App Icon

Download our app now!

Download on the App Store
Ice Hound | House of Clashers | Clash of Clans News and Sneak Peeks

    Ice Hound

    New Ice Hound Explained: Ice Pups, Special Ability, Freeze Spell, Stats and Strategies!

    Free from all that lava-induced indigestion, the Ice Hound is ready to freeze the flow of battle. Chill out, or else.

    Lava Hound Explained

    The Ice Hound is a powered-up version of the regular Lava Hound.

    Compared to the regular troop, the Ice Hound has around 25% more Hit Points, uses 40 housing spaces instead of 30 and has the same movement speed.

    Upon death, the Ice Hound also breaks, but instead of Lava Pups, the Ice Hound deploys several Ice Pups. Both Ice Pups and Lava Pups have the exact same stats, but the Ice Pups are affected by the Special Ability.

    To balance this Super Troop, the Ice Hound releases fewer units when destroyed, 12 against 18, and makes slightly less damage per second, down to 15 from 20.

    Special Ability: Best Served Cold

    Attacks from Ice Hound and Pups slow down their enemies. Upon defeat, the Ice Hound freezes its surroundings.

    The Ice Hound Special Ability is what makes him very special and powerful, which as you can imagine, has some pretty cool freezing features.

    The first thing you will notice is that the Ice Hound slows down the enemies and defenses it attacks.

    Despite the fact of making slightly less damage per second, the Ice Hound can make more overall damage during its lifespan because of the freeze effect. As it slows down the Air Defenses, it has more time to destroy them.

    Upon death, the Ice Hound also has a freezing effect of 4.25 seconds, and this is huge! This works similar to the Ice Golem effect: once it dies, a Freeze Spell is dropped on the map.

    Upon death, the Ice Pups are also released. They don't have the death freeze effect, but they also slow down the defenses they are attacking. This is extremely useful as they don't have a preferred target of Air Defenses, so when released they will attack multiple defenses, slowing them down providing a huge offensive boost to your attack.

    It's important to notice that the Ice Hound and the Ice Pups also slow down enemy troops, including Heroes. This is quite important on defense, however, with 40 housing spaces we're not sure if it has a great value as a Clan Castle troop.

    Unlocking and Requirements

    To unlock the Ice Hound you must have at least a level 5 Lava Hound, which requires a Town Hall 12.

    The upgrade costs 25.000 Dark Elixir and lasts for 3 days.

    Strategies and Usage

    The most common uses of the Ice Hounds are similar to the Lava Hound: air attacks, especially the Lavaloon, an air attack that mixes Lava Hounds and Balloons.

    With a preferred target of Air Defenses, the best use of the Ice Hound is to distract them. They will always fly directly towards them, protecting the Balloons or other air troops from your attack. With its huge amount of hitpoints and the freeze effect on the defenses it attacks, it can take even more time for the Air Defenses to break the Ice Hound.

    Just as the Lava Hound, it works well with other air troops, such as the Electro Dragons and Dragons.

    However, it is still a base-specific troop, as it depends on the layout you are attacking. You still must avoid single Inferno Towers or they will get instantly destroyed.

    A slight difference from the Lava Hound is that you want them to be destroyed, more than ever, at the right time.

    It's already important for the Lava Hound to be destroyed on the right spot on the map, but with the Ice Hound, it is even more important. If you are using 40 housing spaces on a single troop, you must get all possible value from it, therefore the Ice Hound must explode on the right spot on the base to drop its Freeze Spell and deploy the Ice Pups.


    Attack RangeAttack SpeedBarrack LevelDonate CostFlying UnitGround TargetsHousing SpaceFavorite TargetSpeedTraining TimeTriggers TrapsUpgrade Resource
    252,0006201140Air Defense2504001DarkElixir

    Upgrade Stats

    LevelDPSHitpointsLaboratory Level

    Upgrade Images

    Level 5 - 6

    Level 5 - 6

    House of Clashers App

    House of Clashers App

    Download our app now to easily access to all our content.

    Over , including stats, tips, and everything on Clash of Clans.

    Base Layouts

    Download updated base layouts to your , and .

    Rate, comment and share to all bases, including how to improve and how to beat each base.

    House of Clashers App: Base Layouts
    House of Clashers App: Tips and Strategies

    Tips and Strategies

    Find all the stats and information you are looking over, in over 800 pages of exclusive content.

    All content created by Clashers to Clashers. Have a tip to share? Sign up and , improving the Clash community content!

    Clash Tracker

    Search for Clans and Players in , and start their data.

    House of Clashers App: Clash Tracker

    Download Now

    House of Clashers App Store

    House of Clashers Google Play