Sigmund the Highshield | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Legends Sigmund the Highshield Skill Mastery Equip Guide


NAME: Sigmund the Highshield
FACTION: Banner Lords
RARITY: Legendary
ROLE: Defense
USABILITY: Early-Mid-Late Game
TOMES: 11 (A2 A3)



Obtain from

Ancient Shard
Sacred Shard
Primal Shard
Sigmund the Highshield Fusion

Blessings Recommendation

Brimstone (Ice Golem)
Intimidating Presence (Aura Lead)
Ward of the Fallen (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

Sigmund the Highshield Skills

Fairer Fight
Attacks 1 enemy. Removes any [Shield] buffs. Also has a 50% chance of removing one random buff. Has a 75% chance instead when attacking Bosses.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 6: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Damage Multiplier: 3.75 DEF

Battlefield Beacon (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies 2 times. Each hit has a 50% chance of placing a [Provoke] debuff for 1 turn, and a 75% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 6: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 2 DEF

Shield of the Realm (Cooldown: 5 turns)
Places a [Shield] buff on all allies for 2 turns equal to 30% of this Champion’s MAX HP. Also places a 25% [Strengthen] buff on all allies for 2 turns.
Level 2: Cooldown -1
Level 3: Cooldown -1

Equitable (Passive)
Whenever this Champion is attacked, has a 20% chance of decreasing the duration of all buffs on the attacker by 1 turn. Has a 40% chance instead when attacked by a Boss.

Increases Ally DEF in Doom Tower battles by 40%.

Sigmund the Highshield Build Guide

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

Recommended Artifacts

PvE: Bloodthirst, Impulse, Lifesteal, Reflex, Relentless
PvP: Bolster, Immunity, Protection, Shield, Stoneskin, Untouchable, Zeal
PvE & PvP: Accuracy, Critical Damage, Defiant, Deflection, Divine Speed, Fortitude, Guardian, Immortal, Instinct, Killstroke, Lethal, Merciless, Perception, Regeneration, Resilience, Resistance, Righteous, Savage, Speed, Supersonic

Stats Allocation

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

Stats Priority

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

Supporting Roles

Ally Tanker

Sigmund the Highshield Masteries Guide

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

Here is Sigmund the Highshield masteries as an all-rounder build for all areas in the game without requiring any specific speed-tuning for a particular team composition. If you wish to use him in a speed-tuned team for Clan Boss, I would recommend selecting Single Out, Life Drinker and Swarm Smiter for Tier 3 masteries to prevent him to gaining extra Turn Meter from expiration of buffs and debuffs that he applied.
Raid Shadow Legends Sigmund the Highshield Mastery Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Life Drinker
  4. Bring it Down
  5. Methodical
  6. Warmaster


  1. Pinpoint Accuracy
  2. Shield Bearer
  3. Charged Focus
  4. Rapid Response
  5. Arcane Celerity
  6. Evil Eye
  7. Lore of Steel
  8. Sniper
  9. Master Hexer

Sigmund the Highshield Reference

This section covers Sigmund the Highshield build specialized for specific areas in Raid Shadow Legends.

Sigmund the Highshield Tanker Provoker Build

Here are Sigmund the Highshield artifacts and masteries optimized by Skratch as a provoker tanker for Arena, Dungeons, Doom Tower and Faction Wars. Sigmund is equipped with Regeneration Set and Immortal Set to enable him to recover his Health after being attacked by the enemies who he provoked since he does not have any skills to heal himself to sustain in a long battle by himself. The stats prioritized for Sigmund are Health, Defense, Accuracy, and Speed, with a decent amount of Critical Rate and Critical Damage to deal some damage.
Raid Shadow Legends Sigmund the Highshield Artifact and Stats Reference Guide as a Tanker Provoker Champion

Sigmund the Highshield Review

Sigmund the Highshield is a Legendary Defense Magic champion from Banner Lords faction in Raid Shadow Legends. Sigmund the Highshield was introduced in Patch 4.70 as part of the Hybrid Champion Fusion Event starting late September 2021. To obtain Sigmund the Highshield from the event, you need to fuse Duhr the Hungerer, Thylessia, Scabrius and Demytha. Sigmund’s skill revolves around protecting allies and crowd-controlling enemies while minimizing the damage dealt by the enemies, which makes him a great candidate for an account-progression champion.

Sigmund’s Fairer Fight (A1 Skill) is his default attack that has the ability to remove Shield buff and an additional random buff. This skill makes it easy to counter against bosses who specialize in buffing themselves, especially the bosses for Potion Keeps (Magic Keep, Spirit Keep, Arcane Keep, and Force Keep). He has a unique passive skill Equitable that acts as a secondary buff removal mechanic, which is great for removing buff from enemies who are mobbing him or receiving the enemy’s AoE attacks without him lifting a finger! This skill synergizes well with Battlefield Beacon (A2 Skill) where he provokes the enemies to attack him while simultaneously reducing their damage output by inflicting Decrease Attack debuff. In addition, he has Shield of the Realm (A3 Skill) that increases allies survivability by applying Strengthen and Shield buff on them, so they won’t easily get knock-out from battle by enemies nuke attacks. Last but not least, he has a useful Defense Aura battle for Doom Tower to reduce damage received from enemy attacks.

