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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…
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…
My Psyberon game finished its upgrade today. I grabbed the BH7 Bonus Pack, used the gems and additional elixir/gold to drop the fifth Army Camp; upgrade the four new walls, Hidden Tesla, and FireCrackers all to level 4; then set about adding in some new bases to work through as I raided.
The game started off at 3162 trophies and I proceeded to win 11 out of 12 matches. Some opponents were BH6, others early BH7 similar to my own game.
All went down well using Mass Beta Minions (MBM).
MBM is a solid attack strategy I start using at BH4 on my games, especially my rushed games. One of the basics of rushing on the Builder's Base is that you need to have at least one attack completely maxed before moving up to the next BH level. Being an air guy, Beta Minions are my key troop of choice.
The attack itself is pretty easy to execute. Although "spray and pray" often works well, you're best off putting a little more effort into the attack:
I took another look at my favorite, BH6 attack strategy today - Mitch.
Mitch at BH6 includes two camps of Beta Minions, two camps of Night Witches. You launch your Battle Machine from the corner and activate his ability. At about the same time, you use a few Beta Minions to snipe anything that is outside the reach of defenses. Once the Battle Machine reaches the base (or is close to it) you drop your Night Witches. As they approach the base, you drop the bulk of your Beta Minions behind them and watch the madness unfurl.
This same attack works just as well at BH7. Given the fifth camp, I typically add another bunch of Beta Minions. This adds just enough steam at the end to push trough a bit further.
The Mitch attack is good against most bases, but I really like using it against diamond bases these days. The vast majority of diamond base designs will have their key defenses at one end or the other of the base. In the case of those with the bottom in the lower left corner of the…
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.
As promised...today we start the series on Builder Base level 6 base designs. BH6 introduces a few more structures and walls, finally providing enough mass for us to have a few decent base designs to play with. This two part series will look at 14 base designs that are commonly used at BH6 and popular throughout the upper trophy ranks.
In Part 1, we're going to talk box base designs. This includes pretty much any base that is in the shape of a box. I've used all of these at one time or another and I like to switch things up here and there. (The benefit of having 8 games running at BH6.)
Without further ado....
1) The Original Brackets Base
This is the original version of the Brackets Base we all know and despise. There are a few variants of this base - typically moving the core about a bit - but one thing they all have in common - openings at either end and in the middle sides, with the latter guarded by Crushers and FireCrackers. Having the FireCrackers right next to …