Roger is the Dire Wolf Hunter of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Despite his intimidating appearance, he was once an honorable soldier of the Imperial Army. Roger later decided to settle at the edge of the fearsome Black Forest which is the home of the terrifying Whitefang and his wolfpack.
When the wolves were running out of prey, Whitefang decided to lead them outside the forest. One evening, they fiercely attacked a nearby village. When Whitefang was about to feast on a wounded girl, Roger jumped in to save her but he received a blow from Whitefang which left a big wound on his chest.
After putting the girl to safety, he managed to drive the wolves out of the village. He later trained the villagers along with the little girl named Ruby, on how to fight back if ever they return. One full moon, Roger suddenly felt an unexpected transformation in his body. He saw an image of Whitefang in the mirror so he fled and wandered alone to avoid compromising the safety of the village.
Roger is one of those rare heroes who has a dual function. He’s a marksman by default but can transform into a fighter in his wolf form. His flexibility allows him to function as a core hero. Two of his skills along with his transformation feature make him a great chaser and an escape artist.
As of writing, the current Global Top 1 Roger player is >>’walood` This guide will be based on his best Roger build. We’ll explore each spell, emblem configuration and item he picked for Roger that helped him reach the number one spot for this hero.
|HP Regen||7.2||Mana Regen||3|
|Physical ATK||128||Magic Power||0|
|Physical DEF||22||Magic DEF||15|
|Attack SPD||1.05||Movement SPD||240|
|Attack SPD Ratio||100%|
In human form, Roger’s basic attack deals with a Movement Speed reduction of 10%. In wolf form, Roger’s basic attacks deal an extra 5% damage based on the enemy’s lost HP.
Roger fires two types of shots. The first one is a net that inflicts a Movement Reduction of 80% for 1.5 seconds. The second shot is a bullet that reduces that target’s Physical Defense by 10 for 5 seconds. The damage it deals with is 300 + 120% of Total Physical Attack Damage.
Roger’s Movement Speed gets a 40% boost for 2.5 seconds.
Roger leaps in a target direction while turning into a wolf that deals 200 + 100% Extra Physical Attack Damage to all enemies in a small area. This has a slow effect of 90% for 0.8 seconds.
Roger dashes with a fierce attack on a target that deals 300 + 120% Total Physical Attack Damage. He becomes immune to any attacks during the dash and this can hit up to three enemies.
Roger will have an Attack Speed boost of 1.15 times while gaining a 50% Movement Speed if there’s an enemy with less than 40% HP. The skill will last for 5 seconds.
Roger will spin while transforming into a human in a selected area. He’ll immediately gain a 200 + 200% Extra Physical Attack shield for 1.5 seconds.
Best Roger Build
Roger Emblem Set
Custom Assassin Emblem Set
Bravery – Physical Attack +16.00
Invasion – Physical Penetration +6.00
Killing Spree – Slaying an enemy hero restores 12% Max HP and increases Movement Speed by 15% for 5s.
Since Roger is mostly played as a core, retribution is the most recommended spell for him. His great mobility and roaming allow him to quickly respond to clashes or swiftly assist his teammates. Getting the buffs and strong items right away through farming will give his team an advantage.
When you’re not assuming the core player role, it’s good to have this spell handy in case your target survives your burst combo.
This third option allows Roger to go berserk on the battlefield. Boosting his Attack Speed with “inspire” on top of his second skill (wolf form) will allow Roger to eliminate his enemies quicker.
Skill Upgrade Priority
First Priority – First SKill: Open Fire
Main Priority – Ultimate Skill: Wolf Transformation
Least Priority – Second Skill: Hunter Steps
Second Skill + First Skill + Ultimate Skill + First Skill + Second Skill + Execute/Inspire
What’s nice about Roger is that his Ultimate Skill is already active at the start of the game. You can do this combo even just after having two skills. The combo starts with the Second Skill so you can run and position yourself properly before firing your First Skill. What’s nice is that you can immediately repeat the combo again if your Ultimate Skill reached its lowest cooldown.
Poke. If you’re not the core player, start the game by poking your enemy with your first skill. The moment you get your second skill, you can already follow the combo above to either finish off your enemy or make it go back home to heal. You can take advantage of killing the crab and clearing the minion wave while your enemy is away. This will give you a level and item advantage at the start of the game.
Push. Since Roger’s second skill in wolf form gives him a faster Attack Speed, take advantage of it to swiftly crush the enemy tower if it is unattended. You can even partner it with “inspire” to destroy the tower quicker.
Core player role. As a core player hero, you should farm on the jungle monsters and leave the minion waves to your teammates. After getting the red buff and killing the monsters beside it, check if you can assist a teammate nearby for an early kill. If it’s successful, do the same steps after getting the blue buff. Never ever let your enemies get the Turtle. Ask for assistance from your teammates if necessary.
Gank. If your build is strong enough to quickly kill an enemy single-handedly, you can start ambushing lone heroes who are typically farming in the jungle. Make sure that you’re aware of all of your enemies’ positions on the map before making a move because your target might have an ally nearby.
Roger FYI Checklist
- Roger’s first skill in wolf form allows you to pass through walls when leaping at an enemy. The dashing move when you’re shapeshifting has the same effect.
- You can execute the first skill to dodge the last bullet of Lesley’s ultimate skill if there’s a jungle monster or minion nearby. The same can be done with Harley’s ultimate skill but you need proper timing.
- Franco’s hook won’t hit you if you leap forward to him while transforming.
- Your transformation leap won’t avoid Lolita’s stun.