"These sharpshooters like to keep their distance on the battlefield and in life. Nothing makes them happier than single-mindedly taking down their target."
Level 1 & 2
Level 3 & 4
The Archer is a female warrior with sharp eyes. She wears a short, light green dress, a hooded cape, a leather belt and attached small pouch. She has a quiver slung to her back, a shortbow in her left hand and a golden band on each of her upper arms.
She is a ranged unit, the first such unit unlocked in the Barracks, and the second overall troop unlocked.
The Archer has no preferred targets, she attacks whatever comes within her shooting range (unless there are Clan CastleTroops or Heroes nearby, which will eventually cause the Archers to turn and attack them).
Archers are very weak when under fire but have a long range and can attack over Walls. Their low health makes them vulnerable to nearly all defenses, but Mortars, Wizard Towers and even Bombs are especially dangerous as they deal splash damage which can take out groups of Archers quickly. This can be alleviated by placing them in several small groups so that one or a few hits does not kill all of your Archers.
Archers work well when deployed in large numbers. However, it's a good idea to spread them out so that a Mortar or Wizard Tower cannot kill them with a single shot. This strategy is called an Archer Rush.
Due to the Archer's low health, some people find it useful to use Barbarians or Giants as a distracting unit or "meat shield" in order to draw fire away from them.
Even at higher levels, using only Archers and Barbarians has a chance (although small) of getting 2 stars (50% damage and destroyed Town Hall). Rarely this combination can wipe a base entirely.
The Mortar's blind spot is smaller than the Archer's range, so they aren't safe from any tower except Air Defenses.
Another strategy is to try out dead spots. Deploy one Archer for each building and see if you get hit by any defenses. With this tactic you will be able to destroy a lot of buildings and get a lot of loot without much loss. Additionally you can go for the 50% damage and get one star by taking risks and destroying a few more buildings.
They are good to take out lone buildings, like Builder's Huts placed far away to prevent full destruction.
Putting a handful of Archers on one defensive building where only that building can attack the group is usually successful, but should only be done depending on the level of both your Archers and the defending building.
When the Archer Queen uses her Royal Cloak ability, she summons up to twelve Archers equal to the level of Archers you have researched in the Laboratory.
If she is behind a Wall when enemy melee Troopswithout a favorite target notice her, those troops will start attacking the Wall in order to reach her. Unfortunately, she will often forget to stay behind the wall and begin attacking the Troops in open space.
Upon first receiving the Archer her hair is pink, and her quivered arrows are fletched with pink feathers.
At level 3 & 4, the Archer’s hair turns purple and has a quiver full of flaming arrows.
At level 5, the Archer’s hair turns back to pink, but she now wears her hood up. She has a quiver full of lightning arrows.
At level 6, the Archer's hair switches back purple that grows slightly longer. She gains a tiara and the arrows have purple fletchings. Her cape also turns from green to black.
At level 7, the Archer gains a small purple crystal on her tiara, which she wears untucked. Her cape becomes lined with a gold fabric. Her arrows flame up whenever they are shot.
It's unknown why the Archer has a small pouch on her belt, though it's likely to store supplies such as bow strings and water.
Archers are generally recognized as the most popularly requested troops for the Clan Castle.
When you tap on the Army Camp, the all archers stationed there pump their fists in the air three times.
You can have a maximum of 240 Archers at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. This number increases to 275 if you include the 35 that can fit into a fully upgraded Clan Castle. On the battlefield, you can summon 12 additional Archers with a maximum-level Archer Queen.
Archers can be destroyed in a single shot by a Mortar of the same level. Consequently, at Town Hall 9 and above (with a level 7 Mortar), even maximum-level Archers can be killed instantly by Mortar fire.
She is the only ranged Tier 1 unit, although the Minion can be used in a similar role.