Hello Clashers. The gossiped Th16 is finally here along with lots of new features. Forget about your old tactics & strategies and use lots of new equipment to customize your heroes’ abilities that unlock Pandora’s box of new strategies. Merge those archer towers into one and crush multiple foes with the overwhelming might of a single archer tower. Meet the new pet who is shy to the limit where she turns invisible periodically along with her hero when she sees a crowd on the battlefield. A whole new adventure awaits you in COC with Town Hall 16.
Town Hall 16
Th15 now can be upgraded to TH16 unlocking a new troop – Root Rider, a new hero pet – Spirit Fox, two new merged buildings, and new levels for defenses, troops, pets & heroes. There are no changes to the Giga Inferno except the damage output and it has only one star, unlike Giga Inferno of TH15 & Giga Tesla of TH13 which has 5-star levels.
|TH16 Giga Inferno
|Damage Per Second
|Number of Targets
|Damage When Destroyed
|Poison Max Damage per Second
|Speed & Attack Rate Decrease
|Ground & Air
New Elixir Troop – Root Rider
Root Rider is a new Earth warrior who loves nature. She rides on a tough tree root which can easily smash high-level walls and targets only defenses. You can upgrade the barrack to Level 17 at TH15 to unlock Root Rider.
The following stats are of Root Rider Level 1. You can upgrade her in the lab to increase her HP & DPS.
|Damage per Second (DPS)
New Pet – Spirit Fox
Spirito Fox is a new pet with the ability Spirit Walk that turns itself & its hero invisible for a few seconds. It’s a passive ability and takes effect after every 5 seconds. Its stats are:
|Spirit Walk (Invisibility to Itself & Its Hero)
|3 Seconds (at Level 1)
|Within 4.5 Tiles of Hero
The Blacksmith is Here
The new COC update brings TH16 & new troops for max TH players and something new for TH8 & above players. The Blacksmith. You can build it at TH8. In it, you can unlock new equipment, customize your heroes’ abilities, and upgrade them.
Now, the hero’s previous abilities are divided into multiple abilities which are upgradable and switchable in the blacksmith. For instance, the Archer Queen’s ability to summon archers & become invisible are now two different abilities. Additionally, two new abilities are added such as the Giant Arrow which shoots a giant piercing arrow that crosses the entire village, and the Healer puppet which summons a flock of healers on Archer Queen.
Brand New Equipment to Customize Your Heroes’ Abilities
14 Common Equipment are introduced in the Clash of Clans, each granting a unique ability to your hero. Some equipment also grants secondary buffs such as increasing DPS & movement speed and recovering HP. You can equip two pieces of equipment with each hero. Below is the full list of all common equipment:
|Summons Rages Barbarians
|Cast Rage on Barbarian King
|Destroys Walls & Damages Buildings
|Heals HP with each attack
|Becomes Invisible and Enhances Her Attacks
|Shoots a Giant Arrow that Crosses the Entire Village
|Summons Healers that Heal the Queen
|Grand Warden and troops in range Become Immune
|Life Gem (Passive)
|Increases Max HP of Nearby Troops
|Heals Warden & Nearbly Troops
|Rage Gem (Passive)
|Increases Damage of Nearby Troops
|Recovers Royal Champion’s HP
|Throws Her Shield which Deals Damage to Multiple Defenses
There will also be Epic Equipment with powerful abilities & buffs that you can unlock in the upcoming special events. So, look forward to them.
Resources to Upgrade Equipment
Every piece of equipment is upgradable which enhances the heroes’ abilities. You can upgrade the common equipment to level 18 and epic equipment to level 27. But you will need new types of resources such as Shiny Ore, Glowy Ore, and Starry Ore.
|Where to Find
|Clan Wars & Star Bonuses
|Upgrade All Types of Equipment
|Clan Wars & Star Bonuses
|Upgrade High Level of Equipment
|Clans Wars & Special Events
|Upgrade Epic Equipment Beyond Certain Levels
New Merged Defenses – Ricochet Cannon & Multi-Archer Tower
With Clash of Clans TH16, Supercell introduced the merged defenses feature to strengthen the existing defense instead of buying a new defense. Currently, there are only two new defenses you can form by merging archer towers and cannons – Multi-Archer Tower and Ricochet Cannon.
Merging two cannons of the max level creates a ricochet cannon. You can have max 2 Ricochet cannons on TH16. When it shoots a cannonball at an enemy troop, it bounces from the first troop to the second, dealing massive damage to both.
Merging two archer towers of the max level creates a Multi-Archer Tower. It’s a single tower with three archers on top of it. If there are multiple enemies, then each archer targets a different troop, dealing damage to three targets simultaneously. If there is a single enemy, then all three archers will attack it together.
New Feature – Attack Your Own Base
How many times do you have to wait for someone of your level to test your new attack strategy or your new base? Not anymore. Supercell has added the feature to attack your own base via the friendly challenge. You can attack any of your bases, home village, war base, and builder base as well. Just tap on the Friendly challenge like you always do, select any of your bases, and challenge. Then you can attack on it as well.
Hero Potion Changes
Previously, the Hero potion was used to upgrade the heroes’ level by 5 levels for an hour. But it has been changed in this update. Now activating the hero potion increases the heroes’ & pets’ level to the max level allowed at your Town Hall level for an hour. It’s a very good potion evolution for rushed players like me whose heroes are of the low level at higher TH.