Gems are the most valuable resource available which can help turn the tides of battle in War Pirates. By using Gems, you can access a lot of useful functions in game and gain that extra advantage to proceed further and better in the game. You can use Gems to buy Pirates in the Tavern, finish building upgrades, buy resources and replenish your stamina.
How to Obtain Gems
Gems can be obtained for free in login bonuses and certain quests in the game. Gems can also be periodically collected at the Market which can be found in your Hideout. You can also get more Gems by purchasing it from the cash shop. Simply tap on the + button at the right side of the Gem Bar or through the Tavern by tapping on the "Buy Gems" button to access the shop.
There are different kinds of gems: those that you have paid for through the shop, those that you paid for on discount and free ones given out through campaigns or rewards. When you use gems, those that are given for free will be used first.