Mobile Legends tier list: the best characters in each class

The best characters in each class ranked in our Mobile Legends tier list

What are the best Mobile Legends characters? MOBAs are famously addictive, and Moonton’s mobile offering has a fanatical player base to rival genre stalwarts like LoL and Dota 2 – and a massive hero pool to go with it. Rather than spend hours poring over Mobile Legends stats and trialling each of the 95 heroes yourself, we’ve compiled a Mobile Legends tier list so you can jump straight in with the strongest, most impactful Mobile Legends characters – and know which of your foes are the most dangerous on the battlefield.

There are only a select few Mobile Legends free heroes – you’ll have to unlock the majority of them through battle points, which you’ll earn by playing the game, or using diamonds you buy from the store. Typically, new Mobile Legends heroes are stronger and more expensive, to entice you into spending your hard earned coin – but never fear; with the help of our Mobile Legends tier list, you’ll be able to select the most competitive Mobile Legends characters from each class.

We’ve chosen the best characters in each of the six classes for our Mobile Legends tier list. You’ll still need to pay attention to your team composition, but any of these Mobile Legends heroes are strong choices for solo queue – and in case they’re banned by the enemy team, we’ve given you a few strong alternatives you should consider unlocking as backup.

Mobile Legends tier list by class:

Best Mobile Legends Marksman

Mobile Legends Marksman heroes are high damage ranged characters – otherwise known as Attack Damage Carries. They are very effective at pushing towers and become increasingly powerful into the late game. It’s crucial to watch your positioning as a Marksman, and watch out for stronger opponents in the early game, as you may not have the means to escape or retaliate yet. 

Brody from Mobile Legends looking to the side

Brody

Brody is the newest Marksman of the bunch, and also the most powerful. He has some amazing AOE moves, great mobility, and can also charge up his basic attacks. However, he can lag behind in the initial stages. But don’t let that put you off, if you put the time in, Brody is a great choice of hero.

  • Passive skill: Abyss Corrosion

Each basic attack deals +200% physical attack damage and increases Brody’s movement speed by 30%, however, this will decline in 1.2 seconds.

Abyss Corrosion also inflicts one stack of Abyss Mark on the enemy, this is capped at four stacks, each stack increases Brody’s damage by 10% and movement speed by 5%.

  • Abyss Impact
    • Cooldown: four seconds

An AoE shockwave that deals 250 (+180% total physical attack) physical damage and slows enemies by 30% for 1.2 seconds. Abyss Mark is also inflicted on any foe hit.

  • Corrosive Strike
    • Cooldown: 8.0 seconds

Brody dashes at an enemy dealing 200 (+75% total physical attack) physical damage and stunning the enemy for 1.2 seconds. Abyss Mark will be inflicted on the enemy.

If the move hits, Brody is able to move one more time in the same direction, gaining 45% movement speed.

  • Torn-Apart Memory
    • Cooldown: 22 seconds

Brody locks on to all targets within 8 yards, dealing 400 (+100% extra physical attack) physical damage to them.

If the target hit has an Abyss Mark, it will be reset, dealing physical damage equal to 200 (+50% extra physical attack) plus 6% – 8% of the target’s lost HP for each stack they have.

Suggested items:

  • Swift Boots
  • Berserker’s Fury
  • Blade of Despair
  • Endless Battle
  • Scarlet Phantom
  • Haas’s Claws

Wanwan from Mobile Legends looking towards the camera

Wanwan

Wanwan specialises in both Burst and Reap, and has a very high movement speed. She can be difficult to master, but as one of the best Marksman in Mobile Legends, we recommend putting the work in.

  • Passive: Tiger Pace

Wanwan’s basic attack and skills reveal the weakness and location of enemy heroes. She deals 2.5% of the target’s max HP if she hits an enemy with its weakness. If an enemy is hit with all of its weaknesses, Wanwan’s damage will increase by 30% for six seconds.

  • Swallow’s Path
    • Cooldown: ten seconds

Wanwan throws a Fire Swallow, dealing 100 (+40% total physical attack) points of physical damage to enemies and triggering Tiger Pace.

