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Mobile Legends Cyclops Guide: Best Emblem, Build and Gameplay Tips

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Mobile Legend’s Cyclops is a very powerful mage that excels at poking enemies with his skills while dealing huge continuous damage to them. This hero is known to be able to rotate through lanes easily, he is also well known for his Ultimate ability which can trap enemies inside a magical cage-like structure. 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 Cyclops.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like MiyaLing, WanwanPharsaCarmillaSilvanna, HayabusaAtlasLuo YiYu Zhong, Aurora, Khaleed, Freya, Khufra, X.Borg, Lesley, Tigreal, Hylos, Valir, Cecilion, Lylia, Uranus, Barats, Odette, Angela, Vale, Rafaela, Hanzo, Esmeralda, Brody, Lapu-Lapu, Nana, Benedetta, Hilda, Mathilda, Selena, Jawhead, Chou, Paquito, Thamuz, Lunox, Yi Sun-Shin, Yve, Gatotkaca, Karrie, Ruby, Beatrix, Gloo, Argus, Baxia, Granger, Phoveus, Hanabi, Alpha, Harley, Karina, Eudora, Natan, Dyrroth, Balmond, Aulus, Guinevere, Sun, Belerick, Floryn, Aamon, Valentina, Kagura, Saber, Leomord, Bruno Akai, Bane, Edith, Martis, Alucard, Gusion, Chang’e, Yin, Clint, Alice, Grock, Kadita, Popol and Kupa, Zilong, Minotaur, and Helcurt. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Cyclops.

Skill Analysis

Cyclops 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 Cyclops to his utmost potential.

Passive – Starlit Hourglass

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Each time Cyclops hits an enemy with his skill, all his skill Cooldowns are reduced by 0.5s.

Skill 1 – Stardust Shock

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Cyclops cast two shockwaves forward, each dealing 275/300/325/350/375/400 (+60% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to the enemy.

Skill 2 – Planets Attack

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Cyclops uses the power of stars to generate a starlit sphere spinning around him and increases 30% of his own Movement Speed within 2s. The sphere will attack nearby enemy heroes first, dealing 200/220/260/290/320/350 (+50% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to them. Do note that Damage dealt with the same targets will decay.

Ultimate – Star Power Lockdown

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Cyclops creates a gigantic magic sphere filled with planetary power and sends it after an enemy hero or creep, dealing 500/600/800 (+220% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage on hit and immobilizing them for 1-2s ( Scales with flying distance).

Skill-up method for Cyclops

First, unlock Skill 1 as it helps in effectively clearing the lane at first. Then prioritize Skill 2 and upgrade skill 1 accordingly. Unlock and Upgrade Skill 3/ Ultimate whenever available.

Best Emblem set and Spells for Cyclops in Mobile Legends

Emblem Setup

This emblem build provides with Magic Powers as well as Magic Penetration needed to decimate enemies while on the battlefield. In the first tier, it is advisable to choose Flow as it provides Magic Power as our equipment build already has CD reduction.

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Custom Mage Emblem for Cyclops

While in the Second Tier, choose observation since it provides with Magic Penetration that assists right from the Early game phase. Lastly, in the third tier choose Impure Rage as it burns enemies each and every time damage is dealt with enemies using a skill, it also regenerates Mana too thereby making Cyclops much more durable on the battlefield.

Battle Spells

  • Retribution: If one’s team lacks a jungler or assassin, one could opt to go jungle lane after picking the retribution spell.
  • Flameshot: This spell is essential since it provides Knock-back effects as well as extra Magic damage in hitting enemies targets that are quite far from Cyclops range.

Best Builds for Cyclops in Mobile Legends

One can try many builds on Cyclops. 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 Cyclops on the battlefield.

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Best Builds for Cyclops

This Build provides as much CD Reduction, HP Regen and Magic Powers needed to burst down any hero. Take Magic Boots for extra CD reduction as Cyclops really need as much CD reduction to excel on the Battlefield, combined with Enchanted Talisman which also provides CD reduction, as well as Mana Regen, will make it easier for Cyclops to spam and poke enemies with his skills.

Build Concentrated Energy for Magic Lifesteal as well as HP Regen whensoever one slays an enemy. Holy Crystal provides extra Magic Powers as one levels scales, while Genius wand helps in providing extra Magic Penetration as one deals damage to enemy heroes, making it easier to decimate the enemy with high magic defense. Lastly, build Bloody Wings for extra Magic Power as well as Durability from the Shield it provides.

Mobile Legends Cyclops Gameplay Tips

As discussed before, Cyclops excels at poking enemies with his skills while dealing huge continuous damage to them. 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 Cyclops guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.

Early Game

After unlocking Skill 1, proceed to the mid lane and use the Skill to efficiently clear minion waves, while placing it in such a way it meets both minions and opposing enemy heroes. After attaining lvl 2 and unlocking the Planets Attack Skill, use the skill when enemies are close so the skill would attack and hit enemy heroes rather than minions.

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Cyclops in Mobile Legends

Continuously clear minion waves and be cautious of the enemy jungler who might just be waiting to gank and ambush you in your lane. In the Early Game, it is advisable to stick to farming at first as cyclops lack the Early game capability of bursting down enemies. You can perform the following skill combos to gain an early upper hand in the game.

Easy Lane Clearing: Skill 1 + Skill 2
Attacking Enemy Heroes: Skill 2 + Skill 1

Mid Game

Cyclops begins to shine right from this phase of the game. After unlocking Cyclops’s ultimate ability and having cleaned the current minion waves, one could rotate to the gold lane to assist your team’s gold laner. While doing this, try to place your ult on the main heroes of your interest which most likely should be the enemy’s main damage dealer.

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Cyclops on the MLBB battlefield

Since enemies hit will be immobilized ie moved for a while, one can then follow up with Cyclops’s skill 2 then skill 1 for proper damage output. Do note that for proper management of the skill, use Cyclops’s Skill 2 when you know enemies are close as this skill is essentially good at chasing enemies and also to flee from enemies while dealing damage to such enemies as they flee. You can perform the following skill combo after unlocking your ultimate skill.

Skill 3 + Skill 2 + Skill 1

Late Game

In the Late Game, try to play safely while making sure you mark main targets with Cyclops’s ultimate ability. At full Build, it would be easy to rotate lanes faster in order to clear lanes and take objectives using Cyclops’s skill 2 but to efficiently conserve one Mana usage it’s advisable to take enemies purple buff. Doing this not just assists in reducing Mana consumption, it also assists in delaying enemies’ farming.

Heroes that counter CyclopsHeroes Cyclops can counter
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Final Thoughts

As discussed earlier, Cyclops is a very powerful Mage in the game. An excellent pick for rank games, Cyclops is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Cyclops 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 Cyclops Guide. Do you prefer to use Cyclops in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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