Dark Elixir protection base

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  1. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    I'm sure those in the clan know that I have been slowing leveling up my AQ. This process requires a ton of DE. Since the update, farming bases are no longer viable, which means my low to middle TH9 base gets hammered every time my personal break time expires, almost always resulting in the loss of 2500 or 3000 DE when the storage is filled (I need 100K DE to upgrade to AQ 20). Keep in mind that I am hanging around Master III and Master II Leagues, where almost everyone has a better base than I do.

    What I've figured out is that instead of making bases that will maybe win against attackers once every ten to twenty attacks, I should make a base that protects my DE as much as possible. In the process, I am more than willing to sacrifice my TH, although not without a good fight. The TH also acts as a storage, but I figure it's better lose 500 DE instead of 3000.

    This is the base (Hypercube V2) that I am currently using:

    http://forum.supercell.net/showthre...cube-TH-9-and-10-High-DE-Protection-Farm-Base

    Here are the results so far for Master III League (UPDATE: I have more defense results than this, but they are consistent with what is see here.) Generally I am fine unless an attacker does a full high quality GOWIPE. A good GOWIPE will always core a base - nothing we can do about that. I'd say that results here are a lot better than losing 2500-3000 nine of out ten times.

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    I've been running with a variant of this base for some time too. It is susceptible to higher lvl attackers but it does a good job of minimising DE loss. I tend to attack while my shield is up too. That way my DE gains out weigh the losses when a high lvl attack punches through. My bombs and traps are concentrated in the south-west corner, as attacks are general launched there to target my TH.
     
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    I haven't opened my knerian account in like 2 weeks, Im horrified to see how empty all my resource containers are.
     
  4. Skyline

    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

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    I'm superqueening so I get 2-3k DE per raid, Helps offset the losses...
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Superqueen is all I've been doing in the past two months. Trying to get as much DE as possible before SuperCell decides to nerf the technique. I'm surprised more aren't doing the same thing, but I guess it's a chicken and egg thing with at least a certain level AQ required to pull it off consistently well.
     
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    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

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    SuperCell has an update coming early next week which is going to have a lot of loot bonuses in it to help calm the outrage over the state of farming. We'll see.

    They also vaguely mention some "battle balancing" tweaks, but who knows what that will look like.
     
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    ok i finally updated my base to this, thanks for the tips Marv. What are good war bases these days for a TH9
     
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    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

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    Depends what your objective is and what kind of attackers you are going against. In our wars it's a foregone conclusion that all th9s will be 3*. So, we do anti-3 bases with the hopes that it'll take 2-3 times before the other team finally takes it down. If it takes more than 1 attack for them to get the 3, then that's considered a win.

    At lower levels, if you go up against gowipe all the time, then it's a completely different ball game.

    For anti-3, this is a good place to start:
     

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