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"The Eagle Artillery has nearly unlimited range and targets tough enemies with exploding shells. However, it won't activate until a large amount of troops have been deployed."


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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
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Level 4 Level 5

After Activation

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
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Level 4 Level 5


  • The Eagle Artillery is a very powerful defense that has a range that covers almost the entire map but has a blind spot similar to the Mortar. It is unlocked at Town Hall level 11.
  • Like the X-Bow, Inferno Tower and the Scattershot, it needs to be loaded to work. Loading is free and takes place automatically after the player logs in; the Eagle Artillery will eventually be depleted of ammo and become unloaded if it is not loaded by the player.
    • It takes 5 minutes for one Eagle Artillery to unload all of its ammunition.
  • During a defense, the Eagle Artillery remains dormant at the start and activates only after a large number of housing spaces worth of troops have been deployed. The Eagle Artillery will light its eyes at first after 150 housing space worth of troops and will activate at 200 housing space worth of troops.
    • When the Eagle Artillery is ready to fire, the eagle head slides down to the front of the structure to reveal a hexagon-shaped barrel with bright light pulsing around it.
    • Heroes and spells that have been deployed regardless of level, will count towards the housing space needed to activate the Artillery. Each hero is worth 25 troop housing spaces, and each spell housing space is worth 5 troop housing spaces.
    • Each Siege Machine counts as 1 troop housing space towards this number. Clan Castle troops do not count towards this number, but any reinforcement spells count the normal amount.
    • Pets, regardless of level, do not add any housing spaces towards the activation.
    • Activating the Archer Queen's or Barbarian King's ability will not add more troop spaces. Units that spawn sub-troops, whether upon death such as the Golem, or periodically such as the Witch when spawning Skeletons, do not add more spaces. Dropping a Skeleton Spell only adds the spell's equivalent worth of 5 troop housing spaces, the Skeletons don't add more spaces; similarly dropping a Clone Spell only adds the spell's equivalent worth of 15 troop housing spaces, the cloned troops don't add more spaces.
  • It fires a volley of three successive shots at regular 10-second intervals. Each shot is able to deal devastating splash damage (in a very small radius) to the unit it targeted with extremely small splash damage (in a big radius and knocks back smaller troops) to the units near its target.
    • The shockwave damage also affects the main target, so effectively the Eagle Artillery does slightly more than its stated damage per hit to its main target. The total damage per hit onto the main target is simply the sum of the damage per hit and the shockwave damage.
  • The Eagle Artillery targets according to a "heat map" or "hitpoint map". In other words, it targets the area with the largest density of hitpoints.
    • The Eagle Artillery places a bright yellow mark on the unit it's targeting, and the quicker the moving spots move, the closer the shots are. These markers lock onto units and will follow them as they move, unless they move into the Eagle Artillery's blind spot or out of range, in which case the targeting marker and shots land at the edge of the Artillery's range.
    • Unlike other defenses, the Eagle Artillery recalculates its targets each volley.


Defensive Strategy

  • Place this defense in a place where its blind spot is covered, like a Mortar. Remember that it will only activate and begin to attack when a certain amount of troops are deployed, so keep it near the middle. This is so that by the time enemy troops start to enter your base, it will be in action.
  • Try to centralize the Eagle Artillery so troops cannot get to it easily as it does more damage. In an anti three-star base, centralizing the Eagle Artillery is more important than protecting the Town Hall.
  • Keep it away from other very important defenses such as the enemy Queen and Clan Castle, as this can allow for easy value as by TH11 players have ways to send parts of their army inside the base.
  • Eagle Artillery is best supported by an Air Defense, as the Air Defense destroys air troops while the Eagle Artillery picks off the ground troops. For extra support, you can place a Wizard Tower to cover the blind spot.
  • While centralizing it is important to offset the Eagle Artillery so it can keep firing while the troops are in the core. This is even more effective because a ton of troops tend to be clumped in the core.

