Clash of Clans Balloon attack is a entertaining strategy that works with low trophys aswell as 2400+ trophies. We will look at some key points to be aware of while using this strategy sucsessfully. The setup itself can be used at low and high trophy level. But the levels of your balloons might set a limit of your possibilities in the higher leauges. If you like air-attacks, you should check out our Dragon Attack aswell.
The balloons takes 5 housing spaces and 8 minutes to train. With 4 barracks training balloons only, it will take 25 minutes to fill 200 housing spaces (level 6 army camps). If you boost your barracks it will go 4 times faster and the troops will be ready every 6 min 15 sec.
An important fact everyone that consider to use the balloons should know, is that their favourite target is defenses. That’s equal to giants, which also favourite defense buildings. This means that these units will destroy defense buildings before touching the other buildings.
If you ever used the balloons you also probably noticed that their movement is very slow. Their movement speed is set to 10, while giants have 12. With this in mind, you have to be aware of the battle time. Their prioritized attack order and their slow movement speed is important to have in mind while your using this balloon attack strategy.
When your attacking with ground troops, you simply ignore the air defense buildings as they don’t do damage to these units. But when your attacking with balloons you have to change that foucs. Your main priority should be to take out these air defenses as fast as possible. The air defense buildings usually shoot down the balloons in 2-3 hits, and they shoot quite often! With this in mind you should aim for bases with exposed air defense buildings.
You should also try to baith out their clan castle defenders. Many people have arches inside these buildings, which also attack air units. This also include their Arch Queen, which has ranged attack. But on the other hand you do not need to mind the King as he’s not able to touch air units.
Some people likes to use the balloon strategy mixed with other units. An example of this could be sending in a dragon in front to take the damage from air defenses, while your balloons slay it down in no time. The negative thing about is that it takes alot longer to train the dragons. It is also smart to bring some units that are fast, to destroy all buildings after the defensive buildings have been taken down. I would suggest you to check out the Balloon and Minion strategy, which is a very strong.
What most people do when their attacking with this strategy is either to split up in groups and take out the air defense in diffirent places in the base. Or, you can send in all the units at once, as close as possible to the defensive buildings. I’ve added a video at the end of this article to show you some examples of this strategy.
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