Roger is one of the most unique heroes in Mobile Legends Bang Bang, who is both a Marksman and a Fighter. His skill mechanics are a lot different from other heroes and his recommended role also relatively different. Roger can be either the Gold Laner, Exp Laner, or Jungler. But mostly he is picked as a Jungler because of his fast farming potential. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will take a look at the best emblem, spell, build, including tips and tricks to dominate every game with Roger
Roger can switch his form from a human to a werewolf. His ability to change skills and transform according to what the situation requires plays a big role in the team fights and chase downs. Widely picked in both professional and casual scenes, Roger is a very popular hero among the players in every region. From early game to late game Roger is a dependable hero for most the team compositions. A farmed Roger can tear down the enemy team within seconds so proper use of this hero will be a huge upper hand.
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Unlike most of the other heroes in MLBB, Roger has his Ultimate skill opened from the very beginning of level 1. Also, looking at the other versatilities, Roger has 3 skills in total but with two different forms which are human and wolf forms. This means that he has 6 different skills in total with his two forms.
In addition, Roger has some amazing skills which include burst damage, slow-downs, mobility, and ranged attacks. He is the only hero who is both Fighter and Marksman. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will also talk about the skills to use in certain scenarios as well as skill combos to be able to play Roger to his maximum potential.
Passive – Full Moon Curse (Buff)
In human form, Roger’s Basic Attack slows enemies down by 10%. In wolf form, his Basic Attack deals extra damage that equals to 5% of enemies’ lost HP (Up to 60 extra damage to Creeps).
Skill 1 – Open Fire (Damage, Debuff)
CD – 7.0
Roger rapidly shoots twice, dealing 300–600 (+120% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage in total. The first Hunter Net slows enemies by 80% for 1.5s. The second one reduces the Physical Defense of enemies by 10-30 for 5s.
Skill 1 (Wolf) – Lycan Pounce (Blink, Burst)
CD – 15.0/14.4/13.8/13.2/12.6/12.0
Roger jumps towards the target, dealing 300–600 (+120% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to up to 3 enemies. In the meantime, he won’t take any damage from enemies. Kill or assist will reduce the CD of this skill by 80%
Skill 2 – Hunter’s Steps (Speed Up)
CD – 10.0/9.6/9.2/8.8/8.4/8.0
Roger increases his Movement Speed by 40% for 2.5s.
Skill 2 (Wolf) – Bloodthirsty Howl (Buff, Speed Up)
CD – 10.0/9.4/8.8/8.2/7.6/7.0
Roger lets out a howl, increasing his Attack Speed to 1.15 times for 5s. For the duration, if there is an enemy hero with less than 40% HP in his vision, his Movement Speed will increase by 50%.
Ultimate Skill – Wolf Transformation (Morph, Blink)
CD – 6.0/5.5/5.0/4.5
- Active: Roger lunges forward and turns into a wolf, dealing 200-500 (+100% Extra Physical Attack) Physical Damage and slowing enemies by 90% for 0.8s.
- Passive: In Wolf form, Roger gains 20-60 Physical Defense and Magic Defense and 25 Movement Speed.
Ultimate Skill (Wolf) – Restore Human Form (Morph, Blink)
CD – 6.0/5.5/5.0/4.5
Roger rolls in a designated direction and reverts to human, gaining 200-350 (+200% Extra Physical Attack) Shield that lasts for 1.5s.
Skill-up method for Roger
Focus on upgrading Roger’s first skill mainly because that’s the main source of damage along with the basic attacks. Prioritize the second skill afterward and upgrade the Ultimate when others are done.
Best Emblem set and Spells for Roger in Mobile Legends
Custom Assassin Emblem
For Roger, use the Custom Assassin Emblem to get the maximum damage output. This emblem will provide both Movement Speed as well as Physical Penetration. For talent, we would recommend going with Killing Spree as it will provide some amount of HP restoration and movement speed after getting a kill. Roger is very fast and has the ability to dish out multiple kills by chasing so Killing Spree can help him survive long in fights which can be devastating for the enemies.
- Agility (+3)
- Invasion (+3)
- Killing Spree
If you are considering playing Roger in the Gold Lane, then you can take High and Dry also to get extra 7% damage when killing a solo enemy hero. Hence alternatively, you can also set your emblem as the following:
- Agility (+3)
- Invasion (+3)
- High and Dry
Roger is mainly picked as a Jungler because of his fast creep clearing abilities from the mid-game period and ability to snowball the enemy. Retribution is the only spell you will need for sure in this case. Anyhow, if you want to try out Roger in the side-lane like in the Gold Lane then, Execute is recommended.
Best Builds for Roger in Mobile Legends
Mostly played as a Jungler, Roger players usually stick to the same kind of build which has speed, true damage, and life steal. Attack speed and life steal with true damage will be just perfect for Roger against any team that why this type of build is widely accepted.
