Clash of Clans: TH13 Upgrade Order (Updated)

Town Hall 13 Upgrade Order

Reaching Town Hall 13 in Clash of Clans is definitely an exciting milestone to achieve. As a TH13, you are now only two steps away from the highest Town Hall level in the game, Town Hall 15.

This milestone unlocks new and improved defense buildings, troops, and spells that can enhance your village’s both defense and offense.

One of the hardest parts of upgrading TH13 is that it offers two upgrades for almost all defensive buildings, which can take a significant amount of time. That is why maxing out your Town Hall 13 can be a daunting and time-consuming task.

It is important to prioritize the right upgrades to maximize your progress. By following this guide, you can speed up your progress and reach the max level faster. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the upgrade order for TH13.

Get new buildings (3 Builders)

Once you reach Town Hall 13, it is recommended that you prioritize getting the Royal Champion as soon as possible. The Royal Champion is a powerful hero that can greatly improve both defense and offense, so you want to have her available as soon as possible.

To maximize the effectiveness of your Royal Champion, you should keep one builder busy upgrading her until she reaches level 5, which will unlock access to her ability. This ability is necessary for a successful attack at TH13.

With the other two builders, you should start building Scattershots, which are new defensive buildings introduced at Town Hall 13. However, it’s important to keep them at level 1 for now, as we will focus on upgrading them later in the upgrade order.

By focusing on these upgrades in the initial stages of your TH13 journey, you can significantly boost your defense and make it harder for other players to attack your base.


As with every Town Hall level in Clash of Clans, the Laboratory should always be your first priority for upgrading. The Laboratory is an important building that allows you to upgrade your troops, spells, and siege machines, which can greatly improve their effectiveness in attacking strategies.

As soon as you finish upgrading your Town Hall to level 13, you should immediately assign a builder to upgrade your Laboratory. This will ensure that you can start working on upgrading your troops as soon as possible, which is essential for both clan wars and trophy pushing.

Town Hall 13 bases are much tougher and more challenging to beat than lower-level bases, so upgrading your troops should be your top priority.

Laboratory to level 11 upgrade cost: 5,500,000 Elixir

Laboratory to level 11 upgrade time: 6 days

Elixir Storage

At Town Hall 13, you will require a significant amount of elixir for various upgrades, including your troops, siege machines, and Grand Warden. Therefore, upgrading your Elixir Storages is essential to ensure that you have enough resources to carry out these upgrades effectively.

Each Elixir Storage can be upgraded to level 14 at TH13, and it’s recommended that you assign one builder to work on all the Elixir Storages as soon as possible.

Upgrading all of them will take a while, so it’s important to be patient and let your builder work on them consistently.

By upgrading your Elixir Storages, you can increase your storage capacity, allowing you to hold more elixir at once. This, in turn, will enable you to carry out more upgrades simultaneously.

Elixir Storage to level 14 upgrade cost: 2,800,000 Gold

Elixir Storage to level 14 upgrade time: 5 days, 12 hours

Dark Elixir Storage

Dark Elixir is a valuable resource in Clash of Clans, particularly at Town Hall 13.

Upgrading your Barbarian King, Archer Queen, and Royal Champion require a significant amount of Dark Elixir and time. Therefore, it’s essential to have a level 8 Dark Elixir Storage to accommodate the amount of Dark Elixir that you will need.

Your Barbarian King and Archer Queen can be upgraded ten times at Town Hall 13, each time requiring more Dark Elixir than the last. Upgrading your heroes is essential to make them more effective in battle and to keep up with other players at higher levels.

Moreover, you have 20 more levels of Royal Champion waiting for you, and each level will require more Dark Elixir than the previous one.

Therefore, it’s important to focus on gathering Dark Elixir through farming and other means to ensure that you have enough resources to upgrade multiple heroes together.

Dark Elixir Storage to level 8 upgrade cost: 5,400,000 Elixir

Dark Elixir Storage to level 8 upgrade time: 6 days, 12 hours

Army Camps

At Town Hall 13, players can increase their troop capacity to 300 by upgrading their Army Camps to level 11. To do this quickly, it’s recommended to use at least two builders to upgrade the Army Camps.

