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"Mobile Legends": Yin Build Guide

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Best Yin Build in “Mobile Legends” (Items, Spells, and Emblems)

So you've chosen Yin as your hero, huh? His role is Fighter, and his specialty is Burst/Control. Looks like you're in for a good game!

As the Martial Genius, Yin needs to be equipped with items that perfectly match his role, specialty, and skills. Moreover, he needs a battle spell and an emblem that suits his playstyle perfectly.

Lucky for you, this guide provides all the help you need in the deciding the best build for Yin. All troops deployed, smash them!

Yin Items

Here are some items you should consider for your build.

Blade of Despair

  • +160 Physical Attack
  • +5% Movement Speed
  • Despair (Unique Passive) – Grants 25% extra Physical Attack for 2 seconds after dealing damage to enemy heroes with less than 50% HP.

Blade of Despair is best built on Yin mid-to-late game.

This item grants Yin a large Physical Attack boost (the largest in the game) and a small Movement Speed boost (for chasing absconding enemy heroes).

Blade of the Heptaseas

  • +70 Physical Attack
  • +250 HP
  • +15 Physical Penetration (Unique Attribute)
  • Ambush (Unique Passive) – Deals 160 plus 40% Physical Attack as extra Physical Damage and slows the target by 40% for 1 second with the next basic attack if no damage is dealt or received in the last 5 seconds.

Blade of Heptaseas is well worth considering on Yin early in the game.

This item provides a decent amount of Physical Attack and Physical Penetration (for starting damage), as well as a small amount of HP (which is very much appreciated in the early game). It also has a Unique Passive (Ambush) that allows Yin to be more effective and efficient in “ganking” or “ambushing” enemy heroes not only in the early game but also in the middle-and-late game.

Bloodlust Axe

  • +70 Physical Attack
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +20% Spell Vamp (Unique Attribute)

Bloodlust Axe is best built on Yin early-to-mid game.

This item offers much-needed offense with its +70 Physical Attack, and survivability with its +20% Spell Vamp. Moreover, the +10% Cooldown Reduction helps a lot in using and re-using skills to assault enemies.

Brute Force Breastplate

  • +770 HP
  • +45 Physical Defense
  • Brute Force (Unique Passive) – Grants 2% Movement Speed, 4 Physical Defense, and 4 Magic Defense for 4 seconds after using a skill and/or dealing basic attacks. This can stack up to 5 times.

Brute Force Breastplate is a great addition to Yin builds that require clashing and surviving bouts.

Since Yin is quite a squishy hero, this item helps him last longer in the battlefield whilst dealing consistent damage, and also allows him to chase enemy heroes that are ripe for the picking.

Endless Battle

  • +65 Physical Attack
  • +5 Mana Regen
  • +250 HP
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +5% Movement Speed
  • +10% Physical Lifesteal
  • Divine Justice (Unique Passive) – Deals 60% Physical Attack as extra True Damage with the next Basic Attack after casting a skill. This Unique Passive has a 1.5-second cooldown.
  • Chase Fate (Unique Passive) – Grants 10% extra Movement Speed after triggering Endless Battle’s Unique Passive (Divine Justice).

Endless Battle offers an increase in multiple attributes for Yin early-to-mid game.

This item increases Physical Attack, HP, Cooldown Reduction, Movement Speed, and Physical Lifesteal, albeit slightly lower than other core items.

Its Unique Passive—Chase Fate—grants Yin even more damage with Basic Attacks after casting a skill, which is helpful because he is reliant on his skills to deal major damage. The 10% Movement Speed from Chase Fate is also a nice bonus, allowing Yin to effortlessly chase succumbing enemy heroes.

Hunter Strike

  • +80 Physical Attack
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • +15 Physical Penetration (Unique Attribute)
  • Retribution (Unique Passive) – Grants 50% Movement Speed that decays over 3 seconds when dealing damage to enemies 5 times in a row. This Unique Passive has a cooldown of 8 seconds.

