War Weight Calculator & Upgrade Priority for Clan Wars

War Weight Calculator & Upgrade Priority for Clan Wars

02/03/2017 News

Hello, everyone! I’m Doc Holliday from Clash Kings 2™ and I’m your huckleberry for all things Weight in Clash of Clans. Our understanding of Weight has allowed our Clan to win over 86% of all our Wars, with 300 wins and counting at the time of this writing.

Controlling your War Weight is how to get a good matchup in Clan Wars. Since Supercell just changed the way it calculates War Weight, it’s a good time to revisit the issue and share with you all the new data.

 

War Weight and Clan War Matchmaking Basics

Weight is simply the number value assigned by Supercell to all Troops, Spells, Heroes, Traps, Walls, and Defenses in Clash of Clans. Upgrading any of these items increases their Weight.

All Weight is not assigned equally. Each type of item has a different Weight, and the Weight of upgrading each item can change at each level.

The added Weight of every Troop, Spell, Hero, Trap, Wall and Defense in your Base is your Base Weight.

During War Search, Supercell adds up the Base Weight of everyone in your Clan who is participating in the War. This total is the War Weight. Supercell matches Clans against others of similar overall War Weight. This means the lower your Clan War Weight, the easier your War opponents will be.

Certain upgrades carry more added Weight than others. Upgrade a Freeze Spell once, and it will add more Weight than a possible 10 other upgrades combined.

Knowing the Weights allows us choose which upgrades to make, and when, based off the added Weight of each item.

By choosing to upgrade items with lower Weight first, your Base continues to grow strong without adding too much Weight until it is absolutely needed. Keeping your War Weight down prevents you from getting harder opponents during Clan Wars.

There are hardcore ways to engineer a Base like MiniMax or Defenseless Bases, but Supercell has recently made changes to counteract their effect. For a full discussion on that subject, check out this page.

Item Weights and Base Weight Calculator

In the following tables, you will see how much additional war weight each upgrade adds to your village (and also the cumulative worth of a defense).

The numbers in the chart below is the CUMULATIVE war weight.

Defenses War Weight

Level Cannon14 Archer Tower14 Mortar10 Air Defense8 Wizard Tower10 Hidden Tesla9
Level 1 100 100 450 50 450 100
Level 2 199 199 885 99 870 199
Level 3 297 297 1290 147 1260 297
Level 4 395 395 1665 195 1550 395
Level 5 491 491 2021 241 1841 491
Level 6 587 587 2326 287 2131 587
Level 7 680 681 2612 331 2321 681
Level 8 772 775 2867 375 2511 775
Level 9 862 868 3093 2702 868
Level 10 950 960 3289 2892
Level 11 1035 1050
Level 12 1118 1139
Level 13 1199 1227
Level 14 1279 1314
Level Air Sweeper6 Bomb Tower5 Xbow Ground5 Inferno Tower Single4 Eagle Artillery2  
Level 1 20 400 350 2950 5200  
Level 2 39 820 725 4650 10200  
Level 3 57 1260 1125 6100  
Level 4 75 1720 1526 7300  
Level 5 91 2201 1926  
Level 6 107  

Traps War Weight

Level Bomb info Giant Bomb info Spring Trap info Air Bomb info Seeking Air Mine info Skeleton Trap
Level 1 25 150 25 100 150 80
Level 2 49 299 51 199 299 159
Level 3 72 447 78 297 447 237
Level 4 95 595 107 395
Level 5 116 136
Level 6 137

War Weight of Troops

Level Barbarian info Archer info Giant info Goblin info Wall Breaker info Balloon info
Level 1 100 150 120 50 100 100
Level 2 200 300 240 100 200 200
Level 3 300 450 360 150 300 300
Level 4 390 590 510 195 399 420
Level 5 470 720 685 239 497 560
Level 6 541 841 886 283 595 760
Level 7 601 951 1111 325 1021
Level 8 1362
Level Wizard info Healer info Dragon info P Baby Dragon info Miner info
Level 1 150 180 170 120 150 225
Level 2 300 370 340 270 350 525
Level 3 450 570 510 450 600 900
Level 4 599 791 785 661 900 1350
Level 5 747 1235 1011 1251
Level 6 895 1715
Level 7 1041
Level Minion info Hog Rider info Valkyrie info Golem info Witch info Lava Hound info Bowler info
Level 1  120 120 100 170 1000 160 400
Level 2  240 250 230 340 2000 400 1000
Level 3  360 390 390 560 3800 750 1800
Level 4  475 540 580 830 1170
Level 5  585 740 791 1230
Level 6  690 990 1730
Level 7  791 1291

You can find a complete list of each item’s weight here.

We are also providing a Weight Calculator here that you can use to quickly enter your items and find out your total individual Base Weight.

Every item’s Weight is 100% accurate at the time of this writing. However, Supercell is constantly working to balance the game and the numbers may change unexpectedly. We will post any updates as soon as they are available.

Weighing Barracks and Spell Factories

Notice that the Spell Factory, Dark Spell Factory, Barracks, and Dark Barracks buildings carry no Weight.

However, any upgrade that unlocks a new Troop, Dark Troop, Spell, or Dark Spell will carry a Weight increase because of the new item unlocked.

The only time your Weight will not increase when you upgrade or add one of these items is when you don’t also unlock a new Troop, Dark Troop, Spell, or Dark Spell.

Quick Tips for Proper Upgrade Order in Clan Wars

  1. Your Army Camps, Laboratory, and Clan Castle have no Weight. Upgrading these as early as possible at each Town Hall level is common sense.
  2. The best value for the Weight added per upgrade is a tie between the Air Defense and the Air Sweeper. Bombs, Spring Traps, and Skeleton Traps are also superb values. Keep them all upgraded ASAP.
  3. Upgrade Point Defenses (Hidden Tesla, Archer Towers, etc.) over Splash Damage upgrades at all times. Often you can upgrade 6 or 7 Point Defenses for the same Weight added as 1 Splash Damage upgrade.
  4. The Freeze Spell, Witch, X-Bow, Inferno Towers, and Eagle Artillery are the 5 cautionary upgrades. Any purchase or upgrade of these 5 items will increase your Weight by a truly massive amount. They should never be purchased or upgraded until absolutely necessary.

Conclusion

Be smart about your upgrades! There is no point upgrading the Witch or the Freeze Spell if you don’t plan on using them yet. This is how you determine the upgrade priority for Clan Wars. Feel free to post any questions you may have and I will do my best to answer them promptly.

Source: All Clash