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"Air Sweepers control the sky with strong blasts of air that push back flying enemies. Air Sweepers can only face one direction, so rotate them to maximize their effectiveness."


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  • Summary
    • The Air Sweeper is a defense that shoots blasts of air at Air Troops. Although it deals no damage, it pushes back air troops, giving other defenses more time to take down these Troops and impeding their advancement.
    • It cannot harm ground-based units, or interfere with them in any way other than potentially distracting them from attacking a more valuable target (e.g. the Town Hall).
    • As its description implies, the Air Sweeper can only face a single general direction, though its air bursts (which cover a smaller angle) can be anywhere within this direction. Due to this, it can be rotated 45 degrees at a time, and hence has 8 directional settings.

  • Defensive Strategy
    • It can only shoot blasts of air in a 120-degree radius, so make sure to have it face the side of the base which is most likely to be attacked by Air Troops.
    • Its range is "1-15", which means it has a 1 tile blind spot. A Balloon attacking directly above the Air Sweeper won't be pushed back.
    • The level 6 Air Sweeper is capable of holding back a clump of Balloons for an extremely long time, provided there is nothing else in range of the Air Sweeper. Use this fact to cover areas of your base you want to especially defend against Balloons.
    • Ensure the sides of your base that are not covered by Air Sweepers are heavily defended by anti-air defenses such as Air Defenses and Archer Towers if possible. Players may choose not to attack from the side the Air Sweepers are covering and attack from the opposite sides - if the sides not covered by the Air Sweepers are heavily defended by other anti-air defenses, the attack may be defeated quickly and this can lead to a defensive victory.
    • Air Sweepers are effective at keeping Lava Pups or Minions away from defending Heroes, and causing large clumps of enemy Air Troops to fan out or spread.
    • This Air sweeper are like walls in the sky. They can make enemy troops "stack" (much like what real walls do) and make them vulnerable to Air Bombs and Wizard Towers.
    • The value of Air Sweepers resides primarily in its ability to deter air attacks from a specific direction.
      • As a Town Hall 6-8 player, one can face the Air Sweeper in one direction and load the opposite side of the base with Air Traps.
      • As a Town Hall 9-11 player, both Air Sweepers can be stacked to make one segment of the base nearly impassable to air troops; or both Air Sweepers can face different directions to offer a wider area of deterrence. Placing them too close to each other will make them vulnerable to Lightning Spells.
  • Offensive Strategy
    • Air Sweepers can only cover a certain angle, so take advantage and attack buildings that are not covered by the Air Sweepers.
    • Slow air troops like Balloons will be devastated most by this defense as they will take a relatively long time for them to return to the building they were targeting. Combat this temporarily by using a Rage Spell or Haste Spell to speed them up.
    • A Level 1 Air Sweeper can be destroyed by 2 level 4 or higher Lightning Spells or 3 Lightning Spells of level 3 and below. A maximum-level Air Sweeper can be destroyed by 3 Lightning Spells of level 3 or higher.
    • It can be distracted by Dragons, Healers or Minions, which can give more time for any other troops to destroy it.
    • Even though the Air Sweeper covers a 120-degree radius, it can only fire blasts of air that cover a 30-degree angle. If you are going head-on against an Air Sweeper with air troops it is recommended to deploy them in a semicircle formation if possible to minimize the effect of the Air Sweeper.

  • Upgrade Differences
    • The Air Sweeper undergoes a significant visual change at levels 2, 4 and 5.
    • When initially constructed, the Air Sweeper has four wooden supports reinforced by small, metal braces and a curved, squarish platform supporting a nozzle made out of blue steel, that is tied to the platform by ropes. It also has a red air pump that compresses every few seconds to release the air used to blow back Troops.
    • At level 2, the nozzle becomes larger and adds a decorative blue ring. The supports supporting the platform itself are now made of smooth stone (or metal) instead of rope.
    • At level 3, the four wooden supports gain extra reinforcement from extra smooth stone (or metal) braces, one on each support. It is also reinforced on the side of the platform itself.
    • At level 4, the platform itself is now made of smooth stone (or metal) with golden supports on each side and reinforcing the side of the platform. It also gains steel footings.
    • At level 5, the nozzle increases in size once again, this time with a black ring on it instead of a blue ring. The nozzle changes from being made out of blue steel to being made out of grey steel. The platform is now completely gold-plated, straps and all. The base is now reinforced as it gains an armor plating complete with golden spikes on each corner. The four supports are now gold-plated on the ends instead.
    • At level 6, the armored base is now golden, and the supports gain golden spikes all over them.

