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PvP Overview: Gems of War

In PVP, or Player versus Player, you play with your team against the defending teams of other players. The defending teams are built by other players, but played by the game AI.

There are two main types of PvP - Ranked and Casual.

Note: While not in the PvP section of the game, the Arena mini-game is also a form of PVP.

Ranked PvP

This is the competitive area of PvP. Victories grant PvP points, defeats lose PvP points, and everyone who participates is placed on a weekly Leaderboard. These battles also earn the victor Glory and Guild Trophies.

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Casual PvP

In Casual PvP there's no PvP Points to win or lose or Leaderboard to worry about, so this is a good place to test new teams without fear of failure. The downside is that Casual PVP doesn't reward as much gold as Ranked PvP. In Casual PvP you can also select a difficulty level to increase your opponent's stats and potential rewards.

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How opponents earn points

Both Ranked and Casual PvP allow players to select their opponent from a set of three other players. These will usually include an Easy, Medium and Difficult choice.

The higher the difficulty, the greater the rewards from winning the battle. You can tell how strong an opponent's team is by checking their team power score in the bottom left of the opponent's selection button with the fist icon.

You can also earn extra Rewards by facing a Rival or having a Revenge battle.

Revenge targets are players who have beaten your defense team. Beating theirs in return stands to earn you an additional 3 Glory on top of the base reward.

Rivals are players you have exchanged a couple of battles with. Beating them will earn an additional 2 Glory.

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Tip: For more information on gaining PVP Points, see this article.

Stats

The Stats tab shows how you're faring in the Weekly Event, as well as your overall record. It displays Wins and Losses for both your Invasions (against other players and their Home Kingdoms) and your Defense Battles.

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 There are two buttons in this area:

  • Tier Rewards - displays the rewards for advancing in PvP Tiers from 15 up to 1.
  • Ranked Rewards - displays the ranked Leaderboard rewards you can earn at the end of the weekly event (the Traitstones are always from the kingdom the event is held in), shown below.

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Battle Log

The Battle Log shows a record of your 20 most recent battles. This can be used to look back at the players you've fought (and those who've attacked you) to view their player profiles and defense team.

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If another player attacks you, next time you open the PvP menu you will be shown a record of your defense victories and defeats along with the rewards you've earnt for those battles.

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Defense

This is where you set your defending team: the team other players battle when they attack you.
Your defense team can be changed as often as you like.

The defense tab also tracks your revenge fights (you get rewards for certain milestones) which can be tracked by an icon visible on each Opponent in the PvP menu.

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Leaders

The Leaders tab displays the names of the top 100 players in the weekly PvP event's ranked ladder, as well as their guilds, levels and respective weekly statistics. This also privately shows your own stats at the bottom of the screen for comparison.

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Weekly Reset and Rewards

After one week has passed by, the current event will end and rewards will be sent out via the game mail to anyone who participated in that weeks Ranked PvP. Everyone's PvP Points, weekly stats and Leaderboard position will be reset for the following week's event. Each week starts and ends at Monday 07:00AM GMT.

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