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For similar building in the Builder Base, see Multi Mortar.
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"The Mortar can mow down hordes of enemies by the splash damage from its shell. Don't let enemies get too close to it!"



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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
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  • Summary
    • Mortars are the player's heavy defenses. Whenever an enemy comes into range, it blasts out an explosive shell that deals area damage.
    • Though not in the current version, starting at level 8, the Master Builder in the Builder Base can Gear Up the Mortars to make them resemble a level 1 Multi Mortar.
      • Your Multi Mortar, however, needs to be level ?.
    • Mortars shoot long-range explosive shells every 5 seconds which deal devastating splash damage to every unit within a small radius of the impact point. Their splash damage, combined with their long range, make them deadly weapons against large groups of weaker enemies such as Barbarians, Archers, or Goblins.
    • A Mortar's major disadvantages are its inability to attack troops within 4 tiles, its low rate of fire and low DPS which makes them less effective against high-health troops.
    • Due to the fact that the Mortar's shell takes a while to reach its target (over a second at maximum range), fast troops like Goblins can easily dodge its attack if they are moving when the Mortar fires.
    • Mortars cannot target air troops.

  • Defensive Strategy
    • Mortars should generally be placed towards the center of your base, preferably behind at least one set of Walls. It's long range allows the Mortar to attack from far behind other structures.
    • Since the Mortar deals heavy splash damage, it can quite rapidly eliminate attacking troops.
    • It is smart to form a triangle or square with your Mortars near the center of your base, as this allows multiple Mortars to attack the same area.
    • At each level, the Mortar can kill a same-level Archer in a single shot. i.e. A level 1 Mortar can one-shot level 1 Archers, level 2 can one-shot level 2 Archers, etc.
    • Putting a Mortar and Wizard Tower together makes a smart pair because the Mortar covers a large area while the Wizard Tower helps protect the Mortar from mass air troops and covers the Mortar's blind spot.
      • However, it is not a very good idea to place the two towers right next to each other (or separated by a single wall), because two or three appropriately leveled Lightning Spells can take them out easily. Try to put another building in between them if possible.
    • It is a good idea to place Mortars near each other, without putting them in the same wall pocket (if possible). When more than one Mortars' range overlaps, it creates a kill-zone where almost no ground troops can survive.
    • Take care when upgrading, as many players use this as a chance to attack. For this reason, it is a good idea to only upgrade one Mortar at a time. However, upgrading all of them at once is also viable, as it gets the upgrades out of the way quickly, leaving you more time to benefit from all Mortars being online and maxed out at your current Town Hall level.
    • A good strategy placement against all types of attacks is putting your mortar by a Wizard Tower and an Air Defense with a storage. The storage acts as a damage sponge, while the defenses will take out hordes of troops.
  • Offensive Strategy

  • Upgrade Differences
    • Mortars undergo significant visual changes at levels 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
      • When initially constructed, the Mortar consists of a solid black launcher tube with two half-disc gimbals on each side. It fires a gray stone shell.
      • The level 2 and 3 Mortars grow larger and sport an increasingly wider gold trim on the outer rim of the tube.
      • At level 4, the Mortar's gimbals change to a bright golden color, and it sports a wider, pitted ring of gold trim. Its shell changes to a black stone.
      • At level 5, the Mortars gold rim reaches its greatest width.
      • At level 6, the Mortar's exterior turns entirely golden. Its shell becomes a golden fiery ball.
      • At level 7, the Mortar's exterior reverts to black with golden trim, but acquires a skull on each gimbal (which turn black as well) and bones and another skull on the ground in front of it.
      • At level 8, the Mortar's color becomes metallic, and the barrel's internals glows with what appears to be lava. The golden fiery ball becomes noticeably larger. The gimbal of the mortar also becomes bigger in a somewhat trapezoid shape. Spikes appear on the ring around the top of the mortar, replacing the skulls of the former level.
      • At level 9, the plating becomes white stone, and the barrel gets bigger and more elongated, and gains rifling. The number of spikes on the gimbal is reduced to 3, while the spikes on the rim become one huge spike instead of 5 small ones. There is a gold chain connecting the two halves of the gimbal. The projectile becomes slightly larger, has more bulk to it, and rotates when it flies through the air.
      • At level 10, the gimbal gains red stone, the rifling in the barrel disappears and the glow from the inside of the barrel becomes much more intense. The white stone plating changes pattern slightly and the gaps between the plating glow red.

