7 Opening Steps to Attack Any Base

Choosing the best side and first steps to start attacking a base is always one of the hardest and most important stages while raiding in Clash of Clans. If you can do it well from these steps, you can earn 3 stars much easier.

7 steps I am going to give you in this guide can be applied to the majority of all attack strategies in Clash of Clans. Once you’ve mastered every step, You will know when it is the best time to do something out of the ordinary.

This guide is from Cl0uD, Leader of Clan Reddit.Omicron.

Start attacking a base in Clash of Clans

How to start attacking any base in Clash of Clans

Note: If you are using level 2+ Golemn and using Wizards/Witches/Valkyries at the end of the attack or you are a Town Hall 8 using Dragon attacks, you can skip steps 1-3.

Step 1: Luring Clan troops out

Never spend more than 10 army camp spaces for luring troops out. If the Clan Castle is deep inside the base and hard to be lured out by couples of normal troops, you can deploy couples of Hog Riders or Balloons to do that. By the time all Clan troops come out, your troops have taken down at least 1 defense. Here are some combos for you:

  • 1 Defense = 4 Hog Riders.
  • 2 Defenses = 4 Balloons + 1 Hog Rider.
  • 2 Defenses + Double Giant Bombs = 6 Hogs.

Using Giants for luring Clan troops out is not bad but in some cases Giants need to break the Walls in order to attract the Clan troops. Hog Riders and Balloons can do this job much easier.

After luring them out, use some troops to group them and simply drop 1 poison spell Poison Spell on the defensive troop squad. If your can’t use the Poison Spell in the battle or you want to know which troops can survive a Poison Spell, the guide Some Tips for Luring Clan Troops will give you more details!


Step 2: Deploy your Tankers

You can skip this step If you are using Dragons.

Tankers are Golems, Lava Hounds or even your Barbarian King If you don’t have Golems for ground raids. Don’t mess this step up because the next step depends on how you place your tankers a lot. Think clearly before deploying your tankers, ensure that they will attract the appropriate buildings and draw an beautiful path you desire.

Step 3: Deploy your Funnel troops

If you are using Dragons, you should see the Dragon Attack Strategies Inforgraphic, It will give you plenty of valuable experiences about Mass-Dragon Attack Strategy and all variations of it.

For the majority of TH 9 ground raids, you should deploy a few Wizards to take down all outside buildings to prevent your Heroes from going around the base instead of going into the core to take down the enemy Queen and key defensive buildings. If you are going with air attacks, use Minions instead of Wizards.

Always look for opportunities to use your Minions for taking down unprotected buildings outside the bases. Don’t let your Wizards die is your duty at this step. You need to  establish your funnel at this step or you will have no more than 1 star win.

Taking down buildings outside with Wizards

Step 4: Crack the base

You can skip this at Town Hall 8 or If you are using air attacks.

Once you establish the funnel, it’s time for Wall Breakers and Jump Spell/Earthquake Spell to open the base. A maxed bomb can kill your Wall Breakers so always deploy extra WBs at this step. (For example, take 3 to destroy Skull Walls and 4 for Lego walls). Deploy 1 WB for testing the coast at first. Ensure that your Tankers at step 2 can protect your Wall Breakers and always pay attention to the Mortars.

After deploying Wall Breakers and creating the ways for your Tankers go inside the base, It’s time to drop Jump Spell/Earthquake Spell on the way of the funnel to the core. Since the new update, Earthquake Spell earthquake spell has been being the best tool to crack and open any base. You can read the detailed guide about How to use the Earthquake Spell by Ash for more details.

Step 5: Deploy additional troops

You can skip this at Town Hall 8 or If you are using air attacks.

Additional troops can be the Witches, Wizards, Valkyries or other troops which can be placed once you have finished the 4th step. If you are using Jump Spell, don’t place these troops before dropping the Spell. Level 2 Jump Spell gives you up to 40 seconds so you don’t have to rush at all.

Step 6: Deploy support Spells

You can skip this at Town Hall 8 or If you are using air attacks.

Support Spells are very important for the current squad. If you don’t kill the Clan troops at the first step, this is where you need to do that job. You can use Rage or Poison Spell at this step (IMO Poison Spell is much better). If you are using Valkyries, you should deploy a Healing Spell at this step.

Step 7: Use your Hero Abilities

Don’t hesitate to use your Hero abilities in the battle If they are needed. Players sometimes forget them and their abilities after these opening steps. Make sure that you are using their skills before finishing all steps in this guide unless you are an elite player.

Above are 7 steps you need to remember whenever want to you attack a base and absolutely don’t change the order them. Your next steps will be spending Hog Riders, P.E.K.K.As, Balloons,… and all other main troops of the attack, dropping Spells to support them, etc… and using Cleanup troops at the end of the attacks.


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