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There’s a reason why Lapu-Lapu is called Courageous Blade in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Based on a Filipino historical figure, the hero has one of the most unique skill sets in the Land of Dawn. He can dish out massive damage on a single target and have a completely new set of skills after casting his ultimate, Bravest Fighter.

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Since he is a difficult hero to pull off, only a few players play him in ranked. When you run up against the hero in the EXP lane, expect one hell of a fight in the first 10 minutes.

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If you are facing the Courageous Blade for the first time, here are three heroes that do well against him.

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The bane of every fighter hero, Chou has all the skills to avoid and outplay skill-shot-dependent heroes in a 1v1. His Jeet Kune Do can dodge most of Lapu-Lapu’s onslaught, and even cancel his crowd controls with Shunpo.

While some go for offensive items on Chou, it’s best to go for a defensive build if you are playing in the EXP lane.

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Chou is more of a team fight initiator rather than a killer, and having no defensive items in the mid to late game will prevent him from going into the middle of a team fight to activate his Jeet Kune Do-Way of the Dragon combo.


Another nimble hero, an experienced Benedetta will have no problem facing an experienced Lapu-Lapu in the EXP lane.

She can dodge every skill thrown at her thanks to her passive, Elapsed Daytime, which lets her dash with each basic attack.

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She can also block any crowd control with An Eye for an Eye, a skill that works wonders against Lapu’s Land shaker skill.

Up against the Courageous Blade, you want to go for Bloodlust Axe for the extra sustain, since you’ll be skirmishing a lot with Lapu-Lapu in the laning phase.

The secret to succeeding with Benedetta is baiting all of his skills before going for the kill with Alecto: Final Blow.


When in doubt, pick Esmeralda.

The hero counters almost all melee heroes because of her ability to absorb shields and thrive in extended fights. She also has a reliable gap closer and crowd control with Falling Starmoon.

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Build Warrior Boots first for the physical damage reduction boots before building Enchanted Talisman and Dominance Ice.

You can also go for Bruteforce Breastplate if Lapu-Lapu gets ahead in the laning phase. Otherwise, build Ice Queen Wand for the magic damage and slow effect.

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