[Top 10] Mobile Legends Best Defense Items

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Some of best defense heroes at the moment! Check out what might be the items behind their unbreakable walls.

Do you also want to become as hard as a rock when playing Mobile Legends?

Mobile Legends is not just composed of heroes; it also has hundreds of items to choose from. Tank heroes often pick defense items but can also be used by damage dealers, especially when their opponents are very aggressive.

If you are curious about what could be the best defense item to use for your main hero, then read until the end of this article!


10. Antique Cuirass

Antique Cuirass to survive against physical heroes.

Tanks best equip this item to counter physical heroes that rely heavily on their damage. If you are up against very annoying fighters and assassins, such as Pacquito and Fanny, Antique Cuirass is one of the best items to overcome them.

This item can also be stacked up to three times! Meaning the moment you receive continuous damage against an enemy, their physical attack will also continue to lessen.

What makes Antique Cuirass Great for Defense:

  • Reduces the physical attack of an enemy hero whenever hit
  • Very useful in mid to late game

Antique Cuirass Details:

  • +920 HP
  • +54 physical defense
  • + 4 HP regen


9. Athena’s Shield

A shield against damage heroes.

Up until now, mage meta still dominates the Land of Dawn. One of the key items to overcome that is equipping Athena’s Shield. This item can save your dying hero by adding a significant amount of additional shield and will continue to increase as the match goes on.

The only downside about Athena’s Shield is that if you continue to use it for more than 20 minutes, it is no longer very effective. So, make sure to utilize it from early to mid-game in order to gain an immediate advantage.

What makes Athena’s Shield Great for Defense:

  • Gives the highest magic resistance
  • Reduces magic damage taken by 25% for 5 seconds

Athena’s Shield Details:

  • +900 HP
  • +62 physical defense
  • + 2 HP regen


8. Twilight Armor

Protect yourself from damage dealers with Twilight Armor!

Tanks best use this item in fighting enemy heroes that deal a great amount of Physical Damage in just one hit.

When hit by physical damage that is more than 600, your hero will receive lessened physical damage by 20%. This is good in fighting against Brody, Hilda, Lesley, Clint, and Aldous.

What makes Twilight Armor Great for Defense:

  • Reduces damage taken
  • Best for countering against damage dealers
  • Has both offensive and defensive capabilities

Twilight Armor Details:

  • +1200 HP
  • +20% Critical Damage Reduction
  • +400 Mana


7. Dominance Ice

Regenerating heroes? Fight them with Dominance Ice!

This item is best for Tanks in order to reduce the opponent’s Regen effects. Dominance Ice is effective in countering heroes with healing, shield and lifesteal effects, such as Rafaela, Esmeralda, and Angela.

When you are equipped with this item, your enemy reduces their shield and HP regen skills. This is perfect for initiating a clash or winning a team fight.       

What makes Dominance Ice Great for Defense:

  • Penetrates through enemies’ defense plan
  • Best in weakening opponent’s composition
  • Reduces healing and attack speed

Dominance Ice Details:

  • +70 Physical defense
  • +500 Mana
  • +5% Movement SPD


6. Oracle 

You don't have to return to the base from time to time with Oracle!

Oracle is best for heroes that have strong regeneration skills. It is also great against enemies that deal powerful magic damage.

With this item, you don’t need to worry anymore about returning to the base. Oracle will increase your shield absorption and HP regen effects, perfect for winning team fights.

What makes Oracle Great for Defense:

  • Lessens the damage brought by Mage opponents
  • Enhance your healing and shield effects

Oracle Details:

  • +850 HP
  • +42 Magic defense
  • +10% CD Reduction


5. Thunder Belt

Enhance your CC damage with Thunder Belt.

Thunder Belt is suitable for tanks. The crowd control abilities increase when you equip this item to a tank hero. Every three seconds after using their skill, their next basic attack will deal much greater damage.

True damage and raging slow effects are recommended for roaming and tank heroes in order to raise their damage and CC effects. Some heroes that are perfect for the Thunder Belt are Aldous, Barats, Belerick, Hylos, and Khufra. 

What makes Thunder Belt Great for Defense:

  • Slows enemy and reduces cooldown time
  • Increases damage of the basic attack

Thunder Belt Details:

  • +800 HP
  • +6 Mana Regen
  • +10% CD Reduction
  • +40 Physical defense


4. Brute Force Breastplate

Stay longer in the longer, thanks to Brute Force Breastplate.

This item is suitable for heroes that have diverse skills, such as fighters and assassins. These heroes require quick and fast reflexes in order to target enemies in a close fight.

After casting a skill or basic attack, Brute Force Breastplate increases the hero’s mobility and physical and magic defense. This will last up to 4 seconds and stack up to 5 times! Meaning, this item’s passive can be even more deadly!

What makes Brute Force Breastplate Great for Defense:

  • Increases durability
  • Improves hero’s movement speed

Brute Force Breastplate Details:

  • +770 HP
  • +45 Physical defense


3. Cursed Helmet

You don't even have to do anything. With Cursed Helmet, you can lessen the enemy's life just by standing!

Cursed helmet is a silent killer. This item deals damage to any adjacent opponents. Just by standing near to them and not doing anything, you can already reduce their HP.

Its passive is the deadly burning soul. The magic damage you deal is equal to your opponent’s Max HP. So the more HP the user has, the greater the damage!

What makes Cursed Helmet Great for Defense:

  • Results to high magic damage
  • Increases lane clearing abilities

Cursed Helmet Details:

  • +1200 HP
  • +25 Magic defense


2. Queen’s Wings

Use Queen's Wings and get high damage reduction.

Queen’s Wings is effective for skill-based heroes, such as Lapu-Lapu, Lancelot, Terizla, Khaleed, Balmond, and others. It is also useful for mage heroes.

Basically, heroes who benefit from spell vamp are recommended to equip this item to stay longer during team fights. Queen’s Wings grants you a grace period by reducing the damage taken when your health is less than 40%.

What makes Queen’s Wings Great for Defense:

  • Has damage reduction
  • Increases durability during battle class

Queen’s Wings Details:

  • +25 Physical attack
  • +900 HP
  • +10% CD Reduction


1. Immortality

Literally rise back from the death with Immortality.

Did you ever experience a very close fight where you’re so close to killing the enemy but suddenly… you died? Immortality is the solution for that.

Immortality gives you the power to return to the battlefield after dying. You will resurrect and get 16% Max HP and a shield that lasts for three seconds. This item is also recurring—not just for a one-time death. So no matter how many times you die in a game, as long as Immortality has cooled down already, you can always come back after death.

What makes Immortality Great for Defense:

  • Brings you back into action
  • Higher rate of survival

Immortality Details:

  • +800 HP
  • +40 Physical Defense


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