Sneaky Archer info
"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 13-14

  • Summary:
    • The Sneaky Archer is unlocked at Builder Barracks level two.
    • The Sneaky Archer uses a crossbow and wears a cloak. It 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 two, allows the Sneaky Archer to be invisible to defenses. However, a splash-damaging defense such as a Multi Mortar can still damage it if it targets nearby troops. They can also be harmed by traps.

  • 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 before 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 will show the location of a nearby Hidden Tesla if it is in range, even when it is invisible.
    • Sneaky Archers outrange the Crusher and can snipe away at an unprotected Crusher.
      • However, a Push Trap can push them in range.
    • Placing three Sneaky Archers of relative level near an unprotected defense can take it out.
  • 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 will still use all four shots to kill one. Archer Towers are much more efficient at Archer defense.
    • 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. However unlike the normal Archer, she wields a crossbow instead of a shortbow.
    • At level 5, the Archer's hair turns dark purple, and her cloak changes color to match her hair.
    • 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 13, the Archer's hair reverts to pink, but she gains a navy blue hood to cover her head.

  • 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 cross bow and a cloak ability resembling the Royal Cloak.
    • 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 their Clock Tower boost.
    • If a Sneaky Archer is deployed right next to a Hidden Tesla, the Tesla will pop up, but no start shooting.
Spring Weight Capacity-troop Preferred Target Target Attack Type Damagetype Movement Speed Speed Attack Speed Attackspeed Builder Barracks Level Required Builder Barracks11 Range Range Special Ability SpecialAbility
1 None Single Target 24 1s 2 3.5 tiles Cloak
Damage per Second
Damage per Attack
Number of Units per Army Camp
Cloak Duration
Research Cost
Star Laboratory Level Required Star Laboratory9 Research Time
1 36 36 100 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 36 36 100 4 3 seconds 5,000 1 3 minutes
3 40 40 110 4 3 seconds 8,000 2 10 minutes
4 40 40 110 6 3 seconds 12,000 2 30 minutes
5 44 44 121 6 3 seconds 60,000 3 4 hours
6 44 44 121 6 5 seconds 120,000 3 6 hours
7 48 48 133 6 5 seconds 320,000 4 1 day
8 48 48 133 6 7 seconds 350,000 4 1 day
9 53 53 146 6 7 seconds 800,000 5 2 days
10 53 53 146 8 7 seconds 1,000,000 5 2 days
11 58 58 161 8 10 seconds 1,100,000 6 3 days
12 58 58 161 8 10 seconds 1,300,000 6 3 days
13 64 64 177 8 10 seconds 2,100,000 7 4 days
14 64 64 177 10 10 seconds 2,300,000 7 4 days

For additional statistics and information, see the Unit Calculators page.


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