Max out before going to Town Hall 9?

I have seen plenty of questions like “Do I need to max out everything before going to Town Hall 9?”. I’d like to give you a small advice “No you don’t need to do that. Just go to TH9 once you have finished approximately 80% of the TH8 road“.

This advice is based on 2 main playstyles of players in Clash of Clans: Clan Wars and Farming.

Town Hall 8

If you usually join Clan Wars

Once you have level 6 Air Defenses and a decent anti-air base layouts, you will be fine after all TH8 air attacks (mostly varieties of Dragons). After maxing our all key defenses and splash damage defensive buildings, you will have a minor impact on defending against air attacks but Walls can do nothing against those attacks. Walls also can do nothing to the Hog Rider attacks, everything depends on your core defenses and your layout. However, a smart TH8 players can always 3-star you regardless of your defenses and layouts. Although there is a big different between getting the last star of some attacks during the last 20% progress of TH8 but the closer you are to be maxed out everything, the more of a chance to get attacked by a TH9 in Clan War you will get due to the matchmaking system, and that TH9 guy can always 3 stars you will his high level troops.

By going to Town Hall 9, you can play as a Town Hall 8.5 and with this strategy, you can easily bully the player who has the same position as yours in Clan Wars. After upgrading all your Town Hall 8 buildings and troops, you can start working on new TH9 stuffs.

If you like farming

There is just only one problem after rushing to TH9, it is you will be menaced by other decent TH9 players. But If you are almost maxed TH8, you still get raided by TH9 as well. Once you have either level 6 Archers or Giants and the Archer Queen, you can farm pretty well. If you want to work on your walls before going to Town Hall 9, normally you will need to spend about 3-4 weeks. By that time, If you were at Town Hall 9, you could farm well with stronger farming troops and the Archer Queen. Walls are really much more important for the psychological effect than resisting. There is no reason for not going to TH9 with level 7 walls.

The trade off after upgrading Town Hall is always the new opportunities versus the loot penalty. No matter how you are playing, You will always upgrade all your Town Hall 8 buildings, you never can save time, but with better farming armies and the powerful Archer Queen, you can raid loot easier and upgrade your walls faster.

Moreover, as we can see, while TH8 players are working on walls, their Elixir Storages are always full and their Builders are always sleeping. What a big waste! By going to TH9 a bit sooner, with that amount of Elixir, you can upgrade plenty of Lego walls. Also, you can find a lot of inactive bases with maxed Gold Mines and Elixir Collectors at Town Hall 9!

Misconceptions

I don’t want to rush because TH9 players will smash my base!

Your almost maxed TH8 base just can’t stop any decent Town Hall 9 attack, why not upgrade to TH9? Also, somehow, weak TH9 base can easily attract weak attackers.

Will rushing slow down my progress?

No, as long as your Builders are always busy. By rushing to TH9, you can even save lots of time and Elixir. While an almost maxed TH8 are working on his walls along with idle Builders and full Elixir Storages, you can rob your Builders and have dozens of Lego walls.

Rushed TH needs to catch up, maxed TH doesn’t

Yes, right, a maxed TH definitely will be in a better spot on the first day at Town Hall 9 but by that time the rushed TH would be 1-2 months old TH9. They are like this:

  • Maxed TH8: 200 housing spaces, maxed TH8 troops, Barbarian King level 10, Walls level 8.
  • Rushed TH9: 220 housing spaces, farming troops level 6, King/Queen level 15/15, 50% Lego walls.

Conclusion

Of course these small tips is just for normal players with normal farming speed. If your Storages are always full and you can max out your walls before all other buildings, just upgrade to Town Hall 9, TH8 is not the right place for your insane farming speed!

In conclusion, I’d recommend you max out these stuffs before going to Town Hall 9:

  • Clan Castle, Laboratory, Army Camps, Spell Factory.
  • Teslas and Air Defenses.
  • At least 2 Mortars/Wizard Towers.
  • Skull walls for the core of your base.
  • At least level 8 Barbarian King.
  • Level 5 Giants, Barbarian, Archers and Balloons.
  • Level 4 Hog Riders.

This small post is just my 2 cents alongside with some suggestions from RossAM. If you have any advice, don’t hesitate to comment and help me improve this post!

  • Ali

    Hi, great article thanks. I have a Question: Now I’m at TH7. Few days a go I start upgrading my TH to level 8. I needed gold to upgrade my tesla to level 3 and my hero and walls were not max so I decide to cancel my th upgraid . actually half of my walls are lvl5. and my hero is level 2. all of my elixir units are maxed but my minion and hogs aren’t. thanks to your tactics for farming Dark i could gain 1.5k dark in my first try.

    with these characteristics I said. do you think is it wise to start my th upgrade again or max my walls and hero first??

    • Will Potter

      You should upgrade your walls to at least level 6 because the attackers can easily take down your level 5 walls easily with just 1 Wall Breaker. You should also upgrade your King to level 5, that will help you farm much easier at TH8. You can upgrade your Hog Riders later.

  • Antech

    Hey,nice article..I m at th-8 (level 94) right now and base is almost maxed with just those walls left..My troops are maxed except minions and valks.My king is at level 8.So,my question is should I go to th-9 now or max my dark troops and king then enjoy at th-9? Also should I get those skulls walls or not since they r pretty expensive?

