|After beating Taranza, I'm at level 28 and I have most of the 4th or 6th weakest weapons and 3rd weakest armor... now a bunch of tougher versions of all the bosses are unlockable, but they cost a ton of gem apples, and I can't really get any more heroic missions done without buying much stronger weapons. But now there's also stronger versions of every weapon available in the shop, and it's way more efficient to spend your gem apples on the upgraded version of your current weapon than to go with newer weapons at this point. I think they made it so that you can go with the upgraded version of any weapon and any armor and it'll be enough to beat the game with, so you don't need to worry about saving up for the best possible stats. I can at least save up enough for one of the upgraded weapons fairly quickly just from the free apples you get each day.|
The sword and beam weapons seem to be the most useful for killing bosses quickly. I had the 4th weakest beam weapon and the 5th weakest sword weapon, so I spent some gems on the upgraded version of that and it made it really easy to get platinum medals on a ton of bosses that were impossible to get platinum on until now... and that makes it so I can get a lot more gem apples much more quickly too. There's still a lot to grind for before I can unlock all these new tougher bosses though. I guess I'll just keep unlocking bosses and beating them until I get to the point where it doesn't look like I can make any progress with my current equipment.