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Epic Seven is a turn-based ACGN gacha game developed by Super Creative Inc. and published by Smilegate.
It was first released globally in November 2018, and it’s among the most popular gacha games of the decade because of its amazing stories, fantastic art, and highly strategic gameplay.
In this guide I’m going to show you everything you need to know for getting started in Epic Seven – as well as some tips to follow if you want your account to have the best start possible.
- Starting Out (Rerolling)
- Team Building Guide
- Combat Guide (How Battles Work)
- Powering Up Units (How To Get Stronger)
- Important Items to Farm
- How The Sanctuary Works
- Tasks & Objectives for Beginners
- Epic Seven General Tips & Tricks
- Tip #1: Choose and Invest In Your Moonlight’s Blessing Hero Wisely
- Tip #2: Clear Other PVE Game Modes Besides Adventure
- Tip #3: Participate in the Arena for F2P Skystones & Mystic Medals
- Tip #4: Farm Catalysts & Fodder Equipment in the Epilogue (Unrecorded History)
- Tip #5: Always Check the Secret Shop for Great Deals
- Tip #6: Get Free Heroes via Connections
- Tip #7: When in Doubt, use the Adventurer’s Path as a Rough Guide
- Epic Seven Do’s & Don’ts
Starting Out (Rerolling)
Listed below are things you need to consider right after starting the game – specifically a few facts about rerolling.
Is Rerolling Necessary?
Short answer? Yes.
Rerolling for top-tier units is highly recommended because the speed at which you progress in the early to mid-game is directly tied to which unit/s you’ve pulled in your Selective Summon.
You can still progress at a relatively good pace even with a subpar Selective Summon roll because of beginner-friendly features like Hero Connections, Moonlight’s Blessing, and Grace of Growth.
But even so, I still recommend that you reroll simply because the process takes 5-10 minutes max. You’d most likely be done within an hour!
How To Reroll (Step-by-Step)
To access the Selective Summons, you must first clear Stage 1-4. Skybreeze Forest right after clearing the tutorial:
After clearing Stage 1-4. Skybreeze Forest, you’ll be automatically redirected to the Selective Summon page.
There, you’ll be able to do a 10x summon 30 times, but you’ll only be able to take one multi-summon out of all thirty:
You can start pulling in the Selective Summon banner at this point, and don’t be afraid to use up all thirty rolls!
Just remember to record the best summon results you see, just so you can decide whether to keep rerolling or just run with your recorded roll after you’ve used up all thirty summons:
If you’re not satisfied with the results of your Selective Summons, go back to your lobby and click the Menu icon located in the upper-right corner of the screen:
Next, click the Settings icon (the gear) in the lower-right corner of the Menu window:
Go over to the Account Settings tab, then click “Delete Account” to proceed:
You will then be prompted with a window that’ll require you to type “Delete All Server Account Information”.
Once you do this, all of the progress you made thus far will be deleted:
After deleting your account you’ll be redirected back to the login screen, where you’ll be free to use the same account type (guest or otherwise) to reroll as much as you want.
And there you go – the entire reroll process!
You don’t need to make alt accounts or redownload game resources at all. You can do all this in as fast as five minutes!
Who to Reroll For
You can get either Artifacts or Heroes from the Selective Summons.
As far as 5★ Artifacts go, I don’t really recommend targeting any specific one when rerolling – regardless of their rarity.
5★ Artifacts are way easier to come by compared to 5★ Heroes at any stage of the game. With that said, getting a 4★ or 5★ Artifacts along with a 5★ Hero is still a good bonus!
As for 5★ Heroes, these are the ones you definitely want to pick up:
|Recommended 5★ Hero||Element||Class||Notes|
|Sigret||Ice||Warrior||She’s by far the best unit you can get from the Selective Summons if you want an explosive early game. This bespectacled beauty is among the best (if not the best) damage dealers in Wyvern Hunt, where you’ll spend most of your time grinding as a beginner.|
|Vildred||Earth||Thief||If you’re not looking into building an ice-element team for Wyvern Hunts right away, then Vildred is the best option for you. He’s one of the best farmers and AoE DPS units in the game, and he does great in both PVP and PVE game modes.|
|Ravi/Ken||Fire||Warrior||Ravi and Ken are both fantastic bruisers who excel in PVP game modes. They may not be optimal for farming in PVE, but they more than make up for it by being absolute beasts in the arena – either as tanks, damage dealers, or both!|
Team Building Guide
If you want to build the best team when getting started, I recommend investing in the following units:
|Recommended Team Comp||Element||Class||Beginner-friendly Sources||Role|
|Angelica||Ice||Soul Weaver||Hero Connections||
Keep in mind that the ideal beginner’s team comp is subjective. In this case, I simply picked these units because they’re easy to get, and they’ll make Wyvern Hunts a cakewalk even in the early game.
