Mousetrap – Town Hall 8 Tricky War Base

Hello Town Hall 8 fellows, today I want to share with you a stunning Town Hall 8 war base called Mousetrap, which was shared by CherryBomb113 (Thank you a ton mate!).


The strengths of this base:

  • Works extremely well against Dragons. Well placed Air Defenses are completely protected by others. High HP buildings are placed within Air Defenses boundaries, this works very well for a powerful counter attack. Builder Huts are placed outside at the corner to distract Dragons and extend the time attacker needs.
  • Well placed Double Giant Bomb can help you easily deal with Hog Rider. There are lots of open spaces in this base so it’s very hard for the attackers to predict the exact one. Spring traps are placed in places where will ideally dispose of Hog Riders, regardless of where attacker starts deploying Hogs. It is also very easy to re-position Double Giant Bomb If you want but IMO, the default one is the best as most Golem based attacks start from the Town Hall side and they could trigger the Double Giant Bomb.
  • 2 Cannon, which is placed outside, usually can force opponent to attack from these sides and help you somehow distract the opponent’s building targeting troops.
  • It is extremely hard to pull Clan troops out. Wizards, Archers and Minions can be very effective in talking out attacker’s troops.

The weaknesses of this base:

  • Like other Town Hall 8 bases, this base is susceptible to Earthquake Spells. However,these attacks are rare in casual plays.
  • Updating…

Defense Logs

Here are some new defense logs of this TH8 War Base for you:

I hope you like this base guys! Please don’t hesitate to comment If you need any help or If you have any suggestion! You rock my friends!

  • Mujji Kharadi

    Th 8.5 please

    • Will Potter

      Gonna post it soon buddy!

  • Indranil Chowdhury

    use govaho with quakes and its a sure 3

  • Dr.GHõ_ØST

    Oh well , ?

    • Will Potter


  • Barry White

    I’ve used this base for a few wars, stopped 2 th 9s and an 8 in one war,works well.

    • Will Potter

      Thank you so so much for sharing this man!

      • Love Behl

        will i have 712 gems i want to save for 4th builder how to get more give tips

  • Zhaent Areandra

    I’ve just try this Mousetrap for the first time and it’s completely destroyed by Mass Dragon + Zapquake in the first attack.

    I think Kyoukai is the best for TH8. Kyoukai need to be attacked 3 times or more to be completely destroyed. And for the record, Kyoukai saved my base for 3 wars in a row without being 3-starred.

    • Will Potter

      Thank you so much for sharing this mate!

    • RagingKamias

      i think i can get 3 stars on that layout using GoWiPe

  • Ace 22

    I’ve used this base in 2 wars so far, in the first it was destroyed with a mass dragon attack. After making some alterations, it’s seems to be holding up especially against ground attacks. I’m waiting to see how it works against a mass dragon attack after the changes

    • Will Potter

      Thank you so much man! Looking for your great feedback!

      • Ace 22

        Its holding up, it takes a really skilled attacker to get 3 stars from me so i gladly vouch for this design. Most of My defenses are still th7 level except all my walls, ADs and motars.. That shows just how good it is OR how useless my opponents are lol

        • Will Potter


  • Adam

    What do you think of this base? I haven’t tried it out yet, but I call it War Machine.

    • Will Potter

      This is a very good base truly. I will give it a try for sure man xD

  • Vatsal Kumar

    This base rocks, I successfully defended an attack against a max town hall 8 with lvl 3 pekkas and lvl 2 golem thanks for the base will.
    Btw can i join your clan altar of war or altar of heroes? I am a mid town hall 8 ep lvl 75

    • Will Potter

      Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this buddy!

      You can try to apply to those ones buddy!

  • Vivek Rajbhar

    Hiii, I am new to th 8 and…could not find an good base for war. So today i build one.i have not tried it till now…tell how is it. any suggestions would be welcomed. there are four builders one is missing in this screenshot. All air-defence would be at level 6 after 3 days.

    • Vivek Rajbhar

      And Will Potter,can u tell me where can i find a village base to save my storage’s. most attack on me are done by Th 9 with level 6 giant and archers and heal spell on my current base . i usually place the defenses,which are being upgraded, outside.

    • Vivek Rajbhar

      And Will Potter,can u tell me where can i find a village base to save my storage’s. most attack on me are done by Th 9 with level 6 giant and archers and heal spell on my current base .

      • Will Potter

        Did you try all TH9 bases I posted mate?

        • Vivek Rajbhar

          bro..i recently upgraded to th 8.

          • Will Potter

            Sorry, my bad buddy!

          • Vivek Rajbhar

            will potter….i have upgraded my base a liitle bit and it is awsome…through cc is lureable easily….but it is very gud against air attacks…see this…unbeliveable

          • Vivek Rajbhar

            more screenshots…

          • Will Potter

            Thanks a lot my friend!

    • Will Potter

      I will take a look and let you know my opinion! Thanks for sharing this man!

  • Harish Karthik

    The usual kill squad comes form the side of bk. With evolution of quad quake goho this base wont stand a chance. Placing dgb in different compartment may help.

  • Vortex CoC

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    It will be updated with new videos downloded.

    Write comments and give your suggestions on YouTube. Thanks to all.

  • El Capitan

    map layouts in minutes!!

  • Meh Inc.

    Is it just me or are the walls in edit mode sometimes VERY VERY VERY glitchy. sometimes they don’t delete unless a press a few buttons, sometimes they don’t connect, sometimes they are invisible.

    • Will Potter

      Yea I agree with this but seems like Supercell has just fixed it!

  • Meh Inc.

    A little off topic, becasue both wizard towers and wizards can MISS (moving targets). HOw do I try to design a base or kill troops without them MISSING THEIR TARGET!

    • Will Potter

      It depends on lots of factors! It’s better to ignore this while designing base xD

  • David Rustoff

    I am using this….

    • Will Potter

      How are you doing with it man?

  • Dominic Angelus

    I have tried this base on my alt. account and make some minor alteration/modification and now it seems holding on… last war, it was attacked 4 times and so far, it was just 2 starred.
    … Thank you Will & CherryBomb113 for this warbase!
    Here are some screenshots

  • Benolic

    Great base for th8 !!!
    But I made some changes to it and it worked.!!