How to make 5,000 DE in 5 Minutes

Hello my friends, today I’m going to share my best farming strategy to quickly make around 5000 Dark Elixir in just about 5 minutes every morning when you wake up or make around 50,000 Dark Elixir per day by playing less than an hour total of Clash of Clans every day and this is all without even boosting any of your Barracks. I know many of us have jobs and school and can’t always manage to farm in long sessions. So I’m going show you guys the smartest way to maximize how much Dark Elixir you can make every day without having to spend so much time being online on Clash of Clans every day.

how to make 5000 Dark Elixir in just 5 minutes

General Strategy

So the idea of this strategy is to be able to quickly attack a normal base offering around 2500 DE by using only about HALF your army. And then quickly repeat that attack again with the other half of your army. Now I know what you guys are thinking, that it will be too difficult attack a base with half an army. But that’s not true with this method, it’s actually very easy and I’m going show you that.

Army Composition

For this method, you’re going need an Archer Queen. Now I get asked all the time what the minimum level of the Archer Queen has to be. Well, we’re going to be using 5 Healers per raid, and so a minimum level of 10 will work. Unfortunately, my Archer Queen is level 25 here, so I’ll try to show you guys more examples in my future videos with weaker level Archer Queens. Now I said we’re going to be using 5 Healers per raid, and looking at my army, you can see that I only have 6 Healers. So how am I supposed to attack twice with 5 Healers if I only have 6? Well that’s the beauty of this strategy because with the new Barracks queuing system, you can have 4 more Healers automatically ready to right after your first raid. So that means if we use 5 Healers, we’ll have 1 Healer remaining and 4 more Healers ready from our Barracks, meaning we’ll have 5 Healers ready immediately to use again. Now to make this happen, you’re going to need to queue up your army in a very specific manner.

make-5000-de-in-5-minutes-army

I have about 50 Barbarians, 50 Archers, 16 Wall Breakers, 6 Healers, 4 Rage Spells, 2 Poison Spells, and Clan Castle Hogs. I personally prefer carrying Hog Riders in my Clan Castle with this method because I can use those Hog Riders to clear up defenses for my Queen. So what I’ll be focusing on in my attack is using 5 Healers on my Queen, no more than 8 Wall Breakers, no more than 26 Barbarians and 26 Archers, and also no more than 2 Rage Spells, but since I also have another Rage Spell queued up, it won’t matter much if I use as much as 3 Rage Spells. If you master this attack and learn to only have to use 1 Rage Spell per raid!

How to queue this army:

  • Barrack 1 = 2 healers, 4 wbs, 13 barbs, 1 healer
  • Barrack 2 = 2 healers, 4 wbs, 13 archers, 1 healer
  • Barrack 3 = 1 Healer, 4 wbs, 39 barbarians, 1 healer
  • Barrack 4 = 1 healer 4 wbs, 39 archers, 1 healer
  • Spells = Only Rage Spells and Poison Spell

TH9 troop capacity magic number = 276
TH10 & TH11 troop capacity magic number = 296

How to make easy 5,000 Dark Elixir in just 5 Minutes

You can take a look at this video for couples of decent examples for this strategy:

So I hope this strategy helps you out a lot. I recommend queuing up this army every night before you go to sleep, because when you wake up, you’ll be able to quickly attack twice and make an enormous amount of loot very fast. Also, since it takes less than an hour to train to this army, you can attack twice quickly every hour with this method, and if you average 5000 DE every 5 minutes, you can make around 60,000 that day by only playing for a total of about 60 minutes of Clash of Clans.

So I’m going try to have more great examples of this strategy on my YouTube channel and how you can also make an incredible amount by boosting your barracks as well. Thanks for reading!

  • Joshua Lao

    Tried it with a 15 queen, works about the same : ), You can raid about every 50 minutes to an hour. Super Effective!

    • Will Potter

      Thank you for the great update mate!

  • Adam

    Wait, say that you train 6 healers. Then you only have to train 4 every single other attack? On your first attack that you train 4 you will use up your extra healer. Then you will have to train 6 again.

    • Will Potter

      Hey Adam!
      You can train 6 Healers again after every 2 attacks. That’s why this strategy is very effective If you can’t play Clash of Clans a lot everyday.

  • aleander clash

    Will try for sure?

    • Will Potter

      Did you try it mate?

      • Arrow

        Hey Will, how much time till the Clash Royale page? Or do you have it already?

        • Will Potter

          Hmmm I think you haven’t noticed yet LOL. You visited it before and also wrote couples of comments LOL.

          • Arrow

            That wasnt me I think ! xD I havent commented in any other pages! Can you tell me the link? To see the page?

