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For the Clan Capital variant, see Crusher/Clan Capital.

“The Crusher REALLY likes its personal space. This hulking stone slams ground units with a mighty wallop!”

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  • The Crusher is a splash damaging defense unlocked at Builder Hall level 3. Every few seconds, the Crusher slams down, doing heavy damage to all ground units in its radius.
  • The range of the Crusher is short, and thus it excels against short-range troops such as Raged Barbarians and Boxer Giants but will be out ranged by long-range troops such as the Sneaky Archer and Cannon Cart, and cannot affect air troops.


Defensive Strategy

  • Keeping the Crusher centered in the Builder Base helps protect it from ranged troops.
  • Use Push Traps to push ranged units into the Crusher.
    • You can make an opening in your village using Walls to lure ground troops into the Crusher. Troops prefer to target buildings over Walls, so they will run through the gap.
    • Its biggest weakness are ranged troops and air troops. Make sure it's in range of a defense that can attack both.
  • You can put a Guard Post near a Crusher so the Guard Post troops will lure your opponent's troops into the Crusher.
  • Protect short-ranged defenses such as the Double Cannon and the Mega Tesla behind the Crusher, as ground troops will have to go through the Crusher to destroy it.
  • Try to avoid putting Crushers by Walls as they cannot crush troops over them, allowing the ranged units more time to destroy the Crusher.
  • Try to put Crushers near your Firecrackers and Air Bombs to protect them from the Skeletons of the Drop Ship. Without ample support, Drop-Ships will have a tough time taking the Crusher out and thus be stalled, giving your Firecrackers and Air Bombs ample time to take it out.

Offensive Strategy

  • The Boxer Giant's Power Punch ability can destroy a Crusher if there are enough Giants at once, but only if the Crusher is far outside or if there are no nearby defenses.
  • Use air troops to take down the Crusher if using a swarm attack. This is only for unprotected Crushers—watch out for Firecrackers, Air Bombs, and the Archer from the Guard Post!
  • To avoid funneling deficiencies, as explained above, use Bombers to destroy Walls and create another opening into a base away from the Crusher.
  • The Battle Machine can take out the Crusher before it does massive damage to units, especially with the ability, Electric Hammer. However, with the help of other defenses, the Battle Machine will likely be at low hit points or taken out by the Crusher.
  • You can take advantage of the Crusher's long cooldown time between slams by baiting it with a few Raged Barbarians then swarming it with more Raged Barbarians to take it down before it has a chance to crush the rest of the Raged Barbarians again. However, this technique requires precise timing and can ruin your attack if not executed correctly.
    • If the Crusher's stone falls but the shockwave does not appear and the sound bite does not play, this indicates that the Crusher's attack was canceled at the last moment, usually because the troops underneath it are defeated. Since the Crusher technically never attacked, it can attack sooner than expected - such an occurrence can inevitably mess up Barbarian-based attacks.

Upgrade Differences

  • Crushers undergo significant visual changes at levels 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9.
    • When initially constructed, the Crusher is a mossy stone attached to a large screw with a wooden block acting as a bolt at the top. The whole structure emerges from a hole in the ground. Around the hole is a patch of grassless dirt with two bones inside.
    • At level 2, the crushing stone is reinforced with wooden planks bolted in diagonally on the horizontal sides. The top bolt turns metal.
    • At level 3, the crushing stone becomes larger and the moss disappears, the planks are replaced with horizontal and criss-crossing ropes. The top bolt becomes hexagonal. An incomplete stone brick perimeter surrounds the grassless area with a skull outside of it on the bottom left.
    • At level 4, the ropes are replaced with two horizontal nailed metal bands.
    • At level 5, the crushing stone becomes even larger. The top bolt turns golden and receives a golden fitting. The stone brick perimeter is finished, the skull is moved to the bottom right side, and a sword is added to the left of the bottom corner.
    • At level 6, the crushing stone is slightly darker and the metal bands and nails turn golden.
    • At level 7, the crushing stone is black, the metal bands disappear, and each horizontal sides have a protruding flat surface. An additional, larger bolt also appears below the first bolt.
    • At level 8, the top of the crushing stone gains a nailed golden plated and the protruding flat surfaces are replaced with five spikes. The top bolt is removed.
    • At level 9, the crushing stone splits into multiple sections, with each corner being separated from the diamond-shaped middle section, and gains golden plating at each corner with a small golden bolt securing them at the top. The middle of the top bolt is indented.
    • At level 10, the middle section of the crushing stone turns golden and the top four corners gain a golden spike. The top bolt also gains a golden spike.


