What makes a great summon? Is it the ability to wreak utter devastation? Is it the summoning animation that’s either intricate, succinct or a fine balance between the two? Maybe it’s the overarching impact on the gameplay and story of a role-playing game. Let’s take a look at 15 of the best summons in RPGs and what makes them so good.
Judgment – Golden Sun
Djinns in Golden Sun were fairly straightforward but combining them wielded some devastating results. The true power move was utilizing four of the same element to bring in the heaviest of hitters. While the main difference is the amount of damage dealt by a specific element, Judgment is still perhaps the most iconic. There’s nothing quite like a winged knight with a lion shield decimating everything on the surface in spectacular yet quick fashion.