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Fire Dragon (Zaiross)

by Scepter on April 15, 2018
Fire Dragon (Zaiross)
April 23, 2019

Overview
Grade

★★★★★

Type

Attack

Get from

Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll

Awakened

Increases Critical Rate by 15%

Good For

Everywhere but raids

Skill Up Info

Worth fully skilling up with Devilmons

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Stats

Grade ★★★★★ ★★★★★★
Level Min Lv. 35 Min Lv. 40
Normal
HP 3855 6540 5235 8895
ATK 361 613 491 834
DEF 238 404 323 549
Awakened
HP 4200 7140 5715 9720
ATK 394 670 536 911
DEF 252 428 342 582

 

SPD CRI RATE% CRI DMG% RES% ACC%
Unawakened 93 15 50 15 0
Awakened 94 30 50 15 0

 

Skills

Leader Skill: Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters by 33%.

Skill 1: Fire Bolt [460%ATK]: Shoots a Fire arrow at the enemy.

  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +15%

Skill 2: Rain of Fire [80%ATK x (2 ~ 6)]: Burns enemies with a Fire shower and inflicts Continuous Damage for 3 turns with a 25% chance for each attack.

  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.6 Cooltime Turn -1

Skill 3: Fiery Breath [490%ATK]: Attack all enemies with a fiery breath and puts their skills on cool down.

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

Rune Recommendations

Damage – Rage / Blade or Focus (SPD or ATK% / CRIT D% / ATK%)

Stunner – Despair / Will (SPD or ATK% / CRIT D% / ATK%)

Violent – Violent / Will (SPD or ATK% / CRIT D% / ATK%)

Support – Despair or Violent / Will (SPD or HP% / HP% / HP%)

Site Review

Dungeons:
  • GB10 – Not recommended. Fire nukers just doesn’t work in GB10, and Zaiross is no exception.
  • DB10 – (Rating: 8/10) Useful for certain teams if they’re in need of a good AoE nuker. As a bonus, his DoTs helps a lot in cleaning up the leftover monsters and towers.
  • NB10 – Not recommended. No consistent multi-hit attacks makes Zaiross a wasted slot in pretty much every NB10 team. If you’re looking for a monster that can DoT, Lanett is a far better option.
Scenario:

(Rating: 9/10) Fast and furious. Zaiross 2nd and 3rd Skill have no issue wiping out the trash waves. The additional debuffs on both makes it a lot safer too, since the enemy won’t be able to do much after his attacks.

Raids:
  • R5 – Not recommended. With virtually no debuffs against him, Zaiross is pretty much a pure nuker here. Even then, his AoE attacks makes other monsters like Stella, Hwa and Xiao Lin do a much better job at that.
  • Element Rift Beasts – (Rating: 7/10) The only viable area for him here is the Fire Beast thanks to his double AoE attacks. You can use him if you’re lacking a more consistent AoE nuker out there, but his overall uses here are still rather limited.
ToA:

(Rating: 9/10) A behemoth in ToA. Zaiross’ AoE cooldown reset is extremely destructive against pretty much all the stages. This shuts down the majority of the monsters here and just boosts up your success rate by a ton. Frias? Zaiross cooldown reset will eliminate those pesky heals. Camules? They can’t get those reflects up when everything’s on cooldown. To top it off, his 2nd Skill DoTs gives him uses too in ToAH. Overall, he’s a very good monster to have in both manual and auto ToA teams. You can be rest assured when you have Zaiross in your roster.

PvP:

(Rating: 10/10) Few monsters have the same notoriety as Zaiross when it comes to wanted 5*s. Boasting one of the highest AoE attacks in the game and the only monster that offers an AoE complete cooldown reset makes this Dragon truly the stuff of legends. Paired with monsters like Tiana and Galleon, and he can easily put a stop to even the most well-crafted defenses in the game. Even his elemental advantaged Water enemies can’t properly counter him, since his cooldown reset works even on glancing hits. Most rune builds will work well here, but Despair and Violent are the most common sets found in end-game teams. Some players will even build him on a support build to fully capitalize on his unique debuffs. Regardless of how you build him, Zaiross isn’t a monster that you’ll be keeping in storage anytime soon.

How to Counter:

Looking through his stats, and it’s evident that one of Zaiross doesn’t exactly have the best defensive stats. A solid hit from any nuker will easily take him out, and his poor base speed makes it really easy to outspeed him. If he isn’t paired with a stripper, immunity buffers will also work against him. If you’re down on your luck and are out of immunity buffers too, your best bet is to just bring tanky bruisers or monsters that won’t mind having their skills reset. This means monsters with short cooldowns like the Dragon Knight family or Molly / Racuni works well here. Avoid bringing passive reliant monsters like Perna, Theomars or Psamathe against him, since their second lives are essentially useless if he gets a Fiery Breath off.

