Last week Supercell, the developers behind the hit mobile game Clash of Clans pushed out a quick update that added the popular one gem boost for gold and elixir. This followed the highly controversial TH11 Clash of Clans December update, and here’s what players need to know about the one gem boost.
Each winter Supercell does a holiday one gem boost that allows players to boost gold, elixir, and dark elixir drills or pumps to get more money, and this also allows for attackers to get more cash as well. It started last week, but today received a change everyone needs to know about.
In early December Clash of Clans received one of the biggest updates in the history of Clash. They changed huge aspects of the game in terms of shields, how long users can play, added a Town Hall 11 and new defensive buildings, removed Town Hall sniping and much more. It’s caused a lot of frustration from players, which is being helped out by this boost. Read on for more details.
The December Clash of Clans update is still a huge complaint over at the official forum. Users are complaining about problems with the Town Hall, Clan War donations not working, unfair battles, no loot anywhere (I’m seeing plenty) and countless other complaints.
In an effort to prevent cheaters from always being online, users getting cheap easy shields from Town Hall sniping and a few other things, the update arrived, but caused more harm than good. However, the game is still extremely popular and is being slowly fixed and tweaked as we speak. The company even released a quick bug fixing update, and more are likely coming soon to balance things out.
That being said, lets talk about the extremely popular One Gem boost going on right now. Gems are like real money, which can be bought from the in-game store, or earned by getting achievements or cutting down trees and decorations in a village. For just one Gem, users can boost the speed of their gold drills, elixir drills, and dark elixir pumps. Allowing for very fast income. Users can also attack like crazy, and earn huge loot from bases who haven’t cleared these collectors.
However, today December 30th Supercell announced a few things that not very many players noticed, but something that everyone will want to know about.
Boost Extended to Barracks
The one gem boost has been extended today (December 30th) to everything. Meaning for one hour barracks or dark barracks used to build troops can be increased by 4x for an hour, for just one gem. This usually costs 5, and before the update was 10 gems for two hours.
Essentially for one gem users can get 4x the amount of troops and go on attack sprees, which will result in tons of loot from bases that are currently only boosting their collectors. So build some big armies, use balloons and dragons, and get 300-400k each attack while it lasts.
1 Gem Boost for Spells & Heros
When they say everything, they mean it. As a result the Spell Factory and Dark Spell factory also benefits, as does the King and Queen heros. They regenerate faster. As of today everything can be boosted for one gem. Spells will finish 4x faster for a 1-hour period, by just using a single gem.
Boost both spell factories and enjoy the quick brewing times so you can attack all day. Don’t forget about the 4-hour break though. After four hours of playing, users will get kicked off until they’re attacked, or get a shield. This is called the “Personal Break Timer” to prevent cheaters from always being online to save money. Log-off for 30 minutes and the timer resets, giving users four more hours to Clash.
When the Boost Ends
Everything will be boosted for one gem for over a week. In fact, the one gem boost will end on January 7th. Supercell is giving players plenty of time to boost everything, attack during the holidays, and an extra week into 2016 to play for those who’ve been busy.
Boosting the gold, elixir, and dark elixir lasts for 24 hours, and boosting the Barracks or Spell Factory only lasts one hour. Take advantage of it while it’s here, because come January 7th it will end.
Those who are struggling to adapt or enjoy the game after the big December update will want to take a look at these tips and tricks to get the most from Clash of Clans. Enjoy.