Crypt-King Graal | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Legends Crypt-King Graal Skill Mastery Equip Guide


NAME: Crypt-King Graal
FACTION: Undead Hordes
RARITY: Legendary
ROLE: Support
USABILITY: Situational
TOMES: 12 (A2)



Obtain from

Ancient Shard
Sacred Shard
Primal Shard

Blessings Recommendation

Brimstone (Late Game)


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


★★★★✰ Minotaur
★★★★★ Spider
★✰✰✰✰ Fire Knight
★★★★★ Dragon
★★★★★ Ice Golem
★★★✰✰ Iron Twins
★✰✰✰✰ Sand Devil
★★✰✰✰ Phantom Shogun


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

Doom Tower

★★★★★ Floors
★✰✰✰✰ Magma Dragon
★✰✰✰✰ Nether Spider
★★★★★ Frost Spider
★★✰✰✰ Scarab King
★★★★✰ Celestial Griffin
★★✰✰✰ Eternal Dragon
★✰✰✰✰ Dreadhorn
★★✰✰✰ Dark Fae

Crypt-King Graal Skills

Brittleness Bane
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 60% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns. Has a 100% chance instead if the target is under a [HP Burn] debuff or a [Freeze] debuff.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Damage +5%
Damage Multiplier: 3.7 ATK

Death Fires (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a [HP Burn] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 6: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 3.9 ATK

Elemental Unity (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Places a [Freeze] debuff on each target for 1 turn if they are under a [HP Burn] debuff. Extends the duration of any [HP Burn] debuffs to 3 turns. This effect cannot be resisted.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Damage Multiplier: 3.6 ATK

Increases Ally HP in all Battles by 33%

Crypt-King Graal Build Guide

Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons, Doom Tower, Faction Wars

Recommended Artifacts

PvE: Bloodthirst, Lifesteal
PvP: Protection, Stoneskin, Zeal
PvE & PvP: Accuracy, Critical Damage, Cruel, Divine Speed, Fatal, Fortitude, Immortal, Instinct, Killstroke, Lethal, Merciless, Perception, Regeneration, Resistance, Righteous, Savage, Speed, Supersonic

Stats Allocation

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

Stats Priority

ATK Nuker & Debuffer: ATK%, C.RATE, C.DMG, SPD, ACC
Debuffer Soloist: ACC, RES, SPD, HP%, DEF%

Crypt-King Graal Masteries Guide

Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons, Doom Tower

Raid Shadow Legends Crypt-King Graal Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Heart of Glory
  4. Single Out
  5. Ruthless Ambush
  6. Bring it Down
  7. Methodical
  8. Warmaster


  1. Pinpoint Accuracy
  2. Charged Focus
  3. Swarm Smiter
  4. Lore of Steel
  5. Cycle of Magic
  6. Master Hexer
  7. Sniper

Crypt-King Graal Review

Crypt-King Graal, the legendary support magic affinity champion hailing from the Undead Hordes faction in Raid Shadow Legends, is no stranger to fear. He rules the Undead with an iron fist, but even he trembles at the mere mention of Bad-El-Kazaar, the first of the Undead. Seeking to master the powers of ice and fire, the Crypt King vanished into the shadows for over a millennium. Now, he returns, more powerful and feared than ever before.

For many years, Graal’s kit was outdated and challenging to wield, relegating him to the status of a mere vault lord. However, with the release of Dungeon 21-25, Graal finally found his footing alongside Sicia Flametongue, who did much of the heavy lifting.

Yet, it was Patch 4.70 that transformed Graal’s fortunes. He went from being a vault lord to a Telerian God in the blink of an eye. His A2 became a 100% AoE HP Burn, while his A3 unleashed a 100% AoE Freeze, extending the burns, and making him one of the strongest HP burners and ideal for Spider 25. Furthermore, his A1 now boasts a 100% Decrease ATK against bosses in Doom Tower, which, when coupled with the HP burn or freeze, makes him an unwavering force against the Clan Boss.

With a robust base speed, admirable HP, and defense, Graal can slot into any team with ease. He possesses the strongest set of buffs in the patch and is guaranteed to deliver results.

Crypt-King Graal Champion Lore

Graal cannot remember his birth name. Once he was one of the Six Kings of the Confederation of Frostheim, and one of Graal’s only remaining memories of his old life is of the attack on the Winter Hall by the Ice Golem — an inhuman titan of living frost — who rampaged into his hall and murdered his kinsmen. He can remember collapsing to the ground, his life trickling away into the stone floor. He can remember the Sacred Order inquisitors, who had been sent to meet with him and his fellow kings, bursting in and looking on with cold eyes as his killer butchered those who might have saved him. After that, all Graal can remember is silence and darkness. Centuries wore on, and Graal lingered in a cycle of unsteady Undeath – the malefic energies of the Ice Golem occasionally reviving his frozen corpse for a matter of seconds — before slipping back into sensationless unlife.

