Raid Shadow Legends: Sigmund the Highshield Champion Guide

Sigmund the Highshield is a legendary magic affinity from the banner lords faction in Raid Shadow Legends. His kit revolves around controling waves of mobs, via his A2 and A3a abilities. Making him great for a variety of different content, including dungeons, faction wars and doom tower. In this guide, we will provide PVE build guidelines for Sigmund, with info on masteries, gear and stats selection. Followed by an example team and strategy for hydra.

Sigmund Stats Overview

Sigmund the Highshield avatar
  • Faction: Banner Lords
  • Type: Defense
  • Affinity: Magic
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • HP: 20640
  • Attack: 848
  • Defense: 1354
  • Critical Rate: 15
  • Critical Damage: 50
  • Speed: 97
  • Resistance: 50
  • Accuracy: 10
  • Aura: Increase Ally in Doom Tower battles by 40
  • Books to Max Skills: 12

Sigmund Skills Overview

Fairer Fight

A1: Fairer Fight

Attacks 1 enemy. Removes any [Shield] buffs. Also has a 50% chance of removing one random buff. Has a 75% chance instead when attacking Bosses.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +5%
  • Level 4: Damage +5%
  • Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
  • Level 6: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Battlefield Beacon

A2: Battlefield Beacon

Attacks all enemies 2 times. Each hit has a 50% chance of placing a [Provoke] debuff for 1 turn, and a 75% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +5%
  • Level 3: Damage +10%
  • Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
  • Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
  • Level 6: Cooldown -1
Shield of the Realm

A3: Shield of the Realm

Places a [Shield] buff on all allies for 2 turns equal to 30% of this Champion’s MAX HP. Also places a 25% [Strengthen] buff on all allies for 2 turns.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Cooldown -1
  • Level 3: Cooldown -1
Equitable [P]

A4: Equitable [P]

Whenever this Champion is attacked, has a 20% chance of decreasing the duration of all buffs on the attacker by 1 turn. Has a 40% chance instead when attacked by a Boss.

Upgrades as follows:

  • No books needed.

Sigmund the Highshield End Game Build Guide

Sigmund the Highshield was a fusion champion from October 2021. He is a Legendary Bannerlord that is quite underrated for Late Game. With a good set of skills he is useful in lots of PVE content from Faction Wars to Doom tower and dungeons. As the main feature, however, we will focus on showcasing him in Hydra.

His kit screams Hydra from start to end. He has AOE Decrease attack and Provoke on 3 turns cooldown on his A2, great against Decay and Wrath heads. His A3 brings Shield and Strengthen on a 3 turns cooldown as well that are great to helping your team stay alive. As a plus he can remove buffs on his A1, helping remove some annoying reflect damage or stolen buffs. His Passive also decreases the duration of buffs on the attacking Hydra heads with a 40% chance.


There are two ways to build Sigmund for Hydra in terms of masteries. The first one is to provide him with some extra DPS with Warmaster as T6. The second is to maximise his Provoke chance that is not 100% by default with Fearsome Presence as T6 mastery. Sigmund is featured with the latter build in this guide with Defense and Support trees. Increasing his Shields and Extend buffs can come in handy on Hydra. If you have a dedicated Mischief tank you can opt out of Lasting gifts and select another mastery instead.

Sigmund masteries

Gear & Stats Build

Required Stats depend on the Hydra difficulty you would be facing. For NM the ideal stats are around 400 ACC, 250+ speed and as much HP as possible to maximize the Shields this champion places on the team. If you don’t have a Resist tank for Mischief Sigmund with 300 resist can serve his purpose. Speed-wise 250+ is considered decent.

Reflex, Relentless and even Provoke sets are nice to options but neither is required.

Recommended Main Stats

  • Gloves: HP%
  • Chest: ACC/HP%
  • Boots: Speed
  • Ring: HP
  • Amulet: HP with ACC substat
  • Banner: ACC with Speed substat

Refresh Accessories can be beneficial for Sigmund.

Sigmund gear and stats

Hydra Team & Strategy

Sigmund can be used in many Hydra teams on all difficulties and rotations. In this team, Sigmund takes on the role of a Shielder and support with Atk Down and Provoke. The other recommended champions and their roles are as follows:

  1. Duchess deals with the head of Torment and brings revive. Can be replaced with Shamael or Rector on this rotation.
  2. Uugo for AOE Decrease Defense, Block Buffs and occasional cleanse and heal.
  3. Geomancers for MAX HP damage and dealing with the Poison cloud. Can be replaced with other dps like Husk or Royal Guard.
  4. Ma’Shalled with Increase speed, Leech and some dps. Can be replaced with Lydia for extra Turn Meter gain.

The more Reflex, Relentless and Provoke sets you have on all your champions in this team the better. It can comfortable farm Hydra Brutal

Sigmund the Highshield hydra team

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