Ultimate Loot Farming Strategies - AllClash (2024)

Talking about farming strategies might seem odd these days, but I still come accross many people who use wrong compositions to farm resources or simply use the wrong farming method and make not that much profit as they possibly could.

I know there are tons of videos and guides out there that promise “millions of loot in a few minutes” and showcase some raids that don’t really represent reality, so I know from many emails that I get that many of you out there still have problems with farming and often there are only a few adjustments needed – I can promise you, it’s easily possible to have all your Builders & Laboratory constantly upgrading with no loot problems and only a few attacks every day needed.

Farming Correctly in Clash of Clans

I know there are several different approaches, but in my opinion there are some things that are viable for farming and getting the maximum out of it in 2018 and I want to share them with you first before taking a look at the different farming setups.

(1) Focus! Your army costs resources and there you can already make the first big mistake. If you need Dark Elixir, you can’t use an army that costs 2k Dark Elixir as this will melt down your Dark Elixir profit by up to 50% – and that means you will need to farm double the time for the same amount.

Also, it’s not possible to farm Elixir & Dark Elixir at the same time – rather focus on the one you will need for your next upgrade and you will progress a lot faster. You will find more about that here.

Gold is something you will gain enough along the way, so only decide if you will need ELixir or Dark Elixir next. There is no use in farming Dark Elixir & Elixir at the same time, because with every attack, you will lose more from both of it.

That’s why I have several strategies here and you can choose whether you’ll need Dark Elixir or Elixir 🙂

(2) League Bonus. I know the strategy to drop trophies to see more dead bases is still strong, but I personally don’t like it that much. The reason is that the League Bonus will pay for most of your army costs and that gives me a much higher profit when I farm in an area that applies to my base strength.

If you’re TH10+ and farm at Crystal League, you could make 400k resources & 2k Dark Elixir per attack in a high League easily, so do the math yourself how much that is every day 🙂

Anyway, the bases that will show up are always primarily matched on your Town Hall Level, so the opponent you’ll see are not that much stronger & you can expect every attack that hits your base will focus on getting your resources while in higher leagues they will more focus on getting your Town Hall.

I’m not saying that a TH9 should now push to Titan League, but I think you get my point.

(3) Beating Bases. I hate sniping bases and actively skipping tons of bases until finding a base that offers easy loot, that’s why I only used strategies here that you can use when one of your Heroes is upgrading and is still able to get you at least 1 Star for the League Bonus.

Now it’s time to take a closer look at the different strategies to use.

Also, if you are looking for up-to-date Farming Base setups, please check out here:

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Best Farming Strategies 2018

As mentioned in the beginning, I have chosen several different strategies to use – of course, there are also different ones but I wanted this guide here to be a great overview for you where you can come back and see what strategy will work best for you.

I also update this guide here with every Clash of Clans Update to keep it up to date 🙂

The strategies I have been selecting are these ones here (colors show you which ones are for Dark Elixir and which ones are for Elixir farming):

  • GiBARCH & GiWiz (TH7 – TH9)
  • BabyLoon (TH9 – TH11)
  • Queen Charge Miner (TH10 – TH11)
  • Goblin Knife (TH8 – TH11)*
  • LaLoonian (TH9 – TH11)

*can be used to farm both, Elixir & Dark Elixir

Again, I’m aware there are so many different versions of these strategies but I have been selecting the most useful & popular ones that are able to make you a good profit in loot.

GiBARCH & GiWiz (TH7 – TH9)Farming Strategy

The evolution of THE farming strategy that dominated Clash of Clans in the first years.

The Giants are used to tank some damage to give the Barbarians and Archers enough time to take down Storages and percentage.

You will basically use your troops on one side to build the funnel and then point all your troops into the core of the base.

Your troop setup:

  • 10 Giants (TH7), 14-16 Giants (TH8 & TH9)
  • Fill up with
    • GiBARCH: Barbarians & Archers (50% each)
    • GiWiz: Fill with Wizards
  • 1 Jump Spell
  • 2 Rage Spells
  • 1 Healing Spell
  • 1 Poison Spell

So I will walk you through the attack now, you will find a very more detailed GiBARCH Guide below.
Scouting is the most important part of this strategy. You need to find a base you can use it on effectively and quicklyplan your attack.
You will need to look out for a base that:

  • Offers enough resources
  • A layout that are compact so funneling works good.

Your primary goal is getting as many Storages as possible plus the Town Hall, if possible. So you will need to find an entry point for your attack – you only have one side where you can start the attack because you will need all your forces there!

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You will simply send in your Giants along with some Archers and Barbarians (or Wizards in case of GiWiz) until everything on this side is clean.

Once the first layer of wall is open, you can send in all of the remaining troops except of like 10 Archers (or a few Wizards), they will help you cleaning some percentage at the end.

Now it’s time to use your rage Spells and Heal Spells to keep your troops alive.

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Also, deploy your Heroes along with your troops.

If you’re interested in learning more about the GiBarch Strategy, you should check out my guide here.

BabyLoon (TH9 – TH11)Farming Strategy

BabyLoon can crack also well-upgraded bases and is great for farming Dark Elixir as you always have a nice shot on the Dark Elixir Storage.

