Dark Kael | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Dark Kael Skill Mastery Equip Guide

Overview

NAME: Dark Kael
FACTION: Dark Elves
RARITY: Epic
ROLE: Attack
AFFINITY: Magic
USABILITY: Late Game
TOMES: 11 (A1 A2 A3)

Total Stats (6★)

Health Points (HP): 14,205
Attack (ATK): 1,343
Defense (DEF): 1,013
Speed (SPD): 96
Critical Rate (C.RATE): 15%
Critical Damage (C.DMG): 50%
Debuff Resistance (RESIST): 30
Debuff Accuracy (ACC): 15

Obtain from

Doom Tower

Grinding

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

Dungeons

★★★★★ Minotaur
★★★★✰ Spider
★★★★★ Fire Knight
★★★★★ Dragon
★★★★★ Ice Golem

Potion

★★★★✰ 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

Dark Kael Review

Dark Kael is an Epic Attack Magic champion from Dark Elves faction in Raid Shadow Legends. Dark Kael was released in Patch 4.50 on August 2021 as part of the Normal Doom Tower reward upon collecting all the fragments from the Secret Rooms. Dark Kael is the successor of Kael (starter champion) who could consistently apply higher quality Poison debuff along with other debuffs.

Weaver of Woes (A1 Skill) is Dark Kael’s default attack that has the ability to instantly activate existing Poison or HP Burn debuff on the enemies without having them to take a turn to receive damage from those debuff! This is particularly useful if you are able to build him above 200+ Speed to lap the enemies twice. Also, he is best syenergized with Counterattack or Ally Join Attack champion, so Dark Kael can perform more of his default attacks to activate those debuffs! In addition, you can pair Dark Kael with a dedicated Poison champion who can apply Poison debuff on their default attack such as Venus to deal more damage to the enemies, especially Clan Boss.

Binding Darkness (A2 Skill) is Dark Kael’s AoE Attack that hits all enemies in the battlefield while applying Decrease Attack debuff on enemies to lower their damage output. It also increases the debuff duration on them too, which synergizes well with other debuffer champions on your team! If you have Zavia and Taurus, you can pair them with Dark Kael to extend Poison debuff duration to improve the damage dealt by AoE Poison Detonation from Zavia. This strategy is great for Ice Golem, Spider and Dragon Dungeon Speed Runs!

Reality Acid (A3 Skill) is Dark Kael’s signature Poison skill that applies Poison and Poison Sensitivty debuff. Poison Sensitivity amplifies the damage of Poison debuff dealt to the enemies, which makes it much easier to takedown tanky and high health champions, especially bosses found in Dungeons, Faction Wars and Doom Tower. The limitation of this skill is it only applies to a single-target enemy rather than all enemies in the battlefield, which limits his usability to a boss damage dealer.

Delerium is Dark Kael’s unique passvie skill that prevents the enemy from performing Critical Hit on your allies whenever they have 2 or more debuff on them. This makes it useful against PvE contents as most enemies have a base Critical Rate of 15%. This is great for Clan Boss as it prevents the sudden spike of damage from his Critical Hit that could instantly wipe out a majority of your champions, bringing the battle to an abrupt end.

Overall, Dark Kael is a decent Epic champion who can help you in dealing high amount of Poison damage in a short period of time if you do not have a dedicated Poison champion in your team. He is a good replacement for Frozen Banshee if you are still using her in your Clan Boss team setup or Dragon Dungeon Speed Run team, as he deals a fairly consistent Poison damage all the time with better survivability with the aid of his passive skill!

Dark Kael Skills

Weaver of Woes [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy 3 times. Each hit has a 25% chance to instantly activate 2 [Poison] debuffs or 1 [Poison] debuff and 1 [HP Burn] debuff.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Damage Multiplier: 1.35 ATK

Binding Darkness [ATK] (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns. Each critical hit also has a 75% chance of increasing the duration of all the debuffs on the target by 1 turn.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 6: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 4 ATK

Reality Acid (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Has a 75% chance of placing three 5% [Poison] debuffs and a 25% [Poison Sensitivity] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 4: Cooldown -1

Delerium [Passive]
Decreases the C.RATE of enemies under 2 or more [Poison] debuffs by 15%. If there are multiple Champions on the team with this Skill, only one will activate.