    P.S:Should I go for th 8.5 or th-9? Since I have searched a lot for th 8.5 bases but I have been unable to find any and many ppl say that things can get screwed at th-8.5 if one upgrade order goes wrong..Whats your take on this?

    Thanks a lot,
    Antech

    • Will Potter

      You can upgrade to TH9 right now. During the upgrade, you can upgrade some more walls. With Archer Queen at TH9, upgrading Minions is not a big deal at all.
      You can upgrade Val later at mid TH9 if you don’t use her much. As I mentioned in the post above, while you are working on Skull walls, you are wasting a lot of Elixir and we all don’t like that!

      TH8.5 is not hard at all to handle. Please take a look at here: http://cocland.com/guides/town-hall-8-5-and-9-5-guide

    • Hanz Poblete

      I usually do not upgrade my valks hahaha

  • Tony Stark

    pls do share some early TH9 bases (with 2nd air sweeper) and Good farming TH9 base (Max gold n elixer storage protection). TY

  • Fulioso skys

    ” TH8 is not a good place for your insane farming speed! ” haha I think I identify with that. I waited to much to upgrade that TH thing and now i see that was a waste of time (and resources), *five days till TH9*.

    • Will Potter

      Good luck to you in the Giveaway contest this week so you can finish the upgrading progresses easier lol.

  • Lorin Angot

    Hahah I’m a insane farmer and my th8 walls are nearly max I’m level60 but my defenses are for th6 except for air and splash defenses which are at th7 can I still upgrade

    • Will Potter

      WHAT?
      GO TO TOWN HALL 9 PLEASE.

    • Ulwith

      lol if your lv 60 yo prolly shouldn’t even be thinking about th9.im lv 80 and im kinda thinking about it.i know ppl that are lv 90 and still havnt jumped.

      • Will Potter

        IMO your level means nothing.
        You can buy gems and hit Town Hall 10 at level 20.

        His farming speed is pretty insane iMO.

        • adit

          i dont mean nothing
          you got exp from: upgrading buildings, clearing obstacles, and destroying opponent’s TH
          the most exp is gotten from upgrading building

          I’m on TH7 upgrading to TH8, my level is 64
          it means Ms. Angot didnt upgrade much buildings to max
          and I think Ms. Angot’s TH is rushed

          • Hanz Poblete

            Plus by Donating troops =)

  • Rafael

    Im at TH8 already on going upgrade to TH9,4days more,but my collector still level 10 :(.
    My walls are all purple. My level 6 Tesla will finish the same day with my TH.
    Laboratary only left with Goblin,Minion,Hog,Golem to upgrade.
    My elixer storage is always full. Got a little reserve tank in my CC. XD
    Should I go 8.5 ? 😀

    • Will Potter

      It is always worth it to try TH8.5 IMO. In addition, your “War troops” such as Golems, Hogs are still at low-level so you can be as a real TH9 later after upgrading them.

      Collectors are not a big deal at all. Just upgrade them after you finish all other buildings.

      • Rafael

        Yeah sure, what i’m trying to do in war is using mass witches :D, mass witches look awesome, if I match up with th8 in war though, or immature th9,
        but I look lvl 12 collector can fill up storages too, because sometime don’t really have time to fire up coc due to working. So sometimes really depends on free shield. Thanks Will 😀

        • Will Potter

          I am always a fan of Mass Witch. It has a lot of fun and also need lots of work for scouting before attacking 😀

          • Rafael

            Yeah, saw one of the post and watch the videos, looks awesome really, need proper placement and yeah like you said, lots of scouting.

          • Will Potter

            I always want to use it but it is not good for all bases. Luckily I used it twice in my previous war lol.

          • Hanz Poblete

            LOL try it on xmod with 1000 witches.. hahaha

          • Rafael

            LOL, so lag XD

  • Nirmit

    Hey im at TH8 ,
    My lvl is 78…….Only few archer towers and cannons are of lvl 9.
    But my walls are lvl 6 and 7…..as u have mentioned in ur above post that we should upgrade walls to lvl 8 for core of the base,I should upgrade my walls all to lvl 7 and then upgrade them upgrade to lvl 8 or now only i should upgrade walls to lvl 8 for the core of the base???
    Coz i want to upgrade my TH…
    If u want 2 see my base see it in my Clan -CLASH WITH CHES…..Name-Chesnaughterz….Im the leader….
    Thank you.

    • Will Potter

      Hi buddy,
      This is not a big deal at all. Just upgrade all your walls to level 7 then go to Town Hall 9 If you want. While upgrading, working on the level 8 Walls for your core If you like.

      • Nirmit

        If u have seen my base can u tell what I should upgrade in building and in my lab ???

  • Ace Hernandez

    Hey I’m level 60 clan (THE SPARTACOS)LEADER ACE and I need advice on whether or not I’m good enough to be a leader

  • Kokslurpie

    Hi, what trophy range should a new TH9 farm? i can’t figure it out. I’ve tried farming between 1400-1700 but without great succes. I want to use barch

  • Zachary Vowels

    What about TH9 to TH10? If I max my buildings and walls but still have many hero levels to go should I go to TH10 or stay +-4 months for the BK/AQ?

    • Will Potter

      It depends on how much you like Town Hall 10.
      I think you just upgrade to Town Hall 10 and then play as a Town Hall 9.5 until you are ready!