Wanwan also receives a Fire Dagger from the sparrow, dealing (+85% total physical attack) points of physical damage to enemies and slowing them by 30% for 1.5 seconds. If an enemy is hit twice by a Swallow Dagger, they will be stunned for 0.5 seconds.

  • Needles In Flowers
    • Cooldown: 16 seconds

Tiger Pace is triggered and all crowd control is removed. Needles are thrown at all nearby enemies dealing 150 (+60% total physical attack) points of physical damage.

  • Crossbow Of Tang
    • Cooldown: 40 seconds

Wanwan becomes untargetable and shoots her crossbow at enemies for 2.5 seconds, each arrow deals 60 (+40% total physical attack) points of physical damage.

Note: Crossbow Of Tang can only be used when Wanwan hits all of an enemy’s weaknesses.

Suggested Items:

  • Demon Hunter Sword
  • Raptor Machete
  • Swift Boots
  • Blade of Despair
  • Haas’s Claws
  • Windtalker

Other strong Marksmen are Claude, Yu Sun-Shin, and Hanabi.

BEST MOBILE LEGENDS Fighter

Fighters are melee range characters that have a flexible, balanced skillset to offer a team. Their damage builds up over time, and they’re relatively sturdy, although not as robust as a Tank – they can be adapted to whatever your team needs situationally.

Yu Zhong from Mobile Legends with a shadowy figuring hovering above him

Yu Zhong

Yu Zhong is an extremely powerful hero with a unique playstyle and the ability to turn into a black dragon. His outstanding crowd control and passive skill make him our pick for the best Fighter in Mobile Legends. We recommend using Yu Zhong as a side laner.

  • Passive: Cursing Touch

Every time Yu Zhong deals damage to enemy heroes he applies Sha Residue and gathers Sha Essence for himself. When you apply five stacks of Sha Residue to a target, it will explode and one stack will be consumed every 0.5 seconds, dealing 40 (+30% extra physical attack) +2% of the target’s lost HP as physical damage, while restoring 6% of Yu Zhong’s lost HP, and gathering eight Sha Essence.

  • Dragon Tail
    • Cooldown: seven seconds

Yu Zhong uses his cloak as a weapon, enemies near the cloak will be dealt 200 (+100% extra physical attack) physical damage, while enemies on the outskirts will be dealt 250% damage. Two stacks of Sha Residue will be applied.

  • Soul Grip
    • Cooldown: 12 seconds

150 (+120% extra physical attack) physical damage is dealt to all enemies in front of Yu Zhong, slowing them by 60% for one second.

Yu Zhong’s next basic attack will be boosted, dealing 108 (+100% total physical attack) physical damage and cause a knockback effect on enemies.

  • Furious Dive
    • Cooldown: 10.6 seconds

Yu Zhong lunges forward dealing 180 (+90% extra physical attack) physical damage. Shortly after, enemies within the area will be knocked into the air for one second and take 180 (+90% extra physical attack) physical damage.

  • Black Dragon Form
    • Cooldown: 85 seconds

Yu Zhong will channel for 0.6 seconds before transforming into his Black Dragon Form for seven seconds gaining crowd control immunity, block immunity, and increasing his max HP by 600 (+200% extra physical attack).

Suggested items:

  • Magic Boots
  • Bloodlust Axe
  • Blade of Despair
  • Oracle
  • Athena’s Shield
  • Immortality

Chou from Mobile Legends in a fighting stance

Chou

Chou has amazing mobility, plus his ultimate allows you to kick opponents out of position – into your tower or away from a fight. You can use your dash in between kicks to give yourself additional defence if you end up in the middle of a teamfight. The dash also gets rid of control effects, which is great for escaping in a pinch.

Playing Chou can be somewhat difficult to master, but he’s undoubtedly one of the strongest Mobile Legends characters.

  • Passive: Only fast

After every eight yards Chou moves, his next basic attack will deal 180% of damage (can’t be critical) and slow enemies by 80%.

  • Jeet Kune Do
    • Cooldown: 11 seconds

Chou punches forward for three times. Each punch deals 180 (+70% total physical attack) points of physical damage. The third attack knocks nearby enemies into the air. The third use of this skill resets the cooldown of Shunpo.

