How to Defeat the Rift of Worlds – ICE BEAST (In-depth guide)

by DK on July 19, 2017
How to Defeat the Rift of Worlds – ICE BEAST (In-depth guide)
April 16, 2019

Welcome to Summoners War Rift of Worlds In-depth guide!

This discussion will help you decide how to create or enhance your current Rift dungeon teams on defeating the boss.

 

Contents

I. Dungeon Details

II. Ice Beast Overview

III. Why farm Rift Beasts

IV. Getting Started (Unit Recommendation, Runes, Minimum Stats)

V. Team Set-up

VI. Video of Full Run + Rune showcase

VII. Summary and Conclusion

 

I. Dungeon Details

Raid Beast Type: Ice
Target Rating: A+, S, SS, SSS (depending on your total damage)

Drops:

  • Runes (Fight, Determination, Enhance, Accuracy, Tolerance)
  • Enchanted Gems and Grindstones
  • Frozen Water Crystals
  • Condensed Magic Crystals
  • Pure Magic Crystals
  • Rune Piece, Rainbowmon, MS, Summoning stone, Shapeshifting Stone

*Note: It is important to defeat the Raid Beast rather than settle for a mediocre run since it gives you more amount of drops and makes your farming efficient. Saves time and energy!

 

II. Ice Beast Overview

First let’s look at the Ice Beast skill. It is essential to understand the mechanics behind each move so that you can properly create a strategic team against the boss.

Ice Sweep:
Attacks all enemies 2 times using its gigantic body to put the enemies under the [Freezing Air] effect under the freezing effect.

 

Freezing Roar:
Grants [Freezing Air] Effect on all enemies with an ice roar. The [Freezing Air] Effect becomes stronger every time the Freezing roar is used. Freezing Air: 75% of the MAX HP will be frozen and all abilities will be lost. The frozen HP will be substantially recovered proportionate to the increased amount of Attack Bar. The damage you receive will increase proportionate to the frozen HP under the Freezing Air effect. As the Freezing Air effect becomes stronger, the frozen HP recovery will slow down.

*Note: This is the Ice Beast’s signature skill.  Healers are not enough to sustain once your team is under Freezing Roar effect. Your team composition must have a speed booster to recover the lost HP. This skill is not fatal to your team when cast.

*Tip: use speed boosters recover lost HP (Bernard, Belladeon, Mav, etc.)

Thorn of Despair:
Attacks the enemies in the frontline 2 times with a sharp thorn. The damage increases substantially as the target’s Defense decreases. This attack will target the backline if there are no enemies left in the frontline.

*Tip: you can minimize the damage by placing monsters with high DEF in the frontline (Belladeon, Utility mons such as Chasun, Bernard and Mav with DEF stats, etc.)

Frozen Rageful Breath:
Removes all beneficial effects on all enemies and attacks them 6 times with ice breath.

 

Twisted Body (Passive):
Weakens the effect that inflict damage proportionate to the HP with a twisted power and gains immunity against all harmful effects. The immunity against all harmful effects will be removed during the Groggy State. Additionally, increases the damage received from wind monsters by 50% and increases the damage dealt to fire monsters by 50%.

 

III. Why farm Rift Beasts?

This game content is more for mid to late-game players. Since the latest game update, it is now a growing popularity to farm Rift Beasts in crafting Homunculus and new generation runes, gems and grindstones (Fight, Determination, Enhance, Accuracy, Tolerance).

The rune requirement is quite high, but most importantly you need the right team of monsters for every Rift Beast because each has its own unique attack type and weaknesses.

 

 

IV. Getting Started

Leader Skill

Attack power > Crit Rate > Speed > Def > HP

Use Crit Rate lead if your nukers’ CR is below 75%, otherwise it defeats the purpose of landing high damage output even with high attack power. Speed lead is also viable if you are having trouble with Freezing Roar. Def lead helps frontline to survive better than HP lead.

Unit Recommendations

 Bernard

ATB booster + speed buffer, useful against Freezing Roar and helps your team recover the lost HP inflicted by the boss. It provides def break useful during boss groggy state and does decent damage due to speed scaling and elemental advantage.

This unit has a leader skill +30% ATK for allies with wind attribute.

