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"This bouncy little number will toss unwanted visitors right off your property!"
|Level 1 & 2||Level 3 & 4||Level 5|
- The Spring Trap bounces troops off the battlefield, effectively causing instant death to the first group of enemies that step on it, bouncing up to 10 housing units of Troops at level 1 and more at higher levels. For example, a level 1 Spring Trap will bounce 10 Archers or 2 Giants.
- Like other traps, the Spring Trap requires re-arming after it has been activated. Doing so is free and occurs automatically once the player logs into the game.
- P.E.K.K.As, Golems and Heroes are unaffected by any level of Spring Traps due to the fact that they take more than 18 housing spaces.
- The Spring Trap often does not affect the Goblin either, but this is because the Goblin is too fast for the Spring Trap to bounce it away (it usually is able to move out of range before the Spring Trap has the opportunity to affect it). However, if the Goblin doesn't continue moving once the Spring Trap has been triggered (stopping to attack a resource building, for instance), it will be bounced similar to a Barbarian or Archer. Also, if there is a horde of Goblins, the Spring Trap will bounce the Goblins in the back, since the Goblin in front triggered it first.
- Offensive Strategy
- Defensive Strategy
- If put in a strategical way, Spring Traps can ruin a raid, including the infamous Giant-Healer combo.
- Spring Traps can be placed near or around the Town Hall, so you can get rid of large numbers of Troops closing in.
- A sound strategy for Spring Traps is to place them in an intentionally-designed wall gap. As Troops will generally tend to go through the gap rather than fight their way through the wall, they will be directed right over the trap and be bounced to their death. Remember, however, that Spring Traps are one-time-use and until being re-armed it will leave an undefended gap in the wall after an attacker has triggered it.
- You can also place them in front of commonly-targeted walls to stop Wall Breakers from breaking them, forcing the attacker to deploy a second wave if they have one or be disadvantaged in the attack. However, this fails to deter Super Wall Breakers, as the Spring Trap will instead instantly trigger its Mega Bomb ability.
- You can place them in between Defensive Buildings to take out Giants or place them in between Resource Buildings to take out Goblins.
- Some Spring Trap upgrades are better than others, even though each upgrade adds the same amount to its maximum capacity. Upgrading the Spring Trap to level 4, for example, enables the Spring Trap to launch an Ice Golem, 2 Valkyries, 3 Giants or 3 Hog Riders, one more than at the previous level. This contrasts with upgrading it to level 3, which does not majorly change its interactions with ground units (only really springing off two extra Barbarians or similar troops).
- Troops with abilities that activate on their destruction can still activate these abilities when getting bounced off a Spring Trap, as if they were instantly killed at the location of the trap. While it may be useful to place Spring Traps in gaps and between defenses, this fact can be exploited by attackers using Ice Golems; if an Ice Golem wanders into one, they can activate their death freeze in an advantageous spot for the attacker.
- Upgrade Differences
- The Spring Trap undergo significant visual changes at level 3 and 5.
- When first constructed, the Spring Trap consists of a wooden plank and brass spring, with one end of the spring attached to a wooden disc (which is fixed to the ground by nails) and the other fixed to the plank.
- At level 3, the Spring Trap's spring becomes a lot thicker, as well as the wood.
- At level 5, the Spring Trap now has encased metal reinforcements on the edges.
- The May 2016 update added upgraded levels to Spring Traps.
- Since the Spring Trap doesn't actually do damage to Troops, troops bounced away by them will make neither upon-death skulls nor tombstones.
- Due to this non-damaging property, troops under the Eternal Tome of the Grand Warden are not immune to Spring Traps.
- If you look carefully, the Spring Trap's range actually extends out just enough to see the range circle.
- Excluding Walls, you can place down 9 Spring Traps in the Home Village, which is the most of one structure/trap allowed.
- Icon Descriptions
Tapping this icon displays information about the Spring Trap/Home Village, such as Level, Damage Type and Targets. Tapping this icon begins upgrading the Spring Trap/Home Village to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Spring Trap/Home Village is at maximum level, this icon is not shown. Tapping this icon instantly upgrades the Spring Trap/Home Village to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Spring Trap/Home Village is at maximum level, this icon is not shown. Tapping 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. Tapping 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. Tapping 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. Tapping 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. Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.
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