RAID Shadow Legends tier list: Best characters for every faction in 2023

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If you are confused about which RAID Shadow Legends characters are the best from every faction, don’t worry – our tier list for the best characters that you should be using in your combat party has you covered for April 2023.

Regular updates and meta-changes from Plarium have ensured that RAID Shadow Legends stays enjoyable for the community. On top of that, the gacha mechanic of the game makes it quite important for you to invest your resources strategically and unlock the best champions suited for your playstyle.

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To help you with this, we have prepared a tier list featuring all the characters available in the game. Additionally, the list will help you in assessing which heroes you should be looking to unlock or upgrade for the tricky quest that you are stuck on.

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Without further ado, let’s dive in and check out everything you need to know about the character tier list for RAID Shadow Legends.


cover art for RAID Shadow Legends' fourth anniversary.Plarium Games
The fourth-anniversary celebrations for RAID Shadow Legends are currently underway.

RAID Shadow Legends factions

Given the huge number of characters available in RAID Shadow Legends, they have been split into various factions that further dive into the game’s lore.

Here are all the 14 different factions that exist in the game:

  • Shadowkin
  • Dwarves
  • Skinwalkers
  • Barbarians
  • Banner-Lords
  • Dark Elves
  • Demonspawn
  • High Elves
  • Knight Revenant
  • Lizardmen
  • Ogryn-Tribes
  • Orcs
  • Sacred Order
  • Undead Hordes

Although the strength of a particular hero relies mostly on the specific situation that they are facing, you should note that the factions in RAID Shadow Legends mostly represent the background of respective characters and do not limit their in-game capabilities.

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Additionally, with the fourth-anniversary celebrations underway and the release of many new heroes, the in-game meta has taken quite a shift. Go through the tier list and make sure to make the most of the new meta, especially with a new Legendary Champion joining your roster for free.

RAID Shadow Legends Tier List


The Shadowkin used to be under the brutal heel of the Demonspawn faction for almost five centuries. However, they have recently left their evil purposes behind to fight and regain their lost honor.

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Tier Characters
A Harima, Genzin, Jingwon, Jintoro, Sachi, Kunoichi, Lady Kimi, Hotatsu, Fenshi, Suiren
B Yoshi the Drunkard, Oboro, Chonoru. Fanatic, Riho Bonespear, Genbo the Dishonored, Burangiri, Gory
C Toragi the Frog, Odachi, Lifetaker, Chani, Vagabond, Nobel
D Bloodmask, Conscript, Infiltrator, Assassin, Marauder


Once known as peerless craftsmen and steadfast warriors across Teleria, Dwarves are now known for sending only their mightiest heroes to face the battle against Siroth on the surface.

Tier Characters
A Maulie Tankard, Melga Stellgirdle, Morag Bronzelock, Rearguard Sergeant, Rugnor Goldgleam, Grizzled Jarl, Tormin the Cold, Trunda Giltmallet, Runekeeper Dazdurk
B Dilgol, Gala Longbrainds, Avir the Alchemage, Geomancer, Hurndig, Kurzad, Deepheart, Rock Breaker
C Underpriest Brogni, Baerdal Fellhammer, Mountain King, Cudgeler, Fodbor the Bard, Grumbler, Runic Warder, Madman, Master Butcher, Hatchet Slinger
D Boltsmith, Bulwark, Stout Axeman, Samar Gemcursed, Beast Wrestler, Dolor Lorekeeper, Flailer, Gloril Brutebane, Honor Guard, Painsmith, Perforator


According to the tragic legend of Ch’arocah, these characters used to possess shape-shifting abilities. However, due to excessive use of the ability, these shamans have been entrapped in their current forms.

