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Best Wanwan Build – Emblem, Spell, Items & Guide

Wanwan is the agile tigress of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Her father was the leader of Cadia Riverland’s Tangmen faction. The Tangmen group is known for their craftsmanship of concealed weapons.

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Wanwan: The Agile Tigress

When his father found out that their products were used for malicious activities, it made him frustrated so he decided to disband the Tangmen faction. He later decided to exile himself in a forest along with his daughter.

As Wanwan grew up, she trained and hunted with his father. She was given their most lethal weapon which consists of 81 needles. In her teens, Wanwan decided to embark on an adventure to explore the world. To better defend herself, her father gave her Tangmen’s most precious weapon—the Crossbow of Tang.

Wanwan Overview

Wanwan is known for her signature bunny hop move. She possesses a good set of burst, crowd-control and AoE skills. Her most fearful move is the Crossbow of Tang ultimate skill because it allows her to barrage attacks on her target while becoming immune to any assault at the same time.

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Global Top 1 Wanwan player – Ancient.

This tutorial is referenced to the successful gameplay of the Global Top 1 Wanwan player Ancient. We’ll review and elaborate on his best Wanwan build and check why his selection of emblem, spell and items are the best fit to optimize Wanwan’s abilities. Congratulations to Ancient. for reaching the top rank for Wanwan! 

Skills

Passive: Tiger Pace
Wanwan’s basic attacks are capable of exposing the target’s position and weakness for 5 seconds. Successful hits to the enemy’s weak points can deal 55 + 3 x Hero Level Extra True Damage. This will have an extra 12% damage if all weak points are hit for 5 seconds. Throwing a sleeve dart allows Wanwan to hop over a short distance. Its speed levels up as her attack speed increases.

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Wanwan’s Basic Stats

First Skill: Swallow’s Path
In a selected location, Wanwan can throw a Fire Swallow to deal 120 + 40% Total Physical Attack Damage to multiple enemies in a straight path. This skill can trigger the Tiger Pace. When an enemy is hit by the Swallow Daggers as she retrieves them from the Fire Swallow, it will receive 60 + 65% Total Physical Attack Damage. All of the enemies hit in its path will be slowed down by 30% for 1.5 seconds. If a target is hit twice, it will be immobilized for 0.5 seconds.

Second Skill: Needles in Flowers
It lets Wanwan immediately remove crowd control attacks on her. She then switches to Tiger Pace while unleashing her deadly needles that deal 150 + 60% Total Physical Attack Damage.

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Wanwan’s ultimate skill – The Crossbow of Tang

Ultimate Skill: Crossbow of Tang
Wanwan’s crossbow gets activated and this allows her to barrage arrows at her target for 2.5 seconds. Each arrow can deal 60 + 40% Total Physical Attack Damage. If Wanwan kills an enemy before the crossbow’s active period ends, she will switch to attacking another nearby enemy. This will extend the active period of the crossbow to 1 second and her Attack Speed will be increased by 30% (capped at 3 times). As soon as her ultimate ends, the Tiger Pace will be triggered.

Best Wanwan Build

Items

Corrosion Scythe. Since Wanwan has an escape advantage because of her constant hop, it’s best partnered with a weapon that has a slow effect. This will allow her to harass melee opponents better. The Corrosion Scythe also adds a good amount of Physical Damage and Attack Speed plus an extra Movement Speed. 

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Global Top 1 player’s best Wanwan build

Demon Hunter Sword. This second item is a great fit for Wanwan considering that her damage relies heavily on basic attacks. The 9% additional damage based on the current HP of her target is a huge boost. That’s on top of the damage that the item adds by default. The two other important features of this item are lifesteal and Attack Speed. This allows Wanwan to quickly recover her HP while she’s casting her ultimate skill.

Wind of Nature. Like the Demon Hunter Sword, this third item boosts Wanwan’s Physical Attack, Attack Speed and lifesteal. The biggest feature of this item is the Windchant because it somehow doubles Wanwan’s damage immunity. The difference in this item is that it provides immunity to Physical Damage only.

Scarlet Phantom. This fourth item will make Wanwan’s Attack Speed insane because every crit attack increases its speed percentage. This is the first crit item that our Global Top 1 player selected but it’s clear that his main focus is on attack speed. 

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Wanwan barraging her crossbow arrows

Late Game Items

Malefic Roar. The armor-busting feature of this item is important to have in the late part of the game because, by this time, most of your opponents have Physical Defense items already. This also adds heavy damage to Wanwan’s basic attacks.

Immortality. In instances where Wanwan got killed before getting the chance to execute her ultimate skill—this item will give her a chance to make up for that. Although she’ll only have a short life after resurrection, casting her ultimate skill will let her take advantage of her lifesteal and regain a good amount of her HP back.

Wanwan Emblem Set

Based on the Global Top 1 player’s extensive usage of Wanwan and his numerous trial and error the most suitable emblem and configuration for her, what gave him the superb outcome is the Custom Marksman Emblem set with the selected features shown in the photo below. Let’s elaborate on each one and see how they fit well with his choice of items.

