Supercell has updated the Gold Award-winning Clash of Clans with a new Dark Barracks troop and new levels.

It's time to get introduced to the Lava Hound with this update. This molten flying beast loves to hunt Air Defenses and serves under the Dark troop.

Supercell adds that the Lava Hound is "tough and reliable", and when it is taken down, it erupts into smaller units. A nasty critter to have, indeed.

You can see some gameplay footage featuring the Lava Hound in the video below.

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What else is in this update, then?

New levels - that's what. To be specific, Barbarian and Archer level 7 has been added, as well as Archer Tower level 13, and Dark Barracks level 6.

There have also been some balancing tweaks made to the game, too. Here's a quick overview:

  • Upgrade full rows of walls at once with the option to pay Elixir instead of Gold
  • Hero heal times and Valkyrie training time have been greatly reduced
  • Healers now stick to healing bigger groups of units
  • Replays show the attacking army, can be paused or will show time remaining if live

That's just about everything in this new update covered.

If you haven't already download Clash of Clans, you can get it for free on the App Store [download] and Google Play [download] right now.

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