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Harley is one of the best mage/assassin heroes in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, with his low-cooldown spells enabling him to literally get away with murder.

He can blink in using Space Escape, burst down his target with Deadly Magic and Poker Trick, then escape unscathed back to his magic hat.

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Furthermore, his passive, Magic Master, allows his basic attacks and skills to reduce his target’s magic defense, while increasing his attack speed and empowering his normal hits to deal magic damage.

Still, you can render the Mage Genius’ lethal combo useless and catch him off guard using these heroes.

These are strong hero counters to Harley in MLBB


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What makes Lolita a strong hero against Harley is her second skill, Guardian’s Reflection, which can reflect all incoming ranged basic attacks and skill projectiles in the direction of her shield. All of the ranged magician’s spells are projectiles, making Guardian’s Reflection a perfect counter to him.

Even if you get hit by his Deadly Magic as Lolita , he is reliant on Poker Trick and auto attacks to make it fatal.

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You can also interrupt his combo, and give your teammates enough time to burst him down by using the stun from Power Charge.

Choose Flicker as your battle spell for additional chasing capabilities on top of your first skill. As the tank of your team, build Radiant Armor or Athena’s Shield for magic defense.


Hayabusa doesn’t only have the ability to dodge Harley’s skills, he can also catch up and eliminate him.

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When you get struck with Deadly Magic, use the Ougi: Shadow Kill to evade further damage from Poker Trick while dealing damage to him.

Even if he uses Space Escape, you can continue hitting him with Shadow Kill as long as there are no other enemies in the area.

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Use Ninjutsu: Quad Shadow to chase him if he attempts to flee with his magic hat. In terms of itemization, purchase Radiant Armor if you need to mitigate his magical DPS.


Chou is another great counter who can evade Harley’s abilities and take him down in the process.

Dash out of the way when he casts his Deadly Magic-Poker Trick combo using Shunpo or Jeet Kune Do.

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Another option is to cut it short by dashing forward with Shunpo or blinking in with Flicker, then cast The Way of Dragon. This combo has the potential to kill him if you build offensively.

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If you’re playing Chou as a roamer-tank, you can still do the same to dodge his spells. In this role, you should aim to use The Way of Dragon to kick him towards your allies to burst him down.

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