I use milking strategy for my attacks, where I go after the collectors and Exposed Town Halls using BK and Goblins.

But even after I fully destroy the exposed Town Hall, I don't get any gold/elixir or dark elixir.

Is there some rule on % over all destroyed or number of troops deployed etc to get this from the town hall?

  • as far as i know, no. How resources are stored was recently overhauled by supercell but I'm not sure of the details. I will look back over the previous questions asked about this topic to see if i can get you an answer ;)
    – Jcraft153
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 8:44
  • Yes True. TH now stores 1 portion of the gold, elixir and dark elixir. When someone does a big attack, the moment TH is destroyed, the opponent gets this.. but with goblins, even with TH destroyed i don't get the TH loot
    – myloginid
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 14:20

2 Answers 2


No, there isn't.

Destroying the Town Hall will give you whatever percentage of loot that is available to you. There are no other conditions. If you're interested in finding out what those percentages are, the Clash of Clans Wiki is a good place to start looking.

But why didn't I get any loot?

The only explanation is that the Town Hall did not have any resources stored in it, or so little resources that you didn't notice. This sounds to me like you attacked an inactive/abandoned base.

How can I tell if the base was abandoned?

Depending on the level of the base, you can tell in a few ways. Full collectors and seemingly empty storages can hint that the base has been abandoned. Higher level bases can provide more compelling evidence. TH9+ bases with X-Bows or Inferno towers can be a clear indicator. These defensive towers require resources in order to fire and have clear visual indicators when they are loaded and when they are empty. If they're empty, then they won't fire and strongly imply that the base is inactive. If the storage buildings also appear empty, then you can assume that there will be little to no resources stored inside the Town Hall.

So, what does this mean for my attack strategy?

As you've mentioned in the comments of your question, Supercell has overhauled how loot is stored, which has forced the raiding meta in the game to change. Since Town Halls no longer provide easy shields and now store resources more comparable to the other storage buildings, players have a large incentive to protect their Town Halls. Exposed Town Halls are easy pickings for free loot... if they contain any. Since it's been a few months since those changes, most abandoned bases with exposed Town Halls have likely been cleaned out from repeated raids by now.

So, should I stop attacking bases with exposed Town Halls?

That depends. I'll sometimes encounter bases with an exposed Town Hall myself and I still tend to pop it. For one, there's still a chance it could hold some loot, which can only be good - especially if I can use a hero like the Archer Queen to do it for free. And I'll also gain a star, which helps fill in my daily star bonus. So, there's still value in destroying exposed Town Halls.


Every attack I have performed that has a low amount of elixir, gold, and dark elixir has not given me any when I destroy the townhall. I suggest going for a base with a lot of loot and seeing if it provides any loot. I believe it should give you loot when you destroy the town hall if there is a lot of loot.

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