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Bruno, the Protector, is a marksman hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang renowned for his incredible burst damage.

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He can shut down enemies with just a few basic attacks, thanks to his passive skill that increases his critical chance.

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In this in-depth ONE Esports guide, you will learn how to master playing this football-inspired hero, empowering you to kick your way to victory.

Bruno’s skills in Mobile Legends

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang marksman hero Bruno's passive Mecha Legs skill icon
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Passive – Mecha Legs

Bruno gains extra crit chance each time he deals damage with his skills, up to a certain number of stacks.

He has higher physical attack but gains less extra attack speed from all sources.

  • The stacks of Mecha Legs last for several seconds. The duration resets when you attack a unit.
  • To maintain the stacks even in the absence of enemy heroes or minions, hit a nearby jungle creep.

First skill – Volley Shot

Bruno kicks a Powerball on his next basic attack, dealing physical damage to the target, slowing them, and speeding up for a moment.

The Powerball then bounces back toward him and lands on the ground. He or allied heroes can retrieve the Powerball for another attack and reduce the cooldown of Flying Tackle.

  • Get Volley Shot at the start of the game, and use it to pressure your opponent early.
  • Prioritize maxing out this skill, as it is his primary source of damage.
  • The Powerball can only be retrieved from the ground for a few seconds, otherwise it will disappear.
  • If you’re farming in the lane, always retrieve the Powerball to preserve your mana.
  • You can have two Powerballs at a time. To achieve this, wait for Volley Shot to come off cooldown, then cast it again while your initial Powerball is in the air. Use this strategy to quickly take down turrets and other major objectives, such as the Lord and Turtle.

Second skill – Flying Tackle

Bruno makes a slide tackle in the target direction, dealing physical damage to enemies in his path and stunning them for a moment.

If the Powerball is bouncing back, he also draws it toward him.

  • Flying Tackle is Bruno’s mobility skill. Use it to chase down opponents, reposition in team fights, or get out of dangerous situations.
  • Remember, you can pass through walls using this spell.
  • You can also use this to launch a surprise attack by swiftly stunning your target.

Ultimate – Worldie

Bruno kicks his Energy Ball at the target enemy hero, dealing them physical damage and knocking them back. The Energy Ball then bounces between nearby enemies, each time dealing physical damage. Each hit also reduces the enemy’s physical defense by a percentage for several seconds, up to a certain number of stacks.

  • Unleash Worldie at the start of engagements to reduce the enemies’ physical defense, giving your team a significant advantage.
  • Use this to push back an approaching opponent, enabling you to fight back or continue with your escape.
  • You can also use this to clear minions effectively. Target an enemy hero near the wave, and let the ball bounce between them.

A comprehensive guide on how to play Bruno in Mobile Legends

Recommended battle spell

Recommended battle spell for Bruno in Mobile Legends, Flicker and Purify
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Playing as Bruno, it is advisable to choose Flicker as your battle spell. It offers an extra mobility tool, allowing you to retreat to safety, reposition in fights, or chase down foes.

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Alternatively, select Purify when facing opponents with multiple crowd control. Use it to instantly remove debuffs, enabling you to escape or continue your attack.

Recommended emblem

Recommended emblem and talents for Bruno in Mobile Legends
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Marksman emblem is the most optimal choice, as it grants you substantial attack speed, adaptive attack, and lifesteal.

Conversely, opt for the Assassin emblem if you want to have a significant boost in your adaptive penetration, along with adaptive attack and movement speed.

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In terms of your standard talents, pick Fatal to obtain additional extra critical chance and critical damage, and Weapon Master to gain additional physical attack from equipment, emblem, talents, and skills.

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For your core talent, Quantum Charge is an excellent choice. It provides you with periodic movement speed boost and HP restoration upon dealing damage with basic attacks.

Bruno best build

Best build for Bruno in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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As a damage dealer for your team, focusing on enhancing your physical attack and critical damage is essential.

After obtaining standard Boots, prioritize purchasing Haas’ Claws to significantly increase your lifesteal and critical chance.

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Upgrade to Tough Boots, then acquire Berserker’s Fury to amplify your physical attack and critical damage.

To further boost your damage output, buy Malefic Roar or Blade of Despair. Then, invest in Windtalker to improve your attack speed, movement speed, and crit chance.

Make sure to acquire Wind of Nature, which will help you become temporarily immune to physical damage when activated.

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If magic defense is a priority, you can replace your Malefic Roar with Athena’s Shield or Rose Gold Meteor.

The best build for Bruno in Mobile Legends

  • Tough Boots
  • Haas’ Claws
  • Berserker’s Fury
  • Malefic Roar
  • Windtalker
  • Wind of Nature

Easy combos to learn

MLBB x Neymar Jr skin, Halo Striker Bruno
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During the laning phase, poke your opponent by using Flying Tackle to close the gap against them, followed by Volley Shot-enhanced basic attacks.

However, if you need to play safely, use Volley Shot to secure last hits on minions, and use Flying Tackle as an escape mechanism.

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Once you reach level four, initiate your assault with Worldie, inflicting substantial damage to your target, and weakening their physical defense. Then, repeatedly strike them with Volley Shot and strategically employ Flying Tackle to chase them or evade their skills.

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In team fights, position yourself in the backline to unleash your damage safely. Furthermore, use Flying Tackle for repositioning or dodging enemy spells.

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