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A 2012 mobile strategy game developed by Supercell. The goal of the game is to cultivate a village and train troops in order to attack other villages. Note that "How do I attack this base?" questions are off-topic.

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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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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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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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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 does P.E.K.K.A stand for?

For what does P.E.K.K.A stand in the names of the massive destruction troops "Mini P.E.K.K.A" and "P.E.K.K.A"?
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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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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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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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How do I recover my old Clash of Clans (COC) game save & base?

I unintentionally and stupidly wiped my Clash of Clans game data. I went to Application Manager on my Android and clicked 'Clear data'. (I used this for fixes before and it never started a new game.) ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Do Golems and Lava Hounds return to the Clan Castle if Golmites or Lava Pups survive?

If your clan castle troops survive an attack they will return to your clan castle at full health. Do Golemites and Lava pups count as a Golem or Lava Hound surviving?
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My clan keeps 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 use ...
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Can you 3 star a base without destroying a tesla that isn't triggered?

Is it required to destroy all Tesla towers to 3 star a base? What about those that don't get triggered? For example, if I were to "hide a tesla" where it isn't likely to get triggered by an attacker ...
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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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Can you freeze a bomb?

Can you use a freeze spell on a bomb to slow/delay the explosion? If my hogs are trompin around pounding everything into oblivion and stumble across a double bomb, is it possible to drop a freeze ...
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Restarting with new account on iOS/GameCenter

I downloaded Clash of Clans to my iPad (iOS 7) this past weekend and started playing. Of course, after a couple of hours I realized I made some newbie mistakes that are fatal to my future success. ...
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What is funneling?

I often hear of funneling attacking troops in order to defeat defensive troops or structures. How exactly does this work? I find it can be tricky as the troops target defensive structures (giants and ...
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What would happen to my inactive Clash of Clans account?

Most of the villages we see during attack research seem to be active. Sometimes you find an opponent that has been inactive for a couple of days and bingo, his extractors are full. but I still ...
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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 do clan perks affect the level of donated troops?

Let's say your clan is at least level 5, which gives them a perk that increases the level of donated troops, and the troops that was donated is of the maximum level possible for that troop (ie. a ...
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In what situation would someone remove their Guard?

In the new Clash of Clans update, a feature has been added which gives a player the option to remove their Guard. What possible scenario would require a player to disable their Guard in this way?
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Why is joining a clan important?

I'm currently in a clan and I'm thinking of leaving it because I'm unable to be active. If I leave the said clan, what features of the game will I be missing?
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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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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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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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War loot bonus when lost

When I search players to attack in a clan war, the game shows me a certain war bonus on every player. Lets say the bonus is: 300k Gold & Elixir, and 1k Dark Elixir. This is what I get if we win ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to find out who donated troops to you

Sometimes we get donated troops that are different from what is requested within our clan. Is it possible to find out who donated the troops that is in the castle? I know there is a brief notice ...
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Can I attack a specific player?

I was in a clan and someone kicked me from it. I think I'm stronger than him. Is there any way I can attack him? The only method I see to attack is random players. Can I attack a specific player?
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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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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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What ports does Clash of Clans use?

The wifi at my office blocks Clash of Clans. They're usually pretty open to unblocking applications but I need to know what ports CoC uses.
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What is the optimal trophy level for farming at a level 8 town hall?

What is the optimal trophy level range for farming at a level 8 town hall? I noticed that it becomes more and more difficult to farm resources as I level up my town hall.
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Clash of Clans on wrong Google+ account when moving from iOS

I'm having quite a problem with syncing iOS to Android... So, I had an iPhone 4S that I was using, and I switched phones with my Dad, so I would get a Samsung S4 instead of my iPhone 4S. The thing is, ...
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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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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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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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Why does the Hog Rider have a green ribbon with only 6 Dark elixer?

For some reason in my troop training, the Hog Rider has a green ribbon across the bottom and is only 6 dark elixir. Why is this? Did I accidentally boost the barracks? It doesn't look like it. Is ...
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What will happen if I upgrade the laboratory while upgrading a spell or unit?

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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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 does new shield system work?

After the upgrade I can't figure out how the new shield system works. I have the option to discard the shield, and I notice I have a new potion in the inventory. More importantly, I got attacked (and ...
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Using Gems to Buy More Loot for Upgrades Even Though The Storages are Full?

For example, I have 10k dark elixir and x gems as long its enough to buy another 2.5k dark elixir so I can upgrade my Barbarian King to level two. My storage is currently at level one, which means ...
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Will Level 1 buildings under construction be active in the War Base?

I know that when we are upgrading any buildings to Nth level it will be the N-1 level in war base . I recently upgraded my town hall and started to build the new defenses, but these will not be ...
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