Best Clash of Clans Troops

What are the best Clash of Clans Troops from Best to Worst?
The Top Ten
1 Dragon

I wonder why everyone else uses dragons so well. When I use dragons, they always go around the town hall. others keep telling me to use dragons for clan war and trophy pushing, but when I use then, they almost always go where ever I don't want them to go. I have only two starred a town hall 8 once. and I have never done any three star raids with dragons except against town hall sevens, even when I try funneling them towards the air defenses, they never do that. I even have trouble attacking some town hall sevens with dragons. I wonder how a lot of other people use dragons so well. Their my least favorite. After 12 failed raids, I stopped using them

If used correctly 220 capacity of dragons v4 (11) along side 4 lightning and 2 quake (1in cc) can 3 star any and I mean any maxed town hall 8 and easy 2 star any th9 I get 2 stars in war on a decent th10 it's all about correct funnelling. Choose a corner destroy ads opposite (u can take out 2) and place 3 dragons on either half way mark adjacent to your corner. Use remaining dragons and cc troops 26 seconds later from the corner on the regular corner builder hut. Place king and queen on adjacent corner huts if necessary if not then behind last dragon. This will get u over 60% and aim your heros in a straight line with 4/5 dragons at the th. Works every time.

Dragons are the best troop! I always use dragons with lightening spells for attacking for trophies and in wars! Very successful troop! My favourite!

I thing dragon is best troops to get 2 stars or 3 Stars on the 10 or 11 and if their is more then 5 dragon it may be take 1 star at least. So by my way all dragon is best strategy.

2 P.E.K.K.A

Why dragon is at number 1? P.E.K.K.A is better than the dragon when you reached th9 because you'll gain access to jump spell while dragon get wrecked by air defences even when upgraded

I use P.E.K.K.A. and Wizards for farming and I use GoWiPe for wars and it is so good. P.E.K.K.A. acts as a tank and an attacker at the same time. Just bring in some Rage, Healing, and Haste spells and watch your enemy's base get destroyed. It's my number 1 favorite troop!

Pekka does literally 500 damage at maxed out. Not to mention nearly 4000 hp. Sorry mate, the dragon has no chance against the PEKKA. However in the new update the release of the Electro Dragon has to be taken into account. Does the Electro Dragon go under the category of "dragons"? If so the Electro Dragon is WAY better than the PEKKA. First of all the Electro Dragon has WAY more attack or hp over the PEKKA. In addition to that its got the "air troop" advantage. Its like mixing a Pekka with a dragon: the ultimate troop. And that's what the Electro Dragon is. The power and health of a PEKKA and the air troop advantage of the dragon. Not to mention the OP destroyed damage which is approx. 1000. This means if the troop is killed it does 1000 damage to nearby buildings right before death. I think pekka and dragon are equal, but Electro Dragon really is the best troop of Semester 1 2018. If there was a category for Electro Dragob I would vote for it. "But then why couldn't you just vote ...more

P.E.K.K.A with barb king and some wiz and one barbarian could destroy townhall 2 - 9 if wiz level 4 pekka level 5 wiz and barb king level 10 barb any level. So this is how you do it first you have to put the barbarian to see if there are any clan castle troops then put 2 pekka on he right side and left with two wiz the put the rest of the pekka the rest of the wiz and put the barb king. Now spells use 1 poison and 2 earthquake 1 freeze 1 rage 1 skeleton 1 hast that you could use when you want

3 Wizard

The wizard is a good offensive and defensive troop if he is at level 5 it would make it easy to take down balloons and dragons and occupies only 4 housing space.
They're good to clean up and make pekkas yetis and high hp troops to go to the middle and destroy the townhall.

Wizards are awesome in groups! They may not have much health but they are great at just attacking! I myself like to use these paired with Dragons and I find them easy to donate to my clan members most have 20 Clan Castle space so 5 fills em right up! I love to use them against Resource bases because you can place 3 down, destroy the base, then end the battle and I get 6 - 10 easy trophies! Then spend 2 minutes to let me get 3 more, then head back out into battle! This works especially well for lower level players that are Silver II and under and can give you 100 trophies in under an hour!

