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"The Witch never fights alone, constantly raising dead warriors. Upgraded Witches raise more skeletons at a time."

Level 1 & 2

  • Summary
    • The Witch is a powerful troop that can summon dead warriors from past battles (Skeletons). She can be used as a support troop (similar to the way the Healer works) and when used correctly, can wipe a battlefield with ease.
    • The Witch has short purple hair that goes down to her shoulders. She wears two golden shoulder pieces, a golden belt, and a raggedy skirt. She also wears a raggedy purple cape and holds a staff with a goat's skull.
    • Witchs have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building to them. However, once they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and engage the enemy troops instead. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, they will proceed to attack the nearest building from their current location.

  • Offensive Strategy
    • As she has low hitpoints, the Witch is recommended as a support troop, and should be placed near the back of an attack. Don't group Witches together or a Mortar may wipe them all out. Plus the Witch's Skeletons are good tanks to attract the attention of defense buildings.
    • Drop a couple of Giants as distractions, with a few Wall Breakers shortly after. Then add 1-3 Witches and they will spawn Skeletons to help the Giants. When the Giants and Witches finish destroying the defenses, drop 1-4 additional Wall Breakers (depending on level) along with 1-4 Witches and more Giants.
    • The Witch's Skeletons can help Giants destroy buildings.
    • The Witch's Skeletons can easily overwhelm defenses, though splash-damaging buildings (Mortars and Wizard Towers) can wipe them out just as easily as they can be raised.
    • If you have strong enough Lightning Spells, take out one or two Mortars at the start of the raid. This will greatly decrease the base's splash damage capability. More Skeletons will then stay alive longer acting as a distraction for the defense and will let your stronger troops take care of the rest.
    • If you see a Witch on defense, a single Lightning Spell or Poison Spell is a convenient option to prevent wave after wave of Skeletons continually distracting your offensive troops.
    • Using an all-Witch army, while not recommended due to the extreme cost, can potentially topple most base designs if supported by spells. Due to the fact that 20 level 2 Witches (the most you can have) can summon up to 160 skeletons in total, most defenses will often get swarmed. Mortars and Wizard Towers are the only defenses that can handle the Skeleton swarm. Beware that even high-level walls won't last long due to the combined damage of all the Skeletons. This strategy works as long as the Witches can reliably stay alive, once the Witches start to die, the Skeleton horde will drop in numbers (and thereby, in damage and strength).
  • Defensive Strategy
    • When using Witches as part of your Clan Castle complement, place the Clan Castle behind walls to protect her from being drawn out and killed easily.

  • Upgrade Differences
    • Currently, the Witch has the fewest available levels of any troop (two); every other troop has at least three, and most have five, six, or seven levels. It is highly likely that Supercell will add more levels in future updates.
    • There is no difference in appearance between the two levels. Currently the Witch is the only troop with no upgrade differences.

  • Trivia
    • The Witch has approximately the same amount of health as a Wizard of similar level.
    • Although she appears to have no feet, which makes it seem like she is levitating, she is actually a ground troop and will not be attacked by Air Defenses.
    • In terms of health and damage output, the Skeletons that the Witch summons are slightly stronger than a level 6 Archer. However, the Skeletons have no ranged attack.
    • In the Japanese language setting of the game, the Witch is called "Necromancer" literally.
      • Necromancy is a form of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily.
    • You can have a maximum of 20 Witches at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. This number increases to 22 if you include the 2 that can fit into a level 4 or higher Clan Castle.
    • Only a certain amount of Skeletons per Witch can be on the battlefield at the same time (see table below for details).
    • Although summoned Skeletons look very similar to Wall Breakers, they are more likely to be Barbarians because they have a similar look, stance and attacking style.
    • If you observe carefully, the Witch looks similar to the Archer, only much more "zombified".
    • Witches don't require any graves on the battlefield to summon skeletons.
    • Rage Spells don't speed up the Witch's Skeleton production.
    • When summoning Skeletons, the Witch glows green and raises her scepter.
    • When you have a Witch in your Clan Castle, and it creates Skeletons during a defense, the Skeletons that were made do not go back into the Clan Castle.
    • The summoned Skeletons make upon-death skeletons.
    • Witches attack with green fireballs.
    • The Witch is the only troop that can be maxed out at the Town Hall level that it is unlocked.
    • The witch has the fastest attack speed of any troop.
Preferred Target Attack Type Summon Cooldown Housing Space Training Time Movement Speed Attack Speed Dark Barracks Level Required Range
None Area Splash 0.3 Tile Radius (Ground & Air) 6s 12 20m 12 0.7s 5 4 tiles
Level Damage per Second Damage per Attack Skeletons Summoned Hitpoints Training Cost Dark elixir Research Cost Dark elixir Laboratory Level Required Research Time
1 25 17.5 3 (Limit 6) 75 250 N/A N/A N/A
2 30 21 4 (Limit 8) 100 350 75,000 7 10 days

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

Clash of Clans - Witch in Action - First Video Look at a New Troop04:19

Clash of Clans - Witch in Action - First Video Look at a New Troop

Mass Witch Attack (19 witches) vs TH10 for 3 stars - Clan Wars - Clash Of Clans07:29

Mass Witch Attack (19 witches) vs TH10 for 3 stars - Clan Wars - Clash Of Clans

Th9 Mass Witch Attack (17 witches) - Clash Of Clans06:23

Th9 Mass Witch Attack (17 witches) - Clash Of Clans

Tier 1 BarbarianArcherGoblin
Tier 2 GiantWall BreakerBalloonWizard
Tier 3 HealerDragonP.E.K.K.A
Dark Elixir Troops MinionHog RiderValkyrieGolem (Golemite) • Witch (Skeleton) • Lava Hound (Lava Pup)
Heroes Barbarian KingArcher Queen
Spells Lightning SpellHealing SpellRage SpellJump SpellFreeze SpellSanta's Surprise
Dark Spells Poison SpellEarthquake SpellHaste Spell

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  • Witch upgrade suggestions

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    • I have a feeling the only way we see a new Witch level is if TH11 happens (and in turn it becomes available in the theoretical Lv9 Lab). ...
    • Senormike18 wrote: The primary reason is that she is pretty excellent right now as it is, so any upgrade that increases her skeleton spawn co...

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