Hero Adjustments, Battlefield Adjustments and more

With the break of the new year in Mobile Legends, developers at MOONTON Games have devised a lot of small hero balance changes to balance out the meta in the new year of 2024. A lot of content has arrived in the game, which includes the new skins and events for January 2024, along with the release of the new hero, Cici. Let us break down more about the Mobile Legends (MLBB) Patch 1.8.48 Update.

Mobile Legends (MLBB) Patch 1.8.48 Update: Hero Adjustments

Gloo (Buffed)

Gloos are now stronger and smarter together in MLBB.

Ultimate (↑)

  • New Effect: Gloo can now control its host after attaching itself.
  • New Effect: Gloo leaves the host as Goos if the host dies while Gloo is still attached to them.
  • Removed Effect: Passes damage received to its host.
  • Max Attachment Duration: 9s >> 5s

Melissa (Buffed)

Mobile Legends Melissa, Mobile Legends Patch 1.6.46 Update, Mobile Legends November 2023 Leaks
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Developers want Melissa to be less reliant on reducing cooldowns by damaging enemies, with more balanced late-game damage in MLBB.

Skill 1 (↑)

  • Cooldown: 10.5-7s >> 7.5-5s
  • Cooldown Reduced After Attacking Muddles to Deal Damage: 1.5s >> 0.5s

Skill 2 (~)

Damage Transfer Ratio: 70% at all levels >> 60-80%


Upgrade Recommendation: Skill 1 >> Skill 2

Moskov (Buffed)

Moskov’s not dealing enough damage with slower attacks, so developers of MLBB are reverting the nerf on his Attack Speed.

Skill 1 (↑)

Attack Speed Boost: 1.15-1.3x >> 1.15-1.5x

Pharsa (Buffed)

Mobile Legends Patch 1.7.18 Update, Mobile Legends Pharsa "Hierophant" skin free
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The developers have reduced her Ultimate’s cooldown for better mid and late-game mobility in MLBB.

Ultimate (↑)

Cooldown: 42-34s >> 36-30s

Special Skill (↑)

Cooldown: 30s at all levels >> 30-23s (scales with level)

Yve (Buffed)

Devs have slightly increased her damage without her Ultimate.

Skill 2 (↑)

Continuous Base Damage: 90-165 >> 105-180

Claude (Nerfed)

Ultimate (↓)

Physical Bonus: 20% >> 15%

Mobile Legends (MLBB) Patch 1.8.48 Update: Battlefield and System Adjustments

In this section, we will discuss the various battlefield changes, system adjustments and more in MLBB.

Battlefield Adjustments

  • Developers at MOONTON Games have adjusted the strength of Super Minions that spawn after the Base Turret is destroyed and Enhanced Super Minions that spawn after the Lord is slain. The minion waves will be slightly stronger than before.
  • Players have slightly reduced the range of Molten Fiend and Lava Golem and adjusted Lava Golem’s position. Now, a single hero can’t attack 2 Creeps at the same time.
  • Devs have reduced the range of the Lord and Turtles. One can’t be pulled into the middle of a team’s Jungle or River.

Bug Fixes and Other changes

Mobile Legends Patch 1.8.32 Update, Mobile Legends skins events January 2022
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  • An issue was fixed where the hero’s visibility icon didn’t match the enemy’s actual visibility under certain circumstances.
  • Devs have optimized Aurora’s in-match Frost effects and skill indicator.
  • Devs have optimized the saving of Control settings. They are now synced with the account.

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