Raid Shadow Legends: Dark Elhain Champion Guide

During Kael, Athel, Galek and Elhain’s quest to destroy Hellrazor, only three of the four champions made it out alive. Elhain was believed to have perished during the quest, little did they know she would be reborn stronger than ever as Dark Elhain. Dark Elhain is an epic champion from the Undead Hordes faction in Raid Shadow Legends. She is especially strong against freeze champions, as her passive activates an increase attack buff, followed by her A2 which is a high hitting area of effect nuke. This guide will cover Dark Elhain, including a late game guide that looks over factors such as masteries, gear and stat builds and team compositions for arena and dungeon runs.

Dark Elhain Stats Overview

Dark Elhain avatar
  • Faction: Undead Hordes
  • Type: Attack
  • Affinity: Magic
  • Rarity: Epic
  • HP: 17010
  • Attack: 1365
  • Defense: 804
  • Critical Rate: 15
  • Critical Damage: 60
  • Speed: 94
  • Resistance: 30
  • Accuracy: 0
  • Books to Max Skills: 9

Dark Elhain Skills Overview

Necrotic Bolt

A1: Knock Out

Attacks 1 enemy. Destroys the target’s MAX HP by 30% of the damage inflicted.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +5%
  • Level 5: Damage +5%
Death's Majesty

A2: Death’s Majesty

Places a 50% [Increase ATK] buff on this Champion for 2 turns, then attacks all enemies. Has a 50% chance of placing a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff for 2 turns.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
  • Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
  • Level 6: Cooldown -1
Lethal Winter

A3: Lethal Winter [P]

Fills this Champion’s Turn Meter by 25% and instantly activates the Death’s Majesty skill whenever this Champion or an ally receives a [Freeze] debuff.

Upgrades as follows:

  • No books needed.
Veins of Ice [P]

A4: Veins of Ice [P]

Instantly removes any [Freeze] debuffs on this Champion and replaces them with a 30% [Increase C. RATE] buff, a 30% [Increase C. DMG] buff, and a 15% [Strengthen] buff whenever an enemy places a [Freeze] debuff on this Champion.

Upgrades as follows:

  • No books needed.

Dark Elhain End Game Build Guide

Dark Elhain’s main selling point is her unique skill that makes her retaliate against enemies instantly when team members get the Frozen debuff. This helps greatly in specific scenarios with the most common usage against teams that have Tormin in Arena and PVE and in a reliable and budget team for farming Dark Fae rotation in Doom Tower.

You do not require books for her to work properly. However, booking her A2 provides a DPS boost and is nice to have if you’re relying on Dark Elhain heavily.


For masteries on Dark Elhain, the important tree will be Offense, since we are using her as an Arena nuker specifically targeting Tormin.


We take a lot of the usual nuker masteries, both of the Crit masteries (Crit Damage and Rate), Ruthless Ambush, Killstreak. The goal is to effectively make her hit hard and one-shot everything. We don’t plan on her surviving in a speed team, it’s a kill or be killed strategy. The final mastery we take is Helmsmasher if you are crit capped and have over 220+ Crit Danage (Select flawless execution otherwise), with Savage type gear, we ignore 50% of Defense, which is really important since it’s unlikely you will be landing Decrease Defense unless you’re using her as a traditional nuker in a normal speed team.


We take the Defense tree really only for the counter attack masteries (Retribution). This is by no means required, since our goal is to use the speed boost and have Tormin Freeze our team, then Dark Elhain cleansing and one-shotting enemies. The final mastery for Dark Elhain was not selected for budget purposes, so the red box is provided around the last one to take if you decide to invest more heavily.

Dark Elhain Late Game

Gear & Stats Build

We are using Dark Elhain’s passive to proc A2, so we don’t actually care about Speed. Because of this we build her as a raw damage dealer, she will be incredibly squishy so this type of build only works if you go first with something like an Arbiter or Seeker.

Due to this, the gearing process is the same as a “Blender” arena team, we don’t expect Dark Elhain to actually get a turn, we instead utilize a mechanic that gives her a way to attack thanks to her passive.

