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Lava Hound

Tom11/09/201907/25/202159.467

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. Super Troop Stats
  8. 8. 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
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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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Range
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Air DefenseMelee (Ground Only)30202s61 tile

Lava Pups

Preferred Target
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Attack Type
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Movement Speed
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Attack Speed
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Range
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NoneRanged (Ground & Air)321s2 tiles

Upgrade Chart

Lava Hound

Level
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Damage per Second
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Damage per Hit
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Damage Upon Death
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Lava Pups Spawned (After Death)
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Hitpoints
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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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1102010086,100390N/AN/AN/A
21224150106,50045035,0002d 12h7
31428200126,80051060,0005d8
41632250147,200570120,0009d9
51836300167,600630190,00014d10
62040350188,000750270,00016d11

Lava Pups

Damage per Second
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Damage per Attack
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Hitpoints
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353550

Training Time

Training Time of Lava Hounds
1 Dark Barracks2 Dark Barracks
10m5m

Super Troop Stats

Super Troop
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Boost Cost
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Lava Hound Level Required
Ice Hound25,0005

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

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