'Clash Of Clans' Update: Watch These Defense Strategy Tips For The New Anti-Air Sweeper [VIDEO]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 04, 2015 03:01 PM EDT

Clash of Clans doesn't often add entirely new defenses to the game, but when it happens the best methods of base building can be altered. The anti-air Sweeper pushes foes away from your base without dealing damage, so what's the best way to take advantage?

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The video below from YouTuber Clash With Ash shows off some base design ideas to make use of the Sweeper. The anti-air tower serves a very specific function, and given that it's not there to just dish out more damage like many structures, there are scenarios and locations that maximize its value.

Placing a Sweeper just anywhere won't hurt, but there are definitely going to be layouts that keep enemies away while allowing other defenses to deal damage better than others. The video describes three different methods of setting up the Sweeper: clustering air defenses opposite the Sweeper, luring attacks from the southwest with bomb fortifications, and guarding the north while making enemies go through more units in the south.

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The footage goes on to show replays of some different layouts, pointing out what works and what doesn't. There's a lot to take into account, and as the narration mentions, the developers spent thousands of hours playtesting any additions to see how it affects the gameplay. There's five and a half minutes of analysis to enjoy in the video, so check it out if you want to improve your game.

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