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If you’ve been playing tank heroes in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dominance Ice is usually the first item that’s always recommended in the items tab.

It might not have the highest stats among defensive items, but its Arctic Cold and Lifebane passives, which decrease attack speed, shield, and health regeneration of nearby enemy heroes, is what makes it such an important item.

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Still, some players skip Dominance Ice for items with higher defensive stats.

Here are three reasons why you should prioritize the extremely versatile defense item in every MLBB match you play.

Why Dominance Ice is such an important defensive item in MLBB

Dominance Ice works well against any enemy team composition

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Whether it’s a simple ranked game or pro play, every team composition in the game has at least one healer or tank hero, such as Balmond, Akai, Rafaela, Estes, and Angela.

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Dominance Ice counters all of these heroes. The item’s passive, Lifebane, greatly reduces the shield and healing of all nearby enemies. Having this item alone makes you a walking kryptonite against any team composition.

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The item gives the wielder stats that are very crucial in high-level play.

First off, it’s the only tier-three defense equipment that provides a movement speed boost. Also, it’s one of the few items that include mana, which pays off in the late game.

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Aside from the shield and HP regen debuff, the item also provides a decent attack speed debuff to nearby enemies, making it an underrated item against marksman heroes as well.

Dominance Ice gives your allies flexibility in their item build

Dominance Ice recipe
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There are two other items that have the ability to reduce the healing capabilities of enemies, namely Necklace of Durance and Sea Halberd.

Necklace of Durance is mainly used by mage heroes, while Sea Halberd is used by physical damage heroes.

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While both these items are great against tanks and healers, mages and marksmen may miss out on much more important equipment.

Ultimately, the tank’s sole purpose is to make the lives of their allies a lot easier, and Dominance Ice does all of that.

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