Best Emblem, Building, and Gameplay Tips


Zilong from Mobile Legend is a very powerful Assassin/Fighter type hero capable of inflicting significant physical damage in seconds. He excels at ambushing enemies while drastically decimating their HP using his enhanced Basic, this and many other attributes make him a dangerous hero against solo laners and lifetime enemies alike. In this Mobile Legends guide, we’ll be looking at the best emblem, spell, build, including tips and tricks to dominate every game with Zilong.

We have already discussed how to master the game with other Mobile Legends heroes like Miya, Ling, Wanwan, Pharsa, Carmilla, Silvanna, Hayabusa, Atlas, Luo Yi, Yu Zhong, Aurora, Khaleed, Freya, Khufra, X.Borg, Lesley, Tigreal, HylosValir, Cecilion, Lylia, Uranus, Barats, Odette, Angela, Vale, Rafaela, Hanzo, Esmeralda, Brody, Lapu-Lapu, Nana, Benedetta, hilda, Matilda, Selena, Jaw, Cabbage, Paquito, Tammuz, Lunax, Yi Sun-Shin, Yves, Gatotkaca, Karrie, Ruby, Beatrix, Gloo, Argus, Baxia, Granger, Phoveus, Hanabi, Alpha, harley, Karine, Eudora, Nathan, Dyrrot, balmond, Aulus, Guinevere, Sun, Belerick, Florin, Has my, valentina, Kagura, Saber, Leomor, Bruno Akai, Scourge, Edith, martis, Alucard, Gusion, Change, yin, Clint, Alice, Groc, Kaditaand Popol and Kupa. So be sure to check out those hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Zilong.

Skills analysis

Zilong has three active skills and one passive skill like all other heroes in the game. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will also talk about skills to use in certain scenarios as well as skill combos to be able to play Zilong to his fullest.

Passive – Dragon Flurry

Every 3 basic attacks, Zilong gains Dragon Flurry on the next basic attack, attacking the target multiple times, dealing 150% base attack damageand restore Zilong’s HP equal to 50% of his Physical ATK. Remember, Dragon Flurry only benefits from Demon Hunter Sword once.

Skill 1 – Throw Flip

skill 1 zilong

Zilong lifts an enemy over his back, dealing 250/270/290/310/330/350 (+80% total Physical ATK) Physical damage.

Skill 2 – Spear Strike

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Zilong rushes to the target and strikes with his dragon spear, inflicting 250/290/330/370/410/450 (+60% total physical ATK) Physical damage to the target, reducing the target’s physical defense by 15/18/21/24/27/30 for 2s, and immediately launching a basic attack.

Ultimate – Supreme Warrior (Buff)

ultimate skill 3 zilong

Zilong wins 40% movement speed, 45/60/75% attack speedand slow immunity for 7.5s. Slow effects are removed when skill casting. While Supreme Warrior is active, Dragon Flurry can be triggered every two basic attacks instead of every three basic attacks.

Skill-up method for Zilong

It is advised to unlock skill 2 first to clear lanes easily, upgrade skill 1 accordingly and ultimate whenever available.

Best Emblem and Spell Set for Zilong in Mobile Legends

Emblem Setup

The most ideal emblem to use for Zilong is custom Assassin’s Emblem. The Assassin’s Emblem should provide an additional physical attack as well as the physical penetration needed to blast enemy units. Thus, in the first level, it is advisable to choose Bravery which provides additional physical attacks.

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Custom Assassin Emblem for Zilong

While in the second tier, go for Invasion for extra physical penetration against enemy units with high physical defense. Finally, choose Killing Spree to get extra HP regeneration every time you kill an enemy hero.

combat spells

  • Punishment: If your team does not have a jungler, you can opt for Retribution in order to jungle and farm quickly.
  • Arrival: This spell is useful for covering long distances and clearing lanes, proper use of this spell can make it difficult for your enemies to steal turrets or push lanes.
  • Run: For extra damage, in solo or team fights, one can opt for this spell for proper finishes.
  • Inspire: This spell is useful because it provides additional attack speed and HP regeneration, which can be essential when dealing with multiple enemies in a lane.

