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

When you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes back!

Mobile Legends Bang Bang’s Selena is an Assassin/Mage type hero. Selena has a good set of Traps, Stun, AoE damage, and shape-shifting skills. Selena can one-shot any enemy Marksman/Mage like an assassin and side by side we can also use her as a Support in the game; since her abyssal traps give vision on the whole map. She has 2 forms that have a different set of deadly skills; not only that, her abyssal arrow could stun an enemy up to 3 seconds. With all of her skills, she is literally a killing machine on the battlefield; and the best part is that no one bans Selena nowadays. Selena can be very useful for ganking or to prevent enemy ganking. 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 Selena 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, Lapu-Lapu, Nana, Benedetta, Hilda, Mathilda. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Selena.

Skill Analysis

Selena is a hero with the common four skill sets of one passive and three actives. Additionally, Selena possesses two forms, one is Elven and the other is Abyssal. Selena’s Ultimate is the gateway of her form changing abilities. In this Selena guide, let’s see what are her abilities in Mobile Legends, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of her.

Passive – Symbiosis

Selena’s passive is called Symbiosis, which helps her to switch between two forms; Elven form and Abyssal form. She becomes a ranged hero while in Elven form and melee during Abyssal form. In Elven form, each hit of her skills to a target will add an Abyssal mark which can be stacked up to 2 times. Abyssal traps also add an Abyssal mark to the enemy. In Abyssal form each hit to the enemies will consume 1 abyssal mark from the target while dealing 240-450 amount of extra magic damage.

Elven Form-Skill 1 – Abyssal Trap (Summon, AoE)

CD – 8/7.6/7.2/6.8/6.4/6
Mana – 60/70/80/90/110

Selena summons an Abyssal devil to slink in a designated location. This trap can grant you vision; when an enemy steps on that trap, the devil will enter into the target’s body. While the devil is inside the target, the target’s movement speed will be reduced by 70%. After a second the Abyssal Devil will slow down the target and nearby enemies by 50% for 1 second while dealing 350/390/430/470/510/550 amount of AoE magic damage. Selena can summon up to three abyssal traps in the map,for each abyssal devil the final extra damage will be increased by 50%.

Elven Form-Skill 2 – Abyssal Arrow (Burst, CC)

CD – 12
Mana – 70/80/90/110/120

This is the main skill for Selena during Gank. She fires a devil arrow towards a designated direction, the arrow will travel a particular distance and hit the first enemy hero. After hitting the enemy will be stunned for 0.5-3 seconds while receiving 250/280/310/340/370/400 – 500/560/620/680/740/800 amount of magic damage. Here we can note a difference between the stun duration time and dealt damage amount. Let’s make it clear-the stun duration and the damage of the abyssal arrow depends on its traveled distance.

If the Abyssal Arrow socks Abyssal Traps along its path and it hits the enemy, the effect of the abyssal trap will also activate in that very moment. When Selena stuns a target for a second or more than 1 second, her movement speed will be automatically increased for 2 seconds by 40%.

Elven Form-Skill 3 – Primal Darkness (Morph)

CD – 4.5/4/3.5/3

By using this skill she will transform into her Abyssal Form while increasing her movement speed by 30%/35%/40%/45% for 0.8 seconds. This transformation will also reset her CD of Soul Eater and Garotte. Selena’s basic attack will deal extra magic damage in this Abyssal form.

Abyssal Form-Skill 1 – Soul Eater (Burst)

CD – 6/5.5/5/4.5/4/3.5
Mana – 60/65/70/75/80/85

Selena strengthens her claws, leaps towards the target while dealing 300/320/340/360/380/400 amount of extra magic damage; side by side the attack also grants her a which can absorb 300/320/340/360/380/400 amount of damage.

CD – 12/11.4/10.8/10.2/9.6/9
Mana – 70/80/90/100/110/120

By using this skill Selena can dash in a designated direction. Since it’s an Area of Effect skill, enemies hit along the path will receive 150/190/230/270/310/350 amount of magic damage. If Garotte hits an enemy with an Abyssal mark on him, its CD resets and you can use it again. It can be used as an escape tool in a bad situation.

Abyssal Form-Skill 3 – Blessing of the Moon God (Morph)

CD – 4.5/4/3.5/3

By using this skill she will transform into her Elven Form while increasing her movement speed by 30%/35%/40%/45% for 0.8 seconds. This transformation will also reset her CD of Abyssal Trap and Abyssal Arrow.

Skill up Methods for Selena

Unlock skill 1 first and upgrade it to max level. Upgrade skill 2 accordingly. Ultimate whenever available. Upgrade Selena’s skills according to her Abyssal form’s damage cause that set will provide extra magic damage to wreck down the enemies.

Best Emblem Set and Spells for Selena in Mobile Legends

Emblem Set

Custom Mage Emblem is the best emblem set for Selena. Set Agility to its max to gain extra movement speed, Observation will add additional magic PEN on your skills, and last Magic Worship to deal extra magic damage. Magic Worship has a burning effect which burns the target three times and amplifies Glowing Wands passive.

