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The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross Team Guide: Powerful Team Builds to Help You Dominate Each Game Mode

Five weeks after the global release of Netmarble’s The Deadly Sins: Grand Cross and this ambitious strategy RPG continues to maintain respectable ranks within top ten lists of mobile games in several countries. With well over a million downloads and largely positive overall user reviews, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross continues to reel in more and more players as new updates are implemented into the game.

You should not at all feel discouraged to jump into The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross if you feel that you will be joining in late as the game is packed with events that help newbies progress a lot faster. If you have just started playing the game and is still grasping its basic features and game modes, be sure to read our detailed beginner’s guide.

There are numerous ways characters in the game are categorized but as far as classes are concerned, there are no specific divisions. If you want to understand how to designate roles for the units in your team and roster, our class guide has your back on that.

While rerolling may not be recommended for the game given the length of time it takes you to reset your progress for the initial gacha, having a good idea of which characters to work on can still go a long way. If you want to know which from among the game’s broad roster of characters most consider are the best, then check out our comprehensive tier list for a complete ranking of each available character in the game, including unreleased ones.

Now, in this new guide we will be focusing on team-building ideas that are suitable for various game modes in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross. Given, of course, that not everyone is expected to already have each and every unit we considered for these teams, what is anticipated is for each example to serve as a basis for how you can build teams utilizing the characters you have unlocked. Each of the teams basically serve as a foundation that anyone can build on and with gear sets that can customize ho each character can be built, there are bound to be extraordinary team compositions that will surprise from time to time.

Story Campaign Team


SSR [The Seven Deadly Sins] Captain Meliodas (HP)

the seven deadly sins captain meliodas



SSR [The Grizzly Sin of Sloth] King the Fairy King (Speed)

the grizzly sin of sloth king the fairy king



SR [Undead] Prisoner Ban (Strength)

undead prisoner ban




SR [Boar Hat Tavern] Hostess Elizabeth (Strength)

boar hat tavern hostess elizabeth



As every adventurer needs to initially focus on progressing the main campaign in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, building up your team enough for the challenges in the main story is a necessary requisite. In truth, the first few chapters are fairly easy even with the starting and free characters you will have on your roster but with some luck in the gacha, you can breeze through it even faster.

The starting SR [Boar Hat Tavern] Master Meliodas (Speed) can really take you through the initial chapters well enough, especially with a good amount of enhancements and a decent enough gear set. As Meliodas will be a common required character in some levels, having his beefed up SSR version will tremendously ease down challenges ahead even at the latter chapters of the story campaign.

Do note that SSR Captain Meliodas’ (HP) main strength comes from his counter ability, which grows stronger the more HP he loses. Combine that with his increased crit chance thanks to his passive and you would want to keep him at a safely lower amount of HP to do massive damage counters with some allies ready for support.

SSR [The Grizzly Sin of Sloth] King the Fairy King (Speed) is an absolute powerhouse to have and can be very helpful across a wide variety of game modes in the game. His passive may not be much help unless you have a team full of fairy types, but his active skills are enough to take him to the top of the charts. Petrifying enemies, while having the ability to remove debuffs and restore HP to your team can never go wrong so if you are one of the lucky people who happened to nab this version of King from the gacha rolls, you should freely invest on him and build a team around him as well.

There may be much better alternatives for SR [Undead] Prisoner Ban (Strength) for every other game mode but as far as chapter 6 of the story campaign is concerned, and needing Ban in your roster on several stages, his ability to stall the enemy units’ ultimate move gauges comes in handy, especially in boss battles. You can do well with Elizabeth early on but will have to level up Ban for when you need him. If the boss has immunity form petrification, you can sub out King.

Another great SR character to work on is SR [Boar Hat Tavern] Hostess Elizabeth (Strength). Having her around gives allies a 10% HP regen at the start of each round, which is a welcomed treat in any given scenario. As both her skills are support skills, taking advantage of her ability to disable the enemy’s attack skill, group heal, and ultimate move gauge orb boosting can go a long way in almost every game mode.

