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Dragon's Lair (DB10) Beginners Guide - Best Teams, Monsters & Runes


Welcome to the Beginners Guide for Dragon's Lair, Basement 10 (DB10)! In this guide, we'll break down the three stages of DB10 teams: from your initial starter team to a faster team, and ultimately, speed teams.


Once you've gone through this guide, you'll have a clear understanding of which units to build based on your current game stage. Our main goal here is to achieve a 100% success rate with your DB10 team, with an average runtime of around 40 to 50 seconds. By doing this efficiently, you'll be able to supercharge your rune farming and make rapid progress in your Summoners War journey.


It's essential to note that building a 100% success rate speed team doesn't solely rely on having super rare 5-star monsters (nat 5's). Instead, it's all about creating a well-coordinated team with the right rune builds to maximize its potential. Let's dive in and conquer the Dragon's Lair together!


Why Farming DB10 is Important


Farming Dragon’s Lair, Basement 10 (DB10) should be your fourth major goal in Summoners War, right after completing Scenarios, GB10, and ToA Normal.


DB10 becomes the fourth goal because it's where you can obtain the highly sought-after Violent runes, which are the most important and widely used rune set in the entire game. Additionally, DB10 drops other rune sets like Revenge and Shield, which come in handy for making farming NB10 (the last dungeon) much easier.


For free-to-play players or those spending $30-$100 a month on in-game packs, the focus should be on building a team with the highest success rate possible. This approach will help you get more runes efficiently using your energy and crystals.


However, if you're someone who buys multiple packs every month or doesn't have much time to play, speed becomes more critical. Prioritizing speed will help you maximize your rune drops and progression in the game. So, after conquering the previous goals, aim to conquer DB10 and unlock the potential of powerful Violent runes!


Dragon Boss Details


Boss skills and passives:


Furious Roar

Attacks all enemies and inflicts continuous damage for 3 turns. In addition, the damage increases according to the number of harmful effects on the enemies.

Disaster

If a tower is destroyed, the dragon counterattacks the responsible enemy with a deadly attack.

Dragon's Fury (Passive)

Greatly increases the attack when your HP is below 30%.


Towers

  • Toxic crystal: Inflicts continuous damage on all enemies for 3 turns.

  • Immunity Crystal : Removes the harmful effect on the boss and grants immunity for 3 turns.


Skills and Debuffs You Will Need to Bring

  1. Leader Skills (HP%, ATK%, Crit Rate%)

  2. Cleanse

  3. Heals

  4. Attack Buff

  5. ATB Reduction

  6. ATB Boost

  7. Other Non-Important Skills and Debuffs: attack speed slow

Early-Beginner Team


When to build this team and venture into DB10: You should consider building this team once you've been farming GB10 consistently, have collected decent rune quality, and summoned or fused the necessary monsters.


Minimum Stats and Requirements:

  • HP: For non-Water monsters, aim for 20k+ HP, and for Water monsters, target 18k+ HP.

  • Def: Ensure you have at least 700 Defense; if your Defense is lower, you'll need higher HP than the requirements mentioned above.

  • Accuracy: Aim for 55% accuracy on important debuffers or strippers. Getting close to 55% is essential since it's the cap for accuracy in DB10 and boosts the success rate of your runs.

  • Speed: Your monsters should have 200+ speed on Swift or non-Violent runes, including the speed tower bonus.

By meeting these requirements, you'll be well-prepared to dive into DB10 and tackle its challenges with confidence. So, once you've accomplished the prerequisites, it's time to assemble the team and conquer Dragon's Lair Basement 10!


Best Monsters: Includes Runes & Builds

Early Game Monsters

If you are looking for free-to-play (F2P) DB10 monsters, these will do the trick. Some will require RNG but most are farmable.









Contribution:

  • HP Scaling Damage

  • Def break cleanse

  • DoTs

  • AoE stun

  • Big HP leader skill

Rune Builds:

  • Rage / Blade

  • SPD / CD% / HP%



Contribution:

  • ATK Bar boost on every skill

Rune Builds:

  • Violent / Blade or Rage / Blade or Fatal / Blade

  • ATK% / CD% / ATK%



Contribution:

  • ATK Bar strip on every skill

  • Buff Strip

Rune Builds:

  • Violent / Energy or Violent / Blade

  • SPD% / CD% / ATK%



Contribution:

  • Smart heal that will only be used when your monsters are low on HP.

