How Long Does It Take To Second Awaken – Summoners War? Unleashing the True Potential

How many hours does Awakening questline take

Most of the over 900 different monsters in Summoners War have a second evolution, which is stronger than the original form. In 2019, they released an update, which introduced the second awakening feature, that gives the player the option to evolve a monster a second time.

One level 1, it takes 313 runs to second awake a monster. On level two, it takes 239 runs, on level three 179 runs, and on level four 136 runs. Farming level five is the fastest way, as you only need 105 runs to second awaken a monster.

At the moment, players can evolve monsters out of seven monster families, across seven dungeons in the Dimensional Hole. Monster families that can second awaken are:

Faries Griffons
Pixies Werewolfs
Warbears Martial Cats
Inugamis Howls
Grim Reapers

To obtain the second awakening, a player has to clear specific dungeons, depending on the monster, which should evolve. When the dungeon boss gets successfully defeated, the monster will receive some Exp, based on the cleared level.

Here is an image containing stats of the dungeon boss Belladeon:

For example, if a player wants to unlock the second awakened form for his Crow, he must clear the inugami dungeon until he has collected enough Exp. Note that Crow has to be evolved and at least on 4-Stars, to be able to bring him into the dungeon.

To second awaken a monster, every player has to collect 100,000 AXP (awakening XP), and the monster needs all skills on max level. Collecting 100,000 AXP can be done in a few hours, based on how fast a team can clear the dungeon. Here is a list on how many dungeon runs are required (without fails!), to collect 100,000 AXP in the Dimensional Hole:

Level: Required runs: Earned AXP per run:
1 313 320
2 239 420
3 179 560
4 136 740
5 105 960

Entering a stage in the Dimensional Hole will cost 1 energy out of 100 max energy. This special energy will recharge by 1 every 2 hours, so it will take 200 hours or 8,3 days to recharge 100 energy. This is why it is important that a team can clear at least level 4 100% save. But sill, farming level 5 is the fastest way to second awaken a monster. Refilling 10 energy will cost 120 crystals, which is very expensive and a clear waste if you ask me.

If you are not sure if a team is able to clear a stage, you can enable the “Test Mode,” which allows you to test your teams without wasting valuable energy.

Fast teams for second awakening:

As obtaining 100,000 AXP takes quite some time, I want to give you some teams, that claim the top scores for every second awakening dungeon. Please note that most of these teams require good rune quality and max towers to work best.

Griffon teams:

Teams: Team lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Fran, Shaina, Maruna, Griffon Fran (19% SPD) Hwa (19% Cri Rate)
2 Shaina, Raoq (2nd Awakened), Hwa, Griffon Shaina (33% Atk)

Inugami teams:

Teams: Team lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Lushen, Shaina, Sabrina, Inugami Lushen (33% Atk) Fran (19% SPD)
Verdehile (28% SPD)
2 Shaina, Sabrina, Talia, Inugami Shaina (33% Atk)

Warbear teams:

Teams: Team lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Verdehile, Shaina, Sabrina, Warbear Verdehile (28% SPD) Fran (19% SPD)
2 Shaina, Sabrina, Talia, Warbear Shaina (33% Atk)

Fairy teams:

Teams: Team lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Shaina, Raoq (2nd Awakened), Hwa, Fairy Shaina (33% Atk)
2 Galleon, Talia, Sabrina, Fairy Talia (24% Cri Rate) Elucia (20% Resistance)
3 Perna, Shaina, Maruna, Fairy Perna (44% Atk)

Pixie teams:

Teams: Team lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Lushen, Teshar, Ethna, Pixie Lushen (24% Atk) Teshar (33% Cri Rate)
2 Arang, Lushen, Hraesvelg, Pixie Arang (40% Wind Atk)

Werewolf teams:

Teams: Team lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Shaina, Talia, Sabrina, Werewolf Shaina (33% Atk) Talia (24% Cri Rate)
2 Shaina, Deva, Sabrina, Werewolf Shaina (33% Atk)

Martial Cat teams:

Teams: Team lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Shaina, Raoq (2nd Awakened), Hwa, Martial Cat Shaina (33% Atk)

Howl teams:

Teams: Team Lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Yen, Belladeon (2nd Awakened),
Howl, Vigor (2nd Awakened)
Yen (25% Atk)
2 Orochi, Belladeon (2nd Awakened), Howl, Hraesvelg Orochi (30% SPD for Wind Attribute)

Grim Reaper teams:

Teams: Team Lineup: Leader: Replacements for Leader:
1 Shamann, Fran, Vigor, Grim Reaper Fran (10% SPD)
2 Tetra, Vigor, Icaru, Grim Reaper
3 Veromos, Vigor, Belladeon, Grim Reaper Veromos (33% HP)

Tips and Tricks for Awakening

It’s pivotal to ascend the ranks and vanquish your foes. However, to make the most of it, you need a good grasp of how to farm for essence, the optimum time to awaken, and the best monsters to awaken. Besides, we’ll also look at the strategy of pre-awakening farming and using fusion monsters efficiently. With these nuggets of wisdom, the Awakening questline can become more than just a challenge; it can become your ticket to summoning prowess.

Second Awakening

Then there’s Second Awakening, an advanced feature that supercharges your awakened monsters, pushing their power level even further. This concept was introduced with a focus on older 2-star and 3-star monsters, providing them with a new lease of life in the competitive meta of Summoners War.

Mastering this aspect can help you punch above your weight. Therefore, we’ll delve into the dungeons of Karzhan and Ellunia, highlight the importance of team composition, and outline the key strategies to farm secondary awakening experience. Plus, we’ll cover the art of rune management, a pivotal step to optimize the results of your Second Awakening.

While the Second Awakening enhances the capabilities of your 2-star and 3-star monsters, don’t forget that there are other powerful creatures in the vast universe of Summoners War, like the Nat 5 monsters, whose strategic acquisition and utilization can profoundly influence your game’s outcome and make your team invincible.

In your journey through the world of Summoners War, knowing your monsters’ capabilities is crucial. Understanding the power, strategies, and value of both 5-star and 4-star monsters can significantly enhance your team’s performance, offering you a competitive edge in both PvE and PvP battles.


Whether you’re an amateur summoner or a seasoned player, this guide will serve as a companion on your journey. With the tricks and strategies laid out, you’ll not just survive, but thrive in the competitive arena of Summoners War. Always remember, in this world of magic and monsters, knowledge is the way for a fast progression.

Each stage of the questline can lead to grand victories if approached with the right strategies. Stay on top of your game, because every monster awakened and every questline completed brings you a step closer to becoming the ultimate summoner. May the essence be with you! Don’t forget to stay tuned, and keep summoning!