The most effective way I've found to attack a base is simple. Deploy some wall breakers where the defenses are tough. Now release some giants so that the defenses are entertained by these cannon-proof though guys. Now deploy some archers alongside these huge guys and let the carnage begin. When about 90% of the defenses are destroyed, release some goblins to bring in the loot that the player has. This strategy has proven effective until silver I but I'm not sure about gold III yet.
Hope this helped some people who are barely starting the game and are having trouble winning some PvP battles. Add me on the game center/Google+ if you want to clash with me. -Modder_Dude0_0
Accessing a collector or mine without having to collect it
Added 9 Dec 2013, ID #3040
Has you're mine/collector ever collected enough that it gives you an icon for collecting it? Well now you can check how much it has collected without taking it all. Just press on any building in you're base/village (accept mines or collectors) and put it on top of another building and it will turn red and then while it's red press on the mine/collector you want to use/check. And now you can do it too!
If you are upgrading a troop or spell on the laboratory, before it's done, make it so when you make it it's cheaper and when it's done upgrading your troop or spell you made will also be a higher level with no extra charge! Also along with this you can also get free elixer with the elixer trick.
There are no official cheats for Clash of Clans. There are people who try to hack or exploit the game in order to get free Gems, but Supercell are relatively generous in that department anyway, as they reward you with Gems for cleaning up obstacles in your base and for completing Achievements.
Furthermore, anyone offering you a download or Gems in exchange for your username or password are probably trying to get personal details from you and you should refuse to give them out. The developers work hard for a balanced game, and anyone getting free Gems compromises that - the best idea is to learn how to beat the game using your own tactics that no one else knows about, then you'll have a real advantage!
To be able to save your elixer where people won't get that much elixer. Just make sure your camps are full and then fill your barracks up with bombers then you can get offline with like only 100,000 elixer instead of 300,000 elixer. Get back on, then unload your barracks first thing and then you will get all of your elixer back.
This cheat only works when you have less than 30 seconds from finishing a troop upgrade an a full army. About before thirty seconds,cue up the troop you are upgrading. Don't forget before you do this you have to make sure you have a full army. After, the upgrade finished untrain the troops. Now, you will get free Elixir!