Defensive Buildings - Resource Buildings - Army Buildings - Other Buildings

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Town Hall13-5.png Gold Mine14.png Gold Storage14.png Elixir Collector14.png
Town Hall Gold Mine Gold Storage Elixir Collector
Elixir Storage14.png Dark Elixir Drill8.png Dark Elixir Storage8.png Clan Castle9.png
Elixir Storage Dark Elixir Drill Dark Elixir Storage Clan Castle


Resources are the currencies used to purchase and upgrade assets. The game has six different resources; Gold, Elixir, Dark Elixir, Gems, Builder Gold, and Builder Elixir. These resources have buildings that are used for storing and generating them, except for Gems which has no storage building.

Gold Gold

Gold is a resource that is dug up by the Gold Mines. Once collected, it will be stored in your Gold Storages. The amount of gold you have is displayed at the top right side of the screen. Gold is used to build and upgrade Defensive Buildings, trapsElixir CollectorsElixir Storages and Walls. It is also used to place national flag decorations.

Elixir Elixir

Elixir is a resource that is collected by Elixir Collectors. Once collected it is stored in your Elixir Storages. The amount of elixir you have is displayed at the top right side of the screen under gold. Elixir is used for purchasing and upgrading troops, Army Buildings, Dark Elixir Storage, Dark Elixir Drills, Gold Mines and Gold Storages. It is also used to place many Decorations.

Dark Elixir Dark Elixir

Dark Elixir is a resource that is collected by Dark Elixir Drills. Once collected it is stored in your Dark Elixir Storage. The amount of dark elixir you have is displayed at the top right side of the screen under elixir. Dark elixir is used for purchasing and upgrading hero class troops aside from the Grand Warden, as well as training and upgrading Dark Elixir Troops.

Gems Gem

Gems are a resource that is dug up by the Gem Mines. Gems are a resource primarily gained through in app purchase (IAP). There are other ways to obtain gems, although these methods are rather slow in comparison to purchasing them in the shop. Small numbers of gems can be obtained by clearing rocks and trees from your village, but this is random and rate of re-spawn of trees and bushes is quite low. Completing achievements also awards gems. In addition, the top players in the top three clans receive gems from the weekly tournament. Lastly, Supercell occasionally holds competitions on their Facebook page for which they award gems to the winners.

Gems can be used to purchase all other resources and Builder's Huts. They can also be used to speed up upgrades, gold/elixir collection and to finish troop training.

Generally it's a good idea to save your gems for your Builder's Huts, as having more builders drastically increases the speed at which you can upgrade your village.

For more information and images see the Gems page.

Home Village Buildings
Defensive Buildings CannonArcher TowerMortarAir DefenseWizard TowerAir SweeperHidden TeslaBomb TowerX-BowInferno TowerEagle ArtilleryScattershotBuilder's HutGiga TeslaGiga Inferno (TH13)Giga Inferno (TH14)Walls

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 BoatDecorationsObstaclesLoot CartStrongman's CaravanSuper SaunaBuilder's HutMaster Builder's Hut
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