These tips and tricks were originally written and compiled by Reddit users -GoW-Basara and TechZero35, with input from the Mobile Legends community. They are posted with permission and have been edited to fit SPOUT 360’s editorial style.
Mobile Legends is a fun game to get into if you like mobile MOBAs (that’s a mouthful). But if you want to up your game, you will want to check out these basic and pro tips from the community.
Here’s part 1 (of many)!
1. Know when to be greedy.
Ideally, one should never succumb to greed, but there are instances where being greedy can produce some positive results. Here’s an example: the target is fed Cyclops, and hyper carries the enemy team. Risk it, especially if the game is taking too long. 20 seconds before the resurrection of Cyclops is enough time for your team to win the game. But if you are the carry of your team, reconsider this decision.
2. Switch between auto and manual aim.
Often, players prefer manual aim for skills, but there are cases where auto-aim is much better. Hero lock + auto aiming may be better for skills with fast or quick skill animations. It is important to keep this mind as manual aiming gives you more precision, but also increases the time you take to cast a skill.
If you’re unsure how, this video from YouTube user Ask VeLL shows you how to disable auto aim in team fights:
3. Target closest and lowest HP.
Assassins and some heroes who have similar roles (like Harley, Zilong, and Roger) may be the only ones to use “Target lowest HP”. This also plays a role in auto aim.
4. Know when to change teamfight roles.
Know who does the killing, CC management, tanking and disabling in your team. And be prepared to switch roles.
Here’s an example: I am using Fanny, and our tank is the new Akai who is terrible at getting aggro and we are losing every clash. I have no choice but to distract the enemy team as Fanny by flying through them. Fortunately, I manage to attract the attention of Aurora and Karrie. Before they were able to check me in the grass I am currently hiding in, my team has already killed the other three enemies. Aurora got killed while Karrie managed to escape.
Roles aren’t always fixed. Be flexible.
5. Synergize with any Champion.
Even if the two of you have little to no synergy, there are still ways to make it work.
Here’s an example: Gord and Karina. No synergy whatsoever in both their kits. But consider this: if you use Gord’s Ultimate and spread the damage rather than focusing on a single path that will guarantee you just one to three kills, Karina can seize the opportunity to obtain a full team wipe. Unless you think kills are so important they can save the world from climate change.
6. Estimate damage of Champions.
This requires you take some time and look at the scoreboard in order to know what the enemies’ items are. It provides good knowledge for tank mains. This is also an extremely important thing to think about when using Alucard and Argus.
7. Aim for a 100% minion last hit.
This does not just apply to enemy heroes but also to enemy minions and yes, it is completely possible. You may also avoid attacking the enemy to give your ally minions time to lessen its HP.
8. Cooldown counting/tracking.
The cooldown of most ultimates lasts around 20-30 seconds. Once an enemy has wasted their ultimate, you can freely play for the next 20 seconds or so without worry. But if we’re talking about those pesky first and second skills, you should start keeping track of them. The time above (beside the scoreboard) is quite helpful. This may also apply to allies but that would be too much of a hassle.
9. Memorize all item’s names, passives, stats, and visual image.
Or watch this video by DaddyButter on magic items. That’s half the work done!
10. Be able to reason out the order of your build
For example, why boots for Harley’s first slot? To roam, gank, or be an early bully?
You would be right if you answered any of the above, but there’s more. His second skill boosts his movement speed by 30 percent, which scales with any movement speed you obtain from equips. This gives you the safety you’d need as a mage.
Top image credit: Mobile Legends Bang Bang