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Raid Shadow Legends Athel Skill Mastery Equip Guide

Raid Shadow Athel Skill Mastery Equip Guide

Champion Fusion



FACTION: The Sacred Order
ROLE: Attack
USABILITY: Early-Mid Game
TOMES: 12 (A1 A3)
OBTAIN: Starter Champion

Total Stats (6★)

Health Points (HP): 13,545
Attack (ATK): 1,189
Defense (DEF): 936
Speed (SPD): 104
Critical Rate (C.RATE): 15%
Critical Damage (C.DMG): 57%
Debuff Resistance (RESIST): 30
Debuff Accuracy (ACC): 0


★★★★★ Campaign
★★★★★ Arena Defense
★★★★★ Arena Offense
★★★★★ Clan Boss
★★★★★ Faction Wars


★★★★★ Minotaur’s Labyrinth
★★★★★ Spider’s Den
★★★★★ Fire Knight’s Castle
★★★★★ Dragon’s Lair
★★★★★ Ice Golem’s Peak


★★★★★ Void Keep
★✰✰✰✰ Force Keep
★★★★★ Spirit Keep
★★★★★ Magic Keep

Athel Skills

Strike Down [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy 3 times. Has a 75% chance of placing a 25% [Weaken] debuff for 2 turns on the last hit.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 6: Damage +5%
Level 7: Damage +5%
Level 8: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Damage Multiplier: 1.3*ATK

Divine Blades [ATK] (Cooldown: 3 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Has an extra 15% chance of inflicting a critical hit.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Damage +10%
Damage Multiplier: 4.1*ATK

Higher Blessing (Cooldown: 5 turns)
Places a 25% [Increase ATK] buff on this champion for 2 turns. Places a 30% [Increase DEF] buff on this Champion for 2 turns if this Champion’s current HP is less than 50%. Gains an Extra Turn.
Level 2: Cooldown -1

Increases Ally HP in all Battles by 15%.

Athel Equipment Guide

Arena, Campaign, Faction Wars Clan Boss, Dungeons

Equipment Set

2 Offense Set, 1 Speed Set
1 Savage Set, 1 Cruel Set
2 Critical Rate Set, 1 Critical Damage Set

Equipment Set

1 Lifesteal Set, 1 Accuracy Set
1 Lifesteal Set, 1 Speed Set

Equipment Stat Priority

Weapon (Attack)
Helmet (HP)
Shield (DEF)
Gauntlets (C.RATE / C.DMG)
Chestplate (ATK%)
Boots (SPD)
Ring (ATK)
Amulet (C.DMG)
Banner (ACC)

Equipment Stat Priority

Weapon (Attack)
Helmet (HP)
Shield (DEF)
Gauntlets (C.RATE / C.DMG)
Chestplate (ATK%)
Boots (SPD)
Ring (ATK / DEF)
Amulet (C.DMG / DEF)
Banner (ACC / DEF)

Athel Mastery Guide

Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons, Faction Wars

Pre-Requisite: Athel to be equipped with Lifesteal Set and equipment that provides decent Accuracy, Speed and Critical Rate. The mastery setup suggested below helps you to build Athel as a more rounded character where she can be utilized in all areas efficiently. Lifesteal Set increases Athel’s survivability substantially as she can heal herself without requiring a dedicated healer when leveling fodder in Campaign Brutal 12-3 as well as sustaining in Arena and Clan Boss battle.
Raid Shadow Legends Athel Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Shield Breaker
  4. Whirlwind of Death
  5. Single Out
  6. Cycle of Violence
  7. Bring it Down
  8. Kill Streak
  9. Blood Shield
  10. Giant Slayer