Tier Characters
A Akemtum, Khoronar, Norog, Basher, Cleopterix, Fayne, Gnishak Verminlord, Graybeard, Hakkorhn, Longbeard, Samson the Masher
B Bloodpainter, Flesh-Tearer. Channeler, Steelskull, Gnarlhorn, Grappler, Reinbeast, Ursine
C Hoforees the Tusked, Icecrusher, Fleshmoner, Smashlord, Ursine Ironhide, Yaga the Insatiable, Warchief, Snorting Thug, Taurus
D Bloodhorn, Panthera, Ripper


Described as opportunists, Barbarians specialize in offering their mercenary services to the highest bidder. Additionally, these characters made a pact upon their initial arrival from the East that allows them to control and patrol the Deadlands region.

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Tier Characters
A Scyl of the Drakes, Tuhanarak, Valkyrie, Warmaiden, Fahrakin the Fat, High Khatun, Opardin Clanfather, Hoskarul, Sikara, Sentinel, Skytouched Shaman, Skirmisher, Ursuga Warcaller
B Altan, Alika, Atur, Armina, Elder Skarg, Kantra the Cyclone, Anointed, Marked, Turvold, Valla, Soulbound Bowyer, Zephyr Sniper, Teshada
C Aina, Dunestrider, Haarken Greatblade, Kallia, Elder, Scrapper, Hill Nomad, Maeve, Baroth the Bloodsoaked, Yakari the Scourge
D Ragemonger, Jotun, Ox, Woad-Painted, Bloodbraid, Berserker, Suwai Firstborn, Tigersoul
in-game screenshot featuring Fayne in raid shadow legendsPlarium Games/RAID Shadow Legends Wiki
Fayne is an exceptionally strong character in RAID Shadow Legends.


Banner Lords are the fearless knights of Kaerok who have sworn allegiance to King Tayba. These characters carry out their majesty’s tasks of waging war for expansion while also protecting the royal administrators of Kaerok Castle.

Tier Characters
A Archmage Hellmut, Arndulf, Baron, Black Knight, Eolfrig, Lady Quilen, Marichka the Unbreakable, Raglin, Septimus, Sethalia, Stag Knight, Taras the Fierce, Ursala the Mourner
B Cillian the Lucky, Alaric the Hooded, Azure, Gerhard the Stone, Helio, Knight Errant, Lord Champfort, Lugan the Steadfast, Minaya, Oathbound, Richtoff the Bold, Riscarm, Rowan
C Chancellor Yasmin, Chevalier, Conquerer, Dagger, Giscard the Sigiled, Hordin, Halberdier, Masked Fearmonger, Myrmidon, Preserver, Seneschal, Vanguard, Warcaster
D Bombardier, Cataphract, Courtier, Crossbowman, Lordly Legionary, Questor, Steadfast Marshal, Valerie

Dark Elves

Having fallen from the grace of their homeland in Aravia, Dark Elves inhabit the forests on the outskirts of Teleria. Although they ensure safe passage for travelers who pay at the tolls set up by the Elves, those who fail to make the payment often end up suffering.

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Tier Characters
A Astralith, Blind Seer, Coldheart, Fang Cleric, Foli, Ghostborn, Kael, Kaiden, Lanakis the Chosen, Lydia the Deathsiren, Madame Serris, Noct the Paralyzer, Pain Keeper, Rae, Supreme Kael, Tramaria, Ultan of the Shell, Zavia
B Crimson Helm, Delver, Lua, Luria, Psylar, Rian the Conjurer, Spider, Spirithost, Visix the Unbowed, Vizier Ovelis, Paragon
C Captain Temila, Eviscerator, Hexweaver, Judge, Mystic Hand, Queen Eva, Warden, Retainer, Ruel the Huntmaster
D Harvester, Steel Bowyer, Wanderer


Ancient beings that are born out of darkness reside in the realm of fire and darkness which lies across the dark portal. These beings have been banished from the fair land of Teleria, forcing them to conspire with Necromancers to breed unholy unions of Demon and Mortal, resulting in Demonspawn.

