Full notes for the Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88 update.



Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88: Full Notes and Updates

John Dave Rossel
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The update will introduce the revamped versions of Karina, Alpha, and Minotaur, in addition to the revamped Skins for the S.A.B.E.R. Squad.
Several major changes to in-game items and gameplay mechanics have been implemented.
Kaja "Crow Magician", another skin reward for ranked season 20, has been revealed.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Patch 1.5.88 has finally been released, bringing a ton of new and exciting content with it. The update will introduce the revamped versions of Karina, Alpha, and Minotaur, in addition to the revamped Skins for the S.A.B.E.R. Squad. In addition, Mobile Legends patch 1.5.88 introduced several major changes to in-game items and gameplay mechanics, which may impact the meta in a big way. Kaja "Crow Magician", another skin reward for ranked season 20, has been revealed together with these major updates. The complete details regarding the new content and improvements for Mobile Legends patch 1.5.88 can be found below.

Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88 New Events and Content

Ranked Season 21 Start Date

Mobile Legends Ranked Season 21 will start from 02:00:00 on 06/19/2021 (Server Time). ML Season 20 will end at 23:59:59 on 06/18/2021 (Server Time). Players at Master or higher ranks can claim Kaja's skin "Crow Magician" as a Season Finale reward.

New Feature: Action System

  • Added a Custom Action System for heroes. Can be used by tapping or dragging the Chat Button on the battlefield.

  • Custom Actions can be edited via Preparation - Performance.

  • Chou's Custom Actions can be obtained from the rebate event on June 15th.

Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88 Equipment Adjustments

The new patch brought major changes to the in-game equipment and how they work in the game.

  • Removed the pre-existing Roaming and Jungling Equipment.

  • Added Jungling Footwear. Jungling Footwear has the same attributes as Common Footwear but also the effects of Jungling Equipment. Killing 5 creeps can upgrade the corresponding Retribution skill.

  • Added Roaming Footwear. Roaming Footwear has the same attributes as Common Footwear but also the effects of Roaming Equipment. Collecting 600 Gold can unlock the corresponding advanced skill.

  • Added 3 new equipment items: the War Axe that's well-suited for Fighter heroes, the Shadow Twinblades for Mage/Assassins, and the Radiant Armor that reduces sustained Magic Damage.

  • Adjusted the values and logic of more than 20 pre-existing equipment items. In doing so, we hope that the functions and roles for each item are as clear as possible.

Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88 Revamped Hero and Skin

Revamped Heroes and Skins have been released.


Karina, the Shadow Blade

Passive - Shadow Combo: When she hits enemies three times, she deals extra damage. Triggering Shadow Combo at hero targets reduces the cooldowns of Karina's Skill 1 and Skill 2.

Skill 1 - Dance of Blades: Karina uses her twin blades to defend and counter all basic attacks and gaining bonus movement speed. During the "Dance of Blades" state, Karina's next Basic Attack will be enhanced, with which she can charge at the target and slow them down. This state ends when the enhanced Basic Attack or Shadow Assault is cast.

Ultimate - Shadow Assault: This skill still locks on to and charges at the target as before, but can now also summon a Shadowform that lingers behind it. Use the skill again to quickly return to the Shadowform's location. In addition, Karina leaves a Shadow Mark on enemies hit by her Shadow Assault, and its cooldown is reset when a target with a Shadow Mark dies.

Alpha, Blade of Enmity

Passive - Beta, Advance!: Each time Alpha uses a skill, he summons Beta to attack and mark the target. Beta will launch 3 laser strikes upon reaching 2 marks. Each of Beta's first two laser strikes deals an amount of True Damage and briefly reduces the target's Movement Speed, and the final one is an AOE attack that deals even more True Damage.

Skill 2 - Force Swing: After charging the skill for a while, Alpha strikes forward in a fan-shaped area, dealing Physical Damage. Each enemy hit restores his HP.

Ultimate - Alpha, Charge!: Alpha commands Beta to smash down at a target location, dealing Physical Damage and stunning enemies hit. Alpha flies over to the area and deals Physical Damage to targets in his path, knocking them airborne toward his destination, and then smashing down to deal Physical Damage and slow them.

Minotaur, Son of Minos

Passive - Rage Mode: Adjusted. All his skills' cooldowns now reset whenever he enters the Rage State.

Skill 2 - Motivation Roar: New Effect, Minotaur, enhances his Basic attacks for 5s each time the skill is cast.

Sun, The Monkey King

Skill 1 - Endless Variety: Sun hurls his Golden Staff in a designated direction, dealing damage to enemies along its path and slowing them. Upon hitting an enemy, it transforms into a Doppelganger that pursues targets. The Golden Staff will transform into a Doppelganger at the end of its path if no heroes or creeps are hit.

