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Hog Rider info
"Having tamed the fierce leaping hog, the Hog Rider punishes those who hide behind their puny Sablon:H! Fueled by Dark Elixir, these warriors have never known defeat!"

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Levels 1 & 2 Levels 3 & 4 Level 5 Level 6
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Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Level 10

  • Summary
    • The Hog Rider is a rugged, dark-skinned man with a mohawk, riding a large hog. He is bare-chested, wearing only a brown leather loincloth, a red belt, and a pair of leather sandals. He has two large golden wristbands and a gold earring. His weapon of choice is a large war hammer.
    • His mount is a large boar/hog, about half its rider's height; the Hog Rider holds a brown leather bridle which is looped around the boar's tusks.
    • Because of his mount, the Hog Rider can jump over Sablon:H, giving the user a great advantage over the enemy base.
    • Sablon:PreferredTarget

  • Offensive Strategy
    • He can be used to jump over any level Sablon:H, rendering them ineffective against Hog Riders. Note that while this allows Hog Riders free access to what lies behind the wall, it does not open up gaps for other troops to move through. If the Hog Riders need the support of other ground troops, you will still need to deploy Wall Breakers, a Jump Spell, or Earthquake Spells in order to assist them.
    • The Hog Rider could potentially be used in an extremely effective fashion similar to Barbarians, i.e. a "Hog Rider Rush", without requiring any Wall Breakers to break Sablon:H. However, this would likely be a poor tradeoff of resources, as a large raid of Hog Riders would cost a significant amount of Dark Elixir.
    • Hog Riders are quite capable of acting as distracting troops like Giants; they have nearly as much health as a similar-level Giant, move twice as quickly, and do considerably more damage.
    • They work well with the Healing Spell when you group several of them together.
      • A good tactic for using Healing Spells is to place them strategically on a cluster of defenses (at least about 3 or more) and also deploy them shortly before the Hog Riders arrive in the area, i.e. deploy them ahead of the Hog Riders. This is so that the Hog Riders get the most out of the Healing Spell, and destroy the defenses without losing too much HP.
      • Spots where a Giant Bomb or a pair of Giant Bombs may be lurking should be given special attention when deploying Healing Spells. Hogs of the same level as the Giant Bomb will survive a single Giant Bomb, but they're helpless against a pair of Giant Bombs even with a Healing Spell. Heal them after they've gone through a Giant Bomb blast.
    • The Hog Rider is one of the best troop types for drawing out Clan Castle troops, as it can avoid Sablon:H to penetrate deep enough to reach centrally-placed Clan Castles (and enough health to not die before it gets there). Deploy one or a few to trigger the Clan Castle troops, then lure the reinforcement troops to the corner side, and deploy multiple Archers or Wizards to slaughter them, and then deploy the remainder of your Hog Riders. This strategy is especially effective during Clan War raids. However, skeletons from the Skeleton Trap and Heroes can also easily kill the Hog Riders, as they can only target defenses, so make sure to have some troops that target anything.
    • Hog Riders are helpless against airborne enemy Clan Castle troops, especially Dragons. Most mass Hog Rider strategies in Clan Wars require that the Clan Castle troops be killed first by luring. Bring other troops in addition to Hog Riders, such as Wizards, to deal with enemy Clan Castle troops and do clean up.
      • Poison Spells can be used to kill almost any enemy Clan Castle troop, but beware as the troops will attempt to flee the poison. If the Poison Spells are decently leveled and you effectively keep the Clan Castle troops from escaping the Poison spell with distracting troops, they can eliminate almost any troop.
      • A Poison Spell can be used to dispense of those pesky skeletons risen from the Skeleton Traps and even the lower health Clan Castle troops (such as Archers and Wizards).
        • With multiple Poison Spells, it is possible to eliminate troops with higher health, especially Dragons. Just be sure to drop each Poison Spell only after the previous one has worn off.
        • Time is also a factor to consider. With only 3 minutes in an attack, it is essential to make sure that this whole process and the remainder of the attack is done as quickly as possible to avoid running out of time.
  • Defensive Strategy 
    • Defending against Hog Riders is tricky, as their ability to bypass Walls renders them irrelevant. However, the fact that they can jump over Sablon:H and attack defenses means that they may leave behind their ground support (such as Barbarians, etc.), as they will not be able to follow. This will allow your interior defenses to concentrate on the Hog Riders.
      • Another way to defend against Hog Riders is to exploit the fact that they will attack the closest defensive building. You can arrange your base in such a way so that you have high-powered defenses on the inside and lower-powered defense on the outside, with a layer of resources in between. That way, the Hogs will (in theory) complete a loop around your base before being able to attack your interior defenses (Inferno Towers, X-Bows, etc.), by which time they should have all been killed by the interior defenses.
      • You can place Sablon:Hs in between Defensive Buildings to take out a few Hog Riders at a time; good usage of multiple Spring Traps can severely hinder a Hog Rider rush.
    • Hog Riders can be easily killed using "forced pathing". Forced pathing is a strategy that manipulates the Hog Rider AI and makes them go to at least 2 Defenses that cannot be prevented by surgical dropping or side clearing. Placing a set of Giant Bombs in between the two can most certainly guarantee you a defensive win.
    • Clan Castle troops, Heroes, and Skeleton Traps set to Ground Mode can be an annoyance to mass Hog Rider raids, as Hog Riders will not attack them unless all defensive buildings have been destroyed. Make sure to centralize them if you want to beat Hog Riders.
      • In Clan Wars, Dragons are excellent troops to place in Clan Castles against Hog Riders, especially for Town Halls 8 and 9. They have high HP, meaning they won't die easily and can kill mass quantities of Hog Riders swiftly if not properly lured. Most mass Hog Rider strategies require that the enemy Clan Castle troops be killed first, so if the attacker lures out a Dragon, but fails to kill it, then a 3-star win is next to impossible, much less a 1-star win via destroying 50% of the buildings.
    • Multi-target Inferno Towers can be a severe hindrance to Hog Riders, having high HP to take several hits from Hog Riders, while hitting large groups of them.
    • Although the Hog Rider is certainly not a liability on defense, the fact that all defensive troops are unimpeded by Sablon:H negates the primary advantage of the Hog Rider. As of the 30 Jul 2013 update, they take up the same amount of housing space (5) as Giants but are much faster and do considerably more damage. They are also much less susceptible to Lightning Spell attacks than troops with small hitpoints, so they may be a good alternative for the Clan Castle if your clanmates don't mind donating Dark Elixir Troops.

