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Ninjas Guide to Dark Elixir for TH7 and TH8

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I figure I would make a new guide for TH7 and TH8. I am currently just got TH9 and am at the begining of it. I am following my upgrade guide found here (http://forum.supercell.net/showthrea...grade-Strategy) Please post if you like that one to. 

Hopefully this is in the correct section, if not I expect somebody to move it.

NOTE: This guide will not work for everybody. If you read this guide it should help you understand what to do a little better.

My dark elixir upgrades are as follows: 
At th7 I maxed barb king level 5, minions level 2
At th8 I maxed barb king level 10, minions level 4
Just got th9, got archer queen, and upgraded to level 2.
I skipped hog riders for a while as they were bad, and I did not use them. In retrospect if I had more time playing I would have maxed hog riders, valks, and golems at th8. It is a playtime decision that I did not, and moved on to th9. I made sure to max my barb king and minions at each th level. Before I go to th10 my dark elixir troops/heros will be maxed.

I am now TH9 so if you visit me at Reddit Juliet: Strikeninja4787 if you might be wondering what is going on.

Ok so you might be wondering now, what did I use, what trophy count, etc... 

Kinda long read, but I tried to make it as detailed as possible with what I did. Sorry in advance about spelling and grammar. 

I will try and keep this updated as much as possible with any questions asked. I currently work full time, and studying for CPA exams. (google it). Best way to get your base looked at by me or any questions is to post and pm me.

A lot of people asked me if I can make videos of this. I can not make them.

EVERY SECTION HAS BEEN UPDATED EVEN IF YOU HAVE READ MY GUIDE BEFORE

CONTENTS:
1. Trophy Count 
2. Base setup
3. Army Composition
4. Upgrades
5. Actually getting all the dark elixir available
6. GOALS OF Dark Elixir Raiding
7. WHY only TH8-TH10 bases?
8. Why not TH8 bases for TH7?
9. Oh a TH8-TH10 attacked me and owned my base
10. I can't find a good base to raid
11. The resource graphics bug
12. Picture of my base with traps/teslas
13. Keeping your Dark elixir 

14. Maintaining Trophies 

15. Facing the new defenses with updates 

16. Does this guide work for TH9-10 as well? 

17. People who have gave input for ideas to improve the guide 

18. If I had to do everything again, what would I do differently? 

18. Questions people ask 


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1. Trophy Count


TH7: I have found that many th9s with dark elixir worth raiding reside at 1500+ cups. I would ONLY raid th9 people. I do this for good reason. That reason is because if a TH9 decides oh I want to revenge raid me, they get a 50% resource penalty. I would also attack TH10 bases WITHOUT INFERNO TOWERS (this will be explained in much detail later)

TH8: While I tried the same trophy range as TH7, it did not do so well. I have found 1650+ cups is a good range for bases with constant 1000 or more dark elixir. I would attack Other th8, th9, and TH10 people WITHOUT INFERNO TOWERS.

2. Base setup

TH 7: You need to have maxed defenses (I do mean everything!!) and at least level 6 walls (pink walls). This is because while you will be raiding th9, there also many th8s and th9 that will raid you regularly. They all have/should have level 5 wall breakers which can 1 shot gold walls. Many revenge raids I have been hit with everything and the base still holds up. It makes me laugh when people dont break even on my base. My town hall 7 base is shown below.

Also maxed mortars can 1 shot level 5 archers, but most town hall 9s have level 6 archers which will take 2 shots.

You can view my base at reddit juliet name is strikeninja4787. Only thing that i switched was my dark elixir storage and barb king. I have found that people come in from the right or left mostly. The goal here is to protect your dark elixir st

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12:13 am, December 18, 2013 I figure I would make a new guide for TH7 and TH8. I am currently just got TH9 and am at the begining of it. I am following my upgrade guide found here (http://forum.supercell.net/showthrea...grade-St [..] View

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