Fire Dragon (Zaiross)

Review, runes and strategy

Zaiross (Fire Dragon) is one of the best attack monster in Summoners War.

He is good pretty much everywhere. With two AoE skills he can also be runed with Despair runes.

Zaiross is very good in arena offense. In higher ranks he is often teamed with Galleon and Tiana and a speed leader like Seara). This Team works like that: Tiana with high speed (hence a bonus from leaderskill is very good) cleanse your team and debuffs entire enemy team plus increases your attack bar, then Galleon def breaks and buff your attack and finally Zaiross uses third skill to wipe out most, if not all, enemy team.

His third skill is very good since it puts all enemy's skills on max cooldown. In ToA you can use this at your advantage versus some difficult boss with nasty second or third skills.

Also good for ToA, but not only there, is second skill, an AoE multiple hit damage with chance of dealing Continous Damage on each hit.

To maximize this effect is better to rune him with attack runes like Fatal or (better) Rage set.

Zaiross rune build

Violent build: Violent/Blade or Violent/Revenge - SPD / %Crit dmg / %ATT or %ATT / %Crit dmg / %ATT with speed substat

Crowd control build: Despair/Focus or Despair/Revenge - SPD / %ATT / %ATT or SPD / %HP / %ACC with speed and accuracy substats

Nuker Build: Rage/Blade or Fatal/Blade - SPD / %Crit dmg / %ATT or %ATT / %Crit dmg / %ATT with speed substat

In-depth stats about Zaiross could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Zaiross (Fire Dragon) Further Informations

Zaiross (Fire Dragon) Zaiross
  • Rating by users: 4.53 / 5 based on 198 reviews

    Monster Type: attack

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
94 15% 50% 15% 0%

Zaiross (Dragon 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 Critical Rate by 15%.

Non awakened form

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

Zaiross Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters by 33%.
Zaiross Fire Bolt Fire Bolt
Shoots a Fire arrow at the enemy.
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +15%
Zaiross Rain of Fire Rain of Fire
80% x2~6
Burns enemies with a Fire shower and inflicts Continuous Damage for 3 turns with a 25% chance for each attack. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.6 Cooltime Turn -1
Zaiross Fiery Breath Fiery Breath
Attack all enemies with a fiery breath and puts their skills on cool down. (Reusable in 6 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1

Youtube Videos featuring Zaiross

Zaiross Guide
Complete review by Claytano

How to get Fire Dragon in Summoners War

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

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Zaiross?

12 Devilmons/Other Dragon are needed to power up all the skills of Zaiross (Fire Dragon)

Zaiross skills Buffs and Debuffs

Continuous DMG Summoners War Continuous DMG - Rain of Fire

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Zaiross

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 394

Max: 670

Min: 252

Max: 428

Min: 4,200

Max: 7,140


Min: 536

Max: 911

Min: 342

Max: 582

Min: 5,715

Max: 9,720


Min: 361

Max: 613

Min: 238

Max: 404

Min: 3,855

Max: 6,540


Min: 491

Max: 834

Min: 323

Max: 549

Min: 5,235

Max: 8,895

Zaiross Fire Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.6 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 4.6 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4.8 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 4.8 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 4.5 / 5 )
ToA ( 4.6 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 4 / 5 )
Farming ( 4.4 / 5 )

Your opinions

DocileCraig Profile Image
18 May 2017 00:39
this is the first nat 5 I've pulled (from rewards for making my first 6 star) I do not at this time have him 6 starred, awakened, or skilled up. For the low position I'm at in the game, I find him to be useful in any situation with a healer being able to put their heals on cooldown before they happen. He seems to pair best with a speed buffer, and can do even better with another DoT dealer
bestsummoner Profile Image
18 May 2017 05:14
Wish i had one too :') also once you pull a galleon you will be able to rank pretty fast in arena, then you will only need a good stripper to reach C2 / C3 easy. How did you rune your zaiross?
DocileCraig Profile Image
23 May 2017 03:01
@bestsummoner I won't say how I runed mine as it's not my focus right now, I haven't played around with him as much as I'd like but he is a future project once I finish my early game progression
zackdelarocha Profile Image
25 May 2017 06:28
You can rune him in different ways, depending on which content you want to focus on. Rage/blade or rage/will %atk %crit dmg % atk is the preferrable build in pvp offense with a stripper, an attack bar buffer and Galleon. You can build him also for Toa on a Deaspair Focus build. Or you can also go for a Violent build for multi purpose content focus.
mrbotels Profile Image
19 June 2017 02:00
I just got 2 NB5s within a month. One is Theomars and the other is Zaiross. Still confused on who to prioritize. Who do you recommend to 6* first?
KainMH3 Profile Image
20 June 2017 01:23
Gratz on your summons. I would say that it depends on your runes, I´d priorize Zaiross first as he´s an AoE top nuker and has great utility in PvE and PvP. But if you cant properly rune Zaiross, go Theo first and farm stuff for the Dragon meanwhile.
mrbotels Profile Image
20 June 2017 04:58
Thank you for your insights, @KainMH3!! :)
juriss Profile Image
29 August 2017 23:07
One of the best monsters in this game.

Zaiross is a very versatile monster that can used almost anywhere.

Skill wise:

Leader skill is one of the best giving you an attack buff.

With 2 AOE , 3rd skill is the most epic high damage AOE with a enemy skill cooldown debuff.

Easy to rune. You can use any setup just make sure you have 246 as SPD - CRT DMG-ATK. Speed is necessary since he is a lil slow. You really dont need to equip high crit rate subs since once he is awaken he will give you a 15% increase in crit rate which is crazy.

This is my first Nat 5 mob.
agsparks Profile Image
31 August 2017 14:03
Just to clarify for everyone reading this (since it took me a couple times) he suggests rune slots 2/4/6 be Spd/CD/Atk
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