This gives you strong abilities that increase your survivability from Soul binds, and a great damaging cooldown, Echoing Reprimand. At the end of this path, you will have gained more damage from Reverberation and Combat Meditation.
Conduits are passive buffs that you can use to fill empty slots in your Soul bind Trees. Deeper Daggers makes Eviscerate increases your Shadow damage after using it.
Perforated Veins makes Shadow strike increase the damage to your next Backstab. This can be useful for increasing your burst damage when you are generating Combo Points with Shadow strike.
Recuperate makes Slice and Dice heal you over time. This is great for increasing your survivability, as you will often have Slice and Dice active while using your burst rotation.
Cloaked in Shadows gives you a shield when you enter stealth. Quick Decisions reduces the cooldown of Shadow step and increases its range.
Prepared for All is a versatile Conduit that helps reduce the cooldown of some important defensive. This increases your Critical Strike chance for a few seconds after Stealth breaks.
Finality causes your Eviscerate, Rupture, and Black Powder casts to increase the damage to your next Finisher that you just used by 25%. Keep in mind that this recommendation is made as if you could only ever choose one legendary ; some will be better in specific scenarios.
If you do not see a specific legendary on this list, it is safe to assume it is worse than the other alternatives. Mark of the Master Assassin can be situationally good if bosses have periods of increased damage taken or bigger burst is necessary.
Essence of Blood fang is solid for cleave fights with few targets, but is generally worse than the other options. Invigorating Shadow dust is the worst legendary in terms of DPS we have access to, but it might have some very situational use due to the cooldown reduction.
If you do not see a specific legendary on this list, it is safe to assume it is worse than the other alternatives. Essence of Blood fang is solid for cleave situations with few targets, but is generally worse than the other options.
This gives you strong abilities that increase your survivability from Soul binds, such as Phial of Serenity. At the end of this path, you will have gained more damage from Reverberation and Combat Meditation.
Conduits are passive buffs that you can use to fill empty slots in your Soul bind Trees. This reduces the Energy cost of Feint, making it easier to use it when you are being focused.
This Conduit also reduces the cooldown of Crimson Vial, your primary heal. Rushed Setup reduces the energy cost of some important spells, such as Cheap Shot and Sap.
This will give you more Energy to use on other important abilities when setting up kills on enemies. Quick Decisions reduces the cooldown of Shadow step and increases its range.
Mark of the Master Assassin is a great legendary that increases your Critical Strike chance for a few seconds after Stealth breaks. This gives you short windows to do large amounts of damage to enemy players.
This gives you an additional bleed and will result in Envenom dealing more damage. Invigorating Shadow dust makes it so Vanish reduces the cooldown of your abilities.
RAID: Shadow Legends continues to be among the top fantasy RPGs in the mobile gaming market for a variety of reasons and for the most part, the variability of gameplay strategies and character customizations players can delve into as they venture into the game stands at the core of its success. These, in turn, relates to wide array of characters available in the game and even though choosing from among them won’t be a problem early on as you will primarily have very limited choices, but as you regularly play the game and make further progress, you will eventually reach a point where choosing from among a broad roster of champions as to which one you should spend resources on and which ones to sacrifice becomes critical decision points.
Before we proceed further with our RAID: Shadow Legends guide focusing on our top champions of choice, we want to clarify that this guide may very well be suitable from mid to end game although players totally new to RAID: Shadow Legends can still get a good read out of it. RAID: Shadow Legends boasts more than 300 heroes, each with his or her own unique skills as well as stats that mostly determines their role on the battlefield.
Though most champions under the rare group can be discarded following the acquisition of higher rarity ones, there are pretty decent characters that you can play with and invest heavily in as they can be very useful for a long time. Our first pick for what we consider among the best heroes under the legendary class is Baron from the Banner Lords faction.
To start off, Baron has an Aura effect that increases the ATK values of the entire team by 33% across all battles. His skill, Split Asunder, has a guaranteed 60% Decrease DEF rebuff for 2 turns on 1 enemy and this, in combination with Skypiercer, makes him a force to be reckoned with in the battlefield.
As an attacker, it is best to equip Baron with an offense set and a critical rate subset to further boost his damage. Increasing Baron’s ATK values work well for all his skills, but it impacts Skypiercer the most as it deals damage to all enemies.