  • Shunpo
    • Cooldown: five seconds

Chou dashes forward, becoming immune to control effects during the dash. After the dash, Chou increases his physical penetration by 15 points and obtains a shield that can absorb 200 (+150% extra physical attack) points of damage for two seconds. 

  • The Way of Dragon
    • Cooldown: 34 seconds

Chou performs a roundhouse kick to knock back enemies and deal 400 (+200% extra physical attack) points of physical damage. When used again Chou will chase after the enemies in the air, dealing at least 400 (+200% extra physical attack) points of physical damage. 

Suggested items (Tank):

  • Warrior Boots
  • Cursed Helmet
  • Athena’s Shield
  • Queen’s Wings
  • Antique Cuirass
  • Immortality

Suggested items (Damage):

  • Malefic Roar
  • Blade of Despair
  • Queens’ Wings
  • Oracle
  • Endless Battle
  • Tough Boots

Alternatively, Ruby, Silvana, and Jawhead are also top-tier Fighters.

BEST MOBILE LEGENDS Assassin

As the name implies, the Assassin class focuses on picking off vulnerable enemies. They’re challenging to play as they tend to be fragile and require skilful execution of abilities to hunt down their prey. Their high burst damage needs to be focused on the right targets to tip the balance in your team’s favour.

Helcurt from Mobile Legends smiling menacingly

Helcurt

Helcurt is a Jungler that specialises in both Push and Burst. His unique disabling ability and blinding skill make him a great Assassin. Helcurt has a passive that makes him very effective during the early game.

  • Passive: Race Advantage
    • Cooldown: four seconds

When Helcurt is applied with a crowd control skill control he silences enemies for 1.5 seconds.

  • Shadow Transition
    • Cooldown: ten seconds

Teleport to the location of the target to deal 150 (+70% total physical attack) points of physical damage and slow them for 1.5 seconds.

When this skill is used during Dark Night Falls enemies will be silenced for 1.5 seconds.

  • Deadly Stinger
    • Cooldown: four seconds

Passive: Helcurt’s basic attack will grant him one Deadly Stinger that can be stored five times. If he doesn’t attack within eight seconds, one Deadly Stinger will be lost.

Active: Each stinger released deals 180 (+80% extra physical attack) points of physical damage to enemies and slows them by 8% per stinger for three seconds.

Helcurt can deal up to 1050 (+500% extra physical attack) physical damage and slow enemies by 40% if all five Deadly Stingers hit the target.

  • Dark Night Falls
    • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Passive: Permanently increases attack speed by 10%.

Active: All enemy heroes lose sight of their allies for 3.5 seconds.  Helcurt’s attack speed is raised by 10% and movement speed by 65% for eight seconds.

Suggested Items:

  • Raptor Machete
  • Warrior Boots
  • Blade of Despair
  • Scarlet Phantom
  • Rose Gold Meteor
  • Immortality

Benedetta from Mobile Legends looking downwards

Benedetta

Benedetta is very easy to obtain, but this doesn’t mean she isn’t a formidable Assassin. She has outstanding mobility, great AoE skills, and some solid defence. She is fairly easy to rank up, but can be a difficult hero to master.

  • Passive: Elapsed Daytime

If you hold down the basic attack button Benedetta enters Swordout State and gathers Sword Intent. When you release the button after Sword Intent is fully charged, Benedetta will use Swordout Slash to deal +200% total physical attack damage to enemies in her path.

Sword Intent can also be gained by dealing damage using the basic attack and skills.

  • Phantom Slash
    • Countdown: 6.5 seconds     

Benedetta withdraws before her shadow dives forward dealing 250 (+60% total physical attack) physical damage and slowing enemies by 60% for 0.5 seconds.

While her shadow dives, Benedetta leaps forward dealing 50 (+70% total physical attack) physical damage. If the enemy is also hit by her shadow, Benedetta’s damage will increase to 200%.

  • An Eye For An Eye
    • Cooldown: 15 seconds

Benedetta blocks damage from any source for 0.8 seconds and gains Control Immunity. She then stabs forward to deal 300 (+80% total physical attack) physical damage.