  1. Defiant
  2. Improved Parry
  3. Bloodthirst
  4. Delay Death
  5. Retribution


  1. N/A


Pre-requisite: Athel to be equipped with high Attack, Critical Rate, Critical Damage. Best Artifact Set for this mastery build is equipping her are Savage Set, Cruel Set or Offense Set. The mastery setup below is recommended for Arena to deal maximum amount of damage to the opposing team. The damage is amplified if paired with Decrease Defense and Increase Defense champion. If you do not have a dedicated champion to farm campaign, Clan Boss and Dungeons in early game, I would recommend picking the mastery “Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons and Faction Wars”.
Raid Shadow Legends Athel Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Shield Breaker
  4. Ruthless Ambush
  5. Single Out
  6. Cycle of Violence
  7. Bring it Down
  8. Kill Streak
  9. Blood Shield
  10. Helmsmasher


  1. Defiant
  2. Improved Parry
  3. Bloodthirst
  4. Delay Death
  5. Retribution


  1. N/A

Clan Boss

Pre-requisite: Athel to be equipped with Lifesteal Set with decent amount of Defense and Accuracy stats. The mastery setup below allows Athel to deal maximum amount of damage to the Clan Boss by surviving a longer period of time to trigger as many Giant Slayer attacks on the boss. Giant Slayer (Tier 6 Offense Mastery) inflicts damage based on ENEMY MAX HP. The more HP the enemy has, the more damage the enemy receive. In addition, have Athel with some Critical Rate and Attacks stats, so she can heal through her skill attacks if Giant Slayer did not proc in time to recover her health for the next upcoming attack.
Raid Shadow Legends Athel Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Heart of Glory
  4. Single Out
  5. Life Drinker
  6. Bring it Down
  7. Cycle of Violence
  8. Stoked to Fury
  9. Methodical
  10. Giant Slayer


  1. Tough Skin
  2. Blastproof
  3. Resurgent
  4. Delay Death
  5. Retribution


  1. N/A

Athel Videos

RAID: Shadow Legends | Athel Champion Guide by Chofly

RAID: Shadow Legends | Athel Champion Guide by FeedzTitan

RAID: Shadow Legends | Athel Champion Guide by Дядя О. (Russian)

Athel Review

RAID Shadow Legends – Athel is a Rare Magic Attack champion from The Sacred Order faction where she can be obtained from Mystery Shard and Ancient Shard.

Champion Purpose

  • Athel excels in all battles that includes solo campaign farming, raiding Dungeons and Clan Boss.
  • Her basic attack A1 “Strike Down” deals multiple attack to a single target, which gives her an edge in Fire Knight’s Castle where she can reduce the boss shield quickly, so your allies can deal the maximum damage to the boss.
  • In addition, “Strike Down” inflicts Weaken debuff to allow her allies to deal extra damage to her target. Weaken also improves the damage output of Warmaster and Giant Slayer (Tier 6 Offense Mastery)
  • Athel’s “Divine Blades” AoE (Area of Effect) skill grants additional chance of performing a critical hit to clear cluster of enemies with high damage, making it an easy work for both in Campaign and Arena.
  • Furthermore, she has “Higher Blessing” skill that increases her Attack and Defense simultaneously to inflict devastating damage against her enemies while protecting herself against imposing danger.

Champion Synergy

  • Athel is best suited in speed team setup especially Clan Boss (Easy, Normal and Hard). She is not great in team setup that heavily involves in speed tuning or Counter Attack. Reason being, her Higher Blessing skill grants an Extra Turn, which will remove both buff and debuff applied on her.
  • She is best paired with a champion who can inflict Decrease Defense debuff to the enemies and receives Increase Attack buff on herself before she nukes the enemies. This increases Athel’s final damage output significantly as an Attack role champion.

Champion Limitation

  • Athel is an excellent starting champion for early-mid game unless you have a better Epic or Legendary champion to replace her.
  • For late game, you will be replacing Athel with Rhazin Scarhide (Legendary Force Lizardmen Champion) who is obtainable through Champion Fusion.
  • Rhazin Scarhide is a much more powerful version of Athel as he can also perform 3-hit on his A1 and remove enemy’s buff simultaneously, applies both Weaken and Decrease Defense to allow your other champions to inflict more damage to the target and Decreases Turn Meter on multiple enemies. Furthermore, he is a Defense champion where the more tanky he is, the less damage he receive and more damage he can inflict to his opponents.

