Gems are the most valuable resources in Rise Of Kingdoms especially if you are free to play. So you have to be careful when it comes to spending gems.
It is often said that Rise of Kingdoms is mostly a game in which you have to spend money to win, and players who play for free do not get to participate in this competition. Even though this is partially true, it still gives all free-to-play players a chance to take full advantage and enjoy the game.
This is perhaps the most comprehensive guide for all Rise of Kingdom players, both experienced and fresh players, which will cover a variety of tips and tricks that will make your game much more competitive. If you are a free to play player on Rise of Kingdoms then the number of Gems you can find are actually pretty rare, so focusing on finding and spending gems as well as guiding you on how you can enhance your game without gems.
What to spend gems on in ROK:
- Unlocking VIP 6
- Unlocking VIP 10 (free legendary sculpture daily)
- Buying books of covenants
- Unlocking VIP 12 (2 free legendary sculptures daily)
- Spending Gems on Wheel of Fortune.
- Unlocking VIP 14 (3 free legendary sculptures daily)
This list should be your priority but that does not mean that you can’t spend your gems in Courier station or in a VIP shop. It all depends on what your situation you are in and what your main goal is.
How to spend Gems Efficiently?
If you are a Free-to-play Player on Rise of Kingdoms, finding and obtaining Gems becomes a very difficult task and it is very limited and rare. Gems are quite undeniably the most useful and valuable resource that one can obtain in the whole game. If a player understands the most significant and useful ways to spend Gems it will increase their level as knowing this is very important for all players, free to play players and pay to play players.
To begin, you must keep your sole focus upon the increasing of your VIP level to 6 because this can be the rise of countless benefits and important buffs in all parts of the game. In addition to this it also gives you the secondary builder essentially so you won’t ever have to waste your Gems on spending to recruit builders anymore.
You can also take advantage of having the ability to purchase objects in the VIP 6 store. Action Points as well as a very universal concept for speed ups will be able to help one derive their functions for something much more specific.
Following this, you can utilize your Gems and other formidable resources to purchase items in the Mysterious Merchant’s store whenever it does happen to appear.
It is also a good idea to purchase all that which is sold in standard resources and to buy all the speed-ups which have a discount at sums larger than 60%
Spending gems on VIP points
The more significant your VIP rank is, the larger the number of advantages you have. Maintain a VIP 10 right before using your Gems elsewhere. Purchase enough VIP points to reach the fresh level not anymore. The additional Gems will be helpful for a number of things.
VIP levels are very important. For 1 gem you can get 1 VIP point. Spending gems to get VIP 10 should be your number one thing to do. You will get daily 1 legendary commander and so many buffs that will speed up your road to Tier 5 units.
If you do not want to spend gems on VIP points you can look in this guide on how to get VIP points for free.
One of the benefits of VIP Lvl. 6 is that you can purchase objects at the Courier Station. Purchase the objects that do not have a requirement of Gems immediately. Purchase speed-ups that have been discounted by 60% by utilizing your Gems. Avoid purchasing the Teleports because you can simply obtain it by shopping at the alliance store.
Spending gems in VIP shop
VIP shop is a great place for you to spend gems. Each week VIP shop will be restarted.
The best items that you want to buy in VIP shops are 8h speedups and teleport. The rest of the items are not so good. You have better places to spend your gems like VIP points and events.
If you are free to play player this is not the best place for you to spend gems.
Buying Book of Covenants with gems
To get the castle to level 25 you will need a good amount of Book of Covenants. If you planning to get Book of Covenants with farming barbarians you will never get to level 25 castle. I am telling you this from my experience and from other T5 players.
It is very important to spend gems on books if you are planning to get Tier 5 Troops fast. For 10 gems you can get 1 book of covenants.
If you do not spend gems on the books of covenants you will have your research maxed but you will not have your castle. Without castle, you cant upgrade your academy to level 25 and you need your academy level 25 to be able to research tier 5 troops.
Buying Items from the Courier Station with gems
Only buy items from the courier station if you have extra gems. Best is to buy speedups that are usually discounted by 60-70%. You can also buy teleport if you need it. You can get a good deal on 24h shields so buy them too. Buy resources only if they are 80-90% discounted.
Spending gems on events
In the Rise of Kingdoms, you will have so many events where you can spend gems. The best event to spend gems is Wheel of Fortune. With Wheel of Fortune, you can get an insane amount of golden sculptures and rewards.
The Wheel of Fortune Event
The wheel of fortune allows you to spin to unravel the Legendary Commander that you desire, especially Yi Seong Gi and Genghis Khan. It’s a smart idea to do this when you get to VIP level 10.
You need to obtain ten Sculptures to uncover them and then utilize the Legendary Universal Sculptures to update them consequently.
The beginning 10 spins will be for 5600 Gems: this is 1 free spin + 3 additional spins (50% off – 1200 gems) and 5 spins which are 3600 gems and one spin for 800 gems
It is possible that you could attain 5 sculptures from the 10 spins, in that case you should do 10 additional spins, and you will be able to obtain five additional sculptures from this bonus.
The Card King Event
The Card King is very similar to the event I have mentioned above. Therefore, one should take part in the card king at the point where they reach VIP level 10.
Avoid using Gems to purchase the Arrows of Resistance and the Book of the Covenant because that will make you pay a large amount of Gems, and there is not much value for the given cost.
- It is makes more sense to spend on farming of forts and barbarians.
- It is not a good idea to use your Gems to complete upgrading and researching.
- It is much better to buy Speed-ups using Gems instead of anything else.
- Now I will talk about ways to improve your Free to Play experience!
Best time to spend your gems
The best time to spend gems in the Rise Of Kingdoms is during the More Than Gems event. Event duration is 2 days and after 24h it will be restarted.
During the More Then Gems event you want to spend your gems on VIP points, and on books of covenants.
In More than Gems for 25k gems spent you will get 13 legendary sculptures. Same for the next day.
For 50k gems, you can get 26 golden legendary sculptures.
If you are free to play it will be hard to have 50k gems. But with farming barbs and saving gems you can collect 7k gems. With 7 k gems spent you will get 5 legendary commander sculptures.