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Builder Is Back! August 2017 Update Ticker

The Clash of Clans 5th anniversary find an end with the final event coming down for the next week, returning the Giants in the Builder Huts, Battle Ram and the Boom Spell to celebrate the return of the Builder to our bases.

Clash of Clans August 2017 Update

Please note, the order is from the bottom (old) to top (most recent). If you’re visiting this page for the first time and want to get the whole story, you’ll need to start from the bottom.

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Clashiversary Final Event (August 31st, 2017)

The Builder is finally back from his trip and for the next week the Battle Ram, Boom Spell and Giants defending the Builder Huts are active once more (but no Shrink Trap!!).

builder event final

Also, Birthday Cakes won’t grow in your base anymore so I hope you got your one you want to keep in your base 🙂

So, after all it was a nice thing to have such a big event marathon for the anniversary and despite some small annoying things like the bugged Shrink Trap it was fun to see and I look forward what Halloween and Christmas will hold in hands for us 🙂

Don’t forget, there’s also a limited time decoration, the Builder Statue you can get in the shop. If you’re about to buy some Gems you can get it for free on top.

builder statue clash of clans

What do you think about it?

Update Today & Birthday Boom Spell Event (August 25th, 2017)

The Matchmaking improvements are released and already active!

So again, the new matchmaking algorithm will now take offensive power more into account and is intended that clans with engineered bases will be matched up against other clans with engineered bases more frequently. Of course, there will still be mismatches and it’s way too soon to tell if it’s working properly or not – and Supercell also stated they will have a very close look at how it’s running to make adjustments very quick in case it doesn’t work like intended – but if you want to see some first thoughts from the community, I recommend you to follow this thread in the official forum.

But that’s not everything, the 3rd Clashiversary Event is also here and the (somewhat bugged) Shrink Trap gone and we now have the Birthday Boom Spell – it deals damage comparable to the Lightning Spell and also stuns defenses and defending Heroes and CC troops for a second. For me, this spell is only worth using until I unlocked the 250 Gems reward from the event as I don’t see that much use in it.

War Matchmaking Improvements & Cannon Cart Balance (August 23rd, 2017)

The update will take place this week, very likely within the next 36 hours and it will bring us the changes for the Clan War Matchmaking System and a huge buff for the Cannon Cart:

Clan War Matchmaking

As we have mentioned recently, there have been changes to the Clan War matchmaking algorithm that have been in development for the past few weeks. Those changes will be going live with this maintenance.  The implementation of these changes are intended to create a greater sense of fair matches based on your opponents’ equivalent difficulty.  We will be closely monitoring its performance to make sure match equality is improved without impacting search times severely.

Cannon Cart (Builder Base)

We are including the following balance changes to the Cannon Cart:

  • Movement speed increased by 33%
  • First shot is fired after 0.4 seconds (speed increased from 1.2 seconds
  • Increase the range of Cannon Cart’s Last Stand ability by 1 tile

We’ve been talking about the changes already in the past weeks and you can see all of them in the interview below from August 8th in case you missed it.

Also interesting is that the Cannon Cart got such a huge buff and this will probably make it to one of the strongest troops in Versus Battles again.

I’m also a little bit surprised that Supercell doesn’t release Builder Hall Level 7 since more and more people with F2P accounts reached maxed BH5 and solid BH6 progress.

Shrink Trap Bugged & Heals Heroes (August 19th, 2017)

Reports lately grew that a bug in the Shrink Trap will heal Heroes when they get under the effect of the Shrink Trap. I also saw this happening myself so I moved the Shrink Trap to the very corner of my base designs (since there’s no possibility to “sell” built buildings or traps).

Here’s an example where you can see this happening – Click here.

I think this is because the hitpoints get converted when the Shrink Trap deduction takes part.

Now the big question for all of us is, of course, will Supercell pay attention to this with a fix? I’m not that sure since the trap is only supposed to be available until Friday (maybe you know the saying that there’s no use in cleaning paper plates…).

Bottom line I also don’t want to have this thing in my base for 6 more days when it heals up my enemy’s Heroes.

Shrink Trap Event Started (August 18th, 2017)

The Shrink Trap arrived and you can purchase it in the shop for 12,500 Gold and it will shrink down troops when triggered and give them a deduction in speed, hitpoints and DPS.

