Anytime i come across a dead base in clash of clans, i’m also overjoyed because it’s so easy to loot and you get a ton of loot while using minimal troops like Barbarians & Archers only. Your army trains faster making you save up elixir and you rarely don’t even need to use spells. It’s a very good farming strategy.
Finding and raiding an abandoned base is the holy grail in Clash of Clans. It’s easier to raid and you will be able to grab tons of loot very easily. In fact, there are several myths around abandoned bases that made me write this guide – how to find dead bases, how they behave in the matchup algorithm, etc.
What Does Clash of Clans Dead Base Mean?
I know most of you know what they are, but I want to start at the beginning. A dead base is a base that is not played actively – this means the owner of the account just didn’t play for quite some time:
- Collectors & Mines still generate loot and are filled
- Traps are dead and not re-armed
- Inferno Tower, X-Bows and Eagle Artillery are not refilled
It is stated that a base that hasn’t been played for more than 57 hours is flagged dead in the system, but that’s something we will look at more closely in the last part about the matchup algorithm.
How To Identify Clash of Clans Dead Base?
There are several things you should look out for to know if a base is abandoned or not:
- No league badge
- Player is not in a clan
- Collectors & Mines are completely filled (or filled almost completely)
- Inactive defenses like xbows, inferno towers and Eagle Artillery
These four indicators will show you that this is an abandoned base, or let’s just call it a lucky punch!
The Mines & Collectors can be spotted very easily:
If you’re raiding TH10 and TH11 bases, you also might want to take a look at the Inferno Towers. If it looks like this you’re good to go:
How To Raid Dead Bases?
The easiest answer is sniping the Mines and Collectors with Archers, but in the end, you will need to use the troops you have in your pocket. If you’re not BARCHing right now, you might have totally different troops – and just farming abandoned bases is not a good idea (read more about that in the next chapter).
The best way is using your Heroes to get the outside Collectors and Mines easily and after a short regeneration time you will be able to continue raiding as usual.
If you’re pushing trophies right now you can account yourself lucky, because you just will make a raid that will not only give you tons of loot but also be easy to win:
- No defending Clan Castle Troops
- No (or almost no) armed Traps
- Hard defenses like xbows, inferno towers and eagle artillery are not active
Simply go for the base as you normally would.
Here are my dead base loot at Silver League I – III. Sometimes Bronze III is also good.