Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s Gloo the Swamp Spirits is a newly launched Tank commonly played in Mid Lane. Gloo is a durable hero with a good set of Regeneration, Immobilizing, Area of Effect, Crowd Control and mostly do magic damage to enemies. When playing Gloo in the mid lane we can rank him as an A-tier pick and moderately difficult to play the hero. You can play him like an Initiator too, casting the right combos will slay your opponent. So before it gets banned in the high-tier lobby let’s just jump into the land of dawn with Gloo. We have previously made a detailed hero analysis of Gloo as she made his appearance in the MLBB advanced server. In this guide, we will cover how to build and play Gloo in Mobile Legends, starting from her skills, to emblems and spell recommendations, and finally to items and gameplay tips.
We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like Miya, Ling, Wanwan, Pharsa, Carmilla, Silvanna, Hayabusa, Atlas, Luo Yi, Yu 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, Miya, Jawhead, Chou, Paquito, Thamuz, Lunox, Yi Sun-Shin, Yve, Gatotkaca, Karrie, Ruby, and Beatrix. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Gloo.
Gloo is a hero with the common four skill sets of one passive and three actives. In this Gloo guide, let’s see what are his abilities in Mobile Legends, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of him.
Passive – Stick, Stick (CC, Heal)
Enemies will receive a passive mark of stick-stick after getting hit by Gloo’s skill. Each stack slowing enemies’ movement speed for 6 seconds by 6% while reducing their damage dealt with gloo by 8%. This can be stacked up to 5 times. This stick-stick effect works on jungle creeps but not on minions.
Skill 1 – Slam, Slam (CC, AoE)
CD – 8/7.6/7.2/6.8/6.4/6
MANA – 50/56/62/68/74/80
By casting this skill Gloo smashes the enemy and leaves a small Goo in the designated area while dealing 360/400/440/480/520/560 amount of magic damage to them. Small Goo will detonate after 3 seconds and immobilize the targets for 1 second while dealing 270/300/330/360/390/420 amount of magic damage to all nearby enemies. Gloo can trigger the detonation effect instantly by just touching it after placing.
Skill 2 – Pass, Pass (CC)
CD – 10.5
MANA – 80/88/96/104/112/120
By casting this skill Gloo will spit and immobilize all the targets for 0.5 seconds in his path while dealing 325/350/375/400/425/450 amount of magic damage. This skill can be combined with Skill 1, so if Skill 2 hits Gloo (Skill 1), Gloo (Skill 2) will dash into the marked location (Gloo) while dragging the enemies in his path.
Skill 3 – Split, Split / Grab, Grab( Morph, Heal)
CD – 45/40/35
MANA – 100/120/140
By casting this skill swamp spirit Gloo divided into 12 small Goo pieces for the next 10 seconds while increasing their movement speed by 25%. Each small Goo’s have 25% of the Gloo’s HP and Gloo recovers 4%/4.5%/5% HP per second while dealing 120 amount of magic damage to the targets for every 0.25 seconds. Each small goos can add a passive mark on the target.
When the passive mark is full on the enemies, Gloo can attach himself with the target’s body while regaining 30%/32.5%/35% HP. In this particular time, he cannot move but he can still use his skills and basic attacks (120 magic damage); side by side Gloo’s skills cooldown duration will be shortened by half. When Gloo takes damage in this attached state 80% of the damage will be transferred to the host and meanwhile Gloo regen 20% of the damage. This effect has a 9 seconds CD.
Using ultimate again will leave the host and end skill effects. Generally, heroes with Debuff/invincible skills and Purify Spell cannot remove the attached enemy from Gloo.
Skill-up method for Gloo
Unlock skill 1 first and upgrade it to max level. Upgrade skill 2 accordingly. Ultimate whenever available.
