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Clash of Clans Barbarian

By April 26th, 2022No Comments


  • The Barbarian is a single target melee troop. He is the first troop unlocked in the Barracks.
  • He appears as a male kilt-clad warrior with an angry, battle-ready expression, hungry for destruction. He has close-cropped blonde hair and a long, yellow horseshoe mustache. In battle, he wields a sword which he uses to attack.
  • Barbarians 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 Barbarians will proceed to attack the nearest structure.
Clash of Clans Barbarian

Offensive Strategy

  • Archers and Giants are commonly used to support Barbarians.
  • If you want all your barbarians to attack 1 wall instead of multiple ones, you can place one barbarian to target a wall, and then drop the rest of your barbarians, and then they should all attack the same wall.
  • Barbarians are weak when breaking through walls and a group will tend to target multiple walls (if you do not follow the strategy above) so it is advisable to use Wall Breakers or high damaging troops such as P.E.K.K.As to break through.
  • Players sometimes spread Barbarians to avoid them all being picked off in one group by a Mortar or a Wizard Tower as these Defensive Buildings deal splash damage.
  • Large hordes are very effective as they will quickly destroy anything in their path. This is balanced by the fact that the Barbarians are not very effective under heavy fire from splash damaging buildings.
  • The Barbarian has no preferred target when attacking; he will simply attack the closest building to him.
  • They are good to take out lone buildings, like builders huts placed far away to prevent full destruction.
  • If a Mortar is exposed and otherwise undefended, a single Barbarian can easily destroy it as Mortars cannot target troops which are close to them.
  • Barbarians can act as a “poor man’s” distracting troop in a similar fashion to Giants; while they have far less health individually, a group of five Barbarians (the same housing requirement as one Giant) has approximately 75% of the health as a similar-level Giant while doing nearly 4 times the damage (and costing approximately 20-25% of the elixir to train). Note that this strategy is far less effective if splash damage defenses are in the area, as they will damage all Barbarians at once and destroy them relatively quickly.

Defensive Strategy

  • Barbarians are an excellent choice for Clan Castle troops as they have relatively high health and damage for single housing space troops. They are capable of soaking up a significant amount of damage, delaying attackers and allowing your fixed defenses take care of the rest.
Preferred TargetAttack TypeHousing SpaceTraining TimeMovement SpeedAttack SpeedBarracks Level RequiredRange
NoneMelee (Ground Only)120s161s10.4 tiles
LevelDamage per SecondHitpointsTraining Cost ElixirResearch Cost ElixirLaboratory
Level Required
Research Time
211544050,00016 hours
3146560150,00031 day
4187880500,00053 days
523951001,500,00065 days
6261101504,500,000710 days

Clash of Clans Troops

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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