How To Play Tigreal In Mobile Legends

Tigreal quite possibly is the best tank in Mobile Legends. With strong crowd control, excellent durability, and good initiation skills, he currently sits atop the tier list of Tank heroes. Here’s everything you need to know to play the Warrior of Dawn.



In Mobile Legends, Tanks come in all shapes and sizes. But, none of them are as iconic as Tigreal. One of the most recognizable heroes in the game, Tigreal is currently considered the best Tank in Mobile Legends. It’s hard not to see why. His kit is overloaded with everything you could possibly want from a Tank. He has great durability, insane crowd control, good mobility, and an AoE ultimate that can change the tides of a team fight. He is designed to play Roam and his primary responsibility in a match is to peel for the carries while ganking or making plays around the map. The best part is that Tigreal is very easy to use. Most of his abilities are entirely intuitive and he is the perfect example of a hero that is easy to learn but hard to master. Although there are more pros than cons when it comes to using this hero, he still has some weaknesses. For starters, Tigreal is very team reliant. While winning in Mobile Legends is mostly a team based effort, Tigreal lacks any sort of impact when he is alone. His ultimate can also be interrupted when he starts to cast it. But overall, Tigreal is still a very good pick and is worth investing the time needed to learn how to play him.


Tigreal’s kit is absolutely loaded with Crowd Control. From his first skill up to his ultimate, Tigreal can slow, stun, and knock up enemies. He has a very disruptive kit which is why he’s the ideal Tank for roaming.

Passive – Fearless

Tigreal gains a layer of blessing when using skills or being hit by Basic Attacks (Those from minions are excluded). He gains immunity to the next Basic Attack after gaining 4 layers in total (Those from minions are excluded).

Tigreal’s passive is what makes him a very good tank. It increases his overall durability and helps him last longer in extended fights. 

First Skill – Attack Wave

Tigreal smashes the ground, dealing 270( +70% Total Physical ATK) (Physical Damage) to all enemies in a fan-shaped area and slowing them by up to 30% for 1.5s according to the distance between the target and himself.

Being Tigreal’s only ranged ability, Attack Wave is your primary form of offense. It is best used to lead in fights and its 30% slow is nothing to scoff at. 

Second Skill – Sacred Hammer

Tigreal charges in a specified direction and collides with enemies, dealing ( +100% Total Physical ATK) (Physical Damage). 4s after the charge, Tigreal can use the skill again to launch a second attack, dealing 280( +60% Total Physical ATK) (Physical Damage) and knocking enemies airborne for 1s.

Tigreal’s second skill is his gap closer. You should always take this at level 1 since it can lead to easy kills in the beginning of the game. This ability offers a lot of utility and opens up dozens of outplay opportunities.

Ultimate – Implosion

Tigreal pulls surrounding enemies to himself, dealing 270( +130% Total Physical ATK) (Physical Damage) and stunning them for 1.5s. (This skill can be interrupted by transformation and airborne effects.)

Tigreal’s ultimate is, hands down, one of the best abilities in the entire game. It is a massive AoE ability that can change the tides of a team fight. Under the right hands, Implosion can single handedly win a game.


Being a Tank, the only focus you should have when deciding what to build on Tigreal is increasing your durability and survivability. You should also optimize your build according to the enemy’s team comp. If they have more Magic users, then it is probably wiser for you to build items with Magic Resist. If they have a lot of Physical damage dealers, then you should get more Armor. There are three items, however, that must always be present in most of your builds. These core items are Dominance Ice, Athena’s Shield, and Thunder Belt.

  • Dominance Ice

+70 Physical Defense

+500 Mana

+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%.

  • Athena’s Shield

+900 HP

+2 HP Regen

+5% Movement Speed

Unique Passive – Shield: Can be triggered when taking Magic Damage. Reduces Magic Damage taken by 25% for 5s (including the Magic Damage that triggers this effect). You will be able to trigger this effect again only after leaving combat for 10s.

  • Thunder Belt

+800 HP

+40 Physical Defense

+30 Mana Regen

+10% CD Reduction

Unique Passive – Thunderbolt: In 3s after using the skill, the caster’s next Basic Attack will deal True Damage as much as 50 plus 5% of the caster’s Extra Max HP to the enemy target and surrounding units and slow them by 40-80% (increases with the caster’s Extra Max HP) for 1s. This effect has a 1.5s cooldown.

All these items increase Tigreal’s effectiveness. However, you can sub some of them out in favor of items that can give you the upper hand in certain situations.

Useful Tips

  1. The best emblems to use on Tigreal are from the Tank set. This set increases his overall tankiness and allows him to be more effective. For talents, take Concussive Blast. This allows you to deal a bit more damage whenever you use your abilities.
  2. The best Battle Spell to take on Tigreal is always Flicker. Flicker is arguably the most versatile Battle Spell and adds another layer of utility to Tigreal’s kit. It allows you to chase down targets, escape, and create better positioning for your ultimate.
  3. A lot of Tigreal’s effectiveness is tied to his ability to stick to his targets. So heroes that can prevent you from doing this will naturally counter you. Some of Tigreal’s hardest counters are Chou, Akai, Eudora, and Aurora

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