RAID: Shadow Legends – Hero’s Path Event, Instant Artifact Upgrade, Helicath Fusion, and Much More in Patch 5.60
Updates in RAID: Shadow Legends are getting more frequent in the year 2022, partly because of the dedication of the team behind development at Plarium who want to make a slew of changes on the PvP aspects of the game. The free-to-play RPG game is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store and has over 50 million downloads combined, marking its position as one of the most popular RPG games on mobile and PC. They consistently launch fun and interactive events for the community, with the latest one being a free legendary champion for all players!
Patch 5.60 is the latest update for the game and introduces some massive changes for the game. The highlight of Patch 5.60 is certainly tough to decide as, on the one hand, we have a new set of events and rewards while on the other hand players will now be able to entirely skip the gear enhancement process. Yes, you heard that right. Gone are the days when you slowly needed to look at the screen while your gear refused to be upgraded. A small new set of champions targeted for this month are also going live with this patch. These new champions are going to be the food for the newest fusion event for Helicath, a legendary grade Spirit affinity champion. Let’s get right into the details of Patch 5.60 which is scheduled to go live anytime this week.
Hero’s Path Event
A new type of event which features a ton of rewards in a branch-like structure is going to be added to the game starting with Patch 5.60. Since the start of the game’s live service, RAID: Shadow Legends has only featured monotonous types of events and tournaments where players continuously grind the different content available in-game. These events and tournaments are quite large and grindy to complete but offer generous rewards. The community of RAID: Shadow Legends has been longing for different types of events to have a variety in-game. Well, their prayers have been finally answered. In Hero’s Path events, players will be offered 3 different branches of rewards and each branch contains a variety of rewards like Gems, Rare/Epic/Legendary Skill Tomes, different rarities of chicken, brews, chaos ores, charms, ancient shards, void shards, sacred shards, etc.
Introducing a new currency called Hero Coins, which are specially used for Hero’s Path events is going to be collected by completing the different quests assigned to the player. These quests and objectives are going to vary according to the type of content and mission. The difficulty of these objectives and the number of hero coins awarded will also vary accordingly. Players can further use Hero keys to explore more branches of rewards in case they are not satisfied with the current reward branch. Players can reach the end of the branch to get the best reward for that particular branch but can use Hero Keys and Hero Coins to get rewards from other branches as well. The first edition of this event will be titled Path of Light and will be themed on the Summer Solstice.
Instant Artifact Upgrade
This is arguably the best change and quality of life feature coming to RAID: Shadow Legends with Patch 5.60. Using Instant Artifact Upgrade, players will be able to directly upgrade their gear to their desired level in an instant, skipping any animations that were present earlier.
Normally, players would have taken a lot of tries to upgrade each level of the gear as the chance of failure increases the higher you go but with this feature being implemented players can totally eradicate any time spent in upgrading their collected gear. This feature is going to help a lot for players looking out to complete the Artifact Enhancement events in the tedious fusion events.
Hydra Battle Results Regrouping
Players will now be able to complete their Hydra battles and the Free Regrouping option will now be awaiting them at the end of their battles. This makes sense since players would have to haphazardly end the current battle in case they wanted to re-group and start the battle again for better overall damage.
Helicath Fusion Event and New Champions
A new fusion event is going to be starting very soon for the legendary grade Spirit affinity champion from the Demonspawn faction called Helicath. The new fusion event is going to be starting on 9th June 2022 after the server maintenance.
It is touted to be one of the best fusion events for the year because of Helicath’s skillsets which are suited for any type of player – early game/mid game/late game. Here are the new champions being introduced for this fusion event:
Helicath is a legendary grade Spirit affinity champion from the Demonspawn faction. He is a great supportive defense-based champion that can not only provide Block Damage buffs for all allies but also apply a Weaken debuff with his skills.
Here’s a brief list of his skills:
Pyroclastic Claw (Active)
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit has a 30% chance of placing a 25% [Weaken] debuff for 2 turns. Will ignore [Shield] and [Block Damage] buffs.
Winds of the Pit (Active)
Attacks all enemies. Places a [Shield] buff on all allies for 2 turns. The value of [Shield] is proportional to this Champion’s DEF.
Devoted Servants (Active and Passive)
Places a [Block Damage] buff on all allies for 2 turns.
Whenever a [Block Damage] buff placed on an ally by this Champion is removed, stolen, or expires, places a 60% [Increase DEF] buff on that ally for 2 turns.
Feast of Agony (Passive)
Increases this Champion’s DEF by 5% for each ally under a [Block Damage] buff.
Counterattacks with the default skill whenever an ally is hit while under a [Block Damage] buff. Can occur once per enemy turn.
Increases Ally DEF in all Battles by 30%
Kinagashi is an Epic grade Spirit affinity champion from the Shadowkin faction. Kinagashi is a support-type champion that can revive your fallen allies as well as increase the whole team’s turn meter for faster skill cycling. However, her ally attacks are very weak as she only teams up with a single ally instead of all allies which makes her skills somewhat lackluster. She will be the epic champion needed to fuse Helicath for the fusion event.
Here’s a brief list of Kinagashi’s skills:
Leaping Sword Art (Active)
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit has a 30% chance of decreasing the target’s Turn Meter by 10%.
United Front (Active)
Teams up with a random ally to attack a single enemy. Also fills the Turn Meter of all allies by 15%.
Recall From Death (Active)
Revives an ally with 50% HP and 50% Turn Meter. Also places a 60% [Increase DEF] buff on the ally for 2 turns.
Lamibur is a Rare grade Spirit affinity champion from the Skinwalkers faction. Lamibur is probably the most useless champion released in 2022. His awful skill sets put even some rare champions on a legendary grade pedestal. He provides a weak Revive on Death buff to a single ally and Continuous Heal buffs for all allies. There exist many better alternatives for rare Healers in the game. He will be the rare champion needed to fuse Helicath for the fusion event.
Here’s a brief list of Lamibur’s skills:
Pressing Advance (Active)
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit has a 25% chance of filling a random ally’s Turn Meter by 5%.
Rain of Gore (Active)
Attacks all enemies. Places a 15% [Continuous Heal] buff on all allies for 2 turns.
Beastial Communion (Active)
Heals a target ally by 25% of their MAX HP and places a [Revive on Death] buff on them for 2 turns.
Increases Ally SPD in all battles by 10%.
That concludes everything mentioned in the official patch notes of Patch 5.60 in RAID: Shadow Legends. We highly recommend playing RAID: Shadow Legends on PC with BlueStacks using a keyboard and mouse for the most optimized and lag-free gaming experience.