As players know, all activities in Clash of Clans require currencies like Elixir, Gold, Gems and Dark Elixir.
Dark Elixir is one of the most important currencies in Clash of Clans that is needed to train Dark Elixir troops, upgrade heroes and train dark spells, such as skeleton spells. Players can start earning Dark Elixir from Town Hall 7.
5 Different ways that players can acquire Dark Elixir in Clash of Clans
1) Dark Elixir drill
Dark Elixir drills can be built when players reach Town Hall 7. It produces Dark Elixir, and is its primary source. Production rises as it is upgraded and players can use gems to boost Dark Elixir drill production.
Currently, the Dark Elixir drill can be upgraded to a its maximum at level 9, and will then produce 160 Dark Elixir per hour, with a capacity of 3,600.
When a base is attacked, the Dark Barrack troops which die, form a grave or tombstone. These tombstones have a certain amount of Dark Elixir in them which can be collected by tapping the tombstone. Players can earn 1 Dark Elixir from each Dark Tombstone.
3) Clan wars
Attacking a base with Town Hall 7 or above in Clanwar provides players with Dark Elixir as a winning bonus. The amount of Dark Elixir depends on the level of the base a player attacks, the higher the base, the more the Dark Elixir. Essentially, attacking a TH14 base will provide maximum Dark Elixir bonus.
This can be collected from the treasury in Clan Castle once the war is over. A player can easily earn 8000 - 10000 Dark Elixir by attacking top bases.
4) Attacking enemy base and Star bonus
Dark Elixir can be looted from enemy bases by attacking Dark Elixir drills, Dark Elixir storage and Town Hall. Players also get a star bonus when they gain 5 stars by attacking in multiplayer mode.
This star bonus is also a good source of Dark Elixir. A player can earn a maximum of 4,500 Dark Elixirs from the Star Bonus when in the Legend League of Clash of Clans.
5) Season Bank
When a player attacks a village, the amount of Dark Elixir that is transferred to the Season Bank is equal to the amount looted from the enemy base. This Dark Elixir can be collected at the end of a season as a Season reward.
The total amount of Dark Elixir is equal to the amount looted from raiding bases in a particular season. Season Bank has a maximum storage of 50,000 Dark Elixir without Gold Pass and 250,000 Dark Elixir with Gold Pass.
Dark Elixir is an important part of Clash of Clans. Thus, the player needs to use it judiciously and strategically to build a quality base.