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Clash of Clans Golem

By May 5th, 2022No Comments


  • The Golem is a troop unlocked once the Dark Barracks is upgraded to level 4.
  • Golems are powerful tanking units that, upon death, split into a few smaller Golemites that continue to do damage but with weakened stats.
  • Golems have an absurd amount of health, comparable to the Lava Hound.
  • Both Golems and Golemites do splash damage when destroyed, similar to Balloons and Lava Hounds.
  • Golems prioritize defensive structures above all other targets, and will bypass all other types of enemy buildings and troops while any defenses remain on the battlefield. This is true even if they are under attack by enemy Clan Castle troops, heroes or Skeleton Trap skeletons. Note that like all troops that prioritize defenses, Golems do not consider the Clan Castle to be a defense regardless of whether or not it contains enemy troops, but do consider the defending Grand Warden and the level 12 or 13 Town Hall (if its Giga Tesla or Giga Inferno has been triggered) to be defensive buildings.
    Once all defenses are destroyed, Golems become like any other troop with no preferred target; they will attack the nearest building to them regardless of type, and will turn and attack enemy units if they become aware of any nearby.
Clash of Clans Golem

Offensive Strategy

  • A good strategy is to release Golems and wait until all splash damage defenses like Mortars and Wizard Towers fire on them then release units like Archers and Barbarians.

Defensive Strategy

  • Golems, like Giants and P.E.K.K.As, are very high-health units that can be used to soak up fire. Make sure that the Golem is in the middle or in range of most of your defenses, as the Golem can distract attacking troops very effectively for a considerable amount of time. Even when overwhelmed, the Golem does a surprisng amount of splash damage, enough to kill all Tier 1 and most Tier 2 troops (including lower-level Giants), as well as even Hog Riders. Any remaining attackers will then have to deal with the two Golemites as well.
  • Golems are not affected by Spring Traps.
Preferred TargetAttack TypeHousing SpaceTraining TimeMovement SpeedAttack SpeedDark Barracks Level RequiredRangeDeath Damage Radius
DefensesGround3045m122.4s41 tile1.2 tiles
LevelDamage per SecondDamage per AttackDamage Upon DeathHitpointsTraining Cost Dark elixirResearch Cost Dark elixirLaboratory Level RequiredResearch Time
242100.84005,00052560,000610 days
346110.44505,50060070,000712 days
4501205006,00067580,000714 days
554129.65506,30075090,000814 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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