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TH8 War Base & Trophy Farming Base Layouts

Here are the best Town Hall 8 Base Designs for Clan War, Trophy Pushing and Farming.

If you’re looking for a new base layout for your TH8 account you might find these two bases here really helpful.

I have here one war base for Clan Wars that will prevent a 3-Star and a hybrid trophy base design that you can set up for your home village ????

Why you only find one war base and one trophy/hybrid base here?

The reason is simple – there are so many sources out there that only put together some bases and then leave you with the question which one to actually take instead of making a real review of the base and showing why it works.

I will post here bases that I have tried myself and will give you also situations from replays that show how well the bases are working. Of course I will update them from time ti time, especially after updates that change the meta πŸ˜‰

The TH8 War Base Design

Let’s start off with the war base…

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best th8 war base january 2020

Link to directly copy the base into your account is at the end of the section πŸ˜‰

Why I Think It Is The Best

I have this one here in my mini account and not seen a single 3-Star from another TH8 in about 7 Clan Wars straight, so this is a good sign. Of course, sooner or later one will crush it but that’s often times the TH9/TH10s cleaning up in the end and you will never defend against that – getting the TH8s to waste attacks here is what you’re really looking for ????

Most commonly you will see mass Dragons, Valkyries and Golem/XX combinations attacks against this base and I will now show you how this base defends against them.

General Layout Of The Base

Like many other bases, the meta for war bases shifted and the best bases don’t use the exposed Town Hall anymore and place the Town Hall more towards the center and try to prevent that attacks can be run straight through that compartment.

The open compartments in the corner prevent attackers from funneling their troops right inside that section to go straight through. Troops will go rather to the side and get a little messed up there what helps shaking the attacking plan in several cases.

The cool thing about this layout is, once the attacker manages to get the troops to the Town Hall in the middle section, he will be stuck there and his troops will take some time to take the core out.

best th8 war base january 2020 core defense

During that period his troops will get decimated and by the time the Town Hall is down, he hasn’t that many troops left but 3 compartments to go through – with all the walls this is simply impossible so he will have to deal with a 2-Star.

This is useful against all attacks running on Golems/Giants with the support of PEKKAs. They have HP and DPS but are too slow to make it through on their own so the attacker has no chance for the 3-Star.

And don’t forget that chances are good that the attacker messes it up and his troops start walking around the core as well.

best th8 war base january 2020 defend GoPeXX

And this could happen with other attacks as well! When attacking this base with Valkyries, chances are quite well that they go around the core section leaving the Town Hall untouched.

best th8 war base january 2020 defend Valkyries

And we all know, when you can’t manage to get the Valkyries through the center of the base the attack is doomed and won’t get the 3-Star ????

This base also works well splitting Hog Rider groups up and this helps taking them down a lot faster with all the point defenses around the base.

best th8 war base january 2020 defend Hog Riders

Attention! If you don’t have 5 Builder Huts you need to drag some buildings around so you don’t have an empty space in between your sections in the outside ring!

After all, it takes an opponent much higher than simply TH8 to beat this base with 3-Stars πŸ™‚



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.

The TH8 Trophy & Loot Base Design (Home Village)

Now let’s have a look at the base design that you should use in your home village to defend trophies and also your loot from greedy attackers.

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best th8 trophy base january 2020

You can find the link to directly copy the base at the end πŸ™‚

Why I Think It Is The Best

It’s doing pretty well against most attacking strategies unless the attacker is significantly higher than you, like TH9 or TH10. This base can deal with Balloons, Dragons, Valkyries and also a lot of custom army compositions you see out there.

When we talk about protecting loot with this base… your highest priority is defending your Dark Elixir at Town Hall 8, no question about that. However, you might also be concerned that the storages are pretty much on the outside and can be taken easily, right? Well, in most cases the attacker won’t do storage sniping and for regular attacks, they always have to pick one side and won’t get the other side’s storages so you will still protect half of your loot πŸ™‚

General Layout Of The Base

This base is in a flower base design concept, this means you have the core and multiple small compartments around it that make it look like a flower.

