Utilizing and Protecting your Clan Castle

Clan Castles are undoubtedly one of the neatest things in Clash of Clans. It allows you to interact with other people in a game that’s otherwise not very social. You’re probably used to just attacking random people and trying to build up a base that can fend off people who try to attack you. Surprisingly, the game gets a little neater once you’re level three and can build a Clan Castle.

Finding a clan is easy. You can just look in the game itself, or take a peek online to find yourself a clan. You’ll want to find some people who like you in your clan and are willing to donate troops to you every so often so it’s worth it being in the clan. In this article we’re going to talk about how you can utilize your Clan Castle to the maximum efficiency and we’ll also talk about how you should protect your Clan Castle.

Let’s delve into the article!

Placing your Clan Castle

Placement of your Clan Castle is a huge deal later in the game, but as many people will tell you, it doesn’t matter a whole lot when you’re at a lower level. The reason for this is at a lower level (under six or seven), it’s really easy to just lure the troops in the Clan Castle to the outside of the base and out of your way so you can destroy your opponent’s Town Hall.

As you progress through the game, it’s a lot harder to just pull the troops from a Clan Castle out and away from a base as there’s so many buildings in the way. Especially if you have a maze design, your troops definitely won’t get lost. Don’t forget that your enemy has limited time, and can’t spend most of the game luring your troops out of your Clan Castle.

With all that in mind, earlier in the game it doesn’t really matter where you place your Clan Castle, and protecting it isn’t as important as your opponent will just be able to lure the troops out with a few Wall Breakers and Goblins. As your base gets bigger and you have more buildings, it’s time to start looking at the right place to set your Clan Castle down. Make sure to place it near the center of your base. The only building you should have more well-protected and hidden than your Clan Castle is your Town Hall (which should be located near your Clan Castle so your troops can protect it). This way your troops will never be lured out.

Town Hall 9

Keeping The Right Troops in your Clan Castle

Choosing the right troops for your Clan Castle is also very important. They’re what’s going to be left behind, protecting your Town Hall and trying to keep your opponent from stealing your precious trophies. In our opinion, the best troops to keep in a Clan Castle are Archers and Wizards. Archers are great because they can shoot enemies from afar and they can also shoot over walls, keeping enemies at bay for long periods of time. Wizards can deal tons of damage quickly and can decimate singular enemies nearly instantly.

If a few Wizards pop out of your Clan Castle, your opponent will surely be a little scared.
As long as you keep your Clan Castle full at all times, and place it at a good location, it should be very effective in keeping your base safe.

Protecting your Clan Castle isn’t super important at any level as long as you keep it towards the center of your base at higher levels. Anything at the center should be fairly safe from enemies, and if they’re penetrated that far through your forces, perhaps the Clan Castle will be able to fight off the last of them.

Basic defence strategy

Clan castles

The clan castle is undoubtedly the most important defense structure, but only when it is situated in a strategic location, which ideally should be at the center of your base. When enemy units are within its range, your own troops can bust out of it and counterattack them. By locating your clan castle outside of the base, the enemy can effortlessly draw out your units out of it and ultimately vanquish them. On the other hand, a centrally located castle forces the enemy units to take heavy damage from the units you’ve placed inside it. As well as your other defense structures while attempting to infiltrate your base.


Building walls is also an especially good clash of clans defense strategy that presents diverse benefits. In essence walls are utilized to fashion formidable barriers around your vital resources storage areas and defense structures. This obviously means that the enemy’s troops must first breach them to effectually access these places. To which end, wall placement happens to be extremely important in this game as the enemy units can be deployed just 2 empty spaces from any of these structures.

A large square wall leaves a lot of leeway at the center of your base, which the enemy will naturally exploit. 4-way intersection also allow the enemy to breakdown just the midpoint and easily infiltrate the areas within the wall.Ideally, you should build multiple walls around your resources storage points and defense structures. This forces the enemy to break through them, which gives your defense towers sufficient time to impede their onslaught.

Archer towers

The exact positioning of your archer towers can make or break your clash of clans defense strategy in ways you could never fathom. These structures deal single target damage, and while they may not offer more DPS than cannons, they have a much longer range. As well as possessing the capability of hitting both enemy ground and aerial units. You should hence spread them out around your base’s perimeter, and even pair them with cannons. Which ensures that the latter can’t be easily sniped by the enemy’s air troops.


These are very powerful defense structures that provide for the first source of splash damage in this game. While they may be a bit slow, they still fire high damage rounds that explode on impact, which can obliterate entire enemy units caught between the blast. Despite this, they are powerless against enemy troops that succeed to get in close proximity to them.

Consequently, an excellent clash of clans defense strategy is to place them within the base and build walls around them. You should also pair them with air defense towers to safeguard them from aerial attacks.

Air defense towers

These structures are primarily designed to fend off the enemy’s air units. They possess the highest DPS among all defense structures in this game. And they are particularly crucial in dealing with dragons and healers. You should spread them out within your base, which protects them and also enables them to cover a wide area of the base.

Inferno towers

Finally, inferno towers can be a key part of an effective clash of clans defense strategy, but only in advanced levels. They are powered by dark elixir, and enemy troops target by them cannot be healed. You should place at the heart of your base, which ensures they are the very last line of defense.