But also note that this team comp has a few weaknesses:
- It’s not ideal for quick-farming stages
- It performs badly against Earth-element mobs and bosses
- Your progress in the Arena will be limited in the higher-tiers
To circumvent these cons, try to invest in at least three other non-Ice Heroes. Ideally, you should invest in at least one that’s a great cleaver/farming unit like Vildred, A. Vildred, or Judge Kise.
All Hero Classes & Roles
Here are the six Hero Classes in Epic Seven and what each of them can do:
|Hero Classes||Class Description|
|Warrior||Warriors are generally the best bruisers in the game. They come with balanced stats, and can both deal and tank remarkable amounts of damage depending on their kits.|
|Knight||Knights mostly serve as the tanks in Epic Seven, though several of them can also deal decent damage or provide buffs and debuffs during battles.|
|Thief||Thieves are mostly focused on dealing as much DPS as possible, with the tradeoff of having lower survivability than most other classes. They usually have the best single-target damage in any team.|
|Ranger||Rangers are much like Thieves, in that they’re mostly focused on dealing damage. Although some Rangers like Flan and Iseria have specialized kits that allow them to support allies.|
|Mage||Mages are also mostly DPS-centered, but several of them have great kits for supporting allied units. The best CR Pushers and Buff Strippers are usually Mages.|
|Soul Weaver||Soul Weavers are arguably the most versatile class in the game, as they can tank, heal, and support all at the same time – with a minor tradeoff of not being to deal as much damage as the other Hero Classes.|
Apart from Hero Classes in E7, we also have Roles that aren’t necessarily determined by a unit’s class, but moreso by their skill set instead.
Here’s a list of all the most notable roles:
|Important Hero Roles||Role Description|
|Tank||Heroes whose kit and stats allow them to tank significantly more damage than others.|
|DPS||Heroes whose kit and stats allow them to deal significantly more damage than others.|
|Healer||Heroes who have a skill or multiple skills that can heal allies.|
|Support||Heroes who either have buffs that boost ally performance or debuffs that reduce enemy effectiveness on their kit. Attack Buffers and Defense Breakers fall into this category.|
|CR Pushers||Heroes that can increase or decrease Combat Readiness – allowing their team members to execute their turns faster than their enemies.|
|Buff Strippers||Heroes that can remove one or multiple buffs from enemy units.|
|Cleavers||Heroes that can effectively deal damage to multiple units at once with one skill, making them perfect for both farming PVE game modes or as members of PVP cleave teams.|
One Hero can fulfill multiple roles at once depending on their stats or skill set.
You don’t necessarily have to make a team that has every role checked out, but I still recommend investing in at least one unit of each role.
Elemental Effects should also be considered when making a team comp.
Here’s a quick table of all the elemental effects in Epic Seven, along with their strengths & weaknesses against each other:
|Element Types||Strong Against||Weak Against|
Fire, Earth, and Water-element units are commonly referred to as “RGB units” because of their color coding, and are generally easier to get than Light or Dark “ML” units.
This is why I strongly suggest that you pick your Moonlight’s Blessing Hero wisely, as you’d likely never get another 5★ ML unit within your first year of playing if you’re F2P.
Combat Guide (How Battles Work)
Listed below are the core things you should know about Epic Seven’s highly engaging and strategic turn-based combat system.
