Masteries are an incredibly important addition to any champions kit, especially the final tier, and getting these should not be taken lightly, the built-in option to buy these for 800 gems can be a very fast way of acquiring masteries quickly, but is it the best way?
Farming Minotaur for Masteries on one champion will take just over 2,000 energy, which isn’t a small amount and takes time – which is why a lot of people will opt to spend 800 gems to avoid spending the energy.
Providing you are able to farm stage 15 Minotaur, in most cases if you are willing to invest the gems into masteries to avoid the energy costs, you should spend around 640 gems on energy as this will see you through your masteries.
The benefit to doing this is you can use that energy to also level up the desired champion and acquire some silver along the way as opposed to just skipping those extras with 800 gems.
I appreciate this is a slightly time-consuming process, but it is the kind of thing that could be done through an auto clicker like BlueStacks overnight, which is just one of many reasons that Bluestacks will change the way you play this game completely!
I would always highly recommend exchanging fewer gems for energy to using this method unless either: you are unable to reliably farm stage 15 minotaur – for example your first few level 60 champions, you ideally would save gems for their masteries as it will enable you to progress so much further in the game, significantly faster.
The other reason would be that you are completely inundated with gems and have them to burn freely, but for most people, this isn’t the case, so think carefully about your resources before you spend upwards of 100 extra gems for instant gain – this game is a marathon, not a sprint.