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For the Builder Base version, see Mega Mine.
For the smaller analogue, see Bomb.
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"When you're looking for a Big Boom, you need the Giant Bomb."


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Level 1 & 2 Level 3 & 4 Level 5 & 6 Level 7 & 8

Summary

  • The Giant Bomb is the third trap unlocked at Town Hall level 6. Like the Bomb, the Giant Bomb explodes when an enemy comes into proximity. It is essentially a much more powerful (and expensive) version of the Bomb. This deals splash damage to all enemies within a 3-4 tile radius, depending on the Giant Bomb's level.
  • Once activated, the Giant Bomb must be re-armed in order to be a part of the next defense. Doing so is free and occurs automatically once the player logs into the game.
  • Giant Bombs can do serious damage to moderate-health troops, such as low-level Giants or Hog Riders and usually instantly kill low-health troops such as Barbarians, Archers, Goblins and Wizards.

Strategy

Defensive

  • If you love using Giant Bombs and you want to get a good amount of troops with it, place it where you commonly see a large amount of troops deployed when you are being attacked.
  • A Giant Bomb takes up the same amount of space (2x2) as a Hidden Tesla. If you have multiple places where your Hidden Teslas could spawn, placing Giant Bombs in the others can be an effective strategy. Your enemy may decide that the area is safe once they do not trigger a Hidden Tesla, then spawn additional troops which will all be blown up by the Giant Bomb.
  • Be cautious when upgrading the Giant Bomb, as this will reveal its location to future attackers. Combat this by relocating it during the upgrade period. As with any other Trap, Giant Bombs cannot be triggered during an upgrade.
  • Some players place their Giant Bombs on the outside of their bases, to ensure that troops will trigger them early, helping to prevent 50% destruction. The best place to put outside Giant Bombs is behind external buildings but in front of external Walls. This ensures that troops will get grouped up while destroying the external building, after which the bomb triggers, destroying many troops at once.
  • Other players prefer to place the Giant Bomb further into their bases to act as a trap for Hog Rider and Giant groups. Placing them between two Defensive Buildings ensures that the Giants and Hog Riders will be closely grouped before triggering the bomb.

Offensive

  • Try to trigger them with a single expendable troop such as a Barbarian (or a Goblin if it is near resource buildings) if you can; drop them one by one near 2x2 spaces in an attempt to trigger them as to prevent further losses in your army.
  • Use a Healing Spell to heal your remaining troops, especially if you're a lower level using Giant attacking strategy after they trigger a Giant Bomb.
  • When you see a Giant Bomb about to explode, don't deploy more troops near it as they will explode too, because the Giant Bomb has a time between when it explodes.
  • Try using a Hero or a troop with lots of hitpoints such as a P.E.K.K.A or Golem to trigger the Giant Bomb as they will not take much damage compared to their overall health.
  • Don't use the Barbarian King or Archer Queen's abilities when they trigger a Giant Bomb as they will blow up the summoned troops. Likewise, it is best to avoid doing the same when approaching a suspicious empty space lest a Giant Bomb appears.

Upgrade Differences

  • Giant Bombs undergo significant visual changes at level 3 and 5.
  • When first placed, the Giant Bomb consists of a single big Bomb tied together to three barrels of gunpowder with a single round of rope.
  • At level 3, several sticks of dynamite are placed between the barrels of gunpowder.
  • At level 5, the big bomb gets golden rings and spikes to resemble a level 7 Bomb, the dynamites got slightly larger and the barrels of gunpowder also gain golden rings with spikes.
  • At level 7, the small barrel at the bottom gets replaced with a large bomb looking identical to the one at the top of the set, but slightly smaller. The front dynamite has moved.

History

Patch Description
August 2, 2012 Introduction of the Giant Bomb, with no levels and 3 of them to build.Giant Bomb1.png
August 30, 2012 The Giant Bomb is now visible when visiting own clan members. This also affected other traps.
September 19, 2012 Improved the Giant Bomb's lit fuse visual effect.
October 15, 2012 Giant Bombs and other traps are no longer visible during a defense replay.
February 5, 2013 The Giant Bomb now shows its trigger radius by simply tapping it.
November 6, 2013
  • Giant Bombs now remain in the village after being triggered, but imposing a re-arm cost in doing so, and removing the ability to sell untriggered Giant Bombs.
  • Added three more levels to the Giant Bomb, for a total of four.Giant Bomb1.pngGiant Bomb3.png
  • Level 1 Giant Bomb is now much cheaper, though with a slightly decreased damage radius that can be upgraded.
  • Giant Bombs explode faster after being triggered.
July 3, 2014 Allowed the Giant Bomb to do 1.5x normal damage to Hog Riders.
October 12, 2016 Removed the ability from the Giant Bomb to do 1.5x the damage to Hog Riders.
March 5, 2018 Added the level 5 Giant Bomb.Giant Bomb5.png
June 11, 2018 Added an additional Giant Bomb at Town Hall 12.
April 2, 2019 Removed re-arm costs for the Giant Bomb entirely (as with all traps and reloadable defenses), instead automatically re-arming after logging into the game.
December 9, 2019 Added the level 6 Giant Bomb.
December 7/8, 2020 Added the level 7 Giant Bomb.Giant Bomb7.png
June 15, 2021 Added the level 8 Giant Bomb.