          • Will Potter

            Oh I see. That’s another guy who has the same nickname as yours LOL. Here you go mate: http://bit.ly/clashroyaleguide

          • Arrow

            Cool! I was really looking forward to it! 😀

          • Will Potter

            😀 Thank you very much Arrow!

      • aleander clash

        Yes. With lvl12 queen. I avoid Max th9 but still manage 3000-5000 de in two attacks. After that I log out and again login when I get time and repeat. It’s a good strategy for busy ppl. If u can average 10 attacks every day u can make 20000 de per day. Easy to save up for golems upgrades. Thanks for the strategy. Also u can queu up barbs and archers after the last healer.

        • aleander clash

          Also I wanted to inform you that your recent th9 attack strategy zap quake gowiwi features a th9.5 so it has 1more spell slot giving space for 2 haste spell and also 20 more troops. But for a true th9 it is difficult to pull as we r missing the haste spells and 5 less wizards. I tried and failed miserably as I ran out of wizards.

        • insan fahmi

          if you want to collect dark faster, do BAM a hour when you woke up, and a hour before you go to sleep.

          Usually with 2 boosted barracks, a hour of BAM drill hunt may get you 10-20k dark

          so if u do Queen walk during a day, and add that 2 hours. U will get 40-60k dark a day.

  • sumu

    Thanks for guide

    • Will Potter

      You are very welcome mate. I’m very glad to hear that you like it!

  • Pearce

    Awesome!

    • Will Potter

      😀 Thank you mate!

  • Arnab Gharay

    help me will ,i m th8 how to 3 stsr this base?

    • insan fahmi

      i don’t know, maybe i can help. i think the most easiest way is going by full drags. with cc hogs. 10 drags, cc hogs. 2 LS, 1 Rage, 1 earthQ, 1 poison.

      start by zapquake ad near TH. then deployed drags from 5 o’clocks direction, they will go straight ad, and if drags comes out from enemy cc, dont forget to poison it and dont forget to drop Rage there. After you drop rage deploy BK, to hit builder hut near wizard tower in 2.30 o’clock position. and after that wizard tower hit bk. drop your cc to hit wizard, and then get last air defense. and the rest is just watching your rest of troops 3 star it.

      the hard part of using mass drags atk is funneling it. you need 3 drags i believe. btw timing here is the key, so you dont waste your funneled drags

  • insan fahmi

    in my opinion he miscalculated some of it.

    magic number from th9 is not 276. its more than it.

    when we do first attack, our barrack is training troops. so if we need 1 minutes to find opponent 1 minutes to atk.

    we will have 4 healer, and more barbar and archer !!

    and in my opinion, he is exaggerated this method, its not average times this 5 minutes of play. cmon. how many base that may gave you 2500 dark worth with atk under 2 minutes?
    and he didnt calculate how long is average time, finding an worthed opponent + cloud with magnifier+ players psychology . in my personal experience.the average of this method its 5000 for 10 minutes of play. or in another words 30k for a hour of play

    sometimes we just lucky and get more, sometimes we just got less. and would you just end the game after getting dark while in front of you lies free storage with 200k worth of loot?

    • Mohamed Farah

      What is the ”magic number”?!?!

      • Will Potter

        It’s the number of housing spaces you can put in queue mate!

        • Mohamed Farah

          OH ok i was so comfused about that thanks alot mate 😉

          • Will Potter

            You are very welcome mate!

    • blu J

      QUITE SOME MATH BEING REFERED!!

      • insan fahmi

        thanks, ill take that as a compliment

        • blu J

          knw that the reply is too late…i ws just appericiating ur ‘analytic’ approach

  • Mohamed Farah

    This is a really cool strategy and i wish i can try it but i have queen only level 4 :p, im such a noob XD!

    • Will Potter

      I have no idea why you called you a noob LOL.

      • Mohamed Farah

        Well i may be a noob compared to the th11, am i right? XD

        • Will Potter

          LOL. No body calls you a noob even If you are at Town Hall 6 mate. Cheers!

          • Mohamed Farah

            Ayyyy I was just kidding dont take it personnal 😉 LOL

          • Will Potter

            LOL

  • Sai Deep

    awesome strategy bro, I m gonna use it (Y)

    • Will Potter

      Thank you very much mate! Good luck!

  • Rafael Rivas

    I’m going to upgrade my healers soon, but my queen is lvl7. Should I try this strategy? Or should I wait until my queen is lvl10 at least ?

    • Will Potter

      Hi Rafael,
      I recommend using this strategy when your Queen is at least level 10. Otherwise, you can try to practice it against TH8 bases. Cheers!

  • Pearce

    With my Lvl2 AQ lol, Pretty good strategy.

    • Will Potter

      Wow. That’s pretty nice LOL.

      • Pearce

        h3h3, Thanks.

