Clash of Clans Resources Strategy
One cannot build unless one has resources. They are the tools used to develop a clan. To build troop-related structures (camps, barracks, and troop personnel), you need to pump elixir from the ground. To build non-troop-related structures (upgrade town hall, walls, towers, cannons, …), you need to mine gold from the ground.
To further make these resources valuable, they are interdependent, or rely upon each other. This means to make the elixir collectors more efficient, gold is required. To upgrade the mines, elixir is used. This means the following: