Clash of Clans X-Bow Summary
- The X-Bow is unlocked at Town Hall 9.
- The X-Bow is a rapid-firing turret that is must be loaded with Elixir in order to function. The X-Bow can be configured to target ground units only (at a range of 14 tiles) or both ground and air units (at a range of 11 tiles).
Clash of Clans X-Bow Defensive Strategy
- Because the X-Bow deals significant and fast damage, it is ideal to place it towards the middle and core of your base. This way any attacker will have to fight through several structures and other defenses in order to take down the X-Bow.
- The X-Bow shoots very rapidly, but each shot causes only a relatively small amount of damage. It’s ideal to support it with stronger defenses (such as Mortars or Wizard Towers) so it can quickly take out your enemies.
- The dominance of Balloon and Minion oriented attacks at in both Clan Wars and regular raids makes it ideal to keep X-Bows set to Air and Ground in both farming and war bases.
- Always be sure to refill your X-Bow with Elixir. An unloaded X-Bow will not defend your base and it is also a good indicator that your base may be abandoned which will encourage others to raid you.
Clash of Clans X-Bow Offensive Strategy
- The X-Bow’s only real weaknesses is when it is set to ground-only mode (you can tell this by the way it is angled. If it is horizontal to the ground, it can target ground troops only making it vulnerable to air attacking units. If it is tilted up, then it can attack both ground and air units).
- Low hitpoint units such as Barbarians, Archers and Wizards will get destroyed rather quickly by X-Bows. It is important to use a high hitpoint meat shield such as a Giant, P.E.K.K.A or Golem to tank the X-Bow.
- In TH9 attacking, it’s ideal to try to funnel troops so they destroy the X-Bows early on.
- Attacking players can see if the defender’s X-Bow is loaded or not. Currently there is no way to tell exactly how much Elixir it has left, but a player can visually tell when it is empty. When it is loaded, you will see a small box containing what appears to be small Elixir bolts. An unloaded X-Bow will be lacking the box, and the bowstring will be missing (see image above).
- Attacking players can also see if the X-Bow is set to ground-only or both ground and air. Take advantage of ground-only X-Bows and send in air units to destroy it first. Typically if X-Bows are set to ground, an attack that combines Lava Hounds and Balloons will usually get 3 stars.
- An X-Bow that is empty is completely useless and will not fire. It still must be destroyed to achieve 100% destruction, and the path of troops that preferentially attack defenses (Giants, Balloons, Hog Riders, and Golems) will be affected by the location of an empty X-Bow.
- X-Bows will always be loaded in defending Clan War bases.
Clash of Clans X-Bow Upgrade Differences
- When initially constructed, the X-Bow consists of a huge crossbow-like structure mounted on a base made of light-colored wood. It has small black stones on the corners of the base. At this level, the X-Bow shoots Purple Bolts.
- At level 2, the X-Bow base gains gilded legs and rotational mount. It appears to have gold spikes on the corners. At this level, the X-Bow shoots Gold Bolts.
- At level 3, the X-Bow base becomes solid black with large black spikes on each corner. At this level, the X-Bow shoots Dark Blue Bolts.
- At level 4, the X-Bow base becomes golden and the large spikes on each corner turn red, like they are glowing with heat. At this level, the X-Bow shoots Orange Bolts.
Clash of Clans X-Bow Statistics
|Town Hall Level||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
|Level||Damage Per Second||Damage per Shot||Hitpoints||Cost To Load||Cost||Build Time||Experience Gained||Town Hall Level Required||Shot Color|
|3||75||9.6||2,300||70,000||7,000,000||14 days||1,099||9||Dark Blue|
|Range||Attack Speed||Damage Type||Unit Type Targeted||Number of Rounds||Size|
|14||0.128s||Single Target||Ground||1,500||3×3 tiles|
|11||0.128s||Single Target||Ground & Air||1,500||3×3 tiles|