The main reason is to prevent an attacker to crack open your base and go through it – especially with tank troops like Giants you want to slow them down as much as possible by having to smash through walls over and over again.

best th8 trophy base january 2020 defending giants

The outside perimeter is also pretty tight to the base and will distract troops additionally – the attacker needs to clear a lot of them to get a secure funnel to the inside – and at Town Hall 8, let’s be honest, most attackers don’t really od that and rather go full forces into the base and hope for the best πŸ™‚

Let’s have a look at some defensive replays.

best th8 trophy base january 2020 defending dragons


Here you can already see one of the big advantages of bases shaped in that layout – mass Dragons will always travel around and not take a direct route to the core where you also have your Dark Elixir. They simply can’t handle the Air Defenses and also can’t avoid the traps in any way so it comes down to defense versus attacking DPS and hitpoints – and if you have your defenses leveled up properly the attacker will lose this race and never wreck your base.

Pretty much the same applies to LaLoon attacks that are also quite common at TH8, especially TH9 use them frequently in normal multiplayer attacks.


The Balloons will also split up and travel around the core.

Also interesting to see are ground attacks, often combinations of Golen/Giants with supportive troops like PEKKA, Wizards, Valkyries or whatever rainbow the attacker might have come up with.

Often they struggle in the beginning and see half of their army going around the base clearing the outside perimeter or they will get stuck on wall layer after wall layer until your defenses have taken them out.


best th8 trophy base january 2020 defending gowipe



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. We strongly suggest that every base design shared by via link, so viewer can easily/instantly use them. Thanks

    • I will when updating them the next time. I don’t have them active anymore because I test new layouts right now and just rebuilding for the sake of pasting the link here when I will update them soon anyway dont make much sense πŸ˜‰
      Just be a little more patient…

  2. Well I used the TH8 village base design and within an hour I was three stared by a full drag attack πŸ™‚

  3. it’d help out if you post 2 pictures of the base, one where it shows all (the same one) and wall only. I cant seem to get the walls right.

  4. Hi..timmy
    im in huge problem !!

    i recently requested supercell to change my Supercell email id for my coc account..
    they helped me ..
    then when i connected my new email to supercell account..
    then a msg popup before loading screen…
    it says your account is locked for security reasons…ente unlock code to unlock !!

    i have been trying them for days…
    but no reply come ..
    plzz help me…if u can..

    • you will get that code to the email address attached to the Supercell ID you’re using, just enter it (might be in spam folder).
      In fact, support are the only guys that can help you with this kind of problem, I’m just a player like you
      PS: also no reason to put that comment under several posts here…

  5. Lol the second base is not anti three star base. I have three starred it with 2 golem, 10 valks, 3 hogs + 5 in cc, 10 wiz, wall breakers and 2 poison 2 heal 1 rage. Attcjed from the right corner and then dropped hogs from the southern most corner. And my valks & golem were level 1 also hogs were lvl2 and king was of level 7. Defenses were max except walls. Dont use this base!

  6. At th8 there is pretty much no way of defending agaimst a lavaloon attack, no matter what layout u try… i must have tried 100 layouts and lavaloon always fucks me over, even with maxed defences, in any layout… what am I missing? Is there a way to avoid a 3 star defeat from lavaloon? Or am I just bein a thicko lol…

    • Well Eric there is certainly no way you can defend a lavaloon attack coz If its lava+loon that means its th9 vs th8 that is with a extra spell storage + more level lightning spell coz u do anything he will take two of ur air defences easily if he is smart enough to use 2 lightning spells + 2 eqs so u cant beat it its that simple.

    • That’s right…even in th 8 after update valks are biggest threat and rarely anyone fails if he’s a smart raider…u can only protect ur base from dragons otherwise there is plenty of troop combo which can easily 3 star any layout of th 8.

  7. I made a war base a while ago that always takes the other clan 3-5 attacks to three star even against TH9s! It is pretty funny to watch!

  8. I wonder if the th8 base actally works? Anyone want to rply to me I want to know. Im max th8 in crystal 2. That base looks a EASY 2 star. Anyone have a base that is anti air and anti hogs.

  9. In the second farming base with the th10 (I know that only the th 8 buildings are used)
    , what is the thing under construction . And also what if someone attacks from the left side the four storages are there easy to reach GIBARCH and few wall breakers
    Plz Reply

    • It is the bomb tower that is under contruction. And if you want to see replays for this this is one of the YouTube Jaso base if you search him up you will see replays. I use this base and love it

      • Thanks i just saw it and i am using the base al over a month now, and trust me it works like a gem…

      • hey I used the 2nd war base (the one built with a th 11 account) the Anti goho one, but i am disappointed by the results it got 3 starred every war i used it by th8 people only by using dragons very easily… plz give any advice on which base should i use for war??? reply plz

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