Wizard is the best!
Suited for pretty much every strategy (pekkas golems and wizards; giants and wizards; golems and wizards etc). Does VERY high damage for his price and housing space and doesn't get intant killed by any defences. Housing space of 8 means that you can pile hoards of them at the enemy and with giants/golems as a meat shield, wizards will get in the middle and get you a star from the th while also getting 50% on the way. They do splash damage which means they kill small enemy hoards and shoot upwards which is good vs dragons and minions. Wizards are used by the people starting from silver 3 (or whenever you get them) all the way up to the top. #VOTE WIZARD

Wizards can be a backup along with the P.E.K.K.A for the strategy BARCH. With them, you could get a two star(if you have your troops to the max level in your town hall).

4 Valkyrie

She's got plenty of hit points not to mention damage per second. With her splash damage, its no sweat to take out pesky barbarians or archers. Since she swings in between buildings, its like taking out two birds with one stone. Valkyries are perfect for clan castle defense (Townhall 4-8). However, Valkyries are extremely unpredictable when using them in attacks, as sometimes the move completely around the enemies base. With a well thought out troop evaluation, I think Valkyries should be #2 or #3 on this troop list.

It's my favorite troop I am a th 10 and I always use 10 or 15 at a match.
They are very powerful in groups and I beet th 11 with them.
They destroy walls so quickly no jump spells needed.
Best for th 8,9,10.

Valkyries are insanely powerful as Clan Castle troops. They can't be killed with one lightning spell and are hard to take out with mass barbarians and archers. The best way to take them out are spread archers, but that uses a lot of time, so they are amazing Clan Castle troops and I agree should be #1.

They aren't too hard to kill, actually. Well, it depends on your army. But Valkyries are good because of their health and damage.

Valkyries are great for Clan Castle defense! one valkyrie can take down a number of troops in one swoop of her bid, heavy and dangerous battle axe! The valkyrie is mostly used in war defences, but not much in attacks! Vote for the valkyrie, vote for defense!

5 Golem

Awesome unit, although it's low damage points mean that it takes a lot of time to wreck the wall. Group with a couple of wall breakers and walls will disappear in no time at all. But they are pretty much exposed to eagle artillery especially. Put in giants as well and there will be a bigger possibility that the meat shield will last longer enough for the sweaters like wizards to clean out the rest of the remaining buildings.

Most health out of any troop (including its spawned troops), one of these (along with a decent army comp) can 3 star a base high up in crystal, master, and even champions. Not to mention, used by pretty much all champions league players, aka the guys that are the best at attacking/defending. Coincidence? I tink not.

At high levels you simply can't do without Golems! Use them with Healers to protect the Queen, King and wizards/archers and you'll get at least 2 stars! They really can take a lot of damage, protect your heroes from X-bow and tesla towers fire, while they and the other troops wipe out the base.

Golem's are my favourite troop because they can be a huge tank and he is very reliable for an army to soak up damage and let the others do some damage.

6 Giant

Now that they have level 7 in the new update they are now better than golems for 5 good reasons.
1. They are SO much cheaper than golems.
2. You can hold a lot more of them so you can distract multiple places at once distracting defenseless for your wizzards.
3. they do damage. Again the golems have so much health (correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they have 4800 at max level) and they do no damage and attack WAY to slow. How ever giants do damage. In my clan our top guy was kind enough to give me maxed out giants, and they 3 shoot a level 3 mortar! I would not have won that battle with out them.
4. They dominate in bronze. If you get 5 giants with 20 archers on a bronze base you win basically. In our last clan war our bottom guy 3 stared their 23/25 guy with level 1 troops. Insane right?
5. they surprisingly work without any help. If you have seen MasterOVs all giant raid video he 3 stared a base with ease. Also I feel like I have to mention that in his all wizard ...more

Giants are GREAT for town hall 6 and below. But in town hall 7 you get the barbarian king. And then the golem in town hall 8. suddenly, the demand for a giant does down. More golems and hog riders are used. More gowiwies and gowipes. No more giant healer archer or giant barbarian. This makes me miss the old town hall levels were the weaker troops could bring you far distances and levels you dream for ahead.