All Combat Mechanics Explained
|1||Turn Order Meter||Shows the order in which allied and enemy units can act. The further down they are in the meter, the sooner they’ll execute their turn.|
|2||Number of Battles Left & Drops Obtained||Shows how many enemy waves are left on the stage and how much loot you’ve collected thus far.|
|3||Activate Guardian||Clicking on this icon requires Energy. Once activated, it will summon the Guardian you have equipped.|
|4||Activate Skills||Clicking on any of these three icons will activate a skill – as long as they’re Active and not Passive Skills. You can also consume Energy to execute a Soul Burn, which improves the effects of a unit’s skill.|
|5||Activate Auto-Battle||Clicking on this button will toggle Auto-Battle on or off. Auto-Battle allows your units to travel around the stage map and cast skills automatically.|
|6||Tag Support Unit||Clicking on this button will tag your selected Support Unit in and put them into play if your team is already full (4 Units).|
|7||Enemy Info & Targeting||This area shows the health and status effects of all enemies. Clicking anywhere around this area will allow you to target any specific enemy you want.|
|8||Ally Info & Targeting||This area shows the health and status effects of all allied units. Clicking anywhere around this area will allow you to target a specific number of allies with any non-teamwide skills.|
All Stats Explained
All units in Epic Seven have nine different stats that contribute to their Combat Power, which directly correlates to their performance in battle. Epic Seven’s stats are:
- Critical Hit Chance
- Critical Hit Damage
- Effect Resistance
- Dual Attack Chance
And we’ve covered all of these stats in more detail in the table below, along with some recommended roles for units that excel in certain stats:
|All Unit Stats||Recommended For The Following Roles||Stat Description|
||Determines the amount of normal damage a Hero can deal against enemies.|
||Determines the amount of damage that is mitigated by the unit against enemy attacks.|
||Determines the amount of HP a unit has.|
||Determines how quickly they move in the Turn Order Meter and execute their turn.|
|Critical Hit Chance||
||Determines how high a unit’s chances are in executing a critical attack.|
|Critical Hit Damage||
||Determines the amount of bonus damage a unit can deal with a critical attack.|
||Determines the chances of an ally landing their skill effects like buff strips or debuffs on enemy units.|
||Determines how resistant a unit is against the skill effects of enemy units.|
|Dual Attack Chance||
||Determines the chances of an allied hero performing an additional attack every time an ally finishes their turn.|
Powering Up Units (How To Get Stronger)
There are nine different ways that you can level up your units in Epic Seven, and we’ve outlined all of these methods in the following table:
|Power Up Methods||Materials Required||Description|
||Increases a unit’s overall stats.|
||Increases a unit’s Grade (★) and their level cap.|
||Increases some of the unit’s stats and the effectiveness of their skills.|
||Increases a skill’s damage and status effect chance. May also lower the cooldown for some skills.|
|Equip Exclusive Equipment||
||Improves one of the unit’s three skills. Only one Exclusive Equipment can be equipped per unit.|
|Equipment & Equipment Upgrades||
||Improves a unit’s overall stats.|
|Artifact & Artifact Upgrades||
||Improves some of the unit’s stats and grants them a passive effect during combat.|
||Improves a unit’s overall stats and skill set.|
||Improves one specific stat (the stat varies from unit to unit)|
How To Farm EXP & Level Up Fast
In Epic Seven, there are two different kinds of levels that you must keep an eye on:
- Account Rank
- Hero Levels
To increase your Account Rank quickly, all you need to do is spend tons of Stamina and play as many game modes as you can.
Increasing your Account Rank increases your max Stamina and replenishes your current Stamina – allowing you to play more over time. It’s a win-win!
On the other hand, there are two ways to increase Hero Levels:
- Take them to battles and allow them to manually gain EXP
- Feed them Penguins
As heartless as it may seem to all those Penguins, option #2 is the best method you can use to level up your units, since you won’t have to swap units often this way.
Long gone are the days of dog-walking (fortunately) where manually leveling fodders and taking them to battle a few at a time is more efficient than feeding them Penguins.
Now you can gain Penguins after clearing any stage as long as every unit in your party is at max level.
Feed them to your units or fodder units all you like!
How To Enhance Equipment
Enhancing Equipment is an integral part of progressing in Epic Seven, since equipment can boost your unit’s stats significantly.
All equipment pieces have a Main Stat and a few Substats.
