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 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, 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.
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
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
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 skillshot 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 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?
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 max level. Upgrade Skill 2 accordingly, and Ultimate whenever available.
Best Emblem Set and Spells for Natan in Mobile Legends
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 set-up will focus on Penetration and Movement Speed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!