Mobile Legends Patch 1.8.08: Hero Buffs, New Items, and More!

Mobile Legends
09/08/2023 | Mobile Legends: Bang Bang patch 1.8.08 is here with huge changes. | Credits: Moonton

Moonton, the developer of the popular mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, has unveiled the latest game-changing update – patch 1.8.08. This update brings a host of adjustments that touch upon heroes, talents, items, and overall gameplay, aiming to provide players with a more balanced and engaging experience. Let’s delve into the key highlights of this update and explore how it will reshape the Mobile Legends landscape.

Hero Adjustments

In this patch, a total of 12 heroes received buffs to improve their performance on the battlefield.


Passive – Assassin Instinct

  • New Effect: Natalia camouflages herself after remaining in the bush for 1s
  • Taking damage will immediately end the Camouflage state. While she no longer marks enemies, she retains her Enhanced Basic Attacks for 1s after leaving the Camouflage state
  • Initial critical damage increased from 140% to 150%
  • Enhanced basic attack damage decreased from 200 + 130% physical attack to 200 + 110% physical attack
  • Fixed an issue where her Enhanced Basic Attacks wouldn’t deal enough damage to Creeps or Turrets

Skill 1 – Claw Dash

  • Damage increased from 185-260 + 40% physical attack to 250-350 + 50% physical attack

Skill 2 – Smoke Bomb

  • Slow effect increased from 25%-50% to 25%-75%
  • Removed attack speed boost
  • Fixed an issue where the actual area of effect didn’t match the area shown

Ultimate – The Hunt

  • Removed the physical attack increased for 3s upon casting
  • New Effect: crit chance increases by 15-45% when the ultimate is upgraded


Skill 1 – Aulus, Charge!

  • Cooldown increased from 10s at all levels to 16-14s (scales with level)
  • Duration increased from 3s to 5s
  • New Frontal Damage Reduction Effect: Every 10 extra physical attack increases damage reduction by 1%, up to 60%

Skill 2 – The Power of Axe

  • Cooldown decreased from 10-5s (scales with level) to 5s at all levels
  • Attack Speed Boost adjusted from 200% at all levels to 100%-200% (scales with level)
  • HP Regen decreased from 25-100 + 35% extra physical attack to 50-100

Ultimate – Undying Fury

  • Hammer Craft changed from 15% Lifesteal to 10% Crit Chance
  • The first damage bonus decreased from 140% extra physical attack to 100% extra physical attack
  • Continuous damage bonus decreased from 60% extra physical attack to 40% extra physical attack
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Passive – Pursuit

  • Now deals extra damage when hitting enemy heroes with skills (Hitting Minions at the same time doesn’t reduce his damage to heroes)
  • Skill damage ratio upon hitting an enemy hero decreased from 1.5x to 1.3x
  • Enhanced basic attack’s damage ratio increased from 1.2x to 1.4x

Ultimate – Fission Wave

  • New Effect: Gains 5%-15% hybrid lifesteal after unlocking the ultimate
  • Extra hybrid lifesteal upon casting the ultimate decreased from 28%-40% to 15%-25%

Yu Zhong

Passive – Cursing Touch

  • Optimized Sha Residue’s flying path as it returns to Yu Zhong after it erupts and slightly raised its flight speed (HP Regen speed is now faster)
  • New Effect: Yu Zhong gains 30% extra movement speed when Sha Residue erupts
  • Removed Effect: Sha Essence

Skill 1 -Dragon Tail

  • Cooldown adjusted from 7-5.5s to 6-4.5s
  • Spell vamp ratio to minions increased from 50% to 100%

Skill 2 – Soul Grip

  • Slightly increased the range of his enhanced basic attacks

Ultimate – Black Dragon Form

  • He no longer deals damage to nearby enemies when he enters Dragonoid form.



  • Attack speed growth decreased from 3.45% to 2%

Skill 1 – Dual Beam

  • Damage increased from 125-225 + 60% total physical attack to 175-300 + 80% Total Physical Attack

Ultimate – Full Barrage

  • New Effect: Increases attack speed by 50%


Ultimate – Heavy Crossbow

  • Cooldown decreased from 45-39s to 30-24s
  • Duration decreased from 15s to 10s


Ultimate – Swan Song

  • New buffed effect: Use again while her ultimate is active to dash in the target direction


Passive – Angry Gloom

  • Gloom flying speed increased from 12 to 16

Skill 2- Shadow Energy

  • Energy charging time decreased from 9-9s to 9.8-5s

Ultimate – Black Shoes

  • Effect Removed: Restores all Shadow Energy charges


Passive – Dragon Flurry

  • Damage adjusted from 50% total physical attack to 30 + 40% total physical attack
  • HP Regen adjusted from 50% total physical attack (1 Time) to 30 + 20% total physical attack (3 Times)
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Skill 2 – Spear Strike

  • The skill cooldown now also resets if a Minion dies within 0.5s after Zilong deals damage to them.


