The BEST Decrease Speed Champions – Raid Shadow Legends

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Published On: September 6, 2022

The BEST Decrease Speed Champions – Raid Shadow Legends

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Decrease Speed is an incredibly valuable debuff in Raid Shadow Legends, in nearly all areas of the game, whether it be Arena to slow down your opponents, allowing your team to take turns, or in Dungeons to allow your Champions to take multiple turns ahead of the enemies.

This is yet another debuff that becomes so important with the introduction of the Iron Twin’s Fortress, as you are able to Reduce their speed, and considering the levels of speed they have this will be very crucial to many teams.

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What does Decrease Speed do?

Decrease Speed Debuff is a great skill in Raid Shadow Legends to help your team gain a turn meter advantage and enable you to get more turns than your enemy! Decrease Speed is a skill mainly used against waves of enemies in the Arena, Dungeons, Faction Wars, and Doom Tower. This skill is very strong against some bosses such as Spider, Ice Golem, Fire Knight, Sorath the frost spider, Borgoth and Agreth!

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Our Top 10 List:

So, to do this we’re going to look at a few factors, first, the key importance is their reliability to place the 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff, whether that be single target or AOE – It’s important to know that the debuff can be maintained.

The next thing we’ll look at is how diverse the Champion is, if [Decrease SPD] is the only thing they can bring, it’s unlikely that you’d want to bring them over someone who also brings something else for your team because it makes forming a team significantly easier.

Putting these champions into an ordered list is incredibly difficult due to the diversity of their kits and different areas of use, so it will boil down to what exactly it is you’re looking for in your team, and how many roles they can serve, so outside of our recommended top 3 – the rest will be in no specific order.

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Number 1: Lady Kimi

Starting off with our personal favourite for this job, Lady Kimi brings a huge array of buffs and debuffs for your team, with an incredibly diverse kit making her massively valuable in all areas of the game, whether it be the arena, hydra clan boss or even the Iron Twins Fortress.

Lady Kimi provides Turn Meter control on her A1 with a fairly high chance to land, but that’s not what we’re looking for today, but it is a great benefit to add to her kit.

For the purpose of this list, we care mostly about Lady Kimi‘s A2 – Flurry of Petals, which once booked is on a 3 Turn Cooldown. “Attacks all enemies, has a 100% Chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ACC] debuff and a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff for 2 turns. Also has a 100% chance of decreasing each target’s Turn Meter by 15%.”

This is incredibly reliable and will allow you to keep almost 100% uptime on both of these debuffs, but her kit doesn’t end there – On Kimi‘s A3 she removes 1 random buff from each enemy replacing it with [Block Buffs] if she successfully strips a buff from them, this ability also fills allies turn meter by 15% and places a 50% [Increase ACC] and 30% [Increase SPD] buffs on your team for 2 turns.

The final point for Kimi is her passive, boosting your team’s turn meters every time they receive a debuff as well as reducing the enemy’s turn meter for each debuff Kimi places. This can be great to help you rotate through your skills and provide your team with extra control.

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Number 2: Nekmo Thaar

Nekmo Thaar is a very recently added Legendary Champion, and wow what an impact he’s had – Nekmo has quickly become renowned as being one of the best, if not the best Hydra Champions in the entire game.

Starting off with Nekmo Thaar’s A1 – He attacks all enemies with a 40% chance of placing 50% [Decrease ATK] but the chance increases to 75% to enemies under debuffs, which in the majority of content is going always be active.

Nekmo’s A2 is the key skill for this article, which on a 3-turn Cooldown places a 30% [Decrease SPD] and [Leech] debuff on all enemies for 2 turns. This is incredibly reliable when facing targets that are not negative affinity for Nekmo, and you will be able to maintain the debuff with very high uptime.

Nekmo’s A3 just adds even more to his value with a 30% [Increase SPD] buff which works seriously well in favour against enemies that you’re controlling with [Decrease SPD] as you will gain even more speed ahead of them – but he also fills all Turn Meters by 30% and grants him an extra turn, effectively reducing the cooldown of his A2 by 1.

Finally, Nekmo gains 5% Turn Meter every time an enemy loses a debuff, whether it be removed, transferred, or simply just expiring, allowing him to rotate even more turns!

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Number 3: Sniktraak

The third Champion we’re picking here for diversity and reliability is another newly added Legendary Champion, Sniktraak – He’s got a very supporting kit that will compliment nearly every team as well as just providing [Decrease SPD].

Starting off, Sniktraak provides 50% [Decrease ATK] on his A1, to a single target, this is only a 60% chance once booked but if the enemy is under a [Leech] debuff this is 100% chance which is phenomenal for an A1!

