Mass Dragons - Attack Strategy

In this attack strategy you will mainly use dragons as main destructive force! This attack is great especially for low-level Town Halls!

Mass Dragons - Attack Strategy
KEY POINT:

For th7+th8, check the end of this reply for two videos with successful 100% attacks using the given army compositions from below. The two videos are available for you to watch, and also there is a full description of the attacks below the videos.

Characterization:

This attack strategy is characterized mainly by brute force and often considered as simple and trivial. However, you need to do more than spamming your dragons in a single spot if you want to achieve the best out of this army composition.

Town Hall 7 Town hall 8 Town hall 9 Town Hall 10
Army Troops 10 dragons 8 dragons+8 balloons 11 dragons 12 dragons
Clan Castle Troops 4 balloons 5 balloons 1 dragon+2 balloons 1 dragon+3 balloons
Spells 3 lightning spells 3 lightning + 1 poison 2 rage + 2 healing + 1 poison 3 rage + 2 freeze spells + 1 poison
Heroes King King King+Queen King+Queen
Destruction Targets 100% (3stars) 100% (3stars) 50% (2stars) 50% (2stars)
  • Note (Regarding Dark Spell Factory Spells): The dragons are units which move a lot around the base and barely stay in place. They can easily change target and move from their original spot, therefore I do not suggest using Haste Spells for them. My only suggestion for dark spells is to use the Poison Spell for the CC.
  • Note2: The percentages shown in the table above assume the opponent have a decent arrangements and level of the air defence units. If there is an air defence missing or they are not well upgraded for the specific TH level, then the percentages may expand and you may aim for more than the
  • Note3: Depending on the opponent's base, for TH7 and TH8 you may remove one dragon and exchange it for more 4 balloons.
  • Note4: The information given above represent my own experience with dragons over all Town hall Levels. I am currently sitting at TH10 and experienced using dragons across all 4 given TH levels.

How to attack

Town Hall 7 + Town Hall 8 - Aiming for 100% attacks
  1. The first thing you need to take into consideration before deploying your dragons into battle is to decide where you will attack from. Usually in a mass dragon attack, you will need to decide a whole line where you will attack, a line which needs proper preparations for the dragons to achieve their target, the centre of the base. You can do this by deploying your hero+1 dragon/2 dragons. After you decided the side you will attack from, deploy your hero, in one edge of the line, the other edge being covered by a dragon. By doing this, you will leave some buildings in the middle, but will secure the path for the dragons to the central area.

In the example above, two dragons were deployed to form a path for the rest of the army into the central core. If you do this successfully then your second star is assured.

  1. After you made a clear path for the dragons to the middle, it is up for your spells and CC to get into action. Case A: If you chose to bring rage+healing spells, then you will deploy your CC troops(balloons) from behind your army of dragons. This will assure that the balloons will get in the centre up until the deepest air defence structure. Using the help of the spells too, you should have no trouble getting to the other side of the base and successfully defeat your opponent. Case B: If you bring lightning spells, then you will use them against the air defence which is the farthest unit from the point you decided to deploy your dragons. After you used your lightning spells, you will deploy the CC troops (balloons) following 2-4 balloons of yours against another air defence unit which is closest to the side. (see the videos at the end for an example) Note: See the end of this reply for two videos using the Case B technique successfully.

  2. After you finished step 2, there is nothing else you can do than watch how the attack goes. One thing which could be left here is if you did not deploy your king yet, you can deploy it later in the attack near an Archer Tower to allow the dragons continue without being hurt. By doing this, the King will distract an Archer Tower so that it won't ruin the attack.

Town Hall 9 + Town Hall 10 - Aiming for 50% attacks
  1. The first thing you need to take into consideration before deploying your dragons into battle is to decide where you will attack from. Usually in a mass dragon attack, you will need to decide a whole line where you will attack, a line which needs proper preparations for the dragons to achieve their target, the centre of the base. You can do this by deploying your heroes/2 dragons. After you decided the side you will attack from, deploy your heroes, one in each edge of the line. By doing this, you will leave some buildings in the middle, but will secure the path for the dragons to the central area.

In the example above, two dragons were deployed to form a path for the rest of the army into the central core. If you do this successfully then your second star is assured.

  1. After you cleared the path for the dragons to the central core, you can start to deploy all your dragons in the middle of the line you picked, followed by the CC troops (dragon+balloon). Once you did this, you can drop one rage spell right at the first set of walls, followed by a healing spell in front of it.

  2. After you finished with step 2, all is left is to drop the second rage and the healing spell for the dragons that managed to get into the central core, to assure the destruction of the TH.

How to deal with the CC troops

There are two options which you can choose from related to dealing with the CC troops.

