Review, runes and strategy

Bernard (Wind Griffon) is easily one of the best three star monsters of Summoners War.
Bernard is easy to get, you can farm him with a nice drop rate in Tamor Desert scenario or in his Secret Dungeon.
It is advisable to farm him multiple times so that you can level up his skills.
With his third skill he can boost Speed and attack bar of the entire team.
Bernard has a nice two turns ATK and DEF break with his second skill.
It' essential to make him as fast as possible since in PVP getting the first turn is crucial.

Moreover his first skill's damage scale up with attack speed, so building him with Swift runes is the best choice to make.

Bernard can be used almost everywhere: from ToA to Raid battles and in dungeons like Giant B10 where he is often paired with Shannon-Wind Pixie (the duo is often called Shannard since they work really good together, providing complementary buffs on allies and debuffs on enemies).

He can be used both in Arena (and also Guild Wars) defence and offense. Bernard is the key element for speed teams: by playing first he uses Tailwind (third skill) buffing the speed all allies and increasing their attack bar by 30%. Next a mass defence breaker plays his turn just after Bernard (Galleon-Water Pirate Captain is a great option, AoE defence break plus increase attack on all allies) and finally a nuker with powerful AoE attack will obliterate enemy team   (Good options for this purpose can be Teshar-Wind Phoenix, Akhamamir-Wind Ifrit or Julie-Water Pierret).

The speed requirements on the Wind Griffon entirely depends on the environment and the intended use, in GB10 190 will be the minimum requirement for a stable run, in arena it varies in relation with your level, 250 (excluded a minimum of 14% speed totem) for conqueror 1 should be enough to overspeed all the Chloe (Fire Epikion Priest) defenses out there, for C-3 and Guardian levels 290 is the minimum requirement.

Once reached level 35 you may have doubt on six star him or even choosing between him and Megan (Water Mystic Witch),
without any doubt they have very different purposes despite they both have an attack bar buff skill, to begin Bernard has higher base speed
so he will take more advantage with less expenses from Swift runes, from speed leader units and from the speed totem, in the meanwhile he will increase the attack bar of the allies by 30% which is greater than Megan (20%) plus speed buff all the team.
TL;DR; he is a cheaper attack bar booster because he requires less speed from runes to beat Megan.

If you need to farm Dragon B10, or you are sure to take the first turn on arena, and you have already a Bernard :)
you may prefer megan especially in PvP because with her Atk/Def you can team her up with Copper (Wind Living Armor), Lushen (Wind Joker) and over nukers who will need more attack and defense
to shot enemies at the first round.

Bernard Rune Build

All games: Swift/Energy or Swift/Focus - SPD / %HP / %HP or SPD / %HP / %DEF  try to get as much accuracy as possible for his second skill, also use runes with speed substats

In pvp good Bernards have 290+ speed and top tier ones have 310+ speed (you will have to boost rune speed stat by using grindstones, rune power-ups droppable in Raid battles)

In-depth stats about Bernard could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Bernard (Wind Bernard) Further Informations

Bernard (Wind ) Bernard
  • Rating by users: 3.83 / 5 based on 266 reviews

    Monster Type: support

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
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Bernard ( wind) awakening materials:

Awakening bonus:

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

Bernard Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters with Wind attribute by 30%.
Bernard Snatch Snatch
Attacks the enemy with razor-sharp claws. Damage increases accordingly to your Attack Speed.
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +5%
  • Lv.4 Damage +5%
  • Lv.5 Damage +15%
Bernard Body Slam Body Slam
Attacks the enemy with a body slam and weakens their Attack Power and Defense for 2 turns. (Reusable in 3 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1
Bernard Tailwind Tailwind
Increases the Attack Bar of all allies by 30%, and also increases their Attack Speed for 2 turns. (Reusable in 5 turns)
  • Lv.2 Cooltime Turn -1
  • Lv.3 Cooltime Turn -1
Bernard Snatch Snatch
Attacks the enemy with razor-sharp claws and decreases the Attack Bar by 15% with an 80% chance. Damage increases accordingly to your Attack Speed.
  • Lv.2 Damage +15%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +20%
Bernard Body Slam Body Slam
Attacks the enemy with a body slam and weakens their Attack Power and Defense for 2 turns. Damage increases accordingly to your Attack Speed. (Reusable in 2 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +15%
Bernard Tailwind Tailwind
Increases the Attack Bar of all allies by 30%, and also increases their Attack Speed for 2 turns. (Reusable in 3 turns)
  • Lv.2 Attack Bar Recovery +5%
  • Lv.3 Attack Bar Recovery +10%

Youtube Videos featuring Bernard

300 Speed Bernard
Quest for the 300 SPD Wind Griffon by Schizophrenic Gamer

How to get Wind in Summoners War

You can obtain from Unknown Scroll , Social Summon , Mystical Scroll , Mystical Summon (Crystals) , Wind Scroll , Tamor Desert , Temple of Wishes , Challenges

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Bernard?

15 Devilmons/Other are needed to power up all the skills of Bernard (Wind )

Bernard skills Buffs and Debuffs

Decrease ATK Summoners War Decrease ATK - Body Slam
Decrease DEF Summoners War Decrease DEF - Body Slam
Increase ATK SPD Summoners War Increase ATK SPD - Tailwind

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Bernard

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 92

Max: 166

Min: 155

Max: 279

Min: 2,295

Max: 4,125


Min: 133

Max: 226

Min: 223

Max: 380

Min: 3,300

Max: 5,610


Min: 181

Max: 307

Min: 304

Max: 517

Min: 4,485

Max: 7,635


Min: 245

Max: 417

Min: 413

Max: 703

Min: 6,105

Max: 10,380


Min: 85

Max: 153

Min: 141

Max: 253

Min: 2,070

Max: 3,735


Min: 122

Max: 208

Min: 203

Max: 345

Min: 2,985

Max: 5,085


Min: 166

Max: 283

Min: 276

Max: 468

Min: 4,065

Max: 6,900


Min: 226

Max: 384

Min: 375

Max: 637

Min: 5,520

Max: 9,390

Bernard Wind Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.6 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 4 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4.3 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 4.1 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 4 / 5 )
ToA ( 4.1 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 2.9 / 5 )
Farming ( 2.7 / 5 )

Your opinions

bestsummoner Profile Image
28 November 2016 10:32
Mine is 248 Speed, waiting grindstones because IS NOT ENOUGH!
tiganggaming Profile Image
18 March 2017 08:14
bernard is speed :) <3
bestsummoner Profile Image
26 April 2017 09:57
Reached 258! now my double lushen team is shining :D
Heavenly320 Profile Image
26 July 2017 19:18
Great monster in most areas. 
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