Clash of Clans Hidden Tesla Guide: Upgrades & Secrets

The Hidden Tesla is smaller than most of your other structures, but you definitely shouldn’t think that means that it will be less efficient in helping to guard your village against your opponent’s attacks. Continue reading this article and by the time you’re finished, you’ll be a pro on placement of your Hidden Tesla as well as an expert on how to take out the Tesla of your enemies. In fact, it’s the only one of your defensive structures that essentially functions as a trap – Your opponent won’t even be able to see where it is until they’re within six tiles of the tower.

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The Basics of Hidden Tesla in Clash of Clans

Your Hidden Tesla towers will only take up a 2×2 space on your grid, but just because they’re small doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t place them incredibly wisely.  Their preferred target is a P.E.K.K.A. (They’ll deliver twice the damage), but they’re completely capable of taking out any land or air unit within seven yards. Granted, the fact that they’re only able to take out one target at a time is sort of a downfall, but the Hidden Tesla towers easily make up for that with their ability to reload every .6 seconds.

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You won’t even gain access to the Hidden Tesla until you reach Town Hall level 7, but once you start to see them they multiply fairly quickly. Here’s a rundown of how the whole thing works:

– Town Hall 1: 0
– Town Hall 2: 0
– Town Hall 3: 0
– Town Hall 4: 0
– Town Hall 5: 0
– Town Hall 6: 0
– Town Hall 7: 2
– Town Hall 8: 3
– Town Hall 9: 4
– Town Hall 10: 4

Since you’ll only be getting four of them total, where you end up placing them on your map is pretty important. You’re also going to want to make sure that you place the right defenses alongside of it – It’s the only defense that has a preferred target, and it will go after that target above all others. That’s a semi handy trait to have of course, but it could end up leaving your village vulnerable if they’re not being properly protected.

Why It’s Handy To Have In Your Village

The Hidden Tesla towers can’t be seen by your opponent’s troops until they’re six tiles away from it, but it has a shooting range of seven tiles. Catching your enemy by surprise can go a long way in destroying the army and helping you advance in the game.

Note that your enemies will automatically be able to see your Hidden Tesla towers once they reach 51% HP as well.

Hidden Tesla Upgrade Tips & Tricks

Virtually Complete Placement Freedom

The Hidden Tesla has the benefit of being of the smaller defensive structures in the game since it only takes up a two square foot space on your map. It’s also your only trap defense; the really great thing about these towers is that your enemy won’t even know where they’re hidden until after they’ve attacked you. From the time that you first receive your Hidden Tesla towers until midway through Town Hall level nine, it doesn’t really matter where you place them.

Midway through level nine, things change a little bit. While they’re super handy for picking off Wall Breakers and Archers and other troops that your opponent’s send in to attack you, once you start getting through level nine your village will become much more vulnerable to incredibly high health units such as P.E.K.K.A.s and other high level heroes. For this reason you might want to consider moving them more towards the center of your base to ensure that your gold, elixir, and other resource buildings have the best protection possible. Because they’re smaller than most of your other defensive structures, they’re much easier to squeeze around places like your town hall.

Keep in mind that as your map becomes fuller with the wide variety of structures the game has to offer, it’s going to become incredibly obvious if you only have blank spaces where your Hidden Tesla towers are. For that reason it’s probably a good idea to create a ‘dummy’ space – Make sure that there are one or more 2×2 spaces on your map that aren’t actually occupying anything and you’re sure to throw your enemies off for a while.

Don’t Worry About Upgrading It Too Quickly

The Hidden Tesla comes loaded with some pretty decent stats to begin with, not to mention that it’s one of the most expensive and time consuming upgrades in the entire game. They’re also relatively nonessential anyway. If you get to Town Hall level ten and you end up with the resources to do it, you could actually upgrade all four of your Hidden Tesla towers at one time and still effectively defend your village. It’s fully upgraded at level 8.

How To Conquer Them When You’re On The Offense

If you’re looking at a well-stocked map and there are only a couple of black 2×2 spaces on it, there’s a fairly good chance that those spaces are holding your opponent’s Hidden Tesla towers (unless of course he/she’s also happened to have read this article). Avoid them if you can.

If you do happen to come across the towers and you have sent a big group in there’s a pretty good likelihood that they’ll be able to take it out. If they can’t you should avoid sending any more troops in as they can actually deal out quite a bit of damage.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the Hidden Tesla towers don’t become available until Town Hall level 7. If you’re attacking someone of a lower level than that, there’s a good chance that the open space is actually a Giant Bomb instead. Either which way, you should always try to avoid them if you can.

To destroy them, one Giant and a few Archers will usually get the job done fairly quickly.

Now that you know exactly what the Hidden Tesla towers are able to do, you’re better equipped to deal with your enemies offensively and defensively. Browse through some of our other articles to learn even more!

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