Air Defense Guide

Without Air Defenses, you can’t stop any air attacks. That’s all you need to remember about this awesome defensive building.

Air Defense in Clash of Clans

Air Defense Summary

  • The Air Defense can only attack air units and one troop at a time.
  • The Air Defenses deal the highest damage on air unit, they are born to kill air troops.
  • You can unlock Air Defense at Town Hall 4.

Air Defense and related numbers

Town Hall12345678910
Number of AD0001112344
RangeAttack SpeedDamage TypeUnit Type Targeted
101sSingle TargetAir
AD LevelDamage/SecondHPCost Gold
Build TimeTown Hall
180800225005 hours4
2110850900001 day4
31409002700003 days5
41609505400005 days6
5190100010800006 days7
6230105021600008 days8
72801110432000010 days9
83201170756000012 days10

Air Defense & Strategies

Defensive Strategies

  • The Air Defense has a perfect attack range and excellent damage, try to place them to protect the whole base. Triangle with 3 ADs and diamond with 4 ADS are perfect common Air Defense placements.
  • Lava Hounds love Air Defenses, they will not change the targets until your Air Defenses are all out. Don’t place too many Wizard Towers next to your Air Defenses or they will be locked with those high HP Lava Hounds. Wizard Towers is for clearing Balloons. Make sure there is a single-target Inferno Tower in the battle for protecting your ADs.
  • If the attackers bring air troops, they will want to remove your Air Defenses as soon as possible. Try to protect your Air Defenses well because they are your key defenses. Don’t place them at the first layer otherwise attacker can take them down easily.
  • You can see a lot of base designs with perfect AD placements in the Base Designs section.

Attack Strategies

  • Always destroy Air Defenses first If you want to use air attack. Deploy Giants to take down AD first If you want to use Healer.
  • Use 4-5 Balloons as a squad can take down an Air Defense easily If it is close enough.
  • If you want to use mass Dragons to attack, you can bring 3 Lightning Spells to take down 1 AD. You can read more about this at: Mass Dragon Attack.

Do you have any ideas to deal with the Air Defenses?

  • Fulioso skys

    Can someone help me 3 stars this base with this?

    • Will Potter

      Dragons + Balloons CC + 3 Lightning Spells.

      • ClutchNorris

        all the air d are in the middle ring.. should be easy. id use 2 rage and 1 heal to efficently get them to the middle and destroy the air d. you should wait for the drags to be targeted by the air d and immediately drop the cc loons behind them so they rush past the drags and take out the air d. 🙂 yw

        • Will Potter

          Great idea!