  • Rune Set

Swift / Focus, Guard, or Blade

SPD / HP% / HP% or DEF%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 220

HP: 25k

DEF: 1000

ACCURACY: 25%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline

 

Awakened Belladeon Summoners War Belladeon

Reliable frontline, ATB booster and Healer in 1 unit. It also provides def break on skill 1 which is useful during boss groggy state. However, he does little damage when it attacks. This unit is a good sustain if you want a high success rate on your runs.

  • Rune Set

Violent / Guard, Nemesis or Focus

SPD / HP% / HP% or DEF%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

HP: 22k

DEF: 1100

ACCURACY: 25%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline

 

Wind Sky Dancer Chasun Awakened Chasun

Reliable frontline, massive heal (scales to her HP) and attack buffer. Her 3rd skill is also a game saver at times and can sustain the whole team as a sole healer.

  • Rune Set

Violent / Nemesis

SPD / HP% / HP%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

HP: 30k

DEF: 850

RESISTANCE: 50%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline

 

Awakened Lushen Summoners War Lushen

Excellent damage dealer with ignore def 3rd skill. Additionally, his leader skill provides +33% attack power. A must have if you want to aim a consistent SSS rank.

  • Rune Set

Rage or Fatal / Blade

ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 150

ATK: 2500

HP: 16k

DEF: 700

CRI RATE: 80%

CRI: DMG: 190%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Theomars

Main damage dealer that provides def break and a good frontline unit (elemental king passive provides immunity to death for 1 turn). Useful Leader Skill +24% crit rate to allies.

  • Rune Set

Violent / Rev

SPD / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

ATK: 1800

HP: 15k

DEF: 750

CRI RATE: 61% (if you plan to use him as lead) else, 75%

CRI: DMG: 160%

ACCURACY: 15-20%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline, Backline

 

 Tarq

Amazing nuker and provides a cooldown refresh to units that attack with him when he casts the group hunt skill.

  • Rune Set

Violent or Swift / Blade

SPD or ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 140 or more (keep him as the slowest unit on your team)

ATK: 1400

HP: 15k

DEF: 600

CRI RATE: 70%

CRI: DMG: 150%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Xiao Lin

Main damage dealer with 1st skill def break. Her Water Dragon Attack deals tremendous amount of damage to boss and an additional 15% damage for each harmful effect of the enemy, which gives a lot of bonus damage points while the boss is on groggy state.

We prefer using her over Theomars in cases where you have better lead units like Lushen or Poseidon (Atk power +33%) and alike. But you can also use them both if your units are limited and if you need the +24% crit lead.

  • Rune Set

Vampire / Nemesis or Blade

ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

ATK: 1800

HP: 17k

DEF: 900 (for frontline) else, 750

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 160%

ACCURACY: 15-20%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline, Backline

 

 Stella

Main damage dealer that applies brand debuff (+25% damage received by enemy) and a 1st skill def break. Her 3rd skill also deals good damage with multihits depending on her total SPD, starting from 100 (2 hits) and an additional hit per 25 spd increment up to 7x hits (225 spd).

  • Rune Set

Swift, Violent, Rage or Fatal / Blade

SPD / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180 (If you use Colleen make Stella attack after her)

ATK: 1800

HP: 16k

DEF: 700

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 150%

ACCURACY: 35%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Mav

Speed buffer and provides skill refresh on your team. It is a perfect combo unit with Tarq making your nukers 2nd and 3rd skills almost instantly available. It is also a good frontline unit and 2nd skill does not waste precious groggy turns from nukers if it vio procs.

This unit has a leader skill +30% HP for allies with wind attribute.

  • Rune Set

Violent / Guard

SPD / HP% / DEF%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 170

HP: 22k

DEF: 1000

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline

 

 Ethna

Main damage dealer and applies def break on 2nd skill. Her 3rd skill hits incredibly hard with a total of 950% attack multiplier on all 5 hits. Team her up with skill refresh units to provide massive overall damage.

  • Rune Set

Violent or Rage / Blade

ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 145

ATK: 2200

HP: 14k

DEF: 800

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 130%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Ardella

Main damage dealer that applies various harmful effects with additional 15% damage per harmful effect (usefull on boss groggy state) and speed scaling attack on 2nd skill. Easier to rune because of her passive (+25% crit rate and additional damage per HP lost)

This unit has a leader skill +35% ATK for allies with wind attribute.

