RAID: Shadow Legends – Patch 5.20 Brings New and Exciting Champions
The year of PvP is what Plarium’s answer to the future of RAID: Shadow Legends was to the community for the year of 2022. The advent of Hydra Clan Boss marks the end of the road for further PvE content and marks the start of new PvP focused updates. Patch 5.20 is the first patch for the month of February and we have a ton of improvements and new champions to go along with it. Players also saw the new legendary fusion champion Karato Foxhunter for the special occasion of Valentine’s Day. Let’s see all of the new champions coming to RAID: Shadow Legends with Patch 5.20.
For the list of champions, we have the following new additions to the roster of RAID: Shadow Legends:
- Archbishop Pinthroy (Legendary Spirit Affinity Champion from The Sacred Order Faction)
- Yumeko (Legendary Void Affinity Champion from Shadowkin Faction)
- Boragar the Elder (Legendary Force Affinity Champion from Dwarves Faction)
- Karato Foxhunter (Legendary Spirit Affinity Champion from Shadowkin Faction)
- Sir Artimage (Epic Force Affinity Champion from the Banner Lords Faction)
- Theresc (Epic Force Affinity Champion from the Dark Elves Faction)
- Andryssia (Epic Void Affinity Champion from the High Elves Faction)
- Fylja (Epic Magic Affinity Champion from the Dwarves Faction)
Archbishop Pinthroy is a new legendary grade Spirit affinity Attack based champion from The Sacred Order Faction. Archbishop Pinthroy is a solid buffer and attacker who can deal massive AOE damage to all enemies while providing substantial buffs to all allies. His 1st skill Author of Fates is a single targeted damaging skill that has a 75% chance of transferring 1 debuff from himself to the targeted enemy while also having a 75% chance to steal 1 random buff from the target. He also provides Increased Accuracy buff to all allies for 2 turns while also inflicting Heal Reduction and Block Buff debuffs on all enemies for 2 turns with his 2nd ability. His passive ability states he cleanses Defense and weakens debuffs from himself every turn.
Here is a list of Archbishop Pinthroy’s skills: –
Author of Fates (Active)
Attacks 1 enemy. Transfers 1 random debuff from this Champion to the target. Also has a 75% chance of stealing 1 random buff from the target.
Holy Word (Active)
Places a 50% [Increase ACC] buff on all allies for 2 turns, then attacks all enemies. Places a 100% [Heal Reduction] debuff on all enemies for 2 turns. Also has a 75% chance of placing a [Block Buffs] debuff on all enemies for 2 turns.
Champions from the Demonspawn, Undead Horde, and Knight Revenant Factions cannot resist these debuffs.
Gleam of Glory (Active)
Heals all allies by 30% of their MAX HP, then places a 60% [Increase DEF] buff on all allies for 2 turns. If 4 or more allies are alive, also places a [Shield] buff on each ally for 2 turns equal to 30% of their MAX HP.
Removes all [Decrease DEF] debuffs and [Weaken] debuffs from this Champion at the start of each turn.
Increases Ally ACC in all Battles by 50.
Yumeko is a legendary grade Void affinity Support type champion from the Shadowkin Faction. Yumeko is valentine’s partner of Karato Foxhunter, the latest fusion event champion and her skills synergize with him being on the team. Yumeko is touted as the best champion to be released this year till now as she combines the skill sets of Prince Kymar and Warlord in a single skill – i.e., She can decrease all skill cooldowns of all allies while also increasing all skill cooldowns of all enemies with her 3rd ability Dance of Time. Her passive also states that Yumeko is immune to all debuffs if she has a Veil or Perfect Veil buff on herself. Overall, she looks really strong for PvP, and considering this is the year of PvP according to the developers themselves, she might be a great addition to your roster if you get lucky.
Here is a list of Yumeko’s skills: –
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit steals 7.5% of the target’s Turn Meter if this champion has 50% HP or more.
Each hit heals this Champion by 30% of the damage inflicted if this Champion has less than 50% HP.
Destiny’s Mirror (Active)
Attacks 1 enemy. Has an 80% chance of placing a [Hex] debuff for 3 turns.
Whenever an enemy tries to place debuffs on either this Champion or an ally, has a 55% chance of transferring those debuffs to a random enemy under a [Hex] debuff placed by this Champion. This happens before any debuffs are placed on the initial target. Has a 30% chance against Bosses.
