Saurus | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Legends Saurus Skill Mastery Equip Guide


NAME: Saurus
FACTION: Lizardmen
RARITY: Uncommon
ROLE: Attack
USABILITY: Early-Mid Game
TOMES: 8 (A2 A3)



Obtain from

Mystery Shard
Godfrey’s Crossing


★★★★★ 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

Saurus Review

Saurus is an Uncommon Spirit Attack champion from Lizardmen faction in Raid Shadow Legends. Saurus is obtainable from Mystery Shard, Market and farming in Campaign Stage 10 Godfrey’s Crossing. He is known for his Wind Cutter (A1 Skill) that has the ability to hit all enemies in the battlefield, which makes him a great candidate as a campaign speed farmer for Brimstone Brutal 12-3. In addition, his Fire Wave (A2 Skill) has the ability to inflict Heal Reduction debuff, which is useful for preventing Spirit Keep Boss from healing herself. Check out the full review guide below to learn more about Saurus!

Saurus Skills

Wind Cutter
Attacks all enemies.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Damage +10%
Damage Multiplier: 2 ATK

Fire Wave (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies 2 times. Has a 10% chance of placing a 50% [Heal Reduction] debuff for 1 turn. Places a 50% [Heal Reduction] if the target’s current HP is less than or equal to 40%.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 1.8 ATK

Saurus Build Guide

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

Recommended Artifacts

PvE: Bloodthirst, Impulse, Lifesteal, Reflex, Relentless
PvP: Zeal
PvE & PvP: Accuracy, Critical Damage, Cruel, 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

Saurus Masteries Guide

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

Raid Shadow Legends Saurus Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Heart of Glory
  4. Whirlwind of Death
  5. Ruthless Ambush
  6. Cycle of Violence
  7. Wrath of the Slain
  8. Blood Shield
  9. Kill Streak
  10. Flawless Execution


  1. Defiant
  2. Improved Parry
  3. Bloodthirst
  4. Delay Death
  5. Retribution

Saurus Full Review

Champion Purpose

  • AoE Attacker: Saurus is great against mobs of enemies as both his primary and secondary attack skills are AoE (Area of Effect) attack. Therefore, this champion is great in clearing mobs of non-Magic Affinity enemies in Campaign stages and Spider’s Den Dungeons.
  • Campaign Farmer: Saurus is an excellent Speed Farmer candidate for Campaign 12-3 Brutal because he can perform AoE (Area of Effect) Attack that could wipe out the entire enemy team in 1 hit for all 3 rounds, has quick skill animation that does not require him to move towards the target to perform the attack, and the enemies in 12-3 Brutal are neutral and weak affinities (Spirit and Force affinity).
  • Campaign Farmer Setup: To guarantee a quick 1 hit kill, Saurus needs to be equipped with high amount of Attack, Critical Rate and Critical Damage stats. It is recommended to have at least 4000 Attack, 100% Critical Rate, 150% Critical Damage and 100 Speed for Campaign Speed Farming. All of these can be obtained slowly by upgrading all the gears to Level 16 and have him equipped with Amulet, Ring and Banner.
  • Campaign Farmer Results: With this setup, Saurus can clear a Campaign stage under 10 seconds! This is very helpful when you are trying to create a lot of fodder (food champions) to upgrade another champion to 6 Stars. In addition, this will be very helpful during Champion Training Event where you collect points from leveling and ranking champions to earn event rewards.
  • Prevent enemies from healing: Saurus has a Heal Reduction skill to prevent enemies from healing efficiently. If you intend to use Saurus for this purpose, then he would need Accuracy stats for his Healing Reduction debuff to be inflicted successfully. You will need to balance between the Attack stats and Accuracy stats to enable the Healing Reduction to work as expected.
  • Conclusion: Overall, Saurus is an excellent glass cannon Campaign Speed Farmer champion but not great in Arena, Dungeons and Clan Boss.

Champion Limitation

  • Saurus has a low base HP (Hit Points aka Health) and DEF (Defense), which makes it difficult for him to survive against stronger enemies as you progress further in game. Reason being, the enemies could easily knockout Saurus in just few hits. Hence, he is viable for early-mid game content.
  • Once you have better champions to substitute Saurus to tackle other parts of the game content, you can specialized Saurus as your budget Campaign Speed Farmer for 12-3 Brutal.

Champion Additional Info

  • Saurus AoE Attack ability is to Sister Militant (Common Champion from The Sacred Order faction). The advantages of Saurus over Sister Militant is Uncommon champions can ascend to gain additional stats on HP, Attack and Defense.
  • The disadvantage of Saurus in comparison to Sister Militant is his low speed stat. Therefore, its recommended to get him at least 100 speed or just sufficient to be the first to start his turn in every battle.

