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Mobile Legends: The ultimate Hero counters guide

As of now, we get to choose from a total of 100 Heroes in Mobile Legends. Since new Heroes get introduced every couple of weeks, knowing Hero counters especially against Meta picks becomes increasingly important in Mobile Legends.

What are counters?

When talking about counters, players usually refer to certain Heroes with outstanding abilities to disable, hamper and disrupt specific picks. This concept, however, can also be transferred to Items and in-game decisions. For this Mobile Legends guide, we’ll solely focus on Hero counters though.

Counters to Hero properties

Mobility

Especially considering the recent Hero releases, Mobility has risen to one of the most valuable characteristics of Heroes. The ability to dash, jump or blick not only allows massive outplay potential but lets you escape ganks and disadvantageous situations with ease.

While a lack of Mobility makes you a juicy target, the ability to disrupt Mobility spells has incredible value. Therefore it shouldn’t come by surprise that Khufra remains the most valuable yet painful tank to deal with. Aside from Minsitthar he is still the only Hero with an ability that blocks any form of Mobility.

King’s Calling (Minsitthar ultimate)

Minsitthar charges a short distance forward and calls 4 Royal Guards to form a filed and fight together with him. Each attack of Royal Guards deals (+70% Total Physical Attack) points of Physical Damage. When staying in the area. Minsitthar increases 50 points of Physical Attack, 30 points of Physical and Magical Defense. Enemies within the field reduces Movement Speed and cannot use directional Blink skills.

Mobile Legends Hero counters guide Minsitthar ultimate
Minsitthar’s ultimate: Nightmare for mobile Heroes
Bouncing Ball (Khufra 2nd skill)

Khufra uses bandage to wrap himself into a magical bouncing ball, increasing his own Physical & Magical Defense by 60%. Enemies trying to use blink skills to move across Khufra will be knocked up. Each time the magical bouncing ball hits the ground, it will deal Magic Damage equal to 50 plus 5(+2%Extra Physical Attack) of max HP to enemies nearby and reduce their movement speed.

Projectiles, DPS & AoE

When it comes to projectiles of any shape and form, Lolita is your #1 choice. Her 2nd ability will block ranged basic attacks and the majority of things your enemies may throw at you. Especially painful for most Marksmen and Mages, a good Lolita will shield her teammates from any harm whether it’s Granger’s bullets or Chang’e’s star shower.

Nonetheless, there are countless abilities that deal massive damage without the need for projectiles. In those cases, Estes probably provides your team with the best survivability available. His ultimate ability can sustain his whole team and with the right Items, you’ll be able to cast it frequently enough to make your team immortal.

When it comes to DPS (damage per second), Belerick will make the enemy’s life hell. His passive causes Marksmen like Claude to literally suicide if they ever decide to target you – or your teammates while you ult.

Deadly Thorns (Belerick passive)

For every 50 damage inflicted upon Beleric, he has a 25% chance to attack in the direction o the nearest enemy unit, dealing Magic Damage equal to 120-260 + (0.8% of his max HP)

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Tanks

While every Hero can build Items that cut through the enemy’s resistances and health, some Heroes naturally melt through Tanks within seconds. There are 2 main sources of damage that work very efficiently against beefy targets:

True Damage will ignore any defense built by your opponents and straight burn down their HP without any mitigation. Undoubtedly the best Tank killer in the game, Karrie can burst down a frontline without batting an eye. Stacking Health definitely helps with damage control though.

Light Wheel Mark (Karrie passive)

Adds a Lightwheel Mark to the enemy at each basic attack or skill. When Lightwheel mark is added up to 5 marks at the target, they become actual lightwheel, piercing the target and dealing 6%-12% true damage of max HP, damage is added up to 300 towards jungle monsters.

Aside from True Damage, however, damage calculated depending on the enemy’s maximum HP is nearly as effective. Resistances will reduce the amount of damage in this case; nonetheless, Heroes like Lunox, Wanwan or Valir have an easier time dealing with tanky enemies than most of their rivals.

Crowd Control

Diggie ultimate Mobile Legends Hero counters guide
Diggie’s ultimate: A lifesaver against CC

Crowd Control wins games. Therefore let’s talk about Heroes that have ways to escape or avoid CC without the need of equipping Purify. Kagura and Wanwan both have skills that act just like Purify. Also, Masha will have short Immunity frames whenever one of her healthbars breaks. Chou gains short Immunity while using his 2nd skill, the same is true for Ling‘s ultimate.

However, they stand no chance against Diggie, whom’s ultimate ability grants all nearby allies CC immunity for a short period.

Time Journey (Diggie ultimate)

For 3s surrounding allies will be immune to crowd control. During the casting, surrounding allies will be granted a shield that absorbs 400 (+200% total magic power).

