Clash of Clans: Builder Base Update Introduces Troop Abilities

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Clash of Clans developers want Builder Base battles to be more engaging and fun. Thus, they've added a new feature in the latest update called Troop Abilities that lets you have a more active involvement in ongoing battles.

Previously, you could just deploy your troops in Clash of Clans and watch them take an opponent's base without much of an effort on your part. However, in the Builder Base update, many Builder Base Troops now have abilities that can help turn the tide of battle in your favor.

While some abilities are activated automatically after certain conditions are met, there are those that require manual control.

Here's a rundown of the new Troop Abilities:

Raged Barbarian

  • Passive Ability: Rage - Speed and damage are increased for the first 22 seconds.

Sneaky Archer

  • Passive Ability: Cloak - Invisible to defenses for the first 11 seconds.

Boxer Giant

  • Passive Ability: Power Punch - The first attack deals extra damage.
  • 1-Time Active Ability: Boxer Block - When activated, Boxer Giant becomes temporarily surrounded by a protective shield that renders him invulnerable.

Beta Minion

  • Passive Ability: Power Shot - The first few attacks of Beta Minion shoot faster, have longer range, and deal extra damage.


  • Cooldown Ability: Bouncing Bomb - When activated, Bomber's next attack deploys a large explosive that bounces twice and deals very high damage to Walls. This ability can be used multiple times once the cooldown timer has refreshed.

Baby Dragon

  • Passive Ability: Tantrum - When no other air units are in close proximity to Baby Dragon, his damage is increased.
  • 1-Time Active Ability: Fiery Sneeze - Baby Dragon will launch a cone shaped attack of fire, dealing damage in front of him.

Cannon Cart

  • Mode Switch Ability: Mortar Mode - Cannon Cart can quickly alternate between its mobile shorter range but higher damage mode and a stationary, long-range artillery mode that deals less damage. You can toggle between each mode for greater tactical advantage!

Night Witch

  • 1-Time Active Ability: Bat Swarm - This ability summons a swarm of enraged bats that deal extra damage for a few seconds.

Drop Ship

  • 1-Time Active Ability: Skeleton Bomb - Drop Ship will drop a bomb directly below its current position, dealing area damage along with extra damage to Walls. Additionally, the explosion effect will summon Skeletons that continue attacking as ground Troops.

Power P.E.K.K.A (Formerly Super P.E.K.K.A)

  • 1-Time Active Ability: Overcharge - You can now manually activate her explosive ability that deals area damage around Power P.E.K.K.A.

So, what can you say about Troop Abilities in Clash of Clans? Which ones did you like?

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