Gold: Gold can be attained through raid and Mines. It allows players to build and upgrade buildings.
Elixir: Elixir can be attained through raid and Collectors. Mainly used to train troops and upgrade buildings.
Dark Elixir: Dark Elixir is a rare resource collected by Dark Elixir Drill which can’t be attained until players get TH7. It’s used to buy and upgrade Heroes, and to train and upgrade the new Dark Elixir Troops.
Gems: Gems are primarily gained through in app purchase. Small numbers of gems can be obtained by clearing rocks and trees from your village. Completing achievements also awards gems. They can be used to buy Builders & other resources and boost upgrade.
Tips: Gems are hard to get. Save them for later use.
Defensive buildings especially Mortars are the primary to upgrade, followed by Storages and Walls. Then the Army Camp and Barrack. Don’t upgrade Mines or Collectors too fast, cause beginners are weak at defense.
Don’t upgrade the Town Hall until the defenders are maxed out.
Beginners should focus on resources. Goblins are the ideal troops to raid resources for their quick speed and double damage.
Players at TH6 or below are weak at defenses and have insufficient walls. Centralize the Clan Castle and Mortar to protect the resources. It is suggested to put Town Hall outside to get free shield. Then your resources are protected.
How to Get Gems
Gems can be obtained through three ways: app purchase, clearing obstacles and completing achievements. Try not to use gems before lv26. Save them to purchase the third Builder.
How to Add Friends
Add friends through Game Center but you can’t raid friends.
How to Save Data
The date is saved on the server of the game. You can recover the process even if the game is reinstalled.
How to Get Three Stars
By destroying the Town Hall you can earn one star, and another star for destroying 50% of buildings, the third star for destroying 100%. If you destroy 85% of buildings but not the Town Hall, you will only get one star.
Loots from Raid
Mines and Collectors: 50% of storage.
Town Hall: 100%
The level of Town Hall will increase or decrease the loot. Don’t upgrade your Town Hall too early.
This shield will prevent all attacks on your village for a limited time. You will get 12-hour shield if the Town Hall or 40% is destroyed. 16-hour shield for being destroyed 90% or above. Attacking other players will remove your shield.