Rubies Strategy

Rubies – where to spend them

We don’t want to get all technical here, but really there are few worse sins than using your hard earned rubies for no reason.

Rubies for elite account

Controversial point: New accounts can’t buy elite account status, but by far the most effective use of rubies is to do just this. 7,900 rubies gets you elite account status for a whole year. Perfect. Now you get 75% extra XP and 35% more resources as well as being able to build two buildings at a time.

Rubies for wood/food

In all fairness, there are times where using rubies for resources makes sense. But really you want to be using this option as little as possible as it’s bloody well expensive. If it’s just a few gems, go for it. Especially if you have hundreds of thousands of resources and you’re under attack!

Rubies as speedups

You should never, ever use rubies to speed anything up directly. You are always by far better off going and spending those rubies on a speed boost pack at the forge for 1,750 gems and getting 10x 12 hour time boosts.

Rubies for tokens

If you’re fortunate enough to have an event with double tokens, then this is where you should be investing rubies. The main source of reward in this game is from solo rewards earned from events. Since the events rely on your power (and therefore dragons), having as many tokens available to breed the best possible dragons is a great course to choose.

Choosing the shortest mission timer will give you 1 token per ruby spent (regular) if you have an elite account and is far more ruby efficient than speeding up the hardest missions which give 0.2 tokens per ruby spent.

The balance

Obviously all of this is going to be down to personal taste. As you need higher levels to get access to more powerful dragon tiers, sometimes you are going to want to blow rubies on time boosts instead of gaining tokens.

Spending speed boosts

If we had it our way, nobody would spend speed boosts on anything other than buildings. Leveling dragons is slow, as is hatching them. The only time we recommend using speed boosts for hatching dragons is where you simply have to breed a dragon to gain access to another dragon during a breeding event.

Even that is tough though as higher tier dragons might not even get enough experience to breed before the end of an event.


4 thoughts on “Rubies – where to spend them”

  1. Admin, I’m finding conflicting information regarding using rubies to purchase an Elite Acct. Some say that “older” players can use rubies to extend Elite. Many are saying Rubies can’t be used to purchase Elite. Also, in-game comments are leaning the same, no rubies to buy Elite. Which is correct?

  2. Older players are able to use rubies to extend Elite, but newer players have to use cash. It’s technically a benefit for newer players, as the cost to purchase Elite with cash is lower than the cost to purchase the equivalent rubies that older players use.

    However, older players are able to accumulate rubies in events and therefore do not necessarily have to spend any money to maintain elite.

  3. I am an older player. Currently on level 47. I’m unable to purchase an elite account using rubies. It just froze and crashed. Did it multiple times but to no avail.

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