Many of you Clash of Clans players may get confused on which troops to upgrade first when you had finished the construction of your laboratory. My answer is simple, archers upgrade should be your first priority when doing upgrades. Why? Because archers are more valuable in the long run especially if you are a very active Clash of Clans players who likes to raid and make someone else’s base turn to rubble. There are 3 reasons why archer is your highest priority troops to upgrade.
First, archer has the best attacking power compared to barbarians or goblins. You might wondering why because not only archer has the lowest health but it also has the lowest damage per second (dps) attack power compared to barbs or goblins. That’s because archer has one attack ability that the others don’t, and it’s called ranged attack ability. This means that archers have a better opportunity to hit those defensive buildings such as cannons or towers regardless of wall protections. Try to compare that with barbarians which need to breakthrough the wall first before they can get to anything.
Second, archer doesn’t pick targets. Unlike goblins which prioritize the resource buildings when attacking, the archers hit anything on their sight (including walls unfortunately). This gives archers a better chance to wipe out a base compared to goblins that is picky because resource storages often placed deep within the base and fully protected. Don’t get me wrong here, goblins are the best troop if your only concern is to steal resources. However, you cannot deploy goblins without the assistance of other troops such as barbs or giants because they will get crushed easily. On the other hand, an army consists of 100% archers will definitely able to take out any base with decent protections and even sometimes reward you with 3 stars!
Third, archers are an excellent Clan Castle troops. The most popular requested troops for Clan Castle at the moment is archer for obvious reasons. Archers ability to hit from afar is already dangerous and now try to put archers inside a dozen of strong, protective walls. The result is you will get a group of army that can attack an enemy without having to fear of getting hit back. It’s a deadly combination!
A note to consider is that it may be very effective to deploy a full army of archers for a low level Town Hall base (1 to 5). However, once you hit a level 6 to above Town Hall level base you might want to combine archers with other troops such as giants or wallbreakers.