When playing a gacha game like Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, it is essential to converse your resources to make the most of your time spent while in-game. The resources that may be limited and will be covered in this guide are:
- In-game Currency (stamina, diamonds, gold)
- Event Currency
The Hero Pages on Fandom will get updated with each new update. If you’re limited on diamonds, check here first to review and evaluate if a new unit is worth pulling or not. Each hero’s page contains a hero rating radar chart that shows where this unit may be best used. This will help to provide an early read on whether or not it is worth it to try to get a specific hero.
Additionally, each A-tier and above hero will have a hero guide added, which will help detail out the best ways to use the hero in various types of combat. Since these hero guides require some research and experimentation, they will usually be released about a month later and will help you to determine how best to build your hero if you’ve acquired him or her.
Stamina is an important aspect of in-game currency to pay attention to. It refills rather quickly, and the maximum is fairly low given the costs of some events and Boss Battles, so it is recommended to log into the game periodically to spend your stamina. Take advantage of half stamina days (which happen once every two weeks), and pay attention to which types of events will allow you to conserve this precious commodity. You can also buy more AP potions in the Coin Shop using R coins and friendship coins.
Fort Solgres entrance keys, Training Dungeon keys, and PvP entry flyers will also regenerate over time, so try not to leave yourself maxed so that you can continuously earn more entries.
If you are an F2P player, the F2P Guide covers a lot of the ways to grind for free currency, through daily grinding, event-based grinding, and long-game grinding. Conversely, if you are not an F2P player, the Spending Guide can help to point you in the right direction for which bundles are worth purchasing.
You can confirm how much XP and Limit Break materials you will need to do depending on where you are starting by checking out the Hero XP tables and Limit Break tables respectively. Overall account CC can be increased by enhancing all of your heroes to UR level 60. Additionally, take advantage of half stamina Boss Battle events to gather materials to Awaken all of your heroes to 6*. Awakening materials required can be found on Awakening Materials tables.
If you don’t have sufficient materials to enhance and awaken all of your heroes, then it is recommended to periodically review our Tier List, to make a list of the units that you need for the types of content that you need to optimize your account as long as you have those units in your box. This Tier List will get updated after every major release so you will always have a good idea if a new unit is worth your resources or not.
When deciding which equipment to upgrade, focus on leveling gear that is going to suit the heroes that you are using. It is not really worth it to enhance an SSR if the equipment is less than 80% max stat, as it will be more expensive to try to re-roll. The Growing Tips guide will help to share more information about how to enhance your equipment at earlier stages in the game, and the Account Combat CC guide will help even more if you are at later stages in the game.
Time is probably the most precious resource, and it’s the only one that cannot be bought. The key areas that you should focus on completing, in order of priority are:
- Daily Quests
- Any event tasks (see Event Currency section below)
- Brawl (minimum until you can claim the daily reward)
- Fort Solgres (use up all entries, beyond even what was needed for the daily quests including the battle events, attribute dungeons, gold dungeon, and Broken Clock if available -- note if running the Broken Clock, make sure you reserve an uninterrupted full hour for yourself!)
- PvP (use up all entries, beyond even what was needed for the daily quests)
- Training Dungeon (if available)
- Tower of Trials (if available)
Other “long-game” tasks that you’ll want to work towards with small amounts of time daily, will be Affection (conversing with visitors and exchanging gifts) and Affinities (giving meals to unlock diamonds and costumes).
When PvE farming for equipment, Ascension materials, or food, there are a number of recommended teams to help you save time. Take a look through the farming tips guide for the most efficient ways to spend your time while farming. This video shows an example of how using Red Howzer can help save time when farming specifically for materials (in this case, Affinity materials):
There are many different types of events that occur in 7DSGC, and they will almost always contain very good rewards. Some events require gathering up event currency to do things, such as playing bingo, unlocking cells, or buying items from an exchange shop. Pay attention to where you will need to farm to earn this currency, and also to if any of the battles are limited to a certain number of attempts per day. If you’re limited on time or other resources, make a list of items you need to purchase from the event shop so that you can prioritize those. Otherwise, for most events, you should be able to purchase all items if you farm the materials daily.
Every so often, there may be rewards that are not worth your time unless you want to be a completionist. For example, during the Birthday Letter Exchange Shop event, there was a Bulletin Board with a 7% increase of having Veronica appear. However, this becomes useless after Episode 122 since Veronica is always active.
All in all, the key to resource management is to determine how to prioritize depending on which resource is your limiting factor. The Fandom Tier List and hero pages are great resources (excuse the pun) for helping you to evaluate whether or not a new unit is worth building up.
Last but not least, there are some Decorations in the Tavern that can help with reducing various costs or with increasing gains from performing tasks. Make sure to review these, particularly upon new event releases, to determine what will work best for your current focus and prioritization.
Other than the recommendations shared above, do you have any other suggestions for managing resources, or do you have an interest in learning more about any specific resources? If so, feel free to share in the Comments section below.