Kro [Dark Inugami] – Monster Spotlight

Welcome to the Kro the dark inugami spotlight! I will be starting a series where we do an in depth review of this monster.

Inugami Dark  Kro Dark

Natural: ★★★

Type: Attack

How to get: Light and Darkness scroll, secret dungeon(Hall of Darkness)

Awakening Materials: Dark Mid Essence x15, Low Dark Essence x10, Mid Essence x10, Low Essence x5

Awakened Stats

Stat 5★ 6★
Hp 6660  9060
Atk 460  626
Def 428  582
Spd 108 108


Awakened Bonus: Strengthen Skill [Scratch](Adds Continuous Damage Chance)

Skill 1: Scratch: Attacks with giant claws to weaken the enemy’s defense for 2 turns with a 50% chance and inflicts Continuous Damage for 3 turns with a 50% chance.

  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.6 Harmful Effect Rate +10%

Skill 2: Team Up: Teams up with another ally to attack the enemy. (Reusable in 4 turn(s))

  • Lv.2 Cooltime Turn -1

Skill 3: Scar: Attacks on the enemy’s wounds. Damage is increased by 50% if the enemy is under a harmful effect. (Reusable in 4 turn(s))

  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1

Bonus Reading: Kro’s 3rd skill Analysis


Kro is a very debuff dependant monster to dish out bonus damage. He has an innate 2 debuff first skill which is useful for killing tanks and high hp monsters. He is somewhat underrated because not many people value his skillset as much as Belladeon’s. Team up also allows him to benefit from monsters with debuffs or special effects on their first skill.


 Defense Debuff Continuous Damage Team up for bonus damage Deals extra 50% damage per debuff

Rune Builds

Much of Kro’s damage will depend on how many debuffs you can land. For a very debuff proc build, I suggest Revenge x3(Atk%/Hp%/Acc%). This is good when he gets attacked and the odds(45%) of debuffing enemies is high.

Alternatively, you can also go Violent/Revenge(Spd/Hp%/Acc%) for a faster build with the odds of multiple turns and more debuffs. Damage will suffer but the ability for 3 turn continuous damage will melt high hp monsters.

Important Substats: Spd, Acc%, Hp%, Atk%

Tower of Ascension Viability

Kro is a viable ToA monster. He offers continuous damage, which is the all important debuff for the 50+ levels as monsters have ridiculous high hp. Pair him with Baretta, Hemos/Thrain for continuous damage.

Team Combos

Kro works very well with any monster that has a debuff on their first skill. Think Tyron, Belladeon, Raoq, Sieq and Colleen are great partners to team up with.

Giants and Dragons B10 Viability

Kro is a viable attacker for either Giants or Dragons. The key is that he needs 25k hp to survive onslaughts and a team of good healer/supports. However, due to Veromos being a farmable natural 5 star support monster with cleanse, it reduces Kro’s role to only being a decent debuffer.

Arena and Guild Wars Viability

For arena, there are better attackers and debuffers that outperforms Kro. His light wolf brother Belladeon outshines him in terms of utility and debuff plus he can remove beneficial effects. The only thing I can see is the unique team up combos with Tyron, Tarq or Raoq.

As for guild wars, he is a niche pick against tanky monsters. He can be viable with Tyron and a support like Chloe.

Conclusion: Feed

With the existence of Veromos, Kro has been relegated to bench warmer. You can choose to keep him perhaps for future maps and he can be a great utility monster.

Kro Spotlight

Kro Spotlight



    Arena Offense


      Arena Defense


        Guild Wars Offense


          Guild Wars Defense



            • 1st skill has 2 debuffs
            • Useful against tanks
            • 50% bonus damage for each debuff
            • Team up for bonus damage


            • Quite squishy
            • Veromos makes Kro a bench warmer
            • Scorpianous

              I’ve Given Kro A Fair Chance With Crappy/No Runes On Him And He’s Actually Helped Me Out Quite a Lot, And This Is Strange I Believe As I Am Lvl39 And In End Game. He’s very Useful In Dungeons And GW Due To His Scar Ability. He’s A Brilliant Monster And I Like You’re Review, Although You Seem To Have Confused Him With His Fire Counterpart “Raoq” A Couple Of Times 😛

              • Summoner

                Yea I derped. I changed the skill descriptions. xD Thanks!

              • Emostorm

                Not incredibly familiar with kro, but man, level 39, how do you consider that end game?

                • Revile

                  Didn’t u know the game is over at lvl 40. 😛

                  • Scorpianous

                    Didn’t You Know That Logically, End Game Actually Means The End Of The Storyline? In Which Case, I’ve Been In End Game Since Level 23.

                    • allied

                      That isn’t how it works in Summoners War at all. Unless you are pushing floor 80+ on ToA, you haven’t gotten to end game. Unless you have beaten the entire story on Hell mode, you haven’t gotten to end game. I know plenty of lvl 40s who are just starting mid game. You have a wayyyyys to go.

