Common Rules to Follow

  • Always upgrade all units and structures before upgrading your town hall
  • Max our your storages for when you upgrade your town hall.
  • Don’t upgrade same structures at the same time, for instance, don’t upgrade 2 mortars at once or 2 barracks at once
  • Always upgrade new structures to the level of existing structures before upgrading existing structures

Upgrade Order

Laboratory: Needs to be the first priority. The higher level troops you have, the stronger your army will be, the better your donations, the more loot you can raid. Always have troop upgrades going.

Spell Factory: Spells are one of the most important things you bring into battle.

Clan Castle: This is your most important defense and can also be your most important offense. You’ll get more troops.

New Structures: Place all new structures you received with the new town hall. Build whatever items take the shortest time first. For instance, get your traps down, then walls, then archer towers, etc.

Gold Mines: Gold will be harder to come by. Best to upgrade these to have gold flowing in.

Elixir Collectors: Always good to have Elixir flowing in regularly. Best to upgrade them early.

Dark Elixir Drills: If you have them, best to upgrade them since it takes time to gather Dark Elixir and they help.

Heroes: If you have them, upgrade your heroes every chance you have. They become extremely important later on.

New Structure Upgrades: Upgrade all new structures to the levels of your existing structures. For instance, if you already have Archer Towers at level 5, upgrade your new Archer Towers to level 5 before upgrading any other existing structures.

Barracks: Upgrade one of your Barracks to unlock new troops, but only if you think you’ll plan on using them. Unlocking them allows you to upgrade them in the laboratory.

Dark Barracks: If you have them, upgrade one of your Dark Barracks to unlock new troops, but only if you think you’ll plan on using them. Unlocking them allows you to upgrade them in the laboratory.

Army Camps: The more troops you can have, the more successful your raids will be. Upgrade them to max our your troop counts.

Walls: Keep an extra builder to upgrade walls as you go. Start with bringing all your new walls to your existing wall levels.

Defensive Structures

Mortars: Mortars do splash damage at a long range so they can kill a lot of troops with just 1 hit. Most attackers use low level troops to loot.

Wizard Towers: Like Mortars, Wizard Towers do splash damage but have a shorter range..

Teslas: Teslas have great attack speed, do 2x damage on P.E.K.K.As and have a long upgrade time. You’ll want to start them early.

Cannons: With their prices, Cannons are great single-target defensive buildings with good range and damage. Build cannons before Archer Towers because Archer Towers require more time to finish.

Archer Towers: Archer Tower can attack both ground and air units with a long-range and fast attack speed but require a quite long time for upgrading.

Air Defenses: Best protection against air attacks and absolutely important for later levels starting at Level 9.

As Storage is Needed

Gold Storages: Only upgrade these if you’re running out of gold storage or you don’t know what to spend your Elixir on.

Elixir Storages: Only upgrade these if you’re running out of elixir storage or you don’t know what to spend your gold on.

Dark Elixir Storage: Only upgrade this if you’re running out of dark elixir space.