Review, runes and strategy

Hraesvelg (Wind Barbaric King) is a nice attack monster in Summoners War.

Hraesvelg rune build

Attack build: Rage/Blade or Violent/Nemesis - SPD / %Crit dmg / %ATT or %ATT / %Crit dmg / %ATT with speed substat

In-depth stats about Hraesvelg could be retrieved on SWARFARM

Hraesvelg (Wind Hraesvelg) Further Informations

Hraesvelg (Wind ) Hraesvelg
  • Rating by users: 4.20 / 5 based on 178 reviews

    Monster Type: attack

Speed CRI Rate CRI Dmg Resistance Accuracy
% % % %

Hraesvelg ( wind) awakening materials:

Awakening bonus:

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

Hraesvelg Leader Skill Leader Skill:
Increases the Attack Power of ally monsters in Guild Content by 33%.
Hraesvelg Penalty Penalty
Attacks the enemy with an axe to inflict 2 Continuous Damage effects for 1 turn with a 50% chance.
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +5%
  • Lv.4 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.5 Damage +10%
  • Lv.6 Damage +10%
Hraesvelg Wrathful Attack Wrathful Attack
Attacks an enemy with a wrathful axe, leaving a Branding Effect for 2 turns, and increasing your Attack Bar by 50%. The target with the Branding Effect will receive 25% increased damage. (Reusable in 3 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Cooltime Turn -1
Hraesvelg Resentment Resentment
210% x2
Becomes possessed with unstoppable rage and attacks all enemies. Increases the Attack Power and Attack Speed of all allies for 2 turns. Goes under [Berserk] state for 3 turns afterwards. Under Beserk state, the MAX HP is decreased by 30%, damage dealt to enemies is increased by 100%, Attack Speed is increased by 20% and HP is recovered by 10% of the damage dealt. (Reusable in 4 turns)
  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Damage +10%
  • Lv.4 Cooltime Turn -1

How to get Wind in Summoners War

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

How many Devilmon to max skill-up Hraesvelg?

12 Devilmons/Other are needed to power up all the skills of Hraesvelg (Wind )

Hraesvelg skills Buffs and Debuffs

Continuous DMG Summoners War Continuous DMG - Penalty
Brand Summoners War Brand - Wrathful Attack
Increase ATK Summoners War Increase ATK - Resentment
Increase ATK SPD Summoners War Increase ATK SPD - Resentment

Mininum and maximum stats for any level of Hraesvelg

Form Stars Attack Defense Hp

Min: 237

Max: 404

Min: 175

Max: 297

Min: 3,240

Max: 5,520


Min: 323

Max: 549

Min: 238

Max: 404

Min: 4,425

Max: 7,500


Min: 439

Max: 747

Min: 323

Max: 549

Min: 6,000

Max: 10,215


Min: 192

Max: 327

Min: 185

Max: 315

Min: 2,985

Max: 5,085


Min: 261

Max: 444

Min: 252

Max: 428

Min: 4,065

Max: 6,900


Min: 355

Max: 604

Min: 342

Max: 582

Min: 5,520

Max: 9,390

Hraesvelg Wind Rating in PVP and PVE

Dungeon ( 4.3 / 5 )
Arena Defense ( 3.8 / 5 )
Arena Offense ( 4.1 / 5 )
Guild War Offense ( 4.5 / 5 )
Guild War Defense ( 4 / 5 )
ToA ( 4.3 / 5 )
Raid Battle ( 4.2 / 5 )
Farming ( 4.4 / 5 )

Your opinions

Azzeal43 Profile Image
16 June 2017 13:23
Fun Fact: Hraesvelg can replace Bernard on your GB10 team- allowing you to have another attacker. Rune him Swift/Blade SPD/CD/ATK or SPD/ATK/HP with some ACC in his subs and he will Brand and DOT the giant while speeding up your team. 
KainMH3 Profile Image
10 February 2018 18:45

Despite the difficulty to remember and pronunce his name, this is a top 4* nuker with great utility.
I´ve long waited to pull him, and I 6* him as soon as i could. Now I´m using him mainly in Siege and Arena, but he´s also an awesome Aiden and Runar farmer, and can be a great nuker in the water beast rift.
The skillset of this barbarian is very nice, his S3 is a "state of the art" one as he can deal high AoE damage, buff speed on all allies and get a very usefull auto-heal when on cooldown. Then S2 can place the rare brand debuff on an enemy as well as deal a huge amount of damage, auto-boosting the attack bar. S1 is also powerfull in damage and gives a couple of dots, so overall this is one of the best wind attackers of the whole game. Note that both S2 and S3 have "ridiculous" cooldowns when max skilled, specially the 2-turn cooldown of S2 that can really deal insane damage.