  • Ahabking Osotsima

    i will try following this guide. 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Okay, fell free to let me know your opinion 😀

  • Hanz Poblete

    In my opinion, I still recommend maxing all of the defensive buildings and the troops you will use in th9 and the troops you use. It’s okay to upgrade to th9 even your walls are level 7 but if you have most of them (80%) level 8 your good to go =)

  • Klanto Pothik

    I m on th9 for 2d…. :p….. my elixr troops r all maxed….bt walls and golem left…..now searching for th9 base…..I m currenly using Eon Purge base…..Any more base recommendations for me??? I m looking to farm dx and gold now….. 🙂

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  • Rowel Dacullo David

    For me its best to upgrade all defenses and troops to max before leaving your th lvl so that when you get to your new th lvl it will not be that hard for you to farm so much for defenses and walls and also troops and you will save up lots of time.

  • Bhavya

    I m going to the 9 just keep upgrading I have already maxed 80℅ of the 8 thanks this site is awesome helping me a lot

  • benjamin3290

    Very close to TH9 here, should I upgrade all troops before the town hall or am I ok with leaving the pekka, golem, and valkyrie not maxed? They’re all very expensive and I find it easier to farm gold than the elixirs. Thanks

    • Will Potter

      If you don’t use them much, just upgrade to Town Hall 9. You can farm much easier at Town Hall 9 imo.

    • Aadi

      My guess is, you will be using GoWiPe against other town hall 9 players, then you will need to upgrade your P.E.K.K.A to level 3 as it is way more powerful, as far as the dark elixir troops are concerned, just do it in th9

      • benjamin3290

        Ok thanks. I just put the pekka into lvl3 upgrade (12 days… yuck). Just gotta get a little less than half my walls upgraded and I’m finally at th9!

  • Abhishek Mavi

    I’m almost level 92 and still Th8 with 5 builders but I don’t have much resources. 2 barracks are still left to be upgraded. Golem, valk are level 1 and minions lev 3. Rest all are maxed for th8. Walls are still not lev 7.What should I do. ?
    Go check me on #YCC22VJ9
    My game name is Shiia

    • Will Potter

      If you don’t addicted to Clan Wars, you can upgrade to Town Hall 9 after finishing your defenses and farming troops buddy!

  • Aadi

    My suggestion is, after you get to townhall 9, use BAM to farm loot for research and upgrades, it has helped me a lot and right now my balloons are maxing out, after my giants, archers and barbs, all thanks to your BAM guide

  • Dave Clark

    I have max defenses for TH8 except for walls. 15% for skull walls overall plus need to max rage spell, hogs at lvl 2, valk lvl 1. should I go for TH9 or wait until I finish all my walls to skull?

    • Will Potter

      Hi Dave,
      Just upgrade to Town Hall 9 If you don’t want to join Clan Wars.

      • Dave Clark

        Thats actually my concern. If I upgrade to TH9 I will start upgrading my defenses and it might hinder the clan in clan wars

  • Kevin Mo

    lv 7 walls good for th 8
    I got lv 6 walls at th 9, so im kinda rushed, my defense, elixir troops, and spells are maxed for th 8 though

  • Hemendra Meena

    I got all maxed out defence and Barack only resources are left to lvlup by one i.e to lvl12 .
    I have 5 builder from the starting of th8 …
    But my troops are not yet fully maxed out .

    The t
    Troops which still left are – barbarians, goblins,wall breaker,balloons,healer,pekka(lvl1), healing spell,Valkyries and hogs(currently on lab going frm lvl3 to lvl4).

    I got lvl10 king and rest of dark troops Max .

    And I got maxed th7 before entering to th8 ..

    So plz.. Suggest me what troops I can skip so I can go for th9 …

    Thanx. 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Hi mate, If you are not addicted to Clan Wars, you can go to Town Hall 9 after upgrading Barbarians and Wall Breakers!

      • Hemendra Meena

        Hello potter,
        I’m thinking to do barbarian, wallbreakers and loons …when I put my townhall on upgrade it will take 10days and lab upgrade will take 5 days

        So doing pekka before putting townhall on upgrade is good decision or not 🙂

        • Will Potter

          Hi mate,
          You don’t need to care about PEKKA If you don’t join the Clan Wars or trophy pushing much.

  • Ankush

    I still have all 3 of my teslas left to be upgraded to lev 6(current lev: 5). Do you think I should wait for them to complete or just go for th9 upgrade?

    • Will Potter

      I think you should upgrade them before upgrade to Town Hall 9 mate!

      • Ankush

        Thanks Will but I still have one question, Someone on global told me that I should max out my walls before going to th9. He told farming on th9 gets tougher i.e the loot penalty is a big factor. How much will it affect on farming?

        • Will Potter

          Hi Ankush,
          At first, you don’t need your walls that much. You can upgrade to TH9 after upgrading your core walls to level 8.
          At Town Hall 9, farming is not that bad. With the Archer Queen, somehow you can even farm easier. Trust me!

          • Ankush

            Thanks mate, I think I’ll go for the upgrade 🙂

  • Kanish

    Hiii…i have all maxed out defenses but walls are lvl 7 and hogs lvl 3 and valkyries lvl 1, dark spells lvl 1 minions r lvl 3. I m addicted to clan wars too. Should i upgrade to th9?

    • Will Potter

      Just upgrade to Town Hall 9 Kanish,
      You can farm much easier with the Queen and upgrade your War troops after that!

