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

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Zhask has been one of the most annoying Mages in the game to deal with. He was not picked very often from the last couple of seasons. Zhask is not one of the easiest heroes to play, it takes practice and good timing to play him effectively. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will take a look at the best emblem, spell, and builds, including tips and tricks to dominate every game with Zhask.

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Skill Analysis 

Zhask has four active skills and a passive skill. He is one of the few heroes in the game, who has four active skills. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will also talk about the skills to use in certain scenarios as well as skill combos to be able to play Zhask to his maximum potential.

Passive – Decimation (AoE)

zhask passive

Upon death, Zhask summons a frenzied Nightmaric Spawn on the spot.

Skill 1 – Nightmaric Spawn (Summon)

CD – 16.0/15.0/14.0/13.0

zhask skill 1

Zhask summons Nightmaric Spawn in the designated location. The Nightmaric Spawn cannot move but will automatically attack nearby enemies. Every 2 Basic Attacks launch Death Ray at a target, slowing those who are hit continuously for a short time.

Nightmaric Spawn will enjoy 70%–100% of Zhask’s Attributes (20–50 (+50%–80% Total Magic Power) for Magic Power). If Zhask is too far away from Nightmaric Spawn, it will disappear. Basic Attack damage: 140 (+120% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage; Death Ray damage: 90 (+20% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage)

Skill 2 – Mind Eater (CC, AoE)

CD – 8.0

zhask skill 2

Zhask fires a penetrating mental missile in the designated direction, dealing 300–540 (+100% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to enemies along the way, after which Nightmaric Spawn will cast Mind Eater once. If an enemy is hit by both, it will be stunned for 0.5 seconds.

Fusion Enhanced: The damage of Zhask and Nightmaric Spawn is fused together, dealing 540–975 (+180% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage.

Skill 3 – Hive Clones (Slowed, Damage)

CD – 10

zhask skill 3

Zhask releases a swarm (5) of Nightmeric Clones in the targeted direction. The clones will explode and deal 110–200 (+50% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to enemies on contact, reducing their Movement Speed by 80% for 1 second. If Nightmaric Clones find no target, they will burrow into the ground and ambush enemies passing by.

Fusion Enhanced: Zhask releases several swarms (15) of Nightmeric Clones.

Ultimate Skill – Dominator’s Descent (Morph, BUFF)

CD – 60.0/55.0/50.0

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Zhask substantially enhances the power of Nightmaric Spawn and fuses with it, increasing all its attributes. His skills are enhanced during the fusion period. On using again, Zhask immediately gets off Nightmaric Spawn and loses enhancement.

Basic Attack damage: 240 (+200% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage; Death Ray damage: 180 (+50% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage. Enhanced Nightmaric Spawn grants (+1000–3000% Extra HP) during the duration and inherits 50–100 (+90% Total Magic Power) of Zhask’s Magic Power.

Skill-up method for Zhask

Unlock his first skill first then his second and third skill respectively. Unlock ultimate at level 4. Prioritize upgrading this first skill to max first and second skill respectively. Upgrade his Ultimate respectively and upgrade the third skill at last. Skill upgrading priority: Skill 1 >> Skill 2 >> Ultimate >> Skill 3.

Best Emblem set and Spells for Zhask in Mobile Legends

Custom Mage Emblem 

Custom Mage Emblem is the best emblem for Zhask. Put a talent point on Magic Power and two points on Movement speed from the first raw, maximize Magic Pen from the second row, and use Mystery Shop as the talent point to buy items at a cheaper price.

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Custom Mage Emblem for Zhask
  • Magic Power (+1)
  • CD Reduction (+3)
  • Magic Pen (+3)
  • Mystery Shop

Battle Spells

There is no fixed battle spell for Zhask. It depends on the player’s playstyle but one of the most popular spells for Zhask is the Inspire spell. Inspire also got buffed recently. Now it gives a small amount of life steal and fast attack speed as well. Flicker can be used also to escape different situations or after using his Ultimate. Many players also use Arrival to push towers whenever there is a chance, Zhask can push towers very fast compared to other mages in the game.