Hraesvelg is not difficult to rune, you only have to choose between Fatal/Rage or Despair, and then decide if rune#2 is going to be SPD or %ATK. Runes #4 and #6 must be CrDam and %ATK, and you must get decent CrRate and Accuracy too to enjoy a wind nuker full of utility in both PvP and PvE content.

riftvoidz Profile Image
01 August 2018 04:01

You kind of have the right idea about this monster, but there are a few points that were either wrong or exaggerated. Let me start off by saying my opinion and description of him will be aimed at end game builds and use, so keep that in mind.

The wind barbaric king is mainly a SUPPORT unit who also offers respectable damage. He is not a nuker, nor should he be used as one. If you compare him to true nuke units, you will see the difference. His goal in a team is to provide the buffs and debuffs first and foremost while offering respectable damage (more than your previous support only unit) to speed up your PvE run times.

The amount of times you use "Powerful" "Nuke" "High AoE damage" will mislead people into thinking he does this crazy amount of damage, when in reality he does not. Look at his damage multipliers and compare them to real nukers if you don't believe me. He is a support unit first and foremost. His job is to provide the Brand debuff, boost attack damage and speed of allies, and provide DoTs from his first skill. When built correctly, he can provide a respectable amount of damage for the amount of support he brings his team.

Now, for his build. Do -NOT- build him primarily for damage. If you go SPD/CD/Attack, then his sub stats should mainly focus on HP and Speed, while secondary focus on Crit rate and attack. Perfect slot one rune would be HP/Speed/Crit Rate/Attack, with your upgrade rolls going into HP and Speed. With Grindstones you can make your Attack substats nice without having any upgrade rolls going into them.

Anyways, rant over. Sorry if I targeted you, but the majority of your post seemed pretty misleading and it didn't offer any advice on how to get the most out of this unit.

riftvoidz Profile Image
01 August 2018 04:13

Last reply. I wanted to edit my previous post but it seems there is no edit feature. Oh well.

Rune choices for the Wind Barbaric King is pretty vast. Many different rune combinations can work with him, making him a tad easier to rune due to his high stat requirements. If you're an early game player, I highly suggest you focus on runes that fill in the stat gaps you may have.

End game I would choose Vampire/Focus. 20k+ HP, 60+ Crit rate, 150 Crit damage, Attack 1700, Speed 180+, Accuracy 45%. The Vampire runes, combined with your 3rd skill, will keep you sustained due to having a bruiser build. Grindstones will help you easily reach these numbers. This build is excellent in PvE such as GB10, Wind Rift Beast, Water Rift Beast, Light Rift Beast. You can also use him backline in Raid 5, however you will need to lower his damage alittle to fit in Defense percentage into his substats.

KainMH3 Profile Image
28 August 2018 17:08

Althoug all your comments are right, I must say that I wrote my "review" right after pulling him, with only a few experience in battle with Hraesvelg. However, I still have him runed "All Attack" and I still insist in his nuking habilities, because even when multipliers are not insane, cooldowns are so short that he can hit very fast (specially S2 with 2 turn cooldown and 50% ATB boost) and deal very important damage in ashort time.
I know many people using Hraesvelg as a support monster, as you state, but for my experience, I prefer him as a damage dealer rather than a pure support.
THANK YOU for completing the review with all the data you´ve written. Even when I don´t really like him as a support, your comments will for sure help a lot of people, and that´s the main point of writing a review: Help others sharing your experience.

Duskull Profile Image
12 June 2018 03:55

Thanks to him, I was able to improve my gb10 record... before was 2:00, now 1:35...  i know i'm still noob, but farming is the only way to grow up.. 

I followed the azzael43 advice and built him swift/blade spd/DC/atk and it is wonderful...

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