Mobile Legends Advanced Server nerfed purple Buffs and readjusted affected heroes

Aside from the upcoming huge Project NEXT development update in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) game, the game developers/designers are also looking forward to gradually shaking up the metagame for the second quarter of the year 2024. The MLBB advanced server nerfed the purple Buffs so that heroes won’t rely on it much. The heroes affected were then buffed in order to compensate for the lower mana cost and energy cost that the Thunder Fenrir creep will give moving forward to a new metagame. Here are all the heroes adjusted in Patch 1.8.70 related to the Thunder Fenrir reward nerf.

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1. Alice
Increased the Mana Regen to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Passive] (↑)
Mana Regen Per Second: 1.5% >> 3%
Removed Effect: Doubles Mana Regen in battles against heroes.


For Alice, the game decided to increase her mana regen instead of reducing the mana cost of her skills. This is the only unique adjustment here as the rest of the list includes either a mana cost reduction or energy cost reduction. Before the Thunder Fenrir reward nerf, the purple Buff effect reduces the mana consumed by 60%. Now it’s only 40% which is quite a significant nerf.

2. Akai
Reduced the Mana Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1] (↑)
Mana Cost: 70-120 >> 50-100
[Skill 2] (↑)
Mana Cost: 70-95 >> 50-75


3. Karina
Reduced the Mana Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1] (↑)
Mana Cost: 70-120 >> 50-75
[Skill 2] (↑)
Mana Cost: 60-100 >> 60-85


4. Lunox
Reduced the Mana Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1 - Power of Order] (↑)
Mana Cost: 60-85 >> 30-55
[Skill 1 - Power of Chaos] (↑)
Mana Cost: 50-90 >> 30-55


These heroes now consume less mana when they cast their non-ultimate active skills. The most notable here is that Karina’s skill 2 still consumes the same amount of mana at level 1. The reason for this maybe is that her skill 2 would be too impactful if she can spam this at early game with minimal consequence.

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5. Lesley
Reduced the Energy Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1] (↑)
Energy Cost: 30 at all levels >> 30-25
[Skill 2] (↑)
Energy Cost: 40 at all levels >> 40-35


6. Lancelot
Reduced the Mana Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1] (↓)
Mana Cost: 50-40 >> 40-60
[Skill 2] (↑)
Mana Cost: 120-80 >> 60-85


7. Roger
Reduced the Mana Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1 - Human Form] (↑)
Mana Cost: 70-120 >> 50-100
[Skill 1 - Wolf Form] (↑)
Mana Cost: 110-160 >> 50-100


Lesley is one of the heroes that uses energy instead of mana and she is also adjusted. Now, her non-ultimate active skills consume less energy after lv1. On the other hand, Lancelot’s mana costs now increase as the game progresses but the mana costs at early game is almost halved (in reference with skill 2). Meanwhile, only the skill 1 mana cost is adjusted for Roger.

8. Fanny
Reduced the Energy Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 2] (↑)
Energy Cost: 17-12 >> 16-11

[Ultimate] (↑)
Energy Cost: 20 >> 15


Fanny is one of the most interesting heroes to watch out for in terms of the impact of these adjustments. Will she now be effective without purple Buffs? Her skill 2 only has slight buff but her ultimate skill now consumes 25% less energy compared to before.

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9.. Aamon
Reduced the Mana Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1] (↑)
Mana Cost: 60-90 >> 40-60

[Skill 2] (↑)
Mana Cost: 110-80 >> 50-80


10. Bane
Reduced the Mana Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1] (↑)
Mana Cost: 40 >> 30
[Skill 2] (↑)
Mana Cost: 60-110 >> 50-75


11. Esmeralda
Reduced the Mana Cost of some skills to match the purple Buff adjustment.

[Skill 1] (↑)
Mana Cost: 60-110 >> 40-80
[Skill 2] (↑)
Mana Cost: 75-100 >> 35-70


The last batch of adjustments are for Bane, Aamon, and Esmeralda that now all have increasing scaling mana costs on their non-ultimate active skills. Before these adjustments, Aamon’s skill 2 has decreasing scaling while Bane retains the non-scaling mechanic of his skill 1 in terms of mana cost.

These are all the heroes that were adjusted because of the Thunder Fenrir reward nerf. The purple buff effect has been reduced from 60% to 40% for the mana cost while it is 25% to 20% for energy cost. The ones that got energy cost buff this update are Lesley and Fanny while the rest are mostly about Mana. There may be more adjustments coming up and if these adjustments won’t be up for the 2nd quarter of the year 2024 in the official server, this may be applied as part of the first phase of the Project NEXT development update of the game.

Stay tuned for more news and updates!
 

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