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  • Aug 15, 2013 (49 months ago)
Base Layout Guide

First of all I do not pretend to be an expert. I am just sharing my experience in the hope that it helps, if you think I am wrong feel free to share your experiences in a constructive way so we can help others.

There are many different types of bases that you can make in Clash of the Clans and it is vital that you make a well designed base for the job that you want it to do. There are therefore a few fundamental rules that you must follow in order to achieve a good design.

Hybrid Bases

This is the most common type of base in Clash of the Clans. The aim of this base is to protect both trophies and resources. This normally means that your town hall and storages will be very centralised within that base. However you also need to consider how your defences are positioned too. Air defences and mortars need to be well spread to ensure coverage of your base but they are normally also fairly centralised as well. This becomes difficult as you canít physically put everything in the middle. You need to consider what you want to protect most. It is different for every player. You can have an interchangeable layout so you can swap storages with defences so that different things are more heavily protected.

Another thing I would recommend is placing wizard towers around storages and within range of each other. This way you can destroy hordes of goblins easily.

It is also recommended that you have your clan castle and barbarian king as central as possible so they can cover your entire base. Prioritise the positioning of these defences over cannons or archer towers which can be placed on the outskirts of your base.

Most Hybrid bases are segmented by walls so that each compartment isnít very big. This is a good idea so that the enemy doesnít steal all resources and destroy town hall all at once. So spread out your valuables so they canít steal it all at once. However make sure they are still well protected. If you are a higher enough level make sure your storages arenít in the outermost part of your base. Make any attacker have to go through at least two walls to get to a storage.

I know this is not all possible but you can prioritise and make your own decisions about you base and what is most important. Hybrid base designs are very diverse and there is no specific template for success. You need to come up with your own design and if not take a look at my hybrid bases for inspiration ;)

Farming Bases

The aim of farming bases is to protect your resources. This is so you can upgrade your defences. Many people purposely drop their trophy level in order to avoid being attacked by higher level players and losing too many resources. However there are still plenty of people who are capable of destroying a higher level base but with a low trophy count so you need to ensure your bases defence is tight.

I firstly recommend that you have a main compartment in the middle of the base with your clan castle and dark elixir storage. Having your clan castle central is so many troops inside can provide maximum protection of your base. Also dark elixir is very precious so I would also recommend placing this in the middle as it will be very well protected their.

I would then distribute your storages evenly around your main compartment so you donít lose all your resources at once. Make sure each of them is well protected by two or three well placed defensive buildings. Many people on this website have talked about triangulation of defensive buildings and I believe that it is a very important aspect of your base. It is the idea that your defences are distributed to ensure maximum coverage of your entire base. Triangulation is particularly important for mortars and air defences as they can wreak havoc with the attackerís army.

Also make sure you put as many collectors inside your walled base as possible as collectors can be an easy source of resources for an attacker if they are not emptied regularly.

Segmentation is not as important in farming bases as there tend to be larger compartments that contain storages and several defensive buildings; however it is still wise to use it when you can. I would recommend a layout like a 3 ring defence. Firstly in your first ring or main compartment place your clan castle and most prized storage and a couple of defences eg. Mortar and air defence. In the main second ring split it up so you have roughly four compartments with a storage each but with several defences eg. Gold and elixir storages + wizard towers and mortars (xbow if you are TH9+). And in your third ring place collectors and other defensive buildings like cannons and archer towers. See my farming bases for a visual example.

Your town hall should be on the outside to lure enemy attackers to attack this and not your resources. You can place traps around it as you may defeat small archer raids this way but that isnít too likely. You will lose trophies when farming.

Defensive Bases

This is probably my weakest area of knowledge so feel free to add your input for this bit. Anyway defensive base are all about trophies. I am sure you have all visited the top playerís bases and seen their defensive base plans and noticed the common themes.

The town hall is normally situated in a main compartment with the clan castle air defence, mortars and if you are a higher level xbow and inferno tower. This means that whatever level you are you need to have a centralised town hall that is heavily protected.

There are also normally a few walled layers between the tow hall and the edge of the base. This may have defensive buildings inside or it maybe one space between walls to make attacking troops destroy another wall layer. Either of these methods is an effective way of slowing down potential attackers.