Best Emblem Set and Spells for Gloo in Mobile Legends
Custom Tank emblem set is the best emblem set for Gloo if you want to play him as a super sustainable Tank. Vitality will grant you additional HP which will help you to chase the enemies easily, Inspire will provide you CD reduction which will help you to deal more damage in the ultimate state. Concussive Blast will help you to deal 125 extra magic damage to nearby enemies after 1 second using the basic attack (CD – 10sec). Setup your Custom Tank Emblem in this order:
- Vitality (+3)
- Inspire (+3)
- Concussive Blast (+1)
One of the best spells to be used on Gloo is Flicker. You can use it to escape death, chase dot life enemies, or perform a perfect fling/stun. Or else you can use Vengeance/ Execute too.
Best Builds for Gloo in Mobile Legends
Now let’s focus on the item building part. Courage Mask will increase your team’s Physical attack and Movement speed and side by side helps your carry to farm faster in the early phase. Warrior Boots will help you to take more damage on the battlefield. Dominance Ice will grant you +500 mana, +70 physical defense, and +5% movement speed. Cursed Helmet will provide +25 magic defense and helps you to clear minions easily in the laning phase. Immortality will provide him an extra life. Athena’s Shield will save you from enemies’ magic damage and grant +900 HP.
Optional (use it according to the enemy team)
- Antique Cuirass will grant chou +920HP,+54 Physical Defence,+6 HP Regen. Not only that if you are being attacked by an enemy hero, but it will also reduce the heros’ physical attack by 10%.
- Brute Force Breastplate will grant you +770 HP and +45 physical defense, and its unique passive Brute Force is very useful for stack-based defense purposes.
- Courage Mask
- Warrior Boots
- Dominance Ice
- Cursed Helmet
- Athena’s Shield
Mobile Legends Gloo Gameplay Tips
Gloo is a proper Tank, so as a tank you have to help your carry. Play in the mid lane and help your mid laner to clear the first set of minions. You can also do the 1-2-2 or 1-3-1 rotation. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Gloo guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and middle and late games in Mobile Legends.
If you are the only tank hero in your team then buy a wooden mask, prioritize boot. Open skill 1 first, help your carry to take buffs. After taking buff take a look at your mini-map and if you get the chance to invade your enemy buff, do it with your carry. Use your skill 2 properly in this period to prevent enemies. Don’t just babysit one lane, roam in the bush to gank enemy in the side lanes.
Try to hit enemies to activate your passive. Don’t afraid to turret drive once you reach level 4, you have enough HP to immobilize enemies in their turret. But don’t do it without your team support, keep that in mind you are a magic damage dealer so use skill 2 and push your enemy towards your allies then get attached to them for a sure kill.
At this phase, Gloo shines most as it got sustained build and deals a lot of magic damage. Max your wooden mask to Courage Mask after building boots and Dominance Ice. Spam skill 1+ skill 2 often to close the gap between enemies and then immobilize them to control the situation.
You can also use this combo to perform a dash between thick walls so use it wisely and escape death. Always roam in the bushes to prevent ganking and use your ultimate before a team ganks. It will activate your passive faster and you can either aim for the enemy damage dealer else avoid turret damage.
In this stage try to protect your squishy heroes from the enemy. Always stay in front of your carry, if the enemy ganked your carry use Skill 1+Skill 2 combo to push them back. Do the same after attaching to an enemy hero. If you are failed to do that it’s better to leave the host and wait for the next time because it’s easy to counter Gloo if he is stuck under the turret.
After clearing outer sets of turrets try to take the turtle and gank enemy carry. In late-stage don’t just use your ultimate in anywhere, wait for the perfect moment. once you do a successful initiate with your ultimate the whole enemy team will be wiped out. Additionally, you can perform the following skill combos to gain an upper hand in the battle.
Skill 1 + Skill 2 + Skill 3 + Skill 3 + Skill 1 + Skill 2 + Basic Attack
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As we discussed earlier Gloo is a proper Tank, so as a tank you have to help your carry. He is indeed a mischievous troublemaker, is composed of mysterious creatures that merge together. Play him according to his strengths to get the best out of him. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Gloo 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 Gloo Guide. Do you prefer to use Gloo in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!