How To Play Nana In Mobile Legends

Nana is a great hero that offers a lot of crowd control and a lot of long ranged, area of effect poke. She is one of the easiest heroes to play in Mobile Legends and costs nothing to purchase. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started playing the Sweet Leonin.


Gaming

Overview

Nana is one of the most disruptive heroes in Mobile Legends. She is mostly played as a mid laner that can also roam to support other lanes. As we’ve mentioned before, she has tons of crowd control in her arsenal. Having this much CC means she brings a lot of utility to the table. Even if she falls behind, she can find ways to be useful to her team thanks to her kit. 

Nana is at her strongest in the late game. At this point, she will have all her core items and her skill cooldowns will be at their lowest. You would be able to easily spam your spells and the enemies will have no choice but to go through your crowd control. Add all that to the fact that she is very beginner friendly and rather easy to use. The only drawback to using Nana is that she’s very teammate reliant. Without teammates to follow up on her crowd control, she can’t do much. So, it’s important to coordinate really well with your team to secure the victory. 

Abilities

As we’ve mentioned before, Nana’s kit is loaded with crowd control. This makes her absolutely perfect in team fights. All of her abilities do pretty good damage as well so you can be sure that you’ll always be contributing in fights.

Passive – Molina’s Gift

When Nana dies, she will be revived and enter the Transformed State for 2 seconds.

During the Transformed State, Nana is immune to all damage, gains 70% Movement Speed and recovers 10% of her Max HP, but she can’t use skills and spells.

Nana has one of the best passives in the game. When she takes lethal damage, she transforms instead of dying and becomes untargetable. Afterwards, she returns back with a small portion of her health. This is essentially a free Immortality with less cooldown. For reference, Immortality has a cooldown of 210 seconds while Molina’s Gift is ready to go again after only 120 seconds.

First Skill – Magic Boomerang

Nana launches a magical boomerang in a designated direction, dealing 220 / 250 / 280 / 310 / 340 / 370 (+110% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage to the first enemy hit and slowing all enemies hit by 40% for 1 second.

The damage of this skill is reduced by 20% for each enemy hit, and can deal up to 60% reduced damage.

Magic Boomerang is Nana’s main damaging skill. You’ll be spamming this a lot to deal damage and slow opponents. It has a fairly long range so don’t be afraid to use this to poke your enemies.

Second Skill – Molina Smooch

Nana summons Molina in a designated area. If Molina spots an enemy hero nearby, it will lock onto them and chase them, and will transform them on hit, dealing 250 / 275 / 300 / 325 / 350 / 375 (+50% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage to the target, slowing them by [[50% / 54% / 58% / 62% / 66% / 70%|50% / 54% / 58% / 62% / 66% / 70%]] for 1.5 seconds and reducing their Magic Defense by 25%.

Molina lasts for up to 12 seconds and can chase a target for up to 3 seconds before disappearing.

This is arguably Nana’s most disruptive spell. Nana drops Molina in an area and will chase the nearest champion that goes into it. If Molina reaches them, they’ll receive damage and be transformed to a little creature that is slowed and has reduced Magic Defense. Use this for zoning enemies and making sure they either stay close or stay far.

Ultimate – Molina Blitz

Nana summons Molina to attack in a designated area for 3 times, with each attack dealing 400 / 540 / 680 (+180% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage to enemies in the area and slowing them for 1 seconds.

Nana can deal a maximum of 1200 / 1620 / 2040 (+540% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage to an enemy hero if they get hit by all attacks of this skill.

If this skill hits a single enemy 2 times, that enemy will be stunned for 1 second.

This ability is super powerful during teamfights. Getting the timing right can land a five man stun. This ability is one of those skills that can make or break the game. Fortunately, it has a rather short cooldown so there’s room if you happen to make mistakes.

Builds

When it comes to item builds on Nana, you should focus on increasing her Magic Damage. Increasing her sustain is important as well since she relies mostly on spamming her abilities. Luckily, there are plenty of Magic items that you can buy that’ll increase her mana and mana regeneration. Out of all these items, there are 3 that you’ll need every time you play Nana. These core items are Clock of Destiny, Lightning Truncheon, and Ice Queen Wand.

  • Clock of Destiny

+615 HP

+60 Magic Power

+600 Mana

Unique Passive – Time: Adds 25 HP and 4 Magic Power every 20s. Up to 12 times

Unique Passive – Reincarnate: If Time reaches Max, then the hero will receive extra 5% Magic Power and 300 Mana

  • Lightning Truncheon

+75 Magic Power

+300 Mana

+10% CD Reduction

Unique Passive – Resonate: Every 6 seconds, the next skill echoes, dealing 20-1000 Magic Damage (scales with the hero’s Max Mana) to up to 3 enemies.

  • Ice Queen Wand

+75 Magic Power

+10% Magic Lifesteal

+150 Mana

+7% Movement SPD

Unique Passive – Ice Bound: Skills that deal damage to an enemy hero will slow them by 15%. This effect lasts 3 seconds. Stacks up to 2 times. 

All these items increase Nana’s effectiveness as a hero. They increase her damage and other key areas of her stats like her Mana, CD Reduction, HP, and Magic Lifesteal. They also have bonus effects that enhance her abilities. 

Useful Tips

  1. For emblems, take the Mage set and Mystery Shop as your talent. This will allow you to buy items cheaper and allow you to get them sooner. Having your items as soon as possible will give you an edge against your opponents.
  2. For your battle spell, take Flameshot or Flicker. Flameshot is a pretty popular choice among mages since it deals damage and slows enemies from afar. It also knocks back nearby enemies if you use it.
  3. Nana is easily countered by assassins that have a lot of mobility. While she has tons of crowd control to protect herself, she lacks point and click abilities to ensure that they’ll hit. Heroes like Lancelot, Chou, and Hayabusa are speedy assassins that can dodge Nana’s crowd control and can get close to her while dealing massive damage.

So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to play Nana in Mobile Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!