Gems are the primary currency in Clash of Streamers, and they can be used in virtually every area of the game. They can be used to swap ability-sets, list auctions on the Auction House, buy more Auction House slots, purchase goods in the Marketplace... the list goes on.
When choosing to spend Gems, there are purchases that are clear winners and others that are clear losers.
So, what should you avoid spending Gems on?
For starters, spending Gems on most slot machines or minigames is oftentimes a complete waste. You can get much better value for each building’s respective resource in many different ways.
For example, you should NEVER spend Gems to spin, play mini-games, or get loot in the following areas:
- Community Hub
- Athene's Church
- Bad Luck Jackpot
- Slot Bingo
Spending Gems in these scenarios is a complete waste! This is the worst possible Gem value you can get for Community Chips, Athene Coins, VIP Tickets, and Casino Chips.
You are much better off simply purchasing these resources in the Marketplace and Merchant, in addition to earning them naturally throughout play.
You should also avoid refreshing the loot on the Get Lucky wheel for Gems!
This is really not worth the cost at all. You are given 3 free refreshes every 8 hours, which is oftentimes enough to help you get the best loot in the Get Lucky building.
Take a look at the Get Lucky Guide for maximizing your loot from the Get Lucky building.
In most cases, refreshing the Marketplace is the same - you shouldn’t refresh for Gems. However, in late-game scenarios when working towards completing the Gem Event, it could potentially be beneficial.
Take a look at the Weekly Events Guide for more info on completing the Gem Event.
These are some of the biggest missteps when spending Gems in Clash of Streamers. If you can avoid spending Gems in the scenarios listed above, you are already way ahead of the curve.
So, what should you spend Gems on?
On a regular basis, Gems should only really be spent when you are doing one of the following things:
- Completing Weekly Events (Gem Event & Treasure Event)
- Purchasing Marketplace loot
We'll start by looking at the Marketplace.
The Marketplace has the best offers for you to regularly spend Gems on. This is because every purchase made in the Marketplace will give you loot at a 5% better price than the default loot value.
Any additional discounts found on loot in the Marketplace are bonus discounts on top of the already 5% discounted price.
For the most part, you should follow these rules for Marketplace purchases:
- Always buy any heroes for sale (helps get good initial team and improve Loyalty Tree)
- Always buy TriHard Scrolls (helps work towards completing Upgrade Event on a regular basis)
- Always buy any seasonal currencies for sale (during seasonal events)
- Buy any other deals when they are discounted (10% off or better)
While these Marketplace rules should apply for the majority of scenarios, there are other scenarios where you might want to make different purchases in the Marketplace.
Check out the full Marketplace Guide for a more in-depth walkthrough of the Marketplace.
Overall, the Marketplace is one of the best, if not the best place to spend your Gems.
Additionally, you will find that the Treasure Event is another great place to spend your Gems.
Of course, if you are going to spend Gems on Treasure Event purchases, you need to ensure you have at least 26M to allow you to complete the whole Treasure Event.
This will allow you to claim the additional legendary stars from the Treasure Event, which is a great help in allowing you to claim additional rewards from the Seasonal Challenge as well as help progress towards the next stage of the Legendary Event.
This makes the Treasure Event a great place to spend Gems.
However, you should only ever spend Gems to complete the Treasure Event when you are also actively working on completing the Gem Event.
Since the full Treasure Event costs a ton of Gems to complete, it’s a huge waste to spend those Gems without also being able to complete the whole Gem Event.
Where else should you spend Gems?
Since Gems are the primary currency in Clash of Streamers, you’ll find they have a lot more uses than just what has been listed above. You can use them in pretty much any area of the game.
In most cases, it is okay to spend Gems in areas which have simple one-time purchases. For example, it is obviously fine to list an asset on the Auction House for Gems, or swap ability-sets in the Spellbook for Gems.
As long as you are not constantly spending Gems in these areas, your account won't be impacted negatively.
Make sure you refer to the guidelines outlined in this section whenever you have a ton of Gems to spend and are wondering what to do with them!