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Clash of Clans December Update: Everything You Need to Know



After nearly two months of waiting since first being announced at the end of October, the huge December Clash of Clans update is finally here. With it comes loads of changes, Town Hall 11 for higher players, a 3rd hero, and so many small little tweaks that all players need to know exactly what to expect.

On October 24th Supercell, the developers behind one of the most popular mobile games ever released, revealed some big changes to their hit title Clash of Clans. The update arrived last night, and users are likely signing in and seeing huge losses of gold and elixir, a bigger base layout, and other things. Below we’ll be going over all the changes, in a simple to understand manor.

Read: Clash of Clans December Update: Tips & Tricks

At this point most Clash of Clans players should know what’s new if they follow the game on Twitter or Facebook, or have followed the sneak peeks over at the official forums. For those that don’t, read on for all the details.


Today Clash of Clans received what they’re calling the biggest update ever. And while many won’t notice too many changes visually, there are a lot of things that are different behind the scenes. From being able to donate spells to clan-mates, Town Hall 9 players automatically have freeze spells, and there’s a new Town Hall 11.

That said, Town Hall 11 isn’t important for the majority of players that haven’t progressed that far, and it’s the other new features or shield changes players need to be aware of. The most important aspect of the update is regarding the Town Hall. While it’s important, the game never made it a big deal. As a result players didn’t protect the Town Hall, left it outside of walls, and used it as an easy or cheap way to get attacked, get a Shield, protect their money and save gold and elixir for upgrades. This isn’t possible anymore.

Town Halls being destroyed no longer give you a shield. This is the most important thing to know. Secondly, the Town Hall now shares the gold, elixir, and dark elixir with all the other storage units, and holds 1/4th of a players money. So if it’s destroyed, you could lose hundreds of thousands of each.


Above is a small sample of how money is distributed, so keep that in mind moving forward. Users will need to protect the Town Hall more than ever before, as it doesn’t give them a shield and holds your loot. However, if an attacker uses at least 1/3rd of his army, takes down your Town Hall, and does 30% damage, a 12-hour shield is granted. So you can still get a shield from losing the Town Hall, but it will take more effort from the attacker.

The other change is shields, and as we said above players can’t get them as easy. As a result, you don’t lose them as easy either. We can now attack through a shield, without losing it, but it takes 3-hours from the Shield. The second attack takes four, then five hours if any is left.


With that all said, here’s the full list of in-game tweaks and the entire changelog for those who are interesting in everything new in the December Town Hall 11 Clash of Clans update.

One of the Biggest Clash Updates – Ever!
• Town Hall 11 is bursting onto the scene! BOOM!
• Grand Warden & Eagle Artillery: The most powerful and strategic additions ever!
• New troop levels, defense levels, and Clan Spell donation
• Attack through Shield at any time, but be sure to protect your Town Hall!
• Guard your play sessions when Shield is down and never get attacked off-guard again
• Goblins chasing Town Halls, bigger League Bonuses and Trophy offers, and so much more!

Turn It Up to TH11!
• Experience the biggest, baddest, most challenging Town Hall level ever: Town Hall 11!
• New Town Hall 11 hero Grand Warden can make armies nearly unstoppable!
• New Town Hall 11 defense Eagle Artillery delivers awe-inspiring devastation from afar
• More defenses, including an extra Cannon, Archer Tower, Wizard Tower and X-Bow!
• New Town Hall 11 levels for Minion, Witch, Wizard Tower and more!

Grand Warden: Your Army’s Newest Hero

• Harness powerful new battlefield tactics by boosting and protecting your troops
• The Grand Warden toughens all nearby troops and can make them temporarily invincible!
• He jumps, he flies – fit the Grand Warden into any strategy and make your army shine

Eagle Artillery: The Sleeping Sentinel
• This massive, long-range weapon obliterates poorly prepared attacking armies
• Volleys of explosive shells clobber tough troops and wear down others near the blasts
• Eagle Artillery only activates after many troops have been deployed, leaving the door open for tactical strikes and cunning multi-phase attacks!

Do the Spell Shuffle
• Request reinforcement spells, not just troops, starting from Clan Castle level 4
• Donated spells receive all existing Clan Perks benefits
• Freeze Spell is now unlocked at Town Hall 9 and has slightly longer duration on lower levels

Shields – Flexible and Fair Defense
• Town Hall destruction no longer grants a Shield – bring your Town Hall inside!
• You can attack while shielded at any time for just a small Shield reduction
• Get Shield at 30% destruction, more at 60%, but only when a sizable army attacks

Read: 10 Common Clash of Clans Problems & Fixes

Guard – Play Safe From Attackers
• Guard protects you from attacks and lets you attack others all you want
• Get free Guard when Shields expire and play freely without worry of being attacked
• Higher Leagues grant more free Guard – Titan I & Legend players get 100% coverage!
• 2 hours of extra Guard is available in the Shop every day

Richer Raiding: Loot and Trophies
• Town Halls now hold lots of available loot – destroy them in battle for a big payout!
• League Bonuses are bigger than ever, but scale with your destruction percentage
• Trophy offers get bigger and Trophy losses lower the higher your League!


