How to Build Lushen AO
Hey everyone! Claytano here with another Summoners War article. Last week I went over how to build a different style of arena offense known as the ‘Cleave AO’. It requires very specific monsters to be successful that not everyone has so to give you all another great option if you happen to not have all the components of a Cleave Arena Offense team, I will teach you how to build a Lushen Arena Offense along with possible variations.
The single most important thing to creating a Lushen AO is, you guessed it, a Lushen. Sometimes you might even need two Lushens! But we will get to that in a little bit. The best way to get your hands on the green joker is to save up summoning stones from guild wars and Trial of Ascension until he shows up in a summoning rotation. Trust me he is definitely worth the wait, even more so than a lot of natural born 5-star monsters that are obtainable through summoning stones and much easier obtain on top of it!
Aside from summoning stones you can also get yourself a Lushen through Legendary Scrolls, Wind Legendary Scrolls, Wind Elemental Scrolls, Mystical Scrolls, and certain events in the game. Keep in mind there is a lower chance of obtaining him through scrolls instead of summoning stones since there is a much higher variation of monsters that can come from scrolls rather than a small pool of units from stones.
Once you have your first Lushen, you can immediately start looking into building a Lushen AO by pairing him with a few other units that can be obtained through quests or farming extremely easily. First, I will go over how to make a Lushen AO with only a single Lushen. Later, we will get into other variations using two Lushens in a single offense team.
When only using a single Lushen in your arena offense it is typically referred to as a “Fat Lushen” since you will have to make your Lushen do as much damage as you possibly can with little worry on how fast he is. Often times people build him on a rage/blade rune set to maximize damage while having Attack Percentage on slots 2 and 6, and Critical Damage Percentage on slot 4. Focus on getting his Critical Rate as close to 100 percent as you possibly can while not forgetting about attack percent and critical damage percent substats.
All this damage but how do we get him to take a turn? Let’s start figuring out who we want to pair our Lushen with now that we have him all runed up and ready to go! Anytime I am creating an arena offense team I like to start with the monster I’m going to use as the leader skill. You would be surprised how much a leader skill can make or break your team. Since our Lushen is slow with high damage, most of the time we want to help him out with some extra speed so going with a speed leader skill would definitely be beneficial in this situation. Psamathe, with his 33% speed leader skill will almost always be your best option however, if you happen to not be so lucky as to have the elusive Water Fairy King, there are always going to be alternatives. A few of them include; Vanessa, Fei, Gin, Susano, and even Tyron.
Second, we need to bring ourselves and attack power booster that can also double as an attack gauge booster as well such as Bastet, Megan, Konamiya, and Teon. The idea is to use the speed leader skill for a fast attack power/gauge boosting unit to boost your Lushen up enough to take a turn and then for him to be able to do enough damage to take out at least 2 to 3 of the enemy’s defense units, potentially even all 4 of them! One other unit you will be wanting to bring with you would be an extremely fast gauge boosting unit that is there solely to out speed anything you come across.
An example of this arena offense would be; Psamathe (Leader), Frigate (Gauge Booster), Bastet (Attack Power/Gauge Booster), and Lushen. Frigate is built as fast as possible so it will out speed your opponent and allow Bastet to take the next turn so she can boost the attack gauge again along with the attack power. After Bastet, Psamathe will reset the enemy’s abilities so they aren’t able to heal or revive, then Lushen gets the next turn and annihilates everything in his path! If you wanted to use more obtainable units, your offense would look something like this; Gin (Leader, obtainable through Hall of Heroes), Kabilla (Gauge Booster, obtainable through Light and Dark scrolls as a natural 3-star monster), Teon (Attack Power/Gauge Booster, obtainable through beginner quests), Lushen. The success of this style of team relies on 2 things, how fast your initial gauge boosting unit is and how much damage your Lushen does.
Although, single Lushen or “Fat Lushen” offenses have been more relevant lately than “Double Lushen” offenses, I would still like to explain how they work as they can be useful in certain situations. For the offense we obviously have to have 2 Lushens instead of one but which units are the best 2 to pair with them? Again, let’s start with the leader skill and we have a few options for this such as Bernard and Megan that both have attack power leader skills. There’s also the option to run a speed leader on this offense as well. Your Lushens are going typically going to be much faster for this offense and ideally be the exact same speed. The more gap in speed they have with each other, they higher chance there is to have the enemy heal up their entire team before your second Lushen gets a turn. Also, these Lushens will do much less damage since you will be sacrificing damage for speed. If you choose to not use a speed leader then your attack gauge booster such as Bernard will have to just be that much faster if you plan on out speeding enemy speed defenses. However, double Lushens are typically best used against tanky, stall type defenses where worrying about out speeding isn’t necessarily an issue.
An example of this offense would be Bernard (leader), Megan (Attack Power/Gauge Booster), Lushen, Lushen. The faster you can make your Lushens without sacrificing too much damage is crucial in this offense. Also, building your second Lushen with Will runes is never a bad idea incase you are fighting against a Psamathe that likes to come back to life and stun your second Lushen whether you like it or not!
Hopefully this helped you guys out in creating your own Lushen offenses and you are able to successfully utilize its power to your advantage! It can be one of the fastest clearing offenses in the game if done right which is especially important during the last hour of arena before the rankings tally. That’s all for now, stay tuned for more guides every week!
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