First 15 Levels of Heroes Are The Most Important!

Yes, Heroes in Clash of Clans are extremely important and I am not say that above level 15 Heroes are not important. I am talking about the first 15 levels of 40 upgrades, which give you the greatest value, especially at Town Hall 8 and 9 players, this is heavily prioritized.


First, first 15 levels are cheapest and quickest (obviously). At these level, our King and Queen gain a lot of goodies along the way, which significantly change both of their damage and abilities (for example, the main diffidence between level 31 Archer Queen vs level 30 Archer Queen is that level 30 Queen can 1 hit Builder Huts).

Why 15? Why not 10 or 20?

It’s because there are some amazing factors I want to show you in this post :D.

  1. Obviously you want to upgrade your Heroes to level 5 as soon as possible as they gain their special abilities at level 5: The Barbarian King instantly regenerates a lot of HP, summons some Barbarians and boosts himself as well as all Barbarians nearby; The Queen becomes invisible immediately, gets better damage, attack speed and also summons some Archers.
  2. At level 10, Hero abilities get upgraded to the next level. While using the ability, Queen’s damage gets increased by approximately 16% when compared with Royal Cloak level 1. That’s a lot! At this level, she has enough time to shot 5 times. This only happens again when she is at level 30, she could hit 6 times with the ability.
    Level 10 Barbarian King with the level 2 ability (available at Town Hall 8) receives a major upgrade in respect. Lvl 5 raged King deals 222 damage per hit while lvl 10 raged King deals 292 damage per hit. The extra 70 damage might not seem like much but the level 2 ability is almost 32% stronger than the level 1 ability (meanwhile level 8 ability, the maxed one, is about 14% stronger than the level 7 ability). Sounds awesome?
  3. Likewise, level 3 Iron Fist is approximately 25% stronger than level 2 Iron Fist. This is not good as above but it is still a massive increase. At this point, most players, who are reading this, probably think that the level 4 Iron First has a smaller boost than Iron First level 3 and so on, why do I choose the line at level 3 ability? It’s because of the Rage Spell! Basically, a maximum Rage Spell allows our King (at level 15 and below) to do a lot of more damage than when he is using his ability.
  4. The level 5 P.E.K.K.A has the highest damage per hit in game, she can 1 hit level 14 Queen but can’t 1 hit level 15 Queen. This is pretty important, especially when you use Super Queen strategy.
  5. Finally, below level 15, it takes you less than 1 week to upgrade your Heroes.


  • At Town Hall 7, upgrading your King to level 5 is the best use of your Dark Elixir. Using Hog Rider strategy at Town Hall 7 is not a good idea at all. I strongly recommend using only Dragons for Clan Wars.
  • At Town Hall 8, although the boost of the level 2 Iron Fist is awesome, I still recommend upgrading your Hogs to level 3 first then you can upgrade your Hogs to level 4 while working on the Barbarian King. Level 4 Hogs are extremely useful in Clan Wars.
  • At Town Hall 9, just get the Queen mediately and get her to level 5 regardless of your King level. You can start using Dark Elixir on your troops after getting level 5 Queen although I would like to recommend you get her to level 10. If your King is not at level 10 at this time, you should also upgrade him because of the significantly strong level 2 ability. Get him to level 10 before the Queen!

Moreover, I posted a special guide about Archer Queen’s sweet spots, I strongly recommend you talking a look at it!

Okay thanks for reading guys! I hope you can get level 15 Royales as soon as possible! Please just comment whenever you need help! I will do my best to help you!

  • Tux Baru

    hm.. i think you will post Barbarian King level sweet spot guide..
    Its been along time since Archer Queen level spot guide..

    • Will Potter

      Yea but the King Sweet Spot Guide requires a lot of more work. I’m working on it but still need a decent amount of time. Will do my best for sure!

  • ace

    I am now a TH8.5 and currently has a Barb King (BK) Level 10 and Archer Queen (AQ) Level 4. Now, if i get my AQ at Level 10, who will I choose first to upgrade to Level 11? The BK or the AQ?

    • ace

      or upgrade them both at the same time? and that means less 2 builders in my roster of 5 builders.

      • Ben Chapman

        If you have the dark, you should. If not, AQ for sure. Get her to 15, then BK 15, her 20, and so on.

      • Will Potter

        You should upgrade your Queen to level 15 then start working on your King buddy :D.