- The Main Stat is upgraded at every Enhance level
- While Substats are only upgraded or added every three Enhance levels
They are also divided into levels and five different equipment rarities:
|Equipment Rarities||Color Coding||Number of Substats (Before Upgrades)|
For beginners, I highly recommend investing only in Level 70 equipment pieces and above, which are either at Heroic or Epic rarity.
To begin enhancing your Equipment, simply go to your Lobby and click the Inventory icon at the upper-right side of the screen:
You’ll then be shown the entire content of your inventory.
To shift to Equipment Pieces only, click the Equipment icon, which is the second option from the left:
Next, pick the equipment piece you want to upgrade and click “Enhance”:
The Enhance Equipment page will then appear.
If you look at the left side of the screen, you’ll see the equipment piece’s:
1) Main Stat – Displays the equipment’s Main Stat. Left-side equipment (Weapons, Armor, & Helmets) use flat stats as their Main Stat. Right-side equipment (Rings, Necklaces, & Boots) use percentages as their main stat.
2) Substats – Displays all the Substats that the equipment piece has. Every Substat’s initial and enhanced values are randomly generated.
You should also pay attention to the Equipment’s Set Type before enhancing them. It is displayed right below the substats:
Optimizing the equipment of your units is a huge part of Epic Seven’s endgame.
Though in a new account you’ll be just fine using the free gear sets you get as giveaways or mission rewards.
If you want to learn more, you can visit Smilegate’s official forum site which tells you the specifics of gear rolling – including probability tables and update changelogs.
Important Items to Farm
Listed below are valuable items that you should start farming ASAP as a new player in Epic Seven – as well as the best sources you can get them from:
|Items to Farm||Best Sources|
|Equipment & Equipment Crafting Materials||
|Fodder Equipment & Units||
How The Sanctuary Works
The Sanctuary is unlocked once you clear the first Chaos Gate located in Episode 1.
Here, you can unlock and upgrade five different facilities:
|Sanctuary Facilities||Priority Level For Upgrades (Beginners)||What They Do|
|Heart of Orbis||High||Gives you a set amount of Gold and Skystones every 12 hours. It has up to 50% chance to double the rewards given.|
|Forest of Souls||Moderate||Allows you to raise MolaGoras, Penguins, and Phantasmas.|
|Alchemist’s Steeple||Low||Allows you to craft various power-up materials such as Charms, Equipment Crafting Materials, and Catalysts.|
|High Command||Low||Allows you to send out units on expeditions for resources like EXP, Gold, Stigmas, or Ancient Coins.|
|Steel Workshop||High||Allows you to craft Equipment out of Equipment Crafting materials or Reforge them.|
Each Sanctuary facility is divided into three “parts”, and these “parts” can be upgraded up to three times each.
To upgrade your Sanctuary facilities, you must first farm Breath of Orbis.
As a beginner (or after starting a new account) I recommend prioritizing the upgrades of your Heart of Orbis and Steel Workshop first – followed by the Forest of Souls.
Tasks & Objectives for Beginners
Listed below are the most important tasks that you should aim to accomplish as soon as possible as a beginner.
Task #1: Clear Adventure – Episode 1
Clearing the entirety of Episode 1 allows you to unlock most of the features and game modes in Epic Seven.
Doing so also unlocks the Moonlight’s Blessing feature, where you’ll be able to get a 5★ Moonlight unit for free.
Moonlight units are incredibly rare – not to mention strong as hell. I highly recommend getting them as fast as possible!
Another reason why you need to unlock and play as many game modes as you can is because of the Account Buffs you get as a new player.
These buffs last for 14 days, so make sure you’re playing as often as possible once you unlock other game modes.
Task #2: Activate Grace Of Growth
Grace of Growth is yet another beginner-friendly feature that allows you to have one max-level and max-awakened unit for free – even as a complete noob!
You unlock this feature right after clearing Episode 1 Stage 1-4, and I advise you to give it to a unit right away.
The only problem is that you cannot use that unit on World Bosses, Arena Defense, and Guild War Defense. This is still a pretty good trade-up for new players though.
You can replace the unit you have set to carry the Grace of Growth, but there will be a three-day cooldown whenever you do so. Pick your unit wisely!
I recommend using this feature on your tank, support, or secondary DPS units. It’s even more ideal to use it on units that don’t rely on their Skill 1 during battle.