The Winter Hall, once the seat of Frostheim’s power, sat as an icy tomb for Graal and his fellow kings after the Ice Golem’s attack, and was left to decay and crumble. Outside, the kingdom moved on without them. With each passing century, more of the Ice Golem’s power oozed into Graal’s husk, granting the former king more control of his Undeath. After what seemed like a millennia, Graal opened his eyes, and he found his body obeyed his will. He looked around his once mighty hall, his fellow kings still frozen in death next to him. His body shaking, Graal first moved an arm. Then a leg. Then his head. Gathering enough strength, he broke the rime that caked his corpse, and unshackled himself from the throne that had held him for an age.

As Graal moved, he felt temperatures battling within his chest, a volcanic rage grappling with the glacial Undeath that had been bestowed upon him. His eyes burned with blue fire, ice formed to his legs and then, just as quickly, melted away. The roiling elemental crucible in his heart pushed Graal forward as he emerged from the Winter Hall, and he looked down on more frozen remnants of the massacre that had ended his rule in corridors and chambers. Graal left the Winter Hall behind him, marching down into the snow and ice of his homeland. He had to find out who had caused this calamity, and he had to know what had become of Frostheim. Above all else, he longed to claim revenge.

Crypt-King Graal Storyline

“Listen, boy. I don’t give a rat’s arse about how much silver you’re offering, I ain’t going back there. Heck, you could toss a bag of gems in my face and I’d still refuse. Yeah, yeah, I know. Ancient crypts, untold treasures, yadda-yadda. Terrible guardians and secrets best left forgotten – old fishwives’ tales, right? Thought so too. Me and my mates – ten of them – decided to poke about the old bastard Graal’s tomb. Used to be some great wizard-king, died centuries ago, locals say he was a horrible Siroth-worshipper and turned their grandmas into frogs. You know how these stories go. Anyway, the place’s been quiet save for a few drunken tales of skeletons walking about on the darkest nights. But we figured with dead folk rising all over Teleria this isn’t anything new. So in we go, each man’s a veteran of the craft. We traveled far and wide, picked barrows clean of things you’d never dream of, faced bandits, beasts, competition – you name it! And sure, there’s a ghoul here, a reanimated skeleton there. Usual problems in our business, we cut through them easily. Only when we reached the sarcophagus… Well, HE woke up. Can you imagine, boy? Arrows, spearheads, swords, all useless! Mine was good Aravian steel, forged by the Elves. No, don’t ask me how I got it. But the moment I struck that thing’s carcass, the blade rusted away and crumbled. Just like that! So we did the only thing we could – run. Don’t remember much of what happened then, just the screams of my mates as they burst into flames or turned to ice. I was the only one to get out in the end, never ran that fast in my life. So no, I ain’t going to stick my neck under the axe again. In fact, I’m getting as far away as I bloody can. And if you’re smart, you’ll do the same.” – Unknown grave robber

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32 thoughts on “Crypt-King Graal | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. BradyEatWorld

    Idk why everyone’s complaint about this guy he’s carried me to Spider 24 and hits for ~12-16M each run.

  2. Meedlee99

    So I decided to try something fun and put him along side Gliseah Soulguide ( who has a decent freeze on her own but she’s super fun when you put her in Frost). Nothing but Fire and Ice for the next few minutes.

  3. YoMammasBoy

    @Gila_Monster It’s not about control being AoE. That’s preferable. The issue is first hitting the group with the A2 would set off the counterattack because it’s an attack. Not a placement like Mordecai, for example. So you would still take a bunch of poisons and, most likely, a sensitivity to your whole team.

  4. Gila Monster

    @YoMommasBoy Not sure why control being AOE would be bad at all. If the little spiders are CCed they don’t counterattack. He can place HP Burn at the start of the fight and then renew it with his freeze which prevents the little spiders from counterattacking or healing.

  5. YoMommasBoy

    @Gila Monster I think I can understand why @ayumilove rated him low in Nether Spider. His control is largely based on AoEs, which are generally a very bad thing in NS. I agree with you that he’s absurdly good in so many places now that he’s been buffed.

  6. Gila Monster

    I disagree with the low scores for Nether Spider, Eternal Dragon, Scarab King.

    I’ve used Graal to solo Nether Spider on Hard DT including at least one run in the global leaderboards (19th place on floor 60 Nether Spider in Hard DT).

    He is one of several champs that can solo Scarab in regen gear easily.

    His burns, CC for the minions, and irresistible attack down on his A1 make his kit excellent for Eternal Dragon.

  7. ArcticF0X

    @Steeve sounds like you’re not fully ascended.

