Boom Beach Wiki Boom Cannon
Unlocked at HQ Level 12
The big brother to the Cannon, the Boom Cannon comes with increased firepower and range and is the ultimate defense against tough targets.
General Strategy:
  • Boom Cannons are unlocked at level 12 HQ and are powerful against large HP targets like Heavies, Tanks, and Scorchers.
  • Cannons do not deal well with overwhelming numbers of troops like a mass of Riflemen or Warriors due to their slow rate of fire.
  • Boom Cannons deal double damage to Tanks making them one of the 3 main defenses against Tanks. Changed as of the Scorcher Update.
  • Before deploying Tanks, it is important to destroy Cannons and Boom Cannons.
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Unit Stats
POWER RANKING
Damage
Survivability
Attack Range
EFFECTIVE RANGE
Advanced Strategies

Your Strategy

We here at Boom Beach HQ have a love/hate relationship with Boom Cannons. While on one hand, we love them because they pack a hell of a punch, we also hate them because if your attack on a base with a Boom Cannon doesn’t go perfectly, you are DEFINITELY losing some troops.

  1. Get rid of Boom Cannons before even launching troops. The immense range on the Boom Cannon will sneak up on you and could easily turn the tide of a battle
  2. Boom Cannon placement is very important. Putting a Boom Cannon in the front of your base with its attack bubble over most of your buildings is where we like to see the Cannons. It makes the cannon an immediate threat that your enemy will have to deal with (or better yet, skip you!)
Got a killer strategy that we haven’t listed? Send it to us at boombeachhqstrategy@gmail.com and we might send some diamonds your way for your trouble!
Unit Upgrades
Level Hitpoints DPS Wood Stone Iron Upgrade Time HQ Level Required
1 3,500 290 121,000 57,000 14,900 6h 12
2 3,850 319 141,000 66,000 17,300 7h 12
3 4,235 351 198,000 119,000 34,000 8h 13
4 4,659 386 255,000 153,000 44,000 10h 13
5 5,125 425 350,000 308,000 85,000 16h 14
6 5,638 467 610,000 460,000 168,000 20h 15
7 6,202 514 850,000 760,000 330,000 1d 2h 16
8 6,822 565 950,000 850,000 370,000 1d 6h 16
9 7,504 622 1,350,000 1,100,000 700,000 1d 10h 17
10 8,254 684 1,650,000 1,500,000 900,000 1d 12h 18
11 9,079 752 1,810,000 1,650,000 1,000,000 1d 14h 18
12 9,987 827 2,040,000 1,980,000 1,000,000 1d 16h 19
13 10,986 910 2,260,000 2,270,000 2,000,000 1d 22h 20
14 12,085 1000 2,470,000 2,470,000 2,000,000 2d 2h 20