The best time to upgrade The Barbarian King

There are plenty of answers and opinions for one of the most popular questions in Clash of Clans: What is the best time to upgrade the Barbarian King?

He is one of three Heroes in game, who requires a lot of time and also Dark Elixir Dark Elixir to upgrade. By knowing the answer of the question above, the growing time of your village can be boosted a lot.

When should I upgrade Barbarian King?

 

At level 1, he has 120 DPS and 1700 HP and they will be 259 DPS and 4453HP at level 40. A level 40 king Barbarian King can be a real wicked beast once he can get into the enemy base core, as you can see in the video below:

Firstly, if you don’t know, Theย Barbarian King is basically a larger and more powerful unit than Barbarians. You can summon him by spending 10,000 Dark Elixir Dark Elixir at Town Hall 7. He is an immortal unit in Clash of Clans, just can be summoned once and will never die entire the game. You can read more about him at his specific page on CoCLand.

Clash of Clans Barbarian King

Getting Barbarian King is the top priority and the most dazzling moment of all Town Hall 7 players. By having him, especially when he hits level 5 with the new Iron Fist ability, your farming speed can be skyrocketed. Don’t spend Dark Elixir on anything until your King reaches level 5! Although there are 2 other units which require Dark Elixir to be upgraded at TH 7 are Hogs and Minions but truly they are quite weak, you will just use them from late Town Hall 8, so you don’t need to care about them at this time.
After the new update with the nerf on zapping DE, farming Dark Elixir at Town Hall 7 is now pretty harder. This guide will give you some useful tips for Farming Dark Elixir at TH7.

At Town Hall 8, you can work on him while upgrading Hog Rider and Golem. If you are a hard farmer, just max him out! It doesn’t matter If you go to Town Hall 9 without having level 10 King because farming DE at TH9 is much easier. From Town Hall 9, you will have to work on both Barbarian King and Archer Queen at a time, this will be a bit harder for choosing the best time to upgrade one of them in order to not affect your farming speed. This guide will help you find the answer for this question.

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  • maaz

    how can i get de its really hard and in which league should I farm for de becasuse there is no zapping now after new update

    • Will Potter

      What is your Town Hall level maaz?

    • THUNDER

      Hyy maaz.. So here is ur answer.. Gold 1,2 or 3 r the best league to farm DE as well as other resources at town hall 7., be in gold 2.. U will find plenty of inactive bases and th8 players.. U can use giant wiz strategy to attack on th8 players or else barching..
      Soon ill try to make guide on how to get DE with barch or giwiz at th7..

      • Will Potter

        That will be awesome Thunder!
        Looking for your guide buddy ๐Ÿ˜€

        • THUNDER

          Yeah.. I might add balloonion to it also.. Just I gt 2 stars on mid th8.. And 1272DE.. Bt 0 trphys.. My bad.. It was just a revenge..

  • maaz

    7 is my townhall

  • maaz

    what should be composition of BAM for th 7

    • Will Potter

      You can just use Barch for saving DE. For further questions like this, please comment at the specific pages. We should only discuss about upgrading Barbarian King at here ๐Ÿ˜€

  • adit

    can we use barking in war when he’s being upgraded?

    • Will Potter

      Unfortunately not. You cant use him while upgrading in either normal attacks or Clan Wars!

      • Randy Glenn

        But you can use your BK for defense, he’s active at the pre-upgrade level. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Will Potter

          Ya, sometimes my raids are ruined because of the enemy Heroes. They are pretty annoying.

  • jj

    I max my king out at every town hall lvl

    • Will Potter

      That’s great If you have a decent farming speed :D.

  • Naj Yusof Ngoh

    I really afraid to upgrade my archer queen, everytime i upgrade her my gain lot will become really low and i usually just ger half it. -_-
    Anyone can tell me the bestway to farm without archer queen? N also without using spell?

    • Will Potter

      Take a look at the homepage buddy, I have written a guide about farming without her.

      • Naj Yusof Ngoh

        how about farming wthout spell then? since im new at th9 and i want to upgrade the spell factory. tq fr the feedback

        • Will Potter

          Just farm as normal buddy. You don’t need to usually use Spells.
          I just use 4-5 spells every day. I don’t need them really much when farming because I usually focus on inactive bases.

