Bystophus

Last Updated: April 9, 2022

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Champion Overall Rating: 3.5

Key Areas

Arena Def: 7
Arena Atk: 9
Clan Boss: 2
Hydra: 4
Doom Tower: 8

Dungeons

Spider: 4
Fire Knight: 7
Dragon: 8
Ice Golem: 7
Iron Twins: 2

Faction Wars

  • Decrease Defense: Godlike
  • Damage: Godlike
  • Crowd Control: Godlike

Doom Tower

Magma Dragon: 6
Frost Spider: 6
Nether Spider: 2
Scarab King: 1
Eternal Dragon: 4
Celestial Griffin: 4
Dreadhorn: 2
Dark Fae: 6

Champion Type

ATK

7/10

Book
Value

A2, A3

Book
Priority

Bystophus

Bystophus is the formal representative of the Blue Man Group band in Teleria. His most famous asset is that he has the highest base attacks in Raid Shadow Legends which would make you think he also is the hardest hitting champion in Teleria. Unfortunately, he actually is not in the top 10 damage dealers due to his multipliers. He does have a pretty unique kit, being able to place AoE Decrease Defence and Block Active Skills debuffs, which was recently buffed to 100% chance when booked in Patch 5.20. His A2 has a 100% chance to critically hit any enemy under Block Active Skills.

You can use Bystophus in a few ways. If you opt for a Damage build, you should probably look to pair him with a Countess Lix, Karato Foxhunter or Lugan the Steadfast all of which can place the Block Active Skills debuff on an AoE with 100% chance (books may be required). This will allow you to ignore the need for critical rate in your build and focus on Attack and critical damage stats. If you opt for a debuff build then you should focus on reaching high Accuracy levels to enable his A3 to lockdown enemy waves from using their abilities. He can also help setup Konstantin the Dayborn‘s A2 that require both debuffs to gain Ignore Defence. In addition his A1 can apply a fear to any enemy under Block Active Skills. I would avoid blending your builds as generally you will find you won’t hit hard enough if your goal is to Nuke or you will resist in many cases.

His best areas are probably as an Arena nuker (although he will probably not have viability in high end arena), as a Wave control champion in places like Doom Tower or to help lock down those tricky 3 Valkyrie waves in Faction Wars.

Horror

Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 50% chance of placing a [Block Active Skills] debuff for 1 turn. Has a 35% chance of placing a [True Fear] debuff for 1 turn on targets under [Block Cooldown Skills] debuffs.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 4: Damage +10%

Damage Rating

Multiplier: 3.3*ATK
Overall Grading*: Godlike

Shadow Strike - 4 Turn Cooldown

Attacks all enemies. Inflicts a critical hit against targets under [Block Active Skills] debuffs. Heals by 20% of the damage inflicted.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Cooldown -1
Level 5: Damage +20%

Damage Rating

Multiplier: 3.2*ATK
Overall Grading*: Godlike

Crumble - 4 Turn Cooldown

Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns. Also has a 75% chance of placing a [Block Active Skills] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%

Damage Rating

Multiplier: 3.2*ATK
Overall Grading*: Strong

Aura

Increases Ally ACC in all battles by 70.

*Grading is calculated using Realistic Battle Scenarios - Read More Here

PVE Masteries

Standard PvE
Offense
blade-disciple
deadly-precision
heart-of-glory
keen-strike
shield-breaker
grim-resolve
single-out
life-drinker
whirlwind-of-death
ruthless-ambush
bring-it-down
wrath-of-the-slain
cycle-of-violence
opportunist
methodical
kill-streak
blood-shield
stoked-to-fury
warmaster
helmsmasher
giant-slayer
flawless-execution
Defense
tough-skin
defiant
blastproof
rejuvenation
might-endurance
improved-parry
shadow-heal
resurgent
bloodthirst
wisdom-of-battle
solidarity
delay-death
harvest-despair
stubbornness
selfless-defender
cycle-of-revenge
retribution
deterrence
iron-skin
bulwark
fearsome-presence
unshakeable
Support
steadfast
pinpoint-accuracy
lay-on-hands
shieldbearer
exalt-in-death
charged-focus
healing-savior
rapid-response
swarm-smiter
arcane-celerity
merciful-aid
cycle-of-magic
lore-of-steel
evil-eye
lasting-gifts
spirit-haste
sniper
master-hexer
elixir-of-life
timely-intervention
oppressor
eagle-eye

PVP Masteries

Nuker
Debuffer
Offense
blade-disciple
deadly-precision
heart-of-glory
keen-strike
shield-breaker
grim-resolve
single-out
life-drinker
whirlwind-of-death
ruthless-ambush
bring-it-down
wrath-of-the-slain
cycle-of-violence
opportunist
methodical
kill-streak
blood-shield
stoked-to-fury
warmaster
helmsmasher
giant-slayer
flawless-execution
Defense
tough-skin
defiant
blastproof
rejuvenation
might-endurance
improved-parry