      • Daniel M. Ramos

        Here since I have gone TH 9 my farming is good for what it is post TH 11. I do think a well upgraded queen helps; however, I seem to find myself with a good amount of dark and gold. The regular elixir comes much slower due to the fact that we are now forced to cook elixir rich war armies for good two star attacks against any half way well designed base. This means that in the current state of clash the lab upgrades for better troops tend to stay idle for much longer. That is something I don’t like one bit.

        • Will Potter

          That’s right Daniel. Currently I am just using the Milking strategy to fill up my Elixir Storages!

  • Kyle Silva Üä

    Hello,, I have almost maxed out defences only air sweeper left to be upgraded (lvl 2) But my troops are not yet maxed. The following troops are need to be upgraded. Barbarian, Archer, wallbreaker, giant, healer, minions (lvl 1) hogs is lvl 2 but currently upgrading to lvl 3 and my spells is only Level 4 (lightning and heal) lvl 3 rage.. Is it ok that i go to th9 ?

    • Will Potter

      You definitely need to upgrade all your farming troops (Barbarians, Archers, Giants,…) and your Spells before upgrading to Town Hall 9.

      • Kyle Silva Üä

        hmm i think its going to be boring if i wait for it to be upgraded cuz I`m almost maxed and btw I have maxed out my walls. do you think should i go for th 8.5 for a moment then after i upgraded the troops i will go for normal th9?

        • Torquist

          Doing 8.5 is good for war but bad for farming without at least level 5 farming troops. So I agree with Will, even if it’s boring you need to upgrade those farming troops and spells so you can raid loot effectively in your first month or two in TH9. Otherwise you’ll struggle. There is a big increase from level 4 to level 5 barbs and archers, you need that strength increase.

          • Kyle Silva Üä

            okay thank you… btw is it hard to farm dark elixir in early th9?

          • Will Potter

            It is just as hard as TH8. Use GiBarch or GiWi and you will be fine mate!

          • Torquist

            If you have level 5 farming troops, then like Will said getting dark elixir is the same as TH8. The bases are tougher but when you get used to the bases you can steal nice dark elixir.

            When you get your farming troops to level 6, and Dark elixir drills upgraded, you will get dark elixir much faster than TH8.

        • Will Potter

          You shouldn’t go to Town Hall 9 If you haven’t upgraded your troops yet. And yes, you can be a original TH9 after maxing out defenses and troops!

  • StarFire

    Hey Will, I have a nearly maxed out th8 with the exception of these few things:
    -Hogs (level 3 BUT I’m gonna upgrade them to level 4 in a couple of hours)
    -Golems (level 1)
    -Valks (level 1)
    -Minions (level 3)
    -Poison Spell (level 1)
    -Earthquake Spell (level 1)
    -Goblins [level 4 (But I never use goblins)]
    -2 teslas are still level 5 and 1 tesla is upgrading to level 6

    Do you think it’s a good idea for me to move up to th9? I don’t war that much bit I do love to farm 🙂

    • Ultimit☆Cuest

      I think you should. You sound almost maxed anyway!

      • StarFire

        Thanks!

    • Will Potter

      Hi StarFire,
      Yes, I think you can move to Town Hall 9 now!

  • Daniel M. Ramos

    I thought I read some advice somewhere that you want to go to TH 9 with enough dark elixir to immediately buy your queen. That is what I did. I was able to get my queen to level 5 pretty quickly.

    As far as the other stuff goes, I made sure my defensive buildings and troops were maxed for TH 8. I did not max out my walls. I just made sure my outer layer was maxed out.

    • Will Potter

      Thanks for the great share Daniel!
      Also, I don’t think you really need to upgrade your outer walls since they always get ripped by Wall Breakers. Just my 2 cents xD.

      • Daniel M. Ramos

        It is all about the psychological effect, so I thought outer walls would be ok.

        • Will Potter

          Oh I see it LOL. Thanks for sharing Daniel!

  • Akarsh Dixit

    Hey should I go for th 9?
    My troops and building are all maxed leaving 3 elixir collector to lv 11 and only around 60 lv 8 walls.
    My tesla are lv 6,mortar are of lv6,wizards tower is of lv 6,archers tower and connons all lv 10,all troops maxed including Golem to lv 2,hogs lv4,minnions lv 4,valk.lv 2 and both dark spells lv 2.

    • Daniel M. Ramos

      I would do it if I were you.

      • Akarsh Dixit

        Thanks buddy

    • Will Potter

      Welcome to Town Hall 9 mate!

      • Akarsh Dixit

        Thanks than am coming lol

      • Akarsh Dixit

        R u th 9 too?

  • SD_Scott

    What about moving on to TH10?

    • Will Potter

      Currently I recommend upgrade to TH10 whenever you get bored with Clash of Clans!

  • Juni C

    Hello….
    Do you think I’m ready to up both of this acc?? thanks before Will 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Hi Juni,
      I think you can up to TH9 now with the first account.
      Farming at Th10 is much harder than TH9. I think you should upgrade your Heroes to at least level 20 before thinking about that!

      • Juni C

        woah,, owkay Will!! thank you so much..

        • Will Potter

          You are very welcome mate!

  • getskali

    hello will.. im th8 player and big fans of archer queen. i can’t wait to pair her with my lv8 king. here are screenshot of my 40 days journey in th8. can i go to th9 and get the queen? need your advice. thank you

    • Will Potter

      You can go to Town Hall 9 after maxing your farming troops and defenses mate!

