Clash of Clans X-Bow Guide: Epic X-Bow Defense Strategy
Your X-Bow is able to ward off attacks from a greater distance than any other tower in the game. When it’s placed and defended correctly, it can be one of your biggest assets when it comes to being the greatest defender in the Clash of Clans game. By the time you’re finishes browsing through this short article, you’ll be a master!
Clash of Clans Xbow: The Basics
The Clash of Clans X-Bow actually has two different modes, each one with their own advantages. For example, if your enemy is attacking you primarily with army troops or if you already have your air defenses relatively covered, you should opt for ‘Land Mode’ – Your X-Bow towers will be able to ward off troops from 14 yards away. On the other hand, you can opt to use ‘Ground and Air Mode’; you’ll only be able to reach targets at a distance of 11 tiles but you have the advantage of being able to take out attacks coming from all over the map.
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Another huge advantage of the X-Bow towers is their reload speed. So not only will you be taking out your opponent’s army from every which way, you’ll be doing it at a rate of one attack every .128 seconds. It takes up a 3×3 space on your grid, but it’s definitely worth the land it occupies.
You don’t gain access to the towers until pretty late in the game, but you’ll immediately unlock two of them once you reach level nine. Here’s how it works in accordance to Town Hall level:
– 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: 0
– Town Hall 8: 0
– Town Hall 9: 2
– Town Hall 10: 3
Just like with the Inferno Tower, you’re going to need to reload your X-Bow towers periodically. But the good news is that you’ll only need to reload the towers every 1500 shots, regardless of how long it takes you to get through that much ammunition (as opposed to traps which need to be reloaded after each battle).
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Place Your X-Bow Towers Wisely For Ultimate Protection
Because of the X-Bow’s ability to shoot further than any other tower in the game, it’s a wise idea to place them as close to the center of your base as possible. Ideally, you want to have them in either the direct center ring of your base or the next one out. Any further than that and you’re essentially wasting the potential power advantage.
Once you have your X-Bow towers in place and they’re officially defending your village from incoming attacks, you’ll need to keep a close eye on it and remember to keep refilling it with Elixir. Not only is an unloaded X-Bow tower a complete waste of space, it also leaves your village vulnerable to incoming attacks.
Know Which Setting To Use
A super useful feature of the X-Bow towers is that they’re able to be set to attack strictly land troops or they can be set to take out your opponent’s entire army by adding air attacks. When you first receive them in Town Hall level nine, you should definitely set both of the towers to anti land and anti-air attacks because one of the most effective and popular attacks against Town Hall level nine players happens to be the ‘Ballonian’ attack. This is where your enemy will send in a whole bunch of Balloons and Minions to attack your village from the air – If you don’t have the proper defenses in the air to defend yourself, you’ll be taken over in almost no time at all. By the time you get to Town Hall 10, people seem to attack from the ground more often than the air, so it might be useful to set your X-Bow towers to ground defense only. It’s really going to depend on your own experience by this point, so you might have to play around with it a little until you figure out what exactly works best for you.
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Don’t Worry About upgrading Them Too Quickly
Your X-Bow towers can still as a low priority item on your upgrade list. Not only do they take an exceptionally long time to upgrade, but those upgrades don’t come cheap. Besides, they’re pretty powerful from the get go.
When it does come time to upgrade your X-Bow towers, you shouldn’t upgrade more than one of them at a time unless you know you’re going to be covered by a shield for the duration of the upgrade. Otherwise your entire base will be incredibly vulnerable and you’ll likely lose a lot of your resources.
Know How To Take Them On Successfully
Because the X-Bow towers are so powerful, they have essentially no weaknesses at all unless they’re set to Ground Only mode (and even then depending on what its surrounded by it could inadvertently still have its air defense covered).
Your best offensive move is to send in high health units such as P.E.K.K.A.s or Giants to help take the brunt of the attack, and then send in a massive group of attacker troops like the Archers or Barbarians to destroy the towers.
Keep in mind that even if your enemy’s X-Bow towers are completely out of ammunition they’ll be absolutely ineffective as far as defense goes, but in order for the towers to reach a level of complete destruction you’re still going to have to send your army in to destroy them.
The X-Bow towers – much like your Cannons and Mortars – will rotate to take out your enemies from all angles, so you won’t have to worry about that when you’re deciding where to put them on your grid.
Even though you don’t end up seeing the X-Bow towers until much later in the game than some of the other defenses, it’s definitely worth the weight. Take a look at some of our other articles and see for yourself how easy it is to become a Clash of Clans master.