Wielding the power of her Dark Elf ancestry and the Abyss, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang mage Selena walks the Land of Dawn with a grace that belies her fearsome magic.

The Abyssal Witch has a unique ability to switch between two forms— Elven and Abyssal. This is not just cosmetic but forms the core of her gameplay, offering players tactical options.

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In her Elven Form, Selena excels at setting traps and sniping enemies down with her lethal Abyssal Arrow.

The transition to her Abyssal Form unleashes her inner demon, allowing her to pounce on her foes, making her a versatile initiator.

In this ONE Esports guide, we dive into the Abyssal Witch’s abilities, strategies, and the best build so you can maximize her potential.

Selena’s skills in Mobile Legends

Passive – Symbiosis

Selena can switch freely between her two forms. Elven Form: Selena applies Abyssal Mark with her skills. The mark can stack up to several times. When Abyssal Trap hits an enemy, it immediately adds an Abyssal Mark. Abyssal Form: All damage will consume a stack of Abyssal Mark to deal extra Magic Damage.

  • Having two forms allows you to play the hero in several ways.
  • Both forms offer unique skills and center around damage and crowd control. Learning when to switch is vital for your success using the hero.

Elven Form first skill – Abyssal Trap

Selena summons an Abyssal Devil to lurk in a designated location. The Abyssal Devil will attach itself to any enemy that approaches the location and slow them. After a second, the Abyssal Devil deals Magic Damage to the enemy and other nearby enemies and slows them for a duration. The Abyssal Devil lasts up to a certain time. Several Abyssal Devils can exist at the same time. Each extra Abyssal Devil increases the final damage.

  • Outside of damage, these traps provide vision which gives you a tremendous map advantage.
  • Place traps in key chokepoints, near objectives, or in bushes to catch enemy movement.
  • Combining these traps with Abyssal Arrow will increase the overall impact.

Abyssal Form first skill – Soul Eater

Selena strengthens her claws with the power of the Abyss, causing the next Basic Attack to deal extra Magic Damage while granting a Shield that absorbs damage.

  • This is a two-way ability as it provides you with a boost in damage, as well as a shield.
  • Use this ability after landing your Abyssal Arrow and Abyssal Trap.

Elven Form second skill – Abyssal Arrow

Selena fires magic arrows in a designated direction, dealing Magic Damage to the first enemy hero hit and stunning the target. Stun duration and damage increase with the distance that the arrows travel. The arrow absorbs Abyssal Traps as it travels and hence will apply the effects of Abyssal Traps to the enemy target upon hit. If an enemy is stunned for a long duration, Selena’s Movement Speed will be increased.

  • As a midlaner or a roamer, this is your bread-and-butter ability.
  • Landing this ability will open up many opportunities, but it may be a challenge. It is good practice to always cast this manually and anticipate enemy positions.
  • Whether you hit an enemy or not, fire your arrows in bushes to get vision over the area.
  • Use this in combination with Abyssal Traps to maximize the crowd-control effects.

Abyssal Form second skill – Garotte

Selena charges in a designated direction, dealing Magic Damage to enemies along the way. If this damage triggers the Abyssal Mark effect, its cooldown resets immediately.

  • You can use Garotte offensively or defensively.
  • Offensively, aim to use this to hit multiple enemies for maximum damage. You can also activate this skill as a gap closer to reaching your target.
  • Use this skill to get out of sticky situations as the dash will give you space to disengage from fights.

Elven Form Ultimate – Primal Darkness

Selena enters Abyssal Form and increases her Movement Speed. Immediately resets the CD of Soul Eater and Garotte. Abyssal Form: Selena gains new skills. Her Basic Attack will deal extra Magic Damage.

  • Shift to your Abyssal Form when you’re eyeing for a kill.
  • As your first and second skill resets, you have a chance to deal more damage to your target.
  • This is best used after you hit an enemy with the Abyssal Trap and Abyssal Arrow combo.

Elven Form Ultimate – Blessing of the Moon Goddess

Selena enters Elven Form and increases her Movement Speed for a duration. Immediately reset the CD of Abyssal Trap and Abyssal Arrow.

  • Shift to Elven form when disengaging or when re-engaging.
  • Once out of the fight, this gives you a chance to set traps once more, and fire arrows from the distance to help your team out.

A comprehensive guide on how to play Selena in Mobile Legends

Recommended battle spell

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Flicker and Execute are the two best battle spells for Selena, offering her enhanced mobility and lethal finishing power.

Flicker is a spell that teleports your hero a short distance in the direction you are facing. It is a perfect match for Selena’s playstyle. This spell enhances your already excellent mobility, allowing you to initiate, escape, or reposition with ease.

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Execute deals true damage to an enemy hero, with the damage increasing based on the target’s missing health. For Selena, who excels at whittling down her opponents’ health with her burst damage, Execute serves as the perfect finisher.

After engaging with skill combos, use Execute on low-health targets to secure kills. It’s especially effective against enemies who might otherwise escape due to healing abilities or defensive spells.

Recommended emblem

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For the Abyssal Witch, the combination of Agility, Wilderness Blessing, and Lethal Ignition creates a potent mix of speed, efficiency, and killing power.

Agility increases movement speed, providing you with an edge in both chasing down enemies and evading perilous situations. For a hero who thrives on positioning and timing, this boost in speed is invaluable.

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Wilderness Blessing is a talent that amplifies your ability to roam around the map, granting bonus movement speed in the jungle and the river areas. This talent allows you to put more pressure on the opposing jungler and laners.

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Lethal Ignition enhances your damage output and allows you to capitalize on your skill combos to quickly eliminate enemies. This talent ensures that the amplified damage when you catch an enemy with your abilities significantly increases your chances of securing a kill.

Selena best build

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After Magic Shoes, purchase Enchanted Talisman. The item significantly increases mana regeneration and further reduces skill cooldowns, allowing you to sustain your assault without the constant worry of running out of mana.

Get Starlium Scythe right after. This item not only amplifies your damage output but also provides sustainability, allowing you to recover health as you deal damage.

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As enemies equip items to counter Magic Damage, Magic Penetration becomes essential. Genius Wand and Divine Glaive lower the magic defense of enemies hit by your spells, making your attacks even more lethal.

These items are crucial for keeping Selena’s damage relevant, especially against tankier foes.

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Lastly, purchase Holy Crystal as your final item. This equipment significantly boosts Selena’s Magic Power, with its unique passive further amplifying her magic attack based on her existing magic power.

This exponential increase in damage makes Selena a kill threat even in the late game, capable of eliminating even the sturdiest opponents with a few well-placed spells.

The best build for Selena in Mobile Legends

  • Magic Shoes
  • Enchanted Talisman
  • Starlium Scythe
  • Genius Wand
  • Divine Glaive
  • Holy Crystal

Tips and easy combos to learn

How you impact the game depends on your ability to hit your Abyssal Arrow. There are two effective ways how to maximize using this skill shot.

The easiest way to maximize this is to set up the Abyssal Trap in chokepoints. With the trap lying in wait, aim at your target with your Abyssal Arrow.

Master placing your Abyssal Traps quickly, and you can begin the advanced combo with the Abyssal Arrow. As the arrow travels, you must quickly place your Abyssal Trap at the maximum range before the Abyssal Arrow arrives in that direction.

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The arrow moves fast, and timing is crucial to ensure the trap is set precisely where the arrow will hit the target. When executed correctly, this combo can stun the enemy, allowing you to switch to Abyssal Form and finish your target with Soul Eater and Garotte.

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