Gameplay Balancing
• Battle time limit has been increased by 30 seconds
• Goblins now target the Town Hall and Clan Castle for 2x damage
• Rearm costs for all traps have been massively reduced
• Reload costs for X-Bows have been massively reduced
• Large amounts of Healers now have reduced effectiveness on the same unit
• Army boosts have been reduced to 5 gems for 1 hour of boost
• Cost for finding a match and ‘Nexting’ reduced for TH10
• Clan War Preparation Day has been reduced to 23 hours
• Troop combat and pathfinding AI has been polished up and tightened
• Available loot percentage on Town Hall levels 6-10 has been slightly increased
• Villages one Town Hall level lower are now worth slightly less loot
• The playing field and troop deployment area have both been expanded (outlying obstacles have been automatically moved)

Other Balancing and Improvements
• Two new achievements have been added: Anti-Artillery and Sharing is Caring
• Troop/Spell donation interface has been revamped and now shows existing donations
• Troops in Barracks can now be queued in sequence, similarly to the Spell Factory
• The Clan War button now animates when a war attack starts
• Active Shield or Guard can now be manually dismissed by tapping on the icon
• You can now be offline a bit longer before being made vulnerable to attack
• A special sound plays when finding a multiplayer target after 10 seconds of searching
• A special sound plays when no multiplayer targets are found and a search is cancelled
• Personal Break online-time limit has been reduced to 3 hours
• Personal Break limit is now extended instead of reset in some cases
• Multiplayer matchmaking is less likely to offer opponents under your Town Hall level (only below Champion League)

It’s a pretty massive change-log, with more changes at once than we’ve ever seen in the history of Clash of Clans. The biggest changes for those who aren’t a TH10 looking to upgrade though, are the Town Hall, shield, and loot changes.

Re-arming all traps and x-bows or inferno towers is now 70% cheaper, because we’ll be getting attacked more, so that’s good news. However, we didn’t see nearly as many upgraded troops as expected, there’s no new dark troop or new spells, and hero’s are still unavailable for War while upgrades. All things many were expecting to see once this update arrived.

These changes are all relatively minor during in-game play, even though reading through that huge list makes it sound game-changing. It’s still the same Clash we know and love, players will just have to work harder and attack or defend the way the game was originally intended. Rather than hide behind cheap walls, cheat with always-on bots, and Town Hall snipe their way up to higher leagues they don’t belong in.


We’ll be sharing additional details soon, going over some of the biggest problems since the update for players (like missing Dark Elixir or not able to upgrade to freeze spells) as well as other things.

In closing, we can expect at least 1-2 quick updates over the course of the next 2-3 weeks with further refinements to the update, or to fix issues, the snowing winter theme, and other things. This is the first big update in a while, and there will likely be a few problems plaguing users. Drop us a comment below with thoughts on the upgrade, problems you’re seeing and more. Stay tuned for more details.



  1. Luxuria

    12/10/2015 at 10:46 am

    Personal Break limit is now extended instead of reset in some cases ??

    • Random

      12/15/2015 at 5:37 am

      they broke the game with this update. It went from my favorite game to my most hated.

      • Hasan Ali

        12/23/2015 at 8:22 pm

        new shied system sucks…plz bring back the old Shield rules

  2. Dan

    12/10/2015 at 2:35 pm

    With the new update, every time I touch the town hall the game crashes on my Android phone and notebook.

    • Mike

      12/10/2015 at 8:56 pm

      Same here

    • tintitn

      12/15/2015 at 10:35 pm

      same here

  3. vinciblefrog

    12/10/2015 at 2:51 pm

    What the hell is a personal break limit. I got a message come up and couldn’t get on for a while. What is the 3 hour thing all about?

  4. Faces31

    12/10/2015 at 3:55 pm

    Because off the update my phone isn’t even compatible now! They even took it out of the play store! I spent a lot of money on this game!

    • Beanz

      01/14/2016 at 3:28 am

      Download Aptoide, its an alternate play store that has Clash listed. I had the same problem as you.

    • Alex Bell

      02/07/2016 at 4:58 pm

      Did you spend a lot of YOUR money? Or was it really your parents. Because adults don’t spend money on this. There is no point I rushing through the game lol

  5. Killermanrg3

    12/10/2015 at 5:18 pm

    I don’t like this personal break thing, it’s been 3 hours and I still can’t get back on…

    • Joe Larsson

      12/11/2015 at 3:43 am

      I think they might have messed it up. I think once you get attacked you can get right back on but I went 12 hours on a fairly soft base before i got attacked.

  6. stacy

    12/10/2015 at 7:00 pm

    My game freezes when I touch my town hall also ……..,.not sure whats goin on but I dont like it

  7. Amar Patel

    12/10/2015 at 9:49 pm

    I’m sorry, but your example of how resources are spread out is so dumb. Use 3 of each, because that’s actually relevant for people, and 200/800 dark elixir is a fifth, not a fourth.

    • Joe Larsson

      12/11/2015 at 3:47 am

      ?? I beat down several unprotected town halls and didnt see my loot gain going up. Is it just not annimated?

      • Worm

        12/14/2015 at 11:46 am

        Once the th is totally destroyed you get the loot. Watch carefully next th you take out. KCCO

    • Big Daddy

      12/16/2015 at 10:30 pm

      You’re not very good at math… 200/800 = 1/4.

