When finding opponents, there are a few things you want to take into account before you start dropping troops. First, look at their Town Hall level – if it’s far lower than yours, you’ll be getting a smaller cut of the spoils. You’ll get to see exactly how many resources are available for plundering. At the very least, you want to be able to earn back the resources you spend on troops. If resources are all you’re after, it’s often more profitable to send in a handful of goblins and ultimately lose the battle than win a full-blown assault that costs a lot of resources.
Remember that you have no direct control over your troops. Know what the unit’s favorite targets are and deploy accordingly. Barbarians will run head-first at the nearest building, which isn’t great news if there’s a well-defended mortar just a little further in. Send the wall breakers and giants in to open new avenues of attack. Smart players will create bases that funnel troops right into areas with a ton of traps, which can blunt your offensive very quickly.
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