you reach Town Hall 8, you should have each of your builders
work through the progressions below. You should have unlocked
your fourth builder by Town Hall 8 (via slowly stockpiling gems
from achievements, gem boxes, and clearing debris), but just in
case you have not done so yet, I have combined the activities of
Builder #3 and Builder #4. If you have four builders, you will
work through this task list twice as fast. It is not the end of
the world if you only have 3 builders – it will just take a
Laboratory > Clan Castle Level 4
first builder only has two items on his task list: upgrading the
Laboratory and Clan Castle. Upgrading the Laboratory to level 6
is a must. The level 5 upgrades for the Archer, Giant, Goblin,
Barbarian, and Wall Breaker are all massive stat increases and
become available upon upgrading the Laboratory. It is important
to get started on these upgrades immediately.
the Clan Castle early is useful because it increases your
defensive strength and allows you to win larger amounts of loot
in Clan Wars. At Town Hall 8, you should be able to hit targets
that reward more loot than your old Clan Castle can hold, so you
want to lift this limitation early on in the TH8 leveling
Dark Elixir Drill > Dark Elixir Drill Level 2 > Dark
Elixir Drill Level 3 > Dark Elixir Storage Level 3 >
Dark Elixir Storage Level 4
second builder will focus on Dark Elixir-based upgrades. It may
seem strange to build and upgrade the Drill as a high priority
task, but understand that Dark Elixir is by far your #1 limited
resource at Town Hall 8 and the drill actually produces a decent
amount of it (a little over 1,000 Dark Elixir a day at level 3).
You’ll spend 2-3 months (or more) maxing out at Town Hall 8;
the Dark Elixir Drill will produce 60,000+ Dark Elixir during
that time if you get and upgrade it early.
upgrading the Dark Elixir Drill, this builder is then
responsible for upgrading the Dark Elixir Storage structure.
While odds are you will not come close to the Dark Elixir
storage cap at Town Hall 8, odds are you will get “zapped”
(slang for your Dark Elixir storage getting hit with 3-4
Lightning Spells) with some regularity. The higher level your
Dark Elixir Storage, the higher its health. The higher the
health of the Dark Elixir Storage, the less Dark Elixir can be
stolen via zapping.
that all of the important Elixir upgrades are intentionally
stacked on this builder. Spacing out the Elixir spend ensures
that you have enough Elixir to spare to constantly research at
the Laboratory. If you wind up with far too much Elixir, you can
always spend it to upgrade your Walls.
#3 & Builder #4
New Walls > New Archer Tower > New Air
Defense Tower > New Wizard Tower > New
Storage Structures > Rearrange Base > Upgrade Storage
your third (and hopefully fourth) builder, you can work towards
getting down all the new defensive structures available at Town
Hall 8 so we can quickly work towards a good base layout. Start
by placing your 50 new walls and building the three new towers
(not counting the new Hidden Tesla). Next, add the new Gold
Storage and Elixir Storage structures.
you have these structures down, you can rearrange your base to
match my recommended Town Hall 8 Farming Base Layout. Just leave
the Hidden Tesla space empty for now. After setting up the new
base, go ahead and have the builders start to upgrade all of
your Gold and Elixir Storage structures to max level.
out your resources amongst three storage points instead of just
two points makes it much harder for enemies to get all of your
loot thanks to the loot cap system. Note that at Town Hall 8,
the most an enemy player can take from you is 300k of each Gold
and Elixir. If you have just two Gold and Elixir storage units,
each one will give the opponent up to 150k resources each. If
you have three units of each type, each one will only give the
opponent a maximum of 100k resources each. Adding extra storage
buildings makes it much harder for the opponent to get your
loot. Upgrading these resource storage buildings early is much
more about protecting your loot than it is about getting more
Upgrade the Barbarian King First: Builders #3 and #4 should
always be tasked with upgrading the Barbarian King as a top
priority at this stage. These builders come free fairly often,
so your Barbarian King should not have to wait long to get an
upgrade. Sitting on a lot of Dark Elixir is to your own
detriment, as players at this level will hit you hard with
regularity in order to take it. Second Priority TH8 Task List
you have set up a good Town Hall 8 defense and have your new
structures in place, Builders #3 and #4 can start working on
this second priority task list. Builder #1 will follow shortly.
Builder #2 will take quite awhile to join this list, given that
his tasks take a little under 2 weeks to complete.
the tasks in order. Many of the tasks are limited to 1 builder
at a time, at which point the remaining builders should move
down to the next task. This is denoted in the guide.
that should you ever have enough Dark Elixir to start the
Barbarian King’s next upgrade, have your next free builder
start on that upgrade as a top priority. You never want to sit
on that much Dark Elixir as its just going to get stolen by the
opponent. Once you hit level 10 on the Barbarian King, you can
start using spare Dark Elixir on research (it is very useful to
get Minions up to level 3 or 4 if you have the spare Dark Elixir
– comes in handy at TH9).
Upgrade New Towers (1 Day or Less)
first order of business is upgrading the brand new Wizard Tower,
Archer Tower, and Air Defense tower through their early
upgrades. This just references upgrades that take 1 day or less
to complete. This will bring these new buildings up to a
functional level and result in a quick increase in defensive
strength. We will upgrade these to higher levels later.
