I didn't like my base design so I changed it. I'm farming so yea. I didn't need to make my the vulnerable, but you know don't really care about trophies anymore.because of the lords league's no shield thing.
recently upgraded to th9 but from my th8 experiences that set up would get destroyed even with maxed th8 defenses. admittedly I was about 500 trophies North of that, but the design looks weak, coming in from the north if you have a pixie (I always use2), and the south otherwise (avoiding magic towers while your lowhp troops wreck the base). Never share my design, but when you're lacking a reaper at th8 I think the best strategy is to have somewhat centered but separate air defense and spread out the splash damage. at th8 I defended successfully on Lords league raids about 10% and that's with th10 opponents attacking my th8 most times, resources raids were th7 out th8 opponents most times and I was successful around 40%