Regeneration

Lots of Heroes have some form of sustain, many use shields or healing abilities to stay topped off. Ever since the release of Baxia, we can actually counter regeneration effects with a Hero rather than Items. The fact that his 2nd ability also gets a huge Cooldown refund upon hitting enemy Heroes makes him a real nightmare to face.

Baxia Mark (Baxia passive)

Baxia activates the “Baxia Mark” permanently, reduce the final damage received by 35
At the same time, Baxia will reduce the regen effect of enemies hit by his skills by 30% for 4s.


Specific Hero counters

Now that we’ve covered the most important “generic” Hero counters in Mobile Legends, let’s take a look at concrete Heroes. Picking the right counter can definitely help to swing the game in your favour. Below you’ll find a table with the overall strongest counters to several Heroes that aren’t simply covered by the generic Mobile Legend Hero counters.

Table of Hero Counters in Mobile Legends

HeroCounterReason
AldousGrockWell-timed wall will cancel his ultimate
BelerickBurst damage
Gatotkaca
Belerick’s passive only triggers once upon taking damage, no matter whether it’s 200 or 2000
EstesBurst
Baxia
Enough burst helps to kill targets before Estes can heal them up since he heals over time
Baxia cuts down his healing
FannyKhufra
Franco
Ruby
Khufra’s 2nd ability cockblocks her cable movement
Franco’s hook and his point-click ultimate lock her down
Ruby’s amount of CC also disrupts Fanny heavily
FrancoLolita
Grock
His hook is also coded as projectile
When Grock is charged, the hook of Franco doesn’t work
HarithEsmeralda
Khufra
Esmeralda absorbs his shields
Khufra denies his jumps
JohnsonDiggie
Grock
Diggie’s ultimate denies engage
Grock’s wall disrupts Johnson’s ultimate
KhufraAkai
Martis
Valir
Both Akai and Martis can push him away from their team while he uses his 2nd skill, also good disruptive abilities to deny his combo
Valir’s knockback does the job as well
LingHelcurt
Any Stuns
His jump will kick Ling off walls, his silence will keep Ling from using other abilities
LolitaEsmeraldaShe absorbs her shields
LunoxChou
heavy lockdown
Chou has enough follow-up CC on his own to burst her down while she is locked down, but layering CC does the job as well
NataliaRafaela
Lesley
Aldous
Rafaela’s 1st ability makes Natalia visible
Lesley’s ultimate makes Natalia visible
Aldous’s ultimate makes Natalia visible
Odetteany CCCC cancels her ultimate which is her main source of damage
SelenaDiggie
Khufra
Lolita
Diggie to purify her 2nd skill
Khufra to prevent her from jumping in
Lolita to block her 2nd skill
X-BorgChang’eShe can melt him from afar, destroying his Firaga Armor and denying his ultimate
ZhaskClaude
Estes
Claude’s ultimate one-shots Zhask’s spawns
Estes outheals Zhask’s DPS unless far behind
TigrealAny stunsAny stuns can counter Tigreal’s ult and second abilty
BrunoHayabusa
Helcurt
Any ultimate based hero like Hayabusa can counter Bruno easily
AtlasNana
Kaja
Nana’s Molina can stop Atlas’s stun
Divine Judgement of Kaja can stop Atlas
Popol & KupaBadang
Zhask
Badang’s Fist Break and Fist Crack combo can counter Popol & Kupa easily
Zhask’s ultimate can counter easily
Luo YiHelcurt
Harley
Helcurt’s Shadow Transition stops Luo Yi’s abilities
Harley’s Deadly Magic and Poker Trick combo can counter Luo Yi
CecilionDash based HeroesAny hero that can reach out to Cecilion can kill him easily as Cecilion’s is a ranged hero
PharsaHanzo
Natalia
Hanzo’s ultimate can kill Pharsa easily
Natalia’s passive can silence Pharsa

Disclaimer

For the sake of clarity, we forwent to name every single counter and instead focused on picks that heavily hinder the specific Heroes rather than just doing well in a 1v1 scenario.

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nikita

Who could counter Hanzo??
 
 

Last edited 1 year ago by nikita
Tousif

Johnson is the best counter.

Carmelatte

Hanzo can be countered by Natalia. Natalia will go invisible through the bushes and find Hanzo’s body.

Roobesh S V

Good tank

Roobesh S V

Ling, Luo Yi, Fanny, Pharsa, Natalia, Hayabusa, Chou, fighters with good spell vamp can fight off Hanzo’s Ult

Noonxr

Aldous can be a counter.

Bryan Tito

Masha, Benedetta, Helcurt, Harley, Roger… In fact bust damage heroes, u must find Hanzo body when he is using his ultimate

Azim 873

What counter for silvana ?

Grange

Argus’counter is Gatotkacha

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