Gems make the world go round? Well, you can also be successful without Gems in Clash of Clans, but having some is definitely helping a lot. In this article, I’d like to show you how you should spend your Gems the best way.ย Spending Gems very carefully to get the best boost from it is what you have to do.
Spendingย Gems for upgrades
If you buy 4,000,000 Gold or Elixir you will pay 1400 gems for it (I will assume for this calculation that you have 2 max Storages and they are completely empty) – this means you can buy shocking 40 million Gold/Elixir with these Gems for upgrading your base.No matter where you are in the game you should upgrade your Wizard Towers to Level 8 first and after that your Mortars to Level 7 if your Town Hall is high enough for that.
No matter where you are in the game you should upgrade your Wizard Towers to Level 8 first and after that your Mortars to Level 7 if your Town Hall is high enough for that.
While this might be a great help for lower Town Hall Level, it’s a waste of Gems. The highest levels are really expensive and take long to upgrade but don’t (ever ever) spend gems for finishing the upgrades right away – in my opinion, a waste of gems.
You can always raid and get plenty of resources – earning 40 millions is maybe 10 hours of farming so don’t spend your Gems on buying resources.
Using the Gems for Troop Upgrades
If your base has a reasonable setup and your defensive building are well upgraded you may want to upgrade your troops via the Laboratory. If you are on a lower Town Hall level you should pick the Barbarians, Archers and Giants to upgrade. I recommend to get the Archers and Giants to level 5 – not level 6 as I see the last level as a luxury upgrade giving not that big of a boost worth the higher training costs (10% more damage/HP vs. 50% higher training costs). Giants level 6 however are mandatory and you should get them if you can gem them as they will be one of the most useful units when raiding in lower Town Hall sections. Also here: don’t gem the instant finish of training even if it is so alluring ๐
If you have a higher Town Hall level you should focus on Wizards and Hog Riders – Hog Riders are so overpowered right now and getting them to level 5 will give you very often a 3 star in Clan Wars.
Boosting is the most effective way of spending Gems in Clash of Clans
If you have the time and are patient enough and really want to use every of these gems in the most effective way you should use it for boosting your Spell Factory and Barracks (read here a small calculation on boosting vs. instant gem usage). In this way you can have tons of hours of boosting and attacking and getting probably 5 times as much Gold/Elixir than from instant buying them:
- 30 gems will get you an 1ย hour boost with a 4 times training speed
- Gives you (based on 4 Barracks and 1 Spell Factory) 560 hours of boosting time (>23 days)
- Save you 1680 hours of waiting (70!!!! days) until your Spells/Troops are finished training
So no matter what you will decide to do, 14000 gems are a big boost as you can see if you use them wisely. Maybe next time when you get/buy gems you will remind those hard numbers and take your time to decide what you spend your Gems on.
If you’re in urgent need of Gems maybe you should also check out the Free Gems Section here at AllClash to find ways to get Gems.