  1. Ignore them. The dragons, with their splash damage, can deal with the CC troops quite easily.
  2. Deal with them by using one of your heroes or 2-3 balloons to drag them out. After you dragged them out of the CC, you can deploy a dragon at the side and then the rest to support the first one. SUGGESTION: If you are using Lightning spells as your main spell composition (th7+th8), then you might want to lure the CC troops in a way so that when you drop your Lightning Spells onto the Air Defence, the spells will destroy both the air defence and the troops. See the VIDEOS at the end of this reply for this technique.
  3. BEST: Use the poison spell to kill the CC. Always predict the path of the CC troops and place the Poison spell in front of them, predicting where they will stop!
VIDEOS: Detailed technique for TH7 + TH8 Dragon attacks:

The army composition used in both the videos is as follows: -8 dragons(level 3) -8 balloons(level 5) -Barbarian King(level 7) -CC troops - 5 balloons(level 6) -3 lightning spells (level 5)

VIDEO 1

Analysis of the video 1:

  1. 3 balloons are deployed to drag the CC troops out of the castle. The Balloons are dropped against an Air Defence to minimize the amount of defences against dragons while also dealing with the CC troops. (minute 00:10)
  2. King is deployed in the other corner of the map to make the CC troops walk over an Air Defence. (minute 00:23) Note: you need to pick this Air Defence in time, don't try to decide which to choose when you are already attacking
  3. Patiently wait until the troops are close to the Air Defence, then when they reached the target - drop all 3 lightning spells in one time. (minute 00:27) Note: do not wait until the troops are already on the Air defence, because there is a channelling time for the Lightning spell until it starts to zap the area.
  4. While the CC troops and the defences are busy with the King, deploy one more Balloon to the Archer Tower which is distracted.(minute 00:32). If you will pay attention to this balloon in this video, it will achieve its goal and will destroy the Archer Tower from the top. Note: A level 5 balloon will need 2 successful hits to destroy an Archer Tower.
  5. With the remaining two air defences, decide which one will be destroyed by dragons and which one by the CC balloons. I picked the bottom one to be destroyed by dragons, so I started to deploy some at the bottom of the map. (minute 00:37)
  6. Deploy the CC balloons against the other Air Defence. The maximum amount of buildings they can get past until reaching the air defence is 1! If the balloons need to deal with 2 defences until reaching the Air Defence, then 5 maxed balloons won't be enough to reach the target. (minute 00:46)
  7. Finish deploying the rest of the dragons against the air defence which you picked. (minute 01:00)
  8. The CC balloons finished clearing their Air Defence. (minute 01:05)
  9. The dragons finished clearing their Air Defence. (minute 01:13)
  10. Deploy the rest of the balloons nice and slow 1 by 1 or 2 by 2 against the remaining defences against air troops. (minute 01:15) Note: In this step you will ONLY deploy the balloon(s) when the Archer Tower/Tesla started to target a Dragon. By doing this you assure the balloons will reach their target.
  11. A tesla popped up near the Air Defence. DANGER for the balloons! Deploy one more balloon against the Tesla. (minute 01:20) Note: in this step I did a mistake myself by deploying this balloon too far away from the base. This was a wasted balloon which did not reach its target.
  12. Dropped the last balloon against the last Air Defence.. TOO SOON. There was no dragon to tank the attacks of the Archer Tower and as a result, the balloon was wasted. DO NOT deploy the balloon unless there is a dragon tanking the attacks. Adrenaline of the attack Aye.
  13. Every troop has been deployed so now only watch how the attack goes. With 4 dragons left there were no chances that a single Archer Tower and a Wizard Tower could ruin the attack. Now is the time to breath normally again, the attack is done. WELL DONE!
VIDEO 2

Analysis of the video 2:

  1. 3 balloons are deployed to drag the CC troops out of the castle. The Balloons are dropped against an Air Defence to minimize the amount of defences against dragons while also dealing with the CC troops. (minute 00:08) - SAME TECHNIQUE AS IN VIDEO 1
  2. King is deployed in the other side of the map to make the CC troops walk over an Air Defence. In this attack the king was deployed ALREADY against an Archer Tower, so no balloons needed on this side (minute 00:22) Note: you need to pick this Air Defence in time, don't try to decide which to choose when you are already attacking
  3. Patiently wait until the troops are close to the Air Defence, then when they reached the target - drop all 3 lightning spells in one time. (minute 00:25) Note: do not wait until the troops are already on the Air defence, because there is a channelling time for the Lightning spell until it starts to zap the area.
  4. Deploy few dragons against the anti air units close to the king WHILE they are distracted by the king. These dragons NEED to be deployed in the corner where an Air defence is situated. This air defence will be the one destroyed by the dragons. (minute 00:34)
  5. Drop 2 balloons FIRST against the cannon from the outside, and the rest of the balloons will be dropped after it is destroyed. If you wouldn't do this, in this video example, the mass of balloons might end up going after the Wizard Tower and so avoid the Air Defence which they are supposed to destroy. (minute 00:38) Note: In this situation, one balloon wouldn't have been enough against the cannon level 10. KNOW YOUR OPPONENTS!
  6. Deploy the CC with balloons and few of yours against the Archer Tower. Now since the cannon is gone, by deploying the dragons in the spot they were deployed, there was no doubt they would go for the Archer Tower. After the Archer Tower, you need to bet which target they will go after, since both are close. (minute 01:00)
  7. Deploy more dragons against the air defence they are supposed to destroy. (minute 01:03)
  8. Dragons finished their Air Defence! Wohoo. (minute 01:14)
  9. Balloons finished their Air Defence! x2 Wohoo! (minute 01:17)
  10. Deploy the last dragon and last balloon against the farthest Air Defence left. First the dragon to tank the attacks for the balloon. (minute 01:18)
  11. All the troops are deployed. Now take your coffee and enjoy the attack! WELL DONE!

This is all the information for the Mass Dragons attack! Thanks.

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