The Gemming Guide & Tips – Clash of Clans
Gems are one of the most scarce resource in the game – Clash of Clans. Not only are they scarce, they also cost a lot when we purchase them. I recently purchased a “Chest of Gems” which contains 14,000 Gems. That is when I thought about how to best use Gems to maximize their potential. Also I was wondering what is the ideal order of using the gems so that I can progress fast in the game.
Now, I am at Town Hall 9, so my priorities for using gems for various taks may vary from other players at different town hall levels. However, here I am producing the general gems usage guide which applies for all town hall levels. For a more detailed and town hall specific approach I will write articles at later dates.
What to Use Gems For:
In Clash of Clans you get 5 builders. The builders are the only units that can only be purchased with Gems. So, if and when you have Gems, the first thing to do is to purchase builders. Builders help upgrade buildings. The more the number of builders you have the faster you can progress in the game. You can upgrade more buildings at the same time. Thus, purchasing builders is the best use of Gems. I actually had 4 builders when I purchased the “Chest of Gems”. The first thing I did after purchasing the gems was to get the 5th builder.
Boosting Elixir, Gold and Dark Elixir Collectors
At lower levels, the elixir, gold and dark elixir collectors do not help much and do not produce too much resources. However, if you have level 10 plus gold and elixir collectors and level 5 plus dark elixir collectors, it is a very good idea to boost them. Boosting the collectors help you collect the resources faster so that you can use them in your upgrades and help keep your builders occupied.
Keeping your builders occupied at all times is the best way to progress in the game of Clash of Clans. If you don’t already have level 10 plus elixir and gold collectors and level 5 plus dark elixir colelctors, then you should use the gems to upgrade them. If you already have high level gold, elixir and dark elixir collectors use the gems to boost them.
Buying Gold, Elixir and Dark Elixir
While low level upgrades require less resources, as you progress in the game, higher level upgrades take more time and resources. A common problem that we all face while doing high level upgrades is that we get raided and looted more often when we have more available resources to be looted. Thus, one of the best things to do with extra gems is to purchase the balance required resource with gems and start the upgrade.
For an example, you require 65,000 dark elixir to upgrade the Barbarian king from level 14 to level 15. Lets say that you have already looted 40,000 dark elixir and find it difficult as you get constantly attacked and looted for dark elixir. Instead of struggling for the remaining 25,000 dark elixir, you can purchase it and start the upgrade immediately.
Boosting Your Barracks and Spell Factory
We all do raids to gain loot in the game of clan of clans. As a matter of fact, raiding is one of the best and fastest way to gain access to the huge resource requirements we have at Town Hall 8 and higher. While high level troops take too long to produce, the time between each raid that we do is around 2 hours. However, if you boost our barracks and spell factory, the production of a high level troop army will only take 30 minutes. Thus we only spend one-foruth the time to train an army when we use gems to boost our barracks.
What not to Use Gems For:
Completing Troops Production
As against using gems to complete troops production, boosting the barracks with gems is much cheaper. Thus, never use the gems to produce troops use them to boost your barracks instead.
Completing Upgrades while you have Builders free
If you have builders free, never use gems to complete the time. Although, if you do not have builders free (if all your builders are busy), it is a good idea to complete the upgrade that will take the least amount of gems to get a builder free (specially if you have managed to gain the required resource for the next upgrade).
Purchasing Resources when you don’t need them
Although, it is a good idea to purchase resources when you require them for upgrading, purchasing resources well before they are required is not recommended. You may get looted.
Using Gems to get Shields
It is very costly to get shields. Thus, even if you have too much loot available, never purchase shields with gems. Instead, it is a good idea to purchase resources as and when required. Also, using a farming base with isolated town hall will help you protect the resources 9 out of 10 times by way of a 12 hours shield every time.