bh5 base layouts for builder hall 5 in clash of clans

BH5 Base Layouts – Builder Base 5 Designs

Base Design matters a lot in Versus Battles – it is responsible for half of your success and no matter how good you are at attacking, if your base gets constantly wrecked you won’t be able to get into the higher Trophy Ranges where the loot is good. I gathered together the latest solid base designs for BH5 and will also update them constantly.

All base designs here are updated with the latest Clash of Clans Update!

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:

5 Tips for Internet Base Layouts
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Builder Hall 5 Base Layouts

Before I show you the best defensive Builder Hall 5 Base Designs, I also want to recommend some articles about the Builder Base that you should read as well:

Builder Base Upgrade Guide

Read here more about solid attacking strategies for Builder Hall 5:

Win Versus Battles Attacking Strategy - Beta Minions
Win Versus Battles Attacking Strategy - Sneaky Archers
Win Versus Battles Attacking Strategy - Raged Barbarians
Win Versus Battles Attacking Strategy - Baby Dragons

These two guides will help you beat BH5 completely without any problems 🙂

Anti 2-Star Builder Hall 5 Base Design

Archers are a common problem at Builder Hall 5 with their annoying high percentage 1-Star strategy – but this base will make you beat them easily by scoring a 2-Star attack on your own while this base can’t get 2-Stared with Archers.

Also all armies with Giants will fail as they get soaked into the Crusher from the bottom side or walk through Spring Traps from the other sides while all damage dealing troops will get stuck behind on the high hitpoint trash buildings.

best builder hall 5 base for 2018

Click on the image or here to download it and you can also watch several defensive replays against this base here.

One key of this base are the Archer Towers on long-range mode, so make sure to get them upgraded with the highest priority!

Diamond BH5 Design

Here’s another interesting base layout I found very helpful. The general layout in the diamond shape is common but yet still very effective as most attackers simply spam into the base and hope for the best – a good situation for you that will let them fail.

bh5 defending base layout for nightmode cöash 2018

Click on the image or here to download it and you can also watch several defensive replays against this base here.

Also Dragons will try to get the Air Bomb down at the bottom but stuck at the storages that will cost them so many Baby Dragons until they can hit the Air Bombs 🙂

BH5 Anti-2 Star Base

Here you can see a really nice Builder Hall 5 setup with the traps protecting the entry points and the sideways compartments that make it hard to get any troops into the core of this base.

Builder Hall 5 best defensive layout 2018 clash of clans

Click on the image or here to download it and you can also watch several defensive replays against this base here.

Also, sniping is not a good option as only half of the base is reachable from the outside so Archer have to walk long distances into the inside of the base and make the attacker fail big or much 🙂


Anti 3-Star Base Layout BH5

Getting any troops inside this base is almost impossible and so many try to clear and then send their Battle Machine for the Builder Hall – but not with this base.

The Crusher holds strong against all attacks and the point defense damage will take down the Battle Machine easily and get you a nice victory when you manage to properly attack yourself.

strongest builder hall 5 defensive base design 2018

Click on the image or here to download it and you can also watch several defensive replays against this base here.

They forget that Giants will then start walking around the base to the front instead of hitting the walls for the inside compartment.

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  1. I tried the first layout but I’m not having too much success with it. Am I doing something wrong or am I just that bad at attacking?

    At the moment I’m defaulting to the predictable diamond base which is still good but it’s so common that most players know how to deal with them now

  2. Hey, sorry for this being off topic but I couldn’t find another article to post it on. Timmy, my clan is a level 2 starter and we have some th9swith lavaloonion and a couple strong th7-8. What should our war competition be? Like how many of each town hall. (10v10) Also what should we do about cc troops which are a huge part of many of your strategies. Our highest is a new th10. We don’t have any 9.75-11. Any suggestions for that?

