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Merlin Duel Guide

VS Magical/Phys

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Main Build
Build Section
Starting Build
Mage's Blessing

Mage's Blessing

+10 Bonus Ability Damage +10 Physical Power +20 Magical Power +2 MP5 Per 10% Missing Mana ROLE QUEST: MID Kill or Assist Lane Minions or Enemy gods to gain stacks. Lane Minions are worth 1 Stack and Enemy gods are worth 5 Stacks. At 75 Stacks Mage's Blessing Evolves, gaining 10% Cooldown Reduction.

Tiny Trinket

Tiny Trinket

+20
Magical Power
+6%
Magical Lifesteal

Defensive Builds
Notes

If left open you'll probably go against a Merlin Mirror. I suggest building anti heal if the enemy Merlin picks up a bancrofts first item as well.

Against Magical
Bancroft's Talon

Bancroft's Talon

+100
Magical Power
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+150
Mana

PASSIVE - You gain additional Magical Power and Lifesteal scaled from missing Health. This caps at 100 power and 20% Lifesteal at 25% Health.

Shoes of Focus

Shoes of Focus

+55
Magical Power
+250
Mana
+10%
Cooldown Reduction
+18%
Movement Speed

Genji's Guard

Genji's Guard

+150
Health
+70
Magical Protection
+40
Mp 5
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - When you take Magical Damage from Abilities your cooldowns are reduced by 3s. This can only occur once every 30s.

Spear of the Magus

Spear of the Magus

+65
Magical Power
+10
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Your damaging abilities reduce your target's Magical Protection by 10 for 5s (max. 5 Stacks).

Gem of Isolation

Gem of Isolation

+90
Magical Power
+200
Health
+10%
Crowd Control Reduction

PASSIVE - Enemies hit by your damaging abilities will move 20% Slower for 1 seconds.

Obsidian Shard

Obsidian Shard

+70
Magical Power

PASSIVE - Your Magic Damage ignores 15% of enemy gods' Magic Protection. If the target has over 40 Magical Protections, this effect scales up to ignore a larger percentage of their protection. This caps at 45% Magical Penetration at 200 or more Magical Protection

Against Physical
Bancroft's Talon

Bancroft's Talon

+100
Magical Power
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+150
Mana

PASSIVE - You gain additional Magical Power and Lifesteal scaled from missing Health. This caps at 100 power and 20% Lifesteal at 25% Health.

Shoes of Focus

Shoes of Focus

+55
Magical Power
+250
Mana
+10%
Cooldown Reduction
+18%
Movement Speed

Breastplate of Valor

Breastplate of Valor

+65
Physical Protection
+300
Mana
+10
Mp 5
+20%
Cooldown Reduction

Obsidian Shard

Obsidian Shard

+70
Magical Power

PASSIVE - Your Magic Damage ignores 15% of enemy gods' Magic Protection. If the target has over 40 Magical Protections, this effect scales up to ignore a larger percentage of their protection. This caps at 45% Magical Penetration at 200 or more Magical Protection

Gem of Isolation

Gem of Isolation

+90
Magical Power
+200
Health
+10%
Crowd Control Reduction

PASSIVE - Enemies hit by your damaging abilities will move 20% Slower for 1 seconds.

Rod of Tahuti

Rod of Tahuti

+150
Magical Power
+30
Mp 5

PASSIVE - Basic Attacks and Abilities gain 25% additional Magical Power against targets below 50% Health.

Against Phys Healing
Bancroft's Talon

Bancroft's Talon

+100
Magical Power
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+150
Mana

PASSIVE - You gain additional Magical Power and Lifesteal scaled from missing Health. This caps at 100 power and 20% Lifesteal at 25% Health.

Shoes of Focus

Shoes of Focus

+55
Magical Power
+250
Mana
+10%
Cooldown Reduction
+18%
Movement Speed

Breastplate of Valor

Breastplate of Valor

+65
Physical Protection
+300
Mana
+10
Mp 5
+20%
Cooldown Reduction

Divine Ruin

Divine Ruin

+80
Magical Power
+15
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Enemies hit by your abilities have 40% reduced healing and regeneration for 8 seconds.

Gem of Isolation

Gem of Isolation

+90
Magical Power
+200
Health
+10%
Crowd Control Reduction

PASSIVE - Enemies hit by your damaging abilities will move 20% Slower for 1 seconds.

Soul Reaver

Soul Reaver

+130
Magical Power
+300
Mana

PASSIVE - Your abilities deal an additional 2% of the target's maximum Health as Magical Damage. If the target has over 2000 Health, your ability bonus damage scales up. This effect reaches a maximum of 7% Maximum Health damage at 2750 Health. Subsequent hits on the same target do half the bonus damage for the next 3s.

Against Magical Healing
Bancroft's Talon

Bancroft's Talon

+100
Magical Power
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+150
Mana

PASSIVE - You gain additional Magical Power and Lifesteal scaled from missing Health. This caps at 100 power and 20% Lifesteal at 25% Health.

Shoes of Focus

Shoes of Focus

+55
Magical Power
+250
Mana
+10%
Cooldown Reduction
+18%
Movement Speed

Pestilence

Pestilence

+80
Magical Protection
+200
Health

AURA - Enemy gods within 55 units have their healing reduced by 25%. This does not stack with similar Auras.

Divine Ruin

Divine Ruin

+80
Magical Power
+15
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Enemies hit by your abilities have 40% reduced healing and regeneration for 8 seconds.

Gem of Isolation

Gem of Isolation

+90
Magical Power
+200
Health
+10%
Crowd Control Reduction

PASSIVE - Enemies hit by your damaging abilities will move 20% Slower for 1 seconds.

Soul Reaver

Soul Reaver

+130
Magical Power
+300
Mana

PASSIVE - Your abilities deal an additional 2% of the target's maximum Health as Magical Damage. If the target has over 2000 Health, your ability bonus damage scales up. This effect reaches a maximum of 7% Maximum Health damage at 2750 Health. Subsequent hits on the same target do half the bonus damage for the next 3s.

Leveling Order
Skills Section
Primary Order
Eclipse (Radiate/Frostbolt)
Eclipse (Radiate/Frostbolt)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Vortex (Dragonfire/Blizzard)
Vortex (Dragonfire/Blizzard)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Flicker
Flicker
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Elemental Mastery
Elemental Mastery
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Matchups
Gods Section
Strong Against
ZeusBaron SamediBellonaMerlin
Weak Against
AnhurBakasuraUllrHe Bo
Notes

After Melin's dash is up, he is a sitting duck w/ some semi-high cooldowns. If attacked after the use of his dash he is pretty counterable.