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Abandoned Base

An abandoned base or village is one whose owner has neglected to log into Clash of Clans for an extended period of time. It is characterized by many uncollected resources, empty storages, unarmed traps, depleted defenses and multiple tombstones from previous attacks. Many abandoned bases are players who have quit the game entirely.

Ability

A special power exhibited by Heroes and Builder Base Troops when they are sufficiently upgraded, and by various Super Troops, Clan Capital Troops and Temporary Troops. They vary depending on the troop type and may do anything from temporarily increasing a unit's damage output to making a unit invisible.

Achievement

Found in most modern video games, an achievement is a meta-goal defined outside of a game's parameters, typically an in-game task available to be completed by players. Successfully completing these tasks entitles the player to an in-game reward of experience and gems. Easier achievements typically have lower rewards, while more difficult achievements can have substantial rewards.

Admin

See Administrator.

Administrator

Administrators are the monitors and enforcers of the wiki. They have many powers that are unavailable to normal users such as deleting pages, editing and deleting page comments, and banning users. They are responsible for keeping the wiki running smoothly without disruption. Although not required by Wikia, all Bureaucrats on the Clash of Clans Wiki are also administrators.

AI

See Artificial Intelligence.

Air Bomb

The first aerial trap unlocked in the Home Village. Once triggered, it causes moderate damage to all air units in a small radius.

Air Bombs

An aerial defense in the Builder Base and Clan Capital that launches balloons carrying explosives similar to how the Air Bomb in the Home Village works.

Air Defense

A defensive building in the Home Village and Clan Capital that targets only air units. Has good range, very high DPS and an average attack rate (slower in the Clan Capital). Sometimes the term 'air defense' is used to generically describe all defensive buildings that are able to attack air units, but the Air Defense itself is generally the most powerful of these.

Air Mine

Generally used to refer to the Air Bomb, but it is also (less often) used to refer to the Seeking Air Mine.

Air Sweeper

A defensive building in the Home Village that targets only air units similar to the Air Defense but uses gusts of air to push back troops, dealing no damage whatsoever. It is only able to aim in one general direction at any one time, so air troops attacking from a side it does not cover will not be affected by it.

Air Troop

Air troops are Troops that have the ability to fly. In game terms, they are unimpeded by Walls and can be targeted by Aerial Defenses and other anti-air units. Troops and Defenses that can only attack ground troops (such as Cannons and Mortars) cannot attack them.

Air Unit

See Air Troop.

Airship

The main means of travel between the Home Village and Clan Capital. It is unlocked once the player has reached Town Hall level 6 and requires their Clan to be at least level 2.

Altar

An Altar is the anchor point for a hero, and it defines the hero's patrol area. Each hero has a corresponding Altar; the hero is automatically summoned when its Altar is first constructed/rebuilt. When damaged in combat, the hero will regenerate his/her hit points while sleeping on top of the Altar. Although it has no offensive or defensive capabilities (with the exception of the Grand Warden Altar), the Altar must be destroyed for an attacker to achieve three Stars. Destroying the Altar has no effect on the hero.

Anti 3-Star

A Layout designed to prevent 3-star victories (with little priority on preventing 2 stars or less). Occasionally seen in Clan Wars, this type of layout can neglect positioning of the Town Hall by placing it in an off-center position or even outside the walls of the War Base.

Anti-Air

Refers to every entity that can attack air troops. All buildings, troops, traps and spells that can damage or destroy air troops are included in this category.

Archer

A ground-based, ranged unit in the Home Village that has low HP and low DPS. Archers can attack both air and ground troops.
It can also refer to the Sneaky Archer or Super Archer, depending on the context.

Archer Queen

A ground-based, ranged Hero unit in the Home Village that has moderately high HP and very high DPS. She can attack both air and ground troops.

Archer Queen Altar

The place where the Archer Queen can be found either on or near when she isn't engaged in battle. See Altar.

Archer Tower

A defensive building present in both the Home Village and Builder Base that targets both ground and air units. Has good range, average DPS, and a fast attack rate. In the Builder Base or when geared up, it can be toggled to have twice the attack rate at the expense of range.

Army Camp

Place where your troops go when they're done training.

Artificial Intelligence

A computer system's ability to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, and decision making.

Artillery

Depending on the context, may refer to either the Rocket Artillery, or less commonly the Eagle Artillery.

Attack Challenge

An Event taking the form of a single-player level that can be attacked in a similar fashion to Practice Mode levels, with a fixed army and unlimited attempts for the duration of the event. Most such challenges showcase new content added in an update, or re-enact a top player's attack.

Attack Rate

The frequency that a unit or structure attacks, usually expressed in seconds.

Attack Strategy

A method of attacking in order to achieve a specific goal, usually farming, trophies, or both. An attack strategy consists of a specific complement of troops and spells, and a step-by-step guide to deploying those units in the most effective way.

B

Baby Dragon

An air unit that appears in both the Home Village and Builder Base. It has moderate health but low damage, with a special perk: when no other air units are nearby, it will be enraged, dealing extra damage.

Balloon

A slow moving, flying unit in the Home Village that drops bombs for high-DPS splash damage.
The term can also refer to the Rocket Balloon, depending on the context.