  • Trivia
    • There is an Achievement called Mortar Mauler that rewards the player for destroying a certain number of Mortars in raids.
    • The Mortar's low Damage per Second is due to its very slow firing speed: 1 shell per 5 seconds. Thus, multiplying its DPS by 5 will give you its damage per shot, which is the important stat for Mortars.
    • Every time a Mortar shell hits the ground, the screen shakes slightly.
    • The Mortar has the least hit points of all maximum-level Defensive Buildings.
    • The Mortar shell's explosion is so powerful that it knocks back smaller Troops. If the troop gets knocked far enough away from its current target, it can even change targets to another, closer building.
    • The 2014 Halloween Update allowed players with Town Hall levels 8 or higher to unlock the fourth Mortar.
    • The Mortar is one of the three Defensive Buildings (along with the Cannon and X-Bow) that rotate themselves to aim at different targets, as the Air Defense is made of rockets, while the others are towers. These three face away from the Town Hall when the village is not under attack.
    • Up until level 6, the even number level Mortars have 3 studs on the rim, and the odd number level Mortars have 1 stud on the rim, except level 1.
    • As of the October 2016 update, Town Hall 11 is the only Town Hall level that has 2 available Mortar upgrades.

  • Icon Descriptions
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type, Targets and Favorite Target.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Re-arm cost, Damage Type and Targets.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Damage Type and Targets.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Capacity, Production and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Capacity, Production and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays the Hut's Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Total Troop Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays the Army Camp's Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Training Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Spell Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Elixir Storage Capacity, Gold Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Troop Capacity, Hitpoints and Troops inside.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Wall, such as Level and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Wall, such as Level and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Damage per Second, Hitpoints, Regeneration Time and Ability Level.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Damage per Second, Hitpoints, Regeneration Time and Ability Level.
    Icon UpgradeTapping this icon begins upgrading the Mortar to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Mortar 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 UpgradeTapping this icon begins upgrading the Mortar to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Master Builder. When the Mortar 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 GroundTapping this icon switches the Mortar attack mode to attack air units. This icon is only displayed while the Mortar is in Ground mode.
    Icon AirTapping this icon switches the Mortar attack mode to attack ground units. This icon is only displayed while the Mortar is in Air mode.
    Icon GroundTapping this icon switches the Mortar to be deployed as an air unit. This icon is only displayed while the Mortar is at full health and in Ground mode.
    Icon AirTapping this icon switches the Mortar to be deployed as a ground unit. This icon is only displayed while the Mortar is at full health and in Air mode.
    Icon ReArmTapping this icon re-arms this Mortar. This icon is only displayed after this Mortar 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.
    IconAllTrapsArmedThis icon informs you that all Traps are armed. It is not tappable, and replaces the re-arm icons.
    IconLoadXBowTapping this icon reloads this X-Bow with Elixir. This icon only appears if this X-Bow is not fully loaded.
    IconLoadAllXBowsTapping this icon reloads all X-Bows with Elixir. This icon only appears if one or more X-Bows are not fully loaded.
    IconLoadEagleTapping this icon reloads the Eagle Artillery with Elixir. This icon only appears if the player owns the Eagle Artillery but not an X-Bow, and if the Eagle Artillery is not fully loaded.
    IconLoadXBowEagleTapping this icon reloads all X-Bows and the Eagle Artillery with Elixir. This icon only appears if at least one of these buildings is not fully loaded, and will replace the icons above if the player has both an X-Bow and the Eagle Artillery.
    IconFullyLoadedXBowsThis icon informs you that all X-Bows are fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the Load icons.
