The Minion is one of many Dark Troops in the Clash of Clans game.

This terror of the skies was born out of Dark Elixir. Undetectable by the Seeking Air Mine, Minions materialize with ease, but are fragile in our world.


The Minion is a fast, cheap and relatively weak, ranged flying unit. Its appearance is that of a gargoyle with large horns, stubby wings and large hands with sharp vicious claws that are covered in what seems to be Dark Elixir.

It is made of Dark Elixir and is trained in the Dark Barracks.

The Minion’s method of attack is spitting Dark Elixir.

Because it is a flying troop, it cannot be attacked by CannonsMortars, or X-Bows in ground mode but is extremely vulnerable to Air Defenses and Air Bombs.

Although out of all Dark Elixir Troops the Minion has the lowest health and does the least damage per second, it has the fastest training time and requires the least housing space. On a per housing space basis, the Minion has the highest DPS of all Dark Elixir Troops (and is fifth among all Troops to the Wizard, Goblin, Balloon and Barbarian).

Seeking Air Mines do not detect Minions, but regular Air Bombs do.

Minions have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building to them. However, once they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or being near another friendly Troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and engage the enemy Troops instead. Once all of the nearby enemy Troops are defeated, they will proceed to attack the nearest building from their current location.

Description of common tactics of usage a Minion on a battlefield is Here.

Base Features

Dark Barracks Level: 1Dark Barracks Level Preferred Target: Any Ground & AirPreferred Target
Training Time: 45 secsTraining Time Attack Type: Ranged, One TargetAttack Type
Housing Space: 2Housing Space Attack Speed: 1 secsAttack Speed
Movement Speed: 32Movement Speed Attack Range: 2.75 TitlesAttack Range

Upgrading Changes

Initially the Minion’s skin and horns are blue, his forearms is gray-blue color.

At level 3, the Minion’s skin changes from light blue to royal blue, with its horns and forearms a slightly darker shade of blue.

At level 5, the Minion’s skin turns gray, and its horns and forearms both turn black. The eyes also glow a ghostly white, making it resemble a fully-fledged gargoyle.

At level 6, the Minion’s skin turn reddish purple. Its wings also turn into light colored purple, similar to Level 2 Dragon.

At level 7, the Minion’s horns and wings take on an orange color.

Visual Differences (swipe images right and left)

Minion Upgrades (swipe table right and left)

Level Damage per Attack/Sec Second/Space Damage Hit Points Training Cost Laboratory Level Research Cost Research Time
1 35Damage per Attack 17.5 55Hit Points 6Dark Elixir – n/a – – n/a – – n/a –
2 38Damage per Attack 19 60Hit Points 7Dark Elixir 5 10,000Dark Elixir 5 days
3 42Damage per Attack 21 66Hit Points 8Dark Elixir 6 20,000Dark Elixir 6 days
4 46Damage per Attack 23 72Hit Points 9Dark Elixir 6 30,000Dark Elixir 7 days
5 50Damage per Attack 25 78Hit Points 10Dark Elixir 7 40,000Dark Elixir 10 days
6 54Damage per Attack 27 84Hit Points 11Dark Elixir 8 100,000Dark Elixir 14 days
7 57Damage per Attack 28,5 90Hit Points 12Dark Elixir 9 140,000Dark Elixir 14 days
Total: 340,000Dark Elixir 56 days

Interesting Facts

The Minion was added in the 12 March 2013 update.

Their appearance resembles that of a gargoyle. In the Japanese language setting of the game, the Minion’s name translates literally to “Gargoyle”.

Blue particles can be seen when the spit Dark Elixir hits the Buildings.

You can have a maximum of 120 Minions at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. This number increases to 137 if you include the 17 that can fit into a fully upgraded Clan Castle.

Tapping on the Army Camp will make the Minion sneeze Dark Elixir and they sneeze more of it when at level 6.

The Minion is the fastest flying unit, and one of the fastest troops overall along with the Goblin.

The Minion and the Healer are the only flying troops that are undetectable by the Seeking Air Mine.

As part of the 17 June 2013 update, the colors of the levels 1-2 Minion and the levels 3-4 Minion were swapped. Twister, a Supercell Community Forum moderator, has confirmed that this was an unintended change and was reverted on 24 June 2013.

The Minion is the first, and so far only, Dark Elixir Troop that can be upgraded to level 6 in the Laboratory.

Minion level 7 was added to the game in the 10 December 2015 (Town Hall level 11) update.

Minion Level 7

Minion Level 7

The Minion – Crazy weekend!!

The Minion - Crazy weekend!!

The Minion Official Video (Full HD)

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