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Posted Jul 6, '08 at 4:05am

Tokes

Tokes

18 posts

Okay, I'm addicted to this game. But does anyone have any good strategies? Is it better to have 2-3 level 6+ gems or 4-5 level 5? Pure gems or dual gems? what colors go best together for dual?

 

Posted Jul 6, '08 at 12:47pm

tanstaafl28

tanstaafl28

342 posts

Lo Tokes,

This is my first post in the forums. I've gotten hooked on this game, so I'll throw down my thoughts. I've made it to level 20 so far, but I'm still struggling to get through the first epic level.

So far I've found pure gems to be better than hybrids. Pay attention to what each gem color can do and position them strategically. Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow, and Green, are among my favorites. This isn't to say that Orange, Lime, or Aqua, aren't good, but I have found them are better off being used as part of a group with others. I ranked my preferences:

1 Red - Chance of splash damage
2 Blue - Chance to slow down monsters
3 Purple - Chance of decreasing monster armor
4 Green - Poison damage over time
5 Yellow - Chance of triple damage
6 Lime - Chance of chain shot
7 Orange â" Increased mana for each hit
8 Aqua - Chance of electrical damage

Obviously, a lot also depends on where you set your towers. Early on, I establish what I call "kill zones." I define this as at least two towers with gem class 2, and a water trench at the center of their "fire radius. I put my first kill zone as close to the entrance of the haunted tower (where the waves of monsters come from) as I can.

The first 8 waves are usually pretty weak, so usually one kill zone will keep them occupied while I work on building up mana. I will even take on two waves at a time to build up my mana even quicker.

Build mana and take the âmana poolâ option until youâre above 2K, but keep an eye on the hoards. If you see that your kill zone is starting to get overrun, set up another one and then keep building up your mana pool.

Once your mana pool is up above 2K, start upgrading your gems. So far Iâve been able to make grade 5 (pentagon) and occasionally grade 6 (circle) (I have yet to make two grade 7 gems in a single battle).

Add kill zones and water trenches where more than two towers overlap. Slow them down and hit them hard.

Keep some gems in reserves to use as gem bombs. Remember, the higher waves require more powerful gem bombs.

Keep an eye out for glowing waves. The yellow waves will move really fast, the red ones will have very heavy armor.

Keep your mana above 200 whenever possible. If one or two monsters manage to get through your defenses, they wonât be able to take out your main tower unless your mana is extremely low.

Thatâs all I can think of right now. Hope it helps.

 

Posted Jul 6, '08 at 5:05pm

plokkey

plokkey

4,878 posts

Of you need help on games go to the game walkthrough section.

 

Posted Jul 6, '08 at 7:22pm

Waterpologuy

Waterpologuy

232 posts

I like gemcraft. Its one of the few "tower defence" kind of games i like.

 

Posted Jul 6, '08 at 7:25pm

Karoc

Karoc

455 posts

Gemcraft is boring I don't know why everyone thinks its so good it stinks! It just copied off like 50 other games like that but they were way better then Gemcraft... Just a copied game thats boring.

 

Posted Jul 6, '08 at 11:39pm

tanstaafl28

tanstaafl28

342 posts

Karoc,

No big, not everyone is going to like every game.

 

Posted Jul 10, '08 at 10:10pm

Octane

Octane

17 posts

Does anyone know if Gameinabottle is bringing out the sequal to Gemcraft?

 

Posted Jul 11, '08 at 1:36pm

Median2008

Median2008

17 posts

I'm on lvl 80 now.. but how ya guys get 2 billion points in it? that scares me dude^^

 

Posted Jul 11, '08 at 1:43pm

dragoncrusher

dragoncrusher

811 posts

You have to keep as much mana has you can.

 

Posted Jul 11, '08 at 1:53pm

Median2008

Median2008

17 posts

what u mean with "keep"?? i aint got extra points in a game if i got 30 mana or 30k mana when the round ends?!
I got 240 million points now and every lvl glowing..but how u got more ? i got some lvls with 9 million points.. but even if i would beat every lvl with 9 mio points i wouldnt get 2 billion.. :/

 
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