In Clash of Clans one of the most important things is a well thought out base design. To reach higher levels and higher leagues, you must have that and much more. But for now lets just worry about that setup.
Funneling and Spawn AreasEdit
Like all the best players know, a great defense is the most important part of the game. Some things you should look for in a base are the spawn areas and funneling. What is funneling? Funneling is when a troop Put no weak spots it your base!Added by Chief Maximum's Accountplaced in a certain area it automatically progresses into the area you have to designed it to go. For example, in my base I have an opening next to the Hidden Tesla on purpose so that the giants and other troops will be funneled into the spring trap. After that we have a wizard tower and a mortar dealing splash damage to all the troops in the area. Another part of a good defense is a good spawn area. Before proceeding to other defenses, troops placed must attack collecters and mines while being bombarded by a mortar. This weakons the defense making it hard for the opponent to get far into your base.
Something you must think about to accomplish a scary base for attacking opponents is the weak areas. Most people do not have all walls at one level. That's why this is important to consider. In my base I like to stack my stronger defenses near my weaker walls, therefore no part of my base is easy to attack. If you place weak walls near weak defenses you provide an easy intrusion point for the attacker making it easy for the opponent to get in and steal all of your loot. <img alt="Coc pic 3" src="http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131108005407/clashofclans/images/thumb/9/96/Coc_pic_3.png/400px-Coc_pic_3.png" width="400" height="225" class="thumbimage" data-image-name="Coc pic 3.png" data-image-key="Coc_pic_3.png" />Protect that dark elixir!Added by Chief Maximum's Account
At higher levels your most valuable resource will become dark elixer. Becasue it is so rare you must make sure you protect it well. The new trap upgrades provide an easy was to get rid of some of those unwanted attackers. Dark elixer is used to summon the most powerful troops in the game... The Barbarian King and The Archer Queen. Also, use dark elixer to train some of the most unique troops like the Minion, Hog Rider, Valkyrie, Golem, and the Witch. Protect it! <img alt="Coc pic 4" src="http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131108010108/clashofclans/images/thumb/4/40/Coc_pic_4.png/400px-Coc_pic_4.png" width="400" height="225" class="thumbimage" data-image-name="Coc pic 4.png" data-image-key="Coc_pic_4.png" />Don't put upgrading buildings inside your walls.Added by Chief Maximum's AccountWhen you build something or upgrade something, almost all the buildings loose their uses. Like defenses will not fight for you. When you upgrade or start to build something, put it outside of your walls and replace the empty area with a collector or mine. Although opponents may not be able to steal a lot of loot from your collectors and mine, they can steal some which you may need for a upgrade. <img alt="Coc pic 6" src="http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131108010736/clashofclans/images/thumb/e/e9/Coc_pic_6.png/400px-Coc_pic_6.png" width="400" height="225" class="thumbimage" data-image-name="Coc pic 6.png" data-image-key="Coc_pic_6.png" />Protect your Air Defenses!Added by Chief Maximum's Account
All-Air attacks are rare because of the cost, but still do occur every once in a while. Since they are very effective you need to make sure you know what you are doing with your air defenses. Air Defenses are the most powerful defense but will only attack air units. It is common for someone to place three Lighning Spells on an Air Defense to take one out. Make sure they stay inside your walls and upgrade them to keep up with the fury of All-Air attacks!
Thanks you for reading about my defensive strategies. If you include these I guarentee that your base will succeed against even the strongest attacks. Enjoy everyone and Clash on!