Raid Shadow Legends: Royal Guard Champion Guide

The Royal Guard is one of the best epics in Raid Shadow Legends and highly-sought after. He belongs to the High Elves faction and shares an affinity for magic. He excels against dungeon bosses, where he is one of the highest damaging champions in Raid. All three of his skills are impressive, his A1 ability is capable of decrease defence on a single target. His A2 ability is one of the best in the game and scales from the enemies max hp, allowing you to have just as significant of an affect in the late game as early game. While his A3 can be used to decrease speed and turn meter.

Royal Guard Stats Overview

Royal Guard avatar
  • Faction: High Elves
  • Type: Attack
  • Affinity: Magic
  • Rarity: Epic
  • HP: 15030
  • Attack: 1531
  • Defense: 771
  • Critical Rate: 15
  • Critical Damage: 60
  • Speed: 93
  • Resistance: 30
  • Accuracy: 0
  • Aura: Increase Ally ATK in Dungeons by 35
  • Books to Max Skills: 12

Royal Guard Skills Overview

Razor Blade

A1: Razor Blade

Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 50% chance of placing a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +10%
  • Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%

A2: Takedown

Attacks all enemies. Damage increases according to enemy MAX HP.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +5%
  • Level 5: Damage +5%

A3: Hamstring

Attacks 4 times at random. Each hit has a 60% chance of placing a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff for 2 turns. Each hit also has a 60% chance of decreasing the target’s Turn Meter by 25%.

Upgrades as follows:

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

Royal Guard Late Game Build

Royal Guard is best in late game and late game+. Having rigid requirements for the stats he needs means you can bring out the full potential only now, when you have a mass resurrection champion or a team that can ensure his survival.


Helmsmasher should only be taken only if your composition does not depend on the success of it’s proc on your run. This is dependent on the composition, so if you sometimes lose because of it, take flawless excecution as the tier 6 mastery instead.

If the crit damage you can get is higher than 200-220%, helm smasher offers the best dps for coldheart on dungeon bosses. He is a glass cannon, but he is an Epic that is better than lots of legendaries for speed running dungeons. Royal guard is a hero you don’t mind having two or three of.

royal guard late game masteries

Gear & Stats Build

Set: Savage + Cruel would be best. Second best would be Savage + any. Can also be a mix without sets if the needed parameters are met. Royal Guard needs the following at a minimum for late game and stable spider 20:

  • Speed: 151+ to go before the spiderlings
  • Crit rate: 85% (due to extra 15% chance to crit vs Spirit affinity enemies)
  • Crit damage: 200%+
  • Accuracy: 200+ for the speed decrease and turn meter reduction

Unlike Coldheart, Royal Guard benefits from having lots of attack when using Takedown that hits based on maximum HP. Depending on your other heroes on spider 20 he may need more hp so she doesn’t get targeted or die. Normally spiderlings don’t go for RG due to the affinity.

Recommended Main Stats

  • Glove – crit damage %
  • Chest – atk % / hp%
  • Boots – speed
  • Ring – atk / hp
  • Amulet – crit damage %
  • Banner – accuracy
royal guard late game gear

Royal Guard Dungeons Runs

Spider 20

Cleaning out the spiderlings and dealing massive damage to the big spider is key to this build. Having defense down leads to Royal Guard using his Takedown straight away. He needs at least 4 spiderlings alive for his AI to use Takedown. Having speed decrease on the Big Spider also helps with stability of the runs.

spider 20 royal guard

Dragon 20

As you can see when Royal Guard doesn’t have 100% crit rate vs magic affinity he doesn’t show the best results. However, he is extremely good both on waves and on the boss.

royal guard dragon dungeon runs

Fire Knight 20

Even though Royal Guard is negative affinity on Fire Knight and will always have 35% chance for a weak hit and for his debuffs to miss, he can still be decent on FK. His aura is good for dungeons his debuffs, including decrease speed and turn meter help.

royal guard fire knight dungeon

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