Mobile Legends Patch Note 1.7.24 Advance Server Highlights - Significant nerfs to Paquito and Selena

The hero adjustments section in the latest advance server update of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is filled with tentative or experimental adjustments along with slight buffs and some significant readjustments. Two of the main highlights of the hero adjustments are the nerfs to Paquito and Selena. Esmeralda also received a slight nerf. These three hero adjustments are the most likely to be implemented in the next original server update.


1. Paquito nerf

The game designers/developers found out that Paquito's Burst damage is a little too much in the current version. Thus, it was decided to tone down his damage-dealing capabilities.

[Enhanced Skill 2] (↓)
Damage: 240-720 + 240% Total Physical Attack >> 240-640 + 215% Total Physical Attack

[Ultimate] (↓)
Haymaker Damage: 350-600 + 100% Total Physical Attack >> 300-450 + 90% Total Physical Attack

[Enhanced Ultimate] (↓)
Uppercut Base Damage: 400-750 >> 400-600

Skill 2 is indeed his main source of damage. Also based on stats, Paquito has an above average win rate despite of getting picked lesser in high-caliber matches. Aside from nerfing this skill 2, his ultimate skill also received a decrease on damage.


2. Selena nerf

The patch note has provided quite a long insights about Selena. It includes the observation about Selena to harass her foes by constantly switching between forms. It's also often nigh-on impossible to escape death when hit by her Skill 2 in the early game. Thus, the adjustments worked to reduce the impossible to escape death when hit by her Skill 2 in the early game. It was also worked on to reduce the frequency at which Selena's able to harass foes during this period.

[Ultimate] (↓)
Cooldown: 4.5/4/3.5/3s >> 5.5/4.8/4/3s

The solution they thought of might be that one. By increasing the cooldown of her ultimate skill, it seems the problems will all be solved. They might have tried to keep the readjustment simple to avoid it leading to Selena to be unviable or her niche to be obsolete.


3. Esmeralda nerf

Slightly nerfed Esmeralda's Shield.

[Skill 1] (↓)
Base Shield: 400-850 >> 300-750
Reduced the speed at which nearby enemies' Shield is converted into own Shield.

This was just a slight nerf but this deserves a highlight also based on its positioning in the patch note. This adjustment is written in between of the experimental and/or tentative buffs and the less significant buffs. Aside from lower base shield, the speed of shield absorption is also reduced. It seems that the slower regeneration of shield for Esmeralda might influence her match-up especially in the early game.

These three adjustments are expected to come to original server in the next monthly update. It may be at the second half of October 2022 or may also be in November 2022, knowing that Season 26 just started and the original server was updated at late September 2022. These might also be changed and of course, there will be other hero adjustments and battlefield changes that will come along with these nerfs.

Stay tuned for more news and updates!