Review, runes and strategy

Lapis (Magic Knight Water) is a good multi-hit attacker in Summoners War, the first 4 star natural monster every player begin with and one of the key monster to level up for low level players.
Lapis can be used mainly as a early farmer in Faimon stages on Despair/Revenge build since he can stun targets with all his skills and his third skill provides self sustain. However, if you don't have good runes and find difficult to farm on hell mode you may find Raoq more suitable.
As your first nat 4 this magic knight can really find a spot everywhere (especially after her latest buff), so we are going to review her usage in every content:

Lapis in Giant B7 Dungeon

The AoE attack bar manipulation skill is a really nice to have tool especially to make your team survive during floors, and even todo giant B7 boss in auto-mode. Other key monsters you should take a look to build the perfect B7 team are Bernard (Wind Griffon), Shannon (Wind Pixie), Belladeon (Light Inugami) and Konamiya (Water Garuda). Once every member of this team is 5 starred and lvl 35 you will be ready to try for B10 auto, here your Lapis may be dangerous to have especially for her constant multihit on the boss who may revenge earlier and one shot her.

Dragon B10

Here lapis could really shine for low level players, she has elemental advantage and can defense break the boss and enemies rendering you runs more faster and pretty stable. This magic knight represents your best alternative to Verdehile (Fire vampire) to build an auto b10 team for the dragon gungeon .

To make a viable team with her, she needs to be 6 starred and lvl 40, also she needs at least 17k hp in total and than give her all the atk you can, considering also using her as leader (+25% atk all allies).

To make a really consistent team around 2 minutes 30 second run in auto-mode with 100% success you need to fuse Sigmarus (Water Phoenix) and Veromos (Dark Ifrit). Also you need to six star Megan (Water Mystic Witch) and Belladeon.

If you haven't already fuse Sigmarus or Veromos (fuse them asap!!) you can replace sigmarus with Spectra (Fire Griffon) and veromos with Konamiya.

Necropolis B10

Here is really suitable because she brings a lot of multihit even in the first skill, multihit are a must have in necropolis dungeon to take down the lich king's shield.

This content in auto-mode is not a low-mid game stuff for sure, but if you have your 6 starred lapis in storage because you found better solutions and new mobs to rule dragon and giant dungeons, and you are missing ideas to build a consitent nb10 auto team keep in mind that if runed Violent / Revenge she can be part of a tested 2 minute run team featuring Colleen (Fire Harpu), Galleon (Water Pirate Captain), Rigel (Water Lich), Xiao Lin (Water Kung-fu Girl) 

Arena and Guild Wars

When runed for CC (Despair / Revenge) she makes you Arena offense team really fun in early-game, despite she doesn't have so much DPS capabilities she can disturb cleave teams by constant stunning nukers, even in GWO where she can be paired with Chasun (Wind Sky dancer) and Theomars. In defense you'll find her pretty squishy and easily taken down by wind monsters like Lushen, Bernard and Shannon, also once reached mid game you may be already got something better, so our suggestion is to do not invest time in PvP Content with her. (This is not the case for her cousin Iris the Light Magic Knight).

Trial of Ascension

Attack bar manipulation and Crowd control capabilities will bring you higher in normal mode. Here despair runes are a must, but revenge could be useless here because in toa you usually don't want to be even touched. She can do the different even in TOA 100 with ath'taros rotation (the male boss), if runed despair/whatever spd/def/hp it would be easy to reach at least 20.000 HP 170 speed and 1000 defense to make her survive until the end and paired with Mav (Wind Penguin Knight) and Baretta (Fire Sylph) you can be sure that the boss won't get a single turn, plus her aoe and attack bar absorbtion will stabilize the floors before making possible even for a auto-team in toaN 100.

Lapis Runes suggestion

Useful in every content of the game from PvP to PvE, she is made to make low level players progress faster. We have already discussed lot of builds for her before but here are some of the other possibilities:
Early game: Fatal/Blade - %ATK / %ATK / %ATK
Violent build: Violent/Focus or Violent/Nemesis - SPD / %Crit dmg / %ATT with speed and accuracy substat
Crowd control build: Despair/Revenge - SPD / %HP % %ACC with speed and accuracy substat
In-depth stats about Lapis could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Lapis (Water Magic Knight) Further Informations

Lapis (Water Magic Knight) Lapis
  • Rating by users: 4.32 / 5 based on 230 reviews

    Monster Type: attack

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
90 15% 50% 15% 0%

Lapis (Magic Knight water) awakening materials:

Summoners War Magic Mid Essence 15
Summoners War Magic High Essence 5
Summoners War water Mid Essence 20
Summoners War water High Essence 10
Awakening bonus: Strengthen skill [Blade Surge]

