from Town Hall 6 to Town Hall 7 is one of the biggest upgrades
in Clash of Clans. This Town Hall level brings with it a huge
number of new towers and upgrades, often leading players to a
lot of confusion and indecision over which building or upgrade
to get first. In this guide, we will be discussing which
upgrades should get priority and what exactly you should be
focusing on first to maximize your advancement through this Town
#1 Laboratory > Spell Factory
first free builder should be used to start the Laboratory
upgrade. The level 5 Laboratory unlocked at Town Hall 7 is
capable of researching level 4 upgrades for most of your core
units, making it your most important upgrade at Town Hall 7.
this first builder is done upgrading the Laboratory, start level
4 Archer or Barbarians as your first priority for Elixir
spending. Once you start that upgrade and have enough spare
elixir, take this newly freed builder and start upgrading the
#2 Army Camp > Barracks > Barracks Level 2 > Army
Town Hall 7, you get a new Army Camp. This additional Army Camp
is one of the easiest ways to increase your offensive firepower.
Build this new Army Camp as your second order of business after
starting your Laboratory.
new Army Camp will only take a few minutes to build. Once it
finishes, use the newly freed builder #2 to start your new
Barracks. Upgrade this Barracks to level 2. This will not take
very long. This Barracks will now be able to significantly boost
production and pump out Archers or Barbarians to help you farm
soon as the level 2 Barracks finishes, take Builder #2 and go
back to the new Army Camp. Do not stop upgrading the Army Camp
with this builder until the Army Camp is maxed out.
#3 Walls > Dark Elixir Storage
that your builders will be working on elixir-based upgrades for
awhile, you should start to build up a lot of gold. Before
starting any structures with your third builder, go ahead and
place all of your new walls at Town Hall 7. You get 50 new walls
at TH7, so there should be plenty to spend your gold on here.
placing your walls, use this builder to start your Dark Elixir
Storage. While it may seem strange to place this non-offensive
building as a top priority, understand that without it, you
actually cannot collect or store Dark Elixir. You will want to
start saving for your Barbarian King (and its upgrades) as soon
as possible going into Town Hall 7, so it is important to get
this storage structure down as soon as possible.
Hall 7 Upgrade Priority: The Next Tasks
have more than 3 builders, you can start on this section right
away with your 4th builder. Otherwise, when the 3 builders above
complete their most important tasks, they can move on to this
section. Note that some builders will get here sooner than the
others (namely builder #3). This is intentional; once the Dark
Elixir storage structure is down, we need to work towards
#1 Place all level 1 towers and traps aside from the
Town Hall 7, players get 2 new Cannons, 1 new Archer Tower, 1
new Mortar, 1 new Air Defense, and a number of new traps. Place
all of these structures and traps. Do not worry about upgrades;
just build the new structures. It only takes around 14 hours of
build time to complete all of these towers. Hidden Tesla towers
will come later; they take too long to build to start now.
#2 Rearrange your base to a great TH7 defense.
that you have all of your structures down (aside from the Hidden
Tesla towers), it is time to rearrange your base to something
more appropriate for a Town Hall 7 player. Check my Town Hall 7
Base Layout Guide for details.
will not have a Barbarian King or the HIdden Tesla towers yet,
but this is okay. Place a gold mine or storage structure in the
Barbarian King’s slot and leave the Hidden Tesla’s slot
open. Your would-be opponent has no idea whether or not you have
Hidden Tesla towers yet, so no loss there.
#3 Upgrade all basic towers to their maximum level that
requires less than 1 day of building time.
work on getting all upgrades for your brand-new towers that
require less than 1 day of building time. This will result in
the fastest increase in your defensive capabilities versus
upgrading old towers.
#4 Upgrade your Dark Elixir Storage.
you will be no where near maxing out on your Dark Elixir Storage
space this early into leveling up, upgrading your Dark Elixir
Storage serves another purpose: it increases the health of this
that loot stolen is a percentage of damage dealt, and that the
first 10%-20% of the damage dealt to a Dark Elixir Storage
structure results in little loot for the attacker. Increasing
the health of the Dark Elixir Storage means that 300 damage
dealt to this structure will result in less loot being taken by
would just 300 damage be dealt to this structure? From a
Lightning Spell of course! Upgrading your Dark Elixir storage
structure actually offers a significant reduction in the amount
of Dark Elixir stolen during Lightning Spell attacks – as much
as 20-30% less loot stolen if you are not carrying much in the
first place! This style of attack is extremely common – you
will be surprised how much Dark Elixir you save in the long-run
by maxing our your DE Storage.
#5 Place your Hidden Tesla Towers.
placing all of your new towers, getting early upgrades on those
towers, and setting up a TH7 defense, you are now ready to add
your Hidden Tesla towers. Start building them as you save enough
#6 Pull 1 Builder for Barracks & Dark Barracks Upgrade
should strive to upgrade all of your Barracks to level 9 during
your time at Town Hall 7. However, if you upgrade too many
Barracks at once, your production will be so low it will be hard
to raid. It is easiest to just pull 1 builder at this point and
have this builder always upgrading Barracks. It will take about
3 weeks to max out all 4 Barracks, but it is worth it.
this builder finishes upgrading all of the regular Barracks,
have this builder start on the Dark Barracks. When the Dark
Barracks is finished, have this same builder upgrade it to level
Only upgrade the Barracks as you have the spare Elixir.
Upgrading units at the Laboratory still takes precedence.
#7 (Final) Upgrade existing defensive structures and add
additional structures as resources build.
this point, upgrade priority is not terribly important. Slowly
work on maxing out your existing defensive towers. I recommend
trying not to upgrade more than 1 Mortar or more than 1 Air
Defense at once; upgrading both Air Defense towers or multiple
Mortars will leave your base vulnerable to certain attacks.
your Elixir builds, you can start on the Dark Barracks and
upgrade it to level 2. This is a very low priority building as I
do not recommend spending Dark Elixir at this level on anything
other than the Barbarian King. Speaking of the Barbarian King,
the altar should be placed as soon as you get enough Dark
Elixir. The king should be upgraded immediately each time you
reach the Dark Elixir requirements for the next level.
should be upgraded as your resources build. Never let your
resources fully max out; if this is happening, you should be
spending some resources on walls as you go along to keep your
resources from being wasted.
base should be mostly maxed out before moving on to Town Hall 8.
The exceptions are Gold Mines, Elixir Collectors, the Barbarian
King, and all research that requires Dark Elixir. These do not
need to be maxed out in order to move onto Town Hall 8. It is
much easier to get Dark Elixir at TH8 as opposed to TH7; you can
max out your Barbarian King at TH8 much more readily than TH7.
Even at TH8, you will not max our your Dark Elixir research
before moving on to TH9.