Three Kingdoms Pantheon Analysis

Please refer to the Master List for directory to the other pantheons and their analysis.

Take a look at my Popular Leaders and their Full Sub List post for inspiration on team building ideas. If contemplating on purchasing a MP Dragon, please check out my Monster Point Dragon Purchasing Check-list Guide.

Keep in mind all of the following monsters qualify for Skill Inheritance so do not be too hasty in selling dupes.

The Three Kingdoms have become one of the most desirable pantheons to own as each card brings a phenomenal amount of power and utility to their respective teams. Whether as leaders or superstar subs, you will want to own at least a few of these mighty warriors and are even respectable before their awoken evolutions so you will have value early on. Overall, the Three Kingdoms are one of the strongest pantheons and are worth pursuing.

Three Kingdoms

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Awoken Cao Cao
A Cao Cao
Physical / Devil
Fire Row Enhnaced Fire Orb Skill Lock Resist
Skill Boost Fire Row Enhnaced Fire Orb
Bind Immune Bind Immune

Poison Water Arrow Fire
1 turn delay
9 turn CD

Cao Cao
Cao Cao
Dragon / Attacker
Fire Row
 Enhnaced Fire Orb Skill Lock Resist
Skill Boost Skill Boost TPA

R.D cao
Attacker / God
Fire Row Enhnaced Fire Orb Skill Lock Resist
Skill Boost Fire Row Dragon Killer

Water Arrow Fire
1 turn delay
9 turn CD
Awoken Cao Cao is finally here and he is essentially a less powerful leader than Awoken Liu Bei for mindless farming. Cao Cao lacks a Zeus Dios Ult Zeus Dios equivalent and will struggle to achieve the same number of skill boosts or damage levels Liu Bei enjoys. However, Awoken Cao Cao is a comparable leader, if not stronger, when playing not playing a button team. This is because you have access to Scarlet Scarlet Icon who allows you to form a system when you have 4 of them max skilled. This allows for full activation due to the active skill clause and you can enjoy the 4x RCV as well.

As a sub, Cao Cao is an incredibly powerful mono fire card due to his active combining an orb change and delay along with synergistic awakenings. His best fit is on Uuevo Krishna 3068 teams as he can act as an offensive bind immune card who can inherit a new skill to remove monster binds.

On the other hand, his Fire/Wood form Cao Cao is best matched on Shiva 3241 due to the heavy reliance on TPA TPA awakenings. Other options include Gadius Gadius and Raoh Raoh teams.

One thing to keep in mind is that his other evolution R.D cao will gain Dragon Killer Dragon Killer and another Fire Row awakening which is more suitable to fire row teams (who still need a good leader) along with God typing (which mean Shiva Dragon Shiva D sub potential).

Awoken Sun Quan
A Sun Quan
Healer / Physical
Water Row blue + orb Blind Resist
Skill Boost TPA Skill Lock Resist
2 turn delay. 2x ATK water for 2 turns
13 turn CD
Sun Quan
Sun Quan
Dragon / Healer
Water Row blue + orb Blind Resist
Skill Boost Water Row TPA
Time Extend
Sun Quan B.L
God / Healer
Water Row blue + orb Blind Resist
Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Dragon Killer

2 turn delay, 2x ATK Healer types for 2 turns
13 turn CD
Awoken Sun Quan now is able to enhance water type monsters for 2 turns instead of healers. This is quite a dramatic shift as it opens up new opportunities to use for both usage as a sub and assistant via Skill Inheritance. As a sub, Awoken Sun Quan can be used on every mono-water team as a replacement for Awoken I&I I&I as your damage enhancement and his physical typing grants him a spot on Blue Sonia Blue Sonia teams. In addition, he is capable of covering the water/fire attributes on rainbow teams although his active will mostly be used for the 2 turns of delay.

As a leader, Awoken Sun Quan is capable of forming a 64x ATK / 4x RCV team when matching Fire and Water along with using an active skill. This could be paired with Awoken Hermes A Hermes to bolster your HP, but the awkwardness and low output will probably have him used mostly as a sub.

In his other evolution forms, Sun Quan is a powerful and highly desired sub as he can cover the awkward water and wood elements on rainbow teams along with providing 2 turns of delay. The 2x damage for healers is simply icing on the cake, but may benefit numerous cards. With the advent of awakenings buff, his other evolution Sun Quan B.L has relevance due to possessing a skill lock resist Skill Lock Resist and dragon killer Dragon Killer awakenings along with regaining the god typing. This is important for Neptune Dragon Neptune Dragon , Awoken Ra Ra , and Ra Dragon Ra Dragon teams as the added god typing allows you to benefit from their full leader skill.

Sun Quan is also an excellent candidate for Skill Inheritance as the delay can prove invaluable.

Awoken Liu Bei
A Liu Bei
Physical / Attacker
Wood Row Enhanced Wood Orb Jammer Resist
Skill Boost Skill Boost Bind Immune
Bind Immune Wood Row
Dark Heart Arrow Green + 20% Max HP heal and 2 turn bind clear
10 turn CD
Liu Bei
Liu Bei
Dragon / Attacker
Wood Row Enhanced Wood Orb Jammer Resist
Skill Boost TPA TPA
G.L Liu Bei
God / Attacker
Wood Row Enhanced Wood Orb Jammer Resist
Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Dragon Killer
Dark Heart Arrow Green + 3,000 HP heal
10 turn CD
Liu Bei was once regarded as a superstar wood sub when Awoken Bastet Bastet reigned supreme. However, the era of Wood TPA is long gone and Liu Bei is now considered the best coop leader in the game.

