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Fire Sky Surfer
(John)

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GRADE: 5-STAR
TYPE: ATTACK
HOW TO GET: Mystical Scroll, Temple of Wishes, Fire Scroll, Legendary Scroll
GOOD FOR: PvP in General

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MAX STATS (6* & Awakened)
HP: 10050 ATK: 845 DEF: 626 SPD: 105
AWAKENED BONUS
Increase the Resistance of ally monsters in the Arena by 55%
AWAKEN REQUIREMENTS 

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20 High    10 Mid     15 High     5 Mid 

 

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JOHN SKILLS

Skillups Needed: 11 (Use Devilmons)

Cutback Blow: Attacks the enemy to absorb the Attack Bar by 15% with a 50% chance.

  • Damage +5%

  • Effect Rate +5%

  • Damage +15%

  • Effect Rate +15%

Multiplier: 3.8*{ATK}

 

Impulse Gun: Attacks the enemy, increases the target's skill cooldown time by 1 turn and absorbs the Attack Bar by 30% with a 50% chance each. In addition, decreases your skill cooldown time by 1 turn if you successfully increased the skill cooldown time. (Reusable in 4 turns).

  • Damage +10%

  • Effect Rate +10%

  • Damage +15%

  • Effect Rate +15%

  • Cooltime Turn -1

Multiplier: 5.4*{ATK}

 

Plasma Bomb: Installs a bomb that goes off after 1 turn on the enemy target and a bomb that goes off after 2 turns on all remaining enemies. (Reusable in 5 turns).

  • Damage +20%

  • Cooltime Turn -1

Multiplier: 4.5*{ATK}

Leader Skill: Increase the Resistance of ally monsters in the Arena by 55%.

 

JOHN RUNES

Early-Mid Game

Focus on Atk,  Acc

2 - Sets | Blade

4 - Set | Fatal, Rage

End Game 

Focus on Spd, Hp, Def, Atk, Acc

2 - Sets | Will

4 - Set | Violent

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SPD / ATK%

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Keep in mind these are just general recommendations, you will need to alter your rune and stat builds based on what content you want to use this monster for and what team you are using him with. 

 

If you’re looking for detailed rune and stat builds you should take a look at SWMaster’s Rune Farming Guide – I have been a member of their site since I was new to Summoners War and would highly recommend it to all players.

JOHN BUILDS / STRATEGY

John Build Tips
In the early game you'd build him as a standard bomber build with LOTS of ATK since bombs are based off ATK power. Make sure to give him good accuracy so he can land his bombs. 

As you progress into the late game you'll transition him to give him more tankiness and speed.

Recommended Artifacts: 

  • ***Bomb DMG +

  • DMG Dealt on Wind+

  • DMG Received from Water-

  • [Skill 1] Accuracy +

  • [Skill 2] Accuracy +

  • [Skill 3] Accuracy +

  • ATK Increasing Effect +

  • SPD Increasing Effect +

  • CRIT DMG Received -

  • Add'l DMG Proportional to ATK

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STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES

Strengths:
•John in Summoners War is a Nat5 AoE Bomber! 
•Two of his skills absorbs ATK bar.
•Not only does he increases the enemies skill cooldown but also decreases yours. 
•His 3rd skill bomb blows up after just 1 turn. 

Weakness:
•Bombers are always tricky because the bombs can be resisted.
•Monsters that put up immunity like Fran, Lulu, or Chloe will make it hard fo him to land the bombs. 

 

RANKING

GB12 (0/10): He has elemental disadvantage in Giants B12.

DB12 (2/10): Bomb units are that useful since the Dragon can cleanse itself in Dragons B12.

 

NB12 (1/10): He doesn't have enough multi hits to break through the boss' shield.

SF10 (2/10): Bombs are too unreliable to auto in the Steel Fortress B10.

PC10 (0/10): Bombs are too unreliable to auto in the Punisher Crypt B10.

ToA (4/10): He lacks CC to be useful here, however, he can be used on the boss on the 10th floors to keep them from attacking. 

Rift of Worlds (0/10): Bombers are useless here.

Labyrinth (3/10): He can be used in some niche stages, but you want monsters with more CC to farm Lab. 

Dimensional Hole (1/10): He is not recommended here.

Arena (2/10): Generally you want AoE Cleave teams to farm Arena.

Guild Wars (7/10): His skills are useful along with his bombs to Blow up the enemy while also slowing the threat monster down.

 

RTA (8/10): He's a strong bomber here and serves a similar role as in GW. 

 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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FAMILY MONSTERS

WATER

FIRE

WIND

LIGHT

DARK