I would really love to hear the perspective of elder players when it comes to the best use(s) of gems, both overall and in my specific case. Is there a generally agreed upon best usage? Like Celestial Armor, then Gem Chests, and nothing else?
And for me specifically, here’s my quick background: I have 675 gems and I’m not sure what to spend them on. I’m currently level 76, have the Assassin Armor, and my legendaries are Shadow Dragon & Crimson Bat. I’m, ashamedly, running a goblin team (though I don’t have Hobgoblin). I get to PvP Rank 1 weekly but otherwise play pretty casually (e.g., I have 6 kingdoms at level 5, the rest at level 4, and I still have 5.5 kingdoms to do the quest lines for), and I’ve dropped enough money to get to VIP 2 (Starter Pack plus Daily Gems) but don’t plan to spend more for now.
- Spend it all on 50 Event Chests. Originally I was going to wait until the Event Chest had some very desirable Ultra Rares in it since the limited pool of troops seems to make it the best way to get Mythics. Then I saw the Sheggra in there and thought maybe now is the time since she seems like a game-changer. (I could also be patient and wait until more attractive Ultra Rares appear, which is where I’m leaning currently.)
- Buy the Celestial or Dragon Armor (and spend the remaining on Gem Chests or something else). Since I already have the Assassin Armor I’m not sure the added value is there, but this seems like the best value if committed for the long haul. Originally I would’ve assumed Celestial was a no-brainer, but now I’m not so sure with the sudden need for Gold. However, I’m still relatively early on so there are basically no troops I have at max level. Souls would certainly be more beneficial in the short run, and Gold is the easiest resource to come by.
- Spend it all on Gem Chests. Just go for the spray and pray and hope for the best, particularly b/c my collection isn’t that far along and there are a number of “core” troops I don’t have (main ones are Aziris, Green Slime, Herdmaster, and Hobgoblin) and some I could use more copies of for deck building, not to mention ascending (e.g., Soothsayer & Boar Rider).
- Other? Something I haven’t considered?