  3. The 3rd has worked well for me. Raised about 800 trophies in the 3 Weeks I’ve been using it. Only 3* 1 in that time. Lots of 1 and 2* efforts. Earlier today I got a guy 19% but got the TH. He got me 49% not TH so I won. Would recommend this base 100%

  4. anti 2 star base… what is the chance of you always getting a 2 star… i’m builder hall 5 and i’m already attacking people with night witches

    • Battle Machine is a grind but you can expect BH7 that will get released soon to bring BM Level 15, so I’d rather take the BM to have it done quickly although the additional 5 Level won’t bring that much of a benefit in total.
      But before you do that, I recommend you to at least get your Archer Towers and Cannons to Level 6 because then they will need 1 shot less to kill Archers, Barbarians (you might also want to consider Firecrackers because they will 2-shot lvl 12 Minions instead of needing 3 shots).
      Hope this helps 🙂
      PS: You will probably have some downtimes in between and try to also keep your Lab running, so I recommend you to do one of the above named defenses upgrades and then one BM Level, then one defense again and so on 🙂

  5. Tried out the funnel base with full level 4 walls with most defenses maxed out for a th5 except for a lvl 2 multi mortar. Found myself getting 3 starred every other attack with the non-3 stars being at least 75% 2 stars (2400+ trophy zone). The first and last bases do look very promising though, going to see how they turn out.

  6. Hey Tim,
    I’ve tried the first two bases but I’m not impressed by this bases, tbh. Much defeats with 2 stars, demolition percentages of about 70%, so I quickly switched back to my old base.

  7. Hi I’m bh4 right now and I’m in the 1500 trophy range. I play against players who are bh 5 and bh6. They usually have 2 crushers and 2 firecrackers and I only have 1 of each. They also have battle machines. Do you have any general multiplayer tips in the builder base or any tips on attacking players who are higher builder hall levels. I have read about the GiArch strategy but I just need to upgrade my giants to get to a high enough level

  8. Hi guys, this builder base is a lot of crap, I am a max th11 and supercell need to wake up to keep us around, will not waste time on this. Waiting more than a day for attack is ridicules. I am not enjoying COC anymore for the first time in 3 years

    • U are not getting any raiding base that doesn’t mean there’s no TH12 or something but this is because almost every TH12 owner buy guard to protect their base from being attacked cuz they all want to secure their positions on global lvl moreover they dont have to do anything with gems cuz already maxed base so they only purchase is guard. So enjoy COC by playing war and by donating. This seaxy game is awesome af.

  9. I can show you my base and you can copy it. They work but your defenses need to be level 4 and up, with the exceptions of the mortar, guard post, and fireworks.

  10. I have made 3 of your designs and consistently get 3 starred. Not impressed.

    Plus – when I leave the website it directs me to an advertiser and I can’t leave it unless closing the tab. Lame

  11. The trap surprise base looks fairly easy to get a high two star on. Just put the battle machine in on the sidebar with the clock tower to distract the multi mortar and then lay in 6 giants on the right corner to bust through the wall, Andy the new archers behind them accordingly

    • I have a base that I made it works and you rarely get three stared unless the opponent has maxed troops. Also you need your archers to level 5 and canons can be level 4 but it would be better if you upgrade to level 5. Multi mortar at level 2 and higher just haven’t upgraded it in a while. Your fire works should be at level 3 and higher. Crushed should be at level 2/3 but I have mine at 1 and it still works. Your double canons need to be at level 4 or higher and gourd post can be any level. Tesla level should be level 3 or higher. I will try to show my base and you can try it. Make sure that your attacks are good too or else this base won’t work. Most people never get lower than 36% and the most is about 51% so make sure that you can pull of at least one star. Also you need the battle machine to get stars on attacks. It’ll improve your chance of winning.

  12. i actually attacked that first base and got 2 stars on it by bomber at the top and putting my giants and battle machine b4 barbs to get to the core

  13. All of them are easy 2* with bombers. Except the first one.

    The first needs to be attacked at 10-11 oclock with one giant, then two bombers to open. Another giant, a few archers. Another giant. Then when the center is open by bombers, all in with giants archers and hero. Should be around 65-80% with two stars with troops :

    Archers : 10
    Giants : 8
    Bombers : 1
    Hero : 1

    I higly recommend the first as nearly no one know how to attack this. Usually ending with 30-55% and only 1 star max.

    And one more thing : If you are under 3000 on the 19th of June, never, ever put your bombs in air mode. Never. Baby dragons are not seen enough to bother for them.

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