Number Available Builder Hall Level
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Size Size
Damage per Second
Damage per Hit
Builder Gold
Build Time
Experience Gained
Builder Hall Level Required
Builder Hall
1 125 438 1,000 120,000 2h 84 3
2 138 483 1,100 180,000 5h 134 3
3 152 532 1,250 220,000 12h 207 3
4 167 585 1,400 350,000 1d 293 4
5 184 644 1,600 1,200,000 2d 415 5
6 202 707 1,850 1,500,000 4d 581 6
7 222 777 2,100 2,400,000 6d 720 7
8 244 854 2,350 3,400,000 8d 831 8
9 269 942 2,600 4,400,000 10d 929 9
10 296 1,036 2,900 5,400,000 12d 1,018 10
Range Attack Speed Damage Type Unit Type Targeted
2.3 tiles 3.5s Area Splash - 2.8 tiles* Ground

*The splash radius is always centered on the Crusher, unlike most splash defenses whose splash radius centers on the location where the projectile hits.

Icon Descriptions

Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Crusher, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type and Targets.
Icon UpgradeTapping this icon begins upgrading the Crusher to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Master Builder or O.T.T.O. When the Crusher is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Icon HoBTapping this icon instantly upgrades the Crusher to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Crusher is at maximum level, or the Builder Hall requirements for the next level are not met, this icon is not shown.
Icon FinishNowTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of the displayed number of Gems.
Icon FinishNowBoBTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of one Book of Building. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Book of Building.
Icon FinishNowBoETapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of one Book of Everything. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Book of Everything but do not have a Book of Building.
Icon CancelTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.


Patch Description
May 22, 2017 Added the Crusher, with 5 levels. Crusher1 Crusher2 Crusher3 Crusher4 Crusher5
June 27, 2017 Added the level 6 Crusher. Crusher6
September 27, 2017 Added the level 7 Crusher. Crusher7
October 11, 2017 The Crusher no longer hit over Walls, even if units are within its range.
March 5, 2018 Added the level 8 Crusher. Crusher8
June 18, 2019 Added the level 9 Crusher. Crusher9
June 22, 2020 Reduced Crusher's splash radius from 3.5 tiles to 2.8 tiles, so that it doesn't cause damage to units which are out of range as easily.
May 15, 2023 Added the level 10 Crusher. Crusher10


  • Because it uses a melee attack, the Crusher is the only defensive building in the game that does not fire projectiles.
  • The Crusher has the highest damage out of all the defensive buildings in the Builder Base.
  • The Crusher, along with the Elixir Collector, Archer Tower and the Inferno Tower are the only buildings to appear in a scenery. In its case, the Crusher appears in the Clashy Constructs scenery.
  • Supercell was going to add a 2nd Crusher to Builder Hall level 7, but then they decided to add it at Builder Hall level 6.
  • The Crusher uses the Cannon's sound effect when tapped and placed.
Builder Base Buildings
Defensive Buildings CannonDouble CannonArcher TowerHidden TeslaFirecrackersCrusherGuard PostAir BombsMulti MortarO.T.T.O's Outpost (Zappy) • RoasterGiant CannonMega TeslaLava LauncherX-BowWalls
Traps: Push TrapSpring TrapMineMega Mine
Resource Buildings Builder Hall (Magic Items) • Gold MineElixir CollectorGold StorageElixir StorageGem MineB.O.B Control
Army Buildings Builder BarracksArmy CampStar LaboratoryBattle Machine AltarReinforcement CampHealing HutBattle Copter Altar
Other Buildings BoatDecorationsObstaclesClock TowerElixir Cart