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Earning & Spending Diamonds

Earning & Spending Diamonds

Diamonds are the main currency of AFK Arena. They can be earned in-game for free and bought for real money.

They’re extremely important for progressing in the game and are much harder to obtain than any other currency, so spend them wisely.

How to get diamonds?


Your main source of them will come from completing campaign quests. The quests are basically achievements for completing certain things in the game such as defeating campaign stages or clearing king’s tower floors.

They can also be obtained from bounty quests and the new bootcamp event when it is active.

The chests earned from attacking guild bosses can have diamonds in them as well.

The Arena of Heroes can also give diamonds as daily and seasonal rewards depending on your ladder position.

You can obviously buy them with real money from the gift shop as well.

And lastly, everyone will receive diamonds for updating the game when a new patch or hotfix is released.

What can you spend diamonds on?


There’s 2 main things you can spend diamonds on — Heroes and Gear.

You can use them for resetting heroes, but the cost is relatively low (20 per hero).

They can also be spent at the new Stargazing NPC, which was added to the noble tavern in patch 1.14.01. However, this is more of an endgame option for when you’ve got most of the that heroes you want. I don’t really recommend using diamonds on this early on as it is quite expensive.

What’s the best thing to spend diamonds on?


This can depend on what your current progress in the game is, but the general answer for most players is to spend them all on buying heroes from the 10x Summon option in noble tavern.

The reason you want to use the “Summon 10” option is because it has a 10% discount, so you’ll receive one extra hero for the same price.

The logic behind prioritizing heroes over gear is that gear can be relatively easily obtained from various sources, where as heroes are much rarer to earn.

The further you progress into the game, the easier it is to obtain gear.

It can be acquired from a multitude of sources such as the Campaign Quests, Peaks of Time, AFK Rewards, Guild Store and the Trader in the Arcane Labyrinth which can have a 40% discount on items.

You also only at minimum really need gear for 5 heroes, where as you’ll need A LOT of extra heroes to ascend each one into Mythic+.

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James Hjelmeland

The math is still not perfect as it doesn’t take into account for that for every hundred pulls in the tavern you get one faction of choice epic.

JamesDoom
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JamesDoom

I am at v.1.16 and I have no stargazing NPC… What the hell??

LymeValkyrie
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LymeValkyrie

You have to have passed a certain point in the main campaign quest line – chapter 15 I think

DivineJer
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DivineJer

Buying 10 no longer give 1 extra hero anymore

Ahmed Atef
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Ahmed Atef

you can get epic hero from shards that is not ascended

Tyler
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Tyler

At least until drop rates are adjusted (confirmed upcoming change), if you see the 5 purple shards in the store, it is a mathematically better spend for your diamonds. A 2700 pull has a ~4% chance to get an epic hero. That works to 1 in 25, or 6750 diamonds. The shards in the store are 1620 per epic hero. You can argue about building the rare heroes to epic, but ultimately the ascended heroes are the best.

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Math

1. It’s 4.61%, the game told you. That’s 0.461 epic per 10x 2. You get a fraction 10x for every 100 pulls, so one 10x = 0.1 epic (if you are looking for certain fraction this worth 0.4 epic) 3. You get 51.69% normals, retire one gives you 800 token while you can buy a epic (60 shards) for 18000 tokens, then that’s 0.023 epic per 10x 4. You get 43.7% rares, even it’s not what you want, you can use them to make epic+, which can be used in ascending of any hero, you can always make use of… Read more »

Warriondo
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Warriondo

Holy **** dude! Nice maths xD this helps a lot, ty!!

Megumin
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Megumin

Your math is off, it’s 0.0461 Epic per ONE pull. You have to multiply everything by 10 since it’s a 10 pull. Epic: 0.461 Epic per TEN pull – 0.0461 * 10 = 0.461 Rare: 0.486 Epics per TEN pull – 0.437 * 10 / 9 = 0.486 Common: 0.046 Epics per TEN pull – 0.5169 * 10 * 160 / 18000 = 0.046 Tavern Tokens: 0.1 Epics per TEN pull – 0.01 * 10 = 0.1 Total Epics per 10 pull: 1.093 – 0.461 (Epic) + 0.486 (Rare) + 0.046 (Common) + 0.1 (Tavern Token) = 1.093 Diamond cost… Read more »

Megumin
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Megumin

All in all, it’s about 1/3 cheaper to buy store shards, more if there’s a discount on it.

Leonardo
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Leonardo

you are not counting on the comon heroes you get on the x10 summon that are able to be retired and get elite heroes and one of the most important resource in the game essence, something that you are unable to get if you only waste crystals in shards on store.

Megumin
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Megumin

Nvm, you did multiply by 10, your mistake was the commons and rares. It’s 160 Hero tokens when retiring a Common, not 800. And you only forgot to multiply by 10 for rares.

mbb
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mbb

I wrote script to compare number of elites from shop(shards) vs number of elites from tavern. Here are results:
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Total number of diamonds to spend 2916000
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Number of elites from shop 2700
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Number of elites directly from tavern 446
Number of rares directly from tavern 4730
Number of normals directly from tavern 5624
Number of elites from rares promotion 525
Number of bonus elites 108
Number of elites from normals 49
Total number of gained elites 1128
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So it is 2700 elites from shards vs 1128 from tavern.

Wil
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Wil

So I should spend diamonds on elite shards when possible?