Layla: Malefic Gunner
Mobile Legends’ Layla the Malefic Gunner is an easy to pick-up Marksman that has burst damage, AoE damage and soft CC built into her kit.
Check out recommended items, emblems, spells as well as tips and tricks below and see how strong Layla is in the Season 15 tier list.
Recommended Layla Builds
Demon Hunter Sword
+35 Physical Attack
+25% Attack Speed
Unique Passive – ‘Devour’: Basic attacks deal 9% of the target’s current HP as additional physical damage up to 60 against creeps and minions. Each basic attack grants 4% Physical Lifesteal for 3 seconds, stacking 5 times.
+15% Attack Speed
+40 Movement Speed
+40% Attack Speed
+20 Movement Speed
+10% Crit Chance
Unique Passive – ‘Typhoon’: Every 5 seconds, Basic Attacks hit 3 enemy units and deal 150 points of Magic Damage. Cooldown drops as Crit chance rises, and Damage rises with Attack Speed. Deals 100% more damage to Minions. Each time Typhoon is cast, one’s movement speed is increased by 5% for a short time.
+65 Physical Attack
+25% Crit Chance
+40% Crit Damage
Unique Passive – ‘Doom’: Critical hits increase the hero’s physical attack by 5% for 2 seconds.
+60 Physical Attack
+40% Physical PEN
Unique Passive – ‘Armor Buster’: Basic Attacks ignore 20% of a turret’s defense.
Rose Gold Meteor
+60 Physical Attack
+30 Magic Defense
+5% Physical Lifesteal
Unique Passive – ‘Lifeline’: Once the hero’s HP falls below 30%, they generate a shield that absorbs 510-1350 damage (increasing with level) that lasts for 3 seconds. 40 second cooldown.
Marksman Emblem: Bravery, Doom, Weakness Finder
Layla’s Basic Attack Damage and Skill Damage scales with distance between her and her enemies, up to 130%.
Layla fires a Malefic Energy Bomb forward, dealing Physical Damage to the first enemy hit. This move can critically strike.
Defiant Sword – Max 1st
Ling charges in the designated direction and stabs nearby enemies, dealing damage increasing with the skill’s level.
If Ling casts Defiant Sword while on a wall, he dashes to the indicated spot, dealing the same amount of damage as if he were on the ground to enemies in the area while also slowing them. If the attack crits, the slow is increased.
Defiant Sword can trigger on-hit effects and can restore 35 HP for Ling each time he hits an enemy.
Layla fires her energy cannon, dealing high damage to enemies in front of her. Building this skill also increases her Basic Attack range by 0.4.
|Movement Speed: 265||Physical Attack: 126|
|Magic Power: 0||Physical Defense: 19|
|Magic Defense: 10||HP: 2526|
|Mana: 0||Attack Speed: 0.894|
|HP Regen: 33||Mana Regen: 0|
|Basic Crit Chance: 0||Skill Crit Chance: 0|
Tips & Tricks
As a marksman, Layla has high sustained damage but can’t take very many hits herself. Stay in the backline and attack the enemy front line, whoever is closest to you.
Because Layla gets more powerful as the match goes on, she is weakest early and benefits from being around teammates, especially the team’s support. Play carefully if your support is not with you and defend your lane.
Demon Hunter Sword is a great item to help Layla output more damage to the enemy tanks, dealing extra damage scaling with their health. Windtalker is another good item, giving Layla movement speed to better kite damage and adding some Magic Damage to the mix.
Pair these items with Swift Boots for added attack speed and melt your enemies from range!
Layla is good at abusing her range against melee champions and using her abilities for added burst and poke.
Don’t be afraid to snipe enemies with her ultimate, and remember it deals more damage the further away they are!
Layla gets added physical attack and crit damage from the Marksman Emblem’s Bravery and Doom Talents. Weakness Finder enables her to slow enemies as they try to escape, making it even easier for her to finish them off and siege towers.