Although upgrading heroes and boosting your CC in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross will consume plenty of different types of resources, by far the most needed currencies in this game are Gold and Diamonds. With the global launch taking place today, you will want to know how to farm these resources as quickly as possible, especially as an F2P player.
The bad news is that you will need ridiculous amounts of Gold to keep progressing through the game, while Diamonds will be the only currency you can use to obtain new heroes. The good news, however, is that there are ways to obtain both of these currencies for free. Unlike with many other Gachas out there, SDS: Grand Cross gives you a fair chance to both pull new heroes and upgrade your existing ones. You just have to know how to do it!
How to Get More Gold
Between crafting new gear and upgrading your heroes, Gold will quickly become a rare commodity in SDS: Grand Cross. Depending on what you are doing at the time, you might end up using anywhere between 5 to 10 million Gold per day. Luckily, you don’t have to buy Gold from the shop in order to keep up with this demand. Instead, you can use the following methods:
The Gold Dungeon
This is one of the easiest and most consistent ways to get Gold in the game, but the dungeon cannot be accessed using regular stamina. Each run through the Gold dungeon will cost a specific key. You can stack up to 10 keys of this type at a time and must wait 2 hours per regened key. To maintain a good income, it is essential that you use these keys whenever they are available. The longer you keep 10 keys, the more you lose in the process, so you should log on several times per day to ensure that you never reach the maximum amount.
This might not seem like a good way to get Gold, but it’s actually the best at your disposal if you have a lot of energy to spare. Unlike the Gold Dungeon, Evolve Dungeons can be accessed using regular stamina. They do not drop gold chests, but if you let your team farm these instances overnight, the dungeons will give you a ton of books. You can then go to your inventory and sell them. Believe it or not, you can get more Gold using this method than by farming Gold Dungeons, simply because you don’t need special keys to access the instances.
Selling Gold Chests
You can sell gold chests at any village vendor, but before you do, you should always go to your tavern first and call the NPC Veronica. While this does normally cost Diamonds, you have one chance during each day to get her for free. Why should you bother? Because when Veronica is in your tavern, she gives you a buff that allows you to sell gold chests for 20% more gold. For end-game players who sell up to 100 chests per day, that’s a lot! Just remember that it’s not enough to call the NPC. You must then visit a village to reset your tavern and enter the tavern again to make sure that she is at the table. Talk to her and complete her quest for food, which will finally unlock the buff.
Once you’ve progress enough through the game, Hawk will begin to passively generate Gold for you. To get up to 50,000 Gold from him every day, you should make sure that he is eating the highest quality food. You can cook the necessary items using the available kitchen recipes.
Praying in the Guild
Provided that you are in a Guild with 30 members and that they all log in every day, you can get a UR gold chest per day. All you have to do is visit the guild hall and check-in (also referred to as “praying”). That and convince all your other guild members to do the same.
How to Get More Diamonds
Each 11xpull in SDS: Grand Cross will set you back 30 Diamonds, which might seem like a lot when you notice that most achievements and tasks give you 1-2 Diamonds at a time. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways to get Diamonds in the game and they all add up to pretty nice sum on a monthly basis. As an end-game player, for example, you should be able to obtain between 400 and 600 Diamonds each month, which is a decent number of pulls by any standard.
Two of the seven weekday logins grant 3 Diamonds each, which puts you at 6 Diamonds per week and 24 Diamonds a month.
Two of your daily missions give 1 Diamond each, rather than other resources. When you add it together, this amounts to 14 Diamonds per week and 56 Diamonds per month for diligent players. It’s also worth noting that being in a guild with at least 20 players means that you can get 1 Diamond per day just for checking in at the guild hall. However, you can only get the Diamond if enough people check in so make sure to join an active guild.
Completing Story Chapters
For each story chapter that you complete (either by leveling up your status with a village or by completing all missions), you get 30 Diamonds. This is a decent source of premium currency for new players and veterans alike thanks to the fact that Netmarble adds a new story chapter each month.
Ranking Up in PvP
This is, by far, the most important source of Diamonds, especially for F2P players. You might be thinking that, in a game where P2W players can immediately get ahead of everyone else, PvP combat might be a drag. To some extent, you are right. However, you don’t have to make it very far up the ladder in order to qualify for a hefty weekly income. In fact, you can get up to 24 Diamonds a week just by winning a few PvP battles against bots. 40 Diamonds a week is also a very achievable goal since it will only require a decent team and some combat expertise.
While there may be a few other ways to hoard Gold and Diamonds in SDS: Grand Cross, the ones that we’ve mentioned above are the most relevant and the most consistent. It will take some dedication to keep a steady income of both of these currencies, but at least all players – regardless of whether or not they spend money on the game – have access to the “means of production”.