Review, runes and strategy

Laika is a great PvP monster in Summoners War.

He is also great at farming if you build him with Vampire runes: you can use him to solo some scenario stages with only wind attribute monsters.

Laika is a great monster to use in PvP defense thanks to his passive skill which mitigates the incoming damage at 35% of his Max HP and he has 50% chance to revenge. Additionally his attacks doesn't land as glancing hits.

Runed with Vampire set, he has a bit of life-sustain that can make him very difficult to kill: many times he can solo some teams with wind element attack monsters like Lushen or double-Lushen team compositions.

The secon skill can deal very high damage that scales with the number of dead allies.

Moreover he can be also used as a frontliner in Wind Raid Dungeon with Vampire set on him.

Laika Rune Build

PvP: Vampire/Will or Violent/Will - %ATK / %Crit Dmg / %HP or SPD / %Crit Dmg / %HP with HP, attack crit rate, crit damage, defense and speed substats.

In-depth stats about Laika could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Laika (Fire Dragon Knight) Further Informations

Laika (Fire Dragon Knight) Laika
  • Rating by users: 4.43 / 5 based on 184 reviews

    Monster Type: attack

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
100 15% 50% 15% 0%

Laika (Dragon Knight fire) awakening materials:

Summoners War Magic Mid Essence 5
Summoners War Magic High Essence 15
Summoners War fire Mid Essence 10
Summoners War fire High Essence 20
Awakening bonus: Increases Resistance by 25%

Non awakened form

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

Laika Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Defense of ally monsters with Fire attribute by 50%.
Laika Dragon's Might Dragon's Might
430%
Inflicts continuous damage for 2 turns if you land a Critical Hit.
  • Lv.2 Damage + 5%
  • Lv.3 Damage + 5%
  • Lv.4 Damage + 10%
  • Lv.5 Damage + 10%
Laika Justice Justice
800%~1240%
Channels burning rage to inflict great damage to an enemy. The damage increases according to the number of dead allies. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage + 10%
  • Lv.3 Damage + 10%
  • Lv.4 Cooltime turn -1
  • Lv.5 Damage + 10%
  • Lv.6 Cooltime turn -1
Laika Noble Blood (Passive) Noble Blood (Passive)
Your attacks won't land as Glancing Hits and the inflicted damage of one attack won't exceed 35% of the MAX HP. Additionally, counterattacks the attacker with a 50% chance when you're attacked. [Automatic Effect]

How to get Fire Dragon Knight in Summoners War

You can obtain Dragon Knight from Mystical Scroll , Mystical Summon (Crystals) , Fire Scroll , Legendary Scroll , Temple of Wishes

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Laika?

9 Devilmons/Other Dragon knight are needed to power up all the skills of Laika (Fire Dragon knight)

Laika skills Buffs and Debuffs

Continuous DMG Summoners War Continuous DMG - Dragon's Might
Counter Summoners War Counter - Noble Blood (Passive)
Stun Summoners War Stun - Noble Blood (Passive)

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Laika

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp
Awakened

Min: 361

Max: 613

Min: 247

Max: 420

Min: 4,770

Max: 8,115

Awakened

Min: 491

Max: 834

Min: 336

Max: 571

Min: 6,495

Max: 11,040

Unawakened

Min: 328

Max: 557

Min: 228

Max: 387

Min: 4,485

Max: 7,635

Unawakened

Min: 446

Max: 758

Min: 310

Max: 527

Min: 6,105

Max: 10,380

Laika Fire Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.5 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 4.8 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4.7 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 4.8 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 4.7 / 5 )
ToA ( 3.9 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 3.7 / 5 )
Farming ( 4.4 / 5 )

Your opinions

ariel069 Profile Image
14 August 2017 03:59
que runas me conviene ponerle? para que me sirve mas?
KainMH3 Profile Image
15 August 2017 10:03

Tienes tres opciones: Violent, Yolo y Vampire. Yolo sería con Rage o Fatal, ATK/CrDam/ATK, la idea es hacer un nuker que puedas proteger con otras unidades como Chasun, Woosa o Chloe. Laika es una máquina de matar, pero tiene que estar protegido de debuffs para poder hacer bien su trabajo.

