The Best BH9 Base Layout – Builder Base 9 Review

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 🙂

best builder hall 9 base in august 2019


bh9 base desfense replay logSince the last base was the first since the release of BH9 and it worked quite well for the first weeks until people started to adapt to the Lava Launcher and also upgraded their troops for Builder Hall 9 we came to the point where we need a new base.

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

The layout of this base isn’t that exciting, to be honest, it’s more like everything is inside the base with two layers of walls around it and a funnel into the Crushers – all basic base design, right?

At first, I didn’t even want to fully test this layout because it didn’t appear to be that strong 😂

The thing is with such a layout, all the troops will get grouped up that much on the inside that splash damage becomes so effective that there’s nothing the attacker can do, especially with the Lava Launcher being extremely effective and troops won’t leave the lava areas because the next buildings are so close.

Believe me guys, you will love this base – I already enjoyed it for several days now in my main account and I love doing Versus Battles just to watch the replays of attackers failing 🙂

Ground Attacks

To approach this base from ground the attacker will need to open up walls or the troops will find a sudden end in the Crusher. The problem? Well, it’s not easy to open the inside layer of walls since there are a lot fo walls in the outside layer that will simply distract them.

bh9 base versus ground attack bomber

This happens a lot and will lead the ground troops to their ultimate faith, the Crusher 🙂

bh9 base versus ground attacks

Also coming from the top won’t change much. Yes, the attacker will avoid the Crusher funnel but unlike BH8 and below, smashing on walls is at BH9 really deadly because the lava launcher will have enough time to soak the troops in lava lakes and they will burn down the supportive troops like Cannon Carts very effectively.

bh9 base versus ground attacks walls

Also, one of my first thoughts was that when the attackers will get several PEKKAs into the base and they will explode, this will cause massive damage because all the buildings are so tight and next to each other. This was something that I was wrong with in the first place because also the Super PEKKA aren’t able to access the base and will chase down the trash buildings on the outside.

bh9 base versus ground attacks pekka

Yes, a good attacker can access the base and also get a decent 2-Star but most ground attacks will end up with 35-50% and an army dead in front of the walls 😀

Air Attacks

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.

bh9 base versus air attacks

It’s hard to prevent them to get the Builder Hall but at this point, the Mega Tesla and the Air Bomb Factory will wipe them out and normally the attacker won’t get 50% so no 2-Star.

Attacking from the other side might get them the 50% but not the Builder Hall so you should do fine against these attacks when you can score decent 2-Star attacks in Versus Battles 🙂



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. Thanks for sharing and for the comprehensive details. Unfortunately this base design is not working for me, it cannot withstand air attacks (I get 100% wacked almost every time by minions and loons) and it is weak against pekka and bomb throwers. Better luck next time, and thanks again 🍺

  2. Nope this base isn’t good anymore at all. The whole day I’ve been getting wacked, dropped almost 300 trophies because this base keeps getting wasted, constant 70-80% 2 star and every other attack is a 3 star against it.

  3. New design isn’t great too. 3x in a row two Stars 90% using beta minions Drop ships and lvl25+ BM. Attack came from NW side. You can get two stars and 70% just by spamming minions around the Base and placing dropship from SW side of the Base. My defences but double cannons are all lvl9, trophy lvl 4200.

  4. I made this base, It does pretty well, my defences are far from max. Also, those who say “use a power potion” are mad! Lmao 😂 the truth is, without even trying to plan an attack… I can almost beat any base I come across with “Power Potion Troops” (Hog Glider inparticulay). I’m only at around 3100trophies, but there it is… a base for players around my trophies count. It does have some weakness around air troops, but I believe that’s due to my low air defence levels. I’m wondering how it would do with all maxed.

    I’ll use my alt info for posting

    • You can beat this base actually pretty well when using Drop Ships and Minions from the back side and have some luck with the Battle Machine (but I only see that 1 out of 10 attackers doing haha). But every base can be beaten, still, this one holds up pretty well for still after a few weeks 🙂

  5. Not do great, I’m constantly beaten two stars 80-90%. I’m currently at 4200 trophies. These attacks come from opposite side of BH lvl18 Beata Minions and Balloons and 25lvl Machine.

    • What level are your defenses?
      I am at 4500 tropies right now and from my past 50+ Versus Battles I have like 5 times 2-Star with over 70%, along with a ton of below 50% attacks and I’m really ok with the base right now.
      But I agree, the maxed Drop Ships Minions when done correctly can wreck this base, however, this only havens very rarely for me

      • My defenses are lvl8 but lava launcher, giant cannon, giga tesla, air bomb which are lvl9. Today I was beaten for the fisrt time 100% twice in a row. Both attacks came from shorter side of the Base (lvl18 Minions Baloons 25lvl Machine)

      • Me too, 3x in a row two stars 90%. All defences but double cannons lvl9. 4100 trophies attack from gem mine side. Beta minions drop ship lvl18 BM lvl25+

  6. People found out how to beat it. If you have premax BH8 defense it still gets 3*. The drop ship minions on a power potion gets it 3*.

    • Awesome. Switched too and the first 3 attack 3 victories. Attacks on me were all under 30% thanks Timmy

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