New Hidden Tesla Tower
upgrading your new towers through their first few levels, take a
builder and add the new Hidden Tesla tower that became available
at this level.
Air Defense Towers One At A Time
more than one Air Defense tower at a time leaves you extremely
vulnerable to air-based attacks, which become increasingly
common at Town Hall 8. As a result, you want to upgrade just one
Air Defense tower at a time.
Air Defense tower not only takes exceptionally long to upgrade,
but doing so increases your defensive capabilities
significantly. As a result, it is useful to assign one builder
to perpetually focus on upgrading Air Defense towers until these
structures are maxed.
Put 1 Builder on Hidden Tesla Duty
Teslas take an extremely long time to upgrade. Not only does
each upgrade take a long time, but the level cap on the Hidden
Tesla tower rises from 3 to 6 when going from Town Hall 7 to 8.
While upgrading them is not technically as important as
upgrading splash towers as the Mortar or Wizard Tower, if you
ignore the Hidden Tesla completely, it will slow down the
leveling process given how long it takes to upgrade.
from level 1 to 2 takes three days, from 2 to 3 takes five days,
from 3 to 4 takes six days, from 4 to 5 takes eight days, and
from 5 to 6 takes a whopping ten days. In other words, your
newly built Hidden Tesla tower will take 32 days to go from
level one to the Town Hall 8 cap of level six.
best to get a head start on the Hidden Tesla by upgrading early.
You can likely reach level 4 on all three Hidden Teslas by the
time we reach Task #7.
Upgrade Mortars and Wizard Tower (Limit 1 of Each)
Builder #1 is on Air Defense duty and Builder #2 is on Hidden
Tesla duty, your third and fourth builder can focus on upgrading
your Mortars and Wizard Towers. You should only upgrade 1 Mortar
and 1 Wizard Tower at a time; upgrading too many Mortars or
Wizard Towers at once can leave you vulnerable to attack.
Upgrading these towers results in a big increase in defensive
strength, but this is the earliest they fit in given their
relatively quick upgrade time compared to the Air Defense and
Hidden Tesla tower.
Put 1 Builder on Barracks Duty
first builder that is free from the previous tasks is hereby
assigned to Barracks Duty. Upgrade your Barracks, one at a time.
It is best to only upgrade the Barracks one at a time in order
to not drastically cut into your unit production (and hence
it is not an essential task, it is very convenient to have the
increased unit queue. Even if you never (or rarely) plan on
making P.E.K.K.As, I highly recommend maxing out your
Upgrade Cannons, Archer Towers, and Hidden Tesla Towers
this point, any and all free builders not dedicated to another
task should be working on upgrading Cannons, Archer Towers, and
Hidden Tesla Towers to their maximum level. The order in which
you upgrade is not terribly important – I would worry more
about staggering your builder’s free time so you can upgrade
your walls rather than worrying about the specific building to
other words, do not have all 3 builders (assuming one is still
on Barracks Duty) begin upgrading the Hidden Teslas from level 5
to level 6. This would tie up all 3 builders for 10 days and
make it quite difficult for you to spend excess resources on
walls or Barbarian King upgrades. Instead, try to stagger your
upgrades so that a builder is coming free at least once every
Add The Second Dark Barracks & Upgrade Both Dark Barracks
are finishing up the final upgrades on your defensive
structures, the first two builders that free up can begin
working on the both Dark Barracks. Build the new Dark Barracks
and work towards upgrading both to level 4.
the Dark Barracks and its upgrades a low priority at Town Hall 8
as I do not recommend using Dark Barracks units at this level.
They cost too much Dark Elixir and Dark Elixir is the limiting
resource at TH8. It is easier to just use Dragons or Giants and
Wizards as a power army.
Start Town Hall 9
the aforementioned upgrades are completed, you can start working
on Town Hall 9. If your defensive towers are maxed and you are
working on level 4 of your Dark Barracks, you can start Town
Hall 9. You do not have to sit there and wait for the Dark
Barracks to finish upgrading.
some reason you came into Town Hall 8 without everything maxed
out and you have buildings that are not maxed out at this point
(aside from Gold Mines, Elixir Collectors, and Walls), please
max out these structures before upgrading TH9.
Upgrade Traps, Walls, Gold Mines, and Elixir Collectors
working towards Town Hall 9, you can work on upgrading your
traps, walls, Gold Mines, and Elixir Collectors. You do not have
to max out your traps before starting TH9, but your three free
builders likely will be able to max out the level of your traps
(or come very close) given how long the TH9 upgrade takes.
not need to max out your walls to upgrade to Town Hall 9. In
fact, I would recommend not waiting at all for walls. Walls only
result in a modest increase in defensive strength. It is easier
to gather resources at Town Hall 9 than it is at Town Hall 8, so
there is no point in waiting as long as the rest of your
structures are at their maximum level. If you were diligent in
farming, your walls should be level 7 at this point, but level 8
walls are not required to go to Town Hall 9.
get close to unlocking Town Hall 9, do your best to save up as
much Gold, Elixir, and Dark Elixir as possible. While you do not
have to be sitting at the Dark Elixir cap of 80k, it is useful
to have at least 40k Dark Elixir so that you can get an Archer
Queen upon unlocking Town Hall 9. It is also useful to have at
least 5,000,000 Gold and Elixir saved as you head into Town Hall
9 – it makes the transition process much less painful.