Awoken Liu Bei seems to do it all, double orb change, 20% maximum HP heal, 2 turns of bind clear while being bind immune, and a 64x ATK lead that stacks wood rows Wood Row. However, it is his leadership potential that has everyone frantically scrambling to prepare a button team for coop farming. Double Liu Beis are capable of forming a 64x ATK / 4x RCV team when matching 9+ connected wood orbs. Thankfully, the ultimate evolution of Zeus Dios Ult Zeus Dios makes your life easy by being able to convert the entire board into wood on a 15-turn cooldown. Thus, coop teams would fill their sub roster with multiple Zeus Dios and utility as needed. The main drawback of this setup is the reliance on finding coop partners and a lack of Skill Bind Resist Skill Lock Resist across your team.

I strongly suggest you read my full review of Awoken Liu Bei HERE.

Outside of a brainless and powerful leadership role, Awoken Liu Bei can be used as a sub on mono wood teams as a bind clearing sub who also is able to generate numerous wood orbs. In addition, the 20% heal has more impact on teams that multiply health or while playing coop.


If you are not fortunate enough to own a Liu Bei, you can use an Australis Australis, Green Odin Green Odin, or Perseus Bankai Perseus as an alternative leader when paired with a Liu Bei friend.

Awoken DQXQ
God / Dragon
Light Row Water Row Time Extend
Skill Boost Light Row Water Row
Skill Lock Resist Light Row

Dark  Arrow Light
Fire Arrow Heart
Jammer Poison Arrow Water
8 turn CD
Awoken DQXQ is finally reuniting the two sisters to form a rainbow/light row hybrid leader who can achieve 100x damage. This has incredible burst potential while catering to players who enjoy rainbow teams as you are still required to match 4 elements. Furthermore, you are able to control your damage as your multiplier scales from 16-100x based on the number of linked water or light orbs. This is invaluable when facing content that has specific damage absorption shields. Unfortunately, Awoken DQXQ is vulnerable to binds and also lost her bind recover Bind Clear awakening awakening so you will need to carefully plan your team roster before tackling a dungeon.

In addition, her lack of an HP or RCV multiplier may cause you problems when stalling or recovering from a large preemptives. However, you have immense sub flexibility due to skill inheritance and should be able to address any problematic mechanics. I strongly encourage you to read my detailed analysis of her HERE as I go into greater detail for team building and strategies.

Outside of a leadership role, Awoken DQXQ has found a stable home on Myr Miru teams due to the light and heart orb generation. Her active has beautiful synergy with Apocalypse Uevo Apoc and Gadius Gadius as you are able to form a bi-colour light and heart board. In addition, the ability to remove jammer and poison orbs helps conserve actives. If you happen to have multiple DQXQ, you should strongly consider making one of them into her L/L form DQXQ LL as she can act as a soft bind clearer through her recover bind Bind Clear awakening awakening. I never run a hard bind clear on my Myr team and instead rely on the row of hearts.

For beginner players, any evolution DQXQ is a fantastic starting leader who will teach you comboing skills and provide a steady 16x multiplier. You can also mix and match with other rainbow leads to augment your damage output at the cost of a harder to activate multiplier.

Overall, DQXQ is an incredibly powerful monster for beginner and veteran players. She is also one of the few cards who can farm her own Awoken materials.

Lu Bu
A Lu Bu
God / Devil / Dragon
Dark row Dark Orb Enhance Bind Immune
Skill Boost Bind Immune Dark row
Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Bind Clear awakening
3x ATK for devils. HP set to 1
11 turn CD
Chaotic Flying General, Lu Bu has a fantastic name that will only become more spectacular with his newly created Bankai Evolution. Outside the new SBR and bind recover Bind Clear awakening awakening, Lu Bu has finally got his Dragon (and now Dragon typing) back! The bind recovery is especially valuable for your dark/devil teams as you now have a more reliable means to take care of binds. Many players were already using Lu Bu as a base for Skill Inheritance to counteract preemptive binds, but you may be able to have more flexibility due to his ability to remove binds with a horizontal heart orb match.

As a sub, Lu Bu  can be found on Awoken Lucifer Awoken Archdemon Lucifer and Awoken Pandora Awoken Pandora teams as the largest single turn nuke (ties with King Baddie King Baddie) and emergency bind clear if needed. Some may argue that a 3x nuke is excessive; however, with the pace of powercreep in end game dungeons, we may have to call upon Lu Bu’s active more in the coming months.

As a leader, Lu Bu provides 2x HP and 4.5x ATK for devil types when a skill is used (3x with no skill). This allows him to form a powerful tank team that can be paired with Pandora, Lucifer, or the future Nobunaga Nobunaga to form a 2x HP / 40.5x ATK / 1.5x RCV devil team. That’s 40.5x ATK on a dark row Dark row team. You will obliterate everything when combined with Lu Bu’s active. Move over Red Sonia Red Sonia.

Happy Puzzling!

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