Balloon Lagoon

The fourth district unlocked in the Clan Capital. It contains the Flying Fortress Yard, which is used to unlock and upgrade the Flying Fortress.

Balloonion

An attack strategy that makes use of a combination of Balloon and Minion units.

BAM

An attack strategy that makes use of a combination of Barbarian, Archer and Minion units.

Barb

See Barbarian.

Barbarian

A ground-based, melee unit in the Home Village and Clan Capital that has average HP and average DPS.
The term can also refer to the Raged Barbarian or Super Barbarian, depending on the context.

Barbarian Camp

The second District unlocked in the Clan Capital. It contains numerous army-related buildings, and has the lowest Capital Hall requirements to upgrade.

Barbarian King

A ground-based, melee Hero unit in the Home Village that has extremely high HP and high DPS. See Hero for more details.

Barbarian King Altar

The place where the Barbarian King can be found either on or near when he isn't engaged in battle. See Altar.

Barch

An attack strategy that makes use of a combination of Barbarians and Archers.

Barracks

A building in the Home Village that allows you to train Elixir troops.
The term can also be used to refer to any or all such buildings with the ability to train troops i.e. this building, the Dark Barracks and/or the Builder Barracks.

Base

This term can refer to the Home Village, the War Base or Builder Base.

Bat

A Subtroop spawned by the Night Witch. It is akin to a Skeleton, having low damage and low hitpoints, however it flies much faster than any other troop in either the Home Village or Builder Base.

Bat Bomb

Multiple Bat Spells at the same location, usually on the outside of the base or on top of key defenses, with the aim of overwhelming nearby defenses with the spawned Bats.

Bat Spell

A Dark Elixir spell that spawns Bats that are fast flying units that target defenses.

Battle Blimp

A Siege Machine that flies towards the Town Hall, dropping bombs to everything in its path. When it reaches the Town Hall, it will release the Clan Castle troops inside.

Battle Drill

A Siege Machine that drills underground to reach defenses, stunning them on initial impact. Like the Miner, the Battle Drill is invulnerable when underground.

Battle Day

The second phase of a Clan War, lasting 24 hours in which members from both participating Clans attack each other's bases in an attempt to win stars and the war.

Battle Machine

A Hero in the Builder Base. It has high HP and moderately high DPS, and is similar to the Barbarian King in this respect. Unlike Heroes in the Home Village, the Battle Machine possesses a rechargeable ability.

Battle Machine Altar

The place where the Battle Machine can be found when not in battle. See Altar.

Battle Ram

A temporary Elixir Troop in the Home Village, and a permanent Clan Capital Troop, that acts as a battering ram; after attacking its target (usually a Wall), it breaks apart to reveal four Barbarians.

BB

Abbreviation for Builder Base.

Beta Minion

An air unit in the Builder Base which works similarly to a regular Minion, but its passive ability allows it to attack a few times at a longer range than normal.

Big Boy

A Subtroop spawned by the Super Witch that resembles a large Skeleton. It has high damage and hitpoints.

Birthday Boom

A temporary Elixir Spell that damages enemy troops and buildings in its radius as well as stunning them.

Blast Bow

A Defensive Building in the Clan Capital that fires large ballista-like projectiles against ground and air troops, dealing very high splash damage capable of damaging units behind the initial target, much like the Scattershot. It boasts a very long range and very high hitpoints, however has a very slow attack rate and a significant blind spot.

Blizzard

A strategy involving Super Wizards deployed in a Battle Blimp, supported by Invisibility Spells and Rage Spells to do damage within an enemy base.

Boat

A mode of transport which you can repair at Town Hall level 4 in order to travel to and from the Builder Base.

BoB

Abbreviation used for the Book of Building.

BoE

Abbreviation used for the Book of Everything.

BoF

Abbreviation used for the Book of Fighting.

BoH

Abbreviation used for the Book of Heroes.

BoS

Abbreviation used for the Book of Spells.

Book

A term used to refer to the Book class of Magic Items, which are tools that can be used to instantly finish an ongoing upgrade.

Bomb

The first Trap unlocked in the Home Village. It affects ground troops in a small area. Depending on the context, may refer to any explosive trap found in any village, such as the Giant Bomb or Mine.

Bomb Tower

A defense in the Home Village and Clan Capital that deals splash damage to ground troops. It has rather low DPS as well as a rather short range, but when it is destroyed, it reveals a large Bomb which does heavy damage to any ground units nearby when it explodes.

Bomber

A ground unit in the Builder Base that lobs bombs at walls and buildings. Its passive ability allows it to deal more damage on its first attack.

Boost

An action in the Home Village and Builder Base that allows something (such as the training of troops or collection of resources) to be sped up for a period of time at the cost of Gems (or corresponding Magic Items), or that grants a temporary increase in level of troops or heroes, or the ability to train Super Troops.

Boxer Giant

A ground unit in the Builder Base that works similarly to a regular Giant, but its passive ability allows it to deal more damage on its first attack.

Bowler

A Dark Elixir troop in the Home Village that hurls boulders as projectiles, dealing splash damage twice in a straight line.