    IconFullyLoadedEagleThis icon informs you that the Eagle Artillery is fully loaded. It is not tappable, and only appears if the player owns the Eagle Artillery but not an X-Bow.
    IconFullyLoadedXBowEagleThis icon informs you that all X-Bows and the Eagle Artillery are fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the icon above if the player has both an X-Bow and the Eagle Artillery.
    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.
    IconLoadInfernoTapping this icon reloads this Inferno Tower with Dark Elixir. This icon only appears if this Inferno Tower is not fully loaded.
    IconLoadAllInfernosTapping this icon reloads all Inferno Towers with Dark Elixir. This icon only appears if one or more Inferno Towers are not fully loaded.
    Icon FullyLoadedDarkElixirThis icon informs you that all Inferno Towers are fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the Load icons.
    Icon SingleTapping 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 MultipleTapping 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.
    IconLoadEagleTapping this icon reloads the Eagle Artillery with Elixir. This icon only appears if the Eagle Artillery is not fully loaded.
    IconFullyLoadedEagleThis icon informs you that the Eagle Artillery is fully loaded. It is not tappable, and replaces the Load icon.
    Icon Boost1Tapping this icon boosts your Gold production for 1 day at the cost of the displayed amount of Gems.
    Icon BoostAllTapping this icon boosts your Gold production of all the Mortars for 1 day at the cost of the displayed amount of Gems.
    Icon CollectGoldTapping this icon collects the uncollected Gold from the Mortar.
    Icon NoCollectGoldThis icon informs you that you don't have Gold to be collected from your Mortar.
    Icon Boost1hTapping this icon boosts your troop training for 1 hour, 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 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 ResearchTapping this icon opens up the Star Laboratory interface, allowing you to upgrade your troops' levels.
    Icon Boost1hTapping this icon boosts your spell creation for 1 hour, reducing the time required to create spells by a factor of four for the duration of the boost.
    Icon BrewSpellsTapping this icon opens up the Mortar's interface, allowing you to brew spells.
    Icon GuardTapping this icon puts the Mortar to sleep. This icon only appears when the Mortar is at full health and is in Guard mode.
    Icon SleepTapping this icon awakens the Mortar, whom will then help guard your village. This icon only appears when the Mortar is at full health and is in Sleep mode.
    Icon HealTapping this icon instantly heals the Mortar for the displayed amount of Gems. This icon only appears when the Mortar is currently regenerating health on the Altar.
    Icon Boost1hTapping this icon boosts the Mortar's regeneration speed for 1 hour, reducing the time required to regenerate the Mortar by a factor of four for the duration of the boost.
    Icon HealTapping this icon instantly heals the Mortar for the displayed amount of Gems. This icon only appears when the Mortar is currently regenerating health on the Altar.
    Icon RequestTroopsTapping this icon requests troops from your fellow clan members. It will appear if your Clan Castle is not already full and the timer since your last request has elapsed.
    Icon RequestNowTapping this icon requests troops from your clan members without waiting for the timer at the cost of the displayed number of Gems. It will appear if your Clan Castle is not already full and the timer since your last request is still counting down.
    Icon CastleFullThis icon informs you that your Clan Castle is full of troops and spells. It will replace both Request icons if the Clan Castle is full.
    Icon ClanTapping this icon displays information about your current clan.
    Icon TreasuryTapping this icon displays information about your Treasury.
    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.
    IconUpgradeRowTapping this icon upgrades all the upgradable Walls in the selected row to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. This icon is only displayed while you have multiple Walls selected, and if all the Walls selected are upgradable.
    Icon RotateRowTapping this icon rotates the selected row of Walls.
    IconUpgradeRowTapping this icon upgrades the selected Walls to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Master Builder. When the selected Walls are at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
    Icon RotateTapping this icon rotates the Air Sweeper 45 degrees clockwise.
    Icon GearUpTapping this icon gears up the Mortar, if you have upgraded it enough to do so, have enough resources and a free Master Builder. If any Mortar is already geared up, this icon will not appear.
