Water Samurai (Kaz)

Base Form

Awakened Form

Overview

Type Attack
Get From Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Water Scroll, Legendary Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Monster Fusion, June 2015 & April 2017 HoH
Awakened Increases Accuracy by 25%
Good For PvP Offense, Fodder Farmer
Skill Up Info Not worth skilling up

fire water wind light dark

Stats

Grade ★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★★
Level Min Lv. 30 Min Lv. 35 Min Lv. 40
Normal
HP 2880 4905 3915 6660 5325 9060
ATK 209 356 285 484 387 659
DEF 175 297 238 404 323 549
Awakened
HP 2730 4635 3705 6300 5040 8565
ATK 272 463 371 630 504 856
DEF 175 297 238 404 323 549

 

SPD CRI RATE% CRI DMG% RES% ACC%
Unawakened 102 15 50 15 0
Awakened 103 15 50 15 25

 

Skills

Skill 1: Wield [400%ATK]: Wields the sword to attack and decreases the Defense for 2 turns with a 50% chance. This skill has a 10% chance to activate the Sword of the Supreme Sky Wolf.

  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +10%
  • Lv.6 Harmful Effect Rate +15%

Skill 2: Air Slash [530%ATK]: Shoots a sharp energy from the sword. Your Attack Speed is increased for 2 turns if this attack lands as a Critical Hit. This skill has a 20% chance to activate the Sword of the Supreme Sky Wolf. (Reusable in 3 turns)

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

Skill 3: Charging Slash [((Spd + 150) 0.7)%ATK x 2]: Quickly draws a sword to attack the enemy 2 times, with each attack having a 50% chance to decrease the target’s Attack Bar by 50%. The damage increases according to your Attack Speed. This skill has a 50% chance to activate the Sword of the Supreme Sky Wolf. (Reusable in 5 turns)

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

Skill 4: Sword of the Supreme Sky Wolf [580%ATK (120x Lv)]: Attacks all enemies with a secret skill that deals substantial damage that ignores all beneficial effects that reduces the inflicted damage. Generates a shield which is proportionate to your level and lasts for 1 turn if Sword of the Supreme Sky Wolf is activated.

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

Rune Recommendations

Early Game Fatal or Rage + Blade SPD / CRIT R% or CRIT D% / ATK%
End-Game Swift Build Swift + Will SPD / CRIT D% / ATK%
Alternative Build Violent + Will SPD / CRIT D% / ATK%

Site Review

Dungeons: Kaz can be a pretty good monster in DB10 teams if you don’t have better options like Theomars. He hits very hard against the monsters here, and his element advantage allows to survive some hits and DoTs against the boss. His attack bar reduction can also come in useful in the Zaiross mini-stage, since it can greatly reduce the chances of him moving. However, he isn’t a good option if you’re running a tower team, since the attack bar reduction means there’s a very high chance one of your monsters will kill off tower instead of letting the DoTs do its job. If a crucial monster destroys the tower and you don’t have a reviver, there’s a very high risk of you failing the run.

Raids: Kaz has a bit more utility than the other Samurais thanks to his 100% attack bar reduction on the raids monsters. However, monsters like Hwa and Barque will be able to consistently outperform Kaz, since his Charging Slash has a four-turn cooldown when maxed. With the lack of any other debuffs and low supportive stats, you shouldn’t be running him here.

ToA: With attack bar manipulation being pretty common in other monsters, there’s little reason to use Kaz here if you already have monsters like Spectra built. If you need a pure water nuker, Theomars can easily do a better job than Kaz too.

PvP: In both Arena and Guild Wars, Kaz can hit an amazing amount of damage thanks to the insane multiplier on the 3rd Skill. To put things into perspective, a swift-built Kaz, which will have around 170 speed alone, will have over 900% multiplier on his 3rd Skill. Newer players can take full advantage of this to kill off pretty much any water or fire monster in PvP if you have attack buff and defense break. The speed scaling also means he can be runed in a Galleon-Kaz-Bernard team in Guild Wars to snipe the enemy’s fire nuker, even if they’re on Will runes. However, beyond the big damage, Kaz doesn’t have that much utility. The attack bar reduction isn’t as useful as you imagine, since the strong multipliers mean you should be expecting to kill the enemy on the hit.

How to Counter

You can treat Kaz as any other water-nuker that you find in PvP defenses. Since Kaz will normally be built fast, a tanky fire monster can be used to survive a hit, while you get one of your wind or water nukers to snipe him off. Since he doesn’t have a good base HP or defense, you shouldn’t encounter any problems killing him.

Other advice:

  • A swift set is the most optimal rune set for Kaz in order to capitalize on the 3rd Skill damage. In most cases, you want him to be able to reliably kill an enemy, so nuker sets like Swift, Rage and Fatal takes much bigger priority over something like Violent
  • For newer players, it is perfectly fine to go with a Slot 4 Crit Rate rune on him if you are unable to get crit rate from the rest of your substats. Kaz will still hit hard.

Editor’s Note

One of the main issues Kaz has is that Theomars easily outclasses him. With more consistent damage, a very potent yet protective passive and more consistent armor breaks, Theomars is arguably the main reason why Kaz isn’t used anywhere past mid-game teams. Kaz doesn’t have anything to make him standout among the sea of water nukers. While he’s a fun monster to play with endgame, there’s no reason to seriously consider using him at all. Like Kaito, you should definitely avoid skilling him up from the Samurai HoH. Save up the skill ups for one of the L&D Samurais instead.

Scepter

Additional Notes

Sword of the Supreme Sky Wolf

  • Goes through all shields, including Chloe’s Fanatic and Rina / Khmun’s Passive Shields
  • Is not affected by cooldown resets or the silence debuff

Patch Notes

Updated: 2016.3.31

  • Sword of the Supreme Sky Wolf: Additional Effect: Generates a shield proportionate to your level for 1 turn when [Sword of the Supreme Sky Wolf] is activated.
7.1
Our Rating
5.19
User Rating

Monster Rating

  • Dungeon - 7/10
    7/10
  • Arena Offense - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Arena Defense - /10
    0/10
  • Guild War Offense - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Guild War Defense - /10
    0/10
  • ToA - /10
    0/10
  • Raid - /10
    0/10

Summary

A powerful single-target water nuker, but easily replaceable by Theomars once you get him

Overall
7.1/10
7.1/10
5.2/10
Comments Rating 5.19/10 (13 reviews)

Pros

– Amazing single-hitting damage, with great multipliers and base attack
– Speed-scaling on his main skill means you can easily rune him on a very fast build without compromising that much damage
– 3rd Skill has a great full cooldown reset

Cons

– Poor supportive stats
– Average base speed
– Poor choice of accuracy as an awakening bonus
– Outclassed by other Water-nukers like Theomars

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