The Stones System
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Completion - evolving each character and cards counts
Rubies are the currency used for buying items when you have no gold or AP or for those SUMMONS. Story modes Bonus stages Daily Quests Watch the secret ad! Event quests Festivals Tower of Trials Affinity Time Trials Arena & League Soul Quest Achievements Spend real money 1. Story Mode & Epic Quest
It’s really your main source. Once your character is strong enough, you can just set it to auto and watch them rack up the jewelry.
Note: you can only win rubies the first time you complete an element of the story stage. So you cannot win “Clear within 180 seconds” more than once but you can keep doing the stage till you clear all the conditions and get the “All Clear” reward.
Keep an eye on the conditions otherwise you’ll have to do it again to get the last few.
Once you complete each stage in the chapter, you’ll get a bonus of 10 rubies. These are sent to your inbox.
Commentary: you don't need to achieve all the requirements in one go! Once one requirement is cleared you can try it again to do the others. This is great for those harder bosses such as Orochi when you want to focus on getting hit less than 10 times and will need to roll, while using evasion roll no more than twice may also be a requirement...
On Expert mode you can win 15 rubies meeting the conditions plus 16 rubies as a bonus for all clear!
Don't forget you are awarded bonuses at the bottom of the screen for completing the quests at 33% 50% and 100%
2. Bonus Stages
In the story mode, clear the bonus stages by mashing the button!
3. Daily Quests
Completing 6 of these will give you 50 rubies!
4. Secret Shop Ad
Watch the advert every day for 30 rubies!
5. Event Quests
Many of the events reward you with rubies, just check their rewards button.
Festivals such as Halloween Yashiro, Festival Athena often have ruby rewards! It’s not written until completed! Note you only get the rubies ONCE, it doesn’t reset every day.
The Tekken festival was giving you 50 rubies for each run plus a gift box bonus of 1000!
Defeating the element monster also gives you 50 for every level.
7. Tower of Trials
If you can clear the Tower, floor 60, you will get a reward of 500 rubies. There are other ruby rewards on the way up.
Feed your fighters and there’s rubies to be had; since you get drops from story mode, it’s automatically going to pile up in your inventory! Aim to raise each character to at least level 3, this will take only 4 items. Also, when grinding, each quest will add at least one point of affinity. One item counts between 10 and 120 points, depending on how much the character likes it.
9. Time Trials
It’s recommended to do EVERY time trial, even with the worst score you will get 10 rubies! Some reset every day and others every week! Check the previous section on Fighting to get some tips on how to pass it. 10. Arena & League
These modes have perhaps the biggest rewards but you’ll need a top team and 3 perfects and probably need to spend rubies too.
For the best score, you’ll need to get 3 perfects every time. Arguably, to get better rewards you’ll actually need to spend rubies to be able to play more games and then climb the ranks. It’s arguably worth it but then when you meet certain characters that are designed to break your perfect such as XIII Kyo and Ash (if you have Kyo) then …. is it worth it? I would argue not. Top 100 players will get 500 rubies and the rewards go up until player #1 gets 2000 rubies for the season. The rewards for League are relatively smaller and will give 1500 to first place.
11. Soul Quest
You can get rubies once per character at three levels for a total of 56
On Easy level you get an opponent at level 20, winning 15 rubies and 3 souls for first clear, then an additional 1 soul.
On Hard level you face an opponent at level 30, winning 18 rubies and a first clear bonus of 3 (then you get 2 souls on top)
On Expert you will face an opponent at level 40. You can win 23 rubies and 9 souls (including 5 for first clear)
You can equip cards and the current buffs will count. In expert mode, you want to be able to defeat the opponent before they activate their super armour. The super armour only lasts for a few seconds but on expert mode you need to avoid using your roll and getting hit. When your character is weak, use a combo and save your specials until they reach their fifth lifebar, then unleash your attacks before they can get up and activate. If they haven’t been knocked out, it’s better to strengthen the character first.
Note that blocking counts as getting hit, but you can always pause and check which conditions have been failed. It’s better to quit and try again rather than lose a soul gem. If you don’t like your odds with the opponent that turns up, press the choose again button! If the quest is really difficult then you can spend two gems, the first focusing on completing one condition such as rolling only once, and then the second time you can roll as much as you want.
You can get an extra soul gem from watching an ad and sometimes from a daily or event quest.
13. Spend real money
No time, no rubies, and see souls in the shop? Well, be impatient and grab them with real currency. Technically you won’t need to spend any money at all to get high levels in the game, just play it! But… spending rubies on summons will count towards your event character guarantee pickup.
Let's say you are aiming to get around 100 rubies for £1. Keep this in mind when seeing the pop ups.
The beginner pack is great value, but of course you can only get it once.
The best packs in the game are for the players, the Rank packs.
The rank bonus pack 2 will give you rubies when you level up and costs £9.99 – for 2750 rubies in total, it’s the best value pack.
You can buy them retrospectively and grab more.
The next best packs give you rubies over time.
Generally, if you are aiming for one character from the summons, if you complete all story modes and do not buy anything, you shouldn’t need to buy any rubies. After that, you’ll need to do the other quests but keep an eye on rewards.