Hey guys, it’s Ash and this is going to be a short and simple guide on the fastest way to make Dark Elixir in my opinion and from my experiences with B.A.M army composition.
B.A.M Army Composition
Barracks 1 & 2 = 2x + rest
Barracks 3 & 4 = 2x + rest
Dark Barracks 1 & 2 = 8x each.
Spells = 2x + +
Your army composition in total will be like this:
Why more Barbarians than Archers?
Barbarians are faster to train and are the main beneficiaries of Heal Spell in this composition and a large number are necessary for shielding Archers as you break inside a base.
Why Minions? Don’t they cost Dark Elixir? Why 16?
You will make more Dark Elixir faster by using Minions. They are cheap and extremely efficient and are underratedly powerful. You will need no more than 16 and you will profit more by not recklessly using too many Minions.
Law of Conservation
This may perhaps be the most important tip in the guide. Always conserve everything. Use as little troops or spells necessary to get the Dark Elixir.
What is the best league for using B.A.M?
Forget Trophies. Anywhere except Bronze Leagues will be good.
When using this method, it is important that trophies are the last thing on your mind. You are NOT farming trophies, you are farming resource. Your goal is resource, forget about trophies. However, if you’re a TH9 or TH10 player, then do not fall to Bronze League, simply because of the possibility of increased rate of clouds. As finding a base may take longer simply because there are few TH9s and 10s in Bronze.
Why are trophies unimportant?
New matchmaking system now pairs you up with players close to your Town Hall level. The purpose of Trophies for farming used to be to find a high rate of players close to your Town Hall level due to loot penalty. This is not the case anymore.
Isn’t Crystal League or higher better because of the DE loot bonus?
No, not always. Farming at higher leagues forces you win raids and maintain trophies. Remember, you should NOT be focusing on trophies as it will slow you down.
How do I know which league I should farm in?
Everyone’s play style is different and dependent on what they do and what they have. For instance, someone who uses the Archer Queen to farm with may manage to make a lot more Dark Elixir farming in Crystal. While if you’re not using the Archer Queen, then you may be struggling to make close to enough as the other person because your Archer Queen is upgrading. So finding the perfect league for you is easy. If you feel that you’re being slowed down because you’re focusing on trophies too much, then that’s a key indication that that league is not for you. While if you’re farming with ease without having to concern yourself with maintaining trophies, then you should continue to farm in that league.
How much Dark Elixir should I target?
If you’re attacking a Storage inside a base, aim for at least 1500 Dark Elixir and try not to use more than 1 spell. If the base is offering more than 2000 Dark Elixir, then try not to use more than 2 spells. Ignore level 1 Drills. Only attack level 2 DE Drills if they’re full. Try to use as few troops as possible to get all the Dark Elixir.
You can take a look at this guide, It will show you how to quickly identify the loot inside Storages, Collectors, Drills and Mines.
Again, I will repeat myself because this the key to farming quickly in a short time. Conserve your troops, use as little troops as possible to get a high amount of Dark Elixir. If you can get a 100% full level 3 drill with only 10 Barbarians and 10 Archers, then that’s excellent! And do not concern yourself with trophies.
Let’s say you are willing to use 200 of your troops to get 2000 Dark Elixir. Then that would mean every troop is worth 10 Dark Elixir to you. So if you use say 50 troops to get 500 Dark Elixir, then in proportion you’re making the same as 2000 Dark Elixir if you were to use 200 troops. If you stole 400 Dark Elixir with only 20 troops, then that’s like stealing 4000 Dark Elixir with 200 troops. A good understanding of this concept will net you thousands of dark elixir fast every hour!
How do I attack with B.A.M?
Now this part of the guide is complicated, mastering attacking with B.A.M. Instead of me writing a whole attack guide outlining all the many ways of attacking with this composition, I’ve made videos of me attacking with composition. These videos will give you a much better understand of how to properly deploy and attack bases than simple words. Thus, I highly recommend that you check them out. I also have live 2 hour sessions so you can have a clear understanding of how I farm in real time.
Video 1: 20,000 per 2 hours without boosting and using Heroes
Video 2: 32,000 per 2 hours with 2 boosted Barracks and without Heroes
Another great video show you how to farm 24k DE + 6.5 million loot in just 2 hours with ease:
Keep searching. Do not wait for a full army.
This is also another extremely valuable tip. Your barracks are always training. The ONLY time your barracks are not training troops if when they’re full AND when you’re not nexting or raiding.
What does this mean?
This means that even if you have a full army, you should always fill your Barracks before you start searching because your Barracks will train troops while you’re searching and raiding. If your army camps are full and you started searching, then do not return to your base until you have attacked.
This also means that if you started searching with say 100 troops, then your Barracks are still training troops. So if you can find anything after a few nexts, then you can return home and you will find that you have more troops to start searching again.
Even if you only have 50 troops you should start searching because 50 troops is all you need to attack many outside loaded drills and collectors.
But what if I come across a base offering 500 thousand and 500 thousand and 5000 and I only have 50 troops?
Well you will need to learn to live with that. With 50 troops, you should still be able to grab a good amount. If you had not searched with 50 troops, then you would never found the base in the first place. While if you think about the concept of proportion and conservation, you will make more resource in the long run when only using 50 troops to grab as much as you can compared to someone who waited for so long for a full army.
I want to farm everything, not just Dark Elixir. I want lots of Gold and Elixir and Dark Elixir. How do I do that?
The same way. But you will need to understand that focusing on all three resources will mean that your production of Dark Elixir will be less.
Avoid dead bases offering 200,000 Gold and 200,000 Elixir but no Dark Elixir. Attack dead bases offering at least 200,000 Gold and 200,000 Elixir and at least 1,000 Dark Elixir.
Be Confident. Look back and learn from your mistakes.
I always tell this to everyone. When attacking a base, make sure you’re at least 95% confident that you can get what you want. If you’re uncertain, then skip the base. This way you will only fail about 1 in 20 times. Failing a raid can be very demeaning, but understanding and learning from your mistakes can be very rewarding! Sometimes I’m uncertain about a certain base, but I attack it knowing the risk simply so that I can learn from it. If I fail, then I look back at the replay and try to understand why I failed. If it was impossible or too risky to get the DE, then I would avoid similar bases next time. However, if it was mistake where I may have not tested an empty 2×2 space for Giant Bomb and all my troops died, then next time I’ll be sure to first test and activate any Giant Bombs in empty spaces before sending out all my troops. Just one example of many.