Builder Hall 9 holds significant value for every Clash of Clans player as it provides the much-needed 6th builder for the Home Village. Unlocking this milestone becomes a priority for many.
To obtain the 6th Builder, players must build BOB Control at BH9, which presents them with specific tasks.
In addition to the advantage of an extra builder, Builder Hall 9 introduces two more notable features: an additional Reinforcement Camp and an exciting new defense known as the Lava Launcher.
To make the most of these new additions, it is important to follow the proper upgrade order when progressing through BH9.
By following this upgrade priority guide, you can efficiently advance towards the ultimate goal of reaching Builder Hall 10, the final level of the Builder Hall journey.
Get the new Buildings
To begin your Builder Hall 9 journey, it’s always recommended to prioritize getting the new buildings first. This step holds significance as the newly added buildings contribute significantly higher damage per second compared to the older ones.
Let’s take the Firecrackers as an example: by building new Firecrackers, you’ll gain an additional 55 damage per second for your base, whereas upgrading the older ones would only provide an increase of 12 damage per second.
Here is the list of new buildings that you receive at BH9:
- x1 Lava Launcher
- x1 B.O.B Control
- x20 Walls
- x1 Reinforcement Camp
- x1 Firecrackers
- x1 Spring Trap
- x1 Mega Mine
To kickstart the upgrade process, begin by constructing the BOB Control since it requires no build time. Next, focus on gettings the traps, followed by the construction of Firecrackers and walls.
Once those are in place, proceed to build the Reinforcement Camp. When the Reinforcement Camp is complete, it’s time to obtain the Lava Launcher.
Remember, it’s essential to avoid assigning more than one builder to these upgrades. Instead, use the second builder to work on the Star Laboratory upgrade mentioned in the next section.
Once all the new buildings are built, prioritize upgrading them to match the level of the older buildings.
It’s widely acknowledged that attacking BH9 bases can be quite challenging. To overcome this hurdle, focusing on troop upgrades becomes important. The Star Laboratory plays a major role in unlocking higher levels for various troops.
By prioritizing the upgrade of commonly used troops like Super PEKKA, Sneaky Archer, Boxer Giant, and Cannon Cart, you’ll significantly improve your attack strategies and become better equipped to tackle Builder Hall 9 bases.
Star Laboratory to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,000,000 Builder Elixirs
Star Laboratory to level 9 upgrade time: 8 days
Another important early upgrade to prioritize at Builder Hall 9 is the upgrade of the Builder Barracks.
This upgrade holds significance as it grants you access to the popular Hog Glider troop. Hog Gliders are exceptionally useful and widely favored among players at higher Builder Hall levels.
Builder Barracks to level 11 upgrade cost: 2,000,000 Builder Elixirs
Builder Barracks to level 11 upgrade time: 4 days
At Builder Hall 9, the Clock Tower undergoes an upgrade to level 9. This particular upgrade brings a significant benefit by increasing the boost duration from 28 to 30.
Having half an hour of accelerated speed for your upgrades and research is a massive advantage that should not be overlooked or neglected. So, prioritize the upgrade of Clock Tower as one of the early upgrades.
Clock Tower to level 9 upgrade cost: 2,700,000 Builder Gold
Clock Tower to level 9 upgrade time: 4 days
Upgrading the Elixir Storage at Builder Hall 9 holds great importance due to the substantial amount of Builder Elixir required for troop and hero machine upgrades.
Having a large storage capacity for Builder Elixir becomes highly beneficial, as it enables seamless upgrades for hero machines and troops.
Elixir Storage to level 9 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Builder Gold
Elixir Storage to level 9 upgrade time: 4 days
At Builder Hall 9, the Healing Hut receives an upgrade to level 5, resulting in a significant boost to the health recovery it provides to surviving troops.
The upgrade increases the health recovery percentage from 16 to 20 percent, marking a notable increase of 4 percentage points. This substantial jump makes upgrading the Healing Hut a high-priority task worth considering.
Healing Hut to level 5 upgrade cost: 4,000,000 Builder Elixirs
Healing Hut to level 5 upgrade time: 5 days
At Builder Hall 9, the Battle Machine undergoes a significant improvement with the addition of 5 new levels, elevating its level cap to 30.
