[Top 10] Mobile Legends Saber Counters That Are Powerful (Best Heroes Against Saber in Mobile Legends, Ranked)

Saber, one of the deadliest assassins in Mobile Legends. Check out his counter heroes.

Saber is a top-tier assassin in Mobile Legends, capable of dealing excruciating damage in attack. His first skill summons shurikens or ninja stars, which surround him like a forcefield, and slows down opponents in movement and attack. A dash is his second skill, blended in with a slash upon contact with a target. His ultimate skill is one of the deadliest in ML, where he dashes toward an opponent, then uses his blades to lift and swipe through opponents, in true execution fashion.

Saber is most loved and hated for his ability to sneak up on opponents in jungles and gank lanes. His second and ultimate skill are best used in tandem during sneak attacks or ambushes, and the damage that is dealt is the reason for him being loved by users and hated by opponents.

With a clear understanding of Saber, here are the Top Ten Saber Counter Heroes.


10. Franco

Franco is a top tier tank in Mobile Legends who is durable and unique for his first skill, which is a hook which reels targets to him. His second skill is a stomp, which deals damage to surrounding areas while his ultimate skill is a combination of hits using his hammer. 

Franco is highly durable, and provides great support. It is not uncommon to see him being played alongside marksmen and other high damage dealers. He is highly durable against Sabers high damage attacks. He is also able to use his skill one to hook Saber, and/or utilize his ultimate skill as well. The fact that he is played alongside other heroes brings value, where they are able to finish off an attack on Saber. Franco’s ultimate skill disarms and slows down Saber and being a support hero, he’s best utilized in poking and initiating team fights.

Saber as an assassin has the role of attacking high damage heroes, such as marksmen, who are also squishy. For this reason, he is bound to face off against Franco, who is utilized alongside these heroes. Franco’s durability, and ability to poke and initiate stand out as an hindrance to Saber’s role and in-game impact.

Why is Franco great against Saber?

  • Highly durable
  • Poking and Initiation abilities
  • Hook and ultimate combination

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Rapid Boots - increases movement
  • Dominance Ice – It provides HP, Reduces Attack Speed, and HP Regen Effect
  • Oracle -  HP regen

Franco Official Mobile Legends Page: https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/10


9. Gatotkaca

Gatotkaca is a Fighter/Tank hero in Mobile, held in high regard for his durability and HP regen abilities. His first skill pounds the earth with his hand, where damage is dealt in a straight line. His second skill is a dash, built in with a stun if contact is made with targets while his ultimate skill is a leap, to a designated area, where opponents are stunned and slowed upon his landing.

Gatotkaca is a versatile hero, with great potential in roaming and even as a core, which places him in situations where he may be utilized against Saber on many different levels of the game. He is durable against Saber’s high damage in attack, and has enough power as a tank and fighter to take on Saber. Gatotkaca is best utilized against Saber when he is in attack, during a team fight or part of an ambush, when Saber is in attack or his skills are in cool down..

Gatotkaca as a Tank provides the ability to poke and initiate, and also places him alongside heroes marked by Saber. He is the perfect hero to provide protection and support for high damage dealing teammates against Saber. Gatotkaca’s HP regen abilities proves to be his greatest advantage against Saber in a counter and challenge.

Why is Gatotkaca great against Saber?

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • HP regen skills

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Oracle - increase HP regen
  • Antique Cuirass - reduces damage from opponents
  • Immortality - gives a much needed second chance against high damage 

Gatotkaca Official Mobile Legends Page: http://https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/41


8. Eudora

Eudora is a top burst damage dealing mage, most notable for being a powerful but easy hero to master in Mobile Legends. Her first skill shoots a fork shaped lightning bolt at a target, while her second skill is a lightning bolt that delivers a stun. Her ultimate skill summons a lightning bolt from above which deals extreme damage while striking down on an opponent.

Eudora’s skills used in tandem are a hindrance to Saber, as a squishy high damage dealing hero. She is also able to counter Saber through the use of her skill two, which stuns Saber when he is coming in for an attack. Apart from these factors, it is her high damage and simplicity in mastery that stand out against Saber.

Eudora is a high damage dealer, most likely to be targeted by Saber in a match. Having said this, she is also capable of annihilating Saber through the use of her skills. Saber doesn’t stand a chance against Eudora in receiving damage, and can only counter by retreat. Eudora has the advantage in counter and attack.

