We can all agree that League of Legends has one of the most confusing crafting setups in video games and this is why it isn’t easy to understand. Besides, we wouldn’t blame the beginners and newcomers who are yet to understand how to navigate through the expansive Hextech Crafting process.
If you are just starting or having a tough time understanding what Gemstones are and how to get them, this guide will help you.
Gemstones, components of Hextech Crafting, remain one of the most valuable drops you can earn from the League of Legends loot chests. You can exchange your Gemstones for some rare skins or forget them into a key & chest bundle, a new skin, a Hextech Ward, or some cosmetic items in League of Legends.
Hextech crafting was introduced by Riot Games in patch 6.5 as an extra option for players to get incentives and exclusive rewards. The rewards can be in the form of champion shards, skins, and other premium items that can be obtained in the game.
To make the Hextech crafting relevant, Riot Games introduced a new currency that can only be acquired by opening a Hextech Chest known as Hextech Skins. It is important to know that these skins can only be crafted using a particular currency, which is Gemstnes.
We understand that it is difficult for you to understand how Gemstones work in League of Legends and how to get them fast. Continue reading this post to learn some of the best ways to get Gemstones quickly.
What are Gemstones?
Gemstones are a rare currency in the League of Legends game and they can be earned through Hextech Crafting. Gemstones give you access to unlocked exclusive loot but unlike Blue Essence or Riot Points, getting Gemstones isn’t easy.
You can forget one Gemstone in a key-and-chest bundle, as well as forget 5 Gemstones into a Hextech Ward and 10 in a Soulstealer Vayne skin or a Hextech Annie.
How To Get Gemstones In League of Legends
There are different ways of acquiring Gemstones in League of Legends. However, the chance of getting them is not 100% guaranteed. Below are some of the methods to get gemstones in LoL:
1. Hextech Chests
The popular and common way of getting Gemstones is from Hextech chests. You can get these chests by getting an S rank or higher by you or another player on your team after playing a game. If you don’t know how to get S Rank in League of Legends, you will have to read this guide.
Although Hextech chests can be obtained with ease the same cannot be said for Hextech keys. Again, you need the Hextech keys to open the chest. Additionally, Hextech chests aren’t a guaranteed way to get Gemstones as the drop rate is 0.4%.
2. Masterwork Chests
Masterwork chests are the premium variation of Hextech chests. They offer more rewards compared to the average Hextech chest and they give you a higher chance of getting premium drops. If you want to Masterwork Chests, you will have to purchase them from the store using some Riot Points. You stand a better chance of getting Gemstones from the Masterwork Chests.
3. Levelling Up
Levelling up is one of the reliable ways to get gemstones. Already, Riot Games makes it difficult for people to get them this way but it is possible to get them when you’ve reached the Summoner Level 150.
From this level, players can get 1 Gemstone each time they reach a level 50 milestone. Essentially, you can get enough Gemstones by playing the League of Legends game continuously and buying XP Boosts to speed up your progress.
Riot Games holds events regularly and you can get Gemstones from these events. You can expect at least 1 event every month. There are different features but they all use the same currency known as Event Tokens.
When using Event Tokens, you can buy loot boxes, which offer different chances of getting Gemstones. Moreover, there are events where you can purchase Gemstones directly using the Event Tokens.
5. Essence Emporium
The Essence Emporium is a yearly event that started in 2018. In this event, a lot of items are put on sale and these items can be purchased with Blue Essence. Certain exclusive items like Urfwick can be acquired by purchasing them on Essence Emporium for 150,000 Blue Essence.
Furthermore, Gemstones can also be attained as bonus items for purchasing icons for 50,000, 75,000, and 150,000 BE, which makes it a total of 3 purchasable Gemstones for an Essence Emporium.
What Can I Buy With Gemstones?