Once triggered, the Shrink Trap will shrink down every troop within the radius, also those who walk through it after it got triggered, including Heroes!

The effect of this trap can be huge, especially since it is also available in Clan Wars so make sure to update your War Base as well and place the Shrink Trap there.

You will also see a Witch taking the Builders role during this event, but there won’t be a Witch spawning when a Builder Hut gets destroyed!

Judo Sloth covered all specifics in his video here:

Giants Building A Suprise Event (August 11th, 2017)

The second of four Clashiversary Events just kicked off and as we already have seen in prior leaks, it will be the one where a Giant will be in every Builder Hut and defend when the Builder Hut gets destroyed.

giants surprise in clash of clans august 2017 update

A lot of questions are around this event, so please let me give you some answers:

  • Will the Giants also defend in Clan War during the event? Yes they will
  • What level do the defending Giants have? Level 1

This can have some impact on your attacks, not because a Giant Level 1 is dealing a crazy amount of damage but the retargeting can get a problem.

Therefore I’m not a very huge fan of this event and I would have liked to see this not occuring in Clan War because many would simply not think about this when attacking and it’s just annoying when you miss out a Star just because a Giant retargeted troops.

More Info About The Future of Clash of Clans (August 8th, 2017)

Darian, the new Community Manager at Supercell joined Clash With Ash for a very interesting interview you shouldn’t miss.

The whole interview is more than 40 minutes long, so in case you don’t want to listen through everything, I have also wrapped up all the important bullet points for you. They talked about the new Matchmaking Algorithm that we will shortly see, the future of the game and also about the modders as well.

Here are the interesting thing I took out from this interview:

  • The new Matchmaking Algorithm will take offensive weight into account more equally than the older one that was focused very much on defensive weight (Minute 9:11) to make sure, more equal clans are matched together
  • This new algorithm is a tweak and improvement of the current one and no complete new designed one, so it will not take individual weights in the clan into account and just match up clans a whole thing (let’s say you have 5 engineered bases in your clan, the algorithm won’t try to find another clan with 5 engineered bases, etc.) (Minute 14:30)
  • After a certain time, the algorithm will become more flexible to match you up, so the longer the search takes the higher the possibility that you can get mismatched in Clan War (like it is today)
  • Darian confirms that switching languages in Global Chat is just a placebo (Minute 13:48) as a side-note, but that’s what I’m telling for years now 🙂
  • Supercell will focus on the Main Base in the near future and the new Builder Hall Level 7-8 will probably be the only new thing for the Builder Base in the next few updates (I guess in 2017) but they will also work on new features for the Builder Base in the future
  • They plan to work on fixing the cloud issue for higher Leagues, but are not on it right now (Minute 21:55)
  • Darian also talks a lot about modders and why Supercell addresses it in ban waves like they do (Minute 25:50) and also explains why they investigate every report but don’t give a individual feedback to not give modders the opportunity to see what they are specifically looking for

Battle Ram Tips (August 4th, 2017)

The Battle Ram is available and it’s also offering a decent amount of Gems in the Battle Ram Event that you don’t want to miss with up to 250 Gems at Town Hall 11.

battle ram event in clash of clans

The thing is that you will need to win the battles and not just only use the Battle Ram which is more challenging than you might think – first things first, spamming all Battle Rams will not get you anywhere above 20% on Town Hall 9+ because it’s nothing else than just simply spamming Barbarians.

using battle ram coc

I tried it a couple of times and the Battle Ram bonus will often time be used when the Battle Ram hits some walls and then you have just a big group of Barbarians left.

I recommend you to use it in addition to your normal army and luckily you only need to use 5 of them.

battle ram victory


1 Gem Boost Started (August 2nd, 2017)

Happy Birthday Clash of Clans! For the next 7 days you’ll be able to boost your Mines, Collectors & Drills for 1 Gem each for 24 hours giving you double the income 🙂

In addition, due to so many doing this because it’s practically for free the loot will be so awesome during the next week! Get yourself ready for some awesome farming session and in case you did miss my recent farming guides, here they are:

Farming with Goblin Knife
Farming with GiBarch
Farming with Baby Dragons (BabyLoon)

Clashiversary Events & Seasonal Troop Battle Ram (August 1st, 2017)

In the past years, the anniversary of Clash of Clans has always been a 1 Week Gem Boost for the Collectors, but after last years’ Christmas Events with the Iec Wizard and Freeze Trap, we all knew that Supercell will celebrate events a lot bigger than before – and what would fit more than the 5 years anniversary of the most successful mobile game in history?

