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Gem curren

The Gem currency's counter

Gems are the premium, scarce currency of School of Dragons, unlike Coins, they are a lot scarcer and often requires to waste the same currency to gather them.

What are Gems?

Gems appeared ever since the game started, it serve as a premium currency, the opposite of the non-premium currency, Coins and Shards, and it's used to either speed up progresses, buy other currencies, age up your dragon, and allows the player to buy about more than 80% of the Store. They are represented as purple gems (Gems icon trans), which just like Coins, the amount of Gems in the icon changes. Unlike Coins, only registered players start off with 75 Gems icon trans.

In the early days, the Gems were ridiculously rare, daily rewards would only reward 5 until two updates (one that changed to 15 Gems icon trans and 25 Gems icon trans, and the current one), invite friends would reward Coins and even members would only start to be rewarded 500 Gems icon trans monthly up until v1.03, July 25th, 2013.

While today Gems are still scarce, it's not as rare as before.

What are the existing ways to gather Gems?

Buying Gems directly

Gem price

Current prices for gem packages

Gems can be purchased in six different amounts. In the past, School of Dragons has been known to run holiday sales that included discounts on gem purchases.

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Quantity Price in Dollar ($) Price in Euro (€) Price in Yen (¥) Price in British Pound (£)
525Gems icon trans $4.99 €4.99
1,075Gems icon trans $9.99 €11.03
2,150Gems icon trans $19.99 €20.99
4,400Gems icon trans $39.99 €41.99
6,600Gems icon trans $59.99 €64.99
11,500Gems icon trans $99.99 €104.99

For the last several months the game has had many problems with the delivery of gems, a problem that appears to stem from JumpStart itself as Neopets—also owned by JumpStart—is known to have had purchase delivery problems during the same time frame. At the end of February 2016, the problem culminated in the game’s payment page being taken offline, although players were still able to make purchase through Google Play and the use of store-bought game cards.

Due to the problems associated with purchasing gems, players may wish to wait until they can use PayPal to make purchases again so that they can use its built-in ability to handle disputes for undelivered goods.

Additionally, support for purchasing from foreign countries is inconsistent across platforms. If the online, mobile, or downloaded versions won’t accept payments from your country, try purchasing through the Steam version of the game, which supports payment from a wider range of locations.

Membership

Players who purchase membership are meant to receive 500 Gems icon trans per month per account (not per Viking). However, many players have complained in recent months over receiving their monthly gems late or not at all.

Log-in Rewards

Daily rewards mobile
One of the easiest ways for players to earn gems is by logging into the game on consecutive days. Players receive 5 gems the first day you log in, 15 for logging in three days in a row, and 30 for logging in five days in a row, for a total of 50 Gems icon trans every 5 days. After the fifth consecutive day, the rewards counter resets to day one. For more information on log-in rewards, check out its page here.

You can also receive 2 additional gems a day (it was 5 before the 3.3 update) by watching a promotional video, by clicking on the banner on the bottom left of the daily log-in window if you are on a mobile device. Adding these to the daily log-in means that a player can receive up to 60 Gems icon trans every 5 days.

Ad Reward

Gem chest

Added in the v2.15, the Ad Chest is a mobile-exclusive addition to the game and it's located by the currency counter.

Gem chest wait

On hold with the timer

Upon tapping, a pop-up will appear with the possible reward - to this day, it seems it's always 10 Gems icon trans. By selecting "Yes", you will be given an Ad to watch. After watching it, the player will be rewarded and the Ad Chest will be on hold for 1 hour. Players can use this for an unknown amount of times, the highest amount of usages as been seven though it might be bigger.

Often times, the icon won't load resulting in players either being forced to leave the Stables or reopen the game to make it load.

A recent glitch that appeared since v3.0.0 - the Hidden World Update from February 21st, 2019 or since the March 1st, 2019, the Ad Reward won't appear at all even after 1 hour and when it does, it won't work. Possible workround:

  1. Leave the game without closing it;
  2. After a few minutes or even hours, reenter the game also without closing it;
  3. The Ad Reward should appear - if it appears but the ad won't load, repeat the process again.

Stable Missions

Stable Missions are the latest way that players can earn gems, and has caused at least one player to refer to this as the “golden age” of gems. Stable missions can be completed at any time, unlike battle events which occur on a fixed schedule. Between May 12th, 2020, v3.8.0, to August 20th, 2020, v3.11.0, all Gem Stable Missions were pulled out due to the Gems being "out of balance"[1] - currently, three Missions give Gems: Long Night Flight, Bright Light Flight (slot 5), and The Alpha (slot 3).

See the wiki’s stable missions page for more info of it's Starting Odds and suggested dragons.

Battle Events

More active players can try their hand at Battle Events for the chance to win gems. The higher the tier a player scores in, the larger the gem reward can be. For players in a clan, members of the three clans that score the most battle points in a given month will win 200 gems at the end of that month. For more in-depth information of how to battle and what rewards you can expect, take a look at the battle events page.

Minigames

The minigames from the The Secret of Leviathan expansion pack, Cogs and Incredible Machine, can give gems. If a player completes all the levels with 3 stars, they can get a total of 300 Gems icon trans. Both Cogs and Incredible Machine give 150 Gems.

Another minigame that can give players gems is Dragon Tactics. It rewards around 5-12 Gems icon trans. Once you finish a level, there are four chests you can open. You need to answer a "quiz" to open the chests. If you get the answer right you get to pick your prize. If your answer is wrong, the chest becomes locked. In v3.10.0 - 7th Anniversary, July 14th, 2020, it has been reported that completing the first 4 Arena levels without completing Stormheart Champion rewards 200 gems.

