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Honorable Mentions

  • Dungeon Master - Has an acceptable trait, and having AoE CDA, Team CDDA, AoE RN DOT and AoE Total Blind is great, but Dungeon Master is too slow and that holds her back from being higher up in the rankings.
  • Hackster - Hackster can use AoE Exclusive Possession, AoE Stun and Time Stop, but has one of the worst traits and an outdated speed.
  • Jasastur - Fast, great trait, and can use plenty of possessing moves, but can't deny as good as others in this list.
  • Patient Cyber - Can use AoE CDA and single total blind with a great trait and speed. He is also the first user of Nanovirus.
  • Zimnyaya - Has AoE Stun, AoE Freeze and 50% stamina removal, and single Mega Freeze. Also possesses one of the fastest speeds on this page apart from Warmaster Sherezar! The only thing keeping him off the list is his absurd stamina costs.
  • Saulot - Fast denier with AoE Possession and single mega possession. He also has a great trait and extremely good health for a denier. He is able to apply a number of torture effects as well.
  • Positron - The improved Timerion. He is fast, has a decent trait and can apply CDA and Possession. None of his skills deal any damage, which allows him to bypass any relics activated by damage. He is also capable of supporting his allies with some positive effects like Torture Immunity and CDA Protection. Unfortunately, his only AoE deny is Possession.
  • Al Canine - Still one of the best f2p deniers with access to AoE CDA + Guard Down and Team NER + Guard Down hater, not to mention he also has an AoE stun. Sadly, his stats are lacking in the current meta and he has high cooldowns.
  • Nabuline - Decent speed, decent deny range, great trait, but she relies on Stun too much and that's about it.
  • Lighterium - Pretty great monster, high speed stat of 3,542, and decent skills. He also has a single PER + NER to help against Mega Taunt and other things, as well as the skill Someone's Always There, which is a single Possession + AoE Possession to allow him to deny Area Dodge monsters, and he has a team NER + Control Immunity which is great support. His Trait is also pretty great, the Hardened + Blind Immunity is pretty decent, but he also has SC: Self True Vision at R5, which makes his AoE 50% Chance of Double Possession a 100% Chance of Double Possession. What keeps him out of the list is his lack of AoE PER and his reliance on Possession, if he had a second type of deny and an AoE PER it's likely that he would be on the top ten.
  • Sunblast - With access to AoE possession, CDA and stamina drain, Sunblast has very diversified ways of denial and is difficult to counter. He also has AoE guard down + daze, which works well for a denier. Lacking both NER and PER, he struggles a bit in the current meta. However, he still sees ample uses since there is only one denier better than him in his element --- Lord Pumpseed
  • Wangzhou - Ugh, it pains me to drop such a great monster from the Top Ten, especially for the P2W nonsense that Crabbydroid is, but the lack of PER and only one way of control finally caught up to him, but he is still an absolutely amazing denier with an insane wobble, insane tortures, and a great speed.
  • Volthar - was the best thunder denier in the game. He is as fast as Warmaster Thalassa (3542 Speed) , has a pretty great life and attack stat for a denier (37,096 Life and 3476 Power) and he has a great trait (Tough + Damage Mirror). He has a single target Possession, an AoE Possession and he can apply AoE Nanovirus + AoE Stamina Leak + AoE 30% stamina drain (= 45% stamina drain) in ONLY ONE SKILL. He also has an another AoE 30% stamina drain which comes with Shock. He also has a 0 damage skill who apply AoE PER + Nanovirus and finally, a Single Target attack who apply PER + Nanovirus and remove 50% stamina of the target. And if he wasn't already good, his special is ABSOLUTELY OP: AoE PER + AoE Trait Disabled + AoE Mega Possession (aka 2 turn Possession) + AoE Nanovirus! He's Great, he just doesn't have enough deny to match the others on the list.
  • Saika is one of the fastest deniers in the game with a monstrous speed of 3575, tied with Pierceid and Warmaster Sherezar. She has a Double Damage + Precision extra turn move, which she can use on herself to ensure her denial moves land. Her main form of denial is an AoE freeze. She can also utilize AoE Blind, Daze, and Sunburn in the same move which gives a 68% chance of your opponent missing, while whittling down their health with Sunburn. Lastly she can use Team NER and Control Effect Immunity for No Stamina. If that isn't bad enough she has great health for a denier, and has a great trait (Freeze Immunity and SC: Possession Immunity). In conclusion, Saika is a good mixture of denier and support. If you want to have baked eyeballs for breakfast, get Saika and say goodbye to your fears. Unless, of course, your enemy is sporting Mega Taunt or Team Evasion, as she does not have any PER. This monster is very similar to SIlverleaf and is a little better than him in two categories, her absurd speed and her better supporting ability. This monster is definitely worth trying to get, as Bake Eyes is an AoE 68% accuracy drop for two turns. Just try to stay away from Elvira and Thalassa, as they both give their team immunity to one of her two denies.
  • Silverleaf, He has the above-average speed stat of 3,542, and has an Area Possession Immunity Trait. He has an AoE 75% stamina drain + NER + Daze, and also has AoE Possession. He even has some great support skills (AoE Regeneration + Skill Mirror). Silverleaf, with his relics, can be ran as a stamina denier, a supporter, a possessor, and somehow even an attacker with absurdly powerful skills. He's basically just is Saika and Mirak had a grassy brother, his support capabilities are above average and so are his stats, movepool, and denying strength. There isn't much else to say about him, his stamina costs and cooldowns are manageable and his wobble is also decent, what keeps him this low is his lack of PER (I hope you are noticing a trend) and his speed not being 3,575, which would just be a plus on this great monster. But he's been removed because he's been outclassed, one way or another.
  • Xiron the Ruby takes an honourable mention on this list, only just missing out on a spot. Xiron the Ruby has a good trait. Nothing amazing, with only possession immunity and 30% less chance for statuses to hit, but not bad. Xiron's speed is okay, again not bad, but not amazing. Where Xiron really shines is its denial skills. Xiron has an aoe two random control skills, which is pretty insane, combined with ignite for some damage. Xiron also has a single version of the same move, an aoe random control skill move, and a single CDA move. All of this means Xiron has an insane wobble, being able to deny monsters very, very well. However, Xiron is not without weaknesses. With no PER or TD, Xiron can struggle when dealing with some meta teams, such as tanks and AD monsters, but when these obstacles are out of the way Xiron can deny better than almost any other monster.

