Clash of Clans TH 9 Farming Strategy – Unlimited Gold

So, you’ve been playing Clash of Clans long enough and have gained the skill required to reach Town Hall 9. Congratulations! You’re well on your way to mastering the game. Farming becomes fairly important at this stage in the game, so if that’s been your strategy all along you might even have a slight advantage over your competition. We’ve explained COC builder for designing awesome layouts in previous article.

Provided you’re reading this article before upgrading your village to TH9, here’s what you need to do to ensure that your village stands a fighting chance against your enemies (because as I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, you’re going to get attacked and intruded upon whether you’re playing the game strictly for farming or not):

Be Prepared!

Prior to upgrading your village, it’s a good idea to max out the levels of all of your core troops (that includes Wall Breakers, Barbarians, Archers, Wizards, Giants, Balloons, Minions, Dragons, Golems, Hog Riders, and P.E.K.K.A.) and spells. You’ll also want to upgrade your Barbarian Kings to level 10 and make sure that your buildings are all up to par as well.

It’s also a good idea to upgrade your walls. If you have the patience to wait for all of them to be upgraded, great; if not, you should at least wait for 2/3 of them to be. Why? Because farming at level 9 becomes much harder than it’s been to this point in the game, and if you’re not prepared going into it you’re probably going to find yourself fighting a losing battle for a while.

Once you’ve got everything upgraded and good to go, you can focus on farming and filling up your storage while you wait for your builder to upgrade the Town Hall.

Maximizing your TH9 Potential

How you decide to play the game and utilize your weapons, troops, and buildings is ultimately up to you. That said, doing your upgrades in this order should ensure that you get the most out of Town Hall 9 in the shortest amount of time. After all, you’ve made it this far already – I’m sure that you’re just itching to get to TH10!

Upgrade In This Order



Upgrading the lab first and foremost will give you more troop upgrades and (more importantly) more attack power. It will also help boost your farming speed a little. Remember: You won’t be able to attack other TH9 villages if your troops are still hanging around TH8 levels (this is why it’s also important to make sure that everything is upgraded to its maximum potential prior to upgrading your Town Hall as well).

The Clan Castle


Upgrading the Clan Castle is also fairly important, and not just because it gives you five extra housing spaces for both farming and defending – You see, a level five Clan Castle is able to hold the Lava Hound and Golem, both of which are fairly important to the game (you’ll get to know a little more about that as the game progresses).


Clash of Clans Army Camp2

This one is fairly obvious – Upgrading your camps gives you more housing space for your army. Having extra numbers means a higher success rate for both farming and defending your base. You could potentially upgrade your camps right off the jump, but leaving it to your third upgrade seems to yield better results.

Your Heroes


Even if you had unlimited Dark Elixir at your disposal, you would still need 135 days to get your upgrade your King to level 30 (that might seem like a lot, but it’s nothing compared to the 157 and a half days it would take you to get your Queen to that same level). Now, you probably don’t want to be hanging out at TH9 for five and a half months just to get them to their max level, right? Right. So just make sure that you upgrade them whenever you have a chance.

Dark Elixir Drills


If you max out the levels of both Dark Elixir Drills, you’ll be able to collect 4800 Dark Elixir every day. That might seem like a lot when you first look at it, but trust me when I tell you that it goes quick (especially at this stage in the game).



This is the first time you’ll have access to the Xbows, and you’ll find that they quickly become a big part of your core defense. Upgrade them as soon as you can find the time to ensure that your village stays safe.

Air Sweeper


You’ll notice that air attacks become quite common at this point in the game from Crystal 2. Upgrading your Air Sweeper early helps make the battle harder and gives you more of a fighting chance.

Mortars & Wizard Towers

Clash of Clans Wizard Tower

Barbarians and Archers are probably what you’ve been using up until this point in the game for your farming. By upgrading your splash defense buildings as soon as possible, you won’t need to worry about your troops as much.

Air Defenses


Again, you’re going to want to be able to defend your village from the air attacks first and foremost because they seem to become more common at this point in the game.

Archers Towers & Cannons

Clash of Clans Archer Tower

Archers Towers can defend your village against attacks from the ground and air, so you’re going to want to upgrade them first. After that’s taken care of you can worry about upgrading the cannons as well.

Remember to never upgrade more than one of your defenses at a time to ensure that your village has as little vulnerability to intrusion as possible. Also, if you don’t already have the fifth builder at your disposal you’re going to want to purchase it as soon as possible.

Building Placement

For a farming strategy, it’s best to spread out all of your gold and elixir storages. The seemingly completely random placement of these buildings will ensure that your enemies have a harder time getting to them all and tearing them apart. Protect your Town Hall with Mortars and Hidden Telsa towers and you’ll stand quite the fighting chance.

Once you’ve got everything upgraded and ready to go, you’ll be ready to move on to Town Hall 10.