Royal Huntsman | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Legends Royal Huntsman Skill Mastery Equip Guide


NAME: Royal Huntsman
FACTION: High Elves
RARITY: Legendary
ROLE: Attack
USABILITY: Mid-Late Game
TOMES: 10 (A2 A3)



Obtain from

Ancient Shard
Sacred Shard
Primal Shard

Blessings Recommendation

Phantom Touch (Damage Dealer)
Soul Reap (Damage Dealer)


★★★★★ 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

Royal Huntsman Skills

Confident Shot
Attacks 1 enemy. Places a 50% [Increase ATK] buff on this Champion for 2 turns if this attack is critical.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Damage Multiplier: 3.1 ATK

Slaughter Volley (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Places a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff on the target for 2 turns if this attack is critical.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Level 5: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 3.6 ATK

Dead Aim (Cooldown: 5 turns)
Attacks 1 enemy. Will ignore DEF by 100%.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Damage Multiplier: 5 ATK

Increases Spirit Ally ATK in all Battles by 38%

Royal Huntsman Build Guide

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

Recommended Artifacts

PvE: Bloodthirst, Lifesteal
PvP: Zeal
PvE & PvP: Accuracy, Critical Damage, Cruel, Destroy, Divine Speed, Fatal, Instinct, Killstroke, Lethal, Merciless, Perception, Savage, Speed, Supersonic

Stats Allocation

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

Stats Priority

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

Supporting Roles


Royal Huntsman Masteries Guide

Raid Shadow Legends Royal Huntsman Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Shield Breaker
  4. Single Out
  5. Ruthless Ambush
  6. Cycle of Violence
  7. Bring it Down
  8. Kill Streak
  9. Stoked to Fury
  10. Warmaster


  1. Pinpoint Accuracy
  2. Exalt in Death
  3. Swarm Smiter
  4. Evil Eye
  5. Master Hexer

Royal Huntsman Review

Royal Huntsman, a Legendary Attack Spirit affinity champion from the High Elves faction in Raid Shadow Legends, is a sight to behold from a distance. His armor glistens like the radiant morning sun. However, it’s a mystery how he manages to aim with his headgear perched so low on his face. Perhaps it’s his intuition that guides him, or he possesses a concealed charm that always hits the mark.

Speaking of hitting hard, the Royal Huntsman is one heck of a Spirit affinity legendary! His A3 ability can take down a tank with ease, as it ignores all defense. This makes him a formidable opponent in the Arena, but you’ll need to keep an eye on the other threats. He also has an AOE ability that decreases defense with a 100% hit rate if you land a critical hit. To unleash his full potential, you’ll need to build him with speed, accuracy, and a 100% crit rate.

Now, hold your horses! In January 2021, the Royal Huntsman’s AI underwent a change that made him use his hard-hitting A3 nuke against bosses on Auto. This is a game-changer, my friend! It’s made him even more deadly and increased his viability tenfold. However, the Huntsman is most effective at wave nuking in all content, except boss encounters. Why, you may ask? It’s all thanks to his A2 ability, of course!

In a nutshell, the Royal Huntsman is a force to be reckoned with, a champion whose skills are as sharp as his appearance. If you’re lucky enough to have him in your roster, use him wisely and lead your team to glory!

Royal Huntsman Champion Lore

There are many hunters in the Kingdom of Aravia but only one can bear the title of Royal Huntsman, and it takes no small amount of skill and dedication to claim it. Masters of archery and stealth, they are expected to carry out some of the monarch’s darker orders without question, in service of the realm. For this reason, the Huntsman’s golden helmet is a sight that discomforts many in the palace of Aravia. If ever an enemy of the crown needs to be reminded of the ruler’s power, or if an overly loud dissenter needs to disappear, the Royal Huntsman is sent to climb through their bedroom windows at night to leave a message, or to send an arrow through their heart from atop the palace’s spires.

Little is known about the current Royal Huntsman, only the stories and rumors that circle him and the fact that he has held the position for over a century. If pressed on his identity, he gives the name Melatheril, though whether it is true or false remains unconfirmed. In common gossip, it is believed he came from humble birth and that his family name, or lack thereof, is a source of embarrassment to him. It is undoubtedly true that his identity being hidden benefits him in his role, but some speculate that he has renounced his name, either to fully embody the duties of the Royal Huntsman without sullying himself, or to abandon a shameful past.

Perhaps the most infamous of his rumored deeds was the first task supposedly given to him by a past Aravian king. This ruler was a powerful seer and had a vision of rebellion and a crumbling kingdom at the hands of a fair maiden. Hunters from across the land were hired to find and kill her. While others scoured city underbellies and criminal hideouts, Melatheril, a hunter then of little importance, discovered the Elf woman living a peaceful countryside life, having never made any advances against the crown, and with no apparent intentions of doing so. Melatheril took out her heart and delivered it to his liege regardless.