Giants are great because there cheap and they don't take that long to train there even better paired with wizards I would advise you use them if your a farmer but they still work great even if your not a farmer. there a bit slow but also paired with rage there not to bad they can help get past some tough spots.

Giants are extremely slow and die before destroying all defenses. Half giants die before destroying level 4 walls. But Giants are still important because before unlocking dark elixir troops if they die the game is lost.

7 Hog Rider

The hog riders are so good for funneling. If they couldn't jump over walls unless you use a jump spell, I would probably have not gone to crystal league as a th7.

Hog Riders are the best! I don't have them yet but have seen them in battle, and I think they are the dragons of the lower level bases! My friends brag about all Hog Rider three star attacks. Dragons are great for higher level bases, and Hog Riders for lower ones! Love these guys, and really want them!

My favorite troop in the game...It's so awesome cause if u distract the defences with sumthin like gia ts...and u secretly place these hoggies...BOOM...They jump over walls and have so much damage dealing power...In my clan war I usually use Giant Wizard Healer technique.?..And in my clan castle I take 4 hogs...4 hogs to gether in 1 hit a defense gone...Has to be in the top 3 awesome troops...

This troop should be 1#! They're fast, they have a high DPS, THEY JUMP OVER WALLS, they have a reasonable amount of hit points, they target defences and have low training speed! The only thing that can stop these beasts are giant bombs and inferno towers!

8 Archer

Archers are very effective when in a group they can shoot from a distance so they aren't always the center of attention. But they have low health so they die easily and their damage per second is low. They are quick though. Just watch out for mortars with these guys.

The best troop in my opinion! You can drop 220 of them on a th9 and get a lot of loot without loosing trophies. Will almost always score a 50% damage using them. Combine with 8 earthquake spells and you can raid deep into a base and its storages using only archers

Archer should be up with the wizard. Pretty much every ATTACK strategy includes archers.'Archers are very very good and should be in at least the top 10

Their so cool but they die easier then barbs, but their fast. I like them so much because in the Virtual Reality thing, the archers voice is UBER COOL!

9 Balloon

I remember, back in the old town hall days. I was so exited for balloons! I absolutely couldn't wait, because I also though wall breakers were really cool. No 'suicidal' wall breakers? Wow! :) I couldn't hope for better! So than I asked for more in my clan castle and I got easy three stars. And then I got them bringing the 3 star demand up and up. But suddenly, when we had to destroy more buildings, and the air sweeper came up in my town hall 7 base, I couldn't do as much as I wanted. Now they are really expensive to use and only go after the load of defences. Since their are a lot of air traps, they get down easily. I liked that first day my clan mate gave me a ballon...

Dragoons, and balloonions are my favorite troop combo, in all balloons are the most imp factor, they do and give heavy damage, without balloons dragons will wander, and taken down by air defences and also the minions are too fragile to get exposed, so in all ways it's the best troop of this game... Also the most favourite.

Balloon is good to take out defences because of its high damage. Although it has low life, lavahounds can distract most defences. In my opinion, though, dragon and pekka aren't that good. They have almost no brain

Level 6 ballons have the 2nd highest per hit damage of any troop 624~ (2nd to Pekka 950~) with this in mind a swarm of 20-30 ballons can make short work of most bases. Not including if you have max level rage and healing spells. only downfall would be there relatively low hp, when facing a splash tower it's almost required that you have some form of healing. Plus I mean look at them. There flying death hot air ballons. To kool.

10 Witch

Witches are great I don't think she should be #8 she stays a bit behind the other troops she is amazing not to mention she can bring back troops from the dead to help attack.

The new level 3 witch kicks some serious butt! Keep them away from defenses and they summon an amazing army of skeletons, each skeleton about as good as a barb.

How is the witch lower than barbs and archers? As long as she's kept a little away from the battle, she's a boss! And why's the giant at 10?

The witch is in my opinion the best troop because she spawns skeletons AND attacks at the same time, which makes her rather overpowered.

