Understand the Gem Store in Clash of Clans

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow and this is part of our on-going Clash of Clans tutorial. We have an article on how to install the game and get your first village setup. Now, we're going to show you the basic items of the shop when you first start out as a new player. I'll explain each one briefly and let you know which ones are more important, which ones are less important - and how and why.

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    To start with, tap on your Treasure.
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    Treasure is things you can buy.
    You can buy gems - and with gems, you can buy all sorts of other stuff like gold and elixir.
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    If you have some money to spend and you want to buy gems - by all means, buy some gems.
    However bear in mind that, especially in the early game, buying gems is usually a waste. The only time where gems become particular valuable are in the late game or you are in one of the special periods like Christmas where you can do a lot with 1 gem or 10 gems as supposed to the usual several hundred.
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    Next, we have our Resources.
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    This tells us we can build one resource collector, one gold collector and one more builder slot (2 out of possible 5).
    You could buy gems to build more builders, but the fact is - over time, you will be able to do that anyway.
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    These are your decorations.
    These are all instant. Any of these that you have the money to buy and meet the standard score - you can buy them. Some of them do cost gems, the extra special ones, like the pirate flags. If you are at that point in the game where you have nothing else to do then certainly spend your money on those things otherwise you may want to try to avoid that.
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    Let's tap on Army.
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    These are our different army things.
    We have the current maximum army camp. We can build one more barracks which are always a good things to do. The barracks lets you create your troops faster - the faster you get troops, the more you can attack. As you get to a higher level you will get your Archer Queen, your Barbarian King, Dark Barracks - these are other troops that let you do special attacks and special damages.
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    Let's tap on Defenses.
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    Defenses protect your village.
    As you can see we have 1 of 2 cannons, you have an Archer Tower and you have walls - you can get 25 walls. The walls, actually, are not that important. However, what you need to do as you go through the game is improve each thing all the way up through this entire list until you're at the maximum that you can have for that before increasing your Town Hall level. The higher your town level is, the more you can get when you attack - if all the other stuff are high. If all of your other stuff is low and you just maxed out your Town Hall level, you actually receive a penalty when attacking in terms of how much gold and gems you take.
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    Let's tap on Shield.
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    I, personally, never use shields.
    Some people do. Occasionally they are very cheap. You've got a one-day shield, a two-day shield, and a one-week shield. When you use certain shields, there are cool downs. As you can see there are 5 days cool down on the first one, a 10-day cool down, and a 35-day cool down. When you buy a shield, no one can attack you. You can still attack people but if you attack someone, it breaks the shield. There's no point in buying them unless you plan on not attacking people. Sometimes people choose to buy shields to save gold and build up their defenses. That's entirely up to you.
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    One more important thing to note.
    You cannot build anything if you do not have a free builder. Like walls - walls are where you're going to dump your money. If you have lots of gold laying around, build a bunch of walls.
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    Upgrade a bunch of walls because it is instant.
    Everything else you upgrade takes time - which we're about to show you because we're going to build another barrack. Let's put that barracks there. Now we have a barrack built, let's see what else we can build that is going to cost us gold.
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    Army things do not cost gold.
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    Let's go ahead and see, as I was saying earlier, we're full of gold so let's build some fences.
    I'm just going to build enough of them that I still have a thousand gold over so I can build my barracks.
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    Now go back to the Shop then to Defenses and we'll build this Archer tower.
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    We can click on our little gold mine and our little elixir collector to collect resources.
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    You'll notice that both of our builders are currently busy building things.
    That's fine, that's what we want them to do - that's their job.
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    As you'll see, once this is complete our builder is free.
    He will now run his little self to his little home. There will be Z's coming out of the hat indicating that he's sleeping. Each time that happens, you want to put him back to work.
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    Let's build another one of these gold mine.
    Our builder will be back to work on that.
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    That concludes our tutorial on The Shop and how to use and move things around.
    Another thing that you may end up wanting to do, depending on your own preferences, is to remove some items.
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    You need a free builder.
    As you can see, there's an option for some resource costs. As I said before, if you remove fix objects like stones, they don't come back. Any trees that you remove will come back. Sometimes you can find special bonus like a bag full of gems under a bark of the tree. It's always best to remove your trees and greenery first because those are the ones that would come back.
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    Thanks for watching VisiHow.
    Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you in one of our future videos.
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