Whenever someone fills the Turn Meter of an enemy under a [Hex] debuff placed by this Champion, this Champion’s Turn Meter will be filled instead. Only available when Karato Foxhunter is on the same team.
Dance of Time (Active)
Decreases the cooldowns of all ally skills by 3 turns and increases the cooldowns of all enemy skills by 3 turns. Will not decrease the cooldowns of this Champion’s other skills.
Deep Cover (Passive)
Places a [Perfect Veil] buff on this Champion for 2 turns at the start of each Round. This champion is immune to all debuffs if they are under a [Veil] or [Perfect Veil] buff.
Whenever a [Veil] or [Perfect Veil] buff is placed on an enemy, has a 75% chance of stealing the buff. This happens before the buff is placed on the initial target.
Only available when Karato Foxhunter is on the same team.
Boragar the Elder
Boragar the Elder is a legendary grade Force affinity HP-based type champion from the Dwarves Faction. Boragar the Elder is a decently powerful Support and Buffer for the team. He brings a new buff called Increased Resistance to the table for all allies along with Increased Speed buff, both for 2 turns with his 3rd ability Rune of Energy. His 2nd skill can remove a random single debuff from all allies while also placing a Shield buff on all allies. The shield strength is equal to 20% of his own MAX HP which is great since we want to build him with tons of HP, Accuracy, and Speed.
Here is a list of Boragar the Elder’s skills in detail: –
Antique Staff [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 50% chance of placing a 60% [Increase DEF] buff for 1 turn on the ally with the lowest HP. Will not be placed on this Champion. Has a 100% chance instead of this attack is critical.
Souls of Old Stone [ATK]
Removes 1 random debuff from all allies, then places a [Shield] buff on all allies for 2 turns equal to 20% of this Champion’s MAX HP.
Rune of Energy [ATK]
Places a 50% [Increase RES] buff and a 30% [Increase SPD] buff on all allies for 2 turns.
Boragar’s Blazon (Passive)
Allies receive 10% less damage from Champions whose RES is lower than or equal to theirs.
Karato Foxhunter is a legendary grade Spirit affinity champion from the Shadowkin faction. He has a very high base Attack of 1564 which makes him a suitable choice as your primary DPS in Arena, Dungeons, etc. His 1st skill Three Visitations is a single targeted damaging skill that hits the targeted enemy 3 times with each hit having a 20% chance to inflict a 25% Weaken debuff for 2 turns. His 2nd ability Bedevil is a single targeted damaging ability that has a 100% chance to Stun the targeted enemy for 1 turn. He pairs greatly with Yumeko and his abilities get enhanced when she is on the same team. His passive Stoicisim states that his damage doesn’t get increased or decreased by allies or enemies passives and masteries.
Here is a list of Karato Foxhunter’s skills in detail: –
Three Visitations [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy 3 times. Each hit has a 20% chance of placing a 25% [Weaken] debuff for 2 turns.
Attacks 1 enemy. Places a [Stun] debuff for 2 turns. Grants an Extra turn and resets the cooldown of this skill if Yumeko is on the same team and this skill kills an enemy.
Suppression Ward [ATK]
Attacks all enemies. Has an 80% chance of placing a [Block Active Skills] debuff for 2 turns. This debuff cannot be resisted if Yumeko is on the same team.
Damage inflicted by this Champion cannot be decreased by enemy Passive skills or Masteries, except by the Passive skills of Bosses.
Damage inflicted by this Champion cannot be increased by this Champion’s Masteries or ally Passive Skills (Except Bosses!)
Whenever Yumeko dies, instantly grants a turn to this Champion and resets the cooldowns of each of this Champion’s skills.
Increases Ally C.RATE in all Battles by 20%
Sir Artimage is an Epic grade Force affinity Attack-based champion from the Banner Lords faction. Sir Artimage looks to be a one-shot type unit that has great multipliers on his Attack abilities. He gets outshined by other DPS units but can be a great early-mid game DPS unit in dungeons and Arena. He has single target ignore defense damage with his 3rd ability Unshakable Valor. He also does an AOE targeted damaging attack with his 2nd ability Ring True before cleansing all debuffs on himself.
Here is a list of Sir Artimage’s skills in detail: –
Nobleman’s Mace [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. The first hit has a 40% chance of placing a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns. The second hit has a 40% chance of placing a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff for 2 turns.
Ring True [ATK]
Removes all debuffs from this Champion, then attacks all enemies.
