Clans are an optional feature in Clash of Clans, but it is strongly recommended that every player should join a Clan. Collaboration is a very important and helpful aspect of this game.
What is a Clan
Clans are groups of players that join together in order to compete with other Clans in two ways: the first is to pool their trophies and battle to collect the most trophies, and the second is to win Clan Wars for loot and Clan XP. Members of Clans have a private chat for socializing with each other, are able to challenge each other, and are able to donate troops and spells to each other. Within a Clan there are four ranks, member, elder, co-leader, and leader. Including the leader, you can have up to 50 members in a Clan.
Joining a Clan
To be a member of a Clan you must first repair your Clan Castle. To do this will cost you 10,000 gold. Once your Clan Castle has been repaired, you have the option of joining or creating a Clan. There are various ways to join a Clan.
View a Clan that has the status 'Anyone Can Join' and tap the 'join' button.
Send a request to join a Clan that has the status 'invite only'.
Go on global chat and watch for people recruiting members to join their Clan.
Accepting an invitation sent by a clan elder/co-leader/leader.
Note: Some Clans have minimum trophy requirements to join their Clan; you cannot join nor send a request to join if you do not meet both the trophy and Versus Trophy requirements (you can, however, be invited and accept the invite). The trophy requirements are set by the Clan leader or co-leader and both can vary from 0 to 4,200.
Making a New Clan
In order to create a new Clan, a player must do the following:
Rebuild the Clan Castle.
Create a name for the Clan (this name can't be changed once the Clan is created).
Leader: The boss of their Clan. Has ability to demote themselves and promote another user to leader, but only one leader is allowed at any given time.
Co-Leader: Trusted by the Clan leader. A clan can have as many co-leaders as the leader wishes, however be wary on who is promoted to this position, as they may kick everyone out of your clan and ruin the clan.
Elder: Title for Clan members with a higher reputation and level of respect. Given more rights than a member. There can be multiple elders.
Member: An ordinary part of the Clan with no additional rights. You will start as a member in any Clan, even when re-joining a clan in which you once were an elder, co- leader, or leader. There can be multiple members.
Clan leaders/co-leaders may send messages to the whole Clan.
They may type up to 256 characters.
There is a 1-hour cool-down period for each leader or co-leader after sending a message.
The message will be sent to all clan members and viewed in their inbox. The message remains in their inbox after being viewed. After a certain number of new messages are sent or sent within a certain time frame, it will be deleted.
Clan Info Page
Tapping the at the top of the Clan chat window will show the Clan info page.
The Clan info page shows details about the Clan including total trophy count, clan description, number of wars won, the trophy requirements and a list of the members.
For each player it will show if they are a member, elder, co-leader or leader, their trophies and a seasonal troop donation/received count.
In addition, it will show "NEW" if the player just joined, though the "NEW" tag will disappear immediately if the player is promoted to elder, co-leader or leader.
There is a tab at the top to toggle between the Home Village and Builder Base statistics of the clan members. Each list is ranked by the corresponding trophy counts of the members.
If players aren't in a Clan, the button just shows the 'Join Clan', 'Create Clan' and 'Search Clan' pages. From here, players are able to join Clans that were picked for you in the game. You can make a new Clan, search for a certain Clan or join a random one.
Once you join a Clan, you also get access to its private chat. All recent messages, even those sent before you joined, are seen.
You can see donation requests sent out by other players, as well as those sent out by yourself. Any donation requests out of the visible part of the clan chat are marked by a green arrow which scrolls the clan chat to the donation request when tapped.
You can also see who is being promoted/demoted/kicked, including invite requests and those who have left the Clan.
You can watch any replays shared by clan members.
In the case of Multiplayer Battles, the replay shows the username and clan of the opposing player, as well as the result and trophy change (as observed by the player sharing the replay).
In the case of Versus Battles, the result is seen first and there is a button allowing you to view the replays; when tapped, two replay buttons appear; one for the player sharing the replay and one for the opposing player. The trophy change (if any) is not shown.
You can also see active Friendly Challenges, and can spectate the challenge if the attack in the Friendly Challenge is ongoing. Once the Friendly Challenge has been accepted and the attack ended, the result and replay can be viewed in the clan chat.
If a leader or co-leader starts a Clan War, a message is sent out in the chat to let everyone know.
You cannot report anyone in Clan Chat.
In the Air Sweeper Update, Clash of Clans added a message showing who configured/edited the clan settings.
In the Clan Chat, you can attend to any visible donation requests sent out by other players at any time. To do so, tap the "Donate" button found on the request.
When you decide to donate, you can choose which troops, spells and siege machines you would like to donate (where applicable). All permanent troops and spells, as well as siege machines are available to donate to your clanmate.
In the donation menu, you can choose to "Quick Donate", which allows you to donate any units you've unlocked instantly using Gems without needing the cost or time to train them. Different units cost different amounts of gems; these costs are shown in the table below.
You can only donate up to a certain maximum number of units during any one donation. This limit is dependent on your Clan perks.
You can donate anywhere between 5-8 troops per donation (depending on your Clan level). Note that any troop counts as one troop, regardless of its housing space (so a Dragon, taking 20 housing space, counts as one troop).
You can donate one spell per donation (regardless of your Clan level). Any spell counts as one spell, regardless of its housing space (so a Lightning Spell, taking two housing space, counts as one spell).
You can donate one Siege Machine per donation (regardless of Clan level).
Editing Your Clan
The leader or co-leader(s) of the Clan may edit the badge, Clan type, minimum trophy requirement and description of the Clan.
However, it is not possible to rename the Clan once it has been created.
Clan setting updates can be seen in the Clan Chat, indicating who changed them.
Closed: You are not allowed to join the Clan at this time. However, you can be part of a closed Clan if you are invited personally by someone currently in the clan, regardless of anything else.