If you have any builders available from completing other upgrades, put them to work on upgrading the Army Camps. Increasing your troop capacity will allow you to bring more troops into battle, giving you a better chance of success.

Army Camp to level 11 upgrade cost: 9,600,000 Elixir

Army Camp to level 11 upgrade time: 9 days, 12 hours

Clan Castle

At Town Hall 13, you can upgrade your Clan Castle to level 9 which will give it a troop housing space of 45. This upgrade is highly recommended and should be prioritized as it can make a significant impact on your attacks and defense strategies.

While an increase of five troops in housing space may seem minor, it can prove to be the difference between a successful or unsuccessful attack. Be sure to allocate resources and a builder towards upgrading your Clan Castle as soon as possible.

Clan Castle to level 9 upgrade cost: 10,000,000 Elixir

Clan Castle to level 9 upgrade time: 11 days


By upgrading your Barracks to level 15 at TH13, you can unlock Dragon Rider – a powerful addition to your air attack strategies. These beasts love to target enemy’s defense.

Dragon Riders can be paired with other air troops to charge into the enemy base, causing massive destruction. Upgrading your Barracks to level 15 is crucial if you want to take advantage of this impressive troop and add more variety to your attack strategies.

Barracks to level 15 upgrade cost: 10,000,000 Elixir

Barracks to level 15 upgrade time: 10 days, 12 hours

Dark Barracks

By upgrading the Dark Barracks to level 10, players can unlock the Apprentice Warden, a fantastic wizard who is still in the process of mastering their skills to become a fully-fledged Grand Warden.

The Apprentice Warden has extraordinary abilities that make them a valuable addition to any army composition.

It is highly recommended to prioritize upgrading your Dark Barracks in order to gain access to the power of the Apprentice Warden.

Dark Barracks to level 10 upgrade cost: 13,000,000 Elixir

Dark Barracks to level 10 upgrade time: 13 days

Spell Factory

Recall Spell is an extremely useful spell that can greatly improve your attack strategies, allowing you to take on other Town Hall 13 bases easily.

With the Recall Spell, you can easily redirect the path of your heroes and troops to target key enemy defenses, providing you with a tactical advantage on the battlefield.

Upgrading your Spell Factory should definitely be a priority as it allows you to take advantage of this valuable new spell. You can read more on how to use Recall Spell in our Recall Spell guide for Queen Walkers.

Spell Factory to level 7 upgrade cost: 9,000,000 Elixir

Spell Factory to level 7 upgrade time: 9 days


The Workshop can be upgraded twice, providing access to the Siege Barracks and Log Launcher. These powerful machines are essential in a variety of attack strategies and can make a significant impact on the outcome of a battle.

To take full advantage of these new Siege Machines, it’s recommended to upgrade your Workshop to level 5. Doing so will give you the ability to dominate in clan wars.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to upgrade your Siege Machine Workshop and unlock the full potential of your army.

If you are in a generous clan that likes to donate Siege Machines, I would recommend skipping this upgrade.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Elixirs)Upgrade Time
49,000,00010 days
510,000,00011 days

Gold Storage

You will need a significant amount of gold to upgrade your defenses, including defense buildings, walls, and traps. Therefore, it’s essential to put some effort into upgrading your Gold Storages as well.

This upgrade will increase your storage capacity and allow you to hold more gold at once, which is important for carrying out multiple defense upgrades at a time.

Gold Storage to level 14 upgrade cost: 2,800,000 Elixir

Gold Storage to level 14 upgrade time: 5 days, 12 hours

Royal Champion

At TH13, you unlock the Royal Champion, an incredibly powerful hero that can turn the tide of battle in your favor. With her unique abilities and high damage output, the Royal Champion is a must-have in your attacking arsenal.

To make the most of her potential, it’s essential to prioritize her upgrades.

