Many of you have started focusing on your Builder Base, so I think it’s a good idea to talk about the upgrade strategy, show you how to upgrade faster and what upgrades are necessary and useful.
Builder Base – General Mindset
Your Builder Base is not a replacement for your Home Village. It’s an addition and you should start looking at it as a kind of mini-game inside Clash of Clans.
I know it feels weird in the beginning because your experience tells you that running a base in Clash of Clans requires some dedication. Your Builder Base works completely different, so you need to get used to the fact that in your Builder Base, you…
- …won’t have to pay resources to train troops
- …will not lose any resources when you get attacked or you’re idle
- …attacking is basically free
These are the main things you have to keep in mind when thinking about your Builder Base and then you will see it as a nice, calm place instead of something that needs your constant attention.
Just do a couple of Versus Battles every day, collect from your Mines & Collectors and keep your Star Laboratory and your Builder busy, that’s it.
Now let’s talk about upgrading your Builder Base.
Upgrading Your Builder Base Quick
First of all, upgrading your Builder Base is something that you can do, you don’t need to. Your Builder Base is not deeply connected to your Home Village, but you will gain the ability to gear up your defenses in your Home Village.
Gear Up Items
Gearing up items means you will be able to use different modes on certain defenses – not that they will get more powerful when comparing the stats.
Gearing up your Cannon to a Double Cannon means it will be more powerful, but at a smaller attacking radius. However, this will give you some nice additional ways to customize and adapt your Home Village defensively.
To gear up a defense, you will need to unlock a certain defense in your Builder Base.
This will also affect more defenses in the future, so upgrading now is a good thing you can do for the future.
Rushing Or Not?
A very important thing is the question about rushing. Should you wait and max out every Builder Hall Level before you upgrade the Builder Hall?
We all learned from our Town Hall, that rushing is something that will take revenge on you later. In your Builder Base, it’s different!
First of all, the Builder Hall won’t let you upgrade before you build all the buildings for that level.
If you rush your Town Hall in your Home Village, you will face loot penalties against bases with lower Town Halls and lose a lot more resources on defense, because your base is simply not strong enough to hold up against an attacker with properly upgraded troops and Heroes.
These penalties don’t apply to your Builder Base, since you don’t lose any resources on defense and the loot you gain is based on your Trophy count.
Also, the matchmaking is based primarily on the amount of Trophies and you barely ever get outmatched. This will help you progress faster and unlock the gearing up for your Home Village faster.
Due to the fact that you will need to adapt your troops all the time during attacks, you won’t have a favorite army – try to upgrade all your troops the same way.
I also recommend you upgrade your Storages and your Mines & Collectors as soon as possible! Every single piece of Gold and drop of Elixir counts and nobody can take it away once it’s in your Storages. The most frustrating thing that can happen is when your Storages are full and you can’t save the whole reward from a Versus Battle.
I know it’s tempting to get the Gem Mine unlocked, but the 2.1 Gems you will get every day don’t even closely make up for the thousands of Gold and Elixir you might be missing out by not having your Mines & Collectors at the maximum possible level.
2 Gems are worth 300 Gold or Elixir, I think you can do the math from here 🙂
Get Your Army Camps!
The first priority you should have is upgrading your Storages to have the ability to get enough Elixir to get all Army Camps available.
Each Army Camp will boost your attacking power a lot and give you a huge advantage in Versus Battles, so make sure to have as many of them complete as available.
Don’t Upgrade Defenses While Attacking
In your Builder Base, you don’t have many defenses and every single one is extremely important to you. When you upgrade a defense during attacks it will not help defend and might give you a huge disadvantage.
This also applies if you buy a new defense like the Crusher, etc. It will not be available for defending, but you will most likely be matched against somebody who already has this defense up and running in his base.
Try to avoid building them while you’re doing your attacks, if possible. Of course, this is not always going to work when upgrade times get higher than 12 hours.
I have 3 words for you – push, push, push! Even if you don’t get rewards because you already reached your daily cap doesn’t mean you shouldn’t complete more Versus Battles!
The higher you get, the more loot you will get. You can push to 1500+ Trophies easily as a BH3 and this will reward you 5 times what you would get if you stop pushing when your daily loot cap is reached!
This will give you enough resources to keep your Builder & Lab busy the whole day until you can do more battles that grant you more loot.
Thanks for editing: EnchinsuOcha