The Contenders
11 Barbarian

In my opinion strength in numbers is key. What I do is spawn in 5-10 giants to draw the defenses fire then I spawn in about 50 barbs and let them tear it apart. Usually by the time the giants are dead the barbs have finished trashing the place and dominate the renaming defenses.
Their only downfall is that if the mortars and wizard towers don't get taken down quickly you are so screwed if you only have Barbs. which is why it is always handy to have a healer or two handy. If things still are not working for you get a lightning spell and healing spell into the battle.
I could go on for about 50 more reasons why this troop is the best. Also don't dislike this comment because I put barbs instead of Barbarians.

Barbarian are very good troops they have the most damage in tier 1 group troops and they take only 1 housing space they do quite good amount of damage and goes will with king under ability,their only major weakness is splash damage although that doesn't matters much they can easily overwhelm any point defense and are good for farming and cleanup as they are extremely cheap!

Who compiled this list? If I wanted to 100% a base with an army of 240 level 6 barbarians; I would have to drop about 1500 cups to find a level 6 town hall, attack it with the barbarians and maybe, just maybe I would 100% destroy that base.
This is stupid top 10 list because everyone will have a different opinion.

Barbarians are better than archers they have more health and are more powerful. They work great together in groups like 15 barbs after the same thing destroys it pretty quickly. Mortars can get these guys though so beware of putting them in groups sometimes.

12 Lava Hound

My clan often puts these guys in war cc for 2 reasons: 1.they can survive a double poison spell drop. 2. They have a ton of health and split into pups, taking up to a whole minute out of the attack while killing it. And they r a huge help to balloonians because they target air defenses and distract them from the balloons, allowing them to come take out the air defense. There's a strategy called a lavaloonian u know.

I don't have these guys yet but most people don't request u have that to join a clan. Nobody asks for them when requesting for troops and no one puts them in the war cc. I'm guessing they aren't that great.

Come on these should be in the actual list they are beast air tanks and great with balloons

I love how it goes to the air defense to tank other air troops like Balloons and Dragons

13 Archer Queen

Queen with a few healers can clear so much of the base and help so much in directing troops. Bowlers are the best, but they aren't on here, so I went with the queen because she is so important to a bowler healer army and healers aren't useful throughout many town hall levels. Dragons in mass are good but can be a little unreliable, PEKKA's even more so even when used in a gowipe or something. However the queen has the invisibility ability helping her get out of the tight spaces she gets herself into. Furthermore, she is useful in any army composition either to direct troops or clean up.

Is god of range and can summon a crap ton of archers to do massive damage while u have meaty pekka up in the front. Just OP for every situation

How come the Archer Queen is not on the top 3? At high levels/high leagues she's the key to 3-starred bases. Always protect your Queen with Golems, Healers and Healing/Rage spells and she'll be unstoppable.
Sure, keep attacking with dragons (hehehe), my Queen loves to hunt them down and I certainly enjoy watching her hunting while protecting my base and increasing my trophies! Hehehehe

She does a lot of damage but her health is lower than a barb king. I'm not sure which one is better. I just know she costs more than a barb king but both can defend your base. And her upgrade to send out archers while she cools down is cool.

14 Wall Breaker

Extremley underrated. Wall breakers r 1 of the best troops in the game. If wallcbreakers weren't in the game, wall would have to have WAY lower health or else the defenses would kill all the troops. And, they are ESSENTIAL in a GOWIPE.

Wall breakers are great they can break walls so the troops like giants can cross to go after defenses.

Good For Blasting Through Walls for ground troops like giant and barbarian and they do it with a BANG!

For me they sometimes die before they even do any damage, even when I tank for it. They should give wallbreakers way more health.

15 Goblin

They should make goblins smarter. Since they are the fastest troops, they can run away from any clan castle troop.

Goblins are awesome! Best for loot! There favourite targets are Resources, Town hall and clan castle

Great for loot raids but that's about it. They wont do well for u if u are trying to trophy raid.

Goblins suck they have little health and will run to any resources no matter what. oh a wiz tower is killing me better go get those resources and completly ingnore it

16 Healer

Healers are the best especially when you are in a low town hall and a friend donates one to u they are awesome I personally love the giant healer strategy!

Can be used as an exemption of healing spell only good with tier 3 ground troops,can be intensively used in queen walk but latest update makes them trigger traps and they are now weaker!

Come on healers are raid savers. Look at my story on the archer queen and you'll de what I mean.