This farming strategy works pretty easy by Zap-Quaking one Air Defense, sending in a Lava Hound from your Clan Castle and then the Balloons & Baby Dragons.

I recommend this strategy for those of you who don’t like the “on point” deployment of mass troops (like GiBarch or Goblin Knife) and rather doing “full” attacks.

Your troop setup:

  • 10 Balloons
  • Fill with Baby Dragons
  • 2 Lightning Spells & 1 Earthquake Spell
  • 2-3 Rage Spells
  • 1 Lava Hound in the Clan Castle

You can also use Haste Spells, but that will lower your profit in Dark Elixir.

So I will walk you through the attack now, you will find a very more detailed BabyLoon Guide below.

When attacking, you will always attack into the Dark Elixir Storage:

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Zap Quake the Air Defense that is second-close to the Dark Elixir Storage from the point you will deploy your Lava Hound and then send in the rest of your troops with a “chinese wall deployment” – Baby Dragons first, Balloons second.

The Baby Dragons will first tank for the Balloons and they will take out the defenses to the Dark Elixir Storage.

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At this point, you only need to use your spells to get your troops deeper into the base.

If you’re interested in learning more about the BabyLoon Strategy, you should check out my guide here.

Queen Charge Miner (TH10 – TH11)Farming Strategy

This is by far the strongest farming strategy right now and I use it for several weeks myself in Legend League with great success (have lost 2 out of 130 attacks) & farmed millions with it & even scored multiple 3-Star attacks (would have been more when not running out of time).

The only downside to this strategy is, you will need your Archer Queen for it – if your Queen is upgrading you can’t use this strategy at that level of effectivity and in my opinion you should use BabyLoon instead in that case.

The strategy will use the Queen Charge to get deep into the base and clear off one corner to build a funnel for the Miners. You will support your Queen with multiple Rage Spells and Wall Breaker and if done right and with a little luck, your Queen will stay alive the whole raid.

Once her taskis done, you will deploy your Miners and they will take care of the rest of the base.
Your troop setup:

  • 5 Healer
  • 8 Wall Breaker
  • 2-3 Wizards (for funneling)
  • Fill up with Miners (depending on space it will be around 25 of them)
  • Bowlers or Balloons in your Clan Castle
  • 3 Heal Spells
  • 2 Rage Spells
  • 1 Poison Spell
  • 1 Rage Spell in your Clan Castle

So I will walk you through the attack now, you will find a very more detailed Queen Charge Miner Guide below.

Get your Healers and Archer Queen (plus at TH11 your Grand Warden) ready and start your Queen Charge.

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When you have created that “L” shape with her, it’s about time to get the other troops of your army in. Drop your Clan Castle, your Barbarian King and your Miners and closely watch their pathing to support them with the Healing Spells you got.

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At this point, you only need to use your spells to keep your troops alive.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Queen Charge Miner Strategy, you should check out my guide here.

Goblin Knife (TH7 – TH11)Farming Strategy

Goblin Knife is a viable farming strategy for both because it’s pretty cheap compared to other farming strategies and as Goblins target the Town Hall as well useful at all Town Hall Level – yes you can, with some experience & skill – still score a 1-Star or 2-Star with it against TH11 bases.

This farming strategy uses Giants and Wallbreakers to open up the base and then some Archers to make the funnel.

When this is set, the Goblins will be deployed, multiple-finger-style, and run for the Storages and the Town Hall in the core. To achieve this, you can use either Earthquake Spells or a Jump Spell.

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Here’s your army setup:

  • 8 Giants (TH8 & lower) / 12 Giants (TH9) / 14 Giants (TH10) / 16-18 Giants (TH11)
  • Golem in the Clan Castle is extremely helpful
  • 6-8 Wallbreakers
  • 20-30 Archers
  • Fill with Goblins (should be around 100-160 Goblins, depending on your TH)
  • 1 Jump Spell
  • 1 Rage Spell
  • 1 Healing Spell

So I will walk you through the attack now, you will find a very more detailed GoblinKnife Guide below.

So all you have to do is to make sure that they won’t be running around following the Mines & Collectors.

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You will have to prevent your Goblins from following the outside route. This is why you need to build a funnel first.

Deploy your Rage Spell and send in your Goblins as fast as you can (use as many fingers as you can):

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They will be so fast in the core and take down everything that you won’t even be able to follow it.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Goblin Knife Strategy, you should check out my guide here.

LaLoonian (TH9 – TH11)Farming Strategy

This strategy works well for TH9+, but I actually only recommend it for those of you who need a lot of Elixir like TH11 when you need to upgrade your Grand Warden & Army Camps. For this strategy you should be in Champions II+ League because you will need the League Bonus to make up for the army costs, otherwise your profit will be too small to call this a farming strategy.

This strategy works similar to the classical pushing LaLoonian strategy, but only focus on getting you 1-Star and as many Storages as possible.

Your setup should be around 220k-260k Elixir, so the League Bonus will cover your army costs plus a plittle profit and the loot you get from your attack is your net profit.

