Vlad the Nightborn | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Legends Vlad the Nightborn Skill Mastery Equip Guide


NAME: Vlad the Nightborn
FACTION: Undead Hordes
RARITY: Legendary
ROLE: Attack
USABILITY: Situational
TOMES: 10 (A2 A3)



Obtain from

Void Shard
Vlad the Nightborn Fusion

Blessings Recommendation

Brimstone (Debuffer)
Life Harvest (Arena)
Phantom Touch (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

Vlad the Nightborn Skills

Thirsting Blade
Attacks 1 enemy. Decreases the target’s MAX HP by 30% of the damage inflicted. Also heals this Champion by 30% of the damage inflicted.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Damage +5%
Damage Multiplier: 4 ATK

Exsanguinate (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a [Leech] debuff for 2 turns. Also has a 75% chance of stealing 50% of the Turn Meter from Champions from the Bannerlord, Sacred Order, or High Elf Factions. Has a 75% chance of decreasing the Turn Meter by 50% instead against targets not from those Factions.
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: 4.7 ATK

Mind Shroud (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns and a [Block Active Skills] debuff for 2 turns. Places a [Perfect Veil] buff on this Champion for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 6: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 3.3 ATK

Notorious (Passive)
Places a [Revive On Death] buff on this Champion for 2 turns every time this Champion kills an enemy. Also fully heals this Champion and fills their Turn Meter by 50% every time they kill an enemy. [Will only heal and fill this Champion’s Turn Meter when Konstantin the Dayborn is on the same team]

Increases Ally C.RATE in All Battles by 30%

Vlad the Nightborn Build Guide

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

Recommended Artifacts

PvE: Bloodthirst, Lifesteal
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

Vlad the Nightborn Masteries Guide

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

Raid Shadow Legends Vlad the Nightborn Mastery Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Shield Breaker
  4. Whirlwind of Death
  5. Single Out
  6. Cycle of Violence
  7. Bring it Down
  8. Kill Streak
  9. Methodical
  10. Helmsmasher


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

Vlad the Nightborn Review

Vlad the Nightborn is a Legendary Attack Void champion from Undead Hordes faction in Raid Shadow Legends. Vlad the Nightborn was released in Patch 4.71 on October 2021 as a Halloween Champion Fragment Fusion Event! Konstantin the Dayborn is his partner, and they unlock each other passive skills when paired in the same team!

In February 2023, Vlad received a game-changing buff that made him a true force to be reckoned with. His A3 transformed from a single target hit to an AOE hit, skyrocketing his value as a wave manipulator and setup champion for damage dealers. This AOE hit is accompanied by an impressive 100% Decrease Defence debuff and 100% Block Active Skill ability, making him an indispensable asset for any team tackling high-level Doom Tower waves or Faction Wars.

Vlad’s synergy with Konstantin the Dayborn, another high-damage dealer, is especially noteworthy. When combined with Konstantin’s A2, Vlad can fully heal himself by draining his foes of all life. This allows Konstantin to unleash his impressive nukes with his A2, making them an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.

With his incredible life-leeching abilities and unmatched synergies, Vlad is now considered one of the best wave manipulators and set-up champions in the game, a true Void-worthy contender. His presence in the field of battle strikes fear into the hearts of his enemies, and any team would be lucky to have him as part of their roster.

Vlad the Nightborn Champion Lore

Vlad grew up in a Sacred Order orphanage, a harsh and uncompromising existence, and it was only through his kinship with a fellow orphan, the brave and bold Konstantin, that Vlad endured. Together they later became knights of the Order, and saw each other as brothers.

Vlad fell short of knightly ideals. Besides indulging in youthful practices that the puritanical Order frowned upon, he increasingly believed that the Order was hypocritical, even corrupt. Vlad’s struggles were made worse by the fact that Konstantin reveled in the Order’s uncompromising mindset. The two drifted apart.

Matters came to a head when Vlad discovered a senior member of the Order had been pocketing donations supposed to be used for the relief of the poor. Vlad’s accusations fell on deaf ears, and even Konstantin refused to believe him, claiming a high-ranking member of the Order would never stoop so low. Vlad decided that he could endure this hypocrisy no more, renouncing his knighthood.

Vlad served as a mercenary for years until entering the employ of one Count Aluncar, who ruled over the Kaerok fiefdom of Torovia. Aluncar was old, and his estates were falling into disrepair. He sought a family heirloom, a sword said to be able to grant immortality. While doubting such a weapon existed, Vlad agreed to accompany the count in exchange for his coin.

An ancient map discovered in Aluncar’s castle vault led them to a tomb high in the neighboring Redspike Mountains. To Vlad’s shock, they found a wicked-looking blade. Aluncar took up the sword and declared his quest a success. He returned to his castle with Vlad, and it soon seemed he had shrugged off the worst of the age and exhaustion afflicting him. Aluncar offered to make Vlad his chief retainer, with a handsome payment for each year of service.

Vlad was deeply intrigued by the sword. It rarely left Aluncar’s grasp, and nor was it long before Vlad noticed the count had new, unusual habits. He became increasingly nocturnal and withdrawn, refusing to eat or meet with other members of the Kaerok nobility. Rumors also spread that servants within the castle were disappearing. Vlad’s Order-trained suspicions were aroused.

Vlad observed the count’s night-time movements and, eventually, caught him in the act of attacking a cook. Aluncar had been infected by the Crimson Hunger, the vampiric curse of Siroth. In his feeding frenzy, the count had discarded his sword, and when Vlad confronted him the vampire swiped aside the warrior’s weapon with monstrous speed and strength. In desperation, Vlad snatched up the count’s blade, and decapitated him in the fight that followed.

