What troop composition should I use to attack in clan wars?

I have seen this question many times: What troops should I use to attack in clan wars? This article is based on my experience as a Town Hall 7 and Town Hall 8 player.

Troop Levels

At Town Hall 7, you are advised to aim for the following troops levels in order of priority:
Giant level 4
Archer level 4
Wizard level 4
Barbarian level 4
Dragon level 2

 Forget about Healers, Balloons and Goblins. I do not find them useful.

For early Town Hall 8, you are advised to aim for the following troops levels in order of priority:

Giant level 5
Archer level 5
Wizard level 5
Barbarian level 5

Troop Composition

The troop composition below have worked well for me:

 

Scenario 1 – Weak Air Defenses

2 Air Defenses not exceeding level 4 or 3 Air Defenses not exceeding level 3 would be considered weak. Just attack with 10 Dragons plus another Dragon from your Clan Castle, if possible. This is a near guaranteed 3 star attack.

If there are 3 Air Defenses at level 4, it is a 50-50 chance between 3 stars and 2 stars.

Scenario 2 – 2 Layers of Walls to get to Town Hall

The troop composition in the table below has worked well for me. Ask for Wizards for your Clan Castle to complement your attack force.

The Barbarians and Archers are used to draw out the Clan Castle troops while the Giants and Wizards are the main attack force.

Release the Wall Breakers in 2 waves of 3. Wait until just after the mortar shots have landed before releasing each wave.

Giants            18
Wizards         16
Archers          29
Barbarians       5
Wall Breakers  6

TOTAL             200

Scenario 3 – 3 Layers of Walls to get to Town Hall

The main difference here is that we use 3 waves of wall breakers instead of 2. Release the Wall Breakers in 3 waves of 3, 3 and 4. Wait until just after the mortar shots have landed before releasing each wave to avoid having your Wall Breakers getting decimated by Mortars.

Giants                 18
Wizards              14
Archers               29
Barbarians            5
Wall Breakers     10

TOTAL             200

 

Vingaard

Solamnia reaches Level 2

The last update has brought something new: clans can earn points during wars necessary to achieve new levels and unlock perks. Although we didn’t win last war (but Solamnia has won several wars consecutively before that) we earned enough points to move up to Clan Level II and unlock our first perk: reduced donation time. Anyone in Solamnia will only have to wait 15 minutes instead of 20 before being able to request troops again for their Clan Castle. The achievement stays with the clan and will not follow you if you go to another clan (like Xak Tsaroth). Each clan needs to unlock its own achievement.

Next war is fought in Xak Tsaroth and hopefully Xak will earn it’s 50th victory.

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