Esmeralda has recently become one of the most popular heroes in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, as she is played as an offlaner in competitive and ranked games.
With a 1-3-1 formation, Esmeralda soloing a sidelane can be very effective. She is frequently used against Uranus, one of the best performing offlaners in the current meta.
Esmeralda’s ability to absorb the opponent’s shield is very effective against other offlaners. Unsurprisingly, Esmeralda and Uranus are two of the most banned heroes in Mythical Glory.
Even so, that doesn’t mean that no one can take on Esmeralda, and these three heroes show you why:
A fighter offlaner who is still strong and adept, Thamuz is the perfect counter for Esmeralda because this hero is pure physical damage.
His ability to continue pressuring her with his fire wheels and burst damage means that he’s able to curb Esmeralda’s capability to regenerate and add shields.
Playing Valir in a sidelane is no easy matter. Still, this is a viable strategy if you want to counter Esmeralda. Burst Fireball will prevent Esmeralda from moving freely, and deter her from walking up to Valir.
Esmeralda would not be able to farm, and can’t lane well in this matchup.
Even without a buff, Gusion will be useful against Esmeralda. A hero who deals the second highest damage after hypercarries, and can finish off enemies with high regeneration.
Uranus and Esmeralda are two heroes that Gusion can kill. The reason is simple: Gusion has very large burst damage, and Uranus and Esmeralda will not have time to regen.
Will it be even easier to lane against Esmeralda after the nerfs in patch 1.4.94?