  • Trivia
    • Added in the 30th April, 2015 update.
    • The Air Sweeper is currently the only defense that can push back air troops, and also the only defense that causes no damage (the Spring Trap technically causes no damage either, but it does instantly eliminate troops that step on it).
      • The Air Sweeper's push back icon and the Spring Trap's bounce icon are the same icon in different directions.
    • It is also the only defense that aims at one specific direction only.
    • The Air Sweeper is one of three defensive structures that has a blind spot, the Mortar and Eagle Artillery being the others. The Air Sweeper is the defensive structure with the largest blind spot (e.g., Balloons attacking directly above it or any unit attacking out of range of the Air Sweeper).
    • As part of the 1 July 2015 update, a second Air Sweeper was added for Town Hall 9.
    • The Air Sweeper attacks in a sector-shaped area of effect with an angle of 60 degrees, maximum width of 5 tiles and length 14. This animation takes place over 3.5 seconds, meaning that attacking troops are unable to attack while being pushed for a maximum of 1.2 seconds.
    • Units that are hit by the Air Sweeper are pushed away in a direction normal (i.e. perpendicular) to the curve of the air blast. This means that troops can fan out when hit by an attack and may re-target separately.
    • It is one of the 2 defensive buildings that only target Air Troops, the other being the Air Defense.
    • As of the December 10, 2015 update, there is a visual glitch where the Air Sweeper's red air pump section is not displayed when searching for a base to attack.
    • In the October 12th 8.551.2 "Friendly Wars" update, what appears to be a level 7 Air Sweeper was added to the game files but was not yet made available in the game until one year later.