Saurus Reference

Saurus Campaign Speed Farmer Build

Here is Saurus artifacts and masteries optimized by Ayumilove for campaign speed farming Brimstone Stage 12-3 Brutal in 7 seconds. I have 1 Critical Rate Set, 1 Offense Set and mismatch/broken/miscellaneous Set pieces. The glove is Critical Damage (%), while the Chestplate and Boots are Attack (%). The ring and banner are Attack stats while the Amulet is Critical Damage (%). All the substats focussed on achieving high Critical Rate and Critical Damage. The total stats for Saurus is 4800 Attack, 100% Critical Rate, 220% Critical Damage and 114 Speed. You will need to have at least 100 Speed, so you can go first in all battles against the enemies in the campaign!
Raid Shadow Legends Saurus Artifact Setup for Campaign 12-3 Brutal Speed Farming

Saurus Videos

Raid Shadow Legends Saurus Champion Guide by ASH

Raid Shadow Legends Saurus Champion Guide by Tenzion

Raid Shadow Legends Saurus Champion Guide by Дядя О.

Raid Shadow Legends Saurus farming Campaign Stage 12-3 Brutal

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33 thoughts on “Saurus | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. brugasaurus

    why do people not have full sets? wtf is the point of having one frost armor?

  2. Stephen K

    Gotta ask…
    I notice that most heroes with 0 stars for the Arcane Keep don’t have it listed at all. Is there a special reason this guy does have it?

    I keep a spreadsheet of all my guy’s attributes so that I can sort them up however I want to find the best team. While inputting the data into my spreadsheet this was the first one of my team that has this listed but showing a zero

  3. CptBalu87

    @Ayumi: To make precise, attack must be more than 101 as one enemy in last round is Lord Shazar with 101 base speed.
    @MrKinG: I’m at mid-endgame, but still farm with Athel, just about to make Saurus working, but for that you need 4-5* accessories too, which can be farmed at Spider10 only. Now Athel makes 40sec rounds, so I just use own software to keep her running overnight. Saurus will need every tiny bit of attack (level60 plus ascensions), and good set distribution to max out crit damage while having 100% rate.
    @Dirk: Saurus has AoE on both A1 and A2, animations are faster, so in general it’s quicker and don’t have to bother with auto setup (good if you setup long multibattle with food replacement). If both can provide the sufficient damage with proper gearing, then Saurus is simply faster.

  4. Dirk Habets

    Dear Folks,

    i just compared Saurus/Basilisk just relying to use in FW.

    As Basilisk has +LP +ATK + SPD and its same A1 with makes
    Stun-Set use possible i have no idea why Saurus is rated better
    then Basilisk?
    (sure – more cheap to book but i only care about max damage/use
    in Faction wars..)

  5. Morzoth

    @Mr.King, Athel is great farmer but you have to forget for any different under 20sec. Her primal attack is strong but is one hit and the rest opponents will take several seconds to hit the foods/chickens. Saurus looks good for farmer but if you are early or mid game player it will struggle to reach 3-4K attack, 100% Cr. rate and 170-200 cr.dmg.

  6. MrKinG

    @Ayumilove hello dear
    I really love you site guides!!
    I have 1 question :
    I have Athel and Saurus both 4 star and level 40.
    I want to make 1 of them fast farmer , should i first make saurus 6 star to level up my other champ faster too?
    Im currently on stage 11-5 trying to unlock 12-3 ( normal )

  7. gphx

    A1 Wind Cutter
    A2 Fire Wave

    Wait, is his A1 breaking wind? Cutting a fart?

    And his A2 lighting it on fire?

    Well, at least it doesn’t have a lump in it. Or is that the Heal Reduction?

    Ewww, Plarium, what’s going on here?!? Expiring minds want to know.

  8. Dodgson

    @ASilva There are 2 ways to run Saurus as a campaign farmer: 2x speed or straight damage. Which way you go depends on your account. For the 2x version, you need over 200 speed. For the damage version, you need more damage and enough damage to go faster than the fastest opponent (106 I think although it might be a bit lower). You would go with speed boots to do the fast version and attack boots to go the high damage version. With my gear it was much easier to do the high damage version. My initial build had 100% crit chance, 196% crit damage, 3,990 attack, and 107 speed. The main thing you need to do is build up enough damage to 1-shot the second wave with your A1. I’ve upgraded a few pieces and now have 100% crit chance, 198% crit damage, 4,653 attack, and 132 speed (because my best pieces ended up making a speed set). You need masteries down through Cycle of violence. My current build is 100% and is 6-9 seconds depending on a cycle of violence proc. The vast majority of runs are 6 seconds or 8 seconds.

