#1. Save your Gems. Only use to build Huts with them at first. In theory, through all of the achievements you can eventually earn 9,432 gems. Most players are able to earn the third builder hut after completing the “Sweet Victory achievement that gives 250 gems. The Huts cost 500 (3rd), 1000 (4th), and 2000 (5th) gems. If you are committed to playing the game, getting the huts as early as possible will save you a lot of time.
#2. ATTACK EASY LOOT. When looting bases, keep clicking on “Next” and cycle through matches until you find not only towns with high loot, but find towns that you can archer/barbarian/goblin attack cheaply with little cost to yourself and high loot potential yourself. Focus on towns that have their mines and drills unprotected outside of walls, and look closely if they are full. If they are 1)Full 2)Outside of the walls or unprotected inside first wall and 3)High in resources this the optimum opportunity. Other hints are that the loot totals will be rounded figures and the player will have no league badge.
look for elixir drills that are atleast half full