Beginner PvP Team


SSR [Tempest] Holy Knight Howzer (Strength)

tempest holy knight howzer



SR [Mascot] Hawk & Elizabeth (HP)

mascot hawk & elizabeth



SR [Roars of Dawn] Holy Knight Weinheidt (Speed)

roar of dawn holy knight weinheidt




SR [Chivalrous] Holy Knight Gilthunder (HP)

chivalrous holy knight gilthunder



As much as most newbie players especially those who are new to RPGs tend to stray a bit off PvP content early on, it is necessary to engage in arena battles as some resources, especially gear types can more easily, if not exclusively, be obtained from partaking in PvP battles. While it is only natural to be a little apprehensive especially if you do not have many units to consider within your limited roster, there are a couple of noteworthy teams to create that does not require a lot of SSR characters.

One basic strategy to work on is the AoE attack that comes with numerous relatively easier to obtain units. While we would consider SSR [Tempest] Holy Knight Howzer (Strength) to lead this team, the basic idea revolves around having a full team of AoE damage-dealers. Howzer’s leadership skill grants an 8% stat boost to all human allies and while not all allies we have chosen for the team are humans, most of them are.

Howzer is hugely popular because he has 2 strong AoE skills with the first one packed with pierce and the latter laced with sever. His ultimate skill, Rising Tornado, does 350% of attack on all enemies as well and as it decreases skill ranks of enemies it hits, it can also deplete ultimate move gauges based on the skill ranks shaved off. This even becomes more destructive in tandem with Gilthunder.

SR [Mascot] Hawk & Elizabeth (HP) may be the only non-human member of this team but she definitely fits well and it is not exclusively because of her AoE skill. Super Pork Loin Illusion comes as a very versatile support skill in any team as it chisels off a not just defense, but all defense-related stats of the enemy it hits. As all other allies nuke enemies with their AoE skill, Lizhawk can focus on an enemy to weaken with her primary skill and contribute to mass damage with her second skill, which causes AoE pierce damage.

Another human to benefit from Howzer’s leadership buff is SR [Roars of Dawn] Holy Knight Weinheidt (Speed). Beyond having 2 skills that deal AoE damage, Weinheidt’s passive boosts allies pierce rate by 8% at the end of each turn, effectively enhancing a lot of his allies’ skills. His primary skill, Flash Arrow, is great at disabling attack skills while his second skill, Death Arrow, also cancels and locks out stance skills, leaving enemy units with a somewhat limited assortment of skills to utilize in combat.

For the best sub for the team, SR [Chivalrous] Holy Knight Gilthunder (HP) makes the list with an AoE attack skill and attack booster as his main skills. Gilthunder also grants a huge 30% boost in defense-related stats of allies, exclusively applicable in PvP. While Lightning is a potentially effective AoE skill in PvP, where most units are likely buffed, Gilthunder’s Lightning Power, which can boost his allies attack by up to 60% on rank 3, can be strategically utilized for various scenarios.

Beginner Farming Team


SR [Chivalrous] Holy Knight Gilthunder (HP)

chivalrous holy knight gilthunder



SR [Mascot] Hawk & Elizabeth (HP)

mascot hawk & elizabeth



SR [Roars of Dawn] Holy Knight Weinheidt (Speed)

roar of dawn holy knight weinheidt




R [Board of the Mountain Cat] Member Allioni (HP)

board of the mountain cat member allioni



Chasing to progress the main story campaign in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross is just the initial roll of activities you will be engaging in to unlock more of the game’s content and secure loads of free characters and resources. As you will continuously want to enhance and upgrade your characters, you will naturally be needing a lot of resources to farm in the game. While this task often does not have suggested team compositions, effective farming in most games, like The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, require quick completions of doing so to save more time.

As such, banking on AoE barrages is the most recommended way to go as well. In truth, the PvP AoE team above is a much better choice for farming than what we will present here but in case you are just starting out, we will consider a roster devoid of SSR units to make farming a lot easier even for total beginners.