  • Her heal will also boost your teams attack bar

  • Defense break

  • Decreases ATK bar

Rune Builds:

  • Swift / Focus

  • SPD / HP% / HP%



Contribution:

  • DEF break

  • Team up with 2 other ally

Rune Builds:

  • Rage / Blade or Fatal / Blade

  • ATK% / CD% / ATK%



Contribution:

  • DEF break

  • Team up with 3 other ally

  • Revenge

Rune Builds:

  • Determination x3

  • DEF% / DEF% / DEF%



Contribution:

  • HP Scaling Damage

  • ATK Bar Reduction

  • SPD Slow

Rune Builds:

  • Rage / Blade

  • SPD / CD% / HP%



Contribution:

  • ATK Buff

  • Immunity

  • Cleanse

  • Healing

Rune Builds:

  • Violent / Energy

  • SPD / HP% / HP%



Contribution:

  • DoTs

  • Buff Block / Strip

  • ATK Buff

  • DEF Buff

  • ATK Bar Boost

Rune Builds:

  • Swift / Energy

  • SPD / HP% / HP%



Contribution:

  • ATK Buff

  • Immunity

  • Cleanse

  • Healing

Rune Builds:

  • Violent / Energy or Swift / Energy

  • SPD / HP% / HP%

Rune Builds:

  • Swift / Focus

  • SPD / HP% / HP%



Contribution:

  • HP Scaling Damage

  • Freeze

  • ATK Break

  • Big HP leader skill

Rune Builds:

  • Rage / Blade or Fatal / Blade

  • ATK% / CD% / ATK%




Contribution:

  • Strip

  • Big AoE Damage

  • Freeze

Rune Builds:

  • Rage / Blade or Fatal / Blade

  • ATK% / CD% / ATK%




Contribution:

  • HP Scaling Damage

Rune Builds:

  • Rage / Blade or Fatal / Blade

  • ATK% / CD% / ATK%



Contribution:

  • ATK Buff

  • DEF Buff

Rune Builds:

  • Swift / Energy

  • SPD / HP% / HP%

Team Compositions

Now that you know which monsters to look out for, let's take a look at the various compositions you can build with them. Keep in mind the necessary buffs and debuffs we will need to safely beat this dungeon.


Composition #1 (Safest)

  • Megan

  • Belladeon

  • Veromos

  • Sigmarus

  • Verdehile (Leader) – You can replace Verdehile with Spectra

Composition #2 (Speed)

  • Main Reliable Defense Breaker (Normally Galleon because he has 2 defense breaks and ATK buff)

  • Backup Defense Breaker #1

  • Backup Defense Breaker #2

  • Big Single Target Damage Dealer

  • Turn-Advantage Monster


Conclusion


Dragon's Lair (DB10) is an excellent dungeon to start getting Violent runes which are much needed for PvP content along with PvE.


Achieving Victory in DB10 is based off a well-balanced team composition that incorporates multiple sources of vital debuffs, in addition to fulfilling the various requirements demonstrated in this article.


Once you have established a reliable team, the next step is to equip your monsters with appropriate runes and optimizing their stats. In our Rune Mastery: Ultimate Farming Guide, we cover some other advanced team compositions for DB10 that are considered top-notch (S Tier) and have lower rune/stat requirements. If you're interested, you can check out these comps in the guide.


The Rune Mastery Guide also offers the following:

  1. Dozens of teams, ranked in a tier list, so you can easily identify the best team that suits the monsters you currently have.

  2. A guide on building the ultimate fully free-to-play speed team using only farmable and fuseable monsters.

  3. Detailed insights into runes and stats, specifying the exact requirements for each monster on your team.

This program is designed to take your Summoners War journey to new heights, helping you farm runes efficiently and advance in the game like a pro!



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