Balmond is one of the oldest heroes in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and he is slowly turning into one of the most popular fighters being used on the off lane. His passive ability enables him to restore HP once killing enemies helps his durability during team fights. Combine this passive with his second skill which allows him to spin continuously damages his enemies and also his ultimate that unleashes a great amount of damage. This creates a hero that not only is tough to kill but also able to cause huge amounts of damage. This Balmond guide will help with builds, emblems, and other tips that can help your gameplay in Mobile Legends.
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Balmond has one passive skill and three active skills. His kit mainly works on durability and being able to last very long on the battlefield. In this Balmond guide, let’s see what his skills do exactly and how to get the most out of them in Mobile Legends.
Passive – Bloodthirst
Balmond recovers 8% of his max HP upon a minion or creeps kill and 20% upon an enemy hero kill.
Skill 1 – Soul Lock
Balmond charges forward and deals 150/175/200/225/250/275 (+60% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to enemy units along the way. After hitting a target, he will immediately stop and slow that enemy by 30% for 2s.
Skill 2 – Cyclone Sweep
For 3s, Balmond brandishes the large axe, continuously dealing 50/80/110/140/170/200 (+50% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Each time an enemy is hit by this skill, the next damage dealt with this enemy by this skill is increased by 25%, capped at 100%.
Skill 3 (Ultimate) – Lethal Counter
Balmond raises his giant axe, dealing 400 (+60% Total Physical ATK) plus 20%/25%/30% of the target’s lost HP as True Damage to enemies in a fan-shaped area in front of him and slowing them by 40% for 2s. Deals up to 1300/1900/2500 damage to non-hero units.
Skill-up method for Balmond
Unlock skill 2 first and prioritize getting it to the max. Upgrade skill 1 accordingly and upgrade ultimate whenever you are given the chance.
Best Emblem Set and Spells for Balmond in Mobile Legends
Balmond is a hero that relies on his durability and damage to make the most impact in games. This is the custom fighter emblem with festival of blood being the talent.
- Bravery (+3) (Physical ATK +12.00)
- Persistence (+3) (HP +300.00)
- Festival of Blood (+1) (Gains 8% Spell Vamp. For each enemy hero slain. Spell Vamp is increased by 1%. (Up to 12%)
Flicker is highly recommended as it is a very versatile spell it can be used to flee from enemies or to be used with your ultimate to create a devastating blow that your enemies would have not expected. Another spell that has been used quite frequently is Execute as it can be used with your ultimate as well to increase the output of damage.
Best Builds for Balmond in Mobile Legends
Currently, the best builds for Balmond typically include War Axe and Bloodlust Axe as they both compliment his gameplay and increase his damage.
The Brute Force Breastplate, Cursed Helmet, and Warrior Boots are to add HP and add more physical and magical defense. The last item is interchangeable you can either use Dominance Ice to reduce the enemy’s regen abilities or Immortality to give yourself a chance to be resurrected.
Mobile Legends Balmond Gameplay Tips
Balmond is a very strong fighter in the current meta, but any player will need a good understanding of the map to excel at the game. In our opinion, we feel that Balmond is a hero that is quite strong in all three segments. Our Mobile Legends Balmond guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game. However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero.
At level 1, try your best to cut the minion wave so that you can roam and disrupt the jungler of the enemy’s team. This can be very helpful as you can secure kills or even steal the enemy’s buff. Try your best to always aim for the jungler or mage of the enemy team as they are the ones with the lowest physical defense and easiest to kill. Then continue to clear waves to get level 4 as fast as possible.
When Balmond has reached level four he has to be active and try to roam as much as he can provide great additional damage and also help tank some damage from the enemies. One thing to do is to make sure you can clear your minion wave faster than your enemy as while your enemy is busy clearing the wave you can be going to your team and helping them secure objectives such as turtles.
In the late game when you have all or almost all of your items you have to make sure that you are not alone as the enemy team can easily gank you and kill you. Balmond in the late game is very important as he can act as both a secondary tank or even a high damage output for your team. Always play near your team in the late game as you can help take the damage from the enemies but also dish out damage.
One tip is that when Balmond has all of his items his cooldown will be very low and that you can use your ultimate whenever you want. Always try to use your ultimate before you die as it gives an incredible amount of HP for you and also a lot of damage for the enemies.
As of right now, Balmond is a very good pick for the off-lane or even side lane. His abilities help him be able to sustain high amounts of damage, but can also give it back. He is most likely going to be a first or second pick hero in this current meta. He will be a meta fighter as long as he doesn’t receive a nerf or other fighter heroes getting a major buff.
Overall Balmond is a fighter hero who has a fairly simple kit but when used properly can be incredibly difficult to deal with. The guide here will help you out on how to maximize the most out of this hero. You can also refer to our latest tier list to know more about the revamped meta heroes in this current season.
That’s all for today’s Mobile Legends Balmond Guide. Do you prefer to use Balmond in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!