Gems Tournament Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks
GEMS Tournament

Are you ready for the next Gems Tournament?

Read below to learn which goods to stock up on and which units to train to be sure you’re as prepared as possible to help your fellowship win big!

Summary

Get Prepared

Whether you’re a caterer, a fighter, or a little of both, these tips will help you ensure you’re ready for the types of goods and units you’ll need the most for the best tournament performance.

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GOODS

These are the goods you’ll use the most of for catering in the Gems Tournament:


Planks

Silk
Gems
Gems

EXTRAS

If you have any Orc Strategists from winning Grounds of the Orc Strategist in past events, this is a great province to use them!

Orc Strategist

Training – Elves

Train plenty of the following types of fighters to ensure you’ll have the best units to handle the Shady Characters found in the Gems provinces:

BEGINNER
Sorceress
Sorceress
Golem
Golem
Treant
Treant
Archer
Archer

Players in chapter 1 will find this to be a very difficult province. Train mostly Archers to use against the Knights and Mist Walkers. Train a few Sword Dancers to assist with the Orc Strategists and Cannoneers. Cater any encounters against two or more Orc Strategists or Cannoneers.

Once you have unlocked Treants in chapter 2, train some of these to use against the Orc Strategists and Cannoneers. Once you have unlocked Golems and Sorceresses in chapter 3, train mostly Sorceresses to use against the Knights, Orc Strategists, and Cannoneers. Train a few Golems to use against the Mist Walkers.

INTERMEDIATE
Banshee
Banshee
Golem ll
Golem II
treant II
Treant II
Archer II
Archer II

Train Banshees to use against the Knights, Orc Strategists, and Cannoneers. Train Golem II to use against the Mist Walker and for backup in battles against the Orc Strategists and Cannoneers.

Train a few Treants for encounters facing mostly Orcs Strategist and Cannoneers, and Train a few Archers II for encounters vs mostly Knights and 2 or fewer Mist Walkers.

ADVANCED
Banshee II
Banshee II
Granite Golem
Granite Golem
Elder Treant
Elder Treant
Elite Archer
Elite Archer

Train Banshee II or Ghastly Banshees to use against the Knights, Orc Strategists, and Cannoneers. Train Granite Golems to use against the Mist Walker and for backup in battles against the Orc Strategists and Cannoneers.

Train a few Elder Treants for encounters facing mostly Orc Strategists and Cannoneers. Train a few Elite Archers for encounters facing mostly Knights and 2 or fewer Mist Walkers.

Training – Humans

Train plenty of the following types of fighters to ensure you’ll have the best units to handle the Shady Characters found in the Gems provinces:

BEGINNER
Priest
Priest
Mortar
Mortar
Paladin
Paladin
Crossbowman
Crossbowman

Players in chapter 1 will find this to be a very difficult province. Train mostly Crossbowmen to use against the Knights and Mist Walkers. Train a few Axe Barbarians to assist with the Orc Strategists and Cannoneers. Cater any encounters facing two or more Orc Strategists or Cannoneers.

Once you have unlocked Paladins in chapter 2, train some of these to use against the Orc Strategists and Cannoneers. Once you have unlocked Priests and Mortars in chapter 3, train mostly Priests to use against the Knights, Orc Strategists, and Cannoneers. Train a few Mortars to use against the Mist Walkers.

INTERMEDIATE
Priest II
Priest II
Orc Strategist
Orc Strategist
Paladin II
Paladin II
Crossbowman II
Crossbowman II

Train Priests II to use against the Knights, Orc Strategists, and Cannoneers. Train Orc Strategists to use against the Mist Walker, and for backup in battles facing the Orc Strategists and Cannoneers.

Train a few Paladins for encounters facing mostly Orcs Strategist and Cannoneers, and Train a few Crossbowmen II for encounters against mostly Knights and two or fewer Mist Walkers.

ADVANCED
Sacred Priest
Sacred
Priest

Orc
Strategist II
Blessed Paladin
Blessed
Paladin
Master Crossbowman
Master
Crossbowman

Continue training Sacred Priests until you unlock the Ghastly Banshees, and then start training these to use against the Knights, Orc Strategists, and Cannoneers. Train Orc Strategist II to use against the Mist Walker and for backup against the Orc Strategists and Cannoneers.