Bridge

A terrain feature in the Clan Capital. Buildings cannot be placed on top of bridges, but ground troops can walk over them.

Buff

Making something (usually a troop) better. This can come directly or indirectly, directly as in buffing the troop's statistics while indirectly as nerfing some defensive buildings that can counter the troop.

Builder

A builder upgrades and builds new buildings in the Home Village. He sleeps in a Builder's Hut when not actively building or upgrading anything. If the Builder's Hut is converted into a Defensive Building, the Builder corresponding to it will participate in battle, repairing nearby buildings mid-battle.
Depending on the context, the term may also be used to refer to the Master Builder and/or O.T.T.O.

Builder Barracks

A type of Barracks in the Builder Base that allows you to train Builder Base Troops.

Builder Base

A secondary controllable 44-by-44 area in Clash of Clans, unlocked by repairing the Boat in your Home Village. The Builder Base consists of the Builder Hall as well as associated buildings, walls and decorations.

Builder Base Troops

A unit created in the Builder Barracks. They are free to train and have their own special passive abilities.

Builder Boat

A boat that the Master Builder uses to travel to and from your Home Village in order to gear up defenses.

Builder Elixir

A form of Elixir used in the Builder Base, to upgrade army buildings and troops in the Builder Base.

Builder Gold

A form of Gold used in the Builder Base, to upgrade defensive buildings in the Builder Base.

Builder Hall

The central building of the Builder Base, much like how the Town Hall is the central building of the Home Village.

Builder's Hut

A Builder's home. If a Builder is present, periodically a series of 'Z's will emanate from the doorway, indicating a sleeping Builder.
Once the Town Hall is upgraded to level 14, the Builder's Hut can be converted into a Defensive Building, allowing the Builder to participate in battle.

Builder's Workshop

The fifth District unlocked in the Clan Capital.

Building

Buildings are the generic term for the permanent structures in Clash of Clans. Although permanently placed, Traps and walls are usually not considered buildings.

Bureaucrat

The bureaucrat is the top-ranking staff member on the wiki. Bureaucrats can promote and demote admins, chat moderators, rollbacks. They can also promote other users to the rank of bureaucrat, but they cannot demote any bureaucrat (except themselves).

Burst Shot

Some Defensive Buildings fire several consecutive shots in a row, then stop for a brief period, rather than firing at equal intervals. These include the Double Cannon, the Firecrackers, the Multi Mortar, and the Roaster in the Builder Base, and the geared up Cannon, the geared up Mortar, and the Eagle Artillery in the Home Village.

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Cannon

A defensive building found in the Home Village, Builder Base and Clan Capital that targets ground units only. It has average range, average DPS, and a higher than average attack rate (it is slower in the Clan Capital). When geared up, it can be toggled to fire in bursts of four, at the cost of range and attack rate.

Cannon Cart

A ground unit in the Builder Base that has high DPS but low hitpoints. Its passive ability allows it to remain shooting in place with a small amount of hitpoints once its normal health bar is depleted.

Capital Gold

The primary resource used in the Clan Capital to upgrade all types of buildings there. It can be created in the Forge, or won through Raid Weekends.

Capital Hall

The central building of the Clan Capital, situated in the Capital Peak district. It controls the level of District Hall that can be built in other districts, and consequently the level of all buildings in the Clan Capital.
Once upgraded to level 2, it doubles as a defensive building that shoots high-damage shots similar to the Eagle Artillery.

Capital Peak

The first District unlocked in the Clan Capital. It contains the Capital Hall and is the last district that can be attacked in a Clan Capital Raid.

CC

Abbreviation for Clan Castle, but less commonly also the Clan Capital.

CG

Abbreviation for Clan Games.

Chat

A place where you can chat with other Clash of Clans players here on the Clash of Clans Wiki. Can also refer to the Clan Chat available within the Clash of Clans game itself.

Chain Lightning

The attack style of the Home Village troop Electro Dragon and the Builder Base defense Mega Tesla, which damage multiple targets in a chain.

Challenge

Can be used to refer to one of three different things:
  1. A Friendly Challenge, or practice battles carried out between Clanmates;
  2. A task in Clan Games or Season Challenges which can be undertaken by the player;
  3. An Attack Challenge, or temporary Event level that can be attacked.

Clan

An in-game group of players who join together both socially as well as from a gameplay perspective. Clans can compete with other clans by pooling their trophies to see which Clans have the highest overall trophies. In addition, clanmates can donate troops to each other using the Clan Castle, and talk to each other using a private Clan Chat. They can also compete in Clan Wars and Clan Games for additional rewards, as well as build a Clan Capital together.

Clan Chat

An in-game chat room restricted to members of a particular Clan. The most recent 100 messages are visible to anyone in the Clan; this includes brand-new members.

Clan Capital

A group of villages that a Clan collaborates to build, accessed via the Airship. It consists of several districts, each housing a separate assortment of buildings.

Clan Capital Raid

A part of a Raid Weekend where one Clan attacks the Clan Capital of another Clan. To complete the raid, every District and then the Capital Peak must be destroyed.

Clan Capital Spells

Spells used for Raids in the Clan Capital. Some spells also appear in the Home Village, though their properties in the Clan Capital are altered, with many having effects that last across multiple attacks. Each spell has their own dedicated Spell Factory responsible for unlocking and upgrading them.