Your troop setup:

  • 2 Lava Hounds (+1 in your CC)
  • 20 Balloons
  • 50 Minions
  • 1 Heal Spell
  • 1 Rage Spell
  • 4 Haste Spells
  • 1 Poison Spell

So I will walk you through the attack now, you will find a very more detailed LavaLoonian Farming Guide below.

The attack itself is pretty simple, you will start your attack with a suicide attack of your King & Queen when you can get one Air Defense with it or the defending Queen, otherwise use them for cleaning up.

Then it gets easy, Hounds, Loons & Minion in with your Grand Warden & use the spells.

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From here you only need to watch the attack go down and drop your spells wisely.

If there was no option to do a suicide attack with your King & Queen on the defending Queen or one Air Defense, this is the time where you send your royals in for a cleaning up & maybe get a shot on the Town Hall.

If you’re interested in learning more about the LavaLoonian Strategy, you should check out my guide here.


I hope these strategies will help you to get the maximum resources out of your attacks and I can also recommend you this guide here that will help you find out where to find the loot in the base you’re attacking

Ultimate Loot Farming Strategies - AllClash (2024)


What league has the best loot in Clash of Clans? ›

Gold and Glory Await in Crystal and Master Leagues

When it comes to finding the most loot in Clash of Clans, the Crystal and Master Leagues are where it's at.

How to get lots of resources coc? ›

The final and best possible type of base are those where high-level players with high-level mines and collectors have been inactive for a long time; these bases can have over 300k resources easily accessible. If you attack 4 to 5 times every half hour, you will earn around 800k each session (around 1.6 mil per hour).

Who is the fastest troops in COC? ›

Goblins are one of the fastest troops in the game and are currently the only troop whose favorite targets are resources. Goblins are mostly used to farm resources; when farming you will go in with Army Camps full of Goblins along with a small number of Wall Breakers.

What troop takes the longest to train COC? ›

The longest troop training time would include a lvl 10 barracks (duh) with 18 wizards , 1wallbreaker and 1 golin creating a total train time of 3 hours, 2minutes and 30 seconds. happy training! With de barracks its 2hours, and 5 minutes, 8 valks and a hog rider.

What is the rarest item in Clash of Clans? ›

Rare Stone
  • In very early versions of the game, an odd looking stone was able to appear in a newly created village. It became unobtainable soon after the game's release, and only a few players are known to still have it. ...
  • There was a player by the name of arl it has 2 variants of obstacles. it is no longer exist.

What is the most loot ever stolen in Clash of Clans? ›

Breakable Records
Trophy AddictHighest ever Trophy count8,057
Robin HoodHighest Gold stolen in multiplayer battle2,159,000
Queen of RibenaHighest Elixir stolen in multiplayer battle2,159,000
Bank RobberHighest net loot (Gold & Elixir) stolen in multiplayer battle4,318,000
19 more rows

What do top players get in CoC? ›

Top Clan Rewards
  • First place clan: 50,000 Gems (2,500 Gems to each top 20 player).
  • Second place clan: 30,000 Gems (1,500 Gems to each top 20 player).
  • Third place clan: 15,000 Gems (750 Gems to each top 20 player).

What super troops can you get a Town Hall 11? ›

Super Troop Summary Statistics
Super TroopBase TroopTown Hall Level Required to request
Super WizardWizard10
Super DragonDragon12
Inferno DragonBaby Dragon10
Super MinerMiner11
11 more rows

How long does it take to get from TH11 to th14? ›

Bare minimum 2+ years if you get 6th builder and spend small/reasonable amounts of money on gems/passes/deals. I went from slightly rushed TH11 to about a third of the way through TH13 in a year and a half at that pace being active almost daily.

How fast can you max Town Hall 11? ›

Overall Upgrade Costs and Durations
Builder Time2mo 14d 23h
Lab Time4mo 28d 11h

How to get 1,000 gems in CoC? ›

Destroying 5,000 towers earns you 1,000 Gems. War Hero - This achievement is earned by winning stars for your clan in War Battles. Scoring 1,000 stars will earn you 1,000 Gems. Spoils of War - This achievement is earned by collecting gold from Clan War bonuses.

What is the highest loot in Clash of Clans? ›

The max loot possible as of now is 2.1/2.2 million.

How can I grow faster in COC? ›

Max out collectors first.

If you start to go for other things like walls and defenses first, it is going to take a long time to get the gold and elixir needed for these upgrades. If you have your collectors maxed out for your level, then you will be able to get these upgrades faster in the long run.

How can I speed up my COC build time? ›

The quickest way to speed up building times in Clash of Clans is by using gems. These shiny little jewels can significantly reduce waiting times or eliminate them entirely! Besides using gems, you can also take advantage of boosting your builders.

What is the fastest way to get gems in COC? ›

Here are some ways you can gain Gems in the game:
  1. Earn Gems by completing achievements.
  2. Find hidden gems by clearing trees and rocks in your village. ...
  3. Open the gem box that appears in your village now and then.
  4. Keep an eye out for any ongoing events that reward gems.
  5. Repair the Gem Mine in the Builder Base.


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