If Benedetta defends successfully she will gain full Sword Intent and stun the enemy for 1.5 seconds.

  • Alecto: Final Blow
    • Countdown: 34 seconds

Benedetta dashes forward and becomes invincible, all targets are slowed for one second.

Benedetta then detonates the Sword Intent to strangle the enemy for 2.5 seconds, dealing 80 (+50% total physical attack) physical damage and slowing the enemy by 20% 0.2 seconds.

Suggested Items:

  • Athena’s Shield
  • Queen’s Wings
  • Rapid Boots
  • Endless Battle
  • Blade of the Heptaseas
  • Bloodlust Axe

Natalia, Lancelot, and Mathilda are also safe bets for your Assassin pick. 

BEST MOBILE LEGENDS Mage

Mages are powerful spellcasters who use their abilities to dish out bursts of magic damage while also providing crowd control. They tend to be particularly squishy, and they are high priority targets.

Luo Yi from Mobile Legends casting magic

Luo Yi

Luo Yi is a Mage that deals heavy damage and inflicts crowd control from a safe distance. She is the strongest Mage in Mobile Legends when used properly and is best used as a Mid Laner.

  • Passive: Duality

Luo Yi’s skills will generate with each mark of Yin and Yang, lasting six seconds each.

Yin-Yang Reaction: Whenever Yin and Yang mark bearers come close to each other they’re stunned for one second and hit with 450 (+15 per level, +180% Magic Power) magic damage.

  • Dispersion
    • Cooldown: 1.2 seconds

Yin: Luo Yi casts energy in a designated direction, dispersing upon contact to deal 230 (+100% total magic power) magic damage to the target and enemies behind them, while also applying the Yin mark. Luo Yi gains a stack of Dispersion every eight seconds.

Upon usage, the skill will shift to Yang.

Yang: Luo Yi casts energy in a designated direction, dispersing upon contact to deal 210 (+100% total magic power) magic damage to the target and enemies behind them, while also applying the Yang mark. Luo Yi gains a stack of Dispersion every eight seconds.

Upon usage, the skill will shift to Yin.

  • Rotation
    • Cooldown: 12 seconds

Yin: Luo Yi summons the Aqua of Yin, dealing 200 (+40% total magic power) magic damage and slowing the target by 60% for 0.5 seconds.

Aqua of Yin lasts for six seconds, dealing 50 (+10% total magic power) magic damage every 0.7 seconds.

Upon usage, the skill will shift to the Fire of Yang.

Yang: Luo Yi summons the Fire of Yang, dealing 200 (+50% total magic power) magic damage and slowing the target by 60% for 0.5 seconds.

The Fire of Yang lasts for six seconds, dealing 50 (+10% total magic power) magic damage every 0.7 seconds.

Upon usage, the skill will shift to the Aqua of Yin.

  • Diversion
    • Cooldown: 65 seconds

Passive: 6% cooldown reduction on all her skills.

Active: Luo Yi casts a teleportation circle. After three seconds, all allies within the circle are teleported to a new location.

Suggested items:

  • Clock of Destiny
  • Arcane Boots
  • Glowing Wand
  • Concentrated Energy
  • Holy Crystal
  • Blood Wings

Chang'e from Mobile Legends flying through the night sky

Chang’e

This long-range hero specialises in Poking and Burst. Chang’e comes in a very close second to Luo Yi, but isn’t quite as durable. We recommend using her as a Side Laner.

  • Passive: Trouble Maker

When Chang’e deals damage to enemy units with a skill, a mark will be left on them, which makes her next skill increase in damage by 2%. This can stack up to 20 times for a 40% damage increase.

  • Starmoon Shockwave
    • Cooldown: seven seconds

An energy ball deals 300 (+120% magic power) magic damage to enemies and slows them by 20% for 1.5 seconds.

When used in conjunction with Crescent Moon, four energy balls will be sent alongside Chang’e, each dealing 68 (+24% magic power) magic damage and slowing foes by up to 40%.

When used in conjunction with Trouble Maker with five max marks, Crescent Moon can deal 285.6 (+100.8% magic power) magic damage.

