Cecilion, the Embrace of Night, is a mage hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang who excels in pinning down and dealing burst damage to opponents.

Despite his unique skill set, Cecilion had a low pick rate last year as he he didn’t excel in the prevailing meta, not even at the M3 World Championship.

After the M3 World Championship however, he received a massive buff in patch 1.6.42 that greatly improved his passive, Overflowing.

As such, he is now one of the most picked heroes in Mythic tier, and pros have been testing him out as well in scrims. If the enemy team suddenly locks in Cecilion in your ranked game, here are three heroes you can use to deal with him.


3 effective heroes against Cecilion in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Gusion

Mobile Legends: Bang Bnag hero, Gusion
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Cecilion heavily relies on his skills, Bat Impact and Sanguine Claws, to set up a successful team fight. The problem with both these skills is that they require precise timing to land perfectly, especially Sanguine Claws’ stun. That’s where Gusion comes in.

Gusion is a very nimble hero who’s hard to pin down, especially if the opposing team doesn’t have a single-target stun ability. Once Gusion lands his dagger, Cecilion has no choice but to fall back or accept his demise. It only gets worse once Gusion gets his core items, as one combo can decimate the Embrace of Night in a blink of an eye.



Chou

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, Chou
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A great Chou player can counter almost any Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, including Cecilion.

Facing off against Chou in the midlane can be very worrisome for mage heroes without mobility skills, for he can quickly close the gap with Jeet Kune Do and deal a killing blow with The Way of the Dragon. Chou can also use Shunpo to negate any crowd control effects.

Harley

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, Harley
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Harley is an assassin who can go in and out of a fight quickly, which is why his skills are useful against Cecilion in the mid lane.

Harley can cast Space Escape to close the gap, followed by Deadly Magic, then Poker Trick to deal a ton of damage. It’s a guaranteed kill if Harley manages to hit all rounds of Poker Trick during Deadly Magic’s duration. If all else fails, he can just cast Space Escape to return to his original location and leave the battle scot-free.

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