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"Fearlessly summons flocks of flying creatures and, unlike her sister, leaves the grass in pristine condition."

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Level 9-11
Night Witch13
Level 12-15
Night Witch15
Level 16-17
Night Witch17
Level 18-19
Night Witch19
Level 20


  • The Night Witch is a Builder Base troop unlocked by upgrading the Builder Barracks to level 8, which requires Builder Hall level 6.
  • The Night Witch is a splash-damaging ranged troop that will periodically spawn Bats, in which are single-target melee air units. This is similar to how the Witch spawns Skeletons.
  • The Night Witch's ability is Bat Swarm, which enables her to spawn several enraged Bats upon being activated. The ability can be activated once per battle.
  • Night Witches have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building to them. However, once they become aware of enemy Guard Post troops or Zappies (either by being attacked themselves or being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and engage the enemy troops instead. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, they will proceed to attack the nearest building from their current location.



  • The Bats spawned could be used as an advantage by attacking as air units.
    • However, unlike the bats in home village, they target any, so some funneling might be needed.
  • The Battle Machine works well with the Night Witch, as the Battle Machine has a lot of hitpoints to tank hits for the Night Witch while the Night Witch aids the Battle Machine from behind.
    • However, because Night Witches are ranged units, they are likely to travel around the outside of the base, not following the Battle Machine. You can counteract this by bringing Bombers and Raged Barbarians which will help funnel the Night Witches in.
  • It is a good idea to spawn her at the corner of the map, because she can stack up Bats before she starts attacking, but beware of possible Mega Mines placed at the corners, for they will destroy the Night Witches as they get closer to the base. To counteract this, place the Battle Machine before Night Witches.
  • Placing one or two Night Witches a few tiles behind a Boxer Giant is a good strategy. The Boxer Giant will tank enemy defenses while the Night Witches summon lots of Bats and chip away at the enemy's structures without being targeted. This strategy, however, is vulnerable to Multi Mortars if the troops are not placed a few tiles away from each other due to its large splash radius.
  • Lava Launchers are extremely powerful against Night Witches and must be watched out for. Tanking troops will not be very effective, as the Lava Launcher's shots will create lava pools that linger for a period, which is usually long enough for Night Witches to get hurt by it as the army advances through the base. As the damage potential of the lava is extremely high, they can be quickly killed if they remain in the lava for long enough. Their slow movement speed is also a reason why the lava pools are so dangerous so make sure the Lava Launcher is aiming at something far away.
  • The Ability is best activated when a lot of bats are spawned and close to defenses as the raged bats will pick them off easily. It is also preferable to spawn the bats after the night witch spawns a pack.


  • Any Bats spawned by the Night Witch are vulnerable to Air Bombs and the Roaster. Make sure to protect these defenses so your other defenses can take the Night Witch out before she can stack up her Bats.
  • Unlike Skeletons, the Bats cannot protect the Night Witch from ground attacks. This makes her especially vulnerable to ground defenses such as the Double Cannon or Multi Mortar.
  • Single Mines set to air mode are an effective option to quickly destroy a swarm of Bats.
  • The Giant Cannon and Lava Launcher are excellent at damaging Night Witches that are hiding behind tanks. The latter usually won't attack the Witches directly, but the resulting damage over time effect of the lava can be fatal to the Witches.
  • Put Roasters on places where there are night witches: The Roaster can damage both The Night Witch and the bats.

Upgrade Differences

  • At level 1, she is a woman with a dark red dress, a black cloak, and glowing blue eyes.
  • At level 5, she gains a blood-red colored mist from below her.
  • At level 9, the top of her staff changes to gold.
  • At level 13, she wears a crown-like piece of jewelry with gold trim on her head to match the staff, similar to a level 3-4 Witch.
  • At level 17, the end bits of her scarf turn golden.


