Today, Supercell has introduced another new feature of the upcoming update – Village Guard. The new Village Guard feature is an impressive short-term way to prevent attackers from raiding your village while it isn’t shielded.
Basically your village will have the Village Guard after the Shield expires or after a weak raid (overall damage <30%) so you will have enough time to ream your traps. Unlike the new Shield, you can attack when having Village Guard without getting penalty (the new Shield costs you a decent amount of shield time each attack).
The Village Guard time after a shield expires depends on your League:
= free 15-minute Village Guard when the shield expires.
= free 30-minute Village Guard when the shield expires.
Titan III = free 1-hour Village Guard when the shield expires.
Titan II = free 2-hour Village Guard when the shield expires.
Titan I and = free 3-hour Village Guard when the shield expires.
Village Guard Vs. Shield
From 15 minutes to 3 hours
From 12 hours to 7 days
Attacking costs nothing
Attacking costs Shield time
Granted free Village Guard immediately after Shield expires
Granted free Shield immediately after getting attacked
Guard time depends on League
The same at all Leagues
Extra Guard time available for 10 Gems
Extra Shield time available for 100+ Gems
Only can be bought while Shield is down
Can be bought at anytime
Counts towards Personal Break
Never counts towards Personal Break
New Personal Break System
Another small change in this new update is about Personal Break: After 3 hour online (including Village Guard time) without having a shield, you will get kicked off for about 6 minutes. This change makes sure every player in game defends regularly.