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"Toss ground troops in a direction you choose. Heave ho!"

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
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Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9


  • The Push Trap is a trap in the Builder Base that pushes ground units through the air that are within its unit capacity, and has no effect on air units. Tapping on the Push Trap shows with an 'X' where affected troops will land. It doesn't inflict damage.
  • The Push Trap, like any other trap in the Builder Base, does not need to be re-armed.
  • The Push Trap does not need the Master Builder for construction, however, the Master Builder is required for upgrading it to higher levels.
  • The Push Trap can affect a certain number of ground troops, determined by its spring capacity. The spring capacity is the total spring weights of the units on top of the trap.


Defensive Strategy

  • Use the Push Trap to push away troops from critical buildings, like the Builder Hall or defenses.
    • Try to push units into hazardous areas such as a Spring Trap, a Mega Mine or high-damaging buildings like the Crusher to do more damage or kill them.
  • You can use the Push Trap to push units into an empty space surrounded by Walls to trap them inside.
  • Push Traps can be carefully placed to push enemies into another Push Trap. This is best done to high value troops, like the Boxer Giant, to effectively stall an attack.
    • This also uses a lot of Push Traps, and is not recommended as there are better uses than putting multiple Push Traps.
    • You can purposefully upgrade a few Push Traps and use them to push units onto a lower level Push Trap. The higher level Push Trap would push more troops than the lower level Push Trap, effectively splitting up your opponent's units as some units cannot be pushed by the lower level one.
  • Try to keep Push Traps away from Mega Mines. If your attacker has their troops coming from a certain angle, a Push Trap could save enemy troops from being blown up.

Offensive Strategy

  • When going against this trap, try to use one expendable unit, such as a Raged Barbarian, to trigger this trap.
    • The Push Trap remains hidden before triggered, so you would have to predict where it is.
  • You can use the Battle Machine to trigger Push Traps amongst other traps due to it not being affected.

Upgrade Differences

  • Push Traps undergo significant visual changes at level 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • When initially constructed, the Push Trap is 3 uneven wooden boards held up by a spring with an arrow carved in the planks.
  • At level 2, four nails are screwed in at each corner.
  • At level 3, the arrow in the middle turns metal, and the wooden planks join, leaving no gaps between. The spring appears to be thicker and golden.
  • At level 4, the corners are now metallic, covering the nails.
  • At level 5, the corners connect through metallic stripes, and the nails turn bronze.
  • At level 6, the metallic stripes disappear and it becomes a golden version of level 4, but the nails stay bronze.
  • At level 7, the corners connect through golden stripes, and looks like a golden version of level 5.
  • At level 8, the wooden base is completely replaced with a blue base, similar to the arrow from level 3.
  • At level 9, the corners gain golden yellow spikes.


  • Although the Push Trap is rotated 90 degrees each time, it uses the Air Sweeper's smaller rotation icon (the Air Sweeper rotates 45 degrees each time), rather than the Walls' right angle rotation icon.
  • It can also push troops into Walls. If that happens, then they will glitch to the side of the Walls away from the Push Trap. In extreme cases, the Push Trap can even displace them to a corner of the base.
  • Troops pushed by the Push Trap will not become airborne - they can still be attacked by defenses that target grounded foes, but not those that specialize against air troops.
  • The Push Trap is the only Trap that cannot harm troops alone.

Icon Descriptions

Icon Info.pngTapping this icon displays information about the Push Trap, such as Level, Damage Type and Targets.
Icon Upgrade.pngTapping this icon begins upgrading the Push Trap to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Master Builder or O.T.T.O. When the Push Trap is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Icon HoB.pngTapping this icon instantly upgrades the Push Trap to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Push Trap is at maximum level, or the Builder 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 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.
Icon Rotate.pngTapping this icon rotates the Push Trap 90 degrees clockwise.
Builder Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Number Available 0 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 5
Size Size
Spring Capacity
Builder Gold
Build Time
Experience Gained
Builder Hall Level Required
Builder Hall
1 6 1,000 N/A N/A 2
2 8 3,000 5m 17 3
3 10 10,000 20m 34 3
4 15 20,000 2h 84 4
5 20 40,000 4h 120 5
6 25 60,000 6h 146 6
7 30 100,000 8h 169 7
8 35 200,000 10h 189 8
9 40 300,000 12h 207 9
Trigger Radius Range Push Distance Push Strength Unit Type Targeted Favorite Target Favorite Target Favorite Target
1 tile  6 tiles Ground None
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Traps: Push TrapSpring TrapMineMega Mine
Resource Buildings Builder Hall (Magic Items) • Gold MineElixir CollectorGold StorageElixir StorageGem MineO.T.T.O Hut
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