Ash’s Journey to Max Heroes! How to Farm Dark Elixir Fast! Vol. 1

Hey guys, my name is Ash and I’ll be going on a new and epic journey of maxing out my heroes and my town hall 9 base. I will be upgrading both of my heroes at the same time at all times, AND without boosting. In fact, I won’t be using any gems on this journey. That’s right I’m going to upgrade both of my heroes at all times without boosting my barracks.

I’ll be documenting my journey on YouTube, so check me out at (Episodes of my attacks below!)

Road to max Heroes

How to Farm Dark Elixir Fast!

Since I will need a lot of Dark Elixir fast to keep both my Barbarian King and Archer Queen on upgrade, I will need to attack a lot and get the Dark Elixir by attacking the DE Storage. I will not be able to farm DE quickly if I just search for drills outside because they are rare and take a very long time to find. Since I’m not boosting Barracks, I’ll also need an army that is quick to train, so I can get a lot of raids completed in a short period of time. So here’s what I cook:

  • Barracks 1 & 2 = 2 Wall Breaker and rest Barbarian each
  • Barracks 3 & 4 = 2 Wall Breaker and rest Archer each
  • DE Barracks 1 & 2 = 8 minion each
  • Spell Factory = healing spell and rage spell (Heal Spell only take 20 minutes now to cook, and Rage Spells 30 minutes!)
  • Dark Spell Factory = 1 poison spell (for safety, excellent for taking out Clan Castle troops)

Trophy League: Silver 2 – This place is awesome because I don’t have to worry about winning raids, which means I can steal the Dark Elixir and head out immediately and not use all my troops if I don’t have to.

This is a very quick-to-train army without boosting your Barracks and I recommend everyone to cook this if you’re not boosting your Barracks. So how do I attack with this composition? Well here’s one example of the potential of this army from the 2nd episode of my journey:

1. Use a few Barbarians to check for Giant Bombs outside. Also, if the Town Hall is in the way at the corner of the base, then remove it out of the way so that


2. Remove the outside buildings. You must remove all buildings that are closeby on the outside so that your Barbarians and Archers have enough space to focus on the center of the base. Then when you have all the defenses targeting your Barbarians and Archers, send out a pair of Wall Breakers to break inside the first layer, which will allow your Barbarians and Archers to all group together inside the opening.


3. Use a combination of Wall Breakers and Rage Spells to quickly remove multiple layers and wall junctions and create an easy path towards the Dark Elixir.


4. If there are Splash Defenses (Wizard Towers or Mortars) guarding the Dark Elixir Storage, then place a Heal Spell to nullify their damage on your Barbarians and Archers. The Heal Spell will keep your troops alive for a few more seconds, while the Rage Spell will allow your troops to quickly steal the Dark Elixir!



5. Watch more of how I raid and make Dark Elixir fast with this method and also follow me on my journey by subscribing to

Here are the first 3 episodes of my journey!

Episode 1 Intro:

Episode 2:

Episode 3:

  • jay

    Hey ash i’m not getting loot please help me I’m townhall 9 plz help inwhich league I’ll get loot ? Plz plz plz plz help

    • Will Potter

      Hi jay. I am not Ash but I would like to answer your question lol.
      I think you should farm at Gold II, III and Silver leagues.

      • Cans

        please help me for how to place WB perfectly destroy walls what we want? :((((

        • Will Potter

          You can’t use Wall Breakers to destroy all walls you want. Every troop in Clash of Clans has its own behavior. Keep using Wall Breakers then you can see how exactly they work.

          • Cans

            But, in this video he placing wall breakers are very perfectly. have you write article how to placing wall breaker?

          • Will Potter

            Hmmm I think I will write a guide about placing Wall Breaker in the future.
            You can read basic information about Wall Breaker al here:

          • Andy

            Same with me. At that time, I am using 6 WB, First wave 3 WB blow outer wall, Second wave 3 WB go inside, turn right and blow the other outer wall. Why didnt they go straight to the core ? >_<

          • Will Potter

            If it was easy to use Wall Breakers, the game would not be fun like this, right? lol

          • Andy

            yes thats right. If it easy, my base would be destroyed every time lol

      • jay

        Still not getting bro

    • [TIX]

      Dude he said silver league,and if ur looking for more accurate instructions I’d probably say silver 1

  • Cans

    how about for TH 7? after new update, cant use spell again. i dont know to loot DE. i use this tips but my WB is fool for destroy wall. how to use WB perfectly for hit walls which we want?

    i never touch DE storage, and my WB always die before hit walls 🙁

    sorry if my english bad im in indonesia 😀

    • [TIX]

      If ur wallbreakers dying then try using other troops as shields

  • Francois Borel

    Lol, so it seems Ash and Will Potter will be co-writers to coc land, sounds interesting… goodluck

  • [TIX]

    Does Ash ever even check these comments?

  • Dzeeko

    looks like this guide is more for th9?

  • Vanjo Ayo Apuradz

    haha i just try this method,. seems like dont mind about the elixir,. but it really works for DE.. good job 🙂

    • Will Potter

      I always try to focus on my troops before buildings xD

  • Jassan Colico

    it works ! 😀 thanks!

    • Will Potter

      You are very welcome xD

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  • Mr.Nobody

    Ash, this is my mini ac. I want to max out heros asap so, when should i upgrade th? i have farmer around 60% walls in around a week. So, is farming easy at th9?

    • Will Potter

      Hello mate! Just upgrade to Town Hall 9. You will live well with level 7 walls :D.