We recommend keeping a builder busy with Royal Champion upgrades until she reaches at least level 25. By investing in your Royal Champion, you’ll be able to launch devastating attacks on your enemies and dominate in clan wars.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Dark Elixirs)Upgrade Time
273,0008 hours
389,00016 hours
4105,00022 hours
5122,0001 day, 20 hours
6140,0002 days, 18 hours
7158,0003 days, 6 hours
8170,0003 days, 18 hours
9182,0004 days, 6 hours
10192,0004 days, 12 hours
11202,0005 days
12211,0005 days, 12 hours
13216,0006 days
14222,0006 days, 12 hours
15228,0006 days, 12 hours
16234,0006 days, 18 hours
17239,0006 days, 18 hours
18245,0006 days, 18 hours
19251,0006 days, 18 hours
20257,0006 days, 18 hours
21262,0007 days, 6 hours
22267,0007 days, 6 hours
23272,0007 days, 6 hours
24277,0007 days, 6 hours
25282,0007 days, 6 hours

Archer Queen

The Archer Queen is an important hero in your attack strategy and has been a top priority for many experienced players for a long time. Her ability to create funnels into enemy bases is invaluable, and her damage output is significant, especially when upgraded to level 75.

It is highly recommended to allocate a builder to upgrade the Archer Queen continuously until she reaches level 75. With a high-level Archer Queen in your deployment bar, you can greatly improve your chances of success in battles.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Dark Elixirs)Upgrade Time
66228,0006 days, 18 hours
67237,0006 days, 18 hours
68246,0006 days, 18 hours
69255,0006 days, 18 hours
70266,0007 days, 6 hours
71269,0007 days, 6 hours
72278,0007 days, 6 hours
73283,0007 days, 6 hours
74288,0007 days, 6 hours
75297,0007 days, 6 hours

Grand Warden

Grand Warden is a mighty and powerful hero in Clash of Clans, and his ability to make your troops invincible for a few seconds has a huge impact on the outcome of an attack.

Upgrading your Grand Warden to level 50 at TH13 requires a significant amount of Elixir, but it is worth the investment.

To ensure that you have a strong Grand Warden on your side, it is recommended to keep a builder busy on his upgrades. With his ability at the top of our hero ability tier list, a high-level Grand Warden can make all the difference in your attacks.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Elixirs)Upgrade Time
4110,800,0006 days, 18 hours
4211,200,0006 days, 18 hours
4311,600,0006 days, 18 hours
4412,000,0006 days, 18 hours
4512,400,0006 days, 18 hours
4612,800,0007 days, 6 hours
4713,200,0007 days, 6 hours
4813,600,0007 days, 6 hours
4914,300,0007 days, 6 hours
5015,500,0007 days, 6 hours

Barbarian King

Barbarian King is widely known as the strongest hero in Clash of Clans. The game acknowledges his might and has made him more significant than any other troop.

When Barbarian King reaches level 75, he becomes a damage-soaking machine, providing an excellent tank to ground troops while also dealing a hefty amount of damage.

It is highly recommended to prioritize upgrading Barbarian King to level 75 by allocating one of your builders to work on him.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Dark Elixirs)Upgrade Time
66225,0006 days, 18 hours
67234,0006 days, 18 hours
68243,0006 days, 18 hours
69252,0006 days, 18 hours
70261,0007 days, 6 hours
71267,0007 days, 6 hours
72270,0007 days, 6 hours
73279,0007 days, 6 hours
74284,0007 days, 6 hours
75289,0007 days, 6 hours

Giga Inferno

Now that we have completed our offensive upgrades, it is time to focus on strengthening our defenses. At Town Hall 13, a powerful new weapon called the Giga Inferno becomes available. This formidable defense can wipe out enemy troops in a matter of seconds.

