It’s time for a new base design. All recent base designs I featured here have become very popular, so they can be beaten by more and more people. I gathered together the latest solid base designs for TH8, War Base Layouts and Farming Base Layouts.
All base layouts are up to date with the latest Clash of Clans update and include the Bomb Tower.
One thing before we start, if you use a base you find on the internet you should always try to change it a little bit. Here’s a short guide how to do it:
Take note, some bases are rebuilt with a higher town hall account, but only the defenses and buildings from Town Hall 8 bases are used.
Town Hall 8 War Base Layouts
In Clan War it’s pretty popular that a higher Town Hall Level will attack your base. Of course this is sometimes frustrating, but this only happens if another Town Hall 8 player is not able to 3 Star your base – with these base designs you will give them a headache.
Anti-Dragon TH8 War Base Layout
This Town Hall 8 War Base Design is meant to defend against Dragon attacks. Somehow these attacks are still quite popular.
With the centralized Air Defenses and the layout making it hard to funnel Dragons directly into the core you will not see any 3 Star with Dragon attacks on this base.
Best Town Hall 8 Anti-Hog Rider War Base GoHo / GoVaHo / GoVaBo
This is a great layout to use against Hog Riders. You have strong Trap setups along with the Bomb Tower that are not predictable – the attacker will only see 4 possible positions and all of them are pretty hostile against Hog Riders.
More and more attackers use mass Hog Riders and this base will not get 3-Stared with Hog Riders.
This base is my recommendation.
Anti 3 Star Allrounder War Base Layout TH8
This War Base tries to work against multiple attacking setups – you have the Trap setups working well against Hog Riders, the centralized Air Defenses and general setup being good against Dragons and also lots of Spring Traps against Giant/Healer attacks.
All the Traps are more inside so they can’t be triggered easily from the outside.
Town Hall 8 Clan War Base
This base works with an isolated core pretty good against most attacks.
The attacking replays I’ve seen show that many attackers fail to get the Town Hall because the troops would rather go around it. A good way to save you the last Star.
Town Hall 8 Farming Base Layouts
Saving resources while farming at Town Hall 8 can be hard. Here are some base layouts I recommend for you, depending what you want to do. I have one hardcore Dark Elixir farming layout and two allrounder layouts to protect all resources (as well as possible).
The important thing is to spread the Storages so attackers can’t go for them specifically. This minimizes the risk that an attacker can take all loot without getting 3 Stars on your base.
Dark Elixir Protection TH8 Farming Base
This TH8 Farming Base is designed to help you save Dark Elixir. The Dark Elixir is so safe in the core that it’s impossible to get it without hitting your base very hard – something I don’t see happening at Town Hall 8 because there are much easier targets for an attacker.
The semi-exposed Town Hall will grant some Dark Elixir for the attacker and most of them will go for that to get the League Bonus, but also will give you a shield.
Please note that this base is only if you want to save and farm Dark Elixir exclusively. If you also want to save other resources you might want to use one of the next Town Hall 8 farming bases.
Hybrid Town Hall 8 Farming Base
You’d be surprised how many fail for this base and not even get a single Star. If you’re protecting all your resources, you also have to protect your Town Hall. It’s worth 1 Gold Storage, 1 Elixir Storage and also 20% of your Dark Elixir available.
The Storages on the outside are protected by splash damage, despite the fact that they look a little bit too exposed for a farming base. There is no way to snipe them easily.
Funneling TH8 Farming Base Layout
This is also a classic hybrid farming base layout. The core protects the Dark Elixir and your Town Hall, while the Storages are in the funnels on the outside.
There is no way to get easy access to them and if someone goes for them you will not lose more than two, but you will get your shield.
It’s all about choosing what you want to defend against. These bases work well, especially the second War Base shown. Take care to alter the traps a little bit so that nobody can predict them.
Thanks for editing: Sam Ellison, EnchinsuOcha