Settle up, there are a lot of seasonal things coming up but mind that they will only be available for a limited time! The Battle Ram, the Shrink Trap and the Builder Huts special will only be available during the events and then they will disappear again!

Here are some leaked footage of what’s coming and I really like what’s coming up!

clash of clans battle ram new troop

Those of you who play(ed) Clash Royale already know the Battle Ram – it’s 4 Barbarians running towards a building, deal damage on impact and then spawning 4 regular Barbarians – sounds like a lot of fun! I think I will miss them when they are gone after the event 🙁

Also we will see a Shrink Trap, that will simply make troops smaller and take away hitpoints and damage from them.

shrink trap clash of clans

The Builder Huts will also hold a secret during the Clashiversary Event, but it’s not revealed yet but I assume that they will spawn defending troops during the event.

clash of clans builder huts secretbuilder hut for sale

Of course, there will also be a special seasonal decoration – the Birthday Cake! Removing it will cost 25,000 Elixir but reward you with 75,000 Elixir so a nice additional Elixir but I assume that most of you want it to stay in your village forever 🙂

birthday cake clash of clans

And last but not least, you can get a better idea of whats coming with these leaked screenshots of all events that will be available during Clashiversary:

battle ram coc and 1 gem boost boom spell event clash of clans august 2017 update shrink trap event

Looking forward to it? I do and I hope there’s more to come soon 🙂

Anniversary Packs & Maintenance Break (July 31st, 2017)

On August 2nd, Clash of Clans will turn 5 years old and Supercell will give us a Value Pack (and probably a 1 Week 1 Gem Boost for Collectors) – the Maintenance Break now will make the Value Packs available, but not the changes to the Clan War Matchmaking.

clashiversary value pack

Clan War Matchmaking & The Future of Engineering (July 30th, 2017)

Engineered Bases in Clan Wars are a hot-discussed topic within the whole Clash of CLans community for months now. If you’re not too familiar with it, I recommend you to start reading this article I wrote like 2 months ago that is still serving as a platform for very detailed discussion:

The Future of Engineered Bases - State Right Now

Well, if you have checked your News Tab in Clash of Clans during the weekend, you might have noticed that Supercell just released a statement they have been announcing last week.

Supercell Announcement on July 25th, 2017 regarding Clan War Matchmaking changes

Now we finally got the announcement that got announced (as weird as it sounds) and if you have read it yourself, you might ask yourself what it means because it literally doesn’t tell any specific:

clash of clans august 2017 update clan war matchmaking changes

If you have read my previously linked article, you might remember the issue with engineered bases for Supercell – the problem that a huge amount of people will be very mad when their engineered bases will get absolutely useless. The engineering community got constantly bigger and bigger in the past year and they have now so many members that their interests simply can’t be ignored, but engineering is a huge problem for casual players that are the largest part of the Clash community.

Now let’s get back to the Supercell announcement and what this whole thing means.

As far as I understand this whole thing, Supercell will address it in a way to try matching clans more equally – it means if the new system works than engineered clans will face other engineered clans, rushed clans against rushed clans and maxed clans against maxed clans and mixed clans against mixed clans. This means engineering would become less important because engineered bases will get matched more against equal bases.

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  1. Regarding the additional perks, SC mentioned in the beginning of 2017 that new perks are something they are thinking about but they will only give decorational effects because the perks are already very strong and they don’t want to give new clans an even bigger disadvantage.
    I like the idea of a winning streak bonus, this will be a nice motivation

  2. hey! bday cakes is still growing in village i got 2 after reading your articale that bday cakes wont grow anymore. please check well before update.

    • Same here, got another one this morning 🙂 I removed all of them except 3, those are laying really perfect on the edge of my village hahaha

    • The Builder story is going very good and I’m really liking it and most of all when the Builder will return, it’d be something big and stay hyped for that. On the other hand I told you whats coming. Cannon cart buff is a bonus. And the Matchmaker improvement is all we wanted for now. Hope it’d good.