Hearlers are good working with giants maybe 2 or 3 of them would be useful on high defense bases

17 Barbarian King

The Barbarian King is an essential staple for any TH7+ base. At my particular level, late TH7, the barbarian king is essential, becuase you can push it all the way to its iron fist ability without even going to TH8. Its amazing for occupying defenses, its damage runs circles around a group of giants attacking, and when combined with healers, is near immortal. As another comment said, the Barbarian King sybolizes progress and strength to the vast community of TH7's which, lets admit, is probably one of the more populated groups. I myself measure the skill of a TH7 base by the Barbarian King, a lot of the time. In addition to this, the Barbarian King's robustness surpasses that of the Archer Queen, and at the same time possesses more health. Lastly, the progress a Barbarian King can go through over the course of a player's career strengthens in drastically, as the maximum level for one is 45. This means domination for anyone that keeps its level high relative to their town hall. In ...more

Well, every town hall 7 just can't WAIT to get their first hero. The barbarian king. The barbarian king is important because it shows a symbol of accomplishment of how far you have got to be here. And I also can symbolise the hard work you took getting and saving the dark elixir for something that precious! You'll never feel alone in your village and the other raiders would fear upon you in all kinds of attacks! And with your handy king, you can take damage more than a giant, and use the rest of the troops for back up. The amazing-spectacular part is - that you don't have to get more! #NotAnAdd

The barbarian King is the strongest of them all! It has huge heath and huge damage! Bar king can take down all ground troops like archer quen and pekka! The first hero and the ruler of our village!

Its really very good, everyone is excited to get their first hero and BK is just awesome it can tank your cleanup troops wherever he goes and he is also good at breaking through walls when is ability is used,he rocks!

18 Minion

The mass minion strategy is so good for the goblin maps. With lv2 minions, I wrecked the goblin map called Rolling Terror in less than a minute.

I understand minions may not be the most useful troop in the game but balloonion strategy is such a good pushing and farming attack at th7 and 8 that they deserve to be top 12 at least. Or AT LEAST higher than goblins!

I love this troop I use minions whenever a troop comes out off cc which cannot target air troops always good to have a handful of them can easily kill giants valkryie and other ground troops they do awesome damage,they should not be at No. 15

Balloonions are epic when balloons take the damage minions destroy everything as long as their numbers are high.

19 Bowler

Throws huge boulders between buildings and causes double destruction.

These troops are awesome for taking out buildings behind buildings

Bowlers are amazingly great a bowler and valkires and healer raid is amazing!

A lot of them with heal spells and you will get stars

20 Baby Dragon

Yes! As I'm writing this, the baby dragon and the miner have just come out 3 days ago. Everyone was hoping supercell added troops to clash of clans from clash royale, and they finally did. The only weird thing is that the baby dragon requires a higher leveled barracks than the dragon. I don't know about you, but in war, I'd rather have an adult on my side than a baby.

I don't use Baby Dragons but they are very good cc troops especially for players below level 6 townhall because it can kill some archers and wizards very fast

If you can circle a base with baby dragons they get raged and do more damage

Oh come on how is this lower then the fake troops I love these guys

21 Miner

The miner is invincible underground and using all 144 slots (max base) you can 1 hit everything in under one second, this leaves them up for less then one second meaning 1 shot or less will be shot at them. They are too overpowered.

The miner is highly OP, specially maxed out one. It can take down some seriously good bases and is very helpful in clan wars. I mean literally, if you spawn them anywhere and use some spells, you get 2-3 stars every time. I don't know why it's so low in ranking.

Miners are super op, and you can actually just spam 'em all in one place and they'll almost always get 2star, sometimes even 3stars.

Good at taking out barbs and archer queen on defense especially when archer queen behind a wall.

22 Grand Warden

How is the Grand Warden lower than FAKE troops?! I mean, he's not all that great, but that's why he's used for support rather than power like the Archer Queen or Barbarian King. Hopefully over time this list will clean up.

His supporting to other troops is amazing and he can save your pekka, for example, from a single target inferno with his ability.

They are less powerful than other heroes but heal crazily fast

Grand Warden should be way higher on the list they dominate