    • Taquitos

      I can see that you like to go into the core of the base to destroy the storage. you can use BARCHER w/ 8 wallbreakers 10giants and 10hogs (effective at least lvl4) – w/ all healspell and 1 poison. Support heal your hogs to finish out those defenses. Lemme know if it works for you

  • iwalkshome

    i got to th7 4days ago. i already have dark elixir drill and storage. I want the king but farming for de is soo hard (i’m in gold 3). I don’t want to gem him. Should i upgrade defenses to protect my loot better, and farm for like a week. Or should i (can I ?) farm like crazy in like a day or something? How d’you guys get your kings and how long after upgrading to th7?

    • Will Potter

      Just work on your defenses and troops at first buddy. You can get him at mid-late Town Hall 7. Please read this guide: http://cocland.com/guides/farming-dark-elixir-at-town-hall-7-in-depth-guide

      • iwalkshome

        thanks, awesome guides btw

        • Will Potter

          You are very welcome buddy. Enjoy the game!

    • MPM

      The same here. Got it two days ago and made dark drill and storage. Also upgrading barrack for dragon and spell so I can finally have dragons for war.
      Will says at mid th7 we can get king but mid th7 is around in a month and I would like to upgrade king for that time since this game takes months to have some good upgrades. I saved 1700 dark elixir for now and made mantis farming base. Not losing much dark elixir for now but I guess more I have, more dark elixir raiders will attack me just to get it. I plan to farm as much as possible for a week and then maybe I gem the rest even I am very gem savy player that only gems 2 barracks.

      • Will Potter

        Good luck buddy! Hope you will get the Barbarian King soon!

        • MPM

          Thanks, 2200 de now ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll boost my barracks twice tomorrow and see how much I can get. If I get so close I’ll prepare food and drinks and boost untill I get 10k, I think it’s possible since I’ll have around 3000 till tomorrow.

          • Will Potter

            Ya, and it’s worth it to use couples of Gems for the last DE imo.

          • MPM

            Got the BK, 4h of boosting. I think I could do it faster if I was skipping and attacking only dark elixir drills outside of base but couldn’t resist if I saw full mines and elixir collectors ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Will Potter

            But you’ve just done an amazing job buddy. Congrats! Happy farming with the Barbarian King!

          • Gelmeister

            Once I got BK it never stopped upgrading til lvl 5. It’s quite easy to farm DE. I use 12 giants, 72 archers, 60 barbs and 4 wb. Use heal spells if needed. Just try to find 500+ DE and request for wizards or giants. It’s easy. I’m TH8 now and that’s what I’m still using. I’m just two weeks into TH8 and upgrading BK to lvl 9 now. It’s really easy you don’t have to boost.

          • MPM

            Thanks for advice, gonna try that combo. I’m using now 50 barbs, 30 goblins, 5 wb and 110 archers. I throw rage spell sometimes to get to the core if possible. I guess it’s much easier with your combo and it doesn’t take much more time to train.

          • Gelmeister

            I don’t use Goblin that much because in my army comp my archers get the DE storage already. Just use giants so that you have a tank for mortars and wizards. You can do it man!

          • Will Potter

            Thanks for the great share Gelmeister!

          • Gelmeister

            Anytime man! Thanks for the great guides!

          • Will Potter

            It is my pleasure xD.

          • Punisher

            1 week has passed since i am th8.And the best technique according to me is either 200 goblins or some wall breakers…Since the new upgrade has favoured goblin attack.Find a base with th outside and dark elixir drill too…filled with de…n just throw some goblins dere.One can easily get 150-500 de in a single raid n dat too not wasting all d goblins.

  • Sayanth

    I reached th 7 around 3 weeks now and I aldredy maxed out everything including the king except the troops… I didn’t farm for resources bit just th sniped my upto champions league and the loot bonus you get there can full your storage in like 15 raids… I suggest you guys also doing the same

    • Will Potter

      You are doing a great job man! And I am sure that not much players have the patience like yours!

    • MPM

      You are not wasting other’s resources but how much time did you need and how many snipes to reach champion league?

    • Miles Delco

      rip th hunt

    • Marc

      Given the change to clan war matching in spring 2016, I’d recommend avoiding this strategy. Supercell match clans more on defensive than offensive power, so you’ll end up facing tough opponents while you have weak troops. Not popular with clan leaders!