      • Aclaes

        12/17/2015 at 10:54 am

        Yeah but the total of 200 and 800 is 1000 so the math would be 200/1000 therefore 1/5

    • Michael Bryan

      12/23/2015 at 3:39 pm

      Sorry to burst your bubble. 200/800 is one fourth.

    • mbryan90

      12/23/2015 at 3:41 pm

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but 200/800 is a fourth.

      Back to elementary school fractions..

  8. Jason

    12/10/2015 at 9:53 pm

    Being able to take 2 poison spells to war will make war defense cc troops nearly worthless.

    • Joe Larsson

      12/11/2015 at 3:48 am

      most are nearly useless with one if you use it correctly. Other spells with have a much larger impact on the lower game.

    • Joe Larsson

      12/11/2015 at 3:50 am

      and you could always bring 2 poison if you wanted to. you just had to give up a different spell before.

  9. B.D. Pipping

    12/10/2015 at 10:44 pm

    SC should have restricted players to play within their own leagues. Example, no Gold players playing down on the Silver level. No Gold levelers hiding down on the Silver level. Also league placement according to ones development and not trophies.

    • Joe Larsson

      12/11/2015 at 3:52 am

      Or just match people with similar level TH development within the league. If you want to be TH9 in silver 3 fine. Fight other TH9 all the way back up through the ranking when you decide you want the 100k a win bonus in the high leagues.

  10. Gary

    12/11/2015 at 6:57 am

    How do you use the clan castle spell? I got into battle with my own poison spell and the donated one, however it does not show up on the board to use… I was thinking it would maybe populate after I use my clan troops, but nothing. After I attack I still show I have the poison spell?

    • Angel

      12/19/2015 at 8:55 pm

      I can’t even click on the spell donate box…with?? I have two accts… one that 6 the other than 7… and NEITHER ONE CAN HAVE SPELLS DONATED…. THIS IS CRAZY… I did think I “lucked up once today and had spells donated during war. Yet as you… COULDN’T USE EM…

  11. haroonkhan

    12/11/2015 at 8:25 am

    I updated clash of clans but it is still saying update the new version

  12. vergie

    12/11/2015 at 1:01 pm

    i leave my coc by 1week but a shock that my coc need an update? and when touch it it says good news there’s a new version blah blah blah and update! and not conpatible shit

  13. nick johnson

    12/11/2015 at 3:08 pm

    Why is my phone not compatible

  14. Cocisnowshit

    12/11/2015 at 5:21 pm

    Agamemnon is now garbage cmon get back to the free shield days. I can’t upgrade anything unless I’m a full time pro. Supercell has now become super ripoff

  15. Derail101

    12/11/2015 at 6:16 pm

    Update is the worst ever, cheesy hero and new defense, it would be easier to say the good things are freeze spell at th 9, New Th,and re arming cost for traps. Was a good game and they destroyed it. What they hope is people just keep playing and deal with it but I’m sorry I cannot, it’s been fun.

    • Drew

      12/27/2015 at 9:59 pm

      Im with u i hate this new update. The Guard sucks.No shields. They cut out farming. This was my favorite game not anymore. What a shame.

  16. FMZK

    12/12/2015 at 1:14 am

    new sucks :( i hate this update

  17. sdfsdf

    12/12/2015 at 2:28 am

    boo throw the game in rubbish bin update suck

  18. junik

    12/12/2015 at 4:11 am

    very easy…just uninstall this game clash of clan download the other game,now i don’t like to playing this game…

  19. Kane

    12/12/2015 at 5:43 am

    New update suks, you can be offline for hours like I was then jump on to play and it says my troops need a rest!!!! WTF!!! Hadn’t played it all day no one had attacked my th10.. Yet im locked out… If this keeps going i won’t bother with it.. Have had 3 guys in our clan who were 50/50 on continuing leave due to the stuff up of lock outs… Really poor set up and it’s all about they guys who pour money into champions leagues.. Dissappointing outcome

  20. ji.m

    12/12/2015 at 8:12 am

    My account does not upgrad for new version..why?

  21. Dan

    12/12/2015 at 8:54 am

    I think this update sux.No sheild afterTH is destroyed is free lunch for all. They killed farming strategy. Another way to have us buy gems. Lucky i moved my th inside.Just got hit for 401.614 elixir since no sheilds avail….except if you pay…Upgrades will be alot harder if not possible. Screw the gems i already paid too much .They wont get more $ from me

  22. Dan

    12/12/2015 at 9:02 am

    Unless you stay on 24hrs 7 you will be ok or buy a sheild. As the sheild they give you disappears if you play.unless you pay. So dont leave for a min or you might lose alot. I ll stick it out but looking towards quiting this money sucking game. Better things to do with my time and money

  23. jason

    12/12/2015 at 10:21 am

    Thanks for totally ruining the game…. all because I never spent any money ….u just made it impossible to play without spendind money u greedy bastards….. time to delete the app

  24. Michael

    12/12/2015 at 10:41 am

    I have been attacked 5 times through my 11 hr shield in the last 4 hrs… this makes no sense at all.

