Summoning monsters, according to the game world in Dark Summoner, is accomplished by transporting monsters in from alternate dimensions in order for them to do the Summoner's bidding. This has directly and indirectly led to the destruction of the world as we know it, making the world of Dark Summoner a bleak, post-apocalyptic wasteland, controlled by the three powerful Guilds.
Practically, it is the mechanic by which players can (usually randomly) summon more-or-less powerful monsters to add to their collections.
There are several different types of Summons: (Note that relative odds of receiving different tiers have not yet been calculated for the various types of Summons. Please inform us of any research done, either in the Talk page or by adding directly if you have statistically significant data.)
This is by far the most common type of Summon that a player will encounter and use. It can be obtained through ally points, daily bonuses, stamp collections, social bonus and other special events.
Type of monster summoned: C-rank through AA.
Note: Please note if you have obtained a higher-rank monster than A on the Talk page
Type of monster summoned: A-rank through AAA has been observed at this time.
Note: Higher rank monsters (AA-AAA) appear VERY infrequently so players should not expect to acquire one of these monsters with ease. That being said, there have been reports of players acquiring AAA rank monsters through free dark summons obtained in events so there is still the possiblity of obtaining these entities.
Special Summons are assorted kinds of Summons available through a number of special events, achievements or awards throughout the game. Sometimes they award a specific tier of monster, or have a chance of awarding a unique monster more powerful than Dark Summons, or award a specific monster.
Known types of Special/Unique Summons:
|Epic Dark Summon||Rank A monster or higher.||Events only|
|AA-rank Summon||Random AA-tier monster or higher||Events only|
|AA-rank Guild Summon||Random AA-tier monster or higher from the corresponding Guild.||Events only|
|A-rank Summon||Random A-tier monster or higher||Events only|
|B-rank Summon||Random B-tier monster or higher||Raids, Events|
|Skilled B-rank Summon||Random B-tier monster with a skill||Events only|
|Anima Summon||Random Soul except Pure White Spirit, Blood Red Spirit, Thunder Spirit and formerly thought to be unobtainable from this summon, the Epic Evolution Soul||Events only|
|Orb Summon||Like a Dark Summon, but could also award one of three event-specific monsters.||Unobtainable|
|Relic Summon||Unique event-specific monster.||Unobtainable|
|Drops of Darkness||Offers better chance of stronger monsters.||Unobtainable|
|Flashback Summon||Monsters limited to All Events up until current one.||Unobtainable|
|Synthetic Summon||Monsters limited to the Great Eternity Library Event.||Unobtainable|
|Great Eternity Library Event Summon||Random Summon.||Unobtainable|
|Void Summon||Random monsters B and above.||Unobtainable|
|Shadow Summon||Chance to get limited-edition rank AA Summon.||Unobtainable|
|Revived Summon||Chance to get A or AA Event-exclusive Monster from the past||Unobtainable|