  • Crescent Moon
    • Countdown: 12 seconds

Chang’e gains 400 (+120% magic power) shield and her movement speed is increased by 15%. Her skills and basic attack are enhanced.

Whenever Chang’e performs a basic attack, Crescent Moon will also deal 40 (+40% physical attack, +50% magic power) magic damage to the enemy target.

  • Meteor Shower
    • Cooldown: 36 seconds

Movement speed is increased by 20% for four seconds. Chang’e casts 30 meteors, each of which deals 60 (+25% magic power) magic damage.

Suggested items:

  • Glowing Wand
  • Magic Shoes
  • Concentrated Energy
  • Ice Queen Wand
  • Divine Glaive

Esmerelda, Vale, and Alice are strong Mages if you need an alternative choice.

BEST MOBILE LEGENDS Tank

Tanks are strong, aggressive initiators with a bulky health pool and a range of skills to protect their teammates and lock down enemies, though their damage is low in comparison to other Mobile Legends characters.

Khufra from Mobile Legends smiling maniacally towards the camera

Khufra

Khufra has powerful crowd control skills that allow him to lead the charge in fights and lock down enemies while he regains health. The Bouncing Ball can prevent foes from escaping, along with his ultimate, which requires good positioning to ensure the enemies hit terrain for the full stun to take effect.

  • Passive: Spell Curse

Every 12 seconds, Khufra’s basic attack will become ranged and deal 120% total physical attack +6% of his max HP of magic damage. The basic attack will also slow the target by 30% for 1.5 seconds and restore 8% of Khufra’s max HP.

The cooldown of Spell Curse is reduced by four seconds every time Khufra controls an enemy.

  • Tyrant’s Revenge
    • Cooldown: 15 seconds

Khufra launches himself forwards dealing 150 + 7.5% (+1.5% extra physical attack) of his max HP in physical damage to all enemies in his path.

If Khufra encounters an enemy while launching forward, he will stop and deal 50 + 7% (+1.5% extra physical attack) of his max HP in physical damage to nearby enemies and knock them into the air for up to 1.1 seconds.

  • Bouncing Ball
    • Cooldown: ten seconds

Khufra wraps himself into a ball for three seconds, increasing his physical and magic defence by 30% as well as dealing 50 + 3% (+2% extra physical attack) of his max HP as magic damage to nearby enemies, slowing them by 80% for 0.2 seconds, and knocking them back.

  • Tyrant’s Rage
    • Cooldown: 50 seconds

Khufra pulls all enemies towards the front, dealing 300 (+100% total physical attack) points of physical damage and slowing them down for 1.25 seconds. If the enemies are knocked against a wall, 150% of this skill’s damage will be inflicted upon them and they will be stunned rather than slowed.

Suggested Items:

  • Courage Mask
  • Warrior Boots
  • Cursed Helmet
  • Immortality
  • Antique Cuirass
  • Queen’s Wings

Barats from Mobile Legends riding Detona

Barats

Barats rides atop his companion Detona and specialises in damage and crowd control. He can absorb energy from enemies to become bigger and increase his defence, making him a formidable tank. We recommend using Barats as an EXP Laner.

  • Passive: Big Guy

Each time Barats and Detona deal damage to a target, Detona gains one stack of Big Guy for 12 seconds with a cap of 25 stacks. For each stack of Big Guy, Detona increases in size and gains two – five points of physical and magic defence as well as 2% Resilience.

When Big Guy reaches 16 stacks, Detona’s basic attack will increase, dealing +120% total physical attack +4% of his max HP of physical damage to enemies within the area and slow them by 40% for 0.2 seconds.

  • So-Called Teamwork
    • Cooldown: six seconds

Detona spits contaminated oil in the fan-shaped area dealing 60 (+8% max HP) physical damage to enemies within the area and slowing them by 30% for 1 second. Barats then drops a firecracker onto the oil dealing 120 (+170% total physical attack) physical damage to enemies within the area.

When used with Big Guy the area for So-Called Teamwork will increase.

  • Missile Expert
    • Cooldown: 11 seconds

Barats launches a missile that deals 200 (+125% total physical attack) physical damage to enemies in a straight line while pushing them towards him and stunning them.

