|Level||Min||Lv. 35||Min||Lv. 40|
|SPD||CRI RATE%||CRI DMG%||RES%||ACC%|
Leader Skill: Increases the Defense of ally monsters Guild Battles by 44%.
Skill 1: Sequential Attack [130%ATK x 3]: Attacks the enemy 3 times with each strike having a 30% chance to decrease the target’s Defense for 2 turns.
- Lv.2 Damage +5%
- Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
- Lv.4 Damage +10%
- Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
- Lv.6 Damage +10%
Skill 2: Calm Mind: Removes the harmful effects casted on yourself and counterattacks for 2 turns when attacked. Recovers 15% of the HP of all allies in each turn for the next 2 turns. (Reusable in 5 turns)
- Lv.2 Cooltime Turn -1
- Lv.3 Cooltime Turn -1
Skill 3: Winds and Clouds (Passive) [160%DEF]: Your Attack Bar increases by 20% whenever you are attacked. Your attacks will inflict additional damage that is proportionate to your Defense whenever you attack.
- Lv.2 Damage +5%
- Lv.3 Damage +5%
- Lv.4 Damage +10%
- Lv.5 Damage +15%
|Early Game||Swift + Any||DEF% / DEF% / DEF% or HP%|
|End-Game||Violent + Will or Destroy||SPD or DEF% / DEF% / DEF% or HP%|
|Alternative Sets||Despair or Vampire + Will or Destroy||SPD or DEF% / DEF% / DEF% or HP%|
|HP Tank||Violent + Will||SPD or HP% / HP% / HP%|
Dungeons: Feng Yan is generally an upgrade to Xiong Fei when you’re looking to speed up your NB10 teams. He hits MUCH harder due to the defense-scaling damage, and his passive means he’ll get more turns than the fire counterpart. Feng Yan provides consistent and reliable damage throughout the run, while still providing a small heal for your team. However, using a Feng Yan here is only recommended if you have strong fire NB10 monsters in your team, since it can be extremely hard to take him down if he gets taken by the boss.
Raids: While Feng Yan outshines Xiong Fei in dungeons, there’s little reason to use him over the farmable Panda Warrior in raid teams. While his good bulk and defense-scaling damage is nice, you have to remember that virtually all of his damage comes from his passive. When the oblivion status is inflicted on him, he’s essentially a downgrade of Xiong Fei. Over multiple raid runs, Feng Yan will pretty much only offer a defense break, which can easily be found on other monsters. Unless you’re a very new player with limited options for R1 or R2, you shouldn’t need Feng Yan here.
ToA: The main reason why Feng Yan is so powerful is due to his innate attack bar increase and 2nd Skill’s counter whenever he gets hit. However, most people aren’t expecting to get hit a lot in ToA, where attack bar manipulation and control is key to winning. While he does well as a standard defense breaker, there are plenty of other farmable options to choose from that does a better job than him.
PvP: Feng Yan is an incredible monster in PvP, especially in Guild War settings. When paired with the right monsters, he is a devastating monster to fight against. His passive allows him to get more turns, while dealing out a strong and consistent damage to any monster that he chooses to target. From there, a defense and / or immunity buffer paired with him will allow him to be your main damage dealer for the rest of the match.
With his excellent bulky stats, you can bring him against fire behemoths like Perna and Laika and comfortably survive a couple hits. Ideally, you should bring him against comps where such monsters are their main threats, and just slowly work out a win using Feng Yan as your wind bruiser.
How to Counter
As with other defense-based monsters, ignore-defense nukers like Bulldozer, Katarina and Lushen will be able to one-shot most Feng Yans. If you’re having issues with his passive, Tesarion’s Oblivion will remove not only the attack bar increases, but his damage too. If you don’t have him, defense breaks and immunity will also work. Don’t use unnecessary attacks against Feng Yan, and instead only focus on him once the other targets are down. You don’t want to be stuck in a situation where Feng Yan will solo the rest of your team.
- Feng Yan’s damage comes from defense, not crit damage. This is why there’s no reason to build him on a crit damage build, since defense will not only increase his damage, but his bulk too
- Speed is crucial for Feng Yan to be able to cycle his turns. A well-runed one should have upwards of 170 speed
- Aim for around 60% accuracy for PvP use. If you can’t get that, 40% should be the minimum in order for his defense break to reliably land
Pair him up with an immunity and defense buffer like Velajuel and Emma, and Feng Yan’s one of the monsters that can bring a sure-win against a good majority of Guild War defenses. While you can’t expect high numbers from him, the consistency, annoyingness and added bulk on him makes him one of the hardest monsters to deal with in defense. While ignore-defense monsters will work in most cases, there’s situations in end-game arena where players will build him with over 40,000 HP to bait out Lushen teams. He’s one of the more valued Nat 5* in the game and one of the best monsters you can build at any point of the game.