Best builds for Zilong in Mobile Legends

One can try many versions on Zilong. All you have to do is just follow the enemy’s choice and then decide the role on the battlefield. We have set the following model to try with Zilong on the battlefield.

Boots: If equipped with retaliation, it is advisable to take Quick Boots and bless him with it. But if your team already has a jungler, you can go to the Exp lane and opt for Warrior Boots (For additional physical defense) or Quick Boots (For additional attack speed), depending on the composition of the enemies.

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Best Builds for Zilong

Depending on the style of play, one can choose to take Blade of Hepetases Mers since it would make it easier to smash through most enemies, this gear is best suited for assassin-type gameplay. Alternatively, one could opt for Endless Battle for extra damage and durability.

Basic equipment like Berserker’s Fury and scarlet ghost provides the necessary CCritical chance, attack speed as well as additional physical ATK are needed to detonate even durable tanks. Overcoming the already high damage built with Blade of Despair makes it much easier to decimate enemies even in seconds. Finally, go for Immortality for extra physical defense and a second chance to blast high damage dealers.

Mobile Legends Zilong Game Tips

As previously discussed, Zilong excels at ambushing enemies while drastically decimating their HP using his enhanced base skill. However, a player must need a good understanding of the map get the most out of any hero. According to its gameplay, it can be broken down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Zilong guide includes the perfect game plan for the beginning, middle, and end of the game.

Beginning of the game

If equipped with a Retribution spell, head to the jungle and go take the purple buff, then take the Lithowander creep before taking your team’s red buff. After upgrading the Retribution spell by eliminating at least 5 creeps, one can switch to the gold lane to gank the enemy sniper and take the Gold Crab.

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Zilong in mobile legends

After successfully ganking the enemy, continue to take the turtle for your team. But if he’s not equipped with Retribution, switch to the Exp lane and take down minions while trying not to be too aggressive on the battlefield. Just in case the enemy gets too greedy to gank you in your turret, use Spear Flip to lure them into the turret so the turret deals extra damage to them. You can perform the following combo to get the upper hand in the early game.

Skill 2 + Basic Attack + Skill 1

mid game

After unlocking Zilong’s Ultimate, properly max the skill buff in lane rotation easily as well as fight enduring enemies, mostly fighters rather than tanks, and also use it to hunt enemies for life. After obtaining at least two pieces of gear, Zilong begins to outshine other heroes due to the high damage he can inflict in seconds.

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Zilong on the MLBB battlefield

To properly use his burst abilities, always try to ambush enemies by staying in the bushes. This burst ability is mainly due to the high critical chance he gets from his gear as well as his Dragon Flurry passive which makes it even easier to land critical damage. Perform the following deadly combo to hit first mid-game.

Skill 3+ Skill 2 + Basic Attack + Skill 1

Game over

Zilong greatly eclipses the other heroes in the late game as he greatly excels at taking down turrets and objectives (including the Lord) in solo, as well as blowing up enemies. Note that when playing late game, always prioritize enemy damage dealers before entering the battlefield, this must be done in order to avoid unnecessary deaths, also wait for your tank to initiate battles. team since he’s not really capable of initiating ganks on his own.

Heroes who counter Zilong Heroes that Zilong can counter
Tigreal Pharsa
Natalie Layla
Masha Claudius

Final Thoughts

As discussed earlier, Zilong is a very powerful Assassin/Fighter in-game. A great choice for ranked games, Zilong is definitely a good fit for the current meta. These tips will surely help you guide easy wins with Zilong in Mobile Legends. You can also view our latest tier list to learn more about this current season’s revamped meta heroes.

That’s it for today’s Mobile Legends Zilong guide. Do you prefer to use Zilong in another way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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