Best ways to spend Gems on

As you progress throughout the amazing game called Clash of Clans, you are tempted more and more to spend your gems. Many people go through the game without buying any gems, and are very proud of this. However, those who do spend money on this game should not be ashamed, especially if they are using those gems right. Here are ways to spend your gems right, and when you know you’ve bought too many. Thanks moscowdude9095 for sharing this!

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Builders

Builders are used to build and upgrade structures, which means the more builders you have, the more structures you can upgrade/build at a time. These huts are crucial to any player, whether TH3 or TH10, depending on how much they clash. Having a low amount of builder huts can be a huge pain in the ass, because if you are an obsessed player like myself, you will have all your builders upgrading at once, leaving you with filled storages to be looted by lucky players. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of getting looted of 400k elixir and gold every time I log off, and having more builders is the solution. Here is my recommendation for how many builder huts you should have at each TH, which can be received from money or in game achievements.

  • TH6– 3 builder huts, which can be achieved by getting up to the 1250 trophy range
  • TH8 – 4 Builder huts, which can be achieved by going to masters
  • TH9/10– 5 Builder huts, which can be achieved by going to champs

But remember, having more builders is always better, so if you have some extra itunes/google play cards lying around, consider getting another builder If needed

Boosts

One of the most broken ways of spending gems is by using them on loot. It costs 500 Gems for just 80k elixir, about 5 gems for 1k elixir. It is easier to just wait 5 minutes and collect that elixir from your collectors. But do not fear, there is a safer, cheaper, and more productive way to use gems to get loot. Boosting! Boosting your barracks for 2 hours allow you to get potentially millions of elixir and gold, and it’s a ton of fun while doing it! For simply 40 gems, you can boost your barracks for 2 hours, and optional boosts of heroes for another 20 gems! WARNING: BOOSTING TOO MUCH MAY RESULT IN TOO MANY UPGRADES FOR 5 BUILDERS TO HANDLE, AND MAY RESULT IN A LOOTSPLOSION.

Time

When you have 5 builders busy, you have been boosting for 2-4 hours, and your storages are full and about to explode because you did not heed my warning, then it might be smart to gem some time. According to calculations done by a pretty smart redditor, the first day costs 266 gems, and every day after costs only 123 gems. This may be a lot of gems, but it may be worth it when you have other clashers waiting to steal you 400k gold and elixir. Unless you are a Th10 with two week upgrades like me, most of your upgrade times will be around 3-7 days, which will cost around 500-1000 gems. Because you most likely upgrade your buildings on different days, your least building time should be about 500 gems(3 days), and these 500 may be worth it, especially when you can use your loot on another upgrade, and the rest on Walls. By dumping the extra loot on walls, you will slowly begin to see a rise in max walls, something you will thank yourself for later when you have to grind the rest of them out.

Hero Upgrades

Hero upgrades are one of the broken mechanics of this game, because by upgrading your heroes, you are not able to use them for up to a week, which can get pretty annoying when you have to upgrade each one 40 times. If you wish to be a better war clasher, then it may be smart to gem your hero wait times whenever needed to make sure you have both available for your attacks.

When not to use or buy gems

  • Do not finish an upgrade early unless all five builder huts are used, and remember to really ask yourself it is worth it.
  • Never spend gems on resources, it is a waste of gems, and takes away the fun of the game.
  • Do not buy gems with money you don’t have. Although it is easy to forget, this is simply a mobile game, not something you should be ruining your life with. Just because gems grow on trees, doesn’t mean money does too. This especially applies to you youngsters out there, do not buy gems without you parent’s permission.
  • Shields. are. almost. always. pointless. Not always, but most of the time. If you are away from the game for a couple days, use your loot on walls and empty your storage.
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  • Budder Derp

    i think th8s should have the 5th bldr and th7 have the 4th

    • Mirza Jatt

      Haha yeah I have 5 builder at th8 with Champion Tag on my profile

    • Will Potter

      Truly I just bought the 5th Builder when I hit Town Hall 9. The upgrades at TH8 don’t take as much time as at Town Hall 9 so that’s fine If you have 4 Builders.

      • Mateus Souza

        I bought the 3rd builder at TH4, 4th builder at TH6 and I think I will buy the 5th builder at TH8 or 9.

  • Mirza Jatt

    Haha
    I use my gemms on 5th builder after going to champion
    And still I have 1000 Games Of master league
    And I used thhose gemss for troops trains
    At the end of war

  • Madhawa Madushanka

    Looking for a review about ‘bot tools’ (broken bot)…. Gd luck cocland!

    • Will Potter

      I don’t recommend using it otherwise you will get banned immediately.

      • Black Knight

        Definitely.