Clan Capital Troops

Troops used for Raids in the Clan Capital. Most of these troops also appear in the Home Village or Builder Base, with only a few being exclusive to the Clan Capital. Each troop type has their own dedicated Barracks responsible for unlocking and upgrading them.

Clan Castle

A structure in the Home Village that houses reinforcement troops, spells and Siege Machines donated by your clanmates (or added by Raid Medals). It also stores loot in the Treasury, earned from Star Bonuses, Clan Wars and Clan Games.

Clan Co-Leader

A Clan Co-Leader is the second-highest rank within a Clan, below Clan Leader and above Clan Elder. Co-Leaders have all the power a Leader has, except the ability to: 1) demote another Co-Leader, 2) kick out another Co-Leader, or 3) promote a Co-Leader to Leader. Co-Leaders can be demoted or kicked out by the Clan Leader.

Clan Elder

A Clan Elder is the third-highest rank within a Clan, below Clan Co-Leader and above Clan Member. Elders can promote or kick out Clan Members, and can be demoted or kicked out by the Clan Leader. They can also invite other players to become Clan Members.

Clan Games

An event that occurs occasionally, where players within a Clan can participate in tasks occurring in both the Home Village and Builder Base to earn various kinds of rewards, such as Magic Items or Resources.

Clan Hopper

A player who jumps from clan to clan hence the name.

Clan House

A house situated in the Capital Peak of the Clan Capital. Each Clan Member owns one such house, of which they can customize the appearance with parts unlocked through various means.

Clan Leader

A Clan Leader is the highest-ranking member within a Clan. Clan Leaders can promote, demote or kick out any Clan Member, Clan Elder, or Clan Co-Leader within the Clan, as well as start Clan Wars and edit and manage Clan Capital layouts.

Clanmate

A person with whom you share clan membership. It can refer to any rank within the clan.

Clan Member

One of a possible 50 people within a clan. Typically this refers to someone who is not either a Clan Elder, Clan Co-Leader or Clan Leader, but can also be used for members of any rank in a general sense as well. When used as a rank title, a Member refers to the lowest possible rank within a Clan. A Member has no notable privileges within a Clan and can be promoted to Clan Elder or kicked out of a Clan by any higher rank.

Clan Perks

Special advantages that boost various aspects of clans. This includes shorter troop request wait times, higher donation limits, increased war loot bonuses, troop donation refunds, upgrades for donated troops, and extra war loot storage capacity. In order to attain these perks, clans must level up by obtaining Clan XP.

Clan Symbol

The shield-shaped flag of your clan. It is selected when the Clan is created by the Clan Leader.

Clan Tag

A unique identifier for a Clan, consisting of a sequence of letters and numbers, by which a clan can be easily searched for.

Clan War

A Clan War is a competition between two clans. The eligible players fight head-to-head with opponents in an attempt to score more stars than the opponent. The clan with the most stars wins.

Clan War Leagues

A Clan War League is a single round-robin tournament, typically between eight clans, matched by similar skill level. Clans war with one another to score the most stars in the group. Clans gain League Medals for participation; the most successful clans in the group are promoted, while the least successful clans are demoted.

Clan XP

A special experience meter for each clan separate from each individual member. Clan XP can be accumulated by having the Clan participate in Clan Wars, Clan Games and Raid Weekends, and is required to level up Clans in order to obtain special Clan Perks.

Cliff

A terrain feature in the Clan Capital. Ground Troops cannot pass through them, not even with the use of a Jump Spell, but they can be flown over by air troops.

Cloak

Can refer to one of three things that prevent units from being targeted:
  1. The Builder Base troop Sneaky Archer's or Super Troop Sneaky Goblin's passive abilities "Cloak" which allows them to remain invisible for a duration;
  2. The Archer Queen's special ability "Royal Cloak" which allows her to greatly increase her damage, summon Archers and remain invisible for a duration;
  3. The temporary troop Royal Ghost's passive ability "Ghostly" which allows him to remain invisible for a duration.

In no circumstances can these cloaking abilities grant invincibility to Splash damage, Chain Lightning damage or shots that are already fired.

Clock Tower

A building that functions as a boost in the Builder Base. Every few hours, the Clock Tower will make a free boost available that will speed up all actions in the Builder Base for a short period of time.

Clone Spell

A Spell that clones temporary copies of friendly troops that enter the spell's area of effect.

Clouds

A term related to matchmaking, it derives its name from the clouds players often see while searching for Multiplayer Matches. As players with long matchmaking times would idle on the "Searching for opponents..." screen that is full of clouds for extended periods of time, the term is often used to describe matchmaking, such as "I had to wait 10 minutes in the clouds before finally finding an opponent to attack". The term can also be stylized similar to a weather report, such as "It's really cloudy today (referring to long matchmaking times)".

CoC

Abbreviation for Clash of Clans.

Coco Loon

A Balloon deployed as a sacrifice in order to trigger air traps, primarily Seeking Air Mines, allowing safe passage for other, more valuable air troops. The term "coco" originates from "coconut", as the Balloon falls to the ground like a coconut after being destroyed in this manner.

