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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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How is Clan War Map position determined?

I have the fourth most trophies in my clan, but have been sinking on the map. Am down to about 18th from the top. Just seems odd.
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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 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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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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“New” tag in clan info next to name. How long does it last?

How long does the "new" tag last next to players names that have joined your clan?
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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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What is the best trophy Level for Farming at Level 8 town center?

What is the optimum Trophy level range for Farming at Level 8 town center? With passing time, the game has become more and more difficult to Farm resources, phew!
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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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Overriding a game center with new data.

On my iPhone I have the game clash of clans. I am I pretty high level (83) and I am a th9.... So I am pretty far in this game. Recently, my Game Center started asking me if I wanted to load my th1. I ...
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How are people bypassing the limit?

How are people attacking me with more troops than they are supposed to be able to? 220 is the cap and I am being attacked with up to 245 housing spaces worth of troops. Are they cheating, or I am I ...
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What does the symbol with a shield and two swords next to clan members' names mean?

When I open my clan roster, I now notice there is a symbol that has a shield + two swords next to most clan member's name. What does this signify? Are they ready for clan battles?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any benefits to leaving trees, stumps, or shrubs on my land?

Occasionally, trees, shrubs, or stumps will spawn randomly on my map. If I have a worker free, I can spend some elixir and hope to find some gems in them once they are removed. Is there any ...
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What is the Clan Shield Icon for in an Attack?

When i get attacked, sometimes when it lists the units that were expended in the attack the Clan Shield of the clan the attacker was in at the time of the attack appears, when i review the attack i ...
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How can I prevent someone with a stolen device from accessing my village?

A year back my iPod got stolen. On the ipod I had Clash of Clans and as a result I decided to use a "Find my iPhone" app and check the box where it says "erase all data and personal info from this ...
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What determines how much of my resources are available for an opponent to steal?

I cannot work out how the game decides how much gold and elixir an opponent can steal from me. Sometimes it is around half of my total balance, while other times it seems to be a very small ...
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Do spells stack when placed on top of each other?

If I were to drop two spells (rage or heals) on top of each other, do they stack? If so, what is the % increase for rage / what is the total healed for heal spells? (just x2?)
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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 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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Is there any benefit to removing the X-Mas tree from my land?

I noticed with the holiday patch that there are new trees and shrubs that spawn on my land. One popped up today, being specifically an X-Mas tree - which costs 25,000 gold to remove. Is there any ...
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How do I have more gold than the max?

Here it shows my max gold is 2500, yet I have over that. How is this possible?
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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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What is Dark Elixir?

What is Dark Elixir storage, Dark Elixir drill, and Dark Elixir? I am in level 6 town hall I'll get Dark Elixir storage in the next town hall level. I need to know what it is and what it's used for.
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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 exactly is Boost?

I'm a relatively new player. I received a message in my Clash of Clans inbox that said this: Boost anything for only one gem! Event lasts until January 7th. What is Boost? I cannot find a Boost ...
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Do goblins prioritize town hall over defences

In clash of clans since townhalls provide 1k gold and 1k elixir upon destruction does that mean it is categorised as a resource? and if so will that mean that goblins take priority of townhall over ...
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What is considered to be offline in Clash of Clans?

At what point does Clash of Clans determine that the player is offline? eg on my iPhone 5s, I can have the app still running in the background while I use a different app. Is that considered to be ...
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Is Defense the best offense in Clash of Clans

Is making your base more defensive better than worrying about your offensive capabilities? And which would help your campaign more in the long run?
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What buildings can I leave unprotected without problem?

Are there buildings that I can leave outside my walls, unprotected, without having to worry about them? Basically, what buildings have the smallest impact when they are destroyed in an attack?
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What is the maximum level that you can upgrade troops/spells to?

Just wondering, as I want to be able to plan ahead in the overall progress in my village.
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Can you see who initiated a clan war?

Is there any way to tell which clan member initiated a clan war? Our clan likes to be well prepared for our wars to maximize our chances of victory. Occasionally someone will start a war randomly and ...