Fire Ninja (Garo)

Base Form

Awakened Form

Overview

Type Attack
Get From Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes
Awakened Leader Skill: Increases the Attack Speed of ally monsters with Fire attribute by 30%
Good For PvP Offense Niche, PvE, DB10
Skill Up Info Worth fully skilling up, but use family skill ups instead of Devilmons

fire water wind light dark

Stats

Grade ★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★★
Level Min Lv. 30 Min Lv. 35 Min Lv. 40
Normal
HP 2415 4095 3285 5565 4455 7575
ATK 265 452 361 613 491 834
DEF 150 255 204 347 278 472
Awakened
HP 2625 4455 3570 6060 4845 8235
ATK 279 475 380 646 517 878
DEF 175 297 238 404 323 549

 

SPD CRI RATE% CRI DMG% RES% ACC%
Unawakened 106 15 50 15 0
Awakened 107 15 50 15 0

 

Skills

Leader Skill (Awakened): Increases the Attack Speed of ally monsters with Fire attribute by 30%.

Skill 1: Ninja Stars [(SPD + 145) / 0.65%ATK]: Throws ninja stars to attack and inflicts Continuous Damage for 1 turn. This attack will deal more damage according to your Attack Speed.

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

Skill 2: Dragon Attack [360%ATK x 2]: Throws an uppercut punch to an enemy 2 times. Each attack has a 50% chance to stun the enemy. (Reusable in 3 turn(s))

  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +5%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.6 Damage +10%
  • Lv.7 Cooltime Turn -1

Skill 3: Narrow Escape (Passive): Offsets the incoming damage that may cause you to die and increases your Attack Bar by 50%. This effect is activated only once in 1 turn. [Automatic Effect]

 

Rune Recommendations

Early Game – Fatal / Blade (SPD / CRIT R% / ATK%)

End Game – Vampire / Blade or Nemesis (SPD / CRIT D% / ATK%)

 

Patch Notes

Updated 2017.8.30

  • Ninja Stars: Inflicts damage that’s proportionate to the Attack Power -> Inflicts damage that’s proportionate to the Attack Power and Attack Speed.
  • Dragon Attack: Increases inflicted damage by 20%
  • Narrow Escape (Passive): [Skill Modification]
    • Previously: Offsets the incoming damage that may cause you to die with a 50% chance and increases the attack gauge by 50%.
    • Changed to: Offsets the incoming damage that may cause you to die and increases your Attack Bar by 50%. This effect is activated only once in 1 turn.

 

Site Review

Dungeons:
  • GB10 – (Not recommended) Garo has element disadvantage against GB10 and there are other farmable units more fit to fulfill the attacker/DOT role. His wind counterpart, Orochi is prevalently used here.
  • DB10 – (Rating: 9/10) After the 2017.8.30 Patch update, Garo is now a good and fun unit to use in DB10. With many end-game players successfully proving that Garo can now solo clear DB10, he is a strong option as the team’s Damage Dealer. With skill 1 providing continuous damage and scales damage on attack speed, and the famous 3rd skill that keeps him immortal as long as he gets quick turns and recovering HP each attack. Due to this passive skill, you can focus on ATK, SPD, CR and CD stat without worrying about HP and DEF.
  • NB10 – (Not recommended) Other multi-hit units outshine him. Provides no utility.
Scenario:

(Rating: 9/10) Chiruka Hell stage 1 farmer. With Vampire/Blade or Nemesis set and an element advantage, he can easily recover HP and avoid fatal damages. The reason why it is not a 10 rating is due to single target attacks which makes him slow in clearing the stage.

Raids: 
  • R5 – (Not recommended) Continuous damage does not work against boss and Garo can easily be oblivioned that causes his passive to be disabled.
  • Element Rift Beasts – (Not recommended) Only viable in Wind Dungeon but does not contribute well for high damage points to get S-SSS rank.
ToA: 

(Not recommended) Garo’s skills are more inclined on PvP and Dungeons. Although he provides continuous damage on skill 1, other monsters can do it better with AOE continuous damage. Plus Garo’s skill 2 and 3 is not very useful in ToA.

PvP: 

(Rating: 7.8/10) Definitely used on situational Offense where he can be a meat shield against enemy water nukers and one-shot nukers. When he receives an attack that causes fatal damage, 3rd skill passive activates to offset the damage and gives 50% ATB increase. He can then counterattack and kill through repeated process.

How to Counter:

Garo’s 3rd skill activates only once per turn, meaning it can offset the 1st fatal damage but the next attack can kill him if he still hasn’t made a turn. One good example of a counter is Theomars. His 2nd skill hits 3x and when the 1st attack triggers the passive, 2nd hit can potentially kill Garo. Similar to Violent procs, Garo will have a hard time surviving against enemies with multi-hit skills. Damage Over Time (DOTs) and Oblivion are also known weaknesses of Garo.

Other advice:
  • Build Garo without additional HP and DEF stats. The whole point of his passive is to build him speedy and a glass cannon, and since he will receive 50% ATB when his passive procs, he can steal turns and reset his passive skill if he is fast enough.
  • With Vampire runes and high speed he could solo most PvE contents (Chiruka Remains, DB10)
  • He is a niche unit in offense and be sure not to bring him vs. multi hits.
Editor’s Note:

After the buff on Garo last 2017.8.30 update, he is now a viable and fun monster to build. He became a convenient niche unit against single hit attackers like Rakan, Laika and the likes. Due to his 3rd skill, the best way to build him is to be speedy with high damage. And since he has the capability to offset fatal damage per turn, you don’t need HP and DEF stats on him. Similarly, never use Garo against enemies with multi-hits, dots, and oblivion.

He is also a fun toy for end-game players since he can solo most PvE contents when equipped with OP runes. Players have already shown he can be viable in clearing DB10 as a solo unit, just rune him Vampire and Nemesis or Blade sets to recover lost HP and survive against continuous damage. He is worth fully skilling but use family skill ups instead of Devilmons.

8.4
Our Rating
7.69
User Rating

Monster Rating

  • Dungeon - 8/10
    8/10
  • Arena Offense - 8/10
    8/10
  • Arena Defense - /10
    0/10
  • Guild War Offense - 9/10
    9/10
  • Guild War Defense - /10
    0/10
  • ToA - /10
    0/10
  • Raid - /10
    0/10

Summary

After the 2017.8.30 update, he is now worth to 6* and can be used in situational PvP Offense and PvE contents.

Overall
8.4/10
8.4/10
7.7/10
Comments Rating 7.69/10 (3 reviews)

Pros

Amazing fire speed leader
High chance to stun on 2nd Skill
3rd Skill can be pretty clutch
Nice base attack

Cons

Squishy
Easily countered by multi-hits

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