If you wonder what troop to upgrade first as a Town Hall 13, this article is for you. This extensive article will cover upgrade priority for troops at Town Hall 13. As a TH13, you must know the proper upgrade order for your troops to succeed in wars.
This upgrade priority is based on the current meta and can be changed depending on the nerf or buff of new troops. Every troop has a different upgrade priority calculated based on its usefulness.
Note: Siege Machines should be your last priority if you are in a good generous clan that likes to donate. They are a waste of resources and time if your clan members can donate them to you.
Luckily, there are no new levels for Barbarians and Goblins at Town Hall 13. You can turn any one of them into Super Troop to farm resources. I would recommend using Super Barbarians because they won’t let you drop in trophies when using them.
Electro Dragon is an extreme beast, and even after multiple nerf, this troop still dominates top attack strategies. Electro Dragon deals chain damage to numerous targets, reducing its damage on every jump. Electro Dragon has a good amount of health and deals tons of damage.
Electro Dragon gets one new level at TH13, taking it to level 4. Electron Dragon should be your priority as a TH13 because it is easy to use and can be used on almost any base type.
Electro Dragon to level 4 upgrade cost: 12,000,000 Elixir
Electro Dragon to level 4 upgrade time: 12 days
The Healer has been a key ingredient of Queen Charge attacks for years. The Healer is one of the troops that still gets used even after many nerfs. A well-upgraded Healer will help keep your Queen alive, so you should upgrade her as soon as possible.
Healer to level 6 upgrade cost: 9,800,000 Elixir
Healer to level 6 upgrade time: 10 days, 12 hours
Yeti is a strong defense and offense troop. Yetis deal splash damage and deploy Yetimites every few seconds. Yeti is widely used by many Clash of Clans players. Yeti gets a new level at Town Hall 13. Yeti adds a good value to attack strategies which is why we need to prioritize it.
Yeti to level 3 upgrade cost: 11,200,000 Elixir
Yeti to level 3 upgrade time: 12 days
Hog Rider and Miners are popular a combination that can be used to 3-star other Town Hall 13s. Hog Rider is a high-priority troop because you will need them for some Town Hall 13 bases.
Hog Rider to level 10 upgrade cost: 210,000 Dark Elixir
Hog Rider to level 10 upgrade time: 12 days
As mentioned above, Miners are being widely teamed up with Hog Riders right now. You should upgrade your Miner right after Hog Rider because these troops work great together. The Miner can be upgraded to level 7 as a Town Hall 13.
Miner to level 7 upgrade cost: 10,000,000 Elixir
Miner to level 7 upgrade time: 11 days, 18 hours
Balloon has always been a high-priority troop at every Town Hall level. You can use them with any attack strategy, and they will produce promising results. Balloons can be used to clean up extra defenses on the edges of the base, or they can be used as Air Bomb tanks for Healers or other air troops.
Balloon can be upgraded to level 9 at Town Hall 13. You should work on them as soon as possible so they can last longer in battles.
Balloon to level 9 upgrade cost: 10,500,000 Elixir
Balloon to level 9 upgrade time: 12 days
Lava Hound used to be the highest priority troop in the past because of its usefulness at lower Town Hall levels; then, it went down the priority list because of the nerfs. Lava Hound was buffed in recent updates and is back in the game now.
Lava Hound can be maxed at Town Hall 13. Upgrading your Lava Hound will give you more variety in your clan war attacks.
Lava Hound to level 6 upgrade cost: 200,000 Dark Elixir
Lava Hound to level 6 upgrade time: 12 days
Headhunter likes to engage enemy Heroes, making her extremely useful in every attack strategy. They can be used to take out enemy heroes as the first step of your attack. The HeadHunter’s cards activate a poison spell effect that slows down their target. Headhunter can be maxed out at Town Hall 13.
Headhunter to level 6 upgrade cost: 180,000 Dark Elixir
Headhunter to level 6 upgrade time: 12 days
Dragon is one of the oldest troops in the game and has been used for years in multiple attack strategies. Dragon received a lot of buffs in recent updates, which increased their upgrade priority points.
Dragon is extremely easy to use and is the right troop for you if you are not very good at hybrid attack strategies. Dragon gets a new level at Town Hall 13 that makes them a useful addition to your offense power.
Dragon to level 8 upgrade cost: 11,000,000 Elixir
Dragon to level 8 upgrade time: 12 days
Dragon Rider can be teamed up with Dragons to get the best results out of your attack strategy. Unlike normal Dragon, Dragon Rider chooses to go for defense building. Dragon Rider has good health and deals a heavy amount of damage.
Dragon Riders are used in multiple attack strategies with both normal Dragons and Electro Dragons. You should work on your Dragon Rider after upgrading the normal Dragon.
Dragon Rider to level 2 upgrade cost: 12,000,000 Elixir
Dragon Rider to level 2 upgrade time: 11 days, 2 hours
Invisibility Spell is an extremely useful elixir spell that can be used in any attack strategy. Invisibility Spells can make everything invisible within a radius for a few seconds. Though hard to execute properly, every Clash of Clans player should learn to use this spell. Invisibility Spell can be maxed out at Town Hall 13.
