Firstly, I have to say I’m not the kind of person who spends hundreds of pounds on gems, my dad lets me get the cheapest choice once a month (he also plays Clash of Clans). Then I wondered what would be the best way to use the gems. I searched on the internet and found a great website, VK’s Journey in Clash of Clans. It has all the stats of how to best use gems and showed how some uses of gems seem better at first but are actually a big loss compared to others. It shows that boosting barracks isn’t as good as just skipping training as you have to still wait for boosting, also, boosting mines and collectors is a huge amount worse than buying gold and elixir. It actually takes 6 hours and it doesn’t get as much resources.
Making your Base
To make your base you should think about some things:
- Are you going for resources or trophies,
- What level are the people who attack you,
- How much gold and elixir have you got,
- How much gold and elixir do you want before your next upgrade (in other words, what are you saving it for)
Personally, I don’t care about trophies but I need lots of resources, I am going for hogriders (which cost 1.5 million elixir) and I need to use gold for upgrading my defences. You need to keep only defences, resources and your clan castle (depending on how much your clan donates) in your wall if you are farming (not caring about trophies and leaving your town hall outside). If you are not farming you also need your town hall inside the wall. This will mean you won’t lose too many trophies. As you can see my town hall is outside and my resource stores are very well walled in with lots of defences around them. Now I should be able to increase my elixir to 1.5 million quite easily.