Offensive Strategy

  • Use Freeze Spells to stop the Eagle Artillery from shooting your units. You should freeze it when it is about to shoot, not during its 10-second intervals, nor after the missiles are already in the sky. If done correctly, it can minimize the damage, and to force the Eagle Artillery to use more time to fire.
  • For Heroes, if the Eagle Artillery has been activated, it will most likely lock onto the Barbarian King, as he has much more health than other heroes. If the Barbarian King is not deployed or has been defeated, it will then lock onto the Royal Champion, since she has the second highest health. It will lock on the Archer Queen or Grand Warden if the Royal Champion or Barbarian King is not in the action. If there is a Golem or a lot of troops are close together, then it will attack the Golem or the troops. Sometimes it might attack your Grand Warden or Archer Queen even if the other two Heroes are still on the battlefield, however this is unlikely.
  • The Grand Warden's ability can be used to tank one volley of shots from the Eagle Artillery for any units inside his proximity. Use this when units are going into the core of the base.
  • You can use the Jump Spell to have melee troops destroy the Eagle Artillery quickly.
  • An Eagle Artillery can be destroyed by 6 level 8 Lightning Spells and 1 level 5 Earthquake Spell, and this is commonly used in Zap Lalo or hybrid armies.
  • Don’t place all your troops in one area. Eagle Artilleries still do have splash damage and will take out any hordes of Balloons or Minions.
  • Bat Spells are effective against the Eagle Artillery. They will target the Eagle Artillery and fly over any Walls blocking its way. A swarm of them will enter the blind spot and wreck havoc against it. Be wary of Wizard Towers and Inferno Towers (in multi-target mode) placed near the Eagle Artillery, else the bats die off possibly leaving it undamaged.
  • When the Eagle Artillery is in the process of locking onto the Archer Queen, you can use her ability to prevent it from locking on and force it to spend time to retarget. However, if the Eagle has already started to fire, using the ability will not prevent the shots from hitting your Queen for massive damage.
  • Placing 3 Golems together will very likely cause the Eagle Artillery to lock onto the Golems, allowing the other troops to attack.

Upgrade Differences

  • The Eagle Artillery undergo significant visual changes at all levels.
    • At level 1, the Eagle Artillery appears to be an eagle head on an iron podium, with hard iron feather-like decorations near where the shoulders would be, connected with chains to the front side plate. It appears to be made out of iron, rock, and gold. The top of the base has red carpet, on the corner it has some support with a spike protruding and the side has metal plates that bolted down with brass pentagonal bolts. When activated the eagle head slides forward with its eyes light up and the artillery behind the head slides up, which makes one of the spikes on the artillery visible.
    • At level 2, the ring and plate surrounding the shoulders, the chains, around the red carpet, the side plates of the base, the spike from the corner support, and the metal rim by the muzzle of the artillery changes from iron to gold. The side plates now have spikes instead of pentagonal bolts and the corner supports become larger.
    • At level 3, the Eagle Artillery is now encased in metal plating that surrounds the perimeter of the base, the top of the base now have dark blue carpet, the corner support has been replaced by extra tall and thick plating with pentagonal bolt, and the side plates now connects to the carpet covering only the first layer of the base. The metal used on the base has a slightly bluish hue. The chains are replaced with a black wire connecting to the front which is now an electric coil. The parts between the golden ring and plate on the shoulders are now replaced with black metal and the wings themselves gain a golden tip.
    • At level 4, the "feathers" of the eagle head become longer, and a blue arrow shape is added to the top of the head. The head of the eagle becomes a darker grey. The gold plate underneath the head becomes smaller, and the carpet underneath becomes solid and light blue. The bolt-like plate on the shoulder changes to a pale blue color and pale blue tubes connect from the shoulder plate to the front. The corner supports become larger and now have large spikes. Purple is added to the bottom of the base and black metal pillars appear on each side of the podium.
    • At level 5, the base of the Eagle Artillery changes shape completely and has gold trims on each side. The middle of each side now has a waterfall with flowing green water. The pipes connecting the wings to the base now become green with vines wrapped around them, and the connection to the base becomes gold. The blue around the wing becomes gold too, alongside both of the entire wings.


Description Experience Rewards Gems Rewards
Destroy 20 Eagle Artilleries 100 150
Destroy 200 Eagle Artilleries 800 300
Destroy 2,000 Eagle Artilleries 5,000 1,000


Patch Type Description
December 10, 2015 Update The Eagle Artillery was added with 2 levels.
January 26, 2016 Update The Eagle Artillery now dealt 3x damage to Golems and Golemites.
August 25, 2016 Balance changes Increased the activation housing spaces of the Eagle Artillery.
October 12, 2016 Update Made the upgraded Eagle Artillery look like unloaded.
June 11, 2018 Update
  • Added the level 3 Eagle Artillery.
  • The Eagle Artillery no longer does 3x damage to Golems.
June 26, 2018 Update Reduced upgrade times of levels 1 and 2 Eagle Artillery.
July 30, 2018 Maintenance break
  • Fixed a few bugs with the Eagle Artillery.
    • The Eagle Artillery would no longer do 3x damage to Golems and Golemites.
    • This was announced in the June 11 2018 update but never made it into the game due to a bug. This got fixed.
    • The damage of the level 3 Eagle Artillery was increased. Prior to this, the damage was the same as a level 2 Eagle Artillery.
October 23, 2018 Update Increased the Eagle Artillery's damage and shockwave damage.
February 22, 2019 Balance changes Fixed a bug where ranged troops needed to move closer to target the Eagle Artillery.
April 2, 2019 Update Removed the Elixir cost to reload the Eagle Artillery, instead reloading for free when you log back into the game.
December 9, 2019 Update Added the level 4 Eagle Artillery.
March 30, 2020 Update The Eagle Artillery would be less likely to target Yetimites and the update also show correct frame of Eagle Artillery instead of showing the last frame which would show that the Eagle is out of ammo.
April 12, 2021 Update Added the level 5 Eagle Artillery.
April 29, 2021 Balance changes The Eagle Artillery would be less likely to target Hero Pets.
June 15, 2021 Update Fixed a visual bug with the level 5 Eagle Artillery when shooting.
June 27, 2022 Update The Eagle Artillery now have 200 as its fixed activation troop spaces on level 1-5.


