In an earlier post on How To Win Clan Wars, I promised you that we would post an overview of the different attack strategies available for Town Hall 9 players.
Well, I’m a man of my word!
At TH9, you can finally unlock all the troops the game has to offer – and there are countless ways you can combine them! There are so many great attack strategies out there, I couldn’t possibly cover them all in one post. So instead, we’re going to take an in-depth look at these strategies, one at a time, and walk you through them step by step.
We’re gonna start this series by reviewing the classic attack strategy, GoWiPe. GoWiPe stands for Golems, Wizards and P.E.K.K.As. This is an excellent strategy for new TH9 players, that may not have their Hogs, Witches or Lava Hounds upgraded to max level.
A well-executed GoWiPe attack will level nearly any base TH8 or lower. It won’t consistently 3 star TH9 bases, but it will get you 2 stars every time – if you do it right.
First things first. What do you train? Here’s the army composition I recommend:
- 2 Golems
- 3 P.E.K.K.As
- 4 Wall Breakers
- 19 Wizards
- 1 Archer (just to fill things out)
- Clan Castle: 1 Golem
- Spells: 2 Rage, 1 Heal, 1 Jump, and 1 Poison Spell
If you’re a brand new TH9, and haven’t got your Army Camps upgraded yet, then you’ll need to take a few less Wizards. Either way, now that you’ve got your troops trained and ready to go, it’s time to go and crush the enemy!
Step 1 – Golems
One of the things I love most about GoWiPe is that you don’t need to waste time luring out Clan Castle troops. You can launch straight into the main attack.
Start by dropping your Golems, with a nice wide spread. Wait a few seconds, until all nearby defenses are locked onto them. Their only job is to walk up front, and soak up damage!
Step 2 – Funnel
Drop several Wizards behind your Golems, to take out all the buildings on either side. This is called “funneling,” and the purpose is to direct the brunt of your attack in to the core, instead of circling the outside of the base.
I can’t stress the importance of this enough. If your Heroes and P.E.K.K.As lock onto an outside building instead of going to the core, your whole attack could be ruined!
Check out this video for a detailed explanation:
Step 3 – Wall Breakers
Send your Wall Breakers in between the Golems. You don’t want the splash damage from an incoming Mortar shell to take them out!
Notice in this pic, the Golems on either side, distracting all the defenses; the Wizards behind them, clearing out buildings, creating the funnel, and the Wall Breakers coming right down the middle untouched. That’s how you do it!
Step 4 – Unleash The Hordes!
Once you have blasted a big hole in the base, your Golems will redirect and head in that way. Once the Golems have gone in, you can unleash your Heroes and P.E.K.K.As, and a few more wizards (not all of them! You’ll want to save a few of them for later). If you’ve created a wide enough funnel, they should all march right in behind those Golems.
Step 5 – Spells
Use your Jump Spell to get your army into the core of the enemy base. It’s usually around this time that the enemy’s Clan Castle troops come out to play. Wait until they are all lured out, and starting to engage your troops – then drop that Poison spell on ’em! Then use one of your Rage spells, and watch as your Wizards and P.E.K.K.As make short work of them.
Step 6 – Destroy the Core
Once your troops are into the core, they’ll be under heavy fire, and taking some serious damage. Drop your Heal spell to keep them alive long enough to get the job done, and your final Rage spell to hurry things along. In no time at all, the Town Hall and everything around it will be reduced to piles of rubble.
You can see in this example the Jump Spell (to get them in), the Heal Spell (to keep ’em alive) and the Rage Spell (for total destruction) all dropped right on top each other. The core of this base is history!
Step 7 – Clean Up
Now you send those last few Wizards – and then one lonely Archer – to take out some undefended buildings around the edge of the base.
That’s all there is to it. Put it all together, and you’ve got yourself a victory! If your troops are high enough level, and the enemy’s defenses weak enough, then you shouldn’t have any trouble cleaning up the rest of the base for a 3 star.
But even if you don’t 3 star, try and get as high a destruction percentage as possible. The Total Destruction percentage is the tie breaker, if both clans have the same number of stars at the end!
Wanna see it in action? Check out this video by Clashing with Matty, gives an excellent tutorial on how to properly execute a GoWiPe attack:
Now keep in mind that there are many possible variations on the GoWiPe strategy. Some people like to add a couple of Witches in to the mix, for example. Once you’ve mastered the basic method, you can tweak it, experiment with it, and find a version that best suits your playing style.
What’s your favorite variation? Tell us about it in the Comments below! And as always, thanks for reading. Have fun and Clash on!