Grinding is the ancient and sacred art of raising a value through repetition. In SHSD, the fastest way to level up is to slice your way through every area, heading east as your character becomes more powerful. Raid every dungeon, kill every bandit. keep heading east. If your enemies are too low leveled, you won't gain experience.If you desire coins, accept lots of quests which require that you obtain items. When you complete a quest, open the quest menu, select the quest and click "Complete Quest", This way, you don't need to run all the way back to the village to complete the quest. Also, while clearing dungeons, you will quickly end up with more gold than you can carry. Having items that regenerate health are also useful because you won't have to eat a bowl of ramen after every fight.