How Lightning Spells Actually Work

Undoubtedly, Lightning Spells are a big part of Clash of Clans as we use them everyday. We use them most for cleaning Clan troops and ravaging Air Defenses but do you know how it actually works? Most players though that It was random, but no…

By understanding how actually they works, you will know when is the best time to use them, how to place them and take their best advantages in your attacks!

We can bring maximum 5 Lightning Spells and 1 Dark Spell into an attack. Every time we drop a lightning spell Lightning Spell, there are 6 lightnings in total hit the ground and they have certain patterns. These screenshots will show you how they work:

Note: The first bolt always hit the spot where you drop the spell.

Lightning Spell Patterns

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It is not really hard to remember these strike patterns. By remembering them, you can know what is the best place to drop the Lightning Spell. If you use the Lightning Spell as the first drop, it will have pattern like the first screenshot. If you use it as the second spell (Assuming you used the Healing Spell at first), it will be like the second screenshot…

From now, you will never miss a single Clan Castle troop again and by taking this advantage, you can easily take out more than 1 Air Defense.


  1. hilarious yesterday with me. I had worked my spell. to only have my neighbors feel the lightning. Laughing at them all the way too. That was funny as hell. Turned out Lightning did hit their trailer. But not enough to cause a Fire. I was Doing Dishes. when it started to rain, Thunder and Lightning.Like I said. I worked my spell to target them. They would not tell the truth. Therefore I cased a spell on them. one of the spells is Working with Weather, Including Lightning.

    I’ll give you a simple one. I am mowing the lawn. When I stop. The Mower wouldn’t. I just turn my Index Finger in the Opposite Direction to stop it. But their is some instances where My finger gets tired. that is enough to have the mower’s engine run again. It will be close to stopping. But My finger will get tired. then it will speed up. I then Look, and use my finger to stop it, making circular motion to stop the mower. It will then stop.

    By the way. Yes I am a Witch.

      • I tested it after the war and there was certainly a different set of patterns. Maybe it’s the same and I’m losing it but this is what I got. I’m centering on that totem thing to the right. I’ve only got 4 spells and these pics aren’t the best but by the 4th it’s pretty clear.

  2. Hi there!! I have attached one pic of two lvl 6 ad placed between 2 gaps ( i think) ..can i destroy them with 2 lvl 5 lighting and 1 or 2 eq spell…….?? If yes should i drop the spell in middle or how should it be done?? Image is attached in first comment.Thanks in advace

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