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"The power of Dark Elixir could not be contained in a regularly shaped Elixir vat. As it's three times as powerful, we had to invent a cubical form of storage!"

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
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  • This Dark Elixir Storage is a resource building that expands the player's Dark Elixir capacity. It is unlocked at Town Hall level 7, along with the Dark Elixir Drill.
  • The Dark Elixir Storage is a transparent, rectangular-shaped building. It is stated that this storage had to resemble a cube due to the Dark Elixir's power.
  • 6%, 5%, 4% (depending on the town hall level) of the total Dark Elixir in the storage (up to 4,500, or none if you are in the Legend League) can be stolen by attackers, although loot penalties may change this amount (see Raids).
  • Upgrading your Dark Elixir Storage to a higher level than you require for storage purposes can potentially save Dark Elixir in a raid. As an attacker receives an amount of Dark Elixir proportional to the percentage of damage each hit causes, the higher health of the upgraded building results in less Dark Elixir per hit. It also takes longer to destroy, giving you more time for your defenses to destroy the attacker before they can steal all the available Dark Elixir.
  • Dark Elixir Storages remain fully functional while being upgraded, like all other storages.
  • If a player manages to obtain Dark Elixir without the ability to store it, they will be lost. However they still give credit toward the Heroic Heist Achievement.
  • Due to the low cap on Dark Elixir, it is sometimes difficult to tell if the Dark Elixir Storage is full. For example, a Town Hall 9 player with a level 6 Dark Elixir Storage with just under 36,000 Dark Elixir in the Dark Elixir Storage and just under 7,200 Dark Elixir in the Town Hall (almost enough to reach the 2,500 cap) is less than 20% full and therefore appears empty.
  • Dark Elixir is the most difficult resource to obtain, with the possible exception of Gems. Consequently, many players protect the Dark Elixir Storage as best they can.
  • As of the 2015 July Update, all kinds of Storages now no longer take damage from spells. This was introduced as a response to the infamous tactic of using the Lightning spell to steal Dark Elixir by zapping this building. Earthquake wasn't affected since it was introduced in the same update.

Upgrade Differences

  • Dark Elixir Storages undergo mostly minor visual changes as they are upgraded. The two major significant changes occur at levels 3 and 5.
    • When initially constructed, the Dark Elixir Storage consists of a transparent, slightly rounded cubical storage vessel situated on a four-legged wooden platform. There appears to be a small square opening at the top of the storage.
    • At level 2, the Storage adds a brass frame to the top of the vessel and a metal spigot at the base.
    • At level 3, the Storage grows substantially in size, and both the wooden platform and brass frame are replaced by versions made of steel.
    • At level 4, the Storage gains dark gold legs and a bigger and slightly different tap.
    • At level 5, the Storage receives spiked steel armor plating on each of the four corners of the base.
    • At level 6, these armor plates become slightly wider with a pair of small golden spikes on each, and the steel frame atop the vessel turns golden as well.
    • At level 7, the storage's armor plates lose their spikes and become smooth blackish-gray metal. The spigot is now made of the same dark metal and has golden accents. There are also gold pieces atop the armor plates. The steel frame also gains silver platings in each corner.
    • At level 8, the storage's armor plates are darker with purple accents and slightly bigger. They gain two bluish spikes on each plate.
    • At level 9, the storage's spikes disappear, and golden lining replaces them. The top has faint green lines on them and the spigot turns brighter. The storage slightly becomes taller.

Related Achievements

Heroic Heist
Description Experience Rewards Gems Rewards
Steal 20,000 Dark Elixir 10 5
Steal 250,000 Dark Elixir 100 10
Steal 1,000,000 Dark Elixir 1,000 20


