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

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Mobile Legend’s Layla is one of the earliest marksmen to arrive in the MLBB heroes roster. She is a very unique Marksman hero who is good at gunning down enemies at long-range distances. The to her larger range of attacks, she can be a big problem to melee or close-ranged heroes. 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 Layla.

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Skill Analysis

Layla 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 Layla to her utmost potential.

Passive – Malefic Gun

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Layla’s Basic Attack and skill damage increase with the distance between her and enemies from 100% to 140% This reaches a maximum of 6 yards.

Skill 1 – Malefic Bomb

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Layla fires a Malefic Energy Bomb forward, dealing 200/240/280/320/360/400 (+80% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to the first enemy it hits. This damage can be critical.

Upon hitting an enemy, Layla’s Basic Attack range will be increased for 3s, and her Movement Speed will be increased by 60% which decays within the next 1.2s. Upon hitting an enemy hero, the duration of Movement Speed gain will be doubled.

Skill 2 – Void Projectile

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Layla fires an energy ball that explodes, dealing 170/200/230/260/290/320 (+65% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to the target and enemies within a certain range, slowing them by 30% for 1.2s.

She applies Magic Marks to the enemies hit. While Layla hits an enemy with a Magic Mark, she deals 100/120/140/160/180/200 (+35% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to nearby enemies and slows them by 30% for 1.2s.

Ultimate – Destruction Rush

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  • Passive: Increases the range of Void Projectile and Basic Attacks by 0.6 yards on each skill upgrade. It also slightly increases Layla’s sight range upon each skill level up.
  • Active: Layla fires an energy blast, dealing 500/650/800 (+150% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to enemies in the path.

Skill-up method for Layla

It is advisable to first unlock Skill 1. Then unlock Skill 2 on attaining level 2 for easy Lane Clearing. Prioritize and upgrade Skill 3 accordingly.

Best Emblem set and Spells for Layla in Mobile Legends

Emblem Setup

It is advisable to use the Custom Marksman Emblem for Layla as this emblem build provides extra Physical ATK as well as Critical Damage needed to decimate enemies on the battlefield. In the first tier, Choose Bravery as it provides with High Physical Attack needed to give the Early game advantage for Layla.

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Custom Marksman Emblem for Layla

In the Second Tier, Choose Doom as this increases the percentage amount of Critical Damage that could be dealt with enemies, in other words, every critical hit is going to really hurt enemies. While in the Third tier, choose Weakness Finder as this helps to reduce enemies’ Movement Speed as well as Attack speed when attacking them using one’s Basic Attack.

Battle Spells

  • Flicker: This skill is useful as an escape tool especially during enemy ganks as Layla does not have an escape skill in her skillsets.
  • Inspire: To further complement her damage output, one can use inspire to further aid one damage, especially when fighting against multiple enemies or high burst fighters.
  • Aegis: This spell helps in providing extra durability for Layla especially when caught in dangerous situations.

Best Builds for Layla in Mobile Legends

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

Due to her skillsets and abilities, it could be noted that Layla’s only option on the battlefield is to keep on attacking inspire in the situation as she doesn’t really have an escape mechanism. Hence, this build provides enough Physical Damage as well as Critical Chance needed to decimate enemies on the battlefield. Firstly, Build Swift Boots for movement speed as well as the extra Attack Speed it provides, which will be useful while on the battlefield.

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Best Builds for Layla

Next, Build Berserker’s Fury and Scarlet Phantom for the Critical Chance and Attack speed it provides. Building these two pieces of equipment will help to easily burst down enemies due to the insane critical damage it provides. Afterward Build Windtalker to greatly boost Layla’s attack speed, doing this will greatly increase her capabilities on the battlefield as the key to Layla’s survival is her damage output.

Next, Build Wind of Nature as a counter for high burst physical damage heroes like Zilong, Natalia, and Hayabusa or one can opt for Athena’s Shield if the enemy team’s lineup is filled with high burst magic dealers. Lastly, Build a Malefic Roar for extra Physical Penetration against high physical defense tanks or fighters.

Mobile Legends Layla Gameplay Tips

As discussed before, Layla excels at gunning down enemies at long-range distances. However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero. According to her gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Layla guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.

Early Game

Unlock Layla’s Skill 1 and use it to clear minion waves from a farther distance since this skill increases Layla’s Attack range. Also try to use this skill to hit enemy Heroes as the extra Movement Speed can be useful in poking enemies while keeping a distance from them. Then unlock Layla’s Skill 2 and use it to properly clear Minion waves and farm more quickly.

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Layla in Mobile Legends

In spite of her skill sets, Layla is one of the most squishy and easy kill Marksman in the Early Game, if not accompanied by a Tank or Support. So while using Layla do try to play safe and as the best option for soloing Layla is to stay close to turrets, to further increase her chances of survival. You can use the following skill to gain an upper hand early in the game:

Skill 1 + Skill 2 + Basic Attacks

Mid Game

After clearing the incoming Minion Waves and attaining Lvl 4 always try to poke enemies with your skills while dealing damage at a long-ranged distance thanks to the passive of her ultimate ability. Properly maximize Layla’s ultimate ability to deal a huge amount of damage to fleeing dot-life enemies in the area to safely secure a kill.

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Layla on the MLBB battlefield

Also do keep in mind not to go too deep into enemies’ territory/lanes/jungle as Layla might just still be an easy target if rotating lanes without a support/tank. You can perform the following skill combos once you attain level 4:

Skill 1 + Skill 2 + Skill 3

Late Game

Layla shines mostly in this stage of the game since she would have completed her core equipment builds. Since team fights are very common experiences in this stage of the game, one should try to maximize this to Layla’s advantage as her high attack range makes it easy to target enemies from afar while they are busy attacking your teammates. Do not also forget to keep in mind to always target enemies’ main damage dealers first as they might just want to and lock on to you first while on the battlefield.

Heroes that counter LaylaHeroes Layla can counter

Final Thoughts

To succeed and to perfectly increase one’s win rate while using Layla, one must always try to engage in team fights rather than solo fights as using this Marksman hero teaches one the benefits of Teamfights. An excellent pick for rank games, Layla is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Layla 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 Layla Guide. Do you prefer to use Layla in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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