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Builder's Base - Day #4
Well...today is going to be even more boring than yesterday. Took me about 15 minutes to get my three wins; I kept losing because I don't have that third army camp yet. However, I managed to get enough loot to build the Crusher at least. Unfortunately, that is all I will be doing as I'm still just short of what is needed to build the third army camp.
So...that's it for day 4. I'm sitting at 864 trophies with nothing else to do, courtesy of the loot cap.
So - you made it to BH7. Awesome! That’s the latest and greatest, and it’s lots of fun.
But what do you do now that you made it here?
Never fear, I have here your upgrade guide!
Hopefully, you continued to play each day while the Builder Hall was upgrading and now your Gold and Elixir Storages are either at, or nearly at, capacity. If not, you may need to adjust the below to include some raids but the sequence should hold up.
Where you start your BH7 experience depends on whether or not you can pony up a few bucks for the level-up bonus pack.
A lot of players waffle on whether or not to buy the BH7 Bonus Pack. Take my word for it - it’s worth it, even if you’re a fairly casual player. This option gives you 2M Gold and Elixir, a Giant Cannon at level 4, and 2500 gems. It also saves you weeks of saving up resources to complete these builds/upgrades (8.6M gold for that level 4 Giant Cannon), not to mention the time required to build them, and gives you enough resources to immediate…
TH12 is out and what a doozy of an update this one is!
SuperCell released another “update pack” pre-update that helps build the resources needed to run the upgrade.This one was $100US for 3 of each Rune (Gold, Elixir, Dark Elixir) and 160 Wall Rings that can be purchased twice; they also released a $50US version that has one of each Rune and 70 Wall Rings that can be purchased up to 4 times.Upon completing the upgrade, you get the standard level-up bonus pack that costs $20US and includes the Siege Workshop, 175K in Dark Elixir, and 8M Gold.
The upgrade path for TH12 depends largely on your goals.In my case, I wanted to get the new troop (Electro Dragon), upgrade him to max, upgrade Bowlers and Valkyrie, drop everything new, and take the TH to level 5 (max).
That turned out to be an expensive proposition.
In order to complete these upgrades, you’ll need to upgrade your Gold and Elixir Storages.You can get away with a few upgrades before hitting the storages, but not many.Here’s how I…
We've talked a lot about BH5 and what path I push my games along to get through BH5. That leaves us with the next topic - BH6.
BH6 adds some new toys as you'd expect - there's a third Archer Tower, a second Crusher, and, of course the Roaster. You also get 4 new wall pieces, one mine, and one MegaMine.
Step 1 - Drop everything that you get new at BH6.
Right away, your initial focus needs to be getting the new defenses on the game grid. This is always the case when upgrading your BH because the new defenses will put you ahead of those you left behind at the previous BH level.
Step 2 - Make the new stuff match the old stuff.
This is also a standard step for my games - I upgrade anything new to match their counterparts from the previous level. In the case of BH6, you'll want to bring the Archer Tower to level 5 and the mines/MegaMine to level 5 as well. Get the Crusher up to level 4 (level 5 is where it gets expensive). I'd make this the last of the…
The time has come - Builder Hall 8 is upon us.And, of course, with a new builder hall must come… Noc’s Upgrade Guide for BH8
I’ve been working on 5 of my games at BH8 over the first couple days of the release.What I’ve come up with are new bases with similar design concepts, new attack strategies that expand on previous strategies, and a firm resolve that upgrading in much the same way as other levels is the solid solution.
First and foremost - I’m hoping everyone fills their storages before hitting the upgrade button.This will enable you to upgrade and buy everything new that there is to buy from the Shop.Unlike previous upgrades, this upgrade is strictly buildings and troops - there are no walls to sap our resources.
The opening of every upgrade guide begins with the F2P and F2P+ track.In both cases, you’ll want to pull the trigger on the upgrade with full storages, collectors, and stacked attacks.Ideally, you’ve saved a Book of Building so you can quickly finish the upgrade as well…
Although I’ve talked a lot about BH5 and what I’ve done there, I’ve never really broken out a formal “Upgrade Guide” like I did with BH6.So, without further ado…here’s my BH5 Upgrade Guide!
BH5 adds more fun, especially in the troop department.In a lot of ways, I really think the game becomes fun at BH5 and a lot of that is because you finally get your Battle Machine.
What’s new at BH5….
Your new troop at BH5 is the Cannon Cart, but, to be completely honest, it’s not very useful.I’ve actually forgotten to upgrade the Barracks and I don’t upgrade the Cannon Cart in the lab at all.
Note that this guide is geared toward players who are moving through the game at a more measured pace; those who are hyper-rushing will be following a different path (see my article on the art of hyper-rushing). Base Upgrades
Step 1 - Drop everything that you get new at BH6.
Right away, your init…
Welcome back to Part 2 of our BH6 Base Design series! This article takes a quick look at diamond shaped bases commonly in use among the upper ranked players of the game.
I've used all of these at one time or another on one of my BH6 games and I have to say...they all work pretty well up and down the trophy rankings. As always - YMMV. The meta changes frequently and a base that works well today may suddenly be wiped out tomorrow. Be sure to visit Part 1 of our series where we talk about boxed style bases. Between that and this article, you'll have 17, solid BH6 base designs to use on your game.
On with the show....
1) Open Diamond Base
This is easily my personal favorite and the one I've had the best luck with across my games. The open design renders walls ineffective as blockades except to the far right side. This base does well against most attacks and is rarely three starred, even at higher trophy rankings.