Builder Is Back! August 2017 Update Ticker

The Clash of Clans 5th anniversary find an end with the final event coming down for the next week, returning the Giants in the Builder Huts, Battle Ram and the Boom Spell to celebrate the return of the Builder to our bases.

Clash of Clans August 2017 Update

Please note, the order is from the bottom (old) to top (most recent). If you’re visiting this page for the first time and want to get the whole story, you’ll need to start from the bottom.


Clashiversary Final Event (August 31st, 2017)

The Builder is finally back from his trip and for the next week the Battle Ram, Boom Spell and Giants defending the Builder Huts are active once more (but no Shrink Trap!!).

builder event final

Also, Birthday Cakes won’t grow in your base anymore so I hope you got your one you want to keep in your base 🙂

So, after all it was a nice thing to have such a big event marathon for the anniversary and despite some small annoying things like the bugged Shrink Trap it was fun to see and I look forward what Halloween and Christmas will hold in hands for us 🙂

Don’t forget, there’s also a limited time decoration, the Builder Statue you can get in the shop. If you’re about to buy some Gems you can get it for free on top.

builder statue clash of clans

What do you think about it?

Update Today & Birthday Boom Spell Event (August 25th, 2017)

The Matchmaking improvements are released and already active!

So again, the new matchmaking algorithm will now take offensive power more into account and is intended that clans with engineered bases will be matched up against other clans with engineered bases more frequently. Of course, there will still be mismatches and it’s way too soon to tell if it’s working properly or not – and Supercell also stated they will have a very close look at how it’s running to make adjustments very quick in case it doesn’t work like intended – but if you want to see some first thoughts from the community, I recommend you to follow this thread in the official forum.

But that’s not everything, the 3rd Clashiversary Event is also here and the (somewhat bugged) Shrink Trap gone and we now have the Birthday Boom Spell – it deals damage comparable to the Lightning Spell and also stuns defenses and defending Heroes and CC troops for a second. For me, this spell is only worth using until I unlocked the 250 Gems reward from the event as I don’t see that much use in it.

War Matchmaking Improvements & Cannon Cart Balance (August 23rd, 2017)

The update will take place this week, very likely within the next 36 hours and it will bring us the changes for the Clan War Matchmaking System and a huge buff for the Cannon Cart:

Clan War Matchmaking 

As we have mentioned recently, there have been changes to the Clan War matchmaking algorithm that have been in development for the past few weeks. Those changes will be going live with this maintenance.  The implementation of these changes are intended to create a greater sense of fair matches based on your opponents’ equivalent difficulty.  We will be closely monitoring its performance to make sure match equality is improved without impacting search times severely.

Cannon Cart (Builder Base)

We are including the following balance changes to the Cannon Cart:

  • Movement speed increased by 33%
  • First shot is fired after 0.4 seconds (speed increased from 1.2 seconds
  • Increase the range of Cannon Cart’s Last Stand ability by 1 tile

We’ve been talking about the changes already in the past weeks and you can see all of them in the interview below from August 8th in case you missed it.

Also interesting is that the Cannon Cart got such a huge buff and this will probably make it to one of the strongest troops in Versus Battles again.

I’m also a little bit surprised that Supercell doesn’t release Builder Hall Level 7 since more and more people with F2P accounts reached maxed BH5 and solid BH6 progress.

Shrink Trap Bugged & Heals Heroes (August 19th, 2017)

Reports lately grew that a bug in the Shrink Trap will heal Heroes when they get under the effect of the Shrink Trap. I also saw this happening myself so I moved the Shrink Trap to the very corner of my base designs (since there’s no possibility to “sell” built buildings or traps).

Here’s an example where you can see this happening – Click here.

I think this is because the hitpoints get converted when the Shrink Trap deduction takes part.

Now the big question for all of us is, of course, will Supercell pay attention to this with a fix? I’m not that sure since the trap is only supposed to be available until Friday (maybe you know the saying that there’s no use in cleaning paper plates…).

Bottom line I also don’t want to have this thing in my base for 6 more days when it heals up my enemy’s Heroes.

Shrink Trap Event Started (August 18th, 2017)

The Shrink Trap arrived and you can purchase it in the shop for 12,500 Gold and it will shrink down troops when triggered and give them a deduction in speed, hitpoints and DPS.

Once triggered, the Shrink Trap will shrink down every troop within the radius, also those who walk through it after it got triggered, including Heroes!

The effect of this trap can be huge, especially since it is also available in Clan Wars so make sure to update your War Base as well and place the Shrink Trap there.

You will also see a Witch taking the Builders role during this event, but there won’t be a Witch spawning when a Builder Hut gets destroyed!

Judo Sloth covered all specifics in his video here:

Giants Building A Suprise Event (August 11th, 2017)

The second of four Clashiversary Events just kicked off and as we already have seen in prior leaks, it will be the one where a Giant will be in every Builder Hut and defend when the Builder Hut gets destroyed.

giants surprise in clash of clans august 2017 update

A lot of questions are around this event, so please let me give you some answers:

  • Will the Giants also defend in Clan War during the event? Yes they will
  • What level do the defending Giants have? Level 1

This can have some impact on your attacks, not because a Giant Level 1 is dealing a crazy amount of damage but the retargeting can get a problem.

Therefore I’m not a very huge fan of this event and I would have liked to see this not occuring in Clan War because many would simply not think about this when attacking and it’s just annoying when you miss out a Star just because a Giant retargeted troops.