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Top 5 Rank Heroes – MLBB



Top 5 Rank Heroes - MLBB


Hate when your favorite hero gets banned or picked up by enemy team?
Well..not any more! With back to back releases of heroes and buffs/nerfs for older heroes has now made it possible
for you to use your favorite hero for certain in every rank match.

With so many new and buffed heroes around, its now more likely to get your desired heroes even in the higher ranks. The following
list covers the heroes that once were definite bans but now are free to use. By free I mean they are not likely to get banned like before.

Best Heroes Available for Ranked Matches 2018-19

  • 5. Kagura

    Few months back Kagura was a definite ban

  • 4. Akai

    During the 2 banning system Akai ban rate was high too

  • 3. Martis

    Known for crowd control and immunity is now not banned any more

  • 2. Gusion

    His nerf in 2nd dash of ultimate has made him a less pick but the burst damage remains

  • 1. Lancelot

    Lance is not banned much as before due to less life steal but again the burst damage and dashes make him if not the best then at least in the top 3 assassins

Moonton likes to keep newer heroes strong so with the release of a few more heroes, I’m pretty sure Vexana, Haya will be more free to pick.

What I noticed was with increase in rank, hero banning opinions change. Epic ranked players mostly ban strong easy to play heroes
like Johnson, Lesley (high burst damage), Vexana etc while Mythic ranked players mostly ban Selena, Saber, Hayabusa, Minotaur, Helcurt.
The difference is in the skill levels as in the higher ranks almost every player can play all class heroes and generally don’t focus
on getting their favorites. They take what’s most important for the team keeping in mind what others have chosen.

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How to play Mages – Mobile Legends 2018 Mage Guide



The role of a Mage in a MOBA game is one of the most important roles as mages have the highest crowd control and burst magic damage. Being a mage requires patience and good positioning as mages are extremely squishy at any given time (early/mid/late) in game. Mage not only has the job of dealing heavy burst damage but to also support Fighters and Tanks early game as they lack damage at start.

There are 3 things you will need to follow to survive in the game while playing mage :

Map awareness
Enemy items

Further explaining the points mentioned above,


POSITION – behind tank

Mages deal heavy burst damage throughout the game but are extremely squishy so the best way is to hide behind a Tank/Fighter. Always let the tank take the damage instead of you and position yourself in a way that you can easily cast skills and damage the enemy and dominate the lane.

Map Awareness

Keep an eye on the Map

As being extremely squishy mages are free/easy kills for enemy assassins as mages lack mobility so if you learn positioning well combine it with map awareness to avoid getting ganked by enemy assassins and fighters.

Enemy Items

Check enemy items to counter

Weird point? No believe me, while playing mages always keep eye on enemy items especially fighters, supports and tanks as items provide a way to counter enemies. For example, you can reduce enemy’s life steal or healing from supports or increase penetration to melt beefy tanks.

Mages are fun to play as you can deal tons of damage without going to the front lines. MLBB provides a wide variety of mages with mechanism which are absolutely fun to play. As of September 2018 there are 18 mages namely: Lunox, Selena, Chang’e, Valir, Pharsa, Zhask, Odette, Vexena, Aurora, Cyclops, Kagura, Gord, Eudora, Nana, Alice, Harley, Karina, and Gusion.

Top picks

  • Vexana
    Vexena is a mage whose specialty is Poke and Crowd Control (CC).
    Her abilities are high damaging and cause CC effects on multiple enemy heroes
    making her one of the top picked heroes in Epic rank and above.
  • Harley
    Harley specializes in dealing heavy damage and is best for Poking.
    He is a mage who has a blink ability allowing him to play aggressively.
    He is not the best pick for ganking but is more effective when soloing or partnering with an aggressive fighter or assassin.
  • Kagura
    Ever thought of perfect mage who can CC enemies has crazy burst damage and is gank proof then kagura is the one who has all the required skills. Kagura is one of the mages with highest difficulty and complicated mechanics. Kagura is one of the top picked heroes in legend and above ranks.
  • Alice
    Alice is a mage who has the most AoE skills with decent Burst, CC and Blink.
    Having complicated mechanics and difficult play style Alice is mostly seen in Mythic rank.
  • Cyclops
    Cyclops is a mage with high amount of Damage and Poke. He does stupidly crazy burst damage mid game but is highly vulnerable. He lacks long range except for his ultimate which is a nightmare in 1 v 1 situations.