These upgrades result in notable improvements to the Battle Machine’s hitpoints and damage per second. As a powerful hero machine, the Battle Machine plays a major role in determining the outcome of your attacks.
Therefore, prioritizing its upgrades is highly recommended to maximize its impact and effectiveness in battles.
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The Battle Copter is the second hero machine and its upgrades are equally important. To tackle powerful Builder Hall 9 bases effectively, it is important to have both the Battle Copter and Battle Machine well-upgraded.
Each machine plays a distinct role in different phases of an attack, making them equally important.
Both the Battle Copter and Battle Machine receive 5 new levels, with each level upgrade requiring 6 days to complete. This means that for the next 30 days, you will need to keep both of your builders occupied with upgrading these hero machines.
Meanwhile, it is essential to focus on farming Builder Elixirs for troop upgrades, as a lot of attacks will be needed to gather the necessary Builder Elixirs for all these upgrades.
If you consider yourself a casual player, you can try the alternate method of hero machine upgrades.
This method involves dedicating one builder to upgrade each hero machine, resulting in spending 30 days on upgrading the Battle Machine and another 30 days on upgrading the Battle Copter.
By doing so, the remaining free builder can be used to complete the upgrades mentioned in the next sections.
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For the upcoming upgrades, our focus will be on enhancing the Lava Launcher. Your current Gold Storage capacity won’t suffice for the final Lava Launcher upgrade.
Therefore, it is recommended to prioritize upgrading both of your Gold Storages to level 9 before proceeding with the Lava Launcher upgrade.
Gold Storage to level 9 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Builder Elixirs
Gold Storage to level 9 upgrade time: 4 days
The Lava Launcher has an impressive range of 13 tiles and deals significant damage to its targets. However, its capabilities extend beyond just that.
When the projectiles launched by the Lava Launcher make contact with the ground, they leave a trail of fire that continues to inflict damage on enemy troops over time.
This combination of features makes the Lava Launcher an exceptionally high-priority defense building.
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True to its name, the Roaster lives up to its reputation by subjecting both air and ground units to scorching lava.
This defensive building has impressive statistics, including a substantial amount of damage per second and a commendable range of 7 tiles. These remarkable attributes make upgrading the Roaster a top priority.
Roaster to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,600,000 Builder Gold
Roaster to level 9 upgrade time: 11 days
Undoubtedly, the Mega Tesla stands as one of the most powerful defense buildings within the Builder Base. Its capacity to unleash tremendous damage and target two enemy units simultaneously is truly remarkable.
Upgrading the Mega Tesla is undeniably worthwhile and should not be underestimated or overlooked.
Mega Tesla to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,800,000 Builder Gold
Mega Tesla to level 9 upgrade time: 11 days
At Builder Hall 9, air attacks become increasingly common, necessitating the upgrade of your Air Bombs to level 9 as a countermeasure. The Air Bombs serve as potent defense building capable of inflicting area splash damage on air troops.
At BH9, upgrading this defense holds significant importance, as it plays a major role in clearing the skies above your base and thwarting airborne attack strategies effectively.
Air Bombs to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,400,000 Builder Gold
Air Bombs to level 9 upgrade time: 10 days
Archer Tower’s upgrades are a good investment because these defense buildings can target both air and ground units.
The impressive range and overall effectiveness of Archer Towers grant them higher priority for upgrades compared to some other defense buildings.
Archer Tower to level 9 upgrade cost: 3,600,000 Builder Gold
Archer Tower to level 9 upgrade time: 8 days
The Giant Cannon’s remarkable ability to inflict damage on multiple troops with a single cannonball renders it a high-priority defense upgrade. Enhancing the Giant Cannon will provide a massive boost to your base’s overall defense capabilities.
Giant Cannon to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,700,000 Builder Gold
Giant Cannon to level 9 upgrade time: 11 days
The Crusher stands as the ultimate nightmare for the Battle Machine, Boxer Giants, and any other melee troop during an attack. Its strength and ability to crush enemies make it a vital defense building to upgrade.