  25. Tom cook

    12/12/2015 at 3:27 pm

    I understand their is a lot of problems with these updates . .. I’m one of those people who spent a lot of money playing and upgrading and it would be really nice if you could fix pbt and loot attack on townhalls and other loot raid problems . .. Thanks

  26. Dan

    12/12/2015 at 3:56 pm

    I agree with you Jason . I already spent morecthan 900$ in gems for diferent upgrades.Thats enough . Higher upgrades will be almost impossible without spending more $. I left the game 5 mins and came back missing 500.000 elixir. Like Jason would say they really did it this time those bastards

    • Bitomer Rogby

      12/12/2015 at 4:13 pm

      You shouldn’t have spent so much money in the first place, if SC can wiggle money off frustrating players once. They’ll do it again and focus more time in finding other ways to make them buy gems.

  27. Bitomer Rogby

    12/12/2015 at 4:06 pm

    Possibly one of the worst updates in existence, COC has been vamped to the point of being unplayable. And no this is not making the game more of a challenge but a nuisance and a frustration for those who cannot sacrifice hours in what was once deemed a relaxing, simple and ingenious game. With the December update, loot bonus is entirely useless when troop compositions costs have been doubled in an effort to make tier 1 troops entirely useless. Trophies are now the focus for those that want any chance for those that intend on making a profit. but has become impossible as a result of its inflation to only apply to players in higher leagues. And to tip the icing of the mud with a layer of shit. We have personal breaks that kick off players every 3 hours during consecutive playtime. Ensuring that even those who do spend a time chunk of their time to lose a share of the accumulated resources. These actions spell out their intentions so clearly, they might as well just give up and announce that, “they want your money.” But no, they cover the truth with excuses and lies that “are for balancing purposes” or “the good of the game.”

    Coc has become so disgustingly greedy that collecting their 90% revenue off their top players is not enough to satisfy their goals in at least giving less fortunate players a fair chance. Farming was sole focus for those that want to enjoy the game without being in the highest leagues and now it has been completely eliminated.

    Clash of Greed is their new title, while the only clashing are the conflicts that players are now making. In choosing between paying out of their pockets for momentary satisfaction or moving on.

    • Dissapointed player

      12/17/2015 at 12:19 am

      Or “Cash of Clans”.

  28. Dylan

    12/12/2015 at 5:58 pm

    My game keeps crashing and saying my personal maintenance break has been extended

  29. Little one

    12/12/2015 at 6:49 pm

    First day of upgrade I had to take a break 3 times in 1 hour so far sense then I’ve been ok but not sure why I can’t seem to loot not finding any loot I hate the update I can’t seem to upgrade anything can’t get enough before I get crushed and have to start again

  30. Dan

    12/12/2015 at 8:09 pm

    Was getting pretty good with my loot but they locked me out .message saying I played too long and needed a break or something. So I expect much of my hard work trying to collect enough elixir for my lvl 6 wizards will be gone. . This is VERY FRUSTRATING. I will also rate this app and comment in GOOGLE PLAY on how this game sux now.

  31. kayqay

    12/12/2015 at 8:40 pm

    the newest update is killing the excitement at cant saving more loot like the old days..its much harder to play within 3 hours playing time and then getting kicked out from the game…slowly,more players will left the game like me…and switch to another game….newest update suck!!

    • Snow

      12/14/2015 at 7:47 am

      same here dude! B)

    • garvin

      12/20/2015 at 7:24 am

      same here.. i’m also quitting now.. i can hardly find a base worth attacking and regarding with the new shield system it is very impossible to save resources for new upgrades because you will be farmed all day unless you were playing 24/7… this update is ridiculous….

    • garvin

      12/20/2015 at 7:40 am

      btw, i’m at town hall 9 now (previously maxed town hall 8 including walls).. i felt that the game is not worth my time after the update..

  32. Minhaz

    12/12/2015 at 9:35 pm

    that’s the best game i have enjoyed in my life.

  33. rateb khanzada

    12/13/2015 at 2:37 am

    The big trouble in the new update of clash isn’t get sheild when destroy town hall.


    12/13/2015 at 2:50 am

    This update sucksss….. booooooo.
    wanna uninstall this game now

  35. Mike

    12/13/2015 at 2:51 am

    Worst ever update, war attacks may he missed because of lockouts!! I’m quitting this if they don’t fix it!

  36. bangsit::)

    12/13/2015 at 4:11 am

    truly suck update..all my account cant donate troops to cc war..everytime i click donate it crashes

  37. Benjie ramirez

    12/13/2015 at 5:34 am

    Cant upgrade my th 9 to th 10

  38. sh zisan

    12/13/2015 at 5:37 am

    wer cc donation problam

  39. Robertrsilvia

    12/13/2015 at 5:44 am

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  40. mo

    12/14/2015 at 9:58 am

    Greed gets to everything good .supercell will go the way of the dinosaur due to greed sad to say. I spent money got friends to play and spend money .but they want more and more. To bad greedy basterds learn that it better to get some from alot then all from none. I will miss the game it was good while it lasted.

  41. maskot

    12/14/2015 at 10:41 am

    update bad

  42. [email protected]

    12/14/2015 at 12:03 pm

    I am TH 9 with well build defenses. I have not been 3 starred in war for months. I cannot stop raids from taking 400k plus of gold and elixir. I used to be able to save while waiting on a builder but that is no longer possible.

  43. john

    12/14/2015 at 2:31 pm

    Horrible update.. Can’t believe they ruined this game.. I can’t save anything.. New TH10, how the hell am I supposed to save for Max troops now.

