10 Best Attack Strategies for Dark Elixir

Hey guys, Today I’m going to show you guys the 10 best ways to farm Dark Elixir, giving you guys a good explanation of each attack strategy and what makes each of them unique. Please watch my video to get a sense of how each attack is conducted.

10 Best Attack Strategies for Dark Elixir


Barbarian Archer minion Wall Breaker rage spell healing spell

The most efficient attack for farming Dark Elixir. What makes it so efficient? You are using all 6 barracks to train troops, meaning you will get a full army to raid with quickly. Of course Minions cost Dark Elixir to cook, but you will make so much more Dark Elixir faster by using them (to get an army quicker) that their small cost doesn’t matter. I prefer using 16 Minions, as I found that that is all you need to steal Dark Elixir from most bases. Remember, you want to use Minions last to retrieve the Dark Elixir if your Barbarians and Archers have failed. So you shouldn’t need to always use Minions every raid. You can read more about this farming strategy at here.

Super Queen

queen healer minion rage spell jump spell

A very effective way of farming Dark Elixir by breaking inside the base with an Archer Queen coupled with a bunch of Healers. Not as efficient as other methods due to Healers taking a very long time to train, so this method is more for players who casually farm by logging on and off every hour or those who boost a lot. You want to carry Minions to direct your Archer Queen towards the Dark Elixir Storage, so make sure you have at least 20 Minions every raid. Read more about Super Queen strategy at here.

Barch – Master Breaker

Barbarian ArcherWall Breaker healing spell

You can use Barch to 50% bases in Master League Masters League for the Loot Bonus, and if you have the Archer Queen, then you can use her to break into easy bases for the Dark Elixir Storages as well. Which is perhaps one of the fastest way of farming Dark Elixir. Another method with Barch is the Heal Breaker attack, which uses 16 Wall Breakers and Heal Spells. Lots of Wall Breakers to break deep inside a base while breaking all junctions, allowing your Barbarians and Archers to spread furiously inside. Couple them with Heal Spells and the splash damages will be unable to take out your Barbarians, Only thing you want to watch out for are Giant Bombs, so be careful of empty 2×2 tiles (test them first before spamming everything in).
You can find lots of tips and tricks for this strategy in this guide.


giant Barbarian Archer Wall Breaker healing spell rage spell

Very common and efficient method of farming Dark Elixir. I prefer using this attack with the Archer Queen as otherwise Giants won’t provide much use shielding Archers as Giants are unable to shield against Mortar splash. Whereas, the Archer Queen has an ample amount of HP, making her quite impermeable to splash damage, and so she is excellent when couple with Giants.


giant wizard Barbarian Archer Wall Breaker healing spell

Same as the above attack, but this one utilizes Wizards. What’s great about this composition is that it doesn’t need an Archer Queen to be super effective. Why? Because Wizards have very good HP, allowing them to take hits from Mortars and at the same time can also be easily healed back up from the splash damages. Only setback is that Wizards take a very long time to train, so this composition is more for casual farmers or those who can boost.


giant Barbarian Archer minion Wall Breaker healing spell rage spell

Like GiBarch, but with Minions! What makes this a better option than GiBarch? It’s even more efficient as you’re utilizing all 6 barracks, allowing you to get a full army faster. Again, Minions do cost Dark Elixir, and both Giants and Minions eat up a lot of camp space, so only limit using around 8 Giants and 16 Minions.


balloon minion rage spell

A very effective attack for coring almost any Town Hall 9 base. Simply spam Balloons with Minions behind them and use Rage Spells. Biggest setback is that Balloons take a very long time to train and you’ll need to use a lot of Minions (and they cost Dark Elixir). This attack is most ideal for very casual players or players who boost all 4 Barracks.


balloon Barbarian Archer minion Wall Breaker rage spell

A much better alternative to Balloonion, as this composition only utilizes a few Balloons (around 6 to 8). Which is all you need to quickly remove key threats such as Mortars or Wizard Towers, making it easy for your Barbarians and Archers to break in. Use a Rage Spell on your Balloons to quickly allow them to remove defenses, while also using your Wall Breakers at the same time to break into multiple layers of Walls, AND with the Rage Spell send in your Barbarians and Archers to quickly get the Dark Elixir Storage. Read more about LoonBAM at here.

