BH5 Base Layouts – Builder Base 5 Designs

bh5 base layouts for builder hall 5 in clash of clans

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.

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
Attacking Strategies for BH5

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

Anti 2-Star Builder Hall 5 Base Design

This first BH5 Base Layout is fresh because it offers a design away from the most-used diamond layout and it will defend your Builder Hall at any cost, you can consider this base an Anti-2-Star Base.

The bottom side of the base will separate the tanks from the other units because the Storages will slow everything except Giants down with their high hitpoints while they will go for the Air Bombs and Cannons.

Anti 2-Star Builder Base 5 Design

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

You can check out some replays to this base here.

Builder Base 5 Design with funneling

Here’s another interesting base layout I found very helpful. The general layout requires your attacker to scout carefully as it’s nothing you’ll see often out there. The sections on the outside are stuffed with the defenses and they will deal so much damage that it’s impossible to get a 2-Star attack by trying to just walk straight for the Builder Hall.

funneling bh5 anti 3 star base design

However, trying to get some defenses down will slow down the troops a lot because there are tons of walls in between, you’ll attacker won’t get good results and many of them will even fail to get more than a very low 1-Star attack 🙂

You can watch some defensive replays of this base here.

Builder Hall 5 Anti-2 Star Base

I like this base a lot because it will force your opponent to do things he don’t want to do. Attacking from the upper side of the base is simply a bad idea, so like 80% of the attackers will come in from th southern part and know it will be impossible to get through to the Builder Hall.

bh5 anti 2 star defensive base design

No matter how careful your opponent will deploy his troops, you will see them get smacked down fast and the Crusher is the last guard in front of your Builder Hall. Evene when choosing to go from the upper side, the Pull Traps will put troops into the Crushers’ deadly zone 🙂

You can watch some defensive replays of this base here.

BH5 Layout With Strong Perimeter

Another base that will drive your opponent crazy is this one here with a very open and wide perimeter. The reason? The defenses on the outside are distracting Giants and the layout makes it impossible to snipe the Builder Hall (however, lots attackers will think they can!).

bh5 defensive base layout

Also mass Barbarians attacks will fail because they will walk into the Crusher sooner than the attacker might expect and the whole attack fails. I’ve seen a lot of entertaining defensive replays from this base.

You can watch some defensive replays of this base here.

Anti 3-Star Base Layout BH5

This base has a great feature that most attackers don’t have in mind when attacking. They will break through the wall on the back and think the Builder Hall is an easy target.

bh5 anti baby dragons base design coc

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

You can check out the defensive replays for this base here.


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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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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