  44. Ian

    12/14/2015 at 4:09 pm

    Really struggling to save any resources since update and the whole th thing. Has ruined a great game.

  45. Anya

    12/14/2015 at 6:25 pm

    It seems I need to deploy my CC troops in order to get one star at 30% rather than 50%. That doesn’t seem reasonable, I often want to keep my CC for defense.

  46. Pwnsauce

    12/14/2015 at 11:07 pm

    Can’t farm, bases don’t hold sheet for loot. Can’t protect my loot because if I protect my th, I have to push defenses or Storage’s out. New shield sucks! oh there’s a new hero at th11, great! I’m th7, know how much that new hero helps me for farming to pay for those 1.5 MIL elixir barracks/ de storage/ research on troops? Nada

  47. Dave Unwin

    12/15/2015 at 1:25 am

    Congratulations Supercell on shooting the Goose that laid the golden egg. This game will slowly die as the heavy spenders max out TH11 and everyone else gets fed up with being raided to death and quits. You just have to see the forum posts to know that there will be many lower level and casual players leaving the game, and without them the whole thing becomes top-heavy and dies.

  48. bumpin

    12/15/2015 at 6:12 am

    A few days after the updates at th8 seems pretty obvious the new trend is protect the th and empty all your resources. No farming strategy left, not a game anymore for those that want an hour of two with quick raids. Now need expensive and lengthy trained troops to get anything and simply don’t have the time. Will keep at it a little longer but very likely this is it for me. Shame, was a fun game for a while.

  49. Brian Hawkshaw

    12/15/2015 at 11:08 am

    I have no idea anymore how you farm for big loot anymore, You can’t barch or bam anymore. There is supposed to be a large number of dead bases down in the gold and below league, all the bases now have their loot inside their storages. This forces people to use more expensive army compositions, and thus making it pointless to farm, cause the cost expense is so high to train that its point less to farm for loot. What happened all the dead bases and lots of loot in the collectors?

  50. jenny

    12/15/2015 at 9:03 pm

    Will they be christmas obstacles

  51. Michael Anthony E. Calaguin

    12/16/2015 at 3:29 am

    my upgrade time for my Barbarian king and Air defense just stopped… please help

  52. Steven

    12/16/2015 at 9:44 am

    Big money grab and killed the game… SuperCell very dumb…….fail

  53. All In

    12/16/2015 at 11:22 am

    I’ve a big problem, I’m constantly being destroyed 100% but I don’t get any shield, only a village guard, then 15 minutes later I’m getting attacked again for 100%. Lost all my loot I was saving up, please help.

  54. Jerome Richards

    12/16/2015 at 3:09 pm

    Was a fun game, the re-balancing like any spread sheet re-balnce is to improve profits! No more jump on for a limited time, raid a couple of bases and maybe upgrade an item. Now if you’re not on for hours a day your loot will stay stagnant, the rediculous time to load and search for bases to attack along with the ‘re-balncing’ has forced my hand. I will wait to see how supecell react over the next couple of weeks with tweaks but without a major shift to re-cater for people like myself, I’ll be moving on to the next game my kids get me hooked on. Clash is dead in the water with this makeover.

  55. Eric

    12/16/2015 at 9:10 pm

    I read in an article that the update was supposed to reward good attackers. I’m the best attacker in my clan that has won 30 wars in a row, and I’m not reaping any of these rewards. I’ve been trying to save up 8 million elixir for 2 weeks now for maxed troops upgrades, but can never get above 5.5 million. Every time I get more than that, I get cleaned out. It seems the equilibrium has changed, and saving up for maxed troops and defenses is no longer attainable. I’m an excellent attacker, and if I can’t even save up that much, I can’t imagine the frustration of the middle class. Super Cell, you have ruined the game. I get your intention of making people hit hard a defend well, but you need to reconsider your balance. I’d recommend making the league bonuses worth more, and the percentage that can be taken reduced. That way we can earn more from our attacks, and lose less from our defenses. If this does not change soon, I will be another one of your paying customers that will take my business elsewhere.

  56. Richard

    12/17/2015 at 3:37 pm

    Do supercell monitor this feedback? I agree with Eric. In my opinion, the update has killed the game for TH9. I am a fairly new TH9 but was maxed at Th8 apart from walls. When the update occurred I had 5 million elixir. I now have 1m elixir because it goes faster than I can get it. Before update I could do a mix of full attacks and Th snipes for the bonus (3000 trophies). That meant short gaps between attacks. Now I have to use a full army so that is an hour to train and 400k cost. I no longer find TH8 bases, mainly Th10 so I have to skip 100 times. 2/3 good attacks minus one poor attack leaves me no better off on elixir. Then I get raided and lose 400k. No one wants to do a full attack every time. Half the fun was the joy of a quick Th snipe for easy loot. If you take away the easy lot, and the opportunity to get a cheap shield, then everything is hard work and therefore no fun

  57. Ruel

    12/17/2015 at 4:23 pm

    There’s no fun in coc anymore. I been raided for 4 consecutive attacks every 30 mins since they made the maintainance few hours ago. My base was 100% destroyed but all I got is a 30 mins shield. If this things they made continous many players will no longer play this game anymore. Just a waste of time because of their stupid updates.