Invisibility Spell to level 4 upgrade cost: 11,300,000 Elixir
Invisibility Spell to level 4 upgrade time: 11 days, 18 hours
Recall Spell gets unlocked at Town Hall 13 and can be upgraded to level 2. Recall Spell is a new and pretty useful spell that can be a valuable addition to your attack strategies. Recall Spell can help you in fixing the funnel of your Queen Charge attack.
Recall Spell to level 2 upgrade cost: 7,500,000 Elixir
Recall Spell to level 2 upgrade time: 11 days, 12 hours
Clone Spell is another widely used spell in Clash of Clans. This spell can multiply the units within its radius and can prove to be a good addition to your attacks.
Clone Spell to level 6 upgrade cost: 9,000,000 Elixir
Clone Spell to level 6 upgrade time: 11 days, 6 hours
Bowler is a splash-damage troop and can be teamed up with other ground troops to produce good results. The Bowler throws a boulder that can target multiple defenses.
Bowler to level 5 upgrade cost: 210,000 Dark Elixir
Bowler to level 5 upgrade time: 11 days
The good old Golem gets a new level at Town Hall 13. You can use a Golem in any ground strategy you like. Golems can be used to distract defenses and have massive health. On death, a Golem deploys Golemites which are mini Golems with a fair amount of health.
Golem to level 10 upgrade cost: 200,000 Dark Elixir
Golem to level 10 upgrade time: 12 days
The Poison Spell is a high-priority dark spell. Poison Spell can be used in any attack strategy to get rid of heroes and Clan Castle troops.
Poison Spell to level 11 upgrade cost: 195,000 Dark Elixir
Poison Spell to level 11 upgrade time: 11 days, 18 hours
PEKKA can be maxed out at Town Hall 13. PEKKA has always been used in a lot of different attacking strategies. PEKKA’s upgrade priority increased recently because of the buffs she received in recent updates.
PEKKA to level 9 upgrade cost: 10,500,000 Elixir
PEKKA to level 9 upgrade time: 11 days, 6 hours
With the addition of the Siege Machines, Wall Breaker’s upgrade priority went a little down. You can still move him two steps up if you want. You can upgrade Wall Breaker before Poison Spell if you want to.
Wall Breaker to level 9 upgrade cost: 10,000,000 Elixir
Wall Breaker to level 9 upgrade time: 11 days
Wizards are widely used for creating funnels. Wizards can clean up the extra buildings on the edges of the base before you initiate your war attack. Wizard deals a heavy amount of damage. If you plan on using Super Wizards in your war attacks, you can move Wizards up in your priority list and upgrade them right after you are done with the Invisibility Spell.
Wizard to level 10 upgrade cost: 10,500,000 Elixir
Wizard to level 10 upgrade time: 11 days
Another good troop for creating a funnel. Baby Dragons are widely used in Clan Castles to defend the base or to clean up the extra buildings on the edges of war bases.
Baby Dragon to level 7 upgrade cost: 9,000,000 Elixir
Baby Dragon to level 7 upgrade time: 10 days, 12 hours
Minion is a good clean-up troop used in multiple attack strategies like LavaLoon or Mass Drag. Minions will quickly destroy the remaining buildings when all the defenses have been taken care of by the main troops.
Minion to level 9 upgrade cost: 188,000 Dark Elixir
Minion to level 9 upgrade time: 11 days, 12 hours
Valkyrie has dropped heavily in the upgrade priority list due to its poor health. Valkyrie isn’t used much in the game right now. You should upgrade them after you are done with the important troops.
Valkyrie to level 8 upgrade cost: 195,000 Dark Elixir
Valkyrie to level 8 upgrade time: 12 days
You are able to request the desired Siege Machine you want to use, so that is why they are at the bottom of the upgrade priority list. Upgrade whatever Siege Machines you like the most. All of them work great.
All available Siege Machines to level 4 upgrade cost: 10,500,000 Elixir
All available Siege Machines to level 4 upgrade time: 12 days
The reason for Jump Spell being so down on the priority list is the inclusion of the Siege Machines in the game. Jump Spell would be a waste of spell space if you have a wall-wrecking Siege Machine in your army.
Jump Spell to level 4 upgrade cost: 9,000,000 Elixir
Jump Spell to level 4 upgrade time: 11 days, 6 hours
Healing Spell is not very popular these days though you can pair it up with your Hog-Miner attack strategy to heal your troops.
Healing Spell to level 8 upgrade cost: 10,500,000 Elixir
Healing Spell to level 8 upgrade time: 12 days
Skeleton Spell is sometimes used to take out enemy heroes if they are away from splash-damage buildings. Skeleton Spell can also be used to distract important defense buildings.
Skeleton Spell to level 7 upgrade cost: 187,000 Dark Elixir
Skeleton Spell to level 7 upgrade time: 11 days, 6 hours
After we are done with everything, it’s time to work on our poor old Giants. Giants can still be used as a replacement for Golem in your dreams. 😉
Giant to level 10 upgrade cost: 10,000,000 Elixir
Giant to level 10 upgrade time: 11 days, 6 hours