Town Hall 8’s best attack in war for Clash of Clans is definitely hog riders and heal. This will obliterate all TH8s if done correctly. Today I’m going to tell you the best TH8 hog army composition and give some strategy for three starring with hogs at Town Hall 8!
Hog Rider Army Composition
Army composition is important for any army, but it is super important when regarding your hog army at TH8. You can’t bring too much hogs or you won’t have enough clean up troops, while at the same time, you can’t bring too little or you won’t be able to get through all the defenses. Here is a great army composition for 3 starring with hog riders:
Now obviously, you have the hogs for your main offensive attack. The clan castle should also be filled with level 6 hogs, but if you don’t have max players in your clan, level 5 will do nicely. The barbarian king and wizards are purely for clean up once your hogs have cleared away most of the defenses. Some of the archers and all the barbarians are for helping clear the clan castle out. Some of those archers should also be used for clean up mixed in with your wizards.
For spells, heals always have the best synergy with hogs. Drop your heals whenever a group of hogs is getting low on health. The poison spells are meant for the clan castle. If you manage to kill all the troops with only one spell, then clearing a skeleton trap with a poison spell is always a good option.
Luring the Clan Castle
Whenever using hog riders, the clan castle troops must be lured or else they will completely tear apart your hog as they try to take out defenses. The best way to lure the clan castle out? Drop 2 hogs on the defense nearest to the clan castle!
Make sure that all the troops are out of the castle. The count should be 25 troop space.
Once the troops are out of the castle, start placing either one barbarian or archer in the corner of the base where you want the kill to happen. Once the troops are in the corner, play your poison spell(s) and place an occasional barbarian and/or archer to keep the troops in the poison spell radius.
Once that all these troops are killed, you can start your main attack with the hogs without worrying about them being killed.
No Need to Take Care of the King
With a hog rider attack, you have no need to worry about taking out the opposing barbarian king. While it might see daunting, it is too slow to really do much damage to your fast moving hogs.
The hogs will blow right by the king while taking minimum damage. Focus your resources on killing the clan castle troops.
Precision Hogs on Defenses
Now that all the beginnings to this attack are out of the way, you can focus on the important part: hog placement. You want to play 4-5 hogs per defense on the outside of the base, slowly working in a counterclockwise circle with precision hog placement.
Once you get a side of the base, move to another side. However, you should only attack from 2 sides max; more than 2 makes it hard to group your hogs and make good heal spell placements.
Now that all of your hogs are attacking the sides and moving toward the core of the base, it’s time to start thinking about playing your heal spells.
Heal Spells on the Groups
When you use your heal spells, you want to try to heal as many hogs at lowest health possible. Also, you want to predict your heal spells for where the hogs will be, not where they were. This will let the hogs be in the spell for as long as possible and allow them to survive longer deeper into the base.
While you should try to heal your hogs while they are in the middle of the base, the best possible time to heal your hogs is when they hit a giant bomb. The GBs will take your hogs down to a low health but a heal spell will completely counter it and keep all the hogs who hit the bomb alive and back at full health.
With great heal spell placement, you can easily three star a base. Just try not to overlap your spells and your hogs will get the maximum heal possible.
Begin Deploying Back-Up
Your final step to a hog rider three star at TH8 is to clean up the buildings that your hogs have missed. Once your hogs are midway through the base, start playing your wizards and remaining archers in the back of the base to start killing some resource buildings. Time is often an issue with hog raids, so you want to start this as soon as possible.
Also, once your hogs are finished with all the defenses, they will begin to hit other buildings that aren’t defenses. This is why it is important to have as many hogs as possible left by the end of your attack. 10 hogs can completely demolish what is left of a base.
So that wraps it all up for the TH8 hog strategy guide for three starring! I hope that you guys enjoyed this Clash of Clans guide and can now use hog riders as a killer strategy in war. Thanks for reading and come back soon for more Clash of Clans strategy attack guides!
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