Welcome to the Summoners War beginner guide 2023! In this progression guide, we’re going to go over how to build your friends list, progression, monsters, runes, and more! These are all crucial elements to understand and are necessary to save you LOTS of time and energy.
Don’t skip any of these or else you’re going to kick yourself in the foot later on. At the end of the blog I put some very useful resources you can use to help your progression. Thanks in advance for reading!
Step #1 - Add Friends & Be a Good Friend
Having lots of friends in SW is very important. If you are getting started, don't worry. Just ask people in the chat and they will add you.
A major benefit is being able to use your friends Rep monsters to help level your other monsters. Best part is you get extra bonus exp since rep and mentor monsters give you theirs when you use them!
Look for friends who can farm Faimon like Lapis or Verad.
You should always use your rep monsters first each day to help speed up your leveling process. Don't be shy! Go out there and make some friends!
IMPORTANT: Be a good friend! Make sure you have a rep monster that is USEFUL for farming Faimon like Lapis. People won't add you if have a useless rep. Why would they? If they can’t farm with your rep monster, then there is no point in adding you. If you want an awesome friend who is useful, then you need to be one too.
Step #2 - Join a Guild
There's one simple reason to get into a guild as soon as possible. Guild Rewards. These are only accessible to guild members.
As you battle other guilds and enter into sieges you receive guild points. There are a lot of very valuable prizes that you'll want to spend your points on.
In the early game, there are plenty of lower level guilds that automatically accept new members. No need to request high guilds unless you are higher level with lots of potential to benefit that specific guild.
Step #3 - Focus on Progression Monsters
There are a lot of cool monsters in Summoners War. Knowing which ones to spend your energy on is very difficult. This was actually why we created this website.
There is no right or wrong way to play this game, however, there is a slow way and, of course, a faster way.
If you find a monster you really like, there's nothing wrong with leveling it up. Just keep in mind there are a lot of monsters that aren't even worth leveling up because they don't offer enough benefits in the long term.
These monsters are designed for end game PvP or are Food Monsters(Ones used to feed to level up or skill up other monsters).
One of the biggest mistakes early players do is leveling up a monster only to realize it's only good for end game content. This wastes lots of valuable resources, and dramatically slows down your progress.
It's ok if you have 1 and REALLY just want to build it, but I highly recommend not making this a habit unless you want to be stuck in early game forever.
Step #4 - Conquer that Giant in GB10
Giants B10 might be daunting at first, but you definitely need to work towards this goal. GB10 is where you'll farm to get great runes to strengthen your monsters.
Now, there is definitely a higher strategy to tackle the strong giants, and you'll need the right line up to do the job.
Try to focus a significant amount of energy and time into getting to GB10 to not only make your game experience easier but a lot more fun!
If you are struggling with your progression and want to know every step of the way along with how to beat the game, check out our Max Efficiency Progression Guide.
Step #5 - Buff Up With Skill Ups
People complain a lot that even with good monsters and runes their monsters are still not surviving. You need to skill them up to get the most out of them.
You'd be surprised how many summoners forget about this. In the early game, use family monsters to skill up. Focus on ones that are the easiest to get first.
SAVE YOUR DEVILMONS for your best nat 5 monsters (they are very hard to get family skill ups).
Step #6 - Build a Team that Works Together
In Summoners War, synchronizing your team so that they all work together is crucial to progress in the game. Many summoners make the mistake of loading up all their bets on one monster or all the same type. When you do this, chances are your team won't survive.
A typical team needs to have a damage dealer, attack/speed buff, debuffs, ability to strip buffs from bosses, and healer. Keep in mind that buffs don't stack, so having two of the same will be wasteful.
Try to strategize and see how each monster contributes to the team as a whole and not as just an individual.
Step #7 - Focus on Rune Farming
As strong as some of the Nat 4 & Nat 5 monsters are, without good runes you won't get very far.
Here are some key elements you need to keep in mind when working on your runes.
• Focus most of your attention on your 2, 4, and 6 slot.
• Get runes with % boost and not just flat stat boost(except speed) on your 2, 4, 6.
• Pay attention to your multipliers. These will make a big difference in its effectiveness. If you want to farm runes more efficiently with speed teams we recommend you check out our Rune Masterclass: Ultimate Farming Guide. It will help you get more Legendary runes every month!