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RAID: Shadow Legends – Ultimate Deathknight Champion Guide

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Legendary champions are some of the highest quality champions available in RAID: Shadow Legends, boasting massive base stats and strong skills and abilities. The new Ultimate Deathknight Hunt event gives all players a chance to obtain a free legendary champion Ultimate Deathknight through a simple login event where players need to login to the game for 7 days. The event is live as we speak, and we highly recommend players to take advantage of it! Ultimate Deathknight is a great addition to your roster as a sturdy tank that can withstand tons of damage. RAID: Shadow Legends is running this event for a limited period of time which expires after 27th October 2022. Players can download and install RAID: Shadow Legends as a free-to-play title on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

RAID: Shadow Legends – Ultimate Deathknight Champion Guide

Ultimate Deathknight is a new legendary grade force affinity champion from the Undead Hordes. He is a Defense based champion which means all of his skills and abilities scales with his Defense stat. Ultimate Deathknight is still very much new to the game coming with his own exclusive event as a free champion. Much testing is yet to be done throughout but for what the community feels about the champion, he is definitely a great tank for your team, especially for early-mid game players that do not have access to some of the best champions in the game yet. Ultimate Deathknight’s showcase trailer can be seen on the game’s official social media handles as well which previews its skills and abilities live in a test combat situation. The best thing about Ultimate Deathknight might be its less dependence on legendary books. The legendary books are highly scarce, even more for a new player that is just entering the game. Legendary champions are only valuable if they are easy to build and skill up for a new player. 

RAID: Shadow Legends – Ultimate Deathknight Champion Guide

It seems Ultimate Deathknight fixes just right in that role. We can already see many players using Ultimate Deathknight in different PvE dungeons like Dragons, Fire Knights, Ice Golem Dungeon, and Minotaur’s Labyrinth. In this guide for Ultimate Deathknight, we will be focusing a lot on his skills and abilities. We will also be listing the best build recommendations, mastery recommendations, and team recommendations for different content. Let’s take a more in-depth look at his skill set.

Ultimate Deathknight Champion Skills

Ultimate Deathknight, the legendary grade champion whose grudge with the other legendary grade champions has turned into his strength. He is the first champion who is going to be doing additional effects with his abilities against legendary champions. Ultimate Deathknight is a defense-based champion that scales according to his defense. His base stats sit at a very high 1421 Defense and an average base HP of 20,640. Ultimate deathknight’s damage multipliers and damage ratios are quite bad, not making him viable as a Defense based attacker. However, this makes him extremely valuable as a Tanky Bruiser that can provide some massive Shields and buffs for your team. Ultimate Deathknight’s 3rd skill Get Comfy Everyone can go on as low of a cooldown as 3 turns. The Shields provided scale according to his Defense which generally provides more value than HP-based Shields. Ultimate Deathknight rightfully competes with the likes of Deliana and Ninja, 2 more free legendary champions that were given by Plarium to attract new players to the game.

RAID: Shadow Legends – Ultimate Deathknight Champion Guide

Here is a list of Ultimate Deathknight’s skills: –

Heckler of Legends (Active)

Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 30% chance of placing a [Provoke] debuff for 1 turn. The chance increases to 55% against Legendary Champions.

Level 2: Damage +10%

Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%

Level 4: Damage +10%

Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%

Rats Off to Ya (Active)

Attacks all enemies. Has an 80% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns. Also has an 80% chance of placing a [Fear] debuff for 1 turn on each Legendary Champion.

Level 2: Damage +10%

Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%

Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%

Level 5: Cooldown -1.

Get Comfy Everyone (Active)

Places a [Shield] buff and a 15% [Continuous Heal] buff on all allies for 2 turns. The value of the [Shield] buff is proportional to this Champion’s DEF.

Level 2: Cooldown -1

Level 3: Cooldown -1 

RAID: Shadow Legends – Ultimate Deathknight Champion Guide

Too Awesome To Die (Passive)

Whenever an ally is attacked, has a 100% chance of completely blocking 1 hit, decreasing the damage to zero. This champion will receive that damage instead. The chance decrease to 50% if the attacker is a Boss. Does not work if the attack on the ally was an AoE attack.

Whenever an enemy is healed, heals this champion by 20% of that heal.

Didn’t Need ‘Em (Passive)

Increase this Champion’s HP, DEF, and SPD by 10% for each dead ally.

AURA

Increases Ally DEF in all Battles by 30%

Ultimate Deathknight Mastery Guide

Players can play around with the builds and masteries for Ultimate Deathknight as much as they like due to the fact that he can be played in versatile situations. For a more general idea, we classify the masteries and suggest them according to the different content available in the game. For example, if you are planning to use Ultimate Deathknight in PVP content, then you would like to go for more damage-oriented masteries like Helmsmasher. If you are planning to use Ultimate Deathknight for dungeons or PvE content like Doom Tower and Clan boss, then we recommend going for masteries like Warmaster. However, in this guide, we will also be sharing the masteries that are used by many players to solo Ice Golem and Dragons dungeon using Ultimate Deathknight.

ULTIMATE DEATHKNIGHT GENERAL PVE/PVP MASTERIES

OFFENSE MASTERY TREE

Deadly Precision: Critical Rate +5%

Keen Strike: Critical Damage +10%

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

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

Cycle of Violence: Has a 30% chance of decreasing the cooldown of a random skill by 1 turn if the damage inflicted by a skill exceeds 30% of the target’s max HP. Occurs once per turn.

