Summoners are a necessity for any playable Splinterlands collection.

Before Unit selection, players must first select a Summoner. These powerful cards buff (or help) your team, debuff (or hurt) your opponent's team, or grant abilities. Some summoners require you to select individual Units to buff, debuff, or grant abilities to before the first round of the battle. Your selected Summoner will call forth Units from their element(s) for team selection. Only one summoner may be selected per battle and will fill the Your Summoner slot in your lineup as indicated by the green box below.

Components of Summoners include:

  • Rarity: The scarcity and relative strength of cards.

    • There are four rarities: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary.

  • Mana Cost: The numerical amount of Mana required to call a Unit to battle.

  • Buffs/Debuffs: Increases or decreases to the Stats of Units on their or opposing teams.

  • Abilities: Special skills that Summoners may grant to Units.

  • Element: Summoners belong to one or two specific Elements (Fire, Water, Earth, Life, Death, or Dragon) or are Neutral.

  • Card Level & Base Card Experience (BCX): The strength of a card can be increased by combining copies of that same card into it.

Summoners of Note

While many Summoners are quite straightforward, certain Summoners warrant a more detailed explanation.

Dragon Summoners:

Dragon Summoners grant players access to Dragon Units and one other element. After choosing a Dragon Summoner, you will be prompted to select an additional element.

Neutral Summoner

The only neutral Summoner in existence, Lux Vega, grants players access to Neutral Units and one other element. As with Dragon Summoners, you will be prompted to select an accompanying element after choosing Lux Vega for battle. Please note Lux Vega is not available in the Taking Sides ruleset.

Rebellion Summoners

The Rebellion set introduced two new play mechanics. Summoner Tactics, and Multi-element team selection. Review Rebellion: FAQ for additional details regarding the Rebellion set release.

Summoner Tactics

The Rebellion tactics Summoners grant players access to a screen where they may view their opponent’s team before the battle and decide which Units to buff, debuff, or grant abilities to.

The number of Units the boost or ability may be applied to is shown at the base of the card - as indicated by the green rectangles. For example, Prophet Rosa allows you to increase the attack of ranged Units by 2, or provide the Shield ability to 1 Unit.

Common Multi-Element Summoners

The common multi-element Summoners do not provide buffs, debuffs, or abilities to your team. Rather, they grant players access to two elements (and neutral Units) at a relatively low mana cost of 3. For example, Dolfar Dorflak grants players access to fire and death elements. Be warned! If a specific element is excluded from a battle, multi-element summoners will NOT grant access to that element.

Increasing the Level of Your Summoners

Instead of gaining abilities and stats when leveled up, Summoners can call forth higher-level Units at each new level. Review How to Increase Card Levels by Combining Cards.

Unsure of where a summoner falls? Click on a summoner within the Splinterlands Market or your inventory. Next, locate the Stats tab. At Level 5, Prunda Undervesch is a Common dual-element Summoner that can call forth Level 3 Rare Units.

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