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

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Mobile Legend’s Zilong is a very powerful Assassin/Fighter type hero that is capable of dealing high burst physical damage in a matter of seconds. He excels at ambushing enemies while decimating their HP greatly using his buffed Basic, this and many more attributes make him a dangerous hero against solo laners and dot-life enemies. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will take a look at the best emblem, spell, build, including tips and tricks to dominate every game with Zilong.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like MiyaLing, WanwanPharsaCarmillaSilvanna, HayabusaAtlasLuo YiYu 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, Jawhead, Chou, Paquito, Thamuz, Lunox, Yi Sun-Shin, Yve, Gatotkaca, Karrie, Ruby, Beatrix, Gloo, Argus, Baxia, Granger, Phoveus, Hanabi, Alpha, Harley, Karina, Eudora, Natan, Dyrroth, Balmond, Aulus, Guinevere, Sun, Belerick, Floryn, Aamon, Valentina, Kagura, Saber, Leomord, Bruno Akai, Bane, Edith, Martis, Alucard, Gusion, Chang’e, Yin, Clint, Alice, Grock, Kadita, and Popol and Kupa. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Zilong.

Skill Analysis

Zilong has three active skills and a passive skill like all the other heroes in-game. 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 Zilong to his utmost potential.

Passive – Dragon Flurry

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After every 3 Basic Attacks, Zilong gains Dragon Flurry on the next Basic Attack, attacking the target multiple times, dealing 150% Basic Attack Damage, and restoring Zilong’s HP equal to 50% of his Physical ATK. Remember, Dragon Flurry, benefits only one time from Demon Hunter Sword.

Skill 1 – Spear Flip

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Zilong lifts an enemy over his back, dealing 250/270/290/310/330/350 (+80% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage.

Skill 2 – Spear Strike

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Zilong dashes to the target and strikes with his Dragon Spear, dealing 250/290/330/370/410/450 (+60% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to the target, reducing the target’s Physical Defense by 15/18/21/24/27/30 for 2s, and launching a Basic Attack immediately.

Ultimate – Supreme Warrior (Buff)

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Zilong gains 40% Movement Speed, 45/60/75% Attack Speed, and slow immunity for 7.5s. Slow effects are removed upon Skill Cast. While Supreme Warrior is active, Dragon Flurry can be triggered after every two Basic Attacks instead of every three Basic Attacks.

Skill-up method for Zilong

It is advisable to first unlock Skill 2 to clear lanes easily, upgrade Skill 1 accordingly, and Ultimate whenever available.

Best Emblem set and Spells for Zilong in Mobile Legends

Emblem Setup

The most ideal emblem to use for Zilong is the custom Assassin Emblem. The Assassin Emblem should provide extra Physical Attack as well as Physical Penetration needed to burst down enemy units. So in the first tier, it is advisable to choose Bravery which provides extra Physical Attacks.

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Custom Assassin Emblem for Zilong

While in the second tier opt for Invasion for extra Physical Penetration against enemy units with high physical defense. Lastly, Choose Killing Spree for extra HP Regen whensoever you slay an enemy hero.

Battle Spells

  • Retribution: If one’s team lacks a jungler, one could opt for Retribution so as to jungle and farm fast.
  • Arrival: This spell is useful in covering long distances and clearing lanes, proper usage of this spell might make it quite hard for your enemies to steal turrets or push lanes.
  • Execute: For extra damage, during solo or team fights one could opt for this spell for proper finish-offs.
  • Inspire: This spell is useful since it provides extra Attack speed and HP Regen which can be essential when facing multiple enemies in a lane.

Best Builds for Zilong in Mobile Legends

One can try many builds on Zilong. 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 following template to try out with Zilong on the battlefield.

Boots: If equipped with retribution, it is advisable to take Rapid Boots and Bless it with. But if one’s team already has a jungler one could go Exp lane and opt for Warriors Boots (For extra Physical Defense) or Swift Boots (For Extra Attack Speed), depending on enemies lineup.

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Best Builds for Zilong

Depending on gameplay style, one could opt to take Blade of the Hepetases Seas since it would make it easier to burst down most enemies, this equipment best suits assassin-like gameplay. If not, one could opt for Endless Battle for extra damage and durability.

The Core equipment like Berserker’s Fury and Scarlet Phantom provides the necessary Critical Chance, Attack Speed as well as some extra Physical ATK is needed to burst down even durable tanks. Topping the already high damage built with Blade of Despair makes it much easier to decimate enemies even in seconds. Lastly, opt for Immortality for extra Physical Defense and a Second Chance to burst down high burst damage dealers.

Mobile Legends Zilong Gameplay Tips

As discussed before, Zilong excels at ambushing enemies while decimating their HP greatly using his buffed Basic skill. 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 Zilong guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.

Early Game

If equipped with a Retribution spell, proceed to the jungle and go to take the Purple buff, then take the Lithowander creep before proceeding to take your team’s, Red Buff. After upgrading the Retribution spell by taking out at least 5 creeps, one can proceed to the gold lane to gank enemy marksman and take the Gold Crab.

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Zilong in Mobile Legends

After successfully ganking the enemy, proceed to take the turtle for your team. But if not equipped with Retribution, proceed to the Exp lane and clear minions while trying not to act too aggressive on the battlefield. Just in case the enemy ever gets too greedy to gank you in your turret use Spear Flip to pull them into the turret so the turret would deal extra damage to them. You can perform the following combo to gain an upper hand in the early game.

Skill 2 + Basic Attack +Skill 1

Mid Game

After unlocking Zilong’s Ultimate, properly maximize the buff from the skill in rotating lanes easily as well as to fight against durable enemies mostly fighters rather than tanks, and also use it to chase dot life enemies. After getting at least two pieces of equipment, Zilong starts to outshine other heroes due to the high burst damage that he can dish out in seconds.

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Zilong on the MLBB battlefield

To properly utilize his burst capabilities always try to ambush enemies by staying in Bushes ganking enemies like this would later strengthen him against late-game battles. This Burst capability is mainly because of the high Critical Chance he gains from his equipment as well as his passive Dragon Flurry which makes it even easier to trigger Critical Damage. Perform the following deadly combo to strike first in the mid-game.

Skill 3 + Skill 2 + Basic Attack +Skill 1

Late Game

Zilong greatly outshines other heroes in the late game because he greatly excels in taking down turrets and objectives (which includes the Lord) solo, as well as bursting down enemies. Do note that while playing in the late game always prioritize enemy damage dealers first before entering the battlefield, this should be done so as to prevent unnecessary deaths, also wait for your tank to initiate team fights as he’s not really capable of initiating ganks on his own.

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Final Thoughts

As discussed earlier, Zilong is a very powerful Assassin/Fighter in the game. An excellent pick for rank games, Zilong is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Zilong 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 Zilong Guide. Do you prefer to use Zilong in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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