  • Gelmeister

    I’m about to upgrade my BK to lvl10 at TH8! Still not done upgrading some elixir troops so when the time comes when I upgrade DE troops I won’t have to save for both BK and DE troops.

  • AspiD

    If u are th 7 and don’t know how to farm DE, I’ll tell u. Use 16 gigs, 8 wiz, 12 wallbreakers, 20 goblins, 8 barbs, 31 archers and 1 hog. Also u need 2 heals and 1 rage. Lure cc troops with 1 gig and 1 hog and beat them. Use all gigs and 2 wallbreakers, clean buildings wich u don’t need with all barbs and archers, use 2 wallbreakers again, deploy king, all wizards and again 4 wallbreakers and use the rage. If wizards couldn’t take the DE, deploy all bombers that u have, all goblins and use the last heal. This strategy I used to farm DE from TH 8!! on my th 7, and after 2 weekends i had 5 lvl king, 2 lvl hogs and 2 lvl minions. Good luck ๐Ÿ˜‰ And attack base only if it has more than 1k DE

    • Will Potter

      Giants + Wizards is always a nice combo for farming DE. Thanks for sharing buddy!

  • PickleLogic

    Hey Will, I saw in the second paragraph, first sentence, it says, “He is one of two Heroes in game” With the update of the Grand Warden, there is now 3 heroes.

    • Will Potter

      Thank you very much mate! I’m gonna update it right now!

  • Hokage

    Upgrade your barbarian king after a raid when his resting period has just started (so you get one last raid out of him before he becomes unavailable)

    • Will Potter

      Yea I usually do this LOL.

    • I’m the Bub

      I always do that. Lol.. Saves you an hour on a week long upgrade. Not much, but whatever. Work the system. Lol

      • Will Potter

        And let him die before upgrading him LOL

  • Punisher

    1 week has passed since i am th8.And the best technique according to me is either 200 goblins or some wall breakers…Since the new upgrade has favoured goblin attack.Find a base with th outside and dark elixir drill too…filled with de…n just throw some goblins dere.One can easily get 150-500 de in a single raid n dat too not wasting all d goblins..

    • Will Potter

      Yes, me too. I really like this strategy :D.

      • Punisher

        Ohhh….you also use dis???

    • Also, you can build a troll base in th8, I’ve got roughly 6-7 wins for a loss in defense, so even if i’m just farming, thus dropping trophy a bit fast, my base keep me in gold 1-2 with the daily +50-100 trophy.

      Btw, i’m using a modified version of this: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/L1QxdFkAm74/hqdefault.jpg

  • Miles Delco

    im a th8 on silver 1 league and my king is already upgrading to lvl10 atm and i am just only 2 weeks on th8, i upgraded my lvl5 lightning first then now my lvl3 drag will finish 4d from now.. my trick on getting so much d.e is simply. farm dead base with barchers , with lightnings with you , if you’re lucky enough to find a dead base with a dark drill with 1k+ d.e on it, youll just make way and hit it then use lightning on it if u cant get to it.. and when my gold and lix are full, everytime my bk is finish upgrading, i am upgrading it again right after it is finished. I use giwiarch with 5 wallbreakers and a healer to farm onto th7 bases with full d.e storage which is worth 1k d.e … and sometimes i trade my elixer to 2k or more dark elix using mass lvl2 drag, just dont matter the loots just aim for the townhall and d.e storage… dont mind attacking bases with 1.5k or lower d.e if ur doing drag raids for d.e , just pick th8 bases with 2k or more d.e so that your d.e raid will worth it… Remember! just dont get bored in nexting to find the base with rich d.e ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Miles Delco

      sorry for my bad grammar ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Will Potter

      Thank you very much for the great share Miles! I really appreciate it!

  • angrybombs

    I’m a th7 and I’m kicking around the idea of not getting the BK, upgrading to th8 and spending all my de on upgrading de troops. is this crazy?

    • Will Potter

      That’s crazy because the Barbarian King is much more useful than other troops. You shouldn’t do that man!

    • BK is like 5-6 giant in tankiness, but hit a lot harder, add the self healing and rage for the barbs, and you have like 30 space worth of unit in 1 unit.

      Best upgrade in th7 imho, if you farming you can push him up to lv 5 in like a week and a bit.