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Seasonal Obstacles Guide & Edge-Forcing Base Designs

Seasonal Obstacles have become very popular trophies among Clashers over the years as they are every time unique and make every base more valuable. Multiple times a year, Clash of Clans has events that have seasonal obstacles, special obstacles that grow in your base only for a limited time  – the Christmas Event in December and the Halloween Event in October for example, but also the 5th Anniversary of Clash of Clans or Chinese New Year with the Money Tree & Firework.

These events have a unique obstacle that will reward some extra loot when you remove them, but the real value is keeping them forever.

Keep Seasonal Obstacles

Seasonal Obstacles will not disappear when the event ends, but you are not able to relocate them.

This is the reason why many players, like me as well, want to have them in the outside area where no buildings can be placed to make sure that they won’t mess up any future base design.

Clash of Clans Christmas Tree 2017

These are unique obstacles you can have in your Village because you can only receive them by being active during that period in that year. There is no chance that somebody today could get the for example a Christmas Tree from the Christmas Event 2014 or 2015.

clash of clans birthday cake

So keeping them, that’s nice. The hard thing is to have them in a place where it won’t interrupt future base designs.

Maybe you’re also growing a ring of trees around your base but the difference is that you only have the short period during the event (around 2 weeks) time to get your seasonal obstacle into the desired position.

That’s what I’m going to help you with now 🙂

I will give you tips that will help you to guaranteed  seasonal obstacle on the outside ring with the right technique & base design.

How Obstacle Spawning Works

An obstacle can spawn in a place where no building is placed and always leaves one tile space between any building or piece of wall.

But this only applies to regular obstacles, the seasonal obstacles can spawn right next to any other item, like a Wall or a building!

Halloween cauldron

To fit your seasonal obstacles on the outside ring, you have to mind some things.

  • Seasonal obstacles only spawn once in a lifetime in Clash of Clans.
  • Seasonal obstacles have a higher spawn rate compared to regular obstacles, so it’s possible that it spawns after a short period.

Attention! You can only have 45 obstacles in total in your village, but seasonal obstacles do add to that, so there’s no need to remove your regular obstacles to get more seasonal obstacles!

So, most of you should have seen the classical “edge-forcing” base design that blocks all positions except the outside ring to force the seasonal obstacle to spawn there.

keep event obstacles in clash of clans base design

You can see it here, but I have also been researching to present you solid base designs that won’t throw away your resources & trophies completely for free.

I have following base designs for you that will force obstacles to spawn at the outside ring:

  • TH11 Trophy Base
  • TH11 DE Protection Base
  • TH10 Trophy Base
  • TH10 DE Protection Base
  • TH9 Trophy Base
  • TH9 DE Protection Base

But don’t forget, there is 3 tile space on the outside, so it could also happen that the obstacle spawns 1 tile too close:

halloween pumpin spawning

Edge-Forcing Base Designs

Please mind that you probably will need to keep these bases active for a couple of days, but you will be happy about your seasonal obstacle in the end so losing is not that bad 🙂

Attention!

When building these layouts in your account, start in the edges and not in the middle, to make sure that you have everything where it should be 🙂

Edge-Forcing TH9 Trophy Obstacle Base

TH9 Edge Forcing Trophy Base Design

Click on the image or here to download this base layout.

Edge-Forcing TH9 Dark Elixir Protection Obstacle Base

TH9 Edge Forcing Dark Elixir Base Design

Click on the image or here to download this base layout.

Edge-Forcing TH10 Trophy Obstacle Base

TH10 Edge Forcing Trophy Base Design

Click on the image or here to download this base layout.

Edge-Forcing TH10 Dark Elixir Protection Obstacle Base

TH10 Edge Forcing Dark Elixir Base Design

Click on the image or here to download this base layout.

Edge-Forcing TH11 Trophy Obstacle Base

TH11 Edge Forcing Trophy Base Design

Click on the image or here to download this base layout.

Edge-Forcing TH11 Dark Elixir Protection Obstacle Base

TH11 Edge Forcing Dark Elixir Base Design

Click on the image or here to download this base layout.

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  1. So what’s the deal,I’ve only received a fw and no tree…and today is feb13th..I’ve deleted my special obstacles from 57 to now I think I have 38.. and still have nothing.ive emailed sc n posted on forms n still nothing. Do u have any info..it’s not about being atient anymore that went out the window days ago..

  2. Hi Timmy,
    I have 34 trees, 5 Xmas trees, 2 cakes and 6 Halloween obstacles.
    But the new Chinese New Year obstacles do not want to grow!
    What do I do wrong…???
    #GJCLPCQC
    Cheers Harry

  3. 40 is not the limit. I don’t know what is. Look at #2V2P0QGUC, bbqporkwings. I cut down a 2015 Xmas tree to get cake as i was told of 40 limit. Then 4 cakes show up….sigh

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