Clash Of Clans Mortar: A Strategy Guide On How To Use

In this article you can found complete information about Mortar and its levels in clash of clan which Make an Impact on Your Clan.

                                       Clash Of Clans Mortar

The Mortar can mow down hordes of enemies by the splash damage from its shell. Don’t let enemies get too close to it.

Clash Of Clans Different Levels Mortar

Summary of what a mortar can do

  • Mortars are the player’s heavy defenses. Whenever an enemy comes into range, it blasts out an explosive shell with a low frequency “ping”.
  • Mortars shoot long-range explosive shells every 5 seconds which deal devastating splash damage to every unit within a small radius of the impact point. Their splash damage, combined with their long range, make them deadly weapons against large groups of weaker enemies such as Barbarians, Archers, or Goblins.
  • A Mortar’s major disadvantages are its inability to attack troops within 4 tiles, its low rate of fire and low DPS which makes them less effective against high-health troops.
  • Due to the fact that the Mortar’s shell takes a while to reach its target (over a second at maximum range), fast troops like Goblins can easily dodge its attack if they are moving when the Mortar fires.
  • Mortars cannot target air troops.

Defensive Strategy

  • Mortars should generally be placed towards the center of your base, preferably behind at least one set of Walls. Its long range allows the Mortar to attack from far behind other structures.
  • Since the Mortar deals heavy splash damage, it can quite rapidly eliminate attacking troops.
  • It is smart to form a triangle or square with your Mortars near the center of your base, as this allows multiple Mortars to attack the same area.
  • At each level, the Mortar can kill a same-level Archer in a single shot. i.e. A level 1 mortar can one-shot level 1 Archers, level 2 can one-shot level 2 Archers, etc.
  • Putting a Mortar and Wizard Tower together makes a smart pair, because the Mortar covers a large area while the Wizard Tower helps protect the Mortar from mass air troops and covers the Mortar’s blind spot.
  • It is a good idea to place Mortars near each other, without putting them in the same wall pocket (if possible). When more than one Mortars’ range overlaps, it creates a kill-zone where almost no ground troops can survive.
  • Take care when upgrading, as many players use this as a chance to attack. For this reason it is a good idea to only upgrade one Mortar at a time. However, upgrading all of them at once is also viable, as it gets the upgrades out of the way quickly, leaving you more time to benefit from all Mortars being online and maxed out at your current Town Hall level.
  • A good strategy placement against all types of attacks is putting your mortar by a Wizard Tower and an Air Defense with a storage. The storage acts as a damage sponge, while the defenses will take out hordes of troops.

Offensive Strategy

  • The Mortar’s blind spot, low rate of fire, and inability to target air troops makes them vulnerable to a wide variety of different attacks. Fast melee troops such as Barbarians or Goblins (after all resource structures are destroyed) can rush to the Mortar and quickly enter its blind spot. Unfortunately,Archers will always stop and begin firing at a Mortar before they enter its blind spot, so pairing them with a meat shield is ideal.
  • The Mortar’s relatively low hit points makes it very vulnerable to Giants and Lightning Spells. It takes only a pair of appropriately-leveled Lightning Spells to take out any Mortar.
  • Their inability to target air troops makes Mortars easy pickings for Balloons, Dragons and Minions if they are not covered by Air Defenses.
  • When deploying troops, try to avoid deploying low hit point ground troops in clumps. The Mortar does great splash damage unless a Healing Spell is in hand.

Upgrade Differences

  • Mortars undergo significant visual changes at levels 4, 6, 7 and 8.
    • When initially constructed, the Mortar consists of a solid black launcher tube with two half-disc gimbals on each side. It fires a gray stone shell.
    • The level 2 and 3 Mortars grow larger and sport an increasingly wider gold trim on the outer rim of the tube.
    • At level 4, the Mortar’s gimbals change to a bright golden color, and it sports a wider, pitted ring of gold trim. Its shell changes to a black stone.
    • At level 5, the Mortars gold rim reaches its greatest width.
    • At level 6, the Mortar’s tube turns entirely golden. Its shell becomes a golden fiery ball.
    • At level 7, the Mortar’s tube reverts to black with golden trim, but acquires a skull on each gimbals (which turn black as well) and bones and another skull on the ground in front of it.
    • At level 8, the Mortar’s color is metallic, and the inside of the tube becomes glowing with what appears to be lava. The golden fiery ball becomes noticeably larger. The gimbals of the mortar becomes larger in a somewhat trapezoid shape. Spikes appear on the ring around the top of the mortar, replacing the bones.


  • There is an Achievement called Mortar Mauler that is advanced when you destroy a certain number of Mortars in raids.
  • The Mortar’s low Damage per Second is due to its very slow firing speed: 1 shell per 5 seconds. Thus, multiplying its DPS by 5 will give you its damage per shot, which is the important stat for Mortars.
  • Every time a Mortar shell hits the ground, the screen shakes slightly.
  • The Mortar has the least hit points of all maximum-level Defensive Buildings.
  • The Mortar shell’s explosion is so powerful that it knocks back Tier 1 troops. If the troop gets knocked far enough away from its current target, it can even change targets to another, closer building.
  • The Mortar, along with Laboratory, are the two buildings which can only be upgraded once perTown Hall level: from Town Hall 3 to Town Hall 10.
  • The 2014 Halloween Update allowed players with Town Hall levels 8-10 to unlock another Mortar.
  • The Mortar is one of the three defensive buildings (along with the Cannon and X-Bow) that rotate themselves to aim at different targets, as the Air Defense is made of rockets, while the others are towers. These three face away from the Town Hall when the village is not under attack.

Icon Descriptions

Info Tapping this icon displays information about the Mortar, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type, Targets and Favorite Target.
Icon Upgrade Tapping this icon begins upgrading the Mortar to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Mortar is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Icon FinishNow Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of the displayed number of Gems.
Icon Cancel Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.


Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number Available 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 4


Level Damage per Second Damage per Shot Hit points Cost Gold Build Time Experience Gained XP Town Hall Level Required
1 4 20 400 8,000 8 hours 169 3
2 5 25 450 32,000 12 hours 207 4
3 6 30 500 120,000 1 day 293 5
4 7 35 550 400,000 2 days 415 6
5 8 40 600 800,000 4 days 587 7
6 9 45 650 1,600,000 5 days 657 8
7 11 55 700 3,200,000 7 days 777 9
8 13 65 750 6,400,000 10 days 929 10


Range Attack Speed Damage Type Unit Type Targeted
4-11 5s Splash – 1.5 tiles Ground