Raid Shadow Legends: Shieldguard Champion Guide

Shieldguard is an uncommon spirit affinity from the barbarians faction in Raid Shadow Legends. He is a defence focused champion, with a large AOE hit and decrease speed debuff. He is used mostly during the mid game, although can still be useful during late game stages. His main uses include dungeons, he is a useful champion in all dungeons, spider, dragon, fire knight and ice golem. This guide will cover individual team compositions for each of the dungeons with Shieldguard in the team. As well as a guide to masteries, skills and gear for Shieldguard at the mid-game stages.

Shieldguard Stats Overview

Shieldguard avatar
  • Faction: Barbarians
  • Type: Defense
  • Affinity: Spirit
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • HP: 15360
  • Attack: 705
  • Defense: 1024
  • Critical Rate: 15
  • Critical Damage: 50
  • Speed: 89
  • Resistance: 30
  • Accuracy: 0
  • Books to Max Skills: 11

Shieldguard Skills Overview


A1: Uppercut

Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 30% chance of placing a 15% [Decrease SPD] debuff for 2 turns. Damage inflicted is proportional to DEF.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
  • Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
  • Level 6: Damage +10%
Battle Stance

A2: Battle Stance

Attacks all enemies. Fills this Champion’s Turn Meter by 20% on each critical hit. Damage inflicted is proportional to DEF.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +5%
  • Level 5: Damage +5%
  • Level 6: Cooldown -1
  • Level 7: Cooldown -1
Mighty Soul [P]

A3: Mighty Soul [P]

Removes one debuff from this Champion each turn.

Upgrades as follows:

  • No books needed.

Shieldguard Mid Game Guide

Shieldguard is one of the strongest uncommon champs due to his simple yet effective kit which allows him to be used in a number of different content such as: Campaign, Faction Wars and all Dungeons.


What makes Shieldguard special is his A2 which gives him 20% extra TM per critical hit. Against 5 enemies, this skill essentially allows him to have an extra turn. Fully booked, his A2 only has a 2 turn cooldown which is why Shieldguard is such a popular champion. As Shieldguard is only an uncommon, gaining copies of him through mystery shards and the market is relatively easy so it is highly advised to fully book him out.


For Masteries, the Offence and Defence trees are recommended. For the Offence tree, take T6 Warmaster for the additional damage against bosses. Notable masteries leading up to Warmaster include: Deadly precision and Keen strike for extra crit, Whirlwhind of Death and Cycle of violence for the extra speed and good chance to get back to the A2 immediately, and Killstreak for the extra damage. For the defence tree, notable perks include: Blastproof and Delay Death for extra sustainability and Retribution for a good chance to counterattack.

Shieldguard masteries

Gear & Stats Build

As Shieldguard can solo certain content, the most optimal gear for him is Lifesteal. Paired with Warmaster and his A2 of attacking everyone, Lifesteal does a great job of keeping Shieldguard topped up. Other sets that can be useful are Reflex, Stun, and Speed.

As a defensive champion, not only do you want Shieldguard’s defence high for sustainability, you also want it high for his damage output. Aside from defence, Shieldguard’s Crit rate needs to be 100% for consistency and to unlock his full potential of his A2. Crit Damage and Speed also need to be high to allow Shieldguard to solo certain content without any problems and to be able to take more turns than the enemy teams.

Recommended Main Stats

  • Gloves: Crit dmg/rate
  • Chest: Def%
  • Boots: Speed
  • Ring: Def
  • Amulet: Crit Dmg
  • Banner: Def

Substats should include Def%, Speed, Crit Rate, Crit Dmg.

Shieldguard build

Campaign Farming

For Campaign farming, Shieldguard can consistently farm 12-3 on brutal in 6 -7 seconds. 186 speed is usually the minimum required as Whirlwind of Death increases the speed per kill. Shieldguard’s A2 can proc multiple times back to back with Cycle of Violence which has a good chance of resetting the cooldown.

