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CLAM and PEARL Yields?
Clams gives a GEM boost, which is a multiplier that gets applied to every Pearl that it produces. Pearls also have had their GEM boost formula adjusted to increase profitability. Details of the boost stats are as below:
Rarity
Avg Boost
Min Boost
Max Boost
Common
1.4X
0.7X
2X
Uncommon
2.5X
1.3X
3.75X
Rare
4x
2x
6x
Ultra Rare
7x
3.5x
10.25x
Epic
10x
5x
15x
Legendary
20x
10x
30x
Based on the drop rates for each rarity tier, the above yields an overall average boost multiplier of 2x.
These boost stats apply to both Clams and Pearls. For example, an uncommon clam would have an average of 2.5x boost, and if it produces a common Pearl, that Pearl would have an average likelihood of 1.4x boost. If the Pearl production price is 100 GEM, then assuming the Pearl has the average boost of 1.4x, its GEM yield would be 100 x 1.4 x 2.5 = 350 GEM.
The exact boost of a Clam / Pearl depends on its traits. You will notice that it is indeed possible to lose if you have a common Clam / Pearl with bad traits. The absolute worst you can do is to have a clam with 0.7x boost that produces a Pearl with 0.7x boost. This results in your GEM yield for that Pearl being about half of what you would have paid for its production price. Compare that with the absolute best that you can do — a legendary Clam with 30x boost producing a legendary Pearl with 30x boost, netting you 900x of the Pearl’s production price.
It’s also important to remember that even with a Clam that has 0.7x GEM boost, you could still farm Pearls profitably or potentially sell it once third party marketplace compatibility is implemented. This is because Pearls still have an average of 2x boost, meaning that each Pearl that this particular Clam produces would average 0.7 x 2 = 1.4x the Pearl production price. The market will ultimately determine how much this Clam can fetch on an open third party marketplace, but the value is still there because even the worst Clam can still make money with Pearls.
It is free (other than gas fees) to deposit a Clam, and you only need to pay the Pearl production price in GEM when collecting a Pearl that has been produced.
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