Best Summoners War Monsters Guide [Updated List]

core guides Aug 08, 2019

The purpose of this guide is to list and rank the best monsters in Summoners War broken down by grade (Nat 3, Nat 4, etc.) and by what they’re good for, PvE or PvP. This guide will help you know which Summoners War Monsters you should keep and build. 

Here is the criteria I used for determining the rankings:

  1. How many places you can use the monster in
  2. How good the monster is in those places
  3. How hard is it to replace this monster

*Note*: This criteria is why Lushen is ranked #1 on the 4-star lists, Lushen is used in so many places while also being the best monster for his role of AoE damage dealer and having almost no replacement.

This guide is useful for determining which monsters you should work on farming and building next. You can also use this list to help you determine which monsters you should use your Summoning Stones to try and get.

For that reason, I did not include any non-farmable Nat 5’s because the list would get way too long and most players will not have access to them anyways. 

Here is the criteria I used for determining what each monster is "Good For":

The monster has to be better than other F2P or easily obtainable options, for example Lapis is not good for DB10 because Sigmarus is a better replacement and is available for everyone to fuse. 

While Lapis is usable in DB10 she is not good for DB10 because you should never use her for DB10 over Sigmarus. 

Table of Contents (Links):

 

Best Monsters For PvE Farming

Keep in mind that the rankings for each monster are based on how good the monster is in Player Vs. Environment (PvE) content. However, I will also list where that monster is good in PvP.

Best 2-Star Monsters (PvE)

1. Colleen (Fire Harpu)

Good For: NB10, Raid (R5), Hall of Wind, Rift Beasts, ToA

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Magic Shop, Secret Dungeon, Temple of Wishes, Reward from Challenge Quest System (Mission IV)

 

2. Konamiya (Water Garuda)

Good For: Fusion, Raid (R5), Hall of Fire (Early Game), Guild Wars, GB10 (Early Game)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Secret Dungeon, Magic Shop, Reward from Challenge Quest System (Mission IV)

 

3. Shannon (Wind Pixie)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), ToA (Early Game)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Secret Dungeon, Magic Shop, Reward from Challenge Quest System (Mission V)

Full Shannon Monster Guide

 

4. Tarq (Water Hellhound)

Good For: DB10 (F2P Speed Team)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Magic Shop, Secret Dungeon

 

Best 3-Star Monsters (PvE)

1. Belladeon (Light Inugami)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), DB10 (Early Game), Dimensional Hole, Everywhere In The Early Game Until You Get More Monsters

How To Get: Scroll of Light and Darkness, Secret Dungeon, Temple of Wishes

Full Belladeon Monster Guide

 

2. Bernard (Wind Griffon)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), ToA (Early Game), Water Rift Beast, Guild Wars (Early Game), Arena Offense

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Social Summon, Wind Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Tamor Desert (Scenario Drop), Reward from Challenge Quest System (Mission V)

 

3. Megan (Water Mystic Witch)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), DB10 (Early Game), Guild Wars (Early Game), Arena Offense

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Social Summon, Water Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

4. Darion (Light Vagabond)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), Raid (R5), Labyrinth, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Secret Dungeon, Temple of Wishes

 

5. Fran (Light Fairy Queen)

Good For: NB10 (Speed Team), Dimensional Hole, Guild Wars, RTA

How To Get: Exclusive Event SD, Ancient Coin Magic Shop

Full Fran Monster Guide

 

6. Loren (Light Cow Girl)

Good For: Fusion, GB10 (F2P Speed Team), NB10 (Beginner Team)

How To Get: Secret Dungeon

 

7. Mav (Wind Penguin Knight)

Good For: ToA, Water Rift Beast

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Wind Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

8. Basalt (Dark Battle Mammoth)

Good For: ToA, Guild Wars Offense (Early Game)

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

9. Kahli (Fire High Elemental)

Good For: Fusion, Guild Wars Offense, RTA Offense (Niche Teams), DB10 (Late Game Speed Team)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Social Summon, Fire Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Vrofagus Ruins (Scenario Drop)

