What Are Upgrade Gems?
Once you reach the maximum level of your current rank, you will be able to use upgrade gems to rank up your guardian. As with XP motes, there are universal and role-specific versions of these upgrade gems.
Upgrade Gem Types
Universal Upgrade Gems: These upgrade gems can be used as a requirement to upgrade a Guardian to the next rank.
Diamonds are the most commonly used upgrade gem. These are often used in conjunction with class upgrade gems.
Role Upgrade Gems: These upgrade gems correspond to one of the four attributes: attack, focus, health, and defense.
When ranking up Guardians with these upgrade gems, you will use the gem that corresponds with their role.
When ranking up talents, the upgrade gem that most closely applies to the attribute of the talent’s effect will be used. For example, if the talent boosts the defense attribute, sapphires may be used to upgrade it.
Upgrade gems are split into tiers to signify their strength. As your Guardians and talents rank up and increase in strength, so too will their upgrade requirements. Stronger talents require even stronger rank items.
Each full upgrade gem has an individual capacity in your inventory. Once you have exceeded the capacity, any additional upgrade gems will be delivered to your stash where they must be claimed before time runs out.
Upgrade Gem Shards
You can collect upgrade gem shards from daily quests. These shards automatically turn into full upgrade gems upon receiving the appropriate amount.
You may view the progress of these shards in the rank items section of the GUARDIANS menu.
Where Can I Get Upgrade Gem Shards?
These shards can be obtained from the appropriate daily quest.
How Many Shards Will I Need to Construct an Upgrade Gem?
This will depend on the tier of upgrade gem. The number of shards needed will be displayed in the inventory menu for each individual upgrade gem.
How to Use Your Upgrade Gems
You will be able to increase the rank of your Guardians at any time using the required upgrade gems and Gold.
To upgrade the rank of your Guardian:
- Tap on the GUARDIANS menu on the home screen.
- Select the Guardian you wish to rank up.
- Tap the RANK UP button.
- If you have the appropriate upgrade gems and Gold to proceed to the next rank, your RANK UP button will be illuminated.
- The RANK UP menu will display the required upgrade gems and Gold to proceed to the next rank. If you have all of the requirements, you may tap the CONFIRM button.
Talents may require upgrade gems in order to rank up as well.
To upgrade the rank of your talent:
- Select the Guardian whose talents you wish to rank up in the GUARDIANS menu.
- Tap on one of your talent slots to bring up the menu.
- Tap the talent you wish to rank up.
- Tap the UPGRADE or INFO button on the talent.
- If you have the appropriate talents, upgrade gems, and Gold to proceed to the next rank, your UPGRADE button will be illuminated.
- The RANK UP menu will display the required upgrade gems, Gold, and talents to proceed to the next rank. If you have all of the requirements, you may tap the UPGRADE button.
Note: Upgrade gems need to be in your inventory to rank up your Guardian or talent. If an upgrade gem is located in your stash, it will not count for the upgrade.
Upgrade Gem Requirements
The requirements for each upgrade depend on the current rank of your Guardian or talent. You may view the requirements at any time by tapping the RANK UP button for Guardians or the INFO/UPGRADE button for talents.