A short form that refers to the Archer Queen.



A raid is an attack on a Village, either yours (i.e. a Defense), another user's (i.e. a Multiplayer Attack or Clan War attack) or an NPC village (as part of the Single Player Campaign). At least one troop or spell (or the Clan Castle) must be deployed for it to be considered an attack. If at least one star is earned, the attack is considered successful, and if no star is earned the attack is considered a failure. In multiplayer attacks, trophies are earned for successful attacks and lost for failed attacks, and if the attacking player is in a trophy league a multiplayer victory will also trigger the league's loot bonus.


See Raid.

Rage Spell

A spell that temporarily increases the movement speed and damage per second of any troops in a small radius.

Raged Barbarian

A ground troop in the Builder Base. He has moderate DPS and hitpoints. His special ability allows him to be enraged for the first few seconds after he is deployed, moving faster and doing extra damage.


In-game currencies used to purchase and upgrade assets. Current in-game resources include Gold, Elixir, Dark Elixir and Gems.


A raiding feature in the Home Village that allows a person to attack someone that has attacked them.


A defensive building in the Builder Base. It fires plasma at both ground and air units in a fiery burst.


A common alternate term for Heroes. Sometimes refers exclusively to the Barbarian King and the Archer Queen.



A term in Clan Wars that refers to an attack, usually by a player of a lower Town Hall level, on an enemy base used mainly to check the placement of Traps, Teslas, as well as determine what Clan Castle troops have been stationed. This helps players with the necessary war strength in planning an attack on the scouted base.

Seeking Air Mine

A trap that does massive damage to a single air troop. It cannot be triggered by a Minion or Lava Pup, however.


A common war term that refers to having two Golems used in a kill squad.


A form of village protection that allows protection from enemy attack as long as it is active. It can be awarded due to enemy raids causing enough damage, or purchased with Gems through the shop. Raiding through the shield will deduct some of the time it lasts, however.

Siege Machine

An offensive weapon that carries your Clan Castle troops towards the Town Hall. They are built in the Workshop using Gold; while you can hold multiple Siege Machines at any time, only one can be used in each attack.

Single Player Campaign

The Single Player Campaign is a series of fifty computer-controlled villages that offer increasing resource rewards. Each village can be destroyed an infinite number of times, but any resources present can only be looted once (if only part of the loot on a single-player village is looted in an attack, the remaining resources will be present to be taken in the next attack). No trophies are won or lost, and attacking a computer-controlled base will not break a shield. At least one Star must be earned in an attack on a particular village to unlock the next village.

Single Target Damage

Damage that is only applied to a single specific unit targeted. Contrast with Splash Damage.


A subtroop spawned by Witches, Drop Ships, Skeleton Spells or Skeleton Traps. Has medium DPS but low HP, and is unable to trigger traps.

Skeleton Trap

A trap that summons skeletons upon triggering, distracting nearby troops. Unlike most traps, it can be configured to affect either Ground Troops or Air Troops, but not both.

Skeleton Spell

A dark spell that creates skeletons upon usage, distracting nearby defenses.

Sneaky Archer

A ground troop in the Builder Base. She functions just like a regular Archer, except her passive ability allows her to become invisible to defenses for a few seconds after she is deployed.


Spells are offensive abilities that an attacking player can employ to assist his or her troops in battle. Elixir Spells are created with Elixir in the Spell Factory, and can be donated to level 7 Clan Castles.

Spell Factory

The Spell Factory is an army building that the player can use to create spells. Only a certain number of spells may be created at one time, based upon the Spell Factory level.

Splash Damage

Damage that applies to all units within a specified radius of the targeted unit. Contrast with Single Target Damage.

Spring Trap

A trap that bounces away the first group of ground troops that step on it, removing them from the battle entirely.

Spring Weight

A statistic for ground Builder Base Troops that controls the interactions between them and both Push Traps and Spring Traps. Spring weight works similarly to Housing Space in the Home Village, as it controls how many troops can be affected by either of the aforementioned traps. However, it does not control how many troops can fit into a single Army Camp.