Champion Counter

  • Athel isn’t a big threat in Arena as she does not have any Crowd Control skills nor skills that could decrease the your champions efficiency in battle. However, you will need to watch out how she deploys her skills.
  • If Athel casts her “Higher Blessing” during the pre-emptive attack in Arena, it means that she does not have sufficient damage output to wipe out your entire team with “Divine Blades” alone. This gives you an upperhand in the battle where she could not use “Higher Blessing” to gain extra Defense buff when her health drops below 50%.
  • To achieve this, you will need to avoid your team getting Decrease Defense debuff from the enemy and taking out their Increase Attack champion before they buff Athel. Otherwise, she could easily comes back with her “Higher Blessing” skill to go for a Round 2 battle.

Additional Information

  • If you are a first time player and you’re here to find out who is the best starter champion for early-late game progression, I would highly recommend choosing Kael.
  • Kael helps you progress faster in terms of dealing high amount of damage against dungeon bosses especially Clan Boss. If you hit the damage threshold, you will be rewarded better daily Clan Boss rewards such as skill tomes, special equipment set and summoning shards.
  • The downside is you will have some difficult time working with Spider’s Den and Fire Knight’s Castle dungeon, which is crucial for farming late game equipment.
  • If you happen to get Athel from shards summoning, Athel can help tackle areas where Kael is having trouble with.

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40 thoughts on “Athel | SO-RAM | Raid Shadow Legends Skill Mastery Equip Guide

  1. vroblox

    @Ayumilove: Thanks for the update! I feel like a lot of people get discouraged when a champion isn’t performing up to standard because they do not have the masteries completed for that certain champion. I had a hard time with Athel until I completed the masteries and she completely changed the game for me. Maybe even throwing in an extra tab saying they need to be fully mastered for them to jump up to an S tier champion. Basically all champions drastically improve once you fully complete their masteries but a lot of people do not realize this until about mid game or later.

  2. MinotaurMaggie

    She’s clearly a 5s hero. Thank you.

  3. Pro

    Thanks for the update! :)

  4. Shane

    @ayumilove Yes that worked, that’s what happens when I leave the tab open for like a year on my phone. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @Shane: I’m viewing the picture as Giant Slayer rather than Warmaster. Try performing a force clear Internet Browser cache (CTRL+F5) to view the latest changes for this page.

  6. Shane

    @ayumilove doing the mastery for arena, campaign, etc I noticed u have #10 as giant slayer but the picture shows warmaster. I browsed through the thread quick and didn’t see if this was brought to your attention yet. Thank your for this website it’s awesome.

  7. Ayumilove Post author

    @scott simmons: 25% Weaken provides additional damage to all attacks to the enemies and this also include Warmaster and Giant Slayer attacks. You may not see the benefit now, but once you get those masteries for your team, it will improve your damage a lot. In late game, you will need Weaken and Decrease Defense to deal the maximum amount of damage to the enemy especially for Clan Boss, along with Poison debuff. I have used all 4 starting champions (Galek, Kael, Elhain and Athel) for a long time and based from those experiences results in the rating above. If Athel does not work well for you, you could try checkinng whether your equipment and the team synergy is compatible with Athel for that particular area.

  8. Ayumilove Post author

    @qiAlex: I think it’s a skill description typo on my side. The in-game shows “Higher Blessing” for 5 turns skill cooldown. After booking that skill, it will lower the skill cooldown to 4 turns.

