Mobile Legends 2020 Lylia Guide - The Agile Carry Burst Mage

Lylia is a Mage who can return to her position a few seconds ago and deal high damage through a series of explosions. She is currently an A+ Tier Mage that is even used in tournament like the MPL. This will guide you on how to play her properly and what preparations are recommended with tips and tricks.


Passive: Angry Gloom

Lylia gets power from Gloom, increasing her Movement Speed by 15%. Each time Gloom upgrade further increases this bonus by 5%.
Gloom gains an upgrade every time he devours Shdaow Energy, up to 5 times. Gloom upgrade increases the detonation damage of Shadown Energy.

Skill 1: Magic Shockwave
CD: 4s

Lylia sends out Gloom with shockwave, dealing 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 / 450 / 500(+100% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to enemies on the path and slowing them by 40% for 1.5s.
If Gloom touches Shadow Energy, he will devour and detonate it.

Skill 2: Shadow Energy
CD: 9s

Lylia condenses Shadow Energy at the location, dealing 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 140 / 150 / 160(+50% Total Magic Power)Magic Damage to enemies hit and slowing them by 80%.

Shadow Energy can be detonated by Gloom's devour, dealing 250 / 275 / 300 / 325 / 350 / 375 / 400(+100% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to enemies nearby. Each Gloom upgrade increases the detonation damage by 30%, Up to 120%.

Lylia starts with the skill Shadow Energy.

Ultimate Skill: Black Shoes
CD: 45s to 35s

Lylia returns to where the Black Shoes were 4s ago and restores all Shadow Energy charges, regenerating 10% / 15% / 20% of Max HP and increasing her Movement Speed by 20%. Lasts 2s / 3s / 4s.


Recommended Emblem:
  • Mage Impure Rage Talent
  • Put 3 pts in Magic Power and Magic Pen

Recommended Spell: Retribution/Purify

Recommended Build:
  • Star Shard
  • Magic Shoes
  • Glowing Wand
  • Ice Queen Wand
  • Genius Wand
  • Necklace of Durance
Special Notes for this build: Lylia is one of the heroes that can abuse the Trio Wand Build. Also, after buying Magic Shoes and Star Shard, buy 2 Exotic Veils first then upgrade them next into Glowing Wand. The other exotic veil is for the Genius Wand but you might want to build Ice Queen Wand or Necklace of Durance first depending on the situation.

Exotic Veil is an underlooked item but it is veey helpful because of the very cost-efficient stats it gives which are Magic Power and Movement Speed.

Also, the reason behind picking Impure Rage is because of the mana sustain and HP based damage it gives. This synergizes well with the Trio Wand Build because the damage can be amplified by the magical penetration too.

Tips and Tricks
  • Lylia is strong against heroes with low mobility and lacks CC
  • She is weak against heroes with high mobility and CC skills
  • No specific hero counter
  • Prioritize skill 2 over skill 1.
  • Your skill 2 is you main wave clear and lane clear skill. Combo it with skill 1.
  • Place skill 2 in bushes for map vision. It will act like Selena's Abyssal Trap but it will disappear if it goes out of screen
  • In 1v1 situations, stay within Gloom's Range (inside the shadow ball area) for an extra movement speed so that enemies cannot target you easily.
  • Try to hide your shoes in bushes. This tactic is quite tricky to master but this is really helpful. For example, when you are trying to steal the lord, stay in the bush for 4 seconds then go out to steal the lord.
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