Looking for the best ways for farming Equipment Awakening Stones in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross? Here are some tips for you!
You need to farm gears/equipment and then salvage them to get the Equipment Awakening Stones. How to do it efficiently is in the remaining part of this guide!
First, you need gears for salvaging and getting Equipment Awakening Stones
The most efficient way I found was simply doing the repeatable.
If you are at rank 60, you have 79 Stamina so its technically 9.99 runs, per stamina potion.
Assuming you are farming hard stages (which you should be since the SSR repeatable requires hard) you will obtain R-SSR gear as drops. I’ll explain what to do with them in the next section.
Another way to farm SSR gear is by farming Boss Battles during Half Stamina events. You will again obtain R-SSR gears along with Gold, which actually helps a lot when you use this method for farming Awakening Stones. So something to consider.
Farming Awakening Stones
Every quality of gear caps its droppable Enhancement Stones at the 1st enhancement.
So anything past +1 will not affect enhancement stones. However, it does increase the number of awakening stones you get and the chance at a higher rarity.
- R Gears drop 3 enhancement stones at +0, 6 enhancement stones at +1
- SR – base drop of 4 enhancement stones at +0, 6 enhancement stones at +1
- SSR – base drop of 5 enhancement stones at +0, 10 enhancement stones at +1
Each gear quality drops the previous quality Equipment Awakening Stones (assuming no ultra procs, ultra procs give you the next rank stone).
- R drops 2* ultra procs 3*
- SR drops 3* ultra procs 4*
- SSR drops 4* ultra procs 5*
The trick is, never salvage in single quantities. Always salvage in batches of 12.
The only way to create an ultra success, or even get awakening stones at all, is with 6 or more items salvaged. But batches of 12 creates the highest chance.
How to Efficiently Farm Awakening Stones?
- Salvage all R and below for enhancement stones.
- Upgrade SR/SSR to +1 to receive the chance of getting 4⭐ awakening stones.
- If you have time, upgrade SSR gears to +5 before salvaging them.
For SSR gear, enhance to +5 for the maximum chance of getting 5⭐awakening stones.
When I salvage a batch of 12 +5 SSR gears, I get on average 14 4⭐ stones (2 5⭐ stones and 2 4⭐ stones leftover). The highest being 14 4⭐ stones and 2 5⭐ stones the lowest being 12 4⭐ (or 1 stone per item). This is rather consistent. I always got min 12 4⭐.
For SR gear it was on avg 3 3⭐ (but you get awakening stones). The highest being 4×3⭐ and 2×4⭐ the lowest being 2×3⭐. But again the benefit here is enhancement stone reimbursement, the awakening stones are just a bonus.
The Cost It costs 1k gold and 4 stones to +1 SR gear. Super cheap and you get 4 more stones back not including any super or ultra procs.
It costs 22.5k gold and 25 stones to +5 SSR gear. More expensive but worth the payout in awakening stones.
Overall your paying 270k and 300 stones (a batch of 12) for an avg of 13×4⭐ stones or 2×5⭐ stones and 1×4⭐. The grind is real people.
Assuming you get no SSR gear in 12 quest turn (or 96 runs) ins it takes 960 stamina to get 12 SSR gear. This will never happen though. You will at least get 3 or 4 SSR gear in those 96 runs.
But hope this helps. The grind never stops.
Thanks man. Really useful guide! I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.
Glad that you have found it helpful man!
The awakening cost in terms of stones is something i don’t seem to be able to find anywhere, would be cool if you updated it with that.
I belive SSR is 5* 1/2/3/4/5 for the different awakening levels.
And then C is different with 1* for the first levels and then 2* or 3* for the final ones.
Makes it easier to plan upgrades/farming.
Gotta update it. Thank you so much!
What about 1 star awakening stones for right side C equipments? Or should I just use UC instead?
You can exchange 2 or 3 stars for 1 star stone. Sticking with C gears is the best choice right now!