In Clash of Clans, Builder’s Hut is one of the key support buildings in the game. Actually without Builder’s Hut, player cannot construct, upgrade and make any progress of the base. There is one builder inside each of Builder’s Hut. In order to construct, upgrade any buildings, walls or remove obstacles, you need to have available builder for the task.
|Amazing that these small 2x2 buildings can create your whole village!|
As you can see, you get the 1st and 2nd Builder’s Hut during tutorial. In order to get 3rd, 4th and 5th Builder’s Hut, you need to use money to buy Gems or accumulate Gems from completing Achievements and removing obstacles. If you don’t want to spend money on Clash of Clans, or you want to prove yourself by playing as non-gemmer, try not to spend any Gems for quick upgrade and accumulate them for 3rd and 4th Builder’s Hut.
New players may be reluctant to spend money at first, but as you continue playing (and become addicted); you will realize that getting Builder’s Hut since the beginning is the best tactics for long term play. See below for more details.
Builder’s Hut and Gems Tactics
3rd builder provides you 50% more of your production rate (from 2 to 3 builders).
4th builder provides you 33% more of your production rate (from 3 to 4 builders).
5th builder provides you 25% more of your production rate (from 4 to 5 builders).
1) Not spend any money
You play around 3 – 4 weeks to get 3rd builder, and 3 more months to get 4th builder. 5th builder is virtually impossible to get (more than a year).
2) Spend $4.99 for 500 Gems
You immediately get 3rd builder, play roughly 1.5 months to get 4th builder. 5th builder is virtually impossible to get (more than a year).
3) Spend $9.99 for 1,200 Gems
You immediately get 3rd Builder, play only a week to get 4th Builder, and 8 – 10 months to get 5th builder.
4) Spend $19.99 for 2,500 Gems
You immediately get 3rd and 4th Builder, play 1.5 months to get 5th Builder.
In summary, if you plan to get all 5 builders and enjoy to play for a long period of time, just spend $19.99 or more. With little bit of patience and money savings, you can spend $9.99 or $9.99 + $4.99, which are still a good deal in the long run.
Builder Scheduling/Management Tactics
Aside from getting more builders to work for you, you can try to schedule and utilize them in effective ways.
- Plan your upgrade, and try to raid for enough resource before builder is available.
- Do not let the worker sleep for long period of time, or keep one builder to upgrade wall, it’s not effective!
- Schedule your upgrade to finish in different day/time, so that you don’t need to raid too much resource. Or if you raid too much gold, you can upgrade some wall in between and not be upset because of Gold Storage are full.