The Ultimate Guide to GoWiPe Attack Strategy

GoWiPe is the most popular attack strategy in Clash of Clans. We all have heard about it but do you know how to use it properly with the most effective way? This guide is going to show you everything about this strategy!

In this guides, I use some parts and screenshots from Thej. All credits go to him! Also, I will try to make it as simple as possible.

GoWiPe Attack Strategy in Clash of Clans

About GoWiPe Attack Strategy

GoWiPe is a super powerful attack strategy with Golems, Wizards and P.E.K.K.As (Gos, Wis, PEs,). Because of its power, by using it, getting at least 2 Stars is not hard at all. You can go with GoWiPe once you are at Town Hall 8. Because this strategy costs a lot of loot, we usually just use it for either Clan War or attack at high leagues. If your Clan wins the war, you can get lots of loot bonus, so why not spend a few raids for a powerful army?

In Clash of Clans, Golem is the troop which has the highest HP, Wizard is the highest damage per second ranged troop and P.E.K.K.A is the highest damage melee troop. Golems will be the tankers, they will be talking damage and protecting the rest army while your P.E.K.K.As and Wizards are destroying everything.

Can I replace Golems with Giants?

Yes, you can, but it will be much less effective. Although with the same housing spaces, Giants have more HP but:

  • Golems will split into smaller ones after they die.
  • They can break all Spring Traps.
  • Golems deal damage to the enemy buildings and troops nearby when they die. Sometimes, you just need couples of more damages to take down a defense.

GoWiPe Troop Composition:

After couples of months using GoWiPe, I have found the best composition for GoWiPe. This is the best one for me, maybe it is not the best for you. If you have any ideas, please do a comment!

  • Troops: 2 Golems, 15 Wizards (at least level 5), 3 P.E.K.K.As, 10 Wall Breakers (at least level 5), 3 Barbarians and 2 Archers (at least level 5).
  • Clan Castle: 6 Wizards and 1 Barbarian for 25 spaces. 7 Wizards, 2 Barbarians and 1 Minion for 30 spaces.
  • Spells: There are a lot of combination for Spells. Attack with GoWiPe couples of times and you can find the best one for you. Here are some of them:
    • 3 Rage Spells + 1 Healing Spells + 1 Poison Spell.
    • 2 Rage Spells and 2 Healing Spells + 1 Poison Spell.
    • 2 Rage Spells, 1 Healing Spell and 1 Jump Spell + 1 Poison Spell.

So our army will be like this:

2xgolem 15xwizard 3xpekka 10xWall Breaker 3xBarbarian2xArcher

Clan Castle – 6xwizard  1xBarbarian 1xhaste spell

Note: If it is hard to lure Clan troop outs, you can train 1 Giant or Hog Rider and remove 1 Wizard from the army. If you want to know when you should lure the Clan troops, take a look at here.

Things you should know before attacking:

You will not like the Inferno Towers. They are GoWiPe slayers. They can quickly kill your Golems and wipe your Wizards out. Don’t attack Town Hall 10 with strong Inferno Towers If you have another choice. Normally I don’t see many players use this strategy above Town Hall 9.

You will not like the Teslas. Four Teslas around the Town Hall can stop every single P.E.K.K.A in an instant.

How to use GoWiPe

Where should I start the attack?

You will want to attack from the side which has Heroes and Mortars. The Heroes can always hit your troops later and the Mortars will wipe your Wizards, prevent them from going further. That’s why you should to attack from this side.

Another option is that you should attack from the side which has the highest damage per second buildings in the core. We all don’t like X-Bows. I was unable to get 3 stars sometimes just because a X-Bow stayed there and killed every single troop of my army.

If the base is fully symmetrical, attacking from the side which has Town Hall is also a good choice so you can always get at least 2 Stars.

The base I am going to show you as the example isn’t a really solid base but it can shows you how GoWiPe works perfectly.


Start luring Clan troops out

Drop your Golem/Hog to lure the Clan troop out to the side where you want to start the attack so you will not waste the first troops.

At this time, most Clans use Dragon in War as the defensive troop. If you face a Dragon in the raid, you can easily kill it by using the Barbarian + Wizard combo:


After luring the Dragon to the corner, drop 1 Barbarian right before its face, the Dragon will chase your Barbarian, quickly drop 1-2 Wizard after the Dragon so they can hit it comfortably. Don’t worry If the Dragon kills your Barbarian. Just keep dropping Barbarian in front of it. You can kill the Dragon after a few seconds! (Don’t forget to drop the Poison Spell on it to slow it down as well as drain its HP).

Start attacking with the main army

Firstly, deploy your Golems slightly away from each other for soaking up as much damage as possible.

Then, deploy your Wizards in a line right after the Golems, they will clear outside building easily. Take care of the Mortars and deploy your Wall Breakers wisely to open the base. When the enemy Barbarian King comes out, drop the Rage Spell on your troops to cover them, your Wizards will take him out quickly.
If you have the Archer Queen, you can use her at this step in order to take out the enemy King faster. Also, she can snipe down any defense over the wall easily with her insane damage.



Deploy all of your P.E.K.K.As and they can go directly into the base through your Rage Spell since all outside and first layer buildings have fallen. Deploy your Heroes and Clan Castle troops after all other troops.

Use another Rage Spell once you’ve finished the second wall layer so your Queen and Wizards can take the Town Hall out quicker. Don’t forget to use the Healing Spell when your troops are in the core. With the hep of the Healing Spell, your army can easily survive the core.


Don’t forget your Archers, use them to speed up the raid by deploy them next to unprotected buildings. Sometimes using Minions is much better If those buildings are protected by Cannons and Mortars. You need to scout before the attack and choose the best side to start attacking, then, take a look at the opposite side and you will know which cleanup troops you should use.


Also, there is still 1 Haste Spell left, don’t hesitate to drop it before your troops for getting to the target faster, especially P.E.K.K.A’s movement speed is not really good.

Normally, you can get 2 stars easily without any trouble. After couples of Wars, I believe you can easily control the battle and get the last star.

Always remember: Practice makes perfect. Maybe you can’t use GoWiPe properly at the first time. But it will be perfect after couples of Wars.

Take a look at this page If you are looking for a solid base with Anti-GoWiPe feature. Also, like and share this guide if it is useful for you. Happy playing my friends!

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