How to cleanse your Artifacts in Raid Shadow Legends

Published On: March 7, 2022

Artifact Cleansing


Gearing your champions is probably the most important thing you can go to progress in Raid: Shadow Legends. You can have all the champions in the game, but you will not get very far without the gear to match the champions. So, you set your team and you grind away farming Dragon and Fire Knight, your storage is full and your inbox is full, and you don’t know what is good and what is bad. Enter this guide.

In this guide, we will go through all the different types of artifacts which ones are the best and which ones are the worst and furthermore we will explore the substats and what goes well with the main stat.


The Basics

First things first the most basic thing you can do to make space is sell anything with flat stats as their main stat from the bottom row (gloves, chest, and boots) are sold. With the exception of the speed set when it has multiple rolls into the speed sub- stat. these can be used on your speed lead in arena and boots 99% of the time need to have the main stat of speed. However, this will drop off the further you progress, and you will find yourself selling everything that has a flat stat main stat.

And more so, anything that is 4 star and below is not worth keeping and in addition to that, anything less than a rare is an instant sell too. Flat stats are bad, with the exception of HP as flat HP is a big number compared to Def and Att.



Gloves have to have a main stat of HP%, Def%, Att%, Crit rate and Crit dam, all flat stat main stats should be sold. I will go through each type. Crit rate and Crit damage gloves are to be used on your damage dealers, Def% and HP% are for your debuffers and support champions and Att% are mainly used on Bomb champions as they don’t require crit rate to be effective.



HP% Gloves need Speed, and very often you will want to land accuracy on these too, aside from this – a good mixture of defensive substats such as Resistance, Def% – Ideally dodging damage-based stats.

Like these



Attack gloves don’t really have a place in the game, they are only used on bomb champions and who uses bombs anyway, lol, however, for super end game accounts attack gloves can be used when you have gear that can get the required crit rate and crit damage elsewhere. It’s good to keep a few, not many, of these in the damage sets like attack, cruel, crit damage and savage and you are looking for speed and crit rate as substats.


Defence %

Defence gloves you are looking for the same as HP gloves.


Crit Rate

crit rate gloves you are only looking for a mixture of all the good stats the less flat stats the better. Later on in the game, you will find crit rate gloves are leaving your damage champions as they move onto crit damage gloves. So, build for the future and keep crit rate gloves that have good survivability stats


Crit Damage

Crit damage gloves are for your damage dealers only. So, you are looking for crit rate always if it doesn’t have crit rate sell it. You can be a little more lenient with them on the major damage sets like savage or cruel if you have speed and the percent stat you can find the crit rate in other places however if you dedicate that these need to have crit rate. It eases the burden on the rest of your gear. The only exception to this rule would be if a champion didn’t need 100% crit rate like Coldheart




HP% and DEF%

much like the gloves, you are looking for survivability stats however, the chests are a little different as they are used on your HP and DEF damage dealers as well. The one this you don’t want is attack percent or flat attack on these. As attack is a counterproductive stat to the main stat. the one caveat to this is if you have a champion like Mountain King who gets value from HP and attack.

But ideally you want a chest piece with a mixture of crit rate, speed, acc and the percent’s that compliment the main stat.



Attack chests are the easiest to sort through all you are looking for is the good substats ideally crit rate and speed nearly every attack chest can be used on your attack champions as long as it’s not all flat stats.


Accuracy and resistance

These chests operate in similar ways for different reasons. Accuracy chests can be used on nearly every support champion in the game as we always need accuracy to land our debuffs. Resistance Chests are used in situations where you want to prevent the enemy from landing debuffs on you, this can work in certain situations in Arena and Doom Tower mostly, where the resistance requirements may be higher than your standard build. Due to the situations where you’d use these, more commonly than not, you’d require a rather high speed for these builds, so having Speed substats is a great addition to a strong resistance chest. However certain builds such as a Stoneskin arena Champion would actually benefit in having resistance without the speed. accuracy chests need the good substats only




99% of your champions need speed boots, it would be very rare that you would have HP Def or attack boots on a champion. It can happen in the end game when you are able to find the speed in your other gear. So, it is good to keep the HP, DEF and ATT boots that have speed on them.

For speed boots they are so rare and hard to come by, it would be a rare thing to sell them especially 6-star ones.

That is the bottom row of artifacts done, lets’s move on to the top row.


Top Row Artifacts

I am going to treat them all as the same as the main stat don’t change. The one thing you need to keep in mind is that a weapon cannot have defence stats on them and a shield can not have attack stats on them. Generally speaking, all you are looking for is the main good substats like speed, acc, crit rate, crit damage and all the % on Att, def and HP, try and follow HellHades mantra ASDD (accuracy, speed, defence, damage)

A more indepth look at this we will go through the rarity of the gear.


Rare items if it has a flat stat, no matter what the other stat is it’s sold.

The only reason you would keep a rare item with a flat stat on them is if you are early game and it’s the speed set and the other substat is speed. Roll it to 8 and hope for a speed roll.

Epic and legendary

Again it’s all about the flat stats the less the better, as a rule, if an epic top row piece has 2 or more flat stats its sold but the same rule applies if it’s the speed set with speed sub rolls. For legendary gear, it is 3 or more flat stats.

There is not much more I can say about the top row of artifacts.



You need to pay attention to the set bonus’ of each gear set and tailor the substats to them, for example, the HP set you want HP/DEF with speed and accuracy on them. The attack stat is useless on these pieces. There are certain sets that you want particular stats on them and some sets that you don’t want some stats on them. Like damage sets like cruel and savage you want damage and survive sets, immortal and shield, you want survivability. Let’s go through a few niche ones.

