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For its Home Village counterpart, see Archer.
For the Super Troop with a similar name and ability, see Sneaky Goblin.
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“Cloaked under cover of moonlight, Archers can take out targets before ever being seen. Their weakness? Overconfidence.”

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Level 1-4 Level 5-8 Level 9-12 Level 13-16 Level 17-18

Summary

  • The Sneaky Archer is a single-target ranged troop unlocked at Builder Barracks level 2. She is the Builder Base troop version of the Archer.
  • The Sneaky Archer uses a crossbow and wears a cloak. She has a green garment with a leather belt and a yellow pouch.
  • Sneaky Archers have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building to them. However, once they become aware of enemy Guard Post troops (either by being attacked themselves or being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and engage the enemy troops instead. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, they will proceed to attack the nearest building from their current location.
  • The Cloak Ability, unlocked at level 2, allows the Sneaky Archer to be invisible to defenses, similar to the Archer Queen's ability.

Strategies

Offensive Strategy

  • Sneaky Archers work well behind Boxer Giants, as they are good support troops.
    • The Boxer Giant can also trigger other traps, such as Mines, to protect the Sneaky Archers.
    • A disadvantage of this strategy is that if the Sneaky Archers are placed too close to the Boxer Giants, then defenses that deal splash damage, such as the Multi Mortar, will be able to damage the Sneaky Archers as well.
  • A good idea would be to place them first to take advantage of their ability, then put tanks in front as they become visible, so they are not harmed.
  • If there is only a section of Walls guarding a defense, a quick change of troops can allow Sneaky Archers to take it down.
  • Sneaky Archers can cause a Hidden Tesla to pop up even when concealed.
  • Sneaky Archers outrange the Crusher and can snipe away at an unprotected Crusher.
  • Placing three Sneaky Archers of relative level near an unprotected defense can take it out.
    • This is true for all defenses, including the Multi Mortar.
  • When using Sneaky Archers to create a funnel, the Lava Launcher can disrupt your plan if a building is not destroyed with one set of Sneaky Archers. Consider dropping an extra Sneaky Archer in with a group, or distracting the Lava Launcher to ensure the poison effect doesn't disrupt your plan.

Defensive Strategy

  • Even though Sneaky Archers cannot be attacked while invisible, they still set off traps. Push Traps can distract the Archers until they become visible. Mines can also damage and weaken them.
  • You can use a Mega Mine to kill a group of Sneaky Archers. Make sure to place it on the inside, though, so that it isn't set off by other troops prematurely.
  • Despite the Archers' low health, the Double Cannon is ineffective, since it will waste its entire burst on just one unit.
  • Similar to regular Archers, splash damage is effective. This makes the Multi Mortar extremely dangerous against them; one volley of shells can destroy Sneaky Archers of relative level.
  • Placing buildings in front of defenses is a good idea. The Archers will be distracted and therefore turn visible before they lock on to a defense.

Upgrade Differences

  • Initially, the Sneaky Archer resembles a level 1 (or 2) Archer from the Home Village, having pink hair and wearing a green cloak. She shoots normal arrows. However, unlike the normal Archer, she wields a Crossbow (or a modified X-Bow) instead of a Shortbow.
  • At level 4, the Archer shoots flaming arrows.
  • At level 5, the Archer's hair turns dark purple, and her cloak changes color to match her dark purple hair.
  • At level 6, the color of the Archer's flaming arrows changes from orange to purple.
  • At level 8, the color of the Archer's flaming arrows changes to a darker purple.
  • At level 9, the Archer gains a tiara on her forehead, similar to that of a level 6 Archer in the Home Village.
  • At level 11, the Archer shoots pink fire arrows.
  • At level 13, the Archer's hair reverts to pink, but she gains a navy blue hood to cover her head. And also at the very front of the crossbow, there is a thin piece of metal is added. Her arrow's fléchette turns grey.
  • At level 17, she receives a tiara-like decoration on her head, similarly to the level 6/7 Valkyrie and level 8 Archer. She becomes more vibrant as well.

Related Achievement

Next Generation Model
Description Experience Rewards Gems Rewards
Unlock Sneaky Archer in the Builder Barracks 20 10

History

  • The Sneaky Archer was added in the May 22, 2017 update, with 10 levels.
  • The June 27, 2017 update added levels 11-12 Sneaky Archer.
  • The September 27, 2017 update added levels 13-14 Sneaky Archer.
  • The March 5, 2018 update added levels 15-16 Sneaky Archer and reduced level 12 Cloak ability duration from 10s to 8s.
  • The June 18, 2019 update added levels 17-18 Sneaky Archer.
  • The June 22, 2020 update increased Sneaky Archer's spring weight from 1 to 2.
  • The April 12, 2021 update fixed minor inaccuracies from Sneaky Archer ability timers.

Trivia

  • Sneaky Archers defend as Guard Post troops. However, they do not have special abilities.
  • The Sneaky Archer resembles a mini Archer Queen, with a crossbow and a cloak ability resembling the Royal Cloak ability.
  • You can have a maximum of 84 fully upgraded Sneaky Archers at a set of Army Camps.
  • Using all Sneaky Archers by slowly trickling them in is a strategy that many players hate, as it takes up most of the battle to finish and wastes a lot of their time.
  • The Sneaky Archer's appearance has errors in battle.
    • She doesn't appear with a cloak until she's at level 13 or higher, though her cloak doesn't seem to have pink edges.
    • Her hair is magenta instead of hot pink.
    • Her dress is emerald green instead of light green.
    • Likewise, her cape is light green instead of purple, until level 13, though her cape doesn't seem to have pink edges.
    • She doesn't have fibulae to connect both her cloak and cape.
  • If a Sneaky Archer is deployed right next to a Hidden Tesla, the Tesla will pop up, but does not start attacking.
  • When an Army Camp that stations Sneaky Archers is clicked, they clench their fists and raise them in the air, just like the regular Archers.
  • According to the description, it is likely overconfidence that causes the Sneaky Archers to become visible to defenses.
  • The Sneaky Archer could be wielding a smaller version of the modified X-Bow that the Archer Queen wields.

