Summoners War: What to do in your first 30 days?

Summoners War: What to do in your first 30 days?

About a year ago I blogged about my experience in Summoners War First 30 days on my very first foray into Summoners War. A month ago, I decided to start over from scratch and see what’s new, or has changed from a beginner’s point of view.  I can definitely say a lot has changed, and why I wanted to provide some helpful tips in What to do in your first 30 days?  I hope you find these additional details helpful!

Summoners War: First 30 Days (Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide)

First 30 Days #howto

Yes, that is right you should have a decent idea of how to play your first 30 days so you don’t go about wasting all that precious time of yours.  A little research can definitely go a long way.  The first time I blogged about fairly specific stuff to start out.  This time I plan to give you more guide rails then before from what I have found in starting out from scratch.

First 30 Day #howto

In all honesty, I got to hand it to Com2US, because with the introduction of Reina quests and challenges they have really provided great guidelines into the Summoners War Sky Arena World.  Previously the navigation of the game was much more difficult.  Today with the five quest categories you are set up for success in your early game.  What this means for you is that most of the beginning information you need is right there for you, and you don’t have to piece meal everything together.

Reina Challenge

What you need to do is focus on a few things.  The Reina Challenges and more specifically the Daily Dungeons will allow you to quickly pick up various key monsters for your team.  These monsters include Bernard, Shannon, Konamiya, and Ramagos to quickly help advance your team.  You can’t go wrong with building out any of these monsters in the early game.

With the inclusion of Monster Training 101, Fast Leveling Strategy, Daily Dungeon Tips, and Giant’s Keep Master you have a decent set of guide rails.  To break this down more specifically I would do the following after collecting the key monsters for your team.

Reina Challenge Overview

First you will want to start to leverage the elemental dungeons you beat from B7 to awaken your monsters.  Do not spend time grinding the dungeons daily for essence, it is a waste of time in the early game.  However, get to B7 and collect the essences you will need to power up your monsters. You should however, make sure you have the bare minimum to awaken with the mats you get from the B7 Daily Dungeon Tips Challenges.

Next, you will also want to get at least a team of five monsters at five stars.  This will really form the baseline of your team.  Here is my suggestion aside from any new monsters you summon.  I would five star the following mosnters:  Water Magic Knight Lapis, Wind Griffon Bernard, Wind Warbear Ramagos, Wind Pixie Shannon, and Water Garuda Konamiya.  Each of these monsters will come in handy.  Within the First 30 days I could auto Giants B7 with the above monsters minus Konamiya, but I think with all five at five stars and four-star runes at 9-12 you should be able to complete it.

The next task will be to take Water Magic Knight Lapis to six stars.  The main reason is thus, Lapis is a free Faimon hell grinder.  The challenges are set up for Lapis to auto Faimon Hell and help you with a fast leveling strategy.  It will work and they do a good job of showing you how to do it.  You can grind Faimon Hard with Fatal and Blade runes if you choose.  I was able to auto it with my Lapis.  Eventually I will add a better video around this.

Here is a good Lapis Faimon Hell Farmer Video:

Last, you need to have fun! Summoners War is a grind, but the fruits of your labor will show over time.  In a year, I achieved a lot! You can look at the blog here:

One Year Anniversary


I hope you have enjoyed the content, and it will help clarify questions you may have.  I know it can be exhausting trying to find the right answers, but I hope the beginner’s guide has given you some early guardrails that I wasn’t able to find readily.

I would love to hear feedback in comments.  Thanks for reading.

Pokemon Go Beginner Guide

Pokemon Go Beginner Guide

Pokemon Go Beginner Guide

Pokemon Go is only a few weeks old, and the out pouring of people to play the game is insane.  Recently we have seen some new patches, and functional changes to the game.  However, today I wanted to take some time and through together a helpful Pokemon Go beginner guide for players that maybe on the sidelines of playing, or slowly making their way through the Pokeverse!

This guide features 10 episodes that help show the gameplay of Pokemon Go.  These are a collection of videos that should help players understand different aspects of the game.  Hopefully it will also help prevent you from making some of the same mistakes that I did.  For example, not taking on a gym with the wrong idea of what would happen.

