Martyr | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Legends Martyr Skill Mastery Equip Guide


NAME: Martyr
FACTION: Sacred Order
RARITY: Legendary
ROLE: Defense
USABILITY: Early-Mid-Late Game
TOMES: 11 (A1 A2 A3)



Obtain from

Ancient Shard
Sacred Shard
Primal Shard

Blessings Recommendation

Brimstone (Clan Boss)
Cruelty (Late Game)
Polymorph (Arena)


★★★★★ 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

Martyr Skills

Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 45% chance of placing a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 6: Damage +10%
Level 7: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Damage Multiplier: 3.4 DEF

Bastion of Faith (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Places a 60% [Increase DEF] buff and a [Counterattack] buff on all allies for 2 turns.
Level 2: Cooldown -1

Suppression (Cooldown: 6 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Places a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns. Places a [Provoke] debuff for 1 turn.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Cooldown -1
Level 5: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 4 DEF

Increases Ally DEF in all battles by 33%.

Martyr 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, 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 (DEF / ACC)

Stats Priority

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

Martyr Masteries Guide

Arena, Doom Tower, Faction Wars

Raid Shadow Legends Martyr Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Shield Breaker
  4. Single Out
  5. Bring it Down
  6. Methodical
  7. Warmaster


  1. Pinpoint Accuracy
  2. Exalt in Death
  3. Rapid Response
  4. Arcane Celerity
  5. Lore of Steel
  6. Cycle of Magic
  7. Lasting Gifts
  8. Master Hexer

Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons

Raid Shadow Legends Martyr Skill Mastery Equip Guide


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


  1. Tough Skin
  2. Blastproof
  3. Rejuvenation
  4. Resurgent
  5. Delay Death
  6. Retribution
  7. Deterrence

Martyr Review

Martyr is a Legendary Defense Spirit champion from the Sacred Order faction in Raid Shadow Legends. Martyr quickly rose to prominence as the foremost Legendary hero during its inaugural year, and her status as one of the game’s most formidable champions remains unshaken.

With a plethora of remarkable buffs and debuffs at her disposal, Martyr’s true claim to fame lies in her A2 skill—a game-changing ability that fortifies your entire team’s defense and bestows a counter-attack buff for a span of two turns. This exceptional talent is possessed by only three champions in Raid, making Martyr’s contribution invaluable, particularly in the perilous realm of Clan Boss battles. Time is of the essence in these encounters, as the Clan Boss grows enraged and spells doom for your team unless you can unleash maximum damage within a limited timeframe.

Although some argue that Martyr has relinquished her title as the game’s top champion, she remains a formidable force, consistently ranking among the game’s top 15 champions and demonstrating her prowess across all aspects of gameplay. Notably, she excels in Clan Boss battles and Faction Wars, often earning the coveted MVP status. Without a doubt, Martyr is a dependable asset to have on your team, bringing a multitude of indispensable qualities necessary for success in the game.

Martyr Champion Lore

Many are the songs sung of the Martyr of Lumaya, though few of these are what one might call cheerful. Clad in silvery mail and armed with a blade limned in holy fire, the Martyr appears in the darkest of moments, where hope is all but lost. The first recorded sighting of the Martyr was in the Age of Hellfire, during the Second Great War. The story has become a familiar one. An embattled bastion, threatened by a horde of Demonspawn. A hopeless last stand. In the final moments, a flare of silvery light as a holy blade hacked through the ranks of the enemy, as the Martyr led the defenders in a final charge, in Lumaya’s name. There were no survivors.

None, that is, save the Martyr, who appeared again and again, fighting her way across Teleria. Witnesses claimed that she was present for every final stand; every rear-guard action; every desperate charge. Whether this is truth, or mere hyperbole, is impossible to know. What is known is that she took part in many great battles of that age, and often was the only survivor. No matter the extent or severity of the Martyr’s injuries, no matter the odds stacked against her, she fought on, as if gripped by some divine madness. Others around her caught this fervor, and be consumed by it; driven to acts of doomed courage by her mere presence.

Some in the Sacred Order whispered that this mysterious warrior was nothing less than Lumaya’s wrath made flesh — that she was proof that Lumaya was not absent from this conflict; more, that she was with them in spirit, if not flesh. Such would explain her sudden appearance on so many battlefields. It was as if she were not a mortal woman at all, but instead a manifestation of holy light itself.

The Martyr’s true name was unknown. None could recall such a being within their own ranks. Those who sought her out, whether to see her for themselves or to ensure that she was what others believed her to be, claimed that she was nothing more than a mortal woman. One of great zeal and faith, to be sure, but a normal woman nonetheless. When the Second Great War came to an end, the Martyr vanished as suddenly as she had appeared. At least for a time. There were rumors that she had been seen here or there, hunting Demonspawn and battling Undead. But the sightings grew fewer and farther between, until they ceased entirely. Many believed the Martyr to be dead at last.

Then came the Red Crusade. The Martyr appeared once more, at the forefront of the Sacred Order’s armies. Whether it was the same woman, impossible as it might sound, or someone new wielding the blade, she fought as before, with a passion that was almost madness. She slew Skinwalkers, Lizardmen, Orcs, and Ogryn with as much enthusiasm as she had shown in killing Demonspawn in the Age of Hellfire. And if some claimed that she wept sorrowfully as she fought, many in the Order said that she wept to see how the true servants of Lumaya were denigrated by their enemies.

