Gusion is one of the most popular heroes in Mobile Legends from the very beginning. He was quite a broken / overpowered hero for a long time. Developers nerfed or made some adjustments of skills several times. Despite all these nerf and adjustments, he is a very powerful and high-tier assassin in the current Meta. Although he is a very powerful hero, his difficulty level is high too. You need good aiming skills and fast reaction time with his skills to master him properly. In this hero guide, we will talk about Gusion in-depth and how you can play him like a pro in Mobile Legends.
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Gusion 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 Gusion to his utmost potential.
Passive – Dagger Specialist (Buff, Heal)
Each time Gusion casts a skill, a Rune will be added to Gusion’s dagger. After stacking 3 Runes, Gusion’s next Basic Attack on a target will deal Physical Damage equal to (+100% Total Physical Attack) + 15% of the target’s lost HP, and heal based on 80% of the Damage Dealt.
Skill 1 – Sword Spike (Damage Blink)
CD – 9/8.4/7.8/7.2/6.6/6
Gusion throws a Dagger in the target direction, dealing 200/220/240/260/280/300 (+50% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage to the first target hit.
Use again: Gusion dashes to the target’s back and deal 200/230/260/290/320/350 (+100% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to the target. Hitting both parts of the ability can deal a maximum of 400/450/500/550/600/650 (+150% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage on a single target.
Skill 2 – Shadowblade Slaughter (AoE, Slowed)
CD – 11/10.6/10.2/9.8/9.4/9
Gusion throws five Daggers forward, each dealing 110/130/150/170/190/210 (+50% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage and slowing enemies hit by 6% with a maximum damage of 550/650/750/850/900/950 (+250% Total Magic Power) on a single target and a maximum of 30% slow effects.
Use again: Gusion recalls the 5 Daggers, damaging targets as they return, with each dagger dealing 65/75/85/95/105/115 (+40% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage and can deal a maximum of 325/375/425/475/525/575 (+200% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage when all of it hits the same target. Hitting all five Daggers in both parts of the ability can deal a maximum of 875/1025/1175/1325/1475/1625(+450% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to a single target.
Ultimate – Incandescence (Blink, Buff)
CD – 28/24/20
Gusion blinks to a designated location, immediately refreshing the cooldowns of Sword Sword Spike and Shadowblade Slaughter.
Gusion dashes a short distance in a specified direction. After being reset, Gusion will be able to immediately throw five Daggers with Shadowblade Slaughter, and recover ten Daggers.
Skill-up method for Gusion
His main damage source is his second skill in the early level. Upgrade second skill to jungle. Max his second skill first and ultimate whenever available, upgrade first skill at last.
Best Emblem set and Spells for Gusion in Mobile Legends
Custom Mage Emblem is best suited for Gusion. Maximizing movement speed and Magical pen along with the Mystery Shop to buy items at lower price, which is very helpful for getting damage items earlier.
We are focusing on playing Gusion as a core or jungler. To play as the jungle role you need to use the Retribution spell. Although many players are playing Gusion as Exp laner with Execute spell. We suggest to play him as jungler to make the best use of him.
Best Builds for Gusion in Mobile Legends
One can try many builds on Gusion. 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 Gusion on the battlefield.
- Magic Shoes/Arcane Boots: Arcane boots is very good item to deal more damage in the early game, it gives extra Magic Pen. Magic Shoes is also a good item because of its low CD passive, which is every helpful to spam his skills often.
- Genius Wand: This item reduces enemy’s magic defense. Combing with arcane boots, Gusion’s skills will deal huge among of damage in the early game. It also stacks up, which is very similar to Gusion’s passive.
- Calamity Reaper: It is one of the core items for Gusion, because of its passive, works great with his skill combo and deals true damage. So it’s a must buy item for him.
- Divine Glaive: To bust down high Hp and more tanky heroes with magic defense items, Divine Glaive is the best item for this job. Another core item for Gusion.
- Holy Crystal: Holy Crystal gives huge boost to Gusion’s damage. This item helps to melt down any enemy unit with a blink of an eye.
- Concentrated Energy: To stay longer in team fights this item helps a lot by giving extra hp after getting a kill, it also give a lot life steal.
- Shadow Twinblades: One of the best item to ambush enemies with burst combo. Squishy heroes will not have any time to react if his combo is properly done.
- The Final Item: It actually depends on your enemy. If enemy has more magic heroes buy Athena shield or Radiant Armor. You can also buy immortality, it will give you a chance to escape many bad situation in the late game.
Mobile Legends Gusion Gameplay Tips
Gusion is best suited as a jungler in the current Meta. He can be played also as a gold or exp laner. 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 Gusion guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.
Gusion is one of the most strong early game assassins in Mobile Legends. His early game damage output is insane with one full combo. You have to use him aggressively right from the start to snowball enemies or else you will fall behind and it is very hard to catch up when enemies are more farmed than you. Gank side lane more often and rotate as much as possible in the early game. This way you can dominate in the early game.
At this point, with one or two core items Gusion can burst down any squishy heroes within a second, even melt down fighters with full combo if executed properly. You need to go for the enemy backline first like mages or marksmen who can deal massive damage in team fight, you can take them out easily and win more team fights.
You have to focus on objectives more while playing him. Try to ambush enemies by predicting their rotation, squishy heroes most likely won’t get any chance to react.
As the match duration increases his ability to dominate starts to fall down in the late game. You can have many kills and ahead of you opponents, still it will be very hard to go in teamfights as they build some magic defense items. So you need to play very smart in the late game.
Let you team initiate a fight then wait for right opportunity to take down squishy heroes. Gusion is very weak to CC skills, so you have to pay extra attention to net get stunned or CCed while using your full combo.
Skill Combos for Gusion
To deal with maximum damage you need to make the best use of his passive skill, it will become handier as you play more and more with him. His passive gives deals extra damage after casting any skill. You have to be patience to deal maximum damage of his passive. As we said Gusion is one of the hardest hero to master.
There are many combo that you can do with his skills. The more you play him the more you will understand what skill need to use in which order in different situation. We are showing some basic combos for him.
To solo kill a squishy hero like marksman or mage you can use this combo. Use you first skill to mark the enemy then use first skill again to dash to the enemy, now use second skill following up with your ultimate, after using your ultimate second and first skill will be reset use you second skill again. Now use your first skill twice to mark and get close the enemy then recall you daggers, tapping your second skill again.
Don’t forget to do this combo as fast as possible. You need to practice with him a lot to become fast like pros out there. This combo will burst down any marksman or mage. You can make your combo by practicing him.
As discussed earlier Gusion is best suited as a jungler in the current Meta. An excellent pick for rank games, you can play him as gold, exp laner or even as an offlaner be it as a core or a jungler. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Gusion 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 Gusion Guide. Do you prefer to use Gusion in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!