Gemcraft Walkthrough Review Tips
About Gemcraft Tower Defense
There is a wizard to the East, somewhere at the mountains. For an unknown reason cause, he summoned hordes of monsters to slaughter the inhabitants and wreak corruption on this once prosperous land. Being a wizard yourself, you are one of those few who can put an end to the threatening waves of corruption. Good luck on your journey. WIP – This page is work in progress.
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Gemcraft Walkthrough / Guide
Gemcraft Upgrades and Skill Points
Upgrades are purchased using skill points which are earned by leveling your wizard like RolePlayingGame [RPG]
Wizard Level | Skill of Magic | Skill Point Requirement
Level 01 – More Initial and maximum mana – [1/1/1/1/1/2/2/3/3]
Level 04 – More mana gain per kill – [1/2/2/2/3/3/4/5/5]
Level 07 – Armor: Saves mana when monster reaches the tower – [1/1/2/2/3/3/4/4/5]
Level 10 – More mana replenish per second – [1/1/1/2/2/3/3/3/4]
Level 14 – Number of basic starter gem – [1/2/2/2/3/3/3/4/4]
Level 19 – Lower mana cost for gem creating and combining – [1/1/2/2/2/3/3/3/3]
Level 23 – Powerful gem bombs – [1/1/2/2/2/3/4/4/4]
Level 27 – Dual gem mastery – [2/3/3/4/4/5/5/6/6]
Level 30 – Lower initial and incremental cost for buildings – [1/2/2/2/3/3/3/4/4]
Level 34 – Number of medium grade starter gems – [2/3/3/4/4/5/5/6/6]
Level 37 – Pure gem mastery – [2/3/3/4/4/5/5/6/7]
Level 40 – Number of high grade starter gems – [6/7/7/8/8/9/9/10/10]
Gemcraft Map Characteristics
Map ID | Total Waves | Glowing Frame Score | Available Gems
Map 01 : 08 waves – 000.790.000 – Splash, Steal Mana, Reduce Armor
Map 02 : 12 waves – 001.150.000 – Poison, Triple Damage, Chain Hit
Map 03 : 15 waves – 001.300.000 – Slow, Chain Hit, Shock
Map 04 : 18 waves – 001.600.000 – Steal Mana, Reduce Armor
Map 05 : 20 waves – 002.020.000 – Triple Damage, Splash, Slow, Steal Mana
Map 06 : 24 waves – 002.450.000 – Poison, Splash, Steal Mana
Map R1 : 40 waves – 004.800.000 – Poison [Revealed Hidden Map]
Map 07 : 26 waves – 002.650.000 – Triple Damage, Chain Hit, Reduce Armor
Map 08 : 28 waves – 002.820.000 – Triple Damage, Splash, Slow, Steal Mana, Shock
Map 09 : 32 waves – 004.030.000 – Splash, Slow
Pure Gem Modifiers
+10% to minimum damage | +20% to maximum damage | +2 to range | +2 to firing speed.
With every level reached, you gain 4 skill points, which you can spend on various magic skills. New skills are unlocked as you get to higher levels. You start with one skill to spend on, but you can freely distribute your points later on higher level skills.
Swap gems between towers
You can quickly move a gem from one tower to another, placing your strongest gems where they can perform the best. Simply drag the gem to another tower. This moves the gem or changes the gems if the target tower was not empty.
You can increase your mana income, score multiplier and maximum mana with the Mana Pool spell.
This is an expensive spell, but it returns its cost in longer battles.
A very effective way to slow down the monsters is to create water trenches in their path.
1. Press the Create water trench spell button.
2. Click on an empty space on the road
Gemcraft Shortcut Keys
You can be much faster with the help of the keyboard.
Pause the game – P
Throw gem bomb – 1 or B
Build tower – 2 or T
Create gem – 3 or C
Mana Pool – 4 or M
Build water trench – 5 or W
Combine gems – 6 or G
Gemcraft Shift and Control Keys
To combine as much same grade gems as possible, click on a gem while holding the Control key after selecting the Combine gems spell.
To create as much gems as possible of the selected grade, hold the Control Key while clicking on an inventory slot with the selected grade.
You can create multiple, but controlled number of gems quickly, by holding the Shift key when clicking on the slot to create the gme into.
Holding the Shift key allows you to create multiple or water trenches fast.