Other advice:
  • Unlike other nukers, accuracy is very important on Zaiross. Most players will aim for upwards of 60% accuracy on him to ensure he gets the cooldown reset off. Some will even go for a Focus off set to increase this chance.
  • Despite his poor defensive stats, a fast support Zaiross will still work his magic in offensive teams. Just bring him against monsters with long cooldowns and they’ll be helpless against him.
Editor’s Note:

This premium monster’s name is well known among the Summoner’s War community, and it’s very easy to see why. Zaiross offers such raw destructive damage that the cooldown reset occasionally doesn’t even matter. Don’t be surprised when this monster takes out your entire team. He’s one of the few monsters that is more than capable to hold his own as a single AoE nuker, and whatever support monsters you have won’t be able to fight against him when all their heals or revives are down for the count. Truly a monster worth investing some of your best runes on.

Positives

Completely reset all skills, even passives
Strong base attack and multipliers
Crit rate on awakening makes it easy to rune

Negatives

Slow
Squishy

Rating
Our Rating
User Rating
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Dungeon
8.5
8.5
Arena Offence
10
8.9
Arena Defense
8.5
8.2
Guild War Offence
9.5
9.0
Guild War Defense
8.5
8.2
ToA
9.0
8.8
Raids
7.0
Overall Value
10
8.9
Notes

One of the best monsters in the game!

9.4
Total Score
8.6
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  • Smol
    November 4, 2018 at 11:17 am
    Positives

    2 AOE attacks (Perfect for farming EXP,TOA,PvP)
    Can be versatile built
    Great for cleave teams

    Negatives

    Squishy
    low def
    Slow base speed

    Rating
    Dungeon8.5
    Arena Offence9
    Guild War Offence8.6
    Guild War Defense8
    ToA9
    Overall Value9

    He was my first nat 5 at lvl 35.
    Zaiross is the best!

  • Baddad
    October 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Very handy in siege and tartaros

  • Scav
    June 6, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    His skills description doesnt have “Reusable in… turns”.

  • Zelgiust
    April 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Not anywhere near being the best monster in the game. You’re just overhyped by others review.

    He is WAAAAAYYYYYYY overrated. And no, he is absolutely not good everywhere.
    – meh at rift (cept fire)
    – meh in R5
    – useless in necro, GB10
    – useless in TOAH
    – Can’t farm for shit unless high end runes
    – very very specific comp in PvP def and need godspeed rune to be almost usefull.

    Still good monster but not the best in game by far.

  • Zelgiust
    April 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    This

    Hard hitter aren’t so good anymore. State of meta isn’t in Zaiross favor in any way.

  • Aeratay
    May 22, 2018 at 9:42 pm
    Rating
    Dungeon7
    Arena Offence9.4
    Arena Defense6.7
    Guild War Offence9
    ToA9
    Raids3
    Overall Value9

    I’m going to have to disagree a bit (and agree at the same time)

    He’s overrated if you’re talking about the people who think he’s a perfect 10 across the board (that’s completely ridiculous)

    or that he’s the perfect monster to 6 star first, even if you can’t farm gb10 (but that example applies to most nat5’s)

    But he’s still one of if not the best cleave team monster in the game.
    His combination of utility, damage, universal leader skill, and crit rate awakening makes him very formidable and versatile in pvp.

    not to mention his full skill reset is a perfect setup for the second nuker to kill self revive monsters

    ‘Needs stripper partner”
    congratulations you’ve described every cleave team nuker in general

    “Not that good with Vio, and not that good with Desp”
    Violent gives him a chance to AoE nuke twice,
    and despair gives him more versatility in Toa

    I prefer rage/fatal for one reason… I don’t feel like stretching my violent runes any further

    to the guy below saying that the meta is against him

    well if your arena defense is weak to Zaiross in guardian.. you’ll get farmed.(same goes for lushen/alicia)
    I’m sick of the Zaiross overhyping fanboys and the people who downplay how useful he is.

  • Zelgiust
    April 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Overhyped noobs

  • Matt
    May 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Lol, You think that’s bad.
    This site rates Tiana 7 out of 10 for raids with other players rating Tiana 10 out of 10 for raids.

    When it comes to Raids, Tiana is a game changer. There is no monster that will have such a massive impact!

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