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Base Types[]

There are many types of bases in Zombs.io, and they all have their unique features and pros and cons. Each base and different, but they all have three things in common that make them the best. One factor is funnel, in which a zombie's behavior is manipulated to make it move into a certain direction. The second factor is knock-back, known is KB of short, in which towers like Arrows and Mages knock-back the zombies, preventing them form the reaching the base and giving the defenses more time to kill them. The third factor is zombie interference, in which zombies clump into large piles and prevent each other from moving. There are many base types that work the best in Zombs.io, and some of the best are Corner base, X-Base (Wave bases), Side (Score) base, Environmental base (Env bases) and Butterfly bases, which this article will go into.

Corner Base[]

First of all, what are corner bases? The meaning is right in the name, its a base that is usually built in the corner of the map. This base uses a unique logic, where zombies only spawn with the sides that have defenses. Corner bases only have two sides with defenses, causing the zombies to spawn in those areas. Thanks to zombies path-finding, Corner bases can defend large amounts of zombies with minimal towers. Corner bases are every easy to build. These bases don't have to be built in corners of the map, and can be built anywhere on the map. Make sure you protect the gold stash with Resource Harvesters, as raiders and bosses can easily destroy the exposed Gold Stash.

  • Pros
    • Decent amounts of score
    • Easy to manage and upgrade
  • Cons
    • Easy for raiders, bosses to kill

X-Base[]

X-Bases were first created by the youtuber, Bryan Smith, and there have been many designs and changes over the years.

X-Bases have entrances connected together looking like the letter X, hence the name. These bases have that X for a special reason. The X are made for the entrances. There are 4 entrances in the base, each located on one corner of the base. These entrance help funnel zombies into one large pile into one group, where the towers such as Cannon and Bomb towers will be able to finish them off, and Mage towers provide knockback in order for the zombs into one pile. X bases have the unique concave shape in order to funnel the zombies into the entrances.

These bases are were extremely hard to raid due to high concentrate of tower groups and zombies attractions. These bases are extremely impressive and are the bases used for wave World Records (Alternatively, they are also called Wave bases because of this reason).

X-Bases have a long history of usage, being popularized by Bryan Smith, a huge influencer of the game (even until this day). As the community grows, these bases are loved by the community, being a good starter type of base to master and used in World Records runs stated above.

Environmental Base[]

Environmental bases (alternatively called Env bases) are bases that uses the surrounding environment (Trees, Stones, Crystals) to create attraction and use as defense. As many players have agreed, this is the hardest type of base to master.

Example of an Environmental base

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Environmental bases designs are really unique and creatively crafted, as possibilities of "spots" are next to endless. What Env bases have up its sleeve is their entrances. Taking a look at the example base above, Trees and Stones are used to funnel zombies into an entrance.

There's a lot to learn and explore about Environmental bases, and as stated before, they are hard to make. I recommend you to master other types of bases as that will definitely help you when approaching Env bases.

  • Pros:
    • Very fun to play with
    • A work of ART
  • Cons:
    • Hard to master
    • Might be finicky when facing bosses

Side (Score) Base[]

Side (Score) bases works by funneling in zombies to a large area where towers could do effective AoE damage and killing off side zombies fast to earn huge amounts of score. First popularized by the youtuber, Deathrain in May 2021.

Example of a mediocre Side (Score) Base

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Low tier AoE towers are preferred to this type of base. How scoring is handled in Zombs.io is to get as many hits on zombies as possible before they die out; damage from players (and especially pets) will also results in more score. Side (Score) bases works according to this and gains very considerably high score compared to every other types of bases. This is by far favorited by the score World Record players.

  • Pros:
    • Gain fast score, great for score World Records.
  • Cons:
    • Weak against bosses
    • Very little protection against other players.

Butterfly Base[]

Butterfly bases use a concave entrance design, which funnels the zombies in. Their shape is beautiful, and is given an equally beautiful name, not some weird mix-ins like + bases.

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