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  • Traps are relatively inexpensive structures that remain hidden until they are activated by an attacking troop moving into their trigger radius. They can greatly improve the effectiveness of a village's defense if properly placed.
  • Traps do not light up the map like other buildings.
  • Traps are always ready for the next battle and do not need to be re-armed, unlike the ones in the Home Village.
  • Although commonly thought of as a trap, the Hidden Tesla is not listed here as it actually a hidden Defensive Building.
  • Traps are not buildings and do not need to be triggered/destroyed for your enemy to reach 100% destruction (nor do they count toward it).
  • Traps do not need the Master Builder to be available in order to be placed, however, the Master Builder needs to be available to upgrade them.
  • Traps are best used to push enemies off the base or just push them, or just to reduce the enemies health.
  • The Mine and Mega Mine can be set to hit ground or air troops.

Upgrade Facts

  • Currently, all permanent traps have upgrade levels.
  • You can upgrade a trap once it is bought from the Shop. Buying the trap does not require the Master Builder; however, upgrading will.
  • Upgrade times are relatively short compared to defensive building upgrades, taking less time than defensive buildings of similar level.
  • Traps have different upgrade types, with some traps increasing their affected housing space like the Push Trap while others dealing more damage, like the Mine.
  • Traps being upgraded are visible to enemies; it is usually a good idea to relocate them while they are being upgraded to ensure that enemies don't know where traps aren't. However, remember to replace them when it is finished upgrading.
  • Each trap must be upgraded individually. Upgrading one trap does not upgrade all traps of that type.
  • Traps have no effect on the no-spawn zone. Attackers can deploy troops on top of traps regardless of whether or not they are being upgraded.

Using Traps

  • Traps in the Builder Base do not require re-arming, unlike those in the Home Village. They will remain armed for the next battle.
  • Once a particular trap is upgraded, it is permanently upgraded. Upgrade levels don't disappear when it is triggered.
Builder Base Buildings
Defensive Buildings CannonDouble CannonArcher TowerHidden TeslaFirecrackersCrusherGuard PostAir BombsMulti MortarO.T.T.O's Outpost (Zappy) • RoasterGiant CannonMega TeslaLava LauncherX-BowWalls
Traps: Push TrapSpring TrapMineMega Mine
Resource Buildings Builder Hall (Magic Items) • Gold MineElixir CollectorGold StorageElixir StorageGem MineB.O.B Control
Army Buildings Builder BarracksArmy CampStar LaboratoryBattle Machine AltarReinforcement CampHealing HutBattle Copter Altar
Other Buildings BoatDecorationsObstaclesClock TowerElixir Cart