The Hog Rider is a popular and powerful dark troop in Clash of Clans, available for players from Town Hall 7 and beyond. With 11 levels to unlock, it’s a popular choice for players of all Town Hall levels.
At Town Hall 10 and higher, the Hog Rider is often paired with Miners to create a Hybrid Hog-Miner army combination that has received widespread acclaim within the Clash of Clans community.
This army combination is considered unstoppable and has become a favorite among experienced players.
Hog Riders love to target enemy defenses and will ignore any nearby enemy troops and heroes, even if under attack. They have a housing space of 5 and a fast movement speed of 24.
They can easily jump over walls and reach enemy defenses quickly. This makes them an excellent choice for wiping out the enemy’s defenses.
Hog Rider Max Levels
Hog Rider is unlocked at Town Hall 7 and has a certain max level at each Town Hall level. Following is the list containing max levels of Hog Riders for every Town Hall:
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 7 is level 2.
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 8 is level 4.
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 9 is level 5.
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 10 is level 6.
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 11 is level 7.
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 12 is level 9.
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 13 is level 10.
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 14 is level 11.
- Max level of Hog Rider at Town Hall 15 is level 12.
Hog Rider Upgrade Cost & Upgrade Time
|Level||Upgrade Cost (Dark Elixirs)||Upgrade Time||Town Hall|
|4||16,000||1 day, 6 hours||8|
|6||43,000||3 days, 12 hours||10|
|7||70,000||5 days, 6 hours||11|
|11||305,000||16 days, 6 hour||14|
How to use Hog Riders effectively
Hog Riders can deal a considerable amount of damage per second, but their hitpoints are relatively low. They are particularly vulnerable to certain defenses such as Giants Bombs, Bomb Towers, and Wizard Towers.
If you’re a Town Hall 9 or higher, a successful Hog Rider attack requires a strategic approach.
The key is to first clear out as many defenses as possible with a Queen Charge attack. It’s recommended to take out those pesky Bomb Towers and Wizard Towers, which can quickly decimate your Hog Riders.
By prioritizing the removal of these defenses, you’ll be able to give your Hog Riders the best chance of success.
As you progress to Town Hall 12 and beyond, the Town Hall’s signature weapons – the Giga Tesla and Giga Inferno – can pose a serious risk to your Hog Riders.
These defenses can deal a huge amount of damage, wiping out your troops in an instant. To avoid falling victim to them, it’s advisable to take a strategic approach.
One effective strategy is to use a Queen Charge attack or Siege Machines to take out the Town Hall before deploying your Hog Riders.
When attacking at Town Hall 8 and 7 with Hog Riders, your biggest concern will be the threat of double Giant Bombs. You can bring a Healing Spell along with your Hog Riders.
The Healing Spell can come in handy to restore your Hog Riders’ health in case they encounter a Giant Bomb explosion.
Since Hog Riders are usually deployed in mass at these Town Hall levels, you should try to keep them healthy and alive as they deal their devastating blows.
Another thing to keep in mind is the possibility of enemy Clan Castle troops, which can easily wipe out your Hog Riders.
Consider using a Poison Spell to neutralize them before deploying your Hog Riders or use some of your own troops to lure the enemy’s castle troops before launching a full attack.
By taking these precautions, you can achieve good results with your Hog Rider attacks.