Clash of Clans was released for Apple on August 2,2012,and was then released for Google Play on October 5, 2013. The objective in this game is to build your own base, gain trophies from winning battles and upgrade all that you can.
Lets talk about troops. There are two types of troops and barracks that produce the troops. One is made up of elixir and another is made of dark elixir. If your wondering what elixir is, its a magical potion. So elixir is what makes up the troops. Lets start out with the normal troops. The more you upgrade the barracks, the more troops you unlock. Plus when you upgrade the troops, the price of these troops and their strengths and HP goes up.
Regular Elixer Troops
Barbarians- These guys are the first ground troop you start out with in the game. They are these crazy looking melee troops that attack anything. You place them wherever and they attack. These troops can be good against cannons or archer towers but one they get hit by wizard towers or mortars, they get killed easily.
Archers- These ground troops are the second troops you get in the barracks. Like the barbarians, they attack anything but they shoot bows and arrows instead melee attacks. The life span of these women are easily killed by any defense.
Giants- These big ground troops are the third troop you unlock. This big guys love to attack defenses and once used, are great on soaking up damage when you attack someone. These guys are slow and can be killed easily by a spring trap.
Goblins- These ground troops are the fourth troop you unlock. These greedy creatures love to get their hands on gold and elixir. A cool fact is that these guys are very fast and can run over spring traps without getting pushed off the battle.
Wall Breaker- This ground troop is the fifth troop you unlock in the barracks. This little skeleton loves bombs, so much that he committees suicide doing his mission. This skeleton runs up to walls and sets his bomb off to blow.
Balloon- This flying troop is the sixth troop you unlock in the barracks. These troops hover over defenses and drop bombs on them, but watch out for air defenses. These troops are best for backup. Put a few dragons then place the balloons down and watch the havoc.
Wizard- This ground troop is the seventh troop you unlock in the barracks. This troop is probably the winner for best looking award, but don't let his looks fool you for he can shoot fire from his hands. This troop runs a medium speed and can shoot ground and air troops.
Healer- This flying troop is the eighth troop to unlock in the barracks. This troop loves life and the life of her friends. Put her in the battlefield and watch her heal the troops she targets. Since this troop loves life then she hates death. So in other words, she doesn't kill, but watch out for air defenses for they will heal no more.
Dragon- This flying troop is the ninth troop to unlock in the barracks. This deadly troop loves to burn away anything in its path. These flying creatures shoot fire from there mouth[duh] and be sure to watch out for air defenses. The dragon is like the giants, they are great at soaking up damage.
P.E.K.K.A- This ground troop is the tenth troop to unlock in the barracks. No one knows what this thing is. Only thing great about is that it can soak in more damage than the dragon and giants, but once the tesla gets in range of it, its no more for the PE.K.K.A.
Baby Dragon- This flying troop is the eleventh troop to unlock in the barracks. This unit can win the award for the cutest and self-raging award. Once a Baby-Drag is by itself, it will throw a fit in rage.
Miner- This is the last troop to unlock in the regular barracks. These guys really explain theirselves by there name. They can bypass walls by borrowing tunnels and attacking anything in their path. These guys are best with distractions to get other troops inside the walls so the other troops can get in without damage, but it depends how you attack.
Now here come the dark troops. These troops have their own special ability and downfalls like all troops do.
Minion- These flying troops are the first to unlock in the dark barracks. These guys attack anything by throwing an unknown substance at their target, some say it might be dark elixir.
Hog Rider- This ground troop is the second troops to unlock in the dark barracks. These guys make their presence know by yelling hhooogggg rriiiddddeeeeerrrr. They love to attack defenses and hop over the walls with their trusty hog they ride on.
Valkyrie- This ground troop is the third troop to unlock in the barracks. These ladies have an axe that they swing at anything in there path. Cool fact about this troops is that they target two targets at a time.
Golem- This ground troop is the fourth troop to unlock in the dark barracks. These guys are the best troops to soak up damage from attacks. When you think they best killed, think again because they split into two.
Witch- This troop is the fifth troop to unlock in the dark barracks. This troop cannot handle defenses too much so they summon skeletons from dead barbs as a distraction from defenses.
Lava Hound- This flying troops is the seventh troop to unlock in the dark barracks. This flying beast loves to attack defenses. These troop can soak up damage and once killed it splits up into multiple flying lava pups.
Bowler- This ground troop is the last troop to unlock in the dark barracks. These guys love to bowl and when they attack, they throw their boulders at a target damaging others behind it.