Clash of Clans

Is an online multiplayer video game developed and created by Finnish company supercell, game in which players form communities, called clans, train troops, and attack other players to earn resources. There are four currencies or resources in the game. Gold and elixir can be used to build and reload defenses that protect the player from other players' attacks. Elixir and dark elixir are also used to train and upgrade troops and spells. Gems are the premium currency. Attacks are rated on a three star scale and have a maximum timed length of three minutes.

The game also features a pseudo-single player campaign in which the player can attack a series of fortified goblin villages and earn gold and elixir. The game starts with two Builders, but the player can have up to five builders through buying them with gems.

The game is set in a fantasy-themed persistent world where the player is a chief of a village. Clash of Clans tasks players to build their own town using the resources gained from attacking other players through the game's fighting features. The main resources are gold, elixir and dark elixir. Players can conjoin to create clans, groups of up to fifty people who can then partake in Clan Wars together, donate and receive troops, and talk with each other.

Clash of Clans was released to positive reviews, garnering high ratings from many critics.


A replay of gameplay, where a player is attacking another player's village

Clash of Clans is an online multiplayer game in which players build a community (in the form of a clan), train troops, and attack other players to earn gold, elixir and Dark Elixir. There are four currencies or resources in the game. Gold and elixir can be used to build and reload defenses that protect the player from other players' attacks. Elixir and dark elixir are also used to train and upgrade troops and spells. Gems are the premium currency. Attacks are rated on a three star scale and have a maximum timed length of three minutes.

The game also features a pseudo-single player campaign in which the player can attack a series of fortified goblin villages[5] and earn gold and elixir. The game has 2 'builders' by default, but the player can install more builders (maximum 5) by buying them at an increasing number of gems. Builders are important for upgrading any building. If all builders are busy upgrading a building, one has to either wait (if the player wants to upgrade a different building) for them to be free or complete another building's upgrade using gems.


To earn and store gold and elixir, players must build gold mines and gold storages and elixir collectors and elixir storages, respectively. Elixir is used to train new troops, carry out research in the laboratory to upgrade troops, to re-load X-Bows (available from Town Hall 9), and to build and upgrade certain buildings, mostly pertaining to buildings used in attacking another player's base. Gold is used to build defensive buildings and to upgrade the town hall, which allows access to more buildings and higher levels for existing buildings. At Town Hall 7, dark elixir becomes available; this type of elixir is used to train and upgrade dark elixir troops and heroes, create dark spells (available from Town Hall 8), and fuel the Inferno Tower, a defensive building that is available only at Town Hall 10. The Eagle Artillery, a defensive building only available at Town Hall 11, is fueled by elixir. Town Hall 11 also provides access to a new hero - The Grand Warden. It is the only hero born out of elixir. To earn and store dark elixir, players must build dark elixir drills and dark elixir storages.

There are a number of buildings available to the player to defend their village, including cannons, mortars, bombs, teslas, traps, archer towers, wizard towers, inferno towers and eagle artilleries. Players can also build walls, which can be upgraded as a player's town hall level increases.

Troops and spells

The game has two kinds of barracks (barracks and dark barracks) and two kinds of spell factories (spell factory and dark spell factory). The barracks create troops using elixir (Barbarian, Archer, Giant, Goblin, Wall Breaker, Balloon, Wizard, Healer, Dragon, P.E.K.K.A, Baby Dragon, and Miner) whereas dark barracks create troops using dark elixir. (Minion, Hog Rider, Valkyrie, Golem, Witch, Lava Hound, and Bowler)

The spell factories follow the same pattern - the normal spell factory creates spells using elixir (Lightning Spell, Heal Spell, Rage Spell, Jump Spell, Freeze Spell, and Clone Spell), and the dark spell factory using dark elixir (Poison Spell, Earthquake Spell, Haste Spell and Skeleton Spell). All troops and spells have different properties. As the player progresses, several new troops and spells are able to be unlocked.


Aside from the game's resources (gold, elixir and dark elixir), the game also uses gems as a currency. Gems may be used primarily to finish the time that certain processes take, such as the remaining time of a building's or a troop's upgrade, or to instantly train an army. Additionally, they can be used to "boost" certain buildings, such as resource productions, heroes, and barracks. Gems may be acquired through in-app purchases, or they may be awarded for reaching certain milestones, completing achievements, or from clearing obstacles, such as trees, mushrooms or gem boxes, which spawn randomly on a player's base. After the May 2017 update, players can get gems from the gem mine in the Builder's Base at a very slow rate.