Hunter Strike is a great late-game item for Yin.

This item provides a large amount of Physical Attack, a decent amount of Cooldown Reduction, and a sizeable amount of Physical Penetration. It is useful for chasing and hunting enemy heroes, and dealing the final blow.

Immortality

  • +800 HP
  • +20 Physical Defense
  • Immortal (Unique Passive) – Resurrects the hero 2.5 seconds after death, gaining 16% Max HP and a 220-1200 shield (scales with level) that lasts 3 seconds). This Unique Passive has a 210-second cooldown.

Immortality can be built for Yin in mid-game for insurance and steadiness, or late-game for extra protection.

Yin can die frequently because of his fragility, so this is where Immortality comes in. It acts as coverage to keep him safe and steady until he is strong enough to wipe enemies with ease.

Malefic Roar

  • +60 Physical Attack
  • +35% Physical Penetration (Unique Attribute)
  • Armor Buster (Unique Passive) – Grants 0.05% Physical Penetration for each point of the enemy’s Physical Defense with each attack. This Physical Penetration effect is capped at 20%.

Malefic Roar is a perfect end-game item for Yin.

After building all of Yin’s core items, this item serves to boost his Physical damage even further, making sure that every blow from him really hurts.

There’s a situation that makes this item shine even more—it’s when enemy heroes have high Physical Defense! The higher their Physical Defense, the more damage Yin can dish out on them. With this item, it becomes easier for Yin to go toe-to-toe with tanky and sturdy heroes.

Queen’s Wings

  • +15 Physical Attack
  • +900 HP
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • Demonize (Unique Passive) – Grants 20% Damage Reduction and 35% extra Spell Vamp for 5 seconds when HP drops below 40%. This Unique Passive has a 60-second cooldown.

Queen’s Wings shine brightest for Yin late-game by greatly increasing his survivability.

This item renders Yin a lot sturdier with its +900 HP and Unique Passive (Demonize), which in turn gives him more time to dish out serious damage.

Although this item adds only a slight amount of Physical Attack, its Cooldown Reduction makes it all worthwhile as Yin is empowered to use and re-use his skills even more frequently.

Rose Gold Meteor

  • +60 Physical Attack
  • +30 Magic Defense
  • +5% Physical Lifesteal
  • Lifeline (Unique Passive) – Grants a 510-1350 shield (scales with level) and 25 Magic Defense for 3 seconds when HP drops below 30%. This Unique Passive has a 40-second cooldown.

Rose Gold Meteor is nice item to consider for Yin in the late game.

This item offers a decent amount of Physical Attack (for more damage), a decent amount of Magic Defense (to guard against Magic Attack-based heroes), and a bit of Physical Lifesteal for extra survivability.

Moreover, this item has a Unique Passive—Lifeline—that provides Yin a shield that increases his survivability even more.

Swift Boots

  • +40 Movement Speed
  • +15% Attack Speed

Swift Boots would be a great choice of footwear for Yin if you’re going for an offensive build. After all, the faster Yin’s attacks are, the faster he can eliminate enemies.

Tough Boots

  • +40 Movement Speed
  • +22 Magic Defense
  • Fortitude (Unique Passive) – Gains 30% Resilience.

Tough Boots would be a great choice of footwear for Yin if the enemy team composition is mostly Magic Damage dealers and Crowd Control heroes.

War Axe

  • +35 Physical Attack
  • +550 HP
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • Fighting Spirit (Unique Passive) – Attacks grant 10 extra Physical Attack and 2 extra Physical Penetration for 3 seconds, capped at 8 stacks (the effect is reduced to 3 extra Physical Attack and 1 extra Physical Penetration for Marksmen/Mages/Supports). Gains 15% extra Movement Speed at full stacks.

War Axe is a great early-to-mid game item for Yin.

This item provides a decent of amount of Physical Attack, some much-needed HP (for the early game) and a much-appreciated +10% Cooldown Reduction.

