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"Mobile Legends": Ruby Item Build Guide

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Beast Killer? Immortality? Magic Shoes? Figure out which items to equip Ruby with in "Mobile Legends" with the help of this handy guide!

Beast Killer? Immortality? Magic Shoes? Figure out which items to equip Ruby with in "Mobile Legends" with the help of this handy guide!

Do you like using Ruby in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang? If your answer is yes, then this guide is for you!

As the Little Red Hood, Ruby needs to be equipped with the proper items so she can fulfill her dream of creating the happiest possible future for everyone. Fortunately, this guide provides item build ideas for you to use so you can lead her to victory.

Item Build Ideas for Ruby

Without further ado, here are three item builds that synergize well with Ruby’s grim nature. You can follow them to a tee or even tweak them a little bit. Do whatever it takes to be a legend!

  1. Undead Scythe
  2. Soul Reaper
  3. Life Stealer

1. Undead Scythe

Impregnable defense is the highlight of this build. Taking into account Ruby’s ‘Let’s Dance!’ passive skill, this build further augments her overwhelming defensive power to last longer on the battlefield. As a matter of fact, this build turns Ruby into a ‘tank’ rather than a ‘fighter.’

There’s no problem with cooldown reduction when it comes to the Undead Scythe build. In fact, among the three item builds collected here, this one provides the most cooldown reduction—capping at 35%! Having said that, Ruby becomes capable of spamming her skills mindlessly—damaging the enemies consistently, stealing some HP, and triggering her defense-boosting passive skill even more!

If you’re into using Ruby as a semi-tank/semi fighter kind of hero, then the Undead Scythe build might be the best option for you!

Item Stats and Bonuses

1. Magic Shoes

  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +40 Movement Speed (Unique)

2. Haas’s Claw

  • +70 Physical Attack
  • +20% Lifesteal (Unique)
  • Unique Passive (Insanity): Grants an extra 10% Lifesteal when HP drops below 40%.

3. Dominance Ice

  • +500 Mana
  • +70 Armor
  • +5% Critical Chance Reduction
  • +15% Cooldown Reduction (Unique)
  • Unique Passive (Arctic Cold): Slows down nearby enemies by 5% of their Movement Speed and 30% of their Attack Speed.

4. Wings of the Apocalypse Queen

  • +15 Physical Attack
  • +1000 HP
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • Unique Passive (Demonize): Reduces the damage that the hero receives by 50% and increases the Lifesteal effect by 30% for 5 seconds when HP drops below 40%. This effect has a cooldown of 50 seconds.

5. Twilight Armor

  • +1200 HP
  • +400 Mana
  • +50 HP Regeneration
  • Unique Passive (Defiance): Enables the hero to take only 900 points of physical damage at most for up to 5 seconds after initially taking over 900 points of physical damage from the enemies. This effect has a cooldown of 5 seconds.

6. Immortality

  • +800 HP
  • +40 Magic Resistance
  • Unique Passive (Immortal): Resurrects the hero 2 seconds after dying and gains 15% HP and a shield that can absorb 300-1000 points of damage for 3 seconds. This effect has a cooldown of 180 seconds.

2. Soul Reaper

The Soul Reaper build sacrifices a bit of defensive power in exchange for offensive power. But mind you, this is not disadvantageous for Ruby at all! Since Ruby’s specialty lies in life-stealing, the slight decrease in defense for this build is compensated by the her boost in Lifesteal effect.

Notable Items

The Beast Killer may not be a mainstay item for Ruby, but since this build has its focus on offensive power, it can help her effectively farm for experience and gold early on. Also, it provides a neat amount of preliminary defense for Ruby so that she can still be considered durable in the early stages of the game. In the late stages of the game, you can freely exchange this item for another attack-boosting or defense-boosting item.

I must say that the Soul Reaper build is actually a well-balanced build. It not only offers Ruby great offense, but also a slight amount of defense and an improved Lifesteal effect. Overall, this is the build to choose if you want to use Ruby as a ‘fighter.’

Item Stats and Bonuses

1. Beast Killer

  • +20 Armor
  • +20 Magic Resistance
  • +30% Damage to Monsters (Unique)
  • Unique Passive (Greed): Gains 30% extra experience when jungling. Also, regains 4% of total HP and 10% of total Mana after killing a jungle monster.
  • Unique Passive (Gorge): Increases physical and magic defense by 3 points every time a jungle monster is killed. This effect can stack up to 10 times. Also, the “Retribution” battle spell becomes applicable to enemy heroes by having the effect of reducing their Movement Speed by 70%, which gradually decays within 3 seconds. Using “Retribution” also temporarily grants your hero a shield that’s based on the hero’s total HP.

