Summoners are a necessity for any playable Splinterlands collection.
One Summoneris used by each player per battle. That Summoner then summons a team of up to 6 Monster cards of the player's choice.
Each Summoner has buffs, debuffs, or abilities that affect either the Monster cards of their team or their opponent's during the battle.
Instead of gaining abilities and stats when leveled up, Summoners are able at each new level to summon Monsters of higher levels. Below is an example of a Rare Summoner and the Monster levels they can summon with each level.
Alpha Alric Stormbringer requires 86 single BCX cards to be combined to reach his max level.