Task #3: Clear Boss Hunt Stages ASAP
Boss Hunt Stages are where most of your Stamina should be consumed once you’re done clearing enough Adventure stages.
One thing you need to know about Epic Seven is that a core part of its gameplay lies in the optimization of your units’ equipment.
You can farm Equipment and Equipment Crafting materials in the Boss Hunt stages:
|Boss Hunt Stages||Prioritize? (Beginners)||Recommended Team Element||Set Pieces Farmed|
Wyvern Hunt gives you two of the best sets in the game – the Speed and Crit Sets.
Speed is the most important stat in the game, while Crit is crucial for beginners who want their DPS to crit reliably.
You can also do Golem Hunt stages for Health or Defense equipment sets, though you’ll do just fine with the free HP/DEF sets you’re usually given as a new player in the early game.
Task #4: Add Lots of Friends
Adding many friends in Epic Seven comes with several bonuses:
- You can farm Friendship Points faster
- You can use a friend’s Support Unit anytime
- You get to summon more in the Friendship Summons
- You get to buy more items in the Friendship Exchange Shop
You can use the Friendship Points you’ve farmed by using Support Units (ideally the ones from your friends) for pulling in the Friendship Summon gacha.
Alternatively, you can visit the Friendship Exchange Shop to buy other items.
I highly recommend you buy out all the stocks of these limited items every time they’re available!
Task #5: Join a Guild ASAP
To unlock the Guild feature, you must first reach Account Level 10, which is generally achievable on your first day of playing.
Joining a Guild is very important though, as it lets you access several useful features such as the Guild Aid and Guild Member Shop, where you’ll be able to get materials such as Catalysts or Runes.
You can also unlock Guild Battles by joining a Guild, which is a fun game mode where you’ll be able to test out your teams and tactics once you’re strong enough.
Epic Seven General Tips & Tricks
To help you achieve the best start to your account, here are 7 tips to follow as a beginner in Epic Seven.
Tip #1: Choose and Invest In Your Moonlight’s Blessing Hero Wisely
Moonlight’s Blessing is another beginner-friendly feature that you unlock as soon as you finish the entirety of Episode 1.
This is one of the most important features that you must take advantage of as a beginner, as it allows you to choose from the following 5★ Moonlight Heroes:
|Recommended 5★ Heroes||Element||Class||Remarks|
|Arbiter Vildred||Dark||Thief||He’s undisputedly the best all-around unit you can get your hands on as a beginner, as he excels both in farming PVE game modes and as a damage dealer in PVP.|
|Specter Tenebria||Dark||Mage||While not as versatile as A. Vildred, she’s by far the strongest single-target DPS you can get from Moonlight’s Blessing. Give her a proper team comp and she shines the brightest as a DPS out of any unit on this list.|
|Dark Corvus||Dark||Warrior||Dark Corvus, while not as useful in most PVE game modes, becomes an absolute beast in PVP. His kit is centered around punishing speedy and squishy enemy team comps, which are the majority of team comps in the lower league tiers.|
|Ruele of Light||Light||Soul Weaver||If you’re a beginner, I would suggest just sticking with Angelica and A. Montmorancy as your healers, but do note that Ruele of Light is the best reviver in the game. PVE or PVP, she’s always going to be one of the best Soul Weavers you can pick.|
|Judge Kise||Light||Warrior||While not as beginner-friendly as her Ice-element counterpart, Judge Kise is still a very solid buff stripper and AoE DPS. She’s outshined in almost every category by A. Vildred though, so I recommend just picking him if you want a more reliable AoE DPS unit.|
|Martial Artist Ken||Dark||Warrior||Though a bit stronger than his Fire-element counterpart, I still don’t recommend going for ML Ken as a beginner simply because his skillset centered around PVP. All that said, he’s still a solid bruiser who’s elevated by equipment and team comps that cater to his counterattack-heavy kit.|
Your top two choices in Moonlight’s Blessing are Arbiter Vildred or Specter Tenebria – followed by Ruele of Light if you want a fantastic reviver/healer hybrid.
Tip #2: Clear Other PVE Game Modes Besides Adventure
While I do recommend that you clear as many Adventure stages as you can, you should also start playing other “Battle” game modes, where most PVE game modes are located:
|Battle Game Modes||Main Resources Farmed|
|Hall of Trials||
The Account Buffs you receive as a new player will allow you to farm up to 30% more Gold and EXP, so play these game modes as often as you can!