Sniktraak’s A2 is what we’re after, with a 100% Booked chance to place a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff whilst also placing a [Shield] buff on all allies equal to 30% of Sniktraak’s MAX HP that cannot be removed if there are any enemies under [Leech] debuff.

Moving on to the key of Sniktraak’s supporting role, his A3 is a 3-turn cooldown [Ally Protection] buff for your whole team, paired with a 30% [Reflect Damage] buff!

Now, you may have noticed Sniktraak’s kit has lots of elements that work with [Leech] and the reason for that is his passive skill, Soul Rot
Whenever an ally under a [Reflect Damage] buff is attacked, places a [Leech] debuff on the attacker for 1 turn.

Reflects 50% of the damage this Champion receives back to the attacker.

Increases the amount of damage reflected by 20% from [Reflect Damage] buffs placed by this Champion

It all ties in together, making Sniktraak an incredibly valuable Champion for any team that is looking to utilize [Decrease SPD].

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Krisk the Ageless:

Well, where do we even begin with Krisk – I suppose the most logical place to begin is his A1 which conveniently is his [Decrease SPD] ability.

Enter the Morass is an AOE hit that has a 50% chance of placing a 30% [Decrease SPD] for 2 turns, once booked which isn’t the most reliable, but considering it is an A1 you shouldn’t have too much of an issue keeping a good uptime of the debuff.

Krisk’s A2 Is a Team Buff Extension, and [Ally Protection] whilst also providing him with some much-needed healing, to help sustain him through the additional damage he will be taking from your team!

The A3 is even more utility, with an AOE [Provoke] that also places 60% [Increase DEF] and 30% [Increase SPD] on your team members!

The final part of this crazy kit is Krisk’s passive, not only will you start the fight with a MEGA [Shield] but Krisk also places [Decrease DEF] and [Decrease ATK] on enemies when he is hit for 1 turn, which if he’s being hit by constant AOE damage will provide you with a very high uptime!

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Teodor the Savant:

Teodor is quite simply one of the best Champion’s in the entire game, and since his addition to the game he’s revolutionized Speed farming dungeons, but just like Krisk, he is able to place AOE 30% [Decrease SPD] with his A1 at a 50% Chance. As I previously mentioned, this isn’t the MOST reliable but you will still have strong uptime.

Let’s take a look at the rest of his kit and see why he’s made this list, starting with the A2.

Teodor ’s A2 Places 2x 5% [Poison] debuffs on the enemies, along with a 25% [Poison Sensitivity] and buffing your team with 30% [Increase SPD] which is truly insane to see so much in one single skill, and on a 3-turn cooldown at that!

Finally, the A3 which is what makes him so special, Teodor increases the duration of all [Poison] and [HP Burn] debuffs on all enemies by 1 turn. Then, instantly activates any [Poison] and [HP Burn] debuffs on every enemy! This ability will place a 25% [Weaken] on any enemies that aren’t under the above debuffs.

He is a monster of damage, whilst also being insanely beneficial to your team with buffs and enemy debuffs.

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Visix the Unbowed:

Once upon a time, people feared the day they collected Visix from the daily login rewards, and even more so when they opened a Void Shard and found her inside, she was truly awful – but Plarium gave her some love and she quickly became a very popular Void Legendary Champion.

Visix now is a Speed and Turn Meter control freak with multiple ways of knocking the enemies down and preventing them from getting to take turns!

Starting off, Visix has a potential 30% Turn Meter drop on her A1, subsequently filling her own turn meter.

The core of Visix’s kit that we’ll focus on for today’s article, however, is her A2 – 100% Chance to place 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff on all enemies for 2 turns, whilst also placing a 50% [Ally Protection] buff on all allies for 2 turns!

Finally, in Visix’s kit, her A3 is an AOE [Provoke] that also places a [Shield] buff on her, this has become incredibly valuable in places such as Hydra Clan Boss since the recent nerfs to it!

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Psylar:

Psylar is the definition of a control Champion and is often seen rocking a stun set due to her full AOE kit and can be frequently seen used in Arena as the 2nd fastest Champion in a team, knocking back the enemies turn meter and allowing your team to get a turn regardless of your speeds.

But alongside her Incredible A3 that depletes enemy turn meters whilst placing 30% [Decrease SPD] so also has an AOE A2 with 100% chance to land 50% [Decrease ACC] on all enemies.

Because of Psylar being Void Affinity, you will never have to worry about her landing a weak hit and missing this skill, as long as you have enough accuracy the only thing that can stop you is the 3% chance to resist skills, which unfortunately all Champions have to suffer with unless the ability is irresistible like Wurlim Frostking.

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Tomb Lord:

Tomb Lord has recently climbed the ranks as one of the kings of solo content, since the release of stage 21-25 Dungeons, which actually looking back isn’t so recent anymore with all the content we’ve had drop recently!

