Kael – RAID: Shadow Legends

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Let's start by answering the primary question about Kael. Yes, he is the best starter champion in RAID: Shadow Legends (and sadly, one I did not pick). He is one of the Rare champions that can compete with Epic and Legendary champions when you reach end game content.

His A2 is very strong and requires you to build him with an 85% Crit Rate to ensure a critical hit. While weaker, both his A1 and A3 apply Poison, making him great against the Clan Boss and the Dragon. Note that his A1 applies a weaker Poison effect, so he can eventually become a damage bottleneck by applying his debuff over 5% ones. Bosses have a 10 debuff limit.

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You will definitely notice him in Arena, where he picks apart your team with his A2 and Poisons, so he is a great investment there too.

Kael is an overall great investment and the first Rare you should get to level 60. You can obtain Kael with Ancient and Mystery Shards. He is by far the best Champion for new players.

Read also: RAID: Shadow Legends Tier List

Kael Builds

It would be best if you focused on building him for speed to take out multiple enemies fast with his A2. High defense and a counterattack set up for the Clan Boss will help you fill the boss with Poison debuffs and inflict massive damage. You will also need accuracy to consistently apply Poison debuffs. Without it, the debuffs may be resisted.

Recommended PVE Stats

ACC, SPD, DEF%, HP%, C.RATE, C.DMG

Recommended PVE Artifact Sets

Lifesteal, Speed, Accuracy, Perception, Immortal, Cruel

Recommended PVP Stats

SPD, C.RATE, C.DMG

Recommended PVP Artifact Sets

Savage, Cruel, Speed

Arena, Doom Tower, Faction WarsCampaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons
2 Offense Set & 1 Speed Set
1 Savage Set & 1 Cruel Set
1 Lifesteal Set & 1 Accuracy Set
Weapon (ATK)
Helmet (HP)
Shield (DEF)
Gauntlets (C.RATE / C.DMG)
Chestplate (ATK %)
Boots (SPD)
Ring (ATK)
Amulet (C.DMG)
Banner (ACC)
Weapon (ATK)
Helmet (HP)
Shield (DEF)
Gauntlets (DEF % / HP %)
Chestplate (DEF % / HP% / ACC)
Boots (SPD)
Ring (DEF / HP)
Amulet (DEF / HP)
Banner (ACC)

Health Aura

Increases Ally HP in all battles by 15%.

Dark Bolt (Attack #1)

Attacks 1 enemy. It has an 80% chance of placing a 2.5% Poison debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 6: Damage +10%

Damage Multiplier: 3.5 ATK

Acid Rain (Attack #2) – 3 Turn Cooldown

Attacks all enemies. It has an extra 15% chance of inflicting a critical hit. Fill the Turn Meter of this champion by 25% for each enemy killed.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Damage +5%

Damage Multiplier: 4.65 ATK

Disintegrate (Attack #3) – 5 Turn Cooldown

Attacks 4 times at random. It has a 40% chance of placing a 5% Poison debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 6: Cooldown -1

Damage Multiplier: 1.5 ATK

Kael Ratings

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