Castle Clash Base Building Advice
Castle Clash is a game of patience, and if you are like me, you are an
impatient player! You need to use math to your advantage.
Five Builders ASAP!
You must get 5 builders as quickly as possible. There is no exception to this
rule. If you have been playing this game for more than 3 months without
getting a 5th builder, you are mathematically shooting yourself in the foot.
If you play this game for 2+ years, your might could be as low as 30K or as
high as 100k+. Perhaps the biggest reason to be stuck closer to 30K might is
because you've been playing with fewer than 5 builders.
5 builders will build your base 25% faster than 4 builders. This is basic math. Imagine Player A has 4 builders and Player B has 5 builders. If will take
player A 10 months to build the equivalent of what Player B builds in 8 months.
Now imagine 2 years of playing (24 months). It would take Player A 30 months
to build what Player B can build in 24 months.
There is a ripple effect between the results for Player B and Player A. Player B will gain might faster than Player A. Player B will get more walls quicker
than Player A, allowing for better HBM designs. Player B will get a 6th hero
base faster than Player A. Higher HBM has a dramatic effect on might because
you can level your heroes faster, leading to even higher HBM levels and more
might. At higher might, you get more free gems, shards, and HB per day.
At 80K might, you get 100 extra gems per day, but at low might, you might
get around 20 gems. After 2 years, Player B will be dramatically farther
ahead compared to Player A.
Nothing is more important than 5 builders! If you don't have 5 builders,
correct this problem ASAP!
Priority Building Tasks
Everything is affected by your gold and mana capacity. At all times, you
should be focusing most of your builders (3-5) on the following:
The bottom line is, you should be constantly trying to get to the next town
hall level. The only way to get there is to build up your gold and mana
vaults. If you have enough gold to upgrade the town hall, then you must
upgrade the town hall as your top priority. If you don't have the gold
capacity to upgrade your town hall, then your top priority is to upgrade
your gold vaults to get to the next town hall level. Sometimes you have to
upgrade mana vaults to help you have the capacity to upgrade your gold vaults.
- Town Hall
- Gold Vaults
- Mana Vaults
Why this Matters
Your long term goal is to achieve a 5 million gold capacity. This allows you
to evolve heroes. Even if you follow my guidance faithfully, it will likely
take no less than 15 months of your time to achieve this gold capacity.
This is what separates strong players from everybody else. If you
want to be great, focus on gold capacity like your life depends on it.
Medium Priority Tasks
The following are also very important:
- Relic Hall - Your long term goal is level 20 because you need level 5 snowstorm
- Hero Bases - If you want to be good at HBM, you need great hero bases. A good goal is level 17 hero bases. Pay attention to the range of your hero
bases. Early on, you might want your outer bases to have lower range than
your inner bases so that you fight as a pack better. In later stages, you just want really high levels everywhere.
- Towers - Arrow towers are best at low might. You honestly have to be
very powerful to make magic towers more useful than arrow towers. Ignore
cannon towers entirely.
Low Priority Tasks
- Gold Mine, Mana Mill - You don't need higher than level 16 (required for 6th hero base). When you get
to higher might levels, you will be constantly at max gold and mana capacity because your opponents have ample amounts of gold and mana to raid. Good players are literally hoping for the Merchant event to show up so they can offload some gold. Good players max upgrade all of their walls because they have nowhere to spend their gold when the Merchant event does not happen. Given this reality, you are wasting time if you upgrade these buildings beyond level 16. Defensively, you really shouldn't upgrade beyond level 16. At higher levels, these buildings have more hitpoints, which means attackers will have more to proc on. Why make it easy on your attackers?
- Army Camps - You don't need higher than level 16 unless you are really advanced. For must of us, 4 copters per army camp is sufficient
6th Hero Base Tips
Simply follow my priority list and you will achieve the 6th hero base in
the shortest possible amount of time. Don't attempt to significantly
upgrade your lower priority buildings until you've achieved level 16
gold vaults and mana vaults.