You can upgrade the Giga Inferno on your Town Hall up to four times, significantly increasing its destructive power. When the Giga Inferno reaches level three, it will drop a freeze bomb upon destruction, making it a critical component of your base’s defenses.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
27,500,0004 days, 12 hours
39,000,0006 days
411,200,0006 days, 12 hours
513,500,0008 days, 6 hours


Scattershot is an important defense building that deals significant splash damage to both air and ground units. It’s crucial to strategize your attacks based on the placement of Scattershots, Eagle Artillery, and the Town Hall’s Giga Inferno from TH13 to TH15.

As we previously recommended, you should build your Scattershots early on, and now it’s time to upgrade them to level 2 to maximize their effectiveness in defense.

Scattershot to level 2 upgrade cost: 12,000,000 Gold

Scattershot to level 2 upgrade time: 12 days

Eagle Artillery

Eagle Artillery is the strongest defensive building in the game that covers the whole village with just a tiny no-fire zone. An attacker cannot ignore the position of Eagle Artillery while planning an attack on your base.

Upgrading the Eagle Artillery to level 4 is highly recommended, as it significantly strengthens your base’s defenses against all types of attacks.

Eagle Artillery to level 4 upgrade cost: 13,000,000 Gold

Eagle Artillery to level 4 upgrade time: 13 days

Inferno Tower

Inferno Towers are another strong core defensive building of the game. Inferno Towers deal the highest damage per second when set to single-target mode. As a TH13 player, you have access to 3 Inferno Towers, each of which can be upgraded to level 7.

To maximize your base’s defensive potential, it is recommended to upgrade all three Inferno Towers to level 7 as soon as possible. This will make it incredibly difficult for attackers to penetrate your defenses and will greatly increase your chances of successfully defending against attackers.

Inferno Tower to level 7 upgrade cost: 10,500,000 Gold

Inferno Tower to level 7 upgrade time: 11 days


X-Bows are an essential part of your village’s defense. These defenses are incredibly powerful and can help defend against a variety of attack strategies such as Queen Walk and Flame Flingers.

At TH13, you have access to four X-Bows, each of which can be upgraded twice. Upgrading X-Bows can be a lengthy process, so it’s important to be patient and continue farming resources.

Proper placement of X-Bows is key to ensuring maximum defense against enemy attacks. By upgrading your X-Bows, you will significantly increase the strength and effectiveness of your village’s defense.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
78,300,0009 days, 12 hours
810,300,00010 days

Air Defense

Air Defenses are essential defensive buildings that can effectively target and eliminate aerial units in your village. They have an impressive range and damage output, making them a top-tier defense against air troops.

Upgrading your Air Defenses to the next level is crucial in defending against higher-level Town Hall 13 attackers. Make sure to prioritize the upgrades of your Air Defenses to strengthen your base’s overall defense.

Air Defense to level 11 upgrade cost: 8,400,000 Gold

Air Defense to level 11 upgrade time: 9 days, 12 hours

Archer Tower

Archer Towers are an important defense building. These towers possess impressive range and have the ability to target both air and ground units, making them a valuable addition to your base’s overall defensive power.

At Town Hall 13, Archer Towers can be upgraded twice taking a good amount of time. Properly upgrading and positioning Archer Towers can make a significant difference in defending your base against enemy attacks.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
186,800,0009 days
198,000,0009 days, 12 hours

Hidden Tesla

Hidden Teslas are useful defense buildings that can take both air and ground units by surprise. True to their name, these Teslas remain hidden until a troop ventures within 6 tiles of their range or the base’s destruction reaches 51%.

At Town Hall 13, Hidden Teslas receive two new levels of upgrades, making them a nightmarish obstacle for enemy units to overcome.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
117,700,0009 days, 12 hours
129,000,00010 days

Wizard Tower

Wizard Towers are powerful defensive buildings that can deal devastating splash damage, making them a nightmare for swarms of enemy troops. Wizard Towers have the ability to effectively target both air and ground units.

A well-positioned Wizard Tower can provide valuable defense against attacks from Balloons, Bat Spells, and other types of troops that are deployed in swarms.