  58. COC nerd

    12/18/2015 at 2:58 am

    Extended personal break is a joke! Who wants to play a game that punishes you. I can only hop on for short periods of time, and twice today have been locked out of my game, wtf!! Can’t even chat with your clan or view war progress during the lock out. Way to go supercell for borking what was a fantastic game, you’ll get no more money from me. Going to find something else to kill my time with….rant over btw

  59. soybeans

    12/18/2015 at 5:47 am

    play castle clash its a good game too.Im starting quitting on coc.

  60. terrible update

    12/18/2015 at 1:57 pm

    This update has destroyed farming… its not possible to farm anymore. Cant keep any loot. I feel like they only care about the assholes up in legend league. This game is no longer fun. Cant upgrade if i cant farm. Not Fun!!!!!!

  61. Flubert

    12/18/2015 at 5:58 pm

    Bored, bored, bored – having to farm with war combos to get core loot is boring. Long waits, minimal returns, boring, – bored, bored, bored. Previously the big CoC appeal was the ability to play individual games within a game depending what transition you were in, – farming, trophies, wars etc. together with being able to articulate your loot spending. Not no more, just pressure to conform. Unless it’s figured to similar as before me no more either. Lost interest already – Booorrrrrred . . .

  62. Courtney

    12/18/2015 at 6:49 pm

    Omfg! You don’t add 200 and 800. You are seeing how many times 800 is divisible by 200. (I.e. 200*4=800…thus, 1/4. Facepalm.

    • Tjp

      06/04/2016 at 5:00 pm

      Yes you do add them. Previously 1000 Dark in the storage. After the update the same 1000 Dark is split 200 to the Town Hall (of the 1000) and 800 (of the 1000) is in the storage. So
      0/1000 + 1000/1000 = 200/1000 + 800/1000
      Which means now 200/1000 is in the Town hall or 1/5 of the total.

  63. Inse Bekx

    12/19/2015 at 7:06 am

    Supercell is trying to destroy the barch attack method which must be the dumbest thing ever. Nearly every th9 (and above) player is using this attack strategy simply because its the only way to get through those very expensive upgrades. Now that it is pointless to use this “Barch” strategy i am sure many people, like me, will quit simply because its too hard to get a max th9+ base. This sucks Supercell. I have played and enjoyed Clash of Clans for years and now after one update you made it all suck. Congratulations

    • Tjp

      06/04/2016 at 4:56 pm

      Giants and healers is the new barch. 24 giants 4 healers and some goblins or archers, or a hang or two. Add two more healers for the queen is a variation.

  64. JD

    12/19/2015 at 11:28 am

    Im a max th8 as well as a leader of a th7-9 war clan! This update will ruin the game. If people cannot barch they cannot not upgrade if they cannot upgrade they will quit! Simple as that…. Rip COC years of work down the drain

  65. Otoniel

    12/19/2015 at 2:37 pm

    Looting sucks now ! Players with full gold/elixir mines aren’t in the “attacking” list no more, this was the easiest way to get loot from those that had their mines full but now they won’t come out when finding opponents. This is sad the new update is all about making players spend money, i used to love playing and attacking on this game but now is so dam frustrating.

  66. Eric

    12/20/2015 at 6:23 pm

    Stop Whining about the new Update. The name of the game is attacking for loot. All these people complaining because now they are being attacked and cant put their Townhall outside and sit on a shield 24/7.

    The Main reason Supercell even changed the townhall shield system was because it was getting where people would only snipe townhalls and not do any real fighting and you were never able to attack people with any real loot because they sat behind a shield all the time because of snipers. It got so bad that you were never worried about getting attacked because you knew as soon as you logged off. That someone would Snipe your townhall and have a shield.
    Players, you really need to Suck it up! If you like attacking, then take it when someone attacks you!

    But do agree on that it is harder to find loot now. You would think with more villages not sitting on shields now. That there would be alot more big loot villages out in the open for everyone.

  67. Gino

    12/20/2015 at 10:21 pm

    Agreed with the shield thing but if the loot is still as hard to come by within the next month, I will not play this game anymore. Baruch is completely out of the game now and it was the best way to get your loot before. I don’t understand why supercell ruined this game so bad. Fix it, don’t destroy my favourite game.

  68. Antoinette

    12/21/2015 at 6:29 am

    This new update must be the worst… everyone is unhappy! This game is supposed to be fun… Not! 2 days ago I had 1.4mil elixer. I raided for 1hr on a boost and lost 1mil elixer. I am at a loss, my troops cost more than I make. Then I go offline with 650k and get raided 3 times and I’m left with 100 elixer because my defenses won. Now I can’t raid until my collectors have fill. So upgrading defenses or researching troops have just gone out of the window….

    Another thing that is frustrating… everybody’s storages and collectors are also empty so that means they are also struggling to raid. Gone are the full collectors and easy loot…. I don’t live on my game like the top gamers that win loads of loot with each raid. Or gem everything to get ahead. This game is very popular my whole family, cousins etc play it. Please change the rules back to how it was except for one thing… If I lose a raid the loot Bonus should go to my opponent. I love this game but something has to change so I can win loot again….


