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Rathalos Blademaster Overview
Rathalos Blademaster is a Legendary Attack Force affinity champion from Banner Lords faction in Raid Shadow Legends. As part of Raid’s collaboration with the Monster Hunter franchise, they are running a special event where everyone can get a free Legendary Banner Lord Champion – Rathalos Blademaster! Rathalos Blademaster is an expert at slaying Bosses – he can ignore 100% of their DEF, increase his C. DMG and SPD, as well as deal more damage against targets under [HP Burn] debuffs.
To get Rathalos Blademaster, you will need to take part in the Rathalos Chase. To do so, all you have to do is play Raid for 7 days between January 9 and March 5. Then, on Day 7, you’ll be able to add Rathalos Blademaster to your Collection. The Rathalos Chase cannot be started after February 27 – so don’t wait around.
Rathalos Blademaster cannot be summoned from Shards and will not be available once this collaboration ends, so this is the only way to get your hands on him. After getting Rathalos Blademaster from the Rathalos Chase, you’ll be able to share a post about the Chase in Facebook or X (formerly Twitter) and get a reward for it.
Rathalos Blademaster Skills
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 50% chance of placing a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns. If the target is a Boss, this debuff cannot be resisted.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff chance +5%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff chance +10%
Damage Multiplier: 3.2 ATK
Spirit Step Slash (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks 1 enemy. Every second use of this skill in a Round will attack all enemies instead. Will also ignore 25% of the target’s DEF. If the target is a boss, will ignore 100% of the target’s DEF.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Level 5: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 4 ATK
Overhead Slash (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Before attacking, places a 30% [Increase C.DMG] buff and a 30% [Increase SPD] buff on this Champion for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Level 5: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 4.1 ATK
Rathalos Mastery (Passive)
Inflicts 50% more damage against targets under [HP Burn] debuffs.
Receives 25% less damage from enemies under [HP Burn] debuffs.
Every fifth skill used by this Champion deals 200% more damage.
Note: To enable Rathalos Blademaster to quickly reach his 5th skill usage, pair him with champions who can provide him Counter Attack buff and Ally Joint Attacks. You can also equip him in Retaliation Set or have Retribution mastery to allow him to counter-attack enemies whenever he gets attacked! Relentless Set is a better alternative artifact that you can use to cycle his skills even faster compared to Retalation Set.
Increases Ally ATK in Dungeons by 30%
Rathalos Blademaster Build Guide
|Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons, Doom Tower, Faction Wars
PvE: Bloodthirst, Impulse, Lifesteal, Reflex, Relentless, Retaliation
ATK Nuker: ATK%, C.RATE, C.DMG, SPD
Rathalos Blademaster Mastery Guide
Arena, Doom Tower, Faction Wars
Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons
Rathalos Blademaster Reference
Rathalos Blademaster Farmer Build
Below is a reference of the artifacts equipped on Rathalos Blademaster optimized by Ayumilove for early-mid game players to farm Brutal Campaign 12-3, mastery tomes from Minotaur Labyrinth, and dungeon boss raids. He is equipped in a Lifesteal Set to allow himself to sustain throughout the battle. The stats recommended to be prioritized on him is ATK% (Attack), C.RATE (Critical Rate), C.DMG (Critical Damage), and SPD (Speed). Accuracy is not necessary unless you are using him to apply the Decrease Defense debuff on the enemies, so your team can deal more damage to them!
Rathalos Blademaster Damage Nuker Build
Below is a reference of the artifacts equipped on Rathalos Blademaster optimized by ASH for mid-late game progression where you his role will be dedicated primarily as a damage nuker supported by dedicated healers-reviver to keep him alive throughout the battle. Rathalos is now equipped in Lethal Set and Cruel Set to enable him to deal a higher amount of damage compared to Lifesteal Set. You can use either Lethal Set or Savage Set to ignore a portion of the enemies defense, and paired it with Helmsmasher mastery for an added stack of ignore defense! The stats to prioritize on Rathalos are ATK%, C.RATE, C.DMG, and SPD. As usual, ACC is not required as at this point of time, you will have dedicated debuffer heroes to inflict Decrease Defense and Weaken against high resist enemies at higher difficulty dungeons. The screenshot below is using Warmaster mastery but you can switch to Helmsmasher mastery once you have decent equipment to deal tons of damage.
For many Banner Lords, the hunt is nothing more than a social event – an outdoor pageant to show off their bright white charger, slay some beast after a canter through their ancestral holdings, and then retire to the lodge for an evening’s entertainment. However, there are many for whom the visceral thrill of the hunt is the reward, rather than the suckling pig adorning the feasting table afterwards.
