Clash of Clans Update: Summer 2020

The Clash of Clans Summer 2020 update has arrived. Here’s what’s new.


The update introduces new upgrade levels for defenses, buildings, troops, and heroes; reworks the Lightning Spell; brings numerous game changes and quality of life improvements; adds two new Super Troops and a Dark new Elixir Troop. While the full patch notes can be found over on the Clash of Clans forums, below are some of the highlights.

The Headhunter

A new Dark Elixir Troop available at Town Hall 12, the Headhunter is an assassin troop that targets Heroes. The Headhunter deals four times the damage against Heroes and adds a Poison Spell effect that slows movement speed and attack speed.

  • Type: Ground Troop
  • Housing Space: 6
  • Movement Speed: 24
  • Range: 3 tiles
  • Targets: Ground & Air
  • Damage Type: Single Target
  • Favorite Target: Heroes
Level DPS HP Poison Effect * Training Cost Training Time Upgrade Cost Upgrade Time
1 108 360 40% / 55% 100 Dark Elixir 1 Min NA NA
2 120 400 42% / 60% 120 Dark Elixir 1 Min 180K DE 14 days
3 132 440 44% / 65% 140 Dark Elixir 1 Min 240K DE 16 days


Super Troops

The two new Super Troops are the Inferno Dragon and Super Witch. The Inferno Dragon is the Super version of a Level 6 Baby Dragon, firing a continuous beam that increases in damage over time.

The Super Witch is a Supered variant of a Level 5 Witch. Rather than summoning skeletons or bats, the Super Witch, summons Big Boy, a giant skeleton with nearly as many hit points as the Super Giant.

Inferno Dragon

We have seen Inferno Dragon in Clash Royale, now it will be interesting to see how it performs in Clash of Clans.

  • Type: Air Troop
  • Housing Space: 15
  • Range: 4 tiles
  • Special Ability: Fires continuous beam that increases in damage over time
  • Upgrade Cost: 60,000 Dark Elixir
DPS HP Training Cost Training Time
80-1600 2100 16,500 Elixir 2 Min 15 Sec
Details via Supercell

Super Witch

None would like to see the opponent spawning Super Witch into their base. Because the Super Witch will summon a Giant Skeleton!

  • Type: Ground Troop
  • Housing Space: 40
  • Range: 4 tiles
  • Special ability: Summons Big Boy, a single giant Skeleton
  • Upgrade Cost: 60K Dark Elixir
DPS HP Training Cost Training Time
360 3200 915 Dark Elixir 10 Min

New Upgrade Levels

The Cannon, Wizard Tower, and Dark Barracks have each gotten a new level. 50 additional Wall segments can be upgraded to Level 14 now as well.

For Heroes, the Barbarian King and Archer Queen have gotten five new levels up to level 75 now. Perhaps more exciting, the regeneration time has been lowered to a maximum cooldown of 40 minutes at level 75.

Game Changes and Quality of Life Improvements

There are a ton of game changes with the Summer 2020 update. Far too many to list here. I recommend reading the hefty patch notes for the specifics, but some highlights include:

  • An improved Town Hall upgrade experience that triggers time-limited boost sand benefits when you upgrade your Town Hall.
  • A slight rework to how the Loot Cart accumulates loot overtime for up to 90 days and a slight increase in its capacity to generate resources from inactivity.
  • Village customization with new scenery that’s accessible by tapping on the Town Hall and selecting “Change Scenery” button
  • Builder Base: Reduced Crusher splash radius (from 3.5 tiles to 2.8)

As I mentioned, there are tons of balance adjustments for both the Village and Builder Base. The Clash of Clans Summer 2020 update didn’t introduce a ton of new gameplay features or elements but all of the troop additions and gameplay changes have been met with a warm reception by the players. It’s not the biggest update the game has seen, but it’s certainly a good one.