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    Post BH9 Base Layouts

    The ninth level of Clash of Clans Builder Base arrived with the summer 2019 update and BH9 brought with it the brand new Lava Launcher, a FIFTH FireCrackers, another Spring Trap, and another MegaMine, as well as OTTO. That's 5 new structures and a whole new dynamic to your base layout.

    I've had some time to tinker with base design at BH9 and although the same, basic principles are at play, it does have a few unique, design concepts. I've assembled NINE (9) layouts for everyone below and provided links that will allow you to load them into your game straightaway courtesy of SuperCell's new "Base Deep Linking" feature that also came with this update.

    The biggest change to the layouts would have to be the introduction of the Lava Launcher. The Lava Launcher has a massive dead zone around it where it cannot target enemy troops. If ever there was a periphery targeting defense, this one is it. This defense reaches out to 10-20 tiles. As such, you'll almost always want to put the Lava Launcher as close to the center of your base as possible.

    The new meta at BH9 right now is very much all about air attacks. Air defense gets a bump in the form of an additional FireCrackers and, potentially, another MegaMine. You'll want to spread the FireCrackers out in such a way as to cover as much perimeter as possible with overlapping target zones. Some designs will bring the FireCrackers in closer to create an air dome of sorts that can rapidly eliminate incoming enemy troops. Of course, there are other air targeting defenses like the MegaTesla, Hidden Teslas, Roaster, AirBombs, and Archer Towers. In most air attacks, you'll have tanks (Drop Ships) and heavy damage units (Beta Minions) although the Baby Dragon can provide both functions, and the Hog Glider will easily stun and destroy key defenses placed on the perimeter of the base.

    Trap and mine placement will help with both gotcha damage as well as weakening troop advancement. I like placing Push Traps in such a way as to drive troops into the Crushers and to trip Hidden Teslas early. Spring Traps around corners and in the path of Boxer Giants will open gaps in tanking as well as slow damage. MegaMines are the big gotcha defense - I put them in places where I expect masses of troops to appear, either on initial deployment or after an opponent believes the base has been weakened. Regular Mines I use to soften attacking troops; they are especially useful for taking out 1 or 2 Bombers around outer layered umbrella walls. Remember that Mines will usually push troops back a few tiles as well - this can push them into other defenses (like Crushers) but it can also be undesirable, tripping other traps/mines or even pushing them out of harm's way.

    Each of the bases provided below has an initial layout of hidden defenses but you should consider changing them up a bit, or at the very least adapting them to the attacks you see as you use the base. No base is perfect; they all need to be tweaked as the game progresses and are heavily dependent upon which defenses are upgraded to what levels at any point in time, not to mention where in the trophy rankings you're playing at the time. I always keep at least three bases ready to go so I can switch if one is not doing well.

    Some of the below bases are of my own design while others are adaptations of existing bases used among the top 50 players on the leaderboards. One came from a fellow forumer as well. I've had a chance to play most at one time or another this first day or so of BH9 and all seem to do well enough so far. Be sure to watch the GwN video for a little more discussion of the bases as well. The links provided below each base will allow you to download the base layout directly into your game, however, they only stay live for 28 days after the last time someone picked it. If you find a link is no longer active, you'll need to build the base again the old fashioned way.




    Last edited by Noctaire; June 19th, 2019 at 07:54 PM.
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    You are amazing! Thank you so much! Hopefully the links don’t expire for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectroWiz View Post
    You are amazing! Thank you so much! Hopefully the links don’t expire for a while
    It is my understanding that links expire after 28 days of inactivity. So as long as someone is clicking them, the 28 day timer resets. TBH, I think these bases will quickly phase out in favor of new ones within a couple weeks, although lower to mid level players will likely come back to these designs (or similar) for several months. As I mentioned, the levels of one's defenses and where one is at in the trophy rankings will largely determine whether a base performs well or not, so they'll phase in and out of usefulness.
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    Looks good. I copied one of the two that you had up yesterday that is on this list and I'm about to give it a try (my lava launchers just finished along with my first upgrades to spring trap and the bomb). Thanks so much!

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    Thank you very much Noc!

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    And it's time to see the same base over and over again! History repeats... The best part is yet people lack at successful attack on them! (including me, of course)

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    Thank you so much Noc for putting all of the BH9 content, guides, bases, etc. together!

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    Those base are good design, unfortunately i had tried those base i got wrecked at least 60% above with two star by a bh8 max troops. Thanks for the base anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoTeax View Post
    Those base are good design, unfortunately i had tried those base i got wrecked at least 60% above with two star by a bh8 max troops. Thanks for the base anyway
    As I’ve said many times - customize to meet demand. If you’re at BH9 and BH8 troops are “wrecking” your base, you need to ask some questions....

    1) Am I running maxed BH8 defenses?
    2) Have I maxed any key, BH9 defenses?
    3) Can I shift hidden defenses (HT, Traps, Mines) to accommodate these attacks?

    Upgrading to BH9 doesn’t render you invincible to BH8 players. This is especially the case for rushed players with low level defenses. We had BH8 for 15 months - a LOT of players maxed it out, most importantly - they maxed out their entire offense, giving them plenty of options - and 15 months means lots of practice. Lower level defenses will struggle against these attacks. Many players were also able to max their primary attack and/or use Power Potions to run L18 troops. That’s a double whammy for lower level defenses but also impacts maxed BH8 and even maxed BH9 defenses.

    Right now, a lot of players are still struggling to get key BH9 defenses upgraded as well. If you are running L8 defenses, you’re a BH9 in name only - that low level FC and LL ain’t dishin’ out a whole lotta defensive damage. L16 troops will still be effective until your base is stronger.

    Bringing it all together, you’ll want to shift hidden defenses to accommodate the kinds of attacks you’re seeing. Traps and mines may need to be moved inside or placed in a different outside space. Some mines may need to be changed to air. Until a new base hits the wild, it’s difficult to know exactly how it will be attacked. Since there is no such thing as an all-defending base, tweaking is required periodically. This is the case even for base layouts that work well for a while; eventually, players figure it out and you need to change things up. I’ve already started to move regular defenses around on some of the layouts - I’m talking LL, FC, HT, MM, Roaster...you name it. You have to respond to the where the meta takes you.
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    I saw #8 twice this morning. Went down fairly quickly to minions and dropships.

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