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The Shield is vital, especially if you are a new player who has to try to stay out of harm's way while you build up your defences. You can see your current Shield status by looking to the right of the builder status on the resource bar. The time shown on the shield status bar is how long you have left until the Shield runs out. Basically, the Shield will guarantee protection of your village for the time indicated.

To get a Shield, you either buy one with your hard-earned/expensive Gems, or by receiving enough of a pounding for it to be triggered. Essentially, they don't want you to be wiped out with one attack, so the Shield will come on for damage-limitation purposes. You generally have to lose 40% or one star for this to happen. Your Shield will last between 12 and 16 hours, before you will need to have rebuilt sufficiently to survive attacks without the Shield.

There is a way to automatically disable your Shield too - if you attack another player in multiplayer. With every attack your shield is reduced by 3 hours. You can also manually remove your shield.

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29 comments, latest first.
Nov 16th 2015 Guest
what is duration on one week shield which is bought using gems.. And what is that 35d written on the shield icon.
ID #625848
Feb 11th 2016 Guest
The 35d written on the shield is the cool down time so you can not buy that shield for 35 days after it ends.
ID #634552
Sep 16th 2015 Guest
How do i reactivate a disabled shield?
ID #608840
Dec 11th 2015 Guest
You cant
ID #632580
Aug 30th 2015 Guest
OK so if you attack while having a shield you lose the shield, but when you press attack there will be a notice that come up and say you will lose the shield that is just a reminder but you can say ok to it. In or war a shield with not be loss what so ever, think of you clan wars base as a whole other base, it doesn't affect your trophies, your resources, or your shield, or you active base either. If you want to save resources just leave your townhall far from its base, there are always trophy hunters looking for easy wins, so take advantage of that. At a level 12 gold collect every day 84,000 gold is collected coming from 5 for six of thoss its ranging between 400,000 to 500,000 a day. What I do is since I hate attacking I just receive the 500,000 everyday, I leave my townhall vulnerable for trophy hunters to get, they take I barely lose trophies, I get 12 hours of peace, once the 12 hours are up I simply make sure my townhall is on the outside and someone destroys it again, easy gold
ID #603801
Sep 10th 2015 Guest
ID #606941
May 29th 2015 Guest
Keep ur townhall outside to get destroyed to get a 12 hour free shield if u attack a village ur shield is lost only during clan wars people can attack u but it has nothing to do with ur village Smile
ID #562741
May 26th 2015 Guest
My shield ran out and o don't have enough to get another what should I do? And I have only had this game for a few weeks.... 😱
ID #561499
May 10th 2015 Guest
I am going to buy a shield soon but all im reading is that people are complaining that theyre still getting attcked, is there a reason or bug or something
ID #554668
Apr 19th 2015 im foosty
I buy a one week shield,to protect my village while im upgrading,then someone just attack me and notice my shield is completly gone,why? I thought it said one week,not even last for one day
ID #545226
Apr 13th 2015 Guest
Hi! I want to purchase 1 week shield but my 1 week shield is disabled. Why is that so? How can i fix it? Please advise. Thank you in advance.
ID #542192
Jun 14th 2015 Guest
doesn't work in champions league
ID #570122
Apr 5th 2015 Guest
Is there any way to tell if a village has an active shields and when it will time out while visiting/scouting
ID #538234
Mar 3rd 2015 Guest
If you attack anyone online you will loose any shield you can however attack the goblins on th campain trail without losing ur shield...also you will not loose shield while you are attacking the otherf team in a war u are fighting
ID #523548
May 8th 2015 Guest
What if the war member attacks us while we have a active shield?????????????
ID #553393
Nov 28th 2014 Guest
So if I keep losing like crazy and my defense is doing bad I will get one of those shield
ID #477452
Nov 7th 2014 Guest
will my shield get back after i attack?
ID #468546
Jul 15th 2014 Guest
How do you disable sheild?? I tap attack but it says I can't because village has sheild??????????

ID #419019
Jul 12th 2014 Guest
i try to fight other players but it won't let me because I have a shield running. how can i turn off shield
ID #417363
Jul 1st 2014 Guest
I bought a shield but people can still attack me why

ID #409914
Jun 24th 2014 Guest
I just bought a week shield, do I lose it for good if I battle or does it come back after the attack?
ID #406010
Jun 17th 2014 Guest
it say that if you are attacking but will it com back after you are attacking or is the shild loost and you have to bye a new one
ID #401278
May 4th 2014 Guest
Is it the name or cool down on how much a shield takes

ID #381541
Apr 12th 2014 Guest
ID #373967
Mar 15th 2014 Guest
How do I get free shields

ID #364501
Jan 22nd 2014 Guest
Are the shields one use things. And it says cool down _ days should I worry and which one should I buy
ID #346734
Jan 19th 2014 Guest
How can you revenge with a shield?
ID #345547
Nov 9th 2013 Guest
How do I reactivate a disabled shield?
ID #318664
Nov 2nd 2013 Guest
Just keep loosing and attacking aggresively
ID #317542
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