  • Ace Ramos

    Hi, can I now go to TH9? Thanks

    • Daniel M. Ramos

      Ace, if I were you I would make sure I had enough dark elixir to immediately buy a queen after you updated. A queen helps you move up quickly. After you upgrade to TH 9 all of those full elixir storage containers are going to go to empty very very quickly. At close to max TH 8 you always have what you need, but once you upgrade you will struggle to get what you need.
      Personally, I made sure all of my defenses and troops were upgraded to max. The only thing I didn’t bother with was maxing out my walls.

      • ace

        Hi Daniel, are we cousins? haha :). I’ve been excited with the game and all I did then was to upgrade my TH, now I’m suffering. Here’s the plan, i’m gonna ups my troops till it maxes then go up to TH9 leaving goblins, minions and valkyrie and will have to carry it over to TH9. My defenses are now 1 upgrade away from becoming max at TH8 including walls. BTW, what clan are you in? Can i visit sometime? Thanks for sharing your two cents. 😉

        • Daniel M. Ramos

          Howdy Ace. Are we cousins… I doubt it. I don’t know where you are from. I’m from Austin Tx. All of my family is in Harlingen Tx. You can come visit if the clan I am in if they will let you in. I just switched to United Exile. It is a lvl 9 clan based out of Israel. The other clan where I was coleader had problems. The leader of the clan was kind of dropping out so it felt kind of like a losing proposition to get the clan to grow. It was a bummer as I had been with the clan for over a year. Anyway United Exile is a really good war clan and very active. The problem is that United Exile is often totally full 50/50. Currently it is still 50/50. I hope to be with them when they reach clan lvl 10 soon. That will be seriously cool. 🙂

  • Ace Ramos

    Hi, can I now go to TH9? Thanks

    • Will Potter

      Wow your farming speed is very nice. Yes, you can go to Town Hall 9!

      • Ace Ramos

        Thank you so much Will..

        • Will Potter

          You are very welcome mate!

  • Dan Dialogo

    Ahhhm Hi!
    Can you make a Tips for all those Town Halls should upgrade first..
    I’m going to TH9 by now. I dont know what should i upgrade first.. Thanks.. Please help me..hehe

  • Filip Rasic

    Am I ready to go to town hall 9 ? 🙂

  • Filip Rasic

    Am I ready to go to town hall 9 ? 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Yes, welcome to Town Hall 9!

      • Filip Rasic

        Thanks mannn !!!! :))
        Two more teslas and im heading to th 9 ?

  • mitch simbowski

    With the exception of a couple small bombs, I’m at all maxed out and farming skulls. I think I’m going to instead save the gold for the upgrade! My elixer storages are almost full, so it’s kind of a waste. Based on the discussion I think I’m ready?

    • Will Potter

      Yes, you are ready mate!

  • Mohammed Fayas

    Am i ready to move to th9? All my defences are maxed except walls..almost 40walls are lev8..rest lev7..king kev 10..all toops maxed except hogs lev3 gonna go to lev4..minions also gonna go to lev 4..not gonna do valkyrie..not gonna do golems to lev2..with this do u recomend th9?

    • Will Potter

      Welcome to Town Hall 9 mate!
      Also, you need to work on your Golems soon. They are really helpful at TH9!

      • Mohammed Fayas

        Is it reallt necessary? Its too much dark elixir..?

        • Will Potter

          You will need him for the rest of the game xD.
          It’s a lot at TH8 but not really much at TH7 and 8. You will need a lot of more DE for your Heroes xD.

        • MahmudKamal

          just do giwiwa for taking 2000 DE or more, even a max th8. btw i just go with lvl4 wb & giant and lvl5 wizz.

  • Rizky Hadi

    so if i rushed to TH9, then i will spend all my elixir/dark on my lab and troops/spells. and then the gold? defenses first or walls first or both? leaving 1 builder for walls

  • hi, my name Mahen. I would like to know my decision to upgrade to TH9 is right? Also I would like to receive any advise i should remember for TH9 like on troops/base/strategies anything…

    • Will Potter

      I always recommend players rush to Town Hall 9. Don’t worry mate! You will be fine!

  • Derpity Derp

    My hogs are lvl 3 all elixir troops are upgraded…minnions are lvl 3 golem and valk lvl 1…also…all wiz and arch tower upgraded .ad tooteslas are lvl 5….45 walls are black and rest are purple…should I upgrade my th?

    • Will Potter

      Just upgrade it mate!

  • Vishwas Hegde

    Little help here Plz !!!

    • Will Potter

      May I help you?

      • Vishwas Hegde

        I have maxed all my defensive and non-defensive structures .. I may say that I am pretty much maxed on th8 but there are 100 more walls to be upgraded to level 8 … My elixer storage is full and all 5 builders are idle … Should I upgrade to th9 or max all walls ? Need help .

        • Will Potter

          Sure, just upgrade to Town Hall 9. Staying at Town Hall 8 doesn’t make any sense for sure!

          • Vishwas Hegde

            Do I need to get some more war stars in th8 ??? Currently I have 405 war stars is it good enough before making the move?

          • Will Potter

            405 is a lot dude! Just upgrade to Town Hall 9!

          • Vishwas Hegde

            Okay vl upgrade to th9 very soon … Ty for the help Will Potter !!

          • Will Potter

            Awesome. You are very welcome dude!

