normal that all my troops disappear?

Everytime I attack someone with my army, and I win, I come 'home' to find that all my troops are gone. And I have to re-train new troops over and over again. I wanted to know if ever that was normal ...
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What is the most efficient strategy for winning in Campaign mode?

I have access to Barbarians, Archers, Goblins, and Giants - but I still tend to have my entire army wiped out pretty quickly when playing the campaign. I am stuck on "Brute Force" and "Gold Rush", ...
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When will I get attacked in Clash of Clans

I just started playing clash of clans. Aside from the first attack by goblins in the tutorial I haven't been attacked. When do I need to worry about my defenses? Right now I'm content to just farm ...
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Help! We keep losing wars

My clan has lost more wars than we have won for a variety of reasons: Some of us don’t know which one to attack. We don't really have a good strategy. When we stay provisionally ahead, some will ...
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What are all the win conditions?

I was recently attacked and my attacker only used 14 archers, doing only 8% damage to my town, however, it is listed as a defeat. My town hall was destroyed, does losing your town hall count as a ...
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What units do defense buildings target first?

In trying to develop a good attack strategy, I need to know more about how the defense building AI works. As of this question there are seven different defensive buildings (cannon, archer tower, ...
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In clash of clans, if you place a wall next to a large stone, can troops walk between the wall and stone?

In clash of clans, if you place a wall next to a large stone, can troops walk between the wall and stone?
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What buildings should I place inside a wall?

I now have the ability to build walls, and they seem to be of strategic importance whenever I play against the computer. I've yet to be attacked by any other players, but I feel that is coming soon ...
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can someone attack me more than once?

If someone attacks my village, then, I click on the revenge button..I attack their village..will the clan that I did a revenge on be able to "attack" me again? Does this clan now have a "revenge" ...
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Is there another way to transfer my village to a new device?

I'm getting rid of my current iPhone and change it for another iPhone 5s. The thing is, the Game Center account I am using right now is not the same one my village is linked to, apparently. I have ...
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How do I delete my clash of clans village and start over? [duplicate]

I started a few days ago but after reading around a few forums, I realize I could have done much better on my village. So, how do I delete my clash of clans village and start over? There does not ...
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Remove old savegame

I have an old savegame on the iPhone (level 2). Whenever I open the game I started on the iPad Mini (lvl 20), it asks me if I want to load the level 2 village. I tried removing the game from Game ...
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Best Defensive Barracks Troops In Clash of Clans

Several members of my clan have been asking for "Defensive Troops". Which got me thinking what are some good defensive troops that are readily available at the Barracks? Troops that Most members will ...
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Do my bomb traps deal damage to my own buildings and walls?

If I place bomb traps next to my walls or buildings and they get tripped by the enemy are they going to deal damage to my walls or buildings?
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Does Clan Perk Effect Level Up War

The clan level 3 perk is 10% extra loot from wars. Does this apply on the war that levels your clan up or does it come into effect the war after the level up?
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Remove donated troops during preparation phase

Any one know of a way to remove the troops that someone donated during the preparation phase? One of the clanmates donated lvl 3 giants to everyone when lvl 5 wizards were available.
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Can a Clash of Clans shield Activate on its own?

One day I was just playing Clash of Clans, and I was raiding someone. Then on my screen it said that a shield was activated. After the battle I went back to my village and I saw I had a shield ...
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Are you able to attack a dark elixir storage without own elixir storage?

are you able to attack an enemy's dark elixir storage without your own dark elixir storage to hold the stolen resource? Furthermore if you are able to attack it what consequences occur.
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Do you get the war loot bonus if you get 1 star on a base that someone else has alread 3 starred?

I have been playing clash of clans, and I want to 1 star a farming person in war and get a ton of loot. (I can't do any better to anyone else). My clan says to wait until the near end of the war, but ...
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clan war defense under construction

If my archer tower is at level 6 and is under construction before we go into a clan war and it won't be completed until after the war, will it be inactive during the war?
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Why are goblins bad for war?

Everyone says not to use goblins for war and I just need a breakdown as to why that is.
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What will happen if I upgrade the Laboratory while upgrading spell?

While playing Clash of Clans, I am upgrading my Lightning Spell then decided to upgrade my Laboratory, then I did, what will happen to the lightning spell I am upgrading? I assume it is still ...
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Benefits of rank in clans?

I am playing Clash of Clans and I just recently joined a clan. There was a message that followed telling me that the leader of the clan had promoted me to elder. Is there any benefits of being in a ...
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How are the total possible trophies awarded determined?

While searching for an opponent, I have noticed that the total possible trophies to be awarded fluctuates. I have seen enemies with 2 town halls greater than mine (and with xbows & flame towers) ...
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What army composition should Quatro-Lavaloonian use?

I just unlocked my Hounds, so I'm going to try them in the war I'm in. At the moment, I'm using 4 hounds, 16 Loons and 10 Minions. Is this suitable against a well upgraded TH9?