                    • Bread

                      Any noob can complete the storyline. End game is when you can clear ToaH and r5.

            • Froznoskr

              seems to forget kro’s 3rd hits harder by each debuff so orochi and hwa make him a killer

            • medinatom

              He is of course very dependent of other monsters but just imagine a team with 3 orochis and kro lol crazy

            • Pecaa

              You do realise that kro, with an orochi and bella can deal up to 80k dmg? He is really team dependant monster, you can’t rely on him doing the debuffs, but if you have a decent debuffer he can 1hit anything. It is hard to build him, and even harder to use him, but if you have a good team to build him into, he will be your best 1hitter.

            • Kro

              He. Is so underrated like most say he is a not a plug and play Mon you have to build. A team around him I’ve done giants b10 with him using bernard lushen(L) Shannon bella and kro his 3rd skill is 50% per debuff. Even though the description is funky.

              I’m not end game arena and that’s bc. Lushen and baretta are my only 6 stR but ive seen success. With kro using Megan baretta lushen and allowing baretta to,put dots on Mon….he is not a top tier I,have,to have Mon but he is,far,from,useless. And I enjoy seeing him at 5star do,20k and 30k crits I’ve runes him focus blade and am,probably going to,6,star him before bella. You must make,sure,his speed. Allows him to go right,after your rebuffed …since I use. Meagan and baretta he,goes,right after,baretta and my lushen tends to clean up,the,rest.

            • Dbeezy

              Pecca got it right…most of you are understating kro. I got him 6 starred him and he became a staple on my AO TOA giants teams. His skill description is incorrect stated. He does 50% more dmg per debuffs. He needs hp a little atk criR and criD are his stats.. I’ve one shorted Arnold’s veromoes you name it. In AOWith just a def break he will hit for upwards of 13k add in a stun or a dot and ur talking easily 28k+ which is doable if you can run a despair. Mon with some other debuffs baretta is a good choice to pair with him and so is bella…just need a atk buffer or speed buffer if you choose.

              Last thing..his skill description reads wrong…it is 50% per debuff. I’d try to ensure he has over 19k hp and at least 80% criR and 140% criD

              • Froznoskr

                i used kro till akhamir, so, wrong ifrit benching it xD but yep if you go Luer>baretta> Kroo in that order of speed you can wipe off almost any tank

            • Hazaruz

              He is a beast in dungeons, mine is with vio revenge spd hp hp with tons os acc and spd subs and he is easily the best 3*dotter with some utility and reasonable stats.

            • Irreplaceable

              His 3rd skill deals approx 2737% of the attack stat with 10 debuffs and 100% CD {Damage = Atk x Multiplier (which is 375% for this skill) x [100% + Crit dmg (100% let’s say) + 30% (max skill up) + 500% (additional damage because of 10 debuffs)] = Atk x 2737%}. But his attack stat is too low to make optimal usage of this. Plus needs optimal set-up with 10 debuffs on the boss. Impractical usage.

            • Brenden

              I’d like to explain why Kro is way better than this review gives credit for.
              Kro has basically identical 1st and 3rd skill to Tesarion-(Fire Ifrit). The only noticeable difference is Kro has less hp, is slightly faster, and you can skill up Kro much faster than any Ifrit.

              Kro’s 1st skill is amazing, it’s not only the same as Tes’ 1st skill but also Tes’ 2nd skill. (50% chance to break defense and/or inflict continuous damage? Not much to say here other than THANK YOU!)

              Kro’s 2nd skill isn’t the triple attack/defense break that Tesarion has, true, but instead is a team up skill. If you team up with a monster that has a primary skill that can inflict a debuff, you can inflict Dots or def break AND your other monster can whack the crap out of your target. (In other words, you’re adding to the possiblend 50% extra damage that kro’s 3rd skill is going to do. But you’re also already dealing at least an extra 50% damage on this turn)

              Kro’s 3rd skill is almost better than Tesarion’s 3rd skill. Tesarion deals 20% extra damage if the target is under a negative effect and silencing their passive (if they have one), while Kro deals 50% extra damage. 50%! You’ve broken their defense and whittled away their health with continuous damage, now finish ’em off with a possibly unnecessary, yet satisfying, overkill.
              Want to go even further? Use Giana-(Dark Oracle) as your leader. Ally Monster attack is increased by 33%. She pairs perfectly with Kro on teamup (She hits 3 times and recovers her attack bar by 15% for each critical hit. She can inflict dots, a bomb, and gain an immediate turn after her 2nd skill, and lastly can prime every monster for Kro if they happen to have a buff removed by her)
              Kro is very underrated and in my opinion is one of the best heavy hitters in the game.

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