How not to waste silver in Raid: Shadow Legends?

Published On: September 7, 2021

How not to waste silver in Raid: Shadow Legends?


Silver oh silver how hard are you to get and we need you for everything in this game! From pulling shards to levelling up gear to swapping gear – we always need silver.

Silver is the hardest thing to keep hold of in this game, bar Shards. Most of the time we tend to waste it on things that are not necessary, or we just want to see what the next sub-stats are on the piece of gear we are levelling.

Well, you need not worry as I am going to go through a few ways you can farm silver and what not to waste it on, mainly focused on gear!

As a new player, the silver struggle is very much real, you really must be diligent on what gear you roll up and what gear you leave alone. The lifesteal gear you get at the start of the game will usually go onto your starter champion and that can be levelled up to 12 in most cases, however, I would strongly recommend that you don’t take any gear that is not 5 or 6 stars and gear up to 12 as it costs a lot of silver and will be useless down the road of progression for you.

The most common place to farm silver is in any stage of the campaign level 3 that you can farm, shields sell for slightly more than any other gear piece. However, any stage above Spider 13 is the best place to farm as it has the best silver to energy ratio.

What gear should you keep and what should you sell?

Unfortunately, the game teaches you at the beginning how not to gear your champions with the missions and quests that require you to equip attack percent gloves, chest, and boots. However, attack gloves and boots are not the way to go early game and maybe not the way to go ever. You need to get your champions to 100% crit rate as fast as you can and the best way to do that is with crit rate main stat gloves so, when you do get them, these are a must to bring to at least 12. Boots should have speed as the main stat as speed is king in this game. I would even say that any speed boots you get early on are worth levelling to 16 as fast as you can.

When you are trying to sort out all your gear, the main thing I can tell you is that any Flat main stat gloves, chests or boots aside from the Speed set are an instant sell no matter what the star level it is. As a percent/speed main stat will give you more stats over a flat main stat every time. For Gloves, you are looking for a Crit rate main stat with some good sub-stats and later in the game you can keep Crit damage gloves with a crit rate sub-stat. For Chests you are looking for Attack, HP, or Defense percent as a main stat and Boots, 99% of the time, need to be speed.

The more you move further into the game the stricter you can be with your gear, you should sell all common and uncommon gear and only keep rare and above 5 and 6 stars. When you are levelling up the gear to see what sub-stats roll, my rule of thumb is level 8 for rare and level 12 for epic and legendary gear.

Sub-stats – the good, the bad and the ugly

If you follow HellHades guidance of ASDD, Accuracy, Speed, Defense, and Damage. You will soon be flying!

The breakdown of this mantra is simple; Look for gear that has these sub-stats or a combination of this. Once you have the 100% crit rate on your champion, ramp up the damage and the ability to place the Debuffs that the said champion can place and of course we need these champions to stay alive.

Any gear with a flat stat is less desirable and should be sold. However, there are a few exceptions to this. If an epic or legendary piece only has one flat stat and the other stats are great this is still a good piece if it does not roll into that stat. As for rare gear, if one of the two stats is a flat stat it should be sold.

Of course, this all goes out the window if it’s the speed or divine speed set as all you are looking for is a speed sub-stat. these can be used on your arena speed lead.

The last thing I want to point out is the range of sub-stats on the level of gear.

                                                         Sub stat Roll Range
Item Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6
Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
Accuracy 2 5 3 6 5 8 6 9 8 11 9 12
Resistance 2 5 3 6 5 8 6 9 8 11 9 12
% 1 2 1 3 2 4 3 5 4 6 5 7
Speed 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6
HP Flat 25 90 45 160 70 250 90 340 135 450 200 565
Attack Flat 2 6 3 8 5 12 6 15 12 23 15 30
Def Flat 2 6 3 8 5 12 6 15 12 23 15 30

As you can see there is a bottom roll and a top roll! Here are two examples of this.

The higher the base stat, the higher the roll will be and the better your gear will become.

In conclusion, don’t waste your silver leveling up gear you will never use, only roll the gear to 8 or 12 to see what it rolls and then decide on whether to keep it or keep rolling the gear. I also would strongly recommend that you don’t buy silver in the game shop as it is wildly overpriced.

I hope this has helped you understand how to be more resourceful with your silver in this game. If you enjoyed reading this or if you have any addons or suggestions please do leave a comment down below, we love to hear from you!



  1. ChugesMclovin September 7, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This is super helpful, thank you!

  2. zAquisgran September 8, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for regularly reminding me about my daily faults :-)

  3. FrankSquatch September 8, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Really helpful, as I am sitting on a ton of gear right now. I do have a question, do you ever put low tier gear on food champs to help level them up while farming?

    • Elvo7 September 8, 2021 at 7:43 pm

      Hey! no not normally you wouldn’t its a waste of silver as well, because when you are feeding them to costs silver to remove said gear from your food champs. if you are struggling to sort out gear. why don’t you pop over to the takeover section of the website and order a gear cleanse? The guys in the takeover team are amazing!

  4. TerraSpade January 27, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Great article.

  5. YarDivarin January 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    just curious about Optimizer giving me insight prior to leveling gear up?

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