Top Deniers

  1. Grakon (OP)
  2. Lord Pumpseed (OP) and Warmaster Thalassa (OP)
  3. Thundeer (OP-)
  4. Korruptus (SS+)
  5. Crabbydroid (SS+)
  6. Lamia (SS+)
  7. Synaptikus (SS)
  8. Mirak (SS+)
  9. Warmaster Sherezar (SS)
  10. Pierceid (SS) and Kronx (SS)

There is a tie for the 10th spot in this list between two deniers. Both monsters are great to use, but have weaknesses, and are about equal in power level. They have good denial abilities, but little PER and no TD, making them not great against the meta:

10. Social Point has given us the unholy ABOMINATION known as Pierceid. To start it off Pierceid has a speed of 3575. She can do AoE Possession + Nightmares, AoE Curse, and an AoE CDA and Death Countdown. To make this monster even better, it has Abomination and SC :True Vision. She does had a single PER move, but it's only to one monster and it doesn't give her an extra turn. She's finally dropped because she can't deal with MT tanks, her only PER is a single PER with not Extra Turn, and while her wobble may be almost perfect and she may have the kill potential of a literal god, but she isn't good enough with limited PER and no TD.

10. Kronx is the first elite denier. The manipulator of time surely lives up to her title, being able to use two unorthodox control effects, Baby Reversion and Time Stop freely. She has access to AoE Mega Time Stop and AoE Baby Reversion, coupled with a few torture effects and death countdown. She can also support her team with a few intriguing skills, which could be very useful under the right situations. She can do single PER + Time Stop, allowing her to handle Mega Taunters. Monsters which are reverted to babies cannot be targeted, allowing her team to bypass monsters with annoying traits and effects like taunt. While having long cooldowns on some of her moves (with good reason), she is well served by her trait --- CDA protection. Other than having a good trait, Kronx also has amazing stats and relic slots. Her speed is superb, and she is incredibly tanky for a denier with a life above 40,000. Moreover, she can even hold a charging banner, allowing her to counter stamina drain. However, while Kronx is insanely useful, she is countered by some of the most prevalent monsters in the meta. Both Time Stop and Baby Reversion are hard countered by control immunity, so Hookuai and Ugluk can stop her in her tracks. She has a PER move and tons of Time Stop and Baby Reversion moves. She also can heal her teammates and protect them from anything except for pierce (but they lose a turn). Kronx's main weakness is that she doesn't have TD, leaving her very weak to tanks, AD, and ITC especially because her denial to nothing to monsters like Hookuai, Ugluk, or Urtikus.

