How should we use Cleanup Troops?

In every Clan War, we can easily see that a lot of players don’t have enough time to finish off all buildings on the ground, even after removing all defensive buildings. That’s why we need troops! Cleanup troops are not always required but it is always a great idea to bring them into the attack.

Cleanup Troops in Clash of Clans

Why should we use Cleanup troops?

While raiding, time is a very important factor of 3 star attacks. While dealing with the base is hard, we also need to deal with the time running out. Everything should be done quickly If you don’t want to end up the raid with only 2 stars while troops are walking around the base to find the Builder Huts, or the worst, 99% – 1 star.

So, using Cleanup troops is very important If you want to get more percentage for your clan and achieve a better raid.

Some tips for you before using Cleanup Troops

  • Don’t give more than 10 housing spaces for Cleanup troops or it will ruin your attacking strategies. Losing 5 cleaning Wizards to the Giant Bomb is not good at all.
  • Don’t try to use your Clan troops for cleaning.
  • Don’t wait too long, try to drop your cleanup troops whenever an arena is clear. Deploying them too late still ruins your raids!
  • Don’t use Cleanup troops If defensive Clan Castle troops are still alive. They can change their directions to your cleanup troops anytime!
  • If you use ground attack strategies, It will be not bad to use 2 Wizards and 2 Archers/Minions.
  • If you go with air attack strategies, you can bring couples of Minions.
  • Normally, If you are not really good at using them, you should deploy them after dropping your last Spell.
  • Always predict where your troops are going to be at the end of the attack.
  • Note the buildings that will be skipped by your troop funnels to choose the best side to deploy Cleanup troops.
  • Don’t deploy them on a side If all defensive buildings there are not down yet.
  • If your attack strategies take down defensive buildings at first (Hog Riders, GoHog,…), you can deploy Cleanup troops once your army has finished half of the base.
  • Using Skeleton Spell is a great way to clean up bases
  • The Skeleton Spell for cleaning up. Drop them on defensive buildings which are locking on your main army. Otherwise, drop them on leftover buildings If there isn’t any ground-targeting defensive building nearby.

This guide is from Cl0uD, leader of the Reddit.Omicron Clan. If you have any tips and tricks about this topic, don’t hesitate to leave a comment!

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  • Yeah, the skeleton spell should be helpful!

    • Will Potter


  • Yo Nik

    Man today is my lucky day Will

    today i crossed gold league and got 250 gems

    • Will Potter

      It’s your hard work man! It’s not about luck at all! Congrats!

      • Yo Nik

        yes that can be true but not in CR as in it nobody broght arrows so that i can climb up lol

        as i carry it and mainly depend on minion horde and can wreck all towers in 30 secs with it

  • Yo Nik


    • Nice! You’re really close to the 5th builder!

      • Yo Nik

        thxs bro

      • Yo Nik

        thxs bro

  • sk

    Using air troops for clean up in a ground attack or using ground troops for cleanup in an air attack is a recipe of disaster . I tried it once and the traps were not triggered and they killed my cleanup troops.

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  • Dengar

    I always bring 2 minions and 2-4 archers. Thats all you need. Also if attacking a TH11 make sure you get the cleanup troops down early because if you havent killed the eagle they will be toast.

    • Will Potter

      Thank you very much for sharing this Dengar!

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  • somesh chouhan

    I was bit struggling with my cleaning up,thnx for this post