Unshakable Valor [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy. Will ignore 30% of the target’s DEF.
Places a 50% [Increase ATK] buff and a 30% [Increase C.DMG] buff on this Champion for 2 turns if this attack kills an enemy. These buffs cannot be removed.
Increases Ally SPD in Arena battles by 20%
Theresc is an Epic grade Force affinity Attack-based champion from the Dark Elves faction. Theresc is a weak champion in our opinion and much of the community also thinks the same way. She has low multipliers being an Attack based champion and does not provide much utility. She does have an AOE targeted damaging skill that inflicts the new debuff called Decreased Resistance for 2 turns. Her passive Ruthless also synergizes with this as it states she deals 10% more damage to targets whose Resistance is lower than Theresc’s Accuracy. Her 1st and 2nd abilities are double hitters that do apply different effects.
Here is a list of Theresc’s skills in detail: –
Dual Debility [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit has a 25% chance of increasing the duration of a random debuff by 1 turn.
Dress Down [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy 3 times. Each hit has a 40% chance of removing 1 buff from the target.
Hate’s Flowers [ATK]
Attacks all enemies. Has a 50% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease RES] debuff for 2 turns.
Inflicts 10% more damage against targets whose RES is lower than this Champion’s ACC
Increases Ally C.RATE in all Battles by 12%
Andryssia is an Epic grade Void affinity Defense-based champion from the High Elves faction. Andryssia is a great Supportive champion that can also inflict heavy Crowd control on the enemies. She can Stun the enemy for 2 turns with her 2nd ability Mind Prison if the enemy target has active buffs. She punishes Buffs as her 3rd ability also reduces the duration of all enemy buffs by 2 turns while also increasing the duration of all Increased Defense buff on allies by 1 turn. Her passive ability Heartstrong states she places a 50% Ally Protection buff on the lowest HP ally for 2 turns at the start of her every turn. She will also place a 25% Strengthen buff and 60% Increased Defense buff on herself for 2 turns.
Here is a list of Andryssia’s skills in detail: –
Censorious Bludgeon [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 40% chance of placing a 30% [Decrease C.DMG] debuff for 2 turns.
Mind Prison [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 75% chance of placing a [Stun] debuff for 1 turn if the target does not have any active buffs. Has a 75% chance of placing a [Stun] debuff for 2 turns if the target does have any active buffs.
Pointed Justice [ATK]
Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of decreasing the duration of all enemy buffs by 2 turns.
Increases the duration of all [Increase DEF] buffs on all allies by 1 turn.
At the start of each turn, places a 50% [Ally Protection] buff for 2 turns on the ally with the lowest HP. Will not be placed on this Champion.
Also places a 25% [Strengthen] buff and a 60% [Increase DEF] buff on this Champion for 2 turns.
Fylja is an Epic grade Magic affinity Attack-based champion from the Dwarves faction. Fylja is the fusion champion required to fuse Karato Foxhunter for the ongoing Valentine’s Day fusion event. Players need to get 4 copies of her and further level them and ascend them to fuse Karato. Fylja by herself is a solid DPS option for new to mid-game players. Her passive grants her Increased Attack and Increased Critical Hit Damage buff for 1 turn when she has less than 2 buffs at the start of her turn. Her 3rd ability is an AOE damaging skill that targets all enemies and boosts 15% of her turn-meter for every critical hit while also healing herself by 15% of the damage dealt. Her 2nd ability Crushing Eternity is a single targeted damaging skill that fully depletes the target turn-meter by 100%. This makes her extremely useful for Dungeons like Ice Golems, Spiders Den, and Fire Knights.
Here is a list of Fylja’s skills in detail: –
Elder’s Judgement [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Decreases the target’s MAX HP by 10% of the damage inflicted.
Cannot decrease a single enemy’s MAX HP by more than 50%.
Crushing Eternity [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 75% chance of fully depleting the target’s Turn Meter.
Righteous Evocation [ATK]
Attacks all enemies. Fills this Champion’s Turn Meter by 15% and heals them by 15% of the damage inflicted if this attack is critical.
If this Champion has 2 or fewer buffs at the start of the turn, place a 50% [Increase ATK] buff and a 30% [Increase C.DMG] buff on this Champion for 1 turn.
That is it from our side for everything you need to know about the array of new champions coming to RAID: Shadow Legends with Patch 5.20. Leave your thoughts below regarding these new champions. 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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