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 – Ultimate Deathknight Champion Guide

SUPPORT MASTERY TREE

Pinpoint Accuracy: Accuracy +10

Shieldbearer: Increases the value of [Shield] buffs this Champion casts by 5%. Excellent for Shield champions. The value it increases is multiplicative and not additive.

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

Healing Savior: Increases the amount of healing and the value of [Shield] buffs placed by this Champion by 10% if the target ally has 40% HP or less.

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

Merciful Aid: Increases the amount of healing and the value of [Shield] buffs placed by this Champion by 15% if the target ally has [Stun], [Sleep], [Fear], [True fear], or [Freeze] debuffs. This mastery also increases the effectiveness of the Continuous Heal buff and Artifact Set.

Lasting Gifts: Has a 30% chance to extend the duration of any buff cast by this Champion by 1 turn. It will not extend [Block Damage], [Unkillable] or [Revive on Death] buffs.

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

ULTIMATE DEATHKNIGHT SOLO DUNGEON MASTERIES

Offensive Tree

Deadly Precision: Critical Rate +5%

Keen Strike: Critical Damage +10%

Whirlwind of Death: Increases speed by 6 for each enemy you have killed, stacks across rounds in a battle, to a maximum of 18 speed.

Wrath of the Slain: Increases damage dealt by 5% for each dead ally, up to 10%.

Kill Streak: Increases damage inflicted by 6% in the arena and 3% in all other locations for each enemy killed by this Champion in Battle. This stacks across each round, up to 12%.

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 – Ultimate Deathknight Champion Guide

Support Tree

Steadfast: Max HP + 810

Shieldbearer: Increases the value of [Shield] buffs this Champion casts by 5%. Excellent for Shield champions. The value it increases is multiplicative and not additive. 

Exalt in Death: Heals this Champion by 10% of their Max HP the first time an enemy is killed in each round.

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

Rapid Response: Has a 30% chance of increasing the Turn Meter by 10% when a buff cast by this Champion is removed or expires.

Arcane Celerity: Has a 30% chance of increasing the Turn Meter by 10% when a debuff cast by this Champion is removed or expires.

Merciful Aid: Increases the amount of healing and the value of [Shield] buffs placed by this Champion by 15% if the target ally has [Stun], [Sleep], [Fear], [True fear], or [Freeze] debuffs. This mastery also increases the effectiveness of Continuous Heal buff and Artifact Set. 

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

Lasting Gifts: Has a 30% chance to extend the duration of any buff cast by this Champion by 1 turn. It will not extend [Block Damage], [Unkillable] or [Revive on Death] buffs.

Spirit Haste: Increases SPD by 8 for each dead ally. Stacks up to 24 speed.

Ultimate Deathknight Artifact and Stat Recommendations

Ultimate Deathknight is most certainly one of the new best tanks to add to your team if you haven’t and just started out your journey in RAID: Shadow Legends. Apart from having the ability to soak huge amounts of damage, Ultimate Deathknight also increases the sustainability for your team with his big fat Shields and heals. We highly recommend building Ultimate Deathknight for PvE content first and PvP content second as his utility seems to be desirable more for PvE game modes like the Doom Tower, Clan Boss, Dungeons, and Campaign stages. Feel free to take pleasure in testing out different builds to understand what fits your needs.

RAID: Shadow Legends – Ultimate Deathknight 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 Ultimate Deathknight’s Artifact and Stat preferences:

PvE Artifact Sets Regeneration Set, Reflex Set, Perception Set, Relentless Set, and Toxic Set.

PvP Artifact Sets: Stoneskin Set, Protection Set, Perception Set, and Speed Set.

Stats to Focus On (PvE): Accuracy, Speed, Defense, and HP.

Stats to Focus On (PvP): Accuracy, Speed, Defense, and HP.

Ultimate Deathknight Team Building and Synergies

Ultimate Deathknight acts like a sturdy and tanky champion for your team. By himself, he can even solo the Dragon and Ice Golem dungeons with the right gear and substats. He is a powerful tank that can fit in almost any general team to soak up some damage. He is especially useful with heroes like Siphi the Bride and Rector Drath who can continuously heal all allies and provide stealth buff. His provokes are extremely useful in the Magma Dragon boss of the Doom Tower where he can protect the squishy carries to be targeted. His usage in the Doom Tower’s Scarab King boss is also quite good with the bulky Shields that he provides with his 3rd ability. Here are some general team compositions we feel he fits in quite well:

  1. Ultimate Deathknight + Countess Lix + Raglin + Ma’Shalled (Best Possible team)
  2. Ultimate Deathknight + Ninja + Rector Darth + Apothecary + Kael (Good dungeon team)
  3. Ultimate Deathknight + Siphi the Bride + Raglin + Krisk the Ageless (Tanky Bruiser Arena Team)
  4. Ultimate Deathknight + Lydia + Gorgorab + Tormin (Debuff Heavy Team)

RAID: Shadow Legends – Ultimate Deathknight Champion Guide

That covers everything you might ask for the new legendary champion Ultimate Deathknight! Add him to your teams right now by playing RAID: Shadow Legends. 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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