Farming with Baby Dragons & Balloons (BabyLoon) is a fresh, new farming technique, compared to others like Goblin Knife, and it’s really effective. You can use it in higher Leagues to get the league Bonus and farm tons of Dark Elixir, even with upgrading Heroes.
This is the farming technique I recommend for everyone in higher Leagues because you can still farm trophies and don’t risk dropping cups.
How BabyLoon Works
This farming strategy uses a lot of Baby Dragons and Balloons, that’s it.
Which Town Hall Levels does Baby Dragon Farming work for?
Town Hall 9 to Town Hall 11
Primarily Dark Elixir, but you will also get a load of Gold.
Pros of BabyLoon:
+ No Dark Elixir costs
+ Very high success rate with 1-2 Star attacks
+ Useful against all kinds of bases (other farming techniques rely on searching for bases a long time)
+ High Profit, also without Heroes
Cons of BabyLoon Farming:
– Very Expensive in Elixir
Baby Dragon Farming Step by Step
First, I want to explain the basic mechanics of BabyLoon farming.
If I break it down to the very basics, this farming strategy has 3 Steps:
1. Zap-Quake one Air Defense
2. Send in Lava Hound from Clan Castle on the other Air Defense
3.Send in all Baby Dragons and all Balloons
4.Drop some Rage Spells
Sound too easy? It is! That’s all; you will spend around 2 of the 3 minutes just watching your attack without having to do much at all.
There’s almost nothing you can do wrong. Even defending Clan Castle troops don’t matter since you have the big load of Baby Dragons that take down whatever comes out.
You also don’t need to build a funnel; it’s more or less “Chinese-Wall-Deployment”.
Here’s the troop setup you should go with:
19 Baby Dragons (for TH11, otherwise just fill up the remaining housing space with them)
2 Lightning Spells & 1 Earthquake Spell
2-3 Rage Spells
1 Lava Hound in the Clan Castle
Using Haste Spells is a little more effective, but that will lower the profit of Dark Elixir, so take the Rage Spells.
That’s all you need.
Step 1: Take Care of the Air Defenses
You will need to take care of 2 Air Defenses, one with 2 Lightning Spells and 1 Earthquake Spell and the other one with your Lava Hound.
Always attack into the Dark Elixir Storage
Step 2: Deploy the Baby Dragons & Balloons
Now you can deploy the main portion of the raid – deploy your Baby Dragons and the Balloons. You don’t need to be careful or surgical here, just draw a line with your finger.
That’s also the point where you deploy your Grand Warden, in case he’s active in Air Mode.
That’s it; you almost made it.
All that’s left is to drop your Rage Spells in the path to the core – you will pick up either 1 or 2 Stars.
Cleaning with Heroes
If you have your Barbarian King or Archer Queen available, you can look for outside Collectors or Drills with some loot and get them.
You can also go after the Town Hall, if it still stands.
The Baby Dragons and Balloons should pick up 55%-70% destruction by now, so there’s not much you can do.
If you don’t need your Heroes to get additional resources or the 1 Star for the League Bonus, simply don’t use them.
I personally like this strategy more than Goblin Knife, since you can attack almost all bases and don’t have to search for suitable setups – plus you have a lower risk of not getting the League Bonus. If you’re in a higher League this is something you definitely want to consider.
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