The fastest way to max Town Hall 10 without Gems

Hey guys, it’s Ash and this will be my guide on best and fastest way of getting a maxed out TH10 base without Gems. This guide is not for just anyone, it’s for the most dedicated players of the game as maxing out your base is no walk in the park. However, I’ve been playing this game for around 14 months now and I’m just about almost maxed with both my heroes at Lv40.

How to max out Town Hall 10 Without Spending Gems

As you can see from my Game Center profile for proof that I started the game on August of 2014 and as you can see from my stats, I have 2 billion in Gold Grab and over 10 million in Heroic Heist.

Ash Account Stats

So how did I do it? Well when I first started playing, I knew that I wanted to progress really fast as I knew how long it would take to get to TH10, it’s a very long time.

Key #1 – Get 5 Builders as soon as possible.

This is the biggest key to progressing quickly. You don’t have to buy gems to get all builders, you can complete achievements to stack them up. However, when I first started playing the game, I knew that I would play it for a very long time and getting a maxed TH10 base was my goal from the beginning so instead of waiting so long to get the 5th builder, I decided to spend $20 and buy it instead. It’s the best $20 you can spend on this game if you wish to progress the quickest. So if you’ve started the game and are wondering what the best thing to buy is. It’s the Builder Huts.


Key #2 – Always use the most efficient troops to farm with.

The best troops to farm with are Barbarians, Archers, Minions, Goblins, and Giants. When I was a Town Hall 2 to Town Hall 6, I always used Barbarians and Archers to get loot because they’re the fastest to train, so I was able to make loot faster by completing more raids. When I got to TH7 and unlocked Minions, I started utilizing them as they increased efficiency as I could train them with my Dark Barracks. Of course they cost dark elixir and that’s precious, so I always limited using under 20 Minions. I had almost always used this method of farming ever since TH7, and it is the main way I farmed my base, my Walls, and my lv40 Heroes. In fact, I farmed over 1.5 billion Gold with Barbarians, Archers, and Minions and over 9 million Dark Elixir.

Archer Barbarian minion

Key #3 – Always keep all 5 of your Builders busy.

In order to quickly max out your base, you need to always keep your builders busy. One mistake I see people make is that they keep 1 builder idle to dump their resource on to walls. While you will get stronger walls faster this way, it will slow your overall progression. Thus, what I did instead is keep all my builders busy, but planned my upgrades accordingly so that I always had a builder available within 48 hours to dump excess resource on walls.

Key #4 – Focus on the tougher upgrades first and always upgrade offense over defense first.

You should always prioritize offense over defense. Max out your Laboratory, Clan Castle, Army Camps, Spell Factories, Barracks, Collectors, and Storages first before you start on defense. Why? Because better offense will allow you to farm faster and easier. This also means that you should always work on your heroes. Focus on Dark Elixir and keeping your Heroes on constant upgrade. The toughest upgrades in the game are the Barbarian King and Archer Queen to level 40. Thus, you must focus most of your attention on them. Focus on your Archer Queen more than your Barbarian King. The Archer Queen is the best troop in the game and is also a the best weapon for farming Dark Elixir, so maxing her out first will make life easier for your final upgrades. Also, for lab upgrades, always focus on Archers and Barbarians first as they will be your key farming troops.

Laboratory Town Hall 10

Key #5 – Always keep your Town Hall outside.

You want to always use a farming base, meaning your Town Hall should always be outside. Your base must have the Dark Elixir storage at the center. Why? Because Dark Elixir is the most precious resource in the game, so if it’s not at the center, then it becomes easier to get, which means you will experience more attacks on your base. Your main goal is to get attackers to target your Town Hall, so you get shield, so make it a very difficult challenge to get your Dark Elixir Storage as well as spread out your Gold and Elixir Storage as most attackers are interested in getting multiple storages, not just 1 or 2.

Key #6 – Find your Trophy League ‘comfort zone.’

One mistake I see people make all the time is that they keep jumping around trophy leagues. They spend hours moving up leagues just to find that it hasn’t made their life any easier. When I farmed on my main account, what I did was, I found my comfort zone. My comfort zone was around 1930 to 2000 trophies with the Crystal League Crystal 3 badge. This zone allowed me to benefit from the Crystal 3 loot bonus while also not going too high so I don’t get paired up against tougher bases or less dead bases. However, matchmaking system has changed where you’re paired up against people close to your Town Hall level. Thus, currently on my mini TH9 account, I found that my comfort zone now is anywhere from Silver League Silver 2 to Gold League Gold 3, as dead bases are everywhere and easy bases with loaded storages inside are everywhere as well. So find your comfort zone and stick to it. If you can’t find loot, then either drop 100 trophies or gain 100 trophies. Avoid having to constantly move around leagues and just stick to one zone.

Key #7 – Stay optimistic.