  • Icon Descriptions
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type, Targets and Favorite Target.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Re-arm cost, Damage Type and Targets.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Damage Type and Targets.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Capacity, Production and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Capacity, Production and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays the Hut's Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Total Troop Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays the Army Camp's Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Training Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Spell Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Elixir Storage Capacity, Gold Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Troop Capacity, Hitpoints and Troops inside.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Wall, such as Level and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Wall, such as Level and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Damage per Second, Hitpoints, Regeneration Time and Ability Level.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Air Sweeper, such as Level, Damage per Second, Hitpoints, Regeneration Time and Ability Level.
    Icon UpgradeTapping this icon begins upgrading the Air Sweeper to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Air Sweeper is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
    Icon FinishNowTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of the displayed number of Gems.
    Icon CancelTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.
    Icon UpgradeTapping this icon begins upgrading the Air Sweeper to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Master Builder. When the Air Sweeper is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
    Icon FinishNowTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of the displayed number of Gems.
    Icon CancelTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.
    Icon GroundTapping this icon switches the Air Sweeper attack mode to attack air units. This icon is only displayed while the Air Sweeper is in Ground mode.
    Icon AirTapping this icon switches the Air Sweeper attack mode to attack ground units. This icon is only displayed while the Air Sweeper is in Air mode.
    Icon GroundTapping this icon switches the Air Sweeper to be deployed as an air unit. This icon is only displayed while the Air Sweeper is at full health and in Ground mode.
    Icon AirTapping this icon switches the Air Sweeper to be deployed as a ground unit. This icon is only displayed while the Air Sweeper is at full health and in Air mode.
    Icon ReArmTapping this icon re-arms this Air Sweeper. This icon is only displayed after this Air Sweeper has been triggered during an enemy attack.
    Icon ReArmAllTapping this icon re-arms all Traps. This icon is only displayed when one or more of your Traps have been triggered in a previous enemy attack.
    IconAllTrapsArmedThis icon informs you that all Traps are armed. It is not tappable, and replaces the re-arm icons.
    IconLoadXBowTapping this icon reloads this X-Bow with Elixir. This icon only appears if this X-Bow is not fully loaded.
    IconLoadAllXBowsTapping this icon reloads all X-Bows with Elixir. This icon only appears if one or more X-Bows are not fully loaded.
    IconLoadEagleTapping this icon reloads the Eagle Artillery with Elixir. This icon only appears if the player owns the Eagle Artillery but not an X-Bow, and if the Eagle Artillery is not fully loaded.
    IconLoadXBowEagleTapping this icon reloads all X-Bows and the Eagle Artillery with Elixir. This icon only appears if at least one of these buildings is not fully loaded, and will replace the icons above if the player has both an X-Bow and the Eagle Artillery.
    IconFullyLoadedXBowsThis icon informs you that all X-Bows are fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the Load icons.
    IconFullyLoadedEagleThis icon informs you that the Eagle Artillery is fully loaded. It is not tappable, and only appears if the player owns the Eagle Artillery but not an X-Bow.
    IconFullyLoadedXBowEagleThis icon informs you that all X-Bows and the Eagle Artillery are fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the icon above if the player has both an X-Bow and the Eagle Artillery.
    Icon GroundTapping this icon switches the X-Bow attack mode to attack both ground and air units. This icon is only displayed while the X-Bow is in Ground mode.
    Icon AirGroundTapping this icon switches the X-Bow attack mode to attack ground units only. This icon is only displayed while the X-Bow is in Air and Ground mode.
    IconLoadInfernoTapping this icon reloads this Inferno Tower with Dark Elixir. This icon only appears if this Inferno Tower is not fully loaded.
    IconLoadAllInfernosTapping this icon reloads all Inferno Towers with Dark Elixir. This icon only appears if one or more Inferno Towers are not fully loaded.
    Icon FullyLoadedDarkElixirThis icon informs you that all Inferno Towers are fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the Load icons.
    Icon SingleTapping this icon switches the Inferno Tower attack mode to attack multiple enemies. This icon is only displayed while the Inferno Tower is in Single attack mode.
    Icon MultipleTapping this icon switches the Inferno Tower attack mode to attack a single enemy. This icon is only displayed while the Inferno Tower is in Multiple attack mode.
    IconLoadEagleTapping this icon reloads the Eagle Artillery with Elixir. This icon only appears if the Eagle Artillery is not fully loaded.
    IconFullyLoadedEagleThis icon informs you that the Eagle Artillery is fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the Load icon.
    Icon Boost1Tapping this icon boosts your Gold production for 1 day at the cost of the displayed amount of Gems.
    Icon BoostAllTapping this icon boosts your Gold production of all the Air Sweepers for 1 day at the cost of the displayed amount of Gems.
    Icon CollectGoldTapping this icon collects the uncollected Gold from the Air Sweeper.
    Icon NoCollectGoldThis icon informs you that you don't have Gold to be collected from your Air Sweeper.
    Icon Boost1hTapping this icon boosts your troop training for 1 hour, reducing the time required to train troops by a factor of four for the duration of the boost.
    Icon TrainTroopsTapping this icon opens up the troop training interface, allowing you to train troops.
    Icon TrainTroopsTapping this icon opens up the troop training interface, allowing you to train troops.
    Icon ResearchTapping this icon opens up the Laboratory interface, allowing you to upgrade your troops' levels.
    Icon ResearchTapping this icon opens up the Star Laboratory interface, allowing you to upgrade your troops' levels.
    Icon Boost1hTapping this icon boosts your spell creation for 1 hour, reducing the time required to create spells by a factor of four for the duration of the boost.
    Icon BrewSpellsTapping this icon opens up the Air Sweeper's interface, allowing you to brew spells.
    Icon GuardTapping this icon puts the Air Sweeper to sleep. This icon only appears when the Air Sweeper is at full health and is in Guard mode.
    Icon SleepTapping this icon awakens the Air Sweeper, whom will then help guard your village. This icon only appears when the Air Sweeper is at full health and is in Sleep mode.
