Is it worth it to boost Collectors?

Hello guys, I have been received couples of questions about this lately and today I have decided to write a small post about this today. Do you usually upgrade your Collectors? Let’s discuss about this.

Boosted Collector in Clash of Clans

A questions from admiralnorman: “Hello guys, I am at Town Hall 9 now and I have 2 level 6 Dark Elixir Drills which are producing a total of 4500 Dark Elixir everyday. Is it worth it to boost them with 30 Gems each? So I can max out my Heroes as soon as possible”.

Hello admiralnorman and other players,

If you are in the United States, 60 Gems is roughly $0.5, it’s about $1 for every 9000 Dark Elixir. Just simply compare this price to the upgrade costs of your Heroes and other troops. Heroes quickly exceed 100k Dark Elixir  (level 20 Queen, level 22 King), which is about $11.11. I know this is a crude math but it can easily show you how expensive boosting Dark Elixir Drill and other collectors are is.

Basically, 1 Gem is roughly 1 cent If you buy the cheapest Gem pack ($5), it’s better to buy the larger ones of course. Every time I think about this, I get stingy when spending my Gems: 15 cents = instant  Golem, $10 = immediately wake your Hero,… Boosting everything for 1 hour costs 80 cents and every time you get a Gem box, it’s just like finding a quarter in the street while walking.

Anyway, boosting Collectors is much better than buying resources, for sure. But If you have time, just boost your Barracks because it’s the best choice.


  1. Is it supposed to be 4500 instead of 45k? Well what ever but ur calculations are good it would help alot. Thank you Ash,Clasher, William and other people who help us here God bless y’all keep the good work up 🙂 ??

    ~Unless you are Town Hall 8 , you don’t have the need to boost your collectors .
    ~If you are in Town Hall 9 and above , i recommend to boost your DARK ELIXIR DRILLS ONLY . Because you have 2-3 heroes and you would have expensive DE troops unlocked like gloems , lava hound ETC .
    ~If you would love to waste money on a game , you can boost your elixir and gold production too . But boosting your collectors in a rushed base would not be much useful .
    ~Be sure to boost collectors during festive seasons as it costs just 1 gem each . This is a great opportunity to farm some resources … but you must always have some stock of gems (at least 100) and don’t just waste gems .



    • It’s better to spend Gems on Barracks truly. With the same amount of Gems, I always can get a lot of more DE with farming.
      Also, I buy Gems sometimes to support the game and the developers. They need money to maintain and create more stuffs.

      • I agree Will,,, I think either barracks or spell factorys are the best thing to gem or queen if you raid sloppy lol,,, plus if your hunting dark I recommend going up in leagues,,, I’m averaging around 3500 dark per raid with league bonus,,, plus 1500 every 2 or 3 raids with star bonus,,, that’s around 12000 dark just to get star bonus,,, throw a few more raids in and it’s raining dark…. in my opinion dark is by far the easiest to farm,,, only 1 storage and usually next to TH ,,, way more beneficial to gem more raids not collectors,,, that’s why I’m biting bullet and sticking at th 9,,, easy dark farming and I’m planning on getting heros to at the very least lvl 20,,, leaning more towards 25,,, maybe 30 lol before TH 10…

        Cheers ?

  3. just think about it, if u spend it for drill, 30 gems equal 4800 dark.

    if u boost your barracks and SF, 25 gems, for hard troops, u may get 3 atk in boosting time. if each atk gave you 2k dark, you will get 6k dark which equal to 25 gems.

    drill -> 30 gems -> 4800 dark
    barracks & SF -> 25 gems -> 6000 dark or if you have good troops composition, you may atk more than 4 times in a hour -> 8k++ dark (my best record using this method is around 15k dark)

    but if u choose to do drill hunt, which is only need to boost 2 barracks or 10 gems only, u will get 10k++ dark !!!(my best record using this method is around 20k dark)

    so it is back to our self, do you have a time to play? if u don’t have a time to play in a day, boosting ur drill is worth it.

    but if you have something to do in your free time, like when you are watching movies, its better to do boosting barracks fo hard troops.

    but if you have nothing to do in your free time, just do drill hunt and remember doing drill hunt is cost you a trophy.

    • Boosting 2 Barracks and Spell factory with BAM army will give you minimum of 20K Dark Elixir per hour.. 15 gems = 20K ( by playing an hour only) …
      So my suggestion, just spend 10/15 gems to play an boosted hour. (Spell boost not imp. always)..

      *I upgraded both Heroes together & now King 27 i stopeed cause doing wars and playing tiny time than before (Class/Busy)

  4. Using DE farming strategy in this site more interesting than boosting,. I prefer using gems for bost the hero upgrade time than for collector, because strategy in this site so usefull and interesting to play,,

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