TLDR; 100+ hours from Master 3 to Champion League.
This isn’t a guide per-say but rather more information to anyone looking to get to Champion’s League via Town Hall Sniping. Town Hall Sniping is very simple; hit Next ’til you find an exposed Town Hall. Click Me for TH Sniping Guide.
Exposed Town Hall
Initially, I just wanted the 4th builder, 1000 Gems. The Sweet Victory level 3 achievement, 450 gems, combined with League All-Star level 1 achievement, 250 gems, and the gems that I had gave me enough to afford the 4th builder. But the 5th builder, 2,000 gems, looked very obtainable. All I had to do was hit Champion’s League. The League All-Star level 3 achievement gives you 2,000 gems. Sounded easy enough.
Also, getting up to Crystal League didn’t take very long at all either, maybe 10-15 hours.
Once you hit Crystal League your progress is slowed by a reduced amount of exposed Town Halls. There could be a whole array of reasons why, but I experienced a lot less exposed Town Halls. Nothing too crazy, but it took me about 5-10 minutes to find one, opposed to 1-2 minutes in previous leagues. Each win nets you 4-11 cups meaning you need to find a minimum of 54-150 bases.
Crystal League took me about a week and a half give or take. If you don’t have a full-time job, you could probably clear Crystal League much quicker.
If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably thinking “I’m Almost done!” At least, that’s what I thought, but I couldn’t be further from the truth. For some reason, I thought this would take me the same amount of time as Crystal League. My friend asked me when I was gonna be finished so I could play other games with him. I told him, I’ll be done in a week in a half. I extended that prediction several times.
You’ll experience a whole whack of problems, most of which stem from the lack of exposed Town Halls. On average, I found 1 base every 30-40 minutes. Sometimes I found 3 in 5 minutes. Sometimes I found 3 in 12 hours. Master League will test your patience.
Although you get a decent gold bonus upon finding a base, you will probably run out of gold. At Town Hall 7, it costs 380 gold per next. 2600 attempts per 1 million gold. That may seem like a lot of attempts but I found myself broke on many occasions.
I found myself doing the Campaign missions for gold. The later stages do offer quite a bit of gold. I also found doing Clan Wars helped with gold as well. Both of those methods work well when you’re under a shield.
Since earning cups are so few and far between losing them is gonna hurt a lot more… god damn you revenge.
Anyway, needless to say, you’re gonna wanna be attacked as few times as possible. Meaning, 6 hour sessions are highly advised. I was always, 100%, attacked during the 5 minutes that I got kicked off for. I could only hope that the person attacking me was from a league above me to reduce the amount of cups I lost.
Once I was near the end, I bought the 24 hour, 150 gems, and 48 hour, 150 gems, shield to reduce my pain. My patience was wearing thin and I did not want to lose anymore cups.
I started my session at 3100. I played for 6 hours, made it to about 3140 then bought the 24h shield. Sleep > Work > 6 hour Session > 3175 > 48h shield > Sleep > work > 4 hours > SUCCESS! Mudda fuggin’ Champion.
- I initiated combat in a non-exposed TH base once in Master I and wanted to break my phone
- Watch out for troll bases. Always bring enough troops to deal with 4x Hidden Teslas
- I grew to hate my phone notification alert sound
- I would suggest only going further than Crystal League at TH7 or higher to take advantage of the Dark Elixer bonus
- Master to Champion took me over 100 hours over the course of 2-3 weeks. Marathoning through this league is advised
- This is how I felt:
- I would not do this again, but I am glad that I did it once