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Clash of Clans Lightning Spell

By May 17th, 2022No Comments


  • The Lightning Spell is the first spell unlocked in the Spell Factory and is automatically unlocked once the Spell Factory has finished construction.
  • When this spell is used, a single lightning bolt drops from the sky, damaging all Buildings and enemy Troops in a small radius, with the exception of resource storages and the Town Hall. If a defense (or defensive troop) is struck by the lightning, it is stunned briefly and retargets.
Clash of Clans Lightning Spell

Offensive Strategy

  • Some people use Lightning Spells only on the Dark Elixir Storage to steal the Dark Elixir from them.
  • It is very useful to take out an enemy’s defenses such as Cannons or Archer Towers.
  • It is also very useful to take out enemy Clan Castle Troops.
  • It can be used to destroy Mortars, or at least damage them significantly due to their relatively low hitpoints.
  • It can be very useful if you need to just destroy a building to get a star.
  • A good Trophy-hunting strategy is to use Lightning Spells to take out an Air Defense then deploy Dragons, although it takes 3 fully upgraded Lightning Spells to take out a lvl 2 Air Defense. Jorge Yao stated in his interview that he used that tactic to help him reach number one on the top players’ list.
  • Lightning Spells are usually used to take out or damage Defenses with relatively low hit-points.
  • 5 level 6 lightning spells can take out a level 4 town hall (and lower) however this isn’t a recommended method.
RadiusRandom RadiusNumber of StrikesTime Between StrikesTime to CreateSpell Factory Level Required
2 tiles3.5 tiles60.4s30 minutes1
LevelTotal DamageDamage per StrikeCost GoldUpgrade Cost ElixirUpgrade TimeLaboratory Level Required
23305516,500200,0001 day1
33606018,000500,0002 days2
43906520,0001,000,0003 days3
54207022,0002,000,0004 days6
64507524,0008,000,00014 days8

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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