Clash of Clans have a small balancing update going out that is all about time!
Full armies will be ready much faster, the Bowler gets a minor buff, and matchmaking search timeouts have been increased for top players.
• 2x faster brewing for all Spells
• 2x faster training for Dragon, Witch and Wall Breaker
• 3x faster training for Golem, Lava Hound and P.E.K.K.A
• Hugely reduced Hero regeneration times
• Faster training also for Balloon, Wizard, Healer, Valkyrie and Bowler
Supercell is looking to get players battling with full and well-balanced armies much more often than before. Waiting several hours for heavy armies will be a thing of the past. Army building boosts still provide a 4x speed boost atop this – blazing fast!
• Gameplay balance: Bowler starts attacking much faster when reaching a target
The Bowler landed a bit softer than he would have liked. While Supercell continue to watch how strategies evolve with this new troop, a faster first-attack speed (similar to the recent Valkyrie buff) will make sure Bowlers don”t lag behind the rest of the army.
• Maximum timeout searching for opponents raised from 5 to 30 minutes
This change mainly affects players at very high Trophy counts who are familiar with waiting in the clouds for targets. Previously, the game would ask you to tap a “Retry” button after a 5-minute matchmaking timeout. Now that tap is only required every 30 minutes to keep on searching.
We have a small balancing update going out that is all about time!
Find out more: https://t.co/aL6MuxN05Y
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) May 3, 2016
Detailed Information according to the Town Halls-
Town Hall 11
Grand Warden Life Aura and Eternal Tome range reduced slightly. The Grand Warden”s massive ability range and unique AI have made him a unit where placement doesn”t matter as much as it should. A slight reduction in his range should help make Clash’s newest Hero a bit more challenging to place and play effectively.
Town Hall 10+
Inferno Tower Multi-mode acquires new targets faster. The Inferno Tower Multi-mode re-targeting delay was initially added a long time ago due to overwhelming effectiveness against Witches. With the latest Witch level in armies and donations, however, a speed increase is needed to help bring the defense back in-balance with even larger hordes of Skeletons.
Town Hall 10 and 11 players are less likely to find each other in Multiplayer. Now that more players have progressed to Town Hall 11, we can make adjustments to matchmaking that will result in less TH11/10 matchups. Note that players in Champion league and above will not be affected.
One of the Clash of Clans development values is Depth.
Town Hall 9+
All Skeleton hitpoints reduced. Skeletons should be a fragile unit that overcome their inability to survive damage by sheer numbers. However their hitpoints were just a sliver too high, preventing Archer Towers from destroying them with a single arrow in some cases. The hitpoint decrease will make sure that Archer Towers stay effective against Skeleton hordes.
Skeletons spawned from Witches no longer trigger traps. One of the Clash of Clans development values is Depth. This means that it should take well-thought armies, strategic deployment and mastery of troop behavior to achieve the best results. If we find a single troop, single spell army with a single deployment strategy (Earthquake and mass-Witch) semi-reliably 3-starring maxed out defenses, something is out of balance. Sometimes simple HP and DPS tweaks can solve the issue, but sometimes something more is needed to bring units into balance in the right way, without making them obsolete.
Goblin level 6 has been moved to Town Hall 9 (was TH10). We”ve been a bit stingy with the Goblin levels. Goblin-lovers represent!
X-Bow levels 2-4 damage increased. Once upon a time, the X-Bow was the most menacing defense in Clash. Now, with ultra-tanky Giants, Golems and Lava Hounds, X-Bows could use a bit of a boost to help stay relevant at later levels, especially as TH9 defense balance hinges upon them. The X-Bow previously rode just under Archer Tower DPS per TH level, but these changes put it slightly over.
Town Hall 8+
| Valkyrie damage increased, hitpoints decreased|
We”re trying to win a place in people”s armies with one of Clash of Clans” least used troops. A general DPS increase sweetens the prospect, but the big difference is below, and is balanced by the hitpoints decrease.
Town Hall 8+
Valkyrie starts attacking much faster after reaching her target – give her a try!