Dark Kael Equipment Guide

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

Recommended Artifacts

Regeneration, Immortal, Perception, Accuracy, Speed

Stats Allocation

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

Stats Priority

Damage Dealer & Debuffer: ATK%, C.RATE, C.DMG, SPD, ACC
Debuffer: ACC, SPD, HP%, DEF%, C.RATE

Dark Kael Mastery Guide

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

This Dark Kael mastery is suitable for general purpose for all areas in the game, which can be used in speed tuned teams.
Raid Shadow Legends Dark Kael PvE All-Rounder Mastery Guide

Offense

  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Heart of Glory
  4. Single Out
  5. Life Drinker
  6. Bring it Down
  7. Kill Streak
  8. Giant Slayer

Support

  1. Steadfast
  2. Charged Focus
  3. Swarm Smiter
  4. Lore of Steel
  5. Evil Eye
  6. Master Hexer
  7. Sniper

Dungeon (Speed Run Build)

This Dark Kael mastery is optimized for Dungeon Speed Run Build, where his main role is to be able to solo the boss if the remaining allies has fallen. This requires your Dark Kael be self-sustenance. This is achieved by equipping him in Regeneration Set or Immortal Set for self-regeneration. He is recommended to be build with high HP, Defense, Speed and Accuracy stats! The masteries selected below enhances his ability to deal extra damage from Offense Mastery Tree and enhances his Speed, Accuracy and debuff capabilities with Support Mastery Tree.
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Offense

  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Life Drinker
  4. Single Out
  5. Bring it Down
  6. Kill Streak
  7. Giant Slayer

Support

  1. Steadfast
  2. Lay on Hands
  3. Exalt in Death
  4. Arcane Celerity
  5. Lore of Steel
  6. Evil Eye
  7. Master Hexer
  8. Spirit Haste

Dark Kael Reference

This section covers Dark Kael build specialized for specific areas in Raid Shadow Legends.

Dark Kael All-Rounder Build

Here is Dark Kael artifacts and masteries by Ayumilove optimized for Dragon Dungeon Speed Run build. This build is suitable for Faction Wars and Doom Tower too. Dark Kael is equipped with Regeneration Set to provide him a way to heal himself when he is soloing the boss while the rest of the allies are fallen. Speed Set grants him additional speed, so he can take multiple turns of an enemy single turn to quickly cycle through his skills and recover his health quickly. The stats prioritized for this build are HP%, Speed and Accuracy followed by Defense and Critical Rate. Accuracy is essential for him to inflict his Poison and Decrease Attack debuffs as well as increasing the debuff duration on the enemies. If you have decent artifacts to allow him to survive, then use Critical Rate gloves, so he could deal some damage through his skills. Otherwise, use HP% or Defense gloves for additional survivability.
Raid Shadow Legends Dark Kael Artifact and Stats Reference Guide

Dark Kael Updates

Dark Kael Storyline

Millennia had passed since the great schism that tore the race of Elves in twain. Generations upon generations twisted the tale to suit their political needs, and the truth had been lost long ago, replaced by hatred and resentment the two fractured Elf realms harbor for one another. For many, this hatred is all there is. Not so for Kael, whose keen mind always sought the truth, no matter how many layers of falsehoods he had to pierce through. As an apprentice sorcerer, Kael had access to some of the greatest repositories of knowledge that still survived within the domain of the Dark Elves. And unlike his peers, he had both the desire and the patience to sift through manuscripts of ancient history that did not directly aid his magical prowess. It was an interest he could pursue in earnest after coming of age and becoming a magician in his own right. Kael had undertaken many lone expeditions to the ancient ruins of Durham Forest and beyond, where relics of his people’s past still lay undisturbed. Over time, he gained the cautious respect of powerful Dark Elves, albeit Kael’s lack of vicious loathing for their Aravian cousins stifled his chances of gaining a position in the courts of the Highborn. That suited Kael just fine for the most part, even if he still craved to seize every opportunity to expand his knowledge. It was a quest that would eventually make him a pariah among his own and lead him to the Arbiter’s service. But as forces of Siroth gather and hope wanes across Teleria, Kael once more considers turning to the darker magics his people had practiced for centuries. He does that not to serve evil but to turn its own weapon against it. Alas, countless ambitious heroes sought to do the same. Their hubris and lack of understanding were a pathway to damnation that Kael is in no hurry to tread. No, he needs something that can help him harness the hellish energies without being consumed by them. And so his eyes turn to the Doom Tower. There, within the bowels of the ancient arcane prison the Arbiter had created for some of Teleria’s worst abominations, lay the mysteries of ages past. Suppose Kael can complete this perilous journey to the Tower summit and claim the occult artifacts scattered throughout its secret passages. In that case, he will finally be able to tap into the wellspring of dark magic and unleash his full potential against the creatures of Shadow without being bent to the will of Siroth himself.

