After numerous changes to its name, the developers of Mobile Legends have finally settled down for Zilong(At least for the time being). Regardless, Zilong is a free hero granted to new users upon the completion of newbie quest. Despite being a free hero, Zilong is a powerful initiator who remains as one of my favourite hero in all times.
With Spear Strike, Zilong is able to dash towards enemy and launch his passive of striking enemy multiple times. Coupled with Spear Flip, Zilong is able to assassinate mages and marksman within seconds when sufficiently farmed. His ultimate, the Supreme Warrior puts Zilong into fury mode with increased movement speed of up to 50% and attack speed of 75% when maxed. With his excellent mobility, Zilong is often used as a lane pusher for split lane strategy.
Interesting Fact – Zilong was named Yun Zhao initially and was renamed to Zhao Yun for a period before the developers decided on Zilong. In Chinese history of 3 Kingdoms, Zhao Yun (Zhao Zilong) is one of Liu Bei’s best general.
Zilong is free upon completion of newbie quest.
Choosing the correct Emblem plays an important role in ranked matches. Be sure to select the correct Emblem before starting the game.
+ Free Skin easily obtainable
+ Excellent Mobility
+ Excellent Initiator / Split laner
+ Insane burst damage with his passive
– One of the favourite picks in draft matches
Item Build #1 Haas Claw
+70 Physical Attack
Unique: +20% Lifesteal
Unique Passive Insanity
When Hp drops below 40 percent, hero receives extra 10% additional life steal
Item Build #2 Swift Boots
+15% Attack Speed
+40 Movement Speed
Item Build #3 Berserker Fury
+65 Physical Attack
+25% Critical Strike Chance
+40% Crit Damage
Unique Passive Doom
Crit strikes will increase one’s physical attack 5%, lasting 2s.
Item Build #4 Windtalker
+25% Attack Speed
+20 Movement Speed
+20% Critical Strike Chance
Unique Passive Typhoon
After every 5 basic attacks, the next basic attack must deal 125 magic damage to 3 enemies.
Unique Passive Activate
Each time Typhoon is cast, one’s movement speed will be increased 5% for a short time.
Item Build #5 Scarlet Phantom
+30 Physical Attack
+40% Attack Speed
+10% Critical Strike Chance
Unique Passive – Frenzy
Item Build #6 Magic Blade of Despair/Deadly Blade/Immortality
Situational based. I like to format my gear setting in this manner so that i can switch accordingly. Blade of Despair gives more physical damage and a boost in attack speed. Deadly blade is a counter for heal, which is useful if your opponent has an estes. Immortality helps when you just need that resurrection if you happened to be targeted.
- Flip opponent behind you, granting second of disable. Zilong’s deadliest skill, often perfect skill for initiation.
- Charges forward to enemy, usually used with Spear Flip thereafter. Have to be careful with this one, some Zilong players often charges to the wrong target and ends up in the opposite situation.
- Zilong’s ultimate, granting Zilong 50% movement and 75% attack speed at the same time. This is insane considering that cool down of this skill is only 15 seconds when maxed. Perfect skill for escaping or initating.
Zilong remains as one of the favourite picks in the game, this applies even in high level draft games. With his mobility, Zilong is able to catch enemies whom are off position and flip them to his camp. While Zilong is an excellent team player, he can be a split lane pusher when situation calls. He is definitely one of the hero you might want to master.