  • Dhanush Athikari

    Will expect my archer towers(level9) and canons(level8) rest of the defensive buildings are maxed up.I have golem level 1 and Pekka level1 (my exp level is 80) should i go for th9???? Will that hinder my war performance?

    • Will Potter

      Of course. Just do to Town Hall 9. You can farm better at Town Hall 9. Just don’t War until you get the Golem level 2.

      • Dhanush Athikari

        Thanks Will for your quick reply!!!!!!!!what a great blog this is thanks once again for all your updates about Coc☺??

        • Will Potter

          You are very welcome man! It’s my pleasure!

  • Alish Patel

    should i upgrade to TH9……??

    • Will Potter

      Hello there,
      Yes, no problem at all. Just upgrade to Town Hall 9 man!

      • Alish Patel

        ok will surely upgrade…

        • Will Potter

          Have fun with Town Hall 9 man!

  • _JETFIRE_

    Hey. I’m a th8, xp level 89. All my stuffs are maxed except 2 Teslas, walls, golems and Valks. My king is level 10. All my 4 builders keep sleeping all day ? So will it be wise if I upgrade my th? Or should I max my walls, golems, 2 Teslas before upgrading? Plz help.

    • _JETFIRE_

      Can I hit th9 with these?

      • Kurokitsuchi

        Android yo

      • Love Behl

        omg only 3 builder

    • Will Potter

      Of course mate, just upgrade to Town Hall 9!

    • MahmudKamal

      i just go to yh9 with just lvl2 golem, lvl4 hog, lvl5 wizz and lvl5 arc others still th7 level, and doing well here, its just a week ago and my AQ at lvl6 now

    • puneet shukla

      Golem are going to play vital roles further for wars specially.and teslas can handle pekkas if they are at their best.so i suggest atleast upgrade yr dark troops and other troops at max.dark spell can be upgraded further

  • Anubhav

    CAN I GO TO TOWN HALL 9 ? COMMENT BELOW ! IF I CANT PLEASE TELL ME what To upgrade more ! Waiting for your opinions

    • Will Potter

      Hello mate,
      Yes, I think you can upgrade to Town Hall 9 now! No problem at all!

  • Akshay Khandizod

    My all buildings are maxed out along with the barb king. The only remaining part are dark troops for upgrade but golem is on lvl 2.My 163 walls are on lvl 7 and others on lvl 8. Should I go for a th upgrade or or max my dark troops and walls first ?

    • Will Potter

      Why not? Just upgrade your Town Hall 9! There is no problem at all!

  • Buddyjr124

    Hello all. My Town Hall is level eight. I want to advance to Town Hall 9, but most walls are level 5-7. Should I upgrade to Town Hall 9, or wait a while? I should also note that all defenses, troops, and my BK are max for Town Hall 8.

    • Will Potter

      Hello mate, you should upgrade your walls to at least level 6 before going to Town Hall 9.

  • Imon Ghosh

    Can i upgrade to th9?

    • Will Potter

      Yes, of course. You can upgrade to Town Hall 9 now buddy!

  • Oupal

    I’d rather jump to th9 not maxed so i can work on queen earlier. Loot is still good at th9, but make sure your main farming & war composition troops is upgraded at th8 or the struggle will be real. wall must be at least dark blue, because wall breaker level 5 destroy pink wall in almost 1 hit.

    • Will Potter

      Totally agree with you!

  • Rómulo Escobar

    I think you can rush to th8.5, just dont build x bows and new towers

    • Will Potter

      This is an option! But If you don’t want to join Clan Wars, just get the X-Bow!

  • Fulioso skys

    “Max out before going to Town Hall 10?” XD

    • Will Potter

      Just upgrade to Town Hall 11 madafaka!!!

      • Fulioso skys

        o/ hell yeah

      • MMAwesome3000

        TH11 REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Pavan Kumar

    Thanks For the tip….Now my doubts clarified. 😀

    • Will Potter

      xD Good luck with Town Hall 9 mate!

  • Franck Dissard

    Hey Will,quick question here, is it worth upgrading the small bombs in your opinion?When they cost 1 million and more I mean,cause for 8 extra damage I’m really hesitating as I can get a lego wall for that price.
    Thanks in advance,you’ll be helping solve a dilemna that has lasted for a while :p

  • Kurokitsuchi

    Android ya

  • Kurokitsuchi

    Android a

  • Kurokitsuchi

    Android b

  • Yo Nik

    whats a lego wall MAN???

    • Will Potter

      It’s level 9 wall dude xD

      • Yo Nik

        So lvl 9 wall is called a LEGO wall coz it can be upgraded with both gold and elixir

        • Will Potter

          Because it looks like a Lego! xD

          • Yo Nik

            k thxs bro

  • WetCameljoe

    Hello,

    I have almost everything max. exept defense mines/pumps and TH8.
    Mostly of the time i have max dark elixir. So i thought maybe i should Upgrade from TH8 to TH9 so i can upgrade/make my queen from 1-10.

    I’ll not upgrate anything. i dont even buy new buildings. I ONLY BUY THE QUEEN

    In clanwars my position is around 11-12. If i Upgrade and just go on…. with what the plan was. Do i climb in Clanwar ladder? will i suddenly be number 8 in clanwars or will i still be nummer 11-12

    Greets !

    • Will Potter

      Hello mate!
      If you want to be dominating in Clan Wars, buy your Queen and focus on upgrading your troops first. You will be fine for sure!

