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I've heard, several times, that a certain team in Dota 2, can't buy more than X gems (where X varies from 2 to 4) and thats why some people don't break the gems of the other team once they drop them, keeping them safe at the base.

Is this true or it's just a Myth ? Whats the maximum number of Gems a team can buy ?

I know gems have a restock time but i'm not sure if there's a limit to the number of gem instances per team.

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A team can buy as many gem as they wish.

That being said, as you pointed out: The Gem does have a 10 minutes restock timer and only a single Gem can be in stock at any given time.

So technically, the maximum amount of gems a team can buy is equal to the total game timer dived by 10, rounded up. :)

Hope this answers your question.

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Rounded up. You can buy the first one almost immediately if you really wanted to. – Decency Mar 2 '13 at 0:11
Indeed! inb4 fast gem builds. – Jean-Philippe Roy Mar 2 '13 at 1:34
if it wasn't obvious, a ten minute restock timer for the team buying it, not both teams – enche Mar 2 '13 at 3:32

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