
Dorijan Lendvaj
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary. I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if you buy a boost scroll, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during that 1 day, which means you effectively get 2 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 1 extra day.
To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 5 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0. Also, this time some nodes require PvP; I'm assuming that you start every node with 3 PvP attacks.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.To save time, I put all the strategies of the same type in one place; you can search(ctrl+f on pc) one of these things:
15 cells
20 cells
65 cells(r0)
60 cells
60 cells(r1)
75 cells
75 cells(r2)
130 cells
160 cells(r3)
180 cells
190 cells(r4)
320 cells
420 cells(r5)If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies:
Every 8 hours: /pastebin.com/nneKTFvM
Every 8 hours, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/WGm2mFjp
Every hour: /pastebin.com/5P92ktnD
Every hour, first gems spent after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/FRK9etse
Every hour, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/Fc4naCs4Since it seems like a lot of people get confused by this, 1618 collections/5d8h6d is included only because of the boost scroll.

Dorijan Lendvaj
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary.
I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if you buy a boost scroll, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during that 1 day, which means you effectively get 2 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 1 extra day.This time there is no island boost.To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 4 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0. Also, this time some nodes require PvP; I'm assuming that you start every node with 3 PvP attacks.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.To save time, I put all the strategies of the same type in one place; you can search(ctrl+f on pc) one of these things:
chest 3
30 cells
50 cells(r0)
60 cells
60 cells(r1)
75 cells
75 cells(r2)
130 cells
160 cells(r3)
180 cells
190 cells(r4)
230 cells
250 cells(r5 combined with 260 cells from book)If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies:
Every 8 hours: /pastebin.com/fYUFzXFZ
Every 8 hours, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/R4462iNw
Every hour: /pastebin.com/1xTyK5dj
Every hour, first gems spent after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/JxbjnAiN
Every hour, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/vEZhjKLQ 
Dorijan Lendvaj
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each rune chest, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary. I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if you buy a boost scroll, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during that 1 day, which means you effectively get 2 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 1 extra day.
To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 4 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0. Also, this time some nodes require PvP; I'm assuming that you start every node with 3 PvP attacks.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.To save time, I put all the strategies of the same type in one place; you can search(ctrl+f on pc) one of these things:
chest 2
chest 3
chest 4
chest 5
chest 1(round 2)
chest 2(round 2)
chest 3(round 2)
chest 4(round 2)
chest 5(round 2)If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies:
Every 8 hours: /pastebin.com/7tAbtCtZ
Every 8 hours, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/XmwYAZDe
Every hour: /pastebin.com/PM0AqApM
Every hour, first gems spent after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/2ZKeBw3c
Every hour, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/AfAM7Me0 
Dorijan Lendvaj
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary.
I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if you buy a boost scroll, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during that 1 day, which means you effectively get 2 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 1 extra day.This time there is no island boost.To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 4 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0. Also, this time some nodes require PvP; I'm assuming that you start every node with 3 PvP attacks.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.To save time, I put all the strategies of the same type in one place; you can search(ctrl+f on pc) one of these things:
chest 3
35 cells
65 cells(monster, rank 0)
60 cells
60 cells(rank 1)
75 cells
75 cells(rank 2)
130 cells
160 cells(rank 3)
180 cells
190 cells(rank 4)
320 cells
420 cells(rank 5)If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies:
Every 8 hours: /pastebin.com/mS63QUwQ
Every 8 hours, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/mfBaypWs
Every hour: /pastebin.com/VCYCY6Ah
Every hour, first gems spent after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/MnW6TH9d
Every hour, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/uge1FfAd 
Dorijan Lendvaj
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary. I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if you buy a boost scroll, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during that 1 day, which means you effectively get 2 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 1 extra day.
To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 4 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0. Also, this time some nodes require PvP; I'm assuming that you start every node with 3 PvP attacks.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.To save time, I put all the strategies of the same type in one place; you can search(ctrl+f on pc) one of these things:
15 cells
20 cells
65 cells(monster, rank 0)
60 cells
60 cells(rank 1)
75 cells
75 cells(rank 2)
130 cells
160 cells(rank 3)
180 cells
190 cells(rank 4)
320 cells
420 cells(rank 5)If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies:
Every 8 hours: /pastebin.com/24jTAbEr
Every 8 hours, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/TDA53Ct0
Every hour: /pastebin.com/V99q9vhy
Every hour, first gems spent after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/w0YpEwrZ
Every hour, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/Ym8LiezZ 
Dorijan Lendvaj
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary.
I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if an island boost happens, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during those 2 days, which means you effectively get 4 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 2 extra days.This time there is probably no island boost so I am not including strategies longer than 5 days.To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 5 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0. Also, this time some nodes require PvP; I'm assuming that you start every node with 3 PvP attacks.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.To save time, I put all the strategies of the same type in one place; you can search(ctrl+f on pc) one of these things:
35 cells
65 cells(monster, rank 0)
60 cells
60 cells(rank 1)
75 cells
75 cells(rank 2)
130 cells
160 cells(rank 3)
180 cells
190 cells(rank 4)
320 cells
420 cells(rank 5)If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies:
Every 8 hours: /pastebin.com/n1iyshE1
Every 8 hours, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/KnSQzBX3
Every hour: /pastebin.com/QrhhvG2Y
Every hour, first gems spent after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/VUKmqZJ9
Every hour, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/bwmaWXWJ 
Dorijan Lendvaj
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary.