  • Rune Set

Violent, Vampire or Swift / Blade

SPD / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 160

ATK: 1500

HP: 13k

DEF: 700

CRI RATE: 60% (total of 85% from passive skill)

CRI: DMG: 150%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Kaito

Powerful nuker that  dealing massive amount of damage based on his SPD. 1st skill also applies def break useful during boss groggy state.

  • Rune Set

Swift / Blade

SPD / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

ATK: 1800

HP: 15k

DEF: 700

CRI RATE: 70%

CRI: DMG: 150%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Yen

Main damage dealer that scales her damage based on SPD. She is good to pair with speed buffers like Bernard, Mav, or Hraesvelg.

This unit has a leader skill +25% ATK for allies with wind attribute.

  • Rune Set

Swift or Rage / Blade

SPD / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

ATK: 1500

HP: 17k

DEF: 700

CRI RATE: 70%

CRI: DMG: 150%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Wind Homunculus (Attack) Brand path

Main damage dealer that applies brand debuff (+25% damage received by enemy). Additionally, his 3rd skill Whirling Wind deals massive damage and causes def break + brand.

  • Rune Set

Rage, Violent, or Vampire / Blade

SPD or ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 150

ATK: 1800

HP: 18k

DEF: 900

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 160%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Hraesvelg

Damage dealer, Attack and Speed buffer, and applies Brand debuff (+25% damage received by enemy). He is a perfect unit if you plan to go for a YOLO team.

  • Rune Set

Swift / Blade

SPD or ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

ATK: 1500

HP: 15k

DEF: 750

CRI RATE: 70%

CRI: DMG: 150%

ACCURACY: 25%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Lagmaron

Main damage dealer with a speed scaling 2nd skill and a good damage from his 3rd skill.

This unit has a leader skill +50% HP for allies with wind attribute.

  • Rune Set

Violent or Swift / Blade

SPD / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

ATK: 1600

HP: 16k

DEF: 750

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 160%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Jamire

One of the best support monsters for Ice Beast Rift. A reliable frontline unit and instantly refreshes the skills of allies for more damage output. Its 2nd skill hits hard since scales with boss HP.

This unit has a good leader skill +24% spd for allies.

  • Rune Set

Violent / Guard or Energy

HP / CD% / DEF%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 140 (must be the slowest on your team to make his 3rd skill effective)

HP: 20k

DEF: 1500

CRI RATE: 70%

CRI: DMG: 130%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline

 

 Sigmarus

Main damage dealer, a farmable unit with high damage multipliers on his 2nd and 3rd skill.

This unit has a good leader skill +44% HP for allies.

  • Rune Set

Violent or Rage / Blade

ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 140

ATK: 2200

HP: 13k

DEF: 800

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 160%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Taor

Main damage dealer with speed scaling skills that deals huge damage, perfect to team up with Bernard, Mav and other speed boosters. Make sure his speed is around 180 for a high damage Squall.

This unit has a good leader skill +50% HP for allies with water attribute.

  • Rune Set

Swift / Blade

SPD / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

ATK: 1800

HP: 17k

DEF: 700

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 165%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Argen

Main damage dealer with his usefulness seen on his 3rd skill. It gives additional damage that scales with the number of debuffs present on boss (+25% each debuff present) . This unit is perfect to run with debuff dealing units.

  • Rune Set

Violent / Blade

ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 170

ATK: 1800

HP: 18k

DEF: 700

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 160%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

Awakened Xing Zhe Summoners War Xing Zhe

Damage dealer and a reliable frontline unit. His 2nd skill applies def break at the same time increases his attack bar by 50%, good against Freezing Air effecct. Its passive skill mitigates damage and a chance to counterattack.

This unit has a leader skill +33% HP for allies.

  • Rune Set

Violent or Vampire / Blade

ATK% / CD% / HP%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 150

ATK: 1600

HP: 24k

DEF: 1000

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 150%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline

 

 Bastet

A great support monster that provides a 3-turn attack buff and creates a shield on your allies for 3 turns. She also applies debuffs using her 2nd skill (def break, glancing hit, disturb HP recovery) which is good if your nukers have debuff scaling attacks (Xiao Lin, Argen). Bastet is one of the reasons why some go for YOLO teams with no dedicated healer like Chasun.

