Mobile legends Bang Bang is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) that is specifically designed for mobile phones. This game can also be played in PCs by downloading an application that let you emulate its system. However, players are aware that mobile games gives a great advantage when it comes to portability. Clearly, having a high-end android device will give the user a more enjoyable and enthusiastic gaming experience. For beginners, there are a lot of features to be remember which includes game mechanics, hero skills, mobs, and jungle monsters. Mastering and familiarizing every hero and map is one of the most important thing in Mobile Legends.
If you are not familiar with Mobile Legends yet, it started decades ago which categorized as a tri-lane RTS game (real time strategy). There are two teams in which each composed with five players that clashes on the map and make their way to victory by destroying their opponent’s home base. At first, each team have the privilege to pick their own hero that is needed to fulfil a role. As the game progresses, heroes are leveling up and gather gold that is used to purchase in game items. This items can give a great advantage during team fights and tower pushes. The more the item your hero have, the more it is battle efficient. But that’s not all! Team strategy and tactics is a must in order for a team to succeed.
Before the game starts to its main phase, a player will go through a tutorial which serves as a trial game. There are three tutorials in this game but first, let us focus on the in-game feel. The first tutorial – this mode will allow players to explore their hero’s capabilities and limitations. It also teaches the players how to deal with basic controls such as moving, attacking, and casting skills.
After finishing the first course, it will proceed on your daily quest. In this section, daily reward will be given to every player after finishing a task and signed in. Here, you can find and collect freebies such as player EXP, gold coins, and energy that will give you a boost in your account.
Of course, let’s not forget the main interface of the game. In this part, all features are all accessible including game mode selection, daily quests, rewards, and a store for buying in-game items. This interface also display player’s status, in game notification, and most importantly – game settings.
Game modes are actually refers to variation of the game which allows the player to play different scenarios with a spin. First, normal games are categorizes as the classic mode which refers to a tri-lane battle field. Second, the ranked game which gives players the opportunity to fight for their pride and popularity. This mode will determine the best of the best player in the Mobile Legends community. Aside from the two modes mentioned, one of the most entertaining map is the “Brawl”. Identified as a one-lane battle map, the “Brawl” is not so different on team composition. It still composed of five members on each team with a starting gold of 800 and a level 2 hero. However, the brawl has only one lane that allows the players to clash head to head which makes the game more fun and exciting. Moreover, the two remaining modes are V.S AI in which is similar to custom game. The only difference about V.S AI is it allows the player to fight against bots. Unlike the custom mode which gives a player an option to choose their opponent or ally whether it is a friend or an AI.
Game controls can be customize depending on player’s comfort but default location are much recommended. It is typical in any online game to have two sets of controls; one for the movement, and the other for the skill slot. Here in Mobile Legends, playing in an android phone is more convenient than playing it in a PC. But this still depends on the player.
Playing with an emulator in PC will give a player two choices of control settings; the MOBA mode, and the WASD mode. In MOBA mode, a player should use both mouse and a keyboard. The mouse is configured for movement and execution while the keyboard is set for hero skills choices. While in WASD mode, you can use either mouse together with a keyboard or, a keyboard alone that is customized for movement and skill set.
The Battle Spell
Battle spells are active skills that can be used by heroes as their additional asset. Unfortunately, only one battle spell is allowed in a hero. That’s why proper strategy and synchronization is needed in order for the spell to be worth it. Here are those spells that you can equip with your heroes which you may unlock according to your hero level:
This spell can be unlock at level 1 and it has the ability to damage opponents that grows depends on the hero level. Execute are more suitable to fighters.
Retribution spell is more suitable if you are leveling on a jungle. It can deal damage to jungle mobs and opponent minions. Like execute spell, retribution can also be unlock at level 1 and are most compatible with fighters and even marksman.
Can be unlock at level 5, inspire can serve as a temporary upgrade which increase hero’s attack speed and a physical attack that can penetrate through armor. This spell is a great compliment for assassins and marksman.
Came from the words itself, it increases hero’s movement speed. However, if you are patient enough, this spell can be unlock at level 7. Advisable for mage and support.
A great spell if you want to go solo hunting. It is like having a temporary support at your back but takes time to unlock. Healing spell is accessible at level 9 and is good when equipped in supports and tanks.
For tanks and supports, this spell is one of the best complimentary skill. Push the tank’s limit buy equipping an aegis spell that can absorbs damage from enemies. Can be unlock at level 11.
This spell can damage and at the same time, can stun an enemy. Petrify is best equipped by front man and initiates for immediate disable and setup. Petrify can be unlock at level 13.
Purify can eliminate negative status in your hero and can increase movement speed. An assistant for a quick assassination, this spell are a great compliment for marksman and assassins. You can unlock this spell at level 15.
Can be unlock at level 17, this spell can be considered as a de-buff that can turn the game to your advantage. Best equipped with mages, support, and tanks. It has a literally “weaken” effects that reduce opponent’s defense and slowing them down.
A spell that allows your hero to warp in a short distance. Great spell for escaping and can be a necessity to every hero. This spell can be very important during battle especially for setting up. Flicker can be unlock at level 18.
Similar to flicker, the only difference of it is distance. In any battle, escaping or entering in a great distance is big deal. This spell can be unlock at level 21 and is suitable to all types of heroes. “A must have.”
Suitably the best spell for fighters and tanks. It can boost defensive power and can be unlock at level 23.
Emblems are one of the feature of Mobile Legends that boosts your hero’s stats. For the latest patch, there are 9 emblems which is specifically built in every hero type. You can equip this mythical emblems depending on your needs. One emblem can increase your hero’s physical attack, increase armor, and even increase the critical chance. The other one is for mage that can increase their magic power, reduce spell cool down, and increase magic resistance. All in all, emblems are categorize in three parts which is physical, magic, and defense.
As an advice, it is recommended to set your gears accordingly before the game starts. Gears are another thing in MOBA world. It pushes a hero’s potential to its limit other than hero level and stats. You can set different combination of gears that depends on the needs of your hero. Gears can commonly cover the weaknesses of every hero. In addition to that, having a proper gear especially for marksman are great edge mostly during late game. A good combination of gear can sometimes determine your victory.
Aside from the control settings, modes and method are also present that will give players a great advantage during in-game action. First, the aiming method in which you can enable a hero to aim in three categories; advance aim, free aim, and auto aim. Second, the targeting method let you choose who will be your hero’s priority target; target the closest or target the low hit points (HP). And lastly, the advance control mode with its hero lock mode where the main priority target is your opponent. It works for both normal attacks and skills.
In the hero interface, you can find all the heroes of Mobile Legends whereas some of them are free to play. Each hero fall from one category to another and you can even analyze their detailed information. Check all the Mobile Legends Heroes List Here