Converting Gems!Converting gems to another gem type can be quite expensive, especially once you get into the higher gem levels. So by converting at the right time, you can save A LOT of gold which can be used for better things!
The cost to convert gems are the same for each gem type, the cost to convert gems only increases with the gem level itself, and it is as follow;
Level 1 - 10k
Level 2 - 20k
Level 3 - 40k
Level 4 - 80k
Level 5 - 160k
Level 6 - 320k
Level 7 - 640k
Let's pretend you have 3x Level 1 Patk Gems, and 1x Level 1 Matk Gem, and you want to make a level 2 Matk gem.
Converting 3x Level 1 gems into matk = 30k gold.
I wonder if we can do this cheaper than 30k gold?
Convert 1x Level 1 Matk gem into 3x Patk gems - 10k gold
Synthesize into Level 2 Patk gem
Converting 1x Level 2 Patk gem into Matk gem = 20k gold
So, same as the first example, so it didn't make a difference really and we spent an extra 50 gold on the synthesizing cost, which isn't much.
Let's try antother example!
Using the same example above, but let's pretend you also have 3x Level 2 Patk gems and want to make a Level 3 Matk gem..
Converting 3x Level 1 patk gems into matk = 30k gold
Converting 3x Level 2 patk gems into matk = 60k gold
So, 90k gold to do that? Can we do it cheaper? Let's try another way..
Converting 1x Level 1 Matk gem into the 3x Patk gems.. = 10k gold
Synthesize the 4x Lv 1 Patk gems into a Lv 2 Patk gem.. Now you have enough for a level 3 Patk Gem!
Synthesize the 4x Level 2 Patk gems into a Level 3 patk gem.
Converting 1x Level 3 Patk gem into Level 3 Matk gem = 40k Gold..
So in total, 50k gold. 40k Cheaper than had we just converted them all over to Matk gems to begin with.
To summarize all of that into an easy way for you to remember and not have to sit there and work out the costs each and every time...
If you're only upgrade it by 1 Level, it doesn't matter.
If you're going to upgrade it 2 levels or more, always try to convert lowest amount of gems into the higher amount, so convert 1 into the 3 instead of 3 into the 1
If you're still unsure, then work out the cost. Which is the cheaper route.
When To Synthesize Gems!
Something that a lot of us have done is been too eager to upgrade our gems, and we've actually reduced our stats by a small bit.
You know what I'm talking about, finally filled your equipment with all level 4 Matk gems, so then you pulled some off, made a level 5 Matk gem from then had to replace the missing level 4 gems with level 3 or lower..
Yup, most of us have been there and done that..
So I guess first thing to do would be to not do that.
Wait until you have 3 SPARE level 4 gems in your inventory, unsocket one from equip, synthesize it into a level 5 gem and put it back on.
You should also hold off on making level 5, 6 or 7 gems as long as possible. From time to time R2Games will hold an event where you can get bonus gem packs or Soul Crystals for actually synthing a level 5, 6 or 7 gem.
So if gaining those extra stats won't make a huge impact for you, try and delay it. Synthesize everything up to level 4 and just leave them there.
Later on you'll be doing this naturally anyways, once you get to the point where you're at ALL level 5 or higher gems, the gems you gain from Catacombs and other place will just rot for a long time.