Sun is one of the oldest heroes in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Released five years ago, the Monkey King was considered underpowered for some time until his revamp in MLBB patch 1.5.88 this year.

Now, he is one of the best fighters in the Land of Dawn, where he excels in pushing lanes and confusing enemies with clones.

How strong is Sun in the current MLBB meta?

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Starlight skin, Simian Curse Sun
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The Money King’s kit was refreshed in patch 1.5.88, making him more nimble and harder to catch in a 1v1 situation. Endless Variety and Swift Exchange for example, now place great emphasis on outplaying enemies with his clones.

According to Mobile Legends: Bang Bang stats, he is currently 9th most picked hero in ranked play, with a 2.28% pick rate.

A great Sun player will force an enemy to exhaust all his skills on him, only to find out that it was a clone all along. Then, the real Sun will appear from the nearby bush for the easy kill.

Here are three heroes that have a fighting chance against the Monkey King.

Best heroes to counter Sun the Monkey King in MLBB

3. X.Borg

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, X.Borg
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If you want to defeat Sun, you must shut him down in the early game. X.Borg is a good option if you are laning against the Monkey King, for his Fire Missiles alone is enough to deal tremendous damage to him and his clones in the early game.

X.Borg is also difficult to kill thanks to Firaga Armor. As such, he’s a good choice to slow down Sun from getting his core items early on.

2. Odette

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, Odette
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Odette is a solid pick against Sun because of her ultimate, Swan Song.

Swan Song deals a ton of burst damage to enemies in a large area, and can only be interrupted with a crowd control. Odette can simply cast her ultimate when Sun enters the battlefield, and he’ll be forced to back away.

Odette’s revamp in patch 1.6.18 also added a shield during Swan Song, making her harder to kill if ever Sun fights back while the ultimate is active.

1. Paquito

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, Paquito
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Paquito is currently one of the best fighters in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. He is hard to kill and his damage output is insane, to say the least. He is only one of the few heroes who can face the Monkey King in a 1v1 situation and still win.

This is especially true if Paquito is ahead in terms of items. At full stacks, Paquito can deal serious damage to Sun with his basic Knockout Strike-Knockout Strike-Jab-Knockout Strike combo.

This MLBB hero sure packs a punch!

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