  9. CYS, MD

    Dear AYUMILOVE: I think that after reading your site everyday for >6 months I do see the precision and poetry in your ratings. I trust your guidance as I have seen you base your recommendations on empirical evaluations that you have personally experienced over many, many game scenarios. Also, I appreciate when something changes either in your perspective from game updates or possibly after new information comes to light from others game play; that your ego is secure and intact, and you will recommend a change. You are not in any way hurt or bothered by new and useful information but welcome it. I do thank you for tolerating unmitigated rude comments/attitudes/opinions from others who possibly have not yet seen thus do not yet know of what you are talking about. Most of us have not yet seen true end game situations with fully booked/scrolled/armed and charmed appropriately champions. Thus, I think this lack of game experience thus lack of understanding and game frustration are the true basis of these uncomplimentary statements. I have yet to see anyone write, “Oh, Dude, sorry for what I said when I was an ignorant newbie. I get it now.” Still waiting for that one. I did also want to add that many others who are very game savvy and do absolutely know, with their own channels, discord, youtube, etc…also all agree with you on this Athel, in particular, as this is what we are discussing now. Thanks again for all of your efforts. I and many others are truly grateful for all of your time, energy, effort, etc…etc…that you have so generously shared.

  10. scott simmons

    Sorry, but you have a serious Fanboy crush on Athel. To rate her five stars on everything is just ludicrous. Her 25% weaken is not that good. That seems like the one reason you are giving her such insanely high ratings. I think she is very useful but not even close to as good as you do. No one else seems to agree with you either. Are you just one person or are there multiple contributors to the site? I think your site is really useful but I hardly take it as gospel.

  11. qiAlex

    it feels like there is a bug with upgrading “Higher Blessing” skill. it is 4 turns initially after upgrading it is still 4 turns.

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    @Urtoroth Lobopálido: Athel will do much more damage against high defensive champions with Cruel Set. Early-Mid game is not so useful since most of the enemies have low base Defense.

  13. Urtoroth Lobopálido

    Hm, would her performance increase with Cruel set?

  14. Sigfod

    DMAC, I have the same issue for all my sacred order champions.

  15. DMAC

    I cannot seem to find a Amulet for Athel in Spiders Den. Am I missing something and just need to keep trying? Any suggestions welcome…cheers!

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kenneth Leikur: I have tested both Kael and Athel at Level 60 fully ascended before coming to this rating conclusion.

  17. Kenneth Leikur

    This has to be wrong. I have her geared and leveled up. She is good, but still far from top Rear. Kael is better for sure in all regards. And several others are more usefull most places in the game (Coldhearth, warmaiden, Bellower etc). And even for faction you will probably have better epics. So do not see how this rating is fair.

  18. HellBaker

    Sorry, I Just cant agree with this ratings, Athel is far from perfect score for CB, i dont think she is able to use after normal CB, she has only one AOE, which makes her not best choice for Spider and campaign, has no poison on it, then also not good for dragon. Dont take me wrong, she is very useful, i got her max, she’s the second best starter (behind Kael).

  19. Jesper Nielsen

    Athel’s A3 has a cooldown of 5, bookable to 4, making it effectively a 3 turn CD with the extra turn.

  20. Alioch


    i was wondering how giant slayer works on aoe spell. can it proke on multiple ennemy with one spell ? (Athel A2 in that case).
    i’m not sure if i’m going warmaster or giant slayer with mine.

    I built her as a aoe nuke (crit-att%) with lifesteal gear and she is my 2cd dmg dealer in arena and clan boss.
    she got no poison but because of her reset she can land her A2 every 2.5 turn. adding some nice dmg over time.
    and i have not viable option for weaken debuff in CB as she got a 100% chance and no epic i got have that.

    love your work

  21. Kedvarius

    @nipscrew you may want to read again, the description says she is not suited to speed team ups. “ She is not great in team setup that heavily involves in speed tuning or Counter Attack. Reason being, her Higher Blessing skill grants an Extra Turn, which will remove both buff and debuff applied on her.”

  22. dani

    why is is better than other start up characters?

  23. Nipscrew

    @Ayumilove – Thank you so much for these awesome guides. I do have a question. I am a newbie. (lvl 36) You mention that “She is best suited in speed team setup”. Could you maybe suggest some Champions that fit this bill from the rare and/or epic champs. There is so many to go through and its a bit daunting. ^^ Thank you in advance.

