Review, runes and strategy

Shi Hou is great DPS unit in Summoners War with very interesting Crowd Control capabilities.
His skillset is unique, especially after the November 2017 Balance Patch:

- First skill has the chance to stun the enemy (like any other Monkey King has).
- The second skill has a good multiplier and can manipulate attack bars AoE
- Third skill is a multihit (4) with great chances to shot enemies of first use, in addition it can remove beneficial effects with 50% chance every time a hit is a critical hit, after that shi hou gains Invincible for 1 turn and Immunity for 2 turns

Water Monkey King in Dragon B10 

Here is (in our opinion) the PvE content where he shines, when you meet the dragon in speed runs your main purpose is to kill the dragon before the right tower can spread immunity on him. Well Shi Hou will keep towers and dragon under control with his second skill while stripping and nuking the dragon with his third. Pair him with Spectra (Fire Griffon) and you have a great combo for fast runs in Dragon B10 (example team below):

Verdehile (Fire Vampire) (Leader)
Galleon (Water Pirate Captain) 
Spectra (Fire Griffon) 
Tarq (Water Hellhound)
Shi How

Water Monkey King in PvP

In PvP he can be useful for Guild Wars and Arena, attack and defense, the main goal is to shot one fat unit (like Rakan) with his third skill, than became invincible and next turn shot entire team with his second.
A good pairing for him in Siege Battle and GWO could be for example with Khmun (Fire Anubis) and Orion (Water Brownie Magician).

Shi Hou Suggested Runes

Dragon B10: Broken + Focus + Shield: Atk% CritDamage% Atk% with a special attention for accuracy and crit rate substats

PvP: Violent / Will: Atk% CD% Atk% (with speed, accuracy and CR substats)

In-depth stats about Shi Hou could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Shi Hou (Water Shi Hou) Further Informations

Shi Hou (Water ) Shi Hou
  • Rating by users: 3.49 / 5 based on 166 reviews

    Monster Type: attack

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
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Shi Hou ( water) awakening materials:

Awakening bonus:

Description, multipliers, cooltime and powerup of Shi Hou's skills

Shi Hou Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters by 33%.
Shi Hou Monkey Wand Monkey Wand
Attacks with the Monkey Wand and stuns the enemy for 1 turn with a 35% chance.
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +15%
Shi Hou All or Nothing All or Nothing
Attacks all enemies and stuns them for 1 turn with a 75% chance. Increases your Attack Bar by 25% per stunned enemy after the attack. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1
Shi Hou Alter Ego Attack Alter Ego Attack
150% x6
Summons an alter ego that attacks the enemy 6 times, granting you invincibility for 2 turn and immunity for 2 turns. Removes a beneficial effect granted on the enemy when an attack lands as a Critical Hit. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1

How to get Water in Summoners War

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

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Shi hou?

12 Devilmons/Other are needed to power up all the skills of Shi hou (Water )

Shi hou skills Buffs and Debuffs

Stun Summoners War Stun - Monkey Wand
Immunity Summoners War Immunity - Alter Ego Attack
Invincible Summoners War Invincible - Alter Ego Attack

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Shi hou

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 366

Max: 622

Min: 276

Max: 468

Min: 4,275

Max: 7,260


Min: 497

Max: 845

Min: 375

Max: 637

Min: 5,805

Max: 9,885


Min: 323

Max: 549

Min: 261

Max: 444

Min: 4,065

Max: 6,900


Min: 439

Max: 747

Min: 355

Max: 604

Min: 5,520

Max: 9,390

Shi hou Water Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 3.9 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 3.2 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 3.9 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 2.9 / 5 )
ToA ( 3.3 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 2.8 / 5 )
Farming ( 3.9 / 5 )

Your opinions

bestsummoner Profile Image
12 June 2017 21:55
Dropped today anyone know what to do with him (apart storage him and wait for a buff :D)
KainMH3 Profile Image
13 June 2017 08:12

I hate to read this comment. GRATZ on him. Just rune all attack, his 3rd is a hard hitting skill that can nuke even a Rakan in a single attack. Ive lost battles vs him cause he one shotted one of my best units.

Some people says hes storage keeper, I disagree.

bestsummoner Profile Image
29 November 2017 15:11
Instead of spectra i think Stella can be a good unit too
KainMH3 Profile Image
09 December 2017 19:18
Totally agree on that. I use Stella in DB10 paired with Chilling and shes just awesome.
Malkantis Profile Image
09 October 2018 20:28

He is one of my goto monsters I followed the builds above and made him GOD LIKE! He is one of the best monsters I have.

Kujedan Profile Image
14 March 2019 20:06

Got him today runed him Swift/Nemesis Spd/CritDamage/Atq... Not sure if should rune him with Atq instead of Spedd in slot 2

Ryslice Profile Image
15 March 2019 17:53

I have mine on Rage/Blade with Atk/CrDmg/Atk, total speed it only 154 but he is almost always paired with AtB boosters like Bastet, Megan or even Konamiya so speed is never an issue for me

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