Super Archer Queen Strategy

Over the last couple of weeks I have been noticing a hefty amount of people in my clan, and also even on YouTube, that have discovered a new way to get lots of Dark Elixir in just one sitting on Clash of Clans. I have absolutely no idea where this strategy came about or who first discovered it, but I have to say that it works fantastically if done correctly.

This new strategy to farm Dark Elixir uses your Archer Queen and a bunch of Healers. I’ve noticed people using between 8-10 Healers at a single time on just your Archer Queen, I personally think that 8 is plenty. Minions are also used to clean up some of the trash builds along the outside of the base to help from distracting the Queen, but I’ll get into the complete army composition in a little.

Super Queen Strategy Clash of Clans Land

The bases we should attack with Super Queen

Typically when using this attack you are supposed to search for a base that has about 2,500 Dark Elixir available for the taking. More specifically from the Dark Elixir Storage because the Drills are usually scattered around the base. Also you want to make sure that the Dark Elixir Storage will be accessible to attack. If it is completely hidden in the base and you think your Queen wont be able to reach it just search for a new one.

The Significance of the Healers

The Healers and the Queen work absolutely perfect together. It is best to place your Queen down by one of the air defenses so she targets it first. THE Healers WILL NEVER BE IN RANGE OF THE AIR DEFENSE WHEN THE Queen IS TARGETING IT. The Healers are just out of range of the air defense, which makes this attack strategy supper effective. It is not meant to destroy the entire base, there simply isn’t enough time, but it is perfect for specifically targeting loot. Another thing that I have noticed is that this strategy pretty much works for any level Archer Queen. I have seen a replay of a kid in my clan using this strategy with a level 8 Archer Queen and consistently steal 2,000+ Dark Elixir from his opponents. That is how powerful this attack can be.

Super Queen Army Composition

Like I mentioned earlier this competitions main focus is the Archer Queen with the majority of your army camp being filled up with Healers. Below I will give an exact rundown of the troops, but for now I’m going to give each troops contribution to the attack strategy. I would not recommend using any less than 8 Healers at a time. With that said you also don’t need to exceed 10, it mainly depends on the level of your Queen and the level of the defenses on the village you plan to attack. Just use your best judgment with exactly how Healers to use at one. In my army camp I might bring 10 with me (from 2 in each army camp) but I would only deploy 8 of them leaving me a couple for my next attack. I would also highly recommend bringing maybe 8 Wall Breakers with you (2 in each camp) or maybe 5-6 instead. With the new arch Queen AI she rarely chooses to target a wall to enter the center of the base. The use of the Wall Breakers will allow her to target buildings in the center of the base and not run around the entire perimeter. Lastly the Minions, simply just fill the remaining places in your barracks with Minions. I suppose you can replace the Minions with archer or barbs or whatever else you choose, but Minions are cheap and deal a lot of damage.

Queen 8xWall Breaker 10xHealer 42xminion

2xrage spell 2xfreeze spell 1xjump spell 1xpoison spell

This is my exact troop composition. I am a Town Hall 10 and I have maxed army camps so I am able to have 240 troops with me. Because of this I found 10 archers, 8 wallbreakers and 42 Minions a good combination. As you can see I also have some rage spells and a jump spell with me. These are actually the spells I am bringing to war with me, but as long as there’s a jump spell and a rage spell everything should go smoothly.

If you are a Town Hall 9 and can only bring 220 troops I would suggest 10 Healers 8 Wall Breakers and 32 Minions. You could also take 2 less wallbreakers and substitute them for Minions, but the 2 extra Minions won’t make a significant difference.

It is best to mix and match your troops compositions to see which one you care more comfortable using. You may realize that you need more wallbreakers than you though you needed, or maybe you would rather substitute some Minions for another Healer. The choice is yours.

About Spells

I would recommend having at least one Jump Spell handy for each attack. That doesn’t mean that you need to use it each and every single attack, but if the Queen starts to wander in a direction you don’t want her to go the Jump Spell will help redirect her. Also it would be important to have a rage spell just in case. Oddly enough the rage spell should mainly be used on the Healers. Sometimes you will find yourself in a situation where you either lost a few Healers or you have a bunch of defenses targeting the Queen and the Healers just can’t keep up. The Rage Spell increases the amount of health points given to the Queen, filling up her health bar quickly and keeping it there for the duration of the spell.

Super Queen Farming Strategy

Like I mentioned earlier as to what to look for when using this attack, you want to make sure that the base you are attacking has a decent amount of Dark Elixir Dark Elixir for the taking. You also want to make sure it is accessible. I lucked out in my example because the Dark Elixir storage was only behind one set of Walls.

Step 1: Deploying Minions

I used my Minions to take out the trash buildings along the bottom corner of the base so that my Queen would start to funnel towards the middle.

