Updated on November 13, 10:30 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated recommended emblem, and added relevant guides.

Sun, the Monkey King, is one of the most elusive heroes in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

His exceptional skill lies in his ability to create illusions, making it incredibly challenging for his enemies to catch him.

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For those aspiring to become adept at playing this cunning fighter, look no further than this extensive ONE Esports guide we’ve created.

Sun’s skills in Mobile Legends

Mobile Legends Sun guide-Simian God passive skill icon
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Passive – Simian God

Enemies hit by Sun and his Doppelgangers will have their physical defense reduced by a percentage, up to a certain stack. He recovers HP equal to half of his Doppelganger’s physical attack each time it deals damage.

First skill – Endless Variety

Sun hurls his Golden Staff in the target direction, dealing physical damage to enemies in its path. Upon hitting an enemy hero or creep, or reaching the maximum range, the Golden Staff morphs into a Doppelganger that lasts for several seconds, and inherits a percentage of his attributes and a portion of his attack effects.

Endless Variety and Swift Exchange are learned and leveled up together, and share the same cooldown.

  • Take Endless Variety at level one. Poke your lane opponent with it, or if you’re a jungler, use it to get a buff.
  • Prioritize upgrading this skill first. By doing so, the illusions will inherit a higher percentage of your attributes as you progress.
  • You can use this to deceive enemies while you are escaping from them. Throw an illusion in a direction, and continue attacking your enemies while they chase the wrong target.

Second skill – Swift Exchange

Sun hurls his Golden Staff in the target direction, dealing physical damage to enemies in its path.

He conjures a Doppelganger at his location that lasts for several seconds, inherits a percentage of his attributes and a portion of his attack effects, conceals himself, and moves with the Golden Staff.

He reappears and retrieves the Golden Staff when it hits an enemy hero or reaches the maximum range.

  • Swift Exchange is his primary mobility spell. Use it to initiate your assault, chase down enemies, or get out of dangerous positions.
  • This lets you conceal and move with the Golden Staff, rendering you untargetable by basic attacks and skills for a moment. With proper timing, you can use it to dodge enemy attacks.
  • Bear in mind that Swift Exchange shares the same cooldown with Endless Variety. Therefore, it is crucial to know the appropriate timing when to use them.

Third skill – Instantaneous Move

Sun commands his Doppelgangers to strike at the target enemy with him, dealing physical damage to the target and enemies behind them.

  • Instataneous Move is another mobility skill that allows you to lock on an enemy. Use this to gather your illusions in taking down a specific target.
  • Even if your doppelgangers are far from you, they will still attack the opponent that you targeted with this skill.
  • Additionally, you can use this to retreat by charging on a minion or jungle creep before proceeding with your escape.

Ultimate – Clone Techniques

Sun summons a Doppelganger that lasts for several seconds and inherits a percentage of his attributes and a portion of his attack effects. The Doppelganger takes increased damage.

  • Unlike the doppelganger from Endless Variety or Swift Exchange, the Clone Techniques illusion inherits a higher percentage of attributes, and has a longer duration.
  • With this ultimate, you can have up to two doppelgangers at a time.
  • Upon casting this, Sun becomes untargetable for a moment. Use this to dodge the opponents’ skills or basic attacks.
  • When pushing a lane, use Clone Techniques to quickly destroy a turret.

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Recommended battle spell

Mobile Legends Sun guide-Flicker, Arrival, and Retribution battle spells
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For battle spell, Flicker is highly recommended. It gives you another escape tool, making you more slippery. Moreover, you can use it to chase down a target.

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Arrival is another viable option, as Sun is one of the best heroes for split pushing. Use it to teleport to a lane and push there while the enemies are busy taking objectives or fighting with your allies.

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If you’re playing as a jungler, Retribution is an excellent choice. It allows you to swiftly farm jungle creeps, and secure crucial objectives, such as the Lord or Turtle.

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Recommended emblem

Recommended emblem set for Sun in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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Selecting the Assassin emblem maximizes your damage output, for it grants significant adaptive penetration and adaptive attack. Additionally, it provides extra movement speed.

Choose Swift in the first tier to gain additional attack speed, and Bargain Hunter in the second tier to reduce equipment cost, allowing you to acquire your core items fast.

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However, if you’re playing as a jungler, opt for Seasoned Hunter to increase your damage against the Lord, Turtle, and creeps.

As for your core talent, go for Quantum Charge. It periodically restores your HP and boosts your movement speed when using basic attacks, enabling you to pursue your target.

Sun best build

Mobile Legends Sun guide-pro builds
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Boosting your attack speed and physical penetration is important to maximize your damage in clashes and pushing potential as Sun.

Buy Corrosion Scythe and Demon Hunter Sword as your core items. You may add Windtalker if you want to gain more attack speed.

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Next, purchase War Axe and Malefic Roar to boost your physical damage and physical penetration.

Consider investing in a defensive item based on the enemy team’s composition. For physical defense, buy Dominance Ice, Antique Cuirass, or Blade Armor. For magic resistance, get Athena’s Shield or Radiant Armor.

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The best build for Sun in Mobile Legends

  • Magic Shoes or Tough Boots (select Ice Retribution if you’re a jungler)
  • Corrosion Scythe
  • War Axe
  • Demon Hunter Sword
  • Dominance Ice
  • Malefic Roar

Easy combos to learn

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Lunar Blessings Sun skin wallpaper
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In the early stages of the game, use either Endless Variety or Swift Exchange followed by Instantaneous Move to poke your enemy, and pressure them out of the lane.

Make sure to summon an illusion first before using Instantaneous Move to maximize your damage.

Once you have Clone Techniques, cast it before engaging in a fight, or after closing in on your target with Swift Exchange. Finish them off with Instantaneous Move and basic attacks.

Disengage from the battle, and dodge enemy attacks using Swift Exchange.

If you have Flicker, use it to chase down enemies or retreat to safety.

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