The Best BH8 Base Layout – Builder Base 8 Review

Every month you will find here the most-recent and well-working Builder Hall 8 Base Layouts to directly use.

Versus Battles with your Builder Hall in Clash of Clans don’t just require a good and solid attacking strategy, you also need a base that covers your back – your victory is not only depending on how many stars and percentage points you can get in your attack, it has to be more than your opponent will score against your base at the same time.

I will frequently post here a base design for Builder Hall 8 that I think is the best one by testing it myself and showing you why it works great.

The BH8 Design

First, let’s take a look at the final base layout (you can also click on the image to download it or to get a larger view)

best bh8 base layout january 2020

You will also find a base copy link at the end of the review below ✌️

Why I Think It Is The Best

bh8 replaysWell, first of all, the results prove me right – here is a part of my defense log that proves how well this base performed in recent battles.

I used it for more than 50 Versus Battles in Clash of Clans but I don’t think you’re interested in seeing all results, right? 😉

Now I will show you why this base works so great.

In BH8 you will see primarily 4 different attacking strategies being used right now:

  1. Cannon Carts & Giants with Bomber
  2. Giants & Barbarians with Bomber
  3. Drop Ships & Minions
  4. (mass Archer, yes, these weirdos still exist even at 4,000 Trophies+)
  5. Occasionally mass Night Witches or Baby Dragons, those people think it still works at BH8…

So we will now take a look at how this base performs against each one of them.

General Layout Of The Base

This whole general base setup is nothing new and also useful at BH9 and still among those layouts proven to work best overall.

In general you have a large core area where the Builder Hall is surrounded by the hardest defenses and also high-hitpoint buildings. The sideway entries are guarded by Crushers that will put a lot of damage to any ground attack style.

The attacker basically has two options to attack this base… one is going from the Builder Hall short end but this means he will get the Builder Hall but struggle to get enough buildings down to get 50% (with a decent risk to not even get the Builder Hall, depending on his attacking strategy).

His other option is taking the long run from the opposite side – this will get him enough percentage for 1-Star but it’s hard to get the Builder Hall for the second Star – and this is what most attackers still struggle against this base. This comes down to very precise timing as well as a quantum luck after all.

best bh8 base layout january 2020 defense long side

You can see in the image that troops won’t make it long enough to reach the Builder Hall because they have to fight through pure rows of defenses line after line and the strongest ones are the ones last in line next to the Builder Hall when the troops are weaker anyways.

And, like I said, an attack from the other side can fall short as well (easily):

best bh8 base layout january 2020 defense short side

And if there are the smart guys that think they can bypass the section – the Crusher funnel in this layout is unbelievable strong and simply opening up one layer of walls won’t help much.

best bh8 base layout january 2020 crusher funneling

Troops seem to not be able to bypass the Crushers just like that and they always get soaked into them.

No matter how you play it, here and there a good attacker will pick up a higher 1-Star or very low 2-Star attack against this base, but after all this design will really help you win at Builder Hall 8. 3-Star attacks are really uncommon against this base, unless your defenses are at BH6 level or crucial defenses are under upgrade at the moment.



You can copy the base directly by using this link but please understand that obstacles will prevent buildings to get placed – if you have some grass design or many obstacles in your base you might need to build parts manually from the above image.

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Written by TimmyEatWorld

I love to play Clash of Clans since 2013 and write here about latest strategies, news and base designs. While my troops are training, batteries are loading I like to keep myself busy with skydiving.
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  1. So dumb question, Im trying to set this base layout but when doing the very low corner with the BM, I just cant get the walls to match symmetrically. Either there is an empty spot on the corner or they miss match leaving one side longer than the other

  2. 2 stars for this base bombers, 2 sets of giants 2 sets of cannons 1 pec and your battle bot.
    drop 2 giants to take heat off the 2 bombers once they clean out some walls drop 2 more giants and 2 cannons behind them to clean out resources than rest of bombers and rest of giants follow with pec and battle bot to each side of bottom follow with rest of cannons…. Bob is your uncle nice 2 star… I will say a lot of people have read this cause I am trashing this base all over the place….. not bad though


    • ???? that’s right, if you know how to attack it you can get it done, still, I’d say with 10M+ active players and the number of people visiting this page to use the design you’re still ahead of most of the players 😉
      Anyway, I will update the base designs in the coming weeks… 🙂

  3. when the new upload comes out allowing you to leave a link to copy these straight into coc can you add it please.

