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Name Description Town Hall Level
How to start playing Clash of Clans This section is about how to start playing the Clash of Clans game, for players with a Town Hall which is lower than level four. 1, 2, 3
Town Hall level 4 guide This section is for players with TH4. 4
Town Hall level 5 guide This section is for players with TH5. 5
Town Hall level 6 guide This section is for players with TH6. 6
Town Hall level 7 guide This section is for players with TH7. 7
Town Hall level 8 guide This section is for players with TH8. 8
Town Hall level 9 guide This section is for players with TH9. 9
Town Hall level 10 guide This section is for players with TH10. 10
How to recover from a rushed base This section is for players with a rushed base at Town Hall level nine or ten. 9, 10
Name Description of section
Clan Wars guide This is the first complete guide about Clan Wars, the new feature introduced in the April 8th update of Clash of Clans.
How to make a successful clan This is my guide on creating a successful clan.
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How to start playing Clash of Clans

Part one: First forty-eight hours

Complete the Villager's Tutorial


This is the Tutorial.

The picture on the right is the Tutorial. If you see a female Villager that looks similar to the picture shown, then you are in the tutorial, and should follow her instructions and complete it.

If this is true, then you should know that you have the option to (but should not) use Green Gems (Gem) to instantly complete the Builder's construction of buildings or to instantly get resources required to start construction. You can instead just wait for the Builder to complete the building construction on his own for you, or wait for the Gold Mine and Elixir Collector to generate enough Gold (Gold) and Elixir resources (Elixir) and collect them to start the construction process.

What to do next

For the first forty-eight hours, focus on building as many Gold Mines and Elixir Collectors as your current Town Hall can support, and upgrading all of these Resource Buildings to the highest level you can.

You should also upgrade the existing Gold Storage and Elixir Storage as much as you can.

When you can't build any more Resource Buildings, or upgrade any of the Resource Buildings, upgrade your Town Hall.

Important things

Part two: Forty-eight to seventy-two hours


When about less than twenty-four hours are left on the shield, you should switch your focus to the Defensive Buildings.

I recommend that you place the Mortar and Archer Tower first, then upgrade the Mortar and Archer Tower. After this you should build and upgrade the Cannon.

If you still have time left (you can also do this when placing and upgrading the cannon), I recommend you start building all of your Walls. I recommend reading the listed article below to learn how to design your bases.

Flammy's Base Defense Basics.

Part three: After seventy-two hours

After the seventy-two hour shield runs out, you should be prepared for enemy raids on your village.

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