What is A Builder Base in Clash of Clans? – Builder Bases Explained

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The builder base was added to Clash of Clans in 2017’s Summer Update. This base brought many features players were asking for during that time. Builder base has a night mode, a gem mine, many new troops, live PvP battles, and more. If you are new to Clash of Clans, you probably don’t know about the builder base. Lucky for you, this article will answer all queries beginner clashers might have regarding builder bases.

Guide to Builder Base in Clash of Clans

Where is the Builder's Base and How Do You Use it in Clash of Clans

In Clash of Clans, the builder base is the second base available once the player reaches Townhall level 4 in their base. After upgrading to Townhall level 4, players will be able to repair the boat by the shore and use it to travel to the builder base.

Like the main base, there is a main building in the builder base called the builder hall. Upgrading the builder hall will unlock new buildings, new levels, and several other features. Upon entering the builder base, players may notice three broken structures – Gem Mine, Clock Tower, and Battle Machine Altar. All three can be rebuilt after upgrading the builder hall to levels 3, 4, and 5.

Here are the main features of builder base players need to know:

Versus Battles

Versus Battles

Versus battles are player-vs-player battles where players attack each other’s builder base at the same time. Whoever gets the most stars wins the battle. If the stars are the same, it comes to the destruction percentage and then the timer. Winning a versus battle rewards players with Builder Elixir, Builder Gold, and Builder Trophies. However, Builder Gold and Elixir can only be obtained three times daily.

Troops and their abilities

Troops and their abilities

Builder hall only has troops and no spells. However, builder troops have special abilities, like super troops from the main base. As of now, there are 11 different troops in the builder base. Players can train troops using builder barracks in the builder base.

Builder base’s army camps can store only one type of troop. The number of troops held in a camp depends on the troop level.

Unique defenses

Unique defenses builder hall

Builder bases have many unique buildings, making them much more fun than the main base. Many buildings, including defenses, are taken from the main base. Here are all the defenses in the builder base:

  • Cannon
  •  Double Cannon
  •  Archer Tower (has two modes – long and short range)
  •  Hidden Tesla
  •  Firecrackers
  •  Crusher
  •  Guard Post
  •  Air Bombs
  •  Multi Mortar
  •  Roaster
  •  Giant Cannon
  •  Mega Tesla
  •  Lava Launcher

Battle Machine

Battle Machine

Players can rebuild the Battle Machine Altar after upgrading to builder hall level 5. Battle Machine is the builder’s base hero, and players can bring it to their versus battles. Unlike heroes from the main base, Battle Machine can use its ability multiple times with a short cooldown.



Most players play the builder base to unlock the sixth builder in their main base. After reaching Builder Hall level 9, players unlock the O.T.T.O hut. This building is upgradeable to level 5. At max level, O.T.T.O will become the second builder in the builder base. Then, players will have the option to send the master builder to the main base as an extra builder.

Related | How to Quickly Unlock Sixth Builder in Clash of Clans

Supercell plans to revamp the entire builder base and add builder hall level 10 in 2023. Many existing features will see an improvement in the next builder base update.

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