Hotatsu | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Legends Hotatsu Skill Mastery Equip Guide


NAME: Hotatsu
FACTION: Shadowkin
ROLE: Defense
USABILITY: Early-Mid Game
TOMES: 14 (A2 A3)



Obtain from

Ancient Shard
Sacred Shard
Primal Shard

Blessings Recommendation

Cruelty (Debuffer)
Survival Instinct (Tank)


★★★★✰ 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

Hotatsu Review

Hotatsu is an Epic Defense Magic champion from Shadowkin faction in Raid Shadow Legends. Hotatsu was released in Patch 4.20 (May 7, 2021) and he is one of the best support champions in the Shadowkin faction. He provides many useful buffs and debuffs to strengthen your team, especially in Faction Wars where most of the champions are focussed on high damage single-target attacks with low base HP. Leech debuff allows Shadowkin attackers to heal based on their damage output, Decrease Attack debuff reduces damage inflicted by the enemies, Continuous Heal buff heals your champions, and Increase Defense buff reduces the damage intake by your champions. In short, Hotatsu is a very versatile champion who can help your account to progress much more quickly for early-mid game players in most content of the game and is still viable for Shadowkin Faction stages.

Hotatsu Skills

Red River
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 40% chance of placing a [Leech] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 6: Damage +5%
Level 7: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 8: Damage +5%
Level 9: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Damage Multiplier: 3.2 DEF

Rushing Death (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Has a 50% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 6: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 7: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 4 DEF

Oni Icon (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Places a 60% [Increase DEF] buff on all allies for 2 turns and a 15% [Continuous Heal] buff on all allies for 1 turn
Level 2: Cooldown -1

Spirit Touched (Passive, Cooldown: 3 turns)
Removes 1 random debuff from this Champion at the start of each turn. Will remove [Stun], [Sleep], [Freeze], [Fear], [True Fear] and [Provoke] debuffs before other debuffs.

Increases Ally DEF in all Battles by 25%.

Hotatsu Build Guide

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

Recommended Artifacts

PvE: Bloodthirst, Lifesteal
PvP: Zeal
PvE & PvP: Accuracy, Critical Damage, Defiant, Deflection, Divine Speed, Instinct, Killstroke, Lethal, Merciless, Perception, Resilience, Savage, Speed, Stalwart, Supersonic

Stats Allocation

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

Stats Priority

DEF Nuker & Debuffer: DEF%, C.RATE, C.DMG, SPD, ACC

Supporting Roles

Self Tanker

Hotatsu Mastery Guide

Arena, Campaign, Dungeons, Doom Tower, Faction Wars

Raid Shadow Legends Hotatsu PvE Mastery Guide


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


  1. Pinpoint Accuracy
  2. Charged Focus
  3. Swarm Smiter
  4. Rapid Response
  5. Evil Eye
  6. Master Hexer
  7. Sniper

Clan Boss (Speed Tuned)

Raid Shadow Legends Hotatsu Clan Boss Mastery Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Heart of Glory
  4. Single Out
  5. Life Drinker
  6. Bring it Down
  7. Wrath of the Slain
  8. Methodical
  9. Warmaster


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

Hotatsu Reference

This section covers Hotatsu’s build specialized for specific areas in Raid Shadow Legends.

Hotatsu All-Rounder Build

Here is Hotatsu’s artifacts and masteries by Ayumilove optimized as a Supporter champion in Campaign, Dungeons and Faction Wars content for this All-Rounder build. Bloodthirst Set is used to enable Hotatsu to replenish his HP during battle quickly, while Immortal Set is used to recover his health passively while granting additional HP. Bloodthirst Set shares the same functionality as Lifesteal Set and provides extra Critical Rate stat. Bloodthirst set is farmable from Doom Tower content (Iragoth the Eternal Dragon). The stats prioritized for this build are a balance of HP, Defense, Critical Rate, Accuracy and Speed, to enable him to inflict his debuff successfully, while dealing a decent amount of damage.
Raid Shadow Legends Hotatsu Artifacts and Stats Reference for PvE (Campaign, Dungeons, Faction Wars)

Hotatsu Arena Nuker Build

Here is Hotatsu’s artifacts and masteries by Tyrauku optimized as an Arena Nuker for this Arena build. Hotatsu is equipped in Savage Set to ignore 25% of enemy defense, so he can deal high amount of damage against defensive champions. The stats to prioritize on Hotatsu are Defense, Critical Rate, Critical Damage and Speed. It’s recommended to have 100% Critical Rate, 200~250% Critical Damage, 4~5K Defense and 170~200 Speed for Defense Champion Nuker.
Raid Shadow Legends Hotatsu Artifacts and Stats Reference for PvP (Arena Nuker Build)

Hotatsu Updates

Hotatsu Videos

ASH: Hotatsu Guardian Build | Most Underated Epic? (Or am I crazy?)

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Skratch: Good from Far, But Far From Good! Hotatsu Spotlight Champion Guide

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11 thoughts on “Hotatsu | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. Optimator


    Thank you!

  2. jonathon mccue

    optimator best blessing is faultless defense!

  3. BoBoiKoong

    This guy is solid. if you get him early, 6 star him, gear him abit and take him with kael. 2(6star) champ can get you pass mino 15 so easily.

  4. Optimator

    Best blessing for Hotatsu?

  5. 4shock

    @Drzewo1986 lol, Kaiden is only good for faction wars. This guy hits hard, has a leech on the a1, a decrease attack, a 60% Inc defence, a heal and a cleanse!

  6. Drzewo1986

    This champ is A tier and Kaiden with similar stats and skills is B tier, for me is wrong. Revive is much more helpfull than any buffs, kaiden dec atk is 100%, than hotatsu is only 80%, ok, aura and leech on a1 is much beter than kaidens but still, revive is killer skill (take wamaiden on lvl50 and carry her to dragon in dungeons 😉

  7. Sonicgundam

    @Dranan on top of that his passive makes him a perfect defense lead as he can take the stun and shrug it off with the passive. The def up is also on a 3 turn cd as opposed to most epic kits which are on 4 turn cd (like sentinel). This guy is an amazing def lead. Personally, hes better than sentinel, even without the block debuffs.

  8. Dranan

    @Bullox for clan boss he has leech, deacrease attack, increase ally def 60% and continuous heal and 25% def all battle. All of this is needed for clan boss

  9. Bullox

    Ratings are off. He isn’t strong enough for 5 star anywhere. Perhaps CB if you get him to receive all CB stuns.

  10. Layman

    This champion is not on the main Ranking of all champions page. I found this page by just googling.

  11. Strawberry369

    i think this guy could only ever be used early to mid game in dungeons and clan boss.