9. Warmaster Sherezar happens to be the second fastest monster on this page. AoE CDA and AoE random control effect are not the most impressive moves, but they get the job done. What makes him good is his True Vision Trait, which guarantees him and his team to hit the opponents. Amazing speed, and amazing trait. Also one of his moves, Great Dispel, can remove every effect from all of the monsters. So he can completely counter Warmaster Elvira's trait as well as any other SC that isn't area dodge. His only flaw is that he can't do anything to Area Dodge monsters with his recommended ranked moveset, but he does have single target deny skills in his arsenal, they are just reducing his full potential.

8. Mirak is a true legend. She has a good speed stat, and a good movepool. Mirak is a Denier/Support just like half of the monsters on this page, but what makes her so great is that she excels in both of those fields. She can be run as a complete denier, and wipe the floor with some other deniers, or be run as support and keep her team alive forever. She has AoE PER + Total Blind + Nanovirus, AoE Random Control Effect + Metal Weakness and both of those moves as singles. As a plus to her deny skills, she has the move Dream of the Electric Sheep, where she deactivates her own cooldowns for 10s and 0 CD, meaning that she can make a comeback against CDA deniers. Speaking of comebacks, this monster feels like it was meant to take on targets stronger than itself with the Random Protection Effect SC. This SC is another part of what makes her such an insane monster, as it can apply Evasion, Area Dodge, and Skill Mirror as just a few of the effects it gives at the start of the battle. Mirak's trait is basically a version of Ragnarok's, which can be very unpredictable and powerful. She's only worse than those above her because she can't deal with insane trait or deal with tanks too well, but she is still very powerful.

7. Synaptikus is an all-around good denier. His trait is alright, but not as good as other deniers. Tough, possession immunity, and a shield is good, but not as good as AD. Synaptikus' stats are also good. His speed stat is good, and power and life are alright as well. Synaptikus' best feature are his strangely high damaging moves. Synaptikus has all of the staple effects of a good denier, such as TD and PER, although he only has a single TD. Synaptikus, although only having one denial effect, denies quite well, having a single mega freeze move, an aoe freeze and single freeze move which deals with AD very well, and he can also apply some nice effects to his team like shields and true vision o himself. Synaptikus does have some weakness though, including his high cooldowns and high stamina costs. Overall a good denier, but outclassed by monsters higher on this list.

6. Lamia is the first denier with the 3,586 speed stat. Her trait is absolutely insane with Anticipation, Hardened, SC: Control Immunity, and the evermore useful Resurrection Block. As for her skills, they are very impressive. She utilizes CDA and Freeze, and has access to AoE PER and Single PER + Self Extra Turn to deal with both an Elvira and Mega Taunt Status Casters. She also has some decent torture effects with Ignite and Burn to actually kill something. She's honestly insane as a monster an would easily be #1 if this had been last year's meta. What makes her only #4 this year is her lack of TD moves. She has no way of removing traits, so she is completely useless against Santerion and monsters with Control Immunity such as Hookuai.

5. Crabbydroid, that forsaken water monster from that marathon that no one could actually complete, remember? He's a pretty great control monster and does deserve his SS+ rank, mostly for his skill combo that rivals Thalassa, but he is still pretty great. He has a move that removes positive status effects from one enemy and then give himself an extra turn, afterwords he can use a separate move that Disables Trait on one enemy then applies Mega Stun. Aside from that "mini Thalassa" combo, he also has AoE PER + Stun + Freeze to round out his AoE potential as well as to counter monsters like Elvira and one of my new favorite moves, Portuguese Man O'War, which is a Single Mega Freeze + AoE Freeze + Drowned, which is just to mess with Area Dodge monsters. What keeps him from actually challenging Thalassa or other monsters higher on the list is his inability to maintain a deny, or wobble. He only has 2 AoE denies, and the one Single deny in his recommended movesets, along with his lack of wobble, he also only has Control Effects as deny and only the one Nanovirus move to counter the Recently Controlled status effects. However he still has the massive speed stat of 3,575 and his trait is trait protection, SC Shock, and freeze immunity to counter Thalassa specifically, so that's great, and he's just an overall great monster. Upon further review, Crabby is insane. he has PER and TD, making him actually usable, and he has a pretty fine wobble (even with just control effects). Crabby isn't bad, he's got more than enough PER and just enough TD to stop a Santerion or Taunt + AD combo.

