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.
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!!).
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.
What do you think about it?
Update Today & Birthday Boom Spell Event (August 25th, 2017)
The Matchmaking improvements are released and already active!
📢 Maintenance break soon! We are deploying the changes to War MM and Cannon Cart balancing! We'll keep the downtime as short as possible! https://t.co/7xOuk2WZOu
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) August 25, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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 🙂
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.