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"The X-Bow shoots mystical bolts with terrifying power. Load it with Elixir and the X-Bow works automagically. You can set it to target ground units at long ranges, or all targets at reduced range."


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  • Summary
    • The X-Bow is a rapid-firing turret that is unique in two ways. First, it must be loaded with Elixir in order to function. Second, it can be configured to target ground units only (at a 14-tile range) or both ground and air units (at an 11-tile range).

  • Defensive Strategy
    • A well-placed and loaded X-Bow will dominate attacks, but to be most effective it should not be used as a front-line defense. With the longest range of any defense, it is best placed behind all other defenses, typically in the center of a base.
    • Remember to refill your X-Bow with Elixir! An unloaded X-Bow is not only a waste of space, it is a good indicator that your base may be neglected and ripe for attack.
  • Offensive Strategy
    • The X-Bow has essentially no weaknesses unless it is set to ground-only mode, determinable by the way it is angled. If it is horizontal to the ground, it can target ground troops only. If it is tilted up, then it can attack air units as well.
    • In order to attack an X-Bow, treat it like a longer-ranged (and much stronger) Cannon or Archer Tower, but don't forget that many units can be mowed down very quickly by this tower. Distract it with high-health troops like Giants or P.E.K.K.As, and destroy it with a large group of attackers such as Archers or Barbarians.
    • Important strategy tips!
      • Attacking players can see if the defender's X-Bow is loaded or not. Currently there is no way to tell exactly how much Elixir it has left, but a player can visually tell when it is empty. When it is loaded, you will see a small box containing what appears to be small Elixir bolts. An unloaded X-Bow will be lacking the box, and the bowstring will be missing (see image gallery below).
      • An X-Bow that is empty is completely useless and will not fire. It still must be destroyed to achieve 100% destruction, and troops that preferentially attack defenses (Giants, Balloons, Hog Riders, and Golems) will still target an unloaded X-Bow if it is closer to them than an active defense.

  • Upgrade Differences
    • X-Bows undergo significant visual changes at levels 3 and 4.
      • When initially constructed, the X-Bow consists of a huge crossbow-like structure mounted on a base made of light-colored wood. It has small black stones on the corners of the base.
      • At level 2, the X-Bow's base gains gilded legs and rotational mount. It appears to have gold spikes on the corners.
      • At level 3, the X-Bow base becomes solid black with large black spikes on each corner.
      • At level 4, the X-Bow base become golden and the large spikes on each corner turn red, like they are glowing with heat.

  • Trivia
    • The X-Bow is one of only two defenses (the other being the Inferno Tower) that needs to be reloaded at the cost of resources.
    • In ground-only mode, the X-Bow has the longest range of any defensive building in the game: 14 tiles. When the X-Bow is in ground and air mode, however, it is tied with the Mortar with an 11-tile range.
    • The X-Bow and Inferno Tower are the fastest-shooting turrets, firing small, very quick bursts of damage rather than large, individual projectiles.
    • the X-bow was introduced in the Halloween 2012 update.
    • The name "X-Bow" is a play on the word "Crossbow", which the device resembles. The letter "X" resembles a cross (†), leading to this abbreviated name.
      • In the Japanese localization of the game, the X-Bow is called the "Huge Crossbow".
    • The X-Bow is the defensive building with the greatest hitpoints, though it is tied with the Inferno Tower at levels 1.
    • The X-bow is not unlocked until Town Hall level 9 due to its extremely high damage and long range.
    • There is an achievement for destroying a certain number of X-Bows called X-Bow Exterminator.
    • The X-Bow is one of the 3 defensive buildings (along with the Cannon and Mortar) that face away from the Town Hall.
    • Supercell posted a teaser video on their Facebook page prior to the X-Bow's release in October 2012: X-Bow Teaser Video
    • The X-Bow will notify you when it is running low on ammunition:
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  • Icon Descriptions
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type, Targets and Favorite Target.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level, Re-arm cost, Damage Type, Favorite Target and Targets.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level, Capacity, Production and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level, Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays the Hut's Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level, Total Troop Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level, Training Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level, Spell Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, such as Level, Elixir Storage Capacity, Gold Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
    Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the X-Bow, 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 X-Bow to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the X-Bow 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 X-Bow. This icon is only displayed after your X-Bow 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 X-Bow.
    Icon NoCollectGoldThis icon informs you that you don't have Gold to be collected from your X-Bow.
    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 0 0 2 3
    Size
    3x3
    Level Damage per Second Damage per Shot Hitpoints Cost to Load Elixir Cost Gold Build Time Experience Gained XP Town Hall Level Required Shot Color
    1 50 6.4 1,500 50,000 3,000,000 7 days 777 9 Purple 
    2 60 7.68 1,900 60,000 5,000,000 10 days 929 9 Gold
    3 75 9.6 2,300 70,000 7,000,000 14 days 1,099 9 Dark Blue
    4 80 10.24 2,700 80,000 8,000,000 14 days 1,099 10 Orange
    Range Attack Speed Damage Type Unit Type Targeted Number of Rounds
    11 0.128s Single Target Ground & Air 1,500
    14 0.128s Single Target Ground 1,500

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

    Ground and Air Ground Only
    Up Dn
    Loaded Empty
    Xbow1 X-bow-unloaded
    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

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