How to Quickly Clean Up A Base – Clash of Clan Strategy

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Most attacking compositions feature a part where troops have to clean up the leftover buildings, most of them not protected anymore because the kill squad/main attack already took down the surrounding defenses. I checked a lot of replays from my Clan lately, and there’ve been some very awful situations in there. Many run out of time before getting 1 Star or even 3 Stars, and these situations have been so preventable. The attacker all did make the same mistakes when cleaning up the bases. In this post, I want to share some tips about cleaning up bases right.

Why Cleaning Up of Base is so Essential, Clash of Clan Strategy

You have two big opponents in each attack – one is the defense the owner of the base set upto keep you out of it and the second one is time! The last one is cruel, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Unfortunately, the time runs out faster than you would think. Pulling and killing Clan Castle Troops, dealing with Heroes, doing the main attack and deploy your Spells, etc.

99 Percent Attack

In the end, you always have the same situation, a base with lots of leftover buildings and the need to get some more percentages for the first Star or cleaning all of them up in time to get 3 Stars.

Every Clasher in the world had close 3 Star attacks and also close 99% attacks – and in the end, there’s always the feeling that you could have done better. Let’s now check my three essential cleaning up tactics.

Different Methods of Clean Up a Base

Before I start, please mind that these tactics are not related to specific attacking compositions, almost all attacking strategies apply here.

Cleaning Defenseless Leftover Buildings

The easiest part are the most common part. Your primary attack left lots of buildings that are unprotected by defenses and will reward you easy percentage points on your attack.

Clean up Defenseless Base

Here’s where I see the same mistakes done again and again when watching replays from attacks, performed in Clan War, during attacks I see on my own base or shared replays from my clan mates. Most do only deploy some Wizards, Archers or Minions to clean those buildings up and are disappointed the time went by too fast or they aren’t able to clean everything up properly.

The most important things you have to mind:

Never Deploy Too Many Troops!

You want them to clean up, but don’t want to waste them. If you deploy more troops than necessary, you might see some problems later.

They could walk into a Trap that hasn’t been cleared before – losing 5 Wizards to a Giant Bomb can break your neck here.

Also, if you’re doing an attack that isn’t able to get all Defenses down, you might need some of them later for surgical cleaning (described later in this guide).

P.S.: Try NOT to USE CLAN CASTLE TROOPS for cleaning. They move out in a big bunch and conflict with pretty much everything I just told don’t wait too long!

Deploy the cleaning Troops (most likely Wizards, Minions, Archers…) as soon as the area is cleaned. Don’t wait until all defenses or your main attack is down. You simply lose time when doing this. Deploy one or two as soon as it is possible and go back to focus on the main attacking troops.

Funnel Clean up Troops During Attack

I understand this adds some extra stress to your attack; of course you already work hard enough to keep your Hero Abilities and Spells in focus, but try to simply make those extra two taps. It’s worth it in the end.

Don’t Don’t Don’t Do This When Defending Clan Castle Troops Are Still Out There!

Sometimes there are survivors from the Clan Castle. Depending what you have there you might consider taking them down before you start cleaning up. A Poison Spell is working great for that.

You don’t want to waste precious cleaning troops for defending Clan Castle Troops.

Cleaning of Heroes

Heroes work great for cleaning up, at least the Barbarian King and the Archer Queen. The Barbarian King is able to take a couple of buildings down while he tanks away damage from defenses and the Archer Queen can snipe over Walls.

Use them wisely, especially if there is a defending Hero left. It’s hard to tell you all about it within this guide, but you need to focus with your Heroes on

  • either getting the Town Hall (if possible)
  • make them clean up in an area where defenses are left

Cleaning Heroes

Surgical Cleaning of Base

Most of the times you’re not that lucky to have a defenseless village in front of you and you need to squeeze some extra percentages. This is when you need to be very careful what you’re doing!

Check out how many defenses protect the buildings you need to take out. In my example it’s only a single Archer Tower:

Surgical Cleaning

The Archer Tower can only target one target at a time, so be sure to deploy enough troops to get that very building down. In this case, that’s 6-7 Minions.

If there are more buildings inside the radius, you need to bring down, deploy some additional troop next to the other buildings at the very same time. This needs some experience and feeling that makes a difference between 1 Star and no Star a lot of times!

Surgical Cleaning Archer Tower


Their are different Clash of Clan Strategy to cleaning up can work. If you see a lot of 40-something attacks or run out of time a lot during Clan War, you have to take action and improve the cleaning up. Start cleaning up when the main attack still runs and know where you can clean up is the most essential to learn in order to get more victories.

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