  8. ArcticF0X

    I can confirm that, following the change to Death Fires (AOE instead of random HP burn now) this champion is now very strong in the high floors of Doom Tower Hard. He is especially useful in combination with Drexthar Bloodtwin, who is a freely available permanent fragment summon. If you set CKG slightly faster than Drex, he has a guaranteed (if booked) ‘place’ of an AOE burn. This is followed up Drexthar’s AOE which gives a guaranteed provoke if the target is burning. Second turn CKG does a guaranteed freeze and extends the burn. That’s two whole turns you don’t have to worry about. Add in a third control champ (like Visix, another freebie) and you can pretty much maintain AOE control and burn with 100% uptime.

    Given that CKG is also strong in Spider AND Hydra I would now humbly recommend him for promotion to A-tier. And he’s definitely worth booking out.

  9. Steeve

    Has there been a speed nerf on crtpt king? I just pulled him and refer to this guide and it says base soeed 107 ….well my guy has 97 speed not 107

  10. Jarlaxlle524

    hp burn*

  11. Jarlaxlle524

    @relativenewbie Dreadbombs are NOT immune to up burn. Make sure before u accidentally convince someone to feed him to another Lego for 6* and then not regret it even though they should… 😉

  12. WhiteSands

    He’s A rank now for sure. Maybe S tier. A very very good champion

  13. Deezpuppies

    @dennis dickerson You should regret it, I’m running 1min :29 second spider runs with him, he’s not totally useless anymore. Also, he is good in Hydra.

  14. dennis dickerson

    I fed him to another leggo to get 6* . He was useless and I don’t regret it

  15. RelativeNewbie

    In response to my previous comment, no he’d be terrible against Bommal. The AoE freeze only works against targets under hp burn and the dreadbombs are immune. Guess I’m working up a Templar for that yahoo.

  16. Joshua M.

    Recently got him, I bet he’s now A-rank-worthy. Just a simple fix on his kit made him a lot more viable. Thx Plarium.

  17. RelativeNewbie

    He might even be a Bommal mvp. AoE freeze for the dreadbombs, hp burn for damage on the rhino, and atk down. Plus he can probably solo the waves.

  18. RelativeNewbie

    AoE HP Burn on his a2 (yes, and Improved multiplier, but we aren’t using this guy as a nuker) means that his CC is insanely good. That a3 basically keeps every one of his enemies burned and also frozen, then his a1 means they’ll be weaker when they come out of the big chill. Thank you so very much payrium for giving a real buff to a really bad legendary. He’s finally worth the rarity name.

  19. CKG

    moving up to a top rank with these buffs for sure, gonna be so much more useable in all areas now

  20. AT

    Buffs be coming! My very first legendary will finally be independent.

  21. Superfluid

    This is my complaint about Graal, He is a LEGENDARY, but is only ‘useful’ as long as you happen to have the exact right monsters to pair him with…I DO NOT.

  22. DrewUniverse

    This is a character who relies on team synergy, but when that happens his viability goes from “Eh” to “Holy hell.” I had the incredible luck of acquiring this character alongside Mordecai from a batch of 10 ancient shards.

    By building the two out so that Mordecai barely goes first with his AoE HP Burn, Graal will then cause mass-freeze *and* extend the burn debuffs on enemy targets. This makes CGK a stellar performer in Spider, provided someone like Mordecai is there to set Graal up. The latter doesn’t need any books. With good speed the spiders will hardly ever get a turn – especially if you have another character with high chance of AoE freeze or stun.

    Due to the nature of the attack strategy (HP Burn), take note that it is against your interest to apply Speed Down to the spiderling minor enemies. Slowing the boss is fine, but you want the majority of those HP burn debuffs activating as fast as possible between the boss’s turns.

  23. Superfluid

    This is the only Legendary I have ever gotten and for the life of me I can not figure out how you don’t have him at F. Most of the time his 3 shots hit the same target and if they have a high resistance it FAILS to hp burn. Which makes his 3 skill uselss too.

  24. Sariander

    This champ should be dropped to bottom tier. There are newer rares and epics that can fill the same role.

  25. Television

    Don’t use your books on him. Save them for another legendary, like Rhazin. He doesn’t benefit off of books.

  26. Lod pq

    Hi guys. After 50 days of playing the game I have no more Shards but 1 Leg and 9 books. Should I books him or save my book ?

  27. Dave

    @Reinhart, more often than not, the target you choose on his A2 will indeed hit as one of the 3, IF it rolls a landing. What would be nice is a higher than 50% chance to roll the landing itself, say 75%, then book to 100%.

  28. reinhart

    CGK is more viable for clan boss now in patch 1.14. They made a change where if there are 10 debuffs applied and you try to refresh, it can now be refreshed. Prior to 1.14 the refresh from CGK’s A3 would fail to apply. (The same is true for any other debuff, such as decrease attack.) He is still a lower-tier legendary though. He would be useful in spider if his A2 could be targeted or was AOE… but nope.

  29. Fonnie

    His speed has not been reduced. He gains an extra 10 base speed at 6* ascended.

  30. Skull

    His speed has bin reduced to 97.

  31. Jausch

    Looks like his speed took a huge nerf at some point

  32. paul

    No LS build for CB?