  69. Wallum Butchar

    12/21/2015 at 9:39 am

    Seems that wherever you look on the internet re: new cofc Dec. update, there is a huge majority that hate certain parts of it: i.e. “no-farming”, “tougher looting”, “no easy shields”, etc. Yet if Supercell decided to charge by the minute, remove all bonuses, take away chat and turn the game black & white and use stick men for troops, there are always a few who seem to defend & stand by Supercell’s every idea no matter how bad it is. (SC employees perhaps?) I guess some people do not realize that certain changes WILL NOT occur unless there is a public outcry calling demand for it. Many of us, if we were as successful, would think of ways to bless the people who helped us get there. Not exploit them. So, since many still like the game & have paid into it, we don’t wish to see it ruined by simple greed.

  70. CowboyMM

    12/21/2015 at 12:53 pm

    The update was extremely dis-concerning and seems to favor those players that have already maxed out at higher lever town halls. Being that it is impossible to save enough loot without getting attacked to upgrade major items the game now forces those that want to upgrade to use more gems, which I am sure was the entire point of the upgrade. As larger loot loss as been added when your town hall is destroyed I don’t quite see the point in the double whammy in not receiving the normal accustomed shield when your town hall is destroyed. I, like many, used many gems to upgrade items with the old system to speed up the training time. Now the game forces you to use gems just to upgrade large items, and now while they are upgrading, your more prone to larger loot loss with attacks. Really unfair. I have been patient over the past few weeks hoping for an update that will even things out for newer players or those below the the TH10 level. I even started a very large clan that is doing very well. However, if things don’t even out I am not sure I will continue with the game that seemed so fun before the update. I can understand wanting to add more penalties for your town hall loss but this update is really bad for the game for players below the TH10 maxed level. Why not just remove more trophies are something similar to that if your town hall is destroyed? I have also spent numerous wasted hours trying to figure out ways to be able to save 2 million in gold and elixer with base designs in order to make upgrades more feasible. I, like many, are way too busy for this, and you have made the game more of a job instead of it’s intended purpose as fun. I already have too many jobs and don’t need another one. I love the game and will wait awhile longer before file 13. .

  71. Dubcity43

    12/21/2015 at 3:38 pm

    I am an almost maxed out TH10, loved this game for 3 years, I worked hard at TH10 that now only large upgrades left 6.4 million up. I only have troops upgrades left for Elixir. Supercell all players farm, I said before the upgrade it was all about gems, no matter what you might say it does look that is true. This update has created a bad vibe on the game and taking a lot of the fun away. Sorry now I just did not go to TH11, as it looks like supercell only care about top players? If I cannot keep my loot I cannot upgrade. But why this war on farmers, the shield now cost so much. What worse is that now Supercell have become the enemy. You have lost the trust of your customers, who now feel you are just in it for the money. Sorry to say but hope this update cost supercell big, so your investors force you to fix the cost of getting a shield. You got you head stuck up somewhere dark that you believe this is only kids on a tantrum, I am a 46 year old teacher, so you pissed off more than the kids. You could change the name to cash of clans.

  72. bumpin

    12/21/2015 at 5:03 pm

    Almost a week since my first note and yet the new dynamics remain. I’ve spent all my loot when I can now and just wait for my collectors to supply enough for simple upgrades all the while losing more interest. When the big cash items come and if still no change my visits will become even less frequent. Super-sucky-Cell this is isn’t a game anymore, nor anything with strategy nor gratification – it’s simply a ‘Clash of those with Cash’ and buy your way forward – just like that spoilt kid on the block whose Mom & Dad bought everything leaving the child without any real value of achievement. Presented with this new update and ill associated attachments I won’t conform.

  73. Jagesh patel

    12/24/2015 at 7:59 am

    Getting boared. After hunderd search i cant find a suitable base on which i can attack.. loss of gold and elixir. Can’t upgrade anything after new update. All because of hiding dead base. Sort out the problem soon otherwise many more stop playing COC.

  74. cody

    12/24/2015 at 8:37 am

    I can’t farm enough elixir or gold anymore I can’t even upgrade anything in my lab the farming sucks now


    12/24/2015 at 10:33 am


  76. Melrose

    12/24/2015 at 10:02 pm

    Agree with most comments on here. I have stopped attacking because it is almost impossible to find a dead base now. Added to that, the new match up algorithm means I can only find maxed out Th10s with infernos and loot protected. It costs almost as much to attack than is gained and then you can no longer hide behind a shield so that you end up losing even more loot afterwards. The game is now pointless because I can not hold onto loot and can therefore not save enough for high value upgrades. The only option is to do nothing and just mine really slowly for one resource at a time in the hope I won’t be raided. Well done Supercell you have made a fun game totally pointless and boring now. I have already started trying alternative games because of your stupid greedy update. The only people who will keep playing are the rich or possibly addicted Gemmers who all seem to have maxed TH11s and level 20 Grand Wardens already, which speaks for itself. Whoever did this needs to change it back before it is too late…

  77. Kurosaki

    12/27/2015 at 10:04 am

    Hate the shield village is completely destroyed .lol supercell,you made me hate COC for the first time,I can’t believe it… I hate Coc now at the moment .ROFL Supercell

  78. dead cat

    12/27/2015 at 12:42 pm

    Just adding my peice.

    I’m a TH8 and before the upgrade was finding it a right ordeal to get the resources together for upgrades and wot not; in fact I was getting very bored and fed up with it – after the upgrade the situation is far worse. The only reason I am still playing this game is for the wars and that I am in a good clan that includes friends.