 

10. Lyn (Light Amazon)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), DB10 (Speed Team), Elemental Dungeons

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

   

11. Zinc (Dark Living Armor)

Good For: ToA, HoH, Guild Wars Offense (Early Game)

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

12. Mantura (Dark Serpent)

Good For: ToA, Guild Wars Offense (Early Game)

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

Best 4-Star Monsters (PvE)

1. Lushen (Wind Joker)

Good For: EXP Farmer (With Good Runes), GB10 (Speed Team), NB10 (Speed Team), Elemental Dungeons, ToA (Speed Clear Low Floors), Arena Offense, RTA (Cleave Team), Guild Wars Offense

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Wind Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

2. Shaina (Fire Chakram Dancer)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), DB10 (Speed Team), NB10 (Speed Team), Elemental Dungeons, ToA (Speed Team), Rift Raid (R5), Rift Beasts, Dimensional Hole, Arena Offense, RTA, Guild Wars

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll

Full Shaina Monster Guide

 

3. Sabrina (Water Boomerang Warrior)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), DB10 (Speed Team), NB10 (Speed Team), Elemental Dungeons, ToA (Speed Team), Rift Raid (R5), Rift Beasts, Dimensional Hole, Arena Offense, Guild Wars

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll

Full Sabrina Monster Guide

 

4. Galleon (Water Pirate Captain)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), DB10 (Speed Team), ToA (Speed Clear Low Floors), Arena Offense, Guild Wars, Labyrinth

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

5. Hwa (Fire Rakshasa)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), Raid (R5), ToA (Niche Stages), Guild Wars Offense, Labyrinth, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

6. Xiao Lin (Water Kung Fu Girl)

Good For: Raid (R5), Rift Beasts, Labyrinth

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

7. Verdehile (Fire Vampire)

Good For: DB10 (Speed Team), ToA (Niche Stages), Guild Wars (Early Game), RTA, Labyrinth, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Monster Fusion, Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

8. Talia (Water Chakram Dancer)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), DB10 (Speed Team), NB10 (Speed Team), Elemental Dungeons, Raid (R5), Rift Beasts

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes

Full Talia Monster Guide

 

9. Melissa (Wind Chakram Dancer)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), NB10 (Speed Team), Raid (R5), Rift Beasts

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Wind Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

10. Lapis (Water Magic Knight)

Good For: EXP Farmer, GB10 (Early Game), ToA, Fire Rift Beast, PvP (Early Game)

How To Get: Novice Summoner Achievement, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

11. Chasun (Wind Sky Dancer)

Good For: ToA, HoH, Raid (R5), Rift Beasts, Guild Wars, Labyrinth, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Wind Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

12. Dias (Dark Death Knight)

Good For: Raid (R5), PvP Defense (Early Game), Labyrinth

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes, April 2015 & April 2017 HoH

 

13. Baretta (Fire Sylph)

Good For: ToA

How To Get: Monster Fusion, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

14. Briand (Wind Death Knight)

Good For: ToA, HoH, Labyrinth

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Wind Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

15. Stella (Water Assassin)

Good For: DB10 (Speed Team), Raid (R5)

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

16. Armarna (Light Anubis)

Good For: Raid (R5), Guild Wars, Labyrinth

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

Best 5-Star Monsters (PvE)

1. Sigmarus (Water Phoenix)

Good For: GB10, DB10, Elemental Dungeons, ToA, HoH, Fire Rift Beast, Labyrinth

How To Get: Monster Fusion

 

2. Water Homunculus (Ice Mist Path)

Good For: EXP Farmer, ToA, HoH, Fire Rift Beast, Labyrinth, Guild Wars Offense

How To Get: Crafting

 

3. Veromos (Dark Ifrit)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), DB10 (Early Game), ToA (Early Game), HoH (Early Game), Guild Wars (Early Game)

How To Get: Monster Fusion

Full Veromos Monster Guide

 

