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Vexana, the Shimmering Hope, is a mage hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang known for her incredible magic burst damage.

She previously held the record for the lowest pick rate in ranked. However, thanks to the Rise of the Necrokeep patch, her kit has improved.

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She received a new character model, turning her from a horrific demon with giant horns to an attractive witch that could very well be the evil version of Rafaela.

Still, playing the hero requires a bit of patience, especially since all of her skills are skill shots.

Learn more about Vexana in this ONE Esports guide, including recommended emblems, battle spells, and best builds for the hero.

Vexana’s skills in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Passive – Nether Touch

Vexana and the Eternal Guard inflict Nether Curse on enemies hit.

  • The curse lasts for several seconds, and affected targets will deal magic damage around them once they die.
  • Every basic attack and skill of Vexana inflicts a curse onto heroes, minions, and jungle monsters.
  • The passive gives Vexana wave clear in the laning phase. Maximize the passive and make sure to continuously curse at least one minion in a wave so that you’ll have a higher chance of getting all the last hit gold bonuses.
  • Spam Cursed Blast to force the enemy midlaner to move away from the creep wave, should they wish to avoid the explosion. The explosion deals 170 base damage at level one, and can stack upon killing multiple targets at the same time. Targets affected by the explosion also gets cursed.

Skill 1 – Deathly Grasp

Vexana unleashes a Deathly Grasp in the target direction, dealing magic damage in its path.

The Claw stops upon hitting an enemy hero, terrifying them and exposing their position.

Phantom Power will then erupt at their location, dealing magic damage to nearby enemies and terrifying them.

  • Deathly Grasp is a great initiation skill, but it takes getting used to with its thin hitbox and slow animation speed. Make sure to cast it where you predict the enemy will move to instead of auto casting it to avoid missing the target.
  • Try to cast the skill when the enemy heroes are clumped together, as the Phantom Power will erupt at the affected target and terrify nearby enemies as well.
  • The skill is also great for checking nearby brushes for enemies.
  • Use Deathly Grasp to harass opponents in lane, for it passes through minions.

Skill 2 – Cursed Blast

Vexana marks the targer area with the power of the undead, slowing enemies within.

After a short delay, a blast of Nether Energy will strike at the area, dealing magic damage to enemies hit.

  • This is her bread-and-butter skill, so max this first.
  • Enemies inside the area of effect are slowed before it explodes, so cast Cursed Blast first followed by Deathly Grasp.
  • The skill curses anyone inside the circle, making it one of the best wave clear skills at level one. Useit as much as possible during the laning phase.

Ultimate – Eternal Guard

Vexana summons an Eternal Guard at the target location, dealing magic damage to enemies hit and knocking them airborne.

The Eternal Guard will then join her in battle for some time.

  • The airborne knock up lasts for 0.8 seconds.
  • The Eternal Guard lasts for several seconds in the battlefield before disappearing. It also attacks enemies at random, but prioritizes enemy heroes.
  • The Undead Knight will remain in the battlefield if you die and will continue chasing down enemies until the duration have passed, or if it’s killed.
  • It will teleport behind you if you move away from its range, or you can manually do it once by tapping on the ultimate skill button while it is still alive.

A comprehensive guide on how to play Vexana in Mobile Legends

Recommended Battle Spell

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Flicker or Sprint are recommended for Vexana since she doesn’t have any mobility skills.

Flicker is great against a crowd control-heavy team composition, while Sprint works best against melee heroes and team compositions with less crowd control.

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You can also go for Flameshot if you want to be aggressive in the early game. It doesn’t do much in the late game, however, as the damage from your skills would be enough to burst anyone within your range.

Recommended emblem

Recommended emblem and talent set for Vexana in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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Vexana boasts one of the highest magic powers in the game, making it essential to enhance this attribute further by choosing the mage emblem.

For talents, opt for Inspire to benefit from cooldown reduction, and Bargain Hunter to enjoy item discount, which is invaluable in the mid to late game.

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As for the core talent, Lethal Ignition stands out as the most suitable choice for her, given that all her skills deal damage to multiple enemies. This talent inflicts significant scorch damage.

With Vexana’s innate magic power and low cooldowns, activating this core talent in skirmishes and large-scale team fights should pose no challenge.

Vexana best build

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Cooldown reduction and magic damage items are your priorities.

Clock of Destiny should be your first item as it gives Vexana survivability with a HP boost and mana so that you can spam your skills as much as possible in the laning phase. You can also go for Enchanted Talisman to benefit from its mana regeneration passive.

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After that, you can then build magic item damage such as Lightning Truncheon or Holy Crystal if your team is far ahead in the game.

If your squad is playing from behind, consider buying Ice Queen Wand or Winter Truncheon for survivability.

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Finish your item build with Blood Wings or Immortality, depending on the situation. Go for the former if you are the main damage dealer in the team, or the latter if the game goes on for more than 25 minutes.

Recommended item build for Vexana in Mobile Legends

  • Arcane Boots
  • Clock of Destiny
  • Winter Truncheon
  • Holy Crystal
  • Divine Glaive
  • Blood Wings

Easy combos to learn

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In the laning phase, keep your opponent’s health bar low by landing a Nether Blast and Deathly Grasp combo.

Once you reach level four, start ganking in the side lanes. You want to use Deathly Grasp first against enemies with mobility skills before casting Eternal Guard and Nether Blast.

In team fights, cast Nether Blast first, followed by Eternal Guard, then use Deathly Grasp on escaping enemy heroes.

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The knockup effect of Eternal Guard is brief, and enemies still have a chance to Flicker away. Hence, it’s recommended that you rely on your roamer to initiate during team fights, such as Atlas, Franco, or Tigreal.

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