'Clash of Clans' February Update Balance Changes Revealed - Troop Buffs & Nerfs

Clash of Clans' next big update is just a few days away, so Supercell has detailed all the major balance changes players can expect. Goblins, Cannons and Archer Towers get some attention this time around. Read the full details below courtesy of an official reddit post.

Clash of Clans Balance Changes Due in the Next Update

Clash of clans february update balance
Balance changes for 'Clash of Clans include a big buff for the Barbarian. Supercell

Cannon DPS

  • Level 10: 65 > 64
  • Level 11: 80 > 74
  • Level 12: 95 > 87
  • Level 13: 110 > 100
  • Level 14: 120 > 110
  • Level 15: 130 > 118
  • Level 16: 140 > 125

Archer Tower DPS

  • Level 10: 65 > 63
  • Level 11: 75 > 70
  • Level 12: 83 > 75
  • Level 13: 92 > 80
  • Level 14: 108 > 92
  • Level 15: 120 > 104
  • Level 16: 134 > 116

Mortar DPS

  • Level 5: 8 > 9
  • Level 6: 9 > 11
  • Level 7: 11 > 15
  • Level 8: 14 > 20
  • Level 9: 17 > 25
  • Level 10: 20 > 30
  • Level 11: 23 > 35

X-Bow DPS

  • Level 1: 50 > 60
  • Level 2: 60 > 70
  • Level 3: 70 > 80
  • Level 4: 80 > 95
  • Level 5: 100 > 125
  • Level 6: 120 > 155

Barbarian HP

  • 125 > 145
  • Level 140 > 205

Goblin HP

  • Level 4: 43 > 46
  • Level 5: 52 > 56
  • Level 6: 68 > 76
  • Level 7: 74 > 101

Eagle Artillery: Fixed a bug that made the artillery harder to hit from normal distances.

Clan War League Demotion/Promotion Changes

  • Champ I to Champ II: Two Clans Demoted > Three
  • Crystal I to Master III: Two Clans Promoted > One
  • Master III to Master II > Two Clans Promoted > One
  • Master II to Master I: Two Clans Promoted > One
  • Master I to Champ III: Two Clans Promoted > One
  • Champ III to Champ II: Two Clans Promoted > One
  • Champ II to Champ I: Two Clans Promoted > One
  • Silver III to Bronze I: Two Clans Demoted > One
  • Bronze I to Bronze II: Two Clans Demoted > One
  • Bronze II to Bronze III: Two Clans Demoted > One

In terms of figuring out what the changes mean to the larger Clash of Clans meta, the issue is predictably complicated. On the defensive side, the nerf to Cannons and the Archer Tower make it far easier than before to pull off a successful Queenwalk. While there have been times Supercell pushed to nerf the strategy, the lack of a ranged defensive front makes those tactics far more potent. In a similar vein, Barbarians and Goblins got a lot more useful with their HP buff, which could potentially spur a shift in army compositions over the next few weeks.

As for the tweaks to promotion or demotion. The basic strategy behind those is to make it slightly more difficult to reach higher levels. If you want to mess around in the Champions League, for example, you've got to put in the time and effort to stay there. As players continue to fall off Clash of Clans for other mobile experiences, the stricter ruleset ensures highly competitive leagues only contain the best, most engaged audience. While not every change here will be universally loved by fans, there's nothing that totally upends how the game is played.

Clash of Clans is available now on Android and iOS.

What are your thoughts on these balance changes? Does the Cannon and Archer Tower nerf make sense? Tell us in the comments section!