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"Thrust out in big numbers after a Lava Hound dies, these tiny creatures keep up the fight for a little while longer."

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Lava Pup

Summary

  • Lava Pups are fast, weak air troops. They are spawned in a circular spread when the Lava Hound has been defeated.
  • They resemble the Lava Hound in appearance, but are smaller and made entirely out of lava.
  • Lava Pups have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building. However, if they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes, or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or by being near another friendly troop under attack), and can fight back against them, they will leave their previously targeted building and instead engage the enemy troops. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, the Lava Pups will proceed to attack the nearest structure.
  • As a sub-troop, it cannot be trained, placed, or donated directly via the Clan Castle (although the Lava Hound can).
  • The Lava Pup is considered to take up 2 housing space for the purpose of determining its interactions with the Tornado Trap, Clone Spell and Recall Spell.
  • It cannot trigger Seeking Air Mines, but can trigger Air Bombs.

Strategies

Offensive Strategy

  • A group of Lava Pups can be easily wiped out by a single Air Bomb or other AOE/Multi-Target defenses, but can easily distract the Air Defense for some time. Try using more durable aerial units to distract them and buy valuable seconds.
    • If they are adequately protected, they can even help to finish off buildings in the corners in a similar fashion to Minions.

Defensive Strategy

  • The Lava Hound can be placed inside the Clan Castle, but Lava Pups cannot. Nonetheless, when a Lava Hound explodes, the Lava Pups are able to overwhelm enemies with their large numbers. This makes them useful to stall slower troops like Electro Dragons and the Royal Champion, but they are weaker if multiple troops engage them at the same time.
  • Lava Pups can easily stall single-target defenses. Consider using one with Dragons or Electro Dragons to help with these slower units.

Statistics

Preferred Target Favorite Target Attack Type Damage Type Movement Speed Movement Speed Attack Speed Attack Speed Range Range
None Ranged (Ground & Air) 32 1s 2 tiles
Damage per Second Damage Damage per Attack Damage Hitpoints Hitpoints
35 35 50

History

Patch Type Description
September 11, 2014 Sneak Peek Announced the Lava Pup.Lava Pup1
September 16, 2014 Update Added the Lava Pup.
December 11, 2014 Update Slightly decreased the Lava Pup's hitpoints from 55 to 50.
December 19, 2015 Optional Update Fixed a crash when fighting Lava Pups near the edge of the map.
May 15, 2023 Update Fix ranged ground troops sometimes getting stuck when trying to target defensive Lava Pups which have flown outside the game area.

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Trivia

  • Lava Pups have nearly identical stats to a level 1 Minion, the only differences being slightly lower hitpoints and a shorter range (2.75 tiles for the Minion and 2 tiles for the Lava Pup.)
  • While the Lava Hound appears to be made of both molten lava and solid rock, the Lava Pup seems to be a pure lava being, perhaps suggesting that the lava cools into rock as the Lava Pup matures.
  • The Lava Pup did not receive a new artwork in the Winter 2016 Update despite the Lava Hound and other sub-troops receiving new artworks.
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