The new update LIVE!!! Included is a secondary base, called the BUILDER BASE (your old base is now called your HOME VILLAGE). I have to admit, Supercell just created an update that is so outstanding I can’t even describe it with words. In this first article about your Builder Base, I will give you a quick overview of all you need to know. There will be a lot more in the next days and weeks regarding tactics, Builder Base layouts, attacking strategies and much more.
Clash of Clans Secondary Base – BUILDER BASE
First and foremost, this is secondary base and Supercell did something amazing with the new update. They have transferred all the game mechanics we love and added so much new content the community was asking for (night mode, secondary village/accounts, keep surviving troops after attacks, Gem Mine, new troops and a Hero).
This move is extremely smart. All the additional stuff would have caused a huge problem in that the classic game would have been overloaded and almost impossible to balance. Also, this would have taken away features that we like. Instead, they add this secondary base where they can give us all this and more without taking away from the classic game mode that are have loved from the beginning.
Now we have brand new content to start playing and also keep everything we love – well thought out Supercell, thumbs up for that from my side!
Now let’s get to the introduction of your brand new Builder Base.
Your Builder Base is completely independent from your regular base (or War Base). Not even resources are shared between these two bases (except the Gems that you have on your account, of course).
This is good since everyone is starting at the same level and you can work on your Builder Base without having to mind your Home Village and vice versa.
But it’s not just a secondary village, it adds a lot more than that and also has a completely different game mode.
Builder Base Attacks
Your Builder Base does not get raided like your Home Village when you’re offline! Nobody can take any resources from you and you can’t get resources from someone else’s Collectors and Mines either.
The only way to get resources is by matching up a one on one attack and beating your opponent. This means you and another player will attack each others Builder Bases, at the same time, and the one who gets more percentage points gets the victory!
It’s not about the time it takes you to get the attack complete (no matter if you need 1 minute or 2 minutes to get 100%), it’s about who gets more percentage of destruction.
The winner gets a bonus.
Also keep in mind, that destruction is the tiebreaker when both of get the same amount of Stars.
The bonus is your only loot and you don’t get it from your opponent or his Mines and Collectors. Don’t be afraid to battle considering there’s nothing you can lose (except the troops that will die during the battle).
This leads to the next point (that was requested since the beginning of Clash of Clans in 2012) – the troops that don’t die during a battle, will survive and can be taken into the next battle!
It’s smart to try to make as many of them survive your battle as possible.
Your Builder Barracks will then fill up your troops again automatically after the battle – according to the troop setting you have selected.
You also have the option to switch around troops when you see your opponents base! Simply hold your button of a troop and you can switch around!
This is how you can adapt your attacking strategy according to the base you are seeing. There is no Next-Button like in regular multiplayer battles, so this is the only way you can adapt.
When training troops, you’ll also see a big difference because you don’t train single units. You have your troop slots, depending on the amount of army camps, and then each slot is filled with a single kind of troop (Raged Barbarian, Sneaky Archer, Beta Minions, etc.).
If you upgrade your troops, you can get more units for that Army Camp slot.
The troops in your Builders Base are different from the ones you use in your Home Village…
For example, Raged Barbarians have a boost when deployed. Just keep that in mind for now, I will write a much more detailed guide very soon. 🙂
In the meantime, check out Powerbang’s video. He’s showing all the new troops and much more of the new stuff:
You have a lot less troop capacity compared to what you’re used to, so you have to use them wisely!
Try to snipe away buildings that are located outside the range of any defenses with single Sneaky Archers. This will give you 20-30% easily. Then move in on a spot where you can hit a defense directly with the rest of your troops.
Mixing raged Barbarians and Sneaky Archers works great for me so far.
Daily Cap & Pushing
Right now, there’s a daily cap that will only reward you for 3 victories and after that, there’s no other way to gain resources than from your Collector or Mine.
I’m very sure this cap gets changed/removed very soon – but in the meantime, you should also do Versus Battles even if you don’t get any loot from it.
It doesn’t cost you anything to do a Versus Battle and you can’t lose anything there – however, being higher in Trophies will give you higher rewards:
This means if you pushed a lot you can get a lot more loot on the next day.
Every 100 Trophies you will get 20k Gold and 20k Elixir more the next day, so it’s extremely important in the beginning to get higher (even if you don’t get a reward while pushing)
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Here you’ll also find a more detailed attacking strategy guide that will make you win:
The Builder Base is completely different from your regular base. You have a Cannon and an Archer Tower that look a little different. The other defenses are completely unique – including new traps.
Even your Walls are different (you can’t place single parts, only 5-tile long sections), so you’re practically playing a new game right now. 🙂
Also, keep an eye on the different modes. For example, the Archer Tower can either shoot fast or long-range. With a small Builder Village at the start you won’t need the long distance.
In the beginning, your opponent most likely only has 8 units and you should arrange your base in a way that doesn’t allow for sniped outside buildings and first line defenses.
I have seen good results in my first 30 battles with this layout:
After having upgraded to Builders Hall Level 3, you should get some walls and arrange them somewhat like this:
This one works also great, often times my opponents don’t get more than 20%:
The Battle Log is a little hidden in your Builders Bas. When you select the attack button it’s on the right bottom side. I’ve was looking around a while until I found it. 🙂
What also helps is placing a building in the corner, as 90% of all attackers don’t even spot it (and might run out of time in the end of the attack protecting from a 3 Star attack).
Upgrade Mines & Collectors
Nobody can ever steal any loot from you in your Builder Base, so upgrade your Mines & Collectors as fast as possible! They are the only way to get resources when you have reached the daily reward cap for Versus Battles!
Here you will find more Builder Base Layouts for all Builder Hall Level: