Wind Griffon (Bernard)

Base Form

Awakened Form

Overview

Grade ★★★
Type Support
Get From Unknown Scroll, Mystical Scroll, Mystical Summon, Social Summon, Wind Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Tamor Desert (Scenario Drop), Reward from Challenge Quest System (Mission V)
Awakened Leader Skill: Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters with Wind attribute by 30%
Good For PvP in general, GB10
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. 25 Min Lv. 30 Min Lv. 35 Min Lv. 40
Normal
HP 2070 3735 2985 5085 4065 6900 5520 9390
ATK 85 153 122 208 166 283 226 384
DEF 141 253 203 345 276 468 375 637
Awakened
HP 2295 4125 3300 5610 4485 7635 6105 10380
ATK 92 166 133 226 181 307 245 417
DEF 155 279 223 380 304 517 413 703
SPD CRI RATE% CRI DMG% RES% ACC%
Unawakened 110 15 50 15 0
Awakened 111 15 50 15 0

Skills

Leader Skill [Awakened] : Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters with Wind attribute by 30%

Skill 1: Snatch [((SPD + 90) / 55)%ATK] : Attacks the enemy with razor-sharp claws. Damage increases accordingly to your Attack Speed.

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

Skill 2: Body Slam [510%ATK] : Attacks the enemy with a body slam and weakens their Attack Power and Defense for 2 turns. (Reusable in 3 turns)

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

Skill 3: Tailwind: Increases the Attack Bar of all allies by 30%, and also increases their Attack Speed for 2 turns. (Reusable in 5 turns)

  • Lv.2 Cooltime Turn -1
  • Lv.3 Cooltime Turn -1

Skills [2nd Awakening]

Skill 1: Snatch [((SPD + 90) / 45)%ATK] : Attacks the enemy with razor-sharp claws and decreases the Attack Bar by 15% with an 80% chance. Damage increases accordingly to your Attack Speed.

  • Lv.2 Damage +15%
  • Lv.3 Effect Rate +20%

Skill 2: Body Slam [((SPD + 300) / 80)%ATK: Attacks the enemy with a body slam and weakens their Attack Power and Defense for 2 turns. Damage increases accordingly to your Attack Speed. (Reusable in 2 turns).

  • Lv.2 Damage +15%

Skill 3: Tailwind: Increases the Attack Bar of all allies by 30%, and also increases their Attack Speed for 2 turns. (Reusable in 3 turns).

  • Lv.2 Attack Bar Recovery +5%
  • Lv.3 Attack Bar Recovery +10%

Rune Recommendations

Speed Build Swift + Focus or Energy SPD / HP% / ACC% or HP% or DEF%
All-Out Speedster Swift + Any SPD / Any / Any

Site Review

Dungeons: Bernard’s an excellent starter monster for GB10 team. Most early-game players doesn’t have the speed necessary on most of their monsters to get enough turns to clear the dungeon. However, slotting a Bernard into your party will eliminate most of those issues! Beyond giving your entire team much more turns, he also has a very reliable attack AND defense break, which works wonders against the mini and final boss of GB10.

His wind element and great bulk ensures that he’ll survive for a long time, even if he’s build on a SPD / HP% / ACC% rune set. Newer players should aim for around 200 speed for a Bernard here, which isn’t as hard as it seems. Once the rest of your team is up-to-par and are fast enough, you can swap Bernard out for a nuker for a faster clear time.

Raids: Bernard’s only a huge help for raids very early on. While he does his job between R1 to R3, his lack of consistent debuffs makes him a burden later on. You don’t really need attack bar boosters in raids since you want to minimize the number of turns on your nukers and maximize the number of turns on your cleansers. Bernard will just make the entire team faster, which can also lead to a quicker wipe. Don’t use him here beyond your starter raids team.

ToA: Again, you’ll definitely be using Bernard here early on. Turn-control is especially important in ToA, and he makes it a lot easier for your team to get the move off. Remember that his main purpose is to support your other monsters, he won’t do that much on his own. He can be used here for awhile, at least until your entire team doesn’t have to rely on his attack bar boost anymore for crowd control or just mowing down the enemy. For players attempting to clear ToAH, he can still be effective against the ToAH boss, depending on what the rest of your team composed of.

PvP: Bernard’s one of the rare monsters that will be used in PvP content from start to finish. He’s a staple PvP Offense monster for almost every player in the game, making him one of the most consistent and reliable attack bar booster apart from Frigate and Tiana. Speed-tuning is a rather complex mechanic, but you just need to make sure that the rest of your team is within 76% of Bernard’s total speed to guarantee they get a move off before the opponent. The most common offense team you’ll find is a combination of Bernard, Galleon and two other nukers or stripper. While he can be used in defense as well, most players will opt for the infamous Orion instead as their attack bar booster here.

How to Counter

While Bernard’s a lot better than Orion on offense, he’s a lot easier to deal with if you come across one in a defense. His AI is a lot dumber, often going for his 1st or 2nd Skill instead of boosting the team. His lack of stuns and strips also makes it easier to bring counters against the team. Most Bernards will be stacked with speed as a priority than anything else, so they’re often a lot squishier than the rest of the team. As soon as you get a defense break or something off, you can take him out. If not, focus on knocking out the enemy’s main damage threats first.

Alternatively, if you have confidence in your own Bernard or attack bar booster, you can always just outspeed the enemy team and kill them off. Bernards will almost always be paired with other nukers, so the entire team will be pretty squishy.

Other advice:

  • Speed takes priority over anything for arena usage. Once your Bernard has enough HP and defense to comfortable survive ToA and GB10, start work on increasing just his speed
  • You’ll need around 45% accuracy for GB10 and around 60% in Arena if you want his attack and defense break to consistently land

Editor’s Note

In arena, speed is king. And Bernard’s pretty much the poster boy / bird for speed demons in the game. A Bernard’s speed is typically used as a gauge for the general rune quality of any player (unless of course the runes are given to other monsters like Chloe, Orion or Frigate). He’s a near must-have for everyone, with literally every top player in the game have built a Bernard before.

Scepter

8.8
Our Rating
7.13
User Rating

Monster Rating

  • Dungeon - 8/10
    8/10
  • Arena Offense - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Arena Defense - 8/10
    8/10
  • Guild War Offense - 9/10
    9/10
  • Guild War Defense - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • ToA - 8/10
    8/10
  • Raid - /10
    0/10

Summary

A monster that’ll be on your side for nearly the entirety of the game. The only monsters that outshine him in PvP are Frigate and Tiana, both of which are very difficult to get.

Overall
8.8/10
8.8/10
7.1/10
Comments Rating 7.13/10 (5 reviews)

Pros

– Very accessible attack bar booster with speed buff
– 2nd Skill has two great debuffs
– Good base speed of 111
– High base defense and good base HP
– 1st Skill speed scaling means he still hits decently hard
– Easy to obtain and get skill-ups for
– 30% attack leader works wonders with Lushens

Cons

– AI isn’t consistent for defense
– Very weak on his own, needs good allies to support

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