Lava Hound is one of the most dangerous beasts in Clash of Clans. Lava Hounds fly, they have a lot of HP and they love Air Defenses. Upon death, they will be split into a lot of small flames (Lava Pup). Lava Pup is much weaker than Lava Hound.
Clash of Clans Lava Hound Summary
Lava Hound is like a Golem but they were born form fire and they can fly. You can unlock Lava Hound once you have Dark Barrack level 6.
Lava Hound’s attack range is just 1 tile. It means it is melee troop.
Their favorite target is Air Defense. They will bypass all other buildings until there isn’t AD in the battle. Air Defense is their life.
Once all Air Defenses are down, they will attack other defensive buildings. Like all troops which prioritize defenses, Lava Hounds won’t change the target If the Clan troops come to attack them.
After destroying all defenses, they will attack the nearest building to them.
Upon death, Lava Hound does additional splash damage to all nearby buildings. After that, they will be split into small Lava Pups.
Some numbers about Lava Hound
Ground and Air
Damage per Second
Damage per Attack
Lava Pups Spawned
Attack Strategies with Lava Hound
Like Golems, they have a lot of HP. They are always used in battle as the tanker. And because they are air units, they are just only used for air raids for protecting Balloons, Dragons, Minions or even Healers from Air Defenses.
Beware the single targeting Inferno Tower. It can kill your Lava quickly.
Depends on the level of ADs, You should send them in pairs to soak up more damage and have a longer time for tanking. 2-4 Lava Hounds are enough for a battle. Don’t use them too many because they are not nukers.