4. Xiong Fei (Fire Panda Warrior)

Good For: Raid (R5), NB10 (Early Game)

How To Get: Monster Fusion

 

5. Dark Homunculus (Unbalanced Field Path)

Good For: ToA, HoH, Guild Wars Offense, Arena Offense

How To Get: Crafting

 

6. Wind Homunculus (Whirling Wind Path)

Good For: Raid (R5), NB10

How To Get: Crafting

 

7. Theomars (Water Ifrit)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), DB10 (Early Game), NB10 (Early Game), Raid R5 (Early Game), Rift Beasts, Labyrinth, Guild Wars

How To Get: Guild Shop

 

8. Tesarion (Fire Ifrit)

Good For: Raid R5 (Early Game), ToA (Niche Stages), Guild Wars, RTA

How To Get: Guild Shop

  

Best Monsters For PvP (Player-Vs-Player) 

Keep in mind that the rankings for each monster are based on how good the monster is in Player Vs. Player (PvP) content. However, I will also list where that monster is good in PvE.

Best 2-Star Monsters (PvP)

1. Konamiya (Water Garuda)

Good For: Fusion, Raid (R5), Hall of Fire (Early Game), Guild Wars, GB10 (Early Game)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Secret Dungeon, Magic Shop, Reward from Challenge Quest System (Mission IV)

 

Best 3-Star Monsters (PvP)

1. Racuni (Fire Harg)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Fire Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

2. Bulldozer (Fire Frankenstein)

Good For: Guild Wars Offense, RTA (Niche Teams)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Fire Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

3. Copper (Wind Living Armor)

Good For: Guild Wars Offense, RTA (Niche Teams)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Social Summon, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Wind Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

4. Kahli (Fire High Elemental)

Good For: Fusion, Guild Wars Offense, RTA Offense (Niche Teams), DB10 (Late Game Speed Team)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Social Summon, Fire Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Vrofagus Ruins (Scenario Drop)

 

5. Fran (Light Fairy Queen)

Good For: NB10 (Speed Team), Guild Wars, RTA, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Exclusive Event SD, Ancient Coin Magic Shop

Full Fran Monster Guide

 

6. Megan (Water Mystic Witch)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), DB10 (Early Game), Guild Wars (Early Game), Arena Offense

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Social Summon, Water Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

7. Kabilla (Light Harpy)

Good For: Guild Wars, Arena Offense

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

8. Jultan (Dark Werewolf)

Good For: Guild Wars, Early Game PvP

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

9. Groggo (Light Golem)

Good For: Guild Wars, ToA (Niche Stages)

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

10. Eshir (Light Werewolf)

Good For: Guild Wars, Early Game PvP

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

11. Rina (Water Epikion Priest)

Good For: Arena Defense, Guild Wars Offense (Niche Use)

How To Get: Unknown Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Social Summon, Water Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

Best 4-Star Monsters (PvP) 

1. Lushen (Wind Joker)

Good For: EXP Farmer (With Good Runes), GB10 (Speed Team), NB10 (Speed Team), Elemental Dungeons, ToA (Speed Clear Low Floors), Arena Offense, RTA (Cleave Team), Guild Wars Offense

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Wind Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

2. Galleon (Water Pirate Captain)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), DB10 (Speed Team), ToA (Speed Clear Low Floors), Arena Offense, Guild Wars, Labyrinth

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

3. Martina (Dark Boomerang Warrior)

Good For: RTA, Arena, Guild Wars

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

4. Triana (Wind Harp Magician)

Good For: RTA, Arena Defense, Guild Wars, Labyrinth, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Legendary Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Wind Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

5. Harmonia (Fire Harp Magician)

Good For: RTA, Arena Defense, Guild Wars, Labyrinth

How To Get: Legendary Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Fire Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

6. Khmun (Fire Anubis)

Good For: Guild Wars, Labyrinth, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Legendary Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Fire Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

7. Aegir (Water Barbaric King)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA, GB10 (FTP Speed Team)

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summons, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes, July 2017 HoH