Even now, the Martyr’s true identity is unknown; indeed, some claim that she is not one woman but many — that Martyr is not simply a name or a description, but a rank. That there are many Martyrs; women chosen for the purity of their faith and an excess of zeal, to carry the light of Lumaya into the darkest of places. Others believe that when one Martyr perishes, another is chosen from among the ranks of the Sisters Militant by the Sacred Order to wield the holy blade once carried by the first woman to bear the name ‘Martyr’. They say that it has ever been thus, since the ending of the Age of Hellfire. The most persistent of the stories is that there is and has ever been only one Martyr; a soul blessed – or cursed — with eternal life. A woman placed into a Shard by the Arbiter, whose only peace is found in battling the foes of Lumaya on behalf of the Sacred Order. As to which of these tales is true — if any — only Sacred Order or better yet, the Arbiter, knows.

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18 thoughts on “Martyr | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. Spackfighter

    Champion Name Reference
    Deutsch/German: Märtyrer

  2. Alvin Peterson

    Someone told my Wife they had stories for the champions here. Her Favorite Champion is Martyr so she was excited to read the story. But She doesn’t have a Storyline. AyumiLove? Can I ask you to add Martyr’s Storyline for her if you can and or willing to do so? Please and Thank you on her Behalf.

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    @saloufen: I think it was a mistake. I have updated Martyr masteries.

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    @UnlimitedPain: I have corrected the Martyr mastery for Clan Boss (Kill Streak replaced with Methodical).

  5. Nam Dah Man

    I use my Martyr for Campaign farm on Nightmare 12-1

    My gears have Lifesteal set and Speed set. Glove, Chest, and Boots have Def% as main stat and Crit Rate, HP%, Speed and Resist as Sub Stats.
    For Accessories, I have HP as main stats and Def% as Sub Stats.

    She never fails 12-1 on Nightmare so definitely a great champ for solo Campaign farmer. I can literally fully level up 3 1-star for just 1 battle.

  6. saloufen

    I have the same question as UnlimitedPAin. Kill streak doesnt provide any help on CB masteries, so i can only imagine that it was placed there by mistake.

  7. UnlimitedPain

    Why would you choose Kill Streak over Methodical for CB masteries? If you could explain I’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

  8. Justin

    Is it worth using both Martyr and Valkyrie on the same clan boss team?

  9. matthias schuster

    About your comments:

    Lasting gifts does not increase then turn meter
    Martyr has increase defense on her own
    You don’t need block debuffs, you can also use Skullscrusher and other strategies to avoid the stun

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    @em: Martyr masteries are setup correctly as shown in the guide above. For Clan Boss and Dungeons, you will want more Defensive Stats to survive longer in battle. For Arena, Campaign and Faction Wars, you will want to increase your Accuracy with the help of Support Mastery Tree in order to successfully inflict Provoke and Decrease Defense debuffs on her targets. Enemy champion may have stack higher resistance to resist those debuff that prevents them from performing at their full potential.

  11. Ayumilove Post author

    @Emeraldancient: You will need to pair Martyr with a champion that has Block Debuff and Increase Defense such as Marked (Rare Support Champion) to counter Ice Golem’s Frigid Vengeance if you are inflicting heavy direct damage to the boss. You can also inflict indirect damage via Poison Debuff with the help of Counter Attack buff to bypass Frigid Vengeance trigger/proc too when the boss reaches his turn.

  12. Emeraldancient

    Hi Ayumi,
    i really like your content. I just realized that Martyrs Bastion of Faith skill is very dangerous for my team versus the ice golem, because it leads to him using his frigid vengeance multiple times in succesion and freezes my whole team, thats why i suggest to give her only 3 or 4 stars versus the ice golem because of the pontential danger for your own team.

  13. em

    Aren’t Arena and the Dungeon Masters changed?
    You’re the opposite of the other champ. Is that right?

  14. Ayumilove Post author

    @Zemadar: Thanks for pointing it out! I have updated Martyr’s mastery guide so she will use Offense and Defense Tree for Clan Boss and Dungeons, while for Arena, Campaign and Faction Wars you can opt for the Offense Tree and Support Tree.

  15. Zemadar

    I was very happy since I pulled her. My CB dmg incresed for a large amount. I started to play short time ago so im newb but Ive noticed, that my apothecary which I maxed out cuz I know hes one of best rare is not good with counter attack team… Ive read about setting up speed in ca team, but ive also seen yt movies shown that is myth when U use Rapid Response, Arcane Celerity, Lasting Gift and boost turn meter champ cuz U are so fast that ca buff is up almost all the time… What do U think about it?
    BHub said in his Martyr guide that thoose support masteries can brake up turn order, and U should pick other instead.

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @Tony: Players mostly uses Martyr instead of Valkyrie for Counter Attack Clan Boss Team since she is easier to speed-tune because she does not have any skills that boost her Turn Meter, which leads to outspeeding her own team. The good thing about Valkyrie is she provides a large amount of Shield that is very important in increasing your team survivability. Either way, go with the one you prefer most and use the other specifically for Arena. If you have your Valkyrie already level up and ascended, continue working on her for Clan Boss, just don’t pick any masteries that further increase her Turn Meter (e.g. Arcane Celerity, Cycle of Revenge, Rapid Response, Lasting Gifts). You other clan boss team mates should also be speed tuned to Valkyrie and current Clan Boss Speed (e.g. Brutal: 160, Nightmare: 170, UltraNM: 190)

  17. Tony

    I pulled this unit just now, but I also have a Valkyrie. Should I still build this unit or focus on someone else? Not sure if running both this and Valkyrie is a good idea.