Skill 2 - Swift Exchange (New): Sun hurls his Golden Staff in a designated direction, dealing damage to enemies along its path and slowing them. At that point, Sun will create a Doppelganger to confuse the enemies, while he enters stealth and sends himself and his Golden Staff flying. When it reaches the destination, he catches it and reappears. Hitting an enemy hero on its path will end its flight and make Sun appear. This skill is learned together with his Skill 1 and shares the same cooldown and skill level bonuses.

Skill 3 - Instantaneous Move: Sun and his Doppelgangers launch an instantaneous attack against a designated enemy, dealing damage to the target and enemies behind it.

Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88 Hero Adjustments


Argus will receive a slight adjustment.


Passive (↓)

  • Physical Attack Bonus for enhanced Basic Attacks: 100% → 80%

Skill 2 (↑)

  • New Effect: Triggers a bleeding effect on creeps.

Ultimate (↑)

  • Reduced the cooldown by 5s for all levels.


Skill 3 - Fusion Enhanced (↓)

  • Damage after the fifth swarm of Nightmaric Clone decays.

Ultimate (~)

  • Slightly reduced Basic Attacks' Base Damage after Nightmaric Spawn is enhanced. Greatly increased Nightmaric Spawn's Base HP after it is enhanced. Fixed an issue where, in some situations, Nightmaric Spawn's HP would be reset to full after it is enhanced.


Skill 1 (↑):

Base Damage

  • 30-100 → 40-100

  • Total Physical Attack Bonus for Damage: 50% → 60%

  • Damage to Minions:75% → 75%-100%

Ultimate (↑):

  • Base Fire Damage: 200-300 → 200-250

  • Extra Physical Attack Bonus for Fire Damage: 100% → 130%


Base HP

  • 2589 → 2639

  • HP Growth: 154 → 164


Skill 2 (↑):

  • Base Damage of Each Hit: 210-410 → 240-440Lunox

Skill 1 - Chaos Assault (↑):

  • Additional damage dealt to normal creeps: 1.5%-3.5% of their Max HP → 3%-7% of their Max HP


Chang'e will recieve a slight nerf. 


Skill 1 (↓):

  • Base Damage: 300-500 → 300-450

Ultimate (↓):

  • Movement Speed Boost: 20% → 10%


Skill 2 (↓)

  • Base Shield: 350-800 → 250-600

Total Physical Attack Bonus for the Damage Absorption of the Shield: 140% → 180%

Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88 Fragment Shop Adjustments

Rare Skin Fragment Shop Changes


Rare Skin Fragment Shop

  • Available: Freya "Dragon Hunter", Roger "Anubis", Fanny "Royal Cavalry", Grock "Grave Guardian", Minotaur "Sacred Hammer”

  • Unavailable: Alucard "Viscount", Natalia "Phantom Dancer", Gusion "Cyber Ops", Gord "Professor of Hell", Minsitthar "Gilded King"

Hero Fragment Shop

  • Available: Lunox, Leomord, Esmeralda, Zhask, Mathilda, Sun

  • Unavailable: Wanwan, Ling, Claude, Selena, Dyrroth, Angela

Free-to-Play Hero Rotations

From June 18 to June 25

  • Regular: Lylia, Johnson, Sun, Zhask, Esmeralda, Moskov, Kimmy, Rafaela

  • Starlight Member: Kaja, Khaleed, Pharsa, Luo Yi, Martis, Akai

From June 25 to July 2

  • Regular: Cecilion, Vale, Minsitthar, Alice, Hylos, Ling, Diggie, Lylia

  • Starlight Member: Yve, Benedetta, Hanzo, Lunox, Selena, Alucard

From July 2 to July 9

  • Regular: Atlas, Hilda, Sun, Roger, Terizla, Estes, Kaja, Rafaela

  • Starlight Member: Harley, Benedetta, Karrie, Yu Zhong, Mathilda, Chou

From July 9 to July 16

  • Regular: Esmeralda, Chou, Argus, Angela, Grock, Cyclops, Granger, Karina

  • Starlight Member: Wanwan, Ling, Brody, Uranus, Kagura, Paquito

From July 16 to June 23

  • Regular: Bruno, Yu Zhong, Lolita, Grock, Harith, Hanabi, Badang, Guinevere

  • Starlight Member: Akai, Jawhead, Franco, Lunox, X.Borg, Lyli

Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88 Battlefield Adjustments

Damage Calculation Adjustments

  • Minimum Physical/Magic Defense against enemy heroes: 0 → -60

  • When both percentage and fixed-value Penetration are in effect, the algorithm will now prioritize the percentage before the fixed value

  • All heroes' Base Magic Defense increased by 5.

  • Magic Penetration provided by "Arcane Boots" and "Genius Wand": 15 → 12

Equipment Purchase Adjustments

  • Jungling/Roaming Equipment is now replaced with Jungling/Roaming Footwear: Movement and advanced effects from Jungling/Roaming Footwear are exactly the same as those from Common Footwear; all that has been added are Jungling/Roaming-exclusive skills.