4. Korruptus, the third Light Area Dodger and baby's first Pumpseed has taken the fourth spot on this list for his insane stats, trait, and average deny power. He's got an amazing trait, as mentioned, with Area Dodge, Tough, and SC: AoE Sunburn. As for his stats, he has the current highest legendary denier speed in the game at 3,586 (tied with Lamia), meaning he can outspeed every other denier on this list (except for Lamia). He also has a decently tanky life stat at 35,890, meaning he can at least take one hit if someone breaks through his tank. He's just good, the reasons he's not higher are his Trait Disable gives him nightmares, and his only AoE deny is Corruption as well as having only one AoE PER (that applies Corruption), which makes his wobble limited.

3. Thundeer has the ungodly speed of 3,575 and has access to two different AoE deny skills. Those skills being CDA and Random Mega Control Effect, the latter being just a reward for those who can throw money at the game infinitely. His trait is honestly insane as Tank support with him getting Team Life Increase at R1 and then getting an Area Dodge SC just to help himself at R3, and an AoE Random Negative Effect SC at R5. But the gimmick that he provides is something definitely worth mentioning, as he has extra turns with several of his moves. On his recommeded moveset he has a PER + Trait Disable + Extra Turn, a CDA + Extra Turn, and a Self True Vision + Extra Turn. These moves are just as good as they are bad, they are insane skills on their own as they allow the almost gaurantee that the enemy team be denied for two turns, however their cons is that they consume most of his moveset leaving only one deny skill and they are just Anticipation bait (assuming The Fastest Claus can't hit the Anticipation monster). Other than that Anticipation bait, he has two other issues, the first being that he is extremely weak to himself as CDA is his main form of deny and if he gets hit by CDA he is out for the massive 3 turns that it takes for his moves to recharge his skills. His second glaring issue is that he can only deny one monster on a team that has either Elvira or has popped a Team Evasion move. 

For 2nd place, we have a two way tie. Both of these monsters perform very well in the meta, and have great denial skills:

2. There is almost nothing that can stop a fully ranked Warmaster Thalassa. Despite being slower than some other monsters such as Warmaster Sherezar or Lamia, she is still a force to be reckoned with once she gets her turn. By being able to cycle through PER, Trait Disable, and Mega Freeze, she can continuously deny at least 2 of the opposing monsters. The ultimate denying machine - Warmaster Thalassa deserves one of the top spots out of all deniers in Monster Legends. There are a few things that she can't control, namely, Neobuki/Akunobuki/Wildbird (with Warmaster Elvira), Crabbydroid or a denier that outspeeds her like Lamia or Lord Pumpseed, but she's still the best control monster in the entire game with her broken PER + Trait Disable + Megafreeze combos that mean she can guarentee that she denies at least 2 of the enemies for 2 turns.

2. Lord Pumpseed is maybe the embodiment of Pay to Win, he is only accessible from a Halloween Race and cannot be ranked up using Elementium or Elemental Cells, but if you do happen to get him ranked you get a denier that deserves his 2nd place ranking. His trait is insane, R0 Gravedigger + Team Sudden Death Immunity, R1 adds Tough, R3 add an AoE Minor Blind SC, and R5 is True Vision, and of course it takes rank 5 to get his best trait, but you should be used to that by now. Another part of what gives him his 2nd place ranking is his move Son a Witches, which is an AoE PER + Mega Corruption that costs a decently reasonable 46s and 3 CD. I feel like I don't have to mention what makes this move broken, so I'll just move on. His stats are amazing, he has a guaranteed Corruption move (PER + Trait Disable + Corruption) as well as one other single PER move in the recommended moveset, and he Has Pierceid's Sit and Lose only it added bleed and renamed to Fear Itself. This monster is quite literally a monster.

1. Grakon is the newest Elite denier and has taken the title of Best Denier. He has the massive speed stat of 3,575. He has two ways of control, NER and PER, stun/megastun and CDA as well as an AoE Trait Disable + Stun. He has a great life stat at 40,414 and a very fancy extra gimmick of having two fire moves and an extra extra gimmick of a team NER and a handful of Tortures that could kill an entire team in three turns. Grakon also has the coveted AD trait, which is very nice to have, as well as essence slot.

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