Do you want to wipe the whole enemy team, score Savage kill streaks and carry your team to victory in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang?
This hero guide and item build for Layla, the Malefic Gunner, will teach you how to to do exactly that. Read on!
Layla is one of the deadliest Marksmen in Mobile Legends.
Being a starter hero, she has straightforward offensive abilities which makes her great for beginners. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t a monster in the battlefield when used properly!
Although Layla doesn’t have much blink and CC skills, she makes up for it with her raw burst damage and long range thanks to her Malefic Gun.
Her ultimate skill, Destruction Rush, increases her attack range with every skill point. By late game, she will have ridiculously long range which allows her to attack from a safe distance.
Pair these with the best offensive item builds below and Layla is basically a killing machine.
Layla Item Build
Here are our recommended item builds for Layla.
Savage Killer Build
The Savage build is all about raw power and attack damage. Layla is one of the deadliest late game heroes in Mobile Legends especially when she is well-farmed and geared up.
Rush to get Demon Hunter Sword for the raw attack speed and and damage. This is also important when facing tanky high HP enemies since it deals percentage based damage.
Berserker’s Fury and Scarlet Phantom will both further increase your attack speed and critical damage. At this stage, you’ll have decent firepower and attack range (thanks to your ulti’s passive) so you can already start shredding your enemies.
At the late game, go for Malefic Roar for even more damage and physical penetration. The unique passive Armor Buster is also great for destroying turrets and structures instantly. At later levels, Layla will have longer range enough to safely attack turrets out of the turret’s range.
Your final item to top it all off is Blade of Despair, a crucial late game item for Marksman and DPS heroes. You will be tearing down the whole enemy team and get those SAVAGE streaks in no time!
This 2nd build is a slight alternative to the first full-offensive build. This trades in Windtalker for Scarlet Phantom as your mid-game item.
You’ll also get Rose Gold Meteor as your final item for added defense and durability. Aside from the bonus damage which Layla needs, Rose Gold Meteor gives magic defense, some lifesteal, and a unique passive that generates shield when her HP drops. This shield will give Layla a few more seconds to finish off enemies or replenish her HP with lifesteal.
Use this build if you think your team has enough overall damage, or you if you think you’re facing lots of high-burst damage heroes.
Remember, no matter how high your damage is, a dead Marksman is a zero damage Marksman!
Recommended Battle Spells
Layla’s number one weakness is her mobility, or lack thereof. Once an Assassin catches you or you get stunned, you are pretty much dead.
Use Flicker as your only mobility skill for escaping.
If you’re confident with your positioning skills or you have decent tanks and a defensive lineup that you can rely on, you can go for Inspire for a quick burst in DPS.
Malefic Gun (Passive)
Layla’s basic attacks and skills deal more damage to the enemies that are further away, from 100% up to 130%.
Cooldown:5.5 / 5.1 / 4.7 / 4.3 / 3.9 / 3.5
Mana Cost:40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65
Layla fires a Malefic Energy Bomb forward, dealing 200 / 240 / 280 / 320 / 360 / 400 (+80%Total Physical Attack) points of Physical Damage to the first enemy hit.
Cooldown:7.5 / 7.3 / 7.1 / 6.9 / 6.7 / 6.5
Mana Cost:65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Layla fires an energy ball that explodes, dealing 170 / 200 / 230 / 260 / 290 / 320 (+65%Total Physical Attack) points of Physical Damage to the target and nearby enemies and reducing their movement speed by 60% for 2 seconds. The skill range increases with levels.
Cooldown:37.0 / 32.0 / 27.0
Mana Cost:130 / 150 / 170
Layla fires an energy cannon, dealing 500 / 650 / 800 (+150%Total Physical Attack) points of Physical Damage to enemies in front of her. This skill also increases her basic attack range by 0.4.
Hopefully this guide will help you on how to use Layla and which items to get.
Do you love playing Layla in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang? Which item builds do you use on her? Got any tips and tricks on how to use Layla effectively?
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