  • Upgrade Differences
    • The Hog Rider undergoes significant visual changes at levels 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10.
      • Initially, the Hog Rider is a dark-skinned man with a black mohawk and beard. He also has a gold earring in his right ear and sports two heavy golden wristbands, a red belt, and a brown loincloth. The Hog Rider's hammer has two brass bands.
      • At level 3, his hammer increases in size and turns black. The brass bands on the hammer's head disappear, and the hammerhead goes further down onto the stick, creating a button looking object on the top of the hammerhead.
      • At level 5, his mohawk turns from black to orange, making it similar to that of a level 5 Goblin.
      • At level 6, his hammer gains three large, golden spikes.
      • At level 7, the edges of his hammer start to glow red, and he gains a brown headband but reverts to a black mohawk.
      • At level 8, his hammer is now mostly golden. His hog also gains a headband.
      • At level 9, the gold on his hammer is much thicker. His headband also lightens in color.
      • At level 10, his hammer turns a bright light blue color that resembles the look of ice. This matches the theme of Town Hall 13 (Ice) as level 10 Hog Rider is unlockable at Town Hall 13.

  • Trivia
    • Though the Hog Rider appears in many ways to be a mounted Barbarian, unlike it, the Hog Rider's teeth appear to be in perfect condition.
      • In the Clan Wars commercial, if you look carefully, you can see a gold tooth.
    • When there are no defenses left and the Hog Riders are attacking a building, they will not switch to target Heroes nor Troops until they have destroyed the building.
    • At its initial release, Hog Riders did not have any preferred target. They also take up 6 housing spaces.
    • When an Army Camp stationing Hog Riders is clicked, they jump up and down.
    • He has more than a passing resemblance to "Mr. T", an American actor.
    • He is also a bit similar to Zangief in Street Fighter. As his mohawk hair and his beard looks similar to him
    • He was added to the 12 Mar 2013 update. On 27 Aug 2013, his training time was reduced from 5 minutes to 2, and he was given a preferred target (defenses).
    • As of the 3 July 2014 update, Giant Bombs did 1.5X damage to Hog Riders.
      • As part of the Friendly wars update, Hog Riders no longer receive 1.5X damage from Giant Bombs.
    • Sablon:MaximumTroopCount
    • Hog Riders have the most legs of any troop with a total of six (including the man and hog).
    • The phrase "Did somebody say Hog Rider?" comes from the Clash of Clans TV commercial.
      • This phrase originates from a popular meme, the "Did somebody say ___?" meme.
    • As of 2/8/19, 7th anniversary of Clash of Clans, the Hog Rider became the subject of the Hog Rider Carl skin in Brawl Stars.
    • The Hog Rider is one of two troops in the Home Village that can be upgraded to level 10, the other being the Golem.
Preferred Target

Attack Type


Movement Speed

Attack Speed

Dark Barracks Level Required


Defenses Melee (Ground Only) 5 24 1s 2 0.6 tiles
Training Time of Hog Riders
1 Dark Barracks 2 Dark Barracks
1m 30s 45s

Damage per Second


Training Cost
Dark Elixir

Research Cost
Dark Elixir

Research Time

Laboratory Level Required

1 60 270 30 N/A N/A N/A
2 70 312 34 20,000 3d 12h 5
3 80 360 38 30,000 4d 6
4 92 415 42 40,000 4d 12h 6
5 105 480 48 50,000 6d 7
6 118 590 60 60,000 7d 12h 8
7 135 700 80 150,000 11d 12h 9
8 148 810 100 200,000 14d 10
9 161 890 120 240,000 14d 10
10 174 970 140 280,000 16d 11


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