Clans and Clan Wars

Clans are groups of players who join together to support each other, either materially (donating troops) or verbally (giving advice). Players can join clans once they rebuild the special Clan Castle building early on. A major component of the gameplay of Clash of Clans is clans facing off against one another in the "clan wars". Clan leaders and co-leaders can begin wars against other clans. Each clan is then given one "preparation day" and one "war day." When a player attacks a member of the opposing clan, they receive stars based upon the amount of destruction they cause to the opponent's community. Each player is limited to two attacks per war, and the team with the most stars at the end of the war day is declared victorious. If the two clans' number of stars are equal, then the victor is the one that has a greater percent of destruction. Players receive bonus war loot if he/she use their attacks in the war. This loot may be different on different bases and is decided by Supercell; the top base has the most war bonus loot and the last base has the least amount of bonus loot. If the clan wins the war, the bonus loot is fully delivered to the player but during a loss or draw one-third of the loot is delivered to the player. In the March 2016 update, 35v35 and 45v45 were removed. The available war sizes are 50v50, 40v40, 30v30, 25v25, 20v20, 15v15, 10v10 and 5v5. In the May 2016 update, Friendly Challenges were introduced to allow clanmates to compete amongst other clanmates, however these challenges do not provide loot or trophies and do not affect a player's army.

Builder's Base and PvP Battles

A player is attacking another player's village in the builder base

A replay of gameplay where a player is attacking another player's village in the builder base

A new update to the game on May 22, 2017 released a new game mode, known as the "Builder Base". Players can sail to a new island and create a new village, with a different set of buildings. In this mode, two players attack each other's bases simultaneously. The one with the most damage or getting more star gets the gold, elixir, and trophies. You can only win loot from attacks three times in 22 hours, but can continue attacking for trophies afterwards. The player can spend gems for skip the period of time. The progress will be much faster in this base with the introduction of Clock Tower (temporarily speeds the process of upgrading and resource production) and Gem Mine (spawns gems at a very slow rate). The update also introduced a new hero, the Battle Machine. It is the only hero in the game with a reusable ability. In March 2018, Builder Hall level 8 was released, which is currently the highest Builder Hall level.

Clan Games and Magic Items

In December 2017, Supercell introduced the clan games, at first a one-off event where clan members could work together to complete tasks, which would then earn clan points, but there has been plans to make it a weekly event. When enough points are accumulated, a reward tier would be unlocked, and players can select one reward from each unlocked tier. This update also introduced Magic Items, which could be used to enhance certain aspects of the player's village. Magic items are only obtainable as rewards from clan games.

End of Support for Devices Running on iOS 8 And Below

Due to technical reasons beyond our control, in the next update to Clash of Clans (date TBD), we are unfortunately forced to end support for all Apple devices running on iOS versions lower than iOS 9.

If your device is currently running on an iOS version of 8 or lower, you will no longer be able to play Clash of Clans unless you update to the latest iOS version. Please update to iOS version 9 (or higher) as soon as possible.

Instructions on how to update your iOS can be found through the Apple Support website.

For more information on how to link your account to a Supercell ID and transfer your Village to a new device, please check our FAQs

- Clash of Clans team

Clan Wars Explained! Part 2: Battle Day


Smell that? That’s the sweet smell of battle, Chief! It’s been 23 hours coming and you are ready! And now you’ve got 24 hours for battle! This is the day when you attack, claiming those stars and pushing for victory!


You get two attacks during a Clan War and you can attack any base you like (just not the same one twice.) You’ll get some suggestions for bases that are relatively similar to yours, but if you want to go after the big dogs, then you can! Remember: strategy and coordination with your clan mates is key!


It’s not just about attacking the easiest base - oh no. That would be too easy! Every player gets two attacks but only the best attack against each enemy counts! So if you and a clan mate both hit the same enemy base and one of you gets one star, and the other gets two stars, the clan only receives two stars. Got it? Good!

You're not only judged on the number of stars you earn but the overall damage done! The BEST attacks (that is, the total amount of stars accrued by the entire clan) will go towards deciding the victorious Clan, but the total destruction of a base will decide the War as a tie-breaker in the case of a draw - so destroy as much of a base as you can!


At the end of Battle Day, the winner is the clan with the most stars scored against the enemy! Simple, right? But remember when we talked about total destruction earlier? Well, if you score the same amount of stars as your opponent, then total destruction percentage will decide the victor!

Tip: for a better understanding of the performance of your Clan (and the enemy clan too!) check out the War Statistics presented a the end of the War: you'll see attack totals (attacks used/won/lost), attack stats (average attack duration/average destruction/new stars per attack) and even some featured battles of the most heroic attack and defense!


Every base has a unique War Win Bonus. That bonus is the loot you’ll get if you get at least one star and your Clan wins the war! You still get loot even if the base was previously 3-starred.

At the end of Battle Day, you’ll get the full War Win Bonus for a victory, 40% for a draw and 30% for a loss. You’ll also get all the XP you earned during Battle Day, too, whether you win or lose. (But winning will give you 50 extra.)

You even get the War Win Bonus if you left the Clan War before it finished – but you will have needed at least one successful attack on a base.

And don’t forget: you can challenge another Clan to a Friendly War, just for fun or some good old arranged competition! Get practicing to perfect your attacks!

OK, Chief, you’ve got the basics, now get out there and start a war! Clash on!


Answer the call of the mustache! Join the international fray that is clash of clans. Customize your village, build an army and crush your opponents. Like using friendship to strike fear into your enemies? Join a clan, or establish a Clashing legacy by creating your own. The choice is yours in this multi-million dollar community of the barbarians. Free download and clash, boss!