Why is Eudora great against Saber?

  • High damage dealer
  • Ability to counter with skills
  • Simplicity in mastery

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Arcane Boots - magic penetration
  • Lightning Truncheon - adds magic damage and cool down reduction
  • Genius Wand - adds movement speed

Eudora Official Mobile Legends Page: https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/15


7. Nana

Nana is one of the most loved and hated mage’s in Mobile Legends. She has unique skills, the first is a boomerang, while her second skill throws and plants a dummy named Molina which transforms opponents into dummies for a few seconds. Her ultimate skill sends forth huge footprints which thump and deliver damage in a designated direction.


Nana has a unique advantage against Saber due to her ability to sprint away when her HP is critically low. This gives her an advantage in retreat and possible counter attack when hit by Saber’s ultimate or other skills. Her second skill also hinders an attack by Saber while her ultimate is able to annihilate Saber.


Nana has the necessary skills to counter an attack by Saber but provides more value in poking and initiating team fights. Her skills lack the capacity to challenge Saber but she has massive potential in other areas of her game such as damage that proves her to be a force to be reckoned with against Saber.

Why is Nana great against Saber?

  • High damage dealer
  • Unique ability to sprint away when low in HP
  • Second skill may be used in a variety of ways against Saber

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Lightning Truncheon - adds magic damage and cool down reduction
  • Magic Shoes - adds movement speed
  • Enchanted Talisman - adds magic power and HP

Nana Official Mobile Legends Page: https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/5


6. Balmond

Balmond is a top-tier fighter in Mobile Legends, most favored for his versatility. Armed with an ax, his first skill is a dash, while his second skill swings his ax continuously in 360 degree rotation. His ultimate skill see’s him slam his ax to the ground, dealing high impact damage to targets within range.

Balmond is not only versatile, but durable as well, which gives him an advantage against Saber’s attacks. He is able to pursue an attack on Saber, and is also able to annihilate Saber through the use of his skills, whether when used in tandem or not, all his skills have great effect on Saber as a squishy high damage hero.

Balmond stands out as the most effective counter against Saber, with his ability to withstand attack, counter and pursue in attack. He also has regen, poke and initiating abilities which affects Saber’s ingame abilities against him. His versatility and durability still wins as his greatest advantage against Saber in a challenge.

Why is Balmond great against Saber?

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Ability to pursue in attack 

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Queens Wings - increases life steal
  • Athena Shield - protection against magic damage
  • Immortality - much needed second chance

Balmond Official Mobile Legends Page: https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/2


5. Karrie

Karrie is a distinguished marksman in Mobile Legends, notable for being one of the easiest marksmen to master. Her first skill sends a star forcefield in a designated direction that deals slight damage and slows down opponents. Her second skill fires two stars, built in with a dash, while her ultimate skill increases her attack and movement speed.

Karrie is a remarkable marksman, and stands out against Saber for her speed through the use of her ultimate skill. Her skills when utilized in tandem have the potential to counter Saber but timing is a factor, due to Karrie being a squishy high damage dealer. Timing is key in a challenge between Karrie and Saber, where each has the potential to emerge victorious.

Karrie is best played with inspire as her battle spell and wind of nature as part of her build. This adds value to her ultimate skill and gives her the upper hand against Saber against Saber, where it all boils down to timing in utilizing her skills in tandem against Saber’s high impact damage.n. 

Why is Karrie great against Saber?

  • Speed in movement and attack
  • Ability to use items and battle spell to maximize advantage
  • High damage dealer

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Endless Battle - increases speed/extra damage
  • Wind of Nature  - unlocks immunity and adds speed
  • Berserker's Fury - deals extra damage

Karrie Official Mobile Legends Page: http://https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/40


4. Badang

Badang is a top rated durable and versatile fighter in Mobile Legends, well known for his ambush abilities.. His first skill throws a punch which generates a shield. His second skill allows him to create a wall if a target is near, if not he moves in a sweeping motion toward the designated direction. His ultimate skill releases a fury of punches, while immune to attack. 

As a fighter, Badang is durable enough to survive Saber’s ultimate skill and has the potential to eliminate Saber with the use of his ultimate skill. Badang matches up against Saber on a variety of different levels.. Due to their skills, Badang matches up against Saber on a variety of different levels, depending on timing, availability of skills and battle spells. Badangs ultimate and second skill are best used in tandem.