A lot of Tomb Lord‘s kit revolves around him landing a critical hit, including the primary reason he’s in this list today, his A1 – Attacks 1 enemy 3 times, places a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff on the target if this attack is critical.

Now thankfully, you’ll be building your Tomb Lord with 100% Critical Rate regardless, as his A2 places 4x 5% [Poison] debuffs on all enemies for 2 turns if the hit is critical, whilst only placing 2 if it is not critical.

Alongside his [Decrease SPD] and [Poison] debuffs, Tomb Lord also brings an AOE 50% [Decrease ATK] and 60% [Decrease DEF] which does not require him to hit the enemies, this will always land regardless of affinity unless you get unlucky with the 3% chance to resist (providing you have adequate Accuracy levels!) – This skill will also Fully Deplete enemy turn meters if they are below 50% Health, granting Tomb Lord an extra turn!

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Tuhanarak:

Tuhanarak is widely known as the Golden Glorified Doompriest, in that she has a passive that cleanses a debuff every turn she takes, but she is much more than that, especially in recent months she has become a massively sought-after Champion for various areas of content.

Tuhanarak can place a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff on her A1 with a 50% chance, whilst also buffing herself and 1 other Ally with a 15% [Continuous Heal] buff. As we’ve mentioned on previous Champions, this only being 50% is not a huge issue due to the fact that is on her A1.

Tuhanarak’s A2 places a 50% [Decrease ATK] and a [Block Buffs] on a single target for 2 turns, then applies [Debuff Spread] – taking 2 random debuffs and placing them on all enemies – This can be great and as a standalone single target debuff it is great but has the potential to transfer less desirable debuffs onto the other enemies so can be hit or miss.

Tuhanarak also brings a 60% [Increase DEF] and 30% [Increase SPD] on all allies for 2 turns on her A3 with a short cooldown, adding further to her incredible kit.

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Stag Knight:

Stag Knight is very similar to Tomb Lord in regard to the fact he brings an A1 [Decrease SPD] and an AOE 50% [Decrease ATK] and 60% [Decrease DEF] but he does not bring poisons, unfortunately.

Stag’s A1 is a double hitter, with each chance having a 60% chance of placing the [Decrease SPD] debuff for 2 turns to a single target.

A nice little passive for Stag Knight is that whenever an Ally has a debuff resisted, he grants them a 50% [Increase ACC] buff which can be helpful in many scenarios, but not something that you want to rely on!

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Royal Guard:

Royal Guard isn’t all about the big smacks that he used to be widely known for, since the addition of stage 21-25 Dungeons, people have widely begun building him with Accuracy to land his debuffs on his A1 and A3, whilst also bringing a huge AOE MAX HP hit with his Takedown, which is incredibly popular in Hydra Clan Boss and Stage 25 Dungeons still, especially Fire Knight 25 – but this is not just because of his Takedown.

Royal Guard brings a 60% [Decrease DEF] Single target on his A1 with a 65% Chance of landing which is a nice added bonus, but very unlikely that he will be the solely responsible champion for this debuff.

Royal Guard‘s A3 – Hamstring has become the key to him being a popular choice in recent months, attacking 4 times at random, each chance having a 75% chance of placing a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff for 2 turns. Each hit also decreases the enemy’s turn meter by 25%.

Whilst this may be unpredictable because of the random targets, in fights where there is only one enemy, like Iron Twin’s or Fire Knight, that random 4 hit becomes a 4-hit single target ability, that will almost certainly land [Decrease SPD] whilst dropping Turn Meter (in Fire Knight and Dark Fae in Doom Tower).

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Just remember, these are our top picks based purely on opinion, if you have any suggestions – please let us know in the comments!

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7 Comments

  1. Dragonan September 6, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Hmm, not a single Force champion?

  2. Nicolas September 6, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I was surprised that Scyl wasn’t there, a reviver is going to be great for such content. Mausoleum mage with is cleanse and block Debuff too!

  3. Nicolas September 6, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Djamarsa A1 if the sleep is blocked there is an automatically decrease speed… Since we cannot sleep boss. Would that mean an 100% sleep on a A1?

    • BigIrishJim September 7, 2022 at 4:24 pm

      The Decrease Speed only occurs when Cronham is on the same team…

  4. LordBanshee September 7, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Can confirm Royal Guard did some nice work yesterday during the Magic-aligned IronTwins. Also noted that the Magic-affinity champs I used vs the Magic Twins got the most iron brand marks. Strange.

  5. Catman September 10, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Champfort should be on this. He has the weak version, but there’s 100% uptime, regardless of what skills you use. He also should be on the decrease ACC list.

  6. zuidam October 25, 2022 at 3:02 am

    *cough Kurzad. Seems Hell Hades had an intern write this.

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