Mobile Legends Roles Explained

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We are going to explain each Mobile Legends roles in this article.

When the pandemic started, Mobile Legends became one of the go-to games for people stuck in their homes. It broke multiple viewing records for Facebook Gaming, and even some seniors joined the craze. Still to this day, you can see hundreds of streamers play Mobile Legends every day, and the fad isn’t ending soon.

In this article, let’s talk about the different Roles in Mobile Legends and how they affect gameplay. This article is not only for those who are new to the game; everyone can also use this to have a deeper understanding of what Mobile Legends is.

Tanks

Tanks are known for their durability and defensive capabilities. These are the game’s frontliners and initiators; they are picked to protect their team and absorb the heavy damage their opponent deals. They have powerful crowd control spells that could change the game’s tide.

Tanks are usually seen on the bottom lane (exp lane) at the start of the game; they often have “active – conceal” items to help them roam. An effective tank is patient, determined, and knows how to use his resources efficiently.

Tanks can be classified into three categories;

Pure Tanks – These are the heroes whose main purpose is to limit the enemy’s damages. Their skills mostly revolve around initiating fights and being defensive (i.e., healing).

Here are the Pure Tanks in the ML hero roster;

Baxia              Belerick          Johnson
Hylos              Gloo
Grock             Uranus

Primary Tanks – Unlike Pure Tanks, Primary Tanks can deal aggression to enemies. They, too, are initiators; however, they can use their initiation to be aggressive.

Here are the Primary Tanks in the ML hero roster;

Barats             Akai                Atlas               Khufra            Minatour
Franco           Edith              Gatotkaca                  Tigreal

Secondary Tank – These are the tanks that could be played into different roles. They have defensive capabilities and can also deal lots of damage. Depending on how you played them, these heroes can be turned into Fighters, Assassins, etc.

Here are the Secondary Tanks in the ML hero roster

Alice                           Esmeralda                  Hilda
Masha                         Lolita                          Ruby

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Supports

Just like tanks, support’s prominent role is for the team. They are picked to aid and protect their allies in any given situation. As a support, you aim to keep others alive; these heroes often sacrifice themselves so that others may live. Yes, as a support, one should be selfless and considerate. Good support can often lead the team to victory as they are a key factor in nourishing its marksman. They usually lane on the gold lane with the marksman.

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Support may be the least favorite role in all of ML, and there will be games where they’re not needed. Their lack of durability can render them useless during the late game; however, healing their skills can and will always come in handy.

Pure Support – These heroes are picked to be the team’s support for their sole purpose. Their skillset revolves around providing heals and shields to their team.

Here are the Pure Supports in the ML hero roster;

Angel                          Carmilla                      Diggie

Estes                          Floryn                         Rafaela

Primary Support – These heroes can be played into support and other minor roles. This means that even though they can be played into different roles, their main purpose will remain as support.

Here are the Primary Supports in the ML hero roster;

Faramis

Lolita

Mathilda                    

Secondary Support – Like primary supports, these heroes can be played either way; however, their difference is that they can be fully played in their secondary position.

Here are the Secondary Supports in the ML hero roster;

Akai                            Atlas                           Kaja                            Khufra

Franco                        Minotour                    Nana                           Tigreal

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Fighters

While supports and tanks are predominantly for their defensive capabilities, Fighters possess both offensive and defensive competence in their arsenal. Even though they don’t have as much utility as a tank or as much damage as an assassin, their versatility makes them formidable. A powerful fighter user could carry the game alone.

Image Credits: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Fighters draw the line between utility and core; they can be played as a tank or support if your team deals enough damage or as a core if your team lacks damage. Some Fighter Heroes can be quite a challenge because of their complex execution; however, this is one of the most fun positions you can play with practice.

Fighters can be classified into three categories;

Pure Fighters – These are the main Fighters of the game, their gameplay revolves around a mix of offensive and defensive capabilities.

Here are the Pure Fighters in the ML hero roster;

Aldous                        Alpha                          Argus                         Aulus

Badang                       Balmond                    Chou                           Dyrroth

Freya                          Guinevere                  Jawhead                     Khaleed

Leomord                    Lapu-Lapu                 Martis                         Minsitthar

Paquito                       Phoveus                     Silvanna                     Sun

Thamuz                      Terizla                        X.Borg                        Yin

Yu Zhong

 

Primary Fighters – These heroes can be utilized as a fighter and can still play another position

Here are the Primary Fighters in the ML hero roster;

Alucard                      Bane                           Hilda                           Kaja

Masha                         Roger                         Ruby                           Zilong

Secondary Fighters – These heroes can also be utilized as a fighter; however, being one is not their preferred role;

Barats                        

Gatotkaca

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Mage

Mage heroes primarily focus on dealing magical damage to their opponents. These heroes are the heavy mana users of the game; without mana, they are utterly useless. They can burst down heroes instantly because of their high damaging magic skills; however, they are very prone to death as they have no means of defending themselves. They also rely heavily on items that amplify their magic damage. Mage heroes are the midlaners; their goal is to get gold and experience early and try to dominate the mid-game.