Gemstones are the rarest currencies to find in League of Legends. They allow you access to some of the most exclusive items in the game. You can purchase the following items using Gemstones:
1. Hextech Skins
If you are a fan of Hextech skins, you would surely want to get them using your Gemstones. You can purchase these exclusive skins using 10 Gemstones, randomly getting one from Masterwork Chests, Hextech Chests, Champion Capsules, or Honor Capsules. At the moment, there are 14 exclusive Hextech champion skins coupled with 1 Hextech Ward skin.
2. Event Skins
You can also purchase event skins and legacy skins using Gemstones. Flashback to the 2018 Lunar Revel event, there was a promo where players could purchase a Lunar Revel skin using 1 Lunar Revel Token or 5 Gemstones.
3. Masterwork Chests and Keys
You can also purchase Masterwork Chests using Gemstones. Most players wouldn’t want to purchase a Masterwork Chest using their hard-earned Gemstone. It may be a good idea to use your gemstones if you’ve bought all of the Hextech skins and you may want to get some skin shards that you are yet to unlock.
Nevertheless, it’d be best to hold these Gemstones to use them in future events that require them to unlock rewards.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I get Gemstones in LoL?
As earlier stated, it might be difficult to get yourself familiarized with the Hextech Crafting process. Some of the ways to get gemstones easily are:
- You can earn Gemstones from Hextech Chests. You can get Hextech Chests either by purchasing them from the Riot store using your Riot Points or earning them for free by getting an S-rank performance with a Champion.
- If you crack open a Hextech Chest using a Hextech key, there is a 3.6% probability of getting a Gemstone as a bonus drop.
- Leveling up to Summoner levels such as 150, 2000, 250, 300, and above guarantees you a Gemstone reward.
- You can purchase Gemstones at special events like the Essence Emporium for 50,000, 75,000, and 100,000 Blue Essence. You get a special icon when you buy them at these events.
What is the fastest way to get Gemstones?
If you are looking for a quick way to get Gemstones in League of Legends, you may have to use your credit card and spend on Hextech or the Masterwork Chest bundles. Alternatively, if you don’t have money to spend, you should play each match to achieve an S rank with your champion. If you play with a player who gets an S rank, you’ll get the benefits of the S rank as well.
Furthermore, some special events or sales go on occasionally. You stand a better chance of earning Gemstones at these events.
Are there other means to get Hextech skins?
Hextech skins can only be acquired through Hextech crafting methods such as opening Hextech chests, skin shard re-rolling, and Gemstone crafting.
Sadly, you cannot buy Hextech skins with your Riot Points from the Riot store but you can use your Riot Points to get Masterwork Chests and Keys. Masterwork Chests and Keys gives you the chance to get a gemstone randomly.
What are Masterwork Chests?
Masterwork Chest is an upgraded version of Hextech chests. Typically, they offer better rewards than the normal Hextech chests. Therefore, there’s a higher chance of getting better drops. You can buy Masterwork Chests from the League store using your Riot Points.
Is it worth buying Masterwork Chests to get Gemstones in Lol?
Every player is different from another; there are players with money to spend and there are others with bills to pay, and don’t have enough to spend on Masterwork Chests.
If you can comfortably purchase Masterwork Chests, then it is worth it. When you get a Masterwork Chest, there’s a chance that you can get Hextech skins. On the other hand, if it will cause a dip in your finances, you may look for other methods to get Gemstones.
When is the next Essence Emporium?
We don’t know when the next Essence Emporium will appear as there is no official announcement regarding it. We would have wished there was a way to accurately predict the periods when the Essence emporiums will come up, whether in the first half or second half of the year. Nonetheless, expect to see one a few months after an Essence Emporium has appeared.
Gemstones can drop as a bonus with the normal chest content. Gemstones in League of Legends are referred to as light bad luck protection. Also, you cannot get more than 50 boxes without a Gemstone and this is why you should start getting your Gemstones now.
We hope this guide has given you all the details you need to know about Gemstones. Feel free to share this information with other players in the League of Legends community.