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Terminology and Reference Thread

- Buildings
- Resources
- Troops
- Spells
- Special Limited Traps
- Army Compositions
- War Terms
- Base Designing Terms
- Technical Terms
- Other

Hey guys, I've realized that many people are often confused with the slang and abbreviations used in-game. So I took the initiative to create a detailed mini-dictionary and thesaurus for all the people who don't understand the weird lingo sometimes used in the clan chat and global.

It is recommended to use the search function (Ctrl+F or ⌘+F) to find your desired definition or synonym.


  • Army Camp- AC, camps, army, troops
    Barracks- racks, rax, brax
    Dark Barracks- DB, Dark racks, dark rax
    Laboratory- Lab, research
    Spell Factory- SF, factory
    Dark Spell Factory- DF factory, DSF
    Barbarian King- BK, king, BKing, Burger King
    Archer Queen- AQ, queen, AQueen,
    Town Hall- TH, hall
    Clan Castle- CC, castle
    Cannon- N/A
    Archer Tower- AT, Arch Tower
    Mortar- AoE
    Air Defense- AD
    Wizard Tower- WT, wiz tower, AoE, Mage
    Hidden Tesla- HT, tesla
    X-Bow- bow, XB, crossbow
    Inferno Tower- IT, inferno, discoes
    Air Sweeper- AS, sweeper, leaf blower, hair dryer, blower

Level 1- wood
Level 2- stone
Level 3- stone
Level 4- grey
Level 5- gold
Level 6- crystal, pink
Level 7- dark crystal, purple
Level 8- skulls
Level 9- legoes
Level 10- lavas
Level 11- magma, OJ. Previously known as zaps

Traps- N/A
Bomb- small bomb
Giant Bomb- GB, gbomb
Double Giant Bomb- DBG, DGiB

Spring Trap- ST, spring
Air Bomb- AB, abomb
Seeking Air Mine- SAM, seeking
Skeleton Trap- Skele trap

Gold Mine- GM, mine
Elixir Collector- EC, collector, pumps, stills
Elixir Storage- ES, lix storage, store
Gold Storage- GS, gold store
Dark Elixir Storage- DES, DE store
Dark Elixir Drill- DED, drill
Builder's Hut- hut, builder,

Gold- money, coins
Elixir- Elix, lix, mana, wine, purple, pink
Dark Elixir- DE, Delixir, pepsi, dark
Gems- gemmies, diamonds, jewels, etc.

Barbarian- barb, barbie
Archer- arch
Goblin- gob,
Giant- tank, Gi (used in army comp names)
Wall Breaker- WB, breaker, suicide bomber
Balloon- bloon, loon
Wizard- wiz, wizzie, mage
Dragon-drag, draggies, birds
P.E.K.K.A- pekkies, [abbreviation of player choice]
Minion- minnies, nion (used in army comp names)
Hog Rider- HR, hogs, pigs, bacon, Mr T.
Valkyrie- valkies, valks, axe woman, whirlwind
Golem- gol, , boulder, Go (used in army comp names)
Golemite- gmite, mite

Witch- resurrector, necromancer, Wi (used in army comp names)
Skeleton- skels

Lava Hound- Hound, hotdog, dog
Lava Pups- puppies, pups,

Lightning Spell- LS, lightning, zap
Healing Spell- HS, heal
Rage Spell- RS, rage
Jump Spell- JS, jump
Freeze Spell- FS, freeze
Poison Spell- PS, poison
Earthquake Spell- EQ, quake
Haste Spell- HS, haste

Special Limited Traps/Spells

Santa's Surprise- S.S, santa, THKO, santa's zap
Santa Strike, S.S, santa, strike
Pumpkin Bomb- Jack-O-Lantern, pumpkin
Halloween Headstone- Headstone

