Raid Shadow Legends: Pyxniel Champion Guide

Pyxniel is a legendary magic affinity champion from the high elves faction in Raid Shadow Legends. She was originally added with the idea of her being a direct counter to freeze bosses and champions. Since she has a passive effect that allows her to take a freeze and apply it to herself. She also comes with continuous heals and an increase defense buff for 2 turns. However, on release, it turned out that her passive effect was too impractical, leaving her with a limited amount of viability. Although, one area Pyxniel can provide good value in, is the Doom Tower, Frost Spider in particular. In this guide we will provide a champion build guide for Pyxniel, with information on how to best use her in Doom Tower/Frost Spider.

Pyxniel Stats Overview

Pyxniel avatar
  • Faction: High Elves
  • Type: Support
  • Affinity: Magic
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • HP: 18825
  • Attack: 1090
  • Defense: 1233
  • Critical Rate: 15
  • Critical Damage: 50
  • Speed: 103
  • Resistance: 30
  • Accuracy: 20
  • Aura: Increase Ally in by 60
  • Books to Max Skills: 18

Pyxniel Skills Overview

Mistress of Glamours

A1: Mistress of Glamours

Attacks 1 enemy. Places a [Perfect Veil] buff for 1 turn on the ally with the lowest HP.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +5%
  • Level 5: Damage +5%
  • Level 6: Damage +5%
  • Level 7: Damage +10%
Grip of Winter

A2: Grip of Winter

Places a 60% [Increase DEF] buff and a 15% [Continuous Heal] buff on all allies for 2 turns, then attacks all enemies under [Freeze] debuffs. Places a 25% [Weaken] debuff for 2 turns on all enemies under [Freeze] debuffs.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Cooldown -1
  • Level 3: Cooldown -1
Icicle Barrage

A3: Icicle Barrage

Attacks all enemies. Has an 80% chance of placing a [Freeze] debuff for 1 turn.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +5%
  • Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
  • Level 6: Damage +10%
  • Level 7: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
  • Level 8: Cooldown -1
Frostweaver [P]

A4: Frostweaver [P]

Passive Effect: Immune to [Freeze] debuffs. Fills this Champion’s Turn Meter by 25% every time an ally receives a [Freeze] debuff.

Active Effect: At the end of each enemy or ally turn, removes all [Freeze] debuffs from all allies. If there are multiple Champions in the team with this Skill, only one will remove the [Freeze] debuffs from all allies.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Cooldown -1
  • Level 3: Cooldown -1
  • Level 4: Cooldown -1

Pyxniel Frost Spider Build Guide

This guide focuses on Pyxniel vs the Frost Spider in Doom Tower, which is arguably the one use case where she can be highly beneficial. Her main drawback is that in most areas of the game she requires an exceptionally high number of books to be useful. It’s highly recommended NOT to spend books on her.


Her main skill of interest if unbooked is the Frostweaver passive that has a base 50% chance of deflecting any Freeze debuff placed on teammates and placing it on herself; she then cleanser it at the start of her turn. Just like Skullcrusher, this means that the cooldowns of her Active Skills do not reduce when she has been frozen.

On the other hand, she takes Freeze debuffs multiple times from her teammates.


Defence and Support trees have been selected fort this build. Important choices on the Defence tree are Blastproof (giving a little more survivability against the Frost Spider’s attacks), Harvest Despair (add Leech to Freeze debuffs), Mighty Endurance (further reducing damage taken while frozen), Resurgent (removing debuffs when taking damage) and Unshakeable (for the Resistance bonus).

Wisdom of Battle (which occasionally places Block Debuffs when Freezes expire) isn’t applicable, because the Freeze debuffs on Pyxniel never get to expire – they’re removed at the start of her turn rather than expiring at the end. Likewise, Deterrence is a wasted slot, since Pyxniel’s chance of counterattacking if a teammate is frozen is significantly reduced (because she’s usually frozen).

On the Support tree, we have opted for Lore of Steel, and all of the Accuracy improving Masteries. Another option would be to swap out Support for the left-hand side of the Offence tree, heading down to Warmaster, in order for runs to be reduced in length by allowing Pyxniel to make Warmaster procs. This is a reasonable option to take if you’re able to get adequate scores in Pyxniel’s stats from her gear.

Pyxniel masteries

Gear & Stats Build

Pyxniel can work with any set in this build. The main stats to look for in Doom Tower Hard floor 120 Frost spider are sufficient Accuracy, Resistance, Speed and survivability. Generally 350+ Accuracy (if HP burn is placed), 350+ Resistance, 200+ Speed are sufficient for her in this scenario.

Recommended Main Stats

  • Gloves: HP%
  • Chest: Resistance
  • Boots: Speed
  • Ring: DEF/HP
  • Amulet: DEF/HP with ACC substat
  • Banner: Accuracy
Pyxniel gear and stats build

Frost Spider Team & Strategy

Against the Frost Spider, Pyxniel shines because of how many Freeze debuffs the Frost Spider places, and how long Frost Spider battles are. The team around Pyxniel was chosen because they’re all champions that most players who have reached the top floor of Hard Doom Tower are likely to have:

  • Drexthar Bloodtwin (for HP burns and Accuracy lead)
  • Scyl of the Drakes (who brings heals and crowd control)
  • Doompriest (who brings a secondary heal and the removal of more debuffs)
  • Lydia the Deathsiren (who helps defeat the Spiderlings with Decrease Defence and Weaken and prevents the boss from reviving in the event of her dying without a HP Burn applied).

The main thing to pay attention to is the number of times Frostweaver is triggered – although Pyxniel doesn’t prevent all of the freezes from landing, every time the word Frostweaver appears, it means either a Freeze debuff has been deflected to Pyxniel or cleared from her a the start of her turn. As you can see, this happens multiple times nearly every turn. If the original target of the Freeze debuff would have resisted it or has a Block Debuffs buff, then it doesn’t land on Pyxniel.

Most players at this stage will likely be able to replace one or more of the other champions here. But here we can see that Pyxniel is part of a team composition that enables a run where no champion is really in any danger. In this build, Pyxniel’s high Resistance means that the Frost Spider’s buff removal and the other debuffs it places don’t land. The main disadvantage is how little damage she does. Building her with Warmaster allows her to do an average of about 4 million damage total over the course of a run, which reduces the time of the run a little, but makes building her for Resistance a bit harder.

Pyxniel frost spider

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