In ranked seasons of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, surely you’d want to finish it with your Mythic badge. Your free Zilong, Eudora, or your favorite Gusion, Gord, or Zhask might not be enough to bring you the EZ Stars, though.
Probably, the best way for you to rank up in a season is to play “core” roles. Most especially if you’re doing solo ranking most of the time. By “core” roles, we are talking about the Mid Mage, the Safelane Marksman, and the Offlane. If you haven’t been watching the professional Mobile Legends scene, well, this just basically means playing roles that aren’t tank or support in nature.
If you want to learn more about the game and understand each hero deeper, do watch or follow the Mobile Legends professional scene in the Philippines, particularly the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL). This professional ML circuit is a regular tournament in the Philippines, featuring the best pro players in the country battling against each other.
What’s great about the Mobile Legends scene is that there are hidden gems in the hero pool. Here are the best core heroes, and some runners-up, to turn your L’s into W’s. If you master these imbas, the grind from Epic to Mythic will be a breeze.
The recent updates to Pharsa weren’t actually a revamp, but more of an improvement.
Ever since she was revamped, it has been—arguably—the most complete Mage hero. There’s no wonder it’s an insta-pick or an insta-ban in professional matches.
Let’s just talk about how OP this hero is. The criteria to become a good mage in the mid lane is for the hero to have four important things: Wave Clear, Mobility, a form of CC, Incredible Early Damage. Pharsa checks all of those boxes.
You have your first and second skill to abuse for wave clear. Mobility? Oh great, your Wings by Wings ability allows you to pass through terrain and relocate easily! Looking for CC? Thanks to the big update, you now have a solid stun. And the best of it all is that Pharsa deals a ton of damage from incredible range!
This hero is no joke. Pharsa is imba status. If you want to win your games, master this hero — knowing how she works will help you a lot if you ever come across her in the battlefield.
Esmeralda, Harith, and Lunox are heroes that have a high ceiling in terms of skill requirements. They aren’t exactly the easiest heroes to begin with, but once you understand their ins and outs, free stars will be easy for you. These heroes also check the requirements of a good Mid Mage choice. Learning them will help you abuse the strengths of the hero, and stomp your opponents!
Yup, you read that correctly. Bruno. Once a hero mocked and used only for trolling, this guy emerged from the ashes and became the best Safelane Marksman available in the meta. And this is from the pros themselves!
Before, Bruno was considered a niche pick in professional play. Niche picks are often chosen for two reasons: one, professional players use them for play when there are no other choices and it just so happens said players have mastered the hero, and two, when the opponent chooses a group-up line-up.
Group-up lineups rely on hero composition and heavy team fighting. It also relies on sustain-based lineups like Estes and Rafaela lineups. That’s where Wave of the World makes a lot of sense.
Currently, Bruno already first-pick/first-ban material. So crazy — you’ll consider first-picking your Bruno marksman! Playing Bruno is pretty straight forward. Deal a ton of damage with your Crits, in all stages of the game, and you’re set for a victory! Just remember to rotate properly to get the most out of the Jungle Buffs (do take note, the Red Buff is invaluable for Bruno). If you get the buffs, get the farm, and this guy can be a killing machine!
These heroes are almost equal in terms of their power level, but their usage is dependent on the draft. Want an Early-game Turret pusher? Go Kimmy. Want a Mid-game Damage Machine? Go for Granger. Do you want a solid Late-game insurance policy hero instead? Go Wanwan. It depends on the hero match-ups, but they kind of have their own role.
It’s quite hard to determine the best Offlane Hero in this meta, because it’s down the wire between X.Borg and Thamuz. X.Borg still wins the race in the end, because of specific reasons.
The best criteria for determining the better hero in the offlane is if it does three jobs: be a good solo laner, deal a significant amount of damage while still soaking incoming damage, provide a specific utility useful for the team. Both X.Borg and Thamuz check the boxes, but X.Borg one-ups Thamuz in all aspects.
There are also many ways to play X.Borg as an offlane. You can make him a killing machine, or a tanky and pesky hero that really messes up the strategies of your opponents. Either way, you can do it easily, provided that you understand how the hero works!
And how does the hero work? Well, it’s basic. Set your opponent on fire and let the Firaga Armor do the work! The hero’s skill descriptions are quite long, but, in all honesty, they’re so straight-forward!
Thamuz is a close match to X.Borg, Chou has been there in the Offlane/Fighter role, and Masha and Leomord both have their own roles to fulfill. Just like in the previous roles mentioned, they have their specific jobs to accomplish in a game!
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