Mobile Legends Selena Guide
  • Agility (+3)
  • Observation (+3)
  • Magic Worship (+1)

Or else you can use Custom Support Emblem too if you want to play her as a visionary killing Machine. Agility can give you additional movement speed, Recovery will provide you more hybrid regeneration, and the Focusing mark will help your ally to deal more damage after you dealing damage to an enemy hero.

Mobile Legends Selena Guide
  • Agility (+3)
  • Recovery (+3)
  • Focusing Mark (+1)


Flicker is the best spell for Selena with Custom Mage Emblem Set, this is very helpful to chase enemies or escape death. You can also use Flameshot or Retribution as your spell. Flameshot will deal magic damage and knockback enemies while reducing their movement speed. Retribution will help you to farm faster and you can even steal Turtle/Lord with it.

Best Builds for Selena in Mobile Legends

Basically, there are a lot of items you can buy for Selena. Try to do focus on the items that grant you Magic Power, Magic penetration, and extra Magic Damage on your casting skills. Here we can see, as for starting item, Demon Shoes is very important. Selena runs out of mana very quickly. This will helps you to regenerate your Mana upon killing hero/minions or assists.

Mobile Legends Selena Guide

Here, we will show you 3 types of build, namely; Support, High damage, and Jungler. Items like Lightning Truncheon and Calamity Reaper will give you magic power, mana, and CDR. Holy Crystal will grant a huge magic power scales with your level; where Divine Glaive’s unique passive provides 40% magic penetration on Selena’s skills. You can also build Winter Truncheon to prevent all enemies damage and debuff effect from the next 2 seconds. You can replace Calamity Reaper with Lightning Truncheon according to the situation.

  • Demon Shoes (720 golds)
  • Calamity Reaper (1950 golds)
  • Holy Crystal (2180 golds)
  • Glowing Wand (2200 golds)
  • Divine Glaive (1970 golds)
  • Winter Truncheon (1910 golds)

Mobile Legends Selena Gameplay Tips

All you need to do is trigger Selena’s passive for extra damage to the target. The extra damage will be triggered if you consume the Abyssal Mark on the enemy. She is very powerful in the early game just because of her extra damage. Try to play her as a sneaky Assassin. According to her gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Selena guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game in the 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 jungle item if you are using retribution spell; or else buy 2 Magic necklace to settle your mana bar. Blue Buff is very important for you to repeatedly cast your skills, take that first and go in the mid lane for a successful gank. Try to invade enemy buff by trap around the alternative buffs. Place a trap on the hotspot(bush, lanes) and launch your arrow towards the target. If the target gets stunned use your ultimate for extra movement speed and slain the unit by using your Abyssal form. You can perform useful skill combos like-

Elvin form (Skill 2+Skill 3)+ Abyssal form(Skill 1+Skill 2)

You can take buff by using same process in just 4-5 seconds.

Mid Game

In the mid-phase, Selena shines the most. Try to complete 2 of her core items according to the situation. Do not just stick in one lane always rotate and follow the mini-map. Remember Selena can set up to 3 traps on the battlefield so place your traps very carefully.

Mobile Legends Selena Guide

Place your traps in the bush which will work like a booby trap and low HP enemy will automatically die if they step into that. Always save one trap to combine it with your arrow to make enemies sleep for 3 seconds. Use your ultimate carefully cause it will reset skill 1 and skill 2 CD. First, enhance your Skill 1(Soul Eater) and then do a basic attack in Abyssal form. In the above image, there are some useful trap locations;

Late Game

Do not try to stretch the game at the late phase when you are using Selena. Selena is well known for her early game-high burst damage, but in the late phase, if the enemy team has a quality no of stunners or CC heroes that will be very difficult for her to counter. Mark enemy damage dealer with her arrow and try to do it from a suitable distance.

Mobile Legends Selena Guide

The more distance the arrow traveled the longer stun duration u will get. A good Selena never depends only upon her combos; overall gameplay and game sense will make her useful on the battlefield. Place one of your traps always near the Lord’s wall.

Heroes that can counter SelenaHeroes that Selena can counter

Final Thoughts

Basically, Selena is not a proper team fight hero. She has to kill an individual enemy, in order to resist the enemy team’s farm or Economy. Many players do not use Selena just because they are afraid to cast combos in proper order. Furthermore, we have 5 more useful tips to help you become a pro Selena user-

  • Always be confident in the early phase. Do not forget abyssal form’s skill 1 will grant you a shield.
  • Make sure to hit your arrow. Try to do it when enemies do not see you around.
  • Access the Mini Map through your traps.
  • Be safe in the late game.
  • Adjust traps according to the game.

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 Selena 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 Selena Guide. Do you prefer to use Selena in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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I’m a Selena main with 600+ matches and I found this guide really interesting and easy to understand, even for a beginer. Anyway I’m currently trying out Karina, today I got a maniac with her, and I’d like if you could make a karina guide would appreciate it very very much.

Thanks again for the guide!

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