This Pokemon Go beginner guide will cover the following items: Game Tutorial, Pokedex, Powering up your Pokemon, Lures, Team Pick, Gym Battles, 1k CP Pokemon, Egg Hatches, and using incense.


This video covers the very beginning of Pokemon Go.  Professor Willow is going to show up go over some things with you, and you will get to pick one of three Pokemon: Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur.

Pokemon Go Pro Tips: If you walk out of range a few times from the Pokemon Pikachu will appear as a choice of starter Pokemon!


This video goes over additional Pokemon that I caught, and increasing your pokedex.

Powering Up Pokemon

Here we power up Pokemon using Star Dust.  You can obtain stardust from capturing new Pokemon, claiming gym rewards, and hatching eggs.

Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Save your Star Dust as it becomes extremely expensive to level up powerful Pokemon later.  The other thing to know is as your account levels, the CP of your Pokemon will also be leveled.  If you max the CP of a Pokemon at current level, after you level you will get the ability to power it up two more times raising its max CP.


Here I do some lure camping.  Testing out sitting around trying to catch some Pokemon, and see if it’s a viable option.

Team Pick

This is the intro to gym battles! Here you will get to pick your team that you will align with in Pokemon Go.  The choices are: Mystic, Instinct, and Valor.  I also, tackle a gym…way too early.  I thought you didn’t have to battle your way all the way to the top.  Make sure you have a good team of six strong Pokemon to help you take the gym for your team!

Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Go Mystic!!! Seriously though.


Trying out incense in this video so I can sit around.  It did not work out real well for me.

Podex Additions!

More Pokemon added to my Pokedex.

Egg Hatch

Here is a collection of 10 km, 5 km, and 2 km eggs that I hatched from walking around.

Gym Leader Take Over

Finally, I built up enough strong Pokemon to take some gyms. I also was able to just place a few at some gyms that were recently taken.

Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Make sure after you take some gyms you navigate to the shop to claim your rewards!  This wasn’t intuitive when I first started playing.  This can be done daily and is one of the only ways to get Pikachu coins.  It is also a good way to get star dust.

1k CP Pokemon

I level up eevee and evolve getting my first 1k CP Pokemon.

Hopefully the collection of video guides, and written tips will help you navigate the world of Pokemon Go.  Some of these tips should also help you later in to the game as well.  Happy Pokemon hunting in Pokemon Go!!!  Feel free to leave questions, comments, or feedback!

Summoners War: 90 Day Guide, Tips, Tricks, and a look back

Summoners War

Summoners War: 90 Day Guide, Tips, Tricks, and a look back

I have been playing Summoners War for the past three months, and I want to share some of what I would consider at this point rookie things yet extremely important to know. That will help your game progression.  I also will share how far along I am after playing this game consistently into having no energy available.  Yes, it can be a grind, but it’s a fun one that is well worth it.


First off, there are a few things every summoner should focus on as they start off.  There will be core monsters you can get without really having to gamble to get them.  Those monsters will really help you as you progress early throughout the game and into mid-game.  You should definitely try to get Wind Pixie Shannon, Wind Warbear Ramagos, and Wind Griffon Bernard.  These three monsters will really help you out in your dungeon progression.  The slow from Shannon is extremely helpful in taking down the Giants in Giant’s Keep.

Next, thing to think about aside from the monsters is game progression.  You can certainly progress through the game without them, but they will be extremely helpful in expediting it.  I definitely recommend trying to get through all the game stages and completing the game in normal mode.  Doing so will unlock the higher levels of difficulty, open up dimensional rifts, and rift worlds.  Doing so will not only be an enjoyable gaming experience it will also make you feel like you didn’t just sit and dungeon grind all day.  On top of that you will unlock the whole story line.  We all really want to know what’s going on with Ellia & Durand.

Last, make sure you join a guild.  Guild participation will slowly add up over time.  I have been focused on making my first Ifrit.  There are plenty of great items in the guild shop available for purchase.  The other thing is being a member in a guild gives you access to other great players, and provides a social gaming experience.  I am suggesting to join a guild because unless your guild is actually good at farming or winning battles it will take a while to get things like Ifrit from the shop.


