3Go Earthquake Strategy

3Go EarthQuake is a nice strategy for you to deal with any Town Hall 8 base which is pretty spread out (not good for Hogs) and can be opened up by Earthquake Spells (It just has 2-3 remaining boxes after the Earthquake). Just go with this strategy If you are at mid-late Town Hall 8. If you are at early-mid TH8, just simply use Dragon attacks for getting all 6 stars in Clan Wars.
Many thanks to JTJ for this awesome strategy!

3Go EQ Attack Strategy

3Go Earthquake Army Composition

Army Camps: 3xgolem 14xwizard pekka 2xWall Breaker 5xBarbarian 4xballoon

Clan Castle: 2xwitch Barbarian

Spells: 4xearthquake spell healing spell poison spell

You can you Hogs instead of Balloons.

When should I use 3Go EQ?

  • When you are at late TH8 with have Earthquake Spell, level 2 Golems, level 2 P.E.K.KAs and Clan Castle with 25 housing spaces.
  • The enemy base can be opened up by Earthquake Spells easily and just has 2-3 boxes after that.
    • If all Air Defenses are in the middle, you should use Balloons.
    • If all ADs are not in the middle, you can use Hog Riders.

The screenshots below are some kinds of bases you can easily overwhelm with this strategy. The white circles refers where you can drop the Earthquake Spells:

How to attack with 3Go EQ

Choosing the best place to drop the Earthquake Spells

Drop 4 Earthquake Spells on attack vector opening up maximum boxes. Usually you drop this behind first wall (Wall Breakers that off main attack). Note, if you need to drop Golem/Wizard teams on flanks before EQ to get cuts down (so main army flows to mid) before EQ delay EQ and do cuts then EQ after the next step.

Dealing with the Clan troops

  1. Use either 1 Hog Raider or 1 Balloon to lure the Clan troops out. If you know that they are all tier 1 troops, just skip this step and drop the Poison Spells on them later.
  2. Place your Clan Castle (2 Witches + 1 Barbarian). The enemy Clan troops will focus on your Skeletons immediately. Always make sure that you place the Clan Castle a bit far from the defenses.
  3. Once the enemy troops are clustered by your Skeletons, place your Golems.
  4. Drop 3-4 Wizards when the enemy troops are locked on your Golems. They will be taken down easily. Drop the Poison Spell If they are flying units.

The main attack

  1. After taking down the enemies, deploy your P.E.K.K.A and the 6-7 Wizards.
  2. Drop the Poison Spell on the enemy Skeletons If you still have it.
  3. Drop the Healing Spell in the middle to keep your main troops alive, you need them alive to reach the backside.
  4. As core team is clearing mid the buildings on outside parallel to them will be uncovered usually. Drop 1-2 wizards on each flank outside to start clearing. If needed use snipe units as blockers for them if there is a stray defense out there.
  5. If base has AD in/near mid such that core team takes out when in mid, use Baloons (3-4) to snipe backside defenses once AD overwatch is gone. If Air Defenses are spread such that mid team won’t get all down consider Hog Riders action for snipe (3-4) .
  6. Deploy your Cleanup troops for speeding up the raid speed.

Pretty simple right? Take a look at the video below from JTJ, the author of this strategy, for more details and you can see how easy it is!

Hopefully you can bring a lot of more stars for your Clans with this strategy!


  1. I think we should use more pekka’s. 1 pekka cant do any thing special.
    thank you for sharing
    Hi will I have a problem. now I’m in crystal III league with 2014 trophies but i cant find any outside town halls. and with Barch I cant get 50% destruction. what strategy should I use to get to the core of th8 and 7 bases and get 1 star.
    and another thing what troops are good for me to have in my castle?

  2. Hi as always this was a great guide! keep it up! and thank you.

    BTW will. i just wrote a comment in a base design for th9/10 called crux farming base so i will be very greatfull if you answer my question there will 🙂

  3. Nice suggestions –

    For me I use;

    Troops: 2 -lvl4Golems, 15 -lvl5Wizards, 6 -lvl5Wallbreakers, 1 -lvl6Archers, 1 -lvl6Barb, 3 -lvl2Witches and 2 -lvl3Pekkas. Request Max Golem

    Spells : 2 MaxHeal Spells. 4 Earthquake and 1 Haste Spell

    Doing Great, I’ve been able to get a lot of 3Stars during my attacks, even if the defenses are maxed out and walls are at least lvl9 or 10.

    The technique here is to make sure that your wizards are being shielded by your golems and pekkas and your witches are able to detonate those spring traps and giant bombs for your wizards to be able to do damage to the structures.

    Don’t have to Heal your Golems and Pekkas since it will only do little effect, just use those with your heroes, witch and wizards. Don’t deploy all your wizards up front since the will clean up those structures out side your base while Golems pekkas witches heroes and some of your wiz are doing the work inside so that your heroes and pekkas won’t go outside.

    Don’t have to lure cc troops, just deploy troops near Clan castle, archerqueen and xbow

    Lemme know your thoughts 🙂

      • Welcome 🙂

        Also try tried a different strategy (GOWIWI)
        – 2 Golems – 60 spacing
        – 6 Witches – 72 spacing
        – 6 Wallbreakers – 12 spacing
        – 19 Wizards – 76 spacing
        – CC TROOP – Golem
        – 2 Heal Spells, 4 Earthquake Spells and 1 Haste

        Note: Only disadvantage of this is you have to use alot of Dark elixir, if you want to lessen the DE consumption you can deduct the # of Witches and Wizards and convert them to Pekkas instead but by doing this, you might wanna switch 1 heal spell to rage.

        — Lemme know your thoughts!

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