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On this page of our guide, we will show you our recommended base layout for Town Hall 7 in Clash of Clans. The layout is optimized for protecting your resources and trophies from an attacking player. The guide has been updated for the January 26 release which gives this level 3 Air Defenses to use.
The December 2015 update brought two major changes that impact base layouts for everyone. The first major change is that the Town Hall will no longer give you a shield if it’s destroyed in combat and the second is that the Town Hall gives an attacking player significantly more loot when it’s destroyed. As a result, you’ll now need to protect the building rather than placing it outside of your base for a free shield.
TH7 Base Layout
The base layout was designed by Ash.
TH7 Base Summary
Town Hall 7 struggled with air attacks prior to the update. Mass dragons were the most common attack against TH7 and they were an easy way for attacking players to 3 star the base. With the additional Air Defense tower at this level it will be much harder for opponents to easily 3 star you.
This layout takes advantage of the Air Defense towers by placing them in a central part of the base. They’re placed behind buildings with high hitpoints to make it harder for an attacker to reach them. This also gives the tower more uptime and lets them shoot air units longer before being destroyed. This tactic is perfect for delaying Balloons from reaching the core. The layout exploits the Balloons AI and forces them to focus on your other towers (Mortars, Cannons, ect) before the Air defense.
The base also has an excellent funnel against Dragons that are attacking from the North or the South of your base. Attacking units from the south will be hit by the Air Sweeper tower and pushed further away from your buildings. Attacking units from the North will have to focus on your Town Hall (a very high hitpoint building) before getting the chance to attack your Air Defense towers.
The Clan Castle is centrally located in the base and it makes it harder for an attacking player to lure out your troops.
The layout also has a very good placement of Spring Traps. These can catch your opponent off guard and are perfect for opponents that are using mass Giants and Hog Riders.