Tier Characters
A Alure, Duchess Lilitu, Peydma, Prince Kymar, Tyrant Ixlimor, Umbral Enchantress
B Candraphon, Countess Lix, Cruetraxa, Drexthar Bloodtwin, Excruciator, Fellhound, Gorlos, Hellmaw, Infernal Baroness, Inithwe Bloodtwin, Lord Shazar, Marquis, Nazana, Sicia Flametongue, Tainix Hateflower
C Abyssal, Achak the Wendarin, Akoth the Seared, Diabolist, Erinyes, Hellgazer, Marquess, Skimfos the Consumed, Souldrinker, Tormentor
D Hellborn Spite, Hellfang, Hound Spawn, Ifrit, Malbranche, Mortu-Macaab, Tarshon

High Elves

Originating from the shimmering city of Aravia, High Elves have evolved their physical, intellectual, and spiritual beings to the highest levels. These characters are known for offering exile as well as new homes in the eastern realms.

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Tier Characters
A Apothecary, Arbiter, Basileus Roanas, Battlesage, Belanor, Lyssandra, Supreme Elhain, Tayrel, Deliana, Skeuramis
B Elenaril, Elhain, Endalia, Heiress, Ithos, Luthiea, Royal Guard, Royal Huntsman, Shirimani, Thenasil, Vergis, Yannica
C Exemplar, Fencer, Hyria, Interceptor, Jinglehunter, Pyxniel, Reliquary, Tender
D Adjudicator, Avenger, Magister, Marksman
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Deliana is the latest Champion to join the ranks in RAID Shadow Legends.

Knights Revenant

The Knights Revenant is a death cult consisting of disciples of K’Leth. These characters consider themselves to be tasked with the objective of capturing slaves for sacrificial rituals.

Tier Characters
A Aeshma, Doompriest, Georgid the Breaker, Miscreated Monster, Rector Drath, Sinesha, Skullcrown, Soulless
B Arcanist, Bystophus, Crypt Sitch, Deathless, Executioner, Golden Reaper, Hegemon, Pestilus, Renegade, Sepulcher Sentinel, Tomb Lord
C Coffin Smasher, Gladiator, Guardian, Kytis, Narma the Returned, Necrohunter, Pitiless One, Thea the Tomb Angel, Theurgist, Whisper, Wurlim Frostking
D Acolyte, Bergoth the Malformed, Crimson Slayer, Centurion, Daywalker, Faceless, Magus, Pharsalas Gravedirt, Versult the Grim


Evolved from the brackish waters of Teleria, Lizardmen are fearsome and foul creatures whose only contact with the outside world is via messengers from whom they obtain ransom for their captives or resources to sustain themselves.

Tier Characters
A Aox the Rememberer, Deacomorph, Fu-Shan, Krisk the Ageless, Ramantu Drakesblood, Rhazin Scarhide
B Basilisk, Broadmaw, Drake, Gator, Pythion, Roxam
C Bogwalker, Haruspex, Jarang, Jareg, Jizoh, Skathix, Skull Lord Var-Gall, Venomage, Vergumkaar
D Flinger, Hurier, Metalshaper, Muckstalker, Quargan the Crowned, Skink, Skullsworn, Slasher, Slitherbrute
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Choose from countless characters in RAID Shadow Legends to make the best combat party for yourself.


Characters belonging to the Ogryn-Tribes are subhuman giants who are known for their brawn. Specializing in tasks that require brute force, these characters collaborate with the Skinwalkers to control Felwin’s Gate, the doorway to the Kingdom of Aravia.

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Tier Characters
A Bellower, Big ‘Un, Ceez, Ghrush the Mangler, Korugar Death-Bell, Lorn the Cutter, Maneater, Old Ghrukkus, Skullcrusher, Towering Titan, Uugo
B Cagebreaker, Grimskin, Gurgoh, the Augur, Gurptuk Moss-Beard, Ignatius, Klodd Beastfeeder, Shamrock
C Drokgul the Gaunt, Flesheater, Galkut, Geargrinder, Grunch Killjoy, Fortress Goon, Magmablood, Ogryn, Jaoler, Prundar, Shatterbones, Siegehulk
D Furystoker, Mycolus, Occult Brawler, Pounder, Rocktooth, Ruffstone, Siegebreaker, Stoneskin, Wagonbane, War Mother


Found mostly in the pockets located between Durham Forest and the Deadlands, Orcs were initially bred as warrior slaves. Additionally, Orcs have also sworn their allegiance to the Queen of Aravia in fear of the persecution caused by men.

