Raid Shadow Legends: Tayrel Champion Guide

Tayrel is a spirit affinity, epic champion from the undead hordes faction in Raid Shadow Legends. His A2 is arguably his most popular move, which decreases the defence of all opponents, allowing your highest hitting champions to maximise their damage output, leading to faster and cleaner kills. When progressing this champion, players will find that when booking Tayrel’s A1, they will get much more consistent decrease atk debuffs on Clan Boss, which is essential at this content. His A3 ability can be used to decrease the turn meter on a single target, which proves useful in areas such as Faction Wars and spider dungeon runs.

Tayrel Stats Overview

Tayrel avatar
  • Faction: Undead Hordes
  • Type: Health
  • Affinity: Spirit
  • Rarity: Epic
  • HP: 19320
  • Attack: 804
  • Defense: 1211
  • Critical Rate: 15
  • Critical Damage: 50
  • Speed: 89
  • Resistance: 30
  • Accuracy: 15
  • Aura: Increase Ally ACC in by 40
  • Books to Max Skills: 14

Tayrel Skills Overview


A1: Humble

Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit has a 40% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns. Damage inflicted is proportional to DEF.

Upgrades as follows:

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

A2: Singing Steel

Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns. If the target is under a [Decrease ATK] debuff, it will place a [Sleep] debuff for 1 turn. Damage inflicted is proportional to DEF.

Upgrades as follows:

  • Level 2: Damage +10%
  • Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
  • Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
  • Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Pre-emptive Strike

A3: Pre-emptive Strike

Attacks 1 enemy. Decreases the target’s Turn Meter by 50%. If the attack fully depletes the Turn Meter, it will place a [Stun] debuff for 2 turns. Damage inflicted is proportional to DEF.

Upgrades as follows:

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

Tayrel Late Game Build

Tayrel was the original “Best Epic” in the game and considered better than many legendary heroes.

Although there are newer Epic Champions that have taken his title, he is still as useful as he ever was. He is one of the best champions in the game for placing 50% Decrease Attack on the Clan Boss, especially if you have an AOE counterattack due to his A1 ability. He has a 100% chance to place AOE 60% Decrease Defense which helps a lot with Dungeon waves. On top of that, he has a solid single target turn meter reduction that can help with control.

He is worth fully booking and can help in all areas of the game.


This build features a late game Tayrel with the Offense and Support Tree Mastery. You always want to take the crit rate, crit damage and down to T6 Warmaster for the Offense Tree on Tayrel.

On the support tree, take the accuracy masteries, avoid the TM masteries if you use him in a speedtuned CB team (Counterattack or Unkillable), Lore of Steel for more stats, Evil Eye for more control of the enemy turn meter, Master Hexer to extend the debuffs he places and Sniper to increase his chance of placing Decrease Atk.

tayrel late game build masteries

Gear & Stats Build

The most important stats you want to build on Tayrel is Accuracy and Speed. You need at least 200 accuracy to reliably place his debuffs on Stage 20 Dungeons and NM Clan Boss. For speed, you want to build him either as fast as possible to go before your damage dealer if you are using him only for dungeons, or speedtuned with your Clan Boss Team if you have a counter attack.

The other stats you want to build are Defense, Crit Rate and Crit Damage. His main role is to place debuffs so only build Crit rate once you have enough Speed and Accuracy. He needs to be in Lifesteal set and you can use Speed, Accuracy, Perception sets or broken pieces for you remaining two slots.

Recommended Main Stats

  • Glove: Defense % / Crit Rate
  • Chest: Defense%
  • Boots: Speed
  • Ring: Defense
  • Amulet: Defense/Crit Damage
  • Banner: Accuracy / Defense (If you can build enough Accuracy from substats)
tayrel build late game

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