I know we hear people always complaining and whining about how loot is so bad at times so they give up. My advice to you is, deal with it. You’re not always going to have luck finding great loot, but don’t let that discourage you. As long as you’re making a good amount of profit, you’re good. Farming shouldn’t be stressful at all. It should be fun. If you don’t enjoy farming, then this guide may not be for you as you should focus on playing the game by what you can manage to do. Thankfully this game is very multitask-friendly. I always multitask when playing, in fact while I’m waiting on my troops, I’m making this guide. I always find a way to do something productive while I’m playing. I farm while I’m reading, watch tv, watch movies, youtube, browse the internet and forums. And sometimes even play while I’m traveling to work or school. So find ways to make your life more productive while clashing. Usually it’s much more relaxing to not to boost and just casually farm while doing everyday activities.

That will be all. If you have any questions about upgrading your base, feel free to post below and I’ll try my best to reply as soon as possible. And if you liked this video, be sure to also give it a thumbs up, comment and subscribe if you haven’t done so yet. Have a nice day and I’ll see you guys again soon. Later,


  1. there is no way to max heroes in 14 months without gemming!! time is just not enough considering that you need more than 35 weeks per hero (each hero upgrade takes a week after lvl13 or so) and you also need to collect dark elixir to upgrade. I therefore don’t believe that Ash has not been gemming. that would also imply that you have 2 builders constantly working on heroes… sorry Ash, no way!

  2. btw, I fully agree with everything else that is written here. Just a small note – once you are approaching maxing, the fifth builder will be useless (and so will the 4th etc). But you do need them to upgrade quickly

  3. Can we get a guide on what to do directly after upgrading th? I’ve had a bit of trouble with base design just after upgrading to th7, as there’s a new barracks, army camp, DE storage, among others. I just participated in a war and couldn’t get any stars because I was against other th7s, and Giant-Healer wouldn’t work (I don’t have dragons yet).

  4. Luke, i would suggest that if your priority is clan wars, you don’t buy any new defences but upgrade lab, spell factory and troops first. then you will count as a e.g. th6 for war and you will have troops and spells for th7. As soon as troops and spells are maxed you can upgrade defences

  5. Hi Guys This Guide Is Best and i always visit this page That somthing You people will share about townhal 10 and i finally thanks .. for sharing this gudie But Bro .. Im in Townhall 10 But My Air Defenxe and Cannon Left I need Lot Of gold But past 5 days i cant even Get lil loot full 0 all money went on search and i just found 100k only Help Me Please No Loot Im really worried some Suggest Please What to do I even Went crytel Leauge there not not even 100k help Please!

  6. Hi Guys This Guide Is Best and i always visit this page That somthing You people will share about townhal 10 and i finally thanks .. for sharing this gudie But Bro .. Im in Townhall 10 But My Air Defenxe and Cannon Left I need Lot Of gold But past 5 days i cant even Get lil loot full 0 all money went on search and i just found 100k only Help Me Please No Loot Im really worried some Suggest Please What to do I even Went crytel Leauge there not not even 100k help Please!

  7. I acquired all five builders as soon as possible. I don’t understand why it is some people reach TH 10 and are still only using three builders. It seems like fighting with one hand tied behind your back to me. It would be nice if SuperCell would allow players to put more than one builder on a build task at a time to speed things up. In my opinion that would make the game much more fun and actually work towards SuperCell’s benefit as it would encourage players to spend money on gems to purchase those extra builders. I suppose they could balance it out by charging more gold or elixir to have an extra builder help out.

  8. I think the key here is IF you want to spend money on the game. I am 2/3 of the way through TH9 (although I’ll stay longer for more hero upgrades and might as well wall dump) and I’ve been at it for 11 months… but I didn’t buy the extra worker so more ramp up time.

  9. Hello ash,
    I’m currently a maxed TH8 moving to TH9 in 6 days with over 85% maxed walls…
    Now, after rushing TH9, im i supposed to start by upgrading walls or defense? Should i go on maxed X-Bows or keep them in level2 so my weight won’t be so high ? And should i start by maxing my queen or by maxing my DE troops ?

    Thanks for your help!

      • But what army and league do you recommend at th 9 and at th10 for farming the heroes? (I have two accounts, one is th 10 with almost maxed defenses, lvl8 walls, the heroes are lvl17… The other one is a th9 with maxed defense, lvl12BK and lvl15 Queen, half my walls are lvl 9)

        Im a bit busy, so instead of tons of attack the whole day i want to design a strategy where i can attack 5 times a day and get 12DE , even if it sacrifices elixir… I was thingking that if attack this few times a day i have no problem with letting a costly elixir army, but i’m not sure what army to use and where.

  10. Dude, in key #7 is like describing me :p doing my work, sending my emails, when troops are ready: chaaaarge! Sometimes though, maybe its the time, maybe its my luck, I hit very juicy bases with just two or three nexts, 3 or 4 consecutive times. I take this as a sign and boost my barracks…and its raining loot!
    Agree with you on focusing on heroes upgrades. From lvl 15 to lvl 37 both heroes in five months.

  11. I dont think putting the TH outside is a good thing to do anymore…….you will lose more than you get because the snipes won’t give you a shield. I started 02.07.2015 and i am a maxed th7 (TH8 since 3 weeks) without even spending 1 dollar.

    Right now i have 1800 gems and i´m still trying to get my last builder

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