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Dark Ritual in Gems of War

Dark Ritual288 (40)

Unlock the Troop "Xathenos"

  • Unlocked by 280 tracked gamers (5% - TA Ratio = 7.19) 5,275  

Achievement Guide for Dark Ritual

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Achievement won on 16 Oct 17
TA Score for this game: 4,676
Posted on 30 August 17 at 21:00, Edited on 01 November 17 at 10:00
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WARNING: Earning this achievement will take a tremendous number of hours!

It's possible to get this achievement without paying any real money. However, getting a VIP level up helps.


Xathenos is a MYTHIC TROOP available through crafting.

Xathenos is a new Mythic that is only* available from the Soulforge, and is always craftable. (Other legendaries and mythics are craftable for a week and then are replaced by others.)

(*The troop has been reported to be obtainable through packs that give you a random mythic troop, namely PATH TO GLORY II and GROWTH PACK II. This might have been a bug so I wouldn't recommend spending real money on the packs only for this reason)


To forge mythics and legendaries, you have to unlock SOULFORGE (quest line in Blighted lands) and upgrade it to LEVEL 10.

To upgrade soulforge, you need to get a given number of kills OR spend an amount of gems for each level. (Since you will be farming souls, you will probably level up the soul forge on kills alone, without the need to spend gems.)

You have to upgrade the soulforge manually when you have made enough kills. You can't farm kills and then level up the forge several levels. It has to be done one level at a time.


This is the recipe:

- 50,000 Souls (can farm them in game or spend real money or gems, or you can craft them from diamonds in soulforge lvl 9)
- 300 Gems (this is the easiest, can earn this in game, or spend real money)
- 4,000 Diamonds (crafting material , craftable from shards or available through daily dungeons - a new minigame.)
- Eye of Xathenos (legendary hero weapon, previously available in an event, can be crafted for 100,000 souls, 300 blue and purple jewels, 50 gems and 3 celestial traitstones)
- Heart of Xathenos (hero weapon, can be crafted for 100,000 souls, 300 red andpurple jewels, 50 gems and 3 celestial traitstones)
- Soul of Xathenos (hero weapon, can be crafted for 100,000 souls, 300 yellow and purple jewels, 50 gems and 3 celestial traitstones)


As you see above, you will need a lot of souls. No worries, they can be farmed. You will need a troop that generates souls (like The Dragon Soul), and three troops with the necromancy trait unlocked.

Normally, you can get 40 souls per battle. If this was it, we would have a long road ahead of us, farming the 350K souls.

Now, if you have a troop with the necromancy trait in your team, it gives a 50% souls bonus (and increases the souls cap). One troop - extra 20 souls. If you have three in the team, the cap will be 100 souls.

On the troops tab, set the filter to show you all the troops with the necromancy trait that you have. If you've played Gems of War for a while, you will probably have a bunch. Duplicates work too.

If you have the mythic Pharos-Ra, he has the Master necromancer trait (the third trait), which gives an extra 150% souls, so that is even better. If you have three Pharos-Ras, this will be super easy.

On top of this, you need an armor that gives a good soul bonus. I suggest the Celestial armor obtainable from the shop for 500 gems. It gives a 100% soul bonus.

Now to farm most effectively, do challenges or explore battles wih the difficulty setting as high as you can easily manage. The higher the difficulty, the more souls you get. If you set it too high, though, each battle might take too long. It's best if you can beat the last enemy soon after having reached the soul cap.

Oh, and in game settings increase the animation speed to 4x. It saves a LOT of time. A lot a lot.


Diamonds can be earned by defeating dungeon bosses and purchasing daily bonuses for gems.

Each day you can fight three dungeon bosses. Defeating the first one will gve you the option to purchase the daily bonus for 50 gems.

This will take ages. Check Kugare's detailed solution on how to get diamonds.
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