Review, runes and strategy

Zinc (Dark Living Armor) is good defense tank in Summoners War.

Zinc is a very good nat 3 light and dark monster.

He has 2 AoE skills that make him suitable for Despair rune set: the second skill is a mass defense break with 50% chance and the damage of this skill scales up with Zinc's defense.

All Zinc's skill actually scale up with his defense, so he is very good to rune with defense% on slot 2 and 6 and crit damage on rune 4, or eventually speed on rune 2 and defense on rune 4 and 6.

The third skill is a three hit skill on all enemies that also block beneficial effects and attack breaks with 70% chamce on max skill up.

Being a Living Armor class of of monster, Zinc can easily be skillupped by farming his fire twin Iron on Ferun Castle Scenario.

Zinc is used in PvE in ToA for his multiple AoE skills that give the enemy many debuffs and in PvP in some team composition on Siege Battle: he is very good to use in both context alongside Aria, Akhamamir and Water Homunculus.

With Siege Battles, Zinc is often used in both defense and offense nat-4 star max teams: use him in defense alongside some defense buffer like Olivia to max his damage output.

Zinc Rune Build

PvE Despair/Blade or Despair/Guard - SPD / %DEF / %DEF or %DEF / %Crit dmg / %DEF with speed, defense, hp, crit rate and crit damage substats

PvP Despair/Will - SPD / %DEF / %DEF or %DEF / %Crit dmg / %DEF with speed, defense, hp, crit rate and crit damage substats


In-depth stats about Zinc could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Zinc (Dark Zinc) Further Informations

Zinc (Dark ) Zinc
  • Rating by users: 4.22 / 5 based on 70 reviews

    Monster Type: defense

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
% % % %

Zinc ( dark) awakening materials:

Awakening bonus:

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

Zinc Pulverize Pulverize
Strikes an enemy with a hammer and stuns the target for 1 turn with a 15% chance. If the target is under Defense reduction effects, its Attack Speed is decreased for 2 turns. The damage increases according to your Defense.
  • Lv.2 Harmful Effect Rate +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +5%
  • Lv.4 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +10%
  • Lv.6 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.7 Damage +10%
  • Lv.8 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
Zinc Spinning Smash Spinning Smash
Swing the hammer, attacking all enemies and decreasing their Defense for 2 turns with a 50% chance. The damage increases according to your Defense. (Reusable in 5 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1
  • Lv.6 Cooltime Turn -1
Zinc Heap of Ashes Heap of Ashes
170% x3
Attacks all enemies 3 times each, dealing damage proportionate to your Defense. Each attack has a 50% chance to reduce the target's Attack Power and block beneficial effects for 2 turns. (Reusable in 5 turns)
  • Lv.2 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +10%
  • Lv.6 Cooltime Turn -1

Youtube Videos featuring Zinc

Zinc Review
Skill review by Schizophrenicgamer

How to get Dark in Summoners War

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

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Zinc?

17 Devilmons/Other are needed to power up all the skills of Zinc (Dark )

Zinc skills Buffs and Debuffs

Stun Summoners War Stun - Pulverize
Decrease DEF Summoners War Decrease DEF - Spinning Smash
Beneficial Effects Blocked Summoners War Beneficial Effects Blocked - Heap of Ashes
Decrease ATK Summoners War Decrease ATK - Heap of Ashes

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Zinc

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 107

Max: 192

Min: 148

Max: 266

Min: 2,175

Max: 3,930


Min: 154

Max: 261

Min: 213

Max: 362

Min: 3,135

Max: 5,340


Min: 209

Max: 355

Min: 290

Max: 492

Min: 4,275

Max: 7,260


Min: 284

Max: 483

Min: 394

Max: 670

Min: 5,805

Max: 9,885


Min: 109

Max: 196

Min: 126

Max: 227

Min: 1,920

Max: 3,465


Min: 157

Max: 267

Min: 182

Max: 309

Min: 2,775

Max: 4,725


Min: 214

Max: 363

Min: 247

Max: 420

Min: 3,780

Max: 6,420


Min: 291

Max: 494

Min: 336

Max: 571

Min: 5,130

Max: 8,730

Zinc Dark Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.1 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 4.3 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4.1 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 4.4 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 4 / 5 )
ToA ( 4.3 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 4.1 / 5 )
Farming ( 4.4 / 5 )

Your opinions

KainMH3 Profile Image
05 February 2017 11:28
OK, lets do a proper review of this monster: Zinc is an amazing CC unit with lots of uses, mainly ToAH, Raid and PvP support. Builds are diffferent for each need, and may be as follows: Raid Guard/Endure %DEF/%HP/%DEF I dont reccomend to use Cr Damage on slot 4 as Zinc is not a nuker like Silver, just keep him alive. For PvP and ToAH you may use Despair/Guard with %DEF and %HP in runes 4 and 6. Rune 2 can hold %DEF or SPD, that depends on your needs and runes, but SPD is nearly a must if you want Zinc PvP oriented. Now talking about skills, first can stun and put slow debuff, second is AoE Defense break and third is AoE Attack break and ben. Eff. Block, wich means that you can use it on Theomars, then nuke him and he won´t be able to use his annoying 1-turn-invulnerability shield. So building a fast Zinc for PVP can be a great idea if you pair him with a speed buffer and Lushen, as the Joker doesn´t need Def break to shine. Talking about ToAH, Zinc is the perfect mate of Aria. Try to imagine this: Aria uses AoE slow+glancing+stun then Zinc uses AoE block+Atk break+stun then Baretta places a couple of Dots in every enemy and then Akhamamir goes for a big damage party on all enemies with his third skill. Believe me, its really impressive XD. Now, talking serious, a Despair runed monster with two AoE skills and several debuffs is a ToAH lord. And now lets review his Raid capabilities. Although his cousin Silver is much better in raid, Zinc can perform a good role in the fron line runed with enough DEF and HP. His debuffs are good for the Raid boss, specially the Atk break and Slow debuff. I have given my Zinc´s place in the ToAH team to Sonnet, so I will build him as a Raid monster next RR to make good use of him. I hope this review can give you some ideas if you plan to build this unknown and clearly underrated monster.
Drawkwa-K Profile Image
11 July 2017 14:18
I completely agree with your post.  Zinc has a few people singing his name, but not enough.  He is fairly easy to get and skill up since he is a 3 star, and he has many uses throughout the game.  While mine is in no way the best Zinc out there, he is one of the better mons that I have.  Currently runed focus/dispair, def/def/def with hp subs, he can tank a decient amount of attacks and provide great support everywhere with his debuffs and stuns.
f4m1r3 Profile Image
02 February 2018 20:15

What a good and a proper review you give it to us, really help me to improve my own Zinc, thanks

logangan Profile Image
15 August 2018 18:34

I got Zinc at level 10-15. He is a game changer, I love his beneficial effects block, which helps keep beneficial effects away from the Giant Boss, and other dungeons. His second skill helps with a defense break, and his first skill slows down mons with a defense break. I tuned him guard/gaurd/energy. I don't have enough runes to give him def%/def%/def%, as I am only level 30. he is great, build him and you will thank yourself for it.

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