As we previously discussed in our best healers in Raid Shadow Legends article, there are many different forms of healing in this game, and so many champions who are able to fill that job in teams for you, however in some situations you may want to look into different methods of keeping your team alive.
Different Types of alternative healing:
There are a few great ways to provide your teams with other healing sources, depending on your setup and what champions you are using.
– Leech debuff
– Gear Sets (Lifesteal, Regeneration, Bloodthirst, Guardian, Immortal)
– Masteries (Lifedrinker, Bloodthirst, Shadow Heal)
What is Lifesteal gear?
Lifesteal gear is acquired from Dragon’s Lair, and also from the first 7 days of Log in rewards, it is extremely powerful for early game players, and widely used in Clan boss throughout the game unless running Unkillable Clan boss, it does fade out as you get to what we’d consider ‘late game’ in Non-unkillable clan boss teams too.
Lifesteal and Bloodthirst gear both heal your Champions by 30% of the damage they deal, this is EXTREMELY valuable for Champions that are using Warmaster/Giant Slayer masteries, especially on Clan Boss due to the size of the healing your receive when these effects trigger.
Outside of Clan Boss – Lifesteal is great for any champion you know will reliable hit for large numbers to ensure the healing benefit of this outweighs other viable healing sets such as Regeneration.
What is Regeneration?
Regeneration is a set obtained in Fire Knight’s Castle, in recent months it has become very widely used – especially in Doom Tower, but it can help you in all areas of the game, especially Faction Wars and Dungeons.
Regeneration heals you for 15% of your MAX HP every time you take a turn, which may prove to be more valuable than sets such as Lifesteal, especially if you are not always dealing damage with your abilities or not reliably hitting for high numbers.
What is Leech?
Leech debuff has risen in popularity in Raid Shadow Legends since it was buffed in September 2020 to heal for 18% of all damage dealt against any target with leech. This means that even champions who do not place the debuff can use those targets as ways to sustain their HP. It is also possible to apply Leech to targets through the Harvest Despair Mastery with a 60% chance when placing a Stun, Freeze, Sleep, Fear, or True Fear debuff.
Leech has most use against Clan Boss to enable teams to drop Lifesteal Gear or against Sorath spiderlings.
Leech can really make a big difference in keeping your teams alive, as often it will allow you to swap your gearing for clan boss into sets such as Stalwart to reduce your incoming damage but also allowing you to keep yourself healed up with the leech debuff.
You can find the champions who provide this debuff here.
Overall, as you can see there are many different ways to provide healing in your teams, and in fact at times these may be more beneficial to you than actually bringing a healer due to the other roles that need to be filled – as much as they may not be quite as strong as Champions who are designed and built to keep teams alive they may actually be enough for what you’re looking for!