Non awakened form

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

Lapis Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters by 25%.
Lapis Blade Surge Blade Surge
100%x2 + 200%x1
Attacks the enemy target 2 times and attacks all enemies with even more powerful attack on the 3rd attack.
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +5%
  • Lv.4 Damage +5%
  • Lv.5 Damage +15%
Lapis Blade Surge (Strengthened) Blade Surge (Strengthened)
100%x2 + 200%x1
Attacks the enemy target 2 times and attacks all enemies with even more powerful attack on the 3rd attack. Decreases the enemy's Attack Bar by 25% every hit with a 50% chance.
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +5%
  • Lv.4 Damage +5%
  • Lv.5 Damage +15%
Lapis Magic Shot Magic Shot
190% x4
Shoots 4 magic bullets that seek enemies with low HP ratio. The bullets have a 50% chance to decrease the target's Defense for 2 turns each. (Reusable in 3 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +15%
Lapis Retrieve Magic Retrieve Magic
Steals the magical power from all enemies, recovering HP according to the damage dealt. Also absorb 25% of the Attack Bar. (Reusable in 3 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +15%

Youtube Videos featuring Lapis

Lapis Review
First Look Review, Gameplay, and Awakening of Lapis the Water Magic Knight
Lapis OP post-buff
Lapis PvE content testing

How to get Water Magic Knight in Summoners War

You can obtain Magic Knight from The Legacy of Mt. Siz Mission , Mystical Scroll , Mystical Summon (Crystals) , Water Scroll , Legendary Scroll

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Lapis?

16 Devilmons/Other Magic knight are needed to power up all the skills of Lapis (Water Magic knight)

Lapis skills Buffs and Debuffs

Decrease DEF Summoners War Decrease DEF - Blade Surge (Strengthened)

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Lapis

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 234

Max: 398

Min: 185

Max: 315

Min: 3,135

Max: 5,340


Min: 318

Max: 541

Min: 252

Max: 428

Min: 4,275

Max: 7,260


Min: 433

Max: 736

Min: 342

Max: 582

Min: 5,805

Max: 9,885


Min: 209

Max: 356

Min: 168

Max: 285

Min: 2,985

Max: 5,085


Min: 285

Max: 484

Min: 228

Max: 387

Min: 4,065

Max: 6,900


Min: 387

Max: 659

Min: 310

Max: 527

Min: 5,520

Max: 9,390

Lapis Water Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.5 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 4 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4.4 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 4.5 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 4.1 / 5 )
ToA ( 4.5 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 4.3 / 5 )
Farming ( 4.3 / 5 )

Your opinions

Kyakzillion Profile Image
29 November 2018 00:39

is lapis worth being the first 6* monster?  

Armored14 Profile Image
12 December 2018 02:47

She is definitely  worth six staring due to the fact that she can be a good replacement farmer for Roaq (fire inugami), among her other uses.

If not the first then definitely top five mons you should 6* when you can,

Kyakzillion Profile Image
12 December 2018 03:31

I just evolved her to 6 stars and helped me a lot in faimon hell about 80% win rate. still gets defeated because of def break. still needs better runes tho. using Fatal/Energy -  %ATK / %ATK / %ATK.

Islule Profile Image
04 October 2019 14:34

She was my first 6 stars and she worth it: She helped me level-up food for my next 6 stars in Faimon Hell. I still use her as farmer after 10 months of game.

I personnaly built her on Vampire/Revenge (ATK%/CritRate/ATK%). Each one of its skill is an AOE, which means high total damage and lot of Vampire heal.

The reason for the CritRate rune is quite simple: the more stable DPS you have, the more stable the Vampire heal is.

Note: Vampire works when Revenge proc. It's a good combo for a farmer.

MrNiceBrice Profile Image
30 April 2020 17:41

I should have awakened her first! She was like, the 33rd monster I awakened! Oh well. I saw he capabilities, and I was amazed! My new fav unit! I think she is better than LOREN! Lets compare their first moves! Loren attacks 3 times with first move, and decreases attack bar GUARANTEED each hit by 20%. So 60% ATB reduction in total, plus a defense break. Lapis, she attacks a single target 2 times then attacks ALL enemies 1 time, and she decreases the attack bar by 25% (WAY HIGHER THAN LOREN) but, she has a 50% chance for that to happen. But decrease attack bar on ALL enemies! Loren is single target! My Despair/Revenge Lapis is a HUGE crowd controller! I love her way more than Loren!

WigglyWhomp Profile Image
06 May 2020 17:43

My Lapis is on Vampire and Resistance, which helps a lot with her skills. Her life drain is huge, helpful in farming and raiding, but also having the counter attack is nice because she's so strong. Runes are at spd/crit/atk (slots 2/4/6) with spd and atk as sub stats. She was my first awakened monster, definitely worth it.

MrNiceBrice Profile Image
06 May 2020 17:51


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