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TH12 Update Challenge - Hero Barracks – Minion Lord

  • The Minion Lord is basically a larger, more aggressive and more powerful minion. She is automatically summoned once the level 4 Hero Barracks is constructed, which costs 250,000 Dark elixir.
  • The Minion Lord is an immortal unit, so she only has to be summoned once. However, if she is injured or falls in battle, she must regenerate his health by sleeping for a period of time before she can be used again.
  • Starting at level 5, the Minion Lord obtains an ability called Minion Tantrum which can be used on the battlefield. It partially heals him, summons up to 40 additional Minions and grants the Minion Lord and any surrounding Minions increased damage and speed. This does not stack with the Rage Spell, and does not affect any other troops except the Minion Lord and nearby (friendly) Minions. This ability gets more powerful every fifth level.

  • Offensive Strategy
    • She is best used with lava hounds and balloon support. Minions are excellent support troops because they will also be affected by her Minion Tantrum ability if they are nearby when it is activated.
    • At level 40, the minion lord can summon 40 minions to join the fight. However, air bombs can easily wipe them all, so placement is key!
    • As the Minion Tantrum ability recovers some health, you should let your Minion Lord take some damage before activating this ability to maximize the recovered health provided by activating the ability.
    • Minions can overpower Air Defenses as they only target one Minion at a time; but beware of Wizard Towers which can vaporize entire swarms of Minions.
  • Defensive Strategy
    • Though she is very strong on offense, she only attacks one target at a time on defense which makes him easy to kill with multiple units.

  • Upgrade Differences
      • Initially, the Minion Lord is similar to a giant Minion, with royal blue horns and forearms, resembling the level 3 minion.
      • At level 10, her skin turns gray, and its horns and forearms both turn black. The eyes glow a ghostly white.
      • At level 20, her skin turn reddish purple. Its wings also turn into light coloured purple, similar to Level 2 Dragon.
      • At level 30 onwards, her horns become orange near the tips, and his wings turn orange.
  • Each successive upgrade of the Minion Lord adds approximately 2.5% health and 2% damage, but also adds a constant one minute to her total regeneration time.
Preferred Target Attack Type Movement Speed Attack Speed Range
None Ranged (Ground & Air) 32 1s 2.75 tiles
Level Damage per Second Hitpoints Amount of Minions Summoned
1 350 660 N/A
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