Mobile Legends Patch Notes 1.8.96 Advanced server buffed Suyou and Revamped Phoveus

As the MSC 2024 is ongoing, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) game doesn’t want to mess up the current status quo so that the tournament would be stable. The game may also just want to release a series of adjustments once and not tweak the metagame every week as players may also find it annoying. Thus, the MLBB advanced server only adjusted Suyou, a hero that isn’t yet available globally, and a revamp version of the hero Phoveus that is also still exclusive in the test server. Both of these heroes were buffed in the latest update of advanced server patch notes 1.8.96.

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1. Revamped Phoveus buff

Further improved Phoveus's survivability and damage when his Ultimate is not ready.

[Passive] (↑)
Shield: 12% of Max HP >> 16% of Max HP

[Skill 1] (↑)
Monolith Damage: 150-300 +100% of Total Physical Attack >> 250-500 +120% of Total Physical
Astaros Eye Damage: 150-300 +100% of Total Physical Attack >> 120-250 +60% of Total Physical Attack
Astaros Eye Implodes Delay: 0.6s >> 0.4s
Removed Effect: Pulls enemy after a short delay.

[Ultimate] (~)
Apply Marks: When Phoveus displaces an enemy hero >> Hit by his Passive, Enhanced Skill 1, and skill 2.

The aim of the update is to improve Phoveus’ survivability and thus, his passive now gives more shield. His monolith damage from his skill 1 is also increased. This makes him not reliant on his ultimate skill. Speaking of ultimate skill, it was also adjusted in this update in order to try to tweak his current mechanics and observe if this is a better and balanced version.


2. Suyou buff

Improved skill control experience when fighting in Mortal form, also increased his Jungling Speed and reduced skill cooldown.

[Passive] (↑)
Reduced Basic Attack interval to 80% in Mortal form.
Extra Basic attacks in Immortal form deal 125% of Total Physical Attack damage.
CD of all skills: 8s >> 7s

[Skill 1] (↑)
Tap: Increased the range of his cleavers so he can hit targets at close range.

[Skill 2] (~)
Damage by Tap-casting: 324-468 +270% Extra Physical Attack >> 432-624 +360% Extra Physical Attack

Removed Effect: Deals increased damage to 1.5 times when hitting only one enemy.

It seems the game is noticing that the players only tend to spam his immortal form since not only is it easier mechanically but also looks better generally. Thus, the game decided to buff his Mortal Form skills too in this update. These adjustments also improved his jungling speed since it is also expected that his Mortal Form will be used more when farming and it also seems that it is really the intention of the game and the designed utility for this hero.

These two heroes were the only heroes that were adjusted in this latest test server update. The game will continue to observe the currently ongoing MSC 2024 and the Ranked matches in-game in order to deliver a series of balance adjustments in the next update that would optimize the game. While the official server isn’t expecting any update during the MSC 2024, the advanced server might still release adjustments weekly as not only are the hero changes being tested but also some battlefield adjustments.

Stay tuned for more news and updates!