Clash Of Clans December Update Balance Changes Lower TH11 Difficulty

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Clash Of Clans' December update brings many balance changes to Town Hall 10 and 11. Several troop buffs have been added to keep new players alive. Clash Of Clans is available now on Android and iOS. Supercell

Clash Of Clans ’ December update adds dozens of balance tweaks that aim to make higher Town Hall levels more accessible to new players. In other words, Supercell is tired of folks who feel comfortable sticking to Town Hall 8 or 9.

To make those top tiers more bearable for newcomers, troop HP amd housing limits have increased, while overall elixir costs have decreased. Read the full patch notes below.


Golem: HP has been adjusted

  • Level 1: 4,500 HP -> 5,100 HP
  • Level 2: 5,000 HP -> 5,400 HP
  • Level 3: 5,500 HP -> 5,700 HP

Lava Hound: HP has been adjusted

  • Level 1: 5,700 HP -> 6,100 HP
  • Level 2: 6,200 HP -> 6,500 HP
  • Level 3: 6,700 HP -> 6,800 HP

Giant: HP has been adjusted

  • Level 5: 670 HP -> 720 HP
  • Level 7: 1,100 HP -> 1,220 HP
  • Level 8: 1,260 HP -> 1,440 HP

Miner: Housing space increased from 5 to 6 per troop

Barbarian King & Archer Queen

  • Five new levels max each troop at level 50. Previous level costs have been adjusted to reflect the changes.
  • Barbarian King Dark Elixir costs here, and Archer Queen Dark Elixir costs here

Inferno Towers: The effect that prevents healing while getting damage from towers has been removed.

Walls: 25 additional wall pieces can be upgraded to level 12. This brings the grand total to 125.

Army Camps: Can now be upgraded to level 9.

X-Bow: DPS has been  tweaked

  • Level 2: 70 DPS -> 60 DPS
  • Level 3: 90 DPS -> 80 DPS
  • Level 4: 100 DPS -> 90 DPS


Supercell has designed every change coming to the main village in the December update to ensure new arrivals at Town Hall 10 and 11 can stay alive for longer periods of time. This buff should also make it more likely for Clash Of Clans’ best players to score a three-star victory. The changes make a lot of sense at face value, but it will be interesting to see how they play out in action. Developers recently expressed interest in pushing more players toward Town Hall 11 before increasing the cap to Town Hall 12. This month’s balancing is a direct reflection of that plan.

This news arrives alongside Thursday’s explanation of the new Clan Games feature. Like the Clan Chest in Clash Royale, Clan Games require clans to work together across the game’s various modes to claim loot rewards. Magic items and a suspicious blue caravan have also been teased, but their use is not yet known.

Clash Of Clans is available now on Android and iOS. A release date for the December update has not been announced, but considering we’re getting deep into December, we expect deployment to be pretty soon.

What are your thoughts on the balance changes in the next update? Are you tempted to upgrade your Town Hall? Tell us in the comments section!

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