But in the late game if the enemy has high physical damage and magic burst then a single defense item would be just enough to sustain the pressure for Roger. One can try many builds on Roger. All which one needs to do is to just follow the enemy’s pick and then decide the role on the battlefield. We have set out two following templates in our guide to try out with Roger on the Mobile Legends battlefield.
- Tough Boots: Tough Boots with Bloody Retribution will enable Roger to sustain early magic damage and escape CC effects faster. The retro effect will help Roger to put extra damage and regen.
- Windtalker: It is one of the core items for Roger. Attack speed is very important for Roger. It gives 40% attack speed and also crits chances, with this item he will be able to deal good damage in the early game.
- War Axe: A must-pick item for Junglers like Roger as he can easily trigger the passive and deal high early damage to enemy heroes. This will significantly escalate the chances of getting early kills and an early-fed Roger is a monster.
- Endless Battle: A core item for almost every physical damage dealer hero. Good for Rogers’ CD Reduction, Mana Regen, True Damage, and Speed stats. The item will also help Roger to steal health.
- Immortality: Take immortality to sustain longer and if accidental death occurs then Roger can come back for re-initiation or escape the skirmish.
- Malefic Roar: If enemies buy armor then Malefic Roar will surely punish them. It reduces enemy armor by providing Physical Penetration and also carries a decent amount of Physical Attack itself. So very effective from the mid-game when the enemy starts to build some hardcore defense items.
- Extra Items: As an extra item you can swap Immortality after it’s passive with Athena if the enemy has high burst magic damage or even Queen’s Wings for higher life-stealing stats and sustain. Winter Truncheon is also picked in some of the very late game cases when the enemy team has hard CC heroes. To sustain high physical damage Wind of Nature can also be taken. As Roger is a Marksman, he will get the 2-seconds physical attack immunity by taking the item.
Mobile Legends Roger Gameplay Tips
Roger is one of the highly picked Junglers of upper ranks and professional level. He is very tricky to use, can be very hard to catch, and is one of the deadliest finishers in Mobile Legends. His versatile nature enables him to change forms between marksman and fighter. His high burst capability is a nightmare for squishy back lanes, also he is able to chain bursts between multiple targets.
With relatively high mobility and good escape ability, Roger can escape sticky situations and re-engage if needed. Roger is very efficient in chasing low HP enemies because of his passive, so it is very hard for the non-mobile hero to escape from his grasp. His first skill grants temporary invulnerability which can be used to dodge CC and skills.
So all these potentialities should be used properly to outperform the enemy with Roger. However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Roger guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.
In the early game, try to secure the purple buff. Roger has six skills so he’ll need a lot of mana. Missing the purple buff can result in early recalls which will slow down the farming speed. Complete the creep stacking and try to gank side lanes.
Don’t throw away early kills. Because if Roger gets behind on the farm then he’ll have a hard time in the match. Try to secure early kills, this will enable you to build fast. A Roger with early kills is almost unstoppable.
In the mid-game, keep your eyes on the skirmishes. Dive in whenever you see an opening in a fight. Avoid bulky heroes and go for the squishy immobile ones. Try to poke enemies with first skill and basic ranged attacks. Keep an escape ability in hand so that if the situation gets tough you can escape easily. Slow down the enemy with your first ability in human form them dive in and use the first ability in wolf form. In the mid-game, focus on taking the turtles and securing kills from little fights which will keep your farm up.
The late game is where Roger shines the most. After his built completion his basic attack dishes out a huge amount of damage. In the late period, fear should not be in Roger’s dictionary, though players must take into account the number of opponents who are still alive before starting a team fight. If he is outnumbered then he must wait for other teammates.
But if the enemy multiple heroes are in low health then there is very little to fear. Dodge their skills with wolf form first skill and wipe them out. Roger can also finish the lord very swiftly. Take the lord whenever you get an opportunity. To counter late-game enemy burst equip proper items suggested. Use to skills properly and Roger can easily get the squishy heroes out of the picture. But always be careful of hard CC as he is very weak against CC.
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Roger is a real beast on the battlefield once he is farmed and timed properly. Roger can be a standard Jungler whatever the situation is as he is very adjustable on the battlefield. Chasing down in wolf form and switching forms while battling take Roger to another level. Fast ganking, quick rotation, and dodging skills with his abilities make him very distinctive.
Roger’s outplays are such domination and pleasure to the eyes. Every Jungle main should master this dual role beast properly to give a blazing performance with him. An excellent pick for rank games, Roger is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Roger in Mobile Legends. You can also refer to our latest tier list to know more about the revamped meta heroes in this current season.
That’s all for today’s Mobile Legends Roger Guide. Do you prefer to use Roger in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!