Super Queen step 1

Step 2: Drop the Queen

Once the buildings are clear place your Archer Queen down where you think is best appropriate. There were no air defenses anywhere near the Dark Elixir so I didn’t have any issues. However if an air defense is in your way and close to the outside, just head straight for it.

Super Queen step 2

Step 3: Using Healers

Immediately drop your Healers behind the Queen to keep her at full health. I used 9 of my Healers because I was going against a base with powerful defenses.

Step 4: Deploying Wallbreakers

Following the Healers, wait for the most opportune time to drop your Wall Breakers. You may have to wait between mortar or wizard tower shots to deploy your Wall Breakers so they don’t get destroyed before reaching the wall.

Step 5: Dropping Spells

Sometimes it is necessary to drop a Jump Spell to redirect the Queen, or a Rage Spell to assist the Healers with healing the Queen. When I deployed my Queen I needed the assistance of a Rage Spell to keep my Healer alive. I had 4 maxed level defenses shooting at her, and a second X-bow about to target her. I also had a Poison Spell handy for this persons clan castle troops.

Super Queen step 3

As you can see I paced my rage over both the Archer Queen and the Healers. I did this because I wanted to give the Queen a little damage boost to push through some of the defenses, but also because I knew the Healers would continue to stay in the Rage Spell even after the Queen was out of range. Like you can see in the picture below.

Super Queen step 4

As you can see from the picture before this one, my Queens health was going down. So it was necessary for me to drop the heal spell in this situation. You could also activate the Queens ability and she will get to full health. But I wanted that gold as well, so I felt the rage spell was necessary.

You also should watch this video from Ash, he used the Earthquake Spells instead of Jump Spell very skillful, this is another perfect idea when playing with our Super Queen!

Step 6: Waiting

There is really nothing left to do but wait and watch your Queen tare apart the opponents base. After you reach the Dark Elixir Dark Elixir you may want to end the battle (unless there is more loot near by that you want) to keep your Archer Queens health as high as possible.


Well I hope this guide on the Archer Queen Healer strategy which was written by Collin is helpful and informative. Let me know if you have tried this strategy before and if you think it is successful or not. I think it is really interesting that this strategy just randomly started to become popular over the last couple of weeks. If anyone knows its origin I would be interested in hearing! Clash on!

  • ALi$ToN feRnanDeZ

    trying it now

    • Will Potter

      Waiting for your feeling buddy! :3

      • ALi$ToN feRnanDeZ

        wow shit man so awesome,,,its an hardcore queen she was not dieing oli love the healers hahahha felling awesome went fo de got gold n elixer also oli queen distroyed all:) thx buddy..oli 1 prob tcks 44min to cook troops

        • Will Potter

          You can try to use fewer Healers and request Healers from your Clash mate!

          • Shabe lee

            I cant link my coc acount what can i do??

      • ALi$ToN feRnanDeZ

        mine healing spell was already cooked so i dint change spells,,i think there is no use of healing spell

        • Will Potter

          Ya, you should replace them with other ones. We don’t need to use them with this strategy!

  • Fulioso skys

    Archer queen + 10 healers = Super Saiyan 3

    • Will Potter

      Wonder woman!

    • Talha



    Inspired from this.. M going to try same strategy with my king n couple of wizards.. Lol.. The wizards should stay with king only.. I don’t knw wt will be the results of it..

    • Will Potter

      Let’s test!
      I was using Wizards 6 from Clan Castle + couples of Healers when I was at Town Hall 7 lol.

      • THUNDER

        Haha.. Lets see wt hppns.. I usually bring lvl6 wizards in cc for farming dark elixir.. Even if m using barch..


    So as I said.. I tried it with 9 lvl1 healers.. I gt 3 stars on COLD AS ICE(goblins).. Bt I used 9 wizards,6 gaints n 4 wall breaker.. Most of them vanished at the starting only.. They I used lvl6 wiz from my cc.. And bingo 3 stars.. I don’t think it will work on th8 bases.

  • Marc Kevin Javellana

    I’ll definitely try this one mate, seems that I can upgrade my queen faster now. 🙂

    • Will Potter

      I has been using this farming strategy for days and the results are unbelievable!

  • roger delacruz


    • Will Potter

      Try it and let us know how you feel buddy!

  • adit

    maybe the creator of this strategy was inspired by MMORPG, tanker+healer+attacker combination
    but in CoC, attacker and tanker as one, the QUEEN

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    Huhuhuhu out of gems !! townhall lvl4 and the troops is lvl1 huhuhu I want to play coc every time! I love coc so Guys I need help!!