To start off, our first pick is SR [Chivalrous] Holy Knight Gilthunder (HP) for an AoE attack and attack boost for his allies. SR [Mascot] Hawk & Elizabeth (HP) comes with yet another AoE attack and can reduce defense stats of an enemy. Lastly, SR [Roars of Dawn] Holy Knight Weinheidt (Speed) comes with both skills being AoE attacks and even without its added effects, having him deal damage to all enemies even on auto mode adds to his value as a member of the farming team.

R [Board of the Mountain Cat] Member Allioni (HP) is one outstanding R-rarity character in the entire roster. His passive grants a 10% boost to attack-related stats of every HP attribute ally, which in this case, would apply to both Gilthunder and Lizhawk. Shatter is a decent single target attack while his secondary skill’s taunt stance, can lead damage onto him and away from his allies.

Red Demon Death Match Team


SR [Mobile Tavern] Hawk & Elizabeth (Strength)

mobile tavern hawk & elizabeth



SR [Chivalrous] Holy Knight Gilthunder (HP)

chivalrous holy knight gilthunder



SR [Knight of Ice] Holy Knight Gustav (HP)

knight of ice holy knight gustav




SR [Burning Ember] Knight of Danafor Cain (HP)

burning ember knight of danafor cain



It may take a while before you get to jump into your first death match battle in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross as it requires you to defeat chapter bosses for death match instances to appear on a random village. What makes it even more special is that it is a coop battle, meaning you get to take it on with another player. Of course, communication between allied players will be key to strategically using the skills of each one’s team but beyond that, having a capable team on your end will make for an easier victory.

While Red Lizhawk’s passive may not always trigger in battle, the 10% stat boost she can get at the succeeding turn whenever she does not take damage can be very helpful. Charge damage, which ignores the enemy’s defense is also valuable in Death Match. What can be very appealing when it comes to using this version of Lizhawk is that her second ability, Hawk Knight Rush, can tremendously cripple some enemies by delimiting their skill usage as buff and debuff skills become blocked by it on rank 2.

In some cases, successfully being able to do so leaves enemies to not have anything to do in a turn, giving way for Fill Up, her passive skill, to activate and grant her a huge 10% stat buff for her succeeding turn. As charge damage is highly valuable already on its own most especially for battles involving enemies with high defense stats, adding 10% more to Lizhawk’s stats will greatly increase the damage her primary skills can inflict against the Red Demon.

Although the more challenging demons in Death Match have different recommended roster for each, banking on Red Lizhawk early on will reap benefits for you not just for Death Matches but for most other contents of the game as well.

Gilthunder’s attack boost can likewise be an asset to raids in addition to rupture damage care of his primary skill. Gustav’s Value comes from his secondary skill, which can freeze an enemy as doing so at the end of each round brings you a lot of advantage. Lastly, Cain’s Extreme Counter passive skill works best in all types of death matches with its 10% boost on all attack-related stats for the whole team.

There are tons of other teams to create in the game but as far as our The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross Team Guide is concerned, this is all we can share with you now. Do note that there are still tons of unreleased characters in the Japanese version that have yet to join the global release. Although it may take a long while for you to actually have a complete collection of characters in your roster, we are certain that there are some decent teams you can create that utilizes some of your gacha pulls along with the free units.

You will most certainly find a wide variety of other team recommendations most especially for the PvP content of the game but, again, the idea behind this guide is not to show you what teams to build as such would be very delimiting. Rather, take note of the sample teams we showcased to see how each one was considered for the specific game mode and device your own team based on the underlying idea in consideration of the units you already have.

It is possible that mixing and matching the units you have may yield better results than following another person’s suggestion to some extent only as you are limited by not having some of the characters. There is actually a lot of fun to have while testing some character and skill combinations and that can only go further with the unique gear sets you choose to equip your units with.

We certainly hope that you enjoyed our The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross team guide and that you learned a lot from it as well. If you have questions regarding team-building most especially with the characters you have in your roster, or if you want to clarify some considerations in the teams we presented, do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us and drop us a line!