  9. Jonathan W. Sass

    What is the best defensive line up for Arena?

  10. ASilva

    why does it say that boots are recommended to have speed main stat yet everyone keeps saying atack % boots ??

    Im confused

  11. Cortavius

    Which is better to build for primary campaign farmer – Shieldguard or Saurus? I saw Ash video and he did it with Shieldguard and because Def based he isn’t as much a glass cannon as Saurus so he could solo NM 12-3 and also could be used in dungeons and FW (for a while). I was thinking to go Shieldguard but have both fully booked so was trying to decide which way to go. I’ve been struggling with taking either one to 6* when I need to improve Arena, CB, and dungeon teams and have a 6* waiting list (Ghostborn, Apoth, Aox, Armiger, Kantra, Suzerain, Norog, Dark Elhain, Gnarlhorn, etc.) but I also need to spend less then 40 seconds a farm run (Elhain).

  12. gabrielbicho

    I have mine in stun set. It helps me a lot in faction Wars (once I don’t have a Fu-Shan). The masteries, then, should go for fearsome presence.

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @Aletheia M: Yes, Saurus is still viable as an excellent Campaign speed farmer. I’m still using Saurus for Campaign 12-3 Brutal Farming to quickly level up champions for fodder especially during Champion Training Events.

  14. Aletheia M

    Thank you for the update on Saurus. I’m a new player and was wondering if Saurus was still a viable speed farmer today. The additions to your guide are a great help!

  15. Ayumilove Post author

    @Rais: Gearing plays an essential role in boosting the champion’s full potential or compensate the champion’s weaknesses or both simultaneously in Raid Shadow Legends.

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @all: I have added a screenshot of my Saurus for your reference in building a Campaign 12-3 Brutal Speed Farmer. Also, I have expanded on Saurus Review section with additional information based on my experiences working with him.

  17. Polpov

    @Badger Ken
    My guess would be because of the 50% Heal Reduction on his A2 good sir.

  18. Badger Ken

    Why is Saurus rated so high in Spirit dungeon? The main boss doesn’t have mobs,it’s more about debuffing and DPS. Thanks!

  19. Hawk

    Is there a printable guide for champs and Raid Shadow Legend in general?

  20. Rais

    It should be clear that he’s not a good champ in early game and even mid, because he’s S RANK only if geared. I honestly don’t think he deserve that S because of gear dependancy

  21. Timotres

    it is EITHER get 3x Offense OR 1x of each listed (C.Dmg, Speed and Offense).

    So you gotta decide what fits you better 😉

  22. LuBu

    How does the gear section work? It says 3 off, sets then lists 3 more sets. But I can only equip 6 pieces of gear.

  23. rob gaerlan (roblan1968@Raid)

    very helpful guide! thank you!

  24. Florentino Alonso Martínez

    Estupendo juego pero de cuelga un montón

  25. Ayumilove Post author

    @Dante Wolfe: Thannks for your input! I have added that note in the Review section on where the Lizardmen champion Saurus can be obtained.

  26. Dante Wolfe

    Hi! I want to say, thanks for everything you do and love the website. In your Review section I noticed that you didn’t have mentioned that Saurus is also farm-able. He can be found in Godfrey’s Crossing.

  27. Ayumilove Post author

    @Erin: Thanks for spotting the error. I have corrected Saurus review on the affinity type!

  28. Erin

    You write that he is good against non force champtions, but he is spirit so he has advantage over force. I think you mean magic.

  29. Say_Ten

    dude thank you for adding the rankings for dungeons/bosses!

  30. Ayumilove Post author

    @Lusafin: Thanks for sharing your equipment build with us! I’ll add it into this guide.

  31. Lusafin

    this is how Alan Ostendorf build his saurus in the linked video and i have to say its far more affective than having a 3 offence sets, masteries are the same as u have it though lol
    Equipment: Crit Dmg,Speed,Offense
    Stat Priority: Attack%, Crit Rate, Critical Dmg
    Weapon (Attack): Crit Dmg Set
    Helmet (HP): Crit Dmg Set
    Shield (Defense): Speed set
    Gauntlets (Critical Rate%): Offence set
    Chestplate (Attack%): Speed Set
    Boots (Attack %): Offence set
    Ring (Attack)
    Amulet (Critical Damage)
    Banner (Attack)

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kelmore: Thanks for your input on Saurus Mastery. Kill Streak looks much better than Methodical as it provides additional 2% damage. I’ll update the guide to replace Methodical with Kill Streak 🙂

  33. Kelmore

    Would think Kill Streak would be better than Methodical for Saurus. Kill streak would be capped at 12% after the 1st round of farming whereas Methodical only caps at 10% and he wouldn’t hit that till the 3rd round most times if at all.