Lately, I've seen alot of people in game clueless about how to build. They make mistakes that can and alot of the time do compromise the team. This guide will explain the basics of building, from rushing to defending to making the use of your resources. (and yes the pictures are badly proportioned). (More shall be added soon). This is your average builder: He's squishable, not very strong with only 3 hearts. Spoiler: What can our builder do? He uses a picaxe: to break blocks, including: Dirt Gold Stone (both small and large): Trees Grass And various other blocks including workshops, stone blocks, spikes and ladders. He can also place blocks, including . Spoiler: The Basics of building A builder can't do much without these: , our resources. They are: Stone Wood and Gold (ik, shiny right?) He can place these materials in the form of blocks. These are all the blocks a builder can create: They include: Stone blocks: Strong blocks that cost 10 stone each, do not catch fire, cannot be jabbed by knights. Wood blocks: Weaker blocks, normally used for fillers, cost 10 wood, catch fire and can be jabbed by knights. Stone wall: Cost 2 stone each, strong, cannot burn. Wood wall: Cost 2 wood each, weaker, can burn. Stone door: Strong doors that cannot burn or be jabbed to pieces, Cost 50 stone each. Wood door: Weaker doors that cost 30 wood. Can be burnt and jabbed. Spikes: Spikes that are placed on wood or natural blocks (e.g gold or dirt). Can hurt teamates and cost 30 stone. Team spikes: Spikes that are placed on stone. Cost 30 stone and cannot hurt teammates (unless triggered by an enemy). They are trigged by the opposite team + sharks. Workshops: Can be built into various useful shops including storages, knight and archer shops (more detail will be added soon). Cost 150 stone each. Can be burnt in default built state. Trap blocks: Allow enemies through, not teamates. Cost 25 stone each. Wooden platform: Allows entities (people, arrows etc) through them one way. Cost 15 wood. Can be jabbed and burnt (in original state). Spoiler: Our first buildings!!! A typical building consits of blocks, either wood or stone. They also use doors and backwalls. So you've collected your resources and now your onto building. You make a wall and two doors, looking like this: That is bad, it uses no backwalls (so it can be easily collapsed) and is made primarily of wood (easy to burn and is jabbable). And this is no better: Your first buildings should look something like this (obviously without the lanterns): It uses a balance of wood and stone, platforms (forming overhangs to stop climbing knights) and adequate backwalls to stop collapsing. And this building can be easily upgraded, with spikes, a workshop and more doors/walls: And another slight upgrade makes it look like this: Spoiler: Flag defence Note, the enemy are coming from the front (the side not with the doors). So you've made your first building but now your faced with the ordeal of making a base around one of these things, a flag: A basic flag defence is this, 3 walls and 2 doors: Doesn't look very safe does it. This type of build is good for starting of your build but it is not the end product. You need layering. Spoiler: Layering What is this layering you say? It is the art of using wood blocks or back walls to create defensive layers around a base, like so: Platforms and other backwalls can be used to replace chosen blocks between the layers of stone. Layering creates basically a filler between layers of stone. The layers are usually consisted of cheap blocks. They are primarily used to fill out a structure, not to create the structure. Continued flag defence, platforms (overhangs, barriers and bomb defences), Door placement, builder rushing (scaling walls advanced) Backwall placement, Building using techniques learnt and repairing Spikes, how to be a helpful builder, tent defence/shops, Safe repairing, Hidey holes for rushing, Platform walls and Platform boosting Hiding mines, thief proof tree farms and easy access tramp cannons Todo list: add building techniques etc, more on blocks, tips and tricks.