This unit has a leader skill of +33% DEF to allies.

  • Rune Set

Swift / Energy or Fight

SPD / HP% / HP% or DEF%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

HP: 28k

DEF: 1k

ACCURACY:30%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Frontline

 

Awakened Orochi Summoners War Orochi

Leader skill gives +30% speed for allies with wind attribute. Good damage dealer from speed scaling 2nd skill. If you have a hard time with Freezing Air effect, definitely use him and pair with Bernard. Both units easily recovers the lost HP caused by the boss.

  • Rune Set

Swift / Blade

SPD / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 180

ATK: 1500

HP: 17k

DEF: 600

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 150%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

 Fei

Main damage dealer that applies def break on 1st skill, high scaling damage and a multi-hit 3rd skill with a chance to ignore def.

  • Rune Set

Rage or Violent / Blade

ATK% / CD% / ATK%

  • Minimum Stats

SPD: 170

ATK: 1800

HP: 16k

DEF: 700

CRI RATE: 75%

CRI: DMG: 170%

*Stats not mentioned are negligible and of little importance 

  • Position

Backline

 

Honorable Mentions:

Teshar – Leader skill: +33% Crit Rate to allies, deals massive damage

Awakened Arang Summoners War Arang – Leader skill: +40% ATK for allies with wind attribute, deals good damage and applies debuffs.

 Shi Hou  – Leader skill: +33% ATK to allies, good damage dealer

 Isabelle – Applies def break on 1st skill. High damage, attack and crit rate buff and gains another turn instantly after cast

 Tanya – Applies def break on 1st skill. High damage, attack and crit rate buff to self. 3rd skill deals massive damage

 Chow – Leader skill: +50% DEF for allies with water attribute, good frontline unit, self heal and high damage multiplier

 Feng Yan – Reliable frontline unit, DEF scaling attacks and applies def break on 1st skill, Recovers ally HP for 2 turns

 Mo Long – Leader skill: +33% HP to allies, DEF scaling attacks and applies def break on 1st skill

 Ariel – Leader skill: +50% HP for allies with water attribute, DEF scaling attacks and a good healer

 Mihyang – Semi nuker and healer, extends beneficial effects on team. Good for YOLO teams

 Ritesh – Reliable frontline unit, Def break and damage scaling based on its HP

 Diana – Good frontline unit, damage scaling based on HP and creates shield for allies

 Katarina – Deals massive damage when paired with invincibility buffer, viable option when you have limited nukers

Awakened Colleen Summoners War Colleen – Alternative unit when you don’t have wind/water sustain and attack buffer. Keep a high HP/DEF and place on backline

 

 

V. Team Set-up

Stable team (S, SS, SSS)

  • Sustain/Healer/Buffer/Debuffers (2-3 units, usually Frontline) – Bella, Chasun, Bernard, Mav, Jamire, Bastet, etc.
  • Nukers and Debuffers (3-4 units, Backline) – Theomars, Ethna, Wind Homunculus, Stella, Teshar, Hraesvelg, Taor, Lagmaron, etc.

YOLO team / fast run (SS, SSS)

  • Frontline with high defense (2-3 units) – Jamire, Hraesvelg, Stella, Theomars, etc.
  • Backline nukers with pure damage (3-4 units) – Teshar, Wind Homunculus, Lushen, Lagmaron, Taor, etc.

 

2-4 Set up (Sample)

3-3 Set up (Sample)

4-2 Set up (Sample)

 

VI. Video of Full Run + Rune showcase

Full Run video:

 

 

Rune Showcase:

 

VII. Summary and Conclusion

Speed buffers are important on your team composition to counter the Freezing Roar effect of the Ice Beast. Units like Bernard, Mav, Hraesvelg, Belladeon are commonly used in this dungeon. Just keep the minimum HP and DEF requirements for frontline units as stated on recommendations and your will definitely clear the Ice Beast. Important farmable nukers are also discussed such as Theomars, Tarq, Sigmarus, Homunculus etc. With full knowledge about team set-up and runes, you can also get a good clear rating using F2P units.

 

Hope you learned from this guide and please do share your progress with us.

You can leave comments below with any additional comments or suggestions. Thanks for visiting!

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