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Modifying Base Plans - Builder Huts

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  • May 27, 2014 (40 months ago)
Hey guys! I'm NotorietyHound, or FARAEHMA. I'm here to teach you how to modify bases with accord to builder huts. This can either be for the fact that you don't have enough builder huts, or that you want to place them differently. I'll tell you the priority to put them in, and explain the reasoning behind it. So let's get started.

Priority 1 - Placed Directly Against Walls

This HAS to be your first priority. Why? This will distract troops on the ground, and give your defenses more time to kill them. So, instead of the troops going directly for the walls and your defenses not having very much time to kill them, they will go for the huts, giving your defenses a little more time to get that extra damage in. Plus, because of the AI functionality in COC, troops tend to bunch up around small buildings, like builder huts, as opposed to spreading out along walls like they normally would. This allows for splash damage to have a better effect on troops.

Priority 2 - Next To Bombs That Are NOT Against Walls

This one is a little bit more difficult to explain, but important nonetheless. The logic behind this one directly ties into the last priority, mainly towards how the AI works with small buildings. When the troops are at the small buildings, they bunch up, correct? Well, even BEFORE they get to the buildings, they are bunched up in a group. If the bombs are against the walls, the troops will get separately blown up so it is not as big of a deal. However, if the bombs aren't against the walls, having your builder huts right next to them can increase the effectiveness tenfold.

Priority 3 - Placed In A Corner Formed By BUILDINGS

This one is important. A builder hut placed in a corner formed by buildings can sometimes mean the difference between your attacker getting no stars and getting 3 stars. This one is very subtle, though. Through my months playing COC, I have slowly noticed something. Let's make an example here. Let's say that an equal number of Barbarians are working on three different buildings, A, B, and C, B being the building in the corner. The Barbs destroy A and C first, and begin to head towards B, but the Barbs on B destroy it before the ones from A and C get there. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If that happens, all of the troops will PAUSE, like a complete dead stop, for 1 or 2 seconds. This gives your defenses some extra time to take advantage of the fact that they are stopped, which could give you that little extra help you need. If the Barbs destroy B first, however, the Barbs won't pause at all, which is why this one isn't as high up on the list as some others.

Priority 4 - Next To Bombs That ARE Against Walls

This one is surprisingly low on the list, for one crippling factor. Having builder huts right next to the bombs on the walls allows the troops to bunch up, making the bombs more effective. The bombs detonating will throw the troops away from their targets, giving the defenses extra time to destroy them. This is where it goes wrong, though. The spread of the troops from the bomb detonation means that they are closer to other targets, which means they will target those buildings, which means they will SPLIT UP. This makes it harder for your Splash Towers to finish them off, reducing effectiveness. The spreading effect of the bomb is useful in most cases, but not in this one.

Priority 5 - Builder Huts In Corners Of MAP

This is the final priority, because doing this basically gives the enemy free buildings to destroy. It does virtually nothing for you, because unless you place your defenses right, that's a free building right there. So unless you are doing some SERIOUSLY lazy farming, they serve virtually no use.

I was planning on making this the end, but then I thought I would tell people how many builder huts they should have based on TH level. This is based on someone who takes their time with upgrading their town hall, and attack regularly. I won't include TH 1 or 2 in this, because you skip 1 in the tutorial, and you should just fly past 2.

TH 3 - 2 Huts
TH 4 - 3 Huts
TH 5 - 3 Huts
TH 6 - 3 Huts
TH 7 - 4 Huts
TH 8 - 4 Huts
TH 9 - 5 Huts
TH 10 - 5 Huts

So that's it! Kind of long, but I suggest you read it carefully. Thanks for reading!
    Posted 21 months ago

    gemv3app

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    Posted 37 months ago

    Nickster345

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    Love the guide! Good job explaining the game mechanics and how the bombs will work next to the builder huts. Hope to see more content from you man. Keep up the good work!
    Posted 39 months ago

    dan13

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    Good guide, though I am a level 75 th 8 who made crystal 2 recently and I only have 3 huts. You mainly will need more when you buy the new buildings for your th
    Posted 39 months ago

    willion

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    I hate this guide the only 1 thing useful is putting huts in coners or land
    Posted 39 months ago

    Moondocker

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    I am at TH 8 and I always looked at the builder hut as a defensive strategy building but never put a lot of thought into it. I would just place them against the wall at an open spot. This gives me some food for thought and I appreciate your sharing.
    Posted 39 months ago

    Dark Dragon

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    Good guide but I don't get where to place the huts in "Placed in a croner formed by buildings"
    Posted 40 months ago

    Cueo

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    Awesome guide, really original topic. I particularly appreciated the explanation of the game mechanics behind this.
    5 stars and keepcup with the good job :)
    Posted 40 months ago

    Colbster343

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    I have 5 huts at TH5 but I was doing all achievements and not using ANY!
    Posted 40 months ago

    CamOnDaXbox1

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    That was kinda a waste of time. Builder huts are useless. There is no point putting bombs near builder huts you mar swell put your bombs etc. inside your walls for extra protection for your defences
    Posted 40 months ago

    JJMan

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    Very nice! Never seen a guide about builders! Also, where did you come up with those recommendations for the number of builder huts for each town hall? And are those based on farming the gems too?
    Posted 40 months ago

    Co0lestcat

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    I'm th 8 only 3 builder huts and i know some1 that is th 9 with 2 builder huts
    Posted 40 months ago

    Jxy998

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    Right, it's a very interesting topic that not many people realize. Great guide
    Posted 40 months ago

    HomeSkillet_98

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    Interesting concept on builders huts
    Posted 40 months ago

    JustElisha

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    I'm a TH7 and I "only" have 3 builder huts
    Posted 40 months ago

    Peter the Builder

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    I agree about the priorities, but I think you missed one: To actually defend your builder huts inside the base in order to avoid 50% wins. If you look at champion league players, they often have their builders huts inside for this reason.
    I don't agree about the number of builder huts. I would say 5 builders at TH3. That of course means you need to invest some cash. It is very easy to keep all 5 builders busy, at least until the end of TH8. I have done it myself. The thing is at higher TH levels (from TH9 for me) you need to work very hard to have all 5 builders constantly busy. So I would rather like the possibility to sell builder huts at higher TH (like that would happen). My list:
    TH3 to TH8 - 5 huts
    TH9 3 huts
    TH10 2 huts

    Posted 40 months ago

    GodOfSwag

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    I agree with neggs, awesome guide! And I think you shouldn't have 3 builders at TH4 or 5 unless you get 1250 trophies achievement. Apart from that, awesome!
    Posted 40 months ago

    amathe821

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    So im th8, and i have SO MUCH trouble keeping my builders busy! it costs so much, the only way to do it is be online all the time!
    Posted 40 months ago

    SeanIsBrave

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    Why builder huts? Army camps have more hit points and are therefore more essential. Plus. builder huts don't really do anything
    Posted 40 months ago

    csu

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    Hmm very good, well written, and interesting. I never thought of using builders huts in my defensive strategy, but now i know better :) thanks for a great guide! Got a 5 star rating from me!
    Posted 40 months ago

    neggs

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    i love the concept. First time i've seen a guide about builder huts. awesome!