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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%

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%

Higher Blessing (Cooldown: 4 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

Equipment Set

1 Lifesteal Set, 1 Accuracy 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 (ATK)
Helmet (HP)
Shield (DEF)
Gauntlets (DEF% / HP%)
Chestplate (DEF% / HP% / ACC)
Boots (SPD)
Ring (DEF / HP)
Amulet (DEF / HP)
Banner (ACC)

Athel Mastery Guide

Arena, Campaign, Faction Wars

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. Warmaster


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


  1. N/A

Clan Boss, Dungeons

Raid Shadow Legends Athel Skill Mastery Equip Guide


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


  1. Defiant
  2. Improved Parry
  3. Bloodthirst
  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. Athel excels in all battles that includes solo campaign farming, raiding Dungeons and Clan Boss. It is due to her impressive basic attack “Strike Down” that attacks multiple times on a single target while inflicting Weaken debuff to allow her allies to deal extra damage to her target. 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. In addition, she has “Higher Blessing” skill temporarily increases her Attack and Defense simultaneously to inflict devastating damage against her enemies while protecting herself against imposing danger. She is best suited in speed team setup and this holds true for 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. Athel is an excellent starting champion to choose in your party build unless you have a better Epic or Legendary champion to replace her. For late game, you will replace 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 perform 3-hit on his A1 and remove enemy champion 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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Urtoroth Lobopálido

    Hm, would her performance increase with Cruel set?

  5. Sigfod

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

  6. 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!

  7. Ayumilove Post author

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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).

  10. Jesper Nielsen

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

  11. 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

  12. 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.”

  13. dani

    why is is better than other start up characters?

  14. 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.

  15. Slot machine

    @Ayumilove I think Athel is a women

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Union

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

  19. Ohboy

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


  20. 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! :)

  21. 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.

  22. Foebiaen

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

  23. 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).

  24. 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 ?

  25. Yuber8f

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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?

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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 ;)