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"The Builder's first experiment in using Dark Elixir for a building resulted in something truly frightful. The stronger the Monolith's target, the more damage it does. Great to have defending your Village, but a little scary to attack against."

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3


  • The Monolith is a defense unlocked at Town Hall level 15. It is a single-target defense which fires arcane energy balls against enemies. Its high base damage is supplemented by bonus values equivalent to a percentage of the target's maximum health.
  • Uniquely among defensive buildings, it is built and upgraded with Dark Elixir instead of Gold.


Defensive Strategy

  • The Monolith can be treated like a single-target Inferno Tower; it makes short work of high-health enemies due to its percentage damage. Unlike the Inferno Tower, it reaches its maximum potential immediately, making it a threat that enemies must address promptly.
    • It also has more Range Than the Inferno Tower, with a range of 11, which could allow it to target enemies from much further away.
  • The Monolith's main weakness is its rather slow rate of fire, which combined with its single target attacks makes it vulnerable to swarms of smaller units. Complement the Monolith with splash-damage defenses or multi-target Inferno Towers to address this weakness.
    • Putting Splash Defenses beside it can help take out swarms quickly, thus making the Monolith target onto the Big Troops, which is what it is good at taking down.
  • Unlike what one may expect, the Rage Spell Tower has no effect on its percentage-based damage bonus. If wishing to take advantage of the Tower, it may be more intuitive to place it near other defenses.

Offensive Strategy

Upgrade Differences

  • When initially constructed, the Monolith appears to be four pieces of purple stone floating over a bottomless pit, attached by 4 chains to keep it from floating away, they widen the most below the midsection and the inner edges have iron linings and the middle has some reinforcements connecting to an indent on the stone pieces. The top is a floating piece of triangular purple stone that is hollow and split into three pieces at the middle of each edge with iron lining at the edge, a floating orb of energy floats inside. The foundation is made of purple stone and have a grind pattern on the inner wall, the edges are made of purplish gray stones and the corner is just some gray stone.
    • At level 2, all the iron linings are changed to gold, the middle bits of reinforcements are now kite-shaped that narrows to the indent, the ones on the floating triangle has ones that face each corner. At each corner of the foundation a purple stone plate with flat diamond-shaped spike on top layers over it, the gray stone below extends to the inner side of the wall.
    • At level 3, the Monolith's shape changes completely, and its floating stones except the grey triangular stone now appear to have ¼th of a circle each and gains more reinforcements. All the purple parts are now grey-colored. Its foundation also turns into a color of grey, and its slabs are now grayish-purple, with the spikes turning into brass, and the sides now having gold lines and gains some dark grey spikes. The chains below are now replaced by black wires. The bottom pit glows a bluish-green color.


Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Town Hall Level 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Size Size
Base Damage per Second
Base Damage per Shot
Bonus Damage per Shot
Build Cost
Dark Elixir
Build Time
Experience Gained
Town Hall Level Required
Town Hall
1 150 225 11% 4,747 255,000 13d 12h 1,080 15
2 175 262.5 12% 5,050 300,000 14d 1,099 15
3 193 289.5 13% 5,353 370,000 16d 1,175 16
Attack Speed
Attack Speed
Damage Type
Damage Type
Unit Type Targeted
Favorite Target
11 1.5s Single Target Ground & Air


Monolith Masher
Description Experience Rewards Gems Rewards
Destroy 20 Monoliths 100 100
Destroy 200 Monoliths 800 250
Destroy 2,000 Monoliths 5,000 500

Icon Descriptions

Icon InfoTapping this icon displays information about the Monolith, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type and Targets.
Icon UpgradeTapping this icon begins upgrading the Monolith to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder (or B.O.B). When the Monolith is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Icon HoBTapping this icon instantly upgrades the Monolith to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Monolith is at maximum level, or if the Town 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 BuilderPotionTapping 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 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
October 10, 2022 The Monolith was added with two levels.
December 12, 2022
  • Reduced the percentage-based damage of the Monolith:
    • Level 1: 14% -> 12% Damage
    • Level 2: 15% -> 13% Damage
December 12, 2023
  • Reduced the percentage-based damage of the Monolith:
    • Level 1: 12% -> 11% Damage
    • Level 2: 13% -> 12% Damage
  • Reduced base DPS at level 2:
    • Level 2: 200 -> 175
  • Reduced upgrade times at both levels:
    • Level 1: 18d -> 13d 12h Time
    • Level 2: 19d -> 14d Time
April 16, 2024 Added the level 3 Monolith.


  • The projectile changes color depending on the HP of the Troop it targets. For a troop with less than 600 HP, the projectile is light green. For troops with at least 600 HP but less than 2,000 HP the projectile is blue, and for troops with at least 2,000 HP the projectile is dark purple.
  • The Monolith is nicknamed the "Hero Killer" by Supercell.
  • The name "Monolith" refers to "a large single upright block of stone, especially one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument."
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