Si usas la opción Violent, consigues maximizar mucho más el uso de Justicia que es la habilidad que realmente hace daño. Usa el mismo build que antes, y trata también de protegerlo.

Para La opción Vampire necesitas además una buena o muy buena resistencia porque se trata de que Laika sea autosuficiente para farmear o en defensa PvP. Mucha gente usa esta opción para ponerlo en defensa, pero pierde mucha utilidad en ataque, exactamente igual que Rakan.

Así que tienes que decidir si lo vas a usar para ataque o defensa. En el primer caso usa Fatal, Rage o Violent, y en el segundo Vampire/Endure sería lo más adecuado.

Por supuesto, trata de conseguir siempre el mayor CrRate posible o la runa 4 no te servirá para nada en CrDam.

KainMH3 Profile Image
31 August 2017 15:09
Severe passive nerf on v.3.5.4.
The damage of the counter is lower, but the real loss is the stun chance on every counter. Now Laika does only counter with damage with a 50% chance but no other effect is added.
This stun loss makes Laika a poor choice on defenses when it was a good one before, so now the Dragon Knight utility is mainly attack and not a mixed one like it was before the update. An added fact is that Vampire is not anymore a recomended set for Laika anymore as he´s not so powerful in defense tasks.
Tomo Profile Image
10 October 2017 22:54
Like you said Laika on Vampire set is not nice on this moment beter is rage revenge 
KainMH3 Profile Image
17 February 2018 18:36

Well I´m using Laika since a while and now I think I can share what I´ve learnt from him. This Dragon Knight is a great single target nuker with a lot of utility, not only as pure attacker in PvP, but I also use him to taunt enemy water units in PvP and he has very nice PvE utility too.


Even when nerfed, Laika still remain as a great attacker, specially when fighting vs defenses with Molly, whose passive can be really annoying. He can also hit really hard on water units, and even one-shot them if their defense is broken. If runed Rage with good stats, he can one-shot all but the most tanky monsters with no need to break defense.

The passive counterattacks are specially effective when runed Vampire, as Laika will auto-heal on every counter. The counter chance is also effective to avoid being attacked, as eny enemy with his defenses down wont dare to attack Laika because of the counterstrike that can be deadly.
As I´ve noted before, Laika is usefull to taunt water monsters in the enemy team, but he´s only usefull hi he has a good healer with him and if the monster we´re going to taunt is not a multi-hitter. In example, Laika can taunt Psamathe, as he can only damage the Dragon Knight by 35% of his max HP, but a single Stella, with her S3 can easily one-shot or leave Laika very bad damaged as she will use 6-7 hits that will make full damage. Also any Theomars can oneshot Laika with his S2 if Laika has his defenses down, so bear in mind the passive is usefull, but it´s not a life insurance.

Talking about PvE, Laika is great in some elemental rifts: Wind and Light. If using a good healer like Chasun, you can dare to place him in the frontline even when not runed with Vampire. He will give you huge amounts of damage and very useful counterstrikes.
And of course, he is a top farmer in wind scenarios like "Ferun Castle 1F" or "Chiruka Remains Outer Wall".
Now talking about runes, The two main options are Vampire or Rage, and then choose between SPD/CrDam/%ATK or %ATK/CrDam/%ATK. Personally I´ve tried both and prefer Rage over Vampire, but it´s just my preference. I´m also using %ATK on rune2, but I´m farming for a good SPD rune with a high %ATK substat in that position.

Gokaa Profile Image
08 March 2018 10:04

Thanks mate ! 

I've finished his skill uping two weeks ago and I couldn't find a way to use him as it's best. 

I only have a violent rune set for the moment, but i'll try to give him vampire or rage as you arged.  


evil Profile Image
10 April 2018 09:27

Scrolled him yesterday, your review is gold, another rune set I think i will try is Vampire / Nemesis Atk%/Crit Damage%/Hp% for PvP. I'll let you know if it works too!

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