Build Battles

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Build Battles were a recurring competition held by the Build Team on the Survival 3 Dogcraft Server. The build battles saw players given one month to build accordingly to a theme. Whilst the theme was known to all during the sign up phase, there was a twist, that was only revealed to the builders on the first day of the competition.

Plots sizes are pre-determined and usually range from 16x16 to 30x30, depending on the theme/twist.

Players were also given a shulker box on their plot to assist in resource gathering. This was their own to keep.


Judging was done after the final build date. And usually comprised of 5 players, a mix of Master Builders from the Build Team, and other players as deemed appropriate. As part of the judging process, the general public were allowed to vote as well. And the vote that received the most player votes received the “Players Choice” prize. Another favoured prize is that of the “Guest Judge”, which is often chosen by ReNDoG himself. The winner of this prize received the Rendog Banner and his (18.png Renthedog's) player head.

Chronology of Build Battles

Survival 3

February 2019

Theme: Valentines

Twist: No Red Colours

Warp: Survival 3 /warp valentines


First: 18.png gocleau

Second: 18.png Fri3dnstuff

Third: 18.png daftbarbecue

Rens Choice: 18.png H0pestart3r


May 2019

Theme: Storybook

Twist: Plots are circular and builds must look good from all angles

Warp: Survival 3 /warp storybook


First: 18.png 77sparx & 18.png R0bstar

Second: 18.png dutchsoccer & 18.png EtaThetaZeta

Third: 18.png dragonfire441 & 18.png nossi345

Rens Choice: 18.png mrs_Diss & 18.png leetzilla

Players Choice: 18.png dutchsoccer & 18.png EtaThetaZeta


August 2019

Theme: Nightmare

Twist: must include as many hostile mobs as possible

Warp: Survival 3 /warp nightmare


First: 18.png helgarakel

Second: 18.png ategon

Third:18.png Minefox_qt

Rens Choice: 18.png Pigeon_confirmed

Players Choice: 18.png helgarakel


December 2019

Theme: Candy

Twist: Builds must be IN a snowglobe

Warp: Survival 3 /warp candy


First: 18.png Mollusslime

Second: 18.png Tankkiler123

Third: 18.png Andalarew

Rens Choice: 18.png Andalarew

Players Choice: 18.png MollusSlime


March 2020

Theme: Elven

Twist: Skyblock

Warp: Survival 3 /warp battle


First: 18.png Snazzyk101

Second: 18.png Fangsofamber

Third: 18.png NanoGalactic

Rens Choice: 18.png Snazzyk101