The main scoring method in Clash of Clans. Up to three can be earned in a single battle: one for destroying the Town Hall (or Builder Hall, in the case of a Versus Battle), one for destroying 50% of buildings and the other for destroying 100% of the buildings. It determines the amount of trophies that can be won in a raid; scoring more stars in a raid will award you more trophies for that raid.

Star Bonus

Bonus resources awarded upon scoring a total of five Stars across all Multiplayer Battles. Once earned, they are deposited in the Treasury.

Star Laboratory

A Laboratory-like building in the Builder Base that is used to upgrade Builder Base Troops.


A war term referring to the use of three Golems in a kill squad.


A generic term for all of the player's Gold, Elixir and Dark Elixir storages. It typically does not refer to other forms of storage, such as collectors, the Clan Castle or the Town Hall.


A generic term for Golemites, Skeletons, Lava Pups and Bats. They are only spawned by their parent troops, and can't be trained, placed directly, or donated via the Clan Castle.

Super P.E.K.K.A

The tenth and final troop unlocked in the Builder Base. Like a normal P.E.K.K.A in the Home Village, it has very high DPS and hitpoints. Its passive ability allows it to deal heavy damage upon death.



See Hidden Tesla. It may also refer to the Mega Tesla or Giga Tesla.


See Town Hall.

TH X.5

A war term referring to players who purposefully upgrade buildings, troops, spells and heroes in a way such that they have the offense of a Town Hall level (X+1) but the defense of a Town Hall level X. It is most often seen at Town Hall levels 9-10 (TH 8.5, TH 9.5).

Town Hall

Structure that represents the heart of your village. If an attacker destroys your Town Hall, you lose the battle regardless of how many other buildings are destroyed, as well as a portion of available Resources, as it counts as one Star in a battle.


Trophies (also referred to as cups) are the Clash of Clans ranking system. When a multiplayer attack is won, the winner gains an amount of trophies, while the loser loses trophies. Trophies affect multiplayer matchmaking as well as overall player and Clan rank.

Trophy League

A more formal term referring to the Leagues in the Home Village.


A character that appears in the Home Village, that sells Magic Items for Gems.


Traps are defensive items that, once triggered, perform a single function and are then rendered inoperative for the rest of the battle. Traps are hidden from the attacker's view until an attacking troop that the trap can affect comes into its trigger range. At that point the trap will appear, perform its function (usually damaging the nearby troops) and then become inactive. Inactive traps are visible to the village owner and his clanmates, but do not appear on the attacker's screen at all.
In the Home Village, traps will have to be re-armed for the cost of Gold once used, while in the Builder Base, they are automatically re-armed and ready for the next battle.


A feature inside the Clan Castle that stores Resources won from Clan Wars and Star Bonuses.


Units you use for attacking in the Single Player Campaign and other villages. Each troop has its own housing space that determines how many of each troop can fit into your army.



See Troop. It is also used occasionally to generically refer to both troops and buildings.


A fundamental function of Clash of Clans that allows you to improve Buildings and Troops, at the expense of resources and time (and possibly a Builder). Most buildings become non-functional for the duration of the upgrade, including defenses and collectors. However, certain buildings and all troops will be usable throughout the duration of an upgrade.



A Dark Elixir Troop in the Home Village that does melee splash damage with her whirlwind attacks. She can damage multiple buildings at once, and she has moderately high DPS and HP.

Versus Battle

A type of battle in the Builder Base, where two players of similar trophy counts attack and defend each other's bases simultaneously. The player with more stars wins the Versus Battle (in the case they are the same, the higher overall destruction wins, otherwise it is a draw), and subsequently is entitled to receiving trophies (from the opponent) and a Win Bonus (newly generated by the game) if it is available.


Defined in Clash of Clans as a successful attack in terms of Stars: earning at least one Star will result in a victory and trophies will be earned from the player that was raided. Victories will trigger league bonuses if the player is in a League, and awards resources in Versus Battles. It can also refer to the act of scoring more stars in a Clan War or Versus Battle (or in the case of a tie, causing more destruction) compared to the enemy.


