Water Dragon (Verad)

Base Form

Awakened Form

Overview

Type Defense
Get From Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Temple of Wishes, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll
Awakened Increases Accuracy by 25%
Good For ToA, PvP in general, Fodder Farmer, HoH
Skill Up Info Worth fully skilling up with Devilmons apart from 1st Skill

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Stats

Grade ★★★★★ ★★★★★★
Level Min Lv. 35 Min Lv. 40
Normal
HP 4845 8235 6585 11205
ATK 228 387 310 527
DEF 304 517 413 703
Awakened
HP 4995 8475 6780 11535
ATK 247 420 336 571
DEF 347 589 471 801

 

SPD CRI RATE% CRI DMG% RES% ACC%
Unawakened 92 15 50 15 0
Awakened 93 15 50 15 25

 

Skills

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

Skill 1: Ice Bolt [460%ATK]: Shoots an Ice arrow at the enemy.

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

Skill 2: Snowstorm [360%DEF]: Attacks all enemies with a storm of ice, dealing damage proportionate to your Defense and freezing them for 1 turn with a 60% chance. (Reusable in 4 turns)

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

Skill 3: Absolute Zero [500%DEF]: Attacks all enemies with a gust of freezing wind, dealing damage proportionate to your Defense and setting the Attack Bar to 0. Additionally, the enemies are frozen for 1 turn. (Reusable in 5 turns)

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

Rune Recommendations

Early Game Swift + Blade or Focus SPD or DEF% / CRIT R% or CRIT D% or DEF% / DEF%
End-Game Violent + Will SPD or DEF% / CRIT D% or DEF% / DEF%
Complete CC Despair + Will SPD or DEF% / CRIT D% or DEF% / DEF%
Nemesis Build Nemesis + Nemesis + Will SPD or DEF% / HP% / HP or DEF%

Site Review

Dungeons: Verad is a powerful defense-scaling AoE nuker for your DB10 team. Newer player using him will breeze through the trash waves since the enemy monsters will hardly get a turn off. He’ll still work in more advanced teams, but he’ll have to be paired with AoE defense breakers like Galleon and/or defense buffers in order to deal the necessary damage for him to relevant. If you don’t have the team for that, you shouldn’t be using Verad anymore. Attack-based nukers like Poseidon and Theomars would be the better choice then.

Raids: With the boss being immune to inability effects, the only thing Verad has to offer is a complete attack bar reduction on his 3rd. You shouldn’t use him as a nuker or as a frontline tank, even with his great bulk. Unless you’re strapped for options, Verad simply isn’t that great in raids. Monsters like Barque and Hwa will do a far better job as an attack bar manipulator.

ToA: One of the kings in ToA, many say that having Verad is a straight-ticket to clearing everything in ToAN and ToAH. His double AoE crowd-control is disgustingly powerful, giving most trash waves little chance of moving. He also works well in the boss stages, where he works as a back-up attack bar reduction to Baretta’s turbulance against the boss while still putting a stop to the boss’ teammates. Pretty much any rune-set for Verad will work here. However, most will opt for a Violent build since the skill’s freezes are more than enough.

PvP: Verad works well in both PvP Offense and Defense. Ironically, he requires much higher rune requirements to survive in your defense teams. A well-runed Violent Verad hits very hard and works well against any non-Wind heavy team. Other players using him in defense may go for a more HP-oriented, Nemesis build in order to catch cleave teams off-guard, but that requires good team synergy and high rune quality.

For general offensive use, you should pair Verad with AoE defense breakers (Galleon isn’t as necessary here), and defense buffers like Emma, Olivia or Megan. A defense-buff and break combo will easily remove half the health of tanky non-Wind monsters and obliterate squishies like Pernas and Theomars.

How to Counter

As with other crowd control monsters, Verad is hard-countered by Will runes. You should run immunity cleansers to make sure his freezes won’t be of a significant threat to you. Alternatively, you can always bring tanky wind bruisers like Ritesh or Xing Zhe, since his freeze won’t go past glancing. Also, a defense break on Verad will greatly reduce his damage, making him much easier to deal with or ignore. If you’re confident with your ignore-defense monsters, Lushens and Katarinas can one-shot most Verads too.

Other advice:

  • Accuracy is vital on Verad, so get at least 60% for PvP use. Fortunately, his accuracy on awakening will make this easy for you
  • Regardless of what build you choose, your Verad should be very fast in order to cycle his turns better
  • Verad should be the 2nd last monster in your team to move in ToAH, right before Mav (if you’re using him)

Editor’s Note

Verad is one of the most wanted monsters in the game due to his beastly crowd controls, excellent multipliers and overall amazing bulk. In the past, Verad was the butt of many jokes since his entire kit scaled off attack, but the defense-scaling now makes him one of the best defensive-nukers in the game. Newer players should build him to ease past scenario and Cairos Dungeons, while end-game players will still be able to use him in late game PvP content.

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Balance Notes

– Updated on 2015.10.28

  • Absolute Zero – The cooltime has been reduced by 1 turn. (6 turns -> 5 turns)

– Updated on 2016.7.18

  • Snowstorm– Damage increased by 20%
9.3
Our Rating
7.9
User Rating

Monster Rating

  • Dungeon - 9/10
    9/10
  • Arena Offense - 9/10
    9/10
  • Arena Defense - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Guild War Offense - 9/10
    9/10
  • Guild War Defense - 9/10
    9/10
  • ToA - 10/10
    10/10
  • Raid - /10
    0/10

Summary

An amazing monster due to his crowd-control and damage capabilities.

Overall
9.3/10
9.3/10
7.9/10
Comments Rating 7.9/10 (14 reviews)

Pros

– Powerful AoE multipliers
– Double AoE freezes is great for crowd control
– Great bulk
– Accuracy on awakening makes him easy to rune

Cons

– Poor base speed of 93
– Weak against ignore-defense monsters like Lushen
– 1st Skill doesn’t do that much due to its attack scaling

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