You also need to make sure that you donít expose too much of your base as well as you can lose trophies at the one star stage of over 50% damage to your base. So you need to make sure that enough buildings are walled around but there are enough layers of walls to protect your town hall. It is a tricky compromise.

However you can lure attacking armies by placing your storages outside your walls. This will of course lead to major resource loss but you can be clever in you placement you can cause significant damage to their army whilst they take your resources. You need to make a slight open inlet into you base where the storages are placed. You can then surround these with defences so when the army is lured, you can almost wipe them out and keep overall base damage percentage low. They might not always target that bit so you will need to ensure that the rest of your base is still sufficiently protected.

Conclusion

Whatever base layout you choose to make always look back afterwards and think how you would defeat your own base. Ask yourself how you can improve it. And remember that there is no such thing as the perfect base you just need to prioritise what you want. Also try out each base type and see which works best for you.

Thank you for reading my guide I hope it is helpful ;)
    Posted 15 months ago

    aztecsanx

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    Good information for beginners.

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    Posted 49 months ago

    Clash my Clan

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    Great Guide! Sunnard you are not as weak knowledgeable as you said u were! You sound like u know what a good base is. Is my th7 base good? Look up 'The Best TH7 Farming!' or look at my profile and it is the base i use. What do u think? Is it farming or hybrid? Any comments are appreciated
    Posted 49 months ago

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    Posted 49 months ago

    Niki

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    Nice guide
    Posted 49 months ago

    jaycee24

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    I like the guide. Ive been using a pretty basic plan that allows me to switch from defensive to farming. Its an idea where I only have to move my TH in and out of my base along with 2 more units. Out of my base being, like you said, to give me a shield when I'm not having an aggressive attacking week. I'm interested if anyone knows anymore designs to switch your base from farming to defensive to hybrid easily without having to change the layout significantly. I have a premature TH10 (huge mistake but you learn). I just wanted to get some input on a base that can show variety in offensive or defensive disposition. Also, if you would like to see what layout I'm using, let me know. I'm level 85 but only lose on average 5k of gold and elixir when level 100s attack me. They exhaust troops trying to take out my TH and don't have the manpower to get near my resources or two star it. It's a good one but I want to push the envelope. Great guide man. Keep it up.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Jesus1945

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    Nice guide to help new players.
    Posted 49 months ago

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    Posted 49 months ago

    AwesomeToto

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    Thanks for your guide,ever since you mentioned the triangular motar thing,attackers can't even get to the center where all the loot is



    PS-I'm a town hall 8 with level 7 walls and the rest is maxed out,do you think I'm ready for town hall 9 ?
    Posted 49 months ago

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    Posted 49 months ago

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    Phatt taco

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    hey can u check out my bases plz ive tried so hard but no one has even given me a chance! just plz take some time to view my plans and rate fairly. if u give it a bad rating atleast tell me what i can fix to make my bases better
    Posted 49 months ago

    soccertom16

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    Thanks you so much for this guide it helped me alot desingnig my new base.Even though i think you dont have much experience with Farming bases it still helped me alot. Thank you so much,
    Tom (a huge fan of Farming)
    Posted 49 months ago

    Bottler

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    That is a really good guide it help ed alot thx
    Posted 49 months ago

    The Sunnard

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    Thanks guys for reading and appreciating, and thanks too staylor for your constructive comments. As you yave noticed most of my expertise do lie in hybrid bases but I wanted to try and advice on all types.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Staylor

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    Well, I do believe your experience in the base type you seem to use most shows. Your description of how a hybrid base works is very good :). The farming base info isn't bad, but farmers should be actively attacking and not on shield to steal the max amount of resources in the time they have which would allow them to put collectors and mines outside. I also believe that because farmers have less to protect, their bases are typically more segmented! I however will not comment on trophy bases because I think what you have is good and basic and I didn't write the guide so I won't try to shove in everything I can :P. Good guide for new players- about lv50! I recommend this, although find an experienced farmer in clan to check your base with.
    Posted 49 months ago

    scotty333

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    Thxs a billion
    Posted 49 months ago

    XXabc123xx

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    awesome guide, can u check out my bases and comment what i should do better?
    Posted 49 months ago

    Phatt taco

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    nice guide!! thnx for the help!
    Posted 49 months ago

    sharp_thingzz

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    and might i add- for any mid-low level base make sure you centeralize: mortars, wizard towers, and air defense