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"Lay a deadly trap with the Hidden Tesla! Our Wizards have trapped a storm cloud into each of these sneaky towers. When an enemy walks or flies close enough, the tower springs up and fries it using the power of Electrickery!"


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  • Summary
    • The Hidden Tesla is a defensive building with a twist: Similar to a Spring Trap or Bomb, it stays hidden and appears when a ground or air unit gets close, or when 51% of the base is destroyed. However, unlike a Trap, it does not have to be rearmed after being deployed.
    • The Hidden Tesla is unlocked at Town Hall level 7.
    • A major source of confusion regarding the Hidden Tesla is that while it has a range of 7, it has a trigger range of 6. The Hidden Tesla will not appear unless the enemy units come within its 6-tile trigger range. The only exception to this rule is that Hidden Teslas will reveal themselves once a base has incurred at least 51% damage, as they must be destroyed (along with all other buildings) in order to achieve 3 stars.
    • Once the Hidden Tesla is revealed, it will stay visible and attack units out to its maximum range of 7 tiles until it is destroyed.
    • The Tesla deals double damage to P.E.K.K.As and prioritizes them over other troops.
    • A max-level Hidden Tesla deals the most damage of any defensive building that can target both ground and air troops, beating out the max-level Archer Tower by 1 DPS.

  • Defensive Strategy
    • The main advantage of the Hidden Tesla is that it is (hopefully) a surprise. Capitalize on that. A well-placed Hidden Tesla can wreak havoc on an attacker's offensive strategy.
    • Unfortunately, many players design their villages such that it has only as many 2x2 open spaces within its layout as it has Hidden Teslas (and possibly Giant Bombs) available, which makes it obvious where they are located. Instead, try to make sure that there are a few different places where Hidden Teslas could be lurking.
      • A good strategy is to create "dummy" 2x2 open spaces to make the enemy think they know where your Hidden Teslas are. For example, you unlock 2 Hidden Teslas at Town Hall 7. You could create two empty 2x2 spaces in your base which are actually empty, while deploying your Hidden Teslas elsewhere, increasing the chances of surprising your opponent.
    • Be cautious when upgrading the Hidden Tesla, as this will reveal its location to future attackers. Combat this by relocating it during the upgrade period.
      • Although a Hidden Tesla being upgraded loses the merit of being invisible, it still keeps the demerit of being unable to cause a no-spawn zone.
    • Make sure to place your Hidden Tesla in a space where Troops cannot be placed (an empty space no larger than 2x3), as unlike other defenses structures, Hidden Teslas do not expand your no-spawn zone, meaning that Troops can be placed directly on top of a Hidden Tesla.
  • Offensive Strategy
    • Before attacking, look for obvious places where a Hidden Tesla might be located, and avoid them. Hidden Teslas will only activate when Troops come close to them. If one happens to trigger, keep in mind that it has a low range. If you cannot destroy it easily, avoid deploying more Troops near it if possible, as Hidden Teslas can put out high amounts of damage.
    • If you see a 2x2 empty square space surrounded by Walls, it is very likely that a Hidden Tesla has been placed there. Be aware that Hidden Teslas are only for Town Hall level 7+. If it is a Town Hall 6, it is most likely a Giant Bomb.
    • One Giant and a few Archers can quite easily destroy a Hidden Tesla, as it has relatively low health.
    • Some people have free places inside Walls, but place a Hidden Tesla to deceive the enemy.
    • If you have the opportunity to observe a village prior to attacking, such as when planning a revenge, then watch the Villagers. They can reveal the location of Hidden Teslas by walking up to the "empty" spot where the Tesla is hidden and clapping.