      • builder is back and everything is normal, almost normal. Supercell can make ,builder’s entry into some big stuff, don’t u think guys

    • I’m sure BH7 will hit us in September (when they talked about “new” stuff you have to keep in mind that BH7 and BH8 are already fully coded and only need to be released). From what I see from the usage of the allcalsh website, 90% of people are BH5 and BH6 and I only need 4 upgrades to defenses and walls to be maxed BH6 myself.
      The only thing I will hate is the Battle Machine new levels grinding

  3. I have suspended my game till this screwed up shrink trap event is over. All my attacks are going dud. It shrink my lava and loons for 20 seconds. It is enough for AD to total my army.

    SC bringing joy or foolishness in this anniversary. Worst anniversary ever

    • I completely understand you, Ragnar. But let me tell you one thing, the shrink trap can be countered with A rage spell. Yes, the shrinked troops can get back to normal size with a Rage spell. I hope this helps.

    • Honestly I don’t think so, I rather would like to see matchmaking fixed, builder base troop AI needs an update, that’s much more important than a new troop that will start a month long balancing carousel again

    • Birthday Cake obstacles will spawn till the end of this month . By that time you should have 7( or more but not less). 🙂

  4. Moding is dead long time ago. It’s been ages xmod is dead. What moding he is talking about? Is he just trying to create homophobia of moding once again?

  5. Hi Tim,
    Inspired by your writing style, i created a post on Supercell forum (though i’m not a good writer). The strategy that i have shared is for three starring max th9 bases with low level heroes. You can take a look at it 🙂
    I request you to create a post on this strategy as you’re great at explaining things. I haven’t seen many using this. So i belive the community is missing something.


  6. The only reason I made an “engineered” base was to counter others as well. It’s not an art, it’s not even real engineering. Except for those guys who decode the game files. They’re the ones doing the difficult part. It’s just taking advantage of a loop hole. I for one will be glad to see that loop hole closed.

    • Totally agree. Art is what the game’s developers and designers do. “Engineering” bases is just about taking advantage of a loop hole.

  7. Engineering is an art, not cheating. People choose to play a certain way and sacrifice certain things which allows them to play the game THEIR WAY. Now SuperSell is railroading us into playing their way which will kill this game off slowly. Leave the engineers alone!

    • I have one so called “engineered” base, just to counter others. My point is, if they are going to match “engineered” vs “engineered”, I’m just fine with it.

    • NO! They are simply matching YOU, with players who like to play YOUR way. Because nobody else wants to play with you. Deal with it!

    • Their not changing how you have to play, you can still choose to be engineered. But now it won’t give you the advantage of attacking opponents with weaker offense and similar defense. Choose to engineer if you like. The only change being made is matching your engineered clan to another engineered clan. Unless somewhere I missed something saying supercell will ban your account for playing “your way”. The majority of clashers who play occasionally play to max their base. This update is being done so those people who choose to play “properly” don’t get an unfair disadvantage in war. Ever hear of an engineered account before clan wars? Didnt think so.

  8. My clan is level 11 but the mismatch on clan war is really annoying. It’s unfair to waste 2 days knowing it’s a lost case. I agree that adding clan perks is not really necessary, but different badges according to level, decoration on the CC is really welcome.
    As a clan leader, I think there could have an option to enable/disable and control which village my clan members have to attack. I say that because it’s hard to old reliable members in every war, sometimes a new clan member joins a war and attacks strong villages, ruining completely the war strategy.

  9. Yes ,its true and at this time it has been ran for our currently clanwar matchmaking
    Exactlly an engineered map has been faced to our engineered map with equal same defences wight . I think it is fair . Thanks .

  10. Personally I don’t care really that much for the time being especially our clan already hit level 10 as no additional perks left to aim. As for losing in Clan War due to enemy having engineered bases, nothing special about it, this is a game we ought to lose at some point.

    Nice to have:
    1. Additional clan perks after 10 (even as little as additional banners/flags to choose from)
    2. Winning streak bonus (there will be a lot of clans out there who will try to do their best just to keep that streak, I know our clan will do)

    Happy Clashing Ü

    • Regarding the additional perks, SC mentioned in the beginning of 2017 that new perks are something they are thinking about but they will only give decorational effects because the perks are already very strong and they don’t want to give new clans an even bigger disadvantage.
      I like the idea of a winning streak bonus, this will be a nice motivation 🙂

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