Army Compositions and attacking terms and slang
Rush- single group of a single troop, usually Tier 1 troops
Raid- when you attack another person's village, or the Single Player Campaign
Meat Shield- a unit used to soak up damage, usually Giants, Barbarians, Hog Riders or Golems, to distract enemy defenses
BAM- Barbarian Archer Minion rush
BARCH- Barbarian Archer rush, also known as BArch
WAG- Traditional Archer-Giant combination with Wall Breakers
GoHo- Golems and Hogs, usually accompanied by Wizards
GoLavaloon/GoLaloon- Golems, Lava Hounds and Balloons usually accompanied by Wizards
GoWiPE- Golem Wizard PEKKA heavy composition
GiWiPE- A cheaper version of GoWiPE with Golems being replaced with Giants
GoWiWi- Golem Wizard Witch heavy composition
GiWiWi- A cheaper version of GoWiWi with Golems being replaced with Giant
GoVaPE- Golem Valkyrie PEKKA heavy army composition
GiWiVa- Giants, Wizards and Valkyrie composition
GiVaPe - a Giant, Valkyrie, PEKKA heavy composition
Valkyrie Tornado - A Giant, Valkyrie, Healer heavy composition
GoWiVaWiPe - Uses Golems, Witches, Wizards, Valkyrie and PEKKA - composition that Unity Sharp used in forum elite.
ArBarWitch- Archer Barbarian Witch composition
GoWiVa - a Golem, Valkyrie, Witch heavy composition
Balloonion- Balloons and Minion mass attack, also known as loonion or miniball
GoViz- Golem, Wizard Valkyrie heavy army composition
DRAGWiPE- Dragons, Wizards and PEKKA heavy attack
Dragloonion- Dragon, Balloon and Minion air raid
Dragoon- Dragon Balloon army composition
Lavaloonion- Lava Hounds, Balloons (shorted as 'Loons) and Minions pushing comp
Quatrolavaloon/Pentalavaloon- Lavaloon including 4/5 Lava Hounds, a more heavy set up.
HoLoWiWi- Hog Riders, Balloons (shortened as 'Loons') , Wizard and Witch heavy army composition
Superqueen- a queen aided by multiple healers primarily used for farming Dark Elixir.
Miniwall- a joke army composition consisting of minions and wall breakers popularized by Daddy
AMin- Archer Minion attack
GARCH- Goblin Archer farming attack / also known as Giant Archer attack
Priestess/Emperor- A Hero aided and healed by Healers and Healing Spells
Air raid- a complete raid using mostly air troops
Sniping- attacking a specific building, usually the Town Hall or a resource building for either farming or trophy hunting purposes
BAG- Barbarian Archer Goblin attack
BAGi- Barbarian Archer Giant attack
Noah's Ark- Using 2 of every troop except Golems and Lava Hounds where only one is used
Giant-Healer combo- using a Healer, many Giants and other troops of the players choice attack. Also known as GHealer
Picking- attacking buildings outside of any defenses range, usually with archers or wizards
Lure- to draw either a Hero or Clan Castle troops to a place outside of any defenses and defeat it with troops
sub 200- dropping trophies to stay below 200 trophies to attack players with minimal troops, which usually is done within long periods of playing
sub 100- dropping trophies to stay below 100 trophies to attack players with minimal troops, which usually is done within long periods of playing. Very similar to sub 200 but is rumored to have better loot
Wi- Slang used in army composition names which means Wizard or Witches, which also applies to to other troop names such as Gi, Ba, Ho, Lo, etc.
Spam/swarm- to mass deploy troops to overwhelm defenses.
Tank- using troops to distract defenses