  • At Clash-Con 2015, the sneak peek of the Eagle Artillery was shown to fire a yellow beam into the sky that drops onto enemy targets. However, that has since been changed into a volley of three consecutive shots of orange artillery shells.
  • The Eagle Artillery uses the Cannon's sound effect when tapped which is not unique, but has its unique sound effect when placed.
    • It also has its own unique sound effect as well, different from the actual shooting sounds.
  • If the Eagle Artillery is destroyed before targeting, it will still make a "target" sound.
  • When activated, it makes a sound that sounds like an eagle’s cry.


  • The Eagle Artillery is one of four defenses (the others being the X-Bow, Inferno Tower, and the Scattershot) that need to be reloaded.
    • Out of these defenses, the Eagle Artillery take the longest to deplete all of its ammunition, taking 5 minutes.
  • The Eagle Artillery is the only defense in the Home Village whose in-game statistics use "damage per hit" rather than "damage per second" (several defenses in the Builder Base, such as the Double Cannon, as well as the geared-up Cannon and Mortar, show both "damage per hit" and "damage per second"). This may be due to the fact that the Eagle Artillery fires in volleys.
    • However, many players think that the Mortar should be changed to share this property.
  • The Eagle Artillery is the only defense in the Home Village where only one can be built, not counting the Town Hall's Giga weapons.
  • The level 5 Eagle Artillery is the most expensive defense in the game, costing 20,000,000 gold (barring Gold Pass discounts). It also takes the longest time to complete which is 20 days (this upgrade time is tied with the max-level Town Hall and Clan Castle).
  • The Eagle Artillery is the defense with the largest range in the game and the biggest blind spot in Home Village.
    • It also used to have the biggest blind spot in the game, before the addition of the Lava Launcher.

Icon Descriptions

Icon Info.pngTapping this icon displays information about the Eagle Artillery, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type and Targets.
Icon Upgrade.pngTapping this icon begins upgrading the Eagle Artillery to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Eagle Artillery is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Icon HoB.pngTapping this icon instantly upgrades the Eagle Artillery to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Eagle Artillery 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.
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 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Size Size
Damage per Hit
Damage per Second
Shockwave Damage
Build Time
Experience Gained
Town Hall Level Required
Town Hall
1 300 90 20 4,000 8,000,000 7d 777 11
2 350 105 25 4,400 10,000,000 10d 929 11
3 400 120 30 4,800 12,000,000 14d 1,099 12
4 450 135 35 5,200 18,000,000 18d 1,247 13
5 500 150 40 5,600 20,000,000 20d 1,314 14
Range Activation Housing Space
Troop Capacity
Attack Speed Damage Type Unit Type Targeted Favorite Target Number of Rounds
7-50 200 3-shot volley each 10 seconds Splash - 0.75 tiles for main shot;
3 tiles for shockwave
Ground & Air Any 90*

*90 individual shots. Each volley comes in three shots, but it's possible to fire only the first one or two shots in a volley.

Depleted Eagle Artillery
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
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Home Village Buildings
Defensive Buildings CannonArcher TowerMortarAir DefenseWizard TowerAir SweeperHidden TeslaBomb TowerX-BowInferno TowerEagle ArtilleryScattershotBuilder's HutGiga TeslaGiga Inferno (Town Hall 13)Giga Inferno (Town Hall 14)Wall

Traps: BombSpring TrapAir BombGiant BombSeeking Air MineSkeleton TrapTornado Trap

Resource Buildings Town Hall (Magic Items) • Gold MineElixir CollectorDark Elixir DrillGold StorageElixir StorageDark Elixir StorageClan Castle (Treasury)
Army Buildings Army CampBarracksDark BarracksLaboratorySpell FactoryDark Spell FactoryWorkshopBarbarian King AltarArcher Queen AltarGrand Warden AltarRoyal Champion AltarPet House
Other Buildings BoatAirshipForgeDecorationsObstaclesLoot CartStrongman's CaravanSuper SaunaBuilder's HutMaster Builder's Hut