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Generic Rune Build

This is a guide page for a generic build. Stat and rune options are designed to be flexible enough to apply to a wide variety of monsters of a specific group. For more generic rune builds, see here.


This page covers the general setup used by general support monsters.

Core buildEdit

Suggested Rune Builds
Build 4-Set 2-Set Suggested Stats Useful for

General support ?

Spd, Hp, Acc

All game

Core runesEdit

The core of this build comes from having the 25% bonus to speed offered by Swift runes. Since speed is an essential stat to have for any support monster, this bonus can be quite important. Because speed is practical for all stages of the game, Swift runes offer a major advantage in terms of flexibility, since they are prominent in both early game and end game builds. This advantage is furthered by the fact that they can be obtained very early on.

A common build using Swift runes may look like the following:

Swift Rune IconRune Icon  Swift +
Slot 2 Spd +/%
Slot 4 HP or Def+/%
Slot 6 Accuracy +/%
Other Stats:

This is a very common setup in the game, and one that can be used by both the earliest builds in the game to the latest high end ones. The only thing distinguishing early game from late game builds using Swift are the quality of runes. In early game, players may initially use flat stats for the main slots, and begin transitioning to 3 and 4-star percentage runes for the main slots. In late-game content, players will likely be using 5 and 6-star runes for the main slots, with stat boosts coming additionally from very high substats for the other runes.


Secondary runesEdit

A general support build based on Swift runes allows for the flexibility of a variety of secondary rune sets.

  • Focus rune sets add a 20% bonus to accuracy, which is important for monsters that rely on proccing statuses. This rune set is easy to obtain, and useful for all stages and areas of the game.
  • Energy rune sets add a 15% bonus to max HP, which is great for ensuring survivability. This rune set is easy to obtain, but often lacks the same kind of utility compared to other sets, and is often passed up at later stages of the game.
  • Endure rune sets add a 20% bonus to resistance, which helps counter other support monsters relying on things like stun. This rune set can be obtained relatively early, and works well at all stages and areas of the game.
  • Nemesis rune sets turn damage into boosts to attack gauge, which works well for high HP supporters. This set can be difficult to obtain by early game players, and is often recommended for later game play, but is useful for all areas of the game.
  • Will rune sets add an inherent Immunity Buff to monsters at the beginning of a turn, ensuring resistance against other support monsters that rely on things like stuns. This set can be trickier to obtain for early game players, but is very useful in PvP battles.
  • Guard runes add a 15% boost to defense, which ensures survivability for high defense supporters. This rune set is relatively easy to obtain, but often lacks the same kind of utility compared to other sets, and is often passed up at later stages of the game.

Which secondary set is used will depend significantly on the monster, and the boosts from existing rune substats. Often, if stat boosts can be accomplished through high substats, Will and Nemesis runes work very well as their abilities can supplement support monsters better than the other secondary sets.


Areas of useEdit

This build can be used in both PvE and PvP battles.

VariantsEdit

InitiatorEdit

An initator build is a variant of the classic support build. This is used for monsters who often provide initial buffs and speed boosts for ally monsters, which can often be essential for PvP battles. The main difference is usually the stats that are emphasized. Since these monsters often don't rely on debuffs, HP and Defense is emphasized more. And initiator build may look like the following:

Swift Rune IconRune Icon  Swift +
Slot 2 Spd +/%
Slot 4 HP or Def+/%
Slot 6 HP or Def+/%
Other Stats:

DrawbacksEdit

The biggest drawback is the fact that speed is the only positive for a Swift based rune set. As such, the build will inherently lack the kind of utility found in Violent or Despair based sets.

SummaryEdit

Pros Cons
  • Bonus to speed is useful for support monsters
  • Easy to obtain runes
  • Flexibility allows for early to late-game play
  • Lacks some utility