How To Play Ruby In Mobile Legends
Last Updated: March 5, 2022
If you mix durability, crowd control, and sustained damage together to make one hero, you’ll get Ruby. Her unique blend of abilities make her a stand out even among the saturated fighter class of heroes in Mobile Legends. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started playing the Little Red Hood.
Ruby is a Fighter/Tank in Mobile Legends known for her insane lifesteal and disruptive crowd control abilities. Under the right hands, she can be near unkillable thanks to all the spell vamp and lifesteal she receives from her kit. All of her skills have crowd control so she is perfect to be the initiator on a team. Her hard CC lets her effectively peel for her teammates and open opportunities for your carries to go after the enemy team’s backline. All while remaining fairly durable to endure a few hits.
Despite everything she has going for her, Ruby has quite a few weaknesses. The biggest knock on her is the fact that her abilities cost too much mana. Without her abilities, Ruby is nothing. So running into mana shortage early in the game can be detrimental and may force some players to pick their spots wisely when using her abilities. Overall, Ruby is still a very strong hero. Once you learn to play around her limitations, you’ll have a powerful fighter with amazing teamfighting presence and a potential to solo carry the game.
Ruby’s abilities revolve around sustain, crowd control, and aoe damage. Her whole kit benefits from having long extended fights and is one of the few heroes who do better the more she is outnumbered.
Passive – Let’s Dance!
Ruby has 10% Physical Lifesteal of her own and inherits 115% Physical Lifesteal from Equipment. (Her Basic Attack has no lifesteal effect.)
Additionally, Ruby can dash to another place, right after casting a skill, gaining 9 (+1.8 × Hero Level) Physical Defense and Magic Defense for 4 seconds. This effect stacks up to 3 times and scales with level.
Let’s Dance! is the biggest reason why Ruby is super durable. This passive gives her insane lifesteal. She gets 115% Physical Lifesteal from her equipment which then applies to her skill damage. This means that her basic attacks won’t heal her but her skills will. Combine that with the mobility from her passive (which can dash through walls) and the bonus resistances, and you have a near unkillable hero if you play your cards right.
First Skill – Be Good!
Ruby slashes forward with her scythe, dealing 80–180 (+65%–90% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage. At the same time, she casts a shockwave forward, dealing 80–180 (+65%–90% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to enemies and slowing them by 40% for 2 seconds.
Be Good! is a pretty straightforward ability. Ruby slashes forward with her scythe dealing damage in an arc and sending a shockwave that also slows enemies. You’ll mostly use this to slow your enemies and try to use the dash from your passive to close the gap between your targets. It can also be a great source of poke when you’re laning against a ranged opponent.
Second Skill – Don’t Run, Wolf King!
Ruby wields her giant scythe to attack twice. Each deals 60–185 (+55% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage, stunning enemies for 0.5 seconds and slowly pulling them towards her.
In our opinion, this is the best ability in Ruby’s kit. Her second skill is one of the best crowd control spells in the game. While its stun doesn’t last as long as some of the other skills like Selena’s stun, it’s still really good at doing its job. It’s perfect for pulling enemies close and setting them up for further crowd control from your teammates. It’s best used in combination with Ruby’s ultimate, I’m offended!
Ultimate – I’m offended!
Ruby uses the scythe to attack in a wide range, dealing 200–480 (+200% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to enemies, pulling them to her and stunning them for 0.5 seconds.
This is one of the best ultimates in the game. It pulls enemies covered by its aoe towards Ruby where she can combo with her second skill to extend the length of the crowd control for this ability. It is because of this ultimate that makes Ruby a very strong fighter and a very good initiator. Try to use this when you’re on a bush to surprise enemies and catch them off guard.
When it comes to items, your focus on Ruby is to increase your lifesteal and your durability. Increasing your lifesteal is what will make Ruby’s sustain extremely strong. She can regenerate up to a full health bar whenever she’s on the brink of death just by hitting a lot of enemies with her abilities. So, items that can increase her lifesteal are great on this hero. Defensive items are also needed since Ruby can be kind of squishy. That said, there are three items that you must have on your inventory regardless of the build path that you choose. These core items are Haas’s Claws, Endless Battle, and Brute Force Breastplate.
- Haas’s Claws
+70 Physical ATK
Unique Passive – +20% Physical Lifesteal
Unique Passive – Insanity: When HP drops below 50%, the hero will receive extra 15% Physical Lifesteal.
- Endless Battle
+65 Physical ATK
+10% Physical Lifesteal
+5 Mana Regen
+10% CD Reduction
+5% Movement SPD
Unique Passive – Divine Justice: In 3s after using the skill, the caster’s next Basic Attack will deal additional True Damage as much as 60% of Physical Attack with a cooldown of 1.5s.
Unique Passive – Chase Fate: When Divine Justice’s effect is triggered, it will increase the hero’s movement speed 10%.
- Brute Force Breastplate
+45 Physical Defense
Unique Passive – Brute Force: Casting a skill or using Basic Attacks will increase Movement Speed by 2%, Physical & Magic Defense by 4. Lasts 4s. Stacks up to 5 times.
With these items, Ruby strikes the perfect balance of damage, sustain, and durability. Haas’s Claws is the go-to item for any hero that wishes to increase their lifesteal. Endless Battle is for heroes that rely on using their abilities for damage. And Brute Force Breastplate synergizes well with Ruby’s passive as it increases both her Physical and Magic Defense.
- For your emblems, take the Fighter set and Festival of Blood as your talent. This will increase your spell vamp and the health restoration you get whenever you use your abilities.
- For your battle spell, always take Flicker. Flicker is the general, all purpose choice that adds another layer of mobility to Ruby’s kit. Petrify can also be a good alternative if you’re confident that you wouldn’t need the utility of Flicker.
- Ruby’s biggest strength is her ability to restore her health thanks to the massive lifesteal she gets from items and her abilities. So, it makes sense that heroes who counter her are those that can negate her strong healing abilities. Heroes like Valir, Baxia, X.Borg, Bane, Karina, and Karrie are strong counters to Ruby that can derail her efficiency as a hero.
So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to play Ruby in Mobile Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!