      • ace

        Oh man, it’s a long way to go then, Lol. Thank you very much Will, Ben, and Franck. I’ll keep you posted once my heroes are at level 15. πŸ™‚

        • Will Potter

          You are very welcome dude. Enjoy the game with your Heroes!

    • Franck Dissard

      I would say get the AQ to level 10 then focus on level 4 golems and other primordial dark troops (according to what you like:hogs,witches,hounds) and then as Ben Chapman said 5 levels at a time starting with the AQ,seems like the best way to go in my opinion and I did exactly that while TH 8.5 (Maxed out TH9 now)

    • Will Potter

      I’d like to upgrade Queen to level 15 first :D.

  • Daniel M. Ramos

    Interesting! After going to TH 9 I upgraded my queen to lvl 10 quickly. Now my priority will be to upgrade my troops. My hogs are now lvl 5 and my giants are upgrading to lvl 6. My next use of dark elixir will be upgrading my golems simply because I use them so much and everyone request max golems for war. I don’t know how many of y’all are in champs at TH 9, but I just went champs. Searching for other TH 9 champs bases to attack takes a long time. There are plenty of TH 9 you will find that are at masters lvl, but they give you much less bang for your buck. I avoid TH 10 and 11 like the plague unless they are dead bases.

    • Kim Kakashi

      Hi Daniel! Champ League is only for gems and logo ^_^ but if you need elix, gold & dark elix just stay in Silver 1 to Gold 3.

      if you need elix and gold just simply use BAM strategy. aim collectors with 200,000k+ gold and elix in it.

      if you need dark elix just simply use GIWI strategy. aim for dark elix storage with 2,000k+ dark elix in it.

      Benefits for staying in lower league;

      1. No need to use expensive troops.
      2. Your collectors & storage are safe because most of the players in lower league use only GIBARCH.

      I maxed all in TH9 except for walls and Heroes but still don’t have a plan to upgrade my TH…

      Right now i’m busy in “Farming dark elixir 101 Road to Maxed Heroes”

      Hope it helps! ^_^

    • insan fahmi

      hey daniel, im th9 in champ, ive been bored grinding my heroes, and now just taking my time having fun up there.

      in my experience, if your trophy going under 3200, you will find others th9 easier. on another hand, above that is harder to search th9. so if you want to loot, i suggest wandering around 3100-3200

      anyway, my atk is like this, and i still get a profit 2m/2m a day.i even pushed to use golem, because i have maxed amount of dark elixir, before i use giant instead, its good for dealing with multi inferno towers.

    • Will Potter

      Yea. This is very true!
      There are just a few TH9 players in Champ and above. In Master leagues, I can find a lot of TH9s.

  • 1hentho

    Talking of Super queen, have you seen the new ‘Super Bowler’ strategy? Looks quite the fun of Queen walks. But now apply one each way, queenwalk to the left and bowler walk to the right. Bye Bye base (depending on AD placement)

    • Raw Mess

      i’m pretty sure the author on cocland, ash has made a video on it on youtube . go check that out πŸ˜‰

    • Will Potter

      I have been using Super Bowler but it works only with specific bases. I will do a guide about it soon :D.

  • Yo Nik

    ( I hope you can get level 15 Royales as soon as possible!)
    DO u mean to get our BK and AQ to get to lvl 15 (in COC)>>>

  • Dr.GHΓ΅_ØST

    So true , the real facts. Exactly the right thing thx Will πŸ˜‰ WILL HOW R U DOING!

    • Will Potter

      LOL Thank you mate. Everything is great!

  • AJ Brown

    My king is currently lvl 15 and my queen is upgrading to 14. Once my royals are both at lvl 15 I want to finish the 2 dark troops and 3 dark spells I have left. Is that a good idea?

    • Will Potter

      Just keep working on your Heroes and upgrade other ones when they are being upgraded :D. Upgrading Royals is much more important buddy!

  • namya

    will can u upload ur base

    • Will Potter

      I am using lots of bases man!

  • KingOfGames

    I totally agree with this. The first 15 levels are important. It can boost ability time, health, ability level, and speed. There’s only one drawback, and that’s the regeneration time. Other than that, it’s really well written, and I love it!

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    • Please don’t comment iOS or Android outside the Giveaway page – Will’s mentioned this before.

      • KingOfGames


      • KingOfGames

        I’ll just copy and paste it on giveaway page

      • Will Potter

        Thank you very much Sajo8!

        • No problem! πŸ™‚

    • Will Potter

      Thank you very much man!