Passive – The Oath Keeper

  • Every 1% of Leomord’s Crit Chance will be converted into 1 Physical Attack

Ultimate – Phantom Steed

  • Cooldown decreased from 45-35s to 40-30s


Skill 1 – Be Good!

  • Base damage decreased from 90-215 to 90 at all levels
  • Total physical attack bonus increased from 70%-95% to 70-130%
  • Cooldown decreased from 4s at all levels to 4-3s (scales with level)


Skill 1 – Infinite Extension

  • Base damage increased from 350-600 to 425-625


Skill 1 – Magic Boomerang

  • Base damage increased from 245-370 → 320-440
  • Magic Power Bonus decreased from 120% to 100%

Ultimate – Molina Blitz

  • Base damage decreased from 400-680 to 440-660
  • Magic power bonus decreased from 180% to 160%


Passive – Nether Touch

  • Base damage decreased from 220-500 to 108-500

Skill 2 – Curse Blast

  • Base Damage increased from 450-750 to 580-850
  • Magic power bonus decreased from 200% to 180%


Skill 1 – Contract Soul Steal

  • Stacks Gained from Siege Minion Kills increased from 4 to 10
  • Stacks gained from nearby Siege Minion deaths increased from 2 to 5
  • Skill 1 Damage increase per stack decreased from 6 to 5


Passive – Blood Ancestry

  • Siege Minions now drop 2 blood orbs when killed
  • Max HP increase per orb decreased from 10 to 8
  • Max mana increase per orb decreased from 20 to 15
  • The number of orbs required for extra movement speed increased from 50 to 60


Skill 2 – Ghost Bursters

  • Nether energy bounces on hero hits decreased from 3 to 2
  • Magic power bonus increased 72% to 86%



  • Attack speed ratio decreased from 100% to 80%

Passive – Cloud Walker

  • Crit chance multiplier decreased from 2x to 1.5x


Skill 2 – Void Crystal

  • Slow Effect decreased from 25%-75% to 15%-40%

Ultimate – Real World Manipulation

  • Slow Effect from swiping decreased from 75% to 40%
  • Cooldown increased from 58-50s to 60s


Skill 2 – Spirit Combo

  • Cooldown increased from 9-6s to 10-8s
  • Time to cast the skill again decreased from 5s to 3.5s
  • Changed skill effects from max attack speed to 200% Attack Speed
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Passive – Beta, Advance!

  • Extra physical attack bonus decreased from 100% to 80%

Skill 2 – Force Swing

  • Base damage adjusted from 250-500 to 180-500
  • HP Regen: adjusted 100-200 to 40-200


Ultimate – Final Slash

  • Cooldown increased from 20-16s to 30-24s
  • Slightly increased the skill’s foreswing time and added a warning effect

Mobile Legends Patch 1.8.08 Battlefield Adjustments


Great Dragon Spear (New)

  • +70 Physical Attack
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +20% Crit Chance
  • Unique Passive – Supreme Warrior
  • Casting the Ultimate grants 15% extra Movement Speed for 7.5s (Cooldown: 15s)
  • Build path: Iron Hunting Bow + Legion Sword + Javelin
  • Price: 2140

Haas’ Claws

  • Physical attack decreased from 70 → 30
  • New buffed attribute: 20% Attack speed
  • New buffed attribute: 20% Crit chance
  • Unique passive Insanity removed
  • New buffed unique passive: Gains 20% extra Attack Speed upon critical hits
  • Price increased from 1810 to 2020

Rapid Boots

  • New buffed Attribute: 35% Slow effect reduction
  • Movement speed decreased from 70 to 65

Twilight Armor

  • Damage reflection increased from 20% damage before reduction to 30% damage before reduction

Steel Legplates

  • Price increased from 530 to 630

Emblem and Talents Changes in Mobile Legends Patch 1.8.08


  • Basic Common Emblem’s hybrid regen decreased from 15 to 12


  • Agility’s movement speed decreased from 5% to 4%
  • Master Assassin’s damage increase increased from 4% to 5%
  • Life Drain’s mana regen increased from 1.5% to 2.5%
  • Tenacity: Defense Increased from 18 to 15
  • Brave Smite: HP regen decreased from 5% to 4%
  • Killing Spree’s HP regen increased from 8% to 10%

Incorporating a wide array of hero enhancements, innovative item introductions like the Great Dragon Spear, and thoughtful adjustments to emblems and talents, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang patch 1.8.08 is a testament to Moonton’s commitment to refining gameplay dynamics and fostering a balanced and captivating experience for players. With these changes, players can anticipate a more strategic and engaging gameplay landscape that caters to both newcomers and seasoned veterans, reaffirming Moonton’s dedication to evolving and enriching the Mobile Legends universe.

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