        • Will Potter

          😀

      • BioHazardous Gaming

        whats ur th lvl?

  • Oni

    Can i do this with a lv2 AQ, lv5 Barch, 200 army space? Also preferred league

    • Will Potter

      Hi Oni,
      As mentioned in the guide above, don’t use this strategy unless your Queen is above level 10.
      Cheers!

    • Will Potter

      Or at least level 5 If you want to try it.

  • Zefig

    It’s horrible to say that’s a strategy … It’s only a healing abuse on the queen and you are happy to do this in a strategy game ? I bet that you have never been attacked by this or you would never exploit it …the only thing I would like is an update in wich the rage spell no longer affects healers. Maybe while reading this, you think I’m a raging guy, you’re right, and I’m raging about this only because there is no way to defend against this, as a maxed th9 (execpt walls and heroes (king lvl 20 and queen lvl 24)) half of my defense log is filled with this kind of attacks, and nearly 50% of these are “successful” and steal my DE … Seriously, everbody who attack like need to learn to do real attacks instead, and be careful, sooner or later, healers will get an another nerf … Have a good day using this “strategy” !

  • Jonathan K.

    Any ideas for a TH8?

    • Will Potter

      Farming Dark Elixir at Town Hall 8? You can use the HoGiBarch strategy!

  • RJstyle

    amazing strategy mine queen is of level 12 and now i can farm a huge amount of dark. And even after raid the queen is still alive! Thank you very much.?

    • Will Potter

      You are welcome! I’m very glad to hear that! Enjoy this strategy mate!

  • Michael Van Milligan

    Hey Will…are you Australian? I noticed you say mate a lot

    • Will Potter

      Nope I am from the Clash of Clans world LOL.

  • Gourav

    doesnt worked for me my queen(level 8) just go around th de storage but not attack that

    • Will Potter

      You did it wrong. Please upload the attack log replay here and I will try to help you out!

  • You just re-posted the same post which made some months ago, right? 😛

    • Will Potter

      Nope, I updated it and it got to the homepage :D.

  • ace

    Hi Will, what is my army composition and strategy for this base? I am a maxed TH8 defense and offense wise, I’m good at gowipe and gowiva but not on hogs and dragon attacks. Appreciate your help. Thanks 🙂

    • Will Potter

      As you don’t have many choices, I think you can GoWiVa from the left!

      • ace

        Got 3 stars on it! Started my attack on upper left. Thanks Will! 🙂

        • Will Potter

          This is so awesome man! Congrats!

  • Hefaestus

    Soooo this vs. Goblin Knife… which is better? Anybody try both methods out?

    Edit: goblin knife doesn’t use heroes, so that is probably the major difference

    • Will Potter

      Yes that’s the major different, and it’s harder to find base to attack with Goblin Knife xD

    • seba

      I wouldn’t know which is because there a lot of factors in play. For example the time you have to wait for your hero to regenerate and in case you also fail to get the dark elixir. When both your heroes are upgrading you could use Goblin knife to make dark elixir so I’d say the two go hand-in-hand.

      • Will Potter

        This is very true!

  • mike

    QWbarch is the best strat ever im getting 400-500k all day long pretty much 3stars any th9 and does well on th10$ as long as u avoid infernos.
    The best army comp is 4 healers 8-12 wallbreakers 68 arch rest barbs spells 2rage 3heal cc golem/hogs/loons. walk to kill any defince troops and as many mortars/wiz towers as possable barch the rest try to save that 2nd rage for the barch portion if u can. My queens only 20 btw.

    • Will Potter

      Thank you so so much for sharing this man!

  • Paru Rai

    Hey check out this base for farming dark. I am glad that I haven’t got attacked by this.
    I dunno if it’s luck or its really great base but I have success with it.

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for sharing this mate!

  • El Capitan

    Stop wasting hours on a bad design… Try new base layouts in 2 minutes…

    https://youtu.be/I0jjL3eflMg

  • max 007

    work well on lvl 12 queen ,lvl 3 healer done two attack and 6k de
    but i use 6 giant that way i make sure queen stay alive on harder base
    awesome guide
    :xd

    • Will Potter

      Thank you so much for sharing this man!

  • Juventus Noverianto

    how to use this strategy at TH10 with lv37 AQ?

  • Soham Chauhan

    It’s a good one, i make good amount of dark with it easily. 🙂

    • Will Potter

      xD

  • Bodie

    Did you make this strategy before the update where you can only use 4 healers per troop? Now that you can only use 4 healers would you just add a few more arch/barbs?

    • Will Potter

      Hey Bodie,
      Yes you can use 4 but sometimes it’s better to use 5. It’s up to you! I will update this post soon! Some parts are obsolete now! Anyway thanks a lot for visiting my blog!