    Icon HealTapping this icon instantly heals the Air Sweeper for the displayed amount of Gems. This icon only appears when the Air Sweeper is currently regenerating health on the Altar.
    Icon Boost1hTapping this icon boosts the Air Sweeper's regeneration speed for 1 hour, reducing the time required to regenerate the Air Sweeper by a factor of four for the duration of the boost.
    Icon HealTapping this icon instantly heals the Air Sweeper for the displayed amount of Gems. This icon only appears when the Air Sweeper is currently regenerating health on the Altar.
    Icon RequestTroopsTapping this icon requests troops from your fellow clan members. It will appear if your Clan Castle is not already full and the timer since your last request has elapsed.
    Icon RequestNowTapping this icon requests troops from your clan members without waiting for the timer at the cost of the displayed number of Gems. It will appear if your Clan Castle is not already full and the timer since your last request is still counting down.
    Icon CastleFullThis icon informs you that your Clan Castle is full of troops and spells. It will replace both Request icons if the Clan Castle is full.
    Icon ClanTapping this icon displays information about your current clan.
    Icon TreasuryTapping this icon displays information about your Treasury.
    Icon SelectRowTapping this icon selects a row of Walls to move or rotate instead of a single Wall. The longest contiguous row of Walls will be selected.
    Icon RotateRowTapping this icon rotates the selected row of Walls. This icon is only displayed while you have multiple Walls selected.
    IconUpgradeRowTapping this icon upgrades all the upgradable Walls in the selected row to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. This icon is only displayed while you have multiple Walls selected, and if all the Walls selected are upgradable.
    Icon RotateRowTapping this icon rotates the selected row of Walls.
    IconUpgradeRowTapping this icon upgrades the selected Walls to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Master Builder. When the selected Walls are at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
    Icon RotateTapping this icon rotates the Air Sweeper 45 degrees clockwise.
    Icon GearUpTapping this icon gears up the Air Sweeper, if you have upgraded it enough to do so, have enough resources and a free Master Builder. If any Air Sweeper is already geared up, this icon will not appear.
    Icon NoGearUpThis icon informs you that the Air Sweeper cannot be geared up because it is insufficiently upgraded. Tapping this icon will tell you the required level to gear up this Air Sweeper. If any Air Sweeper is already geared up, this icon will not appear.
    Icon NormalTapping this icon switches the Air Sweeper to Burst mode. This icon only appears when the Air Sweeper is geared up, and is in Normal mode.
    Icon BurstTapping this icon switches the Air Sweeper to Normal mode. This icon only appears when the Air Sweeper is geared up, and is in Burst mode.
    Icon LongRangeTapping this icon switches the Archer Tower to Fast Attack mode. This icon only appears when the Archer Tower is geared up, and is in Long Range mode.
    Icon FastAttackTapping this icon switches the Archer Tower to Long Range mode. This icon only appears when the Archer Tower is geared up, and is in Fast Attack mode.
    Icon LongRangeTapping this icon switches the Archer Tower to Fast Attack mode. This icon only appears when the Archer Tower is in Long Range mode.
    Icon FastAttackTapping this icon switches the Archer Tower to Long Range mode. This icon only appears when the Archer Tower is in Fast Attack mode.
    Icon RotateTapping this icon rotates the Push Trap 90 degrees clockwise.
    Icon LootCartTapping this icon collects the loot from the Loot Cart.
    Boat iconTapping this icon switches between the Home Village and the Builder Base.
    Icon FreeBoostTapping this icon boosts timers in the Builder Base, by a factor of eight for a duration determined by the level of the Clock Tower. This icon is only displayed when a free boost is available.
    Icon BoostNowTapping this icon allows you to boost the Clock Tower before its free boost is available, at the cost of the displayed amount of Gems. This icon is only displayed when the Clock Tower's free boost is in cooldown.
    Icon RemoveGoldTapping this icon removes this obstacle using Gold, if you have enough Gold and a free Builder. This icon only appears if the obstacle is in the Home Village and requires Gold to remove.
    Icon RemoveElixirTapping this icon removes this obstacle using Elixir, if you have enough Elixir and a free Builder. This icon only appears if the obstacle is in the Home Village and requires Elixir to remove.
    Icon RemoveGoldBTapping this icon removes this obstacle using Gold, if you have enough Gold and a free Master Builder. This icon only appears if the obstacle is in the Builder Base and requires Gold to remove.
    Icon RemoveElixirBTapping this icon removes this obstacle using Elixir, if you have enough Elixir and a free Master Builder. This icon only appears if the obstacle is in the Builder Base and requires Elixir to remove.
    Icon CancelTapping this icon, which is displayed while the selected obstacle is being removed, cancels the removal of this obstacle and refunds the full cost.
    Icon SellTapping this icon sells the selected decoration for one-tenth of their price.
    Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2
    Size Size
    2x2
    Level Level Push Strength Icon PushStrengthSweeper Hitpoints Hitpoint Cost Gold Build Time Stopwatch Experience Gained XP Town Hall Level Required Town Hall 11
    1 1.6 tiles 750 500,000 1 day 293 6
    2 2.0 tiles 800 750,000 3 days 509 6
    3 2.4 tiles 850 1,250,000 5 days 657 7
    4 2.8 tiles 900 2,400,000 7 days 777 8
    5 3.2 tiles 950 4,800,000 8 days 831 9
    6 3.6 tiles 1,000 7,200,000 9 days 881 10
    7 4.0 tiles 1,050 9,600,000 10 days 929 11
    Range Range Attack Speed Attackspeed Damage Type Damagetype Unit Type Targeted Target
    1-15 5s None (Knockback Only) Air

    For additional statistics and information, see the Unit Calculators page.

    Home Village Buildings
    Defensive Buildings CannonArcher TowerMortarAir DefenseWizard TowerAir SweeperHidden TeslaBomb TowerX-BowInferno TowerEagle ArtilleryWalls

    Traps: BombSpring TrapAir BombGiant BombSeeking Air MineSkeleton Trap

    Resource Buildings Town HallGold MineElixir CollectorDark Elixir DrillGold StorageElixir StorageDark Elixir StorageBuilder's HutClan Castle (Treasury)
    Army Buildings Army CampBarracksDark BarracksLaboratorySpell FactoryDark Spell FactoryBarbarian King AltarArcher Queen AltarGrand Warden Altar
    Other Buildings BoatDecorationsObstaclesLoot Cart

    Start a Discussion Discussions about Air Sweeper

    • Why did they add this to the game?

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      • thank you for the info
      • what level TH are you at Brett if you think it does nothing?
    • Air Sweaper vs Dragon and Lava Hound

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      • There's no point in placing logic into your reasoning. Not saying it's a bad thing. But you have to take into account that logic...
      • I don't think it needs fixing.  I get the point about it not fitting the actual flavor/context of the situation, but it does not detr...

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