Bane is a fighter/mage hero. Bane was out of Meta for a long time. He was not picked that much in a ranked match or in high-rank matches. So, Moonton finally decided to make some adjustments on bane in order to make him more playable. With some adjustment, bane is now better than ever. He is a very strong fighter in this Meta. You can play him as a sidelaner or even as a jungler, both work pretty well. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will take a look at the best emblem, spell, build, including tips and tricks to dominate every game with Bane.
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Bane has three active skills and a passive skill like all the other heroes in-game. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will also talk about the skills to use in certain scenarios as well as skill combos to be able to play Bane to his utmost potential.
Passive – Shark Strike (Burst, Physical Basic Attack)
Whenever he casts a skill, Bane infuses his weapon with a stack of Tidal Energy, up to 2 stacks. As a result, his next Basic Attack will consume 1 stack to deal (+145% Total Physical Attack) (+180% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to nearby enemies (increases with hero level).
Skill 1 – Crab Claw Cannon (Damage, Physical Skill)
CD – 6.0/5.6/5.2/4.8/4.4/4.0
Bane fires his Crab Claw Cannon in a designated direction, dealing 150-350 (+160% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to the first enemy hit. The shell will then bounce to a random enemy behind them (prioritizes enemy hero), dealing 150% damage.
If the first enemy is killed by the shell, the bounce damage will be increased to 200%. Enemies hit will also be slowed by 10 (+10% Total Magic Power)% for 1 second. Every 1 Physical Attack Bane possesses additionally reduces this skill’s cooldown by 0.05%.
Skill 2 – Ale (Heal AoE, Magic Skill)
CD – 7.5/6.9/6.3/5.7/5.1/4.5
Bane chug of his Ale, restoring 160-285 (+150% Total Magic Power) plus 6 (+2.5% Total Magic Power)% of his lost HP and increasing his Movement Speed by 50% which decreases rapidly over 2.5 seconds. On using the skill again, Bane spits venom forward in a fan-shaped area ahead, dealing 180-380 (+180% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage (scales with charging time, up to 150%) to enemies hit. Every 1 point of Magic Power Bane possesses additionally reduces this skill’s cooldown by 0.07%.
Ultimate – Deadly Catch (AoE CC, Magic Skill)
CD – 40.0/35.0/30.0
Bane summons a school of sharks to charge in a designated direction. When they hit enemies, they will deal 600-1000 (+100% Total Physical Attack) (+150% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage, knock them airborne 0.4 seconds, and slow them by up to 65% (decays steadily over 3 seconds). The sharks also deal 40% of damage to Turrets.
Skill-up method for Bane
Bane can poke enemy heroes with his first skill in the early game while clearing the wave. So it is recommended to upgrade his first skill first, Ultimate whenever available, and upgrade his second skill at last.
Best Emblem set and Spells for Bane in Mobile Legends
Bane can be played as a fighter and also as a mage. But right now, Bane works better with physical build, so we will talk about the only physical build in this guide. Custom Assassin Emblem is the best emblem for bane. Max out the Movement Speed and Physical Pen with the Killing Spree talent to regen HP after getting a kill.
Bane can poke the enemy in the early game with his first skill from a safe distance, which is quite annoying for the opponent sidelaner. We are focusing on sidelane in this guide. So, the execute spell is very helpful in the early game for bane as he can poke, even make them low enough to secure a kill with Execute.
You can use Flicker to chase low HP enemies or get out of the sticky situations. The Arrival Spell works well for bane, arrival helps to push tower or defend faster as we already know Bane’s ultimate also deals damage to the enemy torrent, which is very helpful for pushing the lane. If you are planning to play him as a jungler you have to take Retribution of course.
Best Builds for Bane in Mobile Legends
One can try many builds on Bane. All which one needs to do is to just follow the enemy’s pick and then decide the role on the battlefield. We have set out the following template to try out with Bane on the battlefield.
- Warrior/ Tough boots: Warrior boots for more physical defense and Tough boots when you are facing more magic damage heroes in enemy team.
- War Exe: War exe is a new item in Ml. It helps to stay longer in team fight and deal more damage at the same time. It has a unique passive which stacks up to 8 times which increases movement speed and physical pen. You can use this item if it suits with your playstyle.
- Blade of Despair: Of the best item for any fighter, it works great with Bane because its passive deals more damage to the enemies when HP is below 50%.
- Endless Battle: Another core item for Bane this helps to deal more true damage to enemies and regening HP after clearing wave or killing small camps.
- Malefic Roar: It is one of the best items at late game for Physical Damage dealing heroes. Malefic Roar increases Physical Penetrate if enemy has high physical defense items. This item works great with banes first skill.
- The Final Item: You can buy immortality or Athena Shield depending on the situation or any physical defense item if enemy has high physical damage dealers.
Mobile Legends Bane Gameplay Tips
This Mobile Legends guide is focused on the side lane Bane. You have to go to the exp lane. However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Bane guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.
Bane can harass enemies in the early game with his first skill. You have to use your first skill properly to poke the enemy while clearing the first minion wave. When enemy laner comes close to his minion try to hit minions and the first skill will bounce to the enemy dealing more damage than hitting your first skill straight.
Bane is very strong at mid-game. You can regen most of his HP with the second skill but his skills consume lots of mana, so you have to be careful using his skills, you can buy a magic necklace to maintain mana, this way you can stay in lane or roam around much longer.
You can help your team while taking turtle, banes ultimate is a good cc skill to zone the enemies, this is very helpful to take objectives or team fights in the early game. Another special thing about bane is, this ultimate can deal damage to turrets. With his ultimate, you can push the tower very fast so when you see the opportunity to push the lane don’t waste it, as an offlaner your primary job is to push or defend your lane.
In the late game, always try to stick with your team, bane is very good in a teamfight because of this huge cc Ultimate aside from pushing turrets. So it is wise to stay near your team, help in the teamfight. With full damage build, bane still can burst down squishy heroes with his full skill combo.
Skill Combos for Bane
To deal the maximum amount of damage start off with your ultimate to stun multiple enemies and use the second skill to deal area damage, you need to use a few basic attacks in between casting these skills, and lastly use your first skill to finish off low HP target, it will bounce which will deal even more damage in a teamfight.
Like every other hero in Mobile Legends, Bane has some weaknesses too. Even though he can deal a massive amount of damage, bane is very squishy in the late game. His sustainability is quite low in a teamfight. So you have to be more careful about your positioning. He is also very weak against CC skills. He is very weak again high burst damage heroes like Paquito and Chou. Bane can be a good counter to Sun because of his ultimate.
As discussed earlier you can play Bane both as a sidelaner or even as a jungler. An excellent pick for rank games, Bane is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Bane in Mobile Legends. 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 Bane Guide. Do you prefer to use Bane in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!