As part of the annual 515 celebrations, MLBB’s newest mage hero, Luo Yi, was given to all players who logged into the game on May 16.
The most interesting part of her kit is her ultimate, Diversion. Different from Arrival, it teleports all allies within the circle to a location of her choosing.
You can even use it to save your Base and the game.
A Yin Yang Geomancer, Luo Yi is surprisingly balanced and easy to play, but hard to master.
Passive – Duality
Luo Yi’s skills create marks of Yin and Yang on the battlefield, each lasting up to 6 seconds.
Yin-Yang reaction happens whenever two mark bearers of opposite marks come close to each other, causing 540 (+14*Hero Level) (+140% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage and stunning for 1 second. Each time Luo Yi applies a new mark to a mark bearer, she gains 300 (+10*Hero Level) (+120% Total Magic Power) shield (capped at 3 stacks) and 30% of movement speed (decays rapidly in 2s). Shift the state of the skill upon skill cast.
- Luo Yi’s base damage is low if you don’t trigger Duality, so it’s important to combo Yin and Yang together.
- Duality doesn’t work on jungle monsters – only enemy heroes – which means you’ll experience a slow clear.
- Dispersion and Rotation will switch between Yin/Yang upon cast. If you want to set-up for a combo, you can prepare your spells so that you have one dark and light before a fight starts.
- The triggered stun isn’t very long, so her shield and slightly extra movement speed help with survival.
Luo Yi casts the energy of Yin/Yang in a designated direction, dispersing upon the first hit and dealing 230 / 270 / 310 / 350 / 430 (+100% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to the target and enemies behind in a fan-shaped area, and applying Mark of Yin/Yang to enemy heroes hit.
Luo Yi gains a stack of Dispersion every 8s / 7.7s / 7.4s / 7.1s / 6.8s / 6.5s, up to 4 stacks. She gains an additional 1 stack each time a Yin-Yang Reaction happens. Shift the state of the skill upon skill cast.
- A core spell that you should max first, Dispersion has low cooldowns and low base damage, and should be used primarily to push waves and mark enemy heroes.
- The best and most deceiving part about Dispersion is the fan-shaped AoE that isn’t reflected in the directional guiding line of the spell; Dispersion’s actual fan-shaped AoE is beyond the edge of its indicated limit. Be aware of the longer range and use it to good effect!
- Because it’s a skill shot, you’ll need good aim and prediction, or miss a crucial mark.
Luo Yi summons Aqua of Yin/Fire of Yang in a designated area, dealing 250 / 270 / 290 / 310 / 330 / 350 (+50% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage on targets hit and slowing them by 60% for 0.5s.
Aqua of Yin/Fire of Yang lasts for 6s, dealing 50 / 54 / 58 / 62 / 66 / 70 (+10% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage every 0.7s, causing continuous Yin-Yang Reactions with nearby Heroes. Shift the state of the skill upon skill cast.
- During team fights, Luo Yi is all about manipulating the battlefield. Casting Rotation doesn’t put a mark on individual enemies, but it does create an AoE with either a Yin or Yang zone of control.
- Even though enemies may not stay within Rotation’s AoE, the moment they are tagged with an opposite mark and are standing on the outer edge, Duality will be triggered. This causes them to be tugged to the middle and take extra damage.
- When fleeing, cast Rotation followed by a different mark of Dispersion to trigger Duality to pull enemies backwards.
Passive: Cooldown of all Luo Yi’s skills reduced by 2%.
Active: Luo Yi creates a teleport circle around herself. After 3 seconds, she sends any allied heroes in the circle to another location on the battlefield. The teleport range increases with skill level.
- Get familiar with using this skill because it causes the camera to zoom out and broaden your vision of the map which can be disorienting in the beginning.
- It is easy to pull and snap the teleport circle at max range. You’ll require some practice to move it to a precise location.
- Even if you drag the teleport circle outside the map, you’ll end up at the nearest wall.
- Move your joystick to reset the camera so that you gain vision of yourself.
- Aim Diversion in a bush so that enemies will not have vision of you teleporting.
- Crowd control does not stop you from teleporting, but heroes with certain skills can push you out of the radius before the spell finishes channeling, so watch out! If that happens, Flicker back into the radius for a clutch escape.
- Use Diversion to get out of a sticky situation, gain a positional advantage behind enemy lines, or rotate faster between lanes.
Tips and Tricks
Luo Yi can be played as a damage-dealing mage or support so Magic, Mage, or Support emblem sets all serve her well. As her main damage relies on combos, cooldown reduction benefits her greatly.
At the early levels, your full combo won’t be able to finish enemies off, so Flameshot helps with adding extra damage. Alternatively, being a low health mage who needs to stay at mid range to be effective, and on top of that doesn’t have a guaranteed crowd control, it might be safer to run Flicker.
Though, it still may not save you from death! Assassins like Lancelot who possess abilities that can dodge your spells will halt your Yin/Yang combo.
Even if assassins get stunned for a second, they can still continue to jump on Luo Yi for the kill. Having a tank who knows how to peel for her is paramount against divers.
A mage who doesn’t do upfront burst damage, run Glowing Wand to ensure every spell counts. The extra mana, movement speed, and magic lifesteal from Ice Queen Wand will also come in handy during combat.
To really take advantage of Luo Yi’s trademark, Diversion, it is highly recommended that you play and communicate with friends together in a team to impact the map, for it is difficult to maximize this skill when playing alone.
Manipulating Yin Yang, triggering Duality consistently and working around her AoE spells are the true marks of a good Luo Yi player.