200 gems in dt

Achievements

Aside from the Cogs and Incredible Machine Achievement, additional ones related to Flight Club have been added in an unknown update with 3 rewarding a total of 50, 100 and 200 for completing 45 Flight Club levels, 10 Hero Dragon levels, and getting 45 A+s respectively.

Completing Offers

Completing Offers is a series of requirements ranging from playing a game to buy a product, it's mostly found on the Facebook version and its rewards can change from 1 Gem to a 100 Gems.

It is NOT advised to take this method, this method includes non-safe websites and can potencially carry malicious malware that will affect your computer.

Invite a Friend

When first added to the game on 8/8/13 as part of version 2.0, inviting a friend awarded 200 Coins, but this was changed 21 days later to awarding 50 gems. The reward originally didn't had any limit, allowing players to exploit it, until an unknown update gave it a limit so that only the first 50 friends that get to join the game rewarded 50 Gems. At an unknown update, the invite limit was reduced to 5 friends, capping the gems that can be obtained to 250Gems icon trans.

Gem Reward Tier

Gems fistful icon
Fistful of Gems 10-100 Gems icon trans
Gems fistful
Gems bigsack icon
Big sack of Gems 25-400 Gems icon trans
Gems bigsack
Gems chest icon
Chest of Gems 125-750 Gems icon trans
Gems Chest
Gems hoard icon
Hoard of Gems 300-750 Gems icon trans
Gems hoard

Tips

  • Don't mindlessly waste gems! Gems are rather scarce and even high rewards like Hoard of Gems have tendencies on rewarding you with the lowest amount!
  • Always put what you need the most as your first priority when it comes to buying things with gems - if not done, you can end in situations where you need x but, you don't have the exact amount to do so;
  • If you're in a gem crisis, do not buy anything at all, even if you have enough to do so;
  • Trial Membership is your friend! Due to rewarding Toothless, applying a 20% discount in the store, and unlocking all Hero Dragons in Flight Club, it allows the player to progress through certain methods of gathering Gems;
  • It's adviced to buy a Viking Slot (250 Gems) whenever you can, or have more than what's required, as all your Vikings within your account share the same gem currency. Because creating a new Viking is almost the same as starting a new game (except any Expansion you have bought will be unlocked in it), all the Achievements and Mystery Chests aren't completed in said Viking, meaning you can complete them again and earn its Gems.

Methods of Gathering Gems

Gems are very hard to get but that doesn't stop the players from finding method of farming and gathering Gems. Down below are the most used methods and how they're done.

Completing Achievement

Due to the Gem Stable Missions being replaced with Coins, including Long Night Flight, Achievements are now the way-to-go in terms of getting Gems. Players create an Alternate Viking (or Alt. Viking) with an already purchased slot and once they get hold of the Secondary Starter Dragon, some Achievements can be done right away.

There are currently 7 Gem Achievements:

  • Basic Training: Complete "The Training Course" Dragon Tactics levels - rewards 50 Gems icon trans
  • Stormheart Champion: Complete all of "Rise of Stomheart" Dragon Tactics levels - rewards 200 Gems icon trans*
  • Cog Master: Earn 120 stars in Cogs (100% Completion) - rewards 150 Gems icon trans
  • Incredible Machine Master: Earn 120 stars in Incredible Machine (100% Completion) - rewards 150 Gems icon trans
  • Flight Club Enthusiast: Complete 45 Flight Club levels - rewards 50 Gems icon trans
  • Hero Flight Club Expert: Complete 10 Hero Dragon levels in Flight Club - rewards 100 Gems icon trans
  • Flight Club Master: Get 45 A+s in Flight Club - rewards 200 Gems icon trans
*- Completing the first four Arena will reward the 200 Gems icon trans from Stormheart Champion if you haven't completed Stormheart Champion before.

In total, players can earn a total of 900 Gems icon trans by completing them all; however, because Cog Master and Incredible Machine Master and can both occasionally glitch and not reward the Gems, and Flight Club can take a while to finish them (not to mention Hero Flight Club Expert requires Trial Membership), some opt to just complete the Stormheart Champion and to an extent, Basic Training, for a total of 250 Gems icon trans.

Once gathered, the players head back to the Viking Selection Screen, delete the Alt. Viking and re-create it again to re-gather the Gems in said Alt.

Amber Stable

The Amber Stable is known for including a chest with 300 Gems, which, if bought in full price, it's a literal refund. But, if the player has Trial, its price will be reduced to 240 Gems, meaning that opening the chest will not only refund the 240 Gems, it will also give an extra 60 Gems.

This method is often done along with the Achievements Method.

Long Night Flight and Bright Light Flight

Stable Missions was home of one of the best ways of getting Gems, each of a variable difficulty and different Gem Reward (Fistful of Gems, Big Sack of Gems, Chest of Gems, Hoard of Gems), but one specific Mission stands out from the rest: Long Night Flight.

Long Night Flight is a Slot 5 Mission, meaning it's a Mission that requires Toothless, who in turn needs an active Membership to be used. However, it only requires one first use of Membership to unlock it - this allows players to reset the Slot as much as they desire. Because Long Night Flight rewards 1 Hoard of Gems (the highest gem reward), players can reset the Slot until they get it, then buy Trial Membership to send Toothless and hope they get success in it.

The Mission can also be done on each individual Alt. Viking because Membership also applies to ALL Vikings in one account. It was temporarily changed to a normal Mission in May 12th, 2020, v3.8.0, but on August 20th, 2020, v3.11.0, both Long Night Flight and newcomer, Bright Night Flight, reward Hoard of Gems; another newcomer, The Alpha, on Slot 3, rewards a Big Sack of Gems

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