Image Credits: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Using Mage heroes requires a faster reaction time; why? Because if the enemy caught you, you would melt in an instant. If you repeatedly die like this, a Mage will have a tough time catching up. That’s why always practice throwing your skills correctly, and always remember, don’t panic.

Pure Mage – These are the heroes whose main gameplay is to deal high damaging spells and burst down prime targets.

Here are the Pure Mages in the ML hero roster;

Aurora                        Cecilion                      Chang’e                      Cyclops

Eudora                       Gord                           Harith                         Kagura

Lunox                         Luo Yi                         Lylia                            Odette

Pharsa                        Valentina                    Vale                             Valir

Vexana                       Xavier                         Yve                              Zhask

Primary Mage – Like Pure Mages, they can deal high damaging spells. They could also be used for other roles.

Here are the Primary Mages in the ML hero roster;

Alice                           Esmeralda                  Harley                        

Kadita                         Nana

Secondary Mages – Can also burst down enemies, though only considered half-mages due to their other roles.

Bane                           Faramis                      Julian

Kimmy                        Selena

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Assassin

Assassins are quick melee heroes that specialize in killing, disabling or poking enemies. These heroes are agile and can get in and out of trouble quickly. Even though they can be killed easily, most Assassins have the ability to turn invisible, making them very hard to catch. With good positioning, Assassins can swiftly kill an enemy, then disappear instantly. They often farm in the jungle to get the buffs.

Image Credits: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Assassin Heroes are not very “newbie friendly” and might be the most complex role to play. Their skill requires timing and excellent execution; they are the high risk, high reward kind of heroes. They are risky because their execution is mainly going behind enemy lines, killing the Support or the Mage before they can do something. And if you got caught with your poor execution, you might cause the game.

Pure Assassins – are heroes who could instantly kill enemies with their buffs and skills; they often have escape skills to help them return to safety when needed.

Here are the Pure Assassins in the ML hero roster;

Aamon                        Benedetta                  Fanny                         Gusion

Hanzo                         Hayabusa                   Karina                         Helcurt

Lancelot                     Ling                            Natalia                        Saber

Primary Assassins – just like pure assassins, can kill enemies instantly; they can also be played in a different roles.

Here are the Pure Assassins in the ML hero roster; 

Selena                        Yi Sun-Shin

 

Secondary Assassins – can kill instantly; though they lack some of the swiftness of the Pure and Primary Assassins, that’s why some considered them “half-assassins.” They, too, can be played in a different role.

Here are the Secondary Assassins  in the ML hero roster;

Alucard                      Harley                         Kadita

Lesley                         Mathilda                     Zilong

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Marksman

Marksmen are range heroes that solely rely on their basic attacks; they are your team’s most offensive arsenal. They can kill multiple heroes and security objectives such as Lord and Turrets when used correctly. Their main objective is to farm; yes, being the Marksman is the easiest role you can play. Like, how easy it is to farm, everyone can do it, right? However, an effective marksman will know when to he is needed.

Image Credits: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Most of the time, some Marksman will farm the entire game, and when the fighting time comes, you’ll realize that the enemy is already far ahead. An efficient Marksman will join team fights, not to be there to kill them all, but to give your team the firepower it needs.

Primary Marksman – this is the game’s main damage dealer; they use their powerful basic attacks combined with powerful items to wreak havoc on enemies.

Here are the Pure Marksmen in the ML hero roster;

Beatrix                        Brody                         Bruno                         Claude

Clint                            Granger                      Hanabi                        Irithel

Karrie                         Layla                           Melissa                       Miya

Moskov                      Nathan

           

Primary Marksman – these heroes can be used as Marksman; they can also be played in different roles

Here are the Primary Marksmen in the ML hero roster;

Kimmy                        Lesley

 

Secondary Marksman – even though these heroes can be used as Marksmen, they lack the late game power to carry the game. However, they can be used in other roles.

Here are the Secondary Marksmen in the ML hero roster;

Edtih                           Roger                         Yi Sun-Shin

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In a Nutshell

There are six roles you can play in the game of Mobile Legends. The Tank and the Support role can be interchangeable; a Tank will always be the best choice for picking team fights, and their ganking ability can be a great way to set the game’s tempo. A Support hero is a good choice for an aggressive enemy lineup; their healing powers can prolong team fights and could save the life of your cores. Pick a Fighter if you think you can be the versatility your team needs; Mages to burst down your opponents; an Assassin for mid-game dominance; and Marksman if you’re good at farming.

Picking the right role to play might be the hardest thing in ML. It is important to ask yourself first, why are you playing? If it is just for casual fun, you can explore, pick any roles you want, and pick any hero you like; the choice is yours. However, if you’re playing and want to get better, I’d suggest trying all the roles and choosing what you are comfortable with. Yeah, I know playing one role repeatedly might become tedious; however, if you want to get better, choose one and get better with it; then, if you’re good with it, try another.

Another thing to remember is that some roles aren’t going to be for you, which is okay. You might’ve been playing as a Tank for most of your games; then you are wondering why you are bad at being an Assassin; of course, both have a very different gameplay styles. It could’ve been that since you played many games as a Tank, you are giving your Assassin the frontline treatment, which should not be the case when you’re playing as an Assassin. That’s why it is always best to practice.

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