In some iterations of the tale, the maiden was the crown’s rightful heir and was murdered by an usurper before she could raise a rebellion against the false ruler. In others, she was an innocent beauty who became the target of the monarch’s jealousy. No matter the version of the story, the Royal Huntsman’s role remains one of a brutal, remorseless killer.

Most stories of Melatheril’s service share the same dark endings of slit throats or arrow-riddled bodies, but these have become fewer and farther between in recent times. The Royal Huntsman’s dark robes have been replaced by regal golden armor and his official duties now align more with those of a soldier and bodyguard, rather than those of an assassin.

In battle, the Royal Huntsman lurks between ranks, identifying enemy commanders from afar and plucking them off one by one with his bow. It is said that he can shoot a moving target from across a battlefield and have a fresh arrow nocked and ready before his last finds its mark. Should the city of Aravia ever be sieged, the Royal Huntsman will take up his post at the top of the palace’s highest tower where he can oversee the city in its entirety. With his keen eyes, he can spot all threats advancing through the streets and rain down arrows upon them before they can reach the palace gates.

When not on campaigns, Melatheril can be seen among the royal guard patrolling the palace, but his unyielding loyalty to the crown sets him above even the steadfast custodians he walks among. Besides being an unyielding sentinel, he is the liege’s prime servant — fast, efficient, and unquestioning in his work. As a result, he acts as a royal messenger trusted with the most secret missives, as well as a spy capable of intercepting enemy communiques and relaying captured intelligence back to the palace.

Though publicly the Huntsman’s role has changed, his underlying threat remains. It is disconcerting to many High Elves how the kingdom’s laws bend around Melatheril’s methods. So long as his missions are completed, the crown appears to care not about the means. And though these acts are conducted in the dark and concealed from most outside the royal court, the rumors that surround Melatheril and his long absences from the palace leave many suspecting his activities. As much as the crown may wish to promote a gracious and noble front, their diligent Royal Huntsman can always become their arrow in the night should the need arise, a chilling thought for many in the Aravian court, and the very reason why so few can meet the Huntsman’s eyes without shuddering.

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Champion Name Reference

  • English: Royal Huntsman
  • French: Chasseur Royal
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34 thoughts on “Royal Huntsman | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. Autop23

    A3 five turns cooldown .. it’s no good.. nowhere.. sorry if it was 3 turns.. Ok.. 5 turns no way.. to go somewhere.. maybe end game great hall and top gears you can hope to shoot down all enemies.. if you don’t.. shoot down at very first strike.. game over..

  2. BJ

    One of my favs. Get his Crit damage and rate up and his A3 is a KO shot.


    In german his Name is: Königlicher Jäger

  4. MJ

    I’ve had this guy for a few months now and didn’t think too much of him. I got him to 50 and put some okay gear on him that no one else was using, and his performance wasn’t anything special. Then a few days ago I decided to see what kind of impact he could have with properly optimized gear, and it was a huge change.

    Even though he’s still only at 50 and doesn’t have masteries, with good gear on him I was able to get past the second faction wars boss, where I’d been stuck for a few months. I’ve also tried him out in Arena a little bit – his A3 can one-shot any non-magic level 60 champion I’ve faced so far. Duchess, Wythir, Siphi, Kyoku, no problems at all. His other attacks do decent damage too, it’s not only about his A3.

    I recommend ignoring the debuff on his A2 and dumping Accuracy, just go for full damage and he will be a top-tier damage dealer for you.

  5. Johnny

    Why is he ranked S-tier?

  6. Wen

    I have him geared wrong, I think. I don’t find him to be that useful, I’m goint to regear and comment back 🙂

  7. IAmGoddishx

    Had this guy a few days on a VERY new F2P account, here’s some pro’s/con’s

    STRONG A3, especially in harder content with high defences
    good AOE drop def A2
    good self-atk buff a1

    across the board, multipliers are lower than I believe all 4 starter rares, making him pointless for a campaign farmer.

    for that one con, he’s going back in my vault for a few months until I can actually make use of him

  8. Vituperated

    He absolutely tears up Doom Tower. Stuck on a Siphi wave? His A3 can one-shot any champion without an issue. Since he ignores def, there is no need for savage. Very easy to build and hits harder than any champ (except seer, little miss Annie, and max hp champs on bosses). Given that he doesn’t need savage, he is an easy choice for me.

  9. lsl

    He is never an s tier champ. Yannica is better by ages amd she is only B rank by you.
    This rating should be revisited.

  10. John

    Can we get this in English

  11. Steven Sherer

    My Royal Huntsman is real close to being great with no books, barely any mysteries and only 5 stars he still hits harder than my 6 star ninja, kael, and scyll. Just with his dead shot but he is awesome, he especially shines in the arena…

  12. jonathon mccue

    A1 3 BOOKS
    A2 4 BOOKS
    A3 3 BOOKS

  13. Deathmakerr

    10 books not 8

  14. Deathmakerr

    This guy needs mastery maxed (800 gems) once you get that and the few books he needs he is a beast. It’s the mastery that makes him hum

  15. REInnegan

    why is he good in clan boss??

