Review, runes and strategy

Basalt the Dark Battle Mammoth is a great dark tank support unit with lot of interesting CC features in Summoners War, his main utility is to help you get more turns as an AoE attack bar reducer with no glancing, while keeping bosses provoked and reducing the risk on your team during hard situations by applying a universal defense buff.

The dark mammoth is pretty good for Toa hard in all stages from 1 to 100 where he has to have 70% accuracy at least,  20k hp, 1500 def and more than 170 on speed.
Usually teamed up with Baretta, Verdehile (Fire Vampire), Mantura (Dark Serpent), Mav (Wind Penguin Knight) and Spectra (Fire Griffon).

He can also be used in Arena Offense with a slightly different build based on defense and critical damage, because his third skill multiplier is really high, but if you don't have two of them try keeping focus con accuracy and speed otherwise it will fail as a tool for toa hard.

Additionally his defense buff makes him a great alternative for Shannon (Wind Pixie) in giant B10.

Basalt Dark Battle Mammoth Suggested Runes

The rune type here will not make too much different unless you go for a despair set, otherwise choose a good mix for Violent, Guard and Focus depending
on what you have to achieve the required stats.

Damage Dealer (mainly Arena): Def%/CD/Def% - good mainly due to the Max Defense scaling of the third skill

Energy/Guard (Hp%/Def%/Hp%) - this will provide defense buff and a good threat for tanky light units like Darion (Light Vagabond) while taking the most out of his healing capabilities based on max hp.

Toa Hard king:
Spd/Def/Def with substats focus on accuracy >80%, speed > 170 and at least 20k hp (even despair if you can fit with this stats)

In-depth stats about Basalt could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Basalt (Dark Basalt) Further Informations

Basalt (Dark ) Basalt
  • Rating by users: 3.27 / 5 based on 127 reviews

    Monster Type: defense

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
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Basalt ( dark) awakening materials:

Awakening bonus:

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

Basalt Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Defense of ally monsters with Dark attribute by 30%.
Basalt Battle Charge Battle Charge
Charges towards the enemy to inflict damage and provokes for 1 turn with a 50% chance.
  • Lv.2 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +10%
  • Lv.6 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.7 Damage +10%
Basalt Polar Roar Polar Roar
Recovers the HP of all allies with an energizing roar and increases the defense for 2 turns. The recovery amount is proportionate to my MAX HP. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Recovery +10%
  • Lv.3 Recovery +10%
  • Lv.4 Cooltime Turn -1
Basalt Hell Stomp Hell Stomp
Inflicts damage to all enemies proportionate to my defense and decreases the attack gauge by 35%. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1

Youtube Videos featuring Basalt

Gameplay Spotlight
Runes and skill review by Schizophrenic Gamer
ToA gameplay
Trial of Ascension Hard Stage 50 with Basalt

How to get Dark in Summoners War

You can obtain from Light & Dark Scroll , Temple of Wishes

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Basalt?

13 Devilmons/Other are needed to power up all the skills of Basalt (Dark )

Basalt skills Buffs and Debuffs

Provoke Summoners War Provoke - Battle Charge
Increase DEF Summoners War Increase DEF - Polar Roar

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Basalt

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 97

Max: 175

Min: 158

Max: 284

Min: 2,175

Max: 3,930


Min: 140

Max: 238

Min: 227

Max: 386

Min: 3,135

Max: 5,340


Min: 190

Max: 323

Min: 309

Max: 525

Min: 4,275

Max: 7,260


Min: 258

Max: 439

Min: 420

Max: 714

Min: 5,805

Max: 9,885


Min: 87

Max: 157

Min: 143

Max: 258

Min: 1,995

Max: 3,600


Min: 126

Max: 214

Min: 206

Max: 351

Min: 2,880

Max: 4,905


Min: 171

Max: 291

Min: 280

Max: 476

Min: 3,915

Max: 6,660


Min: 232

Max: 395

Min: 381

Max: 648

Min: 5,325

Max: 9,060

Basalt Dark Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 3.7 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 2.9 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 3.1 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 3.4 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 3.4 / 5 )
ToA ( 4.1 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 2.7 / 5 )
Farming ( 2.8 / 5 )

Your opinions

Sepheroth420 Profile Image
14 August 2017 02:35
Just got him, what runes should i put on him? i now he needs to be tanky, but should i focus on HP or Def, and Resist subs.
alstonsliu Profile Image
05 April 2018 15:19

it's hp is already tanky so you should focus on def

Kujedan Profile Image
15 November 2018 15:00

I put mine on Despair and he's great on CC. With Violent works pretty good too but need's acc above 60% to shine with the Hell Stomp and keep the enemys atack bar on 0

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by , last update on 2023-09-09