    • Ace 22

      Mostly defences determine your war position. Esp things like xbows and infernos greatly affect your positn. Though AT, canons, WT and teslas also give some weight

  • Ace 22

    I am an early th8 and i want to avoid the situation where builders are sleeping while i am looting for gold for walls so i hunt for gold as much as possible to get the walls done asap. So far so good

    • Will Potter

      Hello buddy!
      I think you will want to give this a try: http://cocland.com/strategies/milking-farming-strategy

      • Ace 22

        Funny enough i had been using that strategy since th7. I only ever use a full army when i am hunting for DE. Thanx for the share..

        • Will Potter

          You are very welcome dude! Thanks for visiting my blog!

      • Ace 22

        The core of my base is already done, the only reason i haven’t gone further is cause i am concentrating on my bk so i have to raise enough DE for the next upgrade before the current one is done. So far so good, he is going to lvl8 atm

  • Mr.Nobody

    Hello, I’m a bit good farmer. I farmed about 65%walls at th8 within few days. I want to max out heros asap. So, should i upgrade th? how is farming at th9? And how to farm dark at th9? 🙂

  • SKB Clasher

    Should i upgrade to th9, my builder doesnt sleep.. i need the 5th bulder… i am not in hurry to upgrade my th, but i want to know that if i upgrade will i face any problem???

  • SKB Clasher

    Should i upgrade to th9, my builder doesnt sleep.. i need the 5th bulder… i am not in hurry to upgrade my th, but i want to know that if i upgrade will i face any problem????

    • Will Potter

      Just upgrade to Town Hall 9 after maxing your farming troops. You will be fine. Trust me!

      • SKB Clasher

        okey, but it will take lots of time…

        • Will Potter

          It’s the fastest way buddy. There isn’t any faster way. If you don’t upgrade your farming troops, you will face a lot of troubles!

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  • Adam

    I really want to upgrade to TH9 for the lvl 6 farming troops, but my walls are almost all lvl 7 and a few lvl 6. I’m definitely going to get my Teslas from lvl 4 to lvl 6 and hogs from 2 to 4 first.

    • Will Potter

      Upgrading your walls to level 7 and you will be fine man! Don’t worry xD

      • Love Behl

        hi will potter i have all level 7 walls but defence is not maxed should i go for th 9

        • Will Potter

          Yes, I think you can do that man!

          • Love Behl

            but my defence are th7 maxed but not th8 should i do

          • Love Behl

            then can i upgrade it

  • Love Behl

    will plz help what should i do for go to th 9 fast

    • Will Potter

      Just upgrade to Town Hall 9 after maxing your farming troops mate!

      • Love Behl

        which troops bro

        • Arush Chandra

          farming troops :giants,archers,barbarians,goblins and minions
          but you should upgrade giants and archers first then war troops or your favorite ones

  • NICK77 GAMING

    Should I go to TH9? (After I max out the recommended stuff) (And sorry for bad picture quality)

    • Will Potter

      Just do it buddy! Good luck!

  • Sheikh Nadeem
    • Arush Chandra

      NO!

      • Sheikh Nadeem

        What should I upgrade before going to TH9?

        • Arush Chandra

          max out all the defenses,walls and upgrade pekka to lvl3 golem to lvl2 hogs to lvl4
          If you are in hurry or something then atleast upgrade these things i mention first before going to th9 otherwise upgrade every troop!

          • Sheikh Nadeem

            Okk thankx bro

        • Will Potter

          Your farming troops xD

          • Sheikh Nadeem

            I have upgraded my archers, wizards, barbs, giants to level 5. My pekka is level 2. BK is level 10. All AD’s level 6. Teslas level 4. Archer tower level 9, wizard tower level 5. Mortars level 5.

  • Love Behl

    see my base what to max i want to go to th9 very fast

  • Arrow Assassin

    So this is my base and my profile. I rushed to th8 because I had finished all of my walls and now the same thing is happening at th8. I’m sure that I will get all skull walls in a couple of weeks as well and my king is going to be lvl10 in 2 days too. Sitting at th8 now for months looks like such a waste of dark elixir and gold to me. So I thought that after I upgrade my golems, giants and balloons I will go to upgrade my town hall and upgrade valks while my th is being upgraded. So that once I get to th9 I can start working on my queen non stop. Also building no new defenses will probably get me matched with th8 only and I can 3 star each one of them with 4 light and 2 quake + dragon attacks(yeah I’ll upgrade my lightening spell to lvl5 also). So what do you think. Should I go with the rush. I’m active enough to farm a lot of de and I think I can keep both heroes down for upgrades as well. I’d love to hear your opinion on this.

    • Oupal

      put your gold storage outside, use the useless dark elixir to push to master league with mass hog. get 1000 gem

      • Arrow Assassin

        Yep I’m gonna push to masters soon for the fifth builder but with gowiva, my hogs are lvl1 only

      • Love Behl

        i have level 4 hogs should i push to master league

    • Will Potter

      I strongly recommend upgrading your base to Town Hall 9, especially there are loads of new stuffs after the new update!

      • Arrow Assassin

        Thx for the tip will. I’ll upgrade my th soon. Too much to try, skeleton spells, and baby dragons and of course how can I forget the Queen 😀
        Also I have about 60k dark elixir now, and I’m thinking of pushing with gowiva for masters. Another guy from my clan did it in just two days and he was a th8 as well.

