X-Bow Guide

Although the X-Bow is not the most powerful defensive building in Clash of Clans but it owns the fastest attack speed and the longest attack range. Its shots are made from classy Elixir Elixir its terrifying power. Till now, there is only one hero who can uses the X-Bow – the Archer Queen!

Clash of Clans X-Bow

The X-Bow

  • The X-Bow has two attack modes: Ground and Ground & Air.
  • Its size is 3×3.
  • You need to load it by using Elixir to use and rearm it again whenever the shots run out.
  • You can build X-Bow from Town Hall 9.
  • We can know a X-Bow is in what mode by looking inspect the direction of the Bow:

Ground Mode

X-Bow in Ground Mode
Ground & Air Mode

X-Bow in Ground and Air Mode

X-Bow LevelDPSDamage per AttackHPLoading CostBuilding CostBuild TimeTown Hall
1506.415005000030000007 days9
2607.68190060000500000010 days9
3759.6230070000700000014 days9
48010.24270080000800000014 days10
Attack RangeAttack ModeAttack SpeedDamage TypeShots/Charge
14Ground0.128sSingle1,500
11Ground & Air0.128sSingle1,500

The X-Bow and Strategies

Defensive strategies:

  • Because the X-Bow has longest attack range in game and because of its power, you should place it in the core for lasting as long as it can.
  • Always refill your X-Bow with Elixir. Without it, you will lost much more Elixir than the number you need to refill.
  • If you have more than two X-Bows, have at least one in the Ground&Air Mode.
  • There are plenty of good bases with perfect X-Bow placements that you can see at the Base Layout section.

Offensive Strategy:

  • You can see a X-Bow is loaded or not by watching the small box on it. When it is loaded, there is a small Elixir box. When it is empty, there is nothing.
    Loaded and Empty X-Bow
  • Truly, the X-Bow has no weaknesses unless it is in the Ground mode (so you can attack the base with Air Troops). You can know a X-Bow is in which mode like in two images above (horizontal to the ground or title up).
  • Because the X-Bow is one of the most powerful defensive buildings, It is recommend to use high HP tanker troops such as Giants and Golems to distract it and followed by bunches of attackers because it just can attack one target at a time.

What do you thing about the X-Bow and do you have any tips or tricks about it want to share?

  • Fulioso skys

    Really useful i had doubts about when they are pointing down or up. Helped a lot

    • Will Potter

      It is always quite hard to notice that :D.

  • BigBlueNation

    In my base my xbows are both ground and my base hasn’t been three starred and barely two starred but I’m a farmer so they can get one star on my base easily. I wouldn’t put one xbow ground/air I would leave them both one or the other. BigBlueNation

    • Will Potter

      Can you give more details about your last sentence please? 😀

      • BigBlueNation

        I mean if you have 2 xbows leave them both ground or both ground/air. Not one of each

        • Will Potter

          But I think 2 Ground X-Bows is not good against air attacks…

          • BigBlueNation

            Yeah for most base designs but in mine I have a everything layer out perfectly so that air attacks don’t have a shot at getting the three star. I have only had 1 air attack 2 star my base not one person 3 starred my base

          • Will Potter

            Wow that’s awesome :D.
            Can you share your base design here? 😀

          • BigBlueNation

            I don’t know how to. Do you know how to share it?

          • Will Potter

            Have you already known how to take a screenshot?
            If you know, you can upload it via the small picture button in the comment box!

          • BigBlueNation

            Ok thanks I will do that when I get home I will post it

          • BigBlueNation

            The air sweeper I just built just cause haven’t put it in a good spot yet

          • Will Potter

            Wow, very nice base.
            Thanks for sharing mate 😀

          • BigBlueNation

            Yeah no problem. Happy to help.

  • adit

    thank you for the guide mate

  • coDerus

    Anyway after the new update there are several glitches and I cannot see what troops are inside another member’s cc(he’s in the same clan)

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the feedback mate! I think Supercell will fix this soon!