Spring Weight Troop Capacity Number of Units per Army Camp Troop Capacity Preferred Target Favorite Target Attack Type Damage Type Movement Speed Movement Speed Attack Speed Attack Speed Builder Barracks Level Required Builder Barracks Range Range Special Ability Special Ability
14 1 Any Area Splash 12 0.7s 8 4 tiles Bat Swarm
Damage per Second
Damage per Attack
Bats Summon Cooldown
Bats Summoned
Troop Capacity
Number of Bat Swarm
Special Ability
Research Cost
Builder Elixir
Research Time
Star Laboratory Level Required
Star Laboratory
9 176 123.2 750 6.0s 3 (Max 4) 7 N/A N/A N/A
10 176 123.2 750 4.8s 3 (Max 4) 7 1,400,000 2d 6
11 193 135.1 830 4.8s 3 (Max 4) 7 1,600,000 2d 6
12 193 135.1 830 4.8s 3 (Max 4) 8 1,800,000 2d 12h 6
13 216 151.2 915 4.8s 3 (Max 4) 8 2,500,000 3d 12h 7
14 216 151.2 915 4.8s 4 (Max 5) 8 2,700,000 4d 12h 7
15 234 163.8 1,000 4.8s 4 (Max 5) 8 3,500,000 5d 12h 8
16 234 163.8 1,000 4.8s 4 (Max 5) 9 3,700,000 5d 12h 8
17 257 179.9 1,100 4.8s 4 (Max 5) 9 4,200,000 6d 9
18 257 179.9 1,100 4.8s 4 (Max 5) 10 4,400,000 6d 9
19 278 194.6 1,220 4.8s 4 (Max 5) 10 5,200,000 6d 12h 10
20 278 194.6 1,220 4.8s 4 (Max 5) 11 5,600,000 6d 12h 10


Patch Description
May 22, 2017 Data of her in the game files was available.
June 27, 2017 Added the Night Witch, with 12 levels. Night Witch11
September 27, 2017 Added levels 13-14 Night Witch. Night Witch13
March 5, 2018 Added levels 15-16 Night Witch. Night Witch15
June 18, 2019 Added levels 17-18 Night Witch.Night Witch17
May 15, 2023 Added levels 19-20 Night Witch. Night Witch19
October 9, 2023
  • Increased Night Witch hitpoints by 11%.
  • Reduced Night Witch summon cooldown by 0.8s.
October 20, 2023
  • Increased Night Witch hitpoints by 6%.


  • You can have a maximum of 12 Night Witches in a set of Army Camps.
  • In her description, it says that unlike her sister, she leaves the grass in pristine condition, which refers to the Witch since she summons Skeletons from the ground.
    • This reveals that the Night Witch is Witch's sister.
  • The Night Witch explodes regular Elixir upon death instead of Dark Elixir.
  • The Night Witch's appearance has many errors in battle.
    • Her dress is red instead of blue.
    • Her bracelets are gold instead of silver.
    • Her buckle is a golden skull instead of resembling her axe.
    • Her cloak is identical to the Witch's cloak, only black.
    • She is shown wearing a scarf.
    • The stick of her staff is brown instead of grey, and lacks swirls.
    • The knob of her axe resembles the Bat instead of a diamond.
    • The glowing mist under her dress is red instead of pink
  • The Night Witch was nerfed before pre-release. Her base hitpoints were reduced by 50, her death spawn reduced by 2, and her max Bats spawned by 1.
  • The Night Witch is a subject of the Night Witch Mortis skin from Brawl Stars.


  • The Night Witch is a Builder Base Troop that originated from Clash Royale, along with the Bomber, and the Baby Dragon.
    • However, she shoots the same projectile as the Witch, as opposed to the Clash Royale melee counterpart despite wielding an axe.
    • Additionally, she can do area damage just like the Witch, while her Clash Royale counterpart cannot.
  • The Night Witch is one troop in Builder Base not to add more units per Army Camp when upgraded, the other two being the Drop Ship, Electrofire Wizard, Cannon Cart, Bomber, Boxer Giant and Super P.E.K.K.A.
  • The Night Witch is the only troop to unlock its ability at level 4 as opposed to level 2.
  • The Night Witch is the only unit in either village to have a statistic other than training cost be worse off when upgraded; in particular, her summon cooldown is reset to 6.8 seconds (from 5.6 seconds) when she gains the ability to summon more Bats at a time.
  • The Night Witch, Dropship, Hog Glider, Golem, Lava Hound, Yeti, Ice Hound and the temporary Pumpkin Barbarian, Battle Ram and Skeleton Barrel are the only troops to spawn other troops after death.
  • The Night Witch has the fastest hit speed of all troops in the Builder Base (including sub-troops), at 0.7 seconds.
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