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17 thoughts on “Dark Kael | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. Jan nielsen

    hey i have a question i’m crazy after knowing if i have walt wrong at first with 1 rar Galek player. I took happy. But have found out on my # 2 account that I took Keal Goodt. But my first contemporary I am long with and my account 2 is new and it just runs perfect with kael. Is there anything I can enjoy in my first account move round on player and maybe get a chance to get Keal. I have used over 1000 blue crystals and purple and gold. But Hat almost all Rear plays but need Keal there is something I can do. is about to run out of ideas it means so much that i get him oh damm pliss help me

  2. Dave

    Is there any point to the sniper mastery? Once fully booked the A2 and A3 are 100% chance the debuff(s).
    His A1 doesn’t apply debuffs or am I reading this “Increases the chances of placing any debuff from Skills or Artifacts by 5%.” too literally?

  3. Xin Qian

    Problem with his A1. Instantly activates 2 [Poison] debuffs.
    Is that meaning active 2 Poison by taking 2 Poisons to cool down?
    For example, a target having 2 Poisons with 4 turning duration DK attack with A1, and the effect land one time. Should the final result be 2 Poisons with 3 turning duration or 2 Poisons duration all get activated?

  4. Brian

    Dark kael top masteries table has pinpoint accuracy picture but lists stead fast in the printed list. So…steadfast or pinpoint accuracy?

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @Paul, @Hemsley, @Bahi, @Amanis Noone: Yeah, Giant Slayer will also work well with him since he hits 3 times on his default attack. I have updated the guide to use Giant Slayer instead of Warmaster.

  6. Amanis Noone

    @Ayumilove : Giantslayer is the way to go on this. HellHades agrees. May wanna update offense tree to reflect. Thanks for your work!

  7. Bahi

    I selected Giant Slayer for Kael and he is a beast 🙂

  8. Hemsley

    I enjoy this site and take a lot of its suggestions. I am curious though just like Paul. Why not Giant Slayer instead of Warmaster?

  9. Paul

    Warmaster?
    A1=Attacks 1 enemy 3 times.
    Not Giant Slayer? Reason?

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ryan: You can only get Dark Kael through Fragment Summon. The fragments can be collected by completing Doom Tower Secret Rooms!

  11. Ryan

    How do I get it

  12. Ender

    The fact that his A3 is not linked to an attack means it cannot be a weak hit, and there for will not be affect by affinity (status effect cannot be placed by weak hits). That is HUGE.

  13. Arkkinite

    Regarding A3 “Reality Acids”

    What i have said below is hold true. But I forgot to point out that his A3 only affects one target (unlike Bad’el which affects all targets)

    It makes his A3 only really useful on a boss.

  14. Mstein86

    What gear is recommended?

  15. Arkkinite

    @Justin McBride

    While I don’t have this champion yet, this means that the skill A3:
    – Is still an ability that needs to be cast, and will “use up” the turn after cast
    – Will simply apply the debuffs on the enemy
    – Is still subjected to Acc and Resistance

    Think of it like Bad-El’s A2 and Madame Serris’ A3. The spell has no “attack” portion, just the buff/debuff application portion.

  16. SEGStriker

    He is not undead like other dark versions of well known starter heroes.

  17. Justin McBride

    Does the lack of an attack on the A3 mean that it just randomly applies every 4 turns without using a turn and with no control over who it applies to?