For the Builder Base counterpart, see Army Camp/Builder Base.
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"Your troops are stationed in Army Camps. Build more camps and upgrade them to muster a powerful army."


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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
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Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Level 10 Level 11

Summary

  • The Army Camps are where your troops go when they're done training. All troops except Barbarians, Archers, and Goblins will take up more than one housing space. Upgrading and building more Army Camps lets you store more troops, allowing higher chances of victory in raids.
  • They continue to function even when they are being upgraded, allowing you to keep your armies at full capacity at all times.
  • Unlike Clan Castle troops, troops stationed in the Army Camp do not defend your village during an attack. In fact, they do not appear on the attacker's map at all (Army Camps, full or not, will appear empty to an attacker).
  • The maximum housing spaces you can have for your troops is 300 (4 Army Camps x 75 spaces). This increases to 345 if you include the extra 45 in a fully upgraded Clan Castle at Town Hall 13.
  • Heroes do not use Army Camps. They instead use their respective Altars.
  • You should not surround your Army Camps with Walls, as they do not need protection. Army Camps also occupy a lot of space (4x4). More Walls are needed to contain them when the extra Walls can be used to surround Defensive Buildings that are already inside the Walls, strengthening the defense.
  • It is always preferable to initially build all available Army Camps and then upgrade the lowest-level ones first. Every time you upgrade (except upgrading to level 2) the Camp only gains 5 more housing space and it costs more Elixir the more you upgrade. The next level is usually much more expensive than the one before it.
  • Army Camps have a unique hitbox, unlike other buildings. That means that attacking troops will have to walk right to the center where the campfire is located in order to attack the Army Camp.
  • Clan Castle troops do not go into the Army Camp when donated and thus do not take housing space in the Army Camp; they instead go to the Clan Castle.
  • If you look closely, you can see reactions from some troops when you tap on the Army Camp. For example, Barbarians raise their swords, Archers pump their fists in the air and Minions sneeze.
  • As of the 16 September 2014 update, you can now dismiss any troops from the Army Camps, but the troop cost is not refunded.

Upgrade Differences

  • The Army Camp undergoes significant visual changes at levels 2, 7, 8, and 10.
    • When initially constructed, the Army Camp is a large open grassy area with a cooking fire in the center.
    • At level 2, a bare spit appears over the fire, and the fire appears to be larger.
    • At level 3, a carrot appears on the spit.
    • At level 4, the carrot is replaced with a chicken/turkey. Two bones are sticking out.
    • At level 5, the chicken/turkey is replaced with a pig.
    • At level 6, the pig is replaced with a bull and more rocks are added around the fire. The bull has a ring in its nose, and it is a dark reddish-brown color.
    • At level 7, the spit and food disappear. Instead, the cooking fire is surrounded by large black rocks with sharp edges.
    • At level 8, the black rocks glow bright red and it has a slight glow around the rocks. The rock on the far right shrinks in size. It suggests that the rocks have been burned. There also appear to be more jagged rocks surrounding the fire.
    • At level 9, the black rocks turn purple. The rocks change their position and size to be more uniform; all being very similar in size and having 3 rocks on each end. 6 sets of bars are also added above the fire, 3 going horizontal and 3 going vertical.
    • At level 10, the glowing black rocks are removed, and instead, the campfire rests atop a stone platform, with metallic corner pieces on each corner, each with a decorative golden ring. The campfire is surrounded by flat stones that cover a significant portion of the grass around the Army Camp.
    • At level 11, the fire pit becomes larger and the edges become more "flat". The sides have metal support, the corners gain golden chains, and the corners are no longer diagonal shaped pieces.

