RAID: Shadow Legends, the popular turn-based RPG game developed by Plarium is running a collaboration with popular streamer/content creator Tyler “Ninja” Blevins for 3 months. The collaboration included the streamer’s legendary grade champion along with his avatar being given for free to all players who log in to the game for 7 consecutive days during the period of 15th July – 15th October 2021. 

RAID: Shadow Legends - Ninja Champion Guide

Ninja is an Attack based Magic affinity legendary grade champion from the Shadowkin faction which is available to all players for free during this collaboration. He has a relatively high Attack of 1509 and is a viable unit for any type of dungeon in the game. His skills are unique as they do differently against boss units like Clan Boss or Dungeon bosses like Dragon, Fire Knight, Spider, and Ice Golem. He is a great pick for newer players due to his excellence in clearing dungeons and performing well in clan boss which is deemed to be a necessity to clear for early-mid game players in the game. His skills are reliable for damage against bosses as well as control over initial mob waves with his 3rd ability Cyan Slash being an AOE freeze attack. We will discuss more of his skills and builds in this guide for the new legendary champion Ninja.

Ninja Champion Skills

Ninja’s skillset is made with only 1 thing in mind – A new player-friendly champion who helps early-mid game players in clearing content faster. His skills perform differently when used against bosses and his unique passive Escalation is a self-boosting steroid that makes Ninja stronger the longer the battle continues by giving him bonus Attack and Critical Hit Damage up to a maximum of 100% and 25% respectively. 

RAID: Shadow Legends - Ninja Champion Guide

His 1st ability Shatterbolt is a single target damaging ability which has a 45% chance to inflict a Decrease Defense debuff for 2 turns. This skill will also increase his turn-meter by 15% when used against the boss. His 2nd ability Hailburn is a triple hit attack that targets 3 random enemies and each hit has a 75% chance of inflicting an HP Burn debuff for 3 turns while also giving himself a Perfect Veil buff for 2 turns. This skill, when used against bosses, will activate all the HP Burn debuffs on the boss including the ones he places instantly. His 3rd ability Cyan Slash is an AOE ability that targets all enemies and has a 75% chance to land a Freeze debuff for 1 turn. This ability, when used against bosses, will change to a single target ability and will ignore 50% of the target’s defense while also reducing the cooldown of 2nd skill by 1 turn.

RAID: Shadow Legends - Ninja Champion Guide

Here is a list of his skills:-

Shatterbolt (Active)

Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 45% chance of placing a 60% Decrease DEF debuff for 2 turns. Also fills this Champion’s Turn Meter by 15% when used against Bosses.

Hailburn (Active)

Attacks 3 times at random. Each hit has a 75% chance of placing HP Burn for 3 turns. Also places a Perfect Veil buff on this Champion for 2 turns.

When used against Bosses, will instantly active any HP Burn debuffs, including HP Burn debuffs placed by this Skill.

Cyan Slash (Active)

Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a Freeze debuff for 1 turn.

When targetting a Boss, it will only attack the Boss (not all enemies) and will ignore 50% of the target’s DEF. Will also decrease the cooldown of the Hailburn skill by 1 turn.

Escalation (Passive)

Increases Ninja’s ATK by 10% (up to 100%) and C.DMG% (up to 25%) each time a single enemy is hit by all three of Ninja’s Active Skills in a single Round. This effect can occur multiple times against the same enemy.

When fighting Bosses, will increase Ninja’s ATK by 20% (up to 100%) and C.DMG by 10% (up to 25%) instead.

Ninja Mastery Guide

Ninja is a legendary grade champion with a high base Attack and a kit that revolves around doing massive damage to bosses while also providing decent control over enemies using his Freeze debuff. Players are free to choose the builds and masteries they prefer depending on the type of content they are planning to use this champion in. For example, if you are planning to use Ninja in PVP content, then you would like to go for more damage-oriented masteries like Helmsmasher. If you are planning to use Ninja for dungeons or PvE content like Doom Tower and Clan boss, then we recommend going for masteries like Warmaster.