Tier Characters
A Angar, Danag Skullreap, Dhukk the Pierced, Galek, Gomlok Skyhide, Irom Brago, Kreela Witch-Arm, Merouka, Old Hermit Jorrg, Robar, Sandlashed Survivor, Supreme Galek, Tagoar, Trumborr, Tuhak the Wanderer, Warlord
B Bonekeeper, Grohak the Bloodied, King Garog, Nogdar the Headhunter, Seer, Shaman, Teela Goremane, Ultimate Galek, Veteran, Vrask, Zargala
C Bloodfeather, Chopper, Deathchanter, Ironclad, Pigsticker, Raider, Ripperfist, Terrorbeast, Toturehelm, Twinclaw Disciple, Wyvernbane
D Goremask, Huntress, Spikehead, Totem, Treefeller

Sacred Order

The knights of the Sacred Order were once charged with cleansing Teleria of all evil. However, since the breakout of the war, these characters have also sworn allegiance to the Queen of Aravia and now enforce her Majesty’s will.

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Tier Characters
A Abbess, Armiger, Athel, Cardiel, Corvis the Corruptor, Cupidus, Deacon Armstrong, Errol, Fenax, Holsring, Martys, Romero Roshcard the Tower, Sir Nicholas, Supreme Athel, Venus
B Aothar, Cardinal, Godseeker Aniri, Hope, Inquisitor Shamael, Juliana, Lightsworm, Lodric Falconheart, Mistress of Hymns, Mordecai, Sanctum Protector, Mother Superior, Relickeeper Sanguinia, Tallia
C Astralon, Bushi, Canoness, Draconis, Frostbinger, Lamellar, Outlaw Monk, Penitent, Sanctioned Purifier, Solaris, Templar, Warpriest, Witness
D Adriel, Chaplain, Confessor, Harrier, Headsman, Hospitaller, Judicator, Justiciar, Lady Estessa, Maiden, Missionary, Purgator, Renouncer

Undead Hordes

Serving as minions to the Dark One, Undead Hordes thrive on corruption. Inhabiting the forgotten tombs and dark corners of the world, most of these undead characters are fallen Telerians who have lurked in the darkness for centuries.

Tier Characters
A Bad-el-Kazar, Doomscreech, Drowned Bloatwraith, Ma’Shalled, Nekhret the Freat, Rotos the Lost Groom, Saito, Seducer, Seeker, Siptu the Lost Bride, Skartosis
B Anax, Balthus Drauglord, Bloodgorged, Corpse Collector, Frozen Banshee, Gogorab, Harvest Jack, Husk, Lich, Little Miss Annie, Mausoleum Mage, Nethril, Suzerain Katonn, Temptress, Wogoth, Urost the Soulcage, Zelotah
C Banshee, Bone Knight, Catacomb, Councilor, Corpulent Cadaver, Dark Elhain, Defiled Sinner, Elegaius, Gravenchill Killer, Grinner, Hexia, Karam, Rotting Mage, Wretch
D Amarantine Skeleton, Arbalester, Ghoulish Ranger, Hollow, Sorceress, Crypt-King Graal, Dark Athel, Stitched Beast

Characters that feature in the A and B tiers are the ones that you should be looking to use in your combat party. However, it is important to ensure that you have selected the proper composition of heroes that you are going to need for the specific quest you’re about to start.

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So, there you have it – that’s our RAID Shadow Legends tier list for April 2023. Make sure to check back in the future for any changes.

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