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For its Home Village counterpart, see Giant.
Boxer Giant info
"Heavy-handed and built like an ox, these Giants have been practicing their haymaker punch!"

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Level 3-7 Level 8-11 Level 12-15 Level 16-19 Level 20

Summary

  • Boxer Giants are ground melee unit with high hitpoints in the Builder Base. They are unlocked at Builder Barracks level 3.
  • Boxer Giants prioritize defensive structures above all other targets, and will bypass all other types of enemy buildings and troops while any defenses remain on the battlefield. This is true even if they are under attack by enemy Guard Post troops or Zappies. Once all defenses are destroyed, Boxer Giants become like any other troop with no preferred target; they will attack the nearest building to them regardless of type, and will turn and attack enemy units if they become aware of any nearby.
  • They resemble regular Giants but have no tunics; instead, they wear boxing gloves, and are bare-chested.
  • The Boxer Giant has two abilities: Power Punch and Boxer Block.
    • The Power Punch ability is a passive ability that allows the Boxer Giant to deal a set amount of damage on the first punch (higher than what the Giant would normally do), and is activated when the Giant attacks for the first time.
    • The Boxer Block ability, unlocked at level 4, is an activated ability that allows the Boxer Giant to be invulnerable to damage during a short amount of time. It can be activated once per battle.

Strategies

Offensive Strategy

  • They can serve as a meat shield for weaker units like Cannon Carts, taking hits from defenses and triggering any Mine or Mega Mine traps.
  • A good strategy is to use 2-3 Army Camps worth of Boxer Giants with the remainder being used for Cannon Carts. If the Battle Machine is available, you can use 2 Army Camps of Boxer Giants and 4 Army Camps of Cannon Carts. If it is upgrading, you can use 3 Army Camps of Boxer Giants and 3 Army Camps of Cannon Carts.
  • Their Power Punch ability can be used to take out unprotected air-targeting defenses, allowing the attacker to clear off the rest of the base using Air Troops.
  • As they primarily target defenses, they can be used to reach defenses behind a layer of other buildings. However, these should not be high hitpoint buildings that will stall any support troops.

Defensive Strategy

  • Boxer Giants have a low DPS after their initial hit, so surrounding your defenses with Walls is effective.
  • Using a Push Trap to push Boxer Giants behind weaker support can be devastating when done correctly. They can also be used to push Boxer Giants into the center of the base, ahead of support troops.
  • High hitpoint Buildings placed before defenses can allow support troops for Boxer Giants to get distracted, leaving the Boxer Giants to die. Note: engineered gaps in Walls are needed for this strategy.
  • Crushers are effective against groups of Boxer Giants, as their melee range mean they will be hit by the Crusher as they engage. The high damage per hit enables Crushers to destroy relative-level Boxer Giants in a few hits.

Upgrade Differences

  • Initially, Boxer Giants appears to be wearing a red belt, black pants, and a white band around its wrists and arm.
  • At level 8, they start wearing blue boxing gloves in addition to their previous outfit.
  • At level 12, the giants start wearing gold knuckles around their fingers and the color of the gloves get slightly darker.
  • At level 16, his gloves and most of his belt buckle turn black.
  • At level 20, he gets gold plates on the back of his palms.

Statistics

Spring Weight Troop Capacity Preferred Target Favorite Target Attack Type Damage Type Movement Speed Movement Speed Attack Speed Attack Speed Builder Barracks Level Required Builder Barracks Number of Units per Army Camp
Troop Capacity
Range Range
18 Defenses Single Target 14 2s 3 1 1 tile
Special Abilities Special Ability
Boxer Block (Activated Ability) Power Punch (Passive Ability)
Blocks all damage for a duration when activated First attack deals set damage
Level
Level
Damage per Second
Damage
Damage per Attack
Damage
Hitpoints
Hitpoints
Boxer Block Duration
Special Ability
Power Punch Damage
Special Ability
Research Cost
Builder Elixir
Research Time
Time
Star Laboratory Level Required
Star Laboratory
3 65 130 2,530 N/A 550 N/A N/A N/A
4 65 130 2,530 5.0s 550 60,000 5h 3
5 70 140 2,783 5.0s 550 120,000 10h 3
6 70 140 2,783 5.0s 700 240,000 16h 3
7 76 152 3,061 5.0s 700 350,000 20h 4
8 76 152 3,061 6.0s 700 380,000 1d 4
9 83 166 3,367 6.0s 700 1,000,000 1d 12h 5
10 83 166 3,367 6.0s 950 1,200,000 2d 5
11 91 182 3,704 6.0s 950 1,300,000 2d 6
12 91 182 3,704 7.0s 950 1,500,000 2d 12h 6
13 100 200 4,075 7.0s 950 2,300,000 3d 12h 7
14 100 200 4,075 7.0s 1,150 2,500,000 4d 12h 7
15 109 218 4,482 7.0s 1,150 3,300,000 5d 12h 8
16 109 218 4,482 7.5s 1,150 3,500,000 5d 12h 8
17 119 238 4,930 7.5s 1,150 4,000,000 6d 9
18 119 238 4,930 7.5s 1,400 4,200,000 6d 9
19 129 258 5,423 7.5s 1,400 4,800,000 6d 12h 10
20 129 258 5,423 8.0s 1,400 5,400,000 6d 12h 10

Trivia

  • The design of the Boxer Giant is very similar to Lou the Giant from Clash-A-Rama Episode 1 when he was fighting against a Level 10 Cannon. This video was made before the Builder Base was announced.
  • Without his ability, the Boxer Giant is one of the four Builder Base Troops not to have unique sounds when deployed, attacking, and dying, the others being the Raged Barbarian, Baby Dragon, and the Super P.E.K.K.A (without her ability).
  • In the picture, his buckle is square, but in battle, the buckle is rectangle.
Builder Base Army
Troops Raged BarbarianSneaky ArcherBoxer GiantBeta MinionBomberBaby DragonCannon CartNight Witch (Bat) • Drop Ship (Skeleton) • Power P.E.K.K.AHog GliderElectrofire Wizard
Heroes Battle MachineBattle Copter
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