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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tank Gloo offers flexibility that few heroes in his class can match.

The Swamp Spirits can initiate fights, peel for his carries, or even dive into the enemy backline to disrupt key heroes.

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This adaptability makes him a steady hero pick compatible with many team compositions. Nonetheless, mastering him can be quite challenging.

In this ONE Esports guide, we cover everything you need to know about mastering Gloo, including the best item build, recommended emblems, best battle spells, and easy combos.

Gloo’s skills in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Passive – Stick, Stick

Enemies gain a stack of Sticky each time they’re hit by Gloo’s skills, decreasing Movement Speed for a duration. Stacks for a specific number of times. Each stack of Sticky on an enemy reduces the damage dealt to Gloo.

  • Maximize the effects of this passive by continuously attacking and using skills on enemies to maintain maximum stacks.
  • Each stack ensures they remain slowed and easier to target, and boosts your survivability.
  • Communicate with your team to focus on enemies with high stacks, making it easier for allies to land their skills and secure kills.

First skill – Slam, Slam

Gloo reaches out and slams the ground, dealing Magic Damage to the enemy. On the final location, a Goo is left behind, and after a while, it explodes to deal Magic Damage to nearby enemies, immobilizing them for a quick duration. Gloo can also make the Goo explode immediately by touching it.

  • Start fights by slamming the ground where enemies are grouped, causing immediate disruption and damage.
  • Follow up with Pass, Pass to immobilize enemies already slowed by Slam, Slam, amplifying your crowd control.

Second skill – Pass, Pass

Gloo stretches forth to deal Magic Damage to enemies in its path, immobilizing them for a quick duration. If this skill hits a Goo, Gloo will charge over to it, dragging enemies in its path over with it.

  • Use Pass, Pass to initiate fights by dashing into enemy damage dealers, setting up for your team’s follow-up attacks.
  • Utilize Pass, Pass to dash through enemies and reposition yourself or escape dangerous situations.
  • Coordinate with your team to focus on your target, taking advantage of the enemy’s immobilized state to secure kills.

Ultimate – Split, Split

Gloo splits himself to smaller gloos for a duration. They each have a percent of the original Gloo’s max HP. During this time all Goos can move together freely as they increase their Movement Speed. Gloo recovers a percentage of his Max HP every second and deals Magic Damage to the target.

Grab, Grab: Gloo attaches itself to a target enemy hero with full Sticky stacks, immediately regaining a percentage of its own Max HP, during which it cast skills with cooldown times halved, but cannot move.

Basic Attacks deal Magic Damage at its current location, and a percentage of the damage it receives (before damage reduction) is transmitted to its host as Magic Damage, a percentage of this regained as its own HP (excludes damage from Turrets). Lasts for a duration.

  • This enables Gloo to split into multiple mini-globs, attaching to enemies and dealing continuous damage. Reactivating the ultimate allows Gloo to take control of an enemy hero, hindering their movements.
  • Use Split, Split in the middle of team fights to cause chaos and constant damage to multiple enemies.
  • Attach to high-priority targets like mages or marksmen to disrupt their positioning and output, rendering them less effective in fights.
  • While attached to an enemy, you become harder to target and can mitigate damage taken by reattaching to different enemies, spreading the disruption across the enemy team.

A comprehensive guide on how to play Goo in Mobile Legends

Recommended battle spell

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When it comes to Battle Spells, Flicker helps Gloo engage.

Flicker can be used to initiate fights or close the gap between Gloo and key enemy targets. This can catch opponents off guard, allowing Gloo to use his “Pass, Pass” skill to immobilize them.

Moreover, combining Flicker with Gloo’s ultimate, “Split, Split”, creates opportunities to attach to high-priority targets like mages or marksmen who usually hide in the back lines.

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Vengeance is another good option for the Swamp Spirits. The damage reduction provided by Vengeance significantly enhances the tank’s already robust defenses.

This is particularly useful during intense team fights, where you are likely to be targeted by multiple enemies.

Recommended emblem

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For the Swamp Spirits, the optimal emblem talents are Agility, Wilderness Blessing, and Brave Smite.

These talents from the Tank Emblem set provide him with enhanced mobility, sustain, and durability, making him an even stronger presence on the battlefield.

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Agility and Wilderness Blessing increase movement speed, significantly improving your ability to maneuver around the battlefield. For a tank like Gloo who relies on positioning and initiating fights, this boost in mobility is invaluable.

Brave Smite restores a percentage of Gloo’s maximum HP when he hits an enemy hero with crowd control skills. This talent synergizes perfectly with Gloo’s skill set, which is rich in crowd control abilities.

Gloo best build

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After boots, prioritize getting Dominance Ice. This is an essential item for Gloo because it provides both defense and utility. It provides armor, mana, and a significant cooldown reduction, which is crucial for a tank that relies heavily on its skills.

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Moreover, the item’s passive ability reduces the Attack Speed and Movement Speed of nearby enemies, enhancing your crowd control capabilities and making it easier for your team to secure kills.

Boost your Magic Defense by purchasing either the Radiant Armor or Athena’s Shield depending on the enemy composition. This helps you control the frontlines better since you have protection from both Physical and Magic attacks.

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Transition to the mid-game by purchasing Antique Cuirass and Immortality. Both items mitigate physical damage, providing additional HP, physical defense, and HP regeneration.

More importantly, Immortality provides a second chance when you get taken down in team fights.

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Complete your item build by acquiring Ice Queen Wand. This item adds a layer of utility to Gloo’s build.

While it might seem unconventional for a tank, its passive ability to slow enemies on skill hits synergizes perfectly with Gloo’s crowd control-focused playstyle.

The best build for Gloo in Mobile Legends

  • Tough Boots
  • Dominance Ice
  • Radiant Armor or Athena’s Shield
  • Antique Cuirass or Blade Armor
  • Immortality
  • Ice Queen Wand

Tips and easy combos

Gloo is a highly versatile tank that, when played correctly, can dominate team fights in the Land of Dawn.

In terms of skill order, prioritize maxing your first skill first for increased damage and slow effect, followed by your second skill for better crowd control. Upgrade Split, Split whenever available.

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An easy skill combo for the Swamp Spirits is starting with “Pass, Pass” to dash through enemies to immobilize them. Follow up with “Slam, Slam”. Immediately use this skill to deal damage and slow enemies.

Once the enemy is sufficiently low, use your ultimate to split into globs and stick to your target, dealing continuous damage.

While attached, re-engage enemies or escape if necessary by reactivating the ultimate.

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