Dungeon Gems Cheats And Tips
Mix and match in this role-playing puzzle adventure.
It's funny how well the match-three formula works for role-playing games. We've seen it applied many times before in other game releases, and now Gameloft is at it again with the release of Dungeon Gems, a worthwhile and free-to-play adventure where you'll have to use your card-matching wits to defeat enemies, while at the same time strengthening your players to keep up with tougher opposition.
It can be difficult to overcome, but we have some tips that will make you a Dungeon master in no time.
How do I play Dungeon Gems?
The game is divided into two parts. The first involves battling, and you'll need to link together cards with runes on a board in order to damage enemies. Obviously, the more cards and runes you link together, the better your attacks will be.
However, there's a small downside with runes. Similarly colored ones will launch focused attacks on enemies, while differently colored ones will have more powerful effects, but could cost you Action Points, making you weaker later in the battle.
As for the second part, it involves recruiting and buffing up soldiers in your party by sacrificing cards and spending money on gems to increase their overall strength and agility. You'll earn a few of these over the course of the game, but more impatient gamers may want to spend some money on a stockpile of gems.
How do elemental parts of battle work in Dungeon Gems?
It's basically set up like rock, paper, scissors. In this case, water defeats fire, fire defeats wood and wood defeats water. Meanwhile, when light and dark elements come into play, they'll cancel each other out, causing a counterforce and giving you the option to strike with an even harder attack.
Runes, again, can play a big part in this, but try to stick with similarly colored ones when facing a larger enemy. You'll want to save differently colored ones when you're surrounded or need to focus on more than one foe. Again, make sure you have plenty of Action Points when you do this.
How do I balance heroes in Dungeon Gems?
Over the course of the game, you'll have an option to upgrade to new heroes. In fact, over 200 are available, so be sure to diversify your party and make sure you have plenty of unique attacks on hand, with characters enriched with certain elements.
You can burn cards to help make characters stronger, but in this case, gems are the best way to go to increase their strength. Make sure to balance their attributes in the best way possible, and stockpile with Action Points so you can use special runes more often.
Be careful, though. As great as it is having a more powerful warrior in your group, they'll cost more energy points to employ in battle. From there, you'll either need to pay a few gems to fill it back up, or wait a bit for it to refill automatically (like an hour or so).
How do helpers work in Dungeon Gems?
You'll have the ability to have a helper tag along for a battle. Whether it's a friend who logged into the game or a total stranger, you'll want to do this. Not only does it provide secondary support against stronger enemies, but you'll also be able to earn friend points for each party, which can be turned around and used with your character. Rewards vary, depending on who you're facing.
It's free to try this feature out (outside of using energy points), so give it a shot!
Do I need to pay for anything in Dungeon Gems?
The game is set up on a free-to-play basis, so you may need to drop some cash for a few gems to refill your energy right away, or buy more to increase your warriors' strength. These gems can be purchased anywhere from $0.99 to $99.99, depending on how many you need.
Go through the first part of the game and see how many gems you earn before dropping some dough. Who knows, you might earn enough to get by without having to make a purchase.