Cold-Blooded

A war term referring to the use of one Golem in a kill squad.

Collector

See Elixir Collector. Sometimes also used in the general sense to refer to Gold Mines and Dark Elixir Drills as well.

Cosmetic

Any item that changes the appearance of an in-game feature. Hero Skins, Sceneries and Clan House parts all fall into this category.

Co-Leader

See Clan Co-Leader.

Crusher

A defense in the Builder Base and Clan Capital that can attack ground units. It slams into the ground, dealing high damage per hit to all ground units in its area. However, it has a very short range and can be outranged by ranged units.

Cup

A common alternative to the term Trophy.

CW

Abbreviation for Clan Wars.

CWL

Abbreviation for Clan War Leagues.

D

Damage

A numerical representation of a loss in HP.

Damage Per Second

A unit or structure's Damage Per Shot divided by its Attack Rate in seconds.

Damage Per Shot

The amount of damage a unit or structure inflicts each time it attacks. Not to be confused with Damage Per Second or DPS. If (and only if) a unit attacks once per second, Damage Per Shot will equal Damage Per Second.

Dark Elixir

Rare resource that is used primarily to upgrade heroes and Dark Elixir Troops, as well as boost Super Troops.

Dark Barracks

A structure in the Home Village that allows you to train Dark Elixir Troops.

Dark Elixir Drill

A structure in the Home Village that collects Dark Elixir from an unlimited underground reserve.

Dark Elixir Storage

A structure in the Home Village that stores Dark Elixir.

Dark Elixir Troop

A unit created in the Dark Barracks that requires Dark Elixir to train.

Dark Spell Factory

An army building in the Home Village that allows you to brew compact Dark Spells. These spells take up half the space of an elixir Spell and have unique abilities that are able to assist in a player's attack.

Dark Spells

Offensive abilities that are able to be utilized in battle, created using the Dark Spell Factory. Due to their compactness, you can fit more of them into a battle. They can also be donated to Clan Castles that are at least level 4 and above.

DE

See Dark Elixir.

Decoration

Objects purely aesthetic to your village.

Defeat

The outcome when the attacker fails to earn any stars, or in the case of a Clan War or Versus Battle, scores less stars (or less overall destruction, if the number of stars are the same). The attacker will lose trophies which will be awarded to the defender. Loot bonuses (if any) will not be triggered, but the attacker keeps all the resources he/she raided from the village. In the case of a Clan War, a fraction of the war loot will still be awarded.

Defense

Depending on context, refers either to defensive buildings (see Defensive Building) or defensive raids (see Raid).

Defensive Building

A group of structures designed to safeguard your village. They are able to destroy the attacking forces that otherwise would take your resources and trophies.

Defensive Structure

See Defensive Building.

Diggy

A Pet that follows its Hero by burrowing underground, stunning any defenses it attacks. He can follow other Heroes should his initial Hero be defeated.

Dip Attack

A common war term used to describe an attack where a player attacks an opponent that has a lower Town Hall level than the player. Often this may be in an attempt to clean up bases that have not been 3-starred earlier in the war.

District

A 50-by-50 area in the Clan Capital, consisting of various buildings and traps similar to the Home Village and Builder Base, but also unique terrain features such as water. A Clan Capital comprises of several districts.

District Hall

The central building of individual Districts in the Clan Capital. It determines the maximum level that buildings can be upgraded to in its own district.

Double Cannon

A defensive building in the Builder Base that fires a burst of four shots at a time. It can target ground troops and has a high DPS but a rather short range.

DPS

See Damage Per Second.

Draw

An outcome in Clan Wars or Versus Battles that occurs when both sides score an equal number of stars and has equal amounts of overall destruction. In the case of a Clan War, a fraction of the war loot will be awarded, but this fraction is slightly higher than if the Clan lost. In the case of a Versus Battle, neither player gains or loses any trophies or loot.

Dragon

A mighty flying unit in the Home Village, that has high health and DPS.

Dragon Cliffs

The sixth District unlocked in the Clan Capital.

Dragon Rider

A mechanized flying unit in the Home Village with comparable statistics to the Dragon, which preferentially targets defensive buildings at good range. When destroyed, it does considerable damage where it falls.

Drop Ship

A Builder Base troop that drops Skeletons as a means of attack. Its passive ability allows it to deal some damage and spawn more Skeletons when it is destroyed.

E

Eagle Artillery

A Defensive Building in the Home Village that has a massive range covering practically the entire village. It only activates upon deployment of a large amount of Troops, and fires three shots in 10-second volleys, dealing moderately high damage.

Earthquake Spell

A Dark Spell that is used to damage buildings by taking away a portion of their Hit Points. Due to the fact that it damages buildings a percentage of their remaining hitpoints, it is much more effective on stronger structures such as the Town Hall. Its effect is better on Walls, where four Earthquake Spells are able to instantly destroy them regardless of the level of either.

Edrag

A common shorthand for Electro Dragon.

El Primo

A temporary Elixir Troop in the Home Village, who assaults defenses and is extremely adept at breaking Walls.

Elder

See Clan Elder.