One hunting group of such Banner Lords is the Brotherhood of the Golden Horn. To gain entrance into this centuries-old covenant, a potential member must present the horn or claw of a great beast to prove their worth. No simple stag antler or bear claw will suffice — would-be Brothers must present an appendage of a creature at least twice their size, one whose roar could chill a hunter’s roiling blood.
A hunter might have to range far and wide to find such a creature, and this is where Galfric, journeyman hunter and would-be Brother, found himself on an expedition to the sweltering Lost Isles of Teleria’s south. Galfric was on the trail of a flying, fire-breathing creature with red scales – a monster that had seemingly never been spotted in Teleria before. The great monster had been rumored to have emerged through a hole in reality itself in the forests of Kaerok, before taking flight southward. Wanting to finally prove himself, Galfric bought passage onto the first ship he could on the hunt for this monster from another world, only to find many of his fellow initiates had had the same notion.
As the ship sailed further south, one of the hunters aboard spotted a plume of smoke billowing from one of the islands. Convinced it was a sign of the monster, he demanded the captain sail toward it. When the ship drew close enough to the shore, Galfric leapt from the boat and raced ashore, plunging deep into the stifling undergrowth alone. Sweat dripped from his every pore as he hacked his way through the brush, following a trail of giant footsteps, claw marks, and upturned trees. But instead of finding his quarry, Galfric discovered something a little less shocking for him: a small talking cat, standing on its back legs and garbed in a remarkable set of hunting gear. It seemed to be surveying the tracks itself, scribbling down notes in a tiny notebook, and continuing further into the jungle. At first, Galfric considered this to be a mirage, the early symptom of some tropical disease. His confusion only increased when the cat spoke.
With great eloquence and confidence, the cat introduced itself as a Palico — a hunter’s assistant back in its own world, who accidentally traveled here from a world beyond Teleria. It had followed a trail of glowing flies from its world and had ended up finding something it called a Rathalos. Galfric listened intently, noting down the Palico’s wisdom and advice on how this Rathalos could be slain. While he understood the creature’s instructions, the Palico’s terrifying description of the beast — of its long claws, barbed tail, and flaming breath — made it clear his current, slightly rusted, broadsword would be no match for this monster. He asked if the Palico would follow him back to where the ship dropped anchor, as he reckoned that his fellow compatriots would by now have set up a camp there. The Palico agreed, and the two trekked through the jungle, sharing stories of hunts past.
When they arrived, Galfric implored the Palico to stay hidden, as one of the amateur trackers may see the hide of a talking feline as their way into the Brotherhood. Galfric ran to the expedition’s make-shift forge, imploring its smith to craft him a sword capable of piercing the hide of the magnificent monster the Palico had told him of. Seeing Galfric seemingly driven mad by the jungle heat, the smith asked no questions and set to work on Galfric’s request. After a night’s labor, the smith presented Galfric with the weapon he sought. The initiate returned quickly to his animal companion and the two set off, delving further into the island’s dense greenery, following a dancing trail of luminous green flies that the Palico assured would point the way to the Rathalos.
After several hours, they were still searching. Galfric and the Palico eventually stumbled on what looked to be the tracks of others – different to those who traveled to the Lost Isles with Galfric, but obviously in pursuit of the monster. Not wanting to be beaten, Galfric and the Palico broke into a sprint, the thrill of the hunt energizing their weary muscles, as they leapt over branch and trunk. As they ran they could hear roars, cries, and the clash of blades in the distance — their quarry was near. And so was Galfric’s chance to become a legendary blademaster.
Deciphering Rathalos Blademaster Champion Lore
This story is a fantasy tale about a character named Galfric, who is a journeyman hunter aspiring to join an elite group known as the Brotherhood of the Golden Horn. The Brotherhood is a hunting group where members must prove their worth by presenting a part of a large, fearsome beast. Galfric sets off on an adventure to hunt a mythical creature in order to gain entry into this prestigious group.
In the story, the hunt is more than just a sport or social event for some people like Galfric; it’s a thrilling experience and a way to prove one’s skills and bravery. To join the Brotherhood, hunters must hunt a creature much larger and more dangerous than ordinary game like stags or bears. Galfric travels to the Lost Isles of Teleria in search of a monstrous, fire-breathing creature with red scales that had appeared through a mysterious portal.
During his expedition, Galfric encounters an unexpected companion – a talking cat called a Palico, dressed in hunting gear and taking notes. The Palico, from another world, shares information about the creature Galfric is hunting, known as a Rathalos. Realizing his current weapon is inadequate, Galfric has a new sword forged to battle the Rathalos.
The story follows their adventure as they track the beast, guided by luminous green flies. They encounter signs of other hunters and realize they’re not alone in their quest. As they get closer to the creature, they hear the sounds of battle, indicating they’ve nearly found their quarry. The story highlights themes of adventure, the pursuit of a goal, and the unexpected friendships formed along the way.
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