War Terms

Weight- the defensive capability of a player, which is used to calculate war matchups. Certain buildings contain a higher weight than others such as Infernoes and X-Bows.
Shattered- an attack which is split into separate groups.
Surgical Strike- an attack requiring precise deployment of troops.
Under Attack- UA
Mirror- the enemy team's player with the same ranking as yourself.
Wave- a group of troops sent in timed deployments
Clean up- Re-attacking previously attacked bases for further stars
Cold Blooded- The use of 1 Golem to kill the either the Archer Queen, defenses and/or Clan Castle.
Shattered- The use of 2 Golems to kill the either the Archer Queen, defenses and/or Clan Castle.
Stoned- The use of 3 Golems to kill the either the Archer Queen, defenses and/or Clan Castle.
Brimstone- The use of 5 Golems; not necessarily used to specifically kill the Archer Queen and/or Clan Castle troops.
Freakshow- The use of 6 or more Golems; not necessarily used to specifically kill the Archer Queen and/or Clan Castle troops.
Hocus Pocus: Mass Witch attack, used in wars and high-level gameplay.
Needle- The use of 10 or less balloons.
Swarm- The use of 11 or more balloons.
.5- a strategy of upgrading a a players Town Hall and upgrading purely offense and using leftover resources for walls and Hero upgrades. This is to decrease the 'weight' of a player in war and to match up with lower mirror. For on example, a Town Hall 8.5 will be paired up with a regular Town Hall 8 except the 8.5 will have the offensive advantage. Confirmed to barely work post match making update under certain circumstances.
Ambush war- creating/modifying a current clan to match TH levels/weight of another clan to war with them. Requires a lot of preparation and is very difficult to have a successful ambush.
Kill Squad - refers to the group of troops, usually with minimum a Golem and wizards, that is a main DPS force. Sometimes contains one hero.
223- a CC request that means 2 witches, 2 wizards and 3 barbarians. Used by TH10 Clan Castles
111- a CC request that means 1 golem, 1 wizard and 1 barbarian. Used by TH10 Clan Castles
212- a CC request that means 2 witches, 1 wizard and 2 barbarians. Used by TH9 Clan Castles
TWC- short for Top War Clan
FPC- short for FairPlay Community
M4X Attack- a strategy of using Quad-EQ to open up a big section of inner walls, ane allow high level Heroes to take over the insides.
Queen Walk - a Queen walk refers to using the Queen in war with 3-6 healers to 'walk' around the perimeters of the base, and being able to kill 1/3-1/4th the base's outer Layer of defenses.
Queen Killing: A term referring to the set attack strategy of having a Golem within reach of range of Defending Queen, while Attack King gets aggro-ed by the Queen and heads straight for her, swinging and killing her. Usually a Jump spell is needed to ensure golem goes inside.
Aggro: when a attacking or defending troops switches target when a troop from the same side that is within range gets injured by opposing troops. The switch happens due to the AI of the troop wanting to 'help defend' the targeted initial troop.
Pulling: Similar to aggro (where aggro refers to the aggression of a troop), pulling refers to the action of either grabbing the attention or 'dragging' the opponent's troops out of a certain location.
Clean up Wiz: Refers to the 2-4 extra wizards intentionally saved for the very end when defenses are gone, to kill the junk buildings along the perimeter so time doesn't run out.
Suicide Hogs: Refers to a group of 5-8 hogs outside of the function of defense killing, serves as a purpose of heading straight into double giant bombs and 'suicidally' trigger the set, in order to protect the real Squad of hogs.
Junk Buildings: Refers to gold mines, collects, or any non- defensive buildings located outside the walls of a war base, along the perimeter that serves as a buffer.

