Now if you’re going to play Clash of Clans of course you have to be able to raid.
You need to be able to raid properly however because you want to make sure that you are doing them right.
If you don’t, you could end up missing out instead of getting the benefits that you really want.
But if you’re just getting started it can be difficult to really understand what you need to do to make the most of your raiding.
That’s what we’re here to tell you all about.
The Benefits of a Raid
If you’re looking to improve on what you have you’re going to want to raid.
Raiding is going to help you get the resources that you want and need in order to level up and even get more trophies.
You’ll be able to get a lot more resources a lot faster than you will any other way.
Raiding is, after all, the only way you can get an unlimited number of resources in a short amount of time and the more raids you complete the more you’ll end up with.
Of course, if you don’t have a lot of skill or time to put into your raid you may find yourself with some problems attempting to get as much of the resources as you really want.
The key is to put as much of your effort into gaining skill and leveling up as possible.
So make sure that you practice as much as possible and that you’re getting your skills improved so that you can get more skills and a lot more gold and elixir (two of the main resources you’re going to get when raiding).
The Downside of Raiding
One thing you need to keep in mind is that you want to win as many of your raids as possible.
What this means is you want to make sure that you take over the town hall.
If you aren’t able to take the town hall you’re going to lose some of your trophies.
This can cause problems for your process of leveling up so you might want to consider taking the town hall entirely to make sure that you don’t miss out.
Of course, there are times when you might want to have less trophies so make sure that you consider your strategy (we talk about that in some of our other articles).
If you attack someone who is a lot lower than you when it comes to town hall level you could actually get a bit of a penalty.
What happens in this is that you aren’t able to get as much of the resources that you really want.
If the town hall is a large number of levels below you then it means you’re going to have trouble getting as many of the resources as you really want.
If your goal is to get a lot of resources this is something you want to weigh out a lot because the lower the level the easier it will generally be for you to get the resources.
On the other hand, if you are looking to get the most possible you have to be careful not to attack bases that are much lower than you because you won’t get as much.
Balance out your levels and you’ll be able to find low level town halls (but not too low).
Then you’ll be able to reduce the amount of resources you lose and increase the amount of ease with which you get those resources.
It’s all about the balance (and getting as many resources as possible of course).
Raiding as Farming
When you raid you want to make sure that you are carrying out a specialized raid.
You don’t want to spend a lot of your time or troops on the raid because this is going to cause you a lot of problems.
You’ll have to spend a lot of time trying to build back up after you’ve completed the raid and that’s going to cut down on the amount of resources you’re going to be able to get (plus you’ll be spending resources so you’re not going to get a lot of benefits).
Now, the key is to send as few troops as possible to get you as much resources as possible.
That doesn’t mean you should attempt to get all the resources that someone has to offer.
Instead, you want to send a small contingent of troops, and get as many resources as those few troops are able to get.
The reason for this is that you are going to spend the smallest possible amount of resources of your own (it costs resources to replenish your troops after all).
What you need to do is make sure that you are choosing the right base to attack from the start.
If you don’t you could end up losing your troops and missing out on the resources that you really wanted.
So you want to look at the number of resources that the base has available.
This number is available before you choose to attack. You want a base that has a large number of resources but not too large.
Too large of a resource base is going to result in more difficulty getting the resources themselves.
Next, you want to make sure that you find the resources.
If you see the number of resources is an even and round number (ending in a multiple of 10) then you actually have gotten very lucky.
What this means is the individual has not been playing the game very frequently.
Because of this, their collectors are completely full and have not been sorted out into other storage areas.
All you need to do is raid the collectors and you’ll be able to get all of the resources they have without having to spend time and energy working your way through other storage centers.
You’ll be able to get a lot of resources easily.
If the numbers aren’t quite round this doesn’t mean that they don’t have resources in their collectors.
What it means is that the collectors are likely not full. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to go for the collectors.
There are different graphics for each collector based on how much they actually have in them.
What this means is you want to look at the different collectors to see how full they actually are and how much you will be able to get from them.
Different graphics will help you to figure this out.
Weigh out the number of troops you will need in order to get the number of resources that are available.
Is the potential loss worth the benefit that you will be able to get?
You are the only one that is truly able to determine that. Make sure that you are think about the potential.
All we can tell you is the important factors and how to determine whether there are a lot of resources or not.
If there are a lot of resources you will want to consider the location but keep in mind where those resources may be located and what it’s going to cost you to get them.
Who to Send
The key is to figure out who you’re going to send to fight your battle.
Remember, you want to make sure that you aren’t sending too many troops because this is going to result in large losses of troops and resources.
But if you don’t send enough you could miss out.
The first combination is to send at least 4 wall breakers and then make up the rest of your troops with 50% archers compared to 25% each of goblins and barbarians.
These will be able to get the most resources for you without losing a large portion of your troops (at least not ones that are expensive to replace).
You also have the opportunity to use 2 giants to help you with the process as well.
These will help you get rid of some of the defense that your opponent has prepared.
Another combination is to still use 4 wall breakers but make up the rest of the team with 50% giants, 25% archers and only 12.5% of goblins and barbarians.
This is going to help you get through a stronger base and get plenty of resources.
It’s going to take a little more time than the last method we explained and it’s also going to cost you a little bit more.
The best part is you’ll be able to get more out of it.
You’re the only one that can weigh out whether it’s worth the potential loss or not.
Next, you can choose to use the same 4 wall breakers, 1 healer, 25% archers, 12% each of goblins and barbarians and 40% giants.
This is going to help you attack any base no matter how much defense it actually has.
This group is ready and able to take down the biggest and most important of the bases that you want.
You don’t want to waste this type of raid on smaller or less defended locations because you’re going to lose a lot of your own resources just to get a small amount of resources from the base.
It’s not going to be worth it.
If you’re looking for more information about how to raid and get more trophies (rather than just getting a bunch of resources) you’ll want to check out some of our other articles.
We’ll explain what you need to do to get trophies but we also have some articles to help you understand each one of your troops and each of your buildings, so you know what you need most in your base and what you can do all right without (though why would you want too).