Invite Only: You can apply to join this Clan if you meet set requirements, if any. Your message will pop up in the Clan chat, at which time an elder, co-leader or a leader can accept you into the clan or reject you. If you have been rejected you will have to wait 6–8 hours until you can apply again for the same Clan. You will receive a message in your inbox if you are rejected. Members cannot invite or accept/reject pending invites. If invited by someone currently in the clan, you may choose to accept or decline the invite. You may apply to multiple clans at once without cool-down, however you will only join the first clan that accepted your request.
Anyone Can Join: This is a type of Clan where anyone can join without consent from Clan elders or leaders. However, to join the Clan, you must still have at least the minimum number of trophies that the Clan requires, if any.
Minimum Trophy Requirement
This may be adjusted from 0-4,200, of regular trophies and/or Versus trophies.
It will stop players of a lower trophy count from joining.
If a player was invited by anyone that is an elder or higher, they can join the clan regardless of the trophy limit.
Anyone without the required amount of trophies cannot join (or apply to join) the Clan, but Clan members which are below the trophy requirement will not be automatically kicked from the Clan.
Apart from the Clan members themselves, the Clan as a whole has an experience level which is displayed on top of the Clan shield.
As the Clan levels up through earning enough Clan XP, the Clan earns perks.
Clan XP can be earned through participation in Clan Wars and Clan Games. There are four distinct ways to earn Clan XP:
Defeat enemy War Bases in Clan Wars. This will earn a small amount of XP. Note that only the first successful attack gives XP; after that the base doesn't give any more XP regardless of how many successful attacks are made on it.
Score a certain number of stars in Clan Wars. This can be earned in two tiers, being at 40% and 60% of the maximum attainable stars respectively.
Win a Clan War: This earns 50 Clan XP for the clan, which can be significant especially in smaller-sized wars.
Achieve reward tiers in Clan Games. Each reward tier achieved in a Clan Game yields some Clan XP for the Clan.
Friendly challenges are a great way to test your new army/layout.
The attacker of a friendly challenge will not lose his or her army/spells in the battle.
All members may start a friendly challenge. Do the following to start one:
Tap the button in the top-right corner of the Clan chat tab.
From there, you can choose a base layout for other clanmates to challenge. The layout can be chosen from any completed saved base layouts from your normal village or War Base.
Other clanmates can scout and attack the base to be challenged. However, only one player may attack the base.
At the end of the friendly challenge, the result, replay, as well as the troops and spells used, will be shown in the Clan chat.
Friendly Challenges do not affect the trophies or resources of either the defender or attacker.
Note that for players with Town Hall level 9 or higher, any bases that have been modified in the past 24 hours will not be available to be used as layouts for Friendly Challenges. This is likely to prevent high-level players in a Clan from practicing war attacks on Friendly Challenges using bases with the same layout as the enemies' bases (the enemies' base layouts are not revealed until Battle Day, and so if one were to modify a layout to resemble an enemy's base, it would not be available for challenge until the war ends).
Clan Ranking is based on the number of trophies of its members.
It is not a simple sum of all of the members' trophies, but instead a weighted sum according to the following table.
The percentage depends on the clan rankings, regardless of size. For instance, a clan with 14 members would have their top ten players contribute half of their trophy counts while the remaining four have 25% of their trophies counted toward the score.
Each members' contribution to the clan score is rounded down before it is summed to give the final clan score. For example, consider a clan with two players, whose trophy counts are 1,501 and 901 respectively. This clan would have a score of (750+450) = 1,200 points even though the players' trophy counts sum up to 2,402 which in theory would yield a score of 1,201 points.
There are two distinct Clan Rankings; one for the Home Village and one for the Builder Base. These rankings are determined using the players' regular Trophies and Versus Trophies respectively. Both rankings use the same weightage system.
Trophy Rank in Clan (Members)
% of Trophies that Count Towards Score
Choose players that suit the clan's goals, i.e. social, gaining trophies, top 200, troop donation, Town Hall level, etc.
Choose elders and co leaders with caution; don't be too hasty to promote members. Remember, elders can kick out members (with a 20-minute timer), and co-leaders can wipe out essentially the whole Clan as they can kick elders and below.
Respect all members of the Clan, including yourself!
Be prepared to donate troops, it is an integral part of belonging to a Clan.
Find out which troops your fellow Clan members prefer and do your best to oblige.
Choose players with similar timezones to help ensure members are active at the same time.
Nurture the lower level members of your Clan. Give them advice and help them to develop as a player.
Kick disruptive/offensive members. Make sure to give them a chance and see what they are about, but if they constantly go against the grain of the Clan and upset valued Clan members, don't be afraid to kick them out.
Thank your Clan members for the troops that they donate to you. When you donate to them and they say thanks, say "no problem" or "you're welcome"; after all, it's a common courtesy!
Don't use elder or co-leader promotion as a recruiting tool, as you'll more than likely only attract players you'd rather avoid.
Make your Clan description clear and to the point, it's all potential members have to gauge what your clan is about when looking to join.
To increase your member numbers consider using the 'Anyone Can Join' status for your Clan. Use the 'invite only' or 'closed' status if your Clan is full or nearing 50 members.
Add your friends into your own Clan to help increase the amount of members in your Clan.
If your Clan is on 'Anyone can Join' and has reached 45 members, your Clan won't be able to be advertised on the 'Join Clan' tab, so it's best to turn your Clan to 'Invite Only' when your Clan turns into 45 members.
You cannot kick anyone from your Clan while you are visiting a village.
Chose your co-leaders with caution, as they can change almost everything in your Clan info and kick out elders and members.
Ask high-ranking members to advertise for your Clan, as these players are desirable clanmates and will tend to encourage more people to join your Clan.