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Mobile Legends Lapu-Lapu Guide: Best Build, Emblem and Gameplay Tips

This land is our homeland. And it will soon be your burial ground.

Mobile Legend Bang Bang’s Lapu-Lapu is a Filipino fighter, based on the real character of the same name. Modern Philippine society regards him as he is the one who defeated Ferdinand Magellan. Now in this article, we are going to talk about our Fighter/Assassin hero Lapu-Lapu. He has a good set of Area of Effect Damage, Dash, Stun, Disabling skills, so he can kill any enemy squishy heroes or with his Sustainability (gains shield from passive) he can initiate any team fight. Overall he is a situation controller hero and by this revamp he is more powerful nowadays. So without farther a do let’s just jump into the MLBB battlefield with Lapu-Lapu. In this guide, we will take a look at the best emblem, spell, build, including tips and tricks to pave your way to victory with Lapu-Lapu in Mobile Legends.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like Ling, WanwanPharsaCarmillaSilvanna, HayabusaAtlasLuo YiYu Zhong, Aurora, Khaleed, Freya, Khufra, X.Borg, Lesley, Tigreal, Valir, Cecilion, Lylia, Uranus, Barats, Odette, Angela, Vale, Rafaela, Hanzo, Esmeralda Brody. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Lapu-Lapu.


Skill Analysis

Lapu-Lapu is a hero with the common four skill sets of one passive and three actives. In this Lapu-Lapu guide, let’s see what are her abilities in Mobile Legends, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of him.

Passive – Homeland Defender (Buff)(Shield)

passive

Lapu-Lapu does not need any mana to cast his skills. Instead of that, he gains 10 amount of Bravery Blessing each time for his successful attack. It is indicated by a Red Bar bellow his HP bar. When the bar is full he gains a shield that can soak up to 400 amount of damage for 2.5 seconds and his next basic attack or Ultimate will be enhanced. For enhanced basic attack Lapu-Lapu will dashes toward the enemy while dealing with physical damage where the enhanced ultimate can slows down the enemy by 60% for 1 second. This shield from his passive is very effective in the whole game.

Skill 1 – Justice Blades (AoE)

CD – 8/7.6/7.2/6.8/6.4/6

skill 1

Lapu-Lapu throws his two swords in a designated direction like boomerangs while each boomerang deals on 175/200/225/250/275/300 amount of physical damage. Hitting the same target with two boomerangs will reduce the damage of the second boomerang by 50%.

Skill 2 – Jungle Warrior (Blink)

CD – 12/11/10/9/8/7

skill 2

It is an escape/ambush type skill, Lapu-Lapu dashes in the designated direction with his two swords while dealing 100/120/140/160/180/200 amount of physical damage to enemies.

Skill 3 – Bravest Fighter (Morph)(Blink)

CD – 20/17.5/15

skill 3

Lapu-Lapu combines his two swords into one and jumps into the designated location while dealing 300/400/500 amount of physical damage, besides slowing them for 1second by 60%. During his Ultimate he will gain 500% Bravery Blessing and then enters in Heavy Sword Stance mode for 10 seconds. In this state his Skills are changed into 1 (Land Shaker),2 (Storm Sword) & 3 (Raging Smash) respectively. His attack damage increased to 120%. Not only that, his Physical and Magical defense also increased by 30/50/70. During Ultimate his every skill can deal a ton of damage to enemies.

Skill Up Methods for Lapu-Lapu

Unlock skill 1 first and upgrade it to the max level, upgrade skill 2 accordingly, and ultimate whenever available.


Best Emblem Set and Spells for Lapu-Lapu in Mobile Legends

Emblem Set

You can choose different types of Emblem for Lapu-Lapu and each set will suit him, firstly we use a custom Assassin Emblem for him. In this emblem setup we prioritize his movement speed and physical Pen damage. In the last slot, set talent point like this-whenever Lapu-Lapu slain an enemy he will restore his HP.

Mobile Legends Lapu-Lapu Guide
Custom Assassin Emblem
  • Agility (+3)
  • Invasion (+3)
  • Killing Spree (+1)

Or else you can use a custom Fighter emblem, which could provide extra stats according to your need as a main fighter. Select bravery to its max level because it can give you extra physical damage. Setting invasion to max level will give you more physical pen. A higher physical pen means higher damage to your basic attacks and skills. Last Festival of Blood to be granted 8% of spell vamp(stacked up to 12%). It is really helpful cause Lapu-Lapu’s damage comes mostly from his skills.

Mobile Legends Lapu-Lapu Guide
Custom Figher Emblem
  • Bravery (+3)
  • Invasion (+3)
  • Festival of Blood (+1)

Spells

You can choose various types of battle spell for him but always pick according to the enemy pick. e.g.

