Clash Royale Gems: Best Way to Spend Them

Not sure what to do with your Clash Royale gems? Here are the best ways to spend them in order to get the best bang for your buck.

Clash Royale is the latest game from the makers of Clash of Clans, and while it includes the same overall theme as Clash of Clans, the gameplay is completely different.

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Clash Royale is a virtual card game of sorts where you collect different cards and play those cards out on the battlefield in an effort to take down your enemy’s towers, while also defending your own towers.

Read: Clash Royale: 7 Tips for Beginners

You earn cards by earning chests, and while you receive a free chest every four hours, you can earn more by winning battles, which can also open the door for better chests that include better cards inside.

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However, you can straight-up buy better cards and more chests using your gems. You’re given a handful of gems for free when you start playing, but they can quickly run out if you’re too careless with them. You can always buy more gems, of course, but you want to use those gems carefully and get the most for your heard-earned money.

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With that said, here’s the best way to spend Clash Royale gems to get the best bang for your buck.

Best Way to Spend Gems

Perhaps the best way to spend your Clash Royale gems is to buy gold with those gems. You can buy 1,000 gold with 60 gems, 10,000 gold with 500 gems, or 100,000 gold with 4,500 gems. The best deal is obviously the one that costs the most, where you get 22.2 gold per gem, whereas the cheapest option only gets you 16.6 gold per gem.

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Once you have this gold, though, the best way to spend that extra gold is on cards that are available in the Clash Royale Shop. Every 24 hours, three new cards appear in the shop that you can buy freely: one common, one rare, and one epic.

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You can either buy common or rare cards and purchase enough for the next upgrade for that card, or buy an epic card for 2,000 gold, which is a great way to go if you’ve been wanting a particular epic card unlocked.

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Granted, you could buy chests using your gems, which will give you a handful of cards, as well as some extra gold, but the problem with gemming chests is that it’s like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get, and it’s possible that you’ll get a ton of cards that you don’t really want. In other words, it’s a gamble and a risk that you don’t need to take.

I’d say that if you aren’t worried about stretching your dollar and money isn’t an issue, then buying chests is a fun way to go, but if you want to be strategic and are after specific cards, then buying individual cards from the shop is your best bet.

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Let’s look at this way: You buy 2,500 gems for $20 and there’s two ways you could use these gems. You can buy more gold or buy chests.

If you buy chests, you can get the Super Magical Chest for 2,100 gems and then a Giant Chest for 250. This will net you 351 cards, 58 of which are rare cards, and 8 of which are epic cards. You’ll also get a couple thousand in extra gold. However, you won’t know what cards you’ll get and it’s more than likely that many of the cards will be duplicates (which isn’t a bad thing if you plan to upgrade that card, but it’s something to be aware of).

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If you decide to buy gold with your 2,500 gems, you can get 50,000 gold. This can go a long way in the Clash Royale shop. Common cards start at around 5 gold, rare cards start at around 40 gold, and epic cards start at 2,000 gold. Doing the math means you can get 8 epics, 58 rares, and 285 commons for under 20,000 gold — a much better deal than gemming chests.

Plus, you can actually choose which cards you want and avoid duplicates. Of course, one thing to keep in mind is that if you do plan to buy duplicates, each new duplicate you buy raises in price, but you can use that extra 30,000 gold that you have to easily make up for that.

In the end, no one can tell you how to spend your gems. After all, it’s your money and your game, so you should spend your gems on whatever you want. However, the best way that I feel will stretch out your dollar is by using your gems to buy gold, and then buy cards in the shop with that gold.