Overall, Sigmund the Highshield is a decent Legendary champion who can help carry you in many areas of the game if you do not have better carry champions such as Krisk the Ageless, Duchess the Lilitu, Riho Bonespear or Tuhanarak. To unleash his full potential, he will need sufficient Accuracy to apply his debuff along with an ample amount of Health and Defense to tank the damage, based on the difficulty of the content you are encountering.

Should you fuse Sigmund the Highshield or keep the Epic champions?
I would recommend you to fuse Sigmund the Highshield if you do not have a carry champion who protects your team from danger and increases your survivability significantly, especially for end-game content such as Doom Tower. However, if you do not have the resources to level and ascend the Epics to fuse him, or you are stuck in Faction Wars due to a lack of specific champions (e.g. reviver, protector, healer), then I would advise keeping the Epic champions instead.

Since this is a hybrid champion fusion event, which involves collecting fragments to summon Epic champions and fusing Epic champions into Legendary, I suggest you hold off summoning the fragments for the upcoming Halloween Champion Fusion event to effortlessly rack up points during the Champion Chase Tournament whenever you receive a champion from fragments, summoning shards, marketplace or farming campaign. Only do this if you are not going for the Legendary champion!

Sigmund the Highshield Videos

Skratch: Why Sigmund the Highshield Is an Easy Pass for Me? | Champion Spotlight & Build.

Champion Name Reference

  • English: Sigmund the Highshield
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17 thoughts on “Sigmund the Highshield | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. Han Solo

    S tier? Are you sure?

  2. Royal timus

    The most underrated hydra champ in the game…he is on krisk level for hydra..a3 is the strongest buff for hydra

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    @Deric: Sigmund is a good carry hero from the early-mid-late game for game progression.

  4. Deric

    Why is he ranked S-tier?

  5. Flop

    @ayumilove thanks for the guide! can you please show the artifacts primary and secondary used image like you do for some of the others? That would be very helpful thanks.

  6. Green Sheild

    He could be the key of decrease attack in champion of CB. The 30% HP shield and strengthen also a plus.

  7. nanmzhao

    This champion is against to Mixed tough Team in Hard level DT ,such like Floor 94 ,Valkyrie, Martyr & Angar. Without anyone of Duchess Lilitu/Krisk the Ageless/Ma’Shalled/Tormin the Cold,it’s very very hard to defeat the counterattck + provoke mixed team.
    SIGMUND THE HIGHSHIELD provides another option. This guy is pretty good for late F2P players if they have unkillable team but no Duchess Lilitu/Krisk the Ageless/Ma’Shalled/Tormin the Cold.

  8. Altem

    The thing is, I think Demytha is in danger of getting nerfed. I think they might put her unkillable on a 4 turn cooldown. Simply because even with a 4 turn cooldown, she would still be better than Warcaster, and as she is, she allows for relatively easy to get unkillable comps that can 2-key or potencially even 1-key ultranightmare clan boss.

    In that case, I do think Sigmund would probably be better. He is a very good legendary that can be used in a lot of areas of the game. He’s just nothing really special or unique, while Demytha with her 3 turn block damage definitely is.

    All things considered, I still won’t fuse Sigmund. I’ll hope Demytha doesn’t get nerfed, and I haven’t cleared demonspawn faction war yet, so I still have need for Duhr. Not an easy choice, though.

  9. Dispair

    @Felix Javier – Keep the Epics. Demytha will change your Clan Boss team more than Sigmund will impact your account.

  10. Katharsia

    @Felix Javier Demytha is the true legendary in this fusion. I recommend to collect all the fragments and – if you don’t need them all now – summon the Epics in a Champion Chase during the next Fusion Event. That makes up to 1100 points.

  11. Felix Javier

    Is he worth fusing instead of keeping the Epics?

  12. joe newton


  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @joe newton: It would depend on where you use Sigmund the Highshield (e.g. Arena or Non-Arena). For Arena, I would recommend going with Speed and Accuracy to crowd control the enemy after the speed booster has done her part, which means Accuracy Set, Perception Set and Speed Set. For non-Arena, I would make him tanky to take the damage from provoked enemies, which means Regeneration Set, Immortal Set and Accuracy/Perception Set.

  14. joe newton

    what is the best equipment for sigmund

  15. Vino

    LOL I wish we are really doing fusion for Helior instead =P

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @KapperWA: Yeah, I’m currently using Helior as the placeholder. It’ll be replaced with Sigmund Highshield avatar picture once he arrives on 30th September 2021!

  17. KapperWA

    Maybe it’s just a placeholder, but you are using Helior’s pic for Sigmund. Or perhaps Sigmund is just what Helior becomes when he gets old? 😉