Before the start of playoffs in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 8, Orange Esports surprised many with a unique pick against Team Bosskurr in Week 8 — Jungle Leomord.

In the meta where assassins, marksmen, or even tanks are best used in the jungle, LinkEzaa showed everyone that Leomord can still be a great pick in competitive play.

LinkEzaa’s strong performance with Jungle Leomord in Week 8 of MPL MY Season 8

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, Leomord
Credit: Moonton

In game one, Orange Esports last picked Leomord to go against the two-marksman setup of Team Bosskurr.

Leomord is great fighter in the early game. Decimation Assault is a very strong skill against squishy heroes, especially against Team Bosskurr’s marksmen picks.

LinkEzaa was able to dominate throughout the game, and finished with a perfect 6/0/2 record. He was also hailed as the game’s MVP thanks to his superb rotation and great plays on the Hell Knight.

Despite losing the series with a 1-2 record, the first game is a testament that off meta heroes can sometimes be viable in certain situations.

What’s the best build for jungle Leomord in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang?

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 8 (MPL MY Season 8) Week 8, day 3, game one results between Team Bosskurr and Orange Esports
Screenshot by Jules Elona/ONE Esports

Leomord is a flexible hero. He can be a pure damage dealer, a semi-tank, or a pure defensive hero and still contribute much in a team fight.

As for LinkEzaa’s best build for this game, he went with pure damage items.

LinkEzaa’s best build for jungle Leomord in MPL MY Season 8

  • Swift Boots with Bloody Retribution blessing
  • War Axe
  • Windtalker
  • Malefic Roar
  • Endless Battle

Based on how he builds his jungle Leomord, Blade of Despair would likely be his final item.

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