  24. Slot machine

    @Ayumilove I think Athel is a women

  25. Ayumilove Post author

    @Puttnam: I would highly recommend replacing Apothecary with a champion that can provide higher survivability for your current Clan Boss team. Champion who provides 60% Increase Defense, 15% Continuous Heal, Remove Debuff, Block Debuff buff would be much better. Next, I would replace Kael with a better Poisoner that can always place 5% Poison debuff or a debuff extender.

  26. Puttnam

    I currently run with Martyr (lead/unbooked), Apoth (ik ik, not ideal but I need him atm) Zavia (GS) Tayrel, and Kael. My question is should I GS Athel and replace Kael with her or should I master one of my current CB team members instead.

  27. Union

    @Ohboy: Lifesteal is a 4 piece set. So you won’t have space for the 3rd.

  28. Ohboy

    1 set missing for clan boss and dungeons
    You only put “1 lifeststeal and 1 accuracy”
    What’s the 3rd?


  29. Foebiaen

    Well, I just see you did already answer this on the comment below. ^^)
    I am pretty new at this game and was just wondering why I should build her Defense/HP but I think I’m getting your point. Thx for your quick response! :)

  30. Ayumilove Post author

    @Foebiaen: DEF%/HP% increases Athel’s survivability in higher level dungeons and Clan Boss. You bring her in for her Weaken debuff, so the rest of your champions in your team can deal extra damage Warmaster or Giant Slayer (Tier 6 Mastery). However, this equipment setup is suitable for Attack Debuffer Role champions. If the Attack Role champion who is purely raw damage similarly to Relickeeper, then that champion should be geared for full Attack, Critical Rate and Critical Damage.

  31. Foebiaen

    One question. Why did you put DEF%/HP% on gauntlet and chestplate slot at Clanboss/Dungeons instead of Crit&/Crit Dmg. and ATK% ?

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Saurinks: Yes, you are right. Clan Boss (Hard, Brutal, Nightmare, Ultra Nightmare) and Dungeons (15-20), the monsters and boss inflicts heavy damage and its difficult for squishy champions especially Attack Role champions to survive since they have low base Defense and HP. Healers would have a difficult time to keep up healing as they will have approximately 3 turns of cooldown to recover (2 turns cooldown for some Legendary champions).

  33. Saurinks

    Nice job for all your guide. I understand a little bit the gear’s changment for CB and Dungeons. If we clean higher stages it’s better to have defense or hp than dealing damage and beeing squichy. Am I right ?

  34. Yuber8f

    Athel has a 3 hit A1 which means means Giantslayer which means Kael cant hold a candle to Athel.

  35. Ayumilove Post author

    @Shaaw: For the first statement, I do know there are tonnes of champions that provide Weaken debuffs and other benefits. However, Athel is one of the accessible Rare champions that provides 25% Weaken 100% uptime, which significantly increases the damage output of the overall team in Clan Boss especially in Speed Meta Team when everyone has Tier 6 Masteries compared to Kael. I have already tested it with both fully skill-booked Level 60 Athel and Level 60 Kael for Easy, Normal and Hard Clan Boss. When players is able to reach Brutal Clan Boss, they will have some resources to complete the Rhazin Scarhide Fusion (Legendary Champion) who will provide both 25% Weaken and 60% Decrease Defense. At this time, Athel will be replaced by Rhazin Scarhide and the Legendary Books obtained from Event can be used on him.

    By the time you reach at Brutal Clan Boss stage, you could come across better Epic/Legendary champions that also outclass Kael in terms of Poison too (similar to what you have pointed to Athel). Good Poisoner champions that are listed in this page: You would want to put as many 5% Poison Debuffs rather than 2.5% Poison Debuffs from Kael A1 (Primary Ability).

    Although Kael can put up as many as 4 5% Poison debuffs, occasionally he only puts 1~2 5% Poison Debuff based from my observation from many runs with Kael in Dragon Dungeon 20 when completing the Dragon Tournament Event and Clan Boss. Athel’s Higher Blessing is a double-edged sword. Therefore, its best to use Athel in teams that is in Speed Meta Team (full speed to go as many rounds) as recommended in the guide above. It would be detrimental to put her in teams where you need to Speed Tune her in Counter Attack, Unkillable, Block Damage, etc. I do check the major RAID Shadow Legends Youtubers playing Kael/Athel and also done my own experiments with these 2 champions.

