Review, runes and strategy

Vanessa (Fire Valkyrja) is a pvp reviver with great arena speed leaderskill in Summoners War.

Vanessa has a good passive skill that allows her to automatically revive a dead ally with 30% of his max HP and attack power buff on it. The revived ally will come back into play with his attack bar in the same state as the time of his death.

She is good to use in PvP, especially in Arena thanks to her 33% speed in arena to all allies leaderskill. 

Vanessa is often the first target of enemy team since they may wanna to kill your reviver first. For that reason we recommend to build her tanky.

If you have at your disposal these monster we reccomend you to build this team if you want to have a deterrant type of Arena Defense

- Vanessa on Violent - Will

- Lushen on Rage - whaterver (actually it works better with Nemesis, since when he dies and come back tanks to Vanessa's passive

- Bastet on Nemesis - Will

- Triana on Violent - Will

Basically, the opponent may want to first kill your only threat which is Lushen but he can be revived two times (actually just one time thanks to Vanessa's passive, but Triana's passive will cancel the damage that could kill him).

Besides pvp Vanessa can become useful if you need a reviver and you lack a better one or you need and additional one (perhaps in some difficult stages of the Tartarus'Labyrinth to keep your team alive)

Vanessa rune build

PvP oriented: Violent/Nemesis or Will - SPD / %HP / %HP with speed, %HP, %resistance and %Defense substats

Tanky PvP build: Violent/Guard or Violent/Energy- SPD / %HP / %HP or %HP / %HP / %HP with resistance and defense substats

In-depth stats about Vanessa could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Vanessa (Fire Vanessa) Further Informations

Vanessa (Fire ) Vanessa
  • Rating by users: 2.36 / 5 based on 278 reviews

    Monster Type: support

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
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Vanessa ( fire) awakening materials:

Awakening bonus:

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

Vanessa Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Attack Speed of ally monsters in the Arena by 33%.
Vanessa Sword of Promise Sword of Promise
Attacks with a sword. [Seal of Fire] is automatically activated if the enemy dies.
  • Lv.2 Damage + 10%
  • Lv.3 Damage + 10%
  • Lv.4 Damage + 10%
Vanessa Seal of Fire Seal of Fire
Attacks an enemy, dealing damage proportionate to the enemy's MAX HP, and decreases its Defense for 2 turns. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage + 5%
  • Lv.3 Damage + 10%
  • Lv.4 Damage + 10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn - 1
Vanessa Warrior's Return (Passive) Warrior's Return (Passive)
Revives another ally with 30% HP when inflicted with fatal damage that can lead to death and increases the target's Attack Power for 1 turn. [Automatic Effect] (Reusable in 8 turns)
  • Lv.2 Cooltime - 1
  • Lv.3 Cooltime - 1

Youtube Videos featuring Vanessa

Vanessa Rune build
All Valkyrjas review by Schizophrenic gamer
Build and Review
Complete guide by Claytano

How to get Fire in Summoners War

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

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Vanessa?

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

Vanessa skills Buffs and Debuffs

Decrease ATK SPD Summoners War Decrease ATK SPD - Seal of Fire

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Vanessa

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 304

Max: 517

Min: 309

Max: 525

Min: 4,710

Max: 7,995


Min: 413

Max: 703

Min: 420

Max: 714

Min: 6,390

Max: 10,875


Min: 285

Max: 484

Min: 285

Max: 484

Min: 4,275

Max: 7,260


Min: 387

Max: 659

Min: 387

Max: 659

Min: 5,805

Max: 9,885

Vanessa Fire Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 2.2 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 3.6 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 3.4 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 2 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 2.3 / 5 )
ToA ( 1.9 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 1.9 / 5 )
Farming ( 1.6 / 5 )