LoonBAM Farming Strategy


hog Barbarian ArcherWall Breaker healing spell

Similar to LoonBAM, but you want to use Hog Riders instead of Balloons to remove the key splash defense threats. Hog Riders do cost a lot of Dark Elixir, but you only need about 6 Hog Riders with a Heal Spell to do the job. What makes HogBarch a great option? Unlike Balloons, Hog Riders are much faster to train (5 housing space per 2 minutes vs 5 housing space per 8 minutes of Balloons). So you will do more raids in less time and make more Dark Elixir this way!

Rage Jump Gobs

goblin Barbarian ArcherWall Breaker healing spell rage spell jump spell

A very fun method of farming Dark Elixir by utilizing Goblins with Rage Spell and Jump Spell. Use your Barbarians and Archers to remove collectors and create a funnel, while also using them to shield Goblins from splash damage. Then place a Jump Spell to the Dark Elixir and a Rage Spell and quickly send in your Goblins to get the Dark Elixir!


Hope you guys liked all of these different Dark Elixir farming strategies. Make sure you’ve watched my video on all of these great attacks too! If you liked my video then please subscribe to support my channel. Also, comment below and let me know what your favorite attack is for getting Dark Elixir. Thank you guys!


          • No gems bro.. TH snipe and raid continuously 2 to 4 hours… Then I get shield… Play again when I m capable of playing atleast 2 hours.
            (Just played 4 hours continiously and made 40K dark elixir)

          • I agree with him tho…well i hav beenin crystal 2 for 4 months at a stretch n my AQ N BK r lvl 22:D…anyways my last 25 attacks hav been over 3000 dark per attack ….n my dark training cost is just 270…well thts insane dark profit….so yea wht minhaz says could b tru ..

        • maybe if you live in a dream land dude.
          you mean to tell us that its been 9 days since u got to th9 and u have a queen at lvl 7 ? …so that means u ranked her up 7 times using gems on top of the DE .

          this story is a lie for your own good ..or u spent more than 100$ for sure just for it …either way you are a fool .

          • U can come to my Clan and ask my friends… I just upgraded her continuously.. I started doing war from last 2 days.. If u come now u will damn see me attacking without HERO as they are upgrading man… I live in such a country and such a family where spending money on a game is freaky bullshit bro… My Clan name : BD CLANSTARS and My ID is “Minhaz” …

    • Pushing to masters will always help. The beauty of that league is the fact that you can still find pretty easy bases to pick off with stronger troops to get to the core dark elixir; however, the 500 bonus is always a nice guarantee.

  1. I am at a place right now where the only things I need to upgrade need dark elixir. I have been using a 20 giants, 18 wizards, seven wall breakers, and a healer to bust into the bases that have dark elixir stored deep in their bowels. So far it has worked well. I never lose trophies, so that is a plus. Since I am at max elixir it doesn’t matter much how much they cost because I am always hitting the max elixir level no matter what I do. Seriously, I am donating like crazy and it still doesn’t put a dent in my elixir level. Oh, I am doing this in the Masters III league.

  2. i m a TH9 player and my composition is …
    32 level 6 Giants / 2 Hogs for luring Clan Troops and the rest is Archers
    4 Heal and 1 Poison
    It will work best if u have 2 Hero.

    Deploy all giants at the same spot and U dont need any wall breaker.

  3. I’ve found that 15 Giants 1 healer 10 wizards, and 51 archers. CC troops – preferably archers can help you farm DE and other resources efficiently and quick tho this strategy is for the sporadic player who doesn’t usually boost his/her barracks

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