Raid Shadow Legends: Samar Gemcursed Champion Guide

Samar Gemcursed is a legendary spirit affinity champion from the dwarf faction in Raid Shadow Legends. He is certainly not one of the best champions in raid, but he has his uses nonetheless and players can definitely find a place for him. He is mainly lacking in damage capabilities, and will generally perform better against waves rather than individual boss fights. One of the best places to use Samar is for soloing Bommal Dreadhorn in the Doom Tower. As such we have provided a detailed build guide for this situation in this champion guide.

Samar Stats Overview

Samar Gemcursed avatar
  • Faction: Dwarves
  • Type: Health
  • Affinity: Spirit
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • HP: 21480
  • Attack: 936
  • Defense: 1211
  • Critical Rate: 15
  • Critical Damage: 60
  • Speed: 98
  • Resistance: 80
  • Accuracy: 0
  • Aura: Increase Ally HP in by 30
  • Books to Max Skills: 15

Samar Skills Overview

Crystal Flesh

A1: Crystal Flesh

Attacks 1 enemy. Heals by 15% of the damage inflicted if this Champion has 50% HP or less. Fills this Champion’s Turn Meter by 15% if he has more than 50% HP.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +5%
  • Level 5: Damage +10%
Emerald Curse

A2: Emerald Curse

Attacks 1 enemy. Inflicts bonus damage equal to the difference in HP percentage levels between this Champion and the target (+1% damage for every 1% difference). Inflicts bonus damage equal to the difference in number of buffs on this Champion and the target (+10% damage per buff).

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +10%
  • Level 5: Cooldown -1
Boon Subversion

A3: Boon Subversion

Attacks all enemies. Has an 80% chance of stealing 2 random buffs before attacking. Places an extra hit on enemies that have any buffs left.

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
Diamond Skin [P]

A4: Diamond Skin [P]

The passive effect places a [Block Damage] buff on this Champion for 1 turn at the start of each Round. While the active effect, blocks incoming damage and places a [Block Damage] buff on this Champion for 1 turn when they receive a hit that would drop their HP below 30%.

Upgrades as follows:

  • No books needed.

Samar Gemcursed Solo Level 90 Hard Doom Tower Build Guide

Samar is an example of a champion who went from zero to hero overnight with the introduction of Bommal Dreadhorn boss in the Doom Tower. At the time of release of this guide in September 2021, Samar Gemcursed was the only known champion to solo the level 90 of hard doom tower reliably (Dark Fae rotation).


Samar has a unique passive ability that makes it possible to block the immense damage that Dreadhorn’s bombs do when they explode. His ability Diamond Skin blocks incoming damage and places a Block Damage buff on him when he receives a hit that would drop his HP below 30%. This passive has a cooldown of 4 turns so it will be important to build Samar fast enough to be able to have it available every time the bombs explode. The only other ability that will matter to us is Crystal Flesh (A1) since it gives him a bit of Turn Meter with each hit, for it is going to be necessary to create an AI setup and block the rest of the skills from being used.

Since the rest of the skills will not be used, it will not be necessary to book Samar since it will bring only a little extra damage.


The skills will be complemented with the masteries to achieve greater speed and survivability. The idea is to have the classic offensive tree similar to CB with Warmaster as Tier 6 mastery, with the only difference in selecting the Wirlwind of Death that will allow us to obtain 18 extra speed by defeating champions on the waves.

On the support tree HP, healing and the most importantly Spirit Haste for extra 24 speed when allies die are picked.

samar gemcursed masteries

Gear & Stats Build

This build is all about surviving Dreadhorn’s blows, bombs/hp burn debuffs and having enough speed to reset the passive’s cooldown. It is imperative to build Samar in regen and immortal for Hard DT. To be able to make runs mostly safe it was necessary to go up to 85k HP and 260 speed. While the winrate is not a perfect 100% this is auto-friendly and can be used to farm the boss.

With a little less speed and HP it is possible depending a little on RNG since he is right affinity for the boss and lots of weak hits can save him. The most important thing is that Dreadhorn does not activate the passive with his attacks and reserve it for when the bombs explode.

In terms of the other stats, only Defense is relevant and more than 2500 is recommended. HP is complemented by 30% extra from the aura (note that it only affects the base stats).

Recommended Main Stats

  • Gloves: HP %
  • Chest: HP %
  • Boots: Speed / HP% with speed substat
  • Ring: HP with HP% substat
  • Amulet: HP
  • Banner: HP with speed substat
Samar Gemcursed gear and stats build

Solo Dreadhorn Strategy

Samar Gemcursed usually clears the boss in just over 10 minutes. The rest of the team is not important, they are only there to give you some extra speed when dying and help a little in the waves without killing them all so that Samar can kill at least three enemies and benefit from Wirldwind of Death. Otherwise just hit auto and wait for Gemcursed to do the dirty work.

While we have already mentioned that the other champions are not important, you can use the following team composition:

Samar Gemcursed dreadhorn team

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