Patch Description
January 10, 2013 Added the Dark Elixir Storage, with 6 levels.
January 11, 2013 Increased hitpoints at all levels.
  • Level 1: 400 -> 1,000 Hitpoints
  • Level 2: 600 -> 1,200 Hitpoints
  • Level 3: 800 -> 1,400 Hitpoints
  • Level 4: 1,000 -> 1,700 Hitpoints
  • Level 5: 1,200 -> 2,000 Hitpoints
  • Level 6: 1,500 -> 2,400 Hitpoints
June 17, 2013 Increased hitpoints at all levels.
  • Level 1: 1,000 -> 2,000 Hitpoints
  • Level 2: 1,200 -> 2,200 Hitpoints
  • Level 3: 1,400 -> 2,400 Hitpoints
  • Level 4: 1,700 -> 2,600 Hitpoints
  • Level 5: 2,000 -> 2,900 Hitpoints
  • Level 6: 2,400 -> 3,200 Hitpoints
July 1, 2015 The Dark Elixir Storage no longer takes damage from spells.
March 21, 2016 The Dark Elixir Storage now has more visual states to indicate more clearly how full or empty they are.
June 11, 2018 Added the level 7 Dark Elixir Storage.Dark Elixir Storage7.png
June 26, 2018 Reduced build times at level 1-6.
  • Level 1: 1d -> 12h Time
  • Level 2: 2d -> 1d 12h Time
  • Level 3: 3d -> 2d Time
  • Level 4: 4d -> 2d 12h Time
  • Level 5: 5d -> 3d 12h Time
  • Level 6: 6d -> 4d Time
April 2, 2019
  • Reduced build times at all levels.
    • Level 1: 12h -> 8h Time
    • Level 2: 1d 12h -> 16h Time
    • Level 3: 2d -> 1d Time
    • Level 4: 2d 12h -> 1d 12h Time
    • Level 5: 3d 12h -> 2d Time
    • Level 6: 4d -> 3d Time
    • Level 7: 7d -> 5d Time
  • Reduced build costs at level 1-6.
    • Level 1: 600,000 -> 500,000 Elixir
    • Level 2: 1,200,000 -> 750,000 Elixir
    • Level 3: 1,800,000 -> 1,000,000 Elixir
    • Level 4: 2,400,000 -> 1,500,000 Elixir
    • Level 5: 3,000,000 -> 2,000,000 Elixir
    • Level 6: 3,600,000 -> 3,000,000 Elixir
  • Increased build cost at level 7.
    • 4,200,000 -> 6,000,000 Elixir
December 9, 2019 Added the level 8 Dark Elixir Storage.Dark Elixir Storage8.png
April 12, 2021
  • Added the level 9 Dark Elixir Storage.Dark Elixir Storage9.png
  • Reduced build costs at level 1 and 2.
    • Level 1: 500,000 -> 250,000 Elixir
    • Level 2: 750,000 -> 500,000 Elixir


  • Although the description refers to Dark Elixir as "three times as powerful," in the game it is in fact 100 times as powerful. This can be observed by the Gem cost of buying resources: for example, both 10,000,000 Elixir and 100,000 Dark Elixir can be bought with 3,000 Gems.
    • The phrase of "three times as powerful" may also be explained as an exponentiation operation, with the fact that 1 Dark Elixir equals to, in Gems, the (3-1=2)nd power of 10, which equals to 100, Elixir.
  • It is possible to overflow the Dark Elixir Storage, but only by purchasing special resource packs found in the shop for real money or receiving extra Dark Elixir from the Season Bank. If this is done, any excess Dark Elixir will remain in the storage, and until the excess is removed (either by spending the Dark Elixir or being raided), any Dark Elixir earned from raids will be lost.


Icon Descriptions

Icon Info.pngTapping this icon displays information about the Dark Elixir Storage, such as Level, Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
Icon Upgrade.pngTapping this icon begins upgrading the Dark Elixir Storage to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Dark Elixir Storage is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Icon HoB.pngTapping this icon instantly upgrades the Dark Elixir Storage to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Dark Elixir Storage 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 DarkElixir.pngTapping this icon completely fills the Dark Elixir Storage, at the cost of one Rune of Dark Elixir. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Rune of Dark Elixir, and if the Dark Elixir Storage is not completely full or overfilled.
Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Size Size
Storage Capacity
Dark Elixir
Build Cost
Build Time
Experience Gained
Town Hall Level Required
Town Hall
1 10,000 2,000 250,000 8h 169 7
2 17,500 2,200 500,000 16h 240 7
3 40,000 2,400 1,000,000 1d 293 8
4 75,000 2,600 1,500,000 1d 12h 360 8
5 140,000 2,900 2,000,000 2d 415 9
6 180,000 3,200 3,000,000 3d 509 9
7 220,000 3,500 6,000,000 5d 657 12
8 280,000 3,800 9,000,000 10d 929 13
9 330,000 4,100 12,000,000 15d 1,138 14

Dark Elixir Storage—Percent Lootable by Town Hall Level
Town Hall Level % Available to be Stolen Cap Storage Amount to Reach Cap
7 6% 1,200* 20,000
8 6% 2,000 33,333
9 5% 2,500 50,000
10 4% 3,000 75,000
11 4% 3,500 87,500
12 4% 4,000 100,000
13 4% 4,500 112,500
14 4% 5,000 125,000
*Figures in asterisks denote storage caps that are determined only by the storage capacity of the storages.
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