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Clash of Clans Archer

By October 26, 2021No Comments

Originally posted on October 25, 2020 @ 4:37 pm

Summary

  • The Archer is a single target ranged troop unlocked with a level 2 Barracks. She is the first ranged troop unlocked in the Barracks, and the second overall troop unlocked in the game.
  • The Archer is a female warrior with sharp eyes. She wears a short, light green dress, a hooded cape, a leather belt, and an attached small pouch. She has a quiver slung on her back, a gold short bow in her left hand, and a golden band on each of her upper arms.
  • Archers have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building. However, once they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes, or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or by being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and instead engage the enemy troops. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, the Archers will proceed to attack the nearest structure.
Clash of Clans Archer

 

Offensive Strategy

  • Archers are very weak when under fire but have a long range and can attack over Walls. Their low health makes them vulnerable to nearly all defenses, but Mortars, Wizard Towers and even Bombs are especially dangerous as they deal splash damage which can take out groups of Archers quickly. This can be alleviated by placing them in several small groups so that one or a few hits does not kill all of your Archers.
  • Archers work well when deployed in large numbers. However, it’s a good idea to spread them out so that a Mortar or Wizard Tower cannot kill them with a single shot. This strategy is called an Archer Rush.
  • Due to the Archer’s low health, some people find it useful to use Barbarians or Giants as a distracting unit or “meat shield” in order to draw fire away from them.
  • Using only Archers and Barbarians has a very small chance of wiping a base, or even getting 2 stars (50% damage and destroyed Town Hall).
  • The Mortar’s blind spot is smaller than the Archer’s range, so they aren’t safe from any tower except Air Defenses.
  • Another strategy is to try out dead spots. Deploy one Archer for each building and see if you get hit by any defenses. With this tactic you will be able to destroy a lot of buildings and get a lot of loot without much loss. Additionally you can go for the 50% damage and get one star by taking risks and destroying a few more buildings.
  • They are good to take out lone buildings, e.g. Builder’s Huts placed far away to prevent full destruction.
  • Putting a handful of Archers on one defensive building where only that building can attack the group is usually successful, but should only be done depending on the level of both your Archers and the defending building.

Defensive Strategy

  • She is an excellent troop to have in the Clan Castle because she can target both Air and Ground Units.
  • If she is behind a Wall when enemy melee Troops without a favorite target notice her, those troops will start attacking the Wall in order to reach her. Unfortunately she will often forget to stay behind the wall and begin attacking the Troops in open space.
Preferred TargetAttack TypeHousing SpaceTraining TimeMovement SpeedAttack SpeedBarracks
Level Required
Range
NoneRanged (Ground & Air)125s241s23.5 tiles
LevelDamage per SecondHitpointsTraining Cost ElixirResearch Cost ElixirLaboratory
Level Required
Research Time
172050N/AN/AN/A
29238050,000112 hours
31228120250,00032 days
41633160750,00053 days
520402002,250,00065 days
622443006,000,000710 days
725484007,500,000814 days

Clash of Clans Troops

TierTroops
Tier 1Barbarian • Archer • Goblin
Tier 2Giant • Wall Breaker • Balloon • Wizard
Tier 3Healer • Dragon • P.E.K.K.A
Dark Elixir TroopsMinion • Hog Rider • Valkyrie • Golem • Golemite • Witch • Skeleton
HeroesBarbarian King • Archer Queen
SpellsLightning Spell • Healing Spell • Rage Spell • Jump Spell • Freeze Spell

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