I have recently been getting questions about Wizards in Clash of Clans and how good they really are. With 15 different types of troops at your disposal in the game, it is very important to know which troops are good and which troops are not.
When it comes to wizards, or all troops in Clash of Clans for that matter, it really depends on how you want or need to use them. Depending on what you are looking for, any troop could be good or bad!
How Good Are Wizards?
In Clash of Clans, Wizards have a training cost of 1500 elixir for a single level 1 troop which takes up 4 housing spaces. If you ask me, that is a lot of elixir for one troop! Worth it? Maybe. They can seek out both ground and air enemies which is a great plus! When using some troops such as the barbarian, air enemies can absolutely kill you. See below for an idea of how wizards strength grows as you level them up! With all of that said, how good are wizards for attacking and defending?
Wizards While Attacking
Wizards can actually attack over walls which makes them a force to be wreckened with when attacking enemy players. They can even take quite a bit of damage from enemy troops as you can see from the progression guide above. A level 1 wizard has 75 hit points and if you level it up to 6, you are sitting with 164 hit points. This gives each wizard a few hits before he is destroyed. A great strength of wizards is clearing out Clan Castle troops. Deploying a few wizards after these troops have engaged you can save your attack from failing.
Normally a good strategy when using wizards to attack is to make them a second or third line of offense. Deploy the troops that can take a bunch of damage first, such as giants, and follow them with your wizards. Spreading them out a bit will save them from suffering a terrible death to the death traps and bombs which they are very vulnerable to! All in all, if you use wizards correctly when attacking, they are a great troop and well worth the elixir! Here is a video where I use wizards as my second line of offense!
Wizards For Defense
Using wizards for defense in Clash of Clans is a great strategy! Why? Because their hit points are so high and they can attack enemies over walls. Another great thing here is that when enemy troops see a wizard, they will automatically turn to kill him even if they have to go through a wall to do so!
Wizards also have what we call a splash component which allows them to damage multiple enemies at once. This makes them very effective against troops such as Goblins, Archers and Barbarians.
So are wizards a good troop in Clash of Clans? I would say one of the best! What do you think? Do you use wizards for attacking and defense? How do they work?