  • Purify (Removes CC effect, if the enemy team got too many hard CC)
  • Petrify (petrifies nearby enemies and buy extra time to deal more damage)
  • Flicker (Chase, Escape from a bad situation and Ganking)
  • Retribution (jungler role play purpose or farm quickly to complete build)

So it’s now completely up to you which one of these you want to choose. (Assassin Emblem+Petrify) & (Fighter Emblem +Purify) both are very effective.


Best Builds for Lapu-Lapu in Mobile Legends

There are so many items you can buy for Lapu-Lapu. You can focus on items that grant Physical damage, items that give you health points, and some items that increase your Durability. But you have to build a compact set in order to survive on the battlefield, so choose that type of item which grants spell vamp, movement speed, health points, and physical damage to Lapu-Lapu. Here we show you three types of the build which will enhance your performance-

Builds for Lapu-Lapu in Mobile Legends

Bloodlust Axe is the core item for him, this item provides him Physical attack and cooldown reduction and its unique passive grants 20% spell vamp which will amplify your emblem’s Festival of Blood effect. It will keep you sustain in a team fight. Now buying the right shoes is also important, either purchase Magic Shoes for CD reduction or buy Warrior Boots for physical defence and additional movement speed. Try to amplify your attack damage output by buying Blade of Despair, Blade of Heptaseas, Rose gold Meteor, and Endless Battle.

Lapu-Lapu will be more vulnerable with an Endless battle cause major time he relies on his skills. Use retribution and jungle knife if you are playing as an assassin. Always try to build at least one defensive item like Queen’s Wings, Brute Force Breastplate, Immortality. Queen’s Wings will give you physical damage, health pts, and CD reduction; where Immortality will provide you an extra life.


Mobile Legends Lapu-Lapu Gameplay Tips

Lapu-Lapu is a very strong and team fight based hero. If 2 fighters in your team along with assassin go for offlane, do the 1-2-2 rotation. Always pick boot according to the enemy carry’s damage type. Exp lane is also good for you, so try to protect any of these two lanes at first. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Lapu-Lapu 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.

Early Game

Buy a lower grade boot and head towards your lane, If you are holding the top lane do not always expect your tank will be there to help you. Maintain a safe distance from enemies and try to protect your turret. After completing boot focus on your core item.

Mobile Legends Lapu-Lapu Guide
Lapu-Lapu in Mobile Legends

Kill minions as much as possible to boost your gold economy, after reaching level 4, if no one is in your lane, do a quick rotation to your Mid lane and use your ultimate properly. Buy a Jungle knife if you are using Retribution.

Mid Game

After building his core Item, build Blade of Heptaseas. This will deal more damage during the ambush. During this state, Lapu-Lapu can easily dominate the battlefield. Always aim for the squishy heroes or enemy’s carry. In case you are using flicker do not afraid to do turret drive, your shield will protect you.

Mobile Legends Lapu-Lapu Guide
Lapu-Lapu in battlefield

Lapu-Lapu’s Skill 1 has a long-range so use it wisely with your skill 2, by using this you can execute dot life enemies or escape from any bad situation. Whenever you get the chance try to take turtle and keep pushing lanes. If needed go into turtle lane and switch sides with your ally.

Late Game

In this state, Lapu-Lapu shines the most. After completing your primary objective join with your ally for a successful gank. Try to roam in the bushes. You can use 2 types of skill combo during this state-

Skill 1+Skill 2+Skill 3+Skill 1+Skill 3
From bush Skill 3+Skill 3+Skill 2+Skill 1

Always keep a safe distance from the enemy if your skills are on cool down. This is the best time to wrap yourself up with a defense, in this way you can sock more damage from enemies and if they are foolish enough to chase you; you can kill them easily by using your skill.


Final Thoughts

As we can clearly see that Lapu-Lapu is completely relying on his skills so if he missed his skills or skills are on cool-down, he is very easy to kill. Do focus on your Spell vamp and CD reduction items. Once you bought that you can digest the 1v5 situation too. Don’t use your ultimate anywhere at an early stage and building items are more important than killing an enemy.

Project Next update is on the way so things may be changed a little bit through the patch, we will keep you updated. Meanwhile, these tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Lapu-Lapu 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 Lapu-Lapu Guide. Do you prefer to use Lapu-Lapu in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Abhijit Kundu

Mobile games definitely put consumers in a different mindset — and apparently a much better mood — than surfing social apps like Facebook and Insta all the time.I'm here to share my 8 years of gaming experience in different platforms. PEACE.GGWP
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