Tip #3: Participate in the Arena for F2P Skystones & Mystic Medals
Whether you like PVP game modes or not, I still highly recommend that you participate in Arena Battles regularly.
The Arena is among the few reliable sources of F2P Skystones – no matter if you’re a beginner or a veteran in the game.
Even as a beginner with weak units, all you need to do is use up all five free daily battles and you’re good to go!
Once you’ve managed to build a half-decent team (around 350,000 total Combat Power), you can then try reaching the Gold tier or above and stay there for the weekly rewards.
Tip #4: Farm Catalysts & Fodder Equipment in the Epilogue (Unrecorded History)
You unlock Unrecorded History upon completing Episode 1, and this game mode is by far the best source of Catalysts and Fodder (Lv. 44) Equipment.
As a beginner, you need these materials for powering up your units – Catalysts for Skill Upgrades and Fodder Equipment for Enhancing Equipment.
Your Account Buff will once again be of great use to you if you decide to farm the Epilogue chapters, so get to it!
Tip #5: Always Check the Secret Shop for Great Deals
The Secret Shop is located on your Home Screen, and is a great source of the following items:
- Fodder Units (2★)
- Bookmarks (Covenant/Friendship)
- Mystic Medals
You can do what’s called a “Secret Shop Refresh” once you have enough Gold and Skystones, and it’s done by refreshing the Secret Shop repeatedly and buying Covenant Bookmarks and Mystic Medals.
This method has been found to be more efficient than just buying Covenant Bookmarks and Mystic Medals in the Shop by E7’s ever-dedicated playerbase. Feel free to do it yourself!
Tip #6: Get Free Heroes via Connections
The developers have gracefully added several free units in the Hero Connection over the years, and it’s once again to every beginner’s benefit.
As a new player, I highly recommend you get the following units from your Hero Connections:
|Recommended Hero Connection Units||Element||Class|
As you can see, all four units are Ice-element for one good reason – Wyvern Hunts.
You can choose between Montmorancy or Angelica as your tank/healer hybrid. I prefer using Angelica because you still need to Specialty Change Montmorancy to make her more effective.
Slap in Sigret from your Selective Summons as your main DPS, Furious as your Defense Breaker, and Alexa as your secondary DPS and you’ll have a very powerful Wyvern team.
Tip #7: When in Doubt, use the Adventurer’s Path as a Rough Guide
Adventurer’s Path is the game’s built-in guide system for beginners, and it gives you a pretty good idea of tasks that you should be doing as a new player.
You can also get lots of valuable rewards just by following the missions set out in the Adventurer’s Path:
- Equipment Sets
- Equipment Charms
- Transmit Stones
- Catalysts/Catalyst Chests
These items are indispensable for beginners, which is why doing Adventurer’s Path missions is just a great idea in general – even if you already know what to do.
Epic Seven Do’s & Don’ts
- Do clear Adventure – Episode 1 ASAP
- Do clear Boss Hunt stages ASAP
- Do join a Guild ASAP
- Do add as many friends as you can
- Do activate Grace of Growth for one Hero ASAP
- Do choose your Moonlight’s Blessing Hero wisely
- Do clear your daily & weekly missions
- Do use Adventurer’s Path missions as a rough guide if you don’t know what to do
- Do check the Secret Shop items often
- Do farm Catalysts and fodder equipment from the Unrecorded History (Epilogue)
- Don’t forget to get your free Heroes in the Hero Connection
- Don’t forget to farm Breath of Orbis to upgrade your Sanctuary facilities
- Don’t ignore PVP game modes in the Arena – even as a beginner
- Don’t forget to farm non-Adventure game modes on the “Battle” page
- Don’t leave your Stamina at max or exceeding capacity
- Don’t let your Account Buffs as a new player go to waste by playing as much as you can for the next 14 days
- Don’t forget to record your best Selective Summon results
- Don’t use too many power-up materials on units you won’t use in your main team comp
- Don’t ignore elemental weaknesses during battle
- Don’t invest in equipment with a rarity lower than Heroic and a level lower than 70