How should I spend Gems in Clash Royale?At first, let’s take a look at our Chests, which can be found or buy in Clash Royale:
|Name||Unlocking time||Gem Timer||Description|
|Silver Chest||3 Hours||18 Gems||Fewest Cards, most common. You can get Rare, Epic or even Legendary Cards but they are extremely rare.|
|Golden Chest||8 Hours||48 Gems||Pretty popular, you can usually get 1 after every 5 wins. You can always obtain Rare Cards from Golden Chest. Epic and Legendary Cards are pretty rare. The Crown Chest is most likely the same as the Golden Chest|
|Giant Chest||12 Hours||72 Gems||The Giant Chest is a overstuffed version of the Golden Chest. You will obtain a lot of common cards, a few Rare Cards and a small chance of Epic/Legendary Cards.|
|Magical Chest||12 Hours||72 Gems||You can get a few Epic and Legendary Cards from Magical Chest. How sweet!|
|Super Magical Chest||24 Hours||144 Gems||Tons of Common and Rare Cards, couples of Epic Cards, a few Legendary Cards!|
To read more about Chests, you can take a look at here.
I don’t want to buy any Gem!If you don’t want to purchase any Gem and want to be Free-to-play in Clash Royale.
Your goal in game should be getting level 3 Epic Cards, level 6 Rare Cards and level 8 Common Cards, along with getting to Arena 7 to unlock all Cards. This is very attainable for free-to-play players. In order to do that, you should:
- You are not going to make regular purchases because this is free-to-play. Save your Gems religiously and use them for 1-2 game-changing buys in the future.
- Use 500 Gems to purchase 10,000 Gold. You can save up to 100 Gems over the 1,000 Gold Bundle by doing this. Use Gold to upgrade your Cards, soon, you will find it extremely hard to have enough Gold in your progression.
- Don’t forget to visit Shop daily, spend your Gold to purchase a few Rare Cards everyday as the first ones are very cheap, you can even donate them and make profit. You can purchase the Epic card If you are really looking for it.
- Just focus on only one Epic card you really want. Buy it 6 times and you can get it to level 3. That is 2,000 x 6 = 12,o00 Gold.
I can sometimes buy Gems
- A single purchase of Gems can last for weeks or even months before you are out of Gems.
- After purchasing Gems, you should immediately buy a bundle of Gold (either 10,000 Gold or 100,000 Gold). Just save the rest of your Gems.
- Use Gems to open Chests when you are full of Chests.
If you want to optimize this a bit, open the Silver Chests during the day and save Gold, Giant or Magical Chests for overnights as you can get better discount for better Chests.
When Should I Buy Chests in the Shop?Although buying Chests in the Shop is very inefficient but it’s the fastest way to level you up and get all the cards in game.
You can reach level 5 in approximately a week of play and you can learn how to properly play the game during this time. Immediately rushing to high level is not good at all. These are the estimates of cost I did in case you want to level up asap (assuming that you can earn a few Gold everyday from the free Chests)
- Level 5 to 6: $25 ($25 total, F2P takes 2 Weeks)
- Level 6 to 7: $50 ($75 total, F2P takes 1 Month)
- Level 7 to 8: $150 ($225 total, F2P takes 2 Months)
- Level 8 to 9: $250 ($475 total, F2P takes 4 Months)
- Level 9 to 10: $500 ($975 total, F2P takes 8 Months)
- Level 10 to 11: $1000 ($2000 total, F2P takes 16 Months)
- Level 11 to 12: $2000 ($4000+ total, F2P takes 32 Months)
When should I buy Cards in the Shop?Although it depends on your Gold but first 3 Common Cards, first 2 Rare Cards and the first Epic Cards are definitely worth the money. If you have purchased 100,000 Gold with Gems, getting the 2nd Epic Card for 3,600 Gold is also pretty worth it. It’s much better than waiting for the next time you see it in the Shop (about 1 month). Sometimes, I buy Rare Cards up to 150 Gold If it’s a good card and Common Cards up to 20 Gold If I really want to upgrade it.
Clan Donations?Just donate whenever you can. You need Gold and XP more than Cards. I did write about this before, you can earn up to 4200 Gold every week If your Clan is active. You can read more about that at here.
Okay so that’s it. I hope you enjoyed this guide. Please share it with your friends and Clan mates If you found this guide helpful, that will help this blog a lot as Clash Royale is just released in Global today!