If you’re on the search for a powerful yet easy to play EXP lane hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, look no further than fighter hero Zilong, the Spear of Dragon.

The hero’s play style closely resembles that of an assassin.

His Spear Flip and Spear Strike skills lets you swiftly eliminate squishy heroes, while his Supreme Warrior ultimate amplifies both his attack and movement speed. His kit allows him to rapidly traverse the battlefield, catching foes off guard as he makes his way to the enemy’s backline.

While learning his kit might be a walk in the park, becoming really skilled with him requires a lot more effort. This detailed guide covers everything about the hero, including his best build, emblem recommendation, battle spells, and essential combos.

Zilong’s skills in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Passive – Dragon Flurry

After every 3 basic attacks, his next basic attack triggers Dragon Flurry, hitting the target 3 times. Each hit extra physical damage and heals himself at the same time.

  • This passive ability significantly boosts his ability to stay alive during the laning stage since it heals him. When you’re facing tougher opponents in the lane, hold off on striking the minions until they approach your tower – this way, you’ll regain lost health through healing.
  • When you’re in the lead, direct the third enhanced basic attack towards enemy heroes to pressure them into retreating.
  • The duration of this passive lasts for about six seconds. This grants you plenty of time to trigger his passive after attacking an opponent twice.

Skill 1 – Spear Flip

Zilong flings the target enemy over his head, dealing physical damage.

  • Spear Flip is a modified form of airborne crowd control, wherein the enemy is lifted over Zilong’s back.
  • This ability inflicts greater damage when used with Spear Strike
  • During the laning phase, a clever approach to make the most of this skill is when you’re situated near your tower and the enemy strikes you. At this point, use the skill to toss your opponent close to the tower, prompting the tower to target them. This tactic frequently leads to a successful elimination, particularly when confronting adversaries lacking movement abilities.

Skill 2 – Spear Strike

He lunges at the target enemy, dealing physical damage and reducing their physical defense. He then launches a Basic Attack on the same target.

  • The cooldown of Spear Strike is reset if it kills an enemy.
  • Since the skill’s cooldown refreshes whenever it’s used to kill enemy, this skill is good for last hitting minions and securing the extra gold and EXP.
  • Another way of harassing enemies is using Spear Strike on a dying minion before using it again towards an enemy hero. This almost always catches them off guard.
  • Use this skill first before starting a fight with enemies. The physical defense reduction is massive and can be a game changer.

Ultimate – Supreme Warrior

Zilong removes all slow effects on himself and gains movement speed, attack speed, and slow immunity. For the duration, he can trigger Dragon Furry after every 2 Basic Attacks (instead of the previous 3).

  • This transforms Zilong into a formidable force for eliminating enemies during team fights. Whenever a team fight unfolds, activate this skill and maneuver through their formation to target and eliminate carry enemy heroes at the back.
  • Additionally, you can use this ultimate ability as an escape tool during challenging situations.
  • Keep in mind that this skill exclusively removes slow effects and not other forms of crowd control.
  • Given the relatively short cooldown period for this skill, you have the flexibility to employ it nearly whenever it becomes available, particularly when transitioning between different lanes.

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A comprehensive guide on how to play Zilong in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Recommended battle spell

Recommended battle spells for Zilong in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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Because Zilong relies on basic attacks, it’s a good idea to go for Inspire. This spell increases his attack speed and physical penetration, allowing him to proc Dragon Flurry a lot faster.

If the enemy team has three or more crowd control heroes, going for Cleanse is also a wise choice. He has lower defensive stats compared to other fighter heroes, and one crowd control can mean disaster for him.

If you get stunned, you can use the Cleanse along with Supreme Warrior to get out of harm’s way.

Recommended emblem and talents

Recommended emblem and talent for Zilong in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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While Zilong is officially categorized as a fighter hero, the assassin emblem proves more beneficial for him.

This emblem elevates his offensive strength through enhanced attack and penetration, and the extra 3% movement speed synergizes with his Supreme Warrior ultimate.

When considering talent choices, prioritize Rupture for the adaptive penetration boost, and opt for Weapons Master to amplify his physical attack gains from items, emblems, talents, and skills.

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Among the talent options, Killing Spree stands out as the prime choice for Zilong. Its HP regeneration and movement speed surge with each enemy hero elimination helps him stay alive in team fights.

Best build for Zilong

Best build for Zilong in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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One effective build for Zilong combines attack speed and critical damage. Begin with Windtalker to enhance wave clearing speed, then progress to Great Dragon Spear and Berserker’s Fury.

Complete the setup with Blade of Despair and either Demon Hunter Sword or Malefic Roar.

Alternatively, you can opt for the trinity attack speed build: Corrosion Scythe, Demon Hunter Sword, and Golden Staff. This path guarantees that your basic attacks unleash maximum damage.

Sample best build for Zilong in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

  • Rapid Boots
  • Windtalker
  • Great Dragon Spear
  • Berserker’s Fury
  • Demon Hunter Sword
  • Blade of Despair

Easy combos to learn

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In the laning phase, use Spear Strike to last hits minions and secure the extra gold and EXP. If the enemy hero gets close, harass them with Spear Flip.

Once you reach level four, use Supreme Warrior to swiftly traverse to the midlane and gank the enemy mage hero.

If the first Turtle is situated in your lane, stay in lane and use Supreme Warrior only when the enemy team is trying to contest the Turtle.

An effective combo involves initiating with Spear Strike to close the distance, then employing Spear Flip to stun your target, then hit the target with basic attacks. Should an enemy hero fall victim, replicate the same sequence on another enemy hero.

Prioritize Spear Strike as your opening move, capitalizing on the reduced physical defense it inflicts, which in turn accelerates your ability to dispatch foes with greater speed.

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