      • unKHEFTable

        Isnt Using X-Mode Also some sort of breaking Supercell rules?
        I saw you suggesting it on a post

    • Black Knight

      I do not either because you will get banned for ever and this is a major set back because if it took you 1 year to get to town hall 8 then imagine restarting if you were banned. Trust me if it took you that long… restarting is not fun. Hope this helped πŸ™‚

      • Madhawa Madushanka

        Thanks bro for your ideas. Yeah ik coc is a wonderful game and its for humans. πŸ˜› earning things by ourselves is the best πŸ™‚ clash on!

  • unKHEFTable

    im TH9 and I have 5 builder with about 2k gem I only use my gems too boost may barraks + heroes + spell factory when it is a good time to raid for 2hr and i have + 2 builder free , ive seen ppl complaining why gem is this expensvie and its totally not worth it (execpt on builders for game start for heavy gamers andamry boosting , I totally agree πŸ™‚ , But remember It is a good point of the game, no body likes to play a Pay2Win game

    • Black Knight

      Gems may be expensive but they are totally worth it in many cases. You can finish upgrades which can take days to complete and it can help you get troops and heroes. May people Get archer queen that way using gems. Hoped this help & Thank You

      • unKHEFTable

        I agree finishing upgrades can help you if u ply like 24/7 … πŸ™‚ … but still U cant do that alot since each upgrade need +1k to finish for me … prefer to spend it on Pizza ==)

        • Black Knight

          yes me too πŸ™‚

  • Black Knight

    Well hey guys. Just wanted to say this has to be the best Clash of Clans Website out there. Gives you great advice and actually responds to your comments. I need some help about the game. Well I am Town Hall 7 with every troop except for hogs and including Barb King and I am wondering is it a good idea to even be leader of a clan. I had a level 2 clan but we only won 3 wars but were in sooo many. I got fed up and left, only to make a new clan Called “ReZurrection” Just me and my cousin in it plus our together account that he can only be on Because its on ios device and I have a ANDROID device which is black knight lvl 39 almost 40. I want to make this good and need active members. please respond andI need great active members to join.

    • unKHEFTable

      I Suggest to create a Clan only if :
      1.u have a lot of free time … Since if u want to lead a Successful clan U obviously need to Increase your playTime to guide and Organise your clan mates
      2.U know +10 clasher who can join your clan and u have friendly relationship with them (Core members)
      3.U have reallife relationship with +2 person of the persons above (highschool or colledge friends , family , etc ..) who can help u in keeping things calm and organizing the clan (your Co-leaderS)

      If u Dont meets the condiiotns above,Organising a clan can be real pain in the ass and I really suggest u go, and find a good clan for urself…
      Have Fun

      • Black Knight

        Thanks I have 2 and three down but not 1. should work on thst :}

      • Will Potter

        Thanks for the great share unK! I’m going to post a guide about maintaining a Clan next few days!

  • Sir_Anarch

    One other time to use gems is to finish an upgrade just before you are going on a break (like sleeping!). Then start up your next upgrade to reduce stealing and gain 8 hours of upgrade time. Idle builders are no use to anyone….

    • Will Potter

      This is another good idea but I don’t usually do that much because people just keep sniping my Town Hall and leave me alone xD

      • Sir_Anarch

        Not any more….

        • Raw Mess

          lol yeah

  • Hery

    OMG… i just “Finish Now” my Queen upgrade… can’t wait 1 day with full tank of DE

    • Will Potter

      You have to deal with that If you don’t want to spend lots of Gems xD

  • Prasanna

    Is it wise to use gems to finish our lab upgrades soon??

    • Will Potter

      i don’t recommend doing that in anyway buddy!

  • Mateus Souza

    I got my 3rd builder in TH4, 4th builder in TH6 and I have 620 gems for the 5th builder.

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  • Nathan Scott

    I already got my 5th by th7. It’s handy having it at th8

  • I got my 3rd at TH4, at was planning to get 4th at TH6 but I’m rushing it, so I guess TH7.

  • You should have your 3rd by TH4, and 4th by TH6, TH7 tops.

    • Will Potter

      Seriously?
      Truly you don’t “really” need the last one until you get Town Hall 9.

      • Well, I never said anything about the 5th one, did I?

        • Will Potter

          xD sorry dude!

  • Ji

    Hello I had a question. I wanted to know if it’s worth the gems to speed up time upgrades. My laboratory is behind because I rarely upgraded my Dark Elixir Troops. I have all my builders and all my defenses are maxed for a Town Hall 8. I’ve been saving up over 1,000 Gems. Also if I do use my gems what is the best amount of time left on the upgrade that I should gem it.

    • Will Potter

      It’s not worth it at all. But, If you really need it, it’s up to you.
      The best way to use Gems is to spend on boosting Barracks!