Comparisons

Spring Weight Troop Capacity Preferred Target Favorite Target Attack Type Damage Type Movement Speed Movement Speed Attack Speed Attack Speed Builder Barracks Level Required Builder Barracks Range Range Special Ability Special Ability
2 None Single Target 24 1s 2 3.5 tiles Cloak
Level
Level
Damage per Second
Damage
Damage per Attack
Damage
Hitpoints
Hitpoints
Number of Units per Army Camp
Troop Capacity
Cloak Duration
Special Ability
Research Cost
Builder Elixir
Research Time
Time
Star Laboratory Level Required
Star Laboratory
1 36 36 100 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 36 36 100 4 3s 5,000 3m 1
3 40 40 110 4 3s 8,000 10m 2
4 40 40 110 6 3s 12,000 30m 2
5 44 44 121 6 3s 60,000 4h 3
6 44 44 121 6 5s 120,000 6h 3
7 48 48 133 6 5s 320,000 12h 4
8 48 48 133 6 7s 350,000 12h 4
9 53 53 146 6 7s 800,000 1d 5
10 53 53 146 8 7s 1,000,000 1d 5
11 58 58 161 8 7s 1,100,000 2d 6
12 58 58 161 8 8s 1,300,000 2d 6
13 64 64 177 8 8s 2,100,000 3d 7
14 64 64 177 10 8s 2,300,000 3d 7
15 70 70 195 10 8s 3,100,000 4d 8
16 70 70 195 12 8s 3,300,000 4d 8
17 77 77 215 12 8s 3,900,000 5d 9
18 77 77 215 14 8s 4,100,000 5d 9
Builder Base Army
Troops Raged BarbarianSneaky ArcherBoxer GiantBeta MinionBomberBaby DragonCannon CartNight Witch (Bat) • Drop Ship (Skeleton) • Super P.E.K.K.AHog Glider
Heroes Battle Machine

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"A squad of stealthy Archers is a surefire way to take out important targets. Until they get revealed, that is."

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Level 1-5

Summary

  • Sneaky Archers are troops available in the Clan Capital, available when the Sneaky Archer Barracks is constructed (this occurs automatically after the Barbarian Camp district is unlocked, when the Capital Hall is upgraded to level 2).
  • Sneaky Archers are ranged troops that, like Sneaky Archers in the Builder Base, are invisible to defenses for the first 5 seconds after deployment. They deal good damage per second for their housing space, but have low hitpoints. In the Clan Capital, they can only be deployed in squads of five.

Strategy

Offensive

  • Sneaky Archers are good at quickly eliminating defensive buildings, but after their invisibility period has ended they need other units to tank for them. Super Giants, and to a lesser extent Super Barbarians, are good at this at low levels.
  • Multi Mortars are extremely good at eliminating Sneaky Archers due to their large splash radius, especially if both the tanking troops and Sneaky Archers are moving. One should be wary of its blind spot, for the Multi Mortar will target the Archers if all of the tanks do enter the blind spot.
  • Super Wizard Towers are a considerable threat to groups of Sneaky Archers even under cover by tanking troops, but they can be easily countered by a Healing Spell. However, a Super Wizard Tower is still capable of one-shotting a Sneaky Archer of equal level on a direct hit, meaning that squads of Archers will still be slowly whittled down under a Healing Spell.
  • Do consider checking for traps before deploying Sneaky Archers, as Mines or Mega Mines placed in front of feasible targets to be sniped can waste an entire squad of Sneaky Archers. Super Barbarians are good for this purpose, but if other buildings would distract them away from the location to be checked, Battle Rams or even Super Giants can make viable substitutes.

Defensive

  • A single Multi Mortar or any trap can easily destroy hordes of Sneaky Archers. Mines and Mega Mines are effective at eliminating entire squads of Sneaky Archers should they not be checked for; consider placing those in front of exposed defenses.

History

Gallery

Trivia

  • You can have a maximum of 25 groups of Sneaky Archers at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps, for a total of 125 Sneaky Archers.


"Sneaky Archers" Squad

Squad Housing Space
Housing Space
Units Deployed
Troop Capacity
10 Sneaky Archer x5

Sneaky Archer

Preferred Target
Favorite Target
Attack Type
Damage Type
Housing Space
Housing Space
Movement Speed
Movement Speed
Attack Speed
Attack Speed
Range
Range
Special Ability
Special Ability
None Ranged Ground & Air 2 14 1s 2.75 tiles Cloak
Level
Level
Damage per Second
Damage
Damage per Hit
Damage
Hitpoints
Hitpoints
1 60 60 100
2 64 64 120
3 68 68 140
4 72 72 160
5 76 76 180
Clan Capital Army
Troops Super BarbarianSneaky ArchersSuper GiantBattle Ram (Barbarian) • Minion HordeSuper WizardRocket BalloonsSkeleton Barrels (Skeleton) • Flying Fortress (Skeleton GliderSkeleton) • Raid Cart (Siege CartBarbarian) • Super P.E.K.K.AHog RaidersSuper DragonMountain Golem
Spells Healing SpellJump SpellLightning SpellFrost SpellRage Spell

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