    • I will as much as possible 🙂 The thing is, I don’t know if it’s working if you set up a BH4 base with my BH8/BH9 account, but we will see how it works. I personally want to use this feature that’s for sure 🙂

  4. What about Super PEKKA attacks? I’m seeing a lot of those attacks. Will it defend against different Super PEKKA variation attacks?

    • Yes, Super PEKKAs aren’t that crazy powerful anymore, especially if you max out your mega tesla. They can’t really funnel into the core (where their exlosion would deal massive destruction) and the teslas are in the complete center so no sniping possible here as well.
      Also, most people that use Super PEKKA aren’t the good attackers that have the scouting and timing skills to use something like Drop/Minions or Cannon Cart combinations properly (doesn’t mean that any attacker user the pekkas is bad, but it’s more prefered by bad attackers because they can spam them and still get their 1-Star with brute force).
      Hope this helps 🙂

  5. Hey when will see new bh8 base cause every Base try the new giant strat wrecks it. My defense levels or 7&8 they are almost max. Major defense’s are max just towers and Tesla remaining

      • Hey bro the high anti 2 base doesn’t work efficiently because I have max defenses and the giant and cannon cart attack wreck it/ 3 star it 4 time in a (row). This is killing builder base. Although it’s almost dead already

  6. I think something changed. On the home page when i scroll down and try to load the second set of posts, it just keeps doing the loading circle thing forever. I’ve tried on many different devices. Ive tried on data and different wifi and it still doesnt load more posts. Anybody else having this problem?


  7. The Labyrith Is Awesome Gonna Try It. I Just Hit BH8 3 Days Ago And Have Constructed The 6th Army Camp And Mega Tesla, Saving Elixir To Upgrade Lab.

  8. Hello….i mistakenly made leader to an inactive id…..i want to get my leadership back.. Please please help me…..

  9. I used that top base. The “Anti-3-star” supposed base… The first attack against me, my opponent scored 96% and the only reason he didn’t manage 3 stars was that he timed out. What a load of rubbish these bases online are. Trying to convince people that the bases are awesome. They are terrible. My own base designs work better and whenever I come on a site like this and think, okay, I’ll try one of these bases and see if it’s better, I get owned by attacks my own base defended against fine. You’re not an expert at all. These bases don’t do the job and I would suggest anyone else looking for a base design looking to improve their defence, wants to look elsewhere.

  10. In an effort to keep a large area clear in my Builder Base, I bought bonfires and targets and stone paths and trees, etc. Now when I want to create a new base (using layout editor) and remove all, I have to replace all those items before I can even test the base. Any ideas or shortcuts? Sometimes the bases just don’t work well, and it wastes a lot of time putting all those things back!

    • Attacking powet at BH8 is really high and with bases it is never about that you can stop every single attack -> it’s more like some will crush your base and you need to accept that but it’s about how much the average opponent get 🙂
      Anyway, they are fresh bases after the release and I will update them soon 🙂

  11. hola Timmy queria saber cuando sacaras mas diseños en el taller de constructor para lvl8 , podrias visitar nuestro clan para practicar #QJVQVRPC 😉

  12. Heu Timmy Wanna Join my Lvl 15 Clan Its Called X-Force…My Account Is DeadluasDawn69TM Im co leader I also need a gooooooooood Th10 base Man Good luck on the hard work :]

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