How To Play Gatotkaca In Mobile Legends
Last Updated: January 30, 2022
One of the hardest hitting tanks in Mobile Legends is Gatotkaca. Coming straight from India’s most influential epic, the Mahabharata, this hero has everything you could possibly want from a tank. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started playing the Mighty Legend.
Tanks are some of the best heroes to main in Mobile Legends. Unlike other heroes, they can remain viable in the meta even if it changes. There’s a universality to their kits and the way they’re played that never goes out of style. Gatotkaca is a prime example of a tank that can do everything you expect from the class. He is a great initiator, has a lot of crowd control, and is strong during team fights. Not to mention, he can be played as an offlaner that deals pretty decent damage while remaining incredibly durable. There’s not much holes to his game which speaks to just how strong he is as a hero. His only real weakness is the fact that his cooldowns are a bit long. But when you’re a hero as tanky as Gatotkaca, this shouldn’t be an issue as he can find other ways to be useful for his team.
Gatotkaca’s abilities are all geared towards disrupting enemies and dealing crowd control effects. All of his abilities have some form of CC like a slow, a taunt, or an AoE knock up. There’s no shortage of ways he can peel for his team and be a nightmare for the enemy.
Passive – Steel Bones
Gatotkaca converts 2% of his lost HP into Physical Defense, capped at 200. For each 300 damage (pre-damage reduction) he takes, Gatotkaca gains 5 Rage, capped at 100. Upon reaching over 25 Rage, his next Basic Attack will be enhanced, consuming all the Rage, dealing extra Magic Damage and restoring HP to him based on the amount of Rage consumed. The damage scales with his Rage, Level, and Attack.
Gatotkaca’s passive is one of the best in the game. It makes him super tanky without having to fully commit to building only Physical Defense items. This opens up opportunities for him to build pretty good Magic Defense items. With a typical full tank build, Gatotkaca will have enough resistances to withstand attacks from both Physical and Magic damage dealers.
First Skill – Blast Iron Fist
Gatotkaca shatters the ground in front of him, dealing 200 / 220 / 240 / 260 / 280 / 300 (+150% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage.
Enemies trapped in the shattered area will be slowed by 40% while continuously taking 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 140 / 150 (+20% Total Magic Power) (maximum of 700 / 770 / 840 / 910 / 980 / 1050 (+140% Total Magic Power)) Magic Damage (for 7 times).
This is Gatotkaca’s primary damaging ability. You’ll use this to deal a bit of burst damage while slowing down the enemy. It’s perfect for dueling and ensuring that you can stick close to your targets.
Second Skill – Unbreakable
Gatotkaca charges for a short period, then dashes in a designated direction and shouts loudly, dealing 200 / 220 / 240 / 260 / 280 / 300 (+100% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage and forcing enemies on the path to attack him for 1.5 seconds. Dash distance scales with charge duration.
This is what makes Gatotkaca a champion that can stick really close to his targets. This is essentially a blink, a taunt, and a damaging ability all rolled into one. You’ll lead with this ability whenever you roam for a gank to ensure that your teammates can follow up.
Ultimate – Avatar of the Guardian
Gatotkaca jumps to a designated area, knocking nearby enemies into the air for 1 second and dealing 500 / 750 / 1000 (+300% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage. Enemies near the center of the area will be knocked airborne for a longer duration (up to 2 seconds). Enemies on the fringes will be pulled to the center. Camera will follow the Skill Indicator but will not provide extra sight.
This is Gatotkaca’s signature ability and what he’s best known for. This allows him to be a team fighting monster that can disrupt whatever strategy or tactics that your enemies have up their sleeves. There’s lots of ways you can use this ability but you’ll mostly be using it to either start or disrupt a team fight.
As Gatotkaca, your only focus when building items is to increase your already impressive durability. While you can get by on your passive and not build Physical Defense items, you would be better off building some of these items to cover all your resistances. This makes you even tankier than you already are. Out of all the tank items, there are 3 items we would consider essential to Gatotkaca. These core items are Cursed Helmet, Dominance Ice, and Immortality.
- Cursed Helmet
+25 Magic Defense
Unique Passive – Burning Soul: Deals 1.5% Magic Damage equal to the Max HP to nearby enemies per second. The damage will increase 50% to Minions.
- Dominance Ice
+70 Physical Defense
+5% Movement Speed
Unique Passive: +10% CD Reduction
Unique Passive – Arctic Cold: Reduces the Shield and HP Regen of nearby enemy heroes by 50% (excluding those affected by “Life Drain”), and their Attack Speed by 30%.
+40 Physical Defense
Unique Passive – Immortal: Resurrect 2.5s upon death and gets 16% Max HP and 220-1200 shield that lasts for 3s. (Scales with level) This effect has a CD of 210s.
All these items increase Gatotkaca’s effectiveness as a tank. Cursed Helmet, in particular, is one of the best items you can build on him. This increases your DPS, Magic Resist, Health, and by extension, your Physical Defense. It is a solid item that you should always build first. Dominance Ice is also a great tank item, considering the popularity of Physical Damage champions. Immortality will give you nice tank stats in the form of HP and Physical Defense while giving you a passive that allows you to revive and keep going during fights.
- For emblems, always go with the Tank set and take Concussive Blast as your talent. Tenacity and Brave Smite would also work just as well but Concussive Blast is still the superior choice. This allows you to deal a bit more damage which can be useful for finishing off targets or securing kills whenever you roam to gank.
- For battle spells, take either Aegis or Vengeance. Aegis gives you a shield which can increase your survivability while Vengeance gives you a mini Blade Armor passive that returns damage to those that attack you while also reducing the damage that you receive.
- There aren’t a lot of champions that can counter Gatotkaca because he does equally well against Magic and Physical Damage. However, he can be countered by heroes that can prevent him from getting close to his target and canceling his crowd control. Johnson, Hylos, and Diggie are prime examples of heroes that can negate some of Gatotkaca’s effectiveness.
So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to play Gatotkaca in Mobile Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!