    It should not be necessary, at any level, to have to devoute evenings looting, which I might add is an amazingly boring activity, it really is so tedious when you do it again and again and again and… On and on…

    So the timeout is supposed to stop people spending too much of their life playing this – if they are serious about that then they could make it a lot easier to get the necessary resources; that would help people spending too much time on the game not having annoying 3 hour timeout that then repeatedly imposes itself.

    I get the thing about raising the importance of the TH, but I am with most of the people here which is that it looks suspiciously as if they are trying to make the game more difficult to play without using gems and so making you spend money.
    For the record I have only bought a fivers worth of gems, which I did in order to say thank you. I’m sure there must say better ways for them to get us to spend cash than making the game more boring.

    They could do it through some kind of tournament, or a training pool where it takes no time train troops, but you don’t get to keep loot or lose it.

    The concensus in the clan I’m in is that this upgrade has it made the game significantly more difficult to get loot and keeep it.

    Ń.b. The shield not going after one attack is an absolute joke, seriously they must be cracking up in the office there. Why? ‘ cos you got to do a load of attacks to get anywhere – so your shield quickly disapates anyway! What a pointless idea.

  79. john

    12/28/2015 at 3:28 am

    New shield is a joke. I get shield only when someone destroy half of my base other attacks are like 15-20% and i get nothing then 30 min shield. The reason why is it like that because i have like 15% of mines, camps etc on each side of base. I only get shield if somone get throuth it and few defence towers and destroy hallf of my village.Sorry for my english :)

  80. alan johnson

    12/28/2015 at 3:41 pm

    I hate new update with shield like that, bring me back to old version…!! and we can play it again.

    Think again mr.!!

  81. Alan traoile

    12/28/2015 at 9:14 pm

    Straight to the point
    -you cant keep any loot coz stronger people always attack you and you got no shield
    -Coc think all players are children with no responsibility and quality time for family.
    -only people with no job can play all day long.
    -80% of my friends already uninstall the game.
    -lost too much money for gems.
    -the new update is the last big update until they give back the old shield system.

  82. apu

    12/29/2015 at 7:39 am

    Last update is totally suckz…,just wast my time…,

  83. Not so Super-cell

    12/29/2015 at 12:02 pm

    New Best in bad Update – thx supercell for making it easy to quit coc. It has been great and my favorite waste of time for several years – but this Update is truly a disaster. Happy New Year to ya all

  84. Isaac

    12/29/2015 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you supercell for getting me off this game, which I was so addicted to before. The raiding is so bad now, since there are no more free bases or TH sniping. Bye bye and thanks again, Supercell! No more wasting time on CoC!!!!!!!

  85. bumpin

    12/29/2015 at 2:53 pm

    well that’s it Super Cell, – played until keeping the last builder busy, farmed a few more times with war comps, came back to play and loot was gone again. No more resources, no more loot, no more advancement equals no more point in me playing. So long my Finnish friends, – allowing your corporate ego to be chinked wouldn’t have been a bad thing, but now instead, the audience tires of the arrogance and will distance themselves further for the alternatives. . . . and just like that another is done.

  86. JD

    12/30/2015 at 10:48 am

    I too hate the personal break system. It is annoying to have to wait through 3 of these extensions when your base fends off all attackers but nibble away at your resources before you can farm again. They should only have one of these extensions and allow you to play again. Another issue is it has become harder to gather elixir because you don’t get the full league bonus if you get one star. They should give you the whole league bonus if you destroy 50%of the base or if you destroy TH and 30% of the base instead of a measly 40%. I see people giving up their trophies when I wake up because Supercell Nerfed the League bonus.

  87. JD

    12/30/2015 at 11:03 am

    What they need to do is to remove the loot penalty and reduce the cost of troops. elixir gathering is fruitless with this new update and unsustainable. The new Personal break system needs to go too. Also make the full league bonus at 30% destruction instead of 70%.

  88. Kirito

    01/04/2016 at 6:41 am

    This update sucks…..there is a time that i get raided 30x a day……. Bring the old looting system you ruined this fun and exciting game that i played

  89. pete

    01/05/2016 at 1:01 pm

    This update definitely ruined the game. It’s impossible to save up enough gold or elixir without spending for shields.

  90. DERAIL

    01/12/2016 at 4:53 am

    Rip. After 3 years I deleted game. Sad to see a company not see what they have done to a great game and let it fall apart like it is going now ! Yet still they are stubborn like school girls and instead of reversing Th and shield system to return game they are working on loot problems and game still will fall apart.

  91. Wallum Butchar

    01/13/2016 at 6:36 am

    They are a stubborn company. Their reply to me was that they did all this to make the game more fair & fun. They have no intention to change it and we will simply get used to it. Aparently MILLIONS of disgruntled players don’t know what they really want & aren’t smart enough to recognize “fair” & “fun”. (Supercell. Another company to completely avoid in future along with every other in-app-purchases game scam.)

  92. Niki

    03/09/2016 at 12:03 am

    Clash Royale – Hit Him at the End Strategy!

  93. Nasir khan

    04/29/2016 at 4:26 am

    Sir i am Nasir khan and i requested you to change the case of Army camp because there is the name of MUHAMMAD and allot of people can’t play this game.plz do something

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