As I have played, I've been underwhelmed by the "Summon Monster" loot card earned in AD5. It allows you to summon a random monster from the deck to battle a monster for you, but you aren't allowed to use any boosts. If your summoned monster loses, you take no damage and the monster is undefeated. I want to think this is a cooler card than I give it credit for, but I really see it as an evade spell with a possibility of killing the monster. I would rather bulldoze the locations, using evades sparingly (unless they allow you to put it on the bottom), so it really doesn't fit my play style.
I tried using Summon Monster recently on Karzoug thinking it might be a way to get around the evasion restriction, but the spell doesn't apply to both times you have to face him. The spell took the brunt of the first combat check, but then I had to face him for a combat check of 40. If any of you have any tips on how to use Summon Monster effectively let me know. I feel like it should be more useful since it is an AD5 loot card.