Summary:

  1. Understand and follow Smart Upgrading: War Weight vs Defensive Value.
  2. Don’t upgrade defenses at new TH until you can already 3-star a TH with those defenses.

TH 8

  • max TH8 offense (spells, troops, camps, BK)
  • max TH8 defense

TH 9

  • max TH8 offense (spells, troops, camps, BK)
  • max TH8 defense
  • Lvl 1 Xbow: combined Hero levels >= 20
  • Lvl 2 Xbow: combined Hero levels >= 25
  • Lvl 3 Xbow
    • combined Hero levels >= 30
    • max offense: Hog, Heal, Balloon, Haste, LavaHound, Golem

TH 9.5

  • max TH9 offense (spells, troops, camps)
  • max TH9 defense
  • combined Hero levels >= 40
  • no new/upgraded TH10 defenses

TH 10

  • combined Hero levels >= 50

TH 11

  • combined Hero levels >= 70

TH 12

  • combined Hero levels >= 100