  • New Restriction: Players can only buy one Footwear item. (If you are equipped with Retribution, you can buy Jungling Footwear only; in other cases, only common or Roaming Footwear is available).

Players can only purchase one active equipment.


  • New Restriction: Players can buy one active equipment item only.

  • New Restriction: All Footwear's selling price should be 20% of its purchase price (60% for other equipment).

Jungling Equipment Adjustments

  • New Effect: If you are equipped with Retribution, your creep rewards will be greatly increased, while more minion rewards will be reduced. The minion reward reduction effect stops after 5 min.

  • New Effect: When your kills/assists and the creeps you killed add up to 5, a corresponding advanced skill (determined by the Jungling Footwear purchased) will be unlocked. When the number reaches 15, extra Physical Attack and Magic Power will be granted.

  • Even without kills, completing 3 assists can change the status from continuous deaths to normal now.

  • The respawn time changes as time goes on and is capped at 90s now.

  • Optimized equipment-related icons, special effects, descriptions, UI layouts and other functions. Added equipment stories, tips and special effects display.

  • Added a function to skills that have different forms. When a skill is changed from one form to another during its cooldown, the remaining cooldown will still be. displayed. This function applies to the following heroes: Roger, Beatrix, Lunox and Kagura.

  • Optimized the display of the HP Bar. Added Hanzo's HP Bar next to clone's HP after Hanzo summons it. Added an HP Bar next to Popol that shows Kupa's HP after Popol summons Kupa.

  • Now Roaming Equipment no longer takes effect in Custom 1v1 mode.

  • The "Assisted Aiming Mode" now supports location-targeted skills. Currently applicable to the following heroes: Miya, Nana, Alucard, Akai, Minotaur, Freya, Gord, Kagura, Estes, Aurora, Lapu-Lapu, Vexana, Gatotkaca, Diggie, Zhask, Helcurt, Pharsa, Jawhead, Gusion, Uranus, Johnson, Chang'e, Selena, Claude, Vale, Hanzo, Thamuz, Kadita, Guinevere, Esmeralda, Terizla, Ling, Lylia, Silvanna, Popol and Kupa, Luo Yi, Yve, Beatrix, Phoveus

System Adjustments

adjustments to Star-up Points and Protection Points have been implemented.

Star-up Points for the Winning Team:

  • 7 Winning Streaks: 100 → 200

  • MVP: 50 → 100

  • Triple Kill: 0 → 50

  • Maniac: 20 → 100

  • Savage: 30 → 150

  • Legendary: 10 → 50

Protection Points for the Winning Team:

  • MVP: 50 → 0

  • Gold Medal: 30 → 0

  • Silver Medal: 20 → 0

  • Bronze Medal: 8 → 0

Protection Points for the Defeated Team:

  • MVP: 155 → 155

  • Gold Medal: 30 → 45

  • Silver Medal: 20 → 30

  • Bronze Medal: 10 → 12

  • Triple Kill: 0 → 50

  • Maniac: 20 → 100

  • Savage: 30 → 150

  • Legendary: 10 → 50

Mobile Legends Patch 1.5.88 Bug Fixes

The devs have fixed a slew of bugs and issues such as;

  • Lifesteal attributes could apply to direct damage from equipment, Emblems and Battle Spells.

  • All immunity effects toward Basic Attacks no longer apply to Turrets' attacks.

  • Turrets would often prioritise their attacks on summoned units even when minions were nearby. (Affected heroes: Popol and Kupa, Sun, Zhask, Vexana.)

  • Heroes that were invisible due to skills didn't enjoy the Conceal effect from Roaming Equipment.

  • After killing a creep when auto-attacking with Basic Attacks, heroes wouldn't auto-attack nearby creeps.

  • Bane and Silvanna's Basic Attacks would ignore damage from Turrets.

  • Hayabusa would cast his Ultimate a wrong number of times after he was hit by Silvanna's Ultimate. Now, if Silvanna's Ultimate is still. effective after hitting Hayabusa and he finishes an Ultimate, he will be pulled back to his original position.

  • Enemies could see Rafaela jungling due to the. position-revealing effect of her skill "Light of Retribution" on creeps.

  • Bruno's Football would disappear when his enhanced Basic Attack hit a dead target or an enemy unit immune to Basic Attacks.

  • Angela's view wouldn't stay locked on to the target. when casting her Ultimate.

  • In certain situations, Gloo's vision would be hindered while casting its Ultimate.

  • Opponent's Marks could be used to refresh skill cooldowns if both sides had Selena.

  • Zilong's movements when he returned to his original form after being transformed by Nana.

  • Type of Phoveus' skin attribute. (It now increases Magic Power. instead of Physical Attack.)

  • Beatrix's movements when Cyclone Eye was triggered when she was casting "Need Backup".

  • Atlas' Passive "Frigid Breath" might take effect at wrong locations when he returned to his Mecha after ejecting from it.

  • The display video of Kaja's Ultimate.

  • The skill sound effects of Wanwan.

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