    Icon NoGearUpThis icon informs you that the Mortar cannot be geared up because it is insufficiently upgraded. Tapping this icon will tell you the required level to gear up this Mortar. If any Mortar is already geared up, this icon will not appear.
    Icon NormalTapping this icon switches the Mortar to Burst mode. This icon only appears when the Mortar is geared up, and is in Normal mode.
    Icon BurstTapping this icon switches the Mortar to Normal mode. This icon only appears when the Mortar is geared up, and is in Burst mode.
    Icon LongRangeTapping this icon switches the Archer Tower to Fast Attack mode. This icon only appears when the Archer Tower is geared up, and is in Long Range mode.
    Icon FastAttackTapping this icon switches the Archer Tower to Long Range mode. This icon only appears when the Archer Tower is geared up, and is in Fast Attack mode.
    Icon LongRangeTapping this icon switches the Archer Tower to Fast Attack mode. This icon only appears when the Archer Tower is in Long Range mode.
    Icon FastAttackTapping this icon switches the Archer Tower to Long Range mode. This icon only appears when the Archer Tower is in Fast Attack mode.
    Icon RotateTapping this icon rotates the Push Trap 90 degrees clockwise.
    Icon LootCartTapping this icon collects the loot from the Loot Cart.
    Boat iconTapping this icon switches between the Home Village and the Builder Base.
    Icon FreeBoostTapping this icon boosts timers in the Builder Base, by a factor of eight for a duration determined by the level of the Clock Tower. This icon is only displayed when a free boost is available.
    Icon BoostNowTapping this icon allows you to boost the Clock Tower before its free boost is available, at the cost of the displayed amount of Gems. This icon is only displayed when the Clock Tower's free boost is in cooldown.
    Icon RemoveGoldTapping this icon removes this obstacle using Gold, if you have enough Gold and a free Builder. This icon only appears if the obstacle is in the Home Village and requires Gold to remove.
    Icon RemoveElixirTapping this icon removes this obstacle using Elixir, if you have enough Elixir and a free Builder. This icon only appears if the obstacle is in the Home Village and requires Elixir to remove.
    Icon RemoveGoldBTapping this icon removes this obstacle using Gold, if you have enough Gold and a free Master Builder. This icon only appears if the obstacle is in the Builder Base and requires Gold to remove.
    Icon RemoveElixirBTapping this icon removes this obstacle using Elixir, if you have enough Elixir and a free Master Builder. This icon only appears if the obstacle is in the Builder Base and requires Elixir to remove.
    Icon CancelTapping this icon, which is displayed while the selected obstacle is being removed, cancels the removal of this obstacle and refunds the full cost.
    Icon SellTapping this icon sells the selected decoration for one-tenth of their price.
    Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Number Available 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 4
    Size Size
    3x3
    Level Damage per Second Damage per Shot Hitpoints Cost Gold Build Time Experience Gained XP Town Hall Level Required
    1 4 20 400 8,000 8 h 169 3
    2 5 25 450 32,000 12 h 207 4
    3 6 30 500 120,000 1 d 293 5
    4 7 35 550 400,000 2 d 415 6
    5 8 40 600 800,000 4 d 587 7
    6 9 45 650 1,600,000 5 d 657 8
    7 11 55 700 3,200,000 7 d 777 9
    8 14 70 750 5,000,000 8 d 831 10
    9 17 85 800 7,000,000 10 d 929 11
    10 20 100 850 9,000,000 12 d 1,018 11
    Range Attack Speed Damage Type Unit Type Targeted
    4-11 5s Splash - 1.5 tiles Ground

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

    Home Village Buildings
    Defensive Buildings CannonArcher TowerMortarAir DefenseWizard TowerAir SweeperHidden TeslaBomb TowerX-BowInferno TowerEagle ArtilleryWalls

    Traps: BombSpring TrapAir BombGiant BombSeeking Air MineSkeleton Trap

    Resource Buildings Town HallGold MineElixir CollectorDark Elixir DrillGold StorageElixir StorageDark Elixir StorageBuilder's HutClan Castle (Treasury)
    Army Buildings Army CampBarracksDark BarracksLaboratorySpell FactoryDark Spell FactoryBarbarian King AltarArcher Queen AltarGrand Warden Altar
    Other Buildings BoatDecorationsObstaclesLoot Cart

    Start a Discussion Discussions about Mortar

    • Wizard tower VS Mortar

      4 messages
      • Mortars deal more damage
      • Wizard Towers are more versatile. They do more DPS, attack faster and can target air, but they have a shorter range and are usually m...
    • Mortar Or Wizard Tower

      7 messages
      • I think wizard tower if higher than lvl 3 otherwise mortars
      • i would take a mortar from L1-5 over a wizzard tower of the same level. at L6 i cant decide, but at L7-8  i would much much rather have the ...

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