After covering some of what I would consider the core basics in the first 90 days of playing Summoners War there is definitely multiple other things to consider.  The thing I probably like best about the game is that it will take you in multiple directions, and down different paths.  Summoners War will provide a great unique gaming experience for any gamer.  It is also why I truly believe the biggest thing you can do is really focus, and have a methodical strategy for approaching the game.  As you are working on the core pieces of the game there are several things you need to think about and how you want to approach it.  You will need to advance your monsters, tackle events, level up your runes, and ultimately grow the diversity in your monster team.  You need to focus on how you want to do this or you will be pulled in too many directions, and feel like you are just spinning your wheels.

I think the biggest thing you need to do is really focus on getting a six star monster.  Six starring a monster will enable your team to move along a lot faster.  I chose Fire Rakasha Hwa as my first six star to help me progress in Giants.  I can consistently complete Giants B8 with her and my team.  Figuring out the right monster to six star is tough.  I don’t necessarily think she was the best one to six star, but I had to make a choice and move on.  In the end as you continually progress your account, the way you look at your in game resources will change.  They will become much more abundant and you will have access to a lot more things you didn’t at lower levels.  You can’t be discouraged because you didn’t six star the correct monster the first time around, however some choices are better then others.  Eventually I’m sure you will have all your monsters six starred and max level runes if you really put the time and effort in.

Next, you need to consider participation in the weekly events.  I strongly recommend participating in Hall of Heroes and the many other events offered.  Com2Us does a good job in my opinion of changing the game up, and putting events on weekends so people can actually participate.  I think they give early players a great way to help their progression mainly because I look at the events as getting resources at a discount, and knowing what you’re getting with your time.  For instance in the last Hall of Heroes it was Fire Assassin Lexy.  I knew that if I took the time I would get a decent natural four star monster.  The other thing I do want to include with Events is completing your dailies!  It is very important to run through these each day, and should only take you only 15 minutes max.  Completing the dailies will net you 10 crystals, and once you complete the game storyline you will have access to three rift shards.  Those rift shards will be important when you want to blow 20-30 energy because you’re lazy once and a while.

Then after participating in events and building your monsters up, it’s important to keep in mind your runes.  Stronger runes and proper builds will make your monsters much stronger and viable.  One of the things I made a HUGE mistake on it the beginning was wasting my mana on pushing low level runes to level 15.  Do not do this!  I did it on many two star runes.  You will get better runes faster than you need to level your low level runes.  It starts to slow around the four and five star runes.  So, here is my rune advice, and I believe this is also commonly accepted knowledge in Summoners War.  Only level your runes at a three times multiplier per star. What this means is a one star rune should only ever be leveled to three, two star to six, three star to nine, and so on.  Now, I think you can sort of break with tradition at four star runes because it may help you get over the hump in some parts.  The major thing is that runes are extremely mana intensive, and will deplete that resource quickly.  Hopefully, using the three times multiplier will help you more efficiently use your mana.

The last thing I want to talk about is growing your monster team! This can be accomplished multiple ways, but a quick and easy one is to spend crystals.  Early on I struggled on how to spend my crystals, and I believe probably up until level 40 you should use your crystals on Premium Packs.  This is because your energy won’t quite be maxed yet, and the amount of monsters you have or the right line up won’t be at fruition yet.  Most likely at least for a free to play player.  In my first 90 days I have been able to purchase five premium packs.  Now, to be realistic on the gamble of getting new monsters, I have yet to get a Natural five star.  Hopefully you will have better luck!

90 Day Statistics

-Level 37
-Six Star Monsters: Fire Rakasha Hwa
-Completion of the storyline on Normal
-Completion on Hell up through Faimon, Completion on Hard up through Ferun Castle
-Guild Leader: The_Stand (Feel free to apply)
-Trial of Ascension: Little less then stage 40 on Normal, and Little less then Stage 20 on Hard (I haven’t really focused on ToA)
-Dungeons: Completion Giant’s Keep B8, Completion Dragon’s Lair B6, Completion Necropolis B4, Hall of Magic B8, Most Halls B8 however Hall of Dark B10.  Also, can clear most Secret Dungeons now.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave those, and I will do my best to answer them or find someone that can. Most of all have fun! I think Summoners War is a great game!