What Are Upgrade Gems?
Upgrade gems are one of the types of materials that are used to rank up your Guardians. As with XP motes and books, 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.
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.
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 GEMS menu on the GUARDIANS screen.
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 UPGRADE button.
- This button may be illuminated to indicate that you have reached the resources needed for a level increase rather than a rank increase.
- You must have met all of the prerequisites in the REQUIREMENTS list in order to proceed to the next rank.
- Tap the RANK UP button.
- If you have the appropriate upgrade gems, Gold, and have met all of the necessary requirements to proceed to the next rank, then your RANK UP button will be illuminated.
- The RANK UP menu will display the required upgrade gems, Gold, and other requirements needed to proceed to the next rank. If you have all of the requirements, you may tap the CONFIRM button.
Upgrade Gem Requirements
The requirements for each upgrade depend on the current rank of your Guardian. You may view the requirements at any time by tapping the RANK UP button for Guardians.