Your opinions

KainMH3 Profile Image
02 March 2017 19:25
This is a unique unit, 100% focused on PvP combat. First of all Vanessa has an amazing leader skill: 33% SPD bonus in Arena. This skill can easily let you approach Arena combats versus speed teams with balanced conditions. She also has DEF break in her second skill; Athough this may seem nothing exceptional, if you think carefully, none of the top tier fire nat5s can break enemy defense. Think on Rakan, Perna, Laika, Kumar, Zaiross, Velajuel... none of them have DEF break. So if you add a top speed buff with DEF break and then you place a Resurrection skill in the mix, you will have a state of the art supporter for Arena battles. Now, concerning runes, we have 3 options: Tanky, mixed and YOLO nuker. For the tanky and mixed options, Violent are a must, as more procs will mean more DEF breaks and faster cooldown in the resurrect skill. You can combine the Violent set with Nemesis, Guard, Energy, etc. Go Spd/HP/HP for a tanky build and Spd/Atk or CrDam/HP for the mixed one. If you want to use Vanessa in an All Attack team, you can rune her Fatal or Rage with a Blade set and go Spd/CdDam/Atk or Atk/CrDam/Atk if you can get enough speed in the subs. Her main role will be to break Defense of an enemy doing heavy damage and hitting other targets with her powerfull first skill if she can live enough to do it, completely forgetting about the resurrection skill, as she probably wont stand enough to use it. For me, the tanky build is the best by far. Althoug she can´t do any serious damage with this build, it allows her to survive long enough to be a consistent DEF breaker and to use the resurrection skill when needed. Vanessa shines when paired with a strong healer in defense. The Vanessa+Chasun or Ariel combo is really annoying for any attacker, you just need a support buffer and a nuker and it will be a hell of a team for Arena battles.
bestsummoner Profile Image
29 November 2017 17:31

I have to redeem myself, the buff (who may seem a nerf) isn’t really that bad she autorevives a unit when it dies.

in offense it might not be that game changing but for defense this might actually be something to ponder upon

but first let us lay down everything Vanessa has

-33% spd lead in arena
(only 3 monster has this and is very valuable and one of them is an LD nat5)

-first skill is ur standard hit = damage then automatically uses 2nd skill when it kills (meh)

-second skill = def break and dmg based on enemy’s max hp
(any form of def break is good and this is good vs tankier opponents, but if vanessa is mainly used for arena defense then opponents wont bring tanky mons, on a side note she is fire so this would def break enemy lushen incase ur team survives)

-3rd skill = auto revive any unit that dies starting from the left most
(this is her bread and butter and what i think about this new “buff”, with this new change i think her focus would be on defense to make sure one of your monster would survive and get a turn...or that is the plan at least lol.)

what can we do with this buff?

maybe Vanessa Lushen Tank Tank defense

idea of this would be to revive lushen, if enemy decides to spd clear u and everything survived except lushen, then he would be revived with an atk up and *take note* will have the SAME ATB before he died. so in this case lushen won’t be revived from 0 atb allowing him to move next in case ur enemy’s monsters have all took their turn. lushen could then amputate the attacking team which could be a lost to ur opponent.

possible combos
Vanessa Lushen
Vanessa Zaiross

but point is, i think this opens room for more combos, monsters that can’t be placed on defense before for being too squishy MIGHT have a place in the arena defense now.

and don’t fret if you have vanessa, remember when rakan got buffed several times until they found his right buff, this could also be and hopefully be the case for vanessa. if they are pushing for this route for vanessa i suggest they just give the revived unit full atb and instant turn, maybe it could work out better.

KainMH3 Profile Image
02 December 2017 17:47

I really hope they redo it or look for another way, because right now I still think it´s a heavy nerf rather than a beneficial buff.

Indeed, Vanessa has left my AD and now Wedjat is my speed leader in Arena. I will only use her vs full wind teams, otherwise Wedjat gives me more utility right now.

martinuy Profile Image
24 September 2018 16:42

And this is, at least from my point of view, one of the worst Nat 5* in game if not the worst. I remember when I got her long ago, 6-starred her and gave her decent runes (Violent SPD/HP/HP) and tried to make her work since her Leader skill is great but sadly I failed. The only place when she can be used is in arena and her kit isn't that usefull, I know she has a Def.Break but it's single target and deals nearly no damage if you build her tanky (and spect to use her passive), her first skill won't ever trigger her second skill either cause she can't kill anyone with it. I've been thinking different ways and teams where she could be used and tried many times but she doesn't shine as you would spect from a nat 5 in the only place where she is meant to be. I hope they change her kit, or at least do something simple as.. let say HP scaling on S1, that would make her useful with a tank build.

When I got her she was one of the few Speed Leaders in game, now a lot of people are using Psamathe, Wedjat, Halphas, Fei and Shaina, even if they give less speed, they are way more useful than her. With different rolles I know but definetly more useful.

KainMH3 Profile Image
26 September 2018 06:54

I don´t think she´s that bad, but definitely she needs a buff in the resurrection health. She´s long being in my AD and I´m pretty satisfied with her performance. Shés also useful to fight stall wind defenses full of Eladriels, Chasuns and Ritesh.
But I agree she must be buffed in some way, cause Psama is far far far better than her.

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