  • RyanOD93

    Been using this myself, seen powerbang gaming on youtube doing it first, before the update it was so easy, now funnelling is key because the queen seems stupider. I raked in nearly 29k in less than an hour at the pinnacle of my usage of it. Decided to go back to barch so I could just get my queen and healers to level 10 and have my healers maxed. Powerbang originally used his 15 queen I think it was to demonstrate but said to bring some wb’s and minions post update. At level 10+ only 4-5 healers would be needed

  • Daniel M. Ramos

    This has become a favorite strategy in my clan for the stronger players. It is very effective.

  • Krazyiest Newf

    just got th 9 so how does this work with lvl 3 healers and lvl 2 queen?

    • Will Potter

      I haven’t tested it with low level Archer Queen yet but I think you should upgrade your Healers to level 4 and your Queen to level 5.

      • Candra Wijaya

        hi will, i have a question and i always thinking about that.
        i want to ask you if this strategy i use to clan wars. its possible or not?

        sorry if my english so bad 🙂

        • Will Potter

          Of course you can use it in Clan Wars, but you must mix it with another stratey. I will write a guide about this in the future!

          • Candra Wijaya

            oke thanks will but i have thinking about that and maybe 10 healers are very enough, after that minion/wizz and some wall breakers.
            clan castle maybe can fill witch for crowded attack 😀

    • rockz3r

      look the comment i made earlier and look at the SS

  • ali

    guys can i try it with lvl 2 or 3 archer queen.

    • Rowel Dacullo David

      not for a max th9 defenses

      • rockz3r

        for a new th8 or a mid th8 ya.. but not for max th8s or th9

  • Dzeeko

    is this still a good method? cause the B.A.M farm strategy is also oke, but cant find many bases with filled dark elixer drills

    • Will Potter

      You can find them easily at Silver/Gold leagues IMO. This strategy is pretty nice IMO. I usually use it in Clan Wars!

      • Dzeeko

        tryed it 4 times now with archer queen lvl 11. i cant even get close to the dark elixer storages with 6 healers behind

        • Will Potter

          Can you share the replays here buddy?

  • Incredibly quick way to make loot: If you’re at Th8, 9 of 10, you should get to champion league III (3200 trophies) and use a standard giant army with 4 healers (I bring lightning to take out the first air defense, and about 6 hogs and a heal to get another one) THE IMPORTANT PART is while you’re waiting for your army to train, you can search for bases to snipe the TH. (Using xmod makes this very easy) while you’re waiting for your army to train, you’ll find 4 to 10 freebies, and rack up serious bonus loot (1200 dark elixir per snipe). I hope you try it to see what I’m talking about, stay in champion III, and you should be able to find plenty of free TH’s. If not, go down to master I.

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the great comment MyK!
      Ya right, one of the most amazing things while farming at Master/Champion is we always can farm when waiting for troops xD

  • Domo71 9

    Will this work with Barbarian king?

    • Joshua Lao

      Nope the air defences can easily take down your healers one by one. UNLESS you attack from a side with no air defences, but I highly doubt it will work.

    • Will Potter

      Basically it works with Barbarian King/P.E.K.K.A but as a ranged troop, Archer Queen is much better, she can take down the Defenses before they hit your Healers.

      • Domo71 9

        But I don’t have archer queen

        • Will Potter

          So you can try to use this strategy later buddy xD

          • Domo71 9

            Should I be in silver or gold

          • Will Potter

            Both of them are great for all Town Hall level IMO!

  • James Mbp

    i started useing this about 3 months ago with my lv 10 queen and im not sure if i started the craze but i’v never seen it used before i started useing it.

    • Will Potter

      Ya, I believe that buddy, I also tried this couples of months ago but I really didn’t think it was a real strategy by that time.

  • Legendary_Noob-Smoke

    i know its quite rare but you should end the raid if a pekka or level 6 balloons come out of the cc as they will ruin your raid

    • Will Potter

      I faced that before lol. That PEKAK just needed 1 hit to finish my Queen. Sad.

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  • tk hh

    Will it work with lvl 2 queen and lvl1 healer?

    • Will Potter

      Of course no. I recommend going with at least level 15 Queen!

      • tk hh

        so, lvl 15 queen and lvl 1 healer work?

        • Will Potter

          At least level 3 Healer buddy. I don’t think level 1 Healer can protect the Queen.

          • tk hh

            okay, thanks. I didn’t upgrade healer all the way to th9. Would you think that lvl6 giants, lvl6 barbarian, and lvl6 healer can break maxed th8 and th9.0-9.5?

          • Will Potter

            You mean 3 star?
            You can break TH8 with those troops but It is pretty sure that you can’t 3 star TH9 and 9.5.

          • tk hh

            okay, thanks!

  • I like your soundtrack. What is that?