As for its effect, War Axe grants even more Physical Damage as Yin doles out his flurry of attacks. The extra Movement Speed also helps a lot in chasing enemy heroes.

Warrior Boots

  • +40 Movement Speed
  • +22 Physical Defense
  • Valor (Unique Passive) – Gains 5 extra Physical Defense for 3 seconds when struck by a Basic Attack, capped at 25.

Warrior Boots would be a great choice of footwear for Yin if the enemy team composition is mostly Physical Damage dealers.

Yin Item Build Ideas

Here are some recommended items for various builds.

Demonic God

  • Tough Boots
  • Bloodlust Axe
  • Blade of Despair
  • Immortality
  • Queen’s Wings
  • Malefic Roar

If you’re looking for a perfectly balanced build for Yin, then I suggest you take into serious consideration the Demonic God build.

Why this build you ask? Well, it strikes a perfect balance between offense and defense—‘nuff said!

Bloodlust Axe, Blade of Despair, and Malefic Roar provide the gunpower, while Tough Boots, Immortality, and Malefic Roar provide the cover.

There is nothing complicated about this item build. You can swap the building priority of Blade of Despair and Immortality depending on your needs, and that’s about it!

Master Duelist

  • Swift Boots
  • War Axe
  • Bloodlust Axe
  • Hunter Strike
  • Blade of Despair
  • Malefic Roar

Feeling a bit fearless I see! Well, I guess the Master Duelist build would fit your Yin well!

This build is armed and loaded; it’s all about offense! From the Swift Boots, which grants Yin more Attack Speed, to the War Axe, Bloodlust Axe, Hunter Strike, Blade of Despair, and Malefic Roar, which all maximize Yin’s offensive power, the Master Duelist build truly packs a punch!

Be careful when using this build though. It renders Yin defenseless, so watch out for danger and exercise extreme caution. Yin might hit hard with this build, but enemies might hit him even harder if you’re not careful enough.

Unbreakable Oni

  • Warrior Boots
  • Bloodlust Axe
  • Brute Force Breastplate
  • Blade of Despair
  • Queen’s Wings
  • Immortality

Hmmm… You strike me as a defensive player, so here’s the Unbreakable Oni build for you to consider on Yin!

This is a no-nonsense build that focuses on keeping Yin alive and threatening. After all, a dead Yin is no threat at all!

With this build, Yin can take hits while he dishes them out himself for as long as he possibly can.

Yin Spell Build

Here are the spells you should consider.

Execute

You can turn Yin into a killing machine depending on how proficient you are in maneuvering him. And as a killing machine, what battle spell is best other than Execute?

It’s all simple logic—more sources of damage mean more kills! And Execute is a battle spell that can maximize Yin’s damage potential.

Flicker

Flicker here, Flicker there, why the heck not, right?

If you dislike getting hunted, chased, and/or killed, then it is best to equip a battle spell that is convenient for escaping.

Hear ye, though; Flicker isn’t just for escaping! Once you’re confident about your set-up for Yin, you can, in turn, use it to hunt, chase, and kill all opposition yourself.

Retribution

Looks like you’ve got the “Jungling” role, huh? Then you’ve got no choice; Retribution is now your bread and butter!

As for the enhancement for this battle spell, may I suggest Flame Retribution? Not only does this enhancement allow Yin to deal extra damage against an enemy hero, it also absorbs some Physical Attack and Magic Power, which increases his offensive power even more.

Yin Emblem Build

Here are the emblems you should consider.

Assassin Emblem

Yin may be a Fighter, but one of his most effective playstyles is that of an Assassin. Thus the reason why the Assassin Emblem is perfect for him!

As far as talents go, “High and Dry” and “Bounty Hunter” are your best options.

Fighter Emblem

You can’t go wrong with the Fighter Emblem, especially for a true-blue fighter like Yin.

All three talents: “Unbending Will,” “Festival of Blood,” and “Disabling Strike” synergize well with Yin’s playstyle, so just pick whichever you like.

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