Valkyrie is a unit that runs in deep and hits hard, positing herself dangerously, often recklessly, to maximize her spin-attack damage. However, her wind-up speed has been so long that often groups of Valkyries spend more time waiting to attack (and dying) than actually dealing damage. With this change, the Valkyrie will launch into her spin much faster once she reaches that prime position, making her a much snappier, more reactive and nimble troop.
Wizard Tower levels 5-9 hitpoints increased, greatly increased at later levels
Wizard Towers are a sturdy and reliable source of splash damage early on in Clash of Clans because of their huge HP to DPS ratio, but this rapidly falls off in the mid-to-late game, even as armies get bigger and stronger. By Town Halls 9 and 10, Wizard Towers collapse like a house of cards, despite looking like a huge mountain. A significantly higher hitpoint scaling will help keep Wizard Towers relevant on defense even into the later game, and bring them better in-line with the Cannon and Archer Tower hitpoint buffs we”ve already done in earlier updates.
Defending Troops (but not Heroes) flee from Poison Spells if they are standing idle
Poison Spells are geared towards giving your army an advantage in troop-versus-troop combat, mainly by reducing enemy attack speed and providing a steady HP burn. However, it”s typically more effective to just lure defenders one step out of the Clan Castle and drop one to two Poison Spells on their head to avoid the whole confrontation. Not only is this boring and time consuming, it makes Clan Castle defense more of a formality by the attacker than a strategic consideration mid-battle. Lightning will still remain an effective method for dispensing of idle defending troops caught off-guard, but now attackers will have to engage defenders directly to reap the benefits of the Poison cloud.
Town Hall 5+
|Spells Brewing time Decreased|
All Dark Spells brewing time decreased to 10 minutes, and all Elixir Spells brewing time decreased to 20 minutes. The Clash of Clans team is looking at ways to make playing easier, faster and with less downtime. Spell brewing time is the obvious first bottleneck here, but there is still more that can be done in the future.
Additional Change Log
Battle time limit reduced to be 3 minutes per attack once again. In the TH11 update, we played a bit too cautious with the battle time limits. There were three main reasons why we changed it to 3 minutes and 30 seconds: the play field was expanding, the number of buildings and/or walls had been increasing over many Town Hall levels, and the Eagle Artillery could be tackled by tactical pre-strikes. However, monitoring the situation post-update, it turned out the extra 30 seconds of battle time wasn”t really needed. Bringing the time limit back to 3 minutes will help bring back shorter and tighter battles for all players, and was especially requested by the war community.
Revenge attacks award Star Bonus and League Bonus rewards. A long requested player feature. Enjoy!
New building constructions can no longer be cancelled (upgrades can still be cancelled). This change is mainly to prevent the intentional building and selling of high level defenses during Clan Wars to get an unfair advantage.
New unit Bowler at Town Hall 10
Inferno Tower level 4 at Town Hall 11
Mortar level 9 at Town Hall 11
Hog Rider level 6 at Town Hall 10
Valkyrie level 5 at Town Hall 10
Goblin level 7 at Town Hall 10
Clan Wars matchmaking has been overhauled – details in the dev blog http://supr.cl/WarMatchUpdate
War sizes 35v35 and 45v45 have been removed to boost other war sizes
New stat “War win streak” in Clan profile shows how many consecutive Clan War wins a Clan currently has
War Events menu has been redesigned to be much more readable
Number of remaining war attacks can be seen from the Clan War button when outside of the war map
All replays can be viewed directly from My Team/Enemy Team summaries in War Details
“Star button” has been replaced with a bigger “War Details” button on the bottom-right of the war map
Builder Summary: Tap the Builder icon to see all in-progress construction
Tap an entry in the builder summary to select it in the Village
When attacking, army selection bar shows left/right scroll arrows if an undeployed unit or spell is hidden off-screen
Tapping the Loot Cart shows how many resources are inside before collecting
Resource storages have more visual states to indicate more clearly how full or empty they are
Exploding traps indicate their area of effect more clearly in battle
Battles now end automatically if only a Poison Spell is remaining, and no longer end automatically if only an Earthquake Spell is remaining
More replays are stored in the Defense Log and Attack Log, and are available for longer
Army Overview shows time until training/brewing is complete, also accounting for active boosts
Player Profiles unlocked units area reorganized