I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if an island boost happens, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during those 2 days, which means you effectively get 4 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 2 extra days.This time there is probably no island boost(if you really want costs with island boost reply here and i'll put them, but i don't think an island boost will happen) so I am not including strategies longer than 5 days.To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 5 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0. Also, this time some nodes require PvP; I'm assuming that you start every node with 3 PvP attacks.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.To save time, I put all the strategies of the same type in one place; you can search(ctrl+f on pc) one of these things:
15 cells
20 cells
65 cells(monster, rank 0)
60 cells
60 cells(rank 1)
75 cells
75 cells(rank 2)
130 cells
160 cells(rank 3)
180 cells
190 cells(rank 4)
320 cells
420 cells(rank 5)If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies:
Every 8 hours: /pastebin.com/hE5UwDVc
Every 8 hours, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/KxsuYe9p
Every hour: /pastebin.com/A1cG4W1E
Every hour, first gems spent after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/xyaRPseG
Every hour, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/HYzB39Y6 
Dorijan Lendvaj
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary.
I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if an island boost happens, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during those 2 days, which means you effectively get 4 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 2 extra days.This time there is no island boost so I am not including strategies longer than 4 days.To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 4 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.To save time, I put all the strategies of the same type in one place; you can search(ctrl+f on pc) one of these things:
50 cells(enough for r0 if you finish polar 4)
100 cells(r0)
160 cells(r0+60 cells, enough for r1 if you finish polar 4)
220 cells(r1)
295 cells(r1+75 cells)
370 cells(r2)
500 cells(r2+130 cells, enough for r3 if you finish polar 5)
660 cells(r3)
840 cells(r3+180 cells, enough for r4 if you finish polar 5)
1030 cells(r4)
1260 cells(r4+230 cells)
1510 cells(r4+480 cells, enough for r5 if you finish polar 5 and polar 4)If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies:
Every 8 hours: /pastebin.com/3V6ArXn6
Every 8 hours, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/NfX2fbe3
Every hour: /pastebin.com/56wrSsJ8
Every hour, first gems spent after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/ye96hXXB
Every hour, first gems spent after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/PULR00Bn 
Dorijan Lendvaj
Firstly, if you don't know how progressive islands work, refer to this post.
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary. I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if an island boost happens, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during those 2 days, which means you effectively get 4 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 2 extra days. Note that recently island boosts became less common so scroll
To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 11 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies(collection of what you can every hour):
Sergent Hull Head: /pastebin.com/qTchGCZx
Sergent Hull Head if first gemmed after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/znmehX15
Sergent Hull Head if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/muiWMRJC
Scrap Warrior: /pastebin.com/1L9NQVJJ
Scrap Warrior if first gemmed after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/CVbB5s4A
Scrap Warrior if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/c7WDRBs3
The Sentinel: /pastebin.com/SQL2R1bzAnd here are for collection every 8 hours:
Sergent Hull Head: /pastebin.com/QnhHrXLw
Sergent Hull Head if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/jLcTS8Z1
Scrap Warrior: /pastebin.com/qpcVGhw7
Scrap Warrior if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/UPMuDj6u
The Sentinel: /pastebin.com/Y26p931R
(note: the "if first gemmed after 4/8 hours" strategies are there because, sometimes, it's optimal to skip the first quest right away, but some people didn't do that because this post came out late.) 
Dorijan Lendvaj
Firstly, if you don't know how progressive islands work, refer to this post.
So, I made the best strategies for spending gems if you want to reach a certain node. First, I'll explain how this works:
For each monster, there are several possible strategies with various amounts of time necessary.
I'm also putting some strategies that take longer to complete than the island lasts because, if an island boost happens, the items take 2 times less time to collect, meaning you get twice as many items during those 2 days, which means you effectively get 4 days worth of items in that time, which can also be translated to 2 extra days.This time there is most likely no island boost.To find the strategy that suits you, think about how many times will you collect an entire pool of items in the 4 days of the island, and multiply that number with 8 hours to get the amount of total time you want on your strategy. Note that if the number of hours is divisible by 8 on all collections, I put the number of collections as a reference and not the number of hours.
I'm considering the amount of time required to get items once they are in the pool as 0.
How the strategy works: For each quest, the strategy tells you the number of gems to spend on that quest. Note that quests which only require 1 breeding item can be completed almost instantly so they aren't included.
It also says after how much time is required to get you to this gem cost if there is no island boost(or if the number of hours is divisible with 8, then the number of collections), which is mainly helpful if you divide it by 8 hours to see how many times you should collect the entire pool of items after you get your first collection. Note that dividing by 8 also works if you're planning for an island boost; just make sure to collect every 4 hours instead of every 8 hours.
If you're going by every hour collection, you might see a remainder when dividing by 8(usually 4, when you get 3 gold and 2 food items without waste); that means that it's optimal to collect an incomplete pool and then gem.If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.
Anyway, here are the strategies(collection of what you can every hour):
Cain: /pastebin.com/AAHwXyuE
R1 Cain: /pastebin.com/2bZncaJ8
R1 Cain if first gemmed after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/Vcde2DsP
R1 Cain if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/iJ5CGWS3
R2 Cain: /pastebin.com/DF2fghA9
R2 Cain if first gemmed after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/bLRCH0kh
R2 Cain if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/Hbqt8w9x
R3 Cain: /pastebin.com/vc0knaTv
R3 Cain if first gemmed after 4 hours: /pastebin.com/EVYVMZwp
R3 Cain if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/nuSbQZSa
And here are for collection every 8 hours:
Cain: /pastebin.com/qNzXQFVA
R1 Cain: /pastebin.com/yWFC14Bh
R1 Cain if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/ewJ0LtSi
R2 Cain: /pastebin.com/U57KMCnK
R2 Cain if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/PuGwvxcY
R3 Cain: /pastebin.com/KUuUpdTX
R3 Cain if first gemmed after 8 hours: /pastebin.com/JBA3SNby
(note: the "if first gemmed after 4/8 hours" strategies are there because, sometimes, it's optimal to skip the first quest right away, but some people didn't do that because this post came out late.)