Born from the darkest corners of the Abyss, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang assassin Helcurt intends to creep out of the shadows and bring eternal night to the Land of Dawn.

The Shadowbringer is one of the most lethal pick-off heroes in the game. His impressive mobility and burst damage allow him to initiate ambushes for easy pick-offs. More than that, he can plunge the entire map into darkness, disorienting enemies and giving him the perfect opportunity to strike.

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Then again, playing Helcurt effectively requires strategic use of these skills and a keen sense of timing, knowing when to lurk in the shadows and when to launch a devastating attack.

In this ONE Esports guide, we will dive deeper into his abilities, strategies, and the best build to maximize his potential.

Helcurt’s skills in Mobile Legends

Passive – Race Advantage

Enemy heroes who inflict control effects on Helcurt will be silenced for a few seconds. This passive has a cooldown.

  • This ability makes the hero an exceptional pick-off hero.
  • It allows you to slither away from sticky situations thanks to the silence debuff whenever an enemy crowd-control hero targets you.
  • It also allows you to play the assassin more aggressively since you can bank on the silence to buy you time to dart in and out of fights.

First skill – Shadow Transition

Helcurt blinks to the target location, dealing Physical Damage to enemies hit and slowing them for a duration. Hitting an enemy hero or creep with this skill grants Helcurt a Deadly Stinger. Dark Night Falls: Enemies hit are also silenced for a few seconds.

  • This is your primary mobility skill. Use it to initiate surprise attacks, escape sticky situations, or weave in and out of team fights.
  • Offensively, you can activate this in combination with your second skill to deal significant damage to enemies.
  • With precise timing and map awareness, you can maximize the effectiveness of this skill.

Second skill – Deadly Stinger

Passive: Each Basic Attack grants a Deadly Stinger. Up to a certain number of stingers can be stored for a duration, after which the number of stingers will decrease over time.

Active: Helcurt fires all Deadly Stingers in the target direction, each dealing Physical Damage to enemies (Minions and Creeps only take a percentage of the damage) and slowing them by by a percentage for a duration, which can stack overtime. Deadly Stinger counts as a Basic Attack, but it cannot critically strike.

  • This ability allows you to deal insane damage especially when you have enough stacks.
  • With enough stacks, you can burst down squishy enemies with ease. To do this, close the gap with Shadow Transition then manually cast this onto your target. The more targets you have in the area, the better.
  • You can use this to clear camps and take objectives when you’re playing as a jungler for your team.

Ultimate – Dark Night Falls

Helcurt summons the Dark Night, greatly reducing all enemy heroes’ sight range a few seconds. He also gains extra Attack Speed and extra Movement Speed for a duration and a Deadly Stinger. The number of Stingers won’t drop during the night. Passive: Helcurt’s Attack Speed is increased.

  • This ability plunges the entire map into darkness, disorienting enemies and enhancing Helcurt’s attack speed and mobility.
  • It’s like having a personal stealth mode that throws your enemies into confusion.
  • You can use it both offensively and defensively. Activate it to launch a coordinated attack with your team or make a retreat.

A comprehensive guide on how to play Helcurt in Mobile Legends

Recommended battle spell

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang assassin,  Helcurt battle spells
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Helcurt is best played as a jungler because of his insane damage and mobility. In thin scenario, Retribution is an obvious choice.

This will speed up your farming and will allow you to level up and secure your core items quickly to be effective in ganking and team fights. For best results, choose the Ice Retribution blessing to boost your kill potential.

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This type of blessing allows you to steal movement speed from your target depending on your level for several seconds, making you agile while slowing them down.

When playing as a sidelaner, Petrify is a good option. The battle spell complements the assassin’s skill set beautifully.

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Since Helcurt lacks any form of hard crowd control in his abilities, Petrify can fill that gap as it can be used offensively to initiate ganks, or defensively to peel for yourself or your teammates.

Recommended emblem

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang assassin, Helcurt recommended emblem
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There are a variety of ways you can setup your emblems, depending on your playstyle and what role you will be playing in the game.

If you’re playing as the jungler, consider customizing the Assassin Emblem setup and get Swift, Seasoned Hunter and Killing Spree.

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Swift will give you additional attack speed, which will allow you to have better early game clear and gank potential.

Seasoned Hunter is a great second-tier talent. Your damage against Lord and Turtle is increased by a percentage, allowing you to contest and secure objectives as you transition to the mid-game.

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Finally, Killing Spree will allow you to play more aggressively. Since you will be ambushing enemy heroes most of the time, the HP recovery and Movement Speed buff after each kill will go a long way in terms of your survivability.

Helcurt best build

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang assassin, Helcurt best build
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The Shadowbringer is a high-risk, high-reward hero when picked in the game. It should always be your goal to snowball out of control, and your item build should reflect that.

After boots, take Hunter’s Strike as early as you can, then acquire Demon Hunter Sword to boost your Attack Speed and Lifesteal.

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Transitioning to the midgame, purchase Malefic Roar and Corossion Scythe to amplify your Basic Attack Damage and Deadly Stinger ability. Finally, buy Rose Gold Meteor for Magic Defense and even more Attack Damage.

The best build for Helcurt in Mobile Legends

  • Warrior Boots
  • Hunter’s Strike
  • Demon Hunter Sword
  • Malefic Roar
  • Corrosion Scythe
  • Rose Gold Meteor

Tips and easy combos to learn

Playing Helcurt effectively requires good map awareness and timing. It’s all about knowing when to stay in the shadows and when to dart in. His abilities make him an exceptional assassin, capable of taking out squishy heroes easily.

The Shadowbringer excels in ambush tactics. Stay hidden, strike fast, and retreat into the shadows. Always keep an eye on the minimap.

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Use Shadow Transition to initiate fights or escape sticky situations. Save Deadly Poisoned Stinger for slowing down enemies or finishing them off. When using Dark Night Falls, coordinate with your team to launch an attack or to escape when the odds are against you.

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Helcurt synergizes well with heroes that can provide crowd control or initiate fights, like Tigreal or Atlas. His ultimate can also complement heroes with global ultimates like Aldous.

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