The Best BH9 Base Layout – Builder Base 9 Review

Every month you will find here the most-recent and well-working Builder Hall 9 Base Layouts to directly use.

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 bh9 base january 2020

You will find the base copy link below the article 🙂

bh9 base desfense replay logThe 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

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…

best bh9 base january 2020 ground defense

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 🙂

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.

best bh9 base january 2020 defending against air attacks

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? 🙂

Hog Glider

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.

best bh9 base january 2020 defending hog glider air attacks

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!



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. I have used this base but many players have got 3 star on my base and many 2 I will say it doesn’t defend much.

  2. This is only a maxed BH9 base only. With near max defenses, this will get easily 3starred by mass pekkas as there are no compartments. This is a problem as mass pekkas is the most common strategy in the 3200-4200 trophy range.

  3. 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 ????

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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+

  8. 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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