RAID: Shadow Legends - Ninja Champion Guide


Deadly Precision: Critical Rate +5%

Keen Strike: Critical Damage +10%

Heart of Glory: Increases damage inflicted by 5% when attacking with full HP

Single Out: Increases Damage to targets with less than 40% HP by 8%

Life Drinker: Heals by 5% damage inflicted when attacking with 50% HP or less

Bring  It Down: Increases damage by 6% when attacking targets having higher MAX HP

Methodical: Increases the damage inflicted by this champion’s default skill by 2% each time it is used in battle. Stacks across each round in a battle, up to 10%.

Warmaster: Has a 60% chance of inflicting bonus damage when attacking. Bonus damage is equal to 10% of the target Champion’s MAX HP or 4% of the target’s MAX HP when attacking Bosses. Bonus damage can only occur once per Skill and does not count as an extra hit. 

RAID: Shadow Legends - Ninja Champion Guide


Pinpoint Accuracy: Accuracy +10

Charged Focus: Increases Accuracy by 20 when this champion has no skills on cooldown

Swarm Smiter: Accuracy increased by 4 for each enemy alive, up to 16 Maximum.

Lore of Steel: Increase base stat bonuses provided by Artifact sets that offer base stats by 15%.

Evil Eye: Decreases enemies turn-meter when hit by this champion. 20% turn meter reduction if single target and 5% turn meter reduction if AOE skill. Occurs only once per battle

Sniper: Increased chance of placing debuffs(except Stun, Sleep, Fear, True Fear, Freeze and Provoke debuffs) from skills and artifacts by 5%

Master Hexer: This mastery gives a 30% chance to extend the duration of debuffs inflicted by this champion. Does not include Freeze debuff.

Ninja Artifact and Stat Recommendations

Ninja, as a champion we believe, is very useful for early game players for clearing PvE content like Dungeons, Doom Tower and Clan Boss. We will, however, try to provide artifact recommendations for both PvE and PvP aspects. 

RAID: Shadow Legends - Ninja Champion Guide

Keep in mind that we do not include stats as they are variable according to your artifacts. We just provide the Set values and stats the players should be aiming for. With that in mind, let’s explore Ninja’s Artifact and Stat preferences:

PvE Artifact Sets Perception Set, Speed Set, Perception Set, Divine Speed Set, Cruel Set, and Accuracy Set.

PvP Artifact Sets: Savage Set, Cruel Set, and Perception Set

Stats to Focus On (PvE): Speed, Accuracy, Critical Hit Rate%, Critical Hit Damage%, and Attack%

Ninja Team Building and Synergies

Ninja, as we mentioned, is not a PvP based champion but much more a PvE damage dealer who does exceptionally well against boss units. He, as a unit can synergize with almost everyone but we recommend pairing him up with champions which can bolster his survivability in dungeons like Apothecary, Rector Drath, etc while also providing utility to the team. His skillset makes him self-sufficient especially with the masteries we recommended. For Clan Boss, we can pair him in an unkillable team with double maneaters and a Seeker. Let’s see some of the teams we can see him fit well in:-

  1. Ninja + Maneater + Maneater + Seeker + Lydia (Clan Boss)
  2. Ninja + Apothecary + Coldheart + Coldheart + Lydia (Fire Knight Dungeon)
  3. Ninja + Apothecary + Coldheart + Sir Nicholas + Miscreated Monster (Spider’s Den Dungeon)
  4. Ninja + Warmaiden + High Khatun + Spirithost (F2P Arena Cleave)
  5. Ninja + Arbiter + Madame Serris + Armina (Arena Cleave)

RAID: Shadow Legends - Ninja Champion Guide

That is it from our side for everything you need to know about the new collaboration champion Ninja! Leave your thoughts below regarding this champion. To read more such guides, check out our Blog section where we cover the latest happenings at RSL for our lovely community.

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