How to beat the Magma Dragon in Raid: Shadow Legends!

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Published On: March 8, 2021

How to beat the Magma Dragon in Raid: Shadow Legends!

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Welcome to the DOOM TOWER! Our First Boss is currently the Magma Dragon (Magic Affinity) appearing on Floors: 10, 80 & 110 on both Normal and Hard.

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Brand with Weakness [ATK]
Attacks 1 enemy. Decreases the target’s Turn Meter by 50%.
Will target enemies under [Hex] debuff.

Overburn [ATK]
Attacks all enemies. Instantly activates any [HP Burn] debuffs on each target and decreases the duration of those [HP Burn] debuffs by 1 turn.

Stoke the Flames [ATK]
Attacks all enemies. Places a [HP Burn] debuff for 3 turns, then steals 10% of the Turn Meter from each enemy under [HP Burn] debuff.
Also places a [Hex] debuff for 4 turns on the enemy with the lowest HP. This debuff cannot be resisted or blocked.

Lethal Lava [Passive]
Instantly places a [Hex] debuffs for 4 turns on an enemy whenever they remove [Hex] debuff from themselves or an ally.
Will ignore [Block Damage], [Shield] and [Unkillable] buffs and will ignore 100% of DEF when attacking enemies under [Hex] debuffs.
Instantly removes any [HP Burn] debuff placed on Kuldath the Magma Dragon and replaces them with a 15% [Continuous Heal] for 2 turns.

Invincible Scales [Passive]
Immune to [Stun], [Freeze], [Sleep], [Hex], [Block Cooldown Skills], [Fear] and [True Fear] debuffs. Also immune to HP exchange effects, HP balancing effects, and cooldown increasing effects.

Also as of Patch 3.21 on 05.02.21:

Almighty Strength [Passive] Damage from skills that scale based on enemy MAX HP cannot exceed 10% of the boss’ MAX HP when attacking the boss

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So where does this new patch leave us?

MAX HP nuking is now out of the question unless you can take 10 attacks before the dragon (technically possible if all your team are fast enough – hope you brought your coldhearts!)

CC’ing it! Wait no, it’s immune to all the usual debuffs we would use.

Ah, we can default to turn meter manipulation! If it can’t take a turn we don’t need to worry….wait it’s immune to that.

So if we can’t kill it before it gets a go and can’t stop it from taking a turn, what do we do?

One notable immunity it does not have is [Provoke] which means we can force it to attack a champ we choose and it can only use its A1 skill. Great, so who do we use?

Be Prepared

The waves to the boss are always severely under levelled and the boss is alone so gear up your favourite damage dealers along with your favourite provoke champ(s).

Need some sustain? Keep the boss provoked and bring in some healers, who cares about the [Hex] when you’re controlling who gets hit.

AVOID

Drexthar Bloodtwin/Ignatius, while having a provoke should NOT be used, despite being fantastic against the rest of the teams, here you’ll just be causing yourself more issues

Provoke Champions

Legendary MVP:

Warchief (Skinwalkers, Force)
Strong affinity, triple hit A1 means more chances to provoke

Epic MVP:

Seeker (UNdead Hordes, Magic)
He’s fast, makes your team fast and his passive can be clutch, reasonable chance to land and if you have him he’s probably already ready to go.

Rare MVP:

Sentinel (Barbarians, Force)
Literal golden boy, has [Decrease ATK] on his A2 and books his provoke skill to a high percentage to land, nice little self-heal that can crit(!)

There’s a load of others, these are just our favorite picks, use who you have, just remember to have them built to take a hit or three – and remember ASDD!

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Conclusion

What else is there to say? The Magma Dragon is the “easiest” of the Doom Tower Bosses, keep the [Provoke] on and sit back for a couple of minutes and you’re done!

The formula doesn’t really change as you get onto the harder levels and difficulties just the requirement to keep your provoker alive. We don’t know what the future rotations will hold so good luck and happy raiding!

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7 Comments

  1. dar0n March 16, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    You’ve got a typo in the title, magma dRagon, not dagon ;)

  2. djechevarr April 11, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Atur is another good champion here. Provoke on A1 and A2. Heals himself and place a counterattack on himself when hit with a crit.

  3. Elvo7 April 26, 2021 at 10:30 am

    great article. helped me alot

  4. mlzammit76 May 19, 2021 at 3:58 am

    DAMN!!! Been trying to win against Magma Dragon on Hard level for a few days… read this article…. used Seeker.. and BAMM… 2 mins and he was down.. Thanks HH :)

  5. kehead June 24, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Why is Visix listed as a 1-star against the Magma Dragon? She has the provoke, right? Is there a reason she’s particularly bad here?

    • DRxNO July 18, 2021 at 11:46 pm

      maybe new from rework of visix and left out… though it is a 3 turn CD… so these are all a1 and have no cd fro provoke

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