Best for Beginners

As for starting games with mages, in early ranks I’ll suggest playing these mages as they have good damage and decent mechanics which are easy to learn.

  • Eudora
    Eudora is perfect for beginners as she has easy mechanics and top notch damage which can easily kill assassins, marksman.
    Recommended Emblem: Magic Emblem with Magic Power Surge talent or Mage emblem with Magic Worship
    Recommended item set: Arcane Boots, Enchanted Talisman, Lightning Truncheon, Divine Glaive, Winter Truncheon, and Blood Wings
  • Aurora
    Aurora is a mage who can deal heavy burst damage and is skill shot based but being AoE they usually hit so not to worry if you are completely new to MOBA.
    Recommended Emblem: Magic Emblem with Magic Power Surge talent or Mage emblem with Impure Rage
    Recommended Items: Demon Shoes, Holy Crystal, Ice Queen Wand, Divine Glaive, Fleeting Time, Blood Wings
  • Cyclops
    Yes Cyclops is also good for newbies as he has easy mechanics and decent damage and requires no skill shots.
    Recommended Emblem: Mage emblem with Golden Touch
    Recommended Items: Rapid Boots, Enchanted Talisman, Concentrated Energy, Glowing Wand, Divine Glaive, Lightning Truncheon

Top Banned

  • Selena
    Selena is by far the most feared and banned Mage/Assassin in MLBB because of her Broken abilities and an out of the world stun which has straight 3 second duration. Getting hit by Selena’s abilities mark heroes with Abyssal Marks which deal crazy damage making it the main reason for her ban.
  • Vexana
    Vexana is mostly banned because of her CC and Her ultimate ability (Cursed Oath) which gives her a 12 seconds puppet of the enemy she marked which deals 70% of the hero’s damage and is Tanky.
  • Gusion
    Gusion is not a pure mage, but is both Mage and Assassin giving him high mobility and high magic damage which melts squishy as well as beefy enemies. Though gusion is not banned much in Mythic ranks as he is countered but is banned in Low tiers.

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Top 3 Mobile Legends Tanks 2018




Being a tank in any MOBA game comes with great responsibility. Not only are you required to be skilled and fearless but be able to team fight, initiate and take damage for the team. Tanking can seem to be boring but believe me, it’s not. It feels godly to see enemy heroes pass by and not dare attack you alone. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang provides a wide range of tanks to choose from and all are way too different and fun to play.

As of January 2018, there are 11 tanks in total namely: Akai, Hilda, Hylos, Tigreal, Balmond, Johnson, Grock, Gatotkaca, Lolita, Minataur, and Franco.

In this list, I will be ranking them focusing on their usability in top-tier Ranked Matches. They are all fun to play nonetheless.


All the attributes are of base level



If you have a good understanding of his barrier ability, Grock can do wonders in a team-fight. His gigantic size which he can increase more is enough to keep the enemy at bay. Grock doesn’t necessarily requires assistance and can do well alone too. His passive near turrets increases movement speed as well as HP useful for tower diving. His ultimate, Wild charge combined with other abilities and heroes with perfect placement of barrier is enough to wipe out the whole enemy team in team-fight.

Base HP: 2819

Mana: 430

Movement Speed: 260

Physical ATK: 135




He is a powerful tank specializing in crowd control and engage. His Ultimate deals massive damage stunning every enemy hero caught in it and also looks cool AF! First ability slowing the enemy down followed by ability Unbreakable concentrating enemy basic attacks to himself followed by Avatar Of Guardian (Ultimate) with a few good teammates is enough for enemy wipe-out. The only problem with this hero is that he is tough to master otherwise he does have MUSCLE OF IRON…BONES OF STEEL!!!

Base HP: 2709

Mana: 440

Movement Speed: 260

Physical ATK: 120




Hylos without a doubt is the most tankiest tank in the game making him the best tank. If accompanied by any of Assassin, Fighter or Marksman, sweeping lanes with enemy heroes is no big deal. He is the best at tower diving using his Glorious Pathway (Ultimate) which adds on HP as he charges forward destroying both, enemies as well as turret. Now think how devastating he would be without enemy turret! Again you need good teammates which is easy to find in top tiers of ranked matches.

With perfect build and skills, he is almost immortal able to withstand maximum damage compared to all other MLBB heroes.

Base HP: 3309

Mana: 430

Movement Speed: 260

Physical ATK: 105



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