rafaela guide

Once again, I would like to congratulate you. This time it is for choosing to be a support hero. I know that you understand that by being in the path, there will be so many things that you might miss, like savage kills, triple kills, legendary kills or etc. But don’t fret! I am certain that you know that kills are not what matter in determining the victor of each battle. In fact, kills aren’t what decides who the battle’s MVP is. Besides, when you use a support hero, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be able to get these it’s just that, now, this may no longer be your priority. And since you have decided to take on this challenge, a challenge that not many dare take, let me help you as much as I can by showing you how this specific hero, one who gives healing for everybody! One who, by her presence alone, wherever she goes, pain flees!

 

RAFAELA: Wings of Holiness 

 

BACKGROUND:
Rafaela is an angel capable of miraculously healing anything. It is said that when she appears, all pain suddenly vanishes, all wounds instantly heal, and all evil disperses like rain clouds when the sun comes out. Now Rafaela has descended upon the Land of Dawn in the hopes of using her miraculous powers to restore peace to the land.

 

SPECIFICS: Hero Cost:
Role  : Support  Battle Points : 6,500
Specialty : Regeneration  Tickets  : 299

 

SKINS:
Fertility Goddess (Costs 399 diamonds and gives added 8 Magic Power)
 

 

Flower Fairy (Easter-themed model – Gives added 8 Magic Power with dreamy Easter eff animation display and brand new skill effects!)

 

 

Biomedic (Easter-themed model – Gives added 8 Magic Power with dreamy Easter eff animation display and brand new skill effects!)

 

SKILLS:

Heaven’s Blessing (Passive): Damage-dealing abilities will slow down enemies for 1.5 seconds and healing abilities will speed up allies for 1second.

 

 

It is indeed a blessing for all teammates when Rafaela is around. Apart from her healing skills, Rafaela’s passive adds a lot of mobility not just for her but for her teammates too! Yes, Rafaela’s first skill and her ultimate will slow enemies down and every time she uses her second ability, it speeds-up all nearby allies! Now, this could be used either pursuing an enemy hero/heroes or in fleeing from pursuit. In fact, this ability could also help in moving from lane to lane or from the base a clash. The trick here, really, is the proper build to Rafaela to spam her skills. That, we will talk about later.

 

 

 

On this screenshot, you could see that I cast my second skill to heal my ally but at the same time it is also used to help her escape from the pursuing enemy. I also used this to chase the enemy until he retreated and left my ally alone. Again, your focus as a support hero is not to go for the kill but to keep your teammates alive. And keeping them alive will not be possible if you yourself are dead. Unlike tanks, support heroes don’t usually stay in the front because of their squishy nature, instead, we support each team member from the backline.

Light of Retribution (First Skill – Area of Effect): Uses the power of the Holy Light to deal 250 Magic damage (+120% Total Magic Power) to the nearest three enemies, revealing the enemies in a short period of time.

 

 

Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  Level 4  Level 5  Level 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cool down:      4       4            4            4            4              4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mana Cost:     70      85           100      115      130         145

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Base Damage:         250     310       370      430     490          550

 

 

 Note:
Light of Retribution is a powerful skill as it damages and slows multiple enemies at a time.


Tips:

Although I will talk about my recommended build for Rafaela later, again, please note that Rafaela is a support hero so I recommend that you spam her skills as much as you can. Do not save these for last hits or kills-steals! And do not just heal when YOU are low on HP. Remember, you are a SUPPORT hero. In fact, I do not recommend that you maximize this skill first, I recommend that you maximize your healing skill first then your damage skills.

 

But note that the cool down from this skills first level to its maximum is the same: 4 seconds. But don’t worry, remember that emblems and your build can help in reducing your cool down! So I recommend, whenever your skills are available and you have enough mana, keep spamming! Remember, Rafaela’s passive let’s ALL her damaging abilities slow enemies down, so yes, this skill could be used in slowing fleeing enemies or the one chasing you and your allies!

Also, please be careful in casting this skill when there are no enemy units around as the skill would still be cast. It will take up mana and will have to cool down before it can be cast again.

