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Legends Of Idleon Best Use Of Gems & How To Get Gems
What is the best use of gems in Legends of Idleon? There are many ways to spend gems in this popular idle MMO which players can acquire passively through gameplay, events or through gem purchases.
Regardless of being a free to play or paying player careful use of any gems that you acquire is an important consideration to not only save you money but also assist your account progression in the most effective manner. In this gems guide for Idleon I’ll detail some of the ways available to earn gems for free and then some of the best options to spend them.
Idleon How To Get Gems
Idleon is a fairly generous game when it comes to handing out the premium gem currency which allows even free to play gamers acquire a decent stockpile of the precious item. The main ways to get gems in Idleon are:
- Purchase – The most obvious methods to acquire the gem premium currency is to purchase them from the gem shop with various price points, gem amounts and even bundles available.
- Events – Like other MMOs events are a common occurrence in Idleon and often come with ways to earn gems and other useful items to progress your account.
- Monsters – Killing monsters (mostly bosses) have a chance to drop gems.
- Quests – A number of quests during your progression provide small amounts of gems, completing all available quests across all your character slots can quickly add up.
- Skills/Talents – There are some skills (it’s your birthday) and talents (alchemy level up gift) in the game that have a chance to drop gems.
- Guild Giftbox – Joining a guild early on provides a large number of account benefits and buffs to make your progression easier. Of note is the guild giftbox that has a reasonable chance at rewarding a decent amount of gems.
- Secrets – Players can play the spike mini game on the appropriate map that lets you earn a small amount of gems each day.
- Steam Achievements – Each Steam achievement has a small amount of gems attached to completion.
Idleon Best Use Of Gems
Regardless of your monetary investment into Idleon spending of your gems in an efficient manner is key to account progression. The below list is in the recommended order of gem purchases with details of what each offers and why it is worth prioritising. Some of these options will come down to player preference as the ideal upgrades for a predominately afk player will vary from a more active Idleon player.
Note that many of these items discussed below have multiple tiers of purchases with increasing cost and are noted where relevant.
One of the best use of gems in the early stages this item (also known as the golden hammer or golden anvil) as it lets your anvil do double the work by constructing two items at once. The need for these anvil items can slow down your early game crafting of items and the ability to generate two at once also means double the smithing experience earned for all your characters.
Brimstone Forge Slot
The need to smelt bars is a long road in Idleon and a path that can be made significantly quicker with even just one upgrade here, it is also one the cheaper side on a per purchase basis. While faster smelting is nice the majority of smelting will happen overnight so it’s the extra bar chance that really speeds up progression here.
Bleach Liquid Cauldrons
The most important of the cauldron upgrades the liquid required for mid game progression can be significant and put the brakes on your progression otherwise. With this gem upgrade though you’ll get the ability to assign more players, boost your maximum liquid cap and generate it faster. You should wait until you unlock alchemy to purchase this upgrade but be sure to save some gems for when that time comes. The Ivory Bubble Caldrons option can also be worth acquiring although not as high priority and I’d wait until you try out alchemy before deciding if that gem upgrade is for you.
Of the three potential upgrades to managing your inventory carry capacity can be a good priority from the bunch as it will help your ability to accumulate resources while AFK and stay alive as it also boosts food capacity. The quality of life benefit as you move things around the place to craft or into the forge also makes it my preferred pick.
Item Backpack Space
Another inventory related upgrade that means better AFK resource results from your overnight activities that can mean more monster drops for sale or crafting and common needs like wood and ore are sped up nicely.
Storage Chest Space
While last in the order of inventory themed upgrades storage chest space cannot be ignored completely. As you make progress in your Idleon account there will be a growing number of unique items that you need to store for later and occasionally making gem purchases here to keep up with that expanding list of items is important.
With a single purchase you can gain 7 daily teleports that can make your life significantly easier as you move back and forth between quests, town and idling locations and remain useful throughout your entire game progression. While this is a multi purchase option generally one is plenty to get you started and you can scale up as necessary as you add more characters.
Extra Card Slot
Giving you an extra card slot with each purchase (up to 4) this one can be a nice little boost early on but is significantly more useful during mid game when you have some decent cards and want to min-max some stats further. While not a first gem buy you’ll want to keep this in the back of your mind as a low cost option.
Daily Minigame Plays
One for the more active player as boosting your daily minigame players can significantly increase your skills experience and materials gained each day. In order to get the full benefit though you’ll need to use these daily as they do not accumulate that means if you prefer an afk approach (or aren’t good at the mini games) you should spend your gems elsewhere.
Idleon Best Use Of Gems (World 3 Only)
Given the amount of time it takes players to reach World 3 the upgrades specific to this world have been split out from the list above which was intended for new to intermediate players on their pathway to World 3. Players who are close to unlocking World 3 should be aware of the following key upgrades and start saving gems as necessary.
Crystal 3D Printer
The biggest boost your World 3 progression is unlocking a second printer that applies to al characters and essentially doubles your potential. While the gem cost on this one is significant it is worth saving up gems as you approach the end of your World 2 progression.
Zen cogs are the best available in the game and have powerful stats to match. This is a multiple purchase option with each giving players one more zen cog to utilise.
Burning Bad Books
Giving you greater access to high level books through a boost to the Talent Book Library can be a nice final pick from the World 3 options for upgrades although not quite as vital as the two gem upgrades noted above.