The key matchup between Badang and Saber boils down to mastery of skills, Badang however has the upperhand over Saber who is a high damage dealing squishy opponent but Saber has a variety of ways to initiate a counter through the use of his skills. Skill mastery is relevant when matching the two up against each other.

Why is Badang great against Saber?

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Unique combination of first and second skill.

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Warrior Boots - physical defense
  • Golden Staff - increases attack speed
  • Queens Wing - increase in physical defense and life steal

Badang Official Mobile Legends Page: https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/77


3. Moskov

Moskov is a top tier marksman, and second in life steal, next to Miya. His first skill penetrates a target with his spear and knocks them back. His second skill is a dash to a designated destination while his ultimate skill sends a missile type spear across the map, dealing high damage upon contact with opponents.

Moskov is one of the best counters against Saber due to his life steal abilities, alongside his speed and mobility in attack. His first skill which blinks him to a designated spot also gives him an added advantage alongside his second skill, that knocks back targets. Though Moskov is fast and mobile, timing and reaction is extremely essential in a match up against Saber.

Moskov built with Wind of Nature and Inspire as Battle Spell best suits a counter against Saber. This together with timing and reaction will determine a potential winning outcome against Saber. Timing Sabers skills is also essential if trying to limit Saber’s damage output and impact in a game. Both have the ability to carry games.

Why is Moskov great against Saber?

  • Life steal abilities
  • Speed and mobility
  • Skills match up and counter Saber on so many levels

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Endless Battle - increases speed/extra damage
  • Wind of Nature  - unlocks immunity and adds speed
  • Berserker's Fury - deals extra damage

Moskov Official Mobile Legends Page: https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/31


2. Miya

Miya is the Queen of Life Steal in Mobile Legends and shares that status with Silvanna, Alucard and Moskov. Her first skill duplicates her arrows while her second skill shoots an arrow up, which returns to a designated spot and stuns a target. Her ultimate skill sends her into a state of camouflage while increasing her mobility and speed in attack.

Miya as a marksman hero is weak and an ambush attack by Saber would annihilate her, however, she is equipped with skills to sustain  and counter  attack or launch into attack herself. Her ultimate skill is capable of countering Saber’s ultimate skill, which is of great significance in a match up. Added on is her speed and ability to fire double impact arrows through the use of her first skill. All this is outweighed by her life steal abilities as her greatest asset.

Miya is best built with Wind of Nature and Inspire, in countering and attacking Saber. Her speed and mobility added on to her first skill provides the necessary attributes to successfully counter and initiate against Saber. It all boils down to timing and execution between these two heroes, as both are squishy high damage heroes.

Why is Miya great against Saber?

  • Life Steal 
  • Speed and mobility
  • Unique ultimate skill

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Endless Battle - increases speed/extra damage
  • Wind of Nature  - unlocks immunity and adds speed
  • Berserker's Fury - deals extra damage

Miya Official Mobile Legends Page: http://https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/1


1. Argus

Argus is an underutilized and extremely durable fighter hero in Mobile Legends. His first skill summons a demonic hand which either pulls him to a designated area if no contact is made or deals damage to a target upon hit. His second skill reveals a demonic sword which he uses in attack. His ultimate skill is unique, as it adds an extra 100% level of HP while making him immune to attack and spells.

Argus is the perfect match up against Saber, as his skills allow him to counter Saber’s ultimate and skill set combination. He also has the ability to pursue Saber through the use of his first skill. Given the fact that Argus is extremely durable, timing and precision are not as essential as is the ability to read gameplay and execute skills. Since Saber depends on ambush attacks, Argus is the best choice in countering and limiting Saber’s in-game impact.

The key matchup between these two heroes boils down to skill. Argus has the advantage in durability and Saber’s advantage is in his ability to retreat from Argus attacks. This is the standard of a matchup between the two and anything else depends on skills and circumstances. It is safe to say that Argus is the best choice  counter hero against Saber.

Why is Argus great against Saber?

  • Durable
  • Unique ultimate skill
  • Ability to withstand an attack from Saber

Best Items to use against Saber

  • Haas Claw - increases physical life steal
  • Swift Boots - increases attack speed
  • Scarlet Phantom - increases attack speed and critical damage

Argus Official Mobile Legends Page: https://m.mobilelegends.com/en/hero/45


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