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"The Dark Barracks will open doors for creatures born out of Dark Elixir. Upgrade the barracks to unlock more troops with unique battle skills."


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  • Summary
    • Dark Barracks allow you to train Dark Elixir Troops using Dark Elixir. These troops will be stationed in Army Camps.
    • Dark Barracks are unable to function while being upgraded, considerably increasing the time it takes to train your armies; this should be taken into consideration when deciding to upgrade a Dark Barracks. Any Troops that are queued up inside will start training when the upgrade has been finished.
    • Once you have queued Troops in your Dark Barracks, you can instantly complete their training with Gems; the amount required is directly proportional to the amount of time remaining to finish training normally.
    • There is also an option to boost Troop production for 2 hours. The boost option costs 10 Gems and will increase the training speed of the boosted Dark Barracks by a factor of 4.
      • Note: The boost timer will continue to count down even if you aren't making troops, so don't boost your Dark Barracks until you are ready to use it.
    • When you click to boost the Dark Barracks a clock appears for a few seconds.
    • Similar to the normal Barracks, Troops may be removed from the Dark Barracks training queue at no penalty; 100% of the Dark Elixir cost will be refunded to you.
    • You may queue more Troops than your Army Camps can hold. This is useful for two reasons:
      • You may queue Troops prior to engaging in combat (either single-player or multiplayer). Your Dark Barracks will begin creating Troops proportional to the amount of time you spent from when you start searching for opponent to completing an attack, significantly reducing your downtime between battles.
      • You may queue Troops to 'hide' Dark Elixir while you are offline, as long as your Army Camps are full. Currently up to at least 5,030 Dark Elixir can be hidden in this fashion (seven level 2 Witches and one level 5 Hog Rider in each of the two level 6 Dark Barracks). When you return you simply un-queue all of your Dark Barracks to reclaim your hidden Dark Elixir.
    • A Dark Barracks will maintain its queue if destroyed by enemy Troops, and will even continue to produce new units if your Army Camps have sufficient space.
    • The Dark Barracks is the only Barracks in which you are allowed to create Dark Elixir Troops

  • Upgrade Differences
    • Like the normal Barracks, the Dark Barracks goes through major visual changes at each level. Each upgrade appears to have a hint on the side of what the unlocked troop is. (A hammer for the Hog Rider, an axe for the Valkyrie, etc.)
      • When initially constructed, the Dark Barracks look much like a normal Barracks, but has an axe and hammer on the top and a stone doorway that leads underground. It also has a spell casting bowl filled with Dark Elixir, possibly referring to the Dark Elixir spat out by Minions.
      • At level 2, spikes hang down from the doorway, and the front pillars turn to stone. The Dark Barracks gets put on a stone base, and the bowl gets replaced with a rack holding a hammer and a blue-bladed sword, representing the ability to train Hog Riders.
      • At level 3, the front pillars turn to black crystal, and it gets a two-tiered stone base. The rack turns into a wooden target with an axe stuck in it, referencing the Valkyrie.
      • At level 4, the bottom of the front pillars get the same red material as the roof. A Golem's arm jutting out from a a rock replaces the wooden throwing target.
      • At level 5, the top gain skulls (probably) representing the Witch's skeletons, and the second tier of the base turns a golden/copper color. The Golem hand from level 4 is replaced with a trio of sticks with torn blue cloth hung between them.
      • At level 6, the Dark Barracks gains a lava flow on the left side, and the skeletons heads on top are replaced by a single Lava Hound skull with a small pair of wings set around it. The base of the building turns red, and lava can be seen around part of the base.

  • Trivia
    • Dark Barracks were introduced in the "Dark Elixir Troops" release on 12 March 2013.
    • There are stairs within the Dark Barracks that appear to go underground. Could there be a secret Hog facility? Or a blacksmith's shop? Or even a cave? 
    • If your Dark Barracks is upgraded while training Dark Troops, the Troops cannot be finished until after the upgrade! The Dark Elixir you spent to queue them will be unavailable as well, as the Troops cannot be un-queued until that time, either.
    • Newly trained Troops can jump over Walls to get to their assigned Army Camp, unlike normal barracks.
    • If you have any Troops queued up inside a Dark Barracks while is it being upgraded, they will not count toward the "Troop capacity after training" calculation until the upgrade finishes.
    • If a Troop upgrade finishes in your Laboratory while you have that particular Troop type queued in your Dark Barracks, the units within that queue will be produced at the newly upgraded level, even though they were queued at the previous level's cost. This holds true even if you un-queue the Troops without producing them; you will be credited the newly upgraded Troop cost in Dark Elixir. Many players take advantage of this by filling their Dark Barracks queues with Troops that are about to be upgraded, un-queuing them after the upgrade finishes and pocketing some free Dark Elixir.
    • The Dark Barracks functions identically to the normal Barracks, except for the fact that it uses Dark Elixir instead of Elixir.
    • Instead of a pair of crossed swords like the normal Barracks, the Dark Barracks has on its roof a crossed warhammer and battleaxe (used by the Hog Rider and Valkyrie, respectively). This is also similar to the Builder's Huts' hammer and saw.
    • At level 4, the Dark Barracks has a Golem hand on the side, signifying that it is sculpted outside, but it emerges from the structure just like all other troops.
    • Although the level 6 Dark Barracks has a lava theme, it is unlocked at Town Hall level 9 rather than level 10. This makes the Dark Barracks have two levels on each of Town Hall levels 7, 8 and 9 like the Dark Elixir Storage, which also uses Elixir to upgrade and deals with Dark Elixir.

