Clash of Clans has finally released the first sneak peek of the May 2017 update and we will be seeing some new spell levels along with some balance changes for this update. Here’s a full list of the balance changes that will be coming for the May update in Clash of Clans!
Clash of Clans May Update Balance Changes
NEW: Clone Spell level 5 (Town Hall 11) • Clone Spell levels 1-5 clone capacity increased • Clone Spell level 3 now available at Town Hall 10
Weak Clone Spells are underwhelming, especially at Town Hall 10, so we’ve unlocked more cloning capacity. The newest Clone Spell reaches 40 capacity, letting you get 8 Balloons or even 2 Dragons per spell!
NEW: Freeze Spell level 6 (Town Hall 11)
When facing off against the Eagle Artillery, every second of a Freeze Spell counts. The newest level helps to give your troops the time they need.
NEW: Heal Spell level 7 (Town Hall 10)
The utility of Heal Spells becomes quite limited against the heal-blocking effects of the Inferno Tower. A new level will help make those healing opportunities more compelling.
7th Gold Mine and Elixir Collector now available at Town Hall 9 (was 10)
Resources are tight on Town Hall 9, so giving earlier access to these collectors will help ease the grind.
Bomb damage increased
This highly important change ensures that one Bomb will always destroy a Wall Breaker of equal level.
Balloon attack rate increased
Balloons have enjoyed very high use rates since their latest “fast drop” balancing. This change doesn’t affect the speed of the fast drop or damage per second, but an increased attack rate means each bomb does less damage. This softens their initial attack, but makes follow-up attacks happen sooner.
Upgrade Time/Cost Discounts:
- Freeze Spell levels 1-5
- Clone Spell levels 1-5
- Heal Spell levels 4-5
May Update Balance Changes Analysis
So now that we know all the changes that will be happening, let’s discuss some of the big ones and what it will mean for the game. First off, clone spell is getting completely redone with a whole bunch of changes. There will be a new clone spell level unlocked at TH11, but the big change is that clone capacity will be increased. This means that there will be more cloned troops available within a clone spell.
There will also be two new spell levels with the heal and freeze spell. Freeze desperately needed a new level at Town Hall 11 because of the Eagle Artillery, while adding a level 7 heal at TH10 will help with popularity there when heals aren’t used much after TH9.
The change that I am most excited about (being a maxed out Town Hall 9) is the addition of the 7th gold mine and elixir collector at TH9. Honestly, I don’t think this change needed to happen, but it will be nice getting some extra loot from your village each morning.
That just about wraps it up for this round of balance changes in the May 2017 update in Clash of Clans! I’m super excited to finally be seeing some action from the developer team and I’m also excited to see what else is in store for us in the rest of this update. Thanks for reading and comment down below what you think about these changes!
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