  • Detona’s Welcome
    • Cooldown: 50 seconds

Detona devours a target for 1 second then spits them out 3.5 yards, dealing 120 (+70% total physical attack, +1.2% max HP) physical damage. While an enemy is devoured, Barats is unable to move, but will be immune to crowd control and is able to change direction.

If the target is spat against other enemies or walls, they will receive 150 (+80% total physical attack, +1.5% max HP) physical damage and be stunned for 1 second.

When Big Guy reaches six, 11, 16. and 21 stacks, the damage of this skill will be increased by 25%.

Suggested items:

  • Shadow Mask
  • Warrior Boots
  • Athena’s Shield
  • Brute Force Breast Plate
  • Twilight Armour
  • Immortality

You could also consider picking Atlas, Lolita, or Uranus.

BEST MOBILE LEGENDS Support

The role of the Support class, unsurprisingly, is to protect your fellow teammates, whether that’s by healing them, shielding them, or preventing enemies from getting to them.

Angela from Mobile Legends posing for the camera

Angela

Angela has some great support skills that can shield and heal allies as well as leave enemies immobilised. She is effective at crowd control and her ability to possess ally heroes makes her a unique support character.

  • Passive: Smart Heart

Each time Angela uses a skill, her movement speed is increased by 15% for four seconds. An ally in an attached state will also benefit from the increase in speed.

  • Love Waves
    • Cooldown: six seconds

Angela releases love energy, dealing 170 (+50% magic power) magic damage and adding a Lover’s Mark to any enemy hit. Each stack of Lover’s Mark increases the damage the target takes by 20% and slows them by 18%, this lasts for three seconds and stacks up to five times for a total of 100% damage increase and slows the target by up to 90%.

Love Waves also heals any allies that are hit.

  • Puppet-On-A-String
    • Cooldown: 13 seconds

Angela attaches a puppet string to a chosen target, dealing 300 (+40% magic power) magic damage and slowing the target by up to 80%. If the enemy is still connected to the string after three seconds, they will be immobilised for 1.5 seconds and take 450 (+60% magic power) magic damage.

Each stack of Lover’s Mark increases the damage done by 20%.

  • Heartguard
    • Cooldown: 80 seconds

Angela generates a shield for an ally which absorbs up to 1200 (+200% magic power) damage for six seconds. After channelling, Angela will be attached to the ally for 12 seconds.

While attached, Angela can use all of her skills without mana cost. Once this skill is used again or the ally is dead, Angela will be removed.

Love Waves immediately gains five stacks when Angela is attached to an ally.

Suggested Items:

  • Courage Mask
  • Magic Shoes
  • Fleeting Time
  • Necklace of Durance
  • Immortality
  • Ice Queen Wand

Kaja from Mobile Legends slashing with his sword

Kaja

Kaja easily displaces enemies and specialises in Control and Charge. He has skills that allow him to slow enemies and lower their magic defence. Kaja is an effective Side Laner.

  • Passive: Wrath Sanction

Every six seconds, Kaja’s basic attack has increased range and will also summon a lightning bolt that deals 100 (+100% total magic power) + 12% of the target’s max HP as magic damage to up to three nearby enemies.

  • Ring Of Order
    • Cooldown: seven seconds

Kaja releases an electric blade that deals 120 (+70% total magic power) points of magic damage to enemies as well as slowing them by 30% for one second.

  • Lightning Bomb
    • Cooldown: 13 seconds

Kaja dashes forwards, leaving three lightning bombs in his wake. When enemies touch the bombs, they will take 200 (+120% total magic power) points of magic damage.

  • Divine Judgment
    • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Kaja deals 300 (+150% total magic power) points of magic damage to an enemy, suppressing and pulling the target towards Kaja for 1.5 seconds.

During this time, the enemies magic defence is reduced by 10 and Kaja absorbs 200% of enemy hero’s lost magic defence.

Suggested Items:

  • Magic Shoes
  • Shadow Mask
  • Athena’s Shield
  • Fleeting Time
  • Immortality
  • Ice Queen Wand

Valir, Nana, or Natalia are also strong Support choices. 

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