He has an Aura skill that boosts the ATK values of all allies by 23% which is not as much as what you would get from Baron, but still a huge help. Exhaustion works great in both Eve and PVP as well as it can fully deplete the turn meter of an enemy.
As his passive skill, Prey Upon, increases all allies’ damage values by 15% on poisoned enemies, you can work around a poison-themed squad to get the most out of him. The 25% DEF bonus his Aura skill provides for the team is a great help across all game modes.
Although it initially takes 5 turns to become available, Battle Shout’s 50% chance to cause Provoke on all enemies gives Ignatius a good edge for being any team’s dedicated tank. Knight-Errant may be at his best on dungeon battles due to his DEF buff aura but even across other game modes his overall capacity is still top-tier within the ranks of epic champions.
His first skill, Half-Sword, which constantly ignores 30% of the enemy’s defense also has a 30% chance of putting a Leech rebuff on his target. Death Warrant can cast Weaken on an enemy for 2 turns with a 25% chance and almost does double damage when Knight-Errant’s HP is full.
An attack-based champion that causes a variety of rebuffs on an enemy is good to have on any team, and if you manage to acquire Knight-Errant in your draws, you shouldn’t hesitate to invest in him. The most basic damage boosters like offense and critical rate are the best sets for Knight-Errant even if you are exclusively using him for dungeons.
Singing Steel, though takes longer to activate, deals damage to all enemies and has a 75% chance of cutting down defense values by 60%. Barrel is a definite choice for team slots for defense and control and should be aptly invested in as he will provide to be an asset even up to endgame battles and challenges.
Feel free to chip in an Accuracy subset to further boost chances of hitting enemies with his skills. Although Marsala’s build seems to scream for you to equip her with an offense set, she has a good enough level of defense and HP as well.
As such, it will also be great option to consider pushing for more survivability by throwing in a life steal set for her combined with offense. Azana of the Demon spawn faction is unique in that her abilities rely on two different stat attributes.
Azana doesn’t have aura skills but the protection that Unholy Contract provides more than makes up for it. This champion is someone you would want to take across a lot of game modes and if built correctly, will be a definite asset in your team.
Don’t pay attention to dealing low damage since Azana’s offensive skills rely on her ATK values. Corporal is perhaps one of the best support champions in the game and can really present a highly noticeable impact on any team he becomes a part of.
As Hologram’s aura ability boosts the team’s SPD by 23% in the arena, he will probably be a top tier candidate for leader in it as you would want nothing more than to bank on living him more speed. In combination with a speed set, life steal would be a great choice to prolong his stay in battle and increase his survivability.
In any case, speed will be your top priority for sets followed by anything to make him stay longer in battle. Considering rarity, Apothecary has decent enough skills that can sufficiently aid his teammates in combat.
As an above average damage dealer under his rarity class, Gale stands out with an aura that can boost the party’s HP by 15%. Cross Slash as a primary skill may not be impressive with its double attack, but his 2 other offensive abilities more than make up for it.
Gale’s Hellraiser skill not only deals damage to all enemies with a 15% chance for a critical hit, it also gives him a 30% speed boost for 2 turns. His third skill, Cursed Blade, attacks 4 times at random and comes with a 30% chance to reduce the enemy’s defense value by 30%.
As Gale’s skills and build point to his high attack values, an offense set is your top gear choice form him to do maximum damage. Electric Storm is an attack that damages all enemies, but more importantly, it increases the speed of all allies by 30%.
Not just great for dungeons, the Knight Relevant faction’s Guardian is a good tank and support champion that can help you through a lot of challenging battles across all game modes. As a cherry on top, Guardian’s third skill, Prayer, gives him 3 buffs: a Block Rebuff, Counterattack, and Continuous Heal all for 2 turns.
Karl of the Dark Elves faction is a highly commendable rare champion that utilizes poison status effect on top of team buffs he can dish out. Dark Bolt is a decent primary skill with an 80% chance to place a 2.5% poison status on an enemy for 2 turns.
Depending on your preference and play style, you can go with a critical set as well if you want to go on the offensive and further boost his damage values, or slap on some life steal on him for increased survivability. It was definitely a challenge to sift through each hero to determine the really exceptional ones from each rarity level and finalize our list.