Electro Dragon

A large, mighty flying unit that is able to fire bolts of electricity from its mouth, that possess a chain lightning effect that can hit up to five targets at once. When destroyed, it unleashes a Lightning Spell-like effect on the area around it.

Electro Owl

A flying Pet that is capable of firing chain lightning bolts, similar to those of the Electro Dragon, but only hitting up to two targets at once.

Electro Titan

A Ground Troop that boasts very high hitpoints, and an unstoppable aura that continuously damages almost everything around her.

Elixir

A resource used primarily for constructing and upgrading offensive structures and units. It is also used to create spells.
There are two different types of Elixir that are used; one each for the Home Village and Builder Base; the latter is also known as Builder Elixir. Elixir of one type cannot be used to replace Elixir of the other type (e.g. Elixir from the Builder Base cannot be used to conduct research in the Laboratory in the Home Village).

Elixir Collector

A structure that collects Elixir from an unlimited underground reserve.

Elixir Pump

See Elixir Collector.

Elixir Spells

Refers to Spells, offensive abilities that are able to be utilized in battle, that are brewed within the Spell Factory.

Elixir Storage

A structure that stores Elixir.

Elixir Troops

A unit trained in the standard Barracks and upgraded with Elixir.

Engineering

A rather common (and often frowned upon) Clan War practice where a Clan attempts to control war matchmaking by manipulating War Weight (for example, by having certain players not build certain defensive buildings but nonetheless maintain offense), such that the Clan can easily score a victory over the opposing clan.

Event

A feature that impacts some part of gameplay for a limited time, such as reducing the training cost of a particular troop(s) or spell(s), or increasing the Clan XP earned from Clan Wars.

Experience

A numeric value that increases based on performing a variety of different activities in game. Experience level has no in-game impact other than unlocking various Decorations.

F

Farmer

A player who primarily engages in farming.

Farming

Method of gameplay where the player focuses on acquiring resources instead of Trophies.

FC

Abbreviation of Friendly Challenge.

FF

Abbreviation for Flame Flinger.

Firecrackers

A defensive building that fires bursts of three small rockets to air units.

Flame Flinger

A Siege Machine that hurls Fire Spirits from very long range, capable of outranging many defenses. The Fire Spirits create areas of effect that continuously damage defending units and walls.

Floor

A common way to refer to one's Trophy count. For example, the 55th floor refers to 5,500-5,599 trophies.

Flying Fortress

An air troop in the Clan Capital that boasts very high hitpoints, that spawns a large number Skeleton Gliders as it gets damaged, as well as a large number of Skeletons when destroyed. It boasts an extremely high Housing Space requirement, only allowing one or two to fit in an army at once.

Forge

A structure in the Home Village that is used to create Capital Gold. Some Capital Gold is generated automatically over time, but additional Capital Gold can be created using a Builder and Resources from the Home Village and Builder Base.

Fractional Damage

The concept where the damage that a unit causes does not have to be represented as a whole number. Within the Home Village, several units and defenses can cause fractional damage per attack, particularly those whose attack rates are not a whole number of seconds. According to Supercell, Hit points are kept to two significant digits. In the Builder Base, defenses do not cause fractional damage (instead the DPS is fractional); however troops can cause fractional damage.

Freemium

Business model where an app is given away for free, and then its users are encouraged to make In-App Purchases. Clash of Clans is a freemium game.

Freeze Spell

A spell capable of temporarily disabling defenses and/or enemy troops.

Freeze Trap

A temporary Trap in the Home Village that freezes units around it when triggered.

Friendly Challenge

A feature within clans that allow clanmates to perform attacks on one another without loss of trophies, resources or army.

Friendly War

A feature that allows two clans to arrange a Clan War with each order. Unlike normal Clan Wars, the length of the war can be adjusted, no part of the army is lost (with the exception of Clan Castle reinforcements), and no Clan XP or war loot is awarded at the conclusion of the war.

Frost Spell

A Clan Capital spell that chills the affected area, slowing down enemy defenses and defending troops. The Frost Spell also freezes over water, allowing ground troops to move over them.

Frostmite

A Subtroop summoned only by Frosty. Similar to the Yetimite, it rushes an enemy defense, doing minimal damage but slowing it down if it hits.

Frosty

A Pet in the Home Village that summons Frostmites to slow down enemy defenses.

Funneling

The act of exploiting troop AI to manipulate the path troops take, to achieve a favorable outcome on either offense (example: using a Queen Walk to clear some defenses that Hog Riders would otherwise target) or defense (for example, deliberately placing a gap in Walls to make ground troops pass through them, where they can be ejected by a Spring Trap). The name derives from the funnel, a device used to direct liquids or small solids such as powder into a small opening.

G

Gear Up

A feature that allows certain defenses in the Home Village to toggle between its normal variant and a version resembling a similar building in the Builder Base. It is only available when both defenses from both bases are sufficiently leveled, and it uses the Master Builder instead of any normal Builders.

Gem Mine

A Resource Building in the Builder Base that produces Gems, albeit very slowly.

Gemmer

A player who regularly buys and uses large quantities of Gems.

Gems

Special resource obtained primarily through In-App Purchases that can be exchanged for other resources or used to speed up build times or upgrade times.