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Custom Marksman Emblem configuration for Wanwan

He maxed out Bravery for the first feature. Its added attack damage will give Wanwan a slight edge at the start of the game when harassing her opponent. For the second feature, he chose to max out Agility further enhance Wanwan’s mobility. This will allow her to better escape death or chase her targets.

For the final feature, he selected Weakness Finder. Its name perfectly fits and matches Wanwan’s passive skill which allows her to expose the enemy’s weakness. Beyond the name similarity, this feature which lets her significantly slow down the enemy’s Movement Speed and Attack Speed will give her a greater opportunity to hit all of the target’s weak points.

Battle Spell

Inspire. Our Global Top 1 player chose this battle spell even if he already has an Attack Speed-heavy item build. The motto of his build is more attacks = more chances of winning! Since Wanwan’s hop speed scales up with her attack speed, this spell will make her movement crazy fast. Going on a wild frenzy mode like Rambo on a machine gun will definitely help Wanwan unlock her ultimate skill quicker.

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Inspire is the most recommended battle spell for Wanwan

Flicker. This is another option to consider to enhance Wanwan’s survivability. Although her bunny hop will somehow do the trick, the distance of the leap is quite short. You can also use this to help you unlock her ultimate when in a drastic situation.

Wanwan Gameplay

Skill Sequence

Swallow’s Path. Wanwan’s first skill should be your top upgrade priority. Without it, unlocking your ultimate skill would be next to impossible. On top of that, it has a good crowd-control feature and its range is quite lengthy. You’ll be spamming this skill all-throughout the game.

Crossbow of Tang. Upgrade this ultimate skill as soon as it’s ready. It’s Wanwan’s most feared skill because it makes her immune to attacks while she hysterically barrages her daggers. She can even kill 2-3 enemies with this skill.

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Wanwan having a blast at a party!

Needles in Flowers. While this has higher initial damage compared to the Swallow’s Path, you don’t have to focus too much on this skill. This skill will be used mostly to free yourself from CC and will be rarely used offensively.


Wanwan Combo

First Combo:
Basic Attack + Move Button + First Skill + Basic Attack
This is simply for revealing the target’s weak points and attacking them using your first skill and basic attacks to deal greater damage.

The Second Combo is for hitting all of the enemy’s weak points to activate Wanwan’s ultimate skill. This combo is elaborated to avoid any confusion.

Steps to Activate Wanwan’s Ultimate Skill

  • Start with a basic attack to reveal the target’s weak points. Take note that there are three weak points. Two at the front and one at the back.
  • Use Wanwan’s first skill to attack one weak point in front and another behind the enemy. Note: Upon casting her first skill, the enemy will have a tendency to move sideways to escape the daggers that will attack it from behind.
  • Hop sideways to the direction your target is moving to attack the last weak point in the front of the target as you retrieve the dagger.
  • If the enemy gets stunned, it will be easier for you to hit the last weak point and unlock her ultimate skill.
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Eudora’s three weak points are revealed by Wanwan’s Basic Attack

Avoid using your second skill to attack the weak points of the enemy. Reserve it in situations where you need to free yourself from crowd-control effects.


Fighting Strategy

Early gank. At the start of the game, hide in the bush then surprise your enemy with your basic attack to reveal its weak points. Immediately cast your first skill to hit two weak points then barrage it with your basic attacks using inspire. Your enemy would probably survive that attack but may have to go back home to heal. Take advantage of the situation to kill the crab and minions to have a level and item advantage.

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Wanwan getting hyper in battle

Poke and hop. Even Zilong on ultimate skill will have a hard time catching you when you do a Basic Attack while hopping backward. In case he does, you can use your second skill to free yourself from the spear flip then cast your first skill to stun him or force him to move sideways. Let melee heroes chase you without letting them catch you as you attack them.

Survival. As a squishy hero make sure that you’re the last one to show up in a clash. Wait for the enemy mages to cast their spells and the assassins to get busy with your other teammates before revealing yourself. Refrain from exploring the bush alone unless you’ve confirmed the location of your enemies on the map.

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Wanwan Maniac kill

Wanwan FYI Checklist

  • Wanwan’s bunny hopping speed increases as your Attack Speed levels up.
  • Use the stun feature of Wanwan’s first skill to stop channeling spells like Tigreal’s ultimate skill.
  • Unlike purify, Wawan’s second skill doesn’t just free herself from crowd-control skills but it can also help prevent upcoming control skills like Ziliog’s spear flip.
  • The bunny hop can let you go through walls and escape Badang’s wall.
  • Wanwan’s second skill can help you get free from Franco’s hook.
  • Franco’s ultimate skill and Kaja’s rope can’t be canceled by her second skill.
  • Fanny will be easier to beat because she is exposing all of her weak points as she spins.

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