  • Upgrade Differences
    • Hidden Teslas undergo significant visual changes at levels 4, 7 and 8.
    • When initially constructed, the Hidden Tesla consists of a tall, slender wooden lattice structure with a wire coiled up one support. The top of the tower has a metal conducting rod protruding from it. On each side of the tower's base are what appear to be open trapdoors, evidence of the fact that it buries oneself under the ground until an enemy comes through.
    • The levels 2 and 3, Hidden Teslas gain additional metal conductors hanging down from the top of the tower, and a second wire coiled up the support on the opposite side of the tower.
    • The level 4 Hidden Tesla acquires its namesake Tesla coil at the top. At level 5, the metal conductor pieces turn golden yellow, and a third coil of wire appears on the front support. At level 6, the Tesla coil itself turns golden as well.
    • The level 7 Hidden Tesla replaces the Tesla coil with a set of massive horizontal bronze rings. The three smaller wire coils on the tower supports disappear and are replaced with a very thick coil of wire running up the front support. When it fires, the rings glow a steady blue.
    • The level 8 Hidden Tesla replaces the horizontal bronze rings with a set of transformer coils and is black with a yellow glow in the middle. More wires appear wrapped around the building, and zaps of electricity jump from the tower several times per minute.

  • Trivia
    • Hidden Teslas are not traps. Their aesthetics trick some into believing that they are traps, but they're actually permanent structures just like any other defensive building.
    • The Hidden Tesla gets its name and appearance from the Tesla Coil, invented by the scientist Nikola Tesla.
    • A Lightning Spell cannot harm a Hidden Tesla if it has not yet been revealed.
    • Defense-targeting Troops (e.g. Giants) will not target a Tesla until it is revealed, even if all other defenses are destroyed.
    • The Hidden Tesla is the only defense that preferentially targets one unit type (P.E.K.K.A).
    • The Hidden Tesla can have troops spawned on top of it if it's in a 3x3 square. Placing a troop into the spawn hole will cause the Hidden Tesla to pop up and start attacking.
    • Many high level players place their Hidden Teslas near their Town Hall.
    • The Tesla ejects small sparks when it is not attacking.
    • The level 7 Tesla has the same top piece as the level 7 Laboratory.
    • Like the Mortar, the Hidden Tesla can one-shot a same-level Archer, e.g. a level 4 Hidden Tesla can one-shot a level 4 Archer. However, this is not true for Level 5.
    • The Hidden Tesla is one of only two Defensive Buildings that is made of wood at max level, the other being the Air Defense.

  • Icon Descriptions
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type, Targets and Favorite Target.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level, Re-arm cost, Damage Type, Favorite Target and Targets.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level, Capacity, Production and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level, Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays the Hut's Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level, Total Troop Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level, Training Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level, Spell Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, such as Level, Elixir Storage Capacity, Gold Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Hidden Tesla, 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 Hidden Tesla to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Hidden Tesla 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 Hidden Tesla. This icon is only displayed after your Hidden Tesla 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 Hidden Tesla.
    Icon NoCollectGoldThis icon informs you that you don't have Gold to be collected from your Hidden Tesla.
    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 2 3 4 4
    Size
    2x2
    Level Damage per Second Damage per Shot Hitpoints Cost Gold Build Time Experience Gained XP Town Hall Level Required
    1 34 20.4 600 1,000,000 1 days 293 7
    2 40 24 630 1,250,000 3 days 509 7
    3 48 28.8 660 1,500,000 5 days 657 7
    4 55 33 690 2,000,000 6 days 720 8
    5 64 38.4 730 2,500,000 8 days 777 8
    6 75 45 770 3,000,000 10 days 929 8
    7 87 52.2 810 3,500,000 12 days 1,018 9
    8 99 59.4 850 5,000,000 14 days 1,099 10
    Range Attack Speed Damage Type Unit Type Targeted Preferred Target
    6 then 7 0.6s Single Target Ground & Air P.E.K.K.A (damage x2)

    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 Hidden Tesla

    • Incorrect build time

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    • Hidden Tesla

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      • Lucky Portuga40 wrote:Well, I got one, felt horrible spending all my money though Just farm and you'll be back up to the millions in no time
      • Your right, I'm back to like 2-3 hundred thousand in a few attacks and with my producers

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