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

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Natan is the 107th hero released in the ever-popular Mobile Legends: Bang Bang game. He is a time-traveler by lore and a Marksman that can deal Magic Damage in the game, similar to Kimmy. He is best known for having a good amount of sustainability in fights and can deal a decent amount of damage over time, but faces issues with mobility. We have previously made a detailed hero analysis of Natan as he made his appearance in the MLBB advanced server. In this guide, we will cover how to build and play Natan in Mobile Legends, starting from his 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 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, Miya, Jawhead, Chou, Paquito, Thamuz, Lunox, Yi Sun-Shin, Yve, Gatotkaca, Karrie, Ruby, Beatrix, Gloo, Argus, Baxia, Granger, Phoveus, Hanabi, Alpha, Harley, Karina, and Eudora. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Natan.

Skill Analysis

Natan has a basic skill line-up of 3 Active and 1 Passive skill. His skill set revolves around high poke damage and outlasting opponents in a 1v1 situation, or dealing AoE damage in teamfights. Natan is not considered to have high burst damage but instead is very good at continuously dealing damage, mostly from the low cooldown of his Skill 1. In this Natan guide, let’s see what his skills do exactly and how to get the most out of them in Mobile Legends.

Passive – Theory of Everything

passive natan

Each time Natan or his Reverse-Clone hits an enemy with a skill, he gains a stack of Entanglement. Each stack increases his Attack Speed by 15% and Movement Speed by 7.5% for 5 seconds, up to 6 stacks.

Natan’s projectile from Basic Attacks returns to him after firing, dealing (+70% Total Physical ATK) (+30% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to enemies along its path. He can also convert 100% of Physical Lifesteal and Penetration into Magic Lifesteal and Penetration.

Skill 1 – Superposition

skill 1 natan

Natan shoots a dense mass of energy, dealing 200 / 260 / 320 / 380 / 440 / 500 (+180% Total Physical ATK) (+120% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to enemies along its path. This skill is a basic skill shot and Natan’s main source of damage aside from his Basic Attack. It can go through multiple enemies and has quite a long-range, making it a good skill to use when finishing off enemies at the range or clearing minion waves. 

Skill 2 – Interference!

natan skill 2

Natan launches a gravitational attractor which carries enemies on contact along the path and deals 150 / 180 / 210 / 240 / 270 / 300 (+50% Total Physical ATK) (+70% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to them. The attractor explodes upon reaching the end, knocking back nearby enemies and dealing 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 (+10% Total Physical ATK) (+14% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to them.

This is Natan’s Crowd Control (CC) skill, which allows him to knock back enemies close to him and pull them into the center like a black hole. It does a decent amount of AoE damage and should be used in combination with Skill 1 for maximum damage in the early game. 

Ultimate – Entropy?

ultimate natan

Natan summons a Reverse-Clone that lasts 8 seconds within an 8-yard range. The Reverse-Clone inherits 30% / 35% / 40% of his attack attributes and copies all of Natan’s movements and attacks reversely. Use Again: Natan dashes for a certain distance toward the Reverse Clone and enters a 2 seconds cooldown. If the Reverse-Clone is too far away from Natan, it will disappear.

Natan’s Ultimate skill is very cool as it summons a copy of him that will do a fraction of the damage Natan puts out, essentially giving Natan extra damage. Skills that Natan cast will be cast to the same spot by the clone as well, regardless of how far the clone is from Natan. The clone can also give Stacks for Natan’s Passive, making it useful in teamfights. 

Skill-up method for Natan

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 Natan in Mobile Legends

Emblem Set

Natan is in a weird spot between a Gold Laner and a Jungler, as he can be played in both roles. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will focus on the Gold Laner aspect, as it is safer for Natan to play in the Gold Lane. His Emblem setup can be either the Assassin emblem or Mage emblem. The setup will focus on Penetration and Movement Speed.

Assassin Emblem

Mobile Legends Natan Guide
Assassin Emblem

In this Assassin emblem setup, 3 points are put into Movement Speed, 3 points into Physical Penetration, and 1 point into Killing Spree. This is useful if you are playing Natan as a Jungler or an aggressive Marksman, as it will give you HP and Movement Speed once you get kills, allowing you to sustain longer on the battlefield.

Mage Emblem

Mobile Legends Natan Guide
Mage Emblem

For this Mage emblem setup, 3 points are put into Movement Speed, 3 points into Magic Penetration, and 1 Point into Mystery Shop. Natan is a mid to late-game Marksman and needs some items built before he can have a large impact on the battlefield. Mystery Shop is great for him as it makes items cheaper, allowing Natan to get an earlier advantage over his opponents. 

Battle Spells

Natan struggles with mobility most of all, so it is imperative to take Flicker or Sprint to increase his chances of escaping sticky situations or chasing down dot-life enemies. Natan may also take Purify if there are many CC-heavy enemies on the opposing team. 

Best Builds for Natan in Mobile Legends

As for his equipment build, it will be focused on Penetration, Attack Speed, and Critical. Natan can choose from 3 Boots to build: Arcane, Swift, or Magic Shoes. Arcane Boots provides additional Magic Penetration right from the start and lets Natan deal higher damage at the beginning of the game. Swift Boots is also good as it increases his Attack Speed, allowing him to have good scaling to the mid-game.

Mobile Legends Natan Guide
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Magic Shoes can be important as Natan needs to retain his Stacks to roam around the map quickly, and will shorten the Cooldown time of his skills. As for his Core items, Scarlet Phantom and Berserker’s Fury are definitely irreplaceable, as it gives Natan his high Attack Speed and Critical Chance, which are why his Basic Attack deals a lot of damage. Other items in his build can be Haas’ Claws or Endless Battle for Lifesteal, Divine Glaive or Malefic Roar for additional Penetration, or Wind of Nature and Immortality for added defense and utility. 