Properly placing and upgrading Wizard Towers can greatly enhance your base’s defenses, helping you repel even the most determined enemy attacks.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
129,200,0009 days, 12 hours
1310,200,00010 days

Bomb Tower

While not as good as Wizard Towers, Bomb Towers still play an important role in defending your base against ground attacks. Though they cannot target air troops, they can effectively counter ground units like Hog Riders and Miners.

When prioritizing your defensive upgrades, it’s essential to weigh the importance of Bomb Towers above other ground-attacking defenses. Proper placement and upgrading of Bomb Towers can make a significant difference in defending your base against enemy ground-based attack strategies.

Bomb Tower to level 8 upgrade cost: 8,800,000 Gold

Bomb Tower to level 8 upgrade time: 10 days


At Town Hall 13, Cannons can be upgraded twice, making them even more effective against enemy ground attack strategies. Upgrading and properly positioning Cannons can significantly improve your base’s defenses, providing a solid line of defense against ground-based attacks.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
186,500,0009 days
197,800,0009 days, 12 hours


Mortars are valuable defense buildings that can deal splash damage to multiple ground-based units, making them particularly effective against attack strategies like Witch-Slap.

While Mortars can provide significant defensive support, they should be placed lower on your upgrade priority list than other defenses.

Mortar to level 13 upgrade cost: 8,200,000 Gold

Mortar to level 13 upgrade time: 9 days, 12 hours

Walls and Traps

With the addition of two extra levels to multiple defensive buildings at Town Hall 13, upgrading all of your defenses can be a time-consuming process.

However, if you have a sixth builder and continue to use your extra resources towards upgrading your walls, you can complete your wall upgrades more quickly.

Once your defenses are upgraded, you can then turn your attention to upgrading your traps.

While traps can play a significant role in defending your base, they should be upgraded after you have maxed out your other defenses to ensure that your base is well-protected against all types of attacks.

Wall to level 14 upgrade cost: 4,000,000 Gold

Wall to level 14 upgrade time: None

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to max out Town Hall 13?

It can take 8 to 11 months to max out a TH13. You can speed up the progress by purchasing a Gold Pass or Magic Items.

Can I still participate in clan wars while upgrading to Town Hall 13?

It depends on your clan. Some hardcore clans only allow maxed-out bases in clan wars while more casual clans don’t care about how much a base is upgraded.

What are the new buildings unlocked TH13?

At Town Hall 13, you get access to Scattershots and Royal Champion.

Should I prioritize offense or defense upgrades at Town Hall 13?

It is recommended to prioritize offense upgrades so you can have access to better troops needed for farming and clan wars.

What are the key upgrades to focus on when upgrading to Town Hall 13?

Scattershots and Royal Champion are the key upgrades at TH13. Royal Champion will improve both your defense and offense capabilities while Scattershots will greatly improve your base’s defense.

Is it necessary to max out all defenses at TH13 before moving to Town Hall 14?

It is usually better to max out a base before moving to the next Town Hall. Rushing a base will make you less effective in clan wars.

Are there any new troops or spells introduced at Town Hall 13?

At Town Hall 13, players can unlock Recall Spell, Dragon Rider, and Apprentice Warden.

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  1. I’ve been upgrading town halls for special upgrades and didn’t do enough front line upgrades such as archer towers and cannons. I have my work cut out for me! Lol

  2. Like king is much powerful and if your king is of 60 + lvl you should upgrade
    But make sure your other heroes are max.
    Hope this will help you

  3. if i got lvl 75 AQ, 50 Warden, 21 RC and 55 BK, and my base upgrade is just cannon, traps and a few archer tower should i upgrade my TH to 14 or keep on maxing them first? I have maxed out almost everything like walls, lab upgrade, etc.

    1. Take RC to level 25 and Barbarian King to level 60. Meanwhile, keep using your other builders to upgrade rest of the defenses.

      Once you are done with these, you can move to TH14. Rushing to TH14 now would make you less useful to your clan in clan wars.

      On the other hand, If you are in a casual clan, moving to TH14 right now won’t be a bad idea. This would allow you to keep your Laboratory upgrades running, helping you to quickly max out your troops.

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