Are you new to Clash of Clans? If you are, then I can forgive your ignorance. But if you’ve been playing for a while and still need to learn how to use the freeze spell, you’re probably beyond help, might have to go back to Subway Surfers or something.
For those who want to get good at CoC, it’s critical to learn when and how to use the freeze spell. In this article, you’ll learn about its multiple uses, including the best builds.
What is the Freeze Spell in Clash of Clans?
Hey genius, it’s a spell that freezes the ground and your enemy’s air troops, along with their defenses.
Once frozen, they can’t move, attack, or heal. Just know that the spell has a small radius, even if it’s extremely effective and useful. We’re talking about 3.5 tiles or one housing space.
The freeze duration depends on the level of the freeze spell. The brewing time of this spell is 3 minutes and you’re going to need a level 4 Spell Factory to brew it. The developer has actually cut down the brewing time a few times.
It took 45 minutes to brew this spell at first. Compared to the current 3 minutes, that’s like forever.
Here’s a little table to help you out with the freeze spell’s data and requirements:
|Freeze spell level||Freeze duration||Cost (in elixirs)||Cost to research (in elixirs)||Time to research||Laboratory level requirement|
|2||3 sec||7000||3 000 000||3 days||8|
|3||3.5 sec||8000||4 000 000||4 ½ days||8|
|4||4 sec||9000||5 000 000||6 ½ days||8|
|5||4.5 sec||10000||7 000 000||8 days||8|
|6||5 sec||11000||9 500 000||9 days||9|
|7||5.5 sec||12000||11 000 000||11 ½ days||10|
More Fun Facts about the Freeze Spell
The freeze spell is actually one of the more aesthetically pleasing abilities in the game. This spell turns the grass into shiny blue ice, which looks great on buildings and defenses as well. Don’t stare at the bright colors though, focus on destroying the enemy.
With the late 2015 update, reaching Town Hall level 9 gave you access to the base freeze spell (level 1). The freeze spell was unlocked in level 4 Spell Factory. However, there was a gap where the level 5 Spell Factory doesn’t come with any new spells. That’s until the introduction of the clone spell.
Interestingly enough, the freeze spell is the only spell in Clash of Clans that has four upgrades at the same Laboratory level (as you can see in the table above).
Besides the brewing time, the freeze spell has been tweaked in other aspects as well. The biggest update to this spell came in the summer of 2018 when it went through a drastic change: it was split in two and the housing space and the brewing cost and time were greatly reduced.
Perhaps to keep things balanced, the freeze duration was split in almost half. Despite the trade-off, most people would argue that the spell has become a lot more powerful since the big change.
It’s certainly more versatile, as you are about to learn in the next few sections.
How to Use the Freeze Spell in CoC
Before getting into the popular and, frankly, OP tactics, let’s explain the basic uses of the freeze spell in CoC. This spell doesn’t have to be your best weapon in every attack, but if you’re smart you’ll use it (even if you have to abuse it) as much as you can.
The freeze spell has two main purposes. Not only can it freeze an important unit or defense building but also reset it. The latter is perhaps even more important than the freeze duration. Simply put, when an attacking defense is frozen, its attack is also reset such that your troops have more time to take it down or another objective.
Before you reach Town Hall level 10, you don’t need the freeze spell all that much. Your units should be able to get past defenses up the X-bow, which is the biggest threat up to level 9. It’s when you get to Town Hall level 10 that things get interesting.
You’ll be facing the Inferno Tower, but that’s actually one of the best targets for the freeze spell – I mean one after the other. The Eagle Artillery comes at Town Hall level 11, followed by Giga Tesla at level 12.
The freeze spell is perfect for these powerful defenses. As long as you get the timing right, you’ll be able to spare your tank’s health pool or extend the life of your attack squad. One clever use of the freeze spell is to freeze the Air Sweeper for your air units to wreak havoc at will.
Generally speaking, most air builds (dragons, bats, air balloons, etc.) can benefit greatly from the support of several freeze spells. The freeze spell can be combined with the poison spell to lock down targets and prolong the effects of the poison.
A newly dead Ice Golem works like a freeze spell except quite a bit larger. But that’s not to say that it’s reliable. Your golem could die too soon or too late, rendering the freeze effect useless.
Advanced Freeze Spell Uses
There are tons of attack strategies that make use of the freeze spell. These include dragbat (dragons + bats), bowitch (bat + witch), kill squad hog, to name a few. It’s difficult to explain these advanced strats in passing, so let’s get on with the more practical advice.
A strategy that’s been proven to work in Town Hall 12 battles is one with dragons and the bat spell in the back end of the opponent’s base. You’d cast another bat spell on the other side of the map. Meanwhile, freeze the Wizard Tower to support the bats and allow them to take out the tower.
It’s important to freeze the splash damage after casting the bat spell. This will allow you to get the maximum value out of the bats. What I’m getting at here is that the bat spell and the freeze spell work amazing together, and you can further boost the bats with a rage spell.
Here’s another great combo for you to try but it has to be in the following sequence:
- Drop your troops at the back of the enemy base (preferably air units, electro dragons, and air balloons).
- Drop the rage spell.
- Then the bats.
- Finally, use the freeze spell on the enemy’s defense (probably Inferno or Wizard Tower).
You don’t always need to use the bat spell and the freeze spell together. For example, try this strategy:
- Drop the Queen Walk on one side and the King on the other side of the map.
- Create a funnel of dragons, miners, and electro dragons on each side.
- Stone slammer is also a solid choice here, as well as healers to support your air units.
- Freeze the enemy air defense as your units start to take heavy damage.
- The rage spell also works great with air units, and since you’re not using any bats you can hold several freezes for this strategy.
A highly popular strategy involving the freeze spell is bowitch with a Queen Walk. Here’s how it works:
- Use your Queen Walk and get a big bowler to push on one side of the enemy base.
- Then, use the witches on the other side of your opponent’s base.
- At this point, you’ll use the freeze spell on the Multi Inferno Tower to prevent it from taking out your witches or kill squad.
- Make sure to keep some healers with your bowlers so that you can get the most out of them. As long as the healers do their job correctly, you won’t need as many freezes.
For all of these strategies, the point of the freeze spell is to ease your entry. With the enemy defense frozen, your units will be able to move closer, cause more damage, and possibly take out the frozen defense before it can do anything.
Also, note that the freeze spell usually offers more value than the jump spell. Even if you have a lot of tanks, you’re better off with multiple freeze spells than opting for the jump spell.
Freeze Is a Breeze
See? The freeze spell in Clash of Clans is one of the essential spells and a staple in most attacks. Because of that, many of your enemies will come prepared to counter your freeze spell. The most common is to spread their defenses apart as opposed to having them close together.
It is what it is. You’ve just got to be clever about it, which means your gameplay has to be reactive since every battle is different. That’s not exactly something that I can’t help you with. The only way to get there is to practice all the time. That’s not going to happen overnight, obviously.