Deacon Armstrong – The Goat

Published On: October 8, 2023
Deacon Armstrong - The Goat

Deacon Armstrong – The Goat, is a renowned champion hailing from the Sacred Order faction in Raid: Shadow Legends, he is one of the best! He stands as one of the game’s premier experts in turn meter manipulation. However, his abilities extend far beyond this speciality, making him a versatile asset in a wide range of scenarios. Today, we will shine a spotlight on his exceptional versatility!

Deacon’s Skill Set

A1: Mace of Contempt
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit has a 30% (45% when booked) chance of placing a (Leech) debuff for 2 turns.

A2: Sweeping Retribution – 4 Turn Cooldown (Books to a 3 turn)
Attacks all enemies. Has a 80% (100% when booked) chance of placing a 60% Decrease DEF debuff for 2 turns.

A3: Time Compression – 5 Turn Cooldown (books to a 3 turn)
Basic: Fills the Turn Meters of all allies by 15% and decreases the Turn Meters of all enemies by 15%
Ascended: Fills the Turn Meters of all allies by 15% and decreases the Turn Meters of all enemies by 15%. Grants an Extra Turn.

Increases Ally SPD in all Battles by 19%

Why is he the goat?!

Deacon Armstrong isn’t just good; Deacon is the GOAT! His kit demonstrates brilliant synergy, especially when fully booked and ascended, transforming him into a master of turn meter manipulation. His A3 skill not only boosts your team’s turn meter while decreasing your enemies’, but it also grants him an extra turn. Following this, he can unleash his A2, an area-of-effect (AOE) move that, when booked, inflicts a two-turn Defense Decrease. To top it all off, there’s a good chance his A1 can apply a Leech effect.

Now, you might be thinking that many champions offer AOE Defense Decrease and turn meter manipulation. However, what sets Deacon apart is that both his A2 and A3, when fully booked, are on a mere three-turn cooldown. When Deacon gains that extra turn after using his A3, he effectively reduces the cooldown of any skills currently on cooldown. This essentially means that his A2 and A3 are available every two turns. Having both turn meter manipulation and AOE Defense Decrease on such a short cooldown is nothing short of extraordinary!

Where should you use him?!

In simple terms, Deacon excels everywhere! He’s just that exceptional. Whether you’re battling the Dark Fae in Doom Tower, utilizing him as a secondary turn meter booster and Defense Decrease champion in the arena, or seeking his true brilliance in the Clan Boss encounters, Deacon Armstrong proves his worth. His skillset is tailor-made for Clan Boss battles, featuring an A1 ability with Leech, Defense Decrease, and turn meter manipulation. With this unique combination and a mere 2-turn cooldown, he can significantly contribute to achieving a favorable two-for-one exchange with the Clan Boss.

If fortune smiles upon you and you manage to acquire him, it’s highly recommended to ascend him to three stars and fully book his A2 and A3 abilities. This will grant you an abundance of turns and allow you to deal considerably more damage than ever before!

Do you have Deacon, if so where do you use him? Leave a comment down below. We love hearing from you!

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  1. Jasin Donovan October 27, 2023 at 6:58 am

    I was working on my Deacon. Got him to 50, geared and ascended etc, but have recently pulled Lyssandra, who seems to do a similar job. Is she a better option for this role?

  2. David Mitchell November 4, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    I have two deacons and I was curious the best way to utilize the two together

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