  16. Tyme

    Wooo.. with his recent buff (not really a buff.. just finally fixed their garbage and allows use of skill vs boss) he is amazing.. aoe dec def.. ignore all armour ::D.. massive damage in arena..

  17. zahadun

    Appart the AI on auto (a real disgrace) this Champ is a real killing machine. Mine have one offence set and two divine critical set (150% CRIT, 4k ATT), and with this stuff every A3 is a kill (75, 90k damages, even the target in on shield). In Arena with duchess Lithu and scyl, you can take down one by one every enemy of the opposite team (begin with the healers/revivers).

  18. Vali

    @brandon bet my huntsman can solo your entire arena comp….

  19. Maur

    @Ayumilove: did you engage Plarium on the A3 issue?
    I’m thinking that if a more “visible” voice reaches out to them, they might act. The way it’s build is great: this is a true sniper which I enjoy but if they don’t fix the using of A3 on auto, this is a crap champion.

  20. Andrew

    Is he better or worse then say Jingle or Apoth for endgame faction wars?

  21. Karadar_UK

    Still no fix for not using his A3 on bosses?

  22. Plarium employee

    @Baron Mendavia

    1 – placing of the decrease def debuff will still need to go through an accuracy check. So:

    check 1 – the %age of chance of landing it; in this case 100%, then step:
    check 2 – accuracy vs resistance. If your accuracy isn’t good enough debuff won’t land

    2 – that 20% you’re seeing is probably weak hits against strong affinity champs to RH, so magic champs. The %age implies such

  23. Baron Mendavia

    I don’t get it:
    1) His Crit Rate is at 100%, yet after his A2 fires off the enemy team may have only 1 or 2 champions with a DecrDef debuff on them: sometimes none, and it’s not due to a BlockDebuffs.
    2) He hits about 45-52k with his A3 right now, but even ignoring DEF sometimes I only barely scratch the enemy target (Silver tier). Not all the time, but WAY too often (about 20%).

    What gives? Is Plarium just messing with me, hoping to frustrate me into a purchase, or am I missing something?

  24. Snugboat

    I pulled Royal Huntsman in January, and have tried him in Force Keep and Arcane Keep several times on auto. He will never use his A3 on the boss, but will use it on waves and side minions in the final fight. Until this is fixed, he’ll only be A- or B tier for these bosses. It’s possible this affects him in other Dungeons but I haven’t ranked him up enough to use on stage 20s due to this issue.

    He’s also ranked much too strong in most fights here. He doesn’t have enough AoE for Campaign, he doesn’t have enough tools for Clan Boss, and he’s the wrong affinity for Dragon 20. He should be 3-4 stars in each of those categories.

  25. Slandaro

    Ok i want to make a correction to my previous posts my god this guy is an absolute BEAST!!! Mine consistantly 1 hits tanks in gold tier IV arena and i still have alot of room for growth on him.. Absolute key on him is crit rate and crit damage + you want him at least at 2500+ on top of his base attack after that you should consistantly see him breaking 100k+ hits with dead aim ive seen mine hit as hard as 140k his hit all is also quite brutal. IMO the other key is to make sure you have either his speed high enough to go first or his HPS high enough to live long enough to attack he can be kind of squishy my only complaint but then thats the trade off for his hard hits.


  26. noerem

    @Brandon F Scott Royal Huntsman NEEDS 100% critical rate, high critical damage and some spirit allies to shine. Mine hits like a truck, every dead aim shoot is a kill. period. Works like a charm in an offensive arena team, or to nuke down most content.

  27. David A Peirce

    What’s the story with this guy? The videos provided are in Russian…. Before I go wasting any more resources, please give some info, or find an English video. Please!

  28. Brandon F Scott

    Man I went by your ranking system and invested a lot of resources into this Legendary and got him maxed out and he completely sucks ass. I have no idea how you came about your ratings for this guy. I have maxed out rares that make the royal huntsman look like a uncommon toon. Disappointing that I took this advice.

  29. Clinton Brown

    I meant to add that this is the only ranking ive found to be anything less than compeltely accurate. Your usually so spot on with rankings.

  30. Clinton Brown

    This guy performs worse than some “A” rank epics im not sure he’s been correctly ranked. You may want to take another look at him just a thought.


  31. Flayel

    The problem with The Royal Huntsman is that he doesn’t use his Dead Aim ability on the bosses in the dungeon levels on auto. If they tweaked this his value would go up considerably.

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Arc: Royal Huntsman has no changes to its skill. The tier list will be updated occasionally based on how the champions’ performance in-game based on user’s experiences with them.

  33. Arc

    Why Royal Huntsman changed to S rank?
    Have any changes in skills?