    In short, both Kael and Athel are top Rare champions for early-mid game but will be outclassed by Epic/Legendary champions in late game once you get a better champion than them.

  36. Shaaw

    @Ayumilove: For starters, I love your site, lots of useful information. That being said…

    You are out to lunch if you think Athel is better than Kael. There are TONNES of champs that provide weaken debuffs, and alot of them provide the weaken debuff as well as other benefits. Anyone who has reached the point where they are bringing 5x fully masteried champs to the CB is rarely bringing a champ to ONLY weaken and nothing else. There needs to be another upside to it. You say in your own review she’s suited for easy normal and hard CB… She really tapers off fast at brutal+… That, and by the time you reach that level of CB that you are carefully tuning your debuffs, you are almost guaranteed to have a variety of epic/lego champs at your disposal that outclass Athel.

    While Kael doesn’t provide weaken, he can lay poisons down like few other champs in the game. Its not unheard of for Kael to have 4-6 separate poison stacks running simultaneously on CB, giving him utility into nightmare CB runs.

    Separate from CB, Kael’s poison provides more consistent damage boost straight from early to late game for Dragon, Ice Golem, and Spider.

    Kael also is clearly the superior option in almost all arena teams. Athel may be able to boost her own atk, but its only 25%. This means that once you pass the extremely early arena game (I’m talking once you reach Bronze III-IV, most people are sporting some type of champ that boosts ALL champs with 50%, such as Spirithost. Why do you think it is that Bronze III-Silver IV is packed fully of mirror matches of: Spirithost lead, Warmaiden, Kael, and a turn meter manipulator (Apothecary, Seeker, Executioner, etc).

    Further to that, the higher blessing skill is actually a huge detriment for most mid-late game builds because it reduces any and all buffs placed on her by a turn. This throws off the synergy in almost all lineups. Any shields, def+, un-killable, counterattack, block damage, speed up, buffs that are very commonly used don’t line up with the rest of the team leaving her vulnerable.

    Athel is a great single champ carry for early game, she does pretty good at campaign farming though not at record speeds, but her utility tapers off really fast once you start having full teams that synergize with each other. This is especially true if you want to be able to take down CB/dungeons on auto, because her extra turn just throws off everything.

    I understand you probably have a bit of a fanboy thing going for Athel, but if you need more that just my word, take literally every single major Youtuber playing this game who ALL say Kael is a top champ that can have utility well into late game, compared to Athel who does not make any of the “best rare” lists.

    On a separate note, why would you want warmaster over flawless execution for arena/campaign/faction?

  37. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sicran: Athel is much better than Kael since he provides Weaken debuff. Weaken allows all of your team members deal extra 25% damage. This damage maybe quite small when you have a team without Tier 6 mastery such as Warmaster and Giant Slayer. However, you will see a significant amount of damage produced once all of your team has that mastery. It helps much more in a Speed Clan Boss Team (lots of Speed Buffer champions and Debuffers). Kael deals a lot of damage when dealing against higher end Clan Boss alone but does not increase the overall team damage significantly.

  38. Sicran

    @ayumilove I dont think athel is 5 starts clan boss, kael has the same start but they are not at the same level… Kael a lot better for clan boss than athel. You should redo the star ranks harshest because a lot of people is influenced by your reviews… (maybe add more stars, you should know better)

    PS: you still doing a great job thanks a lot. respect!

  39. Rob

    Thanks for the review, I wish you would give them your personal touch like that. I know it’s a lot. Or if you like them or not (: thanks for everything you do.


    The image for the ATHEL MASTERY GUIDE > ARENA, CAMPAIGN, FACTION WARS shows the wrong last mastery… you say Warmaster but you selected flawless execution ;)