Leader Skills Guide: Why They Are Important [Childish Plays]

Leader Skills Guide: Why They Are Important [Childish Plays]

Summoners War, like most turn-based strategy MMO’s, provide us with many ways of improving our units to accelerate our progression. Leader skills are one of the easiest ways to do that. Leader skills are passive abilities some monsters have that benefit the party when the unit is placed in the Leader position. These skills, unlike regular skills, stay active even when the unit dies in battle. In Summoners War, each type of leader skill has their advantages and disadvantages.

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The 5 types of leader skills are:

A. Universal Leader Skills
B. Dungeon Leader Skills
C. Arena Leader Skills
D. Guild War Leader Skills
E. Mono-Element Leader Skills

Baretta Awakened Fire

Universal Leader Skills – The biggest advantage of a universal leader skill is that you can use it in any aspect of the game. The biggest disadvantage is that these skills generally provide smaller bonuses compared to their counterparts. The good things about Summoners war is they give anyone an opportunity to get units with universal leader skills by providing us with a fusion hexagram. You definitely want to keep this in mind as the units available in the fusion hexagram contain kits that are widely known as some of the top units in the game to improve your progression. (Ex. Veromos – Dark Ifrit & Baretta – Fire Sylph)

Lushen Wind

Dungeon Leader Skills – Cairos Dungeon is the first area of the game where team-building and strategy become important. As you start to create teams you realize that some of the strongest leader skills are only available to teams of the same element. The cairos dungeon is considered the cornerstone of the game. In order to improve you units, you need to farm runes. While you can attain runes in regular scenario dungeons, Cairos dungeon will provide you high-quality runes that you can use in the later stages of the game. Summoning a monster with a Dungeon leader skill will allow you to expand your range of units and increase your success rate. (Ex. Lushen – Wind Joker & Verdehile – Fire Vampire)

Megan Water

Arena & Guild War Leader Skills – The PVP-based leader skills, like dungeon leader skills, allow you to create different compositions to give you an advantage over your opponent. While some players may not be fans of PVP, it is strongly recommended to participate; The points associated with winning and/or losing allow to you purchase different buildings within the glory shop & guild war shop that give permanent bonuses. The bonuses from the arena buildings carry over to all content the game. Unfortunately, the guild war bonuses can only be used within that feature. (Ex. Megan – Water Mystic Witch & Vanessa – Fire Valkyrja)

Bernard Wind

Mono-Element Leader Skills – These Leader skills are some of the first ones that will be available to you when you play Summoners War. These skills generally provide larger bonuses than their counterparts; however, they are limited to the party members that share the same element as the unit with the leader skill. The good thing about this leader skill is that even though there are other leader skills that are preferred, they are still used in the mid to late stages of the game. (Ex. Bernard – Wind Griffon & Ariel – Water Archangel)

Below is a quick leader chart of all the available leader skill from all types of monsters:

MonsterTypeStats IncreaseIncrease by %
TigresseAllHP15
DagoraAllHP15
LushaAllHP15
DracoAllHP25
NigongAllHP33
VeradAllHP33
Xing ZheAllHP33
VeromosAllHP33
SekhmetAllHP33
Mo LongAllHP33
BurentauFireHP30
NakiFireHP30
RakanFireHP50
VelajuelFireHP50
UrtauWaterHP30
TomaWaterHP30
TaorWaterHP50
ArielWaterHP50
RagionWindHP30
EintauWindHP30
MavWindHP30
LagmaronWindHP50
EladrielWindHP50
GroggoLightHP30
GrotauLightHP30
DonaLightHP30
ShanLightHP50
ArtamielLightHP50
KumaeDarkHP25
KamatauDarkHP30
KunaDarkHP30
ZeratuDarkHP50
FermionDarkHP50
FaoArenaHP21
ManturaArenaHP21
RigelArenaHP33
JulienArenaHP33
AriaArenaHP33
DuamutefArenaHP33
BethArenaHP44
BrandiaArenaHP44
AkromaArenaHP44
TeonDungeonHP17
Kai'enDungeonHP18
BaekduDungeonHP21
SianDungeonHP33
SmokeyDungeonHP33
LieselDungeonHP38
SigmarusDungeonHP44
MeiGuild BattleHP21
EshirGuild BattleHP21
AegirGuild BattleHP33
ThebaeGuild BattleHP33
Tian LangGuild BattleHP44
LamorAllAttack15
GeoffreyAllAttack15
LynAllAttack18
CassieAllAttack18
IsillenAllAttack20
GildongAllAttack22
LapisAllAttack25
SuAllAttack25
YenAllAttack25
LucasAllAttack25
KarlAllAttack25
RanAllAttack25
ZairossAllAttack33
Shi HouAllAttack33
GianaAllAttack33
PoseidonAllAttack33
IsisAllAttack33
LucashaFireAttack30
SathFireAttack30
CassandraFireAttack35
ShihwaFireAttack40
KahnWaterAttack30
HemosWaterAttack30
SharronWaterAttack35
SohaWaterAttack40
BernardWindAttack30
HivaWindAttack30
ArdellaWindAttack35
ArangWindAttack40
ShamannLightAttack30
PromLightAttack30
ChrisLightAttack35
ChamieLightAttack40
HelleaDarkAttack30
ThrainDarkAttack30
BethonyDarkAttack35
KamiyaDarkAttack40
MeganArenaAttack21
AnneArenaAttack21
FucoArenaAttack33
GuillaumeArenaAttack33
Hong HuaArenaAttack33
TrevorArenaAttack33
AmduatArenaAttack33
RakiArenaAttack44
AliciaArenaAttack44
OberonArenaAttack44
SeraDungeonsAttack21
LushenDungeonsAttack33
RyanDungeonsAttack33
JulianneDungeonsAttack38
PernaDungeonsAttack44
RahulDungeonsAttack44
VigorGuild BattleAttack21
HannahGuild BattleAttack21
Xiao LingGuild BattleAttack21
CarrackGuild BattleAttack33
HraesvelgGuild BattleAttack33
FrigateGuild BattleAttack33
IlliannaGuild BattleAttack33
Mi YangGuild BattleAttack44
SamourAllCritical Rate10
HinaAllCritical Rate13
ErwinAllCritical Rate15
HwadamAllCritical Rate17
HwaAllCritical Rate19
LupinusAllCritical Rate19
PangAllCritical Rate19
KoronaAllCritical Rate19
JunoAllCritical Rate24
ZerathAllCritical Rate24
TheomarsAllCritical Rate24
PungbaekAllCritical Rate24
ManannanAllCritical Rate24
TagarosFireCritical Rate23
KahliFireCritical Rate23
RicaFireCritical Rate38
PurianWaterCritical Rate23
EllenaWaterCritical Rate23
AnavelWaterCritical Rate38
AndurilWindCritical Rate23
MoriaWindCritical Rate23
CharlotteWindCritical Rate38
EludainLightCritical Rate23
ShrenLightCritical Rate23
LoraLightCritical Rate38
DroganDarkCritical Rate23
JumalineDarkCritical Rate23
NickiDarkCritical Rate38
AntaresArenaCritical Rate24
ImesetyArenaCritical Rate24
CamillaArenaCritical Rate33
EthnaArenaCritical Rate33
DaphnisArenaCritical Rate33
MistyDungeonsCritical Rate24
CadizDungeonsCritical Rate28
TesharDungeonsCritical Rate33
KumarDungeonsCritical Rate33
MinaGuild BattleCritical Rate16
JamieGuild BattleCritical Rate16
BarqueGuild BattleCritical Rate24
LisaGuild BattleCritical Rate24
KhmunGuild BattleCritical Rate24
FranAllAttack Speed10
JanssenAllAttack Speed10
CeresAllAttack Speed13
LucienAllAttack Speed15
BarettaAllAttack Speed19
TyronAllAttack Speed19
GeminiAllAttack Speed19
ConradAllAttack Speed19
LanettAllAttack Speed19
ChiwuAllAttack Speed24
JamireAllAttack Speed24
SearaAllAttack Speed24
PontosAllAttack Speed24
NephthysAllAttack Speed24
IgnicusFireAttack Speed23
GaroFireAttack Speed30
IcaruWaterAttack Speed23
AqcusWaterAttack Speed23
SusanoWaterAttack Speed30
RamahanWindAttack Speed23
ZephicusWindAttack Speed23
OrochiWindAttack Speed30
RumicusLightAttack Speed23
GinLightAttack Speed30
CalicusDarkAttack Speed23
HanDarkAttack Speed30
IzariaArenaAttack Speed24
ShimitaeArenaAttack Speed24
HalphasArenaAttack Speed24
FeiArenaAttack Speed24
WolyungArenaAttack Speed28
VanessaArenaAttack Speed33
TrinityArenaAttack Speed33
PsamatheArenaAttack Speed33
EredasDungeonsAttack Speed24
AschubelDungeonsAttack Speed24
VerdehileDungeonsAttack Speed28
RandyGuild BattleAttack Speed16
NaomiGuild BattleAttack Speed16
JultanGuild BattleAttack Speed16
GalleonGuild BattleAttack Speed24
MimirrGuild BattleAttack Speed24
SylviaGuild BattleAttack Speed33
EluciaAllResistance20
NealAllResistance20
WoochiAllResistance28
ClaraAllResistance30
BriandAllResistance30
EvaAllResistance30
DiasAllResistance30
SophiaAllResistance30
Qitian DashengAllResistance41
PrahaAllResistance41
GrogenAllResistance41
TesarionAllResistance41
HathorAllResistance41
SonoraFireResistance38
FriaFireResistance50
NubiaWaterResistance38
LumireciaWaterResistance50
NamibWindResistance38
AcasisWindResistance50
SaharaLightResistance38
MihaelLightResistance50
KarakumDarkResistance38
IcaresDarkResistance50
SiliaArenaResistance26
GinaArenaResistance26
JeanArenaResistance40
SelenaArenaResistance40
GregoArenaResistance40
QebehsenuefArenaResistance40
YeonhongArenaResistance48
KatarinaArenaResistance55
ElenoaArenaResistance55
NyxArenaResistance55
IonaDungeonsResistance33
FigaroDungeonsResistance40
ArgenDungeonsResistance48
JaaraDungeonsResistance55
ShakanGuild BattleResistance26
WalkersGuild BattleResistance26
HrungnirGuild BattleResistance40
EmmaGuild BattleResistance40
AvarisGuild BattleResistance40
HavanaAllAccuracy15
EllinAllAccuracy22
MaraAllAccuracy22
JulieAllAccuracy30
AquilaAllAccuracy30
LunaAllAccuracy30
LaimaAllAccuracy41
WoosaAllAccuracy41
AkhamamirAllAccuracy41
OkeanosAllAccuracy41
Son Zhang LaoAllAccuracy41
ZibroltaFireAccuracy50
MalakaWaterAccuracy50
TaurusWindAccuracy50
DoverLightAccuracy50
BeringDarkAccuracy50
RebeccaArenaAccuracy26
LindaArenaAccuracy26
AkiaArenaAccuracy40
LuerArenaAccuracy40
WedjatArenaAccuracy40
LydiaArenaAccuracy55
AsimaArenaAccuracy55
GanymedeArenaAccuracy55
NangrimDungeonsAccuracy26
LiebliDungeonsAccuracy40
ChillingDungeonsAccuracy40
ShazamDungeonsAccuracy55
RiteshDungeonsAccuracy55
GarocheGuild BattleAccuracy26
RogerGuild BattleAccuracy26
IunuGuild BattleAccuracy40
BrigGuild BattleAccuracy40
RavitiAllDefense20
OrionAllDefense25
FedoraAllDefense25
ArnoldAllDefense25
Mei Hou WangAllDefense33
TritonAllDefense33
WoonsaAllDefense33
BastetAllDefense33
Xiong FeiAllDefense33
KungenFireDefense30
AtenaiFireDefense40
LaikaFireDefense50
GrudaWaterDefense30
TalcWaterDefense30
MikeneWaterDefense40
ChowWaterDefense50
DagorrWindDefense30
DelphoiWindDefense40
LeoWindDefense50
SiaLightDefense25
AhmanLightDefense30
MarbleLightDefense30
IcashaLightDefense40
JagerLightDefense50
SerenDarkDefense25
BasaltDarkDefense30
HakenDarkDefense30
TilashaDarkDefense40
RagdollDarkDefense50
ChloeArenaDefense27
LouisArenaDefense33
IsaelArenaDefense33
CrakaArenaDefense44
TianaArenaDefense44
JojoDungeonsDefense33
WindyDungeonsDefense33
EludiaDungeonsDefense44
ChandraDungeonsDefense44
WayneGuild BattleDefense21
MihoGuild BattleDefense21
SurtrGuild BattleDefense33
OliviaGuild BattleDefense33
AmarnaGuild BattleDefense33
Feng YanGuild BattleDefense44

In conclusion, Leader skills & and team theorycrafting are some of the many elements in the game that make it so enjoyable. When testing new methods, have an open mind as you never know what combinations you may create to be victorious!