Train a few Blessed Paladins for encounters facing mostly Orc Strategists and Cannoneers, and Train a few Master Crossbowmen for encounters facing mostly Knights and two or fewer Mist Walkers.

 

THE ENEMIES

Mist Walker
Mist Walker

Light Ranged
Moves: 4 Spaces
Attacks: 4 Spaces

Orc Strategist
Orc Strategist

Heavy Ranged
Moves: 3 Spaces
Attacks: 3 Spaces

Knight
Bandit

Light Range
Moves: 2 Spaces
Attacks: 2 Spaces

Cannoneer
Cannoneer

Heavy Ranged
Moves: 1 Space
Attacks: 8-10 Spaces

NOTE: After the first few provinces the Orc Strategists are replaced by Steinlings. Both are Heavy Range Units and both move 3 spaces and attack 3 spaces away.

TACTICS TO CONSIDER

Because the Mist Walker has the highest initiative in the game, it is extremely helpful to scout encounters in this province using Heavy Range Units. Then, try to place your Mage Units out of the Mist Walker’s range.

Fights with large combinations of all 3 enemy types will be the most difficult.

We recommend these be catered or fought manually using a mix and match of your fighters according to the obstacles on the battlefield,
especially after round 3 of the tournament.

AUTO-FIGHT

Most tournaments in the first few rounds can be won with auto-fight. This can be a great option for fighting novices to still be able to use a mix of resources (units and goods) so more tournament provinces and rounds can be won.

For many of the first rounds of fights, if you pick the right match ups, the fight is easy enough for auto-fight to do as good of a job as manual fighting would do for far less effort.

Of course, choose at your own risk. The more difficult the fight, and the more even the match-up, the more likely it is that you are nearly guaranteed to lose far more units with auto-fight than with manual fight.

AUTO-FIGHT ELVES

BEGINNER

5 Sorceresses or a combination of Sorceresses and Golems

Sorceress

OR

Sorceress

+

Golem
INTERMEDIATE

5 Banshees or a combination of Banshees and Golems II

Banshee

OR

Banshee

+

Golem ll
ADVANCED

5 Banshee II or a combination of Banshee II and Granite Golems

Banshee II

OR

Banshee II

+

Granite Golem

AUTO-FIGHT HUMANS

BEGINNER

5 Priests or a combination of Priests and Mortars

Priest, elevenar

OR

Priest, elevenar

+

Mortar
INTERMEDIATE

5 Priest II or a combination of Priest II and Orc Strategists

Priest II, elvenar

OR

Priest II, elvenar

+

Orc Strategist, elvenar
ADVANCED

5 Sacred Priest or a combination of Sacred Priest and Orc Strategists II

Sacred Priest, elvenar

OR

Sacred Priest, elvenar

+

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MANUAL-FIGHT

Manual fight is recommended in most instances for fewer losses of units. Manual fight may or may not make a significant difference compared to auto-fight in the easiest battles (usually only the first round of the tournament for each province.)

Use Priests, Sorceresses or Banshees
vs
combos of 2 or more Knights, Orc Strategists or Cannoneers, and one or fewer Mist Walkers

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Sorceress, elvenar
Banshee, elvenar

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Use Paladins, Treants or Priests, Sorceresses, Banshees
vs
Mostly Cannoneers and Orcs Strategists and one or fewer Mist Walkers

Paladin, elvenar
Treant, elvenar

+

Priest, elevenar
Sorceress, elvenar
Banshee, elvenar

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Use Mortars, Golems or Orc Strategists
vs
Mostly Mist Walkers, and one or fewer Knights

Mortar, elvenar
Golem, elvenar
Orc Strategist, elvenar

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Use combos of Priests, Sorceress, Banshee and Mortars, Golems, Orc Strategists
vs
large combinations of all 3 enemy types

Priest, elevenar
Sorceress, elvenar
Banshee, elvenar

+

Mortar, elvenar
Golem, elvenar
Orc Strategist, elvenar

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