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  • Psyke

    Thanks Will for this super woman guide LOL!! hwhahahah it really helps me to loots some resources specially the D.E

    • Will Potter

      LOL. You are very welcome man!

  • Pink Panther

    I am at th10 with 3300+ trophies. Could this strategy be used successfully to break into titan league? My archer queen is lvl 30, other troops max.

  • Pink Panther

    It would be expensive, but what about dragons with the AQ walk? 10 healers & the rest level 5 dragons with one in the CC. Healers wouldn’t target the dragons and stay on the AQ. Opinion on if that would be effective?

    • Will Potter

      That is more effective than this, for sure, but as you said, it’s a bit expensive and requires lots of time!

  • Inshaal Mirza

    I have Maxed Healer and lvl 12 Queen!! Should I use this strategy ?? am in Champion league, Maxed th9 widout walls!!

    • Will Potter

      Queen level 12 is still pretty weak. You can try to use this strategy now but IMO you should start playing with Super Queen when she is at least level 15.

    • rockz3r

      carry rage spells and u will b fine.. try not to aim high level th9s.. for example look at me.. lvl 3 queen lvl 3 healers no spells. still good loot.. but ya.. gotta use time to find bases.

  • nAim

    i have max healer and lvl 12 queen..just using 4 healers with queen and a bunch of wall breaker to loot about 50k of dark elixir in one day..during my free time..this tactic is quite efficient for dark farming..all the best

    • Will Potter

      50k DE a day with this strategy and level 12 Queen? Wow. You are just awesome man!
      Thank you very much for sharing!

  • Kam

    I use this combination, and it works pretty well, my arch. queen is lvl 12. so I use 12 giants, 12 wiz, 6 wb, 4 atchers, 8 hogs with 1 rage and 1 heal. guaranteed 1 star, and 2 star most of the time. archers are for some snipping for extra hit points. I’ve gone from crystal 3 to master 2 with this strategy

    • Will Potter

      Wow nice. Thanks for the great share Kam!

  • rockz3r

    Well surprisingly , i can do it on new th8s or rushed th9s with 10 lvl 3 healer nd lvl 3 queen.. not getting much time. but still farming about 15k/day

    • Will Potter

      Nice! I am very glad to hear that mate!
      Keep practicing and you can master this soon!

      • rockz3r

        just asking.. for farming which one would be better?
        Upgrading healers to 4 so that i can do better queenwalks..
        Or giants lvl6?

        • Will Potter

          IMO upgrading the Healer is much better If you want to focus on this strategy!

    • rockz3r

      a ss of the raids.. however i am having to be real careful with the bases i am the last 24 hours farmed about 12k

      • Will Potter

        Very nice! You are doing very well with even Queen level 3. Wow. Awesome!

        • Muhammad Ali Qureshi

          i would really love to see those raids , with you doing queen walk with just level 3 AQ, i mean i have lvl 5 queen and i wanna do queen walk so badly :3
          would be appreciated if you tell how and which bases you look for

          • Will Potter

            I really want to see those replays too. I haven’t tried to do Supercell with Queen lower than level 10 lol.

  • Alex Bud

    For some reason I get screwed in this game. Every time my AQ targets the air defense the healers start getting shot by it. And they almost always die before she destroys it. But when my base gets raided the healers are out of range from the air d when Queen targets air defense. But when I attack there in range idk wtf y me. Then the xbow stops targeting my golem and goes for my Queen all the time. Like wtf SC why is this happening to me and not everyone.

    • Will Potter

      You should watch the replays clearly mate. This is just the game. You did something wrong and that’s it. Watching the replays will help you fix that!

      • Alex Bud

        Yea your right I figd out what was happening. She was going sideways around the base and not hitting the air defense straight on. Glad Im getting better at it.

        • Will Potter

          You are awesome Alex! Keep watching the replays and you can master this!

  • Chris Fletch

    If you’re queen dies, just use 5 gems to quickly boost heal her back up in 10mins and back to the strategy!

  • Antariksha Ray

    Does this method of farming DE still work well after the last update? I need to start collecting for th9 golem and hound upgrades

    • Will Potter

      Of course. There is no change so far. You can use it buddy!

  • What is the minimum level of queen before this really starts to work?

    • Will Potter

      You will want to get her to at least level 10 before using this strategy buddy!

      • What about the healers. Mine are L3 at the moment

  • Anupam

    Who says you will need lvl 10+ queen i started when it was level 1 & i’m keep upgrading her by the loot of her own raid from starting.

  • King Jez

    I use a similar strategy but with baby dragons… It is working pretty well most of the time despite having a lvl 1 queen 🙂

  • Ultimit☆Cuest

    How many healers should we use now? I think 4 is the least, maybe 6?