Sheild set: the shield set is a niche set at best and can be used to great effect against the scarab boss and in seer comps. The shield set gives the wearer the ability to give everyone on your team a shield for 3 turns equal to the wearer’s max HP of 10%. Therefore you want as much HP on your gear as possible. So Attack is a useless stat for this gear set and you should not keep any that have it. Unless it can be used as an off set-piece. But the stats would have to be amazing

Likewise, the regeneration set heals the wearer by 15% every turn and is used most commonly for some solo comps like Samar Gemcursed fighting Bommel and it pairs well with the Immortal set.

The Stun Set is a must for nearly all of your Faction wars teams. Find a good champion that has either an AOE A1 or more than one AOE ability and they will help you get through those pesky stages. Here is a link to an article talking about each faction and stun sets.


­Rolling the gear

Once you have cleared out all the gear that you don’t want to keep. Now you find yourself in a position to roll, said gear, this can be quite tricky and it all depends on what you need for your account, however, here are a few tips for you to get you started.

All ways roll your Rare gear to 8 and if it rolls well roll it to 12 looking for that next stat. if the next stat is a flat stat, you need to start considering that you need to sell this. Flat stats are not good.

For end game rare gear is rarely used, the rolls would need to be double into the desired stat for you to even consider keeping it.

Epic and legendary gear you should roll to 12, to see the max potential of the piece. If it doesn’t roll a double roll at least. It should be sold at an end game level, and if you are earlier than the end game it depends on what it rolled into. You shouldn’t have any flat stats or at least have only one flat stat at this point so if it rolls into that stat it’s sold if it’s a single roll into each stat. the same is for legendary gear. The only difference between rolling the epic and legendary is you know the fourth stat.

The last thing I want to briefly mention is substat starting rolls. As you can see in the graph below the starting stats vary, and regarding what to keep and what to sell. If you get a five-star epic artifact with attack percent, defence percent and speed but they are all at 4 this is the worst starting rolls you can get in the game and the piece should be sold. One 4 is ok but two or more it is just not good enough.

Substat starting roll

Example of Differences


And that is it, artifact gear cleanses in a nutshell, I hope this helps you clear out the unwanted gear on your account and you are only left with the best gear for your account. Let us know what you think and comment down below, We love hearing from you!



  1. GORTH_WAN_GAI March 9, 2022 at 5:45 am

    This is exactly what i needed. I have watched your videos and there is so much to lean out that it is great for me to have it documented. Thank you so much.

  2. Eros March 9, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Thank you

  3. kdAd64 March 9, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    This seems like the guidelines used when doing account takeovers and such.
    Much appreciated for this guide!

    • Phixion March 10, 2022 at 10:10 pm

      It was indeed put together by our takeover team

  4. Spidee March 9, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Honestly one of the most tedious parts of the game by a country mile!
    What an absolute pain in the ar** gear sorting is! I have full storage and inbox of gear… it’s so frustrating.
    Thanks for the tips!

    • Phixion March 10, 2022 at 10:09 pm

      I agree its a massive pain :D

  5. Twobyfore March 10, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Great guide, it seems most of my vault is completely useless and I have about 9 artifacts worth keeping.

    Just as i suspected :) Thanks for the tips!

  6. PonyFacedDogSoldier March 11, 2022 at 1:30 am

    I have realized that I am throwing silver out the window for a while. I have also realized that my gear is killing me as far as power. At the moment I have 269,000 silver and you would probably sell every single piece of gear I have. I’ve been rolling everything just hoping to get something better than the junk that is equipped. I’m walking around in circles. This guide is perfectly timed, but I feel as if I’m going to be even worse off if I sell all but the 4 or 5 pieces that are decent enough to keep. Oh well. You only die once.

    • Elvo7 March 11, 2022 at 2:36 pm

      the selling of 5-star rare gear is only really when you have enough epic and legendary gear. it all depends on where you are in the game. if most of your gear is 4 and 5 then only sell the 4-star gear.

  7. HunterFox March 11, 2022 at 2:32 am

    Thanks for the info. Useful for the most part to be sure, but needs to be updated. Some more set examples and the newer gear would be great, but some of the descriptions, the grammar needs to be corrected.
    Examples: “The one this you don’t want is attack percent or flat attack on these.” and “You can be a little more lenient with them on the major damage sets like savage or cruel if you have speed and the percent stat you can find the crit rate in other places however if you dedicate that these need to have crit rate.”
    Confusing and at times not quite clear on what you’re trying to advise.
    Again, thanks.

    • Elvo7 March 11, 2022 at 2:43 pm

      Hey! sorry about the typo on the first one, it is meant to be “the only thing you don’t want is” for the second sentence. I was talking about crit damage gloves and the requirement of crit rate on them. you can be lenient with the main damage set crit damage gloves as they are hard to find. but if you make sure you have crit rate on them, in the long run, it will be easier to gear your champions.
      regarding the sets, there will be a more in-depth look at the sets in a future guide. so I only put the more generally used sets in here.
      thank you for your feedback and i hope this helps

  8. Tavius March 11, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    I wish I had this article two years ago! Nice overview. Shared it on clan Discord page. Thank you : )

  9. JennyRC133 March 14, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Not dry, not boring! Completely essential and I will be reviewing time and again! Thank you, thank you, thank you HH team.

  10. Jeremy43 August 19, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks a lot for this text based guide on your website! I’ve watched a lot of gear cleanse videos, some which have really good advise, but nothing that is as good as this. Plus it is a lot easier having something you can read compared to an entire video to watch. Text makes for a lot better reference material.

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