Recommended Main Stats

  • Gloves: Crit Damage (Crit Rate if you can’t get 100%)
  • Chest: Attack%
  • Boots: Attack%
  • Ring: Attack
  • Amulet: Crit Damage
  • Banner: Attack

Recommended Sets

  1. Savage
  2. Cruel
  3. Any other Damage Set (Crit Damage for example) or broken sets with good main and substats

Recommended Stats

  1. Crit Rate (100%)
  2. As much Attack and Crit Damage as you can make
dark elhain build

Arena with Dark Elhain

Dark Elhain is a well known Tormin and Gurgoh counter in Arena. They still see some use in the metagame, so although she may not be the best nuker in the game, she definitely has a use. With her high raw damage output, she can instantly kill most teams below Gold V with her passive proccing her A2.

For Arena, you mainly just need someone that can place buffs or boost turn meter on your team to trigger the enemy Tormin. The more opportunities you have to Freeze someone on your team the better. This strategy is random, as although unlikely, Tormin may just not proc his Freezes, this is quite unlikely but is a possibility, to help mitigate this we need to ensure that our teams Resistance is low so that if Tormin does proc, it won’t be resisted. We want this to work in the same way as Shamael does, we need the debuffs to land on our team to ensure the passive works.

Team Setup

Dark Elhain team setup is versatile, you just need to make sure you’re going first. If you go second its very possible she just dies. You also need to make sure you don’t have any Immunity gear on anyone or Resistance. You can use Dark Elhain as a traditional nuker, you would just need to build her with a bit more Speed, same as you’d build any nuker (e.g. Lua, Skullcrown, Magnarr, Trunda).

dark elhain arena

End Game Dungeon Runs

Faction Wars

For Faction Wars Dark Elhain can be a decent dps. The only thing that should be changed in the build on the previous page is Attack% boots to Speed boots. This isn’t required but it ensures she gets more turns since there isn’t any Freeze in Faction Wars for her passive to be proccing off.

Team Build

  1. Siphi provides a bit of control for the Valkyrie waves but is primarily here for the revive since the boss hits so hard. Can be replaced by Gorgorab on a budget.
  2. Dark Elhain – dps on the waves, and the Decrease Speed debuff is handy.
  3. Husk for a little bit more control on the waves and good damage vs the boss.
  4. Bad El Kazar mainly sustain and a bit of cleanse, a more budget option would be Mausoleum Mage.
  5. Suzerain strips Shield buffs from the Valkyries and can place Weaken / Decrease Defense which makes the 2nd wave much easier
dark elhain faction wars team build

Dark Fae

For Dark Fae, Dark Elhain can be a nuker to reliably defeat the copies of your own team without risk on auto. This can be done on any level including 120 hard in DT.

Build Dark Elhain slow and with high damage. This strategy does require you to have a Freeze champion. You need to make sure they are either going first or 2nd. The earlier they freeze your team the faster Dark Elhain will wipe out the enemy copies. The other thing you need to keep in mind is the damage output, you don’t want your Freeze champ wiping you.

Another things to keep in mind is to disable the Freeze ability for your champion in the AI settings on the boss stage. The summoned copies will use it instead and trigger Dark Elhain’s passive.

Team Build

Exemplar is the best champion to use for the Freeze purpose as she only has single target freeze and is unlikely to cause harm to the rest of the team. Other champions work too, just make sure they don’t have enough dps and aren’t tanky enough to survive Dark Elhain nuke.

  1. Dark Elhain – Her nuke is activated from her passive Gurgoh.
  2. Gurgoh – His sole job is to Freeze our team, and Dark Elhain, so that the passive of Dark Elhain triggers, and kills the entire team clones
  3. Alure – He has amazing turn meter control, we don’t want the boss getting a turn. Disable their skills in the AI setting on the boss stage.
  4. Deacon – His Defense Down makes the fight quicker, provides even more turn meter control and in case the boss does get a turn, his leech debuff will make sure everyone is full health
dark elhain dark fae dungeon

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