Also as we know, Natan is a unique type of hero who usually deals physical and magical damage, just like Kimmy. So right now in this meta, if we can utilize Natans’s magical damage, then he is nearly unstoppable. In order to get the most out of his damage, we already discussed his magic emblem set. Now let’s focus on the build.

  • Ice Hunters Swift Boot: Buy this to gain extra attack speed, and if you are playing as a jungler, then select Ice Retribution because it will deal 100 true damage when cast on an enemy and side-by-side steal 72-100 movement speed from them for the next 4 seconds.
  • Feather of Heaven: The following item you should concentrate on is the Feather of Heaven. Because its unique passive affliction will deal extra magic damage to enemies equal to 50+30% of the hero’s magic power, and Impulse will strengthen his basic attack speed by 6% for 3 seconds (capped at 5).
  • Genius Wand: The second core item is the Genius Wand, because when you are building Natan as a magic damage dealer, then make sure that enemies must suffer from his magic damage. This item will provide +10 magic penetration, and while dealing damage to enemies, their magic defense will be reduced by 3–7 for the next 2 seconds (capped at 3).
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  • Glowing Wand: Now the next item is the Glowing Wand; its unique passive Scorch not only deals magic damage (1.5% of the target’s maximum HP per second) side by side, it will also burn them for the next 3 seconds, and damage taken will gradually increase by 2-4 (capped at 6).
  • Blood Wings: It’s nothing but extra protection for Natan. When using his ultimate to charge or for a bad gank, he needs to escape; this item’s unique passive guard will provide him a 200% magic power shield, which will regenerate after 30 seconds once it’s broken.
  • Holy Crystal: This is the final item for Natan to reach the end of his damage. The holy crystal’s unique passive mystery will provide 21-35% extra magic power.
  • Wind of Nature: This is a backup item; if your opponents’ main damage dealers rely on magic damage, go for Blood Wings, but if your opponents’ main damage dealers deal physical damage late in the game, go for Wind of Nature. because its unique passive Wind Chant will give you immunity to all physical damage for the next 2 seconds (CDR: 70 seconds).

Overall, Natan should focus on dealing with large but sustained amounts of damage. His key points are in Attack Speed and Penetration, which are only buffed on certain items. 

Mobile Legends Natan Gameplay Tips

Natan is a unique Marksman because of the fact that his Basic Attack will rebound back towards him after being shot, capable of hitting multiple enemies twice. Although his skills seem easy to understand, his overall gameplay is quite difficult. Our Mobile Legends Natan 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

Natan is a marksman, so take the Gold Lane when playing Natan. He can be played as a Jungler too, but it is not recommended as he has an average early game and late game compared to other Junglers. Unlock Skill 1 first when reaching the lane, and start clearing the minion wave.

Mobile Legends Natan Guide
Natan in battlefield

Poke the enemy if possible with your skills, and try to maintain a higher HP than them. The Gold Lane is opposite the Turtle, so do not depend on teammates for a gank early on in the game. Farm as much as you can to get an advantage over the enemy gold laner, and take them out so you can assist the mid-lane. To poke the enemy you may use the following skill combo:

Skill 2 + Skill 1

Mid game

In the mid-game, Natan is a good teammate to have in a fight. Open with the Ultimate skill first, then use a Skill 2 + Skill 1 combo to get your max Stacks. The more Stacks you have, the faster you can move around the battlefield to spam Basic Attacks and deal damage.

Mobile Legends Natan Guide
Natan in Mobile Legends

If you see an imminent threat coming, try your best to avoid it using Flicker or the dash from the second phase of the Ultimate. In the mid-game, the priority is still to defend your lane and push turrets together with your team. Be careful for enemy ganks, as Natan has extremely limited mobility and has a hard time evading Assassins. 

Natan as the Jungler Role

When playing as a jungler, select retribution as your spell. First, use the tank to focus on the red buff, then go for the vision creep, and finally, take the blue buff and gank bot lane as needed. If you’re outmatching the enemy in the first gank while taking buff, go for the enemy buff and then secure the turtle. To empower your build, farming is the most important thing, and do not stretch the fight without an initiator. For perfect farming, follow our jungle guide.

Late game

In the late game, Natan will have most or all of the items built and is capable of dealing high damage and sustaining well in the fight. Be sure not to get stunned or CCed early on in teamfights, as the enemy team will likely look to pick Natan or the Jungler off first in a fight. Stay behind the Tank and deal damage from a safe distance until it is clear that the enemy has no more CC skills, then move in and try to eliminate them. Assist your teammates in securing late-game objectives like Inhibitor Turrets and Lord, and end the game if you can.

Final Thoughts

Natan is not an easy hero to learn or play for beginner MLBB players. Ideally, mastering other Marksman heroes like Claude, Moskov, and Hanabi is good if you want to truly master Natan. Similar to Claude, Natan relies on being fully Stacked almost the entire game, and hence will need to constantly hit creeps or heroes with his skills to maintain full stacks. Like Moskov, his Attack Range is small but can pierce enemies and has a high Attack Speed.

Lastly, it is important to note that Natan has limited mobility, and will often rely on Support or Tank teammates to provide adequate cover during teamfights for Natan to truly flourish. All in all, Natan will be a devastating hero if played correctly, and in the right team composition. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Natan 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 Natan Guide. Do you prefer to use Natan in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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