FAQs: Please read before posting. page 11

346 posts

Flag Post
Originally posted by rocker9999:

Plz forgive me if the answer is in the first comment but i couldnt find it. What is the best map choice for pure giants?

Umm, all of them. Really, there’s no “best” map for that sort of thing. Especially if you do maxed endurance runs, which you really only want to do once per level.

 
Flag Post

Does extend mana pool multiplier increase the mana gained from shards? and would harvesting shards with a mana gathering gem also get you the +whatever mana per hit, for each hit on the shard?

 
Flag Post

no and probally not.(you had 2 questions)

 
Flag Post

i figured. thanks. And i’ve been wondering, why does everyone agree that Y is better than R? i figure that with a decent enough amount of R in a dual/triple gem, after a while it’ll increase damage a lot more than Y possibly can. But everyone still uses Y. So can someone more experienced than myself tell me why Y is so preferred?

 
Flag Post

Y grows at a rate of x2 per two grades, while R grows by x2 per 8 grades, that’s first, and second, your base damage grows by 58% per grade, so a Y gem of grade N+1 is more than twice as powerful as an Y gem of grade N, while red damage addenum is NOT multiplied when you get a grade increase, this makes the red special lag behind when grades reach 10. Your red can get say 200000 damage via special throughout endurance. But a mere increase of a GREEN gem by 1 grade from G20 to G21 nets the same, if not counting the firing speed increase, and by any means you need a G21 to complete even the easiest endurance. Yellow will net a 20M increase a lot earlier, if taking the special growth which applies to an already increasing base damage.

 
Flag Post

I see. thank you very much

 
Flag Post

right. red takes G40-42 to get there…

 
Flag Post

Hello, can someone tell me which level gives the highest possible score? I made over 117mil in E3 where I got all battle amulets, but has no monster nests nor Tombs, so the multiplier can be even greater in a level that has the monster nests and Tombs. HP base field also should be very high.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/gemcraft3-b.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/gemcraft3-c.jpg

I only use dual gem mastery, yellow-lime, mana-lime. slowing and armor tearing are unnecessary.

 
Flag Post

triple is better, because you’ll get +22% instead of +15%. just squish out the X color.

 
Flag Post

Certainly impressive to finish with that small an amount of summoning. Certainly don’t need that many chain hits, I only go up to about 10-15 with the rest yellow and one part something else for triple gem bonuses. See a lot of shrines and final gem doesn’t have that much damage, what’s your level?

There’s a few maps down around G7 that produce a bit more xp, not a huge amount. Check the multiplier chart on page 10 and xp chart on page 1 of this thread.

 
Flag Post

there you go. its by millions

E8 is the highest.

 
Flag Post

so far all my gems were 50% -50%, but now I see maybe a 80% -19% -1% is better. Thanks for the advice and for the map @calvindang and @UgAhgItHurts.
I’m now level 1450, and before that score, I was about 600 or 800.
I only use summoning to get the amulets, I don’t need it to finish the level. I summon monster when I overpower waves easily, at that point I start waves early and I use shrines to lower the monsters HP, after which my 31 grade gem destroys a few hundred summoned monsters in just seconds. Shrines can’t kill them but it lowers their HP drastically even if they have over 9 trillions HP.
After I make my 31 grade I remove all traps because they slow the game, then I start all waves early and the monsters never stand a chance. I destroy the last 800-900 waves in about 30-40 minutes, but it takes me over 4 hours to get to 31 grade and 400 mil mana pool…

I’ll start E8, but it has no mana shards (E3 had 75000), so it will be a lot harder to get it started.

 
Flag Post

yep… couldn’t finish E8, I barely even got past wave 50, so I decided to try F8 which has 90000 mana shards :)

For this field the progress is much faster
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8-a.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8-b.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8-c.jpg

With a few shrines, an army of monsters get their HP lowered from 20 trillions to just a few billions
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8-d.jpg

By wave 212 I have a 31 grade gem
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8-e.jpg

Now I can concentrate on getting all the amulets. Those small red dots represent the monster HP. I start waves early until I have about 500 monsters on screen and I lower their HP with shrines. When I put my gem back in the tower, it will kill over 400 monsters in a few seconds. I do it to make sure a get the 400 kills in the row amulet. It is very important to set the target priority on “fewest hit points”.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8-f.jpg

I start the next 1100 waves early. At this point the 31 grade can kill every wave without breaking a sweat. One more amulet to go.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8-g.jpg

Max score
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p50/Alex1986Sevilla/F8-h.jpg

The triple gem is so much better, and by lowering the lime concentration in the traps, the game works faster. No more 50%-50% dual gem for me :)

I’ll first get max scores on fields with mana shards, get to a higher level, increase my initial mana and mana pool size, and then I will try again E8.

 
Flag Post

You did very, very low summoning. Also bad manafarm. Increasing grade of Orange-Lime gem better than creating copy of it.
Check this video. Have 2 flaws. Gem building strategy and color of gem used in shrine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg64avAheUc

 
Flag Post

yes, summoning gave me better results, this is the right way to do it. Thanks for the link.
I was able to get max scores on those levels only thanks to mana shards.

What is the best gem for shrines?

 
Flag Post
Originally posted by Allex1986:

yes, summoning gave me better results, this is the right way to do it. Thanks for the link.
I was able to get max scores on those levels only thanks to mana shards.

What is the best gem for shrines?

Yellow,without a doubt. Lime has no effect,yellow multiplies damage,green poisons,blue slows, cyan stuns,purple takes off about 1 armor,and red has extra base damage but no effect,and finnaly,orange gives you 0 mana for each monster hit.

 
Flag Post

thelol, you missed 1 of the colors…(orange) and it has no effect.

@below 0 mana is nothing…

 
Flag Post

It does have an effect. it gives you 0 mana! Dont be stupid :3
@below:Yes.

 
Flag Post

are you serious?

 
Flag Post

What is the best combination of creating and combining a yellow lime purple triple gem? Or any triple gem when trying to complete a full endurance? Above it’s said that a 80%-19%-1% combination is best, but How can I make those percentages in-game? I read the whole FAQ and I don’t think it’s specified here yet. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

 
Flag Post

something like 99.9 0.1 0 is better. G2Y G1L G1P then keep upgrading with Y/L until you reach a good number of chains. this number is much higher in traps, of course. then, use pure yellow or Y/L to keep it around that number. and thats for kill gem, for mana trap, you want L/O/P and simply change the Y into O.
if you change the P to B, then upgrade it with B every 3 grades or so.

 
Flag Post

Cheers Calvin!

 
Flag Post

No one seemed to answer Goldylox’s question on the previous page about “Max gem kills” and “Longest Kill Chain”. Does anybody know why pretty much everyone has 386,526 for “Max gem kills” and 227,883 for “Longest Kill chain”?

Calvindang addressed why they can’t go over 2^31-1, but what’s with the weird numbers for those two?

 
Flag Post

It’s entirely possible someone is posting their save for people to download. All they have to do is load a game on that save, complete any field, and they’ll get that same record for gem kills and kill chain.

 
Flag Post

Gremlion run his pylon cheese game here? That’s like >3 mill gem kills and probably a huge kill chain.