Archer

These sharpshooters like to keep their distance on the battlefield and in life. Nothing makes them happier than single-mindedly taking down their target.

Archer Level 7
Archer Level 1 Level 1
  • Damage per Second: 7
  • Hitpoints: 20
  • Training Cost: 50
  • Research Cost: N/A
  • Laboratory Level Required: N/A
  • Research Time: N/A
Archer Level 2 Level 2
  • Damage per Second: 9
  • Hitpoints: 23
  • Training Cost: 80
  • Research Cost: 50,000
  • Laboratory Level Required: 1
  • Research Time: 12 hours
Archer Level 3 Level 3
  • Damage per Second: 12
  • Hitpoints: 28
  • Training Cost: 120
  • Research Cost: 250,000
  • Laboratory Level Required: 3
  • Research Time: 2 days
Archer Level 4 Level 4
  • Damage per Second: 16
  • Hitpoints: 33
  • Training Cost: 200
  • Research Cost: 750,000
  • Laboratory Level Required: 5
  • Research Time: 3 days
Archer Level 5 Level 5
  • Damage per Second: 20
  • Hitpoints: 40
  • Training Cost: 300
  • Research Cost: 2,250,000
  • Laboratory Level Required: 6
  • Research Time: 5 days
Archer Level 6 Level 6
  • Damage per Second: 22
  • Hitpoints: 44
  • Training Cost: 400
  • Research Cost: 6,000,000
  • Laboratory Level Required: 7
  • Research Time: 10 days
Archer Level 7 Level 7
  • Damage per Second: 25
  • Hitpoints: 48
  • Training Cost: 500
  • Research Cost: 7,500,000
  • Laboratory Level Required: 8
  • Research Time: 14 days

Summary

  • The Archer is a ranged unit, the first such unit unlocked in the Barracks. It is depicted as a female with pink hair and sharp eyes. She wears a short, light green dress and matching cape, a leather belt and attached small pouch, a quiver slung to her back and a golden ring on each of her upper arms. Her quivered arrows are fletched with pink feathers.
  • Archers have no preferred targets, attacking whatever comes within their range (unless there are Clan Castle Troops nearby, which will eventually cause the Archers to turn and attack them).

Offensive Strategy

  • Archers are very weak when under fire but have a long range and can attack over Walls. Their low health makes them vulnerable to nearly all defenses, but Mortars, Wizard Towers and even Bombs are especially dangerous as they deal splash damage which can take out groups of Archers quickly. This can be alleviated by placing them in several small groups so that one or a few hits does not kill all of your Archers.
  • Archers work well when deployed in large numbers. However, it's a good idea to spread them out so that a Mortar or Wizard Tower cannot kill them with a single shot. This strategy is called an Archer Rush.
  • Due to the Archer's low health, some people find it useful to use Barbarians or Giants as a distracting unit or "meat shield" in order to draw fire away from them.
  • Even at higher levels, using only Archers and Barbarians has a chance (although small) of getting 2 stars (50% damage and destroyed Town Hall). Rarely this combination can wipe a base entirely.
  • The Mortar's blind spot is smaller than the Archer's range, so they aren't safe from any tower except Air Defenses.
  • Another strategy is to try out dead spots. Deploy one Archer for each building and see if you get hit by any defenses. With this tactic you will be able to destroy a lot of buildings and get a lot of loot without much loss. Additionally you can go for the 50% damage and get one star by taking risks and destroying a few more buildings.
  • They are good to take out lone buildings, e.g. Builder's Huts placed far away to prevent full destruction.
  • Putting a handful of Archers on one defensive building where only that building can attack the group is usually successful, but should only be done depending on the level of both your Archers and the defending building.
  • When the Archer Queen uses her Royal Cloak ability, she summons up to twelve Archers equal to the level of Archers you have researched in the Laboratory.

Defensive Strategy

  • She is an excellent troop to have in the Clan Castle because she can target both Air and Ground Units. Like all Tier 1 troops, however, she is vulnerable to Lightning Spells; if your enemy successfully lures them out of your Clan Castle, he/she can wipe out all of your Archers with a single Lightning Spell. You can make it more difficult to lure them out by locating your Clan Castle deep in the interior of your base.
  • If she is behind a Wall when enemy melee Troops without a favorite target notice her, those troops will start attacking the Wall in order to reach her. Unfortunately, she will often forget to stay behind the wall and begin attacking the Troops in open space.

Upgrade Differences

  • At level 1 and 2, the Archer has pink hair and a quiver full of pink arrows.
  • A level 3 and 4, the Archer has purple hair and a quiver full of flaming arrows.
  • At level 5, the Archer has a green hood, pink hair, and a quiver full of lightning arrows.
  • At level 6, the Archer has purple hair that grows slightly longer, a tiara, and the arrows have purple fletchings. Her cape also turns from green to black.
  • At level 7, the Archer gains a small, purple crystal on her tiara. Her cape becomes lined with a gold fabric. Her arrows flame up whenever they are shot.
Preferred Target Attack Type Housing Space Training Time Movement Speed Attack Speed Barracks Level Required Range
None Ranged (Ground & Air) 1 25s 24 1s 2 3.5 tiles
Level Damage per Second Hitpoints Training Cost Research Cost Laboratory Level Required Research Time
1 7 20 50 N/A N/A N/A
2 9 23 80 50,000 1 12 hours
3 12 28 120 250,000 3 2 days
4 16 33 200 750,000 5 3 days
5 20 40 300 2,250,000 6 5 days
6 22 44 400 6,000,000 7 10 days
7 25 48 500 7,500,000 8 14 days