Prioritizing the upgrade of the Crusher ensures that your defenses remain impenetrable and that any melee troops facing it meet their demise.
Crusher to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,400,000 Builder Gold
Crusher to level 9 upgrade time: 10 days
The Multi Mortar stands as another useful defense building that should not be overlooked when planning your upgrade priorities. Its significant impact on deterring ground troops makes it a crucial upgrade.
At Builder Hall 9, upgrading the Multi Mortar should be prioritized ahead of certain other defense building upgrades due to its effectiveness and the level of protection it provides against ground attacks.
Multi Mortar to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,500,000 Builder Gold
Multi Mortar to level 9 upgrade time: 11 days
Firecrackers, as a defense building, hold a significant impact on the defense of your base, particularly against air-based swarm strategies.
Given their effectiveness in countering certain troop types and their ability to disrupt enemy air attacks, upgrading Firecrackers should be regarded as an important upgrade.
Firecrackers to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,000,000 Builder Gold
Firecrackers to level 9 upgrade time: 8 days
OTTO’s Outpost, although not directly engaging in combat, holds a unique role as a building that spawns Zappies upon its destruction. These Zappies serve as an additional line of defense, providing an advantage in countering enemy attacks.
Upgrading OTTO’s Outpost at BH9 brings about significant improvements to the stats and capabilities of the spawned Zappies.
Given the strategic value of the Zappies and their potential impact on the result of an attack, upgrading OTTO’s Outpost should be considered a priority.
OTTO’s Outpost to level 9 upgrade cost: 5,000,000 Builder Gold
OTTO’s Outpost to level 9 upgrade time: 10 days
The Double Cannon deals a lot of damage to ground units. With its dual-barreled firepower, this defensive building proves to be a reliable deterrent against enemy attacks at Builder Hall 9.
By prioritizing the upgrade of the Double Cannon, you can improve your base’s defense potential against ground-based attack strategies,
Double Cannon to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,200,000 Builder Gold
Double Cannon to level 9 upgrade time: 8 days
The Guard Post troops excel at their role of distraction, expertly disrupting the enemy’s carefully planned attacks. Upgrading the Guard Post to level 9 at Builder Hall 9 introduces a level boost to the troops it spawns, increasing their level from 16 to 18.
The invaluable contribution of Guard Post troops lies in their ability to divert enemy attention and throw a wrench into their attack strategies. These troops selflessly draw the focus of enemy forces, providing an advantage to defenses.
Guard Post to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,100,000 Builder Gold
Guard Post to level 9 upgrade time: 10 days
The Hidden Tesla stands as a silent guardian, concealed within your base until activated by the presence of enemy troops. Its ability to unleash a powerful electric shock on unsuspecting targets makes it a useful defense building.
With its electrifying power, the Hidden Tesla safeguards the security and stability of your Builder Base, deterring and neutralizing enemy threats with unwavering efficiency.
Hidden Tesla to level 9 upgrade cost: 4,100,000 Builder Gold
Hidden Tesla to level 9 upgrade time: 8 days
The Cannon typically holds the distinction of being the last defense building that Clashers upgrade. Its lower priority is attributed to its limited range and inability to target air troops.
Nevertheless, the Cannon plays its part by adding extra damage per second output to your base against ground troops.
Cannon to level 9 upgrade cost: 3,300,000 Builder Gold
Cannon to level 9 upgrade time: 8 days
Resource Collectors and Mines
Once you have completed the upgrades for your defense buildings, it is advisable to shift your focus towards upgrading the Elixir Collectors, Gold Mines, and Gem Mine.
These buildings offer a consistent and steady stream of resources, providing you with a small amount of free resources at regular intervals throughout the day.
Walls and Traps
After completing all the previous upgrades at Builder Hall 9, it is now time to focus on the final upgrades: walls and traps. These two upgrades add an extra layer of defensive value to your base.
Once the walls and traps have been upgraded, you can proudly set your sights on the ultimate milestone: Builder Hall 10.
The journey towards this glorious achievement comes to fruition, marking a significant milestone in your Clash of Clans progression.