History

  • The Army Camp was in the original release of the game on August 2, 2012, with 6 levels.
  • The October 27, 2012 update made it so that troops that are in Army Camps won't disappear after the raid if the Army Camps are destroyed.
  • The November 19, 2012 update added the level 7 Army Camp.
  • The February 5, 2013 update made it so that the notification will popup if the Army Camps are full of trained troops.
  • The June 17, 2013 update added the level 8 Army Camp.
  • In January 29, 2014 update, Army Camps now display used capacity next to their name when they are selected.
  • The September 16, 2014 update now lets you dismiss your troops from Army Camps.
  • In October 22, 2014 update, Army Camp contents are now visible to visitors in the Army Camp info screen.
  • The December 11, 2014 update heavily decreased the Army Camp HP.
    • Level 1 decreased from 400 to 250.
    • Level 2 decreased from 500 to 270.
    • Level 3 decreased from 600 to 290.
    • Level 4 decreased from 700 to 310.
    • Level 5 decreased from 800 to 330.
    • Level 6 decreased from 1,000 350.
    • Level 7 decreased from 1,200 370.
    • Level 8 decreased from 1,400 to 390.
  • The July 1, 2015 update increased the level 7 and 8 Army Camp HP.
    • Level 7 Army Camp HP increased from 370 to 400.
    • Level 8 Army Camp HP increased from 390 to 500.
  • The March 21, 2016 update gave the levels 5 and 6 Army Camp a significant change. Prior to this update, the levels 5 and 6 Army Camp looked like this.
  • The October 12, 2016 update made it so that troops in Army Camps now face any different direction rather than facing one direction.
  • The December 18, 2017 update added the level 9 Army Camp.
  • The June 11, 2018 update added the level 10 Army Camp.
  • The June 26, 2018 update reduced upgrade times of levels 3-9 Army Camp.
    • Level 3 reduced from 3h to 2h.
    • Level 4 reduced from 8h to 5h.
    • Level 5 reduced from 1d to 16h.
    • Level 6 reduced from 3d to 2d.
    • Level 7 reduced from 5d to 3d 12h.
    • Level 8 reduced from 10d to 6d 12h.
    • Level 9 reduced from 14d to 11d 16h.
  • The April 2, 2019 update reduced upgrade times of levels 5-9 and reduced upgrade costs of levels 8 and 9 Army Camp.
    • Upgrade times reduction:
      • Level 5 reduced from 16h to 8h.
      • Level 6 reduced from 2d to 12h.
      • Level 7 reduced from 3d 12h to 2d.
      • Level 8 reduced from 6d 12h to 4d.
      • Level 9 reduced from 11d 16h to 10d.
    • Upgrade costs reduction:
      • Level 8 reduced from 6,750000 to 5,000000.
      • Level 9 reduced from 9,000000 to 7,000000.
  • The December 9, 2019 update resized the Army Camp from 5x5 to 4x4.
  • The October 12, 2020 update added the level 11 Army Camp.
  • The April 12, 2021 update fixed positioning of level 10-11 Army Camp HP bar, name and text bubble.

Trivia

  • A special form of Army Camp appears in a few single-player levels, including Goblin Gauntlet, Maginot Line, and High Pressure. They are 2 by 2 in size, and behave like an Obstacle; they cannot be attacked, and troops can be deployed on top of them.
    • An Army Camp also appears as an "obstacle" in the "Playground" level used to try out Super Troops.
  • When you move your Army Camp, any troops there will wait until it is placed in its new position, at which time they will move towards the place where you put it.
  • When a troop finishes training, smoke appears in the Army Camp that the troop will go to.
  • When your Army Camps are full they will display a full sign on top. However, you can't see this sign when upgrading the Army Camp, because it is replaced by the building upgrade's progress bar.
  • The housing spaces of Army Camps are calculated jointly rather than individually. For example, a player who has 4 level 6 Army Camps will be able to hold 10 Dragons even though each individual Army Camp has 50 housing spaces. As a result, two of the four Army Camps will appear to hold 3 Dragons that the army camps can't hold individually.
  • Prior to the Halloween 2012 update, troops would die/disappear if their Army Camp was destroyed in a raid. In the update, troops were allowed to remain even if their camp was destroyed. Due to widespread player support towards keeping this feature, Supercell made it permanent. As a result, troops stationed in Army Camps are no longer at risk if their camp is destroyed by an attacker.
  • The Army Camp is the only Army Building which is not bought in shop and is already in the base when you first open the game.

  • Icon Descriptions
    Icon Upgrade.pngTapping this icon begins upgrading the Army Camp to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Army Camp is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
    Icon HoB.pngTapping this icon instantly upgrades the Army Camp to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Army Camp is at maximum level, or if the Town Hall requirements for the next level are not met, this icon is not shown.
    Icon FinishNow.pngTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of the displayed number of Gems.
    Icon FinishNowBoB.pngTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of one Book of Building. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Book of Building.
    Icon FinishNowBoE.pngTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of one Book of Everything. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Book of Everything but do not have a Book of Building.
    Icon BuilderPotion.pngTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, boosts all your Builders for 1 hour by a factor of ten, at the cost of one Builder Potion. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Builder Potion.
    Icon Cancel.pngTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.
    Icon TrainTroops.pngTapping this icon opens up the troop training interface, allowing you to train troops.
Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Number Available 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Size Size
4x4
Level
Level
Troop Capacity
Housing Space
Hitpoints
Hitpoints
Build Cost Elixir Build Time
Time
Experience Gained Experience Town Hall Level Required
Town Hall
1 20 250 200 5m 17 1
2 30 270 2,000 15m 30 2
3 35 290 10,000 2h 84 3
4 40 310 100,000 5h 134 4
5 45 330 250,000 8h 169 5
6 50 350 750,000 12h 207 6
7 55 400 1,500,000 2d 415 9
8 60 500 3,000,000 3d 12h 549 10
9 65 600 6,000,000 9d 881 11
10 70 700 9,000,000 14d 1,099 12
11 75 800 16,000,000 16d 1,175 13
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