Bernard (Wind Griffon) Guide and runes

Review, runes and description of Bernard

Bernard (Wind Griffon) is easily one of the best three star monsters of Summoners War.
Bernard is easy to get, you can farm him in Tamor Desert scenario or in his Secret Dungeon.
It is advisable to farm him multiple times so that you can level up his skills.
With his third skill he can boost Speed and attack bar of the entire team.
Bernard has a nice two turns ATK and DEF break with his second skill.
It' essential to make him as fast as possible since in PVP getting the first turn is crucial.

Moreover his first skill's damage scale up with attack speed, so building him with Swift runes is the best choice to make.

Bernard can be used almost everywhere: from ToA to Raid battles and in dungeons like Giant B10 where he is often paired with Shannon-Wind Pixie (the duo is often called Shannard since they work really good together, providing complementary buffs on allies and debuffs on enemies).

He can be used both in Arena (and also Guild Wars) defence and offense. Bernard is the key element for speed teams: by playing first he uses Tailwind (third skill) buffing the speed all allies and increasing their attack bar by 30%. Next a mass defence breaker plays his turn just after Bernard (Galleon-Water Pirate Captain is a great option, AoE defence break plus increase attack on all allies) and finally a nuker with powerful AoE attack will obliterate enemy team   (Good options for this purpose can be Teshar-Wind Phoenix, Akhamamir-Wind Ifrit or Julie-Water Pierret).

Suggested runes

All games: Swift/Energy or Swift/focus - SPD / %HP / %HP or SPD / %HP / %DEF  try to get as much accuracy as possible for his second skill, also use runes with speed substats

In pvp good Bernards have 240+ speed and top tier ones have 300+ speed (you will have to boost rune speed stat by using grindstones, rune power-ups droppable in Raid battles)

Bernard Further Informations

Bernard Bernard
  • Rating by users: 4.27 / 5 based on 14 reviews

    Monster Type: support

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
111 15% 50% 15% 0%

Bernard (Griffon wind) awakening materials:

Summoners War Magic Low Essence 5
Summoners War Magic Mid Essence 10
Summoners War wind Low Essence 10
Summoners War wind Mid Essence 15
Awakening bonus: Leader Skill: Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters with Wind attribute by 30%.

Non awakened form: WIND GRIFFON

Description, multipliers, cooltime and powerup of Bernard's skills

Bernard Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters with Wind attribute by 30%.
Bernard Snatch Snatch
((Spd+90)/0.55)%
Attacks the enemy with razor-sharp claws. Damage increases accordingly to your Attack Speed.
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +5%
  • Lv.4 Damage +5%
  • Lv.5 Damage +15%
Bernard Body Slam Body Slam
510%
Attacks the enemy with a body slam and weakens their Attack Power and Defense for 2 turns. (Reusable in 3 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1
Bernard Tailwind Tailwind
Increases the Attack Bar of all allies by 30%, and also increases their Attack Speed for 2 turns. (Reusable in 5 turns)
  • Lv.2 Cooltime Turn -1
  • Lv.3 Cooltime Turn -1

Youtube Videos featuring Bernard

300 Speed Bernard
Quest for the 300 SPD Wind Griffon by Schizophrenic Gamer

How to get Wind Griffon in Summoners War

You can obtain Griffon from Unknown Scroll , Social Summon , Mystical Scroll , Mystical Summon (Crystals) , Wind Scroll , Tamor Desert , Temple of Wishes

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Bernard?

10 Devilmons are needed to power up all the skills of Bernard (Wind Griffon)
Keep in mind that you can save devilmons and get

- Fire Griffon from Secret Dungeon, Temple of Wishes
- Water Griffon from Secret Dungeon
- Light Griffon from Temple of Wishes
- Dark Griffon from Temple of Wishes
- Wind Griffon from Tamor Desert Temple of Wishes

Bernard skills Buffs and Debuffs

Decrease ATK Summoners War Decrease ATK - Body Slam
Decrease DEF Summoners War Decrease DEF - Body Slam
Increase ATK SPD Summoners War Increase ATK SPD - Tailwind

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Bernard

Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 92

Max: 166

Min: 155

Max: 279

Min: 2,295

Max: 4,125

Min: 133

Max: 226

Min: 223

Max: 380

Min: 3,300

Max: 5,610

Min: 181

Max: 307

Min: 304

Max: 517

Min: 4,485

Max: 7,635

Min: 245

Max: 417

Min: 413

Max: 703

Min: 6,105

Max: 10,380

Bernard Wind Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.7 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 4.8 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4.7 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 4.7 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 4.4 / 5 )
ToA ( 4.4 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 3.6 / 5 )
Farming ( 2.9 / 5 )

Your opinions about Bernard

bestsummoner Profile Image
28 November 2016 10:32
Mine is 248 Speed, waiting grindstones because IS NOT ENOUGH!
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by , last update on 2017-01-18