Builder Hall 9 is the most recent Builder Hall Level and just released – if you just upgraded and look for a base design I was able to fin one that will work quite well.
Here you will find my review of this design as well as my experiences from many Versus Battles that I have played with it and I will show you how it performs against various attacks at 5,000 Trophies.
Time for an update and a fresh base 🙂
The BH9 Design
First of all let’s have a look at the design – you will find a link to directly copy the design at the end of the review 🙂
You will find the base copy link below the article 🙂
The last base here really got so popular that it was not defending that well anymore since many people knew how to beat it, so that’s why I did get a new base and tested it a lot.
I’ve been testing this new BH9 base for quite some time and it’s really nice to see how well it performed so far – I’d say I have more then 50% defenses with less than 1 Star and a 2-Star is only happening when I upgrade a defense.
That’s why I thought this is the base I want to show you guys 🙂
General Layout Of The Base
Now that Builder Hall 9 is in Clash of Clans for some time we can say that the general setup you can see with this base is the setup that gives overall the best defensive capabilities as long as you have your defenses at Level 8 or higher and no crucial defenses are upgrading at the time of defending.
It’s a kind-of-diamond shape with an asymmetrical twist – this prevents that ground approaches or air approaches can get the Builder Hall quick and dirty and the attacker then can squeeze additional percentage for the 2-Star.
The Builder Hall is right in the center and there’s a lot to go through, no matter what side the attacker will attempt this base from. The attacker will go for the lucky punch approaching the Builder Hall directly or the secure percentage attack that will only give a 1-Star.
Some attackers know how to deal with a base like this but most don’t or don’t care enough and just try their luck – and this is the point where you can get your defensive push 🙂
So, in general we have three attacking styles here at BH9:
- Air Attacks featuring Minions, Drop Ships and occasionally Baby Dragons
- Ground Attacks with Bomber, Giants, Barbarians, Cannon Carts and occasionally PEKKAs
- Hog Glider
So let’s have a look at some defenses and check out the main reasons why this base defends well against them.
Ground attacks always rely on Bombers opening the base so the other troops can get into it without taking the funnel routes into the Crushers and traps – this is how this strategy work.
So, basically the Bombers are the units that you need to take out of the equation and the rest of the attack will fail miserably and this base has a simple but effective feature to do that.
And while other bases focus on traps or range of the Archer Towers (that the attacker can counter by test-deployment and clever tanking units), this base uses the easy approach to just keep the Bombers busy…
As you can see the Bombers will be busy for a long time taking out the outside alls before even thinking to go to the innder layer… and during that time (and time is what you’ll never have as the attacker) the other troops will go round the base or get stuck at the walls.
To make this story short and easy… there’s no way to break into the inner layer fast and this will give you a defensive advantage over the attacker 🙂
Now let’s have a look at the air attacks…
And when I say air attacks it’s about Drop Ships and Minions all the way at Builder Hall 9. After the release of BH9 this was the only effective way to deal with the Lava Launcher but it seems that it has become more and more the spammy version of people that just don’t want to adapt to the Lava Launcher – spam all Minions, drop the Drop Ships and the Battle Machine and let’s see how far we can get, right? 😉
This strategy is, as simple and easy as it is to use it, sometimes pretty effective because there are many troops and much damage with some tanks at the same time.
Still, this base works nicely against them.
These attacks are sometimes lucky to get the Builder Hall (but often lack the percentage for the 2-Star), or they will get barely 50% without the Builder Hall.
Bottom line that’s weak enough so you can pull off the victory with a decent attack on your side – and that’s what the defensive layout in Versus Battles is really about, right? 🙂
The effectivity for Hog Glider, no matter if used surgically or in bulk, is to take out the dangerous defenses like the Lava Launcher or Mega Tesla as fast as possible.
In this layout, it’s not possible because they have plenty of lines of other defenses in front of them that they need to conquer first.
And in this case my Lava Launcher was even under upgrade 😀
So, I really enjoyed using this layout in the past days and hope it will give you as much joy!
COPY THE LAYOUT LINK:
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.