Giant

A strong, ground-based melee unit in the Home Village that has low movement speed, high HP and low to medium DPS. It preferentially targets defensive buildings.
It may also refer to the Boxer Giant or Super Giant, depending on the context.

Giant Bomb

A more powerful version of the Bomb trap, found in the Home Village.
It may also refer to the Mega Mine, depending on the context.

Giant Cannon

A defense in the Builder Base and Clan Capital. It shoots giant cannonballs that damage all ground troops in a straight line.

Giant Skeleton

A temporary Elixir Troop in the Home Village. It functions similar to a normal Giant with more hitpoints, except that it deals huge amounts of death damage when killed.

GiBaRch

An army composition consisting of Giants, Barbarians and Archers.

Giga Inferno

A defense sported by the Town Hall when it is upgraded to level 13. An upgraded variant of the Giga Tesla, it attacks faster while doing at least as much DPS as the Giga Tesla. When sufficiently upgraded, the explosion that occurs when the Town Hall is destroyed will either (at level 13) freeze or (at level 14 and 15) poison surrounding units in addition to doing damage, slowing them down.

Giga Tesla

A defense sported by the Town Hall when it is upgraded to level 12. It only emerges when the Town Hall is damaged, or when 51% destruction is reached. It can attack multiple targets with very high damage per second, and when sufficiently upgraded, it can be made to explode when destroyed, causing massive damage to attacking troops.

Gob

See Goblin.

Goblin

A ground-based melee unit in the Home Village that has high movement speed, low HP and low to medium DPS. It preferentially targets resource buildings and causes double damage to them.

Goblin Knife

An Attack Strategy making use of a ground attack to clear a path for Goblins to easily attack resource buildings in the core, usually the Dark Elixir Storage and/or the Town Hall.

GoHo

An Attack Strategy making use of a combination of primarily Golems, Hog Riders, and usually Wizards in a two-phase attack normally used to 3-star Town Hall 8 and Town Hall 9 opponents in Clan Wars.

Gold

Resource used primarily for building and upgrading defensive structures. Gold is also used to find a Multiplayer Match in the Home Village.
There are two types of Gold, one used in the Home Village and the other used in the Builder Base; the latter is also known as Builder Gold. Gold of one type cannot replace Gold of the other type (e.g. Gold in the Home Village cannot be used to upgrade a defense in the Builder Base).

Gold Mine

A structure that collects Gold from an unlimited underground reserve.

Gold Pass

An In-App Purchase that enables the player to access the Gold tier of rewards in Season Challenges. These rewards include perks which reduce upgrade and training times and costs, extra Magic Items, and Hero Skins.
Depending on the context, it can refer to Season Challenges as a whole, such as "I need to loot more Dark Elixir for the Gold Pass".

Gold Storage

A structure that stores Gold.

Golem

A very powerful, high HP and low DPS unit in the Home Village that preferentially targets defenses. It explodes (causing splash damage) and splits into multiple Golemites when destroyed.

Golem Quarry

The seventh District unlocked in the Clan Capital. It contains the Mountain Golem Quarry, which is used to unlock and upgrade the Mountain Golem.

Golemite

A weaker version of a Golem that is formed (in a pair or trio) when a Golem dies. When it dies, it will explode, similar to the Golem.

GoWiPe

An attack strategy that makes use of a combination of GOlem, WIzard and PE.K.K.A units.

GoWiWi

An attack strategy that makes use of a combination of GOlem, WIzard and WItch units.

Grand Builder

The Builder who works in the Clan Capital.

Grand Warden

A supporting Hero in the Home Village able to buff the Hit Points of nearby troops, as well as make them invincible with his Eternal Tome ability.

Grand Warden Altar

The anchor point for the Grand Warden; he can be found around the altar when not in battle. If the Grand Warden is available for defense, the altar functions as the point where the Grand Warden defends from.

Graveyard Spell

A Clan Capital spell that creates Skeletons upon the defeat of troops, both friendly and enemy.

Ground Troop

Ground troops are troops that travel on ground only. In game terms, they must destroy or go around walls (unless they can jump over them innately like Hog Riders or are under the effect of the Jump Spell and will tend to walk around buildings and decorations unless there is no other path. They can be targeted by Troops and Defenses that can attack ground troops, but not by those that can only attack air troops.

Ground Unit

See Ground Troop.

Guard Post

A defense that does not do any direct damage but instead houses defensive Raged Barbarians and Sneaky Archers to both damage and distract enemies, similar to how the Clan Castle can house defensive troops.
Depending on the context, it may also be used to refer to any of the defensive posts (Super Giant Post, Raid Cart Post or Super Dragon Post) in the Clan Capital.

H

Hammer

A term referring to the Hammer class of Magic Items, which are special items that enable players to instantly upgrade buildings, troops, spells or heroes. They can only be purchased with League Medals and there is a one week cooldown between purchasing hammers of the same type.

Haste Spell

A Dark Spell that is used to speed up troops that enter its area of effect. It is very effective on slower troops like Balloons.

Headhunter

A Dark Elixir Troop in the Home Village that prioritizes attacking enemy Heroes and does increased damage to them. Her attacks also carry a poison effect, which is able to slow affected units' movement and attack speed similarly to the Poison Spell.

