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Army Camp

Army Camp
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“Your troops are stationed in Army Camps. Build more camps and upgrade them to muster a powerfularmy.”
Army Camp1 Army Camp2 Army Camp3 Army Camp4
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Army Camp5 Army Camp6 Army Camp7 Army Camp8
Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8


  • The Army Camp takes up a 5×5 space, making it the largest structure in the game.
  • They continue to function even when they are being upgraded, allowing you to keep your armies at full capacity at all times.
  • Troops in the army camp do not act like Clan Castle Troops, as they do not defend your village during siege.
  • In the Halloween update, Troops would not die/disappear even after one’s camps are destroyed. Due to people’s support towards keeping this feature, Supercell has made it permanent. Now Troopsinside the camp, even if destroyed, don’t perish.
  • The Army Camp is where your troops go when they’re done training. Most troops will take up more than one space (Barbarians, Archers, and Goblins do only take up one space though). Upgrading and building more Army Camps allow more troops to be stored, allowing higher chances of victory in raids.
  • The maximum amount of housing space you can have for your Troops is 240 (4 Army Camps x 60 spaces). This increases to 275 if you include the extra 35 in a fully upgraded Clan Castle.
  • The Barbarian King does not take up space in the Army Camps; neither does the Archer Queen. Both Heroes either patrol the village or sleep on their own Altar.
  • You should not surround your Army Camps with Walls, as they do not need protecting. Also, the Army Camps occupy a lot of space (5 x 5). More walls are needed to contain them when the extra wallscan be used to surround defensive buildings that are already inside the wall, strengthening the defense.
  • It is always preferable to initially build all available Army Camps, and then upgrade the lowest-level ones first. Every time you upgrade (except upgrading to level 2) the camp only gains 5 more housing space and it costs more elixir the more you upgrade. The next level is at least 2.5 times more expensive than the one before it.
  • Army Camps have a significant amount of health so keeping them in range of a defense (though not inside walls) is a wise strategy. The attacking Troops will spend a considerable amount of time destroying the Army Camps, allowing defensive buildings ample time to fire shots on them. Their physical size is also an advantage as well, as even after enemy troops have destroyed the Army Camp they still have several tiles to traverse to their next target.
  • The Army Camps can still hold troops while they are upgrading.
  • Clan Castle troops do not go into the Army Camp when donated and do not take housing space in the Army Camp.


  • The only significant visual change the Army Camp undergoes is at level 7.
    • When initially constructed, the Army Camp is a large open grassy area with a cooking fire in the center.
    • At level 2, a bare spit appears over the fire.
    • At level 3, a carrot appears on the spit.
    • At level 4, the carrot is replaces with a chicken/turkey.
    • At level 5, the chicken/turkey is replaced with a pig.
    • At level 6, the pig is replaced with a cow.
    • At level 7, the spit and food disappear. Instead, the cooking fire is surrounded by large black rocks with sharp edges.
    • At level 8, the black rocks glow bright red and it has a slight glow around the rocks.


  • As of the 2012 Halloween Update, Troops will not perish if camp is destroyed in battle. You know a base is inactive if the Army Camp is within Walls.
  • Although the Army Camp contains food in most upgrades (levels 3-6) it doesn’t have any effect on the Army Camp and it never gets eaten.
  • It is known that a bunch of people have hacked the game, and have gained the ability to build Goblin Huts. Some of these act as army camps, providing the same space as a level 1 army camp (20). It is unknown how this was done.
  • When you move your Army Camp, any Troops there will wait until it is placed in its new position, at which time they will move towards the place where you put it.
  • When you are raiding another player’s village, you cannot see the enemy Troops in the Army Camps.
  • For the amount of squares they occupy (5×5) the Army Camp has relatively low health.
  • When a Troop finishes training, a puff of smoke appears in the Army Camp that the Troop will go to.
  • When your Army Camps are full they will display a full sign on top.
  • As of the 16 September, 2014 update, you can now dismiss any troops from the Army Camps, but the troop cost is not refunded.


  • Icon Info– Pressing this icon displays information about the Army Camp such as Level, Total Troop Capacity and Hitpoints.
  • Icon Upgrade– Pressing this icon upgrades the Army Camp to the next level if you have enough resources and a free Builder.  When the Army Camp is at maximum level this icon is not shown.
  • Icon FinishNow– Pressing this icon finishes an upgrade currently in progress by paying the displayed number ofGems.
  • Icon Cancel– Pressing this icon cancels the upgrade currently in progress.  This icon is only displayed while an upgrade is in progress.
Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number Available 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4




Level Troop Capacity Hitpoints Build Cost Elixir Build Time Experience Gained XP Town Hall Level Required
1 20 250 250 5 minutes 17 1
2 30 270 2,500 1 hour 60 2
3 35 290 10,000 3 hours 103 3
4 40 310 100,000 8 hours 169 4
5 45 330 250,000 1 day 293 5
6 50 350 750,000 3 days 509 6
7 55 400 2,250,000 5 days 657 9
8 60 500 6,750,000 10 days 929 10

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  1. Should I upgrade my army camps? Higher levels don’t hold any more troops.

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