Clash of Clans Giant Bomb

Clash of Clans Giant Bomb

“Ambush and distract unsuspecting foes with a surprise skirmish of short-lived, but sneaky skeleton troops! Skeleton Traps can be configured to pursue either ground or air troops.”

Clash of Clans Giant Bomb Level 1 & 2 Clash of Clans Giant Bomb Level 3 & 4
Level 1 & 2 Level 3 & 4

Clash of Clans Giant Bomb Summary

  • The Giant Bomb is unlocked at Town Hall 6.
  • Giant Bombs are also known in short form as GB or GBs.
  • Giant Bombs are often placed next to one another.  This is called Double Giant Bombs (DGB or DGBs).
  • Explodes when an enemy comes into proximity. Essentially a much more powerful (and expensive) version of the Bomb. This creates splash damage to all enemies within a 3-4 tile radius, depending on the Giant Bomb’s level.
  • Once triggered, traps must be re-armed in order to be a part of the next defensive attack or raid.
  • Although Hog Riders are the “preferred targets” of Giant Bombs, the bomb will still be triggered by (and damage) any ground troops that venture into its range.
  • Giant Bombs of all levels deal enough damage to instantly destroy all Barbarians, Archers and Wizards, regardless of their level.
  • Hog Riders that trigger two Giant Bombs that are located next to each other will die instantly if they are in the range of both blasts.
  • One level 3 Giant Bomb will instantly kill level 2 and below Hog Riders.
  • When the Giant Bomb explodes, it leaves a black scorched mark in the grass, similar to the Bomb. However, the scorch mark lasts for about 1 minute and 40 seconds, compared to that of the Bomb, which lasts only a few seconds.

Clash of Clans Giant Bomb Defensive Strategy

  • If you like using Giant Bombs and you want to get a good amount of troops with it, place it where you commonly see a large amount of troops deployed when you are being attacked.
  • A Giant Bomb takes up the same amount of space (2×2) as a Hidden Tesla. If you have multiple places where your Hidden Teslas could spawn, placing Giant Bombs in the others can be an effective strategy. Your enemy may decide that the area is safe once they do not trigger a Hidden Tesla, then spawn additional Troops which will all be blown up by the Giant Bomb.
  • Some players place their Giant bombs on the outside of their bases, to ensure that troops will trigger them early, helping to prevent 50% destruction. The best place to put outside Giant Bombs is behind external buildings, but in front of external walls. This ensures that troops will get grouped up while destroying the external building, after which the bomb triggers, destroying many troops at once.
  • Other players prefer to place the bomb further into their bases to act as a trap for Hog Rider and Giant groups. Placing them between two Defensive Buildings ensures that the giants and riders will be closely grouped before triggering the bomb.
  • A pair of Giant Bombs, detonated together, will incinerate any level of Hog Riders and can be used to wipe out an entire pack. Place them between Defenses to maximize the possibility of destroying a large group of Hog Riders.
  • At Town Hall 9 and above, it is best to place Giant Bomb pairs away from the Archer Queen. At this level players will seek to eliminate the Archer Queen before releasing their mass of Hog Riders, and will trip any Giant Bombs on the path to the Archer Queen rendering them useless later when the Hog Riders are deployed.
  • Placing a single Giant Bomb near Wizard Towers and Mortars can be very effective.  If an attacker is caught off guard with a Giant Bomb and heals late, a combined attack of a Giant Bomb, Wizard or Mortar Blast can sometimes instantly kill Hog Riders (depending on how quickly the attacker can blanket a Heal Spell over the injured Hog Riders).
  • Be cautious when upgrading the Giant Bomb, as this will reveal its location to future attackers. Combat this by relocating it during the upgrade period. As with any other trap, Giant Bombs cannot be triggered during an upgrade.

Clash of Clans Giant Bomb Offensive Strategy

  • Because Giant Bombs deal 50% more damage to Hog Riders, it is vitally important for those employing Hog Rider attacks to deduce where Giant Bombs may be placed and attempt to avoid them.  One should watch out specifically for 2×4 empty spaces placed between base defenses. If a pack of Hog Riders trips two Giant Bombs next to each other they will be instantly destroyed.
  • A Golem, Wizard, Witch and Hero based mini-army is effective at detonating dangerous Giant Bomb pairs before releasing an army of Hog Riders. One should aim to detonate as many Giant Bomb pair locations as possible while destroying the defending Heroes.
  • If the only 2×2 spaces are near the edge of the base, sending in one or two Hog Riders to trigger these Giant Bombs before releasing the majority of the remaining Hog Riders will greatly increase the chance of getting 3 stars in an attack.
  • Try to trigger them with a single Barbarian if you can; drop them one by one near 2×2 spaces in an attempt to trigger them as to prevent further losses in your army.

Clash of Clans Giant Bomb Upgrade Differences

  • When first created and level 2, the Giant Bomb consists of a single big Bomb tied together to three barrels of gunpowder with a single round of rope.
  • At level 3 and 4, several sticks of dynamite are placed between the barrels of gunpowder.

Clash of Clans Giant Bomb Statistics

Town Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 5
Level Damage Damage Radius Cost Re-Arm Cost Build Time Experience Gained Town Hall Level required
1 175 3 tiles 12,500 12,500 N/A 0 6
2 200 3.5 tiles 75,000 15,000 6 hours 146 6
3 225 3.5 tiles 750,000 17,500 1 day 293 8
4 250 4 tiles 2,500,000 20,000 3 days 509 10
Trigger Radius Damage Type Unit Type Targeted Favorite Target Size
2 tiles Area Splash Ground Hog Rider (Damage x1.5) 2×2 tiles

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