Healer

An air unit in the Home Village that heals friendly ground units on the battlefield. It has average HP and has no offensive capabilities. It preferentially heals the nearest injured ground troop, and will remain stationary until a ground troop is damaged. When it is deployed on defense in the Clan Castle, the Healer will heal damaged friendly (i.e. other defensive) ground troops.

Healing Spell

A Spell appearing in the Home Village and Clan Capital, capable of temporarily healing friendly troops within a small radius. When placed, the Healing Spell causes a golden ring of healing to appear, healing any friendly troops that are within the ring.

Health

See Hit Points.

Hero

Very powerful units that are immortal, but must rest for a period of time whenever they take damage. They don't take any space in the Army Camp. Instead, altars are needed for each hero. When a hero is brought to zero health on the battlefield, they are 'stunned' and unusable for the remainder of the battle. Once damaged, heroes must regenerate their health fully before they can again be used in battle.
When a Hero is upgraded to level 5, its ability is unlocked; this ability is improved every fifth level afterwards, with the exception of the Grand Warden's ability Life Aura which is upgraded every level from level 1 to 40.

Hero Skin

A cosmetic unlockable that alters the appearence of a Hero. Most are unlockable through the Gold Pass, where they are often found at the end of the rewards track in Season Challenges.

Hidden Mega Tesla

A Defensive Building in the Clan Capital that targets both ground and air units. Combining aspects from the Hidden Tesla and Mega Tesla, it remains hidden from attackers until enemies enter its range or 51% destruction is achieved, after which it inflicts high damage against up to two targets at a time, albeit at a very slow attack rate.

Hidden Tesla

A defensive building in both the Home Village and Builder Base that targets both ground units and air units. It has short range, average DPS, and a higher than average attack rate.
The Hidden Tesla is hidden from the attacker until an attacking troop comes within its trigger range, at which point it pops up out of the ground and begins attacking. Once the attacker reaches 51% destruction, any Hidden Teslas that have not already been triggered will automatically appear.

Hit

A term that can be used to refer to an individual attack. Common in context of Clan Wars and Clan Capital Raids, such as "it took three hits to score two stars on that base" or "we destroyed Capital Peak in three hits".

Hit Points

A numerical representation of how much health a unit or structure has. When a unit or structure takes damage, its hit points are lowered. When it reaches 0 hit points, it is destroyed.

Hog Glider

A flying unit in the Builder Base and Clan Capital that is a Hog Rider carried by a glider, which glides into defensive buildings. Its ability enables it to stun the defense it hits for a period.

Hog Raiders

A Squad in the Clan Capital that consists of one Hog Glider and two Hog Riders.

Hog Rider

A fast, ground-based melee unit in the Home Village, Builder Base and Clan Capital that has high movement speed, medium HP and medium DPS. It preferentially targets defensive buildings and can jump over Walls.

Home Village

The primary controllable 44-by-44 area in Clash of Clans. It consists of the Town Hall, as well as associated buildings, walls and decorations.

Housing Space

A measure of how much room a troop requires in either an Army Camp or a Clan Castle in the Home Village. For example, a Clan Castle or Army Camp that has a capacity of 20 housing units can hold 20 Archers (1 housing unit each), or 4 Giants (5 housing units each), or one Dragon, or another combination of troops that does not exceed 20 housing units.
In the Builder Base, this concept is not used as the Army Camps in the Builder Base cannot be upgraded; instead most Builder Base Troops can be upgraded to particular levels to fit more of them.

Housing Unit

See Housing Space.

HP

See Hit Points.

HV

Abbreviation for Home Village.

Hybrid

Often used to refer to the combination of Hog Riders and Miners in an attack, or can be used in a more general sense where two or more types of attacks are combined in one (such as in GoLaLoon).

I

IAP

See In-App Purchases.

Ice Golem

A Dark Elixir troop in the Home Village that has high hitpoints with the ability to completely freeze opposing units around it on death.

Ice Hound

A Super Troop base on the Lava Hound that can slow down Defensive Buildings while attacking and completely freeze nearby units and split into smaller pups like the Lava Hound.

Ice Pup

A sub-troop which is split when the Ice Hound dies and can slow down Defensive Buildings while attacking.

Ice Wizard

A temporary Elixir troop in the Home Village that targets and freezes defensive buildings, slowing their fire rate.

IGN

Standing for 'in-game name', this is the name of your village.

In-App Purchase

Items that can be bought with real money while playing the game.

Inferno Dragon

A Super Troop based on the Baby Dragon, that appears in the Home Village and Clan Capital.. It fires an Inferno beam to attack, which does increasing damage over time to its target, much like the single-target Inferno Tower.

Inferno Tower

A defensive building in the Home Village and Clan Capital that targets both ground units and air units. It has long range and very high attack rate. The Inferno Tower has two modes: single-target, which attacks a single unit for progressively higher DPS, and multi-target (exclusive to the Home Village), which attacks several units at once for moderate DPS.

Invisibility Spell

A Spell which makes all offensive and defensive units except Siege Machines and Walls invisible, preventing them from being targeted by opponents.

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