Master league is the sweetest place for farming Dark Elixir because of its sweet loot bonus and it is not really hard to reach the Master leagues within couples of days. You can get 560 Dark Elixir for every win match at Master III, it is 740 Dark Elixir at Master II and 920 at Master I.
There are plenty of attack strategies you can use for farming at Master but If you are looking for an effective and efficient strategy, I’d like to recommend using Barch. If you just focus on the win bonus, it is not hard to clutch a 50% win with Barch and Lightning Spells.
Sweet bonus at Master leagues:
2,600 – 2,799
2,800 – 2,999
3,000 – 3,199
Barch Army Composition
Set 3 Barracks for training only and 1 Barrack for training only . You can bring some Minions as well (optional) for removing unprotected buildings at the end of the raid.
With Spells, 3x + 1x +1x is a good pack for you. If you are at Town Hall 8, just bring and !
Because you can earn up to 230 Gems every month, boosting your Barracks, Heroes and Spell Factory is always worth it. If you don’t boost your Barracks, you have to wait dozens of minutes to be ready for the next raid. Always boost If you have about 1 free hour to play.
How to attack with Barch
Try to find a base with a large number of buildings outside for an easy 50% win and use your Lightning Spells when you are in need of getting some last percents. It is not really hard to destroy couples of buildings with 2-3 Lightning Spells. You can see how actually lightnings work at this guide for more details. Only use and If you can’t get 50%.
The table below shows you how many buildings you need to destroy to have a 50% win. After couples of days farming with Barch, you will know If you can win or not immediately by observing the number of buildings.
Number of Buildings For 50%
Other buildings + 5 builder huts
With level 7 Barch, you can farm easily at Master II (2700 – 2850 trophies) or even at Master I. With level 6 Barch, I think the best place for farming is at Master III. Make sure you are above 2540 trophies before closing Clash of Clans to prevent your village from being dropped to Crystal I.
Some examples for you to attack and avoid with Barch
Base layouts you should avoid
If a base has Walls surrounding and protecting the Wizard Towers and Heroes inside like this one, just press Next button. You can’t get 50% from this base layout style by using Barch.
The village below is a rushed base with weak defensive buildings and seems like very easy to get 50% from it with Barch. No, this base is quite harder than it looks. You can see at the left side, the Barbarian King and Wizard Tower are protected by walls and other defensive buildings and almost buildings are inside the walls. It is not that easy to get 50%, better Next!
Base layouts you can attack
This is one of my favorite base layouts to attack because there are a lot of non-defensive buildings outside and protected by not many defenses, Heroes are inside and Wizard Towers can’t protect outside buildings. Easy 50% win!
You can also have an easy win when attack the base below. All Wizard Towers are inside and Heroes are inactive, I can quickly count the buildings outside and I know that Barch loves this.
The more Next buttons you hit, the weaker bases you can face.