Base names, terms and techniques
Corner-a poor base used by beginners by using a corner to build a base, with up to 2 sides unprotected
Egg- a base surrounded by many layers of walls
Packed- a base with nearly or all buildings inside usually a single layer of walls
Split- a base that is separated into 2 mini-bases
Pocketed- a base with 'pockets' that house more than one building per capsule
Spiral- a base that spirals around usually in rotational symmetry
Ring- a base which has a 'ring' layer which leads melee troops in a large circle to divert them from ranged troops
Bulkhead- a base that has most buildings surrounded by a layer of walls with uses up many walls during the process
Variant- a base that is inspired or based from another design- usually for different levels of Town Halls.
Vault- a base with most or all valuables in a single compartment usually heavily surrounded by defenses.
Core- the center and usually most important part of a base.
Black Hole- a base which has a large spawn point in the middle of the base to lure attackers to attack from there, usually bombarded with traps and covered with splash damaging buildings
Labyrinth- a base with a unique wall structure creating multiple intentional gaps which are used to cleverly manipulate troop AI supported with the use of traps and sieves.
X-Core- a base with an X-shaped design as it's core.
Spiking- an old and now extinct method used to place dud walls that protrude of of the main base to fool Wall Breakers
T-junction- Walls positioned in a T shape, allowing three way access to different compartments.
L-junction- Walls positioned in a L shape, allowing one way access to different compartments.
X-junction- Walls positioned in a X shape, allowing four way access to different compartments. Considered one of the most important part of a wall
Compartment- a section of a base with a minimum of one building inside it
Funnelling- having an intentional gap so troops, usually Giants, will automatically go through the gap and get spring trapped
Farmer- a player who does not care about trophies but rather for loot
Trophy Hunter- a player who does not care about loot but rather for trophies
Hybrid- A player who cares for both trophies and loot
Cornering- having buildings at the corner of a village, usually to prevent attackers from getting 100% on their raid
Anti- a base designed specifically to repel a certain troop/army composition
Forcing- pushing back the minimal spawn point with buildings to buy extra time for defenses to attack enemy troops
Collector/abandoned bases- a base which has not been logged onto for an extended period of time and has been attacked multiple times removing most or all of the loot in the storages and leaving a large uncollected portion of loot in the collectors. Highly favored by farmers due to the minimal amount of work needed to obtain the substantial amount of loot. Also known as dead bases.
Coreless/Open core- A typical core that is not completely sealed up and with multiple gaps and pathways leading towards it.
Tesla Farm: The use of 3-4 teslas all compacted within a single location of a base. Usually used for TH9 war, specially to defend against Hogs/Loons, and out dps's the Heals spell, killing hogs quickly.
Offset Queen/Queen Island: An advanced war base mechanic/concepts, which revolves having 3 spaces around the Queen's platform, usually 2+ storages, and walled around her in order to ensure she does not jump the wall out of the compartment.
Kill Zone: The base area which is opposite side of the 'Queen Zone', where the heavily dps such as teslas and Wizard Towers are located to fight off the Kill Squad/team.
Queen Zone: The location of which The defending Queen's location and walking territory within a base, opposite of the Kill Zones.
Unlureable CC: A base that doesn't allow all of the CC troops inside to be lured out, even with the use of 5 hogs/loons in exchange.
Double Seeking: Refers to placement of double seeking air mines beside the Air Defenses to kill Lavaloons more quicker. Usually placed on the ADs opposite of the Queen.

Technical terms

DPS- Damage Per Second
DPA- Damage Per Attack
HP- Hitpoints, health
Space- housing space of a specific troop
Tile- the in-game form of measuring resembling a square meter, used to measure the size of buildings, range of defensive buildings, etc.

Clan Wars- CW, war
Clan- guild, group, club
Hoppers- roamers, leechers, selfopper, destroyers, jumpers. A person who 'hops' from clan to clan for various reasons.
Leader- boss, chief, head
Co-Leader- co, second-in-command
Feeder- a clan who 'feeds' another clan members while training lower-levelled players to match the requirements of that specific clan
Trophies- cups
Decorations- Decos, rocks, trees, gem boxes, etc.
League- division, bronze, silver, gold, crystal, masters, champion,
Rushing- majorly prematurely upgrading a Town Hall before maxing out everything
Premmie- Someone who upgrades their townhall straight away without maxing farming troops/troops in general
Max- to upgrade everything or mostly everything to the specific TH upgrading cap
Gemming- using gems to speed up the process of upgrading
Mini- a secondary account usually by players on another device, also known as an alt
GG- Gold Grab achievement
HH- Heroic Heist achievement
EE- Elixir Escapade achievement
FiN- Friend in Need achievement
Clash of Clans- CoC, Clash
Zapping- placing lightning spells on a Dark Elixir Storage.
X-Mas Tree- Christmas tree
Season- the cycle of one month where at the end of one donation counts, leagues and top clan leader boards are reset.
Comp- short term for Army Composition
Spy- a person who joins a enemy's clan in order to obtain trap and tesla locations

I am always continuously updating this list- if you have suggestions please post below Find more at the Clash of Clans Wiki Glossary for more in-depth information.

article resource: http://forum.supercell.n...lash-of-Clans-Dictionary

Edited by user Friday, January 08, 2016 5:37:01 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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