  • Icon Descriptions
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type, Targets and Favorite Target.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Re-arm cost, Damage Type, Favorite Target and Targets.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Capacity, Production and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays the Hut's Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Total Troop Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Training Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Spell Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Elixir Storage Capacity, Gold Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Barracks, such as Level, Troop Capacity, Hitpoints and Troops inside.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Wall, such as Level and Hitpoints.
    Icon UpgradeTapping this icon begins upgrading the Dark Barracks to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Dark Barracks 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 LoadElixirTapping this icon reloads all X-Bows with Elixir. This icon only appears if one or more X-Bows is not fully loaded.
    Icon FullyLoadedElixirThis icon informs you that all X-Bows are fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the Load icon.
    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.
    Icon LoadDarkElixirTapping this icon reloads all Inferno Towers with Dark Elixir. This icon only appears if one or more Inferno Towers is not fully loaded.
    Icon FullyLoadedDarkElixirThis icon informs you that all Inferno Towers are fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the Load icon.
    Icon SingleTapping 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.
    Icon MultipleTapping 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 GroundTapping this icon switches the Skeleton Trap attack mode to attack air units. This icon is only displayed while the Skeleton Trap is in Ground mode.
    45pxTapping this icon switches the Skeleton Trap attack mode to attack ground units. This icon is only displayed while the Skeleton Trap is in Air mode.
    Icon ReArmTapping this icon re-arms the Dark Barracks. This icon is only displayed after your Dark Barracks 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.
    Icon Boost1Tapping this icon boosts your Gold production for 1 day at the cost of the displayed amount of Gems.
    Icon CollectGoldTapping this icon collects the uncollected Gold from the Dark Barracks.
    Icon NoCollectGoldThis icon informs you that you don't have Gold to be collected from your Dark Barracks.
    Icon Boost45Tapping this icon boosts your troop training for 2 hours, 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 ResearchTapping this icon opens up the Laboratory interface, allowing you to upgrade your troops' levels.
    Icon Boost45Tapping this icon boosts your spell creation for 2 hours, reducing the time required to create spells by a factor of four for the duration of the boost.
    Icon CreateSpellsTapping this icon opens up the Spell Factory interface, allowing you to create spells.
    Icon RequestTroopsTapping this icon requests troops from your fellow clan members. It will appear if your Clan Castle is not already full and the 20-minute timer since your last request has elapsed.
    Icon RequestNowTapping this icon requests troops from your clan members without waiting for the 20-minute timer at the cost of the displayed number of Gems. It will appear if your Clan Castle is not already full and the 20-minute timer since your last request is still counting down.
    Icon CastleFullThis icon informs you that your Clan Castle is full of troops. It will replace both Request icons if the Clan Castle is full.
    Icon ClanTapping this icon displays information about your current clan.
    Icon CollectGoldTapping this icon collects the uncollected resources in the Clan Castle. It will only appear if there are resources to collect.
    Icon NoCollectGoldThis icon informs you that you don't have resources to be collected from your Clan Castle. It will replace the Collect icon if there are no resources in the Clan Castle.
    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.
    Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2
    Size
    3x3
    Level Build Cost Elixir Build Time Experience Gained XP Boost Cost Gem Hitpoints Maximum Unit Queue Length Town Hall Level Required Unlocked Unit
    1 750,000 3 days 509 10 250 40 7 Minion
    2 1,250,000 5 days 657 10 300 50 7 Hog Rider
    3 1,750,000 6 days 720 10 350 60 8 Valkyrie
    4 2,250,000 7 days 777 10 400 70 8 Golem
    5 2,750,000 8 days 831 10 450 80 9 Witch
    6 3,500,000 9 days 881 10 500 90 9 Lava Hound

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

    Buildings
    Defensive Buildings Cannon • Archer Tower • Mortar • Air Defense • Wizard Tower • Hidden Tesla • X-Bow • Inferno Tower • Walls
    Traps: Bomb • Spring Trap • Giant Bomb • Air Bomb • Seeking Air Mine • Skeleton Trap
    Resource Buildings Gold Mine • Elixir Collector • Dark Elixir Drill • Gold Storage • Elixir Storage • Dark Elixir Storage • Builder's Hut
    Army Buildings Army Camp • Barracks • Dark Barracks • Laboratory • Spell Factory • Barbarian King Altar • Archer Queen Altar
    Other Buildings Town Hall • Clan Castle • Decorations • Obstacles

    Start a Discussion Discussions about Dark Barracks

    • Dark Barracks Level 7 Troop

      22 messages
      • Meep16621 wrote:The Hydra: DPS- 360 Movement-16 The Hydra is like a 3 headed dragon that can fly and target 3 targets at a time. Training Time...
      • Barbarian of the north wrote: Lord ArcherSpam wrote: I think there should be a Ninja troop. Its a girl, wearing a psylock-type dress, (Read ...
    • Dark barracks upgrade suggestions 6-10

      21 messages
      • well thanks to the update we know that the lava hound is dark troop #6 there is only point to making fan-fic for troops 7-10 now
      • Barbarian of the north wrote:It is against the rules to post about hacks. You could have deleted the post.

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