 

Holy Healing (Second Skill – Heal): Summons Holy Light to regen 370(+50% Total Magic Power) HP for herself and the most injured ally near her, and also regens 90(+25% Total Magic Power) HP for other allied heroes.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  Level 4  Level 5  Level 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cool down:    10             10          9           9            8              8
                                                                                                                                                                                                Mana Cost:             100         110        120       130       140          150
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Primary Heal:        370         410        450     490        530         570

                                                                                                                                                                                                Secondary Heal:      90          100         110     120        130        140

 

 

On this screenshot, you would see that we all have full HP, however, I cast my second skill to make use of my passive, boost our movement speed so we can advance during the push or gang up on an enemy hero on another lane.

Note:

This is the EXACT reason why anyone would pick Rafaela, to begin with, because she is an insane healer! I know that people compare her healing abilities to that of Estes. Sure, Estes is a cool healer too but what people fail to see is that Rafaela does not need to maintain a link. Plus, her healing is instant and it gives Rafaela and her nearby allies a boost in speed too!

Tip:

The number one tip is to maximize this skill first because it’s what you are needed for, your support, your healing. Also, do not be thrifty in using this skill, in fact, like I said several times in this article, SPAM your skills, especially your second ability(heal) as much as you can to be an effective support hero. In fact, if you and your allies are traveling from one lane to another you can cast the skill to temporarily give boosted movement speed for more mobility to all nearby allied heroes.

 

On the above screenshot, you would see that I cast my second ability to heal my ally to support my allied Frey on her attack and pursuit of the enemy.

 

You can either cast this skill in pursuit of your opponent or if you need to escape. Remember, Rafaela’s passive is VERY useful especially if all her skills are spammed. So for the nth time, spam her skills and make good use of her passive.

 

 

On this screenshot, you would see that I cast my healing ability to signal to my allies to begin the pursuit of the fleeing enemy hero.

 

Again, you’re a support hero so don’t expect to be able to be able to do a lot of damage but you can most definitely be a fundamental member of the team by keeping most if not all your teammates alive during and after a clash.

Holy Baptism (Ultimate – Crowd control and Area of Effect): Uses Holy Light to punish enemies before her, dealing 460(120% Total Magic Power) pts of magic damage and stunning targets for 1.5s.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Level 1  Level 2  Level 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cool down:               42       38      34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mana Cost:                 150     175      200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Base Damage:              460     560     660

 

 

Note:

Although your main function is a support-healer, don’t be surprised why Rafaela has an ultimate like this! Yes, this is more of a damage-dealing ability as it deals significant damage! At max, it could deal 660magic damage plus 120% of your total magic power! So what makes this something a support hero needs? Well, again, Rafaela’s passive allows ALL damaging abilities to slow enemies, yes, this included! More importantly, this ability stuns enemies for 1.5 seconds and at maximum level, the cool down will only be 34 seconds even without the emblem, talent, and even items! Pretty neat if you ask me!

 

Tip:

As much as you can, use this skill during every team fight. Again, it deals significant magic damage and is a good disable too! Plus the slow effect from Rafaela’s passive is something that people tend to neglect. Again, you’re there to support your team, so spam this skill whenever you can during a clash and do not just cast this to land the last hit!

 

 

 

SKILL LEVELING PRIORITY:
Maximize leveling your Holy Healing up first then your ultimate, Holy Baptism whenever available. Obviously, your last priority will be your Light of Retribution. Because although it is an AoE and your slow effect from the passive is really useful, the disable your ultimate gives and the support you can give by healing your teammates would be more necessary and appropriate to your function. But it doesn’t hurt to play around. Again, this is just a guide, however you play, whatever you level up first, that will be solely decided by you!

 

SUGGESTED BUILD:

Now, before I get into more detail, I want you to know that you can play around with your build, obviously. But my recommendations are to focus on reducing cool down and increasing mana regen for maximum casting and spamming, increasing durability since Rafaela’s biggest weakness is her squishiness and that makes her an easy target. And finally, increasing Magic Power since her first skill and ultimate will deal a significant percentage of her total Magic Power and her healing ability will also grant even more HP from a certain percentage of her magic power.

 

For these reasons, please understand that I have two recommended builds:

My personally preferred Durable, Spam Build  and the Damage/Disable, Team Buff Build!

 

So let’s begin!

BUILD 1: Durable, Spam Build:

 

Magic Shoes: Cost $710

+40 Movement Speed

+10% ` Reduction

Enchanted Talisman: Cost $2110

+50 Magic Power
+250 HP
+20% Cool down Reduction
Unique Passive: Mana-Spring: Regenerates 10% total of one’s max mana every 10 secs.