Trivia

  • When the Giant Bomb explodes, it leaves a black scorched mark in the grass, similar to the Bomb. However, the scorch mark lasts for about 1 minute and 40 seconds, compared to that of the Bomb, which lasts only a few seconds.
  • The level 2 and 4 upgrades increase its explosion radius but don't change its visual appearance. In contrast, the level 3 and 5 upgrades change its visual appearance but don't increase its explosion radius.
  • The Giant Bomb, Bomb, and Spring Trap are the oldest traps in the game.
  • The Giant Bomb has the largest trap size in the Home Village. (2x2)
  • The Giant Bomb and the Bomb under the Bomb Tower have similar components, and do similar area damage as well.
  • Giant Bombs deal knock-back like Bombs to small troops. However, this is often noticeable under one of two circumstances: either a high-leveled smaller troop such as a Barbarian survives a low-leveled Giant Bomb, or if they are protected by the Grand Warden's Eternal Tome ability.

Icon Descriptions

Icon Info.pngTapping this icon displays information about the Giant Bomb, such as Level, Damage Type and Targets.
Icon Upgrade.pngTapping this icon begins upgrading the Giant Bomb to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Giant Bomb is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Icon HoB.pngTapping this icon instantly upgrades the Giant Bomb to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Giant Bomb is at maximum level, or if the Town Hall requirements for the next level are not met, this icon is not shown.
Icon FinishNow.pngTapping 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 FinishNowBoB.pngTapping 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 FinishNowBoE.pngTapping 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 BuilderPotion.pngTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, boosts all your Builders for 1 hour by a factor of ten, at the cost of one Builder Potion. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Builder Potion.
Icon Cancel.pngTapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.
Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 6 7
Size Size
2x2
Level
Level
Damage
Damage
Damage Radius
Radius
Cost
Gold
Build Time
Time
Experience Gained
Experience
Town Hall Level Required
Town Hall
1 175 3 tiles 12,500 N/A N/A 6
2 200 3.5 tiles 75,000 6h 146 6
3 225 3.5 tiles 600,000 1d 293 8
4 250 4 tiles 2,400,000 3d 509 10
5 275 4 tiles 3,500,000 5d 657 11
6 325 4 tiles 5,000,000 7d 777 13
7 375 4 tiles 7,000,000 9d 881 13
8 400 4 tiles 9,000,000 11d 974 14
Trigger Radius Damage Type Unit Type Targeted Favorite Target
2 tiles Area Splash Ground None
Unarmed Giant Bombs
Level 1 & 2 Level 3 & 4 Level 5 & 6 Level 7 & 8
Giant Bomb1 unarmed.png Giant Bomb3 unarmed.png Giant Bomb5 unarmed.png Giant Bomb7 unarmed.png
Home Village Buildings
Defensive Buildings CannonArcher TowerMortarAir DefenseWizard TowerAir SweeperHidden TeslaBomb TowerX-BowInferno TowerEagle ArtilleryScattershotBuilder's HutGiga TeslaGiga Inferno (TH13)Giga Inferno (TH14)Walls

Traps: BombSpring TrapAir BombGiant BombSeeking Air MineSkeleton TrapTornado Trap

Resource Buildings Town Hall (Magic Items) • Gold MineElixir CollectorDark Elixir DrillGold StorageElixir StorageDark Elixir StorageClan Castle (Treasury)
Army Buildings Army CampBarracksDark BarracksLaboratorySpell FactoryDark Spell FactoryWorkshopBarbarian King AltarArcher Queen AltarGrand Warden AltarRoyal Champion AltarPet House
Other Buildings BoatDecorationsObstaclesLoot CartStrongman's CaravanSuper SaunaBuilder's HutMaster Builder's Hut
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