Unbeknownst to Vlad, the hilt of the sword contained slender, poisoned needles that pricked his skin as he grasped it. He was overcome by agony, and while he tried to fight it, he received a vision of Siroth. The God of Shadows offered to save Vlad from imminent death, in exchange for fealty via the Crimson Hunger. Seeing no other choice, and believing he could perhaps fight the dark urges of vampirism, he agreed. Unfortunately, he was not the only one who had noticed the darkness that had fallen on Torovia in the previous months.

Days later, a Sacred Order Inquisitor came to the province, guarded by none other than Vlad’s childhood ‘brother’, Konstantin. He demanded that Vlad explain what had become of Aluncar, and when he refused, Konstantin ordered him to surrender his sword.

Vlad realized that as soon as Konstantin grasped the weapon, he too would suffer from its curse. Wishing to save his old friend from such a fate, but also not daring to admit that he himself now bore a link to Siroth, Vlad refused. The argument escalated, with the Inquisitor accompanying Konstantin claiming that Vlad had been corrupted and had murdered Aluncar. His righteous anger stoked, Konstantin drew his sword, the fiery light of Lumaya blazing across it. The friends clashed, old disputes reigniting with fierce passion. They battled relentlessly, Konstantin’s sword, blessed by the Sacred Order, ringing again and again off Vlad’s cursed blade. Neither showed restraint as they put every ounce of strength and skill into slaying their opponent, the duel taking them through the castle’s great hall, along corridors, and up the stairs of the keep.

Ultimately Konstantin prevailed, cutting down Vlad in the north tower and leaving him for dead. He did not know of Vlad’s pact with Siroth, and the vampire rose the next night. He found the castle burned, its inhabitants as well as those of the nearby village slaughtered by the inquisitor, purged just for their unwitting association with him. A bitter vengefulness rose up in Vlad, convincing him he had made the right choice in swearing to Siroth. The next time he met Konstantin, he would show his former brother what it truly meant to battle a creature of the night.

Vlad the Nightborn Updates

Vlad the Nightborn Videos

ASH: Is the Hate Deserved? Spoiler: No

StewGaming: Vlad Arena Gameplay, Masteries & Thoughts

Cold Brew Gaming: Vlad & Konstantin Showcase – Deep Dive | Test Server

Skratch: *Full Test* Vlad Champion Spotlight & Review! Should You Fuse Him?

Chofly: ChoseN Tests Vlad! SHOULD YOU FUSE HIM?!

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13 thoughts on “Vlad the Nightborn | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. sword

    He looks like Nicolae Ceaușescu

  2. Wildsdreamer

    Vlad is a solid underrated hidden gem. If you use him and have him fully booked you prolly already know. AOE Turn Meter decrease plus a Leech on his A2 3-turn cooldown already makes him solid. Plus his A3 adds nice utility and survivability that his A.I. spreads around nicely.

    Good in DT Waves, Arena, FW, and other general use in places. Upper Mid-Tier Leggo I think. Plus he’s sick looking!

  3. Jerbearnicorn

    Really liking him for Gold IV arena. I have him in Savage, Cruel and a decent amount of accuracy. Revive on death works pretty well in practice. I frequently replace my CC champ with him and his decrease turn meter is often just enough. I was down on his kit when he was first announced, but I like him a lot now that I’ve built him.

    My uses are arena offense, faction wars, and Dark Fae. He’s also pretty good at wave content, so next month, I’ll likely slot him into my Doom Tower plow team.

  4. TheMattastrophe

    The storyline section says “Vlad the Konstantin”, feels like it’s supposed to be “Vlad AND Konstantin came into the world on opposing sides of the Light.”?

  5. tom

    If he had speed aura for arena he would be too strong. I suggest heart of glory to add 5% damage when has full life, because of his ability to heal himself.

  6. Bdawgafro

    I think lots of people are sleeping on Vlad. He may not be a top legendary, but he is not bad. His mass leach will help kill lots alive.

    In the arena he will be great to counter Arbiter (steal turn meter for high elves & max HP decrease to counter her heal/revives).

    But obviously there are better legendaries, I’m still getting him.

  7. Ayumilove Post author

    @Tallpaul: It would be an expensive upgrade since it takes much more resources to build Vlad the Nightborn and requires Legendary skill tomes to boost his damage output. However, being a Void champion makes him not weak against any affinity, which increases his usability in many areas of the game. If you are planning to use him just for Arena, then I would not recommend investing resources in him since its a heavy investment.

  8. Tallpaul

    If I’m using kael as my arena nuker would vlad be an upgrade?

  9. Perico

    @UnluckyNostro I completed mine today 09/11/2021. I’m saving it for the next event for that 650 juicy points. I will try it with Retaliation gear and a Cruel set, with offence and Defense masteries. I guess it may work for his A1 to heal back.
    I guess we’ll see on next fusion.

  10. Tom Chapman Barros-Wing

    Seems like he could be a nice follow-up after a Ma’Shalled A1 turn, putting all those Leech debuffs back for Ma’Shalled to do his A1 again. Of course, Teela Goremane can already do this, so … ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  11. Jonny Rain

    Aura = useless

  12. nanmzhao

    He’s useless at all.Many epic or rare champions can do better than him at FW and Scarab King.He’s designed for Arena, his A2 should be buffed, 100% turn meters instead of 50%. Taking his Lego & void affinity, he’s the most disapointed champion since Pyxniel.

  13. UnluckyNostro

    Got him today (29.10.2021) from my 13 voids i saved up, i’m f2p (obviously) and have 3 void legendaries, so i’m thinking of using in Scarab because of him a1 and maybe in FW which i almost completed, other than that he’s useless for me.