How To Play Miya In Mobile Legends
Last Updated: February 5, 2022
Miya is one of the most recognizable marksmen in Mobile Legends. Combining stealth, CC, and an attack speed buff, you can be sure that she is one of the more potent carries around. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started playing the Moonlight Archer.
Ever since her revamp, Miya has seen a rapid rise in playing time across all ranks in Mobile Legends. Her skills have been reworked to fit better in the modern status of the game. The changes improved her efficiency in the early to mid game without sacrificing her potency in the late game. As a marksman, Miya has excellent clear speed, high attack speed, stealth, and, best of all, a free Purify. All these, combined with her crowd control, makes her a very good marksman with high carry potential.
There are a few drawbacks to playing Miya. The most glaringly obvious is the fact that she is easy to pick off without her ultimate. Like all marksmen, she is very squishy and can easily be taken out by a hero with a lot of burst. She’s also very item reliant and requires her items before she starts getting going. Overall, Miya can still be a good pick for a marksman. Although she can be a bit situational, with enough time and practice she can be a very powerful hero that can carry you all the way to Mythic.
Miya’s abilities are all geared towards dealing damage and ensuring her survivability. She’s an excellent carry hero that can take out the entire enemy team if she manages to survive a teamfight.
Passive – Moon Blessing
Each time Miya hits a target with her Basic Attack, her Attack Speed will be increased by 5%. This effect stacks up to 5 times and lasts for 4 seconds.
After reaching full stacks, Miya summons a Moonlight Shadow To aid her on each Basic Attack, dealing 30 (+30% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage.
This ability increases Miya’s attack speed the longer she stays in combat. It’s a great ability on a hero like her since it massively boosts her DPS. Try to max the stacks on this passive by attacking minions before moving on to trade with your opponent.
First Skill – Moon Arrow
Miya splits her Basic Attack into three arrows for 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 seconds, dealing 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 (+100% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to the main target and 30% of the Physical Damage to secondary targets.
This ability is what makes Miya such a good core. After using this ability, her basic attack splits into three and will damage other targets. In the late game, you will feel how powerful and oppressive this ability is. Although, in the early game, you might want to level up your other skills first since Moon Arrow won’t be as useful until you get some of your items.
Second Skill – Arrow of Eclipse
Miya calls upon the power of Moon Eclipse and launches an empowered arrow in the designated area that upon landing, the empowered arrow deals 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 / 210 / 240 (+45% Total Physical Attack) to enemies in the area, immobilizing enemies in the area for 1.2 seconds, and splitting into 8 minor arrows that scatter on the ground, with each minor arrow dealing 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 (+15% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage and slowing enemies hit by 30% for 2 seconds.
This is Miya’s only form of crowd control. It’s also a good ability that you can use to clear waves. If you land it on an enemy hero, they will be frozen in place; leaving them open or vulnerable to follow up from your teammates. Landing this ability can be a bit difficult but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that it is a pretty reliable source of crowd control.
Ultimate – Hidden Moonlight
Miya removes all her debuffs right away, conceals herself, and increases Movement Speed by 35% for up to 2.0s. (Initiating an attack will end the state.) Miya also gains full stacks of (Moon Blessing) when the concealment is over.
This is a great ability to have on a marksman. Since marksmen are usually squishy and vulnerable to CC, this allows Miya to escape should she ever find herself pinned down. It also gives her stealth and a movement speed boost which can be perfect for repositioning. On top of that, you get max stacks of your passive once the stealth is over so you’re free to deal damage once more.
When it comes to items, you build Miya like any typical Marksman. You focus on buying items that give you Physical Damage, Attack Speed, Critical Chance, and Critical Damage. There won’t be much variety when it comes to builds since you’ll be running with the same items most of the time. These core items are Windtalker, Berserker’s Fury, and Scarlet Phantom.
+40% Attack Speed
+10% Crit Chance
+20 Movement SPD
Unique Passive – Typhoon: Every 5-3s, the next Basic Attack hits up to 3 enemy units and deals 150-362 Magic damage. The CD of this effect drops to the minimum when Crit Chance rises to 50%, while damage rises to the maximum when Attack SPD rises to 3.00. This attack can cause Crit Damage. To minions, deals 200% increased Damage.
Unique Passive – Activate: Each time Typhoon is cast, one’s movement speed will be increased 5% for a short time.
- Berserker’s Fury
+65 Physical ATK
+25% Crit Chance
Unique Passive: +40% Critical Damage
Unique Passive – Doom: Crit hit will increase the hero’s Physical Attack by 5% for 2s.
- Scarlett Phantom
+30 Physical ATK
+20% Attack Speed
+25% Crit Chance
Unique Passive – Frenzy: Crit hits increase the hero’s ATK Speed by 30% and Crit Chance by 5%. Last 2s.
These items increase all of Miya’s key stats and make her very powerful late game core.
- For emblems, take the Marksman set and Electro Flash as your talent. This will allow Miya’s Basic Attacks to increase her movement speed and restore a portion of her health.
- For your battle spell, take either Inspire or Flicker. Flicker is the general, all purpose choice that adds another layer of mobility to Miya’s kit. If you want to secure leads and win the game faster, go with Inspire to get a bonus on your attack speed.
- Miya is very susceptible against heroes that outrange her, heroes that stick to her, and heroes that have more than one crowd control. Miya’s hardest counters are Layla, Lesley, Gord, Natalia, Clint, and Karina.
So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to play Miya in Mobile Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!