Claude: Partners in Crime
Mobile Legends’ Claude is a marksman who fights with his pet monkey Dexter at his side. He uses mirror images and burst damage to attack enemies from range.
Check out recommended items, emblems, spells as well as tips and tricks below and see how strong Claude is in the Season 15 tier list.
Recommended Claude Builds
+30 Mana Regen
+40 Movement Speed Unique Passive – ‘Mysticism’: Kills or assists of enemy heroes restores 10% of mana. Killing minions regenerates 4% of mana.
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.
+65 Physical Attack
+30% Attack Speed
Unique Passive – ‘Swift’: Unable to increase crit chance. Every 1% of Crit Chance gained increases Attack Speed by 1% instead.
Unique Passive – ‘Endless Strike’: Basic attacks add a stack of Endless Strike. After 2 stacks of Endless Strike, the effect of the next basic attack is triggered three times.
+50 Physical Attack
+5% Movement Speed
+25% Attack Speed
Unique Passive – ‘Corrosion’: Basic attacks have a 50% chance of slowing the enemy unit by 30%. Ranged basic attacks only slow enemies by 15%..
Unique Passive – ‘Impulse’: When basic attacks damage enemies, increase attack speed by 8%. Stacks 5 times. Lasts 3 seconds.
+10% Cooldown Reduction
Unique Passive – ‘Demonize’: Reduces damage taken by 50% when health is below 40% and increases Physical Lifesteal by 30%. Lasts 5 seconds. 50 second cooldown.
+40 Physical Defense
Unique Passive – ‘Ressurect’: Upon taking fatal damage, resurrect 2 seconds later with 15% health and a 300-1000 HP shield that lasts 3 seconds (scaling with level.) 180 second cooldown.
Tips & Tricks
Claude takes marksmen on-hit effects to the next level, with Dexter joining the fray and giving Claude the ability to stack on-hit effects unlike any other marksmen could dream of.
His playstyle consists of stacking up as many on-hit effects as he can and using his Basic Attacks and abilities to stack them and debuff enemies.
As a marksman, Claude gains power as the match goes on. However, because he has Dexter and a variety of ways to stack effects on enemies, his base stats are fairly weak. It is important for him to keep his range advantage for as long as possible, poking enemies and providing sustained damage per second in team fights.
Claude’s items center around stacking on-hit effects and having them easily proc, with Demon Hunter Sword giving him a nice powerspike thanks to its bonus physical damage that scales off the target’s current health.
Golden Staff is another core item for Claude, allowing him to make up for his weaker base damage by giving him three basic attacks in one when stacking the item’s passive.
Items like Corrosion Scythe allow Claude to slow enemies, comboing perfectly with the burst damage in his ultimate.
As a marksman, Claude’s damage primarily comes from his ranged Basic Attacks. However, he brings nice utility to himself and his team with his abilities.
Art of Thievery takes away enemy movement and Attack Speed, perfect when dueling enemy marksmen in lane or crippling enemy teams as a whole in team fights. Even better, Claude buffs his own stats in the process, making this a great move to use when initiating with your teammates.
Battle Mirror Image gives Claude some decent mobility, uncommon for a marksman. The mirror image can be used to increase damage output when playing safely or saved to make a quick getaway, casting it in the direction you wish to go and then immediately trading places with it. Try to find a happy medium of using the move offensively and defensively to maximize both Claude’s damage and survivability. Keep an eye on enemy assassins and try to have the move ready when you’re unsure where they’re at; Claude is particularly squishy and, besides his ultimate, lacks burst damage and hard crowd control.
Claude is able to burst down enemies and clean up team fights with his ultimate. Blazing Duet enjoys the on-hit effects of his Basic Attack, helping him cleave through enemies easily. It also generates a shield, giving him some survivability in exchange for sacrificing his safe positioning. Claude needs to be in the thick of the fight for Blazing Duet, but don’t use it at the expense of your life. Try to use the ability to clean up low health targets, executing them when necessary, and try to use it with teammates fighting alongside you for protection.
Claude benefits most from the Assassin emblem page, with upgrades in Agility and Invasion giving him added movement speed and physical penetration. You can opt for Bravery over Agility against team compositions where kiting enemy tanks won’t be hard, gaining some extra base damage.
The Bounty Hunter talent grants extra gold for kills, helping Claude acquire his expensive damage items more quickly and snowball faster.