Best Builds for Zhask in Mobile Legends

Zhask’s build can be very flexible. Many players prefer different builds. Although there are a few core items that are very important for him. Zhask is greatly benefited from attack speed items. The following build is an optimal build, new players can follow this build until they are comfortable swapping items as their playstyle. 

One can try many builds on Zhask. All which one needs to do is to just follow the enemy’s pick and then decide the role on the battlefield. We have set out the two following templates to try out with Zhask on the battlefield.

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Best Builds for Zhask
  • Swift Boots: Building attack speed boots on Zhask is a good idea. Arcane boots work well on him to have magic Penetration.
  • Feather of Haven: This is the core item for Zhask. It greatly enhances his basic attack ability and also increases his attack speed by 30%.
  • Clock of Destiny: It is a great item for Zhask. It gives a good amount of HP and also mana as Zhask consumes a lot of mana. It also gives magic power.
  • Lightning Truncheon: It is the best item for most Mages. It gives lots of magic power and works very well with burst damage Mages also give a little amount of mana. 
  • Divine Glavine: One of the best items to go against tanky heroes. It gives magic Penetration which helps to melt down enemies who have a high magic defense.
  • Holy Crystal: Greatly increases magic power. It helps to take down squishy enemies easily.

Mobile Legends Zhask Gameplay Tips

This guide is focused on playing Zhask as a mid laner. Zhask can be played in the gold lane also. Go to the mid lane and use inspire as the battle spell to gain more attack speed in the Ultimate form. Keep that in mind that Zhask has no escape skill except his Ultimate, where he becomes invisible from the Mini-map.

However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Zhask guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.

Early Game

Zhask can be very annoying right from the start. He can poke the enemy with his first skill. Place your first skill close to the mid laner, the first skill prioritizes enemy hero over minion. So, the enemy, mid laner will have a hard time clearing the lane against Zhask.

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Zhask in Mobile Legends

After clearing the first wave go to the Litho area to help your jungle to secure it. As the mid laner, your first job is to reach level 4 as soon as possible. After reaching level 4 Zhask can unleash his true power. Gank the experience lane before taking the Turtle with Jungler. 

Use the bush to surprise attack the enemies, they have to retreat a bit to doge his damage. Then allay jungler can take jungle Turtle easily. Gank the gold lane with the roamer to help your MM or Goldalner as much as possible.

Mid Game

Zhask is very strong in the Mid game. Zhask can provide vision with his first skill. Use your first skill near a bush to prevent getting ganked. Although Zhask can deal a good amount of damage, he is still a Mage and he is very weak to burst damage.

Without his Ultimate he is very weak. So use your Ultimate wisely, his ultimate can save him from many dangers, stay close to your ultimate after getting out of it, this can keep you safe. You have to maintain your distance from the enemies. Zhask can push towers very fast unlike any other Mages in the game.

So use this ability to push towers faster if there is an opportunity. In a teamfight play your first skill where you want to use your Ultimate. Using the ultimate will take you to that spot, you can get out of the Ultimate and change the spawn location to deal maximum damage from a safe distance.

Late Game

With the full build, Zhask can deal an insane amount of damage in the late game. He can ambush the enemy backline or the squishy heroes. He can burst them down instantly, even before they have any chance to escape. Zhask is a nightmare for the heroes without any blink or escapes skill. Use the first skill in the bushes to get vision. It’s better not to initiate team fights on your own.

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Zhask on the MLBB battlefield

Enemies can burst you down even in your ultimate form in the late game. Wait for a good opportunity to use your Ultimate. His Ultimate can be moved once. Place his ultimate in the middle of the enemies to deal damage from a safe distance. Use inspire spell before using your Ultimate to increase attack speed in Ultimate form.

Heroes that can counter Zhask Heroes that Zhask can counter

Final Thoughts

Recently, the developers made some adjustments to him, they buffed him a bit. But still, he is not very popular in the current Meta. Zhask has one of the most unique Ultimate in the game. This allows him to outplay his enemies easily. Zhask has good damage but he lacks mobility. He is very weak to burst damage. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Zhask 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 Zhask Guide. Do you prefer to use Zhask in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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