Looking at the games played at the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup 2021 (MSC 2021), we’ve seen how strong mage heroes are in this patch, with Harith and Lunox leading the most picked heroes category.

Victims of OP mage heroes, don’t fret. With the release of the newest Mobile Legends: Bang Bang patch 1.5.88 today, a new item has been introduced that will give other roles a fighting chance against mages: Radiant Armor.

Radiant Armor stats and details

  • +850 Health Points
  • +6 Health Regeneration
  • +45 Magic Defense
  • Unique Passive: Holy Blessing: Increases own Magic Damage Reduction by 3-10 upon taking Magic Damage (scales with level), lasting for 3s and stacking up to 8.

What makes Radiant Armor a must-buy against mage-heavy lineups?

Upon closer inspection, Radiant Armor has the second most magic resistance next to Athena’s Shield.

However, what makes this item such a huge threat is that the passive increases the user’s magic damage reduction upon taking damage.

That means every tic of magic damage received will increase the user’s magic defense by three to ten, depending on what level you are. That adds up to 125 magic resistance at max level, the highest in the game.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, Chang'e
Credit: Moonton

This comes as a huge nerf against DPS mage heroes such as Chang’e and Yve, who rely on combos that deal continuous magic damage.

It’s also effective against burst mages like Lunox and Harith, for it also gives a substantial HP boost.

Find out more about the latest patch 1.5.88 patch on MLBB’s YouTube channel here.

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