Refers to either controllable 44-by-44 area in Clash of Clans (the Home Village or, much less commonly, the Builder Base).


Villagers are the pink-haired non-combatant females wandering around the Home Village and Builder Base. They are typically seen entering and leaving the Town Hall (or Builder Hall in the Builder Base). When the bases are not under attack, they tend to walk up to a random structure or obstacle and observe it for a moment (often clapping their hands in appreciation), and then wander off. Once an attack begins on the Home Village, all villagers will immediately run back to the Town Hall (they do not appear at all during a Versus Battle) and will not be seen again for the duration of the attack. Villagers cannot attack or be attacked.

Village Edit Mode

Village Edit Mode is an easier way to construct a base that you earn at Town Hall level 3 (in the Home Village) or Builder Hall level 3 (in the Builder Base. In Village Edit Mode, you have the ability to get rid of all objects, and completely redo your base.

Village Guard

Village Guard is a form of Village protection that is awarded immediately in relatively short amounts of time after a Shield expires. Depending on the League, it can range anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours. Raiding under the Village Guard provides no penalty whatsoever.



A defensive barrier that prevents ground troops that cannot bypass it (either innately like the Hog Rider or via a Jump Spell) from passing through without destroying it. If a ground unit's target is behind a wall and the unit cannot locate a path that bypasses the wall, the unit will instead attack the wall segment closest to its intended path. Typically the term 'wall' is used to identify one or more wall segments. The highest level walls have higher HP than even the Town Hall.
In the Builder Base, walls come in groups of five segments that cannot be separated, but troops will only attack one wall segment if they are forced to.

Wall Breaker

Wall Breakers are specialty troops in the Home Village that preferentially attack walls. When they attack, they cause splash damage but destroy themselves in the process. Their single attack causes 40 times their normal damage to any walls in its splash radius. If they are killed before they are able to attack, they cause no damage at all.

Wall Segment

An individual piece of a wall. Any length of wall longer than a single segment is typically referred to generally as a Wall.

Wall Wrecker

A Siege Machine that uses its ram to attack and moves in the general direction of the Town Hall. Its ram allows it to deal 10 times its normal damage to walls.

War Base

A War Base is the base each player uses specifically during Clan Wars. They are maintained separately from the player's normal village, although they have the same number and level of Buildings. All buildings, traps and heroes are active, even if they are being upgraded on the player's normal Village. Any resources in the storages and collectors in a war base are generated for the war base and are unrelated to the player's own resource pool. The Clan Castle is similarly unrelated to the player's normal Clan Castle and must be filled separately by clan members using the Clan Wars interface.

War Loot

War loot is bonus loot gained by participating in Clan Wars. Winning a Clan War results in significantly more war loot than a loss or a draw. War loot is stored in the Clan Castle where it can be either left or transferred to the player's storages.

War Weight

A hidden statistic that controls matchmaking in Clan Wars. It is applied to every base, and upgrading troops, spells, heroes and defensive buildings will increase the weight.

War Win Bonus

The potential amount of loot that a player can win from a Clan War, earned from war attacks. This loot is only awarded in full if the Clan wins the war; draws and losses award significantly less.


See Grand Warden.


See Wall Breaker.

Win Bonus

A term used to refer to resources won from a victory in a Versus Battle. It is also colloquially used in the Home Village to refer to the League Bonus.


A decently expensive, ranged ground unit in the Home Village that summons skeletons to help it fight.


A moderately expensive, ranged ground unit in the Home Village that has a good amount of HP and high DPS. Its attack causes splash damage over a very small radius.

Wizard Tower

A defensive building in the Home Village that has an average attack rate, low range, and low DPS. It targets both ground and air units and does splash damage.



A defensive building in the Home Village that has an very high attack rate, long range, and high DPS. It has two modes: ground, which attacks only ground troops at a very long range, and ground and air, which attacks both air troops and ground troops at a slightly reduced range. It has limited ammunition and must be periodically reloaded with Elixir.


See Experience.