Valir, the Son of Flames is a very popular pick in ranked games in Mobile Legends. Very versatile and heavily equipped with crowd control and burst damage, Valir is easily one of the best mage available in the game now. Usually used as a support or semi mage, Valir can do well without the blue buff while able to deal damage and land kills consistently. In this guide, we will be seeing these ban-worthy hero skills, items, emblem, as well as some tips and tricks on how to play Valir in Mobile Legends.
We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like Ling, Wanwan, Pharsa, Carmilla, Hayabusa, Atlas, Luo Yi, Yu Zhong, Aurora, Khaleed, Freya, Khufra, X.Borg, Lesley, Tigreal. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Valir.
Valir is a regular hero that has four abilities which are one passive and three actives. His abilities are mainly crowd control with burst damage if hits the target right. In this Valir guide, let’s see what are his abilities in Mobile Legends, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of him.
Passive – Ashing
This passive is Valir’s main hard CC skill. The enemies with three stacks of Blaze will get stunned while receiving Burn damage. It might sound hard to collect three stacks on enemies, but actually it’s very easy because his first skill gives two stacks if it hits followed by them after the explosion, while his second skill can give one stack.
Skill 1 – Burst Fireball
Mana Cost: 50 / 58 / 66 / 74 / 82 / 90
Valir can stack the fireball up to 2 times and if the fireball hits an enemy hero, Valir will restore a fireball immediately. Upgrade this skill first and prioritize maxing it after ultimate. If you hit the enemies in the center, one charge will be restored, making this skill unlimited if you hit it perfectly. Always have at least one charge of this skill at all times, and beware of positioning since the fireball will stop upon hitting minions too. It’s advisable that you use this skill to stack Blaze.
Skill 2 – Searing Torrent
Cooldown: 13 / 12.4 / 11.8 / 11.2 / 10.6 / 10
Mana Cost: 80 / 86 / 92 / 98 / 104 / 110
Valir’s second skill works like Flameshot but short-ranged, it pushes charging enemies away from you. Don’t simply use this skill whenever you want, use it to push away enemy that is targeting you in team fights. However, take note that if the enemy is too close to you, the flame won’t push them away. So make sure there’s some gap between you and enemy before using this skill. When clearing minion wave, you can use this skill first then use Burst Fireball to ensure damage to all minions.
Skill 3 – Vengeance Flame
Cooldown: 36.0 / 33.0 / 30.0
Mana Cost: 100 / 125 / 150
This skill is like a built-in Purify for Valir. If you get stunned or slowed, use this skill to debuff. Assess the situation before using this skill. If the enemy has a lot of CC skills, don’t use it before a team fights but use it when you get slowed or stunned to keep a distance. Otherwise, you can activate this skill before a team fight as it increases his first and second skill range greatly, helping you to create some distance to keep hitting the enemies with your fireball.
Best Emblem Set and Spells for Valir
Valir is very versatile and fits mage or support emblem. Depending on your playstyle and team lineup, Mage Emblem with Impure Rage talent works well when you are the main mage of the game. It increases your burst damage. As a support mage, we prefer Mage Emblem with Mystery Shop talent or Support Emblem with Pull Yourself Together talent. They are useful to get online fast and keep supporting your teammates.
Since Valir doesn’t have any dash or blink skill, Flicker is a good spell to escape in addition to his second skill that pushes enemies to the back. It can also be used for chasing, but beware of other enemies too. Sometimes it’s not worth it to die.
Valir can have Flameshot as his skill too to create a distance when the enemy is targeting you. When the enemy is near, Flameshot to push him back, and in case if you are still chased, use skill two. Flameshot is also useful as a magic dealer too. Generally, a skill that offers mobility is good for Valir as he needs to be at the back in team fights.
Best Builds for Valir in Mobile Legends
Demon Boots: Valir’s source of mana. Buying other boots will require you to buy mana regen items which isn’t very impactful to Valir.
Glowing Wand: Deals very high damage. With Valir’s skills and burn, it will amplify the Glowing Wand’s effect. Best to buy after boots if you are going full mage.
Ice Queen Wand: Further slows enemies when they get hit by skills, increasing chances to get damage and stack of ground explosion too. Other than that, the magic lifesteal helps Valir to sustain. Get this item first after boots if you are a support. After Glowing Wand if mage.
Necklace of Durance: If you play support Valir, this is a must-have item if enemy heroes have regen abilities. Other than cooldown and magic lifesteal, Valir’s skill is easy to hit especially nearby enemies that will get the anti heal activated.
Defense items: Winter Truncheon should be bought if enemy assassin likes to target you first in team fights. Valir has very low HP so he’s easy to get killed. Other than being careful in team fights, defense items like Athena Shield and Immortality are recommended to be in team fights longer.
Courage Mask: As for support, getting a mask enables your teammates to farm faster. You may buy the wooden mask first early game, and complete this as fourth or fifth item as it is not as crucial.
Mobile Legends Valir Gameplay Tips
Playing Valir might be hard at first especially on aiming your skills to the enemy. There are some things that you need to keep an eye on. Let’s take a look. Our Valir guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, and middle/ late-game in Mobile Legends.
Valir deals a lot of damage early game. He can single-handedly kill an enemy with his first skill since his stun is long and slow enemy down greatly. Start by hiding in a bush, and use his first skill when the enemy is near. If you land his first skill three or four times, the enemy is as good as dead. Even as support, this is possible.
While it’s possible to kill the early game, farming is more important as Valir works best after getting his core items. Get involved in nearby fights because if you managed to stun an enemy, it’s a guaranteed kill.
Mid game is when Valir shines most which are after getting his core items. Killing enemies is easy but take note to not go anywhere alone since Valir HP is quite low. In team fights, always be at the backline and push opponents away with second skill if they try to get to you. You are a must-have in team fights so always be with your damage dealer or fighter.
If possible, never drag the game to late game. When you and your opponent are farmed, Valir can be easily killed. Two or three shots from a marksman can kill Valir and you won’t have the opportunity to even use your skills. In case you have to play the late game, it’s important to get defense items especially Immortality.
The only tips when playing in the late game,Stay Behind the Tank.
|Heroes Valir can counter||Heroes that can counter Valir|
Heroes that have CC immunity and burst damage can eliminate Valir easily. Heroes that CC Valir also can kill Valir with ease. Lastly, heroes that can deal with damage from a long-range can get Valir out of the picture with only a few attacks.
Valir is equipped with slightly overpowered kits, however easily countered by smart players. So, outsmarting your enemies especially with Valir will melt all their wins. Keep distance in fights, never walk alone, and always aim your skills to predicted place your opponent will head to. Valir is a good mage/support that’s available in-game now and we foresee he’ll be good for a long time so it’s best to get him now and start practicing with him in Mobile Legends keeping the tips from this guide in mind!
That’s all for today’s guide about Valir in Mobile Legends. Do you prefer to use Valir in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!