 Oracle: Cost $2110

+850 HP
+36 Magic Res
+35 HP Regen
10% Cool down reduction

Ice Queen Wand: Cost $1940

+75 Magic Power
+15 Mana Regen
+7% Movement Speed
Unique Passive-Ice Bound: Skills that damage an enemy hero will carry a 15% slow down effect. This effect lasts 3secs. and can stack up to 2 times.

 Courage Bulwark: Cost $1970

+770 HP
+45 HP Regen
Unique: Passive-Bravery: Increases 10% of attach power and defense for nearby allies.
Unique: Passive-Heavy Armor: Nearby soldiers can take more defense turret damage.

Immortality: Cost $2120

+800 HP
+40 HP Regen
Unique: Passive-Immortal: Resurrect 2 seconds after dying and get 15% HP and a shield that can absorb 300-1000 pts. of damage. The shield lasts for 3 seconds. Cool down for this effect is 180 seconds.

BUILD 2: Damage/Disable and Team Buff Build:

 

Magic Shoes: Cost $710

+40 Movement Speed

+10% Cool down Reduction

Enchanted Talisman: Cost $2110

+50 Magic Power
+250 HP
+20% Cool down Reduction
Unique Passive: Mana-Spring: Regenerates 10% total of one’s max mana every 10 secs.

Lightning Truncheon: Cost $2150

+75 Magic Power
+30 Mana Regen
Unique Passive: Resonate: Every 6secs. Your next magical ability will proc, maximum of 3 enemies will be hurt by 150% magic power.

Courage Bulwark: Cost $1970

+770 HP
+45 HP Regen
Unique: Passive-Bravery: Increases 10% of attach power and defense for nearby allies.
Unique: Passive-Heavy Armor: Nearby soldiers can take more defense turret damage.

Ice Queen Wand: Cost $1940

+75 Magic Power
+15 Mana Regen
+7% Movement Speed
Unique Passive-Ice Bound: Skills that damage an enemy hero will carry a 15% slow down effect. This effect lasts 3secs. and can stack up to 2 times.

Blood Wings: Cost $2850

+150 Magic Power
+150 HP
Unique Passive-Nirvana: Adds 2 HP for every 1 point of magic power added.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

Again, I will give a disclaimer: My first recommendations will be for Rafaela to be used a support hero for her healing and buffs, my second recommendation will be for those who’d like to use her as a support hero for her slows and disables and even damage.

Again, here we go!

SUPPORT: HEALER!

 

 

Emblem: Support
Maximize Mastery to reduce Cool down rate by 5%

Talent: Gift

Maximizes healing effect by a huge faction!

 

 

Battle Spell: Healing Spell!

Regenerates 15% of the hero’s HP and regenerates up to 15% HP for surrounding allies based on the number of allies around the hero. Also regenerates 10% mana for self and surrounding allies. 

SUPPORT/MAGE: Disable, Damage!

 

 

Emblem: Mage
Prioritize Mastery to reduce Cool down rate by 5%

And Flow for increased Magic Power

 

Talent: Catastrophe

Increases Magic Power by 1.50%!

 

Battle Spell: Flicker!

Teleport a certain distance in a specified direction. For 1 second after the teleport, the duration of disabling effects received will be reduced by 50%.

For added mobility.

 

 

 

COUNTER vs COUNTERED BY:

Although Rafaela is one of the softest heroes, her disable and slows would deem very useful against “not-so-agile” heroes but of course, Rafaela is a support hero so she needs someone to support, too!


Also, since Rafaela is definitely one of the squishiest heroes so she is easily countered by marksmen who have high damage in the early game such as Lesley, Moskov and etc. and although Rafaela has a disable of her own, like most heroes, she’s very vulnerable to disables. So it’s wise to stay away from heroes like Lolita, Johnson and etc. Again, Rafaela is a pretty squishy hero so you might not like using her unless you realize that you should be a part of every clash but not inside the clash! So positioning is very important. Rafaela should always stay at the back line especially since most enemies know to target the healer first! This just goes to show how important your role is!


Now, again, this is just a guide. It does not say that this is exactly the way you should play Rafaela.
Now, one really important thing I want you to remember is that Mobile Legends was created for people to enjoy. So do just that. Enjoy and have fun. Avoid trash talking to enemies and allies as it will only ruin the gameplay.

 

Thank you and I hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I did writing it.


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