 

8. Trasar (Dark Giant Warrior)

Good For: Guild Wars, Arena, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Temple of Wishes, Scroll of Light & Darkness

 

9. Skogul (Wind Giant Warrior)

Good For: Rift Raid (R5), Guild Wars, Arena, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Temple of Wishes, Wind Scroll

Full Skogul Monster Guide

 

10. Imesety (Wind Horus)

Good For: Guild Wars Offense, RTA (Niche Team)

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Temple of Wishes, Wind Scroll

 

11. Olivia (Wind Neostone Agent)

Good For: Guild Wars Offense, RTA (Niche Team)

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Temple of Wishes, Wind Scroll

 

12. Garo (Fire Ninja)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA, Wind Rift Beast, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll

 

13. Covenant (Water Sniper Mk.I)

Good For: Guild Wars Offense

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Water Scroll

 

14. Orion (Water Brownie Magician)

Good For: Guild Wars Defense, Arena Defense (Niche), RTA

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Water Scroll

 

15. Betta (Dark Mermaid)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

16. Iris (Light Magic Knight)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

17. Icares (Dark Sylphid)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

18. Hraesvelg (Wind Barbaric King)

Good For: Guild Wars, GB10 (Early Game), Water Rift Beast

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Wind Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

19. Chloe (Fire Epikion Priest)

Good For: Guild Wars Offense, Labyrinth

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

20. Shaina (Fire Chakram Dancer)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), DB10 (Speed Team), NB10 (Speed Team), Elemental Dungeons, ToA (Speed Team), Rift Raid (R5), Rift Beasts, Dimensional Hole, Arena Offense, RTA, Guild Wars

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll

Full Shaina Monster Guide

 

21. Maruna (Fire Boomerang Warrior)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA, ToA (Speed Team), Labyrinth, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes

 

22. Sabrina (Water Boomerang Warrior)

Good For: GB10 (Speed Team), DB10 (Speed Team), NB10 (Speed Team), Elemental Dungeons, ToA (Speed Team), Rift Raid (R5), Rift Beasts, Dimensional Hole, Arena Offense, Guild Wars

How To Get: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll

Full Sabrina Monster Guide

 

23. Armarna (Light Anubis)

Good For: Raid (R5), Guild Wars, Labyrinth

How To Get: Scroll of Light & Darkness, Temple of Wishes

 

24. Verdehile (Fire Vampire)

Good For: DB10 (Speed Team), ToA (Niche Stages), Guild Wars (Early Game), RTA, Labyrinth, Dimensional Hole

How To Get: Monster Fusion, Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll

 

Best 5-Star Monsters (PvP)

1. Theomars (Water Ifrit)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), DB10 (Early Game), NB10 (Early Game), Raid R5 (Early Game), Rift Beasts, Labyrinth, Guild Wars

How To Get: Guild Shop

 

2. Jeanne (Light Paladin)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA, ToA, Labyrinth

How To Get: Monster Fusion

 

3. Tesarion (Fire Ifrit)

Good For: Raid R5 (Early Game), ToA (Niche Stages), Guild Wars, RTA

How To Get: Guild Shop

 

4. Elsharion (Light Ifrit)

Good For: Guild Wars, RTA, Wind Elemental Dungeon

How To Get: Ancient Coin Magic Shop

 

5. Akhamamir (Wind Ifrit)

Good For: GB10 (Early Game), ToA (Speed Team), Guild Wars Offense

How To Get: Guild Shop

 

6. Water Homunculus (Ice Mist Path)

Good For: EXP Farmer, ToA, HoH, Fire Rift Beast, Labyrinth, Guild Wars Offense

How To Get: Crafting

 

Quick Summary and Conclusion:

  • Use these lists to determine what monsters you want to build next.
  • Save all your Summoning Stones until there is a week with 2-3 of the top 4-Stars you don't have in the rotation.
  • Keep all the monster families of the monsters in the above lists so you can use them as skill ups. 

 

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