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Lava Hound

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Clash of Clans | Lava Hound Info

"These fiery beasts can't resist chasing after Air Defenses, providing excellent protection for other troops. Once destroyed, they erupt into many smaller, weaker menaces."

Lava Hound is a Clash of Clans troop trained with Dark Elixir.

He is unlocked by upgrading the Dark Barrack to level 6, which requires a Town Hall level 9.

Content

  1. 1. Lava Hound Explained
  2. 2. Lava Hound Special Ability: Lava Pups
  3. 3. How to Use Lava Hounds
  4. 4. Upgrade Charts
    1. 4.1. Lava Hound
    2. 4.2. Lava Pups
  5. 5. Upgrade Chart
    1. 5.1. Lava Hound
    2. 5.2. Lava Pups
  6. 6. Training Time
  7. 7. Upgrade Images

Lava Hound Explained

Lava Hound is a melee flying unit that targets only ground units and is famously known as being the strongest troop on the game.

With 7,600 HP the Lava Hound is stronger than its ground competitor, the Golem.

His preferred target to attack is Air Defenses, which makes him an excellent support troop on air attacks. However, this means he will never attack defense troops, including flying skeletons from the Skeleton Trap.

Lava Hound Special Ability: Lava Pups

Upon death, the Lava Hound "explodes" and splits into several Lava Pups, making additional splash damage. He is, with Balloons and Golems, the only troop that deals damage upon death.

Lava Pups look similar to a Lava Hound, but they are tiny, have low health, don't have a preferred target, and can attack ground/air targets.

Since they don't have any preferred target, they will always attack the closest building. They will also stop attacking defenses and target enemy Clan Castle troops of Skeletons from the Skeleton Trap when they are nearby.

Their low health makes them vulnerable to Wizard Towers and Air Bombs.

How to Use Lava Hounds

Lava Hounds are known for having a huge amount of health, so their best use is as "tanks" to lead air attacks protecting more vulnerable troops behind.

The most common formation is with Balloons or Dragons. The Lava Hound leads the attack going directly to Air Defenses, luring them for some time, while a massive Balloon/Dragon attack comes from behind.

With a massive Balloon attack going on one side of the village, the best formation is to aim one Lava Hound on each Air Defense. For this reason, it's common to take 2 Lava Hounds on the attacks, one for each Air Defense.

On defense, the easiest way to destroy a Lava Hound fast is to keep Seeking Air Mines close to Air Defenses. Seeking Air Mines are quite powerful and can severely damage Lava Hounds, although they are not enough the explode them alone.

Upgrade Charts

Lava Hound

Preferred Target
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Attack Type
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Housing Space
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Movement Speed
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Attack Speed
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Dark Barracks Level Required
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Range
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Air DefenseMelee (Ground Only)30202s61 tile

Lava Pups

Preferred Target
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Attack Type
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Movement Speed
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Attack Speed
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Range
NoneRanged (Ground & Air)321s2 tiles

Upgrade Chart

Lava Hound

Level
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Damage per Second
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Damage per Attack
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Damage Upon Death
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Lava Pups Spawned (After Death)Hitpoints
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Training Cost
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Research Cost
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Laboratory Level Required
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Research Time
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
1102010086,100390N/AN/AN/A
21224150106,50045060,00076d 12h
31428200126,80051070,00088d
41632250147,200570150,000911d 12h
51836300167,600630200,0001014d
62040350188,000750270,0001116d

Lava Pups

Level
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Damage per Second
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Damage per Attack
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
Hitpoints
Home Village - Troops - Dark - Lava Hound | Clash of Clans
1353550

Training Time

Number of Dark Barracks availableTraining Time
Normal Train TimeWith 10% BoostWith 15% BoostWith 20% Boost
110m9m8m 30s8m
25m4m 30s4m 15s4m

Upgrade Images

Level 1-2Level 3
Clash of Clans | Lava Hound | Levels 1-2
Clash of Clans | Lava Hound | Level 3
Level 4Level 5
Clash of Clans | Lava Hound | Level 4
Clash of Clans | Lava Hound | Level 5
Level 6
Clash of Clans | Lava Hound | Level 6
Lava Pup
Clash of Clans | Lava Pup