The Miner is a popular troop in Clash of Clans that becomes available to players at Town Hall 10. It’s commonly used in both farming and war. It is often paired with Hog Riders to form the strong Hog-Miner hybrid attack strategy. This lethal combination can easily destroy certain base designs, making it an effective attack strategy for many players. What makes the Miner unique is its ability to dig underground tunnels, which allows it to bypass enemy defenses and reach its target quickly. This also means that it can avoid taking damage from defensive buildings until it reaches its target.
The Miner doesn’t have a favorite target and will go for the closest building. It occupies a housing space of 6 in your Army Camps and is one of the fastest troops in the game, with an impressive speed of 32. However, since it’s a ground-based troop, the Miner can only attack other ground-based targets, making enemy air troops its worst enemy.
Miner Max Levels
Miner is unlocked at Town Hall 10 and has a certain max level at each Town Hall. Miner has a total of 9 levels. Here is the list of Miner’s max levels at every Town Hall:
- Max level of Miner at Town Hall 10 is level 3.
- Max level of Miner at Town Hall 11 is level 5.
- Max level of Miner at Town Hall 12 is level 6.
- Max level of Miner at Town Hall 13 is level 7.
- Max level of Miner at Town Hall 14 is level 8.
- Max level of Miner at Town Hall 15 is level 9.
Miner Upgrade Cost & Upgrade Time
|Level||Upgrade Cost (Elixirs)||Upgrade Time||Town Hall|
|2||2,500,000||2 days, 4 hours||10|
|3||3,200,000||3 days, 12 hours||10|
|7||10,000,000||11 days, 18 hours||13|
How to use Miner effectively
The Miner is not only a powerful war troop, but it’s also equally valuable when it comes to farming resources. It has a training time of just 30 seconds which allows you to quickly fill your Army Camps with Miners in as little as 20 minutes, making them a top choice among resource farmers. Not only are they fast to train, but they also pack a punch in terms of damage per second and have a decent amount of hitpoints, making them ideal for taking out enemy resource collectors. With the ability to tunnel underground and move quickly across the battlefield, Miners can quickly reach their target, increasing your resource gains and enhancing your farming efficiency.
In clan wars, Miners are often paired with Hog Riders to form a devastating attack strategy. However, the success of this army combination depends heavily on the layout of the enemy base. Some layouts are designed specifically to counter Hog Riders and Miners, making it crucial to approach each attack with a well-thought-out plan.
To maximize their chances of success, players often begin this attack strategy with a Queen Charge, where the Archer Queen targets key defenses to make things easier for the Miners and Hog Riders. Additionally, players will often aim to take down the Town Hall early on in their attack, as its signature defense weapons (Giga Tesla and Giga Inferno) can prove to be a significant obstacle for both troops.
Town Hall 13 players can unlock the powerful Super Miner by upgrading their Miner to level 7. This troop is even stronger than its regular counterpart and has the added ability to deal death damage to its targets upon getting knocked out. Super Miners has a high damage per second that increases over time, similar to the Inferno Dragon. At the maximum level, a Super Miner can deal anywhere from 200 to 600 damage to its target, making it a strong addition to your deployment bar.
It is important to keep in mind that Super Miners come with a catch – they occupy a whopping 24 housing spaces, which is four times that of a regular Miner. This significant housing space requirement is the primary reason many players are hesitant to use them in their army compositions. Additionally, Super Miners have higher hitpoints and damage per second than regular Miners, but they take longer to train as a result. Nonetheless, for those willing to invest Dark Elixir and housing space, Super Miners can be a good addition to any army composition.