    • Nick Trachier

      in my opinion, No. DO NOT upgrade to th 9. i am th 8, and if i saw your base when raiding, id attack right away and easily 3 star. if you want to get stuck and be losing loot a lot, go ahead an upgrade, but if you really want to level up faster, you should wait. (i know that sounds weird) but if you wait and max out, you will get less loot stolen, meaning more upgrading faster.

  • AJAY KRISHNA

    I have left only 3 teslas for upgrading,they are at lvl5 . All others are maxed. Can i go to th9. ??? Is lvl5 tesla ok for th9 beginners?

    • Will Potter

      Of course! Just upgrade to Town Hall 9 buddy!

  • Love Behl

    hi will do i neet to max tesla or ad before going to th9

  • Love Behl

    check mine troops can i upgrade to th9 or tell what to upgrade first

    • I would say upgrade your minions for sure. Not sure about others.

      • Will Potter

        If you don’t use Minions for farming, that’s totally okay, right? xD

      • Nick Trachier

        Definitely need to upgrade your hogs to lvl 4, wiz to 5, giants to 5, rage to 5. hogs at level 4, with the correct strategy can wreck most th8’s. wiz go great with almost any group of troops. giants are a low costing raid troop which is used in a lot of raiding if you are a smart player who doesn’t spend a lot on troops when raiding. rage spell can really help a lot of attacks, and since lvl 5 is the last level, you should definitely go ahead and upgrade it to get that extra damage. Pekka, barb, wallbreakers, minions, valks, and dark elixir troops are kind of optional, depending on your strategy in clan wars/raiding. for now you dont have to upgrade the pekka, as you dont even have the golem yet. later on you definitely want to upgrade pekka and golem, because dragons will start to be a lot harder to 3 star with as you move up in th levels.
        definitely upgade- hogs, wiz, giants, rage
        probably should upgrade-lighting, healing spell, pekka, golem, barb king, wall breaker, poison spell, loons.
        could help but not integral- goblin, barb, valk, healer.
        not necessary-earthquake, minions.
        Good luck. I’m still th8, so i understand how anxious it can be to want to get to th9. I’ve been th8 for like 6 months now. however i only need to upgade golem, valk, earthquake, minon and barb king. as well as 175 walls and some traps.

        • Love Behl

          nice trachier good guide my hogs are going into level 4 in 1 week what to upgrade next i am thinking wiz

        • Will Potter

          Thanks for the great share mate!

  • Poseidon

    My king is 8. All the lab work done, I am sitting at 90 XP. Should I or shouldn’t? Does the air sweeper also needed to be lvl4?

    • Will Potter

      Nah, just upgrade to Town Hall 9 my friend!

  • Yash Vardhan Singh Kalhans

    can i hit th9 with this

    • Love Behl

      upgrade rage only then go

  • Raswanth

    Hello will.I would like to have some advice.I have now been in th8 for about 3 and a half weeks now , as I was able to farm gold and de I now have All my walls maxes to lv 8 and have lv 3 hog s and am going to get lv 2 golems in 3 days after which I will start lv 3 to 4 hog upgrade.So then after upgrading ballons ,dragons and maxing my last ad and teslas can I hit th9???? I am active and can farm de to lv up my queen and will be as a th8.5 so that I can war.pls let me know ur suggestion about this!!!pls reply ASAP!!!!!(pics of my base and profile is included pls check and tell me even if its a lengthy post!!!)and will also upgrade king to lv 9 atleast

  • Raswanth

    For some reason the pics weren’t posted so I post them here pls see and reply will!!!

  • Saijyoti Behera
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  • Saijyoti Behera

    This is my current base n troop lvls….now I’m getting confused should I hit th9 or not?any suggestions plz…..if ya then which things should I upgrade in th9…..

  • Soumik Narjinary

    this is what my base looks like ill get maxed out within 2 weeks
    should i ug to th9 wen i complete th8 building upgrade or wait till troops are all maxed https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b8ed6acabe27d11c6a54a8408a9287469f1f30fbaa8e105ff6abce13940f000.png

  • Soumik Narjinary

    these are my troops…sholud i move to th9 or stay like for a month for maxing out troops https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/698569e88c1045471166cef3a4e0355abe68675534912c60ac6552100e4d8223.png

  • ClashWithLeo

    Hi, I’m currently running this th8 ( image below ) with these troops ( 2 image below ), my hogs are going level 4 atm, I don’t know if I’m ready to go th9 I’m more of a troops guy than a guy that worries much about his base but I try my best before th9, just asking if I’m ready because I’m very confused ( I’m getting my 4 builder this week when I reach masters )

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a614e7deea7a112a3e1a6669226ec868f1ef5038270de672d180f3bd5b8efc16.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fad1395209fdc19961d8e5ebc087747b4e1791fecddc91f88b7c59c701af237a.png

  • Akash Reghu

    Im a th8 with troops for max th7……..giants arch barb. And wiz lvl5…….drag lvl3 pekka lvl2 hog lvl 4 in 4 days and rest are max for th7………..teslas are lvl4 my ADs are upg and king lvl7……1 wiz tower lvl5……arch towers lvl9……bomber tower lvl1 rest are maxed……bt only 15 walls are lvl8 should i go to th9

    • Akash Reghu

      Rply bro

  • Joshua Tellez

    Heh.. LEGO Walls.