Prepare for War in Clash of Clans

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You are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how to access the Clash of Clans War menu to prepare your Clash of Clans building for war, to setup your defenses, buildup your base, or attack someone else depending on how far along your particular clan is towards going into war.

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    For those of you who maybe just starting out of the game, war happens when one clan declares war on the other.
    Not all clans and not all people will actually engage in war. I'll show you how to choose whether or not you will participate in wars - irrespective if whether your clan actually participates or not.
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    To start with, let's go and select the option to choose whether or not you participate in war.
    That can be done by tapping on the chat icon which will pop-out on the side.
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    Then press the "I".
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    When you press the "I", you'll see that you can scroll down and see that some players' names are green while others are red.
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    This can be changed by tapping on My Profile.
    Under My Profile, you have the option to choose for clan wars. If you tap this, it changes from green to red. Red means you don't want to participate and green means you do want to participate. In my case, I've chosen to participate so I can show you how this works. Press the red "X" to close the menu.
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    Press the orange and gold arrow to minimize the chat window.
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    If you're on a phone or smaller device, simply pinch to zoom out or spread your fingers apart to zoom in.
    Again, you can simply pinch to zoom out, or move your fingers to zoom in.
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    What we are going to do is tap on the two crossed swords icon.
    This icon indicates that it's the war menu.
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    Now, we are seeing is that it's preparation day.
    This indicates that our clan has declared war against another clan - or that clan has declared war against us. There are two primary menus to this. The first one is a list of all the people in your clan who are participating in the war. As you can see, my little clan house is here. Scroll up to the top to see all the people in your clan.
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    Now, you can press the button on enemy.
    This shows you the enemy. Any time that you're looking at any of the players or houses here, you can simply tap one. When you tap it, you will begin with a pop-up menu with a little green button that says "Scout". Tapping on "Scout" will let you zoom in and view that particular clan or particular house. So tap on them and press the "Scout" button. You have to make sure that you actually tap the button.
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    Now, this individual is probably in the process of restructuring or preparing their clan for the war.
    However, this could simply be a creative design - I'm not entirely sure. What happens when war starts will depend on whether this person is effectively defending or not. You can cycle through by pressing the right or left buttons here. Those right or left buttons will continuously take you to other members of the clan and show you what each one of them is doing in terms of their war efforts or their preparations to defend their villages and bases from your attacks. When you're finished looking at other people, you can simply tap on the War Map button - that will take you back to main War Map.
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    Because we are preparing for war, it's extremely important that you prepare yourself.
    What you want to do is tap somewhere on the screen to deselect the person you selected then press the gray, or black, Home button.
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    This will take you back to your own village.
    Now, you'll see that you can either select yourself, which will give you a list of the current troops you have defending against someone else attacking you; you can scout yourself; you can request specific troops; or you can simply press the screen anywhere which will take you back-off them.
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    Now, we are going tap the Edit War Base button.
    When you tap that one time, it is going to let you edit your base, so that's it - somewhat, different from wars. You can tap the Edit Layout or you can actually tap the base itself. You can tap Home Village, to see your Home Village design or War Base.
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    Tap Edit Layout.
    This will take you to an area where you can move, change, adjust or design different parts of your base to suit your needs, or satisfy your particular design needs.
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    As you can see, I have placed a number of strategic items at different points around my war base to help in defending against attacks from others.
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    If I would like to, I can tap into something and select remove.
    When I remove it, it automatically moves to the lower part area. I can then tap that and drag it back to where it was before and put it back. This can be done with anything on your base.
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    To show you the difference between a war base and home base, you will see that I placed cannons on the outer areas and a mortar on the back between two archer towers.
    This provides a reasonable degree of defense while making sure that when my clan troops will be drawn out and attacked, as they will be, I will still have a degree of protection around myself and my main base area. Obviously, a much stronger or more powerful player would easily overcome my defenses. However, a player with the same level as me will likely have a hard time doing that.
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    If you look at the Home Base that I have (tap Cancel to exit out of the War Base edit without saving our editing), you will see that I have a very different structure for non-war times.
    I have an archer tower actually sitting out in the open and my cannons and mortars are all inside. My reinforcement troop setup is not even inside the wall. This is because during times when you're not in war, as a rule of thumb, larger and more powerful players will typically attack you and overwhelm your defenses and it does not really matter where you place things. In war, however, it's different because there are an equal number of players placed against each other and the enemies of each other are, more or less, evenly matched. All the most powerful players of an enemy base, attack all the weaker players of the enemy. That leaves no one on the weaker players, on the weaker team, left to attack the more powerful players because they don't have any chance of winning. Because of this, it is always a good idea to have your own base set up differently from war than you do during non-war times.
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    Let's go then and press Cancel to get out of this since I am not changing anything.
    Let's close the editor by pressing the "X" button. Now, pressing the Return to Home button will return me back to my regular home base and allow me to continue playing the game, as I normally would. Another important thing to note is that during war, your war attacks and your war defenses are very different than your standard attacks and standard defenses which will occur outside of war.
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    This concludes our tutorials for how to setup a war base, how to access the war menu and setup your war base for the Clash of Clans game.
    Thank you for choosing VisiHow and have a great day!
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