The first and easiest way to earn free gems for beginners is by clearing obstacles such as Logs, Bushes, and, most importantly, Gem Boxes.
Removing regular obstacles can give you anywhere from 0 to 6 gems. However, the number of gems you gain from clearing obstacles follows a pattern. The order cycle is as follows: 6, 0, 4, 5, 1, 3, 2, 0, 0, 5, 1, 0, 3, 4, 0, 0, 5, 0, 1, 0. You are getting an average of 2 gems for every obstacle you clear.
One new obstacle spawns every eight hours. By actively clearing obstacles, you can get around 50 free gems weekly, excluding the Gem Boxes.
Everyone smiles when they get a Gem Box in their Village. Gem Boxes always give you 25 gems every time you clear it. Gem Boxes respawn every 7-8 days, so make sure you constantly clear them whenever they spawn!
Clash of Clans has a long list of achievements you can complete. Completing achievements will let you collect one-time gem rewards.
The gem rewards from these achievements can range from 5 gems all the way to 2000. As of 2023, you can claim a total of 19,142 gems from completing all the achievements!
Some of the most valuable achievements that provide the highest gem rewards include:
League All Star: 2,000 Gems (Reach Champions League)
League All Star: 1,000 Gems (Reach Masters League)
War Hero: 1,000 Gems (Gain 1,000 Clan War Stars)
Big achievements like the ones listed above can help you use the gems to buy more Builders to progress your base!
You can unlock the Gem Mine in the Builder Base. Once you’ve reached Builder Hall Level 3, you can repair the Gem Mine to have it up and running.
Gem Mines will pbuttively produce free gems, just like a Gold Mine or Elixir Collector works. Upgrading your Gem Mine will help it produce gems at a faster pace.
The maximum level of a Gem Mine is Level 10. At Level 10, Gem Mines can produce 5.04 free gems a day. However, you will need a Level 10 Builder Hall to upgrade it to the maximum level.
Participating in Clan Games
Clan Games are monthly events where you and your clan complete challenges and earn points together. The more points your clan receives, the more rewards your clan will get.
Gems often appear as reward options in Clan Games. For every reward stage, players can pick one of the three rewards. If you’re in need of gems, you can always pick the gems over the other rewards!
To maximize the number of gems you can collect through Clan Games, make sure to participate and complete challenges!
Completing Supercell Event Challenges
Every once in a while, Supercell will hold time-limited Events where Challenges are given.
These events will require you to raid villages using a specific combination of troops. The challenges can vary, sometimes asking you to win multiplayer battles or three-star bases with the required troops.
Completing Challenges can give you anywhere from 25 to 200 gems, depending on how generous Supercell is feeling! Keep an eye out on your Events tab so you don’t miss out!
Lots of YouTubers, streamers, and websites like us often do giveaways. You can participate in giveaways offering Clash of Clans promo codes or gift cards, such as Apple and Google Play rewards. Usually, joining these giveaways only requires simple requirements such as subscribing or liking a video.
If you manage to win these giveaways, you can use the gift cards and rewarded Google Play credit to buy gems in the Shop. Make sure to check out our giveaway section so you won’t miss a giveaway!
Selling Magic Items
Players tend to receive a lot of Magic Items as rewards from Clan Games, Seasonal Challenges, Raid Medals, and more. However, if you’ve played Clash of Clans for a long time, you’ll agree that these Magic Items do not always get used.
If you have lots of Magic Items, such as Potions, you can convert your excess stock into more gems! Here’s a list of how many gems you can get after selling different Magic Items:
Hammers: 100 Gems
Runes: 50 Gems
Books: 50 Gems
Shovel of Obstacles: 50 Gems
Potions: 10 Gems
Wall Rings: 5 Gems
We do not recommend selling Hammers, Runes, and Books for 50-100 gems. However, Shovel of Obstacles can be a great way to get 50 gems for free. Some Potions, such as Resource, Power, and Clock Tower Potions, can be good to sell for 10 gems if you never use them.
Using Raid Medals
Raid Medals are another way for players to get lots of Clash of Clans free gems. Raid Medals can be obtained from Raid Weekends and Capital Gold. The Raid Medals can then be traded for various rewards through The Trader.
Though you cannot directly trade Raid Medals for gems, many players are using the hidden gems strategy of purchasing Clock Tower Potions.
Clock Tower Potions are the cheapest type of Potion you can get from the Raid Medal Shop, so you can stock up on them and sell them off.
You can get Clock Tower Potions for 100 Raid Medals and sell them for 10 gems each.