2. Magic Shoes

  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +40 Movement Speed (Unique)

3. Haas’s Claw

  • +70 Physical Attack
  • +20% Lifesteal (Unique)
  • Unique Passive (Insanity): Grants an extra 10% Lifesteal when HP drops below 40%.

4. Endless Battle

  • +65 Physical Attack
  • +25 Mana Regeneration
  • +250 HP
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +5% Movement Speed
  • +15% Lifesteal
  • Unique Passive (Divine Justice): Deals extra true damage equal to 85% of Physical Attack with the next basic attack after using a skill. This effect has a cooldown of 1.5 seconds.
  • Unique Passive (Chase Fate): Increases the hero’s Movement Speed by 15% whenever Divine Justice is triggered.

5. Rose Gold Meteor

  • +60 Physical Attack
  • +30 Magic Resistance
  • +5% Lifesteal
  • Unique Passive (Lifeline): Grants a shield that can absorb 510-1350 damage (increases with level) for 3 seconds when the hero’s HP drops below 30%. This effect has a cooldown of 40 seconds.

6. Wings of the Apocalypse Queen

  • +15 Physical Attack
  • +1000 HP
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • Unique Passive (Demonize): Reduces the damage that the hero receives by 50% and increases the Lifesteal effect by 30% for 5 seconds when HP drops below 40%. This effect has a cooldown of 50 seconds.

3. Life Stealer

When it comes to life-stealing, the Life Stealer build outshines the two other builds previously mentioned. This build does not only improve Ruby’s Lifesteal effect to the highest degree. It also acts as a set with items dedicated for tanking and support.

Although this build renders Ruby quite flimsy during the early stages of the game, once she completes her core items, she becomes a tough cookie to crack! This build is not only about recovering insane amounts of HP with her unparalleled Lifesteal effect. It is also about possessing enough defense to withstand the attacks from the enemies and having some debuffing power with the help of the Thunder Belt to slow them down. Not to mention, Ruby already has skills that are perfect for crowd control so she’s already a great support.

How to Use This Build

Lifesteal, defense, crowd control effects, and some attack power—what else do you need?! With this build, Ruby is ready to take on multiple enemies and annoy the heck out of them under her scythe. Just be sure that you have your allies rallying behind you to deal the decisive blows or else Ruby’s supportive role becomes all for naught.

Item Stats and Bonuses

1. Endless Battle

  • +65 Physical Attack
  • +25 Mana Regeneration
  • +250 HP
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +5% Movement Speed
  • +15% Lifesteal
  • Unique Passive (Divine Justice): Deals extra true damage equal to 85% of Physical Attack with the next basic attack after using a skill. This effect has a cooldown of 1.5 seconds.
  • Unique Passive (Chase Fate): Increases the hero’s Movement Speed by 15% whenever Divine Justice is triggered.

2. Warrior Boots

  • +22 Armor
  • +40 Movement Speed (Unique)
  • Unique Passive (Valor): Raises Physical Defense by 5 points for 3 seconds every time a basic attack is received from the enemies. This effect can stack up to 5 times for a total increase of 25 points in Physical Defense.

3. Haas’s Claw

  • +70 Physical Attack
  • +20% Lifesteal (Unique)
  • Unique Passive (Insanity): Grants an extra 10% Lifesteal when HP drops below 40%.

4. Thunder Belt

  • +800 HP
  • +30 Mana Regeneration
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +40 Armor
  • Unique Passive (Thunderbolt): Deals bonus attack damage equal to 2% of the hero’s total HP with the next basic attack after using a skill. This unique passive also slows down enemy targets and their surrounding allies for 1.5 seconds on hit. This effect can only trigger once every 1.5 seconds.

5. Demon’s Advent

  • +920 HP
  • +54 Armor
  • +30 HP Regeneration
  • Unique Passive (Deter): Reduces the attack power of enemy heroes by 6% for 2 seconds whenever they attack your hero. This effect can stack up to 3 times.

6. Wings of the Apocalypse Queen

  • +15 Physical Attack
  • +1000 HP
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • Unique Passive (Demonize): Reduces the damage that the hero receives by 50% and increases the Lifesteal effect by 30% for 5 seconds when HP drops below 40%. This effect has a cooldown of 50 seconds.