Review, runes and strategy

Briand (Wind Death Knight) is a great HP support tank in Summoners War.

Like all other Death Knights, Briand has a first skill with heal block weakening effect. His second skill is a AoE damage plus break attack effect, reusable every 4 turns. Having this kind of skill, Briand is often built with Despair rune set. 

With his third skill, Briand can revive an ally and then balances the HP of the party: this is a double edge sword because the revived ally will have a good amount of HP back but the entire party will be lower in health. For this reason is very recomended to use a good AoE Healer like Chasun, Belladeon or Colleen alsongside Briand.

It is also good to ensure that Briand will have good amount of defense and HP to increase his chance to survive, since it is recomended to use him in Arena Defense but thanks to his revive ability he will be the first target: for this purpose you may use Energy or Guard runes.

Briand is often used in ToA (this is why Despair build is very popular on Briand), Arena Defense and Raid Battle: in this last area Briand should have at least 21k HP and 1500 defense to be able to be in frontline in Raid level 5.

Briand rune build

ToA build: Despair/Energy - SPD / %HP / %ACC or SPD / %HP / %HP

Arena defense: Despair/Will - SPD / %HP / %HP or %HP / %HP / %HP

Raid battle: Despair/Revenge - %DEF / %DEF / %HP


In-depth stats about Briand could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Briand (Wind Briand) Further Informations

Briand (Wind ) Briand
  • Rating by users: 4.11 / 5 based on 145 reviews

    Monster Type: hp

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

Awakening bonus:

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

Briand Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Resistance of ally monsters by 30%.
Briand Deadly Blow Deadly Blow
Unleashes a fatal blow on an enemy, disturbing the target's HP recovery for 2 turns with a 50% chance.
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.6 Damage +10%
  • Lv.7 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
Briand Deadly Wave Deadly Wave
Inflicts damage proportionate to your HP to all enemies and weakens their Attack Power for 2 turns with a 75% chance on each target. (Reusable in 3 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +10%
  • Lv.6 Harmful Effect Rate +15%
Briand Supply Supply
Revives a dead ally and evens out the HP ratio of all allies. (Reusable in 7 turns)
  • Lv.2 Cooltime Turn -1
  • Lv.3 Cooltime Turn -1

How to get Wind in Summoners War

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

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Briand?

13 Devilmons/Other are needed to power up all the skills of Briand (Wind )

Briand skills Buffs and Debuffs

Unrecoverable Summoners War Unrecoverable - Deadly Blow
Decrease ATK Summoners War Decrease ATK - Deadly Wave

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Briand

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 168

Max: 285

Min: 189

Max: 321

Min: 4,080

Max: 6,945


Min: 228

Max: 387

Min: 257

Max: 436

Min: 5,565

Max: 9,450


Min: 310

Max: 527

Min: 349

Max: 593

Min: 7,560

Max: 12,840


Min: 168

Max: 285

Min: 175

Max: 297

Min: 3,510

Max: 5,970


Min: 228

Max: 387

Min: 238

Max: 404

Min: 4,770

Max: 8,115


Min: 310

Max: 527

Min: 323

Max: 549

Min: 6,495

Max: 11,040

Briand Wind Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.6 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 4.3 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 3.7 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 3.8 / 5 )
ToA ( 4.6 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 4.2 / 5 )
Farming ( 3.8 / 5 )

Your opinions

kilats85 Profile Image
29 July 2018 09:11

any comment?

KainMH3 Profile Image
16 February 2019 12:42

Great monster with amazing utility as he can perform in almos every scenario of the game.
PVP is very nice to use in Siege teams, along with a healer and a Nuker. Briand can not only revive a dead ally, but his AoE attack break is also of great help to keep your team alive. Despair runes are the most common set for PVP, All HP or 2xHP/DEF with some Speed substats.
PVE can be used in Raid frontline to tank and take profit of his 30% Resistance Leader Skill, althoug his "cousin" Dias is much more common because of his passive skill. It´s difficult to get enough R5 stats with the Despair build, so some people use a specific Energy/Guard/Enhance/Determination build for R5 purposes. This is not however the main habitat of Briand, so you may think in his real raid utility begore building a specific R5 Briand.
Now, talking also about PVE, Briand is a Labyrinth MVP. With his "standard" Despair build he can be of great help in most of the rooms, specially the "bomb" ones and also is one of the top monsters to face TARTARUS in Hard/Hell modes. His Attack Break and revive capabilities work very good versus the big boss. S2 has a cooldown, so bear in mind to have it ready for the last attack as it´s the most powerful one.

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