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Clash of Clans | Bowler Info

"This big blue dude digs the simple things in life - Dark Elixir drinks and throwing rocks. His massive boulders bounce off their targets and hit again behind it for a double strike!"

Bowler is a Clash of Clans troop that can be trained with Dark Elixir.

He is unlocked by upgrading a Dark Barrack to level 7, which requires a Town Hall level 10.


  1. 1. Bowler Explained
  2. 2. How to Use Bowlers
  3. 3. Stats
  4. 4. Training Time
  5. 5. Upgrade Chart
  6. 6. Upgrade Images

Bowler Explained

The Bowler targets ground buildings, without preference, making moderate splash damage.

His attack is quite unusual: he throws a large boulder on a straight line that bounces one time.

The boulder does damage two times then: on the first hit when it bounces and on the second and final hit when it lands.

After the first hit, the boulder flies an additional 3 tiles to hit the second time.

Clash of Clans | Home Village | Troops: Dark | Bowler |
Bowler boulder makes damage on the Wizard Tower, bounces one time over the wall and makes additional damage to the Cannon

He also has the ability to throw the boulders over walls. The boulder can be thrown directly over the wall or might go over the wall after it bounces.

How to Use Bowlers

With moderate health and capable of hitting multiple buildings on a single shot, even over walls, he is a great support troop to your main attack and is often used on the Legend League, usually deployed behind Golems or the Barbarian King.

His splash damage is also great against ground Clan Castle Troops, especially Witches that can spawn several skeletons luring the Archer Queen.

Mass Bowlers is very unusual, but taking several of them with Healers is not unheard of and is a cool attack. However, most Bowler attacks use around 7~10 units to give your attack a nice damage boost and help to clear out ground Clan Castle troops.

The Bowler is also a great troop to clear buildings outside the walls to prepare funneling, as he can damage two buildings with a single shot.


Preferred Target
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Attack Type
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Housing Space
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Movement Speed
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Attack Speed
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Dark Barracks Level Required
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NoneArea Splash6142.2s73 tiles from first target - can hit more

Training Time

Training Time of Bowlers
1 Dark Barracks2 Dark Barracks

Upgrade Chart

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Damage per Second
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Damage per Hit
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Training Cost
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Research Cost
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Research Time
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Laboratory Level Required
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596211.2430175280,00014d 12h11
6102224.4500200320,00017d 12h12

Upgrade Images

Level 1-2Level 3
Clash of Clans | Bowler | Levels 1-2
Clash of Clans | Bowler | Level 3
Level 4Level 5
Clash of Clans | Bowler | Level 4
Clash of Clans - Home Village | Troops: Dark Elixir | Bowler
Level 6
Clash of Clans - Home Village | Troops: Dark Elixir | Bowler

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