Review, runes and strategy

Dusky (Dark Jack-o'-Lantern) is a good, and spooky, attack monster in Summoners War. like the others lanterns he has a first multihitting skill that scales with speed, but in this particular case is on a unit that has a nice base attack of 801 and a passive skill that cast a shield on himself while increasing by 50% any damage the lantern deals to enemies. 

For this reason we think is main utility can be found in the Necropolis Dungeon, especially if we take in count his second skill, that buffs attack speed and critical rate of allies, and also activates the passive one.

A little curiosity about him is that during our tests (before HoH of October 2017) it shows up to get 50% increasing damage with any shield buff, so the shild doesn't have to be his own, you can get the damage bonus also from monsters like Woosa (Water Pioneer) or Khmun (Fire Anubis) and maybe with Shield Runes too. 


Dusky rune build

Speed build: Swift/Shield or Swift/Nemesis - SPD / %CritDamage / %Atk with speed substat

Violent build: Violent/Shield or Violent/Nemesis - SPD / %CritDamage / %Atk with speed substat

In-depth stats about Dusky could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Dusky (Dark Dusky) Further Informations

Dusky (Dark ) Dusky
  • Rating by users: 4.11 / 5 based on 154 reviews

    Monster Type: attack

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
% % % %

Dusky ( dark) awakening materials:

Awakening bonus:

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

Dusky Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Resistance of ally monsters in the Dungeons by 40%.
Dusky Trickster Trickster
((SPD + 180) / 2.3)% x3
Attacks an enemy 3 times. Each attack has a 30% chance to decrease the enemy's Attack Speed for 2 turns. This attack will deal more damage according to your Attack Speed.
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +5%
  • Lv.4 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +10%
  • Lv.6 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.7 Damage +15%
Dusky Song of the Night Wind Song of the Night Wind
Increases the Attack Speed and Critical Rate of all allies for 2 turns. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Cooltime Turn -1
Dusky The Night's Comfort (Passive) The Night's Comfort (Passive)
100x Lv
If the turn ends without attacking any enemy, a shield that is proportionate to your level and lasts for 3 turns is generated. While having the shield, all damage you deal is increased by 50%. [Automatic Effect]
  • Lv.2 Shield +10%
  • Lv.3 Shield +10%
  • Lv.4 Shield +10%

Youtube Videos featuring Dusky

Dusky good or food?
Review by schizophrenic gamer

How to get Dark in Summoners War

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

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Dusky?

10 Devilmons/Other are needed to power up all the skills of Dusky (Dark )

Dusky skills Buffs and Debuffs

Decrease ATK SPD Summoners War Decrease ATK SPD - Trickster
Increase ATK SPD Summoners War Increase ATK SPD - Song of the Night Wind
Increase CRI Rate Summoners War Increase CRI Rate - Song of the Night Wind
Shield Summoners War Shield - The Night's Comfort (Passive)

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Dusky

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 255

Max: 434

Min: 182

Max: 309

Min: 2,880

Max: 4,905


Min: 347

Max: 589

Min: 247

Max: 420

Min: 3,915

Max: 6,660


Min: 471

Max: 801

Min: 336

Max: 571

Min: 5,325

Max: 9,060


Min: 220

Max: 374

Min: 175

Max: 297

Min: 2,730

Max: 4,635


Min: 299

Max: 509

Min: 238

Max: 404

Min: 3,705

Max: 6,300


Min: 407

Max: 692

Min: 323

Max: 549

Min: 5,040

Max: 8,565

Dusky Dark Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.2 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 4.1 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4.2 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 4.2 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 4.2 / 5 )
ToA ( 4 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 4.1 / 5 )
Farming ( 3.9 / 5 )

Your opinions

Daaerus Profile Image
16 April 2018 20:10

When I add this monster to inventory it goes under 3 stars. Just thought someone should know.

Daaerus Profile Image
03 January 2019 10:49

Still a 3-star in inventory.

KainMH3 Profile Image
19 January 2019 18:19

Dend an e-mail to the web page developers with this issue.
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by , last update on 2023-05-25