The Best Summoners War Guide (SWMasters)

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Summoners War is an incredibly popular, turn-based, strategy RPG. South Korean game development company Com2uS created the game in 2014. So far, over 90 million people have downloaded it.
There’s a lot to do in the game, and with so many things to do you don’t want to get started down the wrong path. Here’s your basic Summoners War guide to get you started in the right direction.
Starting The Game
The game involves you starting out as a new summoner. Your goal? Get monsters, upgrade them, and use them to win battles.
The basics are easy to grasp, but it takes thousands of hours to master the game. You can still enjoy the game if you’re not a hardcore gamer. But if you are, there are a lot of subtle features to figure out before you get can get really good, and this can keep you going for years. You’ll begin your journey as a summoner with some low-level monsters.
Monsters
The monsters you summon can range from a 1-star to 5-star rating, with higher being better. You upgrade your monsters as you use them in battles. And though 5-stars is the highest you can summon, you can upgrade your monsters to a max level of 6-stars.
Monsters come in different element types: wind, fire, light, water, and dark; and different class types: attack, defense, support and health.
Each monster has its own strengths, weaknesses, powers, and abilities. Like a game of rock paper scissors, any monster can be good against some but weak against other monsters. Water beats fire, wind beats water and fire beats wind. Light beats dark, and dark beats light, too (meaning they each have an advantage over the other).
Runes
Runes are important for upgrading your monsters’ stats. You’ll get them by spending a lot of time in a place called Cairos Dungeon, in the Giant’s Keep. Fighting giants is a great way to build up your rune collection, which should be a major focus for any new player. Farm runes well, and you’ll go far in the game.
Each monster can hold up to 6 runes, with bonuses added to any monster holding a complete set. Your runes also have star-grades, from 1-star to 6-stars, and you can upgrade these, too. This should be a major focus of your game early on.
Getting Better
With Summoners War, as with most RPG’s, the more you play the game the better you’ll become.
Don’t try to focus on everything at once though—it’s a classic rookie error. Pick something to focus on at the start, then improve it until you master it. Once you’ve mastered it, move on.
For example, you only need to have 3-5 monsters you’re working on upgrading at any given time. You don’t need 30-50. Narrow your focus and get good before you broaden your scope. Otherwise you won’t make progress for months on end.
Sure, if you find 4-star monsters that you haven’t got any other copies of, you can keep them in storage. But you shouldn’t be building up every monster you find.
Get Going
Now that we’ve made the path forward clear to you, you can get going. If you stick to these guidelines, you won’t waste time in the game doing things unnecessarily. You’ll get better more quickly and have lots of fun along the way!

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