In the worst case scenario, on wave 2, Shieldguard will still have his A2 on Cooldown, so he will use his A1 and then will be fast enough to use his A2. This could potentially happen for the 3rd wave which can cause the runs to take up to 10 seconds.

shieldguard campaign farming

Shieldguard Mid Game Dungeon Runs

Dragon 20

In Dragon 20, Shieldguard is used as a damage dealer to help more so with the waves as his A2 allows him to go often enough. Paired with champs that increase speed, you will find Shieldguard having numerous turns which will help against the waves. Against the boss specifically, Shieldguard will not be gaining as many turns as he will only gain 20% increase TM from the dragon as he is only attacking 1 enemy. So, make sure you have a damage dealer such as a poisoner to take down the boss in your team.

Team Build

The team is as follows:

  1. Shieldguard.
  2. Apothecary for heals and speed.
  3. Scyl for heals, revives and cc.
  4. Warmaiden for decrease Def.
  5. Frozen Banshee for poisons.
shieldguard dragon 20

Ice Golem 20

For Ice Golem, Shieldguard is used again, for damage against the waves. As Shieldguard can rotate his A2 constantly, which can help get pass the tricky waves, especially if you use a stun set. Against the boss, the ads can be problematic so Shieldguard helps in constantly damaging both ads. As the Ice Golem does more damage if both ads are up, it is important to have the ads down as quick as possible.

Team Build

  1. Shieldguard.
  2. Frozen Banshee for poisons against the boss.
  3. Archmage Hellmut for Speed boost and stuns.
  4. Scyl for Stuns, Heals and Revives.
  5. Stag Knight for Dec Atk and Dec Def.
ice golem dungeon run

Spider 20

In Spider 20, Shieldguard can provide a lot of utility as he has an extremely high chance to go again after using his A2 against all of the spiderlings with the TM increase. If you are having troubles keeping the turn meter down of the then Shieldguard can be appropriately speed tuned to take out all of the spiderlings just before the big spider heals. In the team build below, you can see him in the lifesteal set however, if you are struggling against the spiderlings then lowering his crit damage and putting him in a stun set will help in mitigating the damage for the rest of your team.

Team Build

  1. Shieldguard for damage.
  2. Venus for HP burn.
  3. Miscreated Monster for Shields and CC.
  4. Coldheart for TM manipulation and damage.
  5. Rhazin for off affinity tank, Dec def and weaken and TM manipulation.
shieldguard spider 20

Fire Knight 20

Against the Fire Knight, Shieldguard is not the most ideal champion to use as all of his skills aren’t high multi hitters however, paired with a team that does have a few multi hitters can allow him to shine in this dungeon. Against the waves, Shieldguard has his uses in constantly pumping damage against the enemy team. Against the boss, things can get a little tricky however, if your team lacks a few multi hitters/ TM manipulators. Once the Fire Knight’s shield opens up, Shieldguard also has a chance of landing a 15% Dec Speed on him which can help massively if the rest of your team aren’t fast enough.

Team Build

  1. Shieldguard.
  2. Apothecary for Speed boosting, Healing and an A1 multihit.
  3. Rhazin for Dec Def and Weaken, TM manipulation and an A1 multihit.
  4. Scyl for CC against the waves, Healing and Reviving.
  5. Coldheart for Damage against the boss, TM manipulation and an A1 multihit
shieldguard fire knight

Faction Wars 21

In FW 21, the Barbarian Faction have a small selection of damage dealers. Shieldguard is one of the few damage champions within this faction that can really help move along the Barb FW for everyone. His A2 allows for him to rotate his turns quickly, which can help your damage output. Against the boss, Shieldguard gets his turns quickly as he is attacking the bosses side ads as well. Once the ads have been taken out then he will only be there to help damage against the boss.

Team Build

  1. Shieldguard.
  2. Warmaiden for Dec Def.
  3. High Khatun for Speed boosting and Aura.
  4. Scyl for additional support.
  